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New Luxury Hotel Resorts in Bodrum
New luxury hotels and resorts in Bodrum could turn the region into a paradise
for the rich and famous with the opening of three new luxury hotel resorts and
a Billionaires Club. Famous for their luxurious resorts, Swissotel are opening
two Hotel Resorts in Bodrum and the award winning Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
will be completed in 2014 close to the village of Golturkbuku on the Peninsular.
Luxury Resorts in Bodrum >>
Weekend in Istanbul
From any airport in the UK, a flight to Istanbul is under four hours and there
is so much to see in do in this fabulous city that a long weekend break should
be carefully planned so you get to see the best of what Istanbul has to offer.
Take a Weekend Break in Istanbul >>
A Tourists Account of Izmir, Turkey
Izmir should be visited to savour the quiet of a non-touristy city in hyper-touristy Turkey. There is no beach in Izmir, yet the walk offers a fantastic view and gives
a sense of the city. Some of the slopes, valleys and hills that surround
the sea are still bare and exude serenity.
Tourists Account of Izmir >>
New Laws for Foreigners buying in Turkey
Existing laws preventing foreigners from countries that do not have a reciprocal agreement with Turkey will be changed after March 2012 allowing ANY foreign investor wishing to buy property
New Property Laws in Turkey >>
The Resort of Kalkan
Kalkan in Turkey is a stunningly beautiful resort backed by mountains and trees.
Although mainly a harbour town, beaches in the area are gorgeous with crystal
clear waters and carrying a blue flag award
Kalkan, Turkey >>
Istanbul Property Investments, Turkey
Those looking to make an Istanbul property investment will benefit from an
economy that is moving from strength to strength and long-term economic prognosis
is extremely positive.
Istanbul Property Investments >>
Kas is a small resort with great historical interest, and known for its exclusivity
and stunning views, Kas tends to attract people looking for 'high end' holidays
Kas in Turkey >>
Record number of Brits buying in Turkey
With the dramatic rise in British property owners in Turkey in the past few
years, the Brits now own more property in Turkey than any other foreigners owning
over 6 million square metres in some of the most popular areas.
Brits buy property in Turkey >>
The importance of using an estate agent in Turkey
When you are planning a visit to Turkey to buy a property, consider carefully whether you want to use an estate agent or not. Be sure that there is always going to be someone ready and willing to take advantage of foreign buyers if you are not careful.
Estate Agents in Turkey >>
Buying to Let in Turkey
2009 was a very successful year for Turkey's holiday rental market, with holidaylettings.co.uk
reporting a 70% increase in the number of enquiries about the country. With
the private letting market growing in such a successful manner, investors can
expect solid returns on buy to let property.
Buy to let in Turkey >>
Furnishing a rental Property in Turkey
As the rental market becomes more competitive, the way you will be furnishing
a rental property in Turkey will be one of the most important factors to think
about when you decide to rent out your holiday home. Cutting corners when furnishing
is false economy as holiday makers now demand better quality coupled with those
little extras such as Sat TV, dishwashers and internet connections.
Furnishing a rental property >>
Good Reason to buy property in Turkey
First & Foremost - The price is right! Turkey represents one the best investment
chances there are in the Mediterranean basin right now. You can easily pick
up a small apartment for approximately £25,000 to £30,000. Together
with the low cost of living, easy access and the excellent weather, Turkey is
currently one of the top places to buy a holiday home.
Reasons to buy property in Turkey >>
When is the Best Time to buy Property in Turkey?
The best months of the year to buy property in Turkey are December January
and February. During the spring, summer and Autumn, potential buyers flocks
into turkey and there is no shortgage of money for estate agents, builders and
developers. Those winter months though tell a different story.
The Best time to buy property in Turkey >>
The Cost of Living In Turkey
In a recent poll conducted by MERCER, an international human resource consulting firm, the cost of living in Turkey dropped by 50 percent last year. This makes the cost of living in Istanbul better value than London, Moscow, New York, Athens, Rome and thirty-one other of the world?s major cities.
Cost of living in Turkey >>
Property Investment in Turkey - The Golden Years are Coming back!
The property sector is like a fashion trend, every fews years it repeats itself. The last of the golden years for a large property investment boom in Turkey began in 2003 and carried on strong until 2005. The year to get ready for the next big property boom is 2009.
Property Investment in Turkey >>
Belek & Kadriye - a golfers paradise
Appreciating the benefit of a short transfer time from the Antalya International Airport, Belek is a selected region that has carefully been designed for taking the full advantage of the nature, beach, congress, football, tennis and golf tourism. The locations of the Golf courses are split between the towns of Kadriye and Belek - not just Belek alone. Golf in Belek & Kadriye >>
Buying off plan property in Turkey
Buying off plan property is widely accepted as the best way for investors to maximise profits on any investment made in Turkey for the lowest price available on any given development. The earlier in the development stage that you purchase, the lower the price you pay and the higher the profit. Principle of buying off plan property in Turkey >>
Long Term Rentals Turkey
Those looking for long term rentals in Turkey can pay as little as 350 YTL (£150) per month for a one bed apartment, 500 YTL (£215) for a 3 bed apartment or 700/800 YTL (£300 - £340) for a 3 bed villa. The cost of living in Turkey is low and the climate mild during winter, and many are attempting to find a cheaper alternative to the popular European destinations. Long term rentals in Turkey >>
In these days of the 'credit crunch', who wants to take out a mortgage or spend all their savings? In Altinkum property is affordable, perfect for holidays, and offers good rental opportunities from as little as £18,000. Property in Altinkum, Turkey >>
Spain V Turkey
Whilst the bubble has burst on the Spanish property market with people unable to sell due to the sheer volume of properties on the market, inflated prices, low quality builds and tougher requirements to obtain a mortgage, the Turkish market is currently buoyant, offering quality properties at a third of the price. Spain v Turkey >>
Tourism in Turkey
Tourism is a massively prosperous and ever growing component of Turkish culture. Huge investments are being made into the resort towns and larger cities, with a vast variety of holiday villas, hotels, holiday homes, flats, restaurants, bars and golf resorts courses being built to serve and supply this increased demand on the Turkish tourism trade. Tourism in Turkey >>
Moving to Turkey
You've fallen in love with Turkey, the beautiful beaches, the wonderful temperatures, the people, the scenery and bustling picturesque cities. Now you?re thinking of moving to Turkey but you?re not sure how to proceed. Moving to Turkey >>
Investing in Bodrum
Investing in Bodrum, especially within the smaller towns on the peninsular, will offer continuous rising prices as planned shopping centres, holiday villages and new hotels come to fruition over the next few years. Tuzla is an area of high expected growth on the peninsular with the construction of 6 new golf courses planned. Invest in Bodrum >>
Turkish property investment
Taking the average of 25% capital growth, a property purchased for £60,000 with sustained growth over five years, will have a market value of £183,100 – resulting in a whopping 305% return on investment. The investment potential of Turkish property >>
Non Resident Mortgages in Turkey
Excellent terms are now available from leading Turkish banks for non residents in either Turkish Lira or foreign currencies Non Resident Mortgage options >>
Renting property in Turkey
Turkey is a large temperate country with three coastlines and plenty of excellent opportunities for renting your property in Turkey. In many of the coastal areas demand for property is greatly outstripping supply Renting Property in Turkey >>
Off plan mortgages Turkey
Previously unavailable, the new legislation allows foreigners to obtain a mortgage for off-plan property in Turkey, which is excellent news for investors and those who don’t have 30-40% in cash to put down. Off Plan property mortgages, Turkey >>