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Istanbul drives sales in February, with signs of interest in Altinkum and Aydin

The number of Turkish properties purchased by foreigners surged by 15.8 per cent year-on-year in February, according to the latest figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In total, foreigners bought 1,585 that month compared with 1,369 in the same month in 2015, with Istanbul attracting the largest share of...

Posted on 05 April 2016

Major Istanbul expo reflects strong Middle Eastern demand for Turkish property

In a sign of confidence for the Turkish property market, Istanbul hosts its first ever Cityscape Turkey property exhibition in March 2016, an event previously only associated with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Taking place 24th-26th March at the Istanbul Congress Center, the exhibition will bring domestic and global investors...

Posted on 24 March 2016

Property investors reap highest rewards in Turkey in 2015, according to new global report

House prices rose more in Turkey than in any other mainstream real estate market during 2015, according to a report from international property consultancy Knight Frank. Recording growth of 18.4% puts Turkey top of Knight Frank’s most recent Global House Price Index, which compares average house prices in the fourth...

Posted on 14 March 2016

Gulf investors drive foreign demand 3 years after Turkey’s law change

New figures reveal the extent of which Turkey’s property market was boosted by the country’s relaxing of ownership laws, with an uplift in buyers from the Gulf States especially notable. Turkish property investments by foreigners are expected to be worth $5.5billion for 2015, after figures confirmed a value of $5billion...

Posted on 04 March 2016

Spot Blue International Property means business when it comes to social media

Spot Blue International Property has been recognised as one of the most influential users of social media in the overseas real estate industry, with the on-line property agency occupying the top spot of an independent social media ranking and featuring consistently highly in another. As of February 2016, Spot Blue...

Posted on 25 February 2016

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