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Any foreigner can buy a home in Turkey. Since 2012, a tourist country has abolished the "principle of reciprocity". Previous restrictions on the purchase of real estate in all regions have been lifted. Both individuals and legal entities can purchase a house in Turkey. Our company Summer Home accompanies its customers throughout the transaction process.
Anyone who buys a home in Turkey can apply for a residence permit. After five years, if you wish, you can apply for citizenship. To do this, you must stay in the country for at least six months during each year of this period. If the value of the property is more than 250,000 dollars, you can apply for citizenship straight away. For people who bought a house for $ 1 million or more after 09/18/2018, the procedure for obtaining citizenship is an accelerated process. The cadastral office takes into account the amount calculated based on the current lira rate.
Foreigners can stay in the country for up to 3 months. Authorities are strict on violations. If a person has not managed to leave the country within 90 days, you will have to pay a fine. It is important not to stay too long: as you can get a ban on entry for up to 5 years.
The procedure for buying Turkey real estate is simple. After concluding an agreement and paying the full cost of housing, the new owner receives a TAPU. This document confirms ownership. It excludes the possibility of transferring land to another person without the consent of the owner, regardless of circumstances.
Real estate tax in Turkey is lower than in most countries that are popular with foreigners. When buying for a future owner, it will be 1.65% of the cost of housing. Then annually, it is necessary to pay the state from 0.1% to 0.6% of the same amount.
Buying property in Turkey is possible not only for recreation. You have the right to open a business in any region of this country. Therefore, the acquisition of a home can become the basis for the long-term development of individual entrepreneurship abroad. Registering as a legal entity for foreigners is no more difficult than for local people.
The streets, even in small towns, are kept clean. Visitors rarely have complaints about the work of housing and communal services. In summer, water bills are minimal, due to solar tanks, heating water is without the use of electricity or gas.
This country receives most of its profit through tourism, so infrastructure in small cities is as developed as possible. There is entertainment for every taste—an excellent place for a home for you and your children. Trees and bushes are planted on many streets and areas are well looked after.
Housing prices in Turkey are more affordable than in European countries and most countries. The cost of living is also more pleasing; For example, in Turkey, the average price per 1 litre of milk is 0.50 Euro (3.50 lira).
In any region, visitors will be pleased with the cost:
Travel by public transport (in Alanya it is 4 lira,)
Vegetables, fruits, berries, oranges - strawberries, cherries - $ 1 per kg)
Bakery products (from 1 lira, this is approximately $ 0.16).
In addition to the beautiful landscape, seas and other outdoor factors, many foreign citizens in Turkey like the mentality of residents. They are hospitable, friendly, kind people, so visitors to the country feel welcome.
Although the majority of citizens adhere to the Muslim faith, they are open to other peoples values and are glad to coexist with representatives of any religion.
Although restrictions on the purchase of houses in Turkey for foreigners has lifted, not all real estate can be purchased. It is forbidden to conclude contracts for:
Land plots with an area of more than 30 hectares. This indicator is growing periodically. For example, before foreign citizens could buy territory up to 2.5 hectares. However, it is uncertain whether the Turkish government plans to mitigate this restriction in the future.
Foreigners can not buy houses or apartments in border cities, such as Samsun and Zonguldak. These rules are present for security reasons but do not generally create problems for buyers: homes near the Aegean and Mediterranean seas are more popular.
You can not buy real estate near military installations. Sometimes authorities make exceptions, but for this, it is necessary to obtain permission and collect a lot of documents.
The rest of the housing market for foreigners in Turkey is almost unlimited. It does not matter how the new owner uses the building. He can turn it into a summer residence, live in a cottage during working trips or prepare a house for moving to a permanent home.
When buying a new or resale apartment/house, our company Summer Home will help you choose housing for you based on your preferences:
Apartments of any layout: from studio to 4 + 1, penthouse (apartment on the top floor) or duplex (two-level apartment)
A villa, detached or in a residential complex
Commercial real estate
Land for building a house.
We are ready to act as an intermediary for the resale of real estate or leasing of a property.
The cost of real estate in Turkey depends on many factors:
Distance from the sea;
Year of construction.
The price of a house in most cases will be higher than an apartment. But the area also varies. We at Summer Home will help you choose real estate in any price range. Before selling homes, our company conducts a free study tour so that every buyer can see future housing and understand why the cost of buildings varies.
Due to the high demand for cottages and apartments in Turkey, new offers at a bargain price continually appear in the real estate market. For example, on average, villas in Antalya cost about 401,000 €. A small house with an area of less than 170 m² will cost less - from 179,000 €.
Buy more affordable real estate in Alanya. There, housing prices start at 129,000 €.
The area will be at least 125 m². Good deals can be found in Bodrum. Here the cost of small houses with a beautiful view starts from 42 000 €.
Resale property is often as good a purchase as a new building. We select advantageous offers so that the new owners have money left for any modifications required. On average, such an apartment will cost 30,000 - 40,000 €.
