Turkey Homes is one of the leading real estate companies based in London, UK who work with overseas buyers to help them find their dream vacation properties in Turkey. Founded by Tolga Ertukel, who has more than ten years of experience in selling Turkish property to a global audience, Turkey Homes offers a wide range of beautiful apartments and villas across the most popular areas of Turkey as second homes or vacation rental properties to investors from all over the world. Most importantly, Turkey Homes offers independent, impartial and expert knowledge, not only about the property market but also about Turkey and the most popular areas for investment.
Istanbul is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city which has become increasingly popular with foreign investors from Europe, GCC States and the USA. As the gateway city that links Europe with Asia, the culture to be found in this exciting city is unprecedented. Istanbul offers a sophistication and urban delight that rivals many European cities such as London, Paris and Milan, with its international high end, designer shopping outlets, exciting and dynamic nightlife and cultural events that bring performers and artists from all over the world. But what separates Istanbul from other European cities is the wonderful, diverse and ancient history that can be found on every corner, a history which still to this day, identifies this great city and makes it unique.
Istanbul has become one of the most popular cities in the world for real estate owners and tourists. The city has so much to offer and with a wealth of activities to experience and sights to wonder at, no visit to Istanbul could ever be the same. The city presents a 12 months season and it is always a good time to visit.
The incredible “Sultan Ahmed Mosque”, more popularly known as the “Blue Mosque” dominates the city’s skyline and the shores of the sparkling Bosphorus River alongside the historical landmark “Hagia Sophia”. The river itself offers a variety of day and evening trips, giving visitors an opportunity to see the city from a different perspective. Shoppers also have the chance to spend their time in state of the art shopping malls with designer shops or in historical market places such as the infamous “Grand Bazaar”. Whatever your interests are, your age or your reason for being in Istanbul, there is something for everyone which is what makes this city so popular with real estate investors. Buy property in Istanbul and you will be getting your own piece of history.
The real estate market in Istanbul also offers something for everyone. Prime locations in the city do come with a price tag but they are well deserved with their penthouse locations, panoramic views of the magnificent Bosphorus River, state of the art furnishings and spacious open plan designs. $1,000,000 could buy you the perfect, distinguished, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms penthouse apartment with private parking, fronted by a high-class yachting marina in the up-market area of Tarabya, a waterfront location with some of the best seafood restaurants in the city. If your budget is much lower than this, you can purchase a more modest 1 bedroom condo in the popular European suburb of Beylikdüzü. As part of a new build project, you would have access to an onsite Turkish bath and sauna, cinema and indoor and outdoor swimming pool, bars, cafes and shops. Beylikdüzü is one of a few new Istanbul suburbs which are becoming incredibly trendy and are fantastic investment opportunities. With its close proximity to both the city centre and the new Istanbul Airport, properties are predicted to double or even triple in the coming years once the new airport is operational. Now is the best time to invest!
The Aegean coastal city of Bodrum is one of the most up and coming areas to buy property in Turkey. Now thought of as the “St Tropez of Turkey”, the area offers stunning sea views, a tranquil lifestyle, a multi-million dollar sailing industry and high-end shopping, culinary and health industries which attract movie stars and the rich and famous from all over the world. With real estate prices being significantly less than Istanbul, but the area still being developed as an exclusive resort, Bodrum is becoming an increasingly popular area to invest in.
It is the fashionable suburb town of Yalıkavak which is causing a stir in the property market. With over 45 million dollars of investment, Port Palmarina is the brand new, sophisticated and stylish area of Bodrum. Formerly the area’s main fishing port, this beautiful village has managed to maintain its relaxing charm but the waterside is now an area of glitz and glamour. It is one of the greenest locations on the Bodrum Peninsula and luxury is the only word that truly describes this pristine location between the greenery of the landscape and the azure waters that surround it. Labels such as Versace and Armani have invested space in the luxury shopping mall and billionaires have created Monaco style beach clubs and restaurants along the marina. Like Istanbul, Bodrum has something for every kind of real estate investor, from stunning city apartments to luxury villas in the neighborhoods of the rich and famous. Bodrum is also a fantastic location for sailors who wish to explore the Turkish coastline and the Greek Islands and if you can’t sail, there are a variety of ferry boats which will take you across the border into Greece.
