From poor man's choice for a home overseas to be the choice of the more discerning luxury home buyer, Turkish real estate transformed itself in less than 10 years, partially thanks to the global slow-down post 2007. Cheap, nondescript apartments and villas started giving way to exclusive luxurious houses in Bodrum, Kalkan, Kas and Fethiye islands with mooring and private beach platforms. Accredited architects were called in to design contemporary properties that command price tags in excess of Euro 1m..
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Talks between Turkey and the European Union have been ongoing for a number of years now, with more people speculating recently that perhaps EU needs Turkey more rather than Turkey needing the EU. In this article a study has been undertaken to present exactly how Turkey will benefit from joining the European Union. We're not just talking about the free travel or ability to work, but a more in-depth look at the real benefits for Turkey should they come to an agreement to join the EU.
Year on year, investors are asking themselves where the next emerging market will come from for overseas property investment. With the current economic climate, investors are more cautious than ever when choosing where to place their money in 2014. Property Turkey presents a research and study into the top emerging destinations for real estate investment for the foreseeable future, with emerging countries set to overtake current favourite nations as the top bets for investment.
With so many hotspots around Europe for water lovers to choose from, here is our guide to the top destinations for watersports in Europe - giving you everything from snorkelling with exotic sea creatures, to parasailing off high mountains plunging down to the turquoise waters below, plus, you don't need to head all the way out to Australia to catch some humongous waves, there are plenty of surfing spots to be found in Europe and we give you access to our top locations in this must-read blog on watersports in Europe.
Here is something for the film buffs: can you name 10 blockbuster films shot in Turkey without reading this article? Before you click in, note down how many movies you know were filmed in say Istanbul or other locations in Turkey. We shall give you a clue to start with: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie featuring Hercule Poirot was shot in 1974.
There are many things to consider when planning to move overseas. Cultural fit and religion are certainly right there on top of most European's check lists. Should we buy a home in a Muslim country such as Turkey? Shall we fit in? Will it be safe and liberal? These are natural questions that would be overseas property buyers have on their compatibility check-lists. Our blog cuts straight to the chase and looks at the essence of life and religion in Turkey. Is Turkey really the 'Islamic' country we thought it was or is it something that is even superior to what we have in our home countries?
Following the recent 13 million Euro sale of Atlantic Records home in Bodrum, we blog about why the region is becoming so popular amongst foreign buyers, including a historical look at the development of the region and an insight into what the future holds for this luxurious Turkish coastal town.
Is Turkey purely an Islamic based country or is there a tolerance to other religions? How many religions are there in Turkey? We provide an insight with this blog into religion in Turkey and the tolerance of the people and the secular government towards those of other religions who all live in harmony in Turkey.
Will Turkey ever become part of the European Union? What is stopping Turkey from joining the EU? Does Turkey even NEED the EU anymore? We answer all these questions and more in the Turkish blog about the complicated relationship between Turkey and the European Union.
Sisli is arguably the hottest spot in Istanbul for property investment and real estate astute purchases. In this blog we take a look at the history of Sisli and what the future holds for this investment rich location in Istanbul including new developments and stunning changes set in motion.