Istanbul is a city in Turkey and one of the country’s 81 provinces. It is the most populous, economically and socio-culturally most important city in the country. Istanbul was established in the northwest of Turkey, along the Marmara coast and the Bosphorus, surrounding the Golden Horn. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, the European part is called the European Side of the Rumeli Side, and the Asian part is called the Anatolian Side or the Asian Side.
How Many Districts Are There in Istanbul Europa Continent?
On the European side, Eyupsultan, Arnavutkoy and Catalca are located on the northern coast, and on the south coast are Fatih, Zeytinburnu, Bakirkoy, Kucukcekmece, Avcilar, Beylikduzu, Buyukcekmece and Silivri. Districts that located in the Bosphorus are Beyoglu, Besiktas, and Sariyer is the only district facing both the northern coast and the Bosphorus. The inner districts are Esenyurt, Basaksehir, Bagcilar, Bahcelievler, Gungoren, Esenler, Bayrampasa, Sultangazi, Gaziosmanpasa, Kagıthane and Sisli. Here are the districts of European side of Istanbul:
What is the Population of the Europa Continent of Istanbul?
According to TUIK data, 10 million 224 thousand 323 people live on the European side. While Esenyurt was the most populous district of Istanbul with a population of 977 thousand 489 people, the district with the least population was Adalar with a population of 16 thousand 372 people.
According to the 2021 census data, the population data on the European Side by districts are as follows:
- Esenyurt: 977 thousand 489
- Kucukcekmece: 805 thousand 930
- Bagcilar: 744 thousand 351
- Bahcelievler: 605 thousand 300
- Sultangazi: 543 thousand 380
- Basaksehir: 503 thousand 243
- Gaziosmanpasa: 493 thousand 096
- Avcilar: 457 thousand 981
- Kagithane: 454 thousand 550
- Esenler: 447 thousand 116
- Eyupsultan: 417 thousand 360
- Beylikduzu: 398 thousand 122
- Fatih: 382 thousand 990
- Sariyer: 349 thousand 968
- Arnavutkoy: 312 thousand 023
- Zeytinburnu: 293 thousand 839
- Sisli: 284 thousand 294
- Gungoren: 283 thousand 083
- Bayrampasa: 274 thousand 884
- Buyukcekmece: 269 thousand 160
- Beyoglu: 233 thousand 322
- Bakirkoy: 228 thousand 759
- Silivri: 209 thousand 014
- Besiktas: 178 thousand 938
- Catalca: 76 thousand 131
What is the Surface Area of the Europa Continent of Istanbul?
The European side, which has a total area of 3,562,71 km2, is 3,474,06 km2 of land and 88,65 km2 of lake area.
What are the Features of the Europa Continent of Istanbul?
A large part of Turkey’s lands are located in the Asian continent and this region is called Anatolia/Asia Minor. The relatively small part of the European continent is called Thrace. Anatolian and Thrace lands converge at the Dardanelles and Istanbul Straits. These two continents are also connected by land, thanks to 3 bridges in Istanbul. Also, 10 million 224 thousand 323 people live on the European side.
What are the Famous Dishes of the Europa Continent in Istanbul?
The place and position of Istanbul culinary culture in the Ottoman Empire are privileged. Istanbul cuisine represents the central cuisine because it is the cuisine of the Ottoman capital. The city, which hosted the Ottoman Empire from the middle of the 15th century to the beginning of the 20th century, created its own culinary culture by interacting with different dynamics. There are few cities with a food culture as rich and colorful as Istanbul. The best representatives of Turkish taste gathered in Istanbul. Istanbul province has been the capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman states, so it contributes to the synthesis of east and west in terms of both its location and culture. Istanbul is known as a city whose visitors are increasing day by day. There are many different dishes on this float. These meals are as follows:
- Sultanahmet meatballs: Historical Sultanahmet Koftecisi is a historical establishment opened in 1920 in Sultanahmet. Its founder is Mehmet Seracettin Efendi. It is famous for its classic menu consisting of unspiced meatballs, semolina halva, and piyaz.
