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  1. Yasmin & Suse

    Buying Property in Alanya

    I am constantly thinking to get out of work and go free to early retirement. Everyday this thought is getting closer to reality. I visited Turkey twice. The first time was to Istanbul and the second was in Antalya. I didn't really like the idea of living in Istanbul. It is expensive, and it is a huge city. I live in London and am tired of it. My second visit was to Antalya, last September, together with my daughter who is living in Copenhagen. I had an agreement with an estate agent in Antalya, to show us some of his listed properties. But he was not honest man, and tried to cheat me from the first moment. However, I did not like Antalya much. Big tall buildings are not my cup of tea. I want to live close to the sea, in family, semi-vibrant neighborhood, not more than 3-4 stories buildings, and not far from the city centre, shopping, public transportation, health and hospitals, and an international airport. I did some research and think now that Alanya or close to it is more of what I want. I have not clear idea yet since I have not yet been there. I am thinking to travel directly to Alanya in the first quarter of the next year, to view some properties. I would appreciate it if anybody could help give me an idea about the best things to do. If I come to Alanya and like some of the flats I am going to view Where is the best to look for a flat with sea view? Should I buy or rent first? What is the best way to deal with the estate agencies in there, and all that related stuff (in mind, I am a sole woman)? How can I avoid being cheated and ripped off?
  2. Apartment Shopping If you don't speak Turkish, the first thing to do is to find a friend or a property agent who does. Turks generally go out of their way to help foreigners, and many business owners at least have someone nearby who speaks enough English to get the job done. Internet Listings By using the Turkish property listings, you'll find better deals than you would on English-language websites directed at foreigners. See the External Links section for websites which have property listings. Some have English versions, and some don't. You can use our Guide to Turkish Property Terms (see the links at the bottom) to understand what you're reading. If you check the listings daily, you may find a great place to live before anybody else does. And by printing out the listings you like, you'll have handy information in hand for your apartment shopping trip. National and Local Newspapers You can go to a local newsstand and find out what hard-copy newspapers are circulated in the area, both national and local papers. Find out on what day the new property listings are published. On that day, pick up a paper early, and be ready to start making phone calls at 09:00 AM. Good properties go fast. Property Agents Property agents, or emlak, are plentiful in Turkey, and they come in all sizes. They are a handy resource to find quality properties. Visit several of them, since there is no central directory of properties for rent, and each agent will have different apartments available. Turkish property agents get a commission for the properties they rent, equivalent to one month's rent, paid by the renter. If an agent doesn't have what you need but knows of another agent who does, and if you rent from the other agent, the two agents split the commission. For that reason, property agents will first show you their properties (sometimes including properties with characteristics you said you didn't want) before they show you those of competitors. Using All of the Above If you find in the internet or newspaper listings that an attractive apartment is being advertised by a particular property agent, you can also ask that agent to show you the properties of other agents which you found in the listings. This can save you the time of making appointments and finding addresses. Walking Around Walking or driving around a neighborhood where you would like to live ls also a good way to find a place to live. Look for a sign which says kiralik (kee-rah-look), which means "for rent." You'll also see signs which say satılık (sah-tah-look), which means "for sale." Another important term is sahabinden (sah-ha-been-den) which means "from owner." The name and telephone number of a property agency or the owner will be on the sign. The Inspection Have a good look around the property to make sure everything is in good order. Include every detail in the contract, so the landlord can't claim compensation from you when you move out. Some landlords can be very picky, and will look for any excuse to retain part of the deposit. If there is anything in the apartment you don't want to stay and don't intend to turn over to the landlord at the end of the lease, have the landlord remove it. Do not discard anything thinking the landlord will be okay