What are the best areas in Turkey to buy an apartment?
First you must choose your location, read on to find out all about the delightful resorts dotted across Turkey including: Istanbul, Antalya, Alanya, Kalkan, Fethiye, Bodrum, Didim or Kusadasi.
Apartments for sale in Istanbul in the Marmara region of Turkey
If you are looking for a city pad in vibrant Istanbul, you have lots to choose from. On the European side is Beylikduzu which gives you all Istanbul has to offer in a lovely location. If you want to be away from Istanbul but stay in the Marmara area, real estate in Izmit for sale is more affordable.
Apartments for sale in the Antalya region of Turkey
Antalya is a major holiday destination and a large city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a hub for expats and a range of nationalities have bought there including: British, Scandinavian, German and Russian. Large shopping malls selling designer labels and brand names, means you can buy whatever you desire there.
Alanya is to the east of Antalya and is known for its large marina which is the place to visit day or night. Cleopatra Beach is found here and is famous, as it’s said the Egyptian Queen swam there.
For those looking for a golf course in Turkey you will find many in Belek. All the famous names have played at the championship golf courses in Belek and real estate for sale in Belek is thriving.
If history and popular ancient landmarks are your passion, you must visit Side. It’s quiet and relaxing plus nearby Manavgat, is where you can immerse yourself in verdant countryside, forests and breathtaking waterfalls.
Apartments for sale in Kalkan in the Turkish Riviera
Apartments for sale in Kalkan are a popular choice for those who want an upmarket location in this delightful area. Indeed its picture perfect, as the properties are built up the hill and all face the Mediterranean Sea below in the bay. Modern apartments enhance the landscape and as they are built within a complex, have the added benefit of a communal swimming pool and gardens. You will pay more for a property in Kalkan but it’s worth it. Land is scarce, which means this investment should be one for keeps. There are some new build opportunities, key ready and resale apartments for sale in Kalkan. Kalkan is less than a two hour drive from its nearest airport in Dalaman.
Apartments for sale in the Mugla region of Turkey
Fethiye is perhaps one of the most well-known resorts in Turkey. Set in an enviable position of mountains and the sea it’s a lure for mainly British expats to invest in Turkish property. Often called the Turkish Riviera, the beaches are a magnet for sailing and Calis Beach is one to visit if you enjoy a stroll along its delightful promenade.
Ovacik and Hisaronu have affordable real estate for sale, however beautiful Olu Deniz, property is much harder to come by. The area is protected and once an investor comes along and purchases property for sale in Olu Deniz, they rarely sell. This is also the location for one of the most pictured beaches in the world the Blue Lagoon.
If your Turkey search is for a peaceful and tranquil area Uzumlu is for you. This is Turkish countryside at its best and only a thirty five minute drive from Fethiye.
Apartments for sale on the Bodrum Peninsula
The Bodrum Peninsular is found in the Aegean region of Turkey. It’s one of the most popular destinations in Turkey for buyers of Turkish property. Traditional style apartments are often set in small fishing villages with great sea views, offering amazing value for money usually within walking distance to the beach. There are many different locations within Bodrum including: Bitez, Gundogan, Gulluk, Gumusluk, Gumbet and upmarket Yalikavak where most apartments have marina views. Water sports are in plentiful supply as well as yachting and shopping at chic stores. Well-known celebrities holiday here as well as Royalty.
Apartments for sale in Altinkum and Akbuk in the Aegean region of Turkey
If you are on a budget the resorts of Altinkum (Didim) and Akbuk offer outstanding value for money apartments, without losing any of the quality of the build. Found in the province of Aydin on the south west coast of Turkey they neighbour the Greek Islands. The advantage of buying a property here is the proximity of two airports. Bodrum is a mere fifty minute drive from Akbuk and seventy five minute drive to Altinkum. The Temple of Apollo is on the fringe of Altinkum town and is a well-known tourist hot spot.
