Oceanwide Properties opens new offices in Turkey
“Such has been the marked increase in selling homes in Turkey to British buyers, I have seen the need to increase the presence of Oceanwide Properties along the Turquoise Mediterranean Coast”, says Suleyman Albay, MD.
“As a company we have always believed in being available for our British clients and therefore have an office in the UK and one in Fethiye, a coastal resort much loved by buyers. However, in recent months the increase in the number of inspection trips, and those walking into our offices seeking properties and advice, has more than doubled and I therefore took the decision to increase the number of offices in the region”.
Whilst everyone is aware of the world recession dampening the overseas property market, new shoots of interest are obviously appearing and according to Suleyman this is across the board from those seeking to retire abroad to a different and more relaxed life style to investors who are impressed by the rate of property price increases in recent years.
“In 2010 prices for villas and apartments in Fethiye rose around 6 % over the 12 month period”, continues Suleyman. “We have seen no dip in this figure and from January to April 2011 prices in the locality where we have an office, homes have gone up already by 9 % on last years prices.
What is important to note is that there is very little over build which is important as this will help buyers maintain value in their property, unlike other countries which went for massive urbanisation not only spoiling the environment which brought people in the first place, but also due to avarice brought the death knell to whole swathes of what has become a concrete jungle and urban blight.”
Suleyman finds that British buyers like to contact someone who speaks English and also has a great understanding of Turkey and its lifestyle as well as its properties.
Oceanwide Properties can now offer the following offices many of which have opened in 2011
Hampshire UK. Original UK head office.
Fethiye office – the original office in Turkey and with a staff of six, three of whom are English covering Dalaman, Ovacik, Hisaronu, Oludeniz, Faralya, Calis beach, Fethiye town, Uzumlu village and Kemer village
Antalya office: covering Side, Belek, Kemer,
Kalkan office: covering Kas
Alanya office: covering Avsallar, Oba, Mahmutlar, Konakli and surrounding areas
“This is a major commitment for Oceanwide Properties” added Suleyman, “but I feel it is important as clients like to know they can sit down face to face with someone, not just when they are buying but afterwards if they have a query. We are not just a faceless web site.”
Oceanwide has a wide range of properties from £35,000 where you can purchase a one bedroom apartment in a residential apartment complex in the resort region of Alanya. Just 250 metres from the sweeping beach there is a wide variety of coffee shops, bars, and a shopping centre. Ideal as holiday home and rental market being furnished including 32” LCD tv plus outdoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, car parking, concierge and TV satellite system including European.
At the other end of the spectrum the company is offering brand new four bedroom, four bathroom, villas in Kisla, Kalkan from £495,000 to £575,000. With stunning sea views and just 15 minutes walk to the centre these luxury villas, of which there are only five, offer open plan kitchens, a fireplace in the lounge, private swimming pool and landscaped grounds.
For more information, visit oceanwideproperties.co.uk.