Turkey real estate – Sile Agva http://sile-agva.com/ Fri, 27 Aug 2021 10:25:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://sile-agva.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Turkey real estate – Sile Agva http://sile-agva.com/ 32 32 Turkish government underestimates number of Afghans in Turkey as public opinion strongly turns against refugees https://sile-agva.com/turkish-government-underestimates-number-of-afghans-in-turkey-as-public-opinion-strongly-turns-against-refugees/ Thu, 26 Aug 2021 22:20:13 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/turkish-government-underestimates-number-of-afghans-in-turkey-as-public-opinion-strongly-turns-against-refugees/ Levent Kenez / Stockholm The Turkish government’s stance against a new influx of Afghan refugees is hardening. This week, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has repeatedly stated that Turkey lacks the capacity to accommodate a new wave of new arrivals and that Turkey will not become Europe’s refugee warehouse. Severely criticizing the opposition for manipulating figures […]]]>

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The Turkish government’s stance against a new influx of Afghan refugees is hardening. This week, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has repeatedly stated that Turkey lacks the capacity to accommodate a new wave of new arrivals and that Turkey will not become Europe’s refugee warehouse. Severely criticizing the opposition for manipulating figures for political ends, Erdoğan announced that there were around 300,000 Afghans, registered and unregistered – refugees in a foreign country illegally or otherwise without permission – in Turkey. Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu shared more detailed figures yesterday, confirming the president’s remarks. However, a quick study by Nordic Monitor shows that the official figures do not fully reflect the situation on the ground.

According to Soylu, Turkey has captured 460,000 illegal Afghan migrants since 2016. About 15% of these migrants have been apprehended multiple times, meaning the same person has been arrested and deported multiple times. Soylu said 151,000 of them have been deported to Afghanistan and 80,000 of the remaining 250,000 are now under international protection provided by the UN. Turkey has reportedly granted residence permits to 20,000 Afghans. Soylu added that 150,000 Afghans have left Turkey for third countries, referring to international figures. The minister concluded that there are 182,000 registered Afghan migrants in Turkey, with a total of 300,000, including unregistered individuals.

First of all, when explaining the number of Afghan refugees, Minister Soylu ignores official data on at least 50,000 Afghan migrants between 2014 and 2016, which was announced by the General Directorate of Migration Management of Turkey.

Considering that a minimum of 15,000 to 20,000 Afghan refugees entered Turkey illegally each year between 2005 and 2014, based on a projection that approximately 40 to 50% of the total refugees are Afghans, some 150,000 to 200,000 Afghan refugees were not included in the minister’s calculations.


Stating that some of the same people are captured and deported more than once, the minister not only undermines the reliability of the statistics, but also admits that the same person can return to Turkey without any hindrance.


Soylu claimed that 151,000 Afghans had been deported since 2016, an unreliable figure that is not based on concrete evidence. According to data obtained by Nordic Monitor, the number of Afghans expelled by Turkey is well below the minister’s figure. For example, an official statement from the United Nations Refugee Agency said that Turkey was only able to deport 6,000 Afghans in 2020. According to a report by the state-run Anadolu news agency, Turkey has until now deported 13,000 Afghans this year. Amnesty International announced in 2018 that Turkey would deport around 10,000 Afghans in the same year. Turkey should have returned at least 30,000 Afghans by plane each year from 2016 according to data announced by the minister.


Professor Murat Erdoğan, vice-president of the Center for Asylum and Migration Research in Ankara, estimates that the current Afghan population in Turkey is at least 500,000 people. According to Erdoğan, many Afghans try to leave Turkey soon after arriving, but when they fail, they decide to stay.

Turkey has not traditionally granted immigrant status to refugees. No matter how long they stay or work in Turkey, very few can become citizens and only their residence permits are extended. Nordic Monitor previously reported that Afghans are now increasingly buying homes in order to acquire citizenship or residence permits through a real estate campaign to encourage the sale of homes to foreigners to meet their foreign exchange needs.

The deterioration of the economy and the pressure of the opposition on the refugees, especially the Syrians, are causing a radical change in the discourse of the government. Erdoğan has often said in the past that welcoming Syrian refugees to Turkey is a religious duty as well as a duty of conscience. It is no secret that Erdoğan holds an advantage against the European Union by keeping Syrian refugees in Turkey and that this prevents the EU from imposing sanctions for its undemocratic actions against its critics.

However, the changing mood of public opinion shows that Erdoğan will no longer be able to use refugees or irregular migrants at the negotiating table. President Erdoğan said this week for the first time that he was aware of Turkish public unease over refugees. He reiterated that the country had reinforced its border with Iran with the army, gendarmerie and police and that a wall being erected along the border was about to be completed.


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Reuters Events Announces Prequalification for 12th Annual Responsible Business https://sile-agva.com/reuters-events-announces-prequalification-for-12th-annual-responsible-business/ Wed, 25 Aug 2021 13:12:20 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/reuters-events-announces-prequalification-for-12th-annual-responsible-business/ Posted 3 hours ago Proposed by Reuters Events Sustainable business Aug.25, 2021 / CSRwire / – Reuters Events announces the list of finalists for the 12th edition of the Responsible Business Awards: Awards Natura, AB InBev, Walgreens Boots Alliance, DBS Bank, Cargill, Ayala, Samsung Electronics, Aviva and Morgan Stanley are among the 100+ nominees for […]]]>

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Aug.25, 2021 / CSRwire / – Reuters Events announces the list of finalists for the 12th edition of the Responsible Business Awards:

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Natura, AB InBev, Walgreens Boots Alliance, DBS Bank, Cargill, Ayala, Samsung Electronics, Aviva and Morgan Stanley are among the 100+ nominees for this year’s The Responsible Business awards.

