15 features of real estate in Alanya, Türkiye

Alanya is an area in the province of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast with the longest holiday season. Real estate here fits both for recreation and for permanent residence. Some of the nuances of the houses of the Alanya coast surprise buyers. Housing in Alanya, as well as throughout Turkey, has its own specifics, often dictated by location, climate, purpose of purchase and requests of potential owners. These facts apply to the entire housing stock.


15 interesting facts about real estate in Alanya:


  1. No gas. In the short term, gas pipelines to Alanya are being discussed. A possible supply to the apartment is already foreseen in some new construction projects. But while there is no gas, and special cylinders are purchased for gas stoves, which are easy to connect and use.

  2. No battery heating. Many apartments are simply empty in winter, they were bought only for seasonal holidays near the sea. Heating is carried out by air conditioners, heaters. In many modern residential complexes there is a warm floor in the bathrooms, sometimes in the rooms. You can provide for this option when buying a home in Alanya in the early stages of the project, while the repair has not yet been completed.

  3. There is no hot water supply in Alanya. Instantaneous water heaters, boilers are installed.

  4. Clean finish. Absolutely all apartments in Alanya are transferred by the developer with already completed repairs, built-in kitchens, bathrooms with showers and furniture. Often there are ceramic tiles on the floor, less often there is a laminate in the bedrooms. Prices for apartments in Alanya are indicated already with repairs.

  5. Generator. In new buildings, it is always provided, since there may be partial power outages in the city, there are many new buildings.

  6. Social zones. In all new residential complexes, at least a swimming pool, a bathhouse and a sauna, a gym with exercise equipment are provided. This is a building standard, and not a sign of luxury and high cost of the project. The infrastructure can be different, from simple to analogue to a five-star hotel, and even a level higher.

  7. Fenced area. All these amenities in the house are available only to owners and tenants. No outsider from the street cannot use them. As a rule, CCTV cameras, a combination lock or an intercom are provided.

  8. There is no separate kitchen. Most apartments in Alanya have an American kitchen, that is, combined with a living room. This room is called the salon. A separate kitchen is found in the old housing stock and projects focused on permanent residence, premium housing.

  9. Duplexes. In all projects, the last two floors are occupied by duplex apartments with several bedrooms. Sometimes duplexes are also on the first two floors, often with their own access to the garden, and even their own plot - garden duplexes.

  10. Entrance floor. In Turkey, the floor numbering is different. The first floor is often in fact the second - above the infrastructure of the house. And the first floor is called girish kat, bahche kat. It can be high or low, depending on the elevation above ground level.

  11. The area of the apartment is netto and brutto. The total gross brutto area includes the quadrature along the outer perimeter of the walls, balconies, part of the flight of stairs. The netto area can be less than brutto by 10-15% or more.

  12. The land is owned. The owners of apartments in apartment buildings also own a proportional part of the land under the house, which is prescribed in the document of ownership, which ceramic tiles in Turkey, regardless of the citizenship of the owner.

  13. Installment. All construction companies and developers offer payment by installments until the end of the construction of a residential complex, without additional interest and with a fixed price in the contract. The down payment is usually 30-45%. Construction lasts 1.5 - 2 years.

  14. Opened and closed districts. Homeowners can obtain a residence permit after buying an apartment not in all areas now. There is a list of areas closed for residence permits. In Alanya, these are Kestel, Kargicak, Avsallar and Mahmutlar. The list may change. Ownership of real estate by foreigners is not prohibited here. Citizenship by investment is available.

  15. Citizenship by investment. When buying a property worth $400,000 or more, you can apply for Turkish citizenship through a simplified procedure. By extending the residence permit of the owner of residential real estate worth from $75,000, you can apply for a Turkish passport after 5 years.


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