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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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