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Istanbul boosted by ranking in top 15 European cities for investment prospects in 2016

Istanbul has been ranked 14th in a recent report by international tax consultancy PwC and the Urban Land Institute that ranks 20 European cities by investment prospects. This is an impressive six places up from last year's listings and puts it ahead of London (15th), Edinburgh (18th), Frankfurt (20th), Brussels...

Posted on 12 February 2016

Turkey’s investor appeal remains strong as sales to non-Turks jump in 2015

Residential property sales to foreigners rose by 20.4 per cent in Turkey during 2015 compared to 2014, according to the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat), whose data also showed that overall residential sales, including those to Turks, rose by 10.6 per cent year-on-year. In total, Turkey recorded 1,289,320 residential property sales...

Posted on 25 January 2016

Turkey improves conditions for foreign investment in 2016

Turkey is set to become more appealing to foreign investors in coming months, thanks to reforms announced by the Government that are designed to improve the country’s investment environment. At the same time, new figures from Deloitte Turkey reveal that foreign investors are driving Turkey’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market....

Posted on 12 January 2016

Istanbul’s mega airport likely to deliver up to 200 new air links

Istanbul’s new airport could connect the city to between 150 and 200 new destinations, in addition to those currently served by its existing two airports, when it opens in 2018, according to research by aviation news website Anna.aero.com. Highlighting the huge benefit that the airport will bring, the news was...

Posted on 18 December 2015

Retiring In Turkey

Everyone’s motivations for buying a new home in Turkey are different, and the reasons are aplenty. If you’re considering retiring abroad then retiring in Turkey is most certainly the best place to do it – trust us.  Internal Travel Deciding to settle in any new environment is understandably daunting, but...

Posted on 17 December 2015

Izmir scores again as footballer Ronaldo nets a Turkish home

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid, has bought himself a home in the western Turkish resort of Izmir, bringing a further boost for the Portuguese property market. The news of the footballer’s purchase comes just days after it was confirmed that Hollywood golden couple Brad Pitt...

Posted on 11 November 2015

Hollywood’s ‘Brangelina’ put Izmir on the map with house purchase

Proving that even international film stars are falling for Turkey and its fantastic lifestyle, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reported to have bought their own place on the Turkish coast. Hollywood golden couple ‘Brangelina’ are said to have snapped up a villa in the small resort of Urla, located...

Posted on 05 November 2015

AKP’s election victory seen as positive for Turkish property market

The result of Turkey’s November 1 election saw the country’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) win back its majority in the Turkish Government and as a result inject confidence into the country’s markets and currency. Instability and uncertainty had prevailed in Turkey after the inconclusive election in June, which saw...

Posted on 02 November 2015

Bodrum tipped as holiday hot spot as annual regatta gets underway

Bodrum has been included in a TripAdvisor list of 10 stunning destinations around the world that are on the rise, highlighting the resort’s growing status as a leading international tourist destination. The world’s largest travel website highlighted how Bodrum has been transformed from a cosy fishing village into one of...

Posted on 19 October 2015

Spot Blue International Property wins ‘Best Website’ accolade at European Property Awards

Spot Blue International Property has been awarded a top Five Star rating and crowned ‘Best Real Estate Website - Turkey’ at the prestigious European Property Awards, confirming the company’s position as a leader in today’s highly competitive overseas property market. Winning the award, announced in London on September 22nd 2015,...

Posted on 23 September 2015