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Old 18th January 2020, 09:00   #1 (permalink)
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Buying in Fethiye....?

Have been here a week on holiday and run eye over current property situation and can report buying seems zilch
Almost every expat we met is renting
Also every time we spoke with local Turks they - much to the big girls chagrin said anyone swapping Spain for Turkey would be bloody mad
They went further- especially the younger ones saying first chance they could get it would be Western Europe for them with Spain one of their favs re open lifestyle yet not compromising on climate
Big girl still undeterred though we return to Spain soon
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Have been here a week on holiday and run eye over current property situation and can report buying seems zilch
Almost every expat we met is renting
Also every time we spoke with local Turks they - much to the big girls chagrin said anyone swapping Spain for Turkey would be bloody mad
They went further- especially the younger ones saying first chance they could get it would be Western Europe for them with Spain one of their favs re open lifestyle yet not compromising on climate
Big girl still undeterred though we return to Spain soon
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i'm sorry to say saoirse but that's the way it's going,and a lot of the young ones in Alanya would say the same .
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Old 18th January 2020, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Buying in Fethiye....?

Nah. Turkey is far better than Spain. Because I say so, before anyone asks me to back up my comment. xx
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Re: Buying in Fethiye....?

Surely folk who lived under the jack boot of British imperialism would be happy in Spain or Turkey.
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Re: Buying in Fethiye....?

Have people seen the price of utilities in Spain.
Think some people haven't explored thus.Currently on a Spanish island.Turkey for me.
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Have people seen the price of utilities in Spain.
Think some people haven't explored thus.Currently on a Spanish island.Turkey for me.
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Re: Buying in Fethiye....?

I spoke to two Agents (socially - not business) this month who told me that business was very satisfactory. While there were fewer Brits buying last year, that was compensated for by Turks buying second homes and a steady demand from N Europe and Russia. They did not see an unusual rush of Brits heading out to Spain or anywhere else. They were curious about the possible upturn of Brits post Brexit - who knows?

How "local Turks" are in a position to compare Turkey with Spain, I can not imagine. How, and why, are they making that specific comparison? Young Turks wanting to go to Europe (or anywhere) is not new, and they are not house buyers, they are just looking for work, or just pastures new.

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Re: Buying in Fethiye....?

I would agree that younger people wanting to go to 'greener pastures ' is nothing new and is same the world over.
Interesting though is that so many foreigners are renting rather than buying ..I wonder what the rationale is behind that?
With regards Turkey or Spain I think that overall the cost of living is much less in Turkey (please correct me if wrong.) inclusive of health care.
On the assumption that Turkey is better value, the more important issue is where can u get the best bang for your buck.
From my own adhoc enquires it would indicate that the Fethiye area is much better value than say the Bodrum Peninsula.
While alot of the conversations here centre on Turkey and Spain there seems to be very little info on Greece and how it compares to Turkey
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Re: Buying in Fethiye....?

Have to say theres some spurious info bouncing about here re comparison prices

Electricity prices in Turkey have rocketed and would now almost be on a par with Spain
Supermarket shopping again much the same
Booze the difference is between 2 to 4 times dearer in Turkey

Meals ( generalizing here) have came on amazingly in Fethiye up to European resort standards and again generally are cheaper

Taxes etc in Spain are severe but we have top end healthcare for less than a grand a year for 2 of us

Its almost impossible to compare the countries but I can genuinely tell you the attitude and feeling of locals- some of whom we have known for over a decade- was do not buy here and many followed that up with - if we could get out we would
We were shocked
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Turkey is a very hard place to earn money in, both for Turks and foreigners. For those foreigners who have a steady income life can be sweet.
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