- Suleymaniye Baked Beans: Bean shops, located right next to the Süleymaniye Mosque, one of the important works of Mimar Sinan in the Historical Peninsula in Istanbul, have been bringing local and foreign tourists together with the local dried bean flavor for more than half a century. To taste dry beans in the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul, you can choose the Historical Suleymaniye Dried Bean Dealer Ali Baba from Erzincan, the Historical Suleymaniye Dried Bean Shop Beydağı Restaurant, and Mimar Sinan Historical Süleymaniye Dried Bean Shop.
- Kumpir: One of the most popular and well-known tastes of Ortaköy, is especially preferred by tourists. Not only the tourists but also the people of Istanbul who pass by Ortaköy love kumpir.
- Vefa-Boza: This drink, which is consumed with pleasure in the winter months, has been made in the Vefa district since 1876. It should be noted that Boza, the oldest hot Turkish drink, is very beneficial for the immune system.
- Sultanahmet-Meatballs: The taste of Sultanahmet Meatballs, which meatball lovers should try, is completely different. The oldest of the Sultanahmet meatball shops is Selim Usta, the Historical Sultanahmet Public Meatballs, which was opened in 1920, but it is also possible to come across this magnificent taste in every corner of the district.
- Beyoglu Chocolate: Beyoğlu chocolate attracts everyone with its wonderful smell and flavor that surrounds the streets of Beyoğlu. Beyoğlu chocolates, which have maintained their quality for years, are available in every corner of the district. You should taste this delicacy.
- Fried fish sandwich in the Eminonu: While passing through Eminönü, one of the iconic districts of Istanbul, your appetite will be whetted with the smell of fried fish sandwich. In the meantime, we recommend that those who find the opportunity to eat this in Eminönü stop by the pickle shops in the same place.
- Pierre Loti – Coffee: Do you want to sip your coffee while enjoying the magnificent view while Istanbul is at your feet? Then let’s go to Pierre Loti. You can take the cable car to Pierre Loti, which is famous for its coffee houses, and enjoy your coffee while watching the Golden Horn.
History of Istanbul Europa Continent
Since its establishment, Istanbul has developed under the sovereignty of many states and has been the center of various cultures. The most striking feature of Istanbul’s history is that it was the capital of three universal empires such as the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires.
Istanbul, one of the oldest cities in the world, was the capital of the Roman Empire between 330-395, the Byzantine Empire between 395-1204 and 1261-1453, and the Latin Empire between 1204-1261, and finally the Ottoman Empire between 1453-1922. Topkapi Palace, where the Ottoman Empire was ruled for 400 years and where the sultans and their families lived, is in this historical Peninsula.
What are the Historical Places of the Europa Continent in Istanbul?
Istanbul has been among the world’s largest and most important metropolises for sixteen centuries, from the 4th century to the 20th century. It has been the undisputed sole ruler of a large region where the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa intersect and has managed to significantly affect world history in this process. Therefore, Istanbul has hosted many civilizations. Today, countless historical buildings that exist all over Istanbul turn Istanbul into a giant open-air museum.
The most well-known of these beauties, which do not end in counting in Istanbul, are as follows:
1. Hagia Sophia
It is a basilica-planned patriarchal cathedral built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in the old city center of Istanbul between 532-537 years. After the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottomans in 1453, it was converted into a mosque by Mehmed II. When it was first built, it was called Megala Ekklesia (Great Church), and from the 5th century, it was defined as Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom/Wisdom). Hagia Sophia served as a cathedral as the capital’s largest church, where monarchs were crowned throughout the Eastern Roman Empire.
Hagia Sophia, which was opened to visitors as a museum for a while, is now open to worship again as a mosque.
2. Topkapi palace
The Ottoman Empire is one of the empires that reached the largest borders in the world and maintained its dominance for centuries. Topkapi Palace, where this empire and the magnificent structure was ruled for 400 years and where the sultans and their families lived, is waiting to be seen in the Historic Peninsula with all its splendor.
