Thursday, 26 January 2012

European Capital of Culture, Veliko Tarnovo, 2019


With all the events which happen in Properties in Bulgaria, and especially in Veliko Tarnovo such as the Great Hall of Veliko Tarnovo, a splendid Bulgarian property.
Veliko Tarnovo and the Yantra valley


A film about the international competition "Silver Yantra" was presented this week and the film highlights the most interesting moments of the 9th year of the show for young pop singers, which was held last Autumn in the old capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tirnovo.
The film lasts an hour and 45 minutes and it filmed members of the international jury, including pop singer Silvia Katzarova. Special attention is given to the winners of the "Silver Yantra" and most of the performers aged 5 to 25 years, who arrived in Veliko Tarnovo, for the competition from Italy, France, Switzerland, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia and regions of Bulgaria.
The film has captured many happy and unique moments of the visiting delegates with the mayor of the old capital, meeting with the Deputy Defense Minister, Valentin Radev, and walks around the famous property of Bulgaria, Tsarevets fortress and around the cultural renaissance architecture of Bulgarian houses in Arbanasi.
This year will be held the 10th anniversary edition of this international competition. "Silver Yantra" is one of the brightest jewels in the cultural calendar of the town of Veliko Tarnovo which has applied for the bespoke title of Cultural Capital of Europe in 2019.
Tsaravets Fortress and the sound and light show


"We believe that such events will be able to bring to a successful conclusion of the Veliko Tarnovo candidacy for European Capital of Culture in 2019 is the year," said Veselin Ninchev, head of "Public Relations" in Veliko Tarnovo.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Bulgaria house in the Elena Balkan, retirement in Bulgaria or holiday home.

Bulgaria Sale
This traditional style Bulgarian house has been carefully renovated and is ready to move in.
A tastefully renovated detached home in Bulgaria is for sale in the stunning region of Elena. Rayuvtsi is set in panoramic hilly land in Bulgaria with the most striking vistas and close to Yovkovtsi Lake, ideal to fish, walk around and picnic. It is 12km from Elena town and 29km from Veliko Tirnovo.

This beautiful traditional style property for sale in Bulgaria has been modernised throughout and is ready to occupy.  A home in Bulgaria waits for you with a nice community, access to a shop, pub and access to main roads in the all but severest of Winters; our Bulgarian real estate  representative, Miroslav, proved this recently when he took these photos in January which proves the roads are accessible.

This lovely property in Bulgaria comprises of 3 bedrooms, 1 large bathroom, a fitted kitchen with a traditional fireplace and living area. The house is well insulated and also benefits from a utility room. The bathroom is well appointed and the interior throughout this mountain villa in Bulgaria has been decorated tastefully. It only requires you, your family and your belongings to make this your Bulgaria home in the region of Veliko Tarnovo.

Original feature open fire and ovens!
Original features have been maintained in the Bulgarian property such as; the traditional open fire in the warm homely kitchen with two built-in mud ovens for cooking tender lamb or fresh baked bread.

Adjacent to the Bulgaria real estate for sale house is a terraced area and covered BBQ area. If you are feeling slightly eccentric, you could entertain your friends with family members over a Christmas Dinner BBQ and mulled Bulgarian red wine…whilst enjoying the spectacular views from the garden. The boundary is enclosed by a wooden picket fence set atop stone and the garden is large enough to incorporate entrance gates, giving you the potential to park off-road.

If you’ve been looking for a ‘picture postcard’ home on land in Bulgaria with awe inspiring views at a really smart price, then real estate Bulgaria, Yantra Homes have got it for you!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Super Property in Bulgaria for sale in the lovely Village of Tserova Koriya, carp fishing on your door step!

Homes in Bulgaria
House in Bulgaria, very large and in a super location

This village can be found around 15km from the old capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Everywhere you look from this Bulgaria property, you are surrounded by picturesque views. The house in Bulgaria has scenes are visually appealing by virtue of quaintness and seemingly fit for a painting or photograph.

The village is well known to Bulgarian real estate and well developed with shops, cafe, church, regular bus services and all the local amenities are available including access to main roads throughout the year on Bulgaria land.

