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Wake up and smell the pines – inland homes add a serene option to Turkey’s property offering

Mountainside villages within a short drive of the beach are emerging as popular spots for second homes in Turkey, said Spot Blue International Property in March, adding that many older foreign buyers prefer to be based away from the busier coastal resorts. “Turkey has built a name for itself as...

Posted on 13 March 2015

Istanbul’s high street surge in value as global brands fight for retail space

Istanbul’s two main shopping streets are now among the world’s 20 most expensive streets to rent retail space, according to a new report by a leading commercial property consultancy. Rents for retail outlets in the streets of Bagdat Caddesi on Istanbul’s Asian side and Istiklal on the European side are...

Posted on 06 March 2015

Turkey records rising number of foreign purchases and prepares for international property expo

Turkey’s popularity with overseas investors and visitors is as strong as ever, according to new figures that show year-on-year rises in the total number of tourists and property purchases by non-residents there in 2014. Foreign property purchases increased by a staggering 55.6 per cent in last year compared to 2013,...

Posted on 17 February 2015

Brits to benefit from better air access to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast in 2015

New summer flights to south-west Turkey will make beach resorts there more accessible to British people, helping to raise awareness of the region and fuel interest in Turkish property in 2015, said Spot Blue International Property in February. In a sign of confidence for the region, British Airways is launching...

Posted on 11 February 2015

Fourth busiest European airport and voted ‘best place to meet’ – Istanbul starts 2015 with a bang

Istanbul’s growing status as an international hub was confirmed in January, after statistics confirmed the city now has the fourth busiest airport in Europe while a leading events magazine named it the world’s best meeting destination. Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport saw a staggering 11 per cent rise in passenger numbers in...

Posted on 27 January 2015

Spot Blue adds a sparkle to Turkish property with cutting edge new website

Finding quality property for sale in Turkey has got much easier for international buyers in 2015, following the upgrading and relaunch of Spotblue.com, the website belonging to Turkish property specialist Spot Blue International Property. The new version of Spotblue.com, which went live in January, gives visitors instant access to one...

Posted on 13 January 2015

Istanbul’s rising financial status to bolster Turkey’s bullish market in 2015

The Turkish real estate sector enters 2015 with high expectations thanks to the market ending 2014 with plenty of momentum and continuing signs of interest from foreign buyers. As December came to a close Turkey’s property sector was on course to completing a record-breaking year in terms of housing purchases...

Posted on 31 December 2014

Istanbul to get more Qatar flights and improved Ataturk Airport

Istanbul is to get more accessible from the Middle East, following the announcement that Qatar Airways will expand its existing service between Qatar and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport, increasing the frequency to a double-daily service. With the launch of the new daily service, which kicks off on 29th March 2015,...

Posted on 24 November 2014

Property prices and foreign buyers still rising in 2014

Real estate in Turkey continues to offer investors return for their money in 2014, with the price of new homes there increasing by more than seven per cent in October compared to the same month last year.The latest REIDIN-GYODER New Home Price Index showed a 1.33 per cent month-on-month rise...

Posted on 18 November 2014

Istanbul a tourism priority in 2015, as more foreigners visit Turkey

Promoting Istanbul as a city destination and a place to do business and exhibit are priorities for Turkey in 2015, said the Turkish Culture and Information Office at the World Travel Market in November. Turkey plans to capitalise on Istanbul’s being named the world's top destination in the 2014 TripAdvisor...

Posted on 10 November 2014