3. Grand Bazaar
One of the most popular stops on the Historic Peninsula is the Grand Bazaar in Beyazit, which has been standing for 550 years. The Grand Bazaar is famous for its streets and the jewelers that shape the world gold market. You will see how lively trade is in Istanbul’s oldest bazaar and everything sold here reflects the ancient spirit of Istanbul.
4. Basilica Cistern
The cistern, which was built to meet the water needs of the palace in the Byzantine Period, amazes those who see it even today with its brilliant columns and Medusa statue. Today, in the Basilica Cistern, where many art activities take place; concerts and concerts open the doors of a magical world to the participants.
The Cemberlitas column, erected on one of the seven hills of Istanbul in 330 AD, in honor of Emperor Constantine I, gave its name to an entire district over time. The Cemberlitas column, where the busts of Byzantine Emperors were once placed, is still one of the most remarkable structures in Istanbul, even though it was badly damaged during the Crusades.
6. Galata tower
Today, the Galata Tower, where long queues are expected to climb to the top and watch the Istanbul view, is one of the most important symbols that draw the silhouette of Istanbul. The building, which was built in 528, was built as a lighthouse but was also used as a dungeon from time to time.
7. Ahrida Synagogue
The only synagogue built before the Conquest of Istanbul, the Ahrida Synagogue is one of the most brilliant structures in Balat today.
The synagogue, which was founded by Jews immigrating from the city of Ohrid in Macedonia, is today the largest synagogue in Istanbul.
8. Yedikule Dungeons
The building, which was built to host kings during the Byzantine Period, was transformed into a military garrison by taking its final form with 3 towers and ramparts added during the reign of Mehmet the Conqueror but today, Yedikule Hisarı Museum, one of the largest open-air museums in Turkey and Istanbul, has an important place in the list of historical places to visit in Istanbul Fatih.
9. Horse Square (Hippodrome)
The historical area, which was a real hippodrome where horse races took place in the Byzantine Period, is now known as the Horse Square in Sultanahmet Square.
The Obelisk with Egyptian hieroglyphs on it, the Serpent Column, and the German Fountain are located in this area.
10. Dolmabahce Palace
Dolmabahce Palace, which was built by the Ottoman Sultan Sultan Abdülmecit on the shores of the Bosphorus in 1856, is one of the most important landmarks of Istanbul with its magnificent appearance bearing traces of Western architecture.
11. Aya Yorgi Monastery
The old church was built in 1751 and the structures were added later, Aya Yorgi Church is located in Yücetepe, the highest point of Büyükada. There is a widespread belief that wishes come true in the church, where many people from different faiths gather to meet in common prayers and wish on April 23 and September 24 each year.
12. Fener Greek Patriarchate
The Fener Greek Patriarchate, also known as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, is located in Balat, on the shores of the Golden Horn. The Patriarchate, which was moved to its current location on the Grand Vizier Ali Pasa Street in 1602, gained its present appearance with the restoration made in the 1800s.
13. Suleymaniye Mosque
Suleymaniye Mosque, which was built by Mimar Sinan between 1551 and 1557 by Suleiman the Magnificent, is located in Beyazit. The Suleymaniye Complex is built on a large area; It consists of the Suleymaniye Mosque, along with madrasas, a cemetery, a hospital, a primary school, a bath, a library, a soup kitchen, and shops. The tombs of Mimar Sinan, Suleiman the Magnificent, and Hurrem Sultan are located in the Suleymaniye Complex.
14. Sultan Ahmet Mosque
Known by the whole world as the Blue Mosque, the Blue Mosque is famous for its 6 minarets and the blue Iznik tiles adorning its interior. It is also one of the most important works of classical Ottoman architecture. However, it was built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I between 1609 and 1617 by Architect Sedefkar Mehmed Ağa. The Blue Mosque, which was built by the Sultan, is located right across from the Hagia Sophia.
