House sales to foreigners break a record

House sales to foreigners broke a record and exceed 7,000 for the first time in November, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

Residential property sales in Turkey increased by 59% to 178,814 in November, compared to the same month of the previous year.

Housing sales to foreign buyers rose during the same period, up 48.4% to 7,363 units, TurkStat said.

House sales to foreigners had 4.1% share of all house sales.

Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city by population, enjoyed the lion’s share of sales to foreign buyers, with 2,922 units. The Mediterranean holiday resort city of Antalya followed with 1,917 properties, while the capital Ankara came third with 428.

Among foreign nationals, Iranians bought the most houses – 1,406 houses, followed by Iraqis with 1,075 and Russians 836.

From January-November, some 1.26 million residential properties were sold in Turkey, falling 9.2% from the same period last year.

TurkStat said house sales to foreigners jumped 39.4% on an annual basis to 50,735 in the first 11 months of this year.

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