October 10, 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 (TurkStat) reveal a 41 per […]

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October 7, 2016
Costa Blanca helping to drive property sales and tourism in Spain in 2016

The numbers of property sales and tourists in the Costa Blanca have both risen this summer compared to last year, cementing the region as one of the popular places in Spain to visit and buy property. According to new figures from Spain’s School of Property Registrars, a total of 7,901 homes were purchased in the […]

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September 28, 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 UK and Turkey. During his […]

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September 21, 2016
Turkey tops the global rankings for house price growth in first half of 2016

Two independent surveys have confirmed Turkey’s property market as one of the best performing in the world during the second quarter (Q2) of 2016. Turkey topped Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index for Q2 2016, boasting house price growth of 13.9 per cent between Q2 2015 and Q2 2016. In second position was New Zealand […]

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September 19, 2016
Costa del Golf’s property market welcomes return of Andalucian Open

As further proof that Spain’s Costa del Sol is a world-class golf destination and an ideal place to own a home by the fairway, the prestigious Andalucian Open is returning there this September. The event, held between 22nd and 25th September, is set to be broadcast to more than 100 countries and will see pro […]

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September 5, 2016
Four traps to avoid when choosing your Spanish property in 2016

Not hiring an independent law firm when purchasing a property in Spain is considered one of the worst mistakes you could make, however an established Spanish solicitor has now identified four common errors that clients often make. So, before you embark on your house-hunt in Spain, avoid doing any of these: - Buying on impulse. […]

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September 2, 2016
Gulf States continue to drive Turkish market, while UK confirms long-term trade commitment

July’s failed coup appears to have done little to dampen long-term foreign interest in Turkey, after representatives from the Turkish Chambers of Commerce in the UK (TBCCI) expressed their on-going confidence in Turkey, while interest from Gulf nations continues to drive the Turkish property market. Chairman of TBCCI, Emma Edhem, commented that stability and order […]

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August 19, 2016
Positive changes to Turkey’s residency permit rules

Turkey’s Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) this month has introduced changes to rules governing residency rights and permits for foreigners, addressing concerns previously raised by British and other non-Turkish residents and making it easier for foreigners to live there. The first significant change is that foreign residents can now apply for residence permits via a DGMM appointed […]

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August 12, 2016
Spain’s appeal to foreign investors grows as Brits continue to fuel the market in 2016

Spain is now one of the ten most attractive countries to prospective investors, according to the recent findings by Ernst & Young. In the international accountancy firm’s 'Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction Capital Confidence Barometer' report Spain has climbed seven places to ninth position. The report ranks countries by level of interest to investors looking […]

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July 21, 2016
Strong local demand helps boost Spain’s holiday rental market in 2016

The holiday let market in Spain is up by around 20 per cent compared with last year, with demand from both Spaniards and foreign holidaymakers soaring, according to a recent report by international rentals platform HomeAway.es. This will be welcome news to anyone who rents out a property on one of the Costas, or is […]

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