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July 16, 2021
Ümraniye Area In Istanbul ... a special residential area in Asian Istanbul

Ümraniye used to be an unknown region for people looking for real estate investment in Istanbul, where it was not as famous as the other neighborhoods of Istanbul. But lately Ümraniye became a well-known region where even foreigners go to live in it for its calm, clean environment, and modern architecture.

Ümraniye is one of Istanbul`s 39 municipalities, it is in the Asian side of the city and is in the fourth place among Istanbul`s municipalities and the first in the Asian side municipalities in terms of population density.

It has 35 neighborhoods and an area of 22 thousand square Hectares. It is bordered from the west by Üsküdar municipality, the east by Sancaktepe, the south by Ataşehir and from the north by Beykoz and Cekmeköy. Umraniye is considered one of the fastest growing municipality in Istanbul in terms of population and the architectural development while maintaining the conservative traditional character of the region. It is also a rich area in economic diversity from the transformative industries to the manufacturing of clothes and wood products.

Historically Ümraniye was just forests where its climate helped the growth of cypress and pine forests. Phrygians settled in it followed by Romans and Byzantines. The army of Abbasid Caliph Harun Al Rashid reached it in 782 AD. Control over it rolled over between the Muslims at times and the Byzantines at other times until Islam entered with the Turks to the land of Anatolia under the leadership of the Seljuk and then followed by the Ottomans that named the region `Yalniz Selvi` that can be translated to the lone cypress.

After the Balkan wars immigrants from Yugoslavia and Bulgaria settled in Ümraniye that is why for a period it was names the village of immigrants, it was announced as an independent municipality in 1963 and the meaning of its name is from Arabic origins and refers to urbanism, urbanization, and sophistication.

The following link shows Ümraniye`s location on the map http://tiny.cc/6q7wtz 

Shopping places:

When visiting Ümraniye you will find out that the shopping malls and bazaars are very popular there and that is following the increase in the number of residents that need huge shopping places to satisfy its needs, where it has 8 large shopping malls such as:

  Buyaka AVM, Metrogarden AVM, Meydan AVM, Akyaka Park AVM, Canpark AVM, IKEA AVM in addition to some distinguished shopping streets designated only for pedestrians like the Alemdağ caddesi.

Tourist attractions and excursions:

Ümraniye is characterized generally by calm and residential environment for that it has many picnic areas, for example we can name Trabzon Garden situated in the Ihlamurkuyu neighborhood and has great cafes and restaurants.

Also, the Tantavi social complex `Tantavi Sosyal Tesisleri` that extends over an area of 6 thousand square meters that contains many public facilities at reasonable prices. And one of the beautiful attractions in Ümraniye that is recommended to visit is the Palace of Hakim Paşa and Dudullu Tepesi. 

Transportations:

Ümraniye is connected to the other regions of Istanbul by many routes. The E80 highway that is considered a vital street crosses Ümraniye from north to south and extends to the European side of the city passing through the Sultan Mehmet Al Fatih bridge also the international Sile line ` Şile otoyolu` that passes through the north all the way to Sile coast and the O4 highway that goes through the south of Ümraniye.

Regarding the public means of transport, the main transport line in Ümraniye is the M5 metro line that connects Ümraniye with Istanbul`s metro network, and the neighboring Üsküdar. This line has 10 stations in Ümraniye and its one of the modern transportation lines that is moved by automated driving.

Fertile investment environment:

Ümraniye`s municipality is considered one of the most active municipalities in Istanbul. In 2020 and despite the lock-down because of the spread of the Corona virus, the municipality successfully executed 18 developmental projects in different sectors, where it shows on its website a time schedule for the project to be implemented and the delivery date and enters in a competition with time to deliver the projects in the specified time and specifications.

We attach to you the link for the Ümraniye municipality website https://www.umraniye.bel.tr/tr

The municipality works to attract real estate investments and encouraging construction companies to Implementation of housing projects in the region to keep pace with the growing demand for real estate with the steady increase in the population in the region. Therefore, the municipality focuses on infrastructure projects and service facilities, and these projects are the basic building block for attracting investments.

Expert advice:

Ümraniye is predominantly residential, and it is indeed a distinct area for living, as it has calm, green spaces, and modernity compared to the historical neighborhood of Istanbul, as well as the relatively conservative environment in the area makes it a destination for families. The investment return is commensurate with real estate prices in the region, which are relatively lower than other areas in Istanbul, and therefore the option of buying property in the region with the intention of housing is more likely than buying it with the intention of investment.