15. Eyup Sultan Mosque
Eyup Sultan Mosque, one of the most important mosques in Istanbul, is located in the Golden Horn. It is believed that Abu Ayyub al-Ensari, who hosted the Prophet Muhammad in his home, was martyred during the siege of Istanbul in the 7th century and was buried here. Eyup Sultan Mosque, which was built right next to Eyup Sultan Tomb, was built by the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 1458, after the conquest of Istanbul.
The mosque, which hosted the sword-wielding ceremony of many Ottoman sultans, especially Fatih Sultan Mehmet, is visited by tens of thousands of people on weekends, religious holidays
16. Ortakoy Mosque
Located on the shore of the Bosphorus, Buyuk Mecidiye Mosque is known as Ortakoy Mosque among the people because it is located in Ortakoy Square. Buyuk Mecidiye Mosque, built-in a neo-Baroque architectural style, was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecit to Nigoğos Balyan and Garabet Amira Balyan. The mosque, whose construction was completed in 1853, takes on a magnificent view with its unusually large windows, with the colorful lights of the Bosphorus illuminating the interior.
17. Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Nuruosmaniye Mosque, on your left, as you walk from Çemberlitaş to the entrance of the Grand Bazaar, is located on the 2nd hill of Istanbul. Although it is slightly smaller in size compared to other historical mosques, Nuruosmaniye has an aesthetic that must be seen with its elegance and attractive stained glass windows.
18. Pierre Loti Hill
Pierre Loti Hill is a hill overlooking the Golden Horn in the Eyupsultan district of Istanbul. The hill got its name from the French novelist and orientalist Julien Viaud, who came to Istanbul in 1876 and settled here, and is known for frequently visiting a coffee house on this hill. The magnificent view of the Golden Horn in the red of the sunset, small wooden tables, and chairs… Pierre Loti Hill is one of the must-see places in Istanbul.
19. Galata tower
The Galata Tower, one of the most famous structures in Istanbul, breathtaking with its exterior, offers magnificent Istanbul views from its terrace. Those who want to look at Istanbul from the Galata Tower form long queues at the entrance of the tower during all four seasons of the year. Galata Tower, which has a height of 67 meters, has a total of 9 floors. Visitors climb the first 7 floors of the tower by elevator and the remaining 2 floors by stairs. Visitors go down the stairs from the tower.
What Are The Museums in the Istanbul Europa Continent?
Museums in Istanbul are listed below:
1. Istanbul Archeology Museums
Istanbul Archaeological Museums; It is a museum complex consisting of three main units: the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Ancient Oriental Works, and the Tiled Kiosk Museum. The Archaeological Museum, founded by the archaeologist, painter, and museologist Osman Hamdi Bey, under the name of Muze-i Humayun, was opened on 13 June 1891. Constructed by the architect Alexandre Vallaury, this magnificent museum includes many artifacts from Anatolia, as well as artifacts from North Africa, the Balkans, Mesopotamia, and the Arabian Peninsula, which were within the lands of the Ottoman Empire at that time.
2. Topkapi Palace Museum
One of the world’s leading palace museums: is Topkapı Palace Museum. After Fatih Sultan Mehmet conquered Istanbul in 1453, its construction began in 1460 and was completed in 1478. Topkapi palace; was established in Sarayburnu, located at the tip of the Historical Peninsula, located between the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, and the Golden Horn. Topkapı Palace, which was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire and the residence of the sultans for nearly 400 years, was converted into a museum in 1924 with the proclamation of the Republic. Topkay Palace Museum; hosts many valuable works such as architectural structures, collections, personal belongings of the sultans, holy relics, and the Spoonmaker’s Diamond.
