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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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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