Esenyurt was at the top with 36 thousand 234 units, while Cankaya was second with 27 thousand 278 units and Kecioren was third with 25 thousand 283 units last year.
According to the information compiled by the AA correspondent from TUIK data, Esenyurt was the district with the highest number of houses sold last year among 163 districts with a population of more than 150 thousand, with 36 thousand 234 units. The number of houses sold in this district increased by 9.2% compared to 2019.
Esenyurt was followed by Cankaya with 27.278, Kecioren with 25.283, Mamak with 19.976, Kepez with 18.836 and Etimesgut with 18.161.
Ankara Yenimahalle ranked seventh with 17 thousand 831, Bursa Nilufer ranked eighth with 17 thousand 743 and Gaziantep Sahinbey ranked tenth with 15 thousand 332.
15 thousand 238 houses were sold in Konya Selcuklu, 15 thousand 233 in Gaziantep Sehitkamil, 14 thousand 431 in Sincan, 13 thousand 645 in Beylikduzu, 13 thousand 622 in Kayseri Melikgazi, 13 thousand 585 in Pendik, 12 thousand 864 in Antalya Muratpasa, 12 thousand 809 in Ankara Altindag, 12 thousand 143 in Sancaktepe, 11 thousand 977 in Eskisehir Tepebasi and 11 thousand 972 in Alanya.
Ankara marked its mark in the top 10
It was noteworthy that half of the top 10 districts with the highest number of houses were from Ankara. Cankaya ranked second, Kecioren third, Mamak fourth, Etimesgut sixth, Yenimahalle seventh.
In the top 10, one district each from Istanbul, Antalya, Bursa, Gaziantep, and Konya found its place. Other districts where the number of houses sold throughout the year exceeded 10 thousand were Umraniye with 11.667 units, Basaksehir with 11 thousand 453, Samsun Atakum with 11 thousand 387, Buca with 11 thousand 299, Kadikoy with 10 thousand 732, Sanliurfa Karakopru with 10 thousand 604, Adana Seyhan with 10 thousand 249, Kartal with 10 thousand 219, Bursa Osmangazi with 10 thousand 59.
The lowest two districts are from Van
In the list, which includes 163 districts with a population of more than 150 thousand, the number of districts with more than 10 thousand sales was 29, while the number of districts was below 1,000 in 3 districts.
The district with the lowest housing sales was Van Tusba with 502 units. Tusba was followed by Van Ercis with 514 and Beykoz with 521. Out of 163 districts, only these 3 districts had less than 1,000 sales.
1,276 houses were sold in Agri Center, 1,299 in Sanliurfa Viransehir, 1,368 in Eyyubiye, 1,517 in Adana Ceyhan, 2 thousand 36 in Bingol Center, 2 thousand 65 in Adana Yuregir, and 2 thousand 86 in Mus Center.
“High immigration, housing stock, and affordable prices highlighted Esenyurt”
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Istanbul Chamber of Realtors Chairman Nizameddin Asa said that there are too many new construction projects in Esenyurt, the most populous district in Turkey and that the district receives a lot of migration.
Asa said, “The opportunity to find affordable housing in Esenyurt is also very high. The district located between E-5 and TEM Highway is also easy to reach.”
Stating that there are all types of houses from 1+1 to 4+1 in Esenyurt, Asa reminded that the district is an alternative for those who want to live alone and as a family.
“2020 has been a productive year for housing sales in Anatolia”
FuzulEv Chairman Eyup Akbal stated that 2020 was very productive especially in terms of housing sales in Anatolia and that districts from Ankara, Konya, Antalya, Eskisehir, Kayseri, Bursa, and Gaziantep found their place at the top of the list.
Stating that they observed 2-3 times increases in some Anatolian districts last year, Akbal said, “This situation is actually a reaction in the society if the interest cost is minimized.”
Akbal stated that the interest-free housing system based on savings also contributed significantly to the increase in sales in Anatolia and made the following explanations:
“Currently, there are more than 250 thousand people in the interest-free housing system based on savings. The 15% share of the system in the total housing market is the best manifestation of the desire to buy a “no-cost” house. I think the share in the market will increase as interest costs will be higher in 2021 compared to 2020. I can also say that we will turn into a dominant model in the market, especially with state assurance.”
Source: AA / Translated by Bazaar Times Team