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Features of Turkish real estate: what housing can a foreigner buy in Turkey? (AD)

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Now buy villas in Turkey with a pool in Alanya or another famous Turkish city is equivalent to investing in your future financial well-being. Every year real estate in Turkey is becoming a more and more popular investment option for investors from all over the world. What is it connected with? Mostly with lucrative purchase offers: many developers use individual conditions and discounts for buyers, plus the recent reduction in mortgage rates by Turkish banks – all this, coupled with attractive prices, helps to popularize Turkish real estate in the international arena.

In this regard, more and more foreigners are interested in apartments and villas on the Turkish coast. What property is available to foreigners in Turkey? What are its features and benefits? We will tell you in this article.

Who can buy a villa in Turkey?

The purchase of apartments and villas on the territory of the Republic of Turkey is available to residents of 129 states, including many European countries. Each of them can buy housing here, with some exceptions:

  • A non-resident cannot buy a land plot with an area exceeding 30 hectares;
  • Plots and objects in the territory of the strategic zones of Turkey are not subject to sale;
  • Europeans cannot buy property in Samsun, Trabzon, Zonguldak, and other border areas.

These restrictions are not a problem because they are not popular. For purchase, foreigners prefer the Antalya region, and other locations are no less popular for tourism and recreation.

Real estate features

The range of Turkish real estate will not leave indifferent even the pretentious seeker. Everything is here: studios to luxurious mansions for every taste and budget. To better navigate the whole variety of offers, you need to understand what objects are on the market and study their features.

According to the news site Emlakkulisi and other influential publications, in 2022, objects on the secondary market became the leaders in consumer demand. This is evidenced by the statistics provided by the Land Department of Turkey: for 11 months of 2022, 880,557 finished properties were sold, against 384,776 apartments in new buildings.

What type of accommodation is popular? First of all – apartments in comfortable residential complexes with good infrastructure, with access to swimming pools, saunas, spa zones, and other amazing locations for relaxation.

What are the plans?

  • Apartments and studios – 0 + 1 – this option is the rarest; since 2017, the construction of such apartments has been banned at the state level;
  • Apartments 1 + 1 – one bedroom + living room combined with kitchen, bathroom, and balcony/terrace;
  • 2 + 1 – objects with two bedrooms and one common room + bathroom, balcony or terrace.

By analogy, 3 + 1 – 5 + 1 options are also sold on the market.

When planning to buy a home in Turkey, you need to pay attention to a few details

In which part of Turkey do you want to buy the property? The most popular are the southern and central parts of the country, as these parts of Turkey are also tourist destinations. And ignorance of the Turkish language will be fine here because everyone connected with the service sector knows and speaks several languages.

What kind of housing do you want to buy: a flat or an apartment? For permanent residents with a family, an apartment will be more convenient. If you plan to come only on vacation, you can buy apartments.

Housing in new buildings or resale property? Usually, new residential complexes and adjacent territories are guarded, have playgrounds, benches, gazebos, and swimming pools, and abound in vegetation.

Developed infrastructure. The presence of shops, schools, hospitals, and entertainment centers near housing is essential when buying real estate.

Help with buying a property in Turkey

Always new offers from leading developers and trusted homeowners are waiting for you at Turk.Estate. You can get detailed advice on the features of buying and selling Turkish real estate from the company’s specialists.

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