We get a lot of questions at Property Turkey, and perhaps the most common query is: how can I get everything I want in a lifestyle property, as well as ensuring a nest egg for the future? Our Istanbul expert Murad fields a question from Roberto, a potential buyer from Italy, looking for an investment property that's also ideal for a young family.
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Every year, Instagram reveals their top ten most photographed places in the world, and every year, Istanbul appears on the list. Locals and tourists Instagramming everything and anything in Istanbul isn’t unusual because not only is it the most populated place in Turkey, but also a top visited city break destination. Here are the most Instagrammable places to photograph while in Istanbul.
Thanks mainly to strong economic growth and stability, 2017 saw a notable return for Turkey's property market after 2 years of political tension and regional unrest. We examine the factors driving Turkey's real estate market and why investors will target Turkish 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.