Town apartments in Bodrum still offer a great deal of luxury at great prices and even the prestigious area of Yalıkavak has affordable apartments for sale, properties which are only going to increase in value in the future. Through Turkey Homes you can buy a 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms apartment in this exclusive resort with a communal pool, round the clock security and off street parking for less than $150,000. One apartment for sale at the moment for just $112,140 sports an open plan living area with slate grey ceramics and modern furnishings. The kitchen is fully fitted with a breakfast bar and the living room offers a long balcony with stunning sea views. The apartment even comes fully furnished. For a more luxurious touch, you can find properties with private swimming pools and panoramic views which still come in at less than $500,000. On offer right now for $333,582 is a stunning beachfront villa with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the Gümüşlük area. This particular villa offers access to a private beach and an onsite fitness area and basketball court as part of a gated complex. This is a prime location, with beachfront villas hard to find in Bodrum and at this amazing price, properties like this are snapped up fast!
Located on the Mediterranean Sea, with beautiful marinas, a huge variety of wonderful local restaurants, markets and traditional shopping facilities and incredible areas of beauty surrounding it, for some time now, Fethiye has been one of the most popular places in Turkey for foreign investments and indeed for those who wish to settle in Turkey permanently. It is the ideal place for any nature loving investors and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a completely different lifestyle experience. Buying real estate here will bring you into a community of European investors and local Turkish residents who all live together in this town harmoniously.
One of the most popular places to visit from Fethiye is the world famous Ölüdeniz, often voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. A short saunter down the beach will bring you to the incredible “Blue Lagoon” with its turquoise pool which remains calm and serene even in the most violent of storms. From Ölüdeniz you can also visit the incredible “Butterfly Valley” for a day of hiking among hundreds of varieties of butterfly. If that sounds too tame, you could choose to jump off the mighty Babadağ Mountain and paraglide your way down to the beautiful Ölüdeniz beach instead. There is history at every turn from Fethiye too, with ancient cities to explore and the spooky Kayaköy, now a ghost town preserved as a museum village of Greek-style houses following the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in the 1920s. Other areas of interest include the mega-yacht marina town of Göcek and the natural mud-bath and thermal spring town of Dalyan which is also home to Iztuzu Beach, the natural nesting area for loggerhead turtles. Fethiye is all about its location, easily accessible and surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Fethiye is one of the most affordable areas of Turkey for real estate investors, with private villas from as low as $200,000, perfect for a vacation home or for those looking to retire into a laid-back lifestyle. For under $200,000 Turkey Homes have a 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms detached villa in the peaceful farming village of Üzümlü, just 15km from the centre of Fethiye. The village is unspoiled in a pine clad mountain location, centered around the village square of restaurants, bars and a traditional Turkish tea garden. The property has a separate living room and dining room, balconies and a private pool. For a higher price tag of $587,000, you can find yourself enjoying an incredible custom made home in one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Turkey, Akkaya. With six or seven bedrooms, 4 with ensuite bathrooms, on a private plot of 10,000 square meters, flooring is hand finished marble with opulent decor throughout. The basement level has been created as an entertainment area with a cinema and playroom, a Turkish hammam and sauna. With incredible views and a breathtaking private pool, you will not be able to find a better deal than this!
If you have any questions or concerns about the process of buying property in Turkey, Turkey Homes is on hand to help at every stage. Take a look at our website and browse the incredible properties that we have on offer in the best and most popular areas of Turkey. You can make a fantastic profit from renting your Turkish real estate to visitors from all over the world in a country that has a booming tourism industry. See what benefits a life of sunshine and luxury at an affordable price could bring you and add quality to your life with the perfect second home in one of the most stunning countries in the world.