with it. An old rickety set of shelves that you remove while occupying the premises may be later claimed by the landlord to be an antique given to him by a some beloved deceased relative, and used to extort your deposit from you. Previous Owners Will Have Removed Everything Which Was Not Nailed Down, and Some Things That Were You will find that any former Turkish tenants have taken everything but the kitchen sink (they do, however, sometimes take the faucets). Even light fixtures may be removed, leaving a bare wire protruding from a hole in the ceiling. The water heater and other such fixtures will likely have been removed. Apartment Layout In cities, all apartments have a similar layout. The kitchen and salon (living room) face the outside, and the bedrooms are on the inside. Typically there is a large master bedroom with the other bedrooms being smaller, sometimes much smaller. The washing machine goes in the bathroom. Use of electric clothes driers is rare but gaining in popularity, so there might not be room for a washer and a drier in the bathroom. Stacked washer and drier combination units are available for this purpose, if the water heater (normally attached to the wall in the bathroom) doesn't get in the way. Turks like balconies (who doesn't?). You might find that even your kitchen and bedroom have a balcony. Balconies are usually where clothes are dried, either on lines attached to the building walls or on collapsible clothes drying racks that are widely available. Turks sometimes sleep on their balconies during warm weather. Closet Space Many Turkish apartments don't have closets. So you will have to buy a wall unit to store your clothes. Curtains You will also have to buy curtains. See our article on furnishing and equipping your home for ideas on how to get set up in your new place. The Landlord Some landlords in Turkey will do little or nothing to repair anything that needs repair or upkeep. They will expect you to pay repairs, of everything, including sinks, toilets, plumbing, and electrical wiring and fixtures. One option to deal with this is to deduct the cost of any repairs you have to make from the rent, and provide the landlord with a fatura (invoice), for the cost of the repairs. Your landlord may object to this, but it is doubtful that he or she would ever go to court about it, because of the amount of time court cases take in Turkey. Besides that, the judge involved would be unlikely to side with the landlord. To be on the safe side, though, it's a good idea to have a clause for this placed into the rental contract. Important! When you apply for a residence permit, the Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü (Directorate General of Migration Management, or DGMM), will require a copy of your landlord's identification card as part of the documentation you need to prove you have an address. So make sure the landlord understands this and is willing to provide one. Negotiation Once you find a place that you like and can afford, try to negotiate the rent to a lower price. A few minutes of haggling may save you a lot of money. Once you reach an agreement, you will sign the rental contract. The Rental Contract Property rental contracts in Turkey are rather standard, and can be bought in a stationery store. But make sure you have someone translate it for you so you know exactly what you are signing. The typical Turkish rental contract is a four-page document (one large page folded in half). On the contract's pages are the following: Page 1: Landlord and renter personal information and the terms of the rental, such as duration and the amount of rent. Pages 2 and 3: Covers the terms of the rental agreement. Page 4: A record of payments. Each time you pay, you record the payment amount and date, and sign it with your landlord. If you deposit the rent into the landlord's bank account, have the bank add a note that the payment is for rent (kira). Save the deposit receipt. This bank deposit receipt can also serve as proof of payment. Additional Agreements: If you make any additional agreements with the landlord, make sure they are in the contract, because your friendly and amiable landlord may not be so lenient later. Terminating the Contract According to the Turkish code of obligations, you must provide 15 days notice, in writing (translated to Turkish) before the anniversary date of the contract if you want to terminate it. If you don't do this, the contract will automatically renew for the period set in the contract (as in another year) and you will be legally bound to pay the extra year's rent whether you are living there or not. When you deliver written notice, take two copies. Sign both and also have the landlord sign both. Keep one copy as proof of notice. Some tenants think they can just forfeit the deposit and vacate the property any time they want. This is not so, and a landlord can take you to court, if he or she wants to