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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.
Looking out across the sea and mountains with incredible views is this rare find villa for sale in the picturesque area of Faralya within the Fethiye region, suitable for year round living with its own private garden and swimming pool.
Just metres to the sea areas is this beautiful modern villa for sale in Kalkan, a great opportunity for those looking to buy in Turkey's next top destination for overseas real estate - Kalkan. Overlooking Kalamar Bay and enjoying great views throughout, this is a must see listing for those looking for something special.
Built in a contemporary manner, these new villas are for sale in the Belek region of Turkey and are suitable for family living with loved ones – situated within their own private gardens with large swimming pools.
Not only is this huge property set within a large plot ensuring total privacy and an exclusive lifestyle, but you will also find a separate guest house on the grounds, giving you the perfect chance to invite friends and family over to visit, or perhaps even rent the unit out to tourists.
Ready to move in immediately, this fully furnished villa is nestled within the Camyuva area of Kemer and is 500 metres away from the nearest beach – perfect for families and those looking to move to Turkey permanently.
80 metres away from the seaside and amenities, this fantastic home is nestled within the peaceful and highly residential area of Akarca in Fethiye Town and ticks all the boxes for families moving to Turkey.
This villa has been refurbished and is on the market as completely furnished for an easy transition to living in the Calis area of the Fethiye region – just a few minutes away from all local amenities and daily necessities.
Ten minutes away from the centre of Gocek and nearest Marina, this luxury-designed home is a must see for those looking to move to Turkey and has five bedrooms inside – enquire today for more information.
Looking out across the Marmara Sea with panoramic views from attached balconies and wide terraces, these completed apartments are in Kartal on the Anatolian side of Istanbul and have access to a range of facilities.
Spacious villa nestled within the residential area of Dosemealti in Antalya, just a short few minutes driving distance away from amenities and things to do on a daily basis – enquire today for more information.
Situated within a secure compound, these luxury-built villas are nestled within a private area of Dosemealti in Antalya and have fantastic nature views from their own private gardens with spacious swimming pools outside.
Available today at excellent prices not to miss, these brand new villas are found in a quiet area of Belek are close to all local amenities and facilities including the nearest beach and centre within a 2km radius.
Centrally located, just a short walk away from daily amenities and facilities is this gorgeous sea view villa for sale in Kalkan region of Turkey – perfect for those looking to live in the country on a permanent basis.
Built to luxury standards throughout, these villas are nestled within Molla Yusuf area of Konyaalti and are suitable for families relocating to Turkey permanently with amenities and shops just a few minutes away.
This outstanding property is for sale in the residential area of Ortaalan in Kalkan and enjoys panoramic views heading out towards the sea and surroundings from an infinity swimming pool and highly private garden.
Invest in one of these magnificent properties for sale in Konacik area of Bodrum, looking out towards the surrounding scenery and settings with panoramic views – there are just five villas in this project so enquire today or miss out.
Looking out across the sea and Kalamar Bay with panoramic views to enjoy, this fantastic villa is just five minutes away from Kalkan Centre and would make for a wonderful family home in a highly desired location.
Looking out towards the sea with unobstructed views, these panoramic apartments are for sale within Kartal on the Anatolian side of Istanbul and form part of a superb complex with top social facilities to enjoy.
Looking out across the sea with panoramic Mediterranean views, this fully furnished villa is located in the peaceful area of Kas in Turkey and has its own private garden with large central swimming pool to enjoy.
Built to excellent standards from top to bottom, this exquisite project is located on the Asian side of Istanbul within the sought after area of Kadikoy and enjoys tremendous sea views from apartments on the higher floors.
With a smart home system installed to allow you to control your home at the touch of a button, this high specification penthouse is the perfect setting for elite living and features a private sauna and Bogacay River views.
Designed to outstanding luxury standards and enjoying panoramic mountain and nature views is this four bedroom home in Ovacik, sitting within a private plot with landscaped garden and large central swimming pool.
Fully furnished family residence in Kalkan just 200 metres away from the famous Thursday market and listed for sale as completely furnished. This villa includes a private garden and pool, and has five bedrooms for all the family.
Suitable for year round living with a family, these spacious apartments are nestled within a private area of Beylikduzu and have sweeping sea views – all just a few minutes away from the famous West Marina.