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Magical Kaş – where lush mountains meet the Turkish Mediterranean

World-class sailing and water sports combined with easy access to mountain activities and historical sites are helping to transform the Turkish town of Kaş from a small beach resort into one of Turkey’s most desirable all-round destinations for both tourists and second homeowners, said Spot Blue International Property in October...

Posted on 12 October 2018

Why the continuity of President Erdoğan’s re-election could benefit Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s landmark victory at the polls in Turkey last month not only secured him his second five-year presidency but also delivered the foundations for a more stable economy in the country, a condition that should go some way towards reassuring international investors, said Spot Blue International Property in...

Posted on 13 July 2018

Delighted off-plan buyers in Turkey eye up another resort property

Buying a holiday home on Turkey’s Aegean Coast worked out so well for David Morris and his partner Sibel that two years after getting the keys to their villa the couple have plans for a second purchase in the same resort. David, from Manchester, and Turkish-born Sibel own a three-bedroom...

Posted on 30 April 2018

Bitcoin reaches resort of Kusadasi as Turkish market embraces cryptocurrencies

Turkey is emerging as an unexpected champion of cryptocurrencies with its real estate market proving especially receptive to blockchain-based transactions, said Spot Blue International Property in March, adding it is one of the first Turkish property agencies to make property in the resort of Kusadasi available to Bitcoin investors. Spot...

Posted on 23 March 2018

Early economic and tourism indicators point to a bounce-back in Turkey

A buoyant property market combined with bullish economy, weak currency and rebounding tourism industry are creating attractive conditions for foreigners who invest in Turkey this year, said Spot Blue International Property in March. Here Spot Blue International Property outlines five key reasons the outlook is positive for homeowners and the...

Posted on 09 March 2018

Why Turkey’s Kusadasi should be on foreign buyers’ radar in 2018

Affordable new developments are helping to make the resort of Kusadasi one of Turkey’s most exciting holiday home destinations in 2018, said Spot Blue International Property in February, adding that recent uplifts in tourism and foreign property sales should boost the country’s appeal with foreigners this year. House-hunters in Kusadasi,...

Posted on 23 February 2018

International estate agent makes buying and selling in Turkey easy for one British couple

A British couple have been rewarded for their loyalty to Spot Blue International Property after the international estate agent found buyers for their villa in Turkey eight years after finding them the perfect plot for the property. David and Barbara Barber from Northern Ireland completed the sale of their villa,...

Posted on 20 September 2017

Why Britons’ hunger for Turkey is returning in 2017

Britons are helping to drive Turkey’s tourism and resurging foreign property market this year, with the country celebrating a 22 per cent year-on-year hike in the number of foreigners it welcomed in the first seven months of 2017, said Spot Blue International Property in September. In July alone, the number...

Posted on 06 September 2017

World-class eco development puts Turkish resort Antalya on global jet setter map

A new community of luxury eco villas has put the Turkish resort of Antalya, the country’s largest coastal city located on the Mediterranean, firmly on the radar of wealthy international buyers looking for a state-of-the-art second home, said Spot Blue International Property in August. The 38-unit riverside community, promoted by...

Posted on 04 August 2017

Spot Blue keeps Turkish property in the social media spotlight

Extensive social media activity reaching an increasingly global audience is helping Spot Blue International Property maintain its position as a leading international property specialist in 2017. Spot Blue is currently ranked ninth in Zoopla’s Property Power 100 table, which ranks 100 estate agents for their social media influence, based on...

Posted on 30 June 2017

Bodrum raises its celebrity appeal and spearheads a resurgence in Turkey’s tourism

Confidence in Bodrum as Turkey’s leading tourist resort has been boosted this summer by the opening of a landmark hotel by Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman combined with the launch of multiple new flights there by a leading British travel firm, said Turkey property specialist Spot Blue International Property in May....

Posted on 19 May 2017

Why British vendors have added appeal for some international buyers in Turkey

Sustained exchange rate movement during the past year has made Turkey’s property market especially attractive to buyers with funds in Euros and Dollars, said Spot Blue International Property in March 2017, adding that vendors from the UK could offer some of the best deals right now. British-owned holiday homes being...

Posted on 24 March 2017

Foreigners now exempt of VAT when buying property in Turkey

The Turkish Government has abolished VAT on property purchases for foreign buyers, as the country attempts to attract more international investors. The new law means that foreigners are exempt of VAT on the purchase of either a house or office in Turkey, with the condition that they make their acquisition...

Posted on 07 March 2017

Dip in foreign sales in 2016 fails to dampen Turkish market as a whole

Turkey recorded more property sales in 2016 than in 2015, according to the latest figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute, signalling an ongoing strength in the market. Looking closer, house sales in Turkey increased four per cent year-on-year in 2016, reaching 1.34 million. Unsurprisingly, Istanbul attracted the highest share of...

Posted on 13 February 2017

Why Turkey’s ‘Golden Visa’ scheme could be a boost for its foreign property market

Turkey’s real estate market is poised for a turnaround in international sales this year, thanks to a new citizenship law for foreign investors, said Spot Blue International Property in January, adding that the weakness of the Turkish lira will add to the appeal of investing in Turkish property. Foreigners who...

Posted on 24 January 2017

Turkey woos Azerbaijani investors and calls for $5billion citizenship incentive

Offering citizenship to non-Turks who buy homes in Turkey should double the value of the country’s foreign real estate market, according to property companies who attended a recent exhibition in Azerbaijan. Around 23,000 properties valued at circa $5billion were sold to foreigners in Turkey during 2015, however property firms who...

Posted on 14 December 2016

Turkish citizenship for foreign investors as IAC meeting hailed a success

Foreigners who have invested in Turkey and meet certain conditions could soon be eligible for Turkish citizenship. Under a new scheme announced by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus in November, non-nationals who have made investments of a certain value in property and other fixed assets could become a Turkish...

Posted on 15 November 2016

Turkey’s domestic property market shows resilience during September

House sales in Turkey increased by 17.8 per cent in September compared with the same month last year, according to the latest Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) report. Sales to foreign buyers fell by 27.8 per cent year-on-year in September, but compared to the previous month the fall was just 15...

Posted on 27 October 2016

Signs of turnaround in Turkish market after summer of unrest

Confidence is returning to Turkey’s property market after the drop-off caused by the failed July coup, said Spot Blue International Property in October, adding that house sales rose strongly in August compared to the previous month, spearheaded by Istanbul and popular tourist resorts. New figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute...

Posted on 10 October 2016

UK and USA reiterate valued trade partnerships with Turkey

Turkey’s status as a global investment destination received a boost this month, after the country was endorsed by both the UK and USA. The first seal of approval came when British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson used his first official visit to the country to underline the strong relationship between the...

Posted on 28 September 2016