go through the trouble, and successfully sue you for the remaining balance due on the contract. If you think you might need to vacate the property some time in the middle of the contract, have a "get out early" clause written in to the contract to protect yourself. If you want to renew the contract on a monthly basis, make the new contract so it expires in one month. In that case it will automatically renew every month (instead of every year). The Deposit Although the deposit is often the equivalent of one-month's rent, its purpose is to cover the repair of any damages, and not non-payment of rent. While legally it is limited to a maximum of three month's rent, it can be negotiated, and you should never pay any more than reasonably necessary. Important! If you do decide to hand over cash to your landlord, beware of any request for an excessively high deposit. Some landlords ask for a high deposit amount because they intend to keep it when you vacate, using any excuse to not refund it, assuming that you are at a disadvantage and unlikely to sue them to get it back. The proper way to pay a deposit is not by handing cash to the landlord. According to the most recent version of Turkey's Code of Obligations (Turkish law), you and your landlord should go to a bank and put the deposit into a kira depozito ortak hesabı (rent deposit joint account). If you do it that way, then the bank, by law, must return it to you upon request after three months of the date you vacate the property, unless the landlord informs the bank, in writing, that there is an active lawsuit against you for damages. If your landlord balks at this, don't rent from that landlord. Rent Increases If you pay your rent in Turkish lira, your landlord cannot legally raise your rent more than the yearly increase in Turkey's wholesale price index. If you pay in foreign currency, your landlord cannot raise your rent for five years. Aydat, the Kapıcı, and Yönetici Aydat (pronounced like "eye-dot"). It is a monthly payment which covers common area lighting, cleaning, elevator maintenance, and the salary of the kapıcı (kah-puh-juh), if there is one. The kapıcı (literally translated "door man") looks after the building and maintains it. He will almost always live on the ground floor of the apartment. He may also do additional duties like paying your utility bills, getting you a loaf of bread and a paper in the morning, and even fixing things in your house for a small fee. The main thing you would need to be careful of when dealing with the kapıcı is asking him to do things which are beyond his expertise. For example, your kapıcı is not a car mechanic (if he could fix cars, he wouldn't be a kapıcı!). For work which requires a professional, such as electrical work, hire a professional. The yönetici (yuh-neh-tee-jee, manager) is a resident who collects the aydat and makes the required payments. Utilities The landlord will sometimes keep the utilities in his or her name, since there is no penalty or impact on one's credit rating for non-payment. The utility is simply shut off, and a fine is paid to restore it. If you get the utilities in your name, you can pay them at various banks or at the Turkish post office (PTT). On the back of your utility bills is a list of places where you can pay them. Some of the banks only take these payments in the morning or afternoon hours, depending on their policy. The water bill needs to be paid at the water department at the belediye (beh-leh-dee-yeh), or municipality. You can have your utility bills automatically paid by your Turkish bank account. To do this, go to your bank and take your utility bills with you, so they can arrange for automatic payments. You can also give the bills and the required cash to your kapıcı and have them pay them for you-this is a common practice in Turkish apartment complexes. Most every city and town also has a consolidated bill-paying shop. For a small fee, you can pay all of your utilities there, at one time. Other Notes If you're single, you may find that some Turkish landlords won't rent to you. Don't take it personally. Some Turks are rather traditional, and don't want to rent to anyone but a married couple or a family. See Also Furnishing and Equipping Your Home: A guide to finding white goods (appliances), furniture, and other helpful equipment for setting up your home in Turkey. Renting in Turkey Forum: Our forum devoted to renting apartments or properties in Turkey. If you have a question, please ask it there. Guide to Turkish Terms for Buying or Renting Property External Links www.sahibinden.com (sahibinden means "from the owner," but you'll also see property companies advertising there as well. Look for "Emlak" (real estate, or property) and "Konut" (Residence) www.hurriyetemlak.com: Look for "Konut" (Residence). It has English listings. www.milliyetemlak.com: This one has English listings also. www.turkstat.gov.tr: Here you can find the Producer Price Index (PPI) for Turkey. If your landlord wants to increase the limit, it cannot exceed the percent change in the PPI by law.
