Turkey is not only a popular holiday destination and has been for many years now; it’s a popular country to buy a holiday home in. People buy property in Turkey for many different reasons, some for a holiday home to visit often to relax and recharge their batteries, some buy to live permanently possibly after retirement or if they are lucky enough to retire early too. Some see Turkey as the top country to enrich their property portfolio.
The Brits love affair with Turkey is still flourishing its one of the top holiday destinations that the British love to visit year in year out. The favourite resorts are Didim, Fethiye, Marmaris, Bodrum and Antalya and each year millions of us go for our two week holiday and soak up the sun and try to get there as often as possible.
The British have taken Turkey to their hearts and according to statistics over 32,000 British nationals have bought a second home whether it is for holidays or investment purposes in Turkey. To date, the British own more homes in Turkey than any other foreign property buyers. Why? Its simple really the weather has a lot do with it with 300 days of sunshine per year and the mild winters are a major attraction, couple this with affordable property and you are on to a winner.
In Turkey, the pace of life is slower, how lovely to be able to sit and enjoy a drink in the sunshine and to be able to eat al fresco. In the UK as soon as the sun shines the BBQ is out and everyone is happy the problem is it doesn’t happen often enough. Turkey is a country where you can live outdoors, you can stroll in the sunshine, go to the beach, drive into the country and take a picnic, the feeling of well being is uplifting and it’s a known fact Vitamin D from the sun makes you feel healthier.
The Brits tend to buy along the coastal areas of the Aegean and Mediterranean which offer panoramic views and beautiful golden sandy beaches, the tourist resorts have small communities of expats loving life in Turkey. However, for those that prefer city life, Istanbul is a favourite and the upcoming areas close to Istanbul are Bursa and Yalova which will no doubt interest many Brits who want art galleries and museums and Turkish culture as part of their daily life.
The local Turkish people are warm and friendly and embrace the Brits who have made Turkey their home. We are viewed as pleasant, friendly and well mannered and we are welcomed as part of the local community.
Turkey offers a lovely lifestyle, it’s laid back and if you enjoy the simple things in life it’s a superb option for permanent living, with abundant sunshine, affordable property, the cost of living is low, a great health service and warm friendly locals who take you in as their own. Why wouldn’t you buy in Turkey?