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Bulgaria > Property

Bulgaria

How To Obtain Planning Permission In Bulgaria

Thursday December 20, 2018 (21:31:44)

At first glance, Bulgaria is a tempting place to buy a property to live in or as an investment. You can get a lot for your money and there are plenty of dilapidated, crumbling houses you can pick up for a low cost. However, before you change your job title to International Property Developer, you do need to know about the hoops you’ll need to jump through in order to bring the property to a reasonable standard or build a new house on a plot of land.   more ...

Bulgaria > Working

Bulgaria

Setting Up A Business In Bulgaria

Thursday November 01, 2018 (14:33:25)

Many people associate Bulgaria simply with fun in the sun. It’s not the first country that comes to mind when considering setting up a business abroad – and that’s a real shame. In the recent years, Bulgaria has become a sound choice for opening a business. Let’s have a look at some of the main advantages of operating out of Bulgaria.   more ...

Bulgaria > Living

Bulgaria

An Expat Guide To Energy Suppliers In Bulgaria

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (12:33:39)

The Bulgarian electricity market is highly regulated and dominated by a few major players. Those companies have created a monopoly in the country but despite this, prices remain at a reasonable level. There is no real competition that would allow the consumers to choose their supplier as there is only one licensed electricity provider per predetermined geographical area.   more ...

Bulgaria > Property

Bulgaria

Renovating A Rural Property In Bulgaria

Wednesday February 21, 2018 (11:34:12)

Moving to a new house comes with a lot of strain and pressure, more so if you have set out to turn an old dilapidated building into your dream home. Many people dream of revamping an old farmhouse and turning it into a beautiful home. In Bulgaria, not only is the cost of rural property low, but labor is also cheap; a Bulgarian builder earns about a third of what a UK builder will ask for.   more ...

Bulgaria > Links

Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Recommended Expat Blogs

Tuesday June 20, 2017 (14:17:02)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Bulgaria and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Bulgaria > Living

Bulgaria

Ten Reasons You Should Consider Bulgaria As Your Next Expat Home

Friday May 05, 2017 (17:30:04)
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Bulgaria is a Balkan country that has witnessed political instability, economic fluctuations and corruption ever since the first democratic election was held in 1990. Stability returned when the country joined the European Union in 2007, after which there has been an increase in its expat population. Many expats, especially from Western Europe, visit Bulgaria looking to buy property in the form of holiday homes. Many also purchase property as investment in Bulgaria because of its strategic location in Europe, its low living costs and its scenic natural beauty.   more ...

Bulgaria > Links

Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Friday January 27, 2017 (16:50:50)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Bulgaria and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Bulgaria > Links

Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Recommended Blogs

Wednesday October 05, 2016 (14:30:34)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Bulgaria and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Bulgaria > Living

Bulgaria

How Not To Offend The Locals In Bulgaria

Friday July 24, 2015 (14:21:06)
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Bulgaria is a haven of historically and architecturally significant sites. With a varied terrain ranging from the Black Sea to a mountainous interior, the country has always been a popular destination for tourists. Expats too find the Bulgarian lifestyle to be rich, diverse, and fulfilling. The local culture bears Ottoman, Persian, Greek and Slavic influences, and Bulgarians take great pride in their traditions.   more ...

Bulgaria > Living

Bulgaria

Just How Dangerous Is Life As An Expat In Bulgaria?

Sunday July 19, 2015 (14:08:12)
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Life in Bulgaria comes with plenty of benefits such as a stable economy, good employment opportunities, a pleasant climate, natural beauty and a relaxed way of life. As a result, most major cities and towns in Bulgaria have significant expat communities. Bulgaria also has a reputation of being a peaceful country where wars have not occurred in many years, natural disasters are not commonplace, and where the local population is friendly and welcoming.

But what challenges will expats face when moving to Bulgaria?   more ...