While this year house sales to foreigners increased by 22 pct in Turkey, houses that purchased by foreigners rose by 36 pct in Istanbul.Sapanca,Bursa,Yalova and Trabzon cities attract foreigners except Istanbul.

Foreigners prefer Istanbul

While this year house sales to foreigners increased by 22 pct in Turkey, houses that purchased by foreigners rose by 36 pct in Istanbul.


Makbule Yönel Kaya, General Manager of TSKB Real Estate Appraisal, said that foreigners particularly from the Gulf countries prefer European side of Istanbul.”Distance to the Taksim and airport are the determinant  reasons in real estate preferences.Foreigners prefer Istanbul’s residences,central locations and branded projects in terms of tourism and investment.” she said.

Sapanca,Bursa,Yalova and Trabzon cities attract foreigners except Istanbul

Maya said that regions in which having branded residence projects attract foreigners especially Basın Express axes and Bahçeşehir regions where are on the rise recently. Sapanca, Bursa, Yalova and Trabnzon cities are getting attention by foreigners after Istanbul because of thermal sources and nature, she says.

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