London, August 25, 2021

The list of finalists for the 12th Reuters Events: Responsible Business Awards has been announced. The winners will be revealed and celebrated at a virtual awards ceremony on October 14 at 1:00 p.m. BST for the global audience.

It has been a difficult task, out of over 500 nominations, 112 nominees were ultimately shortlisted for this year’s awards.

Reuters Events would like to thank everyone who participated for their hard work and effort put into submissions. Please keep up the great work!

The shortlist includes:

Business transformation award

  • Chiesi Group – Create a corporate governance structure based on “shared value”
  • WSP Global Inc – Accelerating Meaningful Actions: We’re Ready for the Future®
  • DPD – Vision 2025
  • Groupe En + – From industrial leader to climate leader
  • Natura – IP&L (Integrated Profit & Loss): Innovative monetary valuation tool concerning the environmental, social and human aspects of the company
  • NRG Energy – Strategic pivot towards the customer: a decarbonisation plan
  • Berkeley Group – Our vision, an ambitious strategy for the company
  • Suzano Latin America
  • Trane Technologies – Transforming the Industry Standard to Enable a Low Carbon Society
  • Mercado Libre – Transforming the Lives of Millions of Latin American Entrepreneurs During the Pandemic

NEW: Product or service innovation award

  • Abbott – Fighting the pandemic with rapid COVID-19 tests
  • Mexican Grill Chipotle – Chipotle Real Foodprint
  • Cloudflare – Helping to Build a Zero Emission Internet
  • Nexii Building Solutions – High performance buildings and renovations quickly assembled on site using Nexii’s revolutionary green building products
  • Dow and Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd. – Improving the Energy Efficiency of Home Appliances
  • Moody’s – Moody’s ESG Solutions
  • Robert Walters Group – Opening doors to job seekers from diverse backgrounds
  • Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited – Ping An Good Doctor
  • Russell Reynolds – RRA Sustainable Leadership Consulting
  • Walgreens – Find Care Platform Innovates to Close Healthcare Gaps

NEW: Sustainability Trailblazer Award

  • Audrey Choi – Director of Sustainable Development, Morgan Stanley
  • Peter Simpson – CEO, Anglian Water and Co-Chairman, Corporate Leaders Group UK
  • Lucie Basch – Co-founder and Director of Expansion, Too Good to Go
  • Ezgi Barcenas – Chief Sustainability Officer, AB InBev
  • Ivan Frishberg – Director of Impact Policy, Banque Amalgamée
  • Jose Villalon – Corporate Sustainability Director, Nutreco
  • Richard Ellis – Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Saker Nusseibeh, CBE – CEO, International at Federated Hermes
  • Sumant Sinha – President and CEO, ReNew Power
  • Martha Patricia Herrera – Global Director of Social Impact and Director, CEMEX

Partnership of the year

  • Cargill and CARE – A Decade of Impact in Cocoa Communities
  • Australia Post and Australian Red Cross – Helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster
  • Aviva and the British Red Cross – Building Stronger Communities
  • Twinning and Save the Children – A good start, a bright future
  • Boots UK-Macmillan Cancer Support – Partnership provides unique support to people living with cancer
  • Barclays Unreasonable Impact Program
  • ADM – Supporting the sustainable cultivation of soybeans in India
  • Lone whale – NextWave Plastics
  • Olam India, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Organization) and Government of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) – Pragatisheel Kisan Desh Ki Muskaan (PKDM)

NEW: Net zero transition price

  • Apple Inc. – Apple’s plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030
  • Amazon – The Climate Pledge, a commitment to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2040, 10 years before the Paris agreement
  • Aviva – Net Zero Ambition: Climate action for a better future
  • Burberry – Climate Positive Luxury Plan
  • Chiesi Group – #Actionoverwords: Chiesi’s Road to Carbon Neutrality
  • Formula E – ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Nestlé – Nestlé Net Zero Roadmap

Circular transition price

  • Danone – Poços de Caldas Plant – Triple Environmental Certification
  • Morgan Stanley – Solving plastic waste
  • AB InBev – EverGrain, realizing the potential of everything
  • Dow – Circulate Capital and Lucro Plastecycle
  • Rio Tinto – To extend its responsible aluminum offer with closed-loop recycling
  • Samsung Electronics – Galaxy Upcycling at Home Program Brings New Life to Old Phones
  • Sterlite Technologies Limited – Zero waste in landfills

Reporting and transparency award

  • Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) – Cocoa Compass
  • Dow Inc. – INTERsections: Dow’s Holistic, Comprehensive and Transparent ESG Report
  • Novartis AG – Commitment to ESG reporting and transparency
  • Deloitte Global – Deloitte Global Impact Reporting & Transparency
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance – WBA Achieves Impact through ESG Reporting Best Practices
  • Vancity – Annual Report 2020: Strength in the Community
  • PepsiCo – 2020 Sustainability Report
  • Philip Morris International – Integrated Report
  • Shell – Sustainability Report

SDG Pioneer Award

  • Too Good to Go – Solution for food waste in the food industry
  • Indosat Ooredoo – Mobile health clinics
  • Twinning – Carefully sourced
  • Ayala – Sustainable Development Plan
  • AB InBev – Support for the UN SDGs
  • Sterlite Technologies Limited – Holistic Approaches That Ensure Sustainability
  • Al-Dabbagh Group – Commitment to the SDGs
  • New World Development Company Limited – Pioneering SDGs in the real estate ecosystem to create shared value for all stakeholders