  3. My parents bought a place in Istanbul a couple of years ago, but its an older place built around 40 years ago. I know that newer builds have to live up to certain standards but I was wondering if there are any required checks which need to be done on older properties?
  4. Hello, Although there are questions here relating to buying and selling property I didn't see anything about property transfer. I would like to transfer a couple of my properties among my 2 children. I have two questions: 1: Can I do this in the Turkish consulate as opposed to going to Turkey? I may not be able to go to Turkey this year so doing it from here may be easier for the moment. 2: The last time I bought property in Turkey was over 25 years ago so I am not sure what I would need to do. Can someone explain the process itself for me please?
  5. Good Morning folks, I would like to know your opinion on the following questions/observations/statements. I have a genuine interest in buying a property for self live and for investment purpose. I appreciate to get a feedback from folks other than agents please. For Investment Based on my research and interaction in the past months, I strongly feel that the real estate market is artificially hyped by the Arab Investors and does not reflect the actual value of the property offered to foreigners. Many false promised offered that a property unit upon completion in 2 years will generate a 25% min appreciation and profit while the fact is that there are so many many projects in the new areas (which are essentially being the focus of boom) being developed, that why would any one wants to pay cash (with 25% premium) to buy from you, while he or she can simply go for another project in the same area. If he/she wants to buy a ready made, then there is better websites like https://www.sahibinden.com/en which by the reflect the true trans value of a property far less than these so called agents offer to foreigners. I negotiated a property that was offered to me with starting at 600K TL down to 380k TL. This shows that there is a nasty game being played by these agents. The areas which can profit you are in/around the city center and the projects there are quite expensive and hence out of reach for many foreigners. Hence the new istanbul areas are being offered and are promised with roi which in my opinion is not true. Because transport is key factor in istanbul and being close to the metro is paramount importance. Some of the projects are put on hold for construction and you never know the credibility of the unit will be delivered to you on time or not I believe it is not a market for some one to expect making heaps of money from flipping em. I witness a good drop in holidays properties in antalya and other places like close to 50% drop. To conclude, one has to carefully study the project, make sure the developer is known and has delivered in the past, make sure the neighbourhood has the potential to grow in real etate and close to metro and with a lot of bargain, expect the roi to realize with at least 3-4 years and not like buy -sell in short time. The agents also wont disclose the taxes, vat, withholding tax etc details so in the end your net roi will be so less than you initially assumed. Self Live Purpose I found turkey quit fits in this area. You can have a reasonable affordable property for self live that suits your luxary style. Similar property will cost at least 3 times in for example dubai. There are some very good projects that I have seen that falls in this category which are a bit far from city center but its worth it. I can share these details if contacted, as I do not want to sound like a sales pitch. I have done a study of such projects. Cheers Fusion
  6. More than 50 British families have won a five-year court battle in Turkey to recoup millions of pounds they ploughed into a holiday property complex. The victory has been described as a landmark victory in Turkey as for the first time, the landowner and builder were successfully pursued through the courts by foreign-based claimants. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/expat-money/11317837/Britons-win-Turkish-property-payout-ruling.html
  7. My boyfriend and i want to buy property in the name of our son who is 11. The reason we want to transfer the property to him is that we have other children on either side from different mariages. We were told that this is indeed possible, but im not sure i believe the people who informed us since they are real estate agents who would say anything to make a sale. So can the tapu be in the name of a minor? Thanks.
  8. Simple question: Is there any problem or complication to expect if I would try to buy a property before receiving my short term residency permit?
  9. FenerEniste

