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Turkey Sold 6.6 Million Residential Units in Five Years

: 2019-10-16 Modified date : 2019-11-04

Turkey Sold 6.6 Million Residential Units in Five Years
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The real estate market has occupied a great place through the renaissance Turkey has witnessed at all levels, especially in the last ten years. However, the important incentives provided by the Turkish government to foreign investors, and the decision to grant Turkish citizenship by buying a property were the main reasons that that foreign real estate investments topped the first in this sector.

6.6 million Residential units in Turkey within 5 years

In an article published by the Anadolu Agency, about Turkey's real estate sales figures of residential units within five years, it stated:

According to data published by the Turkish Statistical Organization (TÜİK), the number of residential units sold in Turkey between the end of September 2014 and the same month of 2019 reached «6,583,935 units».

Annual sales were as shown in the following table:

Year

Number of sold residential units

2014

1 million 164 thousand and 381

2015

1 million 289 thousand and 320

2016

1 million 341 thousand and 453

2017

1 million and 409 thousand and 314

2018

1 million and 375 thousand and 398



Housing units


Ankara and Istanbul are the best-selling residential property states

According to the published data, Istanbul ranked first in terms residential sales of the last five years, with the sale of 1 million 153 thousand and 778 units, Ankara came in second place with the sale of 691 thousand and 494 units, and Izmir in third place, with the sale of 387 thousand and 614.

The distribution of sales in the Turkish states with sales exceeding 50,000 housing units was as follows:

Turkish state

Residential sales between September 2014 / September 2019

Percentage of total sales

Istanbul

1153778

% 17.52

Ankara

691494

% 10.50

Izmir

387614

% 5.89

Antalya

307764

% 4.67

Bursa

253569

% 3.85

Mersin

176000

% 2.67

Kocaeli

174000

% 2.64

Konya

164000

% 2.49

Tekirdag

156000

% 2.37

Aydin

155000

% 2.35

Kayseri

146000

% 2.22

Adana

137000

% 2.08

balıkesir

136000

% 2.07

Gaziantep

135000

% 2.05

Eskişehir

111000

% 1.69

Manisa

111000

% 1.69

Samson

111000

% 1.69

Sakarya

109000

% 1.66

Hatay

102000

% 1.55

Şanlıurfa

94000

% 1.43

Mugla

88000

% 1.34

Diyarbakır

86000

% 1.31

Denizli

79000

% 1.20

Kahramanmaraş

72000

% 1.09

Çanakkale

63000

% 0.96

Trabzon

62000

% 0.94

Malatya

58000

% 0.88

Yalova

52000

% 0.79

Elizag

50463

0.77%


Turkey Real Estate Sales


Foreign sales: a steady increase and a golden year

Moreover, sales of residential units to foreigners between September 2014 and the same month of 2019 amounted to 137,869 units.

In terms of monthly sales ratios, 2019 came first among these five years.

In terms of annual sales, 2018 came first.

In the first eight months, this year achieved a 50% increase over the previous year, by selling 27,748 units.

Annual sales to foreigners during the past four years were as follows:

Year

Annual sales of residential units

2015

22830

2016

18189

2017

22234

2018

39663

Istanbul is the top followed by Antalya and Bursa

Istanbul is the lucky city in terms of residential sales during the period between September 2014 and September 2019, (36.4%), i.e. more than a third of sales to foreigners across Turkey, by the sale of 50,000 and 247 units.

12,855 Istanbul apartment sold to foreigners in the first eight months of this year.

Last year, Istanbul sold 14,270 residential units.

Sales for 2017 were 8,182 units.

In 2016, it was 5,811 units.

In 2015: 7,493 residential units sold to foreigners.

Istanbul

The distribution of foreign sales in Turkish states in the last five years was as follows:

City

Residential sales to foreigners between September 2014 and September 2019

Istanbul

50247

Antalya

30840

Bursa

8825

Yalova

6935

Ankara

5901

Aydin

4827

Sakarya

4678

Trabzon

4652

Mersin

3773

 

Iraqis take the lead among foreign investors

Iraqis remained the first among the nationalities buying the most residential units in Turkey, from the beginning of 2015 until the end of August of this year 2019. Hence, the number of residential units sold to Iraqis in this period amounted to 24 thousand and 20 units. On the other hand, Saudis ranked second, with 12 thousand and 11 units, followed by Kuwaitis with 9 thousand and 12 units.

Sales of residential units by nationality of investors in the last four years were as follows:

Citizens of the foreign country

Residential units sold between 2015-2019

Iraqis

24020

Saudis

12011

Kuwaitis

9012

Iranians

8987

Russians

8579

Afghans

6319

Germans

5273

 English

4721

Azerbaijanis

4328

Ukrainians

2654

The rise in the dollar against the Turkish lira and the amendments to the Turkish Citizenship by Investment Regulations have significantly motivated investors from around the world to invest in Turkey.

Denizli

General Manager of Imtilak Real Estate: foreign investor wants to settle

On the subject of foreign real estate investment in Turkey, Mr. «Abdullah Al-Hammad», general manager of Imtilak Real Estate Company, had an interview with the Website «Emlak’ta Son Dakika» specialized in real estate, where he talked about the importance Foreign investments in Turkey, especially Arab ones.

«The heavy presence lasted until the last hours of the exhibition, which indicates the great interest of Arab investors to invest in Turkey real estate, » he said in the interview.

“The aim of Imtilak presence in the exhibition is to create more connections and relationships with investors and construction companies alike,” he added.

"The attendance of serious investors in this exhibition, which was seen as a new opening for the real estate market, has resulted in sales for the company," he said in response to a question about sales in the exhibition. 

In response to the presenter's question: Can you introduce us to Imtilak Real Estate?

Imtilak Real Estate provides real estate consulting services to foreign investors in general and Arabs in particular, where we have offices in those countries, in addition to our offices in Istanbul. We also offer consulting services to those who want to sell or lease their homes, in addition to providing a consultancy service to aspiring investors who have started to turn to this sector in Turkey since 2012. Moreover, we also provide property management services, where we help investors in real estate investment, and in the management of their properties, and other matters. Thanks to Allah, we have the possibilities to provide these services to our clients professionally, » said Mr. Abdullah Al-Hammad.

Mr. Abdullah Al-Hammad thanked Emlak’ta son dakika, saying: “Your website is one of the most important real estate websites that benefit from the latest information about real estate projects in Turkey.”

Edited by: Imtilak Real Estate ©

Source: Anadolu Agency + Emlak kulasi + Emlakta Son dakika.com

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