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  1. Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing well.

    I have been considering moving to Turkey. I have a few questions in my mind and i would appreciate if people living in Turkey or have knowledge would comment and share there experiences.

    1) I am confused about which city to move to. Yes i have read about people's experiences experiences on various forums. I have a few cities in my mind. Of course there are multiple factors one has to keep in mind.
    What I am looking for in a place? Not too crowded nor a ghost town. 
    I am pretty much inclined towards Fetihye but then again I have read its mostly elderly expat community in Fetihye.

    2) So the options I am left with are Fetihye( Oludeniz,Sedekmir), Kusadasi, Bodrum, Antalya & Didim(or even Bursa). The reason is obviously because of its economical prices. My budget is under 1,20,000 USD for a 3 bedroom villa. I can not compromise on living in an apartment as I have a dog which will be moving with me.

    Why am I mentioning the dog? Because the country I am living in...is not a pet friendly country and dogs are considered to be unholy....

    I had to move recently from my previous house because the owner was quite upset as I had brought a dog in and GOD forbid his house had become filthy and impure. So I was left with two options either "throw away the dog" or move out. Location of the house was outstanding as it was located infront of a huge beautiful park. The only reason I prefered that house was because of its location and i had taken that house on lease for my elderly parents so they could enjoy the view.

     I have noticed that a lot of villas in Turkey do not have boundaries? Again I am concerned for the pooch as I need him to roam around in the yard freely without any problems.

    3) I am also thinking about investing in a couple of apartments in Istanbul region (Not in the middle but not too far away either) Areas which seem affordable to me are Esenyurt, Beylikduzu.  I was offered an apartment by a real estate agent based in Istanbul for 1 + 1 apartment/daire for 79,000 USD which was quite expensive imo as I had managed to find cheaper apartments in the same area on sahibinden. Also the real estate guy told me that i could easily put the aparment on rent for 1000 USD per month (Which was hard to digest) And no the aparment wasn't located in the city centre! As I understand some people do pay 750 USD near the Taksim/Sissly area in istanbul.

    My question is how realistic is it if i would go for 2 apartments in istanbul ranging between (200000-300000 Turkish Lira) and put them on rent? Is it realistic to earn a decent amount 3500-4000 Turkish Lira per month?

    Sorry for the long post but I am new to this forum and would like to gather as much information i can. As I need to decide asap if moving to Turkey is for me or not! 


    No. In fact, you can even get a mortgage from a Turkish bank without first getting a residence permit. Some time ago someone else had the same question, so I went to a local bank and asked them.

    Strange...because i am also thinking to move to Turkey and this whole concept of buying the property before getting a residence permit is kind of tricky. Also i find it quite interesting that how can one open a bank account in Turkey on a tourist visa?

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