The property Bulgaria is south facing, taking full advantage of the sunny southerly aspects from the balcony. The house Bulgaria comprises of a kitchen with a traditional fireplace, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms and a built-in storage room, ideal to convert into an indoor family bathroom. The large stone basement with oak beams is 56sqm in size and can be used as a tavern to wine and your friends and family or a sunken hideaway den. An original feature of the house is the traditional Jamal heating and the wooden floors are in good condition for this Bulgarian house.

The garden is very large, the Bulgarian land is enriched with fertile soil. You will find; a wine trellis, veranda, summer kitchen for BBQ’s, barn, sheds and water well. The perimeter of this Bulgaria estate is enclosed for your privacy and the Bulgaria house is on an asphalt road, providing good access to and from the village.

Close to Veliko Turnovo. This is a wonderful village to live in, these houses in Bulgaria have stunning views, close proximity to town, regular transport services, beautiful monasteries, lakes nearby and has all the local amenities you would need. This is your opportunity to purchase a Bulgarian property sale that ticks all the boxes for you, including the price !
Homes in Bulgaria

This village can be found around 15km from the old capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Everywhere you look from this Bulgaria property, you are surrounded by picturesque views. The house in Bulgaria has scenes are visually appealing by virtue of quaintness and seemingly fit for a painting or photograph.

The village is well known to Bulgarian real estate and well developed with shops, cafe, church, regular bus services and all the local amenities are available including access to main roads throughout the year on Bulgaria land.

The property Bulgaria is south facing, taking full advantage of the sunny southerly aspects from the balcony. The house Bulgaria comprises of a kitchen with a traditional fireplace, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms and a built-in storage room, ideal to convert into an indoor family bathroom. The large stone basement with oak beams is 56sqm in size and can be used as a tavern to wine and your friends and family or a sunken hideaway den. An original feature of the house is the traditional Jamal heating and the wooden floors are in good condition for this Bulgarian house.

The garden is very large, the Bulgarian land is enriched with fertile soil. You will find; a wine trellis, veranda, summer kitchen for BBQ’s, barn, sheds and water well. The perimeter of this Bulgaria estate is enclosed for your privacy and the Bulgaria house is on an asphalt road, providing good access to and from the village.

Close to Veliko Turnovo. This is a wonderful village to live in, these houses in Bulgaria have stunning views, close proximity to town, regular transport services, beautiful monasteries, lakes nearby and has all the local amenities you would need. This is your opportunity to purchase a Bulgarian property sale that ticks all the boxes for you, including the price !

Invest in a House in Veliko Tarnovo, like me...since Bulgaria commended by Moodys!

Bulgaria commended by Moody's
The leva, amazing how much Bulgarian house you can buy for so little!
Moody’s (the international rating agency) have commended Bulgaria over its coherent fiscal orderliness.

“Despite a large slippage in the 2009 budget position during the global and domestic recession, the Bulgarian government has since reverted to a tight fiscal policy stance, implying a measurable improvement in creditworthiness that in July 2011 led to the only sovereign rating upgrade in the European Union since the global crisis began in 2007,” according to a report of analysts Kristin Lindow and Renzo Merino in Moody’s Weekly Credit Outlook.
So yet again there is more evidence that suggests that investing in a House in Bulgaria is a good move! Either to come and live permanently or just to have a villa in Bulgaria as a holiday home here, you will get maximum value, just look below, a Luxury Bulgarian House for 115,000 Euros!
Bulgaria estate

Bulgarian houses appeal to Russian investors and the numbers are growing!

Bulgarian property for sale is firmly established as one of the most popular investments for Russian overseas property buyers says a recent piece of research conducted at a Moscow property show earlier this year. Spain came first and Germany third.

International Residence magazine also conducted a survey of 499 potential Russian overseas property buyers and discovered that 49% planned to buy in the next 12 months, 66% were looking for apartments, and 53% were buying for lifestyle reasons compared to 12% looking to make an investment.

"From Russia with love.......to Bulgaria"

The survey also found that 40% of buyers were looking to spend between €100,000 and €250,000. International Residence also estimates that the Russian market is now worth $12 billion per year to the global overseas property industry.

