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Buying property abroad for retirement

Abruzzo, Italy

Rich in history and architecture, Italy is a dream for many Americans. Low prices in the region of Abruzzo can turn that dream into a reality. "It's just as lovely as Tuscany, but half the price," says Peddicord. A couple can live on $1,500 a month or less in the area, she says. Small, move-in-ready homes start in the low $90,000 range.

Beyond the history and culture, Abruzzo offers great nature. "The area has mountains nearby for skiing and beaches on the coast for summer," Peddicore says. Abruzzo also has more than 80,000 acres of vineyards.

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