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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 : 

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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 : 

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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: 
http://tiny.cc/ha98tz
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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January 11, 2021
Taksim area in Istanbul ...Heart of the city

Every big city in the world has a neighborhood that it is famous for, its mediator is spread in the world and its name is associated with the name of this city so that hardly a visitor visit a city without passing through this neighborhood or street, for example we find "Broadway Avenue" in New York, and "The Champs-Elysées: in Paris," Istanbul, with its famous "Taksim Square and Istiklal Avenue", is the icon.

Reason of Taksim name:

The word Taksim is an Arabic origin according to what was mentioned by the Turkish Language Association, and its meaning is clear to everyone who speaks Arabic and it means (division into sections). This name originally came from the purpose for which it was established, as it was the point where the main water lines converged, coming from North of Istanbul, and branching out into other parts of the city. Taksim area was created for this purpose during the reign of Sultan Mahmud I in the years 1732-1733 AD, where the famous square took its name from the stone water reservoir (divided), which still exists to this day at Entrance to the famous Istiklal street .

Location:

Although Taksim area is large in its fame, but it is small geographically, Taksim is a small neighborhood of a small locality called “Gümüş suyu” meaning silver water, which is administratively affiliated to the famous municipality of BEYOĞLU, which has a total area of only 9 square kilometers, and it is the smallest area among Istanbul's 39 municipalities . BEYOĞLU is located in the heart of Istanbul on the European side of the city, to the north of the Golden Horn Bay, and to the west of the Bosphorus.

Link of Taksim square in google maps : http://tiny.cc/7tw7tz

Taksim can be reached from anywhere in Istanbul, the famous metro station of M4 line is located right at the square, as well as the funicular station that connects Taksim down to Kabatas and the Bosphorus coast, the airport bus station Havaist, in addition to many different ways of transportation that reach Taksim from various parts of Istanbul.

Distinguished Landmarks:

Certainly, one article to talk about archaeological or contemporary monuments will not suffice to Taksim, as history is crowded in this place , and you will find the most beautiful ancient buildings decorated with exquisite inscriptions, embracing the most luxurious shops of the largest modern international brands.
Among the most prominent features that distinguish Taksim area, we mention:
♦ The famous monument of the republic, which is located in the middle of the square and is seen from its four corners, as it was inaugurated in 1928 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923, and it was designed by Italian sculptor Pietro Canonica.
♦  Ataturk Cultural Center: With its famous building, which is not hidden from view, overlooking the square, the center includes an opera house, and it has been an icon of the modern Turkish architecture system since the 1960s.
♦ Istiklal Avenue: the undisputed most famous street in Istanbul, through which the archaeological Tramvay line, which was established in 1913, to connect to Taksim Square, with Galata Tower at the end of Istiklal Avenue, passes through it. .
♦ Unique archaeological buildings: including what was previously called "the artillery barracks", which later turned into the first football stadium in Istanbul in 1921, and the Galatasaray High School building with its magnificent gate at the entrance to Independence Avenue, as well as churches on the sides of Istiklal Avenue, such as the Aya Triad Church and St. Anthony's Church ... and many many beautiful ancient buildings that this article narrows from mentioning.

Historical and spatial value:

Taksim Square and Independence Avenue witnessed the most important events that Turkey has gone through in contemporary history, and with a simple internet search, the reader will hardly find an important event in the history of the Turkish Republic unless his name is associated with this region.
Protests, demonstrations, festivals, celebrations ... every cultural, political and social activity this region had a share in, the last of which was the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, when Turkish citizens held a sit-in in the square until the morning hours.
On the other hand, you will find entertainment in all its forms, this part of Istanbul never sleeps, restaurants and cafes, hotels and tourism offices, shops and street vendors, and most importantly, foreign visitors who do not stop visiting Taksim throughout the year.

Real estate investment value in Taksim:

It is not a secret to the reader that we have chosen the name of our company since its opening, due to the most famous place in Istanbul "Taksim", this name that summarizes Istanbul in all its diversity, and as we seek always to provide our customers with the most correct investment advice, we will provide the following advice:
Taksim is not always considered as an ideal place to live, as it is constantly crowded with visitors, but it is on the opposite side of the best areas of Istanbul with its return on investment.
This has pushed many real estate companies to buy old buildings and renovate them using the latest contemporary architectural methods, and convert them into luxurious hotels or high-end residential complexes in Taksim. Therefore, buying a property in Taksim is one of the successful investments that yield high returns, whether through subsequent resale or through leasing, since the region is the most important tourist area in Istanbul throughout the year.

