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Finland has always been famous as a land of dense forests, transparent lakes, clean air and peaceful silence; however, little is known about real life in this country now: after the Russian Empire as a result of the 1917 revolution lost the Grand Duchy of Finland, which eventually proclaimed its independence, those who knew the real situation in this territory significantly decreased.
And even after a century of experts in Finland is not so easy to find. The HomesOverseas.ru portal has prepared material on real estate in Finland with the involvement of the best specialists in this field.
The real estate market in Finland is, first of all, the domestic market, since the main buyers of local square meters are the inhabitants of the country. The share of foreign buyers now amounts to only 4% – 5,200 apartments out of 133,000. In principle, the current figures are close to the data of the peak year 2008, however, adjusted for the fact that ten years ago our compatriots bought more often cottages, and now interest has concentrated on residential and commercial real estate. Continue reading
Bulgaria traditionally occupies a leading position in the ranking of countries where Russian residents most often buy real estate; Affordable housing, Bulgarian understandable to the Russian ears, a clean and warm sea make your stay in this hospitable country especially pleasant.
In addition, the memory of the local people today still remembers the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-78, when Shipka and Pleven were captured by the Russians, the Danube was victoriously forced, thanks to which Bulgaria regained its long-awaited state independence after five centuries under the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
Having rested for several seasons on the Bulgarian coast, the Russian begins to look closely at the local real estate market – over time, it comes to the understanding that it really makes sense to have a permanent summer house at the sea in such a comfortable country for a stay. And immediately faced with the burden of choice: to purchase an apartment in a new building or become the owner of a secondary housing? Continue reading
Romania is a kind of terra incognita not only in the European real estate market, but also in the field of tourism – except for the Black Sea coast of Constanta, Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, Gypsies, Ceausescu regime and the legendary Negresco hotel in Nice, named after its Romanian founder, – little is known about this country.
Romania in 2007 became part of the European Union, but so far has not joined the Schengen countries. True, news feeds report that in order to enter the Schengen zone, the country needs to fulfill a number of EU requirements, and this issue will have to be resolved in the foreseeable future. A similar situation is now with Bulgaria and Croatia, where it is also necessary to make national visas for entry, however, if the passport has multiple “Schengen”, then all three countries can be visited without problems. Continue reading