Istanbul blog posts


The Delicious Culinary Scene of Istanbul

The Delicious Culinary Scene of Istanbul

Dining out in Istanbul is an appetising journey through some of the best cuisines of the world. It's diverse multicultural population ensures a host of international food ranging from A la carte delicacies to tasty street snacks. Travellers looking for cheap meals are just as delighted as the tourists who prefer to dine in prestigious restaurants - have a look at the mouth-watering culinary scene of Istanbul. 


Why investment in Istanbul is at an all-time high

Why investment in Istanbul is at an all-time high

Istanbul's economy is one of the fastest-growing city economies in the world. Fuelled by a construction boom, billions of dollars worth of trade and its burgeoning middle class and overseas buyers' demand for property, Istanbul's economy is better than ever. Explore some of the factors behind Turkey's largest city's immense draw for investors.


Black Friday bargains: 9 properties under £99k

Black Friday bargains: 9 properties under £99k

Looking for a bargain Turkish property? We've compiled a list of the nine very best properties for under £99,000. Whether you're looking for an investment, lifestyle or retirement home look no further - our list covers just about all bases. From investing in Istanbul to retiring to sunny Calis Beach, take a look at some of the best budget properties in Turkey.


Cheap Travel: Visiting Istanbul on a Budget

Cheap Travel: Visiting Istanbul on a Budget

One of the top city break destinations in the world, Istanbul is a colossal city with a large diversity of things to do, places to see, and tourist attractions you cannot miss. To help you prepare for your trip to Istanbul, we prepare a budget article to show you just how far your money can stretch in Istanbul, and what you can do to make your trip as cheap as possible while still enjoying an experience to remember. 


Why I'm investing in Istanbul's hottest investment spot

Why I'm investing in Istanbul's hottest investment spot

Property Turkey director Cameron Deggin knows Istanbul inside out. For more than a decade he's watched the city's fortunes rise and rise, keeping one eye on up-and-coming areas and another eye on the developments appearing around the city. He's advised clients on the very best way to invest their capital in Turkey's largest city and seen fortunes made. Now, he's putting his money where his mouth is with the purchase of an apartment in Bomonti's newest development. Deggin explains why he's investing in Bomonti - and what makes the central area an investor's dream.


A beginner's guide to investing in Istanbul property

A beginner's guide to investing in Istanbul property

Istanbul is Turkey's beating heart. It's the cultural capital and the historical centre of the country. And of course, it's the economic powerhouse driving the Turkish economy. Investing in Istanbul has always been an attractive prospect and in the last decade investment in the city has grown exponentially. Discover how you can make a start navigating Turkey's largest and most prosperous city.


10 best markets in Istanbul

10 best markets in Istanbul

From textiles to tomatoes, Turkey's largest city offers a wealth of bargains for keen shoppers. Istanbul is a shopper's paradise, with markets found in every corner of the city on every day of the week. There is truly something for everyone - even non-shoppers will enjoy sitting down with a cup of tea and watching locals and tourists sift through the piles of antiques, leather goods, brassware and produce.  We give you the lowdown of the 10 very best markets. 


Navigating Istanbul’s Transport System

Navigating Istanbul’s Transport System

As the largest, and certainly the busiest city in Turkey, Istanbul is a hive of frenzied activity for the tourism, business and financial sectors all fighting for public transport and highway access. Naturally, these are all supported by an intense network of transport options, ranging from the Metro, tram, car hire, taxis and buses, all used by millions of people per day. Here is the lowdown on navigating and moving around Turkey's greatest city. 


The Istanbul Shopping Maze

The Istanbul Shopping Maze

From the historic Grand Bazaar, to some of the largest shopping malls in Europe, to some of the most famous shopping streets full of boutiques and antiques - Istanbul is a maze for shoppers and a delight for those who are looking to shop until you drop. Follow us on a journey, an expensive journey, through some of the best malls, avenues, and markets for shopping in Istanbul. 


Expert explains Istanbul's real estate appeal

Expert explains Istanbul's real estate appeal

With recent figures showing that Istanbul’s property boom is in no way slowing down, it looks as though Istanbul’s reputation as one of the best destinations worldwide for property investment is set to continue. Turkish property expert Cameron Deggin explains the city’s enduring appeal to investors, and gives a few top tips for any would-be investors hoping to ride the boom.


Four up-and-coming investment areas in Istanbul

Four up-and-coming investment areas in Istanbul

So, how well do you know Istanbul? You have probably heard of Besiktas - where eye-watering prices put the central region at the top of the pile. However, there are a number of up-and-coming neighbourhoods where property is becoming available thanks to regeneration and gentrification. Investors are moving in and developers are buying up - a sure sign that these little-known areas are on their uppers. We let you in on four areas where, price-wise, there is still room to move.


9 best investment opportunities in Istanbul

9 best investment opportunities in Istanbul

Istanbul is not only Turkey's shining star, but the rising star of the real estate world with more than 250,000 properties being sold in Istanbul last year alone, leaving developers struggling to keep up with demand as more and more savvy investors look to take advantage of government initiatives for regeneration, prime areas, and the districts of tomorrow. In a city of 17 million, prices of Istanbul's real estate are rising quickly, and in this blog we put together our top investment opportunities in the city today.


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