Social impact award

  • Beike CSR – “ABCs of Cell Phone Use for the Elderly”
  • Cargill Turkey – 1000 farmers for endless prosperity
  • IBM – Aligning Education, Skills and Jobs – A Social and Economic Imperative
  • Mondelez International – Cocoa Life
  • Flex – Response to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • De Beers Group – GemFair Program
  • DBS Bank – DBS Foundation: Defending social entrepreneurship in Asia
  • Too Good to Go – America’s # 1 Anti-Waste App
  • Tata Consulting Services – TCS Empowers
  • TELUS – Pollinator for Good Fund
  • AB InBev & BanQu – Empowering farmers and value chain partners through technology

Goal-oriented communication award

  • Natwest Group – 2020 supplement on the environment, social and governance (ESG)
  • TietoEVRY – The Polite Guy for More Inclusive Online Interactions
  • Banque DBS – Towards zero food waste
  • Anglian Water – North Star: Our purpose, mission and values
  • Groupe En + – Transforming the market through goal-oriented communications
  • MSIG Asia Pte Ltd – MSIG for biodiversity
  • BT – Remarkable skills
  • Aviva – Aviva Community Fund

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

  • IBM – Accelerating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – A New Industrial Model
  • Kenya Breweries Ltd – Creating an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone has a voice
  • Atlas Renewable Energy – We are all part of the same energy
  • T-Mobile – Equity in Action (EIA)
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance – Transparent Goals and Accountability Boost Diversity in Leadership
  • Britvic plc – Healthier people
  • Templeton & Partners – Commitment to Diversity
  • Coca Cola Turkey – My sister
  • PepsiCo – Racial Equality Pathways Initiative (REJ)

Future Pioneer Award

  • Alexandra Gundobina – Group En +
  • Elisabeth Rochford – Virgin Media O2
  • Jake and Caroline Danehy – Fair Harbor
  • Lucie Basch – Too good to go

Champion of Biodiversity Award

  • Amyris – Moving the world towards sustainable ingredients through synthetic biology
  • Danone NA – Champions of regenerative agriculture to protect soils, empower farmers and promote animal welfare
  • Nomad Foods – Eat for the planet
  • Firmenich – Embrace nature
  • Pernod Ricard – Feeding each terroir and its biodiversity
  • PepsiCo – Positive agriculture ambition focused on impact
  • Berkeley Group – Improving nature

Social and human capital price

  • Concert Properties Ltd. – Connect our community
  • Solway Investment Group – Creative Exchange
  • AmerisourceBergen – Innovative Partnerships Addressing Significant Inequalities in Access to Quality Health Care
  • Keurig Dr Pepper – 20 Year Journey to Put Farmers First
  • Flex – Ergonomic Risk Mitigation Through Automation and Improved Visibility
  • Prysmian Group – Creating value for stakeholders are people and communities
  • S&P Global – People First

If you want to align your business with the sustainability excellence showcased at this year’s Responsible Business Awards, contact Reuters Events directly to find out more about the sponsorship opportunities available.

For the past 12 years, the Responsible Business Awards have served as a benchmark for companies around the world looking to demonstrate true leadership relative to their international peers. In the past two years, there have been 32 winning participants from 19 different countries. And, although this year Reuters Events will not be able to recognize the leaders at a prestigious in-person awards gala, they will be celebrating the leaders with its global community, at a virtual awards ceremony.

This year’s awards ceremony provides an exciting opportunity to showcase pioneering work to more than 3,000 global business leaders, during a live broadcast as well as for an additional 14 days before and after the ceremony via the Awards Showcase Hub to view the 2021 finalist nominations reports and videos.

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College Station Fried Chicken Chain Layne’s to open in Northwest Houston https://sile-agva.com/college-station-fried-chicken-chain-laynes-to-open-in-northwest-houston/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 15:55:14 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/college-station-fried-chicken-chain-laynes-to-open-in-northwest-houston/ Welcome to AM Intel, a (mostly) daily roundup of Houston’s hottest restaurant news. Trying to stay on top of Space City’s endless food scene? Keep up to date with the hottest new openings, essential restaurants and more by subscribing to Eater Houston bulletin, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. College Station favorite Layne’s […]]]>

Welcome to AM Intel, a (mostly) daily roundup of Houston’s hottest restaurant news.

Trying to stay on top of Space City’s endless food scene? Keep up to date with the hottest new openings, essential restaurants and more by subscribing to Eater Houston bulletin, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

College Station favorite Layne’s Chicken Fingers to open store in Garden Oaks

Cult College Station Layne’s Chicken Fingers, known for their crispy chicken strips served with an assortment of dips and as a sandwich, will continue to expand in Houston with a location just outside the Loop on Ella Boulevard.

Permits filed with the State of Texas show the location of a Layne at 3008 Ella Boulevard, just north of the 610 Loop and, interestingly, directly across from the location of a Raising Cane. A website for the mall’s real estate broker also teases the restaurant’s arrival.

Layne’s, which was founded in 1994 and has been a favorite with Texas A&M students ever since, opened its first Houston-area outpost in Katy in June. Now, the people of central Houston will have an even closer location. No word yet on an opening date for the restaurant.

Mexican-inspired brewery and craft beer bar in Lincoln Heights

A brewery and craft beer bar will soon open on Airline Drive, according to the Houston Business Journal. Big Owl Craft Beer House, at 1848 Airline Drive, is a collaboration between Al Gonzales, who will run the bar, and brewers Louie Espinoza and Oscar Gonzalez, (not related to Al), the minds behind Turkey Forrest Brewing.

The brewery, which opens on Saturday, September 4, will feature 24-tap craft beer, at least a few of which will be reserved for Turkey Forrest, including heavy stouts, hop-forward IPAs and Mexican-inspired beers. will be brewed in a back room. Oscar Gonzalez told HBJ that the bar hopes to target the neighborhood’s Hispanic community and introduce other craft beer enthusiasts to different styles of brewing. Al Gonzales said the brewery will be the first in Houston to be owned entirely by Mexican Americans.

