I wanted to buy my own apartment in