    Turkish Property Site

    Hi, No affiliation...but I started going on this site and checking out the properties they have. Nice stuff (I'm a villa kinda guy) in Bodrum, Kusadasi etc. Prices are in UK £...but easy enough to use a currency converter for USD/Euro/Lira etc. https://www.propertyturkey.com/real_estate/turkey If anyone has any others that they would like to add/share, please do. At some point I'd like to purchase the perennial "Turkish Summer home"...so the more choices the better!
  10. TurkeyCentral

    Antalya Property Title (Tapu) Office

    The Antalya Tapu office is where property title deeds are kept, and where title transfers between sellers and buyers. You will need to go here to check the property title of a property you are buying, and to pick up the new property title as part of the property buying process. Antalya Tapu ve Kadastro 6. Bölğe Müdürlüğü
  11. TurkeyCentral

    Izmir Property Title (Tapu) Office

    If you are buying property in Izmir, this is where you need to go to check on an existing property title, or apply to have a new one made as part of the property buying process. Open 8:30 AM to 12:00 noon, and 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM. This office used to be in the Konak government complex (Hükümet Sarayı). It is still near there, on Milli Kütüphane Caddesi a few blocks southeast, next to the State Opera and Balet building (Devlet Opera ve Bale Salonu).
  12. Acenta Komisyonu: Agency Fee Apartman: Apartment, refers to the entire apartment building. Apartman Dairesi: Apartment flat, apartment. Arsa: Plot, vacant lot. Asansör: Lift, elevator. Asansörlü: With lift, elevator. Bahçe: Garden or lawn. Bahçe Katı: "Garden floor," or ground floor. Balkon: Balcony. Banyo: Bathroom. Banyo Sayısı: Number of Bathrooms. Beyaz Eşya: White goods, appliances. Beyaz Eşyalı: Includes white goods, appliances. Bina: Building. Bina Yaşı: Building age. Binadaki Kat Sayısı: Number of floors in the building. Bodrum, Bodrum Kat: Basement, basement floor. Boş: Empty, vacant. Bügünün Ilanları: Today's vacancies. Bulunduğu Kat: Floor, floor that an apartment is on. Çatı Katı: Top floor, attic. Çelik Kapı: Steel door, with high-security deadbolt locks. Çiftlik Evi: Farm house. Dağ Evi: Mountain House. Daire: Apartment unit, flat. Deposit: Deposit, as in rental deposit. Doğalgaz: Natural gas. Doğalgaz (Kombi): Natural gas using a central distribution system. Doğalgaz Soba: Natural gas heating stove. Duş: Shower Emlak: Property, real estate. Emlakçi: Property agent, real estate agent. Eski Bina: Old building. Emlakçiden: From (for sale by) property agent. Ev: House. Ev Sahibi: House owner. Ev Sigortası: House insurance. Evet: Yes. In drop-down menus, used to select a feature or option. Fiyat Aralığı: Price range. Garaj: Garage. Giriş: Entrance. Giriş Katı: Entrance floor. Güncelleme Tarihine Göre: By date updated (for sorting search results by date advertisements were last updated). Güneş Enerjisi: Solar energy. Günlük Kiralık: Daily rental. Harita: Map. Harita İlanlar: Advertisements with maps. Hayır: No. In drop-down menus, used to indicate that you don't want a feature or option. Hepsi: All, in drop-down menus, usually the default selection, as in "include all." Isıtma: Heating. İl: Province. İlan Sahibi: Ad owner, advertiser. İlan Tarihi: Advertisment date. İlçe: County or district, within an il (province) İlk Giriş Tarihine Göre: By date of first entry (for sorting search results by date advertisements were first added). İşyeri: Workplace, property for use as an office. Jeotermal: Geothermal, uses the earth's ambient temperature to moderate a home's temperature. Kapıcı: Doorman, building maintenance man. Kat Kaloriferi: Floor heaters, a heater on each floor. Kira: Rent. Kira Sözleşmesi: Rental contract. Kiracı: Renter. Kiracılı: With renter, rented. Kiralamak: To rent. Kiralık: For rent. Klima: Air conditioner. Usually an inside unit attached to an outside unit through the wall. Some models have both cooling and heating functions. Komple Bina: Completed building. Konut: Residential housing. Konut Projeleri: Residential housing project. Konut Tipi: Residential type, as in "for sale," "for rent," or "daily rental." Kooperatif: Cooperative. Köşk: Mansion. Köy Evi: Village house. Loft Daire: Loft apartment. Manzara: View. MegaFoto: Very large photo. MegaFoto İlanlar: Advertisements with very large photos. Merkezi System: Central system, central heating system. In apartments, usually a coal furnace in the building's basement with radiators in individual apartments. Metrekare Aralığı: Square meter range, your minimum and maximum size requirements in meters. Mobilya: Furniture. Mobilyalı: With furniture, furnished. Mobilyalı Daire: Furnished apartment. Mobilyasız Diresi: Unfurnished apartment. Mülk Sahibi: Landlord. Müteahhitten: Contractor. Mutfak: Kitchen. Müstakil, Müstakil Ev: Detached house, with surrounding garden or lawn. Oda: Room. Oda Sayısı: Number of rooms. Oda Sayısı Aralığı: Range according to number of rooms, your minimum and maximum requirment for the number of rooms you want. Proje: Project. Projeler: Projects. Sahibinden: From owner, for sale by owner. Sahip, Sahibi: Owner, landlord. Salon, Oturma Salon: Living room. Satılık: For sale. Seçiniz: Choose, select, usually the default of any drop-down menus. Semt: Neighborhood or district within a city. Soba: Heating stove, usually using coal for fuel. Son 3 Gün: The last three days, as in "advertisements from three days ago until today." Son 1 Hafta: The last week, as in "advertisements from one week ago to today." Son 15 Gün: The last 15 days, as in "advertisements from 15 days ago until today." Son 1 Ay: The last one month, as in "advertisements from one month ago until today." Son 2 Ay: The last two months, as in "advertisements from two months ago until today." Videolu İlanlar: Advertisments with videos. Villa, Villa Tipi: Villa, Villa style. Yakın: Close to, near. Yalı: Waterfront house, house on the shore. Yalı Dairesi: Waterfront apartment, apartment on the shore. Yatak Odası: Bedroom. Yazlık: Summer house, holiday house (older summer houses often have no heating or insulation). Yeni Bina: New building. Yerden Isıtma: Under-floor heating. Yok: No, none, or does not exist. Yönetici: Building Manager. Yüksek Giriş: High or elevated entrance. Zemin, Zemin Katı: Ground floor. See Also Turkish Language Forum: Our forum about the Turkish language. If you have any questions, please ask them there.
  13. FenerEniste

