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Taking grandchildren to Turkey without parents

Posted on by Nadine Williams

There are many grandparents who have homes in Turkey and like myself have them to stay during the school holidays. Here is my experience on flying to Turkey with grandchildren and no parents. Continue reading →

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Bringing a car into Turkey

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Many clients after purchasing a property ask us about how and if they can bring a car to Turkey. There are two ways of doing this either as a temporary import or a permanent one. But there are strict rules and regulations. Here are the guidelines… Continue reading →

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Is it safe to travel to Turkey?

Posted on by Nadine Williams

There has been so much press recently about Turkey and whether it is safe to travel there so here is my perspective on the situation.

The Foreign office are not advising against travel to Turkey apart from the Syrian border and some towns in the east of the country. This advice has not changed in the last few years.  Yes, Turkey is on high alert but so is London and many UK cities. In January 2016, Daesh released a video threatening new attacks in Northern Europe,  so we have to ask ourselves where is safe? There is just as much risk by staying in the UK. Continue reading →

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Spanish Bank Property Repossessions Are they good value?

Posted on by peteradmin247

According to a study carried out by property portal, idealista.com, which analysed the 38,595 homes in Spain advertised for sale on their portal in January
from the various financial institutions, the majority of these dwellings are located in small or medium size towns, with approximately 66% of the banks’ homes are in towns of less than 50,000 inhabitants. Continue reading →

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Spanish Home Sales Climbed 8.6% in 2015, Say Notaries

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According to figures published this week by Spain’s General Council of Notaries, a total of 401,236 property transactions were carried out in 2015, representing an increase of 8.6% over the figures for 2014. The increase in transactions is made up of sales of apartments (+7.8%), single family dwellings (+11.9%) and other real estate transactions (+4.6%).

There was also an increase in the average price of the homes sold in Spain last year, which stood at 1,277 euros/m2, equivalent to an increase of 1.9% over the previous year.

The Notaries explained that this price increase is due to both the increase in the price per square metre of apartment type housing (+2.6% year-on-year) and also the single family homes (+1.0% year-on-year). Continue reading →

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Spanish property sales up for 18th month in succession

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Residential property sales in Spain are continuing to rise with the latest data showing that the number of transaction on property recorded by notaries increased by 7.3% compared with the same month in 2014.

It marks some 18 months of continuous growth, the figures from the General Council of Notaries shows with its analysis report saying that the recovery in the housing market is being maintained. Continue reading →

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Spain is the top destination for British Buyers

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Spain has come out on top as the most popular destination for expats looking to buy a property overseas, a new survey has found. Continue reading →

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House Prices Rose by 1% in 2015 Y-o-Y

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Compared with 2014, the average price of housing in Spain rose by 1% in 2015, which is the first increase since the beginning of the crisis, according to the IMIE Local Markets Index for the fourth quarter of last year, published last week by the property appraisal company, Tinsa.

The regions… Continue reading →

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