So, you have decided to buy a property for sale in Turkey by owners, this means you are probably looking for a resale – good idea you will no doubt get a great deal. Whether you are looking for an apartment, duplex, penthouse, townhouse or villa these options are generally a good investment. Sometimes investors snap up properties of all shapes and sizes off plan and then sell on after completion, this is ideal if you want a brand new property and a clean canvas so to speak to put your own stamp onto your own new property in Turkey. Of course investors also buy land and keep it for a few years until land prices have gone up. If you want to buy a piece of land a build your own villa this is the option for you.
Where do owners advertise their property for sale in Turkey by owners? They use various methods such as real estate agents, specialist agents, private advertisements and numerous web portals. What I would advise is to check all the paperwork is in order making sure they have the Tapu (Title Deeds) to the property or land in question and the Iskan (Building License) in their names. Always without question use the services of a solicitor, you wouldn’t dream of buying a property in the UK or wherever it is you are from without instructing one so please don’t do it in Turkey. If an agent/owner or anyone tells you do not need a solicitor run a mile and find a reputable seller, you must protect your investment.
Buying a resale means you get extras and if the property is being sold fully furnished (based on a 2 bedroom apartment) that will save you around £3000 which is a great saving for you. In reality you won’t know the quality of the furniture until you view, it could be a basic furniture package the owners have bought or much better quality. However one fact to remember is the white goods alone will be a saving and think of this, if the apartment has only been used for holidays the furniture will have been hardly used.
The majority of people who bought a property in Turkey tend to visit a couple of times a year at the most. If they have owned their property for just 5 years all they have used their furniture for is probably 5 months in total (assuming a visit of 2 weeks, twice a year over a 5 year period) and when you look at it like that the furniture is practically brand new. If it’s not quite to your tastes it will do until you decide to buy yourself and you can sell it if you so desire. Another advantage of a buying a property for sale in Turkey by owners is that they will more than likely have had air con units installed in each room which is another saving of around £1000 based on a 2 bedroom apartment.
It’s the little things that add up when buying a brand new property, so a property resale by owners in Turkey actually saves you money. If you take in to consideration curtains and blinds and even light fittings all of these add up in the long run. The property will possibly have had a fresh coat of paint and other extras added such as window and door shutters and WiFi. Most WiFi packages in Turkey are great value for money as you only pay when you need it so if you visit your property for a holiday just let them know you have arrived pay a small fee from around 40tl for 1 month (unrestricted usage) and when you leave it will be closed again until the next time you visit.
What is the next step? I would advise you to begin with looking which area you want to invest in; there are many beautiful locations in Turkey especially along the coast of the Aegean and Mediterranean. Alanya, Antalya, Bodrum, Fethiye, Istanbul, Kalkan and Kusadasi are amongst the favourites. The British usually plump for the Aegean coast, whereas many Germans, Russians and Scandinavians opt for the Mediterranean. Turkey is well served by international airports to all the main tourist destinations so getting to your property will be simple as most airports are usually within an hour transfer.
All that’s left to say is happy house hunting in gorgeous Turkey and look for reputable agents via the various web portals.