    My New Home Purchase in Izmir

    After much thought, my wife & I decided on purchasing a duplex (2-floor/level) apartment rather than a house (for now...later on we may get a house). I knew for a long time that no task in Turkey was "easy" to complete as you will see below. I have an account w/Ziraat bank & the pay stubs/info to support my pay, however they refused to give me/us a mortgage. This was on account of 2 things. The first being that I don't physically live there & second my wife (though she lives there & is a Turk) does not work. So after having my wonderful mother-in-law do some digging we got a mortgage loan from Garanti...although its via proxy (her parents had to co-sign). Possibly its different for tourists (retirees) that own a "vacation home"...maybe I'm not sure? We will close on the place this month. Looking forward to having our "own place" finally. It's a brand new building in the Konak area. Top floor property w/2 levels. Spacious enough for a family of 3. The bonus is the 2nd floor with is a huge open salon (living room) & a very large balcony. Both are perfect areas for entertaining. Other than that, its pretty straight forward. We had to have some experts come in & value the property last week (this is important to ensure when your property value increases, you have a baseline!). Here's a mix batch of photos that I took & that were advertised. At some point I will break down the full cost of everything & add it to this post, but here's the start: 3+1 DUPLEX 150 m2 (1615 Sq. Ft) - 450,000TL ($120,804 asking price as of Mar 11 2017 $1 = 3.72TL). TRANSLATION OF PAY - 250TL VALUATION OF PROPERTY - 2000TL
  14. 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
  15. Hi all, Recently I have heard from the bews that both president and prime minister highlighted that the people who buy a property and do not sell it till three years can apply for Turkish citizenship. Would u please explain whether I got the point? Also, people who invest money in bank for three years can apply for citizenship. The amount of money is unknown!! Please give me the latest news. It is really important. Has it been set as a rule in Turkey?
  16. idel

    Moving to Adana

    Hi, Had plans to move to Adana last year but it didn't work out. Long-story short, will be in Adana in a few days to look for apartments (kiralik). Can you please recommend a good and trustworthy real estate agent? I'd appreciate it. tx
  17. Woody123

    Selling in calis

    Hi everyone and thanks in advance if you know the answers. I have agreed to sell my apartment in calis to a Turkish buyer who wants me to send a photocopy of the tapu to see if there is any outstanding loans and debts against the property. My questions are: 1. Would it be safe to send it? I.e can it be used to gain anything against my wishes. ( scam me out of property) 2. Is this normal practice? 3. Could this wait until I fly out to conplete the sale? Again many thanks if you can help
  18. Pooria