Apartments for sale in Kusadasi in the Aydin region of Turkey
Kusadasi is a bustling resort that the cruise shops dock in. One of its main attractions is its closeness to the ancient ruins of Ephesus. It’s a vibrant resort with a port and marina, plus great shopping, beaches and nightlife. However, if this seems a tad too busy for you, apartments for sale in Davutlar could be just what you’re looking for in your Turkey search. Davutlar is on the outskirts of Kusadasi and will give you a laid back lifestyle. You can visit nearby Sevgi Beach and the beautiful Dilek National Park.
Why buy an apartment in Turkey?
Buying an apartment is a great starter holiday home, apartments in Turkey offer this and much more. Where else can you buy a two bedroom, two bathroom duplex on a complex with a communal swimming pool? Oh! And stunning sea views and excellent on site facilities, with a private beach.
It sounds too good to be true but it’s a reality, an affordable reality and it can be yours, it doesn’t have to break the bank to be the owner of your own stunning apartment in Turkey. You can enjoy unlimited holidays whenever you choose and long weekend breaks in the hot Turkish sunshine, absolute bliss! All you need to do is to choose which resort that appeals to you most.
These apartments are ideal for everyone, they offer quality of lifestyle and instead of the annual headache of where to visit that year, all you have to do is book your flights and essentially you’re going home to lazy days to relax and enjoy! They all tend to be fairly close to major airports so the travelling times are kept to a minimum. To reach your resort it’s a case of a shuttle transfer, taxi or bus, all made very easy, you can pre book online if you wish.
Many owners decide to let out their holiday homes when they are not using them. This offers an income that can be used for example on the upkeep of their holiday homes or investment properties. It’s a great way of making sure your investment is working for you. When you begin to look for an apartment in Turkey for sale you need to consider the options available. Do you want to choose a key ready apartment? Maybe a resale or possibly opt for an off plan project. Off plan sometimes offer payment plans and this could appeal to you. Depending on the developer if you choose to pay all at once you can sometimes acquire the property a little cheaper.
There are so many options to choose from, studio apartments one, two, three bedroom apartments up to four bedroom duplexes. They offer a large living room, dining area, modern fitted kitchen and fully fitted bathrooms. Large windows and patio doors allow sunlight to flood the interior spaces. Terraces, balconies and root top terraces give you privacy to dine al fresco or sunbathe.
What are the complexes like?
Are you looking for privacy? Then opt for a small block of apartments, these blocks may or may not have a communal pool. However if your close to the beach, do you need a swimming pool? Then there are the larger complexes usually with a large communal swimming pool, terraces for sunbathing and possibly other amenities like a café bar, games room and a gym. The choices are endless; all you need to consider is which will appeal more to you and your family. What are the amenities you would like close by? Generally, you will always find supermarkets, local markets, banks and a pharmacy close by. Consider how close you would like restaurants, cafés and bars to you. If you want the all-important views and let’s face it most of us do, then an apartment for sale in Turkey will sometimes cost a little more.
How far from the beach for example do you want to be? We would always recommend you visit the resort you wish to buy in. Take a good look around and make sure this is the area for you. Once you have established your preferred location it’s time to view your portfolio of holiday homes. Location is paramount really; you can opt for peaceful, quiet and laid back resorts, to the more lively with everything on your doorstep. Getting around locally is always easy in Turkey. The local bus service is called a Dolmus and they stop anywhere for you. This is a very inexpensive way of either getting around your own resort or visiting others. There is of course the local taxi service also.
Is buying a property in Turkey a good investment?
Apartments in Turkey for sale offer fantastic value for money, not least because they are comparably much cheaper than much of the rest of Europe – or the world for that matter. This is what we see in Turkish apartments – good quality at lower prices. But quality is definitely in the eye of the beholder so you should always see a property before you buy.
Turkey is currently one of the most talked about emerging markets in the world; because it is blisteringly hot some would say. This is good news for potential buyers because it means not only a fabulous holiday home but also it’s a great investment.
The Global Property Guide just published a very detailed report on Turkey, titled Turkey: Europe’s Best Residential Investment? This stated quite clearly based on comparisons between the prices of property in Istanbul and other European cities that Turkish property is undervalued. Owners of apartments in the country benefit from the massively strong tourism market, and regularly earn yields of between 6-9 percent.