TikTok star Larray’s new ghost kitchen now launches wacky mac and cheese in Houston

Larray, the social media star with more than 25 million subscribers on TikTok, is launching a delivery-only restaurant in Houston this week, according to Business Insider. Larray’s Loaded Mac will serve seven varieties of pasta dishes, including a pizza-inspired sersion called “That Girl,” and a mac loaded with pulled pork, fries and onions. Diners can order from delivery apps like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates, or directly from the Loaded Mac website.

Larray, whose full name is Larri Merritt, told Insider that his grandmother, a home cook, inspired him to get into virtual catering. He also said he plans to post a reaction video on Youtube of his grandmother trying out Loaded Mac’s version of his signature dish.



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Explained: What is Kanal Istanbul and why is Erdogan so keen to complete the project? https://sile-agva.com/explained-what-is-kanal-istanbul-and-why-is-erdogan-so-keen-to-complete-the-project/ Sun, 22 Aug 2021 16:46:25 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/explained-what-is-kanal-istanbul-and-why-is-erdogan-so-keen-to-complete-the-project/ The Kanal Istanbul, a strategically critical sea route under construction parallel to the Bosphorus Strait, is rapidly gaining prominence as a major divisive issue in Turkey, where elections in 2023 decide the fate of right-wing President Recep Tayyib Erdogan, a male strong who has long sought to present his country as a global heavyweight, but […]]]>

The Kanal Istanbul, a strategically critical sea route under construction parallel to the Bosphorus Strait, is rapidly gaining prominence as a major divisive issue in Turkey, where elections in 2023 decide the fate of right-wing President Recep Tayyib Erdogan, a male strong who has long sought to present his country as a global heavyweight, but who is criticized for eroding its centuries-old traditions.

The canal, once described by Erdogan himself as a ‘crazy project’, is seen as a lifeline for the leader, who has been in control of Turkey since 2003 (first as prime minister and then as president), but has seen its popularity decline. amid a sharp rise in pandemic deaths coupled with economic decline.

Although Erdogan insists the multibillion-dollar project would bring economic benefits to Turkey, opposition politicians and environmentalists have sharply criticized him, as have others who believe the channel could threaten a key multilateral treaty that has been the foundation of peace in the region for nearly a century.

What is Erdogan’s Kanal Istanbul?

Erdogan, whose nearly two-decade reign was marked by major improvements in Turkey’s infrastructure, now wants to dig a new route through Istanbul connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of ​​Marmara, which his Justice Party and Development Fund (AKP) is touted as a major new source of income for the country.

In June, at a ceremony to launch the first phase of the canal, Erdogan told reporters the project would cost $ 15 billion, be 45 km long and 21 m deep, and be built in six years.

The planned channel will run parallel to the Bosphorus Strait, a natural waterway that separates Europe and Asia, which for centuries served as a key outlet for Russian ships entering the Mediterranean Sea. Since 1936, passage through the Strait has been governed by the Montreux Convention, a multilateral treaty which allows ships to cross almost free of charge in peacetime, and which severely restricts the movement of warships.

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Turkish leaders say the new canal, which will pass through the European side of the Bosphorus, will be safer and faster to navigate than the Bosphorus, making it a more attractive option for commercial ships, who will pay to cross it.

Analysts also believe Erdogan would use the canal to bypass the Montreux Convention, marketing the mega-project to NATO allies as a legally kosher way to send their warships into the Black Sea to counter Russia, their main geopolitical rival, while attracting Chinese investment.

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What are the opponents of the canal saying?

Some of the project’s fiercest opponents can be found within the Turkish military establishment. In April, 104 retired admirals signed an open letter insisting that the Montreux Convention is sacrosanct and must be left intact, thus publicly defying Erdogan. Following this, the president confirmed Turkey’s commitment to the treaty, but accused the signatories of plotting a coup like the one in 2016, and jailed 10 of the admirals. They were then released.

Erdogan’s political opponents blame him for using the project as a ruse to distract public attention from figures for Turkey’s pandemic, spike in inflation and unemployment, and economic underperformance overall. Sure enough, Erdogan’s AKP is doing badly in a recent opinion poll, with its popularity dropping below 30%, according to a New York Times report.

The ranks of opponents also include Ekrem Imamoglu, the popular mayor of Istanbul who won a landslide victory over Erdogan’s AKP in 2019, and who could be a formidable challenger in the 2023 race.

Critics also pointed to investigative reports exposing real estate deals in which buyers from the Middle East have reclaimed prime plots of land through which the canal will pass.

Environmental experts have also expressed serious concerns. Among their fears is the threat the canal would pose to Istanbul’s water supply system for more than four centuries, as a wooded area housing this system would have to be dug up. Another worry is that the new man-made canal would bring the polluted waters of the Black Sea into the Sea of ​​Marmara, and eventually into the Mediterranean.

Erdogan however denied these concerns, calling the channel “the most environmentally friendly project in the world,” according to an AFP report. He also insisted, against expert advice, on the fact that the canal would solve the problem of “sea snot” in the Sea of ​​Marmara.

Industry experts have also expressed doubts about the viability of the project, given the recent decline in the number of ships wishing to cross the Bosporus. According to the AFP report, over the past decade, the number of vessels transiting has increased from 53,000 to 38,000 per year, thanks to the reduction in dependence on fossil fuels in some countries as well as the increased use of pipelines.


