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Turkish Property Forces Investors to Sit Up and Take Notice

No one can ignore Turkey in 2011, especially given the trouble anyone who managed to do so throughout 2010 would have had. It is equally hard to deny that Turkey is now one of the hottest overseas property markets in the world, you can't argue with good old facts and...

Posted on 27 May 2011

Turkey Property Prices Surge into 2011 (stats)

As European residential property markets still clamber toward recovery ever-worrying about a double dip, and authoritative sources tell us the US property market has already double dipped, we look at markets like Turkey to see that they are experiencing strong growth into 2011. According to (GYODER) the Association of Real...

Posted on 21 May 2011

Spot Blue Paving the Way for Safer Turkish Property Purchases

In October 2009 we revealed our new system of developer checks to aide buyer security. Basically we began producing a series of reports on each of our vendors – developers – using data and reports from reliable and independent third party sources, such as the British Embassy in Turkey. At...

Posted on 19 May 2011

Property in Istanbul No 1 Investment in Europe says PWC

Property in Istanbul has been ranked the number one investment in European Real Estate after a major survey of investors and property professionals across Europe carried out by Price Waterhouse Cooper and the Land Institute. Investors surveyed for the Emerging Trends in European Real Estate report ranked Istanbul number 1...

Posted on 15 May 2011

Developments Securing Istanbul’s Place as one of World’s Great Cities

Istanbul continues to grow into one of the world's most impressive cities. This week it was revealed that Arista, an affiliate of Turkey’s Ar Group, is set to invest nearly $1 billion into new office and residence projects in the city. The news came in the same breath as we...

Posted on 13 May 2011

Top of the Props in April

We recently redesigned the Spot Blue website and one of the features that we expanded upon was the collation of statistics, specifically the most popular properties. Instead of simply keeping a rolling average of views, we now measure weekly views, monthly views, and lifetime views. We have just collated the...

Posted on 12 May 2011

Alanya Gazipasa Welcomes first International Flight

The well known if not semi-famous Gazipasa airport welcomed its long awaited first international commercial flight at the end of last month. A Transavia Boeing 737 landed from Holland at around 21:00 on the 27th of April, following 2 triumphant pass-overs. The event was a joyous celebration, with the fire...

Posted on 04 May 2011

Turkey Property: Foreign Sales up 40% in 2010

Last year we reveled in the report that 32,000 Brits owned some 6 million square meters of Turkish property, as the dominant grouping of foreigners who then owned 65 million square meters of land. Well, if that was good then the report released last week by GYODER can only be...

Posted on 21 April 2011

Akbank Subsidiary to Launch 4 New Turkish Real Estate Funds

Four new capital protected property funds are to be launched in Turkey by Akbank subsidiary Ak Asset Management. The funds, which will be linked to food, gold and oil prices are due to be opened next month. "The capital protected property fund has started to gain a larger share in...

Posted on 31 March 2011

Turkish Property Boosted by Strong German Recovery

Turkey, as part of the Central and Eastern European region is benefiting from the rapid recovery being seen in the German economy, says a leading expert in the field. "Though southern Europe is having serious troubles, we are observing very strong growth in Germany and the Central and Eastern Europe...

Posted on 26 March 2011