We attach the following links to see some of our special Properties in Ümraniye:

Apartments For Sale in Umraniye 

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July 15, 2021
Zeytinburnu Area In Istanbul …Modern Properties within old Istanbul

Zeytinburnu is considered one of Istanbul`s most important and central municipalities. It was approved as an independent municipality in 01/09/1957. it is in the city`s European side overlooking the Marmara Sea with an almost 3-kilometer-long coastal strip. Bordered from the East by Fatih municipality and from the north the municipalities of Ayupsultan, Bayrampaşa and Esenler and from the West the municipalities of Güngören and Bakırköyç and from the South Marmara Sea. It covers 12 square kilometers. It is elevated 24 meters from the surface of the sea and divided to 13 neighborhoods. The following link is for Zeytinburnu`s location on the map http://tiny.cc/nnjwtz

History and reason behind Zeytinburnu name :

The word `Burun` in Turkish means head (it means the land`s entrance in sea= the opposite of golf). This region used to be famous for olive cultivation in the past. For that reason, it was named `olive head Zeytinburnu`. Some sources says that in the era of Byzantines it was a seaport or fortress, since it was close to the old city walls (they still can be seen in Zeytinburnu) and almost all the old city doors `Topkapı, Mevlanakapı, Silivrikapı, Belgradkapı) are opened to Zeytinburnu. After the Constantinople conquest and the entering of Ottomans, priests and monks coming from Jerusalem settled in this area where they lived a simple life planting vegetables and olives, even now if we check the old city records, we will find many ownership records are named as the Jerusalem Farm `Kudüslü Şerıf Çiftliği`. This region became a park and a place of entertainment for the old city residents for its closeness, peace, green spaces and sea view.

Archaeological and tourist attractions:

Zeytinburnu region is rich in historical and archaeological attractions that can be visited and that`s due to its special location near the old city walls, furthermore, Zeytinburnu`s municipality is considered one of the most active municipalities in Istanbul, where it accomplished many entertainment and service projects in the region. We mention these landmarks as an example:

1- Panorama 1453:

This museum was created in 2008 in memory of the Constantinople conquest in My 5th 1453 and that is by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the second named Al Fatih. The museum is in Merkezefendi in Zeytinburnu, it includes different pieces of weapons that was used in the conquest, also it includes many distinctive wall paintings that immortalize this great event that changed the course of history and the world map. The museum is open for visitors all week with very reasnabble entry fees.      

2-Topkaı Cultural Park:

Topkapı’s cultural park, located in Maltepe, Zeytinburnu, is known as the first first place that sultan Mehmet Al Fatih passed through entering the city during the conquest. This region used to be a square for street vendors and markets but with all the renovations of the regions in many fields a big garden was established. The garden includes green spaces, tracks to watch the city landmarks, kid's playgrounds, swimming pools, mosques, and parking, in addition to the 1453 panorama aforementioned.

3-The Old city Walls:

Zeytinburnu includes the longest part of the old city walls `Constantinople walls` that are 22 kilometer long. This wall was built in 413 AD, and it stretches from the coast of Zeytinburnu on the Marmara Sea from the south until it reaches the golden horn in the north. The part of the wall in Zeytinburnu region is 5.5 kilometer and has 123 watchtowers. On the south of these walls, behind the golden door there is the `seven doors Yedikule` neighborhood which gets its name from the interconnected seven towers that form the shape of a pentagram.

Transportations:

Zeytinburnu is considered a central region in Istanbul, and it has many rapid transit lines among them:

♦ The Metrobus line that has 3 stations in Zeytinburnu and passes the main street E5 that extends to the Asian side passing through the July 15th Martyrs bridge.

♦ The metro line M1 and it is the oldest metro line in Istanbul and crosses Zeytinburnu in 3 stations and connects it to Yenikapı from the East and Bakirköy West.

♦ Tramway line T1 that connects Kabataş with Bağcılar and has 6 stations in Zeytinburnu.

♦ Tramway line T4 that goes north to Habibler and has 2 stations in Zeytinburnu.

♦ The bus lines and express transportation Minibuses that connect Zeytinburnu to all over Istanbul.

Investment advantages:

Zeytinburnu has a distinguished investment position granted by its geographical position. It is Located within the old city right next to its walls.It is located near the beach with a fabulous sea promenade. Close to the shopping malls and main markets in Istanbul. One of Istanbul`s most important main streets which is Kennedy Street passes by it, it extends along the coast until it reaches Ataturk Airport and World Trade Center and has many luxury hotels such as Hilton, Radisson Blu and Novotel.

This vital and strategic location led to construction companies' eagerness to build huge projects in it. Zeytinburnu, and especially the south part of it near the cost and Kennedy Street, includes real estate projects that are considered among the most luxurious of Istanbul and maybe we are not exaggerating when we say the most expensive. And this is of course justified by the amazing coastal view and closeness to the city center that increased the real estate prices remarkably.

To view our Properties in Zeytinburnu you can click on the following link.

Apartmetns For Sale In Zeytinburnu Istanbul 

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March 16, 2021
Eyup sultan area in Istanbul .... An ancient past meets a sophisticated present

On the bank of the Golden Horn Bay, one of the most beautiful and sacred areas of Istanbul is located , embracing the body of a great companion of the companions of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, and the bodies of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire.

History and reason of name:

The area of Eyup, or as the Turks call it “Eyüp sultan,” took its name from the shrine of the great companion Abu Eyup al-Ansari, who was buried in it during the attempt to conquer it by the Islamic army in 670 AD, when he was martyred due to illness and was buried there as he wanted, and after the conquest of Istanbul by Sultan Muhammad Al-Fatih in 1453 The place of burial of the great companion was identified by the famous scholar of the Sultan, Akshamsuddin, where the Sultan built a mausoleum and next to it he established the first "Sultani" mosque in Istanbul and the area has been named after him since that date.

