So we decided we were going to buy a place abroad, we just didn't
know where. 'Bulgaria.' said Julie. 'What?' said I. 'Bulgaria, Bulgaria's cheap I've been looking at it.' She said.
Ok, lets find out more.
Maps, books, the net, they all gave an insight to a place we only
knew as a once communist block country where businessmen were followed by police in black cars during the 70s.
We trawled the net looking at houses, looking at property agents
sites, some with no pictures others with hardly any description some overpriced, finally settling on an agent whose site showed
a good amount of pics, was easy to navigate,gave good descriptions of the properties whether or not the report was good or
bad and where the prices were what we were prepared to pay.
So after numerous e-mails & phonecalls we decided to book
a flight and go. The only problem was we had already booked to go to Greece and wanted that holiday out of the way so we could
get on with becoming 'property tycoons'so we sat back looked at more houses printed them off and watched them get snapped
up so fast we wondered if there would be any left for us.Printed off more & watched as they too got snapped
We decided on a plan of action. Start viewing near Sofia then work
our way to the coast a bit at a time viewing with the agents reps as we went then getting passed over to the next rep as we
hit their territory.
Simple. Oh yeah. NO, NOT SIMPLE.
With a week to go before we flew and a portfolio of properties to
see as thick as a brick we were informed the rep who was showing us properties in the Sofia area was sick & would we mind
starting somewhere else. We decided that we would do it in total reverse and start in the Varna/Bourgas areas then slowly
make our way back to Sofia
As I said simple. Well, as you will see it wasn't!