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This section includes plenty of useful information that will help you discover the fantastic city of Istanbul. Whether you are simply visiting or planning to buy Istanbul property, our blog is full of tips and tricks that will come in handy.

From its best-kept secrets to the essentials, we help you get to know Istanbul like the locals do and explore the exciting possibilities for property investment in one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Real Estate BlogsReal Estate Blogs Real Estate BlogsReal Estate Blogs


Istanbul's new Airport is impressive

Istanbul's new Airport is impressive



Turkey’s perfect geographical location between Asia, the Middle East and the rest of Europe, makes it a perfect spot for conferences and meetings for people from all over the world.

 

With the opening of the new airport later this year, the number of business travelers will increase; therefore, the rate of investment in Istanbul will increase as well. This airport is built to replace Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, which is the ...

Oct 01 2018

Take Time Out in Your Hunt for Istanbul Flats for Sale to Relax Over A Glass of Wine

Take Time Out in Your Hunt for Istanbul Flats for Sale to Relax Over A Glass of Wine

Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Omar Khayyám 1048–1131

’Saraphanesi’ or wine houses can be found all over Istanbul from the very modern to the traditional. One of the oldest can be found in Kadikӧy, on the Asian side of Istanbul. This lovely area with its Istanbul mix of modern and history is the cultural centre of the Anatolian side. It is here you can find Viktor Levi Wine ...

Jan 17 2017

Take Time-Out to Enjoy Bach While Searching for Real Estate for Sale in Istanbul

Take Time-Out to Enjoy Bach While Searching for Real Estate for Sale in Istanbul



Living and working in Istanbul offers a multitude of experiences of the various aspects of the cultures within the city. There are some amazing experiences and opportunities available to those living in or visiting such a megalopolis. The huge mix of nationalities that call Istanbul their home have created this melting pot; bringing their art, music, and dance to add a variety that is compelling, vivid and engrossing. Classical music is one aspec...

Dec 13 2016

Travelling into the City to Buy Istanbul Property Has Never Been Easier or Cheaper

Travelling into the City to Buy Istanbul Property Has Never Been Easier or Cheaper



If you are considering to buy Istanbul property, a visit to the city is definitely necessary. Flying in from abroad to Istanbul has never been easier. The city served by two international airports; Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Bakırkӧy on the European side and Sabiha Gӧkçen Intern...

Dec 07 2016

A Quince tree in Your Garden. Now That Would Make any Real Estate in Istanbul Interesting

A Quince tree in Your Garden. Now That Would Make any Real Estate in Istanbul Interesting

Beautiful, Tasty Quince (Ayva)

Autumn time in Istanbul is a favourite of those who reside or regularly visit. If this is your first visit to the city at this time, you are in for a treat. Ok, the weather is a little cooler but still pleasant enough for some sightseeing alongside looking for real estate in Istanbul. The real treat any time of the year in Istanbul is the superb cuisine. Autumn though is hugely anticipated not only for the ...

Nov 30 2016

You May Have a Home in Istanbul, but you Cannot Call Yourself an ‘Istanbulite’ Until you Have Eaten Hamsi

 You May Have a Home in Istanbul, but you Cannot Call Yourself an ‘Istanbulite’ Until you Have Eaten Hamsi



Hamsi or Black Sea Anchovy is an innocuous little fish with a big personality and taste. You cannot call yourself a citizen of Istanbul until you have eaten this freshly cooked delight. The dropping of leaves and temperature in Istanbul signals the Hamsi season, as the waters of the Black Sea, cools, so these culinary delights proliferate. Having a home in Istanbul,...

Nov 22 2016

After you find your house for sale in Istanbul Turkey Can You Go Golfing?

After you find your house for sale in Istanbul Turkey Can You Go Golfing?

Golfing has been popular around the world for many years, and if you are a golfer and are looking for a house for sale in Istanbul Turkey, you will most certainly be asking that question. The answer? Of course you can! There are two golf clubs in Istanbul, one on the European side, Kemer Golf Country Club at Eyüp. On the Anatolian side, there is the Klassis Golf Kulubu at Üsküdar.

 

One Of Turkey’s Superlative Golf Courses

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Nov 08 2016

A Home in Istanbul

A Home in Istanbul

Ssh!! Want to know a secret? Now you have a home in Istanbul? Here are some special places to keep quiet about

Istanbul is a wonderfully diverse city where all things are possible. The places to visit can appear limitless but it is exactly because of its attractions that it can be a ‘trifle’ busy at times. Living and working in a city brings many benefits but also some challenges. Having a home in Istanbul sometimes you would just like to go to get away from the crowds, - not only of tourists but other Istanbulites. Where? Is the question. Well here are two for you t...

Nov 01 2016

Homes for Sale in Istanbul Turkey, a home or an investment? There is a difference.

Homes for Sale in Istanbul Turkey, a home or an investment? There is a difference.

