Catherine in St. Petersburg bought an apartment for their parents in the Turkish Alanya. The deal was made just a week after the beginning of the display. As a realtor help with the selection of furniture, as make utility payments and the Turkish unusual lifestyle – this and many other told companion
Region: Turkey, Mahmutlar
Object: a three-room apartment with two bedrooms
Price: € 57 thousand.
The deal: buying on the secondary market in the autumn of 2014
* Furniture in Turkey is very interesting, there is an elite, expensive and very beautiful, and there are more economical. I chose the “middle ground”. It’s nice that the big hypermarkets normally speak in English. Freely you can order the product, arrange delivery and assembly.
* Utility bills are called “aydat” about $ 32 a month.
* You can buy products in smaller supermarkets and vegetable markets on – they come several times a week in different parts of the city. The products are fresh, tasty and cheaper than in Russia.
As Catherine was in Turkey and why did you choose this apartment – read here.
– Catherine, tell us how you’re settled in your new apartment?
– When I arrived at the final stage of the transaction and registration of Tapu, was engaged in the purchase of furniture. Agent drove my request for relevant stores. So I was able to determine where and in what price range to buy situation.
Furniture in Turkey is very interesting, there is an elite, expensive and very beautiful, and there are more economical. I chose the “middle ground”. It’s nice that the big hypermarkets normally speak in English. Freely you can order the product, arrange delivery and assembly.
Also realtor helped with registration of light and water, helped to order a gas found in the wizard to replace the input of the castle and decided to question an electrician. In a word, he gave me invaluable assistance.
– How much you cost utilities? And who is tracking the subject when you are not in the country?
– Utility bills, which are called “aydat” about $ 32 a month. Also required once a year to pay property taxes. To carry out these payments, we help agent. He also monitors the apartment when we have in the country.
– Do not you have problems with neighbors, with the local people in Alanya?
– No problem, we do not feel. It is necessary to respect the traditions and laws of the country where we are coming as tourists or for permanent residence, and difficulties will never be. We have good neighbors.
– Do you plan to stay in Turkey for permanent residence?
– At the moment, we are not going to. In Russia, our house, our work, our family and friends. Therefore, we plan to come just to rest. For us, the inhabitants of megacities three hours the road – it is often normal to get to the garden. And Turkey – a five hour road and has a warm sea. Currently in St. Petersburg there are daily flights by Aeroflot via Moscow. Turkish Airlines also fly. In the summer is a daily direct flight from St. Petersburg.
– How is your day when you live in your new apartment?
– I’ve been walking in the fresh air, doing grocery shopping and preparing healthy and delicious food. You can also sit in a cafe or restaurant. Prices are low and the food is very tasty. Since my job requires a constant presence, working remotely. I also communicate with friends and family via the Internet.
– Where do you buy food?
– You can buy products in smaller supermarkets and at vegetable markets – they come several times a week in different parts of the city. The products are fresh, tasty and cheaper than in Russia. Communicate in stores can be the language of numbers, the calculator still has not been canceled. I plan to learn a little Turkish at the household level, to make it easier to communicate.
– Are there any differences in the way of life, at home as compared to the home country?
– Compared with the city of St. Petersburg, of course. First of all, it is the presence of the sun, the sea, always good weather. In Turkey, a very slow pace of life. At first themselves have to constantly stop myself not to run and not to rush.