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vu8

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  1. Hi there, Pre-exposure rabies vaccine is very expensive here in the US and I am not sure if my health insurance would cover it. How big of a risk am I taking if I will move to Kepez or Aksu of Antalya without getting a rabies vaccine? How to avoid getting bitten by dogs or cats when I am physically in Antalya? If I don't touch dogs or cats, don't walk near them, is there a chance that they would lunge an attack at me with a bite? Did you get pre-exposure rabies vaccine prior to going to Turkey? Does Turkey offer pre-exposure rabies vaccine? How much does it cost in Turkey to get a pre-exposure rabies vaccine?
  2. Very well said. So the upstairs neighbor was straight lying to the police. I now will seriously consider to buy a Mustakil Ev or will not buy anything except a top floor duplex daire. Could you tell me what kinds of scams have you encountered throughout your life in Turkey? About 50% of the people I have encountered so far are scammers/want to take advantage of me. Dishonest Turkish Airbnb hosts everywhere, once I booked an Airbnb, can't contact a host, found the host via google search, told host to cancel, and hosts refuses to cancel even if it's due to his fault. Reported to Airbnb and Airbnb forced the host to cancel. It would have been a disaster if I didn't proactively contact the host to make sure the unit will be available when I arrive in Turkey. The hotel I booked in Antalya for cheap was also in an extremely bad condition, bathroom has no lights, no electricity, wifi was terrible, ac didn't work, basically like living in a refugee camp. What are all the scams you have encountered?
  3. Great insights my friend. Yes I'll be more likely to look into the Top floor, Dublex Daire, because for the same amount of money, one can get a much larger and newer Apartman than a Mustakil Ev. Most Mustakil Ev at the 500k TRY range are either so old it looks like a WWII house, or they are very small... But yeah I'll definitely seriously consider Mustakil Ev as well as Daires that MUST be on the top floor, MUST have 2 floors so I have as little exposure to the noisey, unruly neighbors as I physically can. Here in the US the noise issue is just as if not more prevalent as TR. I had this noisy roommate who is in his 20s moving in to the house which has a room that I rented and he started blasting LOUD subwoofer 7 hours a day with his TV and his XBOX. The experience was literal living hell. That has taught me never trust any neighbors and never give oneself any chance to be subjected to neighbor's potential noise problems because you NEVER know who you will live next to. Even if you have a good neighbor they could move out anytime on a whim and voila the next one that moves in will blast his loud TV 24/7 just to make you lose your sanity.
  4. Woah that is surely a very bothersome experience indeed! I guarantee you I'll experience the exact same thing if I purchase a unit with people above me or next to me, and it is simply frightening that people below us can still make our lives miserable. So what do you plan to do in the future to avoid such noisy people? Do you plan to either only by Mustakil Ev or do you think I will encounter less noise concerns if I buy a 2 floor top floor duplex daire?
  5. Hi there, I just came across a fact that all ID cards for Turkish nationals will carry their religious belief on it. Just wondering which documents during our residency process in Turkey will require us to input our religious belief on it? Do foreign residents in Turkey need to input or fill out their religious belief when applying for documents such as a residence permit or driver's license or any other kinds of documents?
  6. Hi there, so basically if a buyer pays for the price of the property through Wise, directly to the seller's bank account, it may take days to complete. Yet tapu transfer process requires both the buyer and the seller to be present at the tapu office to compete the transfer process. If the payment could take days to complete, or arrive at the seller's account, how would the buyer be assured that the seller won't run away with money?
  7. Hi there, how are mails and packages delivered in Daires in Antalya? Do each Daire have a dedicated, locked mailbox? Are packages delivered to door or only to the hallway at the entrance of the Daire?
  8. Hi there, I know that one has to start utilities after purchasing a Daire in Antalya. How do I initiate water, gas, electricity and internet after I made a purchase of a Daire? Do I have to go to the headquarters of each utility departments with my passport to get the process initiated? Any document that may be needed besides the passport?
  9. Great info! And this Vergi Dairesi as shown on the map is the 1st stop I should go to as soon as I land in Antalya right?
  10. Great advice dear sir! And indeed I was looking around at the Kepez district, which has lower housing prices in general compared to Konyaalti as well as Muratpasa, where a nice new large Daire can go way up into the 1 million lira range. How much in taxes and fees and commissions have you had to pay for each apartment on top of their listing price? Was it a significant portion such as 8-10% on top of the listing price? Were you able to negotiate down the listing price by a meaningful margin such as 5000-10000 Liras?
  11. Hi there, it seems like the Turkish Gov has this initiative to demolish buildings that are built with subpar earthquake resistance or subpar construction quality. I've heard that buildings 5 year old or newer have stricter requirements and better resistance towards earthquakes. Is it true? Should I only shop for buildings 5 years or newer to avoid the possibility of it being demolished due to subpar construction or poor sound insulations?
  12. Since the previous owner probably has copies of the keys, is there a possibility of a potential criminal break in if we don't change the locks after the purchase of the property?
  13. When I entered Turkey to Antalya in Jan of this year, I tried the same website at my Hostel, and it did not work at all. While I was in the Hostel in Muratpasa, Antalya... Same exact error.
  14. When I try to get it online, it tells me "unable to verify your info, please apply at the tax office" It just keep showing me this message and refuse to let me proceed when I apply using the Interaktif Vergi Dairesi site. Any suggestions or I shall just go to Vergi Dairesi in person?
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