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Barb Ellison lists 200-acre horse farm in Oregon for $ 19.5 million – Robb Report https://sile-agva.com/barb-ellison-lists-200-acre-horse-farm-in-oregon-for-19-5-million-robb-report/ Wed, 11 Aug 2021 18:06:33 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/barb-ellison-lists-200-acre-horse-farm-in-oregon-for-19-5-million-robb-report/ Horseback riding is a pretty fun hobby (or a sport, if you’re serious), but raising and caring for horses requires the kind of wide open spaces that homes in big cities often can’t afford. Fortunately, a massive new compound has just arrived on the Oregon market that caters directly to the equestrian ensemble. The 200-acre […]]]>

Horseback riding is a pretty fun hobby (or a sport, if you’re serious), but raising and caring for horses requires the kind of wide open spaces that homes in big cities often can’t afford. Fortunately, a massive new compound has just arrived on the Oregon market that caters directly to the equestrian ensemble. The 200-acre property, dubbed Wild Turkey Farm, has just about everything you’ll need to house an entire herd of horses.

The estate is sold by Barb Ellison, the ex-wife of Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison. According to the The Wall Street Journal, Ellison is a longtime horse breeder and bought the property for around $ 3 million in 2001. It’s impressive, but nothing compared to her ex-spouse’s real estate portfolio, which spans Malibu beach homes. to most of the island of Lanai in Hawaii. The couple married from 1983 to 1986; They have two children together.

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Ellison’s Oregon excavation is located near Wilsonville, a town just outside of Portland proper. It’s easily one of the more expensive homes in the area, and it’s located near the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s largest wine region.

In addition to the large plot of land that you will get with the purchase, Wild Turkey Farm includes a 10,000 square foot main house, 2,500 square foot staff / manager residence and a horse training barn. , as well as additional hay barns and sheds. The house itself has rustic interiors that indicate a more off-grid living; the master suite has its own gym, utility room and garage. Outside there is a pavilion with an infinity pool and an outdoor kitchen for entertaining.

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Ellison currently has 90 horsepower on the property (they are not included in the purchase), and the future owner will likely be able to build more facilities and install even more horses, if they wish.

David Scapa of Nourmand & Associates, a longtime friend of Ellison’s, is the referral agent for the list. “I am very grateful that Barb trusts me enough to help her through this new chapter of her life,” he says. “She hasn’t bought or sold real estate for a long time, so it’s an honor to help guide her through this process.”

Kendra Ratcliff of Christie’s International Real Estate owns the list. Check out more photos below:

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The house has 33 pastures in total.

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There are currently 90 horses on the property.

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Buying a house on paper? You can pay 10-15% more than you think https://sile-agva.com/buying-a-house-on-paper-you-can-pay-10-15-more-than-you-think/ Mon, 09 Aug 2021 14:51:00 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/buying-a-house-on-paper-you-can-pay-10-15-more-than-you-think/ People who have bought new apartments under construction might find that their price unexpectedly increases by 10-15% over the next few years due to the increase in the cost of building materials. The final price of virtually all new projects sold in Israel is linked to the government’s construction cost index, which tracks changes in […]]]>

People who have bought new apartments under construction might find that their price unexpectedly increases by 10-15% over the next few years due to the increase in the cost of building materials.

The final price of virtually all new projects sold in Israel is linked to the government’s construction cost index, which tracks changes in the cost of building materials and labor. The financing which is spread over the years of construction of the apartment is linked to the monthly evolution of the index.

“So, for example, if you bought an apartment for 3 million shekels and deposited 30%, the initial 900,000 shekels would be at the price you agreed to,” said Nachi Paris, the senior real estate agent of Nachi Realty. in Jerusalem. “But all future payments are subject to the building index increase since you signed the contract. So the NIS 2.1m. that you owe now could reach 2.3 NIS or 2.4 million NIS. in three years.”

For most of the last decade, the construction cost index has increased by 1 to 2% per year. However, the index rose 3.4% in the first six months of 2021, and experts expect it to continue rising at a rate of 5% per year for several years to come.

Disruptions in supply chains and high costs due to COVID-19 are the main culprits. Global prices for wood, glass and steel have more than doubled since the start of the pandemic.

In Israel, a major cement importer told customers this week it would increase prices by 15% due to the rising cost of materials it imports from Turkey, according to reports in the Hebrew press.

It all adds up to soaring house prices across Israel. House prices have risen 7.2% in the past year, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics, and they show no signs of slowing down. Data on new home sales and mortgage loans taken show records are being broken every month.

The government has made lowering housing costs one of its main goals, and the finance ministry has said a comprehensive new plan to curb the market will be released in the coming days. However, Construction and Housing Minister Ze’ev Elkin said prices will continue to rise even more dramatically over the coming year.

Among those affected by the rise in the construction cost index are those who bought subsidized apartments under the government’s Mechir Lemishtaken program several years ago, Paris said. Their clocks started ticking when they won the government lottery so they could buy the units at a low price, and many locked themselves into five-year commitments at prices rising faster than people might have expected. at the time, he said.

“The developers are all very happy because this is money they are making without buyers even realizing it,” Paris said. “A lot of big developers have big warehouses that already have the glass and other materials they need, so their costs aren’t going up. But they still have the right to add the index, so they can pocket around 10% more. “

Some entrepreneurs are willing to let buyers pay more in cash to minimize future price increases, but many are not, under the terms of the sale contract, said Ori Bibas, real estate agent for At Home in Jerusalem.

Paris said it advises clients to opt for apartments that are already built so they know how much they are committing to paying, instead of buying on paper. In theory, a buyer of a developing property could try to negotiate with the contractor to remove the link to the building index. But Paris said he had never heard of it.

Bibas said people looking to buy apartments should do so quickly due to the rapid rise in prices. He didn’t discourage people from buying on paper as heavily as Paris, but he suggested that if they did, they should pay as much as possible up front.

Asked about other current real estate trends in Jerusalem, Paris said there was a huge shortage of apartments available for rent.