The Eyüp sultan area is the first residential center established by the Ottomans outside the walls of Istanbul after the conquest, as the housing were located inside the walls only, and the area includes many monuments dating back to the Ottoman era, as well as the famous shrine in the area of "Alibey köy" located on the foothills overlooking On the Gulf which contains many graves of famous Ottomans and Turks, and the reason for this is because the area was located outside the walls near it, so it was a place for graves, and on the other hand people were burying their dead near the shrine of the companions blessing their soil, and therefore many Ottoman sultans recommended to bury them in this area for the same reason.

People have inhabited this region since the Byzantine era, due to the presence of two rivers in it and the abundance of fresh drinking water constantly, and with the expansion of Istanbul during the seventh and eighteenth centuries, Eyup entered the city after it was outside it, and factories spread on both sides of the Gulf.

Location and geography:

Eyüp Sultan is one of the largest municipalities in Istanbul by area, and it may be surprising to know that the municipality of Eyüp Sultan extends to the Black Sea in the north and includes large lands and the last point in it is completely adjacent to Istanbul's new airport.
It is one of Istanbul's 39 municipalities, established in 1936 by annexing lands and parts of the municipalities of Fatih, Beyoglu and Sariyer.
It has a short coastline on the inner part of the Golden Horn Bay and extending a long coastline on the Black Sea for approximately 15 km.
Eyup has a central location between the most important municipalities and districts of Istanbul, as it is bordered on the east by (Sariyer, Sisli, KagitHanna), from the south (Fatih, Zeytinburnu and Bayrampasa ), on the west (Gazi Osman Pasha, Sultan Ghazi, Arnavutkoy and Basaksehir), and from the north the Black Sea.
It covers an area of 242 square kilometers, rises 71 meters above sea level, and is divided into 23 districts
The following link to Eyüp Sultan Municipality on the map : 
http://tiny.cc/88uqtz   

Eyup Sultan today:

The spread of factories on the banks of the Gulf, as we mentioned, led to the pollution of its waters, and Eyup became a crowded and unclean area, and since the end of the last century and the beginning of the current century, the municipality of Eyup Sultan made its efforts to close the factories and move them to modern industrial cities outside the city, and it cleaned the banks of the Gulf to become an area full of wonderful parks Cafes and restaurants, which have become a place for recreation and excursion, attract foreigners and citizens throughout the year.
In addition to that, real estate development companies began to take advantage of these features available in the Eyup area, as they constructed distinctive residential projects with a modern architecture system while preserving the archaeological character of the area.

Distinguished Landmarks:

♦ Eyup Sultan Mosque and its soil: It is the first sultani mosque that was established in Istanbul as we mentioned, it was built during the reign of Sultan Muhammad al-Fatih during the conquest of Istanbul next to the tomb of the companion Abu Eyup al-Ansari and next to his shrine and his soil, and this mosque had a great position among the Ottomans Where the Ottoman sultans wore swords when they assumed power, or what could be called the pledge of allegiance to them, and it still retains its shape since its construction until today.

♦ The Golden Horn Bay: It was called "the Horn" to refer to the shape of this estuary, as for its name "Golden", it is believed that it refers either to the riches brought to the city through the historic port, or to artistic interpretations of the reflection of yellow light on the waters of the estuary whenever the sun sets on The city, and in any case, this estuary has its name, as it has become at the present time a tourist attraction center full of parks, restaurants and distinctive tourist facilities.

♦ Pierre Loti hill: a distinctive hill in the Eyup Sultan area, named after the French writer and novelist "Louis Marie Julien Viode - Pierre Loti" who lived in this area and loved the people of Istanbul  and be loved by the them and was called a friend of Turkey. This writer was influenced by the Ottoman lifestyle and This influence was shown in his novels. He lived on this hill and it was named after him in honor of him for his sympathy with the Turkish people against the practices of his country, France, during and after the first world war.
The hilltop can be reached on foot or via Chairlifts where the most distinctive and quiet cafes are spread there with a charming view on the bay

♦ Lovers' Forests : It is an extension of the Belgrade forests, where this part of the forests is located in the Eyup Sultan region, and it was named by this name because it was already a place frequented by lovers, and today it is a distinctive picnic place not far away from the city center.

Transportation:

♦ The two main highways in Istanbul (E80 and E5) pass from Eyup Sultan area by the north and south of it , where the metro bus line that serves Eyüp area passes through E5 highway with two stations, Ayvansaray and Halıcıoğlu, as well as the D020 highway that connects the city center with the O7 highway to the north. And Istanbul airport.

♦ The M7 metro line, a part of this line was opened at the beginning of 2021, and will be fully operational at the beginning of 2022, this line connects Eyüp Sultan to Kabataş on the bank of the Bosphorus, through Sisli and it serves Eyup with 4 stations 

♦ Tram line T5: was opened in early 2021 and this line passes on the bank of the Golden Horn Bay along the water and gardens and this is what made it a way for enjoying the natural scenery more than a way of transportation only, this line connects Eyup area with Eminonu region, and passes through Eyup with 9 stations.