Properties in Taksim area may be high in price compared to real estate for sale in Istanbul in other regions, but this increase in prices is justified, as the investment return for the region is the highest in Istanbul.
Here is our link for apartments for sale in Taksim : 

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August 28, 2020
10 points you have to read well before singing a property sales contract in Turkey

The sales contract is an agreement to buy a specific property for an agreed amount of money in return for ownership of the property, usually sales contract has 2 parties the buyer and the seller (which is usually the construction company )
Singing the sales contract of the property you want to buy in Turkey is the starting point of owning it , it’s not the final step like the title deed but the contract is very important to avoid any possible future risks
We in Taksim real estate advice all customers to have a draft copy of the contract before signing it, in order to read it well , translate it to their language in case the contract is in Turkish language .

And here are 10 points you should read well before signing your contract :

1 - Title deed cost: 

Title deed is the real proof of owning a property in Turkey, construction companies in Turkey usually transfer the ownership of property after finishing all payments by customer.
Title deed cost in turkey is usually 4 %.
Usually the cost is divided equally between two parties 2 % from buyer, 2 % from seller.
But sometimes construction companies put the whole cost to be paid by customer. So, the customer should be careful about this point and ask about it in case it was not mentioned clearly

2 - Number and area of property: 

In Turkey, they usually number all the apartments, shops of a compound even if its still under construction. So, the number of property should be written in the contract
Also, the square meters of the property (apartment, shop …etc) should be written in the contract for both gross and net area.
Even the floor plan of property should be attached with the contract and signed by both parties.

3 - Floor and block:

In case you are buying an apartment, floor of apartment and block number should be written clearly in the sales contract , Even if you are buying a shop, the block number where the shop is located should be written as well

4 - Direction: 

Direction of the apartment is important to be written in sales contract to avoid any mistakes or scam connected to the numbering of apartments specially if you are buying an under construction property.

5 - Date of delivery: 

In case the property is under construction, so the Date of delivery should be written in a clear way in the contract , If the property is ready to be delivered, so no need to be mentioned.

6 - Payment methods and installments : 

The price agreed between two parties should be written in the contract along with the date and amount of all payments (deposit, down payment, installments) as agreed.

7 - Terms of cancellations:

All contracts should have a subject about what will happen in case the customer (buyer) wants to cancel the deal.
Usually in Turkey, in case the customer wants to cancel the deal after signing the contract and paying an amount of the money or total amount, they subtract 3 % from the total amount and refund the rest to him.
But this is changeable from company to another, so you should read the point well.

8 - Penalties for both parties: 

♦ Penalty for the delay of buyer: In Turkey, they usually add an interest on buyers when they delay their payments. So, this point should be added clearly in the contract and buyer should be aware of this point and the interest rate which the company may apply it when payments are delayed.

♦ Penalty for the delay of developer (construction company): The sales contract must contain a penalty clause on the construction company if it delays in delivering the property on the specified deadline agreed in the contract.
The penalty which should be paid by developers usually is the market value of monthly rent for property for each month’s delay.

Note:  the law in Turkey give all construction companies a right to delay for only 6 months after the date agreed in the contract. So, any penalty on developers should be calculated after these 6 months.

9 - Bank account of the owner:

The bank account of the construction company must be clearly mentioned in the contract and be signed by both parties.

10 - Specification of the property: 

All the specifications of the property and how it will be delivered should be written clearly in the contract as kitchen specification, floor of apartment, windows brands …etc.
In Turkey, if you are buying an under construction apartment for example, they usually show you the sample apartment and all the Specification you see (except for furniture which is only for show) in sample apartment should be the same when you receive your apartment

We as Taksim real estate consultancy read the contract well on behalf of our customer (in case our customers  want that) to make sure that everything is alright and all points are mentioned and true.

Note: these points for those who are buying from developers (construction companies), in case you are buying a second hand apartment directly from its owner for example. the procedures are different

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July 15, 2020
Do I need to have a residence permit to buy a property in Turkey ?

No, you do not

The only requirement document you need to make the deal with construction company is your passport.
After buying the property in Turkey you will get automatic residence permit for a year instead of 3 months which was issued in your visa, even renewing it in the future will be easier since you are a property owner.
Buying a property in turkey may allow you to get the Turkish citizenship as well if you fulfil the requirements.


 

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• 10 points you have to read well before singing a property sales contract in Turkey

• Can foreigners buy a property in Turkey ?

• How to buy a property in Turkey in 10 steps ? 

• Turkish citizenship by buying a property .. conditions and documents required 

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