Retirement property in Bulgaria
Off plan or freehold retirement properties in Bulgaria are top of the agenda for potential retirees in the United kingdom, according to Paul Watchorn, featured on UK television recently. The reason is simple he says, after working for forty years, pensioners in the UK can look forward to ever increasing bills, low pension payments and bad weather.
People are naturally thinking about retiring somewhere warm with a low cost of living. The Elhovo area in the Yambol municipality of Bulgaria is proving to be a popular starting place with people, probably because of the television coverage initially, and then with the amount of British people buying in the Elhovo, things went on from there.
These days, four or so years down the line, the locals are used to the British people, especially the shops and restaurants, where an English language menu is always to be found. So what is the big attraction for retirement in Bulgaria? A very low cost of living is a major consideration, a loaf of real bread, not the cheap rubbish from your local supermarket, would cost you about twenty pence, a pint of beer would be about the same, and your council tax would be about five pounds per year, yes no mistake there, five pounds!
The climate is favourable too, long warm summers and mild winters. With its long warm summers, South Bulgaria is easy on the joints. Joint pain sufferers are reporting major relief from the agony associated with the damp conditions in the United Kingdom. A warm retirement in Bulgaria and pain relief is not the only attraction for retirement in Bulgaria though, villages and towns in the area, such as Boyanovo, Elhovo, Razdel etc, are surrounded by beautiful scenery that needs to be seen to be appreciated, what with the favourable weather conditions, the wonderful Bulgarian countryside, and the low cost of living, it is little wonder that retirees are moving to Bulgaria wholesale. Cheap flights to Bourgas, Sofia and Varner make it easy for family and friends to visit.
Attracting friends and family for a free holiday once your are living in Bulgaria is not difficult! People often ask the question - what happens to my pension in Bulgaria? People retiring and moving to Bulgaria from the United Kingdom are able to have their pensions paid into their Bulgarian bank account. From there it is just a matter of using your card at the cash point or in the shops.
Retirement in Bulgaria is just the same as the United Kingdom. The only difference is how far you pension will stretch in places like Elhovo and Granitovo. The extremely low cost of living is only bettered by how friendly and helpful the Bulgarian people are. Even without knowing one word of the language, pensioners from the UK are making great friends and neighbours in villages and towns all over Bulgaria.
There are also ex pat clubs in Elhovo, Yambol and Topolovgrad that meet for lunches and coffee at various times during the month. This really is a place to visit at least once, but you may not want to leave without buying your retirement home. What about Bulgaria and Europe for pensioners, is also a question often asked.
Bulgaria has been in Europe since the end of 2006. January 1st 2007 was the first official day that Bulgaria became part of Europe. Retirement in Bulgaria has never been easier, all the benefits of Europe that you have paid for over the years combined with a great standard of living.
You owe it to yourself to take a look. Look at one of the Bulgarian property finder sites on Google or Yahoo to find out just how easily you could afford a life in the sun, without all the worries of good old blighty.
Why spend another year wondering if the weather will be nice enough for a walk in the country. Don’t make any sudden moves though, choose your Bulgarian retirement home slowly, just drop a line to a Bulgarian property consultant, and let him call you, he will be more than happy to help you with your retirement in Bulgaria.
He will not ask you for fees up front if he is a professional Bulgarian consultant, and at the end of your buying process, you should not be landed with a consultancy bill.
When you first talk to the Bulgarian property consultant simply ask if the price of the property covers his fee. This is the way it should work buying a retirement home in Bulgaria, a nice, easy and painless transaction that you should enjoy as being all part of the experience. Contact Paul Watchorn in the first instance for an informal chat.
Email Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or look at the web site at www.thebulgarianpropertyfinder.co.uk