Whilst Russians have generally been showing interest and buying on the Black Sea coast and in and around Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo and the surrounding region is now firmly on their radar.

"Large historic renovated houses in Bulgaria are becoming popular with Russian buyers"

The historic quality and luxurious renovated Bulgarian Houses are of particular interest and real estate in Bulgaria agents are looking forward to this interest developing during the coming months of 2012.

Source: opp.org.uk

Sunday, 15 January 2012

New campaign headlines that Bulgaria is a real contender as an investment destination

"It's deeds we need, not words" a letter written to Lyuben Karavelov on January 27, 1872 by Vasil Levsky.

The Ministry of Economy in Bulgaria are emulating these wise words this month after it has announced the launching of a campaign on 1 December to promote Bulgaria, including its old capital Veliko Tarnovo, as an investment destination abroad.




Business opportunities in Bulgaria will get a lift from this promotion and the current Commercial Property in Bulgaria should get a welcome injection of interest! The first event is going to be a meeting with International business Directors and Senior Managers in London. The ongoing road tour will also hope to attract investors from the USA, China, Germany, Japan, Russia, France, Austria and Belgium.

The investment sectors are many and include food, agriculture, logistics, IT, outsourcing, spa and wellness tourism. The initiative is expected to be ongoing during 2012 and 2013.

Bulgaria and some interesting facts, history and Veliko Tirnovo

  • —The oldest golden treasure in the world was discovered in Bulgaria (the Varna Necropolis) - it is 6,500 years old.
From a burial mound location in Bulgaria, with some of the world's oldest gold jewelry
From a burial mound location in Bulgaria, with some of the world's oldest gold jewelry
  • —Founded in 632, Bulgaria is the contemporary country in Europe with earliest internationally recognized independence (635 AD).
  • —The birthplace of the Cyrillic alphabet, the second most widely used alphabet in the world.
  • —The inventor of the electronic digital computer John Atanasoff is of Bulgarian descent.
  • —In its modern history Bulgaria never lost a flag, captured by an enemy army.
  • —The country produces half of the rose oil in the world.
  • In many agricultural productions per capita, the country is among the top 10 in the world (tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, sunflower seed, lavender, strawberries and others)
  • —A developer of the combined oral contraceptive pill, Carl Djerassi is of Bulgarian descent.
  • —World's first digital wristwatch was developed by the Bulgarian Peter Petroff.
To learn more about what Bulgaria can offer you and to learn specifically about home buying around the ancient old capital, Veliko Tarnovo, check out our blogs.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Bulgarian Wine history from the back garden of a home in Bulgaria! Part 2

Bulgarian wine has developed and gone through various stages of popularity. In the late 1920's the temperance movement even made inroads in Bulgaria, to the extent that the newspaper "Pure Wine's" 1st publication on June 1st 1929 aimed at winning over the support of the average fun loving wine drinking Bulgarian for the winemakers and tavern-keepers of Bulgaria.

In the 1st edition the newspaper warned "Wine producers and vine-growers, the danger is close! There is persistent talk in influential circles about introducing the prohibition in Bulgaria too. Some MP's and public figures are already campaigning for this harmful idea.......Be on the alert and ready for battle!"


"talk of battle over a glass in the tavern!"


Needless to say that the evidence of large commercial vineyards down to the small 0.5 decare vineyard in a typical country Bulgarian property, suggests that the temperance movements 'life was very short lived in Bulgaria and the Tavern Keepers "call to battle", prevailed.

Mehanas in your Bulgarian Home, are great places to eat, drink and be merry! 




Again many Traditional Bulgarian Homes still have mehanas (or taverns) in the cellars which are immensly popular with Bulgarian Property buyers, due to their stonework and huge solid oak beams and columns, I have an amusing image of foreigners lovingly restoring their mehanas with whispering ghosts of wine consuming customers and tavern keepers discussing war tactics against the "temperance heratics"!

So mind how you go next time you pop down to that cellar under your house in Bulgaria and think that the cold breeze and whispers was just too much wine, rakiya and imagination!




