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Turkey is a vast country, over three times the size of the UK and some 25% larger than France. Straddling between Europe and Asia, with almost 7,000 kilometres of Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea, Turkey is home to a unique mosaic of cultures, diverse landscape and dynamic social make up. If you are looking for property overseas, wish to buy a holiday home in the sun, a place to retire or purely real estate investment in an upwardly mobile country, then no search is complete without having a good look at Turkish real estate for sale.
Where to buy a holiday home in Turkey?
With so many lovely resorts and towns to choose from, it is a task in itself to decide where to buy that special villa in Turkey or that sea view apartment, which will be your new home in Turkey and double up for some rental income. According to statistics published by the Turkish real estate agents association, Antalya, Fethiye, Bodrum and Side are the most popular holiday home destinations in Turkey. Properties in Antalya enjoy the proximity of a bustling seaside city with lovely beaches and excellent golf courses of Belek, whereas Kalkan properties provide some of the most dramatic sea views experienced in the entire Mediterranean, not to mention Kalkan's elegant setting and fine dining. Side holiday homes for sale are ideal for families with children, where shallow waters gently touch sandy shores. Real estate in Bodrum on the other hand is your key to Turkey's most sophisticated resort with plenty of sailing and seafront homes in lovely Yalikavak, Turkbuku or Gumusluk. Then we have sun-soaked Fethiye with most affordable villas and flats for sale in Turkey near the most pictured Oludeniz beach.
Looking to retire overseas - where should you buy your retirement home in Turkey?
When considering a permanent move abroad and buying a property for year round living, there are some important factors to take into account. Proximity of amenities, hospitals, schools and a stable local community are some of the elements one would naturally look at. In our dealings with over 10,000 people from all over the world looking at Turkish real estate with a view to permanent living in Turkey, we find that properties in Fethiye, Bodrum and Antalya (including Side and Kemer) are natural favourites for year round living. They all have excellent climates with over 300 days of sunshine, mild winters and the right level of facilities to sustain year round living.
Where to invest in Turkish real estate?
With an average annual GDP growth in excess of 8% for 2010 - 2012 period, Turkey has posted exceptional economic performance compared to the EU zone and indeed to BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China). In 2011 and 2012 Turkey's economic expansion was only second to China. IMF estimates that Turkey will yet again outperform most BRICs countries and certainly the entire Euro zone in 2013 - 2017 period with an average annual expansion of 5%+ projected. Turkish real estate industry is currently one of the major growth sectors within Turkey. With a youth population of over 60% of entire 76 million and increasing wealth in the country, domestic demand for the Turkish real estate industry is fast climbing. Turkish real estate agents association estimates that by year 2015 there will be a shortage of around 2 million quality housing in Turkey just to accommodate domestic demand, this is not even counting the booming tourism sector, 6th most visited country in the world in 2011, which also puts a heavy demand on coastal hotel, villa and apartment projects. In 2011, property market in Turkey grew by some 18% compared to year before. Considering that at the same period Greece, Spain and Portugal came close to announcing bankruptcy underlines the viability of owning property in Turkey.
Prime location Istanbul or better to look at prospering Antalya?
From a purely investment viewpoint property for sale in Istanbul deserves a close look, however, one needs to be very selective. There are many offers on the market and not all are viable. We recommend real estate in Istanbul prime locations as opposed to heavily marketed bargain apartments on the outskirts of the city. Naturally, prime locations of Istanbul are expensive, therefore we suggest investors should have a good look at Antalya property market as a viable and exceptional alternative to prime location real estate of Istanbul.
How about rental returns and capital growth?
On the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts of Turkey, your holiday home in Antalya, Fethiye, Kalkan and Bodrum could easily deliver in excess of 6% rental returns after all expenses paid. Considering that the average rental yield in the UK is 4.8%, this is quite a strong return. Coupled with steep capital growth in several years, you could build your very own nest egg in Turkish real estate. Another interesting profile to underline is the beachfront Turkey property segment.
Can you suggest a niche segment of Turkish real estate to keep an eye on?
Keen investors and of course keen sailors alike should keep a solid eye on waterfront properties in Turkey. This is an incredibly lucrative segment of the Turkish real estate market. Compared to France, Spain and Italy, beachfront properties in Turkey come at one third the price tag for comparable villas and apartments. Luxury villas for sale at the seafront in Bodrum, Kalkan, Kas and Fethiye could be purchased from as little as Euro 400,000, whereas a comparable villa in Spain or France would cost no less than Euro 1.3m. This is a huge price gap and we suggest that it is an artificial one. We do not expect prices of beach front properties in France to come down for these are highly desirable homes, however, as more and more people discover the stunning coastline of Turkey, we expect waterfront homes in Turkey to appreciate quite significantly over the next 3-5 years. The number of foreign registered boats and yachts entering Turkish waters have tripled since 2005, clearly indicating that Turkey is becoming a desirable boating destination. Considering the breathtaking beauty of the bays and coves in the Aegean and Mediterranean waters of Turkey, this is not surprising at all.
