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Brits account for 1 in 6 Turkish properties sold to foreign buyers

November 23, 2011Article by Ray Withers

Recent findings have shown that around 1 in 6 Turkish properties sold to foreign buyers were bought by Brits in the last two months.

The Land Registry Directorate General’s most recent statics highlight that 113,687 properties across Turkey are now owned by foreigners, an increase of 2,487 property sales made on September’s 111,200 figures. Further data shows that Brits are still the biggest foreign buyers of Turkish property, with 25,177 properties now owned by British citizens, an increase of 329 since September 2011.

Meanwhile, the value of homes in Turkey increased by an average of 0.81% last month compared to September according to the REIDIN.com monthly property index with economic powerhouse Istanbul topping the average figure, increasing by 0.88%.

Indeed, those who have invested in Turkish property for rental purposes will be happy to hear that rental values have also increase between September and October this year rising by 1.07% with rents in Istanbul pushing up by 1.26%.

Ray Withers, Director of Turkish property investment experts, Property Frontiers, comments,

“Turkey has become an exceptionally popular property choice. At present it is an anchor of stability with a booming economy that is hoped to reach around $2 trillion by 2023, and with the predicted 2.9 million housing units required over the next four years to accommodate the ever growing population, we at Property Frontiers have recognised the flourishing potential of Turkey as a lucrative property investment hub.

“Indeed, Istanbul, the pulse of the nation has experienced an increase in rental values therefore creating one of the best areas for rental opportunities. The western suburbs located around Ataturk International airport such as Beylikduzu, one of the fastest growing areas, presents not only a great opportunity for investment but cheaper property price tags than the rest of Europe, making the city even more attractive to potential buy to let investors wanting to take advantage of the increase in rental prices highlighted by the data.”

The spacious 1 and 2 bedroom luxurious modern apartments of Kensington Residence, affording immediate and guaranteed rental income at 7% for 2 years, will present tremendously good value for money with an investment of only £17,325 required for a 1 bedroom and £30,450 for a 2 bedroom apartment based on the investor utilising 70% LTV finance.

For more information on investing in Kensington Residence please contact the experts Property Frontiers today on +44 (0) 1865 202 700.


Ray Withers

Ray has over 17 years’ experience in the international property market and bought his own first international property investment back in 2002. Aside from running Property Frontiers, Ray has been involved in residential, hotel, student and commercial property investment and development in both the UK and overseas and co-wrote "Where to Buy Property Abroad - An Investor's Guide". As Founder and Trustee of the Frontiers Foundation, Ray is directly involved with many of its projects to ensure they have a direct and tangible impact in individual communities across the globe. He is passionate about property, travelling, scouting out new opportunities and finding time to spend with his young family.
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