Houses for sale in Turkey
The renewed interest in purchasing property abroad is bringing the investors and holiday home hunters flocking once again to Turkey and if you are a foreigner, you would be forgiven for thinking that there are is no such thing as houses for sale in Turkey. This is because most international agents focus on Turkey as a holiday home destination, because, to be fair, that is what most buyers are looking for, and as part of this marketing, what could be called houses are often called villas. That said, you have to distinguish between the two. If I am searching for houses for sale in the UK for example, then I am probably looking for something like a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 storey semi-detached house, or a resale property of some kind at the very least. But if I am looking to buy a house in Turkey, then I am much more likely to be looking for something new, and probably a villa is closer to my requirements than a resale house by western standards.
So with these distinctions in mind there are plenty of Turkish houses for sale. But there is one more difference between houses in the UK and houses in Turkey and that is the price. Three bedroom homes in Turkey are available at a fraction of the cost. There is a very wide range of houses for sale, including refurbished and renovated country cottages, large houses with substantial grounds and private pools, something for everyone you could say. A lot of people say that apartments in Turkey are better for renting out, and while it is true that the yield on apartments is more-often-than-not bigger, choosing a house gives you a much wider rental pool, which makes it easier to get a higher occupancy rate. This is because family holidays are by far the biggest growing business in the world of travel, and families prefer to have plenty of room to move in their holiday accommodation. In fact, cottages are also experiencing a surge in popularity at the moment, and you will find many cottages for sale in Turkey, again though, you will be looking under the villas section on most websites.
Investing in a house in Turkey means less than a 4 hour flight form the UK, yes a little longer than most European countries however the benefits are worth it but at least you don’t have to fly long haul. All the resorts are close to international airports making transfers around 1 hour or often less. To reach your resort is via shuttle transfer, private car hire, taxi or bus, all made very easy, you can pre book online if you wish. The favourite resorts are Bodrum, Dalaman, Antalya and Fethiye but in all honesty most resorts along the south coast of Turkey are in demand. Getting around locally is easy, the local bus service is called a Dolmus and they stop anywhere for you. This is a very inexpensive way of either getting around your own resort or visiting others. There is of course the local taxi service also.
Ideally you need to look at all the options available to you. A house for sale in Turkey can not only provide you with multiple holidays but long weekend breaks and you can let your family and friends make use of it too. You can have all this and not to mention the rental potential, that can give you a great return especially during the long summer months. Houses in Turkey have never been more affordable, another thought, that one day it could potentially be your permanent home, possibly retire too? If you want luxury and you have a good budget to work with then the skies the limit as far as luxury property is concerned. Houses can come with private pools and landscaped gardens, terrace areas for sunbathing and pretty village or sea views depending where you are. Whilst sea views are what most buyers look for a country house with mountain views are just as spectacular and are usually more affordable. It’s important to remember that a few miles inland from any resort will give wonderful landscape views and more privacy; it is worth considering when viewing potential properties. Houses normally start with 2 – 6 bedrooms, cosy or sprawling with pretty gardens or huge landscaped plots, a drive way or garage space for several cars the choice is yours!
If you have spare income and are looking at making your money grow then investing in a house is an excellent option. Many owners decide to rent out their holiday homes when they are not using them; this offers an income that can be used for example on the upkeep of their holiday homes or investment properties. It’s a great way of making sure your investment is working for you with excellent rental potential. Millions of visitors descend on Turkey for their holidays each and every year and renting a property is preferred than staying in a hotel, owners of houses in the country benefit from the massively strong tourism market, and regularly earn yields of between 6-9%.
Houses in Turkey offer fantastic value for money, not least because they are comparably much cheaper than much of the rest of Europe, or the world for that matter. This is what we see in Turkish houses, excellent quality at lower prices. But quality is definitely in the eye of the beholder so you should always see a property before you buy. Turkey is currently one of the most talked about emerging markets in the world; because it is blisteringly hot some would say. This is good news for potential buyers because it means not only a holiday home but also it’s a great investment. If you combine frequent flights, picturesque beaches, mountain and countryside views, abundant sunshine, cultural and historical sites and excellent value for money houses, Turkey really is the place to be. Search for your house for sale in Turkey today.