Real estate in Eyup:

Eyüp Sultan district is one of the central areas in Istanbul, as it is in the heart of the city, and it extends as we mentioned over vast areas to the north.
Eyüp Sultan area is mostly dominated by a residential buildings & complexes , and this is obvious in all the properties in this region, where they are mostly residential.
Real estate rent revenues in the region are relatively high, especially within modern residential complexes , and this is due, as we mentioned, to the centrality of the Eyup region with its proximity to other central Istanbul areas, commercial markets, and tourist areas, and thus makes the investment return for real estate in Eyup is high.

Here are our list for properties for sale in Eyup : 

Apartments For Sale In Eyupsultan Istanbul 

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March 02, 2021
Kartal area in Istanbul ... The most quiet area of the city

Istanbul is a city surrounded by water from all sides, and this is what made most areas of Istanbul and its municipalities enjoy a coastal strip and sea views, but specifically there is a single area in Istanbul that is unparalleled for its coastal strip, as the closest point to wonderful Princess Islands, this area is called Kartal "KARTAL", which we will learn about in this article.
Kartal municipality is one of Istanbul's 39 municipalities, located in the Asian side of the city, about 20 km from the Bosphorus coast, with an area of 38 square kilometers , about 22 km away from the center of Istanbul, and a height of 65 meters above sea level
Kartal consists of 19 districts , and it is located to the east of the municipality of Maltepe, and to the south of the municipality of Sancaktepe, and it is bordered on the east by the municipality of Pendik and on the south by the Sea of Marmara, the following link to the municipality of Kartal on the map:  http://tiny.cc/581ftz

Reason of name:

In the days of Byzantine rule, Kartal was a village inhabited by fishermen. This was indicated by the fossils found in the area dating back to the sixth century AD. The village was called Kartaliman back then.
And the word Kartal in Turkish means eagle, so it is possible that the name of the region came from a copy of its Byzantine name "Kartaliman", or that the name of Mount Aydos, which means in Greek, the eagle, and the eagle in Turkish, has also been used. It should be noted that the summit of Mount Aydos is the highest point in Istanbul

Landmarks worth visiting in Kartal:

♦ Kartal Coast line : The coastal strip of Kartal, which extends approximately 8 km, is one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Istanbul, and contains parks, walking paths and bicycle paths. Visitors come for a picnic and enjoy a direct view of the Princesses Islands, where the islands are only 3.5 km from the coast of Kartal, which is the closest point to the islands from Mainland Istanbul, as they visit it for walking, running and breathing the fresh sea air

♦ Aydos Forests: It is a pristine forest consisting mostly of pine trees, and it is a place preferred by the residents of Istanbul for hiking in various seasons to enjoy its pure air.
The highest point of Aydos Mountain, is located within the forest. It also includes the large Aydos Lake, which offers lake cycling bike tours . You can also stroll through the dedicated walking path among the trees.

♦ Dragos hill: It is the best place in Istanbul to enjoy the view of the Princess Islands. This hill, or as it is called "Istanbul balcony," is dotted with villas system, which attract many tourists in the summer...

♦ Fairy tale Museum: It is the only museum of its kind in Turkey, in which there are all the heroes of fairy tales and world narratives embodied with stone statues, this museum belongs to the municipality of Kartal and it’s a free to enter museum, it is a fun place for children and families and a beautiful destination to spend the holiday. This museum is one of the places of entertainment created by the municipality of Kartal, same as Kartal Square, and the skateboarding arena which are also places worth visiting

Transportation:

Kartal is connected to other areas of Istanbul with various types of transportation (marine, railway and highway). The first port for sea transport for citizens was established in Kartal in the year 1857, and to this day it provides a sea bus service to the Princes' Islands and Yalova.
Kartal is easily connected to various vital facilities in Istanbul, as it is only 15 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport, and the D100 road leading to the July 15 Martyrs Bridge and the Sultan Mehmed Fatih Bridge and thus the European part of the city passes through it.
Also, the metro line (Kadikoy - Tavshan Tepe) or M4 passes from Kartal, which serves Kartal with 4 stations , and the Marmaray metro line, which connects the far east of Asian Istanbul to the far west of European Istanbul and passes from Kartal, with 5 stations, in addition to the buses that connect Kartal in various parts of the city

Real estate in Kartal:

Kartal is unique with its beautiful climate, as it is located between the rainy climate of the Black Sea and the temperate climate of the Mediterranean, so the transition from winter to spring and summer to autumn is often not noticed in it, and its relative distance from the city center gave it a calm atmosphere that made it a suitable place to live for those who are looking for calm and quiet area.
Kartal was developed and designed as an industrial zone in the early years of the Turkish Republic, and it turned into one of the central residential areas in Istanbul, especially during the eighties of the last century, and according to this transformation, cultural life developed rapidly.
During the last decade, Kartal has become a center of attraction for major real estate development companies in Turkey, due to its beautiful nature, clean air and sea views that are not repeated elsewhere in Istanbul. That is why mega urban projects were established in it, which provide the highest standards of luxury, comfort and a distinctive sea view. 

