Turkey experiencing fastest house price growth in the world – PropertyWire – PropertyWire

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The Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul saw the highest house price growth in the world in the past year.

In Ankara, Turkey’s capital, prices more than doubled by 102.7%, while they surged by 77.6% in Istanbul.


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The analysis comes from the Knight Frank Global Residential Cities Index.

Turkey is currently experiencing rapid inflation, which stood at 61.98% in November, and in that environment a number of Turks are looking to purchase real estate as a way to retain their wealth.

A number of foreigners are also drawn to Istanbul, particularly Russians.

Interest rates are now 42.5% in the country, suggesting many are forced to buy with cash.

Outside Turkey, Knight Frank said most cities are currently dealing with stretched affordability, while high mortgage costs are a challenge across the world.

London was ranked the 78th city out of 107 in terms of house price growth, as they fell by -1.2% in the UK capital.

Europe has struggled the most in the past year, with the three worst cities for house price falls being Stockholm, Sweden (-12%), Bratislava, Slovakia (-10.3%), and Frankfurt (-10.1%).

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