Bulgarian Wine history from the back garden of a home in Bulgaria! Part 1

Romans and Greeks grew vines and transported wine around their respective empires in Amphora dating back to BC.
Bulgaria holds a very important position in the European history of wine. Wine played a major part in the Thracian ancient culture, as important as their Gold and Silver which adorned their chariots and wine goblets alike. Bulgaria is reknowned for its Thracian gold jewelry but Homer's Iliad refers to the "honey-sweet black wine", which ships brought from the Thracian city of Ismarus (South Bulgaria) to the camps of the Achaeans outside Troy.
Since Bulgaria was a predominant landmass in the "Palaeo-Balkan-Western Asia Minor"community, the Thracians undoubtedly played a significant role in the Greek culture, especially since the Happy God of Wine, Dionysus, originated from ancient Thrace, again according to Homer's writings.


It would appear that some of these popular Thracian wines were in fact some of the native varieties of Bulgarian wine still to be found in Bulgaria, such as; Red Misket, Dimiat, Gamza, Mavrud and the broad vine of Melnik.
Gamza is particularly prevalent around my town of Veliko Tarnovo, and many Bulgarian village houses have gardens containing vineyards of Gamza.

Bulgaria continued producing wines and even the Bulgarian Khan Krum from the 9th century, who supposedly uprooted all of Bulgarias' vineyards, was found with vast cellars of wine in his possession by Nicephorus I and seized all of it, however Khan was not to be outdone and captured Nicephorus I, killing him and encrusted his skull in a silver goblet drinking fine wine from Bulgaria out of it!
When Bulgaria was converted to Christianity, the development of vine growing took a new turn and the "Anonymous Bulgarian Chronicle" of the 11th Century noted that "an abundance of everything - that is, wheat and butter, yoghurt and wine" in the reign of Tsar Peter (927 - 969).

Indeed, when you have bought a home in Bulgaria, you will get to taste the quality of the Bulgarian food which particularly goes well with a Bulgarian red wine such as the locally produced Gamza in the Veliko Tarnovo region, or perhaps a fresh cold white muskat, from Lyaskovets.
"The blog writer looking happy with his own produced Gamza in his barrel!"

Cheers!! & наздраве !!

I've bought my village house in Bulgaria and I need to repair or re-build the traditional outside oven......How?

When you buy an old village house in Bulgaria you will often see that it has an earthen oven in the garden or outhouse.
However, they are often damaged and need repairing or even re-building!

Familiar site?

Have you ever thought how this can be done?
Well read on and learn how you will be the earthen oven maestro of the village you choose to live in, here in Bulgaria.

An oven is just a hole in the ground – light a fire, heat it up, and bake! An earthen oven is about that complicated. If you made mud pies when you were a kid, you can make a beautiful mud oven. You can also do it for nothing (or next to it), and it will work as well as a custom-built masonry or ceramic model costing thousands.
Earth is not only more common, safe, cheap, and easier than brick, it's also more environmentally friendly and, I think, beautiful.

The three basic steps to oven-making are:

Make a pile of damp sand, and pat into a hemisphere.
Cover with a layer or three of mud.
Cut out a doorway and remove the sand.
If you fire-dry it, you can bake tomorrow. To bake, fire the oven without a door cover. Then clean out the fire and load your loaves or meat or veg into the hot oven, put something in front of the door, and wash your hands for supper.

Details:

The floor: brick is a common choice – new, old, red brick, or firebrick.
The mud: In most places, there is clay subsoil below the topsoil. Like cement, clay holds things together. If you have a garden, you likely have good soil for building. Use it straight out of the ground, or mix it with sand. If you have no garden, anyone digging a hole will probably give you some.
The base, or foundation: You can spend lots of time (and money) on a magnificent stone foundation. Or build on the ground, on a pile of rocks, on logs or railroad ties, old metal barrels, or even on sawhorses.
Protection from the elements: A roof is nice, but not necessary. It takes a long time for an oven to 'wash away in the rain' (look how long the hills last...). But a wet oven takes longer to heat up. So cover it with a tarp or bend pieces of roofing tin into a vault for a simple, elegant, and cheap solution. DON'T USE PAINT OR CEMENT! An earthen oven, like a living thing, breathes. When baking, it 'exhales' steam. Cement or paint will trap moisture and destroy your oven.
Tools & Materials

