joshnada

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
I am visiting the Bodrum area in April with a view to purchasing a sea view property any suggestions on good emlaks & is it better value to buy resale than new? What is the rental potential & what are the best areas? Any pitfalls I should be aware of? thanks.jb
 
Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
Sea view properties are in short supply if you want them near to a town and on the flat. You can get new build sea views and resales, but as the Peninsular is so hilly they are up the sides of hills and often with no dolmush service, especially in the case of new builds which can also be a long way from the shops. In fact some of the ones we looked at were so high in the hills I felt sick looking out from them. (I don't like heights).

As to the rental potential, you could look on a site such as holiday lettings.co.uk which will give you some idea of the rents charged and the times that the properties are rented out. I believe, however, that supply exceeds demand due to the fact that flights can be expensive and you can get a package for a very reasonable cost.

Also be aware that many properties may be in an area restricted to foreign buyers, so unless you want to go the the vast expense of setting up a foreign company, you cannot buy these properties. We spent two years looking for a property on the Peninsular and bought in Side last year.


Chris and Sue
 
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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
joshnada said:
I am visiting the Bodrum area in April with a view to purchasing a sea view property any suggestions on good emlaks & is it better value to buy resale than new? What is the rental potential & what are the best areas? Any pitfalls I should be aware of? thanks.jb


I take from you post here in the Yalikavak Forum that your prefered to buy in the Yalikavak area. There are many properties available here with a sea view some that you have to lean over the balcony to see but there is quite a few options here the area is well spread out and you can get a great range of properties here. Rental market is ok as mentioned buy Paddington bear there is a lot of buy to let properties on the bodrum peninsula.

Depending on how what you are looking for you can find properties fron £50,000 upwards. to excess of £1m.

The main restricted areas are from Tugutreis mosque (ish) area through to Bitez. (In sight of Kos).

As for agent well. I work with a few and it is hard to find good honest agents but they do exist.

As for what sort of property should you consider well you should look at both New builds and resales as you will get a good cross section and New are good but you may fall in love with a lovely traditional villa that are full of character and an established garden. :juggle: :36:
 

Gill

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
Joshnada

Do plenty of Internet research regarding the different towns etc on Bodrum Peninsular, or are you set on Yalikavak as you have posted this here? You can also get a feel for prices and types of property.

As regards resale compared to off plan /new build – you do see what you are getting with resale and hopefully the snags will have been ironed out. Off plan particularly is just a computer image of what might be I always think.
If you are thinking of being here all year round think about the heating and insulation as it can be chilly in Dec and Jan.

Sea views generally are up very steep hills with no shop nearby (at least out of season) and out of season transport options maybe limited. There are certainly some places I wouldn’t want to drive to and from on a daily basis – whatever the view!!

Sitesi living has it problems –paying the monthly fee and not being satisfied with the service – and maybe there are communal rules you don’t agree with. On the other hand having your own grounds means there is only you to pay for swimming pool and garden mainteneance. Swings and roundabouts!!

There is certainly lots of property available so you can afford to be choosy and to take your time, I don’t think properties are selling quickly at all at the moment. Maybe there is haggle room??

Get an independent solicitor for the sales process to protect yourself with a good contract, whatever the emlak says. Be prepared for a lot of bureaucracy.

Rental market –I have no personal experience but my feeling is it is a bit hit and miss as flights are still quite expensive and families can get all-inclusive for not that much more than flights.

There is a lot of advice on the forum (some may be from vested interests but this info should be in their signature)

Good Luck

Gill (retired and spending as much time as possible in Yalikavak)
 

cweir

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
I have an apartment for sale with a stunning sea view. Please pm and I will give you some details.
Thanks
Colette
 

lynne

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
As its already been said........swings and roundabouts re new and resales.
We have some great resales but generally its Turkish that buy them rather than Brits. New with sea views are getting further up the mountains or expensive when near to the sea.
When thinking of rentals........consider the Turkish market not just European.
We get loads of enquiries from Turkish wanting to rent here in Gundogan for a solid 3 months, June July and August.
And they have started enquiring for the last couple of weeks to get a good head start. On the minus side.......Turkish do not pay as much as Europeans for rentals.
Lynne :)
 

Helenm150

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
joshnada said:
I am visiting the Bodrum area in April with a view to purchasing a sea view property any suggestions on good emlaks & is it better value to buy resale than new? What is the rental potential & what are the best areas? Any pitfalls I should be aware of? thanks.jb
Yes, don't let a developer talk you into forming a company so that you can buy in a military zone - freehold, completed with tapu and habitation certficate is best! Helen x
 

Remi

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
Hi Joshnada,

I recently done a lot of research on internet as you know it's not easy to find the right one over the internet and found the internet site below, I do recommend you.

Remi
 
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luddendenturk

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
Hello Remi

Welcome to TLF.

Why not introduce yourself, and let us know how long you have been an Emlak?

Two posts from you and they both link to the same website.

How Curious is that?
 

KKOB

Completely Chillaxed
Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
Remi, I don't like the taste of spam. Do you ?
 

Remi

New Member
Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
Hi luddendenturk,

Yes, I should have introduced myself first : ). I am Remi, I joined your forum today and have been a reader for a long while. I live in London and work as a legal consultant. I have been to several places in Turkey many times then my girlfriend and I decided to buy a property in Kemer. Therefore, I have done some research on the net and ended up with this web site which I have put the link as I thought it's designed pretty well and comprehensive. Could you please let me have a note of your rules (do’s and don’ts) so that I bear in mind for future reference for there is still lawyers, furniture stores, white goods etc that I will require info on and when I am happy with suppliers, I will talk about them too!


Regards
 

Andy

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
The rules are on the Left hand side Remi under the heading FORUM RULES.

Oh & welcome to the TLF
 

pebble

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
Good luck finding the right place for you.
Looks like you have plenty of people who will help you out.
As I was reading this thread I was also chatting with a friend of mine who used to work with one of the larger developers in the Bodrum area, and she said that there are properties available in yalikavak with views starting at 45k........
Prices seem to be coming back down to normal levels. Nice to see that.
 

pldouglas

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Buying in the Bodrum Peninsular
We used Bodrum Garden Homes for both sales and purchases, with no language barrier I know Gail and Martyn have been recommended before, they are a mine of information and still hold our hands today - nearly 5 years on!
 

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