Here are our properties for sale in Kartal : 

Apartments for Sale in Kartal Istanbul 

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March 04, 2021
Esenyurt area in Istanbul ... The cheapest area in the city

Esenyurt is an urban boom in Istanbul in particular and in Turkey generally. During the past decade it occupied the first place in real estate sales ratios in Istanbul, and it has become the focus of attention of major real estate development companies in Turkey, where gigantic residential projects have been constructed with the latest construction standards .. in the article we will know about this area and its features

Geographical location and history of Esenyurt:

Esenyurt is located on the European side of Istanbul, it is bordered on the east by the municipality of Avcilar and kucukcekmece lake , on the west by the municipality of Buyukcekmece, on the north by both Basaksehir and Arnavutkoy, and on the south by the municipality of Beylikduzu.
Esenyurt on the map :     http://tiny.cc/ofeltz
Esenyurt has an area of 43 square kilometers, 24 kilometers away from the city center of the city , 55 meters above sea level, and it consists of 22 districts  .
In the nineteenth century, the Esenyurt region was composed of agricultural lands and fiefs, and it was previously called “EŞKİNOZ” which is the name of one of the landowners in this region and from which its current name is derived.
This region received waves of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria in 1920 and 1938, as well as internal waves of displacement from separate Turkish states.
Esenyurt was approved as an independent municipality in 2008 after it was separated from the municipality of Buyukcekmece and annexed the town of Kıraç.

Esenyurt today:

In recent years, Esenyurt has achieved an urban boom in modern residential complexes. This urban development, in turn, has led to the development of its demographics. Esenyurt has benefited from this great development as it includes four cultural centers and four huge parks located between residential complexes, and this is not available in many Other municipalities in Istanbul.
In terms of construction style, Esenyurt is a residential area, as it is a destination for families to live in for several reasons, the most important of which is the modernity of construction plus  its prices are  very acceptable compared to real estate prices in other areas of Istanbul, in addition to the availability of all services that concern the family, There are also many universities in the region, as Esenyurt University, Beykent University, Istanbul Arel University, and Gelişim University.
Esenyurt also includes several shopping centers and malls, which are among the largest in Istanbul, as Torium mall, Marmara Park, Akpatı and City Center , and many distinctive shopping centers, plus the traditional markets in which the shops are distributed on both sides of different roads of Esenyurt.
In addition to that, the TÜYAP Exhibition and Conference Center, which is only 5 km from Esenyurt, and the huge Istanbul Airport, which is only 22 km away.

Transportation:

♦ Esenyurt is located between two main highways, which are the transportation nerve in Istanbul, where it is bordered on the north by the TEM or E80 highway that extends to the Bosphorus narrow and the Fatih Mehmed Bridge, and from the south by the E5 highway, which is the line that the metro bus line passes through and extends to the bridge of Martyrs of July 15th .
These two lines, as mentioned, are considered one of the transportation arteries in Istanbul, and they give Esenyurt residents easy access to the city center and the Asian part of it.

♦ The Metrobüs line, which connects west of Istanbul with its east, passes from Esenyurt, with 9 Stations

♦ The M7 metro line, a part of this line was opened at the beginning of 2021, and will be fully operational at the beginning of 2022, this line connects Esenyurt with Kabataş on the bank of the Bosphorus, passing through Eyüp Sültan and Sisli directly without using another metro or bus , and it will serve Esenyurt with 4 stations

♦ Buses , which connects Esenyurt with the entire city

Is Esenyurt really a low-level area?

Many who want to invest or to buy for living in real estate in Istanbul constantly ask this question about Esenyurt , and the reason for this is that the common idea of Esenyurt is that it is a low level area.
It can be considered that Esenyurt is divided into two parts, “the low-level area” and the “residential complexes area.” For clarification, these low-level areas do not mean that they are random housing areas, but rather are well-organized and fully serviced neighborhoods, but they are regular buildings and not compounds, but they are called This name to distinguish it from the other section of Esenyurt, which includes modern residential complexes.
Consequently, there are many sections in Esenyurt that are distinguished by the sophistication of their complexes, streets, and residents. Describing Esenyurt as a low-level area is completely wrong.

Is it good to buy a property in Esenyurt Or not?

Based on our real estate experience in Istanbul, which exceeds 7 years, we will answer yes, for several reasons:

♦ Competitive prices: You will not find in another area in Istanbul a modern and brand new apartment within a residential complex with integrated services at a price of 50 thousand dollars, and this price competes not only in other areas in Turkey, but also in many residential areas around the world

♦ Modern infrastructure: Modern projects require strong infrastructure (gas, water, electricity and the Internet), and this is what is available in Esenyurt rather than many other regions of Istanbul due to old infrastructure, For example, you find optical fiber internet lines in all areas of Esenyurt, while you do not find that in many central Istanbul neighborhoods due to the old infrastructure

♦ The highest annual sales rates: In the past decade, Esenyurt topped the highest real estate sales rates in Istanbul unchallenged, due to the interest of urban development companies in the region and the establishment of many large residential projects in it, in addition to the competitive prices as mentioned before

♦ Huge facilities: Esenyurt includes a large number of public and private health, educational and entertainment facilities

In conclusion, we would like to note that each region in Istanbul has what distinguishes it from the others, and that the decision to buy a property is due to several considerations determined by the investor himself
In order to help you take the right decision you may contact us .