Looking for homes for sale in Istanbul Turkey is slightly different than when you are looking purely for investment. For one, a home is where you will be living full time, not renting or having to be near certain attractions. It is where you will bring your children, where you want to relax and feel comfortable with. Looking at homes for sale in Istanbul Turkey is about being near enough to work, school, or univer...

Oct 26 2016

Don’t be Surprised to Get a Wedding Invite When Looking for Istanbul Flats for Sale

Don’t be Surprised to Get a Wedding Invite When Looking for Istanbul Flats for Sale

Turkish Wedding Musicians

Yes, it happens. Turkish weddings are big, boisterous and fun and they happily invite everyone. You can sometimes have upwards of 500 people in a Düğün Salon (wedding salon). There will be music, normally the drum and various pipe instruments and lots and lots of Turkish dancing. You can be invited as a guest by a family member, who you may meet causally via other friends, or you might even be looking at his Istanbul flats for sale and get asked.
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Oct 18 2016

When looking at Istanbul Real Estate for Sale, Remember the City is a Micro System of all Turkey’s Areas and Many Others

When looking at Istanbul Real Estate for Sale, Remember the City is a Micro System of all Turkey’s Areas and Many Others

When you first visit Istanbul you will have collected many diverse piece of information on the city. Online research, friends who have been, newspapers and books. Nothing really prepares for the uniqueness and unusual beauty that is Istanbul. This ancient city is named the ‘Bridge between East and West’ for good reason. It is, not just physically, but socially, culturally, and politically. Throughout its long history, Istanbul has been a traveller’s city; some come walking, some by boat. Some even came to make war and own the city. Some stayed for a while; others stayed fo...

Oct 11 2016

Now You Have Found Your Istanbul Property, it is Time to Share it’s Rooftop Delights

Now You Have Found Your Istanbul Property, it is Time to Share it’s Rooftop Delights

Are you still looking or have your found your Istanbul property? Whichever, as you have decided to share your future with the city, it is time the city shares some of its secrets with you. Discovering what Istanbul has to offer in the way of culture, music, food, art and many other offerings you have to get out and about. Put on your adventurous attitude and meander around the streets and don’t forget to look up. Yes, look up. A lot of the social activities in Istanbul take place on the rooftops ...

Oct 04 2016

Modern, Historic, Cultural: Investing in Real Estate in Istanbul brings you so much more than you can imagine

Modern, Historic, Cultural: Investing in Real Estate in Istanbul brings you so much more than you can imagine

Istanbul is the city where the past and the present tangle, a city with a juxtaposition of East and West. Istanbul offers something for everyone, the city of cities. If you have come to here to explore investing in real estate for sale in Istanbul, you have come to a city that offers you whatever you are looking for, wrapped up in a cultural package of delights. It is a city that writers have waxed lyrical about for centuries. The city is a vibrant, demanding, and beautiful. It is here you can find cul...

Sep 26 2016

Like a Bet or a Sure Thing? You can Have Either When you are Looking at Property for Sale in Istanbul Turkey

Like a Bet or a Sure Thing? You can Have Either When you are Looking at Property for Sale in Istanbul Turkey

Now, not talking about taking a chance when purchasing a property for sale in Istanbul Turkey. No way, when buying property, consideration to research and requisite data is essential. Information, that bear in mind is constantly changing. Therefore the importance of being updated on relevant facts cannot be emphasised enough.
What we are looking at today is racing, in particularly, horse racing. The Longines International Racing Festival took place over the weekend, 3rd - 4th September 2016. The...

Sep 06 2016

An Outdoor Cinema, Perfect way to Relax After Time Spent Looking at Istanbul Property

An Outdoor Cinema, Perfect way to Relax After Time Spent Looking at Istanbul Property

When you are looking to buy Istanbul property, you may have a few questions on your ‘find out about’ list. For instance, do you like the cinema? Want to know you can see the latest films in your own language? Rest assured in Istanbul all the latest films are available and you can choose to view originals or subtitled films. There is a range of excellent cinemas to choose from and each area of Istanbul has a selection, they are often found in the Malls so parking is never a problem. So where...

Aug 31 2016

Looking to buy Istanbul Property? Don’t Forget to Take Time Out to Eat

Looking to buy Istanbul Property? Don’t Forget to Take Time Out to Eat

If you are looking to buy Istanbul property, then you are going to be doing quite a bit of travelling around the city, looking at the huge variety of properties available for you to purchase. Then, you must allow yourself time to indulge in some of the fantastic street food you can find in the city. According to CNN International, Istanbul is listed as the sixth of twenty-three cities for excellent street food. The “World’s 23 best Cities for street food” list by CNN International lea...