“I would say there are about five ‘for sale’ signs for every ‘for rent’ sign out there,” he said. “There is nothing available in any neighborhood, and anything that is sold in the market for a fair price is collected very quickly. “

Regarding new apartment buildings, Paris said similar-sized apartments in similar locations could cost, on average, 7-9% more in a new building than in an older building.

“If you compare, say, a 100m. apartment in an old building on Shimoni street 100 m. apartment in the new Tama-38 projects being built on the corner of Herzog, it’s probably around 8% more expensive, assuming the old building also has an elevator, ”he said. “If there is no elevator, the difference will probably be around 17% to 18%. Obviously, these are only general guidelines without taking into account other variables.


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Global housing booms in decades https://sile-agva.com/global-housing-booms-in-decades/ Fri, 06 Aug 2021 14:57:15 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/global-housing-booms-in-decades/ Written by Erin nicole davis While the headlines have been talking about the pandemic-induced housing boom in Canada for nearly a year, it turns out that we are not alone on the frontlines of the housing frenzy. According to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the housing market in almost every […]]]>

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While the headlines have been talking about the pandemic-induced housing boom in Canada for nearly a year, it turns out that we are not alone on the frontlines of the housing frenzy.

According to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the housing market in almost every major economy is booming, from South Korea to New Zealand.

Real house prices increased by 7% on average in the OECD area between the fourth quarter of 2019 and the fourth quarter of 2020, the fastest year-over-year growth in the past two decades. And that raises eyebrows, like “are we or are we not in a bubble?” the debate is gaining momentum in online jokes.

Looking at longer-term trends, real house prices rose in 32 countries between 2005 and 2019, with Colombia, Canada and Israel recording the largest increases (over 80%) during this period. period. At the same time, six countries recorded a drop in real house prices over this period, the most significant in Greece and Italy (over 20%), according to the OECD.

READ: GTA Home sales down from last year, still well above average

Focusing on the evolution of real house prices between 2019 and 2020 to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, real house prices have increased in all but two countries. “In several countries, the growth in real house prices between 2019 and 2020 was significant: 13% in Luxembourg, 9% in Turkey and 7% in Estonia, Germany, Poland, Portugal and the Slovak Republic. Japan and Ireland experienced stable real house prices between 2019 and 2020, ”the report reads.

According to an analysis by the Financial Times, the data shows that of the 40 countries analyzed, only three saw house prices in real terms fall in the first three months of 2021. In addition, the annual growth of prices in the OECD area reached its fastest pace in 30 years. in the first quarter of the year, reaching 9.4%.

The countries with the strongest growth are Canada (no surprise there), Turkey, South Korea, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Across the OECD, housing costs are rising more than incomes and rents.

Speaking of the rental market, rental prices increased in all but two countries between 2005 and 2019. Turkey, Lithuania, Iceland and Estonia recorded the largest increases (over 100%) in the past. during this period. Japan and Greece are the only two countries to have experienced a drop in real rents since 2005; however, in Greece, the drop in rental prices was much smaller than real house prices (-10% vs. -31%), according to the report.

After dropping noticeably in many cities at the start of the pandemic, rents are on the rise again in Canada.

On the housing market side, the reasons for the rise in temperatures and prices in the main global real estate markets are fairly standard: low interest rates, increased savings during confinement and the need for more space to live. . In addition to the limited supply over the relative demand of major markets, the pandemic has also put pressure on construction industries and supply chains, raising the cost of materials like wood, steel and copper. , like Financial Time strong points.

Whatever the cause, the outcome is inevitable: compared to generations past, families today pay much more for a half-decent roof over their heads, in Canada and around the world.

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Home hunt in Montenegro: a villa by the bay with a mountain landscape https://sile-agva.com/home-hunt-in-montenegro-a-villa-by-the-bay-with-a-mountain-landscape/ Thu, 05 Aug 2021 19:39:00 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/home-hunt-in-montenegro-a-villa-by-the-bay-with-a-mountain-landscape/ A 19th century stone villa on the coast of Montenegro $1.8 MILLION (1.5 MILLION EUROS) This four bedroom semi-detached stone villa is located in Lepetane, a coastal village just north of the town of Tivat in southwestern Montenegro. The 2,443-square-foot villa, built in 1820 and renovated five years ago, sits across a local road from […]]]>

This four bedroom semi-detached stone villa is located in Lepetane, a coastal village just north of the town of Tivat in southwestern Montenegro.

The 2,443-square-foot villa, built in 1820 and renovated five years ago, sits across a local road from the Bay of Kotor, a tourist paradise surrounded by mountains that flow into the Adriatic Sea. Its ‘cocoon’ design within a historic façade blends traditional Montenegrin construction with contemporary architecture and modern interior design solutions, said Boris Darmanovic, brokerage director at Montenegro Sotheby’s International Realty, which owns the list. .

The architect “brought an unexpected amount of light into the house,” Darmanovic said, using metal bridges to connect the sliding glass doors of the second-story rooms to the exterior walls. “It’s not typical for these houses.

Entrance is through a double arched wooden door in a stone wall encircling a tiled courtyard on the ground floor on the left side of the house.

The front door, at the top of a staircase, opens into a large room with classic Montenegrin stone walls and tiled floors. A curved, faux-leather floating sectional faces a fireplace with a TV mounted above. At one end is a dining table lit by twin shade chandeliers. The house is sold furnished.

To the left of the front door, an arch leads into the kitchen, which has stone walls and a stone barrel ceiling. An island is equipped with a white marble worktop, a sink and a hob. Along a cabinet wall is a refrigerator, oven, and a camouflaged powder room. A rear door opens onto a spacious terrace with a summer kitchen including a barbecue.

From the kitchen, a spiral staircase leads down to the spa on the ground floor. A heated indoor swimming pool is covered with ceramic tiles and a white marble coping. On the tiled floor are a sauna, a Turkish hammam and a bathroom with a shower. Double doors at the front of the billiard room open onto a walled open-air terrace near the road.

