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International Herald Tribune: The rise and rise of Bulgarian property

01 June 06

"The rise and rise of Bulgarian property" - by Matthew Brunwasser, International Herald Tribune.

Anyone who has bought property in Bulgaria will tell you that the prices are so low, it is impossible to lose. Prices will continue to rise. The only uncertainty is by how much. And how long.

The Balkan country already has had 12 years of increases. And the National Statistical Institute reported in January that the average sales price per square meter for residential properties in Bulgarian cities had gone up 36.6 percent in the previous year.

But residential prices in Sofia still average only EUR 600, or $717, per square meter, or $66 per square foot. That is much less than the EUR 750 average per square meter in Bratislava, Slovakia; EUR 850 in Bucharest and EUR 1,500 in Prague, according to the National Real Property Association of Bulgaria.

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