Bomonti, Bostanci, Kadikoy and Eyup: to outsiders these Istanbul suburbs don't mean much. To us, however, they represent fortunes made - or lost - in Istanbul's fast-moving property market. Learn the kind of insider information that sets us apart from our competitors, and creates wealth and opportunity for our investors.
Istanbul’s iconic status makes it a high rolling global metropolis. Ranking alongside the likes of Rome, Milan, Paris and New York, its title as Turkey’s most significant and busiest city sees millions of tourists descend on it every year. Its vibrant history has a notorious reputation, and while these days are more peaceful, it is still a bustling hub of tourism business, educations, arts, culture, fashion and food.
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.
In Istanbul, there's sea views at every turn. The gleaming Bosphorus, the bustling Golden Horn waterway, the Marmara Shore and the Black Sea have long been a focus for day trippers, as have Istanbul sea view properties, which are highly sought after by investors and lifestyle buyers alike. Join us for a tour of Istanbul's best sea view properties.
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.
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.
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.
Citizenship is on offer for foreign first-time buyers investing in Turkish property. But how do you actually obtain citizenship? Which properties are eligible? Should you opt for commercial over residential property? We explain the ins and outs of what we know of the new law and explain the best options for anyone seeking the investment route to Turkish citizenship.
Investors seeking deals on property in Turkey take note: the VAT exemption offered to first-time buyers will most likely come to an end at the end of September, presenting a limited time to take advantage of an 18% discount. The temporary scrapping of VAT was a government move to boost property sales volume in Turkey. As well as benefitting from hefty discounts, buyers purchasing property over $1m will also be eligible for citizenship.
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.
In the weeks leading up to the referendum, investors and developers alike held fire, waiting for the country to vote yes or no on constitutional changes. Last Sunday saw Turks vote "yes." Whichever side you're on, one thing is clear: without the uncertainty surrounding Turkey's political future, the country can begin to move forward again. This includes the property market. In Istanbul, five developers announced new projects this week, signalling to investors that the market and appetite for property in Istanbul and Turkey is still red hot.
Urban regeneration is rejuvenating Istanbul, turning formerly undesirable areas into coveted suburbs sought after by families and professionals - and of course, investors. While many parts of Istanbul are off-limits due to high prices, areas where urban regeneration is taking place offer opportunities for lower entry level prices - but with all the capital growth of the more wealthy parts of the city.