Archive for March, 2012

Sea Side Villa In Turkey

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Instead of fantasizing about an unobtainable Italian villa, consider a more realistic, and equally elegant option, a Turkish villa.

Purchasing property in Turkey may never occur to many people seeking a resort away from home but there are several reasons to consider a property investment there. One is that this is a fairly stable and relatively modern country with a pleasant climate, lots of ocean views, and an incredible history.

Turkey is on the Eastern Mediterranean, with parts of the country located in Asia and the rest in Europe. Because of its seaside location, it offers a comfortable, temperate climate from April to October.

At the moment, property costs in this resort environment are a bargain and the cost of living in the region is quite low.

Turkey real estate is an attractive investment at this point in time due to the current low prices in combination with the great potential for higher demand and price increases. Turkish villas may not be the most attractive getaway locations, but if you pick the right location you can really get a great deal for your investment.

Property in the large cities is approaching prices you find in other Eastern European cities. But when you compare villa prices in major cities like Ankara and Istanbul to those in towns such as Alanya and Belek, you’ll find comparable villas are only about 50% of the cost.

An investor can also consider Turkey real estate as a rental income source, a sort of do-it-yourself time share; except that you own the property, and reserve the time you want for yourself while using local services to rent it out as vacation property to others when you are not using it.

Many realtors offer attractive incentives for those who make buying trips there and purchase Turkey real estate on the visit. The incentives include huge discounts on housing and even substantial rebates or assistance on airfare.

It’s time to become familiar with Turkey and its rich history if you are interested in a unique place to retire, invest, or just get away from it all for awhile.

When you’re considering buying Turkey real estate, don’t limit yourself to just the big cities. Make sure that you get a sample of prices both in major metropolises of Istanbul and Ankara and smaller villages like Alanya and Belek.

Prices in these smaller centers can be as much as 50% lower, while still offering exceptional quality.

Vacation Rentals

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Are vacation rentals the real deal that everyone says they are? The answer to that question is a simple, yes. Compare the price, and you will find the difference you pay between a hotel and a rental are quite substantial. Depending upon where you travel, you will find different options available. In Paris, it may be better to rent an apartment. In Tuscany you may discover a cottage, is the best way to go. Either way, or anyway, when in Europe, the best way to go, for accommodation, is with a vacation rental.

This has not been my personal experience, but friends of mine who have gone to Europe, went the vacation rental route, and saved a bunch on accommodation. They visited Paris and Vienna. In both places they rented an apartment. For a family of four, the cost of their rental was under half of what they would have paid for a hotel.

Everyone I know that has gone to Europe, has loved it. Living in North America, we don’t have the century’s old buildings and architecture. We don’t have the fountains and statues placed all around in our cities. Most of our public places, are the natural green spaces, and there is nothing wrong with that. I suppose that is what Europeans come to North America for, that wide open space experience. Just as North Americans go to Europe for that, fine commitment to detail in their architecture and art.

That is another reason for choosing a vacation rental for accommodation. You get to actually stay right in the heart of all this art and culture.

Written by Jim Rawles. Vacation rentals are the best way to go when travelling Europe. Price wise it’s almost impossible to beat. Because of Europe’s efficient train service and public transit, almost nowhere is out of serviced area, so there is no fear you can’t get anywhere.