Aug 22 2016

Looking at houses for sale in Turkey – the ‘purrfect’ home

Looking at houses for sale in Turkey – the ‘purrfect’ home

For some people, a house without a pet is not a home. Not all agree of course, but it is a sentiment you can find all over the world. Turkey is no exception, especially Istanbul which has quite a reputation for cats! Now there is an idea that only a cat in the home is loved and cosseted, but you will find this is not so in Istanbul. So while you are looking at houses for sale in Istanbul, take a good look around you. You will see cats almost everywhere. Not the feral, mangy felines you might be expecti...

Aug 17 2016

Contribute to the continuing success of Istanbul Shopping Fest – Invest in Istanbul – Go Shopping at the 2016 Shopping Fest Istanbul

Contribute to the continuing success of Istanbul Shopping Fest – Invest in Istanbul – Go Shopping at the 2016 Shopping Fest Istanbul



If you are visiting Istanbul or living here, the month of July is an excellent time if you love to shop! Now who doesn’t love to shop? Especially when there are bargains to be had! World famous designer gear with huge discounts, up to 70% in some shops mean there is something for everyone, in both style and cost. The Istanbul Shopping Fest is on throughout the month of July in 11 shopping precincts all over the city. Now in its sixth year the festival offers a variety o...

Aug 08 2016

Time Out from Searching to Buy Istanbul Property

Time Out from Searching to Buy Istanbul Property

July in Istanbul can be hot and sticky and if you are trying to conduct any form of business it can be difficult! Looking to buy Istanbul property means you have to leave the air conditioned rooms of the office and get out there in the fresh (humid) air. Now if you are lucky, the property you are looking to purchase will be air conditioned too but unfortunately that is not always so. Last post talked about ways to be cool in summer in Istanbul...

Jul 19 2016

Istanbul summer, Luxury apartments, Keeping Cool

Istanbul summer, Luxury apartments, Keeping Cool

Cooling Ayran

The heat of a Turkish summer is upon us, you can see it wavering in the air, feel it on your skin. It evens burns when you breathe in and all Istanbulites focus on the main thing; keeping cool or trying to! The air con (klima) in your luxury apartment offers a retreat from the encompassing heat but can trap you indoors a little too much. Now, while you may be tempted to have it working on the lowest setting it can go to. Don’t! Research indicates that keeping the temperature at a steady 22° offers the ultimate in comfort and working conditions.
Esc...

Jul 15 2016

The 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival July 2016 – Enjoy the Sounds of Istanbul

The 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival July 2016 – Enjoy the Sounds of Istanbul

Wherever you have real estate in Istanbul it will have its own unique sounds. Sounds of the gulls near the Bosphorus, the horns of the boats passing by; the sounds of traffic and people moving. The ‘burun’ from the cafes and lokanta restaurants. The variety of music wafting through the city is remarkable. All part of the cacophony of sound that makes Istanbul so unique. But in the month of July, we will have an extra special str...

Jun 27 2016

The Jazz Festival Continues its Investment in Istanbul as it Returns for the Seventh Year

The Jazz Festival Continues its Investment in Istanbul as it Returns for the Seventh Year

As the holy month of Ramazan continues through the hot long days of June, the nights are filled with the soul searching, feet tapping sound of jazz. International stars are arriving in Istanbul to support the festival. The festival is popular and well attended commencing at 21.30, after the Iftar meal, the people of Istanbul can wander to listen to a variety of concerts in a number of different venues. The concerts started June 10th to the last concert on June 27th.

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Jun 17 2016

Investing in Istanbul property? Ways to Ensure you get an Ongoing Return For your Investment

Investing in Istanbul property? Ways to Ensure you get an Ongoing Return For your Investment

You have decided that investing in Istanbul is for you, maybe considering a buy-to-let in a city that is home to millions. Investing in Istanbul offers you a multitude of properties to choose from, standard to luxury. Whichever you choose ...

Jun 15 2016

Don’t Forget to Absorb the Sounds, Sights and Scents when Looking at Istanbul Flats for Sale

Don’t Forget to Absorb the Sounds, Sights and Scents when Looking at Istanbul Flats for Sale

Istanbul really defies description, the sights, sounds and smell are uniquely its own. The mixture of East and West that mingles together provides a vast array of delights both historic and modern that can be seen, heard, tasted and smelt. Whatever your reason for being in Istanbul from visitor to looking to Istanbul flats for sale, you will see the historical skyline with its magnificent mosques and palaces, you will smell the sea, the spices and the scents ...

Jun 13 2016

Turkish Real Estate – An Introduction to Fatih

Turkish Real Estate – An Introduction to Fatih

The Colourful Narrow Streets of the Fatih District of Istanbul



The Fatih area of Istanbul, once called Old Stamboul, Old Istanbul, and Rome of the East, is the original city built on the seven hills. Surrounded by the remains of the Byzantine city walls, Turkish real estate here goes back to Istanbul’s earliest times; displaying elements of th...

