As the world becomes increasingly connected more and more individuals and families are taking advantage of the opportunity to not only travel abroad, but also to purchase homes and property in foreign territories. Of all the areas which one can choose from, Turkey has recently emerged as something of a hotspot for Europeans. One of the main reasons for this stems from Turkey’s looming potential membership within the EU as well as the Turkish government’s willingness to work with British, German and Greek investors. The fact is, it’s possible to snag some luxury villas and excellent land at prices which simply cannot be passed up, especially if you’re interested in having your very own slightly exotic holiday home.
First starters, you’re probably going to want to do a few simple Google searches, perhaps including such term strings as “Villas for Sale in Turkey” or “luxury villa for sale in Turkey”. Google should help point you in the right direction.
Of course you don’t want to simply rely on setting up a purchase via some random website. Perhaps the most prudent thing to do at this point is to simply locate something that you’re interested in and then enlist the assistance of a qualified agent (real estate / travel, etc.) to help work out all the details as well as perform authenticity checks. Moreover, it’s a very good idea to plan a trip to the area you’re interested in as a holiday renter before dropping any cash on a purchase, obviously. While you’re there you can both explore the area for interesting things to do as well as perform a number of critical surveys to determine if there are any problems associated with the property (or properties) you’re interested in. For example, you don’t want to encounter problems with local government zoning boards, nor do you want to buy a place that’s located in area which might be prone to any type of natural disaster.
Assuming that you’re able to locate a place that suits you, the next step is to hire an inspector to perform a series of meticulous checks to ensure that you’re not being shortchanged in any way. Ensuring the strength of one’s foundation, sewer system, utilities and other factors are obvious things which must always be checked prior to making any type of sizable property purchase.
While there are plenty of amazing villas for sale through well-known organizations such as Sotheby’s, the more economical buyer will find that there are still some amazing finds available through many other purveyors. For instance, many of the homes currently being marketed through propertyturkey.com are also well-appointed and luxurious, but feature much more reasonable price tags. At the end of the day it all boils down to location, and that’s what you should really concentrate on. If your heart’s set on a nice beachfront area, don’t settle for anything less than that.