The Best Cities in Turkey to Visit and Live

When looking at the long list of cities in Turkey, foreigners soon realise there are many metropolises to visit and live. As the world’s 37th largest country, Turkey comprises 81 official cities and annually, more join the list as towns boost their population and Turks flock in to find work and live. However, some cities … Continued

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Why Istanbul Homes Lead the Way in Turkey’s Real Estate Market

When considering foreign house sales, Istanbul homes lead the way. The proof is in the stats. In 2020, foreigners bought just over 40,000 homes, and nearly 50% of these were in Istanbul, Turkey’s most significant and biggest city. This indicates that property buyers in Turkey eye up the country for more than just apartments and … Continued

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What are Branded Residences, and Why People Buy Them?

In 2021, branded residences stood out as the global real estate trend of the year. Additionally, the hype shows no signs of letting down and could well continue to dominate in 2022, as more luxury real estate buyers turn to this type of property purchase. According to Savills, 400 branded schemes operate worldwide and combined; … Continued

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The Best Cities in Spain to Visit and Live

Collectively looking at cities in Spain, they all form a magnificent cooking pot of modern, new trends, and traditional Spanish culture. From the history to nightlife to food and beaches, whether you want to visit or move to Spain, there is a wide choice. There are 50 cities of which Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia feature as … Continued

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The Cost of Living in Turkey – Average Prices for Expats

When looking at the cost of living in Turkey, remember expenses and prices change from east to west. For example, what is considered cheap rent in Istanbul; Turkey’s major city is often expensive in smaller coastal towns. Likewise, food and drink expenses per month will differ for expats depending on their social life and where … Continued

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Costa Brava Guide: Travel and Live in Spain Series

Ah, the beautiful Costa Brava in Spain. For decades, it has attracted international holiday travellers and expats looking to live in Spain. There is much to boast about, from whitewash pueblo villages to long stretches of sandy beaches, and a gorgeous weather climate. The Costa Brava offers a delightful selection of golfing, sailing, nature, sporty, … Continued

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Turkish Houses and their Timeless Architecture Styles

From old and traditional to new and modern, the design of Turkish houses has changed drastically over the years. Whereas in the past, Turks built houses based on local resources, these days, it is all about comfort and practicality. Over the last 20 years, Turkey invested much into modernising its housing market. As a result, … Continued

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The Seven Regions of Portugal – Guide for Expats

Altogether the regions of Portugal make up a delightful country brimming with culture and traditions. These seven regions further break down into 18 districts, which some stand out for travel and overseas living. From the smaller region of Madeira to larger ones that home most of the population, many foreigners love and adore their landscapes, … Continued

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Your Home in Turkey: A Property Buyers Guide to a Successful Purchase

So, you are dreaming of owning a home in Turkey. Congratulations on choosing such a beautiful country to own a Turkish house. Many foreigners buy property here, some to use as a holiday home, others as an investment to their international real estate portfolio, and others because they reside in Turkey all year round. From … Continued

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How to Choose Your International Real Estate Agency

If you are looking for an international real estate agency, you obviously want to buy property overseas. Congratulations on making this decision. Buying a home abroad is now the new norm. The real estate purchase is a holiday home for some, where the family will head every summer. Other buyers want to retire and live … Continued

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The Spanish Property Guide for Home Buyers

Many home buyers that come to us are interested in Spanish property, and we understand the lure. The real estate market offers much potential for an ideal property investment overseas. But also, a gorgeous outdoors lifestyle in the sun. However, it is shrouded in much mystery, and some buyers are cautious given the tales they … Continued

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Your Guide to Turkish Citizenship by Property Investment

To get Turkish citizenship by property investment is to buy into one of the world’s best golden visa passport schemes. Buying property in a foreign country to gain the rights to live, work and study is nothing new. But Turkey’s scheme comes out on top with a lower minimum purchase price, easy to apply system, … Continued

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