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If you are a property buyer looking to learn more about Basaksehir in Istanbul, you will be surprised with what the district has to offer. Its forward-thinking and innovative urban planning is attracting Turkish buyers but also foreign real estate investors looking to get their foot on the overseas property ladder.

When it comes to Turkish real estate, one area dominating the market is the Basin Express Road in Istanbul. Sitting on the European side, it is grabbing the spotlight as an ideal hub for long-term real estate investment and for many good reasons.

Welcome to Buyukcekmece, an area of Istanbul, dominating the property market as a desirable place to live and work. Sitting on the European side, over many decades, the district has dramatically transformed.

If you want to get away from touristic areas you would do well to look at the charming Bosphorus villages lining both the European and Asian shores. Formerly fishing villages that no-one had ever heard of, their popularity is rising as more people seek to discover the cultural side of Istanbul for themselves.

The slogan of Istanbul New Airport is the “future of travelling”, and that gives air passengers a good idea of how high they are setting the bar for air travel comfort.

Emerging from a rarely talked about district to attract global investors, Kucukcekmece's newfound fame as an ideal place to buy Turkish property is bringing in nationalities from all around the world.

In this property buying guide, we present a brief introduction of the Istanbul market, highlight key investment areas in both the Asian and European sides that are growing in popularity, and have mass potential for capital appreciation.

The Eyup area of Istanbul is slowly growing in popularity as increasingly more tourists and property buyers look towards the neighbourhood that has shed its past mistakes and reinvented itself as a desirable place to live and work.

Collectively, 39 districts of Istanbul spread over the European and Asian sides make up a large city that is not only glorious in name, but a delight to explore.

Like Rome, Istanbul was built on seven hills, but this isn’t a canny coincidence. The Byzantine Empire built the city on seven hills to proclaim themselves as the new Rome. It was a deliberate snub to the former grand empire in the beginning stages of decline.

Long-time visitors and residents have seen massive changes over the last decade as Turkey modernises its real estate market, but changes happened long before now.

The 28-mile Istanbul Canal project is an ambitious endeavour by the Turkish government to build a new shipping route. The artificial waterway will link the Black and Marmara seas and create a new island on the European side of Turkey’s biggest and most populated city.

The Bosphorus mansions are Turkey’s crème de la crème of real estate. Also, called yali houses, these luxury villas in Istanbul are worth more than the average person will earn in six lifetimes.

City skylines tell a lot about people who inhabit it, and Istanbul’s tallest buildings are no exception. Standing out among minarets of mosques, bridges, and iconic landmarks, they stand for a generation who strives to break records.

Going on holiday can sometimes turn out to be a costly endeavour that drains your wallet. However, the massive amount of free activities in Istanbul will appeal to budget tourists who still want to get a feel for Turkey’s most significant, busiest and famous city.

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