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The relaxed lifestyle of western Turkey easily lures in expats of various nationalities of which some choose to live in Bodrum, a rugged peninsula made up of small coastal resorts and a bustling town.

The Istanbul real estate market is undoubtedly Turkey’s star performer when it comes to attracting investors from all corners of the globe. What exactly is luring domestic and foreign buyers to invest in Istanbul real estate and more importantly, will this trend last? We think so.

When you arrive to live in Turkey full-time, you can fall back on seeing out your 90-day holiday visa before you need to act. But when that finishes, what happens next?

Izmir, Turkey's third biggest city, is probably the nearest you can get to a city with a Western vibe. Many have likened it to Paris or Madrid for its cosmopolitan, liberal atmosphere and living here is becoming an increasingly serious life choice for both Turks and foreign investors.

Turkish weddings are a big affair, with hundreds of invites handed out to family and friends. Whether done on a budget or with unlimited expenses, Turks love to celebrate the good times and also invite people they have only just met, including foreigners travelling in the country.

Anyone looking at buying property in the Fethiye region of Turkey is making a wise long-term investment. As one of the most desired locations on the Mediterranean coast, it’s already attracted many foreign property buyers

The vast diversity of approved nationalities show Turkey is becoming a multicultural hub for workers and in line with earlier results, it also shows an increase in approved applications from 17,467 in 2011 to 73,584 in 2016

Whether you use Apple or Android or are a hard-core fan of desktop apps, technology helps us to learn languages, stay informed, manage finances, keep in touch, get organised and even start dating. So, with the extensive choice out there, which is the best to use?

As the hub of new Istanbul and the face of tourism and shopping, Istiklal Street is the most famous and busiest street in Turkey, often recognised by the traditional red tram slowly making its way down the middle.

Many expats spending a considerable amount of time in Turkey, eventually adopt Turkish mannerisms without realising it. Known as the “rub off effect,” this refers to something we subconsciously start doing because of repeated exposure.

These days, all the media hype about travel in Turkey generally focuses on how many foreign nationalities are visiting the country. Yet over the last eight years, domestic tourism in Turkey has risen by staggering amounts with increasingly more Turks choosing to explore their homeland.

Potential customers always ask us whether it is easy to get internet access in Turkey. With either plans to move and live here permanently, or just use their new property as a holiday home, everyone wants to stay connected to the net.

Unfortunately, from time to time, we still hear a few misconceptions about the country that mostly stems from a lack of knowledge or misunderstanding. It is time to lay those to rest as well.

The historical houses of Safranbolu and the cobbled lanes of its old town still command respect and will forever be preserved in their natural state thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage Status.

With a booming economy, Turkey's tourism and property markets are set to see major bounce backs in 2018. And at Turkey Homes, with offices throughout Turkey, we are more than geared up to meet the demands of clients in 2018.

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