Currently no restrictions on /EU citizen / foreigners buying property in Bulgaria.
If you’re working with a real estate agent the process is likely to be relatively straightforward regardless. If you’re buying directly from the owner, however, you may find your price is inflated, even up to twice the cost of what might be offered to a local person.
As such, it’s a good idea to engage a local agent to help you with the process if you can, as they’re likely to have a better deal. It’s fairly common to use a proeprty agent to find property in Bulgaria, especially in more remote rural regions.
If you’re ready to buy in Bulgaria, the following steps can help give you a rough idea of where to get started:
1. Decide which region you'd like to live in and set a maxmimum budget.
2. Engage a real estate agent to help in your search
3. Find a property
4. Make a offer
5. Transfer and sign the document on front of the notary public (solicitor) which is response for to perform the property searches, including the land registry, ownership rights, boundaries, and rights of way.