Thursday, 27 November 2014

House sales increased in October in Turkey

In Turkey, house sales increased by 25.3 percent in October 2014 compared to the same month of the previous year and hence, became 95,645. 

For the house sales of October 2014, İstanbul had the highest share (18 percent) of house sales with 17,240 sold house. The followers of Istanbul were Ankara with 10,549 (11 percent) house sales and İzmir 5,772 (6 percent) house sales.
In October 2014, 34,451 ownership of the houses changed by mortgage sales.

First house sales in Turkey became 44 499 by increasing 25.8 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. First house sales had 46.5 percent share of all house sales in Turkey. The most first house sales was in İstanbul with 7,869 sales. İstanbul was the first province in Turkey ranking that had most first house sales share with 17.7 percent. The followers of İstanbul were Ankara with 4,551 house sales and Antalya with 2,251 house sales.
Second hand house sales in Turkey became 51,146 by increasing 24.8 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. In the second hand sales, İstanbul was the first province again with 9,371 sales and 18.3 percent share. Share of the second hand sales of İstanbul was 54.4 percent in İstanbul in total house sales. Ankara was the second province with 5,998 sales and Ankara was followed by İzmir with 3,568 sales. 

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In October 2014, 1,806 houses were sold to foreigners.
In house sales to foreigners, Antalya was the first province with 612 sales in October 2014. The followers of Antalya were İstanbul with 556 house sales, Aydın with 121 house sales, Muğla with 103 house sales, Yalova with 84 house sales and Bursa with 78 house sales.


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Qatar Airways boosts service to Turkey

Qatar Airways will soon expand its services to to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport effective from 29 March 2015. This will be through an increase in its frequency with a double-daily service. The new daily flight will be operated by a two-class, Airbus A320 aircraft with 12 seats in business class and up to 132 seats in economy.
The airline currently operates to three destinations in Turkey – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (daily flights), Istanbul Ataturk Airport (10-flights-a-week) and Ankara (four-weekly-flights).
Qatar Airways group chief executive, HE Akbar Al Baker said: “The start of a double daily service from March next year will further strengthen our support for leisure and business travel to Istanbul.”
The flight QR241 will depart Doha at 0945 hrs, arriving in Sabiha Gökçen Airport at 1400 hrs, and the return flight QR242 from Sabiha Gökçen Airport will depart at 1500 hrs, arriving back in Doha at 1855 hrs.

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Monday, 17 November 2014

No.1 Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

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Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

No. 1 Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Annual Visitors: 91,250,000
Hand-painted ceramics, lanterns, intricately patterned carpets, copperware, gold Byzantine-style jewelry, and more eye-catching products vie for your attention within this 15th-century bazaar’s vaulted walkways. It has since expanded and become increasingly touristy, but locals, too, are among the millions of bargain hunters. To haggle like a pro, lowball your starting offer and don’t be afraid to walk away. And if it all gets overwhelming, break for a succulent doner kebab or strong cup of Turkish coffee.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

François Gagnon “Turkish real estate sector grows faster than Europe”

François Gagnon, President of a chain real estate consultancy company, evaluated Turkish real estate sector’s development in recent years.

He said that Turkish real estate sector is in a more advantageous position than many countries in Europe. Gagnon stated that focus of foreign investors is Turkey, and they are the opening door to Turkish real estate market for Europe.

François Gagnon expressed that Turkish real estate sector has significantly grew in recent years, and its potential passed Europe.