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Straight talk: how to make a killing in Istanbul

Straight talk: how to make a killing in Istanbul

Cameron Deggin has a hard truth for Straight Talk watchers: the properties most aggressively marketed to foreign buyers aren't necessarily the ones that are going to yield returns. Deggin outlines the difference between the branded residences that dominate agent portfolios, and the smaller, lesser-known developments quietly making money.



Straight Talk: Avoiding citizenship scams in Turkey

Straight Talk: Avoiding citizenship scams in Turkey

Turkish citizenship for just $175,000. When the threshold is $250,000, this sounds like a good deal, right? Almost too good to be true? In this episode of Straight Talk, Cameron Deggin walks us through a scam that's doing the rounds in Istanbul, where unsuspecting buyers are falling for a gimmick that could land them in hot water.


Straight Talk: Perfecting your exit strategy when investing in Istanbul

Straight Talk: Perfecting your exit strategy when investing in Istanbul

Property investment can be a tricky business. It's not an emotional purchase like buying a family home; instead, it involves casting an eye to the future. In this episode of Straight Talk, Property Turkey director Cameron Deggin talks about surefire ways to fail - and win - at an exit strategy when you're investing in Istanbul property.


Straight Talk: is it a good time to buy property in Turkey?

Straight Talk: is it a good time to buy property in Turkey?

With the lira still at a low level, there are plenty of incentives for investors to consider buying property in Turkey. And now here's another: the raising of interest rates by Turkey's Central Bank means Turks are holding their money close. And a gap in the domestic buying market means big opportunities for anyone buying Turkish property.


Straight Talk: Why buy property in Antalya, Turkey's Mediterranean centre

Straight Talk: Why buy property in Antalya, Turkey's Mediterranean centre

Antalya has always had a place in Cameron Deggin's heart. From his first visit as a teenager, he was transfixed by the city which would eventually grow into a metropolis ten times larger. He explains the appeal of this southern Mediterranean city, and why investing in property is one of the smartest moves you could make in Turkey.


Is land a good investment in Istanbul?

Is land a good investment in Istanbul?

Buying land in Istanbul or elsewhere in Turkey is an option for foreign investors. However, to make a successful investment need impeccable intel. Cameron Deggin explains why, when an opportunity to cash in on newly zoned land arises, foreign investors are generally the last to know. 


Straight Talk: maximising your capital appreciation in Istanbul real estate

Straight Talk: maximising your capital appreciation in Istanbul real estate

Capital gains are the all-important measure of your property investment success. But what are they? And is obtaining capital gains as simple as buying a property in Istanbul and hoping for the best? The short answer, explains Cameron Deggin, is no. Find out how to ensure your investment is a success by exploring a few dos and don'ts of investing in Istanbul.


Straight Talk: Planning your real estate investment in Turkey

Straight Talk: Planning your real estate investment in Turkey

With so much information out there, how can potential investors choose a good real estate agent, let alone a real estate investment in Turkey? Cameron Deggin has some advice for first-time investors hoping to navigate the uneven waters of Turkey's property investment landscape. 


Straight Talk: Should I Invest in Istanbul property with guaranteed rental income?

Straight Talk: Should I Invest in Istanbul property with guaranteed rental income?

The Istanbul real estate market is an intimidating landscape, and full of traps for new investors. So while a 10% rental guarantee sounds like the perfect deal, the easy money is not quite what it seems. Cameron Deggin from Property Turkey explains the trap of the guaranteed rental income, while outlining the best way to pick a winning Istanbul investment property.


Straight Talk: What's in store for Turkish property in 2020 and beyond?

Straight Talk: What's in store for Turkish property in 2020 and beyond?

For Turkish property investors, the last decade has certainly been an interesting one. Economic gains, currency woes, elections and an attempted coup. However, despite setbacks, Turkey's economic fundamentals have been sound, and investors have won fortunes, especially in the high-stakes market of Istanbul.

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