Advice on Buying Property in Turkey
Making the decision to buy property in Turkey is an important life event. Obviously, no one does it on a whim. A fleeting idea of making a lucrative investment or a strong desire to explore the world lays root to the property buying process in Turkey that for first timers can seem daunting.
While you may already be familiar with buying property in your home country, the process in Turkey is completely different so as well as finding your dream home, you also need to learn how the real estate market and laws work here.
As a prominent member of the Turkish real estate market, we are NOT a “hit and run” type of estate agent. At Turkey Homes, we give advice, walk all our customers through the process, and where possible, handle the legalities and niggly details. At the same time, though, we understand that you want to feel in control of your purchase, so this series of articles provides you with everything you need to know.
Including advice for research, organizing your finances and choosing your property, we have also listed after sales information such as yearly running costs and tax laws. We continue to provide our services and advice long after your purchase so you can manage it effectively and enjoy it in the years to come.
Our first bit of advice to you is that the most important aspect of your future purchase is research. The more research you do, the more you will feel informed and in control, therefore leading to satisfaction and peace of mind that you have chosen the right property for yourself.
We suggest that you purchase a notebook specifically for this key life event. Within it, make notes, jot down ideas, record thoughts, and list questions to ask us. This journal will contain everything about your property purchase so you can also refer back to it in later years, should you wish to sell your home.
As well as using the notebook, open a new folder on your desktop or bookmark tab, to save web pages of potential properties and the following articles that will explain the process in depth. Also, open a new folder within your email admin panel to keep all correspondence about your property purchase in one place.
So, let’s get started. We’ve separated the research into different sections so you can flip in between them as you choose, but if you are a first-time buyer in Turkey, we recommend that you read all the articles.
Advice on Buying Property in Turkey
Residency Permits in Turkey, how to apply,extensions and all the required information and guidance that you need.
Turkey Buyer's Guide with all the required necessary information and guidance that you need.
Simple guide for all the required steps . Turkey Property Purchase Process with all costs, fees and taxes covered.
Organising Finances, Turkish Mortgages & Currency Exchange and most importantly your budget, you can find it all here, our advise on this important subject.
As well as a budget for the actual price of property, budgeting for purchase costs including a lawyer, notary, taxes, and relevant fees, here are the approximate costs to cover all fees and charges.
If you have already visited Turkey on holiday, you may know where you want to buy property. There are many districts have impressive portfolios of apartments and villas for you to choose from.
Before you start, it is important to list your reasons for buying, so you find the perfect match. Here is how we would like to advise you as well as our responsibilities towards you.
The annual running costs of property in Turkey are relatively lower than western countries. This explains why Turkey is a popular choice for expats.
You’ve chosen your property, have your finances ready and are eager to jump into the Turkish real estate market so what happens next? Here is we answer all your questions about the entire buying process in Turkey.
So you’ve bought your property and are ready to take the plunge to live in another country. Well done and the good news is that moving to Turkey is relatively smooth as long as you plan and research beforehand.
Turkey is an attractive buy-to-let destination. Some people rent out their property while they are not in the country, either to keep someone there at all times for security or to make a second income and recoup running costs.
Inheritance laws and wills vastly differ in Turkey. Spouses and blood relatives are automatically entitled to any assets. Since there is no inheritance tax, property investments in Turkey are becoming more popular year after year.
Here at Turkey Homes we have dedicated after-sales teams in many areas of Turkey, who are just a phone call or email away, on hand to assist you with all your after-sales needs.