Looking for friends in Balchik

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shebry
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Re: Looking for friends in Balchik

Postby shebry » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:48 pm

Corker, 10 years ago you could have held a party and had a full house, Bulgarians and expats all together, it was great.
Sokolovo. a few miles down the road from Balchik was called Little Britain with over 50 expat families living there, but now I would be surprised if there were 10 families living there and there are many properties up for sale. I might add it doesn't appear if they are selling. With the countries population down from about 9 million 10 years ago to about 6.5 million now it's obvious that things are changing and with Bulgaria joining the EU, I am sure that has helped, especially with agriculture and the quality of the road's now. What I would like to add on a positive note is that Bulgaria is becoming a holiday hotspot with more flights and they are all sold out. We can't all be wrong

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Re: Looking for friends in Balchik

Postby bullador » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Hi Shebry, it depends where your property is and the price you want for it that determines whether it sells or not...A friend of mine has done three houses up and has sold all three...he prices them right and his workmanship is good on the renovations.
I agree with you though about things being very slow in selling, and also about the population going down, its sad. I think there are still more than 10 families in Sokolovo but there are alot of people going back to the UK...........I think whoever built those bungalows in Sokolovo had no idea of what people were looking for, they are too close together and all the same.....Not good...

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Re: Looking for friends in Balchik

Postby banjo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:38 pm

The news that the population is dropping like a stone is very worrying also 70% of all apts are empty so not much chance of selling. But there is good news that tourism is up again this year with a plan to get tourism an all year round plan.


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