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Buying in Bulgaria

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Bulgaria.

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Re: Buying in Bulgaria

Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:50 pm

Hi Kirsty

There are many reputable agents out there who will do all they can to help

the one I used was BG Properties in Varna

and the builders I am using also came from them

no complaints at all

if you want there details or want to know anything about where I have bought - Kavarna - then ask away





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Re: Buying in Bulgaria

Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:57 pm

Hi Kirsty, I made friends with a Bulgarian when i first came over here to visit, now I am living here and he has been the most invaluable help. and soon to become my business partner. Firstly you must trust each other implicitly, and only you will know this, then after that a Bulgarian can guide you through the processes of buying property, setting up your company, opening bank accounts and dealing with the bank and property owners. I live in a region near Lom, where no-one speaks English, not the lawyer, bank cashiers, property owners no-one, the only time anything has had to be officially translated was in the notary's office when buying my first house, now I am on to my second. All the rest is translated by my friend, but as I said the trust must be there. Good luck Diana


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Re: Buying in Bulgaria

Post Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:48 am

[quote="ultra-bg"]Who said something for nothing ? we have done our homework over the last few years in Bg and know all or most of the pitfalls into buying and selling of land or property in Bg.

Hello Ultra -big

I am new here and thinking about moving to Bulgaria. What in your opioion are the pitfalls to avoid? I really can't afford to get my fingers burnt,


Re: Buying in Bulgaria

Post Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:48 pm

Hello everyone,

here is a short list of things to do before buying or moving over to BG

1. Talk to people you trust who are already there
2. Decide whether you want to vacation, to vacation + invest or move permanently. These are three different things.
3. Make a budget
4. Pick your location based on 2 and 3 above. Try to be close to other Brits or friends. Make sure you make friends with a good doctor if you move there permanently. That't not difficult,, Bulgarians love foreigners but be prepared to return favors.
5. None (I told you it's a short list) Smile

Any questions?
nyce Wink


Re: Buying in Bulgaria

Post Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:19 pm

Hello Spring

I have a post above which tells you how I went about getting my first property in Bulgaria. It took a lot of courage and a lot of trust in my now business partner. However, since then, another member of my family based in the Uk has also come on board and we have started our own property company. We intend to keep it select and small, so that we really can offer a good service and help where help is needed. I have just got my residency permit and even this is not easy if all the staff speak no English. I have found a very good lawyer who charges reasonable prices and whom I also trust, he will spot a mistake in a property plan immediately and tell us how to get it put right. So if you are at all interested we are offering a full cushioning service from collection at the airport to being with the same person the whole time whie viewing and then guidance on hotels, taxes, fees etc. Look us up on twww.countrywide-bulgaria.com website and see if we can help you. I came here alone 6 times before buying so I know how scary it can really be when you don't always understand what is going on around you. Diana


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