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5 reasons to invest in Basin Ekspres property in 2018

5 reasons to invest in Basin Ekspres property in 2018

Basin Ekspres property is no longer Istanbul’s best kept secret. The region on Istanbul’s European side has well and truly come into its own, with quality housing developments and improved infrastructure. We explain why real estate investors should look to Basin Ekspres in 2018 - which will mark the last year of incredible bargains to be found in the area.


The rise of the 1 bedroom Istanbul apartment

The rise of the 1 bedroom Istanbul apartment

Turkish society has changed a lot in the last quarter century: the country’s population is youthful. Women are going to work, and young couples are choosing to wait until their finances are solid before having children. They’re also more upwardly mobile, with more money to spend on consumer items - and homes. But it’s not the three or four bedroom properties that attract these young buyers: it’s one bedroom properties, especially in Istanbul.


The Penthouse Lifestyle of Istanbul

The Penthouse Lifestyle of Istanbul

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.


Discover the Golden Horn, Istanbul’s best-kept investment secret

Discover the Golden Horn, Istanbul’s best-kept investment secret

Tourists generally favour Istanbul's old city, with its incredible monuments and well-worn attractions. However, the developing neighbourhoods along Istanbul's historic Golden Horn are about to give the city's established visitor haunts a run for their money: as investment in the area transforms the face of the Golden Horn, the area is becoming a hub for culture and art. Investors looking for an entry-level option in the fast-moving Istanbul market now have Golden Horn property firmly on their radar. 


How Istanbul is Redefining Neighbourhood and Community Vibes

How Istanbul is Redefining Neighbourhood and Community Vibes

Across the world, one common complaint about city living is that it loses its intimacy. However, builders in Istanbul, the most forward thinking and advancing city in Turkey have found a way around this. Knowing their heritage like the back of their hand, they are incorporating the traditional community features into the large skyscraper buildings springing up all over the city. So, the social traditions are still there; they just look different.


7 of Istanbul’s Fascinating Fountains

7 of Istanbul’s Fascinating Fountains

Istanbul's fascinating fountains delight and intrigue visitors. Once upon a time, a thousand fountains graced the city. These days, around 400 remain, each with its own character and unique beauty. Explore these incredible water features from a time gone by as we outline our favourite fountains around Istanbul.

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8 family friendly properties in Istanbul

8 family friendly properties in Istanbul

Turkey's largest city is a bustling, action-packed metropolis. It's full of culture, history and incredible activities for the whole family. It's little wonder families are starting to locate to Istanbul for work - and a new life. Explore some of the properties we think are most suitable for families wishing to live in what's surely one of the most incredible cities on the planet.


Life’s a beach in Istanbul: exploring the city’s shore

Life’s a beach in Istanbul: exploring the city’s shore

Istanbul's quieter during the summer months, as city dwellers head out of the megacity and to the long sands of Bodrum, Antalya and Fethiye's beaches. However, there are plenty of seaside delights to be found in Istanbul, as our list proves. Join us as we explore some of the city's nicest shorelines.


5 incredible Media Highway property investments

5 incredible Media Highway property investments

Media Highway (Basin Ekspres) in Istanbul has benefited from a huge government investment, improving government infrastructure and pushing property prices up. However, the growing area is still a great option for entry-level property investors, with plenty of options for capital growth and rental income. We've rounded up our pick of the six most incredible investment opportunities in the Media Highway area.


How to Use the Istanbul Metro - a complete guide

How to Use the Istanbul Metro - a complete guide

Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and with more than 14 million citizens and as the most popular tourist destination in the country, it makes sense that the city must have an efficient and smooth-running transport network. It delivers this and much more through its impressive connection of rail, metro, trams, buses and taxis. This article covers everything you need to know how to use the Istanbul Metro system. 


The most upmarket Districts of Istanbul to visit

The most upmarket Districts of Istanbul to visit

Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest city, is as diverse as it is intriguing. As the central hub of business, transport, finance, education, and tourism in the country, it has many facades, ranging from the cosmopolitan to the traditional. It is both bohemian as it is conservative. It is the place where historical, cultural, and trendy influences come together as one. Find some of the best and upmarket districts of Istanbul to visit in this blog. 


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