As more and more people look towards investing in a Turkish property, it is inevitable that you begin to hear some horror stories of those who have seen their dream purchase in the sun turn into a nightmare. In this analysis, we unpick the facts and look into the good, the bad, and even the ugly when it comes to investing in Turkey. Do not buy in Turkey before you have read this blog.
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2015 is set to be a golden year for Antalya - with its sparkling sea, rich history, and cultural melting pot atmosphere, Antalya is prime for investment and has property buyers flocking to the area compared to as the Mediterranean Miami. Find out just why this ancient city is the perfect blend of city and beach for those looking for a prosperous and sunny investment in 2015, you might just find out one or two things about this region of Turkey that you didn't know before.
2015 is well under way, and many property investors are asking themselves: "Where are the best markets to buy a home in 2015? And why?" - with this blog we present our top six destinations for overseas property investment, including a couple surprise countries you might not have expected on the face of it. Are you an overseas investor? What are your top tips for 2015? Let us know in the comment section of this article.
Considered as one of the finest resort towns in Turkey, Aegean Alacati certainly lives up to its name. With its tastefully restored Greek houses, colourful streets and wonderful cuisine, Alacati simply has to top your 'to see' list. Property supply is limited yet there are fine renovated stone houses for sale in Alacati that will give any Tuscan property a good run for its money, certainly in terms of affordability.
Being neighbouring countries, and with such a rich and intertwined history between the two, you are bound to see Turkish influences on Greek lifestyle, monuments and buildings, and vice versa with Greek influences in Turkish way of life, houses and culture. In this blog, we take a deep look into the influence Greece has had on the formation of two of Turkey's most loved regions - Bodrum and Kayakoy in particular. Stretching all the way back to the Ottoman Empire and beyond, you just might be surprised at what we have managed to dig up from the past in this fascinating read on the historical guidance that came to shape Turkey today.
From almost double digit levels, 8.9% economic growth in 2011, Turkish economy has now slowed down toward levels expected of healthy mature markets, just shy of 4% for 2014. Real estate sector is still one of Turkey's major powerhouses for sure with no end to demand and prices increasing over and above general growth levels. Urban transformation projects in Istanbul alone are set to deliver in excess of 50,000 new re-developed housing units in the forthcoming couple of years.
In a city as big as Istanbul, it is easy to get lost, easy to look for easy options of investment in city centre favourite districts and regions such as prime Esenyurt and Beylikduzu. But, what are the districts in Istanbul that have yet to reach their full potential? The areas that are prime for investment today to pay off tomorrow? We take a close look at Bomonti, Kagithane, and Bahcesehir to bring to you our top three spots for real estate today that are set to see huge price increases in the next 5-10 years.
Turkey's largest city and one that brings the East to the West, Istanbul is making a name for itself as a popular city break destination of the world. The city attracts millions of tourists every year who enjoy the bustling vibes, exotic ambience, and sheer size of the region to explore. More often than not, first time visitors find themselves returning every year, and some even purchase a second home in the city - giving you a perfect place to getaway to enjoy some Turkish culture. So, for those who already know Istanbul or have been before - what is there to do? after the touristic sites? Actually, in this blog we will show you that there is a lot to put on your bucket list, from the less well-known attractions to places where the locals hang out - have a read.
One city, two continents. Centre of the old Roman Empire, the Byzantine fortress and playground of the Ottoman Sultans at Topkapi Palace for over five centuries. Ranked the top tourist destination in the world by the TripAdvisor based on reviews of travellers themselves, ahead of London and Rome. Yes, you got it, it's Istanbul, where east meets west, where you shop till you drop, where the heartbeat of ancient civilisations stand side by side with the new towering skyline made of steel and glass, all in perfect harmony. It's 'Istanbul we love you' according to over 36 million who visited Turkey in 2013
Not known around the globe for its fine wines, Turkey's vineyards are actually some of the oldest and biggest you will find in the world. Here we take a look at wine in Turkey and include some of our favourite hotspots and bars to grab a glass of some of the finest Turkish wine. With more than 140 registered producers in the entire country, we hope that you are thirsty - you surely will be after reading this blog. If you ever happen to find yourself sipping on a glass in one of the great restaurants or bars listed in this article, give us a call - we will most likely not be too far behind!