Water
Dirt (subsoil)
Sand to mix with mud: 'sharp'(not rounded or beach) sand is best
Material for the oven form: sand,or anything that will make a firm, but removable form (topsoil, chunks of turf, etc.)
Firebricks or standard red bricks, new or used, free of old mortar
Wood for a baking door
Newspaper
Shovel
Wheelbarrow
20 litre (5 gallon) plastic buckets
Tape measure
Tarps: 2x2.5m (6x8ft) minimum.
Spoons, spatulas, dull knives, etc., in case you want to do any sculpting
Timber scraps
Old clothes to get dirty in, and boots if you don't want to go barefoot
Spirit level, two or four foot (optional)
Your oven can be one or more layers thick. Here we'll just describe a single layer, to give you the idea. It's easy to extrapolate and improvise.
Finding Clay Subsoil

Clay subsoil is pretty easy to recognize. I take a pinch of dirt in my palm, spit into it, and mix it with a finger. Silt or organic matter feels floury or crumbly. Clay feels sticky, slippery, and a bit greasy. Wetted, it rolls into snakes between your palms and wraps around your finger. (Beware dirt that may contain glass or debris; ask permission where necessary.)

When dry, the clay should be hard, not crumbly. Test it. Make bricks and let them dry. See how much they crack and how hard they are. Try mixing dirt with sand, and make more bricks. If they show less cracking and shrinkage, good! Compare and choose the best. Remember what your proportions were.

Your Oven Floor

The simplest and easiest thing to do is simply to set your floor bricks in a 10-15cm (4-6in) bed of sand, tamped and smoothed into an even, level bed. No mortar is necessary. The bricks will be held in place by the heavy, solid oven walls.

Set your first brick carefully, level and solid. The more even and flat your bricks, the easier you'll be able to clean it. Hold the next brick level and about 2.5cm (1in) above the sand; gently 'kiss' its long side to the match-ing side of the previous one. Set it flat and firm on the sand. Don't wiggle it! Minimize cracks and gaps. When they're all down, set them lightly with a hammer handle. If one stands up a bit proud, tap it down.

Make A Sand Form - Shape The Void

The sand form is the shape of the void. Sand (or whatever) should be moist enough to pack into a ball, but not so wet that it slumps. Make a pile on the floor bricks. Make the walls near vertical at first, to give your loaves 'head room'.

The form should be a bit higher than the radius of the oven floor. Too high, and you get cooling eddies at the top of the dome; too low, and the fire won't get enough air. A 69cm (27in) diameter oven, with a 34cm (13in) radius, should be 40-50cm (16-20in) high.

Hold a straight stick level across the top; measure the distance to the floor to get the interior height of your oven. Multiply it by 63% (0.63) to determine the proper height for your oven door. Write down the number!

Mix Mud

Use whatever mixture gave you the best, hardest, strongest test bricks. Prepare a pile of dry mix on your tarp. (If you're using pure subsoil, you may need to do nothing, or just add a little water so it's moist enough to build with.)
With two people, hold two corners of the tarp each – feet spread, knees bent, elbows down and shoulders back – roll the mix from side to side. Don't lift! You can do this solo by pulling one end of the tarp over the other, rolling as you go. A longer tarp is easier. Or just use bare hands and feet and muck around in it.

Add water slowly. Take off your shoes, jump in, and do the twist – seriously! As you twist and turn, your feet work like rotating pistons, breaking up the clay and pressing sand into it. Play music! Grab a partner! Dance 'til it starts to clump, like dough for pie crust.

Test it. Pack a hard ball (50-100 pats from hand to hand). Drop it from breast height. It should hold together. If not, add a little water. If it's too wet; add dry mix (harder), or use as is and allow more drying time (easier).

Build!

First, cover your sand form with sheets of wet newspaper (so that later, you'll know where the void ends and the oven begins). Smooth them down flat. Press handfuls of your mix around the base of your sand form. Use your fingers as a gauge to guide you in maintaining thickness. Make a layer at least three inches thick. You can make it thicker (it will hold more heat), but a thicker oven also requires more fuel.