Jun 08 2016

Looking for a way to Invest in Istanbul? Consider its Artists

Looking for a way to Invest in Istanbul? Consider its Artists

Cemal Toy’s City of Istanbul Painting



To invest in Istanbul, many people consider purchasing property or a business, both excellent options but there are other ways. Ways that can that complement your home or business: Art! Istanbul, like many cities has its artistic community, from fine arts to modern contemporary street art. It also has its u...

Jun 01 2016

Buying Istanbul Property – Language Tips

Buying Istanbul Property – Language Tips

Buying in another country where the language is not your own can be difficult and frustrating. It is important that the real estate agent helping you purchase that Istanbul property has good communication skills both in your own and the Turkish language. It is also useful to arm yourself with a good dictionary and a glossary of terms for what you need. The internet these days has numerous sites offering clear descriptions and translations of the legal terminology you will come across during your search...

May 16 2016

Cinematic Films that Displays the Stunning Real Estate Istanbul has to Offer

Cinematic Films that Displays the Stunning Real Estate Istanbul has to Offer

When you are looking at real estate in Istanbul a (very) small point to consider is whether or not it has the potential to be a movie extra! I kid you not, well maybe a little! The variety that Istanbul offers in terms of historical and exceptional settings for films is tremendous and has been attracting film makers for many years.

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May 13 2016

Knowing the Cost of Your Turkish Property

Knowing the Cost of Your Turkish Property

Imagine sitting on your koltuk (couch) watching your curtains blow in the breeze, Turkish music playing gently in the background, a glass of raki or maybe a bottle of Angora wine in front of you. Its evening and you are relaxing and chilling out in your newly purchased Turkish property in a lovely complex, or sitesi, as it is known in Turkish. You might be considering whether you have the energy for an hour in the community gym or maybe to just pop down to the indoor pool. The ...

May 11 2016

Considering Investing in Istanbul? Wondering What the Sports Facilities are Like?

Considering Investing in Istanbul? Wondering What the Sports Facilities are Like?

Istanbul offers many excellent investment opportunities from buy to let, to luxury ex-pat homes. One of the many questions asked is about the sporting facilities and tennis facilities in particular. Worry not! Investing in Istanbul or not, be sure to visit the Koza World of Sports facility in Esenyurt, Istanbul. Just off the TEB highway on route to Edirne, take the Esenyurt - Bahcesehir exit. This easy to access facility was built by Garanti Koza and is promoted as the lar...

May 09 2016

The Museums of Famous Turkish Writers in Istanbul

The Museums of Famous Turkish Writers in Istanbul

Istanbul has always been inspiring for many Turkish artists and international ones, as many of them spent their lives in Istanbul while producing their best works. The city has a special history of Turkish writers, whose residences were converted into museums after their deaths, demonstrating the importance of literature in Turkish culture. It is really worth visiting these museums, as they do not only reflect writers’ lives but also provide beautiful exa...

May 03 2016

Best International Restaurants in Istanbul

Best International Restaurants in Istanbul

Istanbul’s multinational culture reflects itself in its international cuisine, offering diverse and delicious tastes of the world food culture. The international experts dedicated to create the best cuisine, offer you not just food but an experience. Many of them are located in the most popular places of city and you can reserve for a nice dinner after your city tour. If you are tired of döner and kebab, and want to try unique examples of the international cuisine, here are the best places to visit. 

Due Forni, Italian cuisine, Goztepe

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Apr 27 2016

Buying an Apartment for Sale in Istanbul Turkey is as much a Social Experience as it is Business

Buying an Apartment for Sale in Istanbul Turkey is as much a Social Experience as it is Business

Spring is arriving throughout Turkey, some areas earlier than others but one of the favourite past times of Turks is starting to appear. Barbequing is an all year round pastime in Turkey where the whole family will pack up and head to their favourite place to grill. Visitors are always welcomed and there is always enough food to feed twice the people there. If you are looking for an apartment for sale in Istanbul Turkey, you will not miss out on this experience. Whilst within the city BBQ’s are more to be found in the oçakbası restaurants than on the balcony, just head out of ...

Apr 22 2016

Travelling or thinking to Invest Istanbul? Try an Istanbul Tourist Pass to see all you can

Travelling or thinking to Invest Istanbul? Try an Istanbul Tourist Pass to see all you can

As a traveller passing though or a business man thinking to invest Istanbul, to get the best experience of Istanbul it is a good idea to do some pre planning. If you plan to invest Istanbul then it is sensible to know more about the place, what it has to offer and how the...

Apr 20 2016

Yener Torun’s Photographs of Istanbul

Yener Torun’s Photographs of Istanbul

A Perspective of the Mélange of Real Estate in Istanbul.

When you think of Istanbul what image comes to mind? The fabulous historic skyline? The hustle and bustle of the Bosphorus? Narrow streets filled with historic architectural designs? These and more would only touch upon the amazing variety of scenes that project the multi-dimensional city of Istanbul. Just thinking about the range of diversity in the architecture found in the real estate in Istanbul is a truly amazing experience. Ottoman style to present day offers what each architect’s vision for the city was...

