The Antalya Property Market: Investing in Turkish Real Estate

After Istanbul, the Antalya property market is the second most popular destination in Turkey for overseas house sales. The proof is in official stats released by Turk Stat, the country’s national statistic board. In 2018, nearly 8000 foreigners bought apartments or villas in the region which stretches from the bustling eastern hub of Alanya to […]

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High Speed Rail and potential impact on Birmingham property market

If you are looking to invest in the property market or you are keen to know where best to buy your next home, it is advisable to be aware of significant developments. Transport links and improvements have long impacted on the property market, and there is no doubt that high-speed rail connections transform a local […]

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New Istanbul Cultural Center and Opera House will Open in 2 Years

At a ground-breaking ceremony in February, Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the New Istanbul Cultural Center and Opera House would open within two years. The original project when unveiled in 2017, was given a projected opening date of 2019, but this has now been extended to 2021. With an expected project deadline of 20 months, the […]

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New Izmir to Athens Ferry Route to Start in June 2019

A new Izmir to Athens ferry route will start in June 2019, marking the first time for sea travel between Turkey and mainland Greece. Officials hope the service will ease traffic at border gates, and help commercial and touristic relationships between the two countries. The company is confident this route will divert traffic from the […]

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The Best Places to Buy Property in Spain

Anyone looking at the best places to buy property in Spain will be overwhelmed with the choice. Having been a firm holiday and second home destination for Brits and other nationalities over many decades, the towns, cities and small coastal resorts all over Spain bring something unique to the international property market. So deciding where […]

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Positive Outlook for Turkey’s Foreign Property Market in 2019

Turkey’s property market looks set for a positive outlook in 2019, as foreign real estate purchases rise by a staggering 81% year-on-year. While domestic sales have slowed down because of rising interest rates, January continued to follow the success of 2018 as foreign buyers flocked to take advantage of a lucrative exchange rate. The result […]

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The Luxury Bodrum Guide: Travel and Lifestyle in Turkey’s Upmarket Hotspot

The luxury face of Bodrum, an Aegean holiday peninsula in Turkey, is enjoying a boost in tourism popularity as American media publications tout it as this year’s must-see luxurious travel destination. Previously called Halicarnassus in history, Business Insider has labelled the port city of Bodrum, as an “under the radar” destination, but for many decades, […]

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Sell Your House Quickly: Tips and Guide for a Fast Sale

Your mind is made up, and it’s not been an easy decision, but you need to sell your house quickly. You may think the first and only step is to put your house on the market and then sit back with fingers crossed as potential home buyers come flocking through the doors. That isn’t how […]

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Paris Mayor and Airbnb Clash Over Illegal Rents

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo is gearing up to take on Airbnb, over illegal ads for home rentals. With an expected fine of 12.5 million euros, the mayor announced that Airbnb and other similar websites would face consequences for their adverts, which she says flouts rules and regulations. Current laws in France say private renters […]

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Turkish Tourism Industry Hosted 39.5 Million Foreigners in 2018

The Turkish tourism industry hosted 39.5 million foreign tourists in 2018 and 6.62 million Turks living abroad, marking its most successful year to date. The numbers released by Turk Stat, the country official statistics portal showed an increase year-on-year of 21.45% from January to December. Although all months showed an increase in visitors, January and […]

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