An office on the ground floor can be used as a bedroom and opens onto a courtyard with an antique stone basin and a storage area for firewood. A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment for guests or staff has a separate entrance.

The wide hall on the second floor has a door to a side terrace. Sliding blinds, mounted under solar panels for hot water, protect the porch. Two bedrooms, each with oak floors and a sliding glass door, share a bathroom in the hall. A four-foot exterior deck connects the bedrooms from the glass doors to the window-sized openings on the front facade and decorative shutters (but no glass). Without a roof over the span, sunlight (and rain) poured in.

In the attic, the master bedroom has oak floors and sloping walls with wooden beams. A sliding door opens onto a balcony with a view of the bay.

There is parking for two cars across the road by the water. A stone wall and sloping gravel area serves as the beach, and there is a mooring for a 30-foot boat.

The house is just over a kilometer and a half from the center of Tivat and Porto Montenegro, a marina with luxury residences, upscale restaurants, designer shops and a boutique hotel. The walled town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with coastal churches and a maze of cobbled streets, is a 25-minute drive away. Tivat International Airport is 20 minutes away.

The pandemic damaged the economy of Montenegro, a nation of 660,000 inhabitants, “more than any other country in the region, causing a 15% drop in GDP” and an increase in unemployment of 15.3 to 20%, according to a report from the US State Department. .

Kieran Kelleher, managing director of Dream Estates Montenegro, a subsidiary of Savills, said the number of transactions at his company fell 55-60% last year, although prices fell 10-15% less alarmingly . “We predicted a bigger price drop due to the coronavirus,” he said, but that didn’t happen, “mainly because the developers knew they had better wait”.

Last fall, Leila Calic, director of Resido Montenegro, noticed “a significant increase in requests to move to Montenegro full time”. Long-term rentals and buying started to pick up in December and haven’t stopped.

“I don’t recall a summer when we were so busy with purchase requisitions,” Ms. Calic said, noting that buyers often watch while they’re on vacation. “This summer is different. They come to buy.

Niko Lakovic, Managing Partner and Sales Director of Montenegro Sotheby’s International Realty, said 2021 “is booming and people are buying second homes.”

At Mr Lakovic’s office inquiries are up 500% and the number of sales along the coast of Montenegro is up “by 60-70% compared to last season, when we were almost completely closed to arrivals, ”he said. Prices are now comparable to 2019, but “demand is increasing a lot”.

Prices are “fairly stable” for villas at the moment, but new apartments have increased by at least 10-15%, in part due to the higher cost of building materials. “The construction is really dynamic,” Ms. Calic said.

Foreigners make up 99% of buyers in the “prime” or top 2% of the market, Kelleher said, noting that prices range from 7,500 to 10,000 euros per square meter or ($ 825 to $ 1,100 per square meter). square foot) for the beach front properties and “in new luxury resorts”.

Far from the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, the “secondary market” for small condominiums is “quite resilient” and “more suited to locals, but foreigners buy there as well,” Kelleher said. Prices range from 2,000 to 2,500 euros per square meter or ($ 220 to $ 275 per square foot).

Penthouses, townhouses and villas in luxury marina complexes like Porto Montenegro and Portonovi sell together with traditional Montenegrin stone houses by the sea.

“People buy good properties and buy bigger properties and houses by the water,” Lakovic said. At the high end, prices go up to $ 10 million for a three-bedroom waterfront home.

But Mark Wilde, director of Montenegro Real Estate, has warned that residential prices are uneven. If two houses next to each other are for sale, “one is double the price of the other. The hardest part is finding the right property at the right price. ”

Buyers are from the United States, Canada, Turkey, Serbia, Ukraine, Britain, Western Europe, China, Lebanon and other countries in the Middle East, agents said. .

“The Russians always come, but not so many in the past,” Ms. Calic said.

Some American buyers who left as children are returning, Mr. Wilde said. “People who went to America and made a lot of money come back here and buy a second home,” he said. “We even get people coming back and buying their old family homes. “

So far, about half of buyers in the United States, China and the Middle East use a citizenship-by-investment program, paying a minimum of 450,000 euros ($ 535,000) for coastal properties or 250,000. euros ($ 297,000) for units of new hotel developments in the ski area. northern region, plus a government tax of 100,000 euros ($ 119,000) for the gold passport. But a new coalition government, which took over from the pro-Western Democratic Socialist Party that had ruled the small Balkan nation for 29 years, could cancel the program, Kelleher said.

Still, the 9 percent personal and corporate tax rates are “an incentive” for buyers, Lakovic said. Montenegro, which declared independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2006 and joined NATO in 2017, plans to join the European Union by 2025.

There are no restrictions for foreign buyers. Home purchases can be done directly, without incorporating a company, Lakovic said.

There is no real estate transfer tax on a new property purchased from a developer; a 3 percent transfer tax is paid on resales, Kelleher said.

Although notaries handle closings, lawyers can be used to close complex contracts and are a necessity “to make sure everything is done correctly,” Kelleher said. He added that mortgages are difficult for foreigners to obtain.

Montenegrin, Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian; euro (1 euro = $ 1.19)

The property taxes on this house are approximately 1,200 euros ($ 1,425) per year.

Niko Lakovic, Montenegro Sotheby’s International Realty 011-382-67-310-006; sothebysrealty.me

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Fire that reached Turkey’s power plant contained, others burn https://sile-agva.com/fire-that-reached-turkeys-power-plant-contained-others-burn/ Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:12:34 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/fire-that-reached-turkeys-power-plant-contained-others-burn/ ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – A forest fire that reached the compound of a coal-fired power plant in southwest Turkey and forced local residents to flee in boats and cars was brought under control on Thursday after raging for about 11 hours, officials and media said. High winds pushed the blaze towards the Kemerkoy power station […]]]>

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – A forest fire that reached the compound of a coal-fired power plant in southwest Turkey and forced local residents to flee in boats and cars was brought under control on Thursday after raging for about 11 hours, officials and media said.

