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  1. I agree Silkroute .. honestly and as I like Turkey so much, I dont wish for the TL to depreciate more, even if I will benefit from that through cheaper property prices. I also wish the security situation will improve. I will go to Alanya in summer, rent a good apartment and If I like it there I will either buy it or buy similar. Regards
  2. I already noticed that prices in Alanya went down in $.
  3. Then we have to wait and see until prices reach the bottom. waiting game .
  4. Hi Ken, you sent me a website address www.spotblue.com which I checked their listed items. You didn't give me a contact person to talk with in person. Regards
  5. Many thanks .. you saved me lots of search. Are there better places (neighborhoods) in Alanya, for example more classy, not so crowded, buildings are not stuck to each other, close to the beach, close to markets and shops, or more or less all the same in Alanya? Regards
  6. Thanks Ken, Silkroute and Tolga for the interesting replies. Based on your feedback and the information I collected, I will exclude Azmir and Antalia . Bodrum I have been before and I think the town itself is small. Fethiye i saw many videos about it all the same .. seems some nice beaches and very small downtown. My final comparison was between Mermeris and Alanya, and if I exclude forests, Alanya seems to match me the most. So, I will be focusing my search in Alanya. I talked to one broker and I asked if there are apartments in compounds with private beach and he said no, all beaches are open for public. While I think it is really good that all (or most) beaches are open for everyone, but from the videos I saw beaches in Alanya can be really crowded ! I've been stolen before twice in Turkey, once my bags in Ataturk airport and once from my hotel (Vogue) room in Bodrum, it's only me and my wife, how we can go to swim and leave our things on the beach without being stolen, and i also dont feel relaxed with soo many people and large competition to find a bench under shade and close to the sea, and too many kids around. So is it really true that no compounds with private beaches? or maybe there is but too expensive? Another question, are there better area to buy in Alanya? not very crowded, overlooking the sea, and not very far from the nice places? Many thanks
  7. Turkey is a beautiful country with many beautiful cities to choose from. While this seems positive but as we studied is sales and marketing we understood that companies with so wide range of products, especially if not very differentiated, can confuse the consumer and stop or delay the purchasing decision. This is exactly what happened with me when i wanted to buy a property in Turkey !! Too many nice beautiful cities to choose from !! very confusing !! I am just so scared to choose one place then later on I find a better one. Of course there is no guarantee, and any person can find better things in life, but at least you should do your homework well first. So I decided to ask this question here: Where to buy in Turkey ?! I know that the answer depends on what you are looking for and what do you expect, so I will mention here my personal preferences. I am looking for: 1. An apartment or small villa for long holidays and maybe for retirement. 2. Nature, forests, trees, flowers, lakes and animals. I love dogs and I have Kangal Turkish dogs in Egypt. 3. I love the sea and swimming and I can enjoy some finishing. Very important to me if there are apartments in compounds with direct private beach, hopefully without significant higher price. 4. I go to gym 5 times a week. very important to me to find a good professional gym max 10 minutes far. 5. I like night life, maybe once a week only, and traditional and international restaurant, but not the most important to me, maybe for my wife in addition to shopping of course. 6. I like warm weather so that I can enjoy the sea and outdoors activities as long as possible throughout the year. A city which is not dead in winter. 7. I like quiet places and I hate traffic. Not over crowded by tourists and close to international airport. I've been watching many videos for Antalya, Alanya, Marmaris, Izmir, Tarabzon, and Fethiye, and so far more into Antalya and Alanya, but worried about how crowded they are and how much invaded by Russian tourists, with all my love and respect. Some of you can think I should come and check all possible places myself to choose, but this is very time consuming and i count on you to advise me. I forgot to mention who I am, I am Ayman, 46, Egyptian, married to Ukrainian, living and working in Saudi Arabia in Finance. Many thanks for your time. Regards Ayman
  8. Thanks Ibrahim and Ken, I was mainly commenting on Gemfamily post, but as long as you are kind enough to give me such wonderful information i will seize this opportunity to tell you more about what I want or dream to have in Turkey. First, to introduce myself, my name is Ayman, 46, from Egypt and working now in Saudi in Finance. I am looking for an apartment or small villa for long holidays and maybe for retirement. I am generally interested in: Nature, forests, trees, flowers, lakes and animals. I love dogs and I have Kangal Turkish dogs in Egypt. I love the sea and swimming and I can enjoy some finishing. I go to gym 5 times a week. very important to me to find a good professional gym. I like night life, maybe once a week, and traditional and international restaurant, but not the most important to me, maybe for my wife in addition to shopping of course. I like warm weather so that I can enjoy the sea and outdoors activities as long as possible throughout the year. A city which is not dead in winter. I like quiet places and I hate traffic. So you can say I wish for an apartment: very close to the sea or preferably in a compound with private sandy beach In an area 10 or 15 minutes away from the lively areas hopefully there is a forest or green area with a lake not far where i can go there for a walk and explorations, not over crowded by tourists and close to international airport. For the sea and beach, I prefer not rocky beaches because i worry so much to step on something sharp even if i am wearing shoes. As i said i prefer having private beach, but also i would love to have access within walking distance to virgin beaches where there are no or little people .. where i can sit or walk and watch the waves and rewind memories. I dont like crowded beaches where everybody is stuck together and you have to compete so hard to find a place . Too much to ask? Maybe .. I am just telling you my dreams and you can tell me what is realistic. Apartment or a villa? Although I can afford a small villa but as I am not sure about how often I will be able to stay in Turkey and where to stay there, I don’t want to make big investment there. On the other hand, if there is a bargain unique small villa with a garden and close to the sea, I still can consider. I was before in Istanbul, Borsa and Bodrum, Bodrum is nice but the city itself is small. Alanya, Marmaris, Fatihi, Izmir .. I'dont know .. i need insider information .. .. Izimir i saw videos about, seems more of a business city .. Alanya maybe has the good things of Antalya and not the bad things? Maramris .. Fatihi .. maybe another city you know.. English or western community are ideal to me .. lovely Russians r so beautiful but maybe too noisy for me and dont speak English so cant make friends although my wife can being Ukrainian, but all communities i love and respect, Turkish .. I look Turkish anyway actually everyone in Turkey didnt believe i am not turkish until i start speaking English I can try to come and rent and try .. but then i will need few years because i cant come to Turkey often now due to work obligations.. so i need to count on readings, videos and honest advice from people like you Many thanks
  9. Hello Gemfamily, have you decided something yet? very interesting discussions here.. I want also to buy an apartment or small villa in Turkey for long visits for relaxation and enjoyment, not for permanent stay. I share the same opinion with Fil, i think it is difficult for foreigners to find jobs in Turkey and also i agree about the education of your kid will be challenging. Anyway please share with us any conclusions you reach. Antalya seems like a very interesting city, but is it too crowded and noisy? is there another beautiful city which is not dead in winter and has the same facilities, beaches and entertainment, close to international airport but less crowded and noisy than Antalya? I think we both do not want to end up with a city like Alexandria in Egypt !! Regards
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