Maintain a well-defined edge. As you go higher, the face of the layer should angle upwards. Cover the whole form, even where the door will go (you'll cut it out later). When it's all covered, take a flat board and pack the material 'til solid. If it squishes and/or sticks to the board, don't worry! Your mix was too damp. Rock the board firmly back and forth, up and down, or rub it as if you were polishing. Make it beautiful.

Say your dome is 45.5cm (18 in) high (interior height). Your door should be 0.63x45.5=28.7cm 0.63x18=11in) high. As for width, 30-50% of the inner diameter is good.

Scratch a line in the material where the door will be. Cut a hole just big enough to get your hand in. Dig a narrow channel into the form. If the mix was moist but not wet, you can dig out the whole form immediately. If, when you poke the thermal layer with a finger, it's firm and resists denting, go on and dig. If it's soft, or you're in doubt, wait and let it dry (this can take days or weeks depending on the weather)!

When you remove the sand, watch for the newspaper so you know you're not digging away the oven. Refine the doorway so it's smooth and even.

You're Done!

Air drying the finished oven can take weeks, but if you're impatient to bake, make a small fire in the oven to speed up the process. Even when they're not quick-dried, they may crack. If so, don't worry. Cracking due to natural expansion invariably occurs during firing. If the cracks don't close when the oven is cool, you can fill them (from the outside) with mud.

When I've built a quick oven and heated it up in a hurry, I've sometimes sealed it with bricks and sand, or whatever else I could get my hands on. It doesn't even need to fit perfectly, since you'll drape it with a wet cloth to keep it from charring and to add steam for baking. You can also soak it in water, or screw a sheet of metal to the inside, or wrap it in foil.

You are now ready to fire up your oven, and bake in your Bulgarian Home garden. The aroma of your cooking will be floating around the neighbouring regions of Veliko Tarnovo proving that the old Bulgarian way is the best way to cook either your bread or your lamb, or be adventurous like me and try cooking tandoori chicken or pork loin tikka and bring a bit of India into the Country!

delicious tandoori chicken in Bulgaria?

Kiko Denzer is from Oregon, USA. He is a sculptor and builder who has been working with cob and earthen materials for 8 years. He has taught in Mexico and Canada, as well as the US, and often with his wife, Hannah Field, who was a baker at the Village Bakery in Cumbria.

Build Your Own Earth Oven, by Kiko Denzer is available from the Green Shopping Catalogue.

Source of this information http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/simple-art-making-earth-oven

Bulgaria, its official, obesity is not a problem....unlike the UK! Bulgarian houses have the greenest, healthiest gardens!

The European Health Interview survey shows the UK to be have the highest rate of obesity in Europe (23 per cent) and Malta (22.9 per cent) just behind, followed by Hungary.

"Women in Bulgaria are amongst the lowest in the European obesity rankings!"


Its not all bad news though, The Central Eastern region of Europe has some of the lowest rates of obesity with Bulgarian women (11.3 per cent) and men (11.6 per cent) having the smallest prevalence after Romania (8 and 7 per cent respectively).

"Green home-growing in a typical Bulgarian country home!"



Therefore it a proven fact that moving to Bulgaria and choosing one of the many houses for sale in Veliko Tirnovo can assist enormously in supporting your quest for a healthier and happier lifestyle.

"Organic farming with traditional ploughing techniques"





Most Bulgarian country houses have at least a garden plot of 500m2 allowing you to grow healthy foods organically. To see a selection of these properties look at this selection of houses for sale in Bulgaria, here in the garden of Bulgaria, you will be very surprised at the value you get for your money.

Ex-military, HM forces and veterans, check out Veliko Tarnovo, the Yantra valley and Bulgaria as an alternative!

If you are a service man and woman in your last 5 years of a 22 year engagement, rather than
take an interest free advance against your terminal benefits, consider buying a property here in Central/North Bulgaria.


For many years there has been a misconception that if you are close to leaving your service in the military then it’s too late to own your own house, or worse still, that you will have to wait until you get your gratuity before you purchase and then have to struggle to secure a mortgage.