3. Dolmabahce Palace Museum
The construction of Dolmabahce Palace, which was built by the 31st Ottoman Sultan, Sultan Abdülmecid, began in 1843 and was put into use in 1856. The main building consists of three sections named Mâbeyn-i Hümâyûn (Selâmlık), Muâyede Hall (Ceremonial Hall), and Harem-i Hümâyûn. Western influence is dominant in the architecture and decorations of Dolmabahce Palace, where the body walls are made of stone, the interior walls are made of bricks, and the floors are made of wood. Atatürk, who used Dolmabahce Palace in his works in Istanbul between 1927-1938, passed away here. It was partially open to protocol and visits between 1926-1984, but from 1984 it continued as a “museum palace”.
4. Chora Museum
It was built as a Byzantine church in the 6th century AD during the Eastern Roman Empire. Since it was outside the city limits at the time it was built, the church was named “Chora”, which means out of town. The building, which was not damaged during the Conquest of Istanbul, continued to operate as a church. When it was converted into a mosque by the Grand Vizier Hadim Ali Pasha during Sultan II. Beyazid period, it was named “Kariye Mosque” and turned into a museum with the decision of the Council of Ministers on August 29, 1945.
We recommend you to visit the museum, which draws attention with its mosaics, which are the best examples of Eastern Roman painting.
5. Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
With his works in the fields of modern and contemporary art; Istanbul Modern Art Museum, which collects, preserves and exhibits in the museum collection, is Turkey’s first modern art museum (2014)
6. Rahmi M. Koc Museum
The topics of the Rahmi M. Koç Museum Collection are quite rich: Atatürk Section, Road Transportation, Railway Transportation, Maritime, Aviation, Letterpress Printing Workshop, Living History, Machines, Communication, Scientific Instruments, Models, and Toys… A private non-profit institution Periodic exhibitions, workshops, and training programs for everyone from 7 to 70 are also held at the Rahmi M. Koc Museum.
7. Rezan Has Museum
Original exhibitions and cultural events have been held in the museum since 2007. In the Rezan Has Museum, there is a collection of archaeological artifacts dating back nine thousand years. Numerous exhibitions have been held at the Rezan Has Museum in different fields, from archeology to design, from history to contemporary art; seminars, symposiums, and training programs were organized.
8. Pera Museum
It is one of the most beautiful museums on the European Side of Istanbul. Located in Beyoglu, Pera Museum was opened in 2005. Separate exhibitions are held at different periods on each floor of the five-floor private museum. You can also follow the Pera Film Screening and watch the classics of the silver screen.
How Many Tourists Come to Istanbul Europa Continent?
According to the data of the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, the number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul was 9 million 25 thousand 4 in 2021. The number of tourists in the city, which was visited by 5 million 1981 people in 2020, increased by 80 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
How is Transportation Provided in Istanbul Europa Continent?
Istanbul is a giant metropolis. If you are coming to this city for the first time, here are the things you need to know about Istanbul transportation and public transportation:
If you are coming to Istanbul by air, public transportation offers you the easiest way. There are two main airports in Istanbul:
Istanbul Airport: Havaist buses are the easiest way to reach your destination from Istanbul Airport. In addition to Istanbul Airport Havaist buses, you can also use IETT vehicles that provide public transportation services to the main centers of Istanbul. As everywhere in the world, taxis are always at your service for Istanbul Airport transportation. There are also blue taxi and black taxi options for those who prefer a more comfortable journey or those who travel crowded.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport: The name of the bus that provides transportation to Sabiha Gokcen Airport is Havabus. You can choose these buses to reach the most central places of the city easily. Visit the website for timetables and routes. You can also follow the directions when leaving the airport for IETT buses or taxi options.
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is located on the Anatolian side of the city, within the borders of the Pendik district.
IETT buses: IETT buses will be the vehicles that you will encounter the most in Istanbul transportation with many lines and routes.
Metrobus: Metrobus is a long bus that runs on its lane separated from other road traffic. The biggest advantage of the Metrobus is that it can provide transportation without entering the heavy traffic of Istanbul. You can transfer from certain stops of the metrobus, especially to the metro and other means of transportation.
