Property in Bulgaria by Biodar Real Estate
TRAVEL TO BULGARIA
ARRANGING THE PROPERTY VIEWING TRIPS
Plan your visit
We recommend Sunny Beach as a starting point for viewing properties on the Black Sea coast, because it is located at less than a two-hour drive from the most Southern and the most Northern point on the Bulgarian seaside. Sunny Beach is the most popular and developed holiday destination on the Bulgarian sea coast and staying here would give you the best idea where the country is heading to.
Sofia is the best starting base for viewing properties in the Bulgarian countryside, because it has the best road connections to any part of the country and the roads to and from Sofia are accessible in any weather conditions.
Make an appointment
We work on appointment only basis, so we can allocate sufficient time for you, and be able to arrange viewing trips. You can assure our better service if you provide us with advance information regarding your preferences. This will give us more time to research all the properties that would match your preferences.
You can meet us in our offices or at a place suitable for you.
Biodar Real Estate has agreements with some major hotels so our clients can be accommodated at discount prices. In addition we offer serviced apartments for rent in the area of Sunny Beach and Sofia at lower prices than the standard hotel fares.
Viewing trips, traveling, airport and hotel pick-up
WE DO NOT CHARGE YOU FOR ORGANIZING VIEWING TRIPS! We arrange at least five inspection viewings per day, matching the client’s requirement, and cover all our costs. If a company car is used for traveling to longer distances (above 30km) we expect our clients to cover the petrol and wear costs, which are about 15 euros per 100 km. Long distance traveling is usually required for viewing properties in the countryside. We appoint an English speaking agent who will take you to the inspection sites and then guide you through your stay in Bulgaria. Biodar Real Estate will also take care to arrange your connections to and from the airport. On the day of the viewing our representative would pick you up from the hotel free of charge.
Flight and visa information
Direct international flights are available to the capital Sofia, all year round. There are daily connections from Sofia to Bourgas and Varna. Direct charter flights to the Black Sea (Varna or Bourgas) are available during the high season spring and summer months.
During the winter season Balkan Holidays offers direct charter flights from up to 20 regional UK airports. Balkan Holidays has one- and two-week special ski offers in Borovets and Pamporovo starting from 200 pounds, so it is suitable to have viewings organized during your stay there. Off-season flights to the Black Sea require an onward internal flight from Sofia. There is at least one flight per day from Sofia to Burgas and Varna – call Hemus Airline in Bulgaria to book tickets on tel. 00 359 2 971 4662 or 00 359 2 981 8330. Flights can be booked through most travel agencies in your country.
EU residents automatically receive a three-month stay entry (free of charge). It can be extended later locally. Longer stays can be arranged locally dependent on circumstances. Visa control has been considerably relieved between the UK and Bulgaria following Bulgaria’s invitation to join the European Union. Any existing restrictions are likely to be further loosened up thus making long stays simpler to arrange. For more information please contact the Bulgarian Embassy in London at 0207 584 9400. The British Consular Section in Sofia can be contacted at 00 359 2 933 9290.
Sources of information:
Bulgarian Embassy in London – visa and consular information
Balkan Holidays – Bulgarian tour operator in the UK
Bulgarian Foreign Investment Agency – law and investment information
BULGARIAN FURNITURE (IN SUNNY BEACH AND SOFIA REGION ONLY!)
Biodar Real Estate has established partnerships with several furniture workshops in Sunny Beach and Sofia. We have already furnished on behalf of our clients a number of apartments in the area of Sunny Beach (including Nessebar, Ravda, Saint Vlas, Pomorie, Burgas, Sozopol) and Sofia (including Borovets and Bansko). We are able to offer furniture at lower prices since we deal straight with the furniture makers, thus avoiding middleman like furniture shops and retailers.
Our furniture offer is also open to clients who have bought their property with other real estate agents. However, clients who have bought property with Biodar Real Estate use a discount of 10%.
In practice, to completely furnish a two-bedroom apartment to a normal standard you will need to spend about 2500 to 3500 EURO. The sum may vary depending on the electrical appliances you would choose to have and the quality of the materials used. The above amount would also cover kitchen cupboards (they as a rule are not fitted in the apartments as you buy it!); kitchen electrical appliances like fridge, stove and ceramic heaters; beds with mattresses; wardrobes; coffee and kitchen tables, blinds, etc. The price would not cover for bed linens, curtains, cutlery and other accessories, which are available in nearby stores.
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