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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


Shopping In Turkey: Top 10 Traditional Souvenirs To Buy Before You Leave
06
Aug

Shopping In Turkey: Top 10 Traditional Souvenirs To Buy Before You Leave

Souvenirs are the inevitable shopping items that people buy abroad. It is both a great memory for us to remember the country we visited and a great gift to please our loved ones. Istanbul is the be...

Top 10 Places You Must Visit in Turkey
31
Jul

Top 10 Places You Must Visit in Turkey

Turkey is a Mediterranean country famous for its turquoise sea, golden beaches, and bright sun. It attracts a large number of tourists every year and it has never been this much appealing before du...

Istanbul's new Airport is impressive
01
Oct

Istanbul's new Airport is impressive

Turkey’s perfect geographical location between Asia, the Middle East and the rest of Eur...

Take Time Out in Your Hunt for Istanbul Flats for Sale to Relax Over A Glass of Wine
17
Jan

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....

Take Time-Out to Enjoy Bach While Searching for Real Estate for Sale in Istanbul
13
Dec

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

Living and working in Istanbul offers a multitude ...

A Quince tree in Your Garden. Now That Would Make any Real Estate in Istanbul Interesting
30
Nov

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 trea...

 You May Have a Home in Istanbul, but you Cannot Call Yourself an ‘Istanbulite’ Until you Have Eaten Hamsi
22
Nov

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. Y...

After you find your house for sale in Istanbul Turkey Can You Go Golfing?
08
Nov

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 answe...

A Home in Istanbul
01
Nov

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 ...

Homes for Sale in Istanbul Turkey, a home or an investment? There is a difference.
26
Oct

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 in...

Don’t be Surprised to Get a Wedding Invite When Looking for Istanbul Flats for Sale
18
Oct

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 Düğ&uum...

When looking at Istanbul Real Estate for Sale, Remember the City is a Micro System of all Turkey’s Areas and Many Others
11
Oct

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 un...

Now You Have Found Your Istanbul Property, it is Time to Share it’s Rooftop Delights
04
Oct

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 yo...

Modern, Historic, Cultural: Investing in Real Estate in Istanbul brings you so much more than you can imagine
26
Sep

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 exp...

Like a Bet or a Sure Thing? You can Have Either When you are Looking at Property for Sale in Istanbul Turkey
06
Sep

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...

An Outdoor Cinema, Perfect way to Relax After Time Spent Looking at Istanbul Property
31
Aug

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&r...

Looking to buy Istanbul Property? Don’t Forget to Take Time Out to Eat
22
Aug

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 aroun...

Looking at houses for sale in Turkey – the ‘purrfect’ home
17
Aug

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 r...

Contribute to the continuing success of Istanbul Shopping Fest – Invest in Istanbul – Go Shopping at the 2016 Shopping Fest Istanbul
08
Aug

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 t...

Time Out from Searching to Buy Istanbul Property
19
Jul

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 summer, Luxury apartments, Keeping Cool
15
Jul

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 mai...

The 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival July 2016 – Enjoy the Sounds of Istanbul
27
Jun

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

Wherever you have real estate in Istanbul it will hav...

The Jazz Festival Continues its Investment in Istanbul as it Returns for the Seventh Year
17
Jun

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 ...

Investing in Istanbul property? Ways to Ensure you get an Ongoing Return For your Investment
15
Jun

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 c...

Don’t Forget to Absorb the Sounds, Sights and Scents when Looking at Istanbul Flats for Sale
13
Jun

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 ...

Turkish Real Estate – An Introduction to Fatih
08
Jun

Turkish Real Estate – An Introduction to Fatih

The Colourful Narrow Streets of the Fatih District of Istanbul ...

Looking for a way to Invest in Istanbul? Consider its Artists
01
Jun

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

Cemal Toy’s City of Istanbul Painting To ...

Buying Istanbul Property – Language Tips
16
May

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 ...

Cinematic Films that Displays the Stunning Real Estate Istanbul has to Offer
13
May

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

When you are looking at real estate in Istanbul a (very) small ...

Knowing the Cost of Your Turkish Property
11
May

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. I...

Considering Investing in Istanbul? Wondering What the Sports Facilities are Like?
09
May

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...