The Mediterranean region is home to over 9 million people. The sea is nearby, which is why the area is so popular with tourists and people who come to take up permanent residence. It is warm at any time of the year, but in the winter months, there is rainfall. In summer, the air temperature is almost always above + 30 ° C. On an area of 93,000 km² there are many areas to choose from, but most often houses are bought in 3 of them: Side, Alanya, Kemer.
The city located on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean Sea is home to 14,000 people who live permanently in Side. There are two sandy beaches. People who love history will find a lot of exciting things to see.
An amphitheatre located next to the Museum of Ancient Art was built in the II century accommodating 20,000 people. The well-preserved building makes it safe for everyone to walk around.
You can immerse yourself in the ancient atmosphere of Side by visiting the Nymphaeum Fountain. Its height reached 5 m. Now the building is partially destroyed, but the columns have been preserved. Marble antiquities are on the ground next to the walls of the fountain. Around there are many traces of the ancient city. Some buildings, such as the Byzantine hospital (VI century), are half-destroyed, so walking inside them is not recommended.
You can see into the sewage system, but care must be taken as the fortifications are old and could collapse. The main attraction of Side is the Temple of Apollo. During earthquakes in the X century it was severely damaged, so only a few columns and fragments of the walls remain of the structure. On some jewellery, you can see the bas-relief depicting the Medusa of the Gorgon. Most of the elements of the old settlement found during excavations are in the Archaeological Museum., located next to the amphitheatre.
Having bought a house in Side, the owner will always have somewhere to go for a walk. Nearby are many beautiful places, such as the city of Manavgat. It is only 7 km from the resort. In addition to the picturesque reservoir of the Green Canyon, there is a waterfall and the Taurus Mountains.
In the vicinity is Cappadocia a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unique landscape, which is over 60 million years old. The bible even mentions Cappadocia in its scriptures.
In the Goreme National Park, you can not only enjoy the rock formations of this moonlike landscape and also visit inside the caves.
Consider buying in Alanya. This city is on the Mediterranean coast, close to the Taurus Mountains. Thanks to the developed infrastructure and easy accessibility, it is a very comfortable town to relax with your family. Old houses complement the picturesque surroundings, and history enthusiasts will find many attractions. The population in the city is 312 319 people. The area is quite large - 1598.51 km², so you can find houses both on the coast and on the outskirts (closer to the forest).
The ancient fortress is Alanya's main attraction located on a rocky hill surrounded by walls, the length of which reaches 6.5 km.
Inside there are several buildings:
The Byzantine church of St. George (approximately IV-V century)
Ic-Kale Castle (XII century)
Other historic buildings.
Tourists seek to visit this fortress to see the rock where convicted people were imprisoned. A legend is associated with it. The ruler could have mercy on a criminal if he managed to throw a stone into the sea, and if the stone reached the sea, he would be set free. When visiting the castle, check how difficult this is.
The fortress also houses the Kizil Kule tower (Red Tower). Built 1226 in honour of the Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat. Appreciate this building from the outside but also the inside. Not far from the tower is the shipyard (Tersane). It has five galleries with an area of 70 m². During the reign of the Sultan Keykubat, this building was strategic for military purposes. Ships in the Tersane were invisible to outsiders approaching from the sea, so when an attack occurred, the ships were quickly launched to repel the invaders.
At the foot of the cliffs of Alanya, there are caves. Closer to the west is Damlatas Cave. The walls of this cave have many stalactites and stalagmites. Until 1948 this was just a quarry it was the first cave opened for tourism in Turkey. The cave has a stairwell making it safe for families with children to visit.
Some caves are located in the sea and can only be seen by boat. In one of them, according to legend, pirates hid treasures. The robbers brought abducted girls here, from where they then sent them to the slave market. Couples can visit the cave of Lovers. It is believed that if the husband and wife jump from the ledge into the water, they will remain together forever.
The Gardens of Alanya Park has many exotic plants and flowers. İt's a great walk with the children as there is a playground for them. Opposite the gardens is a house for cats, where you can see the cats at play.
Kemer consists of several coves that border the Taurus Mountains. More than 40,000 people live permanently in the city. Residents love to stroll through Olympos-Beni daglara Park.
In addition to its beautiful natural surroundings, visitors will be interested in:
The ruins of the settlement of Phaselis.
There are many caves in Kemer. Ancient inscriptions preserved on the walls of Beldibi and first stones were in the Paleolithic era. Many finds from this cave are in the Antalya Museum. Near Beldibi is a colourful waterfall.
Walking along the Goynuk Canyon between Antalya and Kemer will be equally interesting for adults and children. There are fantastic nature and fabulous walks.
To visit the waterfall, you will need special equipment.