Taxis and minibusses: Taxis provide 24/7 service in Istanbul transportation. Apart from taxis, vehicles called “dolmush” also support public transportation in many parts of Istanbul.
Metro: Millions of Istanbul residents prefer the metro every day to get from one place to another quickly without being stuck in traffic.
Istanbul Europa Continent Taxi Prices
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME) In the UKOME extraordinary meeting in December, the opening fee for taxis was increased from 5.55 lira to 7 lira, a short distance from 14.50 lira to 20 lira. These prices are valid in all of Istanbul as well as on the European side.
Istanbul Europa Bus Ticket Prices
IETT ticket fee is 7.67 TL for a full ticket. According to the number of stops on the Metrobus, the shortest full ticket is 5.49 TL and the longest distance is 11.38 TL.
What is the Europa Continent House Rental Prices in Istanbul?
With inflation, house rents have also risen a lot. House rents have reached the highest level on both the European and Anatolian sides of Istanbul. Currently, when the average of all 2+1 and 3+1 flats for rent in Istanbul is taken, the average rent on the European side is 4 thousand 138 liras. According to the data of Endeksa.com, the ones with the highest average square meter rental value on Istanbul’s European side were Besiktas and Beyoglu, respectively, while those with the lowest rental values were Silivri, Arnavutkoy, and Catalca.
What are the Prices of Houses for Sale in the Europa Continent in Istanbul?
The choice of location for the flat for sale in Istanbul stands out as a very important point. The choice of location may vary according to your budget. As of the end of April 2022, the prices of houses for sale in Istanbul on the European and Anatolian sides have increased by 172.78% in the last year. While the average house prices for the same properties are 940,930 TL, the average house size for sale is 115 square meters.
What Are Reliable Real Estate Companies in Istanbul Europa Continent?
It is very important to work with the right people and get information while buying a house. Some of them are listed below:
Realty Group: Realty Group is a company that has been providing real estate investment consultancy services since 2009 with its sales network spread throughout Turkey and its wide real estate portfolio. Realty Group’s stance in the real estate sector is based on dynamic, innovative, and reliable foundations. It is a company that adopts constantly developing new technologies and pays attention to using more effective and efficient ways of doing its job. They offer their customers a new generation of real estate consultancy services with an understanding that embraces the country’s valuable values and knows the geography they live in.
Remax Koza Real Estate Consulting: RE/MAX Turkey provides consultancy services by using new generation marketing techniques with its modern offices and professional real estate consultants.
Diyar Turk Gayrimenkul: Famous for its reputation, name, and location in Istanbul, Diyar Turk Gayrimenkul is recognized as one of the best real estate companies in Istanbul. It assists in all stages and steps of the real estate purchase process in Istanbul.
What are the Points to Consider While Buying a House in Istanbul Europa Continent?
Buying a home is a big and important investment. Therefore, you may find it difficult to decide which house to buy and under what conditions. In this process, you may need to consider all the details and scrutinize them when making decisions. Because even a small mistake made during the trading process can pose significant risks for both the buyer and the owner.
Question Earthquake Risk: Question the earthquake risk when buying a house so do not forget to question the earthquake risk of the house you are considering buying. Houses that are found to be risky in terms of earthquakes are considered within the scope of urban transformation by the law. If you unwittingly buy a risky house, you may learn that your house will be demolished after a while. When buying a house, you should examine the earthquake code compliance report.
Must See House: No matter how detailed the photos are, they can mislead you. You should see the house when you are considering buying. If you are going to buy a house that is still under construction, you should not neglect to examine the project details.
Consult a reliable real estate company: If you consider buying a new house within the scope of mass housing projects, you should make sure that you choose a reliable company. Don’t forget to check out the company’s portfolio and references. It is best to stay away from companies that often receive bad reviews or have not finished the project they started
What are the House Rental Prices in Istanbul?
Istanbul, which is the most expensive city in Turkey, is getting more expensive with the rising inflation.