And here are our properties for sale in Esenyurt : 

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February 18, 2021
Sisli area in Istanbul ... Most crowded area of the city

It can be said that the most crowded place in Istanbul throughout the years is Sisli, it is a place where religions, cultures and races converge from different parts of the world, and people come to it from everywhere, whether they are citizens or foreigners for different reasons such as  trade, shopping, tourism and for walking. Sisli has commercial, cultural and artistic, and distinctive historical landmarks.
Sisli is located in the European part of Istanbul next to the municipality of Besiktas to the west of it, and it is bordered to the west and north by Kağıthane, and to the south by Beyoğlu, it is one of Istanbul's 39 municipalities, with an area of 35 square kilometer and far from the city’s administrative center only 12 Km, and it is 99 meters above sea level .
Although Sisli is surrounded by Waterbodies from all sides, it does not have a coastal strip, and it is divided administratively into 28 districts. You can see Sisli's location on the map from the following link: http://tiny.cc/7rlbtz
Sisli was identified as an independent municipality in 1954, as it included “Kagit Hana”, which it separated from it in 1987, as mentioned in a previous article. The northern neighborhoods of Sisli (Maslak, Ayaz Agha and Hazor) formed an independent bloc, while the rest of Sisli neighborhoods formed A separate group, the northern group of these two blocs connected to each other on the famous Büyükdere Street formed a separate bloc that was separated from the municipality of Sisli and annexed to the municipality of Sarıyer in 2012.

Reason of name :

There is no clear account of why sisli was named by that name, but the most common version is that the name came from a large family that inhabited the area and was famous for its metal skewers maker İŞ, and this family had a large palace in it and was named after them, while another version says that the name of sisli comes from the fog ŞİŞ in Turkish, meaning foggy area

Most important archaeological and tourist attractions:

Sisli is one of the richest and most crowded areas in Istanbul. As we mentioned, it is a destination for every visitor of the city, whatever his purpose of the visit, and here are some of the distinctive places in Sisli that are worth visiting

♦ HalasKar Gazi Street : It is one of the most famous and important streets in Sisli, with a length of approximately 1.5 km, starting from Taksim in the south and ending with the famous MecidiyeKöy district and Büyükdere Street in the north. This street contains many archaeological, cultural and commercial monuments, such as the Sisli Mosque, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church of Sisli, the huge Cevahir Mall, and many shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas, and this street took its name from the title of the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, where the palace he lived in during the period of the Independence War is located and it is now a museum containing photos, documents and collectibles of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, and it is open to visit for free. This street is one of the busiest streets in Istanbul, so we advise everyone who wants to visit it to park their car far and walk there.

♦ Maçka Park: or the Garden of Democracy as it is called,it is located in the famous Harbiye area, and contains a lot of green spaces, sports equipment and a areas for drinking tea, and it is one of the most crowded parks in Istanbul and a Chairlifts passes over it, giving passengers a wonderful picture of the garden from the top

♦ The Military Museum: It is the building located in Harbiye area in sisli (which took its name from this building as it was previously considered as a military college). It is one of the most beautiful museums in Istanbul and contains a very rich collection of artifacts from the various periods of government in Turkey. This building was established as a military school to graduate officers In the Ottoman era during the fifteenth century.

♦ Bomonti: It is a central area of Sisli and we can call it DownTown Istanbul. It took the name from the Bomonti brothers, who are three Swiss brothers who established a brewery in this region in the year 1890, as this region was inhabited by Armenians and Georgians. In recent years, as a result of urban planning and construction work, the face of Bomonti has changed, as it has become one of the most wonderful and most luxurious areas in Istanbul, and has become one of the central points in Istanbul and a destination for real estate developers, as it includes the largest real estate projects, the most luxurious real estate in Sisli, in addition to the most luxurious and famous hotels, Hilton Bomonti

Ease of access and transportation:

Sisli is characterized as one of the most serviced areas of Istanbul by transportation, as it passes by Sisli

♦ The M2 metro line that connects from Yenikapi to Hacıosman, as it passes from Sisli with two stations: Osmanbey and MecidiyeKöy

♦ The M7 metro line, which was inaugurated early 2021, connects Kaptas to Mahmoud Bey and passes from Sisli with two stations, MecidiyeKöy and Çağlayan

♦ Metrobüs line: which connects the far west of Istanbul with its east through the July 15 Martyrs Bridge that crosses the Bosphorus, as this line serves the municipality of Sisli with two stations: Mecidiyekoy and Zincirlikuyu

High return on Investment for real estate in SISLI:

This is what most distinguishes properties in Sisli , that its return on investment is high compared to other apartments for sale in Istanbul , and it is almost the highest in Istanbul, and the reason for this is due to the strong demand for the region by real estate investors, where the largest real estate projects have been established with international specifications in terms of distinctive construction and wonderful modern decorations, plus the big number of tourists who like to rent an apartment for few days while there are in Istanbul instead of hotels which makes the ROI reaches 7 % yearly in luxury residences in Sisli