High winds pushed the blaze towards the Kemerkoy power station in Mugla province on Wednesday evening, prompting evacuations from the nearby resort of Oren. Navy ships were deployed to help evacuate residents, as cars formed long convoys on roads leading away from the area, Haberturk TV reported.

Turkey’s worst forest fires in decades raged for nine days amid scorching heat, low humidity and ever-changing strong winds. The fires have so far killed eight people and countless animals.

In the coastal Mugla province, where Bodrum’s tourist hotspot is located, the fires continued to burn in six areas on Thursday, officials said. Fires also raged in five districts in Antalya province, another tourist destination, where two neighborhoods were evacuated on Wednesday.

Precautions were taken before the flames reached the Kemerkoy power station. The plant’s hydrogen tanks were emptied and workers were evacuated. Flammable and explosive substances have also been removed, according to the public broadcaster TRT.

Turkish Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said an initial inspection of the plant showed that its main units had not suffered any serious damage. The private plant uses lignite to generate electricity, according to its website.

TV footage showed dozens of fire engines and tankers surrounding the main plant building, some spraying water as part of a cooling effort. The main building does not appear to have been affected.

Firefighters had been working for two days to protect the plant from the advancing flames. Videos from a nearby neighborhood of Milas showed charred and decimated trees.


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Ask a lawyer: Buying a house or real estate in Turkey https://sile-agva.com/ask-a-lawyer-buying-a-house-or-real-estate-in-turkey/ Tue, 03 Aug 2021 10:34:03 +0000 https://sile-agva.com/ask-a-lawyer-buying-a-house-or-real-estate-in-turkey/ With its varied climate, beautiful nature and rich history, Turkey is a popular destination for foreigners looking to buy a home outside of their home country. According to official figures for the second half of 2020, home sales to foreigners increased by 4% compared to the same period of 2019. During the pandemic, home sales […]]]>

With its varied climate, beautiful nature and rich history, Turkey is a popular destination for foreigners looking to buy a home outside of their home country.

According to official figures for the second half of 2020, home sales to foreigners increased by 4% compared to the same period of 2019. During the pandemic, home sales in Turkey decreased slightly; however, the latest figures show that activity in the real estate sector has gradually recovered.

In June 2021, sales to foreign buyers marked the best January-June period on record, surpassing the 20,000 threshold for the first time. Sales for the period saw an increase of almost 44% year-on-year. the other.

Turkey could be one of the best countries to buy a house. However, there are some details that you need to take into account to make sure you are doing everything right.

Istanbul lawyer Elvan Kakıcı Şimşek explained that foreigners who want to buy real estate in Turkey should pay attention to their legal rights to avoid becoming victims.

“There are certain issues that foreigners who wish to acquire real estate should pay attention to in order to avoid the problems that might arise because foreigners are unfamiliar with the laws and practices in Turkey,” she said.

General view of apartment buildings in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo Shutterstock)

What you should know

  • In Turkey, purchases and sales of real estate are carried out at the land registry office, called “Tapu Dairesi” in Turkish. Purchase and sale transactions not made at the Land Registry Office are legally invalid.

“We recommend that foreigners who buy real estate pay the sale price to the land registry office by signing the ‘tapu’, which is a title deed. If they are to have these transactions carried out by a representative, and not in person, it would be appropriate for them to do so through a lawyer, ”said imşek.

To buy real estate, a fee of 4% will be paid in total, 2% for the buyer and 2% for the seller. These rates are calculated on the selling price of the property.

  • If title to the property to be purchased cannot be obtained immediately or if the property in question is still under construction, Şimşek recommends signing a promise to enter into a contract of purchase and sale and have it notarized with a notary.

The contract of promise of sale of real estate notarized at the notary’s office will give the buyer the right to go to court and transfer the property to his name if the land title is not provided in the future. Once the real estate promise of sale contract has been signed by the notary, it must be filed with the land registry office and noted on the title deed. The real estate promise contract must be drawn up at the notary’s office, and in this case, a fee of 0.54% is deducted by the notary from the sale price.

  • If the title deed of the real estate to be purchased cannot be obtained immediately or if a contract of promise to sell real estate cannot be signed at the notary, a written contract must be made between the buyer and the seller, added Şimşek .

However, with this contract, you only have the right to request reimbursement for the money you have paid, she noted.

The seaside town of Alanya with several residential buildings overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.  (Photo Shutterstock)

The seaside town of Alanya with several residential buildings overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo Shutterstock)

  • Make sure you do your research before making a decision.

“Before making any payment, we recommend that you examine the title to the property to be purchased and determine whether there are any liens, mortgages or limited rights in rem. Apart from that, we recommend that you research the current zoning status of real estate, whether in military or security zones, ”Şimşek said.

In order to avoid the problems that may arise due to the ignorance of Turkish law and practice by foreigners, Şimşek strongly recommends that foreigners use lawyers specializing in real estate to carry out their transactions.

“You shouldn’t be working with people and companies that are not known to be reliable. In the event of a dispute between the parties regarding the real estate deed, the situation should be brought before the judicial authorities and legal action should be taken in Turkish courts, ”she said.

Can you get citizenship after buying a house?

Well, yes, but there are certain conditions.

According to Turkey’s Immigration Program, you can get citizenship by purchasing a property worth at least $ 250,000 (TL 2.08 million). You are allowed to sell the property after three years, and it will not affect your citizenship.


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