Properties for sale in Turkey

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For those wanting a beautifully well presented holiday home property for sale in Turkey has got to be on top of your list. Affordable Turkey property whether they are apartments or villas can be found throughout the Turkish resorts along the stunning Mediterranean and Aegean coasts. Upmarket apartments in cities such as Istanbul and Antalya offer a city vibe, if you want to be in the heart of everything and everything is on your doorstep. Luxury property in Turkey will have you swooning with fabulous villas and infinity pools that will simply take your breath away with its magical vistas.

Real estate for sale in Turkey gives you the chance to own your own holiday home in the popular resorts of Alanya, Altinkum, Bodrum, Fethiye and Kusadasi and each offer a different type of resort and holiday home. Turkey has a mix of expats from around the world who have decided to invest in this lovely country for various reasons. One is the Mediterranean climate and the easy pace of life in Turkey and the other is the affordability factor of investing in an apartment, duplex, penthouse or villa. There is also the option of buying land and having your own house built to your own specifications.

Luxury real estate in Turkey will give you the type of home you never imagined you could own, maybe a modern penthouse or detached villa standing in its own grounds. How does an infinity pool grab you with picture postcard views over vast blue seas? Homes like these are often pictured in the very latest magazines depicting the life of the wealthy and yes they are exclusive and you can pay a lot, but, the beauty of prices in Turkey is they are more affordable than most other European countries and your hard earned money goes a lot further, enabling you to invest in the luxury market.

When investing in properties in Turkey you have many property types to choose from, apartments start at one bed to three, if you want something bigger opt for a duplex which are usually three beds to four, if you want a larger living space then pick a penthouse which are from four beds upwards. These types of properties will have balconies and terraces and the bigger the property means the bigger the balconies and terraces will be. Duplexes and penthouse will probably have superb views of the sea and surrounding areas such as mountains or countryside depending where your property is located.

Real estate in Turkey for sale has amazing villas if you want something larger and more private, they usually start from 3 bedrooms upwards and they can be semi detached or detached. If they are semi detached they will probably share a pool and have some private areas. The whole plot size will cover around 700sqm for two villas and one pool but this can vary. Both villas will pay equally for the upkeep of the pool so this keeps costs down for each villa.

If the villa is detached they are often in plot sizes ranging from 500sqm to 1000sqm and this villa will have around 4 bedrooms and normally a private pool. The larger the plot the bigger the villa as Turkish properties are built on a percentage of the land bought.

Investing in land and then building your own villa is something many buyers prefer to do especially if they are relocating full time to Turkey. Once the desired location has been bought they can set about planning and designing it, they usually opt for a plot size of at least 1000sqm which will give a large 4/5 bedroom villa with private pool, bbq area, sunbathing terraces, garden and garage. You can pay a pool company to look after your pool for you if you don’t want to do it yourself and also pay someone local to tend your grounds as well. In your own villa, in its own grounds you do not have to pay any maintenance fees as you live privately. One handy tip, if you are a thinking of moving full time to Turkey invest in a villa if you want to be near a beach or countryside location. You will need the extra space, especially if you are moving from a house with a garden from the country you reside now.

One or two bedroom apartments are great for holidays but if you decide to live full time in one it may become a tad cramped. However, if you like the apartment living environment you have the option to move to a duplex or penthouse which will give you a lot more living space and extra bedrooms. Apartments, duplexes and penthouses are usually on complexes which provide a communal pool and sunbathing terraces plus communal seating areas, landscaped gardens and bbq areas. They may also have other facilities such as a gym and maybe even a café bar and small market if it’s a large complex. A complex is ideal for those who don’t want to look after a garden or pool themselves and its all covered in the maintenance fee that you can pay monthly or yearly.


Turkey property for sale in cities such as Istanbul offer apartments, duplexes and penthouses plus houses and villas. In the city centre you are most likely to find apartments and these are great if you want to be in the hub of city life where everything you need is on your doorstep. If you prefer to live outside the city centre, just 30 minutes away in the suburbs the complexes offer a fabulous lifestyle. These complexes are close to airports, schools and hospitals. There are shops and markets, cinemas, sports courts, a social club, cafes and restaurants, gym, wellness centre with indoor swimming pools and outdoor pools, sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi, underground parking, executive lounges, concierge services and 24 hour security. 

