Damp Issues in Turkey
Perhaps when you bought your Turkish dream home in the warm months you noticed the faint dusky aroma of damp in one or two rooms, maybe your agent pointed out a faded damp patch and told you that it could easily be rectified. Now however with winter setting in that damp smell will be getting stronger and dull black patches may start to appear in the unlikeliest of places.
How serious a matter is damp in Turkish builds? The answer is that the problem
D.I.Y or Designer?
In this time of international fiscal hardship and some say crisis it may seem very tempting and financially rewarding to save money and to design and decorate your home yourself. However, there are some aspects that you should consider before you head down this road.
Your home is the single biggest asset that you own and is probably the single biggest debt that you have. You spent a lot of
Making a Profit Through a Renovation Scheme
Whether you are renovating for business or pleasure in Turkey, one of the main targets is to make a profit. If done properly, a renovation project can be the quickest and easiest way to make fast money however, if you are not so good at sticking to a budget, then you risk losing profit quickly.
Renovation in Turkey
Have you contemplated renovation in Turkey? Turkey offers much in the way of choice when it comes to buying property, but these days most homes on offer are relatively new. They dominate the skyline in resorts like Fethiye, Kusadasi and Bodrum and provide their owners with style and comfort to western standards. The only thing they don’t offer is the colour and character of old Turkey, which can only come with an older property. Of course many of these historic domiciles have been renovated and now provide their owners with endless pleasure and satisfaction, few of them are for sale and when they come onto the market their prices reflect the work and grandeur embedded in their stone walls. Therefore, if its ‘olde worlde’ Ottoman charm that you are looking for, you will need to take on a renovation project of your own…
To Renovate or Not to Renovate
Renovating an old Turkish property is a dream for some and a nightmare for others. Standing amongst a weed filled garden looking at a rundown shack begs the question whether it is even possible to turn it into a semblance of a home and more to the point at what cost. At this point many people walk away but one of the advantages of buying a renovation property in Turkey is that you get so much more for your money especially when you take into account the amount of land often included in the deal.