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Bulgaria Sixth for Overseas Property

overseas property demand in bulgariaReal estate business Globaledge has published the results of what it claims is the biggest ever survey into worldwide demand for overseas property, including Bulgaria. The survey has analysed 1.4 million English searches made on the popular search engine Google and created a team to analyse the information.

Globaledge Managing Director, Ashley Rigg, claims that the survey reveals true demand for overseas property between countries.

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Good News for Animals in Bulgaria

mans best friendGood news for the humane treatment of animals in Bulgaria, with the Bulgarian Agriculture Minister and the President of Four Paws signing a contract for collaboration.

The contract endeavours to ensure humane treatment of animals in the country. Four Paws Foundation is mostly known for establishing and maintaining the park for dancing bears, situated near to the town of Belitsa.

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Your Consumer Rights in Bulgaria

your consumer rights in bulgaria now onlineEver tried to take faulty goods back to a Bulgarian supplier? Getting no results? Then the inauguration of the online programme to inform consumers in Bulgaria of their rights is more than welcome. EU Consumer Rights commissioner, Meglena Kuneva has brought the online answer to Bulgarian and Romanian consumers. Whether it be goods bought in Bulgaria, goods not delivered on the internet, a holiday not as described in the brochure or just an abnormally high mobile phone bill.... the answers are all there.

What can you do and how do you resolve these difficulties?

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Varna Has New Shopping Centre

Park Cherno More to appear in VarnaVarna is to have the largest shopping centre in Bulgaria. The mall, named Park Cherno More (Black Sea Park) will be built by German company ECE Projektmanagement who have received the building permit. There is no date as yet fixed for when construction will start.

The complex will comprise 145,000 sq.m with parking for 1,800 vehicles and will be sited on Vladislav Varnenchik Boulevard in the Black Sea capital.


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Soaring Bulgaria Property Investment

bulgarian property searches on the upThe Bulgaria property investment market has yet again been in the news. A recent research by the internet site has revealed that those looking to buy an overseas property has increased by 45% during the three month period July to September this year, compared with the same period last year. The month of September has shown the highest increase on property searches to date.

Their analysis of visitor trafffic in the preceeding few months has shown Cyprus as the top country, closely followed by Bulgaria as an overseas property and real estate choice.

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Council Tax Increase

council tax going upThe amount of "council tax" which Bulgarian property owners will have to pay is due to be increased for 2009. Parliament approved amendments to the Act for Local Taxes which will result in the tax valuation of property increasing by 50% from January next year.

The increase is due to property prices growing and the fact that tax valuations have remained so low.

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Rental Yields up in Bulgaria

bulgaria property rental yields soarLatest research shows that property buyers in Bulgaria are enjoying ever increasing rental yields. There has been a significant rise in demand for rental properties in Bulgaria, according to analysis produced by Address Real Estate Agency. The report shows that between January and October this year the number of property rentals has increased by 12% year on year. Address say that the main reason for the high increase is a drop in property sales because of the credit crisis and the lack of clarity as to how the market will develop.

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Wine of the Year 2008

bulgarian wine of the yearSanta Sarah Privat, vintage 2006 has won the Bulgarian Wine of the Year 2008 and has also won the Best Bulgarian Red Wine title. Although Santa Sarah does not own their own vineyards, they have been creating exceptional wines for more than a decade. Only 4,300 bottles of the Santa Sarah Privat 2006 were produced.

Privat is considered the best Santa Sarah wine. Since 2004, it has been a combination of the traditional Bulgarian mavrud and cabernet sauvignon.

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Make Money on Your Money

good interest rates at bulgarian banksWhether you have a little spare cash or a lot, it makes sense to profit from it. DSK Bank are offering numerous attractive deposit terms, with interest rates as high as 9.5%. Why not take advantage and put some of your money on one side, make some more on top and still be sure you have something for a rainy day.

If you are looking to make good interest but only want to "lock up" your money for a short time, than a good example of this is DSK Bank's current offfer with the Tempo Deposit Account.

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Brits Play Dirty

a quarter of Brits lie about their propertyDon't buy property from the Brits would seem to be the answer from a recent study by the independent company HomeServe. A recent poll by HomeServe, the national home emergency service, has revealed that almost one quarter of Brit home owners admit to lying about, or attempting to hide problems with their property to get the sale.


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