Nestled away in the Turkish countryside surrounded by beautiful mountain views is this bargain priced plot of land for sale in Cukurbag, within close proximity to Kas and the road for easily moving around the region.
Highly suitable for year round living within an excellent complex, this spacious apartment is for sale within a residential area of Lara in Antalya and has access to landscaped gardens, a swimming pool, and lots more.
This charming apartment is nestled in Konyaalti area of Antalya and forms part of a quality complex with lovely views of a park and Orange Grove – just 900 metres walking distance away from the famous beach.
These sea view apartments are located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul in Kartal and have Title Deeds in place – suitable for Turkish Citizenship by Investment applications and highly recommended for viewing.
These low-rise apartments are nestled within a peaceful area of Beylikduzu and form part of a high quality complex equipped with social facilities for residents to enjoy – these listings are perfect for family living.
Completed and ready for owners to move in immediately, this brand new project is located in Basin Ekspres area of Istanbul and offers apartments for sale in sizes ranging from one – four bedrooms with multiple types available.
Available today at a bargain price not to miss, this charming villa is located in a peaceful area of Belek close to golf courses and within a short five minute driving distance to the nearest sandy beach area.
Set in the mountain village of Beycik in Antalya, this beautiful and authentic home is the ideal opportunity for those seeking the best of both worlds - located in nature surroundings, yet found just a short drive from the city centre of Antalya, live the city life by day before heading home to your peaceful abode.
Minutes away from everything needed, this beautiful house is for sale in the Gundogan area of Bodrum and has access to a shared swimming pool along with its own private garden with beautiful views across the sea.
For sale at a great price not to miss, this charming villa is nestled within a residential area of Calis and is just 15 minutes away from the famous beach and promenade lined with a full range of shops and restaurants.
An incredible opportunity to purchase multiple villas at a discounted rate in the peaceful area of Islamlar in Kalkan – high rental income and potential to operate as a boutique hotel makes this the ideal buy to let investment in Turkey.
Tuzla apartment for sale within a residential area of Fethiye, situated just a short five minute walking distance away from the town centre full of life and things to do – this is a must see that will not be available for long.
650 metres away from Uzumlu Village centre full of amenities and things to do, this charming semi-detached villa is suitable for peaceful living in Turkey and has its own landscaped garden to enjoy daily.
Furnished and ready for owners to move in immediately, this charming duplex apartment is nestled within a peaceful area of Deliktas in Fethiye and is just a short walking distance away from main road amenities.
These family apartments are found in the desired area of Esenyurt in Istanbul and form part of a high quality complex 50 metres from a Subway for commuting and moving around the city towards the centre on a daily basis.
Built to luxury standards throughout, this exceptional project offers superb apartments in the sought after area of Bomonti in central Istanbul and is fully completed – ready for buyers to move in immediately.
Forming part of a 5-star project designed and built by a top developer in Istanbul, these flats are available in sizes ranging up to four bedrooms and are minutes away from the famous Lake with beautiful views.
These low-rise apartments have fantastic views heading out towards the sea and are located within a residential area of Beylikduzu in Istanbul, just 1.9km away from the famous Marina for sailing opportunities.
Located in the historical setting of Beyoglu within walking distance to Taksim Square and local facilities, these are outstanding apartments for sale at great prices for those looking to live in the central heart of Istanbul close to everything.
Fantastic residences found in the heart of Konyaalti within an extravagant complex complete with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, landscaped gardens, on-site gym, and much more for you to enjoy on a daily basis.
A perfect investment property situated in Kalamar in Kalkan for anyone looking to earn a high rental income with their purchase of real estate abroad. Call us today for more information on this luxury 3 bedroom villa that also comes part furnished to ease the purchase process.
This ground floor apartment is nestled within the residential Tuzla area of Fethiye and is just a few minutes walking distance away from daily amenities and the promenade lined with shops, restaurants, and things to do.
If you are looking to stand out from the rest in terms of stunning design and spectacular features, then this Uzumlu detached villa with five bedrooms might be the one for you. This signature residence features lots of privacy in tranquil settings and a crisp, clean, contemporary design.
These Title Deed ready apartments are nestled within a central area of Sisli in Istanbul and are suitable for Turkish Citizenship by Investment applications – located directly above the E-5 Highway for daily commuting.