Legends are associated with the Tahtali mountain. Homer wrote about this place in the Iliad. According to the book, a dangerous Chimera lived near Tahtali. Now a series of flames spurt from the cracks of the mountain at Olympus. Some believe that Kemer got its name in honour of this creature. There are great walks here and also a cable car with fabulous views of stunning mountain ranges.
In the Marmara region, homes in Istanbul are very popular. This city is suitable for people who appreciate the fact that summer weather is different from winter. Starting in November, the air temperature drops to + 12 ° C and rises only in late April. Summer is warm, but only July and August are scorching. In these months, the temperature rises to + 35 ° C.
In ancient times, Istanbul was called "East Paris" because of a mixture of Asian and European cultures. Permanently in it live more than 15 million people. Since the area of the city is large (5343 km²), you can find homes both in densely populated areas and in more quiet ones.
This region attracts many gourmets due to the variety of cuisine. You can eat tasty food here, even on the street. Small family cafes and large restaurants are in almost every area.
People who want to live in a city with developed infrastructure are moving to Istanbul. Teachers and doctors will be able to find a good job - there is a high level of demand for specialists, as there are 45 clinics and 27 universities in the region that are in the top 24 world rankings.
As in other regions of Turkey, there will be no problems with placing a child in school. In all areas, there are international schools, universities and other educational institutions. The following universities are on a list of leading educational institutions in Europe and Central Asia, for example:
Istanbul Technic University.
Istanbul is full of life 24 hours a day. Festivals, exhibitions are held daily.
There are many training courses for tourists and residents of Turkey. People here are friendly and open to new acquaintances.
Bodrum is a 557 km² Turkish city located in the Aegean region. More than 171,000 people live here permanently. In summer there is almost no rainfall, but in winter rains make up for all the lack of moisture. In July and August, the temperature during the day reaches + 32 ° C, and from November to April does not fall below + 8 ° C. Thanks to the developed infrastructure, people of all ages will be able to find an occupation. There are many shops, cafes, clubs and bars.
There are water activities:
Old buildings and picturesque nature are weighty reasons for buying a house in this area. In the vicinity, there is the castle of St. Peter built in the 16th century, but to this day has only partially survived. At the entrance to Halicarnassus are ruins of gates that were destroyed by troops of Alexander the Great.
In Bodrum, Turkey's second-largest amphitheatre is located. It was built in the IV century. BC. Today it exists only as a museum. Not far from it is the Halicarnassus Mausoleum.
Also, in your free time you can visit:
Black island. It is famous for its springs and healing mud.
The city of Ephesus was built in the X century BC. Some buildings are partially preserved.
Nature reserve Dalyan. Here you can try blue crab meat. Animal lovers can swim with rare turtles and feed them.
Mugla is only 1.5 hours from Bodrum. In addition to the carpet museum and the Saatli tower, you can visit the lead-covered mosque built in 1493.
The city of Fethiye is located on the coast of the Aegean Sea. It is often called the "Turquoise Coast". The area of the region is more than 3,000 km². Fethiye is home to 84,200 people.
Here you can not find residential buildings above two floors, because their construction is prohibited by law. Nearby are cedar forests, in which myrtle, silver spruce, acacia, Frankincyn's trees and olives trees grow. A summer residence in such an area will allow you to escape from everyday routine, blending in harmony with nature.
From the sights you can see:
Museum of historical artefacts. Here are household items, tools, weapons, statues of ancient cultures (from Romans to Lycians).
The white mosque. It was built in 1791 and almost preserved in its original appearance. Only Muslims can enter. Others are allowed to take pictures.
Tombs of Aminta. Dating back to the 4th century BC. Rocky buildings were demolished, but most of the decorations and riches have been saved.
The city of Pinara. In ancient times, people lived here worshipping Athena, Aphrodite and Apollo. Several buildings have survived, including an amphitheatre built in the 2nd century BC.
Flyer. Excavations are still ongoing on the territory of this settlement. Most of the buildings are dated VII century. BC.
Kayak The settlement was abandoned in 1923. Since then, more than 3,000 houses have stood as a living monument. Everyone can visit them. Separate buildings served as shops or pharmacies.
Saklikent gorge. Natural attractions are accessible by public transport. At the top of the canyon, there are observation platforms from where waterfalls are visible.
Butterfly Valley named after the insects of the same name, they are more abundant here than other animals.
Northern Cyprus is an unrecognized state that is considered one of the regions of Turkey. On the territory of 3 355 km², more than 326,000 people live permanently. Real estate is often purchased here to escape from the noise of megacities.
There are no problems with job searches. The easiest way to find jobs is in hotels and casinos. You must have a university diploma to commence a profession. Employers are ready to hire a person with a foreign education when his documents are translated into Turkish and notarized.
History buffs in Cyprus also have something to see:
There are many attractions in Turkey. In each region, you can find something interesting. The same applies to nature: the landscape of this country fascinates visitors, and from the window of a residential building, you should be able to get a beautiful view.
Our company Summer Home is ready to answer any of your questions and provide complete information about any area that interests you.