    Finding flat for rent in antalya

    Dear all finally I shipp all my stuff from dubai yo istanbul. It gonna takes 1.5 month, i am looking for a temporAry full furniture flat for this 1.5 month and then i have to find a big flat . i search a bit and this real estate really surprise me. Very disappointed. Any advice ? Any help ? Thanks pooria
  19. Does anybody have any information about buying house in western cities of Turkey (west parts)? How can I gather information about it? I am not a Turkish citizen, however I will come to Turkey maybe Istanbul or Ankara to pursue my graduate studies there. I want to have a long plan in my mind to get the Turkish citizenship? thanks in advance
  20. TurkeyCentral

    Kusadasi Property Title (Tapu) Office

    The tapu office in Kuşadası is where property title deeds and records are kept. It is also where you need to go during the property-buying process, to check a current property deed, request a military check, or to apply for a new property deed. It is located on the first floor of a covered car park, above a row of shops. Open from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
  21. TurkeyCentral

    Kemer Property Title (Tapu) Office

    If you are buying or selling a property in Kemer, you will need to go here. At the Tapu Office in Kemer, you can check a property title for who owns it or what liens are on it, among other things. If you are buying a property, you also need to go here to have a new property title (tapu) created in your name, during the buying process. Kemer Tapu Müdürlüğü
  22. TurkeyCentral

    Alanya Property Title (Tapu) Office

    This is the office where you need to go if you buy property in Turkey. You can check if the seller actually owns the property, and if there are any liens on it. This is also where you need to go during a purchase of property in Alanya. Open from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM, and from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Alanya Tapu ve Kadastro Bölge Müdürlüğü
  23. TurkeyCentral

    Manavgat Property Title (Tapu) Office

    This office maintains records of real property transactions. It is also where you need to go to apply for a new property deed, or tapu, during the property buying process in Turkey. Antalya Tapu ve Kadastro 6. Bölğe Müdürlüğü
  24. What are the types of short term residence permits? I need to avoid the tourist type because it doesn't lead to citizenship. Is there really such a thing as a renter's residence permit that is stated on the webpage below? http://www.permitinturkey.com/#!SERVICES/c1iwz I am a renter, so if this option does exist I didn't see it on the residence permit application as an option so how would I apply for this type of permit and does it lead to citizenship?
  25. The Riviera Imperial Deluxe Hotel and Spa is a luxurious five star apartment and hotel property in Alanya, Turkey. You can own your own luxurious apartment inside a 5 star Hotel. Prospective clients can choose from studio apartments, one, two and three bedroom apartments and duplex apartments on the top two floors of the building. Live your life to the full and earn as you invest with a rent back option, allowing you to lease your investment property to tour operators. Property Features Over 70 standout facilities Infinity pool stretching the full length of the Hotel (biggest in Alanya or Antalya) One of the biggest and most Luxurious spa facilities of any hotel in the Mediterranean region of Turkey Europe’s biggest skylight roof, which covers the lobby of the hotel Inside and outside dining facilities with panoramic views of pool, garden and sea Project Information Start Date: April 2014 Completion Date: April 2017 Number of Apartments: 413 Number of Apartment Floors: 16 Prices, Early Investment and Expected Growth Opportunities Prices have increased by 10% since construction started on this property. Prices are expected to increase another 20% from now until construction is finished (figures based on price list dated Jan 2015). Clients who pay early with discounts could see a substantial increases on their investments. The property developer is offering up to a 15% discount off their current price list. Discounts depend on how a client would like to pay. Here are examples of expected investment rental return for a six-month period (based on typical tour operator guide prices): 1+1 Apartment 18.000 Euros: 40% 2+1 Apartment 27.000 Euros: 40% 3+1 Apartment 36.000 Euros: 40% Apartment Features High Quality Flooring Heat Reflective Glass Light Fittings Bathroom Fixtures & Fittings French Doors Large Balconies Air Conditioning System Kitchen white goods (Cooker, washing machine, refrigerator with freezer, dish washer, microwave oven (Bosch, Siemens or similar quality) Apartment Availability The developer has sold over 50% of this property so far. If a client shows interest in an apartment on a certain floor, they will check availability, since availability changes daily. Inquiries For more information about this new complex, or to inquire about other investment properties in Alanya, please use our contact form.