For many people, buying a property abroad is an exciting proposition, but it can also be a little daunting. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions if you are considering properties for sale in Bulgaria:
Why Bulgaria?Low property prices combined with the country’s diverse natural beauty makes buying properties for sale in Bulgaria an attractive investment.
With rich and unspoilt areas of outstanding beauty, a vast coast line, mountains and forests combined with a rich history and culture, it has plenty to offer. The cost of living is low, and the fact of joining the EU in 2007 has increased its profile considerably.
How do I travel to Bulgaria?Bulgaria’s main airport is in its capital city, Sofia and there are direct flights from the UK year-round. The journey takes roughly two and a half hours. There are two more airports – Burgas and Varna – that cater for the Black Sea resorts.
What is the cost of living in Bulgaria?If you are thinking about buying properties for sale in Bulgaria, than it’s not only the houses that are low cost. Bulgaria has one of the cheapest costs of living in Europe. A three course meal with wine rarely exceeds £7 and a pint of beer is roughly 30p.
What is the weather like?There is a wide range of properties for sale in Bulgaria, and the diverse climate means there is something for everyone - from winter ski resorts in the mountains to the Black Sea Riviera in the summer.
What is the food like?Like any major European country there is a wide range of cuisine on offer from gourmet to fast food and of course you can sample local dishes. Bulgaria is known for its yoghurt and speciality dishes like roast pepper. The food is relatively simple and many traditional dishes are related to a certain myth, belief or ritual, which adds an extra dimension to eating in the Balkans. Travelling in the countryside you can always buy near the road 'kebbabchetta' and ‘kyuftetta' - Bulgarian barbequed hamburgers.
What is the currency?The currency is the Lev which is now linked to the Euro. If you are buying properties for sale in Bulgaria, then most major transactions are done in Euros.
Do they speak English? The majority of Bulgarians speak English as a second language. In the major resorts, Bulgarians are eager to welcome British Tourists.
Is it clean and does it have proper sanitation?Like any modern European country, its cities and resorts have adequate facilities, and so the sanitation facilities in the properties for sale in Bulgaria are good - you can still find a more rustic way of life in the countryside.
Will my phone work in Bulgaria?Yes, all mobile networks are supported.
What are property prices like in Bulgaria?Cheap! There is a wide range of properties for sale in Bulgaria. A sea-front apartment can be purchased for as little as £30,000 with rural properties selling for a quarter or less.
What kinds of property are on the market?There is a wide variety of properties available from coastal and city apartments to detached houses in the mountains and countryside. Whatever your budget you are bound to find something that fits your requirements.
If you want to find out more about properties for sale in Bulgaria, then telephone The Bulgarian Property Company on 00359 886 234 289or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We can take the headache out of buying abroad and help you avoid any pitfalls with our extensive local knowledge. It couldn’t be simpler.