Here are our luxury properties for sale in Sisli :

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January 27, 2021
Kadikoy area in Istanbul ....Center of Asian Istanbul

As Taksim is considered the heart of the European section of Istanbul, KadiKöy is the heart of the Asian section. Kadikoy, with its lively atmosphere and historical buildings, and its richness of shopping centers, cafes, and restaurants on the beachfront, is one of the most famous and diverse areas of Istanbul.
It is one of Istanbul's 39 municipalities, located on the Asian side of the city, in the southwestern part of the peninsula “Kocaili”, bordered on the west and south by the Marmara Sea, and from the northwest by üsküdar and Ataşehir from the northeast and maltepe to the east .. The following link explains Kadikoy location on the map: http://tiny.cc/cpd9tz 
Kadikoy has a coastline that extends about 21 kilometers, from Haydarpaşa station in the northwest to Bostancı in the southeast, where the princesses' islands can be seen along the coastline.
The area of Kadikoy is 25 square kilometers, it is 9 km away from the city center, and it rises 60 meters above sea level, and it is divided into 21 districts.

History & reason of name:

The Kadikoy region is very old, as evidenced by the archeology and fossils found in the region, where traces of primitive tools dating back more than 3000 thousand years BC were found.
kadikoy was established and settled by Phoenicians, and it was an important commercial center on the coast of the Sea of Marmara, and in the time of Byzantines it was called  "Calderon", meaning the city of copper, and after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and the entry of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror to Istanbul, this town took the name "KadıKöy" (meaning the village of the judge), as the name came from the judge Khidir Bey (Hızı Bey) who resided in this area and was the first Islamic judge in Istanbul after the conquest.
Over the years, its location along the coast has made it very important and has made it from that time until today an important commercial and vital center of Istanbul.
Kadikoy was administratively attached to the municipality of Uskudar, but in 1930 it was separated from Uskudar municipality and became an independent municipality, with its own administrative apparatus.

Distinguished Landmarks:

It is not possible to count archaeological, tourist and entertainment monuments in Kadikoy, so we will suffice to mention the most important of them with a reminder that all places in kadikoy should be visited, including:

♦ Haydarpasa Station and Pier:The station building is one of the distinctive landmarks of Kadikoy, coming to Kadikoy from the European side by ferry, this station with its stately building will be the first you will see, Haydarpasa railway station was built by the Germans in the year 1908 as a huge building for the railway project (Baghdad - Berlin), This grandiose building is still a testament to the architecture of that era. Directly behind the station is the Selimiye Barracks building, which is also one of the distinctive buildings in Kadikoy, as it took its name from its founder, Sultan Selim III, who established it in 1799 CE.

♦ Fighter Bull statue: This statue and the square in the center are one of the most famous symbols and gathering places in Kadikoy. This statue was made in Paris in the 1860s to symbolize France's victory over Germany. However, in the decade following its manufacture, Germany defeated France in the war, and the statue was transferred to Germany, where the German Emperor presented it in 1917 to Anwar Pasha, the Minister of War at the time. 

♦ Baghdad Street: It is one of the most luxurious streets in Istanbul, extending along 14 km, from “Bostancı” to “Goz Tepe”, on both sides of which you find many cafes, restaurants and luxury shops, and this street won the award for the fourth most famous shopping street in the world several years ago.

♦ Moda district: It is a quiet and green neighborhood, where the parks and streets of this neighborhood are very popular with residents of Istanbul, and kadikoy is considered as a popular residential area on the Asian side of the city, containing a group of restaurants, parks and cafes, in addition to the many luxury property complexes , and this neighborhood is a destination for residents of the region to get a rest and watch the sunset,also the Museum of the famous Turkish Singer of Barış Manço is located in this neighborhood.

As we mentioned, there are many other tourist attractions in Kadikoy, including the Osman Agha Mosque, the Greek Orthodox Church of Aya Apamea, the Soraya Opera House, and many other distinctive tourist attractions.

How do I get to and from Kadikoy?

Getting to and from Kadikoy is very easy, there are many buses that connect Kadikoy to various parts of the Asian section, and on the other side, it is possible to reach Kadikoy by ferries from the European side from Beşiktaş, Eminonu, Kabatas and Karakoy.
In addition to the Marmaray metro line that connects the Asian section with the European under the Bosphorus, and it reaches 8 stations which are distributed to various districts of Kadikoy, and we do not forget HAVABÜS bus , which connects Kadikoy directly to the new Istanbul airport.

Real estate expert advice:

Whatever your goal of buying apartments for sale in Istanbul is ,This area Kadikoy is a suitable option, so whoever wants to buy a property in kadikoy for living , This area is one of the most beautiful, elegant and richest areas of Istanbul, and it is the place where a resident of Istanbul really lives and sees the diversity and beauty of Istanbul ,In addition, there are plenty of the most luxurious residential complexes in Kadikoy for sale with the highest specifications.
And if your goal is to buy a property in kadikoy for investment , it is also one of the best options, as the rental rates and ROI in the area are among the highest in relation to the rest of the city, and this promises you a greater and more secure return on investment.