Apr 15 2016

Istanbul Property available for those Travellers interested in Staying a While

Istanbul Property available for those Travellers interested in Staying a While

For over 3,000 years Istanbul has been host to many travellers, some who passed through, some who stayed and some who conquered. Today the modern megalopolis of Istanbul is still welcoming travellers with a warmth and interest in their comfort. The International travel community makes constant use of the excellent facilities that are available here. The position of Istanbul, its excellent road, sea and air transportation ensure travellers get to where they want to be in comfort, style and speed.
It could be that you become one of the many who are making this city a place to stay not ...

Apr 11 2016

Istanbul Property, Jazz Festivals and Music Venues

Istanbul Property, Jazz Festivals and Music Venues

If you are looking for or have already purchased your Istanbul property you are in for a treat if you are in the city in July of this year. This is the month that the International Jazz Festival will take place. Formally just the Istanbul Jazz Festival in this, its 23rd year, jazz musicians and performers from all over the world will be arriving in the city alongside the fans and jazz lovers who support the festival. The event is spread throughout the city offering everyone a ...

Apr 07 2016

What Do You Plan to Do Next, Now You Have Your Turkish Property?

What Do You Plan to Do Next, Now You Have Your Turkish Property?

A lot of people who have bought Turkish property and chosen to settle in Turkey either full time or for months at a time want to become part of the locality they have chosen. For some expats they want to give something back to the country they have adopted. Around the world, one way of giving back to the community is by volunteering. In Turkey this can be quite difficult, one quite obvious reason is not having sufficient language skill in Turkish. Another is that the service of volunteering is relatively new to Turkey and as such the value of it is often underestimated and not really recogn...

Apr 04 2016

Unmissable Istanbul Events in Summer 2016

Unmissable Istanbul Events in Summer 2016

Istanbul is one of the perfect cities for high-profile events and activities with its vibrant arts and culture scene, upscale venues and easy-to-reach location both from Europe and Asia. The beauty of the gorgeous Bosphorus Strait and the historical attractions draw in many travellers who enjoy attending international cultural and sports activities in the city. If you are travelling to Istanbul this summer, you have the chance to attend the exciting and fun activities below.

Istanbul Music Festival

The famous international music festival of Istanbul starts at the begin...

Apr 01 2016

The Museums You Should Visit in Istanbul

The Museums You Should Visit in Istanbul

Any traveller, travelling to a new city, would certainly spare time for a visit to a museum to have a general understanding of the culture he is experiencing. Istanbul holds a worldwide fame for its historical sites as well as its museums, which offer extensive knowledge about the archaic civilizations as well as the works of contemporary artists. Visitors coming to Istanbul are delighted by the wide-range of options as they can travel in time or catch a glimpse of the national and international contemporary artists. Most museums are located in the busy districts of the city and it is also ...

Mar 28 2016

Invest in real estate in Istanbul and Experience It’s Culture

Invest in real estate in Istanbul and Experience It’s Culture

Should you invest in real estate in Istanbul? Of course you should; the city offers so much to a discerning investor, attracting a global community of visitor’s year after year is a huge plus for any investment portfolio. Hosting multiple events throughout the city all year round attracts more and more people every year. To invest in real estate in Istanbul is an opportunity to align yourself with its not only exciting growth in many area...

Mar 25 2016

How to Best Present Your House for Sale in Istanbul Turkey

How to Best Present Your House for Sale in Istanbul Turkey

Wherever you are selling your house you want to make a good impression on prospective buyers and if you have a house for sale in Istanbul Turkey you have to make that extra bit of effort. Why? Well if you are living in Istanbul you know the competition. New apartments, villas and houses are for sale with very competitive prices and purchasing deals – you might even yourself be moving into a new ...

Mar 22 2016

Looking for Istanbul flats for sale? Get on your bike

Looking for Istanbul flats for sale? Get on your bike

Yes a bike, I am perfectly serious, well slightly tongue in cheek but with traffic snarl ups it is sometimes easier to ride around the area you are considering looking for Istanbul flats for sale, as you can see a lot more than when driving and it can be quicker. Istanbul is not a city known for its cycling habits like cities in Europe. Amsterdam and Copenhagen come to mind, where cycling is not only encouraged it is actively supporte...

Mar 15 2016

Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Istanbul

Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Istanbul

While Istanbul’s popularity has rocketed in recent years, the city still struggles to meet the increasing demand for quality accommodation. Not that there aren’t great hotels in Istanbul, but there simply aren’t enough of them. Even though there are new hotel and residential projects in the pipeline, some of them by foreigners that invest in Istanbul, it may be a tough task to find quality accommodation in the city, especially during the peak summer season. ...

