It’s a fact 30 or 40 years ago owning a caravan in a beauty spot in the UK was coveted by many. It meant the owners of caravans would head off for weekend breaks even if it was pouring down, off they would trot maybe a couple of hours drive away to their caravan as they needed to get their moneys worth.
How times have changed, holiday home buyers tend not to look anymore at caravans as a holiday home, why? Because they are expensive to buy and the yearly fees are astronomical in price, it’s far more affordable to invest in an apartment in a resort in Turkey.
Currently you can buy a 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms apartment in beautiful Fethiye for just £44,950 are you surprised? Only 45 minutes from Dalaman International Airport this lovely property is on a well maintained complex with a large communal pool, terrace for sunbeds and landscaped gardens. To top this property off it is also fully furnished! The yearly fees currently will be a maximum of £600 per year, probably cheaper; you are 10 minutes from the centre of Fethiye, 10 minutes from Hisaronu and only 20 minutes from Olu Deniz. Seriously what more could you want?
Just to put this into perspective, you can buy a used caravan which has 3 bedrooms (it is only 1 year old) for £54,000 and you can pay as much as £5000 per year for the site fees. It’s a fairly cramped space and are you guaranteed the sun? Usually people in the UK who invest in caravans or lodges become bored with them because the weather is not always good and they get bogged down with life in general. If you own a property in Turkey you know you are having a holiday and you are going to eternal sunshine, Blue Flag beaches where your children will spend all day long or in the pool at the complex.
The advantage of owning a property in Turkey is extended summer holidays, why just take 2 weeks when you can take 4 or more? Easter breaks for 2 weeks, grabbing the last week in October at Half Term or even having Christmas and New Year in Turkey. You are guaranteed the sun as it shines for 300 days per year.
Ok so you are going to say “what about the costs of the flights” true! However you can book in advance when the flights first come out on sale and you can get them at knock down prices. You are able to book in advance as you know your holiday home is there waiting for you whenever you are ready.
Plus you can rent your property out when not using it yourself; this alone will go towards the cost of your flights. There are excellent management companies in Turkey that will look after the cleaning of your property and take care of your home for you when it is empty. You will pay a fee of course for this service but you will still end up with good rental fees in your bank account.
Buying real estate in Turkey is a solid investment; the economy of the country is going from strength to strength. Property in Turkey is much more affordable than in the EU or any of the Gulf States which makes it attractive to buyers who maybe on a budget. All property is Freehold giving you rights to your property and the land it is built on. If you buy an apartment on a complex for example and there are 10 apartments in total, you will own 10% of the land/complex. The weather is of course an advantage as are the abundance of beautiful beaches.
Your holiday home in Turkey will give you, your family and friends years of faithful service and when its time for you to retire you have a lovely home in place which you may want to make it your permanent residence. Life in Turkey offers low cost living, good healthy food at a fraction of what you would pay in the UK, fresh juicy fruit and vegetable are the main staples of a Mediterranean diet and you feel so much healthier.
So, why don’t you make a wise investment this year and buy yourself a beautiful apartment or a spacious villa in gorgeous Turkey – did I mention that you can pick up a semi detached 2 bedroom villa for less than £65,000? Well you can, on a beautifully maintained complex with views to die for in cosmopolitan Antalya!