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11 February 2019 / Properties


Spring Property In Turkey

Spring is a great time to buy a property in Turkey. Why? Because the weather warms up, and a batch of new Turkish homes appear on the real estate market. Overseas real estate agents often refer to Spring as "property selling season". As the dark clouds of winter clear and flower buds of Spring raise their tiny heads, developers in many coastal areas reveal their new build properties. Real estate agents suddenly have a range of new villas and apartments hitting their portfolios and creating a buzz amongst buyers. Of course, buying a Turkish property before summer means getting first choice, and that is not all; there are many other reasons to start a Turkey property hunt early season. Here are a few things to consider.

Buying Property In Turkey During Spring

1: Best New Build Property in Turkey

Strict tourism laws apply in many coastal areas of Turkey. As a result, the building of new homes and most heavy construction happens in many resorts off-season, between November and April. This is great for holidaymakers because they enjoy peace sitting by their pools. However, it means a busy winter and a gruelling 24/7 schedule for construction companies to make sure new projects finish on time. As a result, each Spring a new batch of villas and apartments for sale in Turkey emerge, their externals typically complete and the interiors taking shape.

March/April is a great time to view new build apartments and villas. As the properties near completion, house buyers get a better idea of their size, views, décor, and design. Buyers can also get first choice on plots before the summer surge that sees more demand. Keen developers that want to see return on their investment may even be open to good deals that work in your favour. You can also pick the fixtures and fittings to put a personal stamp on your home before completion.

2: Invest Early to Achieve Premium Rental Returns

Nearly 40 million tourists visit Turkey every year. This is excellent news for those with a rental property. Many tourists now choose to stay in holiday-let villas or apartments in Turkey, and the owners can achieve superb returns from May to October each year. Many properties for sale in Turkey, especially in tourist resorts, boasts successful rental histories or are ideal for the buy to let market. Purchasing early season usually means buyers inherit bookings, and have more time to gain extra bookings before summer. Buy early to make the most rental rewards.

3: Springtime Weather for Viewing

Summers in Turkey are generally hot, with temperatures soaring on occasion, making property inspection trips hard for those who do not cope well with the heat. However, between March and May, warm and sunny days in the low to mid-twenties are more manageable for visiting building sites or viewing prospective holiday homes in Turkey.

4: Cheaper Flights and Accommodation

We all know that visiting any popular holiday destination during the school holidays means paying for expensive flight tickets. But, in Spring, as the first charter flights start their regular services, there are many bargains, so a Turkish property inspection trip need not cost much money. Additionally, you will stay in a self-catering apartment or hotel while viewing properties, and Springtime is best because of lower prices.

5: Early Season Resale Properties

There are many good reasons to opt for resale property in Turkey - you see what you're getting, often listed at a lower price and a key-ready state, to mention but a few. Each Spring, many owners list their apartments or villas in Turkey, hoping to achieve a summer sale. Again, view early and make the best use of the property with family and friends during the warmer months.

How to Prepare for a Property Viewing Trip

Every year, we get a few clients who purchase online or through a third party, like a solicitor. But mostly welcome thousands of foreigners on viewing trips who want to invest in property in Turkey. Some are highly prepared with questions, while others are nervous because they don't know how regional real estate markets work and spend their money wisely. So, we put together our trips and advice on preparing for property viewing trips to ensure a wise real estate investment. Find out more in this article here.

More About Property in Turkey

To start your property search in Turkey, browse our portfolio of apartments and villas for sale in many different areas, including Istanbul, Antalya, Bodrum, and Fethiye. Each listing contains everything to know, including price, location, home features, and why that property stands out. Just use the contact details to find out more via email or arrange a viewing appointment. Contact us via telephone if you want to chat with a local agent about viewing and buying property in Turkey.

Is Turkey a Good Place to Live?

Occasionally, clients ask us if Turkey is an excellent place to live? We always say yes. The country offers much to anyone contemplating a move here. Such is Turkey’s status as an expat destination, the country now ranks alongside the likes of Spain, Portugal, and France as ideal overseas destinations to move to. The variety of nationalities also proves Turkey is an all-rounder, hosting expats from all over the globe. Of course, each expat's experience is different, but most who retire here live in towns, villages, and cities along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. But this article looks at the reasons why Turkey is an excellent country to move to.

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