Take a breather and follow Phil in the Yantra! I am a British ex-pat in a British/Bulgarian partnership and you will find us completely at your service and listen to your specific requirements and financial circumstances, before we search for properties that will match your expectations.

If you have served in the Armed Forces and now fancy a change from the routine and high cost of living in the UK, you could consider a lot worse than Bulgaria, especially where we are located here in the centre of Bulgaria at the historic old capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Yes there are ex-pats here but not in numbers that will make you think that you have moved to "Costa Little Britain" and if you do want to watch the football match or the 6 Nations, then there are plenty of homely bars that will provide these spectacles!

So check us out and give me Phil in the Yantra a call or send me an e-mail, I will always reply!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Permanent Residency after Long Term Residency

It just struck me that I have been here in Bulgaria more than 7 years and will be applicable for permanent residence status since after 5 years of Long term residence without interruption, a Non Bulgarian National can apply for permanent residency. Therefore whether searching for a property in Bulgaria, or if you own or reside in a Bulgarian house it is good to know that one day you will be entitled to the status of permanent resident, rather than a long term resident! It sounds so much better and I may put a wooden plaque on my outside door just to let everyone know that I have served my long term sentence and am now a permanent resident, here in lovely down-town Veliko Tirnovo!

This will allow me as a foreigner(British at that!) to legally reside in Bulgaria without any time limitations, oh how the tide has changed, and why does the UK think it is so almighty to not adopt similar measures?
BY CHRISTO KOMARNITSKIBULGARIA


However it is important to note that if you work internationally on a long term contract, in order to maintain permanent residency status, you must not be absent from Bulgaria or the EU for more than 12 months in a row.
What can I look forward to in another 5 years? Ah......citizenship!

Welcome to Bulgaria Properties & Lifestyle Blog

Welcome to our Properties in Bulgaria for sale and Lifestyle in Bulgaria Blog.

Bulgaria provides an incredible eclectic mix of properties, including traditional Bulgarian houses including charming rustic Bulgarian village houses, town houses in Bulgaria with renaissance style architecture to ultra modern bulgarian properties with every modern amenity.

The calm high street in Veliko Tirnavo
Many people have purchased homes to retire in Bulgaria and as holiday homes. With the low cost of living and weather (which can be incredible) many British, Dutch, German, Russian, Romanian and Scandinavian investors have invested in this country and specifically in the region of Veliko Tirnovo

As part of the European Union, Bulgaria is now easier to move to either for permanent or temporary living and also you can benefit from services here if you are an EU national.

So come to the country where you can ski in the morning and walk on the beach later in the afternoon, with such diverse landscape and culture, there is nothing quite like it anywhere else in Europe!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Superb one bed Bulgarian House for retiring to...spoil yourselves and check properties in Bulgaria.

Only 25km (15 miles) from the beautiful historical town of Veliko Tarnovo we have a real treat for you. A stunning and fully renovated, fully furnished house has now been reduced in price and is immediately available in the bustling market town of Zlataritsa, which has a charming central square with some really quaint and historical buildings.

This beautiful and modern Bulgarian house comprises of a good modern kitchen with dining area, spacious living room, family bathroom, bedroom and a balcony overlooking the wonderful garden.

Bulgarian Property

villas in Bulgaria

Under the main floor there is a large basement ideal to convert into a tavern to entertain your friends and family, use for storage or even convert into further sleeping accommodation.

The house comes complete with all the stylish furniture and you can move in straight away and not worry about expensive removals from your home country.

The garden has a beautiful green lawn and shrubs, easy to be maintained and also possible to create a small vegetable patch. There is a built-in sheltered BBQ area with seating and a stone paved driveway for parking your cars securely, accessed by large gates. The perimeter is enclosed by a solid stone wall with night lights fitted.

The building is insulated throughout and has external shutters to the windows, keeping it cool in Summer and warm in Winter!

So rent out your own property and come and enjoy the long Spring, Summer and Autumn season whilst staying warm in Winter. Share a white Christmas with your family and grandchildren, since there is plenty of quality and affordable accommodation within a very short range.