Renting is one of the ways to save on holidays in Turkey. Property rental market is presented by a great selection of various housing options, from small studios to luxury villas. To rent housing in Turkey, you can ask your friends or relatives who live in Turkey for help or use the Internet or newspaper advertisements. In this case you can probably rent an apartment in Alanya (Turkey) without intermediaries, but this option is not very safe.
More reliable option to rent housing is to contact a real estate agency. Foreigners should better contact a real estate agency which has already worked with foreigners and has an office abroad. Of course you will have to pay for their services, but the same time you will get a clear contract which will ensure you a legal clarity of a deal.
Agent's commission is usually specified in the contract. When searching for housing rentals, you should pay attention for the following points:
- amount of monthly rent payment;
- period for which you make advance payment;
- currency and payment methods;
- add a paragraph to the contract about lease termination and early lease termination;
- pay attention to the environment tax. It should be paid by the landlord;
- check out the condition of housing and write down all defects;
- discuss how the costs of internal house and the adjacent territory cleaning (if it is a separate house) and repair works will be paid.
The key point is to fix everything in a contract and select a reliable real estate agency.
VIII International Olympiad will be held in Antalya
It has become a tradition to hold subject Olympiads in Antalya during autumn school holidays. This is an open event, and students from different countries can take part in it, therefore it is international.
This year it will take place during the period between October 30 and November 6. It will be its eighth edition. Students of 3-11 forms and college and university students will test their knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geography and languages (English, Russian, Turkish), Art.
Besides intellectual contests, students are offered to take part in various entertainment events (games and contests), interesting excursions, visiting local educational facilities.
You have to pay 70 euros to take part in the Olympiad. Participants also pay for the tickets to Antalya, accommodation and meals. In order to save on accommodation, you can rent an apartment in Turkey without intermediaries. The winners will get special certificates and prizes including free education in Antalya Tourism Academia.
In what region of Antalya is it better to buy housing?
Antalya is a city with population above one million people. It is considered to be the capital of the Turkish Riviera with all its features of living in a big city. Real estate is in a high demand in Antalya, especially among foreigners. First of all, it is a resort city on the Mediterranean coast with well-developed facilities. Secondly, it has excellent transport access: there is an airport, cruise port, highways connecting the city with Istanbul, Pamukkale and coastal cities. Thirdly, Antalya's property has attractive prices and their positive growth dynamics which means the city is attractive for investors.
But Antalya is also a province which includes a lot of lovely resort towns. If you are looking for a really nice holiday spot, you should consider Alanya. It is located further south than Antalya, and thanks to its geographical position it has a special microclimate with more comfortable weather throughout the year. Comparing with Antalya, Alanya property for sale is cheaper and the prices are also growing.
If you want to spend your holiday surrounded by the picturesque scenery, you should choose Belek. This is a rather new region of Antalya and it has already become a prestigious Mediterranean resort. The most luxury hotels, expensive properties presented mostly by townhouses are located here, besides there are already 12 golf courses.
You have been always dreaming about your own house by the sea? Then your choice is Kemer. Here you will be offered plenty of various villas, semi-detached and private ones, located on the guarded area. And you will definitely enjoy local sceneries: they will amaze you with their beauty and diversity. Property is rather expensive and its price is constantly growing.
But there are also other nice regions: Lara, Konyaalti, Mahmutlar, Oba — all of them have their own peculiarities. Contact Multivilla to learn detailed information about these regions and our consultants will also help you to select a property to buy or to rent.
Istanbul’s historic Topkapi Palace is going to be renovated
The decision to renovate the famous palace was caused by the discovery of the crevices on th basement floor. The otoman-era palace was partially closed to tourists earlier. The experts say that the cracks appeared because the concrete cover for the mansion’s dome and ceilings used in the middle of the twentith century had put excessive weight on the building. The other reason is seismic activities that periodically occur in the Marmara Sea.
According to the authorities, in the current state, the palace wouldn’t survive a 5.0-magnitude earthquake and that a rapid renovation is necessary.
It is expected that the renovation works will have been completed by the end of 2017 and will worth around 10 million Turkish Liras.
How to pay utility bills in Alanya easily
Today we can find a lot of useful on-line services that make our life easier. We can even pay our utility bills on-line. If you have an apartment in Alanya, we recommend you several services that you can use for paying utility bills and property taxes without any commission right from your home. The only thing you need is to have an account in a Turkish bank.
To pay for electricity and water, use the official websites of the companies which supply electricity (CLK Akdeniz, the site http://www.clkakdeniz.com/) and water (ASAT, the site http://www.asat.gov.tr/).
These sites are very easy to use: you need to log in, choose online payment section in the menu, fill in the city, area, the subscriber's number (add zeros before the number when paying for electricity so there are 11 figures) which is mentioned in the bill. After that you will see a window with information on your account and debts, if any. Then you choose the account to pay for, fill in the card details and verify the payment with a sms-password.