Mar 10 2016

Best Upcoming Istanbul Live Events in Spring ’16

Best Upcoming Istanbul Live Events in Spring ’16

Istanbul’s arts and culture scene can sometimes get dizzying, because there is simply too much going on at once. Although things tend to calm down a bit during winter, springtime signals the opening of the live event season, reaching peak times in summer. From concerts and live performances to festivals, live music events are the harbinger of sunny days, mild evenings and 24-hr entertainment. Whether you’re on a short, touristic trip or planning to stay longer and ...

Mar 03 2016

Architectural Delights With Property in Istanbul

Architectural Delights With Property in Istanbul

Considering buying property in Istanbul? Decided what you want to purchase, what your budget is? Another question you will be asking yourself is what do I want my new property to look like? The skyline of Istanbul reflects the many styles of architecture and building that have occurred over the years. Istanbul is a mosaic, of buildings, a variety of designs; there you can see the modern influence reaching up to the skies, in the towers of corporations and malls alongside pala...

Mar 01 2016

Tips for Purchasing Real Estate in Istanbul

Tips for Purchasing Real Estate in Istanbul

Searching for property and real estate in Istanbul is an exciting, interesting and potentially exhausting experience. You have to have a plan. A battle plan even, as this enormous city is attracting more and more investors and buyers. Real estate in Istanbul is attracting investors and buyers from all...

Feb 29 2016

How Istanbul's Bosphorus Districts Got Their Names?

How Istanbul's Bosphorus Districts Got Their Names?

Istanbul, with its 8000 year-old history, is a city of myths and legends. The many civilizations that have lived in the city have kept many of these legends and stories alive throughout the generations. Although some of these may not represent accurate historical facts, they are still important in order to have an immersive Istanbul experience. The Ottoman period is also such an era, when numerous legends and stories were told about Istanbul. These add an extra dimension of mystery and wonder to the already exotic city. If you're simply discovering Istanbul as a traveller or exploring o...

Feb 25 2016

How to Survive Istanbul's Legendary Traffic

How to Survive Istanbul's Legendary Traffic

Istanbul does many things to its visitors. It enchants, inspires, amazes, and in certain rare instances, frustrates. The frustration usually comes from being stuck in the city's notorious traffic, during rush hour or weekends. Whether you are just passing through as a traveler or exploring possibilities to buy Istanbul real estate, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to survive the city's traffic jams. Even some of the locals may not be aware of these tips, but they will save you the fr...

Feb 22 2016

The Best Narghile (Shisha) Bars in Istanbul

The Best Narghile (Shisha) Bars in Istanbul

Although it did not originate in Turkey, the long-lasting Middle Eastern tradition of narghile (argilah in Arabic) was perfected here, during the Ottoman Empire. In Istanbul, the old capital of the Ottoman Empire, traditional narghile culture is kept alive through many amazing shisha bars. There are old classics with a nostalgic feel and there are ...

Feb 15 2016

3 Great Bookstores in Istanbul

3 Great Bookstores in Istanbul

Despite the fact that Istanbul is a bustling metropolitan with a huge population, there are not nearly as many quality bookstores as one would expect to find. Still, this doesn’t mean that you cannot find a decent bookstore that sells titles in English and other languages. On the contrary, some of these bookstores are not only full of interesting titles, but they are also works of art in themselves.  Whether you’re looking for a book as a holiday read or a coffee table book to take back home as a gift, you will surely find what you’re looking for in these locations. W...

Feb 10 2016

Nine places of winter tourism in Turkey

Nine places of winter tourism in Turkey

Turkey is a country known with summer tourism, but what about winter? Many people may think that tourism in Turkey is limited to the summer season, and many people may ignore a lot about the places that calls to the beauty and comfort which can be frequented in the winter as well. Among these places some are close to Istanbul and tourist can get to it whenever they like and it can be during their search for an apartment for sale in Istanbul:

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Dec 09 2015

Halal Tourism in Turkey

Halal Tourism in Turkey

Turkey is your favorite destination for Halal tourism, Because of what it have of stunning views, tourist areas and great see and mountain views. Adding to that the Islamic culture of the lifestyle also the logical prices in most of the tourist aspects,
Here is a list of some luxury hotels that do not serve alcohol in Turkey.

5 Stars

Byotell Hotel, Istanbul



Lausos Palace Hotel, I...

Dec 01 2015

The 10 Most Expensive Historical Luxury Mansions in Istanbul

The 10 Most Expensive Historical Luxury Mansions in Istanbul

Istanbul’s mansions are on top of the list of luxury properties in Istanbul. Most of them are located alongside Bosporus and they are as impressive with their magnificence as well as their prices. The price range can vary between 13 million to 200 million dollars. The total price for 35 of these mansions is more than 1.5 billion dollars.
Here are the top 10 most expensive mansions in Istanbul:

Erbilgin Mansion

The most expensive mansion in Istanbul is located in Yenikoy, Sarıyer and is called Erbilgin Mansion. It was built with similar to...

