Friday, August 11, 2006

Our Listings have Expanded to 25 Countries!

We are excited that so many people are choosing to use to market and search for land. Today, we are pleased to announce that our reach has extended to more than 25 countries around the world! Following, you will find a graph showing the top 10 countries with the most land listings.

As you can see from the graph above, some countries such as Turks and Caicos, Thailand and Dominican Republic went up in ranking; meaning that in the past couple of months, people from these countries have been actively posting listings on our website.

Below is the list of the countries that currently have listings on our database. We have linked each of them for your convenience, so feel free to click on the ones that you would like to see the listings for.

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Madagascar, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Thailand, Turks and Caicos, and Uruguay.

We would like to remind you that we are constantly updating our Blogger. You can now find our latest listings around the world through our NEW list of countries under “International Land for Sale” without having to log-in. We encourage you to save our Blogger in your Favorites to have easy access to our listings and read our postings in order to keep informed about real estate investment opportunities world wide; this week’s article is about property market in Bulgaria.

Don’t forget that our promotion hasn’t ended yet. You will be able to post FREE LAND LISTINGS on our website until August 31st. Take advantage of this opportunity before it is too late. Visit and post your listings Today!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Press Praises Bulgaria's Property Market

"The Wall Street Journal and London-based newspaper The Independent have published articles praising property market opportunities in Bulgaria. In an April 18 report in The Independent, which describes Bulgaria as a “beautiful country”, writer Robert Nurden says that property investment in the country falls into four main categories.

The first is in the capital city, Sofia, which is “growing economically and geographically faster than any other former East European capital”. The property boom has now hit the centre, with locals themselves pitching into the market, always a good sign, the report says. “With the country on the threshold of EU membership – and entry into the euro itself likely in about three years’ time – an international and transitory population in this ‘engine of the country’s growth’ is inevitable. This means a huge demand for good rented accommodation.”The Independent says that an average, two-bedroom, newly built apartment in the centre sells for between 69 000 pounds and 87 000 pounds (195 245 to 246 190 leva), and values are “rising almost by the day”. The rent from such an apartment would be up to 700 pounds a month, according to Robert Jenkin of estate agents Bulgarian Dreams. “‘These are fantastic investment opportunities in a city that is becoming more cosmopolitan and whose economy is stable and performing well,’” he is quoted as saying.

The mountains provide opportunity number two, The Independent states. The report praises the infrastructure at Bansko, and says that in the past two years, it has added on a large number of apartment blocks geared to the winter season. In Bansko, a typical two-bedroom, newly built apartment costs 71 000 pounds, “with the mouth-watering prospect of a rise in values of about 20 per cent a year”.

“The Black Sea, with its sunshine, cheap beer and great food, beckons investors too. Locations such as Sunny Beach may be set to become the new Costa del Sol.” The report says that there are signs that Bulgaria is throwing off its bottom-end-of-the-market image and moving towards building more luxurious properties. The Government has introduced legislation aimed at protecting the coast from the worst gourmandises of the Spanish costas, the report says.

The article quotes estate agent Iliana Yordanova of Home Cottage Bulgaria: “‘But the really canny investment, and one open to those on a low budget, is to buy land. Plots are unbelievably cheap’”. She continues: “‘If you are prepared to look at undeveloped areas, either by the coast or inland, you can pick up good agricultural land for as a little as eight euro a square metre. The town of Kavarna would command prices of 70 euro a square metre, and Balchik 58 euro. But I have heard of a plot going for three euro a square metre inland’”.

On April 19, The Wall Street Journal reported that real estate investors are continuing to flock to Central and Eastern Europe, to the point where there is not enough buying opportunities to go around. “As countries join the European Union, they are viewed as more stable, making investors more likely to jump in with their money,” the WSJ report says"

By The Sofia Echo, "Press praises Bulgaria's property market", Mon 01 May 2006