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Pros and cons of buying a home in Turkey

Pros and cons of buying a home in Turkey

17 May 2023

At the beginning of 2023, the General Directorate of the Land Cadastre of Turkey introduced a new set of rules regarding the acquisition of real estate for the purpose of obtaining citizenship. Main points:

  • An investor can buy several objects for citizenship, but their total cadastral value should exceed $ 400 thousand.
  • It is impossible to apply for citizenship through the purchase of a share. Only one person can be the owner, even if the object is worth $1 million.
  • You can buy real estate for citizenship ONLY from a Turkish individual or legal entity, and the object itself must be owned by them for at least three years.
  • The purchase must be confirmed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Urban Development.

The key “advantages” of buying a home in Turkey include:

  • affordable housing prices (there are still a lot of options at a price of up to 100 thousand euros);
  • rich infrastructure of residential complexes, including fitness centers, swimming pools, playgrounds, etc.;
  • rapid development of coastal regions;
  • the rapid growth in the cost of housing, which is interesting to investors;
  • relatively low taxes on the purchase and ownership of residential real estate;
  • the opportunity to obtain a residence permit and citizenship through the purchase of housing;
  • ease of conducting transactions for Russians (now transactions are concluded even remotely, besides, a number of developers have already begun to accept payment in rubles).

In addition to the advantages, it is worth noting some disadvantages:

  • non-transparency of the market;
  • understating prices in documents, which is fraught with trouble;
  • restrictions for foreigners in terms of renting housing;
  • “closure” of districts for obtaining a residence permit with TAPU and, accordingly, citizenship in the future; 
  • local currency volatility. 

ARAVANA Multifamily Office experts have more than 5 years of experience in implementing citizenship-by-investment programs. Our partners are large proven developers, so we can offer you proven and reliable real estate for your own residence and for receiving investments.

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