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Feb 5, 2023

Istanbul Properties: Independent Property or Apartment in a Residential Complex

When we talk about investing in Istanbul properties, we must mention the houses and apartments there, as the forms of accommodation in the city are diverse. There are individual apartments, studios, villas, and Istanbul properties within residential complexes, which makes the buyer or client have beautiful and diverse options of Istanbul properties, as each type has its own advantages.

Istanbul is distinguished by its important strategic location, as it is located in the middle between Arab countries and European countries. It is an emerging and developed city, and is growing within a fixed plan. Istanbul is a promising city by all standards, and investment in Istanbul properties is considered highly profitable, as investors can recovering capital and recycling it again in a short period of time.

Istanbul properties are considered one of the best real estate investment opportunities, in terms of high profitability in a short period of time. Moreover, profit and achieving the maximum degree of benefit also depend on comprehensive knowledge of the purpose of the property in order to make the best investment in it.

Apartments in Istanbul are divided into two types:

  • Apartments in separate buildings.
  • Apartments within residential complexes.

Many people see that buying Istanbul properties with in a residential complex at a high price is better than buying an independent apartment at a low price. At the same time, there are those who prefer an independent apartment over an apartment within the residential complex. The reasons may range between financial and other reasons that will become clear in this article, as there are many differences between this type of apartments; apartments in residential complexes have their own advantages, and the same is true for independent apartments.

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What is the difference between these apartments? 

Istanbul properties in residential complexes have their own style and arrangement. Several services are available in these complexes, such as:

  • Security services 24/7, surveillance cameras, and several other services.
  •  Recreational facilities such as playgrounds, swimming pools and gyms. 
  • The quality of construction in residential complexes is better than independent apartments, due to being established by large construction companies
  • All the residential complexes in Turkey and Istanbul in particular are located in good strategic areas, which guarantees a good return on investment, in the future.

Pros of living in an apartment within a residential complex

  • Providing the means of protection and security: As the residential complexes are very protected and surrounded by doors and walls, due to the security services and surveillance cameras, which increases people's sense of safety even if they leaves the apartment for long days.

  • Tranquility: For those who prefer quiet homes and an atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the option of residential complexes seems ideal. These complexes enjoy a comfortable calm because of their location, which is often far from the hustle and bustle of the city center.

  • Elegant designs: which also distinguishes most of Istanbul properties in residential complexes, as they are known for their distinctive and beautiful buildings, which reflects a high impression about the residents and gives them the opportunity to enjoy this elegant view.

  • Car parks and plots: Residential complexes provide their guests with open or closed car parks, as well as services that make residents do not need to leave the complex. Yet, these services vary between complexes, it sometimes include a school, mosque, nursery, and all the recreational places that one would like to visit, such as swimming pools, playgrounds, gyms, cinema and theater, and shopping centers. 

  • Many complexes provide transportation from the complex to some nearby major centers.

Pros of living in independent buildings:

  • Cost: The prices of Istanbul properties outside residential complexes are often cheaper than inside, whether if you want to buy from Istanbul properties or rent. In both cases the prices of real estate outside the complexes are less expensive than in the complexes.
  • Location: By choosing to live outside the complexes, you can find a property close to all public facilities, the city center, or public transportation.
  • Diversity: Outside the complexes, you will find all the services you need with greater diversity, from entertainment venues to markets, schools and hospitals. All of this will be close to you, but outside your place of residence. The proximity to basic and recreational services is an advantage offered by the detached apartments with the variety of these services in type and price.

Types of apartments in Turkey

Regular apartments:

One of Istanbul properties that can be found anywhere. These are apartments with a traditional design within independent buildings or complexes, and their styles are varied according to the building design and purpose of construction. The number of rooms in this type starts from (1+1) with amenities, and may reach a (5+1) or more rooms.

Penthouse apartments:

Penthouse apartments are considered one of the most luxurious types of Istanbul properties. They are located on the last floor of high-rise buildings or skyscrapers, and they have a panoramic view of the city, because they are not surrounded by walls instead, walls been replaced by glass.

Duplex apartments:

These apartments are characterized by being two floors above each other connected by an internal staircase. They have large areas and are therefore suitable for large families.

Triplex apartments:

They are apartments that match the design of duplex apartments, but the triplex is distinguished by being composed of three floors. This gives the apartment owners greater comfort in life, and part of it can be allocated to be an office or a sports club.

Townhouse apartments and twin houses:

Town apartments: They are a group of apartments stacked next to each other, open from the front and back, and each apartment has its own small garden. It may be one floor, or sometimes two floors.

As for the twin house apartments: they are two adjacent apartments, and are not attached to a small private garden. It is worth noting that the two apartments have the same specifications, design, and area.

Studio apartments:

They are apartments consisting of only one room, consisting of a bedroom and an open kitchen. They are suitable for an individual living or a couple. They are often equipped with everything an individual might need. They are also small in size and have modest prices.

In the end, all options are presented to the buyer. So, whoever has a family is more careful to choose an apartment within a residential complex in order to feel safe about his/her family, since residential complexes are equipped to suit families. As for those who are alone, their choice may fall on the independent apartments and their choice may be for the aim of saving money or for the purpose of trade. 

There are also those who seek residence, housing and stability, and there are those who seek to trade and enter the world of investment. Each person has his/her reasons that lead him/her to choose what suit them.

If you want to know more about Istanbul properties, do not hesitate to contact us via WhatsApp, here. Our real estate consultant at Akarkom International Real Estate will contact you as soon as possible.



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