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The year 2019 has started with impressive flow when it comes to the number of properties sold in Turkey to foreigners. It announced high estimations for this year with 6489 housings sold in the first two months of this year against 3471 housings sold in the same period of last year which consists an increase of 87%.

Compared to last year, February 2019 revealed a raise of 92% with 3321 transactions to foreigners versus 1729 ones recorded in February 2018. Thus, the second month of this year has been the best February in the history of housing sales to foreigners in Turkey.

According to the same data, Istanbul is the most preferred city for foreigners while purchasing their houses. In fact, 604 housings were sold to foreigners in February 2018 in Istanbul city while 1440 ones were sold this February which makes a boost of 138.4%.

However, Antalya comes in the second place with 672 housing sold. Right after we find respectively Ankara (196), Bursa (192), Yalova (138) and Sakarya (80).

Whereas, Trabzon has witnessed this February a decrease of 26,8% compared to February 2018.

Considering the nationality of foreigners who owned housing in Turkey, Iraqis has gained the first place. With 628 housing sold to Iraqis in February 2019, the number has almost doubled compared to 308 sales recorded in February of last Year.

With a wider outlook, the top 4 nationalities who has owned housings in Turkey right after Iraqis this February 2019 are respectively as followed; Iranians with 307 housings, Russians with 236 housings, Afghans with 166 housings and finally Kuwaitis with 150 housings.

While examining the first two months of the year 2019, The same above-mentioned nationalities occupied the top 5 housing sales to foreigners with the following records:

  • Iraqis with 1233
  • Iranians with 612
  • Russians with 431
  • Afghans with 357
  • Kuwaitis with 280