Turkey property market news

Keep up with the latest Turkish property market news here at Property Guides. We cover all the updates that matter if you’re looking to buy property in Turkey, including legislation, market forecasts, and housing developments. You’ll also find handy tips and insights to help you on your buying journey.


What are the rules on driving in Turkey?

What are the rules on driving in Turkey?

One of the first steps in settling into your new life in Turkey will be organising transport – so you’ve got your independence to travel round and explore your beautiful new home country. However, there are rules on driving in Turkey that you need to follow, whether you’re bringing a car over or, like most people, purchasing one there.

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How to apply for a residence permit in Turkey

Turkey is a land of contrasts, from its sun-drenched beaches to its soaring mountains. Filling the gaps are the great city of Istanbul, world-class coastal resorts, historic ruins and monuments, Aegean olive groves and hilly hinterlands. Whether you choose to indulge in Turkey’s many wonders by buying a holiday home or moving here permanently, you will need to obtain a residence permit.

Foreign buyers in Turkey on the increase while lira falls

Turkey’s making headlines as the lira exchange rate drops to the lowest rate this year against both the pound and the dollar, after a fall of over 34% across the past year. However, there’s also good news for the country. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, house sales increased by 22.4% between June 2017 and June 2018. And, while a weak lira isn’t great for Turks importing from abroad, it does mean lower costs for international property owners.

Buying a home in Bodrum

Where should you buy a property in Bodrum? Protruding into the Aegean Sea from the south-west coast of Turkey, the Bodrum Peninsula caters for every taste and budget. From the upmarket resorts to its relaxed coastal villages, tourism and tradition live harmoniously side by side here. Named after the seaside resort town near its centre, it’s also home to other popular destinations, including Göltürkbükü, Gümüşlük, Yalıkavak and Bitez.

Planning your finances before buying in Turkey

Your property purchase won’t get off the ground without careful financial planning from the outset. Park those thoughts of golden sands lapped by the sparkling Aegean Sea for now. It’s time to focus on the more practical aspects of buying overseas. Here are some top tips to help get your financial affairs in order before you buy.

Moving your possessions to Turkey

So you’ve got your property in Turkey, but it looks a little empty! Your furnishing options include buying locally, nipping up to Ikea (which is a little unimaginative, frankly, but undeniably easy), or bringing your stuff from home. It’s that option that we’re investigating today.

Accessing Turkish healthcare

Huge public investment in Turkish health services has enabled them to match or even better the services on offer elsewhere. So, when you make the move here you can rest assured that your health will be well cared for.
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