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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.
Within a ten minute walk from a Metro and Shopping Mall, this is an excellent opportunity to purchase an affordable apartment for sale in Nilufer region of Bursa – forming part of a top quality complex with social facilities.
Boasting a huge shared swimming pool and other on-site social facilities for residents to use, this complex is located in the residential area of Avsallar in Alanya and offers contemporary apartments at bargain prices today.
Designed to top quality standards are these 5-star properties for sale in the Kargicak area of Alanya just 1.3km away from a sandy beach and ticking all the boxes for use as either a holiday home abroad or permanent residence.
Situated within a developing and friendly neighbourhood, these Nilufer apartments are for sale at affordable prices within the city of Bursa and have beautiful views heading out across the surrounding nature.
Modern flats available for purchase in sizes ranging from two – four bedrooms, overlooking the Taurus Mountains with incredible views and located just 20 minutes driving distance away from Antalya International Airport.
Delightful apartment found in the residential area of Tasyaka in Fethiye, this listing is for sale today at an affordable price for living in Turkey and is just five minutes away from the main town centre and daily necessities.
Looking out to the sea with lovely views, this four bedroom residence is found in a quiet area of Tuzla in Istanbul and is close to all amenities including Tuzla Marina for those who love sailing some of the best sailing routes in Turkey.
Fully furnished and ready for new owners to move in immediately, this delightful apartment is found in the heart of Fethiye Town centre and has a superb view heading out towards the sea and Harbour just metres away.
Available today at bargain prices, these affordable apartments are nestled within the Aksu, Altintas area of Antalya and are five minutes away from the Airport for easy travel to and from your residence.
Priced to sell quickly, this ground floor apartment is nestled in Catalarik area of Fethiye and would make for an excellent retirement spot in Turkey with the nearest beach just 3km away and amenities even closer.
Operating as a successful coffee shop, this is an excellent investment opportunity in Kartal on the Anatolian side of Istanbul – a must see for someone looking to invest in a shop with a long term tenant currently in place.
Completely furnished and decorated from top to bottom, this duplex apartment is ready to move in today in the residential area of Gulpinar in Dalyan, just moments away from all your lifestyle needs and family amenities such as restaurants and shops.
Completely furnished and ready to move in today is this bargain priced apartment within walking distance to the famous Calis Beach and promenade full of busy restaurants, quality bars, and all your everyday shops and necessities.
Completely furnished and ready to move in, this spacious apartment is just metres away from a private sandy beach within a 5-star complex full of social on-site facilities and things to keep residents entertained all year round.
Built to excellent standards by a top developer in Bursa, this brand new project offers high quality apartments for sale in the residential area of Nilufer and is just a few minutes away from daily amenities and transport.
This charming apartment is located in a historical location in Cihangir and offers three bedrooms for a large sized family to live permanently in Istanbul within walking distance to Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue.
Looking out towards the sea with fantastic views, this brand new development is located in an elite area of Uskudar in Istanbul and offers homes for sale in sizes ranging up to five rooms for large families to live.
Ripe for investment, these outstanding properties are located just minutes away from central areas including Maslak and Taksim and are for sale today at bargain prices that are only going to rise considerably upon completion.
Within close distance to Ilica Beach and daily amenities, this spacious villa is located in the Cesme area of Turkey and is for sale at a great price for those looking to relocate with family members to a highly sought after area.
This excellent apartment is situated within a popular complex in Calis and has access to a large central swimming pool and social facilities for residents to relax and spend their days socialising with each other.
Ripe for investment are these elite apartments for sale in Esenyurt, listed at early bird prices with panoramic city and sea views from higher floors – this is one of the most impressive projects that you will find in Istanbul.
Title Deed ready apartments nestled within a peaceful area of Nilufer in Bursa, suitable for those who are looking to move permanently to Turkey and live within a top complex fully equipped with social facilities.
Whatever your reason for investing in Alanya, this property is a must see and is located in the residential area of Kargicak just minutes away from local amenities and excellent facilities for all your daily necessities and amenities.
Within a few minutes to the nearest marina and seaside, these fantastic new villas are nestled away in a quiet area of Buyukcekmece in Istanbul and are suitable for family living away from the frenetic city centre.