Turkey is one of the most preferred countries in the search of investment. If you have been thinking about buying real estate in Turkey, whether for investment or living, now the best time. Therefore, in this article we want to introduce you to Turkey real estate market.
Where is Turkey?
Turkey is officially known as the Republic of Turkey. It is located at the crossroads of the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East, and eastern Mediterranean. The country is a unique one which connects Asia and Europe. The part of Turkey in Europe is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. The country is positioned 95% in Asia and 5% in Europe. It is also surrounded by sea on three sides. The Mediterranean in the south, the Aegean in the west, and the Black Sea in the north.
Where Is The Capital of Turkey?
Ankara is the capital of Turkey. The city became the Turkish capital on 29 October 1923. It is the second largest city of Turkey. First largest city of Turkey is Istanbul. It located at the centre of Turkey’s road and railway networks. And Ankara also is one of the important commercial and industrial city of Turkey.
Turkey Real Estate
The real estate market in Turkey achieved nearly $29 billion in income in between 2011-2018. Istanbul was the first province with 58.488 sales in between 2015 and January 2020. According to information provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat), nearly 1.35 million housing units were sold in Turkey in 2019. While up to 45,500 houses were bought by foreigners, seeing a 14.7% increase compared to the previous year. In January 2020, 3.907 houses were sold to foreigners. In house sales to foreigners became 3.907 by increasing 23.3% compared to the same month of the previous year. Istanbul was the first province with 1.875 sales in January 2020.
Real Estate in Turkey for Foreigners
Turkey welcomes foreign investors due to its advantageous programs. An investor may become eligible for Turkish citizenship upon purchase of real estate. When you buy property/properties, with a combined value of at least $250.000, you can apply to the Tapu Office and request to obtain Turkish Citizenship. Turkey has a privileged citizenship program for investors called “The Turkish Investor Program”. The program enables an investor to receive a Turkish Passport with same rights as a Turkish citizen. For more information about citizenship program, you can visit our “The Turkish Investor Program” page.
Which City is the Most Popular According to Real Estate Market?
The largest city in the country is Istanbul which natural bridge between Europe and Asia. It is the favorite destination for travelers with its nature, history and culture. Many thousands of tourists visit Istanbul every year, to savor the extensive historical sites which date back to the 6th century BC. The city divided into 39 districts.
The positive side to Istanbul is that it has a variety of options in terms of lifestyle, from a modern environment to traditional local settings. It boasts many appealing aspects such as a multicultural society, rich history and an advantageous geographical location. The city has many luxury flats and cheap houses for sale. There are also incredible luxury villas that attract investors’ attention. Buying real estate from Turkey can be a challenge.
Real Estate Market in Istanbul
Istanbul is a place for family life and a growing investment market for domestic and foreign investor at the same time. The city has many luxury flats and cheap houses for sale. There are also incredible luxury villas that attract investors’ attention.
You can find properties in Istanbul with high standards of quality and in an optimum location to fulfill your expectations. Whether you are looking for your own home, or an investment property. Istanbul has a wide variety of real estate options.
International financial & real estate experts such as Deloitte, HSBC, Bloomberg, KPMG and Knight Frank are expecting property prices in Istanbul to keep soaring up in the next 5 year period due to below reasons:
- It’s now cheaper and faster to build new properties thanks to improved construction technology
- Increasing house prices driven by the demand & young population
- Rising foreign demand in Turkish property market
- Actual and forecasted record levels of tourism in Turkey
- Extremely healthy economic conditions of Turkey
Istanbul Real Estate Statistics
In the 2019, real estate sales to foreigners in Turkey reached its highest level. Istanbul took the first place with 18,207 homes corresponding to an increase of 50 percent compared to previous year in 2019 Statistics. Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) has announced that 113,615 houses had been sold in Turkey in January 2020. Istanbul took the first place again in list. It followed by Ankara with 11,989 house sales.
As a Real Estate Agency Turesta’s History
Buying real estate or any property in a foreign country, especially coupled with a Citizenship application, can seem very complicated. Without doubt you need to find a professional and trustworthy real estate lawyer to guide you through your property purchase and Turkish Citizenship application. For that reason, you may have already discovered that there are many real estate agencies in Turkey.
What sets us apart from them is our integrity. As Turesta, we have a reputation for fair-trading, honesty and credibility, which is why we still have good relationships with our customers, who have so far bought over 20.000 houses, with our help.
One of the cornerstones of our success is that we always choose properties which have high standards of quality and design, in optimum locations. Whether you are looking for a home to live in, or making a rational investment plan, we ensure that you get the best value for your money. Furthermore, when you make a property purchase through Turesta, you will not pay any commission or agency fee.
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