The Museums of Famous Turkish Writers in Istanbul
03
May

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...

Best International Restaurants in Istanbul
27
Apr

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 t...

Buying an Apartment for Sale in Istanbul Turkey is as much a Social Experience as it is Business
22
Apr

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 ...

Travelling or thinking to Invest Istanbul? Try an Istanbul Tourist Pass to see all you can
20
Apr

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 ...

Yener Torun’s Photographs of Istanbul
15
Apr

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 Bosphoru...

Istanbul Property available for those Travellers interested in Staying a While
11
Apr

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 travelle...

Istanbul Property, Jazz Festivals and Music Venues
07
Apr

Istanbul Property, Jazz Festivals and Music Venues

If you are looking for or have already purchased your Istanbul property you are i...

What Do You Plan to Do Next, Now You Have Your Turkish Property?
04
Apr

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 w...

Unmissable Istanbul Events in Summer 2016
01
Apr

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...

The Museums You Should Visit in Istanbul
28
Mar

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 it...

Invest in real estate in Istanbul and Experience It’s Culture
25
Mar

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

Should you invest in real estate in Istanbul? Of course you shoul...

How to Best Present Your House for Sale in Istanbul Turkey
22
Mar

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 ...

Looking for Istanbul flats for sale? Get on your bike
15
Mar

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 ...

Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Istanbul
10
Mar

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 Istanbu...

Best Upcoming Istanbul Live Events in Spring ’16
03
Mar

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 ...

Architectural Delights With Property in Istanbul
01
Mar

Architectural Delights With Property in Istanbul

Considering buying property in Istanbul? Decided what you want to purchase, what...

Tips for Purchasing Real Estate in Istanbul
29
Feb

Tips for Purchasing Real Estate in Istanbul

Searching for property and real estate in Istanbul...

How Istanbul's Bosphorus Districts Got Their Names?
25
Feb

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 generat...

How to Survive Istanbul's Legendary Traffic
22
Feb

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 traff...

The Best Narghile (Shisha) Bars in Istanbul
15
Feb

The Best Narghile (Shisha) Bars in Istanbul

Although it did not originate in Turkey, the long-lasting Middle Eastern ...

3 Great Bookstores in Istanbul
10
Feb

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 yo...

Nine places of winter tourism in Turkey
09
Dec

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...

Halal Tourism in Turkey
01
Dec

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...

The 10 Most Expensive Historical Luxury Mansions in Istanbul
27
Nov

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...

Istanbul’s Luxurious, Halal Restaurants
02
Nov

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 ...

Istanbul’s Top 10 Check-in Locations
28
Oct

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 Airpo...

The New Metro Line Will Positively Affect Some of the Properties in Istanbul
22
Oct

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 a...

Invest In Istanbul and Go to the Capital in 1.5 Hours
07
Oct

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-s...

Prices of Houses for Sale in Istanbul Have Increased 26 Percent
01
Oct

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...

Foreigners Looking for Central Locations to Invest in İstanbul
11
Sep

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 ...

Mega Projects of İstanbul Increasing The Value of Properties in İstanbul
03
Sep

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 o...

 Let us help you identify which of our houses for sale in Istanbul Turkey would suit you
28
Aug

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 wi...

Find the Perfect Istanbul House for Sale in Turkey Where the West and East Fell in Love
12
Aug

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...

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
05
Aug

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 wi...

Buying Homes for Sale in Turkey Exposes you to Amazing Turkish Culture
30
Jul

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 ...

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
23
Jul

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 ...

Affordable Flats for Sale in Istanbul Turkey Offer You Access to a Vibrant City with Numerous Possibilities
01
Jul

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 sear...

Thinking to Buy Turkish Property? Maltepe offers you the home you are looking for
26
Jun

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?...

Apartments for Sale in Turkey
16
Jun

Apartments for Sale in Turkey

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

Apartments for Sale in Istanbul Turkey
09
Jun

Apartments for Sale in Istanbul Turkey

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

Apartment for sale Turkey
21
May

Apartment for sale Turkey

Planes, trains and automobiles helping you find the perfect apartment for sale Turkey You have de...

House prices increase by 20% in Istanbul
14
May

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...