Nov 27 2015

Istanbul’s Luxurious, Halal Restaurants

Istanbul’s Luxurious, Halal Restaurants

Turkey is one of the major locations in the world for halal tourism with more than 160 halal facilities. Most of the Muslim families look for halal restaurants and hotels to have some quality time with their families abroad. Here are some of the best, luxurious halal restaurants in Istanbul, Turkey.

NAMPORT

Istanbul’s famous gourmet charcuterie store NAMLI GURME’s branch Namport, offers a large variety of tastes for every type of palatal delights and it is famous for their great breakfast. It is located in Karakoy’s coast and ensuring you to enjoy the...

Nov 02 2015

Istanbul’s Top 10 Check-in Locations

Istanbul’s Top 10 Check-in Locations

According to the most popular real time location sharing application, Foursquare’s data; Istanbul’s most Checked-in locations are as listed below.

Ataturk International Airport

Without a doubt the first place is due to intense traffic of foreign and local visitors. Istanbul’s first airport in the European side, hosting more than 100 thousand passengers from all around the world, holding the title of the most checked-in location in Istanbul.

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Oct 28 2015

The New Metro Line Will Positively Affect Some of the Properties in Istanbul

The New Metro Line Will Positively Affect Some of the Properties in Istanbul

Recent development on the underground rail systems constantly affect the prices of properties in Istanbul and the new 17.3km long Vezneciler-Sultangazi metro line will be one of the primary reasons on major price changes on the market. 
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality started the construction of Vezneciler-Sultangazi metro line that will be composed of 15 stations, starting from Vezneciler and pass through Edirnekapı, Eyüp, Gaziosmanpaşa districts. The new line will have an import...

Oct 22 2015

Invest In Istanbul and Go to the Capital in 1.5 Hours

Invest In Istanbul and Go to the Capital in 1.5 Hours

Railway travel between Ankara and Istanbul lasts 3.5 hours. Interim Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced that after the re-election, the travel will only last for 1.5 hours with the new high-speed railway project, giving another reason to invest in Istanbul.


In the past 10 years Istanbul has come a long way in developing public transportation and the railway travel is one of those developments that has a major impact on Istanbul. New metro lines and stations have opened all aroun...

Oct 07 2015

Prices of Houses for Sale in Istanbul Have Increased 26 Percent

Prices of Houses for Sale in Istanbul Have Increased 26 Percent


The Central Bank of Turkey announced this year’s real estate index. With the percentage of 26,60 Istanbul has had the highest increase rate in prices amongst other cities. The average price of Houses for sale in Istanbul has reached 3,261 Turkish Liras per square meter. 
As the sales prices have risen, prices of Houses for rent have increased 6 percent per square meter. New public transportation projects and the urban transformation have had the most impact on the values of the properties in Istanbul. The city’s current depre...

Oct 01 2015

Foreigners Looking for Central Locations to Invest in İstanbul

Foreigners Looking for Central Locations to Invest in İstanbul

Authorities revealed that when the foreign investors from the Arab Gulf want to invest in İstanbul, their first choice is İstanbul’ European side. Also Anadolu Agency reported that the district covering Taksim square to Atatürk International Airport is the most preferred area to invest real estate in İstanbul among real estate investors from Arab Gulf region.
Recently the Turkish Statistical I...

Sep 11 2015

Mega Projects of İstanbul Increasing The Value of Properties in İstanbul

Mega Projects of İstanbul Increasing The Value of Properties in İstanbul

Mega Projects in İstanbul such as; Kanal İstanbul (Canal Project), Marmaray (Underground Railway Project), Ankara – İstanbul YHT (High Speed Railway Project), 3. Airport of İstanbul, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge (3. Bosphorus Bridge), Grand 3 Story İstanbul Tunnel Project are changing the face of Turkey.
In last 13 years Turkey’s Ministry of Transportation, Shipping and Communications has implemented big projects like Marmaray (Underground Railway Project), Ankara – İstanbul YHT (High Speed Railway Project), other than these the Construction of Y...

Sep 03 2015

Let us help you identify which of our houses for sale in Istanbul Turkey would suit you

 Let us help you identify which of our houses for sale in Istanbul Turkey would suit you

Looking for a luxury home? You want something that little bit special, the extra touches that’s elevates the property from the norm? Then we think Istanbul will have just what you seek. As with any other major city there are a variety of housing prices to suit every budget yet Istanbul certainly has some excellent and exclusive complexes and homes to tempt you. As a trans-international city with its feet in Europe and Asia, Istanbul offers excellent opportunities for investment and development of high end luxury homes. The history of the city as a hub of business and economy is well r...

Aug 28 2015

Find the Perfect Istanbul House for Sale in Turkey Where the West and East Fell in Love

Find the Perfect Istanbul House for Sale in Turkey Where the West and East Fell in Love

Before you start looking for the perfect house for sale in Turkey, conduct the following experiment. Take a 10-minute ferry ride from the European side to the Asian side. Istanbul enjoys an unparalleled geographical advantage of straddling two continents. After investing in an Istanbul house for sale in Turkey, some investors still confess feeling excited every time they make that crossing. However, for Istanbul i...