Currently, the average rent on the European side is 4 thousand 138 liras. On the Anatolian side, the average price of 2+1 and 3+1 flats for rent is 4,613 liras. The average of Istanbul is 4 thousand 376 liras. Istanbul, which has 39 districts in total, has 25 districts on the European side, where business life is more intense. Arnavutkoy is the district where the most suitable 2+1 and 3+1 flats for rent are located on the European side. While rents in Arnavutkoy start from a thousand liras, they go up to 4 thousand liras.
The highest rental flat prices on the European side are in Besiktas. The prices of 2+1 and 3+1 flats for rent in Besiktas, which is shown among the most valuable districts on the European side, start from 3 thousand 500 liras. The most expensive flat in Besiktas with the same features is 22 thousand 500 liras. The average rent of an apartment in Besiktas is 9,077 TL.
How to Buy a House in Istanbul?
When you decide to buy a house, you should research in detail the advantageous house purchase conditions such as buying a house in installments, buying a house without a down payment, and you should determine the projects that sell apartments under these conditions. It sells as a home or non-credit home alternative. Among the suggestions that will make it easier to buy a house in Istanbul, it is necessary to add buying a house from the land. When a housing project is just starting to be built, buying a house from that project early will provide you with a lot of profit.
Buying an apartment from the land is both a cheaper and very profitable investment alternative. At this point; you also need to decide whether you want a residence or an investment flat. The construction of the house you will buy must be finished and ready to move. On the other hand, the fact that the house you will buy as an investment is still under construction or located in an underdeveloped location means high profits in the future.
People who will make real estate investments in Istanbul or who want to own a house for settlement purposes should make a very careful investment, especially at the point of sale of apartments. Since both sides of Istanbul have different city life, there is a difference between owning a house in Europe and owning a house in Anatolia. You can choose the European region where it is more active.
What are the Reliable Real Estate Sites to Buy a House in Istanbul?
The most real estate sites (house rental and buying sites) in Istanbul are listed below:
- Realty Group: Realty Group is a leading company that directs the Turkish real estate market and tries to develop its market volume and potential day by day. With its potential, it provides the following advantages to its investors.
- EmlakJet: Another one of Turkey’s old and successful real estate sites, EmlakJet has been in this market for 15 years.
- Zingat: Zingat is active and uses its special recommendation system. It even guides you according to your purpose when you first enter the site. Besides, when you look at the advertisements on the site, you can see every detail you can think of.
- Sahibinden: The real estate section has a great place in sahibinden, one of the oldest trading sites in Turkey.
- Remax Turkey: Remax is a company that has been in the real estate industry for nearly 50 years. It is possible to see your name in advertisements for rent and sale at many points in our country.
- AirBnB: This site, which is mostly preferred in holiday resorts, is also preferred by those who want to rent a house for a short time at many points.
- Flatfy: Flatfy is another site that serves as a real estate search engine like Trovit. This site has much more resources than the previous one.
What are the Points to Consider While Buying a House in Istanbul?
Buying a home is a big and important investment. Therefore, you may find it difficult to decide which house to buy and under what conditions. In this process, you should consider all the details, because even a small mistake made during the trading process can pose significant risks for both the buyer and the owner.
Things to consider when buying a house are listed below:
Don’t Buy an Unlicensed Home: License is at the top of the list of things to consider when buying a house. In fact, within the scope of the New Consumer Law, which came into force in 2014, it is already forbidden to sell housing in projects that do not have a license. However, you should still be careful about this. Otherwise, you may invest in a project that will never be completed. In addition to the license, you should get information about the construction servitude and the occupancy permit.
Question Earthquake Risk: Do not forget to question the earthquake risk of the house you are considering buying. Houses that are found to be risky in terms of earthquakes are considered within the scope of urban transformation by the law.
Must See House: No matter how detailed the photos are, they can mislead you. You should see a house you are considering buying with your own eyes.
Ask for Mortgage and Foreclosure Registration: If there is a mortgage or foreclosure record on the house you are considering buying, you will encounter serious problems in the future.