Even the name Istanbul conjures up exotic tones so it’s no surprise that is exactly what you get in this lively city. This really is the place for a hot investment with countless buildings going up as I am writing this. It is also becoming one of the most visited weekend city breaks sightseers are taking therefore; investing in property in Istanbul for sale is a lucrative venture. Whether you are looking for a bolt hole for yourself, an investment or somewhere to live on a permanent basis there is something to suit most budgets in a variety of areas.
There are a range of apartments for sale in Istanbul from close to the city centre in areas such as Zeytinburnu which is sits on the European side of Istanbul. It is on the south side facing out towards the sea. It is a much sought after area due to its beautiful location and close proximity to the Bosphorus and city centre. Here you can buy a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment from £224,722 with a range of lifestyle facilities which include a large communal swimming pool, fitness centre, Turkish bath, sauna, spa, terrace with panoramic sea views, parasols, restaurants, cafes, a social club, and shops, a sports field and 24 hour security. These apartments offer amazing views, excellent on-site facilities and are situated in a superb central location. They would be perfect to live in all year round, enjoy as a holiday home, use as a base for business, or they could be let out as a rental investment property the choice is yours.
If you are happy to be a little outside of the centre of the city, Kucukcekmece could be just for you its around 47 minutes drive (34.5 km) via E80 from the city centre. If you work in Istanbul but would prefer to escape to somewhere a little more peaceful this is the area you should look at. The transport links are excellent and these apartments are directly opposite Ataturk airport and just 1 km from the metro. You can buy a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment from £72.451 which is great value, or a 2 bed apartment from, £110.357, or 3 beds from £175,043. The facilities at this complex include a fitness centre, large communal swimming pools, massage salon, steam room, Turkish bath, green spaces, walking tracks, a playground, direct access to public transportation and 24 hour security.
Maybe an apartment is too small for you and your expanding family and you want something more spacious possibly a 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms villa in Beylikduzu would be perfect for you, both modern and spacious these villas make ideal family homes with wonderful views across the marina and Marmara Sea. The transport links at this location are second to none; there will be a water taxi and water bus service as well as the E-5, E-6, highway links and the new ring road to access Ataturk and offers easy access within the proximity of the new third airport. You can also access the complex via the fast hydrofoil which runs between Yenikapi and Sirkeci. If you want to live in peaceful surroundings but work in the city this could be your dream location. Residents can enjoy a range of social and lifestyle facilities which include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and a sports field, Turkish bath, fitness centre, sauna, wellness centre, a hobby room and landscaped gardens with walking paths. If sailing is your passion you can also join the yacht club or the sailing school. This type of home offers a quality lifestyle that most of us crave, all this could be yours for £576,992 yes its not cheap but you will gain a luxurious built home with all the trappings that go hand in hand with it.
As you can see Istanbul serves up many different properties in a variety of areas and a variety of budgets. If you want an investment opt for a city apartment that you can rent out most of the year, close to amenities and all the sightseeing attractions and trust me tourists will pay the going rates for a rental. Hotels are impersonal, lack privacy and the rooms are often cramped we are seeing time and time again visitors opting for a rental property.
If the property is for a holiday home you are making a great lifestyle choice and one that you can enjoy whenever you need a city escape in Istanbul.