Aug 12 2015

There is a trend right now for people heading off to travel the world, find a House for Sale in Istanbul Turkey and Look No Further

There is a trend right now for people heading off to travel the world, find a House for Sale in Istanbul Turkey and Look No Further

For anyone who has spent time traveling abroad, many variable come into play to help decide where ultimately  you want to call home. And by home, I mean, buy a home, one that is yours to do with as you see fit.  We have seen trends in the real estate industry over the last decade,  like observing people in England looking to buy homes in France as property values continue to shift around the globe, but we caution our buyers to be leery of short term changes in the market and focus more on what is a great value in a home and an area of the world you’d consider your dream...

Aug 05 2015

Buying Homes for Sale in Turkey Exposes you to Amazing Turkish Culture

Many people are heavily influenced by Turkish culture when they choose to purchase one of the homes for sale in Turkey. Turkish culture is known worldwide for its emphasis on hospitality, family values, and the importance of community. Other cultural elements like a unique language, diverse music scene, regional dances, and delicious cuisine offer great opportunities to learn something new when you relocate to Turkey. Homes for sale in ...

Jul 30 2015

Want a home not a house? Then come and see our homes for sale in Istanbul Turkey that are much more than just a building

Want a home not a house? Then come and see our homes for sale in Istanbul Turkey that are much more than just a building

There is a considerable difference between a house and a home. A house is a building that can contain a home. The building can be an elaborate or complex design, or a single unit; the dwelling can be large or small and in any location. A home is not just something you own legally; it is the place you feel you belong, a place where you can be at peace, comfortable, somewhere you want to be. We have homes for sale in Istanbul Turkey that are luxurious complexes, elegant villas and family apartments, all ...

Jul 23 2015

Affordable Flats for Sale in Istanbul Turkey Offer You Access to a Vibrant City with Numerous Possibilities

Affordable Flats for Sale in Istanbul Turkey Offer You Access to a Vibrant City with Numerous Possibilities

Resting one foot in Asia and the other in Europe, Istanbul is a captivating city that offers you modern entertainment and art, stunning minarets and royal palaces, and frenzied markets. As you search for flats for sale in Istanbul Turkey, you will come to a vibrant multicultural city. The Bosphorous Strait separates the West and the East while bringing them together into an u...

Jul 01 2015

Thinking to Buy Turkish Property? Maltepe offers you the home you are looking for

Thinking to Buy Turkish Property? Maltepe offers you the home you are looking for

Planning to live in Istanbul, want to be in the city but not of the city? Thinking to buy Turkish property? Then take a moment to consider Maltepe, on the Asian side of the Bosphorus this delightful area has been a popular summer retreat for the wealthy for many years. As the Bosphorus became more commercial and the area less attractive as a beach resort its popularity declined slightly. A turn around for the area was its development from rural to suburban and this was stimulated by the building of the...

Jun 26 2015

Apartments for Sale in Turkey

Apartments for Sale in Turkey

Superb Apartments for Sale in Turkey Alongside Exciting Interior Designs and Quality Furniture. Let Us Help You Find What You Need.

If you are considering purchasing from the vast array of apartments for sale in Turkey, you will be also considering furnishing it. Turkish furniture is becoming extremely fashionable and exports of Turkish furniture have made a significant rise in recent years.  A huge...

Jun 16 2015

Apartments for Sale in Istanbul Turkey

Apartments for Sale in Istanbul Turkey

While looking at apartments for Sale in Istanbul Turkey take a moment to familiarize yourself with this exciting city.

If you have been looking for apartments for sale in Istanbul Turkey, are you looking for a home or an investment property? Istanbul has plenty of both available to suit every budget.  With over thirty years of experience we can make the purchasing process painless.

Choosin...

Jun 09 2015

Apartment for sale Turkey

Apartment for sale Turkey

Planes, trains and automobiles helping you find the perfect apartment for sale Turkey

You have decided you are going to buy your new property in Turkey, this could be for business, pleasure or a life style change let us help you find the apartment for sale Turkey you desire. With over thirty years of experience with...

May 21 2015

House prices increase by 20% in Istanbul

House prices increase by 20% in Istanbul

Prominent financial and economic experts from around the globe met in Istanbul to discuss 'innovative finance.' Turkey's Deputy Minister responsible for the economy Ali Babacan, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, Governor of Turkish Central Bank Erdem Basci and Vice Chairman of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Sandy Meyer Frucher are gathering in Istanbul Monday for the fifth Istanbul Finance Summit (IFS), a two day meeting to discuss innovation. The head of Borsa Istanbul, Ibrahim Turan said in his opening speech, "the issue of the next decade will be funding the investment in d...

May 14 2015