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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

Turkey’s property market records highest growth in Europe in 2014-15

Average house prices in Turkey rose 18.6 per cent in the 12 months to the end of March 2015, according to the latest Knight Frank House Price Index, making Turkish property the best performing of all European markets. Turkey recorded the second highest growth of all 56 countries tracked in...

Posted on 24 August 2015

Restaurants In Belek

Turkey is not only known for its attractive views, beautiful beaches and incredible property opportunities. Buying a home in Turkey gives you access to delicious and aromatic cuisine in fantastic restaurants. L’amante Restaurant retains a fantastic reputation for attentive staff and delectable food. Whilst it is sensible to make a...

Posted on 24 August 2015

Luxury Property In Turkey

One of a kind, luxury properties in the most sought after areas of Turkey. Whether you are buying for investment purposes or looking for a place to call home, our selection of luxury properties is certain to tick your boxes. Superb Detached Villa For Sale Overlooking Bodrum Castle & The...

Posted on 24 August 2015

Our 5 Favourite Villas

A selection of wonderful villas in the Turkey region, ranging from one to three bedrooms with swimming pools, fantastic views and beach access. Take a look at some of our featured propertys. Modern Villa For Sale in Tasagil, Between Belek And Side - BEL 148 Situated within a purpose built village on...

Posted on 14 August 2015

Exiled To The Turquoise Coast

Looking for property in Turkey is an exciting time, an investment opportunity and a chance to explore the many beautiful areas of this remarkable country. The Turquoise Coast is just one part of Turkey’s attractive offerings.  The Turquoise Coast is an area of such beauty your eyes will hardly believe...

Posted on 10 August 2015

Stunning Sea View Properties

If you’re looking for a new home in Turkey then a sea view could be high on your wish list. Sea view properties in Turkey are hugely popular and are another reminder of the benefits of buying a property abroad. Stunning Seaview Apartment for Sale in Gumusluk - BOD 191 Kicking off with a...

Posted on 07 August 2015

Summer house-hunting – Brits enjoy favourable buying conditions in Eurozone and Turkey

A favourable exchange rate, signs of recovering foreign property markets and improving mortgage availability have combined to drive confidence in purchasing European real estate in 2015, said Spot Blue International Property in July. The stronger Pound means that for UK buyers the price of property in the Eurozone has fallen...

Posted on 31 July 2015

Jump in foreign sales and tourist numbers signals strong Turkish market

Turkey continues to be flavour of the month with foreign property-buyers, following a record number of purchases by non-nationals in May and consistent growth for the first five months of 2015. Turkish property purchases by overseas investors were up 21.3 per cent in May compared to the same month in...

Posted on 21 July 2015

Why Turkey’s rising Spa and wellness culture is healthy for its property market

From natural thermal springs to luxury Spas, Turkey is forging a name as a world-class health and wellness destination and with it adding extra appeal to homeownership there, said Spot Blue International Property in June, the month of the 2015 Global Wellness Day, an initiative with its roots in Turkey....

Posted on 12 June 2015

Strong tourism and FDI signal promising 2015 for Turkey

The first half of 2015 has fuelled international confidence in Turkey with its popularity growing on two fronts, namely as a tourist destination and a centre for foreign investment, according to reports out in May. The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) said last month it expects an influx of...

Posted on 02 June 2015

Exchange rate kinder to British buyers in Turkey than in the Eurozone in 2015

The combination of a weaker currency, high interest rates for savers and low living costs makes Turkey one of the most attractive places for British property buyers and expats in 2015, said Spot Blue International Property in May. Sterling has gained around 14 per cent against the Turkish lira since...

Posted on 15 May 2015