Here are a link for properties for sale in kadikoy : 

Apartments For Sale in Kadikoy Istanbul 
 

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January 19, 2021
Kagithane area in Istanbul ... The new real estate Investment destination in Turkey

If we want to talk about an area in Istanbul that was not mentioned in the classification among its desired neighborhoods for living, and today it has become the focus of attention of those wishing to invest in real estate, then Kağıthane is the first with this title.
Going back to fifty years ago, Kagithane was a neighborhood attached to the municipality of Sisli, famous for its overcrowding in housing that can only be described as random, due to the internal migration from the rest of the Turkish states to Istanbul, but the central location of this region in Istanbul and its adjacent to the largest, oldest and most sophisticated In the neighborhoods, it was not possible to simply ignore it and leave things as they were, and this is what prompted the successive Turkish governments to give this region greater attention in terms of services, organization and administration.
Whereas, in 1987, Kagithane was separated from the municipality of ŞİşLİ and considered it an independent municipality of Istanbul's 39 municipalities, and more than that, several areas of şişli were cut off and attached organizationally and administratively to “Kagithane”.

History & reason of name:

This name was given to Kagithane in the past because of the paper factories, as this village "where it was considered an old village" is located on the banks of a small stream at the end of the Golden Horn Bay. Paper factories were built on its banks, hence the name Kağıthane, meaning what can be translated "place of Paper manufacture. "
When we talk about the history of the region, because of its central location in Istanbul, we find it mentioned in the writings of the Ottoman historian and traveler Evliya çelebi , who lived in the middle of the seventeenth century, in his book “siyahat name” meaning “The Book of Travels,” where the historian mentioned that this region was a place for recreation, and visited by merchants coming to Istanbul from all over the world, for recreation & swimming in the stream, at a time when urbanization did not go beyond the ancient city walls. He also mentioned that it contains a large and old paper plant, from which the name came.
This village was the seat of more than 170 palaces. Because of its nature, men of power and influential people in the Ottoman Empire used it as a headquarters for their summer and fishing activities during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but no traces of these palaces remained after they were destroyed during the events of the 1730 uprising. .
Among the remaining archaeological buildings in the area is the SADABAD archaeological mosque, and it is called today the Kagithane Mosque. The mosque is located on the bank of the stream and was built during the reign of Sultan Ahmed III, and was restored during the reign of Sultan Selim III, and it remains to the present day the focus of visitors' attention as an architectural masterpiece. On the Ottoman architecture during that era.

Location:

Kagithane is located in the European part of Istanbul, it is bordered on the north by Sarıyer municipality, on the east by Beşiktaş, and Şişli to the south and to the west by Eyüp sultan. The following link shows the administrative boundaries of the region: 
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While this town was a small area attached to the municipality of şişli, as we mentioned at the beginning of this article, its area expanded significantly during the last 15 years, after it included areas of the adjacent şişli district. Today, kagithane has an area of 15 square kilometers, 8 km away from the Istanbul city center, and only 42 meters above sea level, and it is divided administratively into 19 districts.

Between Past & present:

Kagithane is one of the neighborhoods that have been given special importance in infrastructure development, and where there is development, investments are directed.
After expanding its geographical area and developing its services significantly, it became the focus of attention of huge construction companies, for the simple reason of its proximity to the city center and the low prices of real estate compared to the surrounding areas.

Ease of transportation:

Kagithane is in the middle of a network of highways linking it to various parts of Istanbul, where two highways that serve as two transportation arteries in Istanbul pass through it: the E80 highway to the north (extending to the Sultan Mehmet Fatih Bridge), and the E5 highway to the south (extending to the July 15 Martyrs Bridge). In addition to the highway connecting them from north to south.
We cannot lose sight of one of the main boulevards in the region, which is "Cendere caddesi". This road that connects to the "Büyükdere caddesi" road that connects to Maslak is one of the most important investment destinations where the largest and most luxurious urban projects are located on both sides of it.
For those who prefer public transportation to escape traffic congestion, at the beginning of 2021 a new metro line M7 that connects the Kabatas area to Mahmoud Bey area via Kagithane has been opened, and thus access to the area has become very easy, and this has given real estate in the area an additional investment value plus prices & rental were raised for all properties in Kagithane .

Investment tip:

Some may think that "Kagithane" may not be the best option for real estate investment compared to the surrounding areas such as Sisli, Besiktas or Levent. On the contrary, we as Taksim Real Estate draw the attention of investors to the fact that it is one of the real investment opportunities in Istanbul, Because of it's in the center of the city with half of price compared to other center areas.
Indeed, you may find a property for sale in Kagithane at half the price of the property in Sisli, without being more than 2 km away from Sisli, and this explains the demand of investors to buy a real estate in kagithane at the present time, as it is central and at a really economical price compared to its location, quality of construction and surrounding entertainment, and because Its real estate prices, in a short time, will match the real estate prices within the surrounding areas, and thus it is a distinguished investment option.
It is also distinguished by the presence of residential complexes for sale in Kagithane, and there are apartments for sale in installments in Kagithane.

Here are the list of our apartments for sale in Kagithane : 

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