Doc Martin's Surgery has helped thousands of expats trying to navigate the bureaucracy and madness of the Turkish system. Marie Coggin meets Martin Redman, who's made it his mission to help people get started in their Turkish life, and asks him a few questions, discovering that he's not nearly as cantankerous as his namesake.
How to find the right property in TurkeyFind out how to find the right property in Turkey and where to buy your Turkish home. There are so many areas and types of properties to choose from
Investing in property will always be a head-over-heart purchase. However, that doesn't mean to say that buying a Turkey home as an investment is all about business: Cameron Deggin tells us the ins and outs of investing in a home on Turkey's south coast, versus opting to invest in Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul.
Knowing the basics of Turkish property law is essential for anyone thinking of buying a home in the country. This will help safeguard your interests, but also ensure that after you’ve chosen your new home, you can stay involved with the legal process of applying and signing for your title deeds. This blog answers all the questions you need to know before buying real estate in Turkey.
The idea of a penthouse lifestyle was first born in New York during the 1920s. These days, the trend has gone global, appearing in many major cities like Istanbul as both permanent dwelling and luxury travel accommodation. Along with the changing status of the penthouse lifestyle trend, came a change in the type of buyers. Previously buyers were working singles or couples, with a professional job netting them a sizeable monthly income. The loft lifestyle has become an all-rounder, appealing to many walks of society if they have the cash to splash.
To insiders who know Turkey well, the last twenty years has seen a slow shift in social trends. With the GDP growing every year, people’s lifestyles, tastes, wants and needs have changed dramatically. The emphasis now is more on comfort, enjoyment and enjoying the fruits of your labour. One industry that is partly responsible and partly benefits from the social changes is the real estate market. These days Turkish property buyers are changing the habits of their parents and grandparents when it comes to finding a home from home.
Off-plan property in Turkey offers some of the most lucrative investment opportunities in the country - especially in Istanbul, where buyers can make up to 35% in gains between pre-launch and completion. But is it safe to buy off-plan property in Turkey? What are the pitfalls, and do they outweigh the advantages?
Low key Gundogan isn't typically on the Bodrum tourist trail. But that's changing: more and more visitors to Turkey are discovering this peaceful spot, with its unusual rock formations and laid-back charm. Property in Gundogan is select: a lack of land means limited options for construction, which makes Gundogan a little pricier than the rest of the peninsula. But is it worth buying property there? Read on to find out.
Property investment in Turkey is up by 70% since 2013, a testament to the country's strong economy and the relaxing of property-buying laws. With the rise in investment there's been a corresponding uptick in the number of buy-to-let investors, keen to capitalise on the country's, dynamic young population of renters and the steadily rising tourist numbers.
The Bodrum Peninsula on the Aegean coast of Turkey is one of the country’s top holiday destinations. Comprising of the main town centre and smaller coastal resorts such as Yalikavak and Turgutreis, many nationalities descend on it every year, but it is particularly popular with the Brits. Idyllic vacations are not its only claim to fame though: many people are choosing to move to the area, resulting in large, active expat communities in Bodrum Town.
Istanbul's real estate market is fast-moving and, for smart investors, lucrative. However, investors are bombarded with offers to make up to 50% gains in the Istanbul property market. Some are legit - but many, many others are - at best - misleading. Cameron Deggin unpicks the fact from the fiction and explains how to identify a superb deal from a total turkey.
When investing in a large city like Istanbul, it's difficult to get your bearings. Prices, build qualities, locations - it all varies so much. Unfortunately, there are a large number of unscrupulous companies ready to take advantage of new buyers. This includes the growing phenomenon of guaranteed rental income. We explain how it works - and how best to avoid getting scammed in Istanbul.
Bolu might just be the most beautiful location you've never heard of. Located in northwestern Turkey, equidistant between Ankara and Istanbul, the region has a wealth of mountains, dense forests, natural springs and lakes, as well as a collection of Ottoman houses that draw visitors from all over the country. We've designed a luxury home here that's currently under construction. Discover the delights of Bolu - and how you too could build your dream home in this area of natural beauty.