Property in Bulgaria for pensioners

seniorYou can choose retirement property in Bulgaria at any taste. The choice will depend on your interests, wishes, and plans. Emigration to Bulgaria for pensioners is an opportunity to live in a comfortable European country near the sea.

Pensioners from Europe, Israel buy property near the sea and in the mountains both for permanent living and vacations.

Someone, having retired, buys a house in a Bulgarian village, does gardening and grows vegetables. Others prefer acquiring an apartment at a sea resort to be able to walk in parks or along the beach every day. There are people who purchase real estate in the mountains.

Apart Estate agency offers pensioners to buy an apartment or a house in Bulgaria from developers or on a resale market.

Special requirements for a pensioner to buy property in Bulgaria

There are several points a person who wants to buy real estate in Bulgaria must consider. 

To begin with, you should choose the region you like. Watch videos, read feedback, explore Bulgarian real estate websites such as the Apart Estate website, understand how much you are ready to spend to buy an apartment. Ideally, it is worth coming to the country at least once and traveling around the cities and villages you like. Citizens from Europe and Israel do not need entry visas. 

In case you decided to move to Bulgaria for permanent living, you will need to get a visa D first and then a long-residence permit. Foreign senior people can apply for a long-residence permit as pensioners. 

The best retirement property                                                    
An amazingly beautiful nature, delicious food, low service prices, fresh air, and a wonderful climate – this is what attracts pensioners from all over the world to Bulgaria. People from England, Germany, Holland, Israel, Ukraine, Russia choose this country for permanent living right after retirement. Many of them buy property in advance to settle in, to furnish a new home, and to get used to it.  

The Bulgarian real estate market offers a big choice of retirement property:

  • Houses in villages or city suburbs. These are modern villas near the sea, in the mountains, or tiny houses that can be used for permanent living or summer cottages. You can acquire a luxurious and furnished property ready to move in. Cheap houses are offered as well. Some of them require renovation, others are to be demolished. Most are sold with a piece of land where there is a garden, a vineyard, and a relaxation and barbeque area. The price range is from 20 to 500 thousand Euro.
  • Townhouses. A new, but a very good option of real estate for pensioners, is purchasing or building a townhouse. This is half of a house, usually consisting of two or three floors, with a separate entrance and a small yard. There, you can arrange vegetable beds, a barbeque, or a playground, build a swimming pool, or park a car.  The advantage of this option is the low price. The 130-150 sq. m townhouses near the sea are available at 120 thousand Euro.
  • Plots for building a house. You can buy a piece of land in Bulgaria (foreigners can do it only if they own a company) to build a cottage yourself or have professional builders do it. The advantage is that you will get a house that completely matches your wishes. The price depends on the location, documents, power and water availability. The cultivated land in villages near Sunny Beach costs about 10 thousand Euro. 
  • Apartments. Our agency offers apartments in living complexes. Many of them are located near the sea. On the territory, there is a swimming pool, SPA-center, restaurant, and a place to relax. We offer flats in residential buildings without a maintenance fee. There are interesting options in Burgas, Nessebar, Sozopol, Sveti Vlas, Ravda. Property in mountain resorts – Bansko, Pamporovo, is also popular among the pensioners. One-bedroom apartments’ prices in Sunny Beach start from 16,000 Euro. In Burgas, property from a developer is available at 36,000 Euro. The average price of a one-bedroom apartment near the sea in Sarafovo without a maintenance fee is 45,000 Euro. 
  • Apartment with a yard. One of the best options of real estate for pensioners is an apartment with its own courtyard. Such a flat is located on the ground floor, has a separate exit to a garden with flourishing roses, barbeque, patio, and a small swimming pool. This option has several advantages. Apartments are inexpensive, the owner can feel free in his yard. There are possibilities for gardening, relaxing. Prices start from 30,000 Euros.

The best locations in Bulgaria for pensioners to buy real estate

old_lediDespite the fact that Bulgaria looks small on the map, it is not easy to choose a place where to live. Each city and village have its own atmosphere, living in its rhythm. In some of them, there are many tourists, others are peaceful and quiet all the year-round and are great for the permanent living of pensioners from Europe, Israel, Ukraine, Russia, and other countries. 

If you want to buy a house, we would recommend you to carefully check villages near Burgas, Pomorie, Sunny Beach. This is Kamenar, Alexandrovo, Medovo, Poroy. Many foreigners, including pensioners, live here. There are always people, who you can talk to, celebrate a New Year or an Easter. 

To be closer to the urban infrastructure, medical centers, supermarkets, we recommend property in Burgas, Pomorie, Nessebar, Sozopol. Banks, cafes, pharmacies, fitness centers, commercial companies operate all year round. You can walk along the beach, do exercises in parks, and meet friends. In these cities, apartments in a residential building, living complex, as well as cottages and townhouses are available. 

High-quality cheap apartments are offered for sale in Sveti Vlas, Elenite, Sunny Beach, in a peaceful, charming Ravda. These are mainly options in living complexes with a service charge. However, you can buy property in a residential building without an annual fee that covers maintenance of the territory and the pool.

Apart Estate agency has a good experience of offering retirement property in Bulgaria. In our database, you will find houses, townhouses, apartments with one or several bedrooms, studio apartments near the sea and in the mountains.