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Can you visit IKEA in Sofia and leave with nothing?

Sep 14, 2011 1 Comment by

IKEA opening in Sofia, in Bulgaria. Take a peek inside with my video highlights. I liked the shiny new IKEA gleaming in the hot sunshine. For Bansko rental furniture, IKEA does the thinking for you, you can choose at a distance and you know what you’ll get. Not original, not solid, not individual — but better […]

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How To Transform Your Bansko Property: A Furniture Special

Feb 13, 2011 9 Comments by

Bansko ski property is nothing without furniture. However, it’s a furniture minefield, and there’s a battlefield littered with casualties. It’s a disaster area that, from my own mistakes and experiences, is a complex area which is outside my comfort zone and therefore causes stress. Usually Bansko furniture is just an expensive mistake. After looking at […]

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Lock Stock And A Secure Apartment

Feb 26, 2010 No Comments by

Some Bansko apartment owners have asked me about property security. Especially how to change locks to guard against unauthorised lettings and unauthorised entry. This is something I recommend all owners take action on –  especially if they decide to control their property outside the letting and property management of a of the developer. Changing Locks […]

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How To Pay Your Property Taxes And State Register Your Company

Nov 13, 2009 1 Comment by

Property tax – as dull as ditch water. Right? Well maybe, but I guesstimate that over 80% of new foreign property owners in Bulgaria have NOT paid their property taxes. I spoke to Jordan last week. He undertakes property management for some of the property advertised on this site for rent in Bansko. And he explained […]

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How To Rent Your Bansko Property: Part II

Jun 01, 2009 4 Comments by

I take a further look at how to rent your Bansko Property. If you read my part 1,  Top 10 Questions To Help Rent Your Apartment, then this follows on from those key questions I talked about. So I’ll assume we’re sure we are looking at ways to rent our property in Bansko (or indeed […]

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Ikea Thessaloniki: 10 Reasons To Make the Journey

May 12, 2009 10 Comments by

Why Ikea, Thessaloniki, a two and a half hour drive from Bansko? Greece — another country and another world. Join me on my review of Thassaloniki’s IKEA and its potential value to Bulgaria’s property owners. I went in April, and the trip made a refreshing change of scenery — along with a welcome boost of […]

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Top 10 Questions To Help Rent Your Apartment: Part 1

Apr 27, 2009 5 Comments

With many web sites offering to rent your Bansko apartment, some readers have asked me the question… “How should I rent my apartment in Bansko?” Watch This Below: But before I start my Top 10 Tips for renting your apartment, it’s time to face the truth. The economic situation has slashed room rates of four […]

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