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Why Turkey

When we think about buying a holiday home or making an investment abroad, Turkey usually springs to mind as a viable contender, why you ask? Because apart from endless hot summer days, warm balmy nights, cloudless blue skies, wonderful city escapes, the beautiful azure Aegean Sea, and soft sandy beaches and not forgetting the crystal clear blue Mediterranean Sea, property in Turkey offers a luxurious lifestyle at affordable prices. That’s not to say Turkey property is cheap! What it does give for example is fabulous Turkish property at great prices, whether you’re looking for an apartment in Istanbul or a villa in Bodrum possibly a duplex in Antalya, you really are spoilt for choice all you need to decide is do you want a city pad or a place on the Coast? There are miles upon miles of stunning coastline stretching from the Aegean across to the Mediterranean, panoramic vistas of coves and caves waiting to be explored and palm-fringed beaches where you can relax and bask in the eternal sunshine before taking a dip in the warm blue sea. Flora and fauna are in abundance with landscaped countryside flanked by majestic mountains, cities are vibrant and steeped in rich culture and historic architecture, they are just some of the reasons why property for sale in Turkey are high on everyone’s wish list.

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Property in Turkey

Fethiye is a favourite with its natural beauty it has retained its traditional harbour town charm and lies along the beautiful coastline; it’s not referred to as the “Turquoise Coast” for nothing. Istanbul is full of Eastern promise it’s a vibrant city which is a “hot spot” now for investors and holiday home buyers wanting to be in the hub of city life. Beautiful Bodrum has a wonderful marina expensive yachts are moored there and designer shops and trendy boutiques are plentiful. Cosmopolitan Antalya has something for everyone from golf courses, marinas and shops to die for it’s known as the “Turkish Riviera” With stylish property Turkey has something for everyone all tastes and budgets are catered for from studios, apartments, duplexes and villas the choice is yours. Increasingly we are seeing holiday home buyers searching for their own little piece of summer sun in Turkey, they no longer want a two week summer holiday each year, they seek extended holidays and long weekend breaks, we all aim for a better lifestyle because we work hard and want to enjoy our time off.

Investors began snapping up property in Turkey for sale many years ago because they could see it was a lucrative investment, with millions of visitors each year to all destinations across Turkey the rental potential is extremely healthy and they haven’t been disappointed. Now with more people than ever buying in Turkey it’s not only aiding the economy but giving the average holiday home buyer a beautiful holiday home and rental returns should they choose to rent their property out whilst not using themselves, helping them to recoup some of their initial investment? Once they bought property for sale Turkey it changed their lifestyle for the better, it also gives many options to the holiday home owner or investor it’s a possibility that on retirement the holiday home could become a permanent residence, the cost of living in Turkey is far more affordable than most European countries, for example, utility prices are much lower as are the annual rates, there are excellent hospitals and dental practices that are a fraction of the price you may pay at home, you don’t need to wait for months on end to see a specialist. There are many benefits to buying properties for sale in Turkey the list is endless so why not buy property in Turkey today I know you won’t regret it! Buying a car in Turkey is easy enough but most people don’t bother, there is the great, cheap and efficient service of the local bus called a Dolmus. They run frequently, don’t only stop for you at designated bus stops and will generally drop you off wherever you want on their route. Also is the national bus service which you can get to virtually any area in Turkey via this way, again cheap and reliable it’s a good way of sightseeing Turkey. International airports fly to all the major destinations in Turkey so hopping on a plane to your holiday home will be effortless. Transfers from the airport are quick and efficient either by shuttle bus, private car hire or taxi, some local buses are available too; most can be pre-booked from the comfort of your own home.

It’s also worth remembering that Turkey is not just famous for its fabulous beaches and clear blue seas but for its culture and heritage too. There are so many attractions to visit and the architecture is truly astounding. The Ottoman Empire was once a force to be reckoned with during the 15th and 16th Centuries and there are numerous museums and art galleries depicting Turkish history in its full glory. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul is a fine example of beautiful buildings which dominate the skyline, it’s known as the Blue Mosque due to the blue Iznik tiles which adorn its interior. Beautiful buildings are to be seen everywhere in Turkey so the history buffs won’t be disappointed.

Turkey is often referred to as “where east meets west” and this is very true, the cultures collide in a splendid fashion it’s both exotic and fairly European. Everywhere you visit you will see market stalls with fresh produce ranging from fresh fish especially in the harbour towns and villages, fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade cheeses, olives of course, varieties of nuts, locally produced virgin olive oil, so many fresh herbs and spices to fresh crusty bread some coated in sesame seeds and not forgetting super fresh honey still on the honeycomb. The diet in Turkey is very much Mediterranean style and the foods are delicious, shopping for your weekly groceries at the market is very affordable and you will be amazed at the costs.

Eating out in Turkey is a lovely experience, everything from traditional rustic cuisine to international favourites there is something for everyone. There are some fabulous locally produced beers and a vast array of crisp white wine, fruity rose and full bodied reds too, let’s not forget Raki it’s mostly drunk with fresh local fish, fresh crisp salads, olives and bread. To round off any Turkish meal is a dessert usually, baklava washed down with copious amounts of cay (tea) or traditional Turkish coffee served with fragrant local Turkish delight.

So to sum up, properties in Turkey offer a great investment, a holiday home and will give you a monthly income should you choose to rent your property out. Rentals are on the increase as most visitors prefer to rent an apartment or villa than stay in a cramped hotel room. They have more space, freedom of movement and privacy that a hotel room just doesn’t give you. The average rental returns can be anything from 6-9% and they are increasing, with a good rental management company they will look after your property on your behalf so you don’t have the headache of trying to do it yourself, they will also check your property when vacant to make sure all is well. Turkey really is a wonderful country the locals are warm and friendly and adore children so it’s ideal especially for families but also for couples and friends alike. Whether you want a quiet village by the beach or to be in the hustle and bustle of a busy city we can help you find your perfect holiday home or investment.
So what are you waiting for? You could be the proud owner of your very own holiday home in magical Turkey.

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