General Manager of Real Estate Hakan Celik, Konya’da press members came to dinner at iftar. Çelik stated that the real estate market of Konya has become an increasingly attractive center, and that in the last 20 years in the city, the prices of rented houses have increased by 20 percent and the price of houses for sale has increased by 11 percent.
Hakan Çelik, who gave brief information to the press about the structure and aims of Hürriyet Emlak, said, “In Konya, the prices of rented houses have increased by 20 percent in the last year, while the number of houses for sale has increased by 11 percent. Konya is a province that receives immense immigration and population growth. There is a mobility in the real estate sector. This is the effect of two projects in Konya. The first is the subway, the second is the environmental project. These projects also bring a climb in housing prices, “he said.
“Konya’s population has exceeded 2 million with immigration, and it has become more difficult to find a rental housing because the prices are on the rise.” As the population increased, it became harder to find affordable rental housing as well. With rising prices, investors started not to pay more attention to property ads in Konya, but on the other hand, many banks have lowered interest rates on housing since the past month, and those who want to own a home have begun to buy houses instead of tenants.