They often have wonderful panoramic sea or marina views from the spacious balconies or terraces and offer a truly luxurious lifestyle away from the bustling city centres serving up a peaceful and calm environment in relaxed and picturesque surroundings. Internal features of these wonderful homes offer high quality fixtures and fittings, double glazing, air conditioning (giving both cold and hot air for summer and winter months) smart home technology, satellite TV systems and high speed internet in each apartment. 

Why do you want to buy Turkey real estate? Is it for a holiday home, an investment, to retire to or are you looking to make a permanent move to Turkey imminently? Buyers on a budget and those who don’t really know Turkey well will initially buy an apartment; sometimes they are a little cautious so opt for a 2 bedroom apartment. Obviously they need to know the location they have chosen is the right one for them, so they test the water for a while. Once they have holidayed in Turkey several times a year (an advantage of owning your own place) most opt for something bigger and buy a villa.

Are you buying property for sale in Turkey as an investment? If so wise choice, although I think it’s fair to say that investors who know their stuff invested in Turkey way back, when Turkey first allowed foreigners to buy property in Turkey in 2003. Turkey attracts more than 40 million tourists annually whether they are visiting the cities such as Istanbul for long sightseeing weekends or they visit for their 2 week annul holiday. Guaranteed sunshine is in plentiful supply to any one of the fabulous resorts along the Aegean and Mediterranean coastline of which there is 8000km of it.

40 million tourists annually go to Turkey and they all need some where to stay for the length of their sightseeing break or holiday and not all of them want to stay in a hotel. I’m not suggesting the hotels in Turkey are not good, they are, but some tourists prefer to stay in a private rental apartment or villa for various reasons. This is where the buyer of property for sale in Turkey can make their money work for them, as rental yields offer a very nice income. Groups of friends or families can either rent a large penthouse or villa and they are more likely to stay longer because of the affordability without paying the costs associated with a hotel.

Some tourists prefer more space than a hotel room allows for and they enjoy freedom of movement without being tied to meal times especially. Privacy is an important factor and you will have plenty of this, more so if you rent a villa with a private pool. The hype of the all-inclusive hotels is wearing a bit thin now, are they good value for money? Do the all inclusive hotels offer a good choice at meal times or is it the same type of food served day in day out? I suppose it depends what price you put on a good holiday as opposed to an average one. One thing that won’t be missed by renting a private villa for a holiday is the early morning fight for a sunbed. Yes it still exists at the hotels and is becoming more stressful apparently; don’t people go on holiday to relax? If that isn’t an incentive to buy your own property for sale in Turkey, I don’t know what is!

Properties for sale in Turkey are in some of the most beautiful locations in the world, such as Bodrum, Kalkan and Olu Deniz. Olu Deniz has some of the most picturesque beaches there are and they can be seen in most travel books showing exotic locations. Obviously if you want exclusive and upmarket areas you would expect to pay more and you will, but it’s worth every penny. We all would live in areas such as these and as long as you have the funds then why not! The downside of these stylish areas is that not many properties go on the market for sale and building is limited to some degree.

Once you have sought out your property for sale in Turkey you will find direct flights throughout the season to all the major resorts. International flights from the UK and European countries fly regularly to areas such as Istanbul, Antalya, Alanya, Bodrum, Izmir and Dalaman. From these airports you can easily reach the other resorts nearby usually within just one hour. Transfers are quick and they can be booked from your own home before you leave if you book a shuttle transfer, private car hire or hire car. If you arrive at the airport and have forgotten to book your transfer you can easily jump in a taxi, there are always plenty at the arrivals gate. The taxi can take you all the way to your resort or to the nearest bus station.

Talking about buses, in Turkey they offer an excellent bus service called a Dolmus and they stop to pick you up anywhere. They are cheap and reliable, if they are packed you may not get a seat but you get to know the best place to get on to guarantee a sit down ride. One of the best things about investing in Turkish property is the fact you don’t need to have a car as walking is pleasurable, the bus service to great and taxis are inexpensive too.

Quality real estate in Turkey suits every budget, if your budget is on the low side you can easily pick up a lovely two bedroom apartment to begin your love affair with Turkey. If you prefer something bigger you don’t need to increase your budget by that much. If your heart is set on a villa why not consider buying with a family member or a friend? This will give you the option to split the bills and the up keeping costs such as the pool for example. Invest in this fabulous lifestyle; it will be the best investment you ever make. 

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