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Bulgarian Estate Agents

estate agents in bulgaria facing difficult timesIt has been reported this week that some 3,000 Bulgarian estate agents are potentially likely to close their doors because of the global financial crisis, with up to 7,000 brokers losing their jobs. During this year estate agents are expecting a decrease in the number of property transactions in Bulgaria, as many buyers are waiting for prices to go down.

Apart from the economic climate, there are also other reasons why some estate agents will close their doors in the coming year.

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The "Beautiful Bulgaria" Project 2009

beautiful bulgariaIn 2009, some 241 designated locations on the territory of Bulgaria will be improved with funds from the state budget under the "Beautiful Bulgaria" project, with a total of 21 million euros. The money will be allocated to 160 Bulgarian municipalities, which have successfully submitted their projects for the revival and improvement of their respective locations. Reported by bnr.bg

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Beauty of Bulgaria in Video

one of the many fortresses of bulgariaThere are very few countries that can compete with Bulgaria’s breathtaking beauty. Its mountain scenery offers panoramic views, lofty snowcapped peaks a host of sporting and recreational opportunities as well as peace and tranquility. The coast crowned with an assortment of prestigious Blue Flag beaches also offers a landscape not usually associated with the sea; lush green deciduous forests, rocky limestone cliffs and rolling hills that slope gently onto miles of fine golden sand. Not only that, Bulgaria is steeped in history with many ancient civilizations leaving their mark across the countryside, from the medieval fortress in Asenovgrad to the Byzantine churches in Nessebar.

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What Crisis?

new gated housing complex in sofiaDespite the global financial crisis, construction commenced this week on a new gated complex in the capital, Sofia. The inauguration of the work was attended by the Minister for Regional Development and the Director of Technoexportstroy.

The complex comprises 41 detached houses, with double garages, and is close to the Business Park and Vitosha mountain.

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Bulgaria Ski Resort Roundup

bulgarian ski resortsThere are some good reports coming out of the winter holiday resorts in Bulgaria for this ski season. Whilst it was only a few weeks ago that hoteliers were talking about a 25% or bigger fall in tourists; it appears that they are now confident that there will be only a small fall in numbers.

At the start of the season bookings were in a slump but with a raft of special promotions, bookings have picked up considerably.

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Low Interest Rates Will Help

Low interest ratesAs expected by analysts the European Central Bank cut interest rates by 0.5% to just 2.0% in the middle of this month, on the back of reports that the Eurozone's economic slowdown could get worse than was previously thought. If this is passed down to consumers, it could make property purchases in Bulgaria even more appealing.

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Bargain Ski Holidays

bulgarian bargain ski holidayWith sterling at a record low against the euro, Balkan Holidays is urging skiers to bag a Bulgarian ski and snowboarding bargain. Prices currently lead in at £249 per person – a saving of £191 per person - for a seven night holiday, departing from Bristol on 7th February 2009, staying at the three-star Mountain Residence 1 in Bansko. Price includes flights, transfers, accommodation and supplements, and is based on three adults sharing an apartment.

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Belogradchik Rocks 6th in New Seven Wonders

belogradchik rocks bulgaria new7wondersLive ranking for the New Seven Wonders of Nature is now available on the new7wonders internet site. You can see live voting for how the new seven wonders of the natural world are competing against each other. As of today, Belogradchik Rocks in Bulgaria is running 6th in Group D, comprising caves, rock formations and valleys.

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Record Year for BSAPP

Bulgarian Society for Animal Protection and PreservationThe Bugarian Society for Animal Protection and Preservation is a registered charity who's mission is to promote animal welfare initiatives across the country that focus on controlling the pet population, inspiring community action and educating the public. Quest Bulgaria have supported BSAPP for the last four years and are delighted to see that all the had work and efforts of Dr. Stoyanov and all concerened at the charity are now paying off.

Here, spokesperson Jennifer Kudashov reports on activities in 2008 and a record year for the charity ...

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Regulating Land for Building

getting building permission in bulgariaBought or buying land in Bulgaria with a view to building? If you have agricultural land which you have purchased in Bulgaria, or are considering doing so, with the idea of "regulating" it for building purposes, then you may be interested in a service designed to assist. Landregulation is a service which came about through many years of experience and analysis of the land real estate market in Bulgaria.

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