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Your guide to buying property in Bulgaria

Yelyzaveta Bataieva
Digital Media Manager at RE/MAX Europe

Discover your dream home in Bulgaria and find out how you can make the buying process easier than ever!

Thinking of moving to a country where rich history, stunning landscapes and warm hospitality meet? From picturesque coastal towns to breathtaking mountain retreats, Bulgaria offers a wide range of real estate options that will capture your imagination. Join us as we guide you through the process of buying property in Bulgaria and explore the best places to call home in this enchanting country.

What makes bulgarian property so appealing?

With its natural beauty, affordability and rich cultural heritage, Bulgaria has an irresistible charm that attracts property buyers from around the world. Situated on the Black Sea coast, this country boasts a dazzling coastline with golden sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and a wealth of charming seaside towns. Whether you dream of sun-drenched days by the sea, vibrant city nights or cozy evenings nestled in the mountains, Bulgaria offers a lifestyle that blends relaxation and adventure. It also offers a low cost of living – even the capital Sofia is more cost efficient than many other European countries. Bulgaria has retained a lot of its authentic identity and traditions, but there’s also plenty of new experiences waiting!

Step-by-step to buying in Bulgaria

EU citizens can buy property in Bulgaria with the same rights as residents. However, restrictions apply to foreign nationals. For example, non-EU residents can buy property but not the land it sits on. This will likely not be an issue for purchasing a flat, but to own any land you need to be registered as a company in Bulgaria.

Engaging the services of a knowledgeable real estate agent is crucial, as they will guide you through each step of the process, from property search and due diligence to negotiating the purchase agreement and finalizing the transaction. However, with the expertise of your RE/MAX agent, you can navigate the intricacies of the Bulgarian real estate market with confidence and peace of mind.

When it comes to finding your dream home, the first step is to start viewing properties. Luckily, your agent will be there to assist you in organizing multiple viewing trips to properties that suit your needs, making the most of your time in the country! Once you’ve found the right property your agent will make an offer to the seller and perform due diligence checks to make sure everything is in order before the purchase goes through. If the offer is accepted, you’ll sign a preliminary contract and your notary will register the property under your name with the public register. The only thing left to do is receive your keys and the property is yours!

The best places in Bulgaria to call home

Bulgaria is an incredibly diverse country – it’s possible to be hiking in the lush mountains in the morning and swimming in the Black Sea in the afternoon! But with so many location options, it can be even harder to choose where to call home. Here are some popular places to consider when buying property in Bulgaria:

  1. Sofia: The capital city, Sofia, blends historical charm with modern vibrancy. It’s a lively multicultural hub with a bustling urban lifestyle, cultural attractions and excellent amenities. It’s also a great place for families due to the many international schools and low crime rates.
  2. Varna: Situated on the Black Sea coast, Varna is a coastal gem known for its pristine beaches, vast green areas and vibrant nightlife. It’s perfect for those who are looking for a mix of seaside relaxation and entertainment.
  3. Bansko: Nestled in the Pirin Mountains, Bansko is a picturesque town famous for its ski resorts and breathtaking natural beauty. It’s an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for a tranquil mountain retreat.
  4. Plovdiv: As one of Europe’s oldest cities, Plovdiv offers ancient architecture, cultural heritage and a thriving international scene – making it a popular choice for those seeking a culturally rich environment.
  5. Veliko Tarnovo: Known as the “City of the Tsars,” Veliko Tarnovo is celebrated for its charm and history, with a unique blend of diverse architecture, cobblestone streets and stunning views.

Finding the right property can be a challenge, especially when navigating unfamiliar areas and language differences. Luckily, your dedicated RE/MAX agent is an expert in the Bulgarian real estate market and will support you every step of the way. They’ll take the time to truly understand your preferences and requirements, narrowing down the search to find properties that align perfectly with your desired lifestyle. Additionally, your agent will provide expert guidance on crucial factors like property values, investment potential and local amenities, ensuring you have all the information needed to make confident decisions. With their assistance, you’ll have the peace of mind to find the perfect property in Bulgaria that meets all your needs!

Find your dream home

Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge to navigate the buying process, it’s time to take action and start the exciting journey of finding your own personal haven in beautiful and hospitable Bulgaria. Reach out to your trusted RE/MAX agent today to have them guide you through the process. With their expertise and support, you’ll be one step closer to making Bulgaria your home and embracing the incredible experiences this captivating country has to offer. Get in touch with your RE/MAX agent now and begin the adventure of a lifetime!

Start your journey today!

Take the first step in your home-buying journey by downloading our essential checklist, which summarizes everything you need to know to confidently navigate the process of buying property in Bulgaria – and start turning your dreams into reality today!

Turn to the RE/MAX network to make your Bulgarian property-buying experience easy and rewarding. Get in touch with a RE/MAX agent today and start your exciting journey to living in Bulgaria!

Please Note: While RE/MAX Europe has compiled the information on this page diligently and to the best of its knowledge, RE/MAX Europe does not assume any liability for the accuracy of the information or for any damages resulting from the use of the information.

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