2Base & My2Base - Newsletter July 2013
- Gazipasa Airport
- Alanya City Center has grown a tiny bit
- Cheap to be in Turkey
.. and other small, big, exiting and maybe even not that exiting stories and news.
Do not forget that not only is 2Base & My2Base the most informative real estate agent in Alanya. We are also the most accessible.
In case of questions then give us a ring, send an email, pass by our office for a cup of coffee or surf into our web sites and use our popular live chat...
We wish everyone a warm and enjoyable summer...
Who would not like to have the best value? Most probably all of us would like that ...
And who would also like a trip to Turkey? We believe that most would ..
And here comes the best part of it: As we speak, you get the the most of your hard earned Euros in Turkey.
Are you looking for many square meters at a reasonable price? A property that is well furnished with large balconies overlooking the green areas and a pool area for the whole family?
In that case Orange Garden in Tosmur could be a good option for you and your family.
We have got a new unit for sale, even at a price where everyone can join.
Holiday Village was one of the first real "holiday villages" which was built in Alanya, at the time when the housing market was brand new and burning hot.
With a little unconventional location in the hills behind Mahmutlar it attracted many precisely because of its slightly REMOTE, nice and quiet location.
We have just included a new unit in our portfolio. If you should want to become a homeowner in Holiday Village, chances are there now ....
Here on the blog we have almost made it a sport NOT to write about Gazipasa Airport - mostly because 99 percent of the information that existed about the airport was pure on the basis of rumors.
We hasten therefore with recent FACTS about Gazipasa Airport.
It is now many years since the author of this blog moved to Alanya.
In fact, almost exactly 10 years.
Since then much water has flown into the river (or Dim River) as they say :-).
One of the things that has always been important and have always made Alanya a great place to live, is that the vast majority of developing happens in a positive direction.
We hope you will enjoy this issue of the newsletter. A handful of the most recent and exiting news has been collected for you to enjoy. Among the stories are:
- Our office is getting an upgrade
- Winner of European Song Contest visiting Alanya
- Time to vote at the general assembly
- Getting a loan get even cheaper
and other interesting stories about and from the Turkish property market.
Enjoy and take care.
Improvements are happening all the time in Alanya. Lately the local municipality has started to build pavements at the side streets in the city center.
This has now reached Akmanlar Sokak where our office is located.
New unit for sale, as seen in West Side Story:
The most beautiful apartment I ever seen
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria . . .
All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word . .
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria . . .
I have just seen an apartment named Maria,
And suddenly that name
Will never be the same
I have just seen an apartment named Maria,
And suddenly I have found
How wonderful an apartment
Say it loud and there is music playing,
Say it soft and it is almost like praying.
I will never stop saying Maria!
The most beautiful apartment I ever seen.
Last couple of years it has become more and more popular to finance your Turkish holiday home via a loan in a local Turkish bank.
This has just become even more attractive since the banks have decided to lower several of the service fees significantly.
The process itself is quite smooth and fast since we as your local estate agent will take care of all communication and related paperwork together with the local bank.
Spring and early summer is high-season for General Assemblies. This is where decisions for the upcoming year is made, boards are elected and the complex is starting the preparations for the summer season.
Knowing the rules and regulations described in the Turkish Law related to the voting process of owners unions are there for extremely important.
A new year has begun which makes this the first newsletter of 2013.
Just do not worry, there are several more to come.
This time the topics are:
- Nordic Travel Fair 2013
- 2Base goes even more local
- New map function at our web sites
- Join the fun on Facebook
and a lot more...
Enjoy the newsletter!
As many times before 2Base & My2Base also this year participated in the Nordic Travel Fair 2013 held every year in Helsinki, Finland.
Read what our Finnish colleague had to say about the fair...
This is a holiday apartment for the entire family. Facilities are among the best in the area, beach & city is nearby and just outside the restaurant you will find several restaurants, supermarkets and other shops.
The more than 100m2 includes two bed rooms, two bathrooms and combined kitchen/ living room as well as a large balcony.
Take a look at the pictures by clicking the link...
We really want to be friends with you on Facebook and we PROMISE that you will have fun too when joining.
This year there will be even more frequent posts about Turkey, properties and what is going on at 2Base & My2Base.
So click the link and "Like" us like you have never liked anyone before...
We are currently implementing a new map feature on both 2base.com and my2base.com.
The map will give you an easy overview of what to find in your surroundings as well as nearest supermarked, taxistand, bus stop or pharmacy.
For you who are considering either buying or letting an apartment, the map will be a valuable assistant in the hunt for the exact right apartment.
In this way also customers that are either selling or letting out their apartment through 2Base & My2Base will benefit from the map.
The new map feature is this years first new feature from us - and more is on its way....
Click the link and read more..
Today there are still being sold a lot of off-plan units from the constructing companies, but in the same time the number of resale apartments being sold have increased significantly.
As one of very few estate agents 2Base saw this trend and developed a system for 1) including these apartments in our portfolion and 2) of course to get them sold.
This we want to do even better, and we have just hired a new staff who will just take care of the local market and local estate agents.
Read more by clicking the link..
A new year has just begun and for those of you who are already property owners in Turkey it is time to make sure everything is as it should be.
We made a little checklist which hopefully will prevent unpleasant surprises during the year.
Did we forget anything? If so do not hesitate to send us a comment with your suggestions for what is worth checking up on ....
Should you have any questions related to your own property, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the link to see the full checklist.
Time passes fast and suddenly it is christmas time. To be completely honest, the christmas mood has not yet come to Alanya. In Europe snow falls and temperature is below minus. In Alanya we have experienced rain, thunder and lightning.
All that will not stop us from wishing you all a merry christmas and a happy new year, and we worked extra hard to ensure that this last newsletter of the year would be both exiting and useful.
Among other the subjects are:
- SAS opens new route to Gazipasa
- The size of a Turkish square meter
- Questions related to yearly fees
Enjoy the newsletter, Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you!
One of the latest projects in the popular area of Cikcilli is Taya Park. The projects has just been completed and the first owners have already moved in and started to live in the complex.
2Base Estate Agency has succeeded in including some units from this complex in our portfolio that are sold way below list prices.
Or to say it another way: You have the chance for a real bargain here..
Click the link, read more about Taya Park and see the bargain units for your self.
This time we will look into something that should seem quite simple - which is the size of a square meter.
Let us first take a look at what Wikipedia has to say related to the subject:
The square metre (British spelling) or square meter (American spelling) is an unit of area... It is defined as the area of a square whose sides measure exactly one metre.
For those who are particularly interested in the subject it is worth noticing that 1m2 equals 0.000001 km2 (square kilometers) or 10.000 cm2 (square centimeters).
A question to which Wikipedia does not answer is what the size of a Turkish square meter is. Because one thing that experience has taught us, is that one (1) European m2 and one (1) Turkish square meter are not equal. This is most obvious when we receive the floor plans for the units we promote. These are often quite exaggerated and often we see 2-bedroom apartments of 150m2. But visiting the apartment in question often reveals another story.
Or to put it another way: The 150m2 apartment turns out to be just 100m2.
Read the full story on our blog by clicking the link.
With prices starting as low as 54.000 Euro Sky Homes Tosmur makes buying in Turkey possible for everyone.
These two-bedroom apartments are situated in a quite location just 5 min walk from the beach, city center and entertainment.
All units are sold with air conditioning and white goods included.
Besides the lovely pool area the complex can offer storage rooms, gym facilities, table tennis and even a billiard table.
As an apartment owner in Turkey - and most other places too - you each year have to pay the yearly fees to related to the owners association.
These payments will then cover expenses for keeping common areas clean and tidy, usage of common electricity, maintenance of the pool, elevator checkups and so on.
How much to pay is decided each year at the annual general meeting (AGM).
This often leads to the following questions:
1) Can the AGM decide what ever amount they choose?
2) When must the decided fees be paid?
These questions we cover on our blog "Questions related to yearly fees". Click the link and read more...
If you are going to spend Christmas in Alanya, you can also view appartments. Just contact us and agree about a viewing. Maybe you will find a perfect Christmas present for the whole family...
After a break we are again attending the Nordic Travel Fair in Finland. The fair will be open for travel trade professionals from Thursday, 17th of January. For general public doors will be open from Friday 18.1. at 12 noon. You are welcome to meet us on our stand 7b31.
Dear reader of the newsletter!
In this issue of the newsletter we have some exiting news to share with you.
- New layout at www.2base.com
- Map available for Alanya city busses
- Easy access to My2Base Online Shop via Facebook
- Spacestation passing right over our heads.
We hope that you will enjoy the newsletter.
At 2Base & My2Base sales and service walks hand in hand and does not disqualify each other.
Actually the synergy effect of having focus on both sales AND service is amazing. This does not only benefit us as a company, but surely also our customers.
We always try to develop our products and improve the service we offer. We therefor try to be more visible on social platforms and today we have integrated our Online Shop into our Facebook page. This means that you can view all of our services such as cleaning services, transfer or excursions directly from Facebook and go directly to the ordering page by a single click.
At time it can be hard finding your way around the network of local busses in Alanya. Especially since each municipality has its own busses, and they all service not only their own municipality, but also other areas. So the city buses from Mahmutlar are servicing the Alanya area and the busses from Tosmur also goes to Kestel and so on... For the busses from Alanya municipality there is now a solution for this, since all the lines and routes can now be found at this map - click to see more...
Saturday 20th of October 2012 the Danish financial newspaper "Borsen - www.borsen.dk" published an article about Turkey and the property market in Turkey. This article featured 2Base Estate Agency. You can see the full article by clicking "More info".
These apartments has the absolute best view of Alanya and the coastal line. Situated only a few minuttes drive from the city in a complex with lots of common facilities and nice pool areas, this is the right choice for the whole family. Both properties are extremely large and with room for everyone.
If you are searchingg for a rental apartment in Avsallar, then search no more.
This fantastic penthouse is new on our rental site and offers everything that you can ask from a rental apartment: Lots of space, huge terraces, high quality furniture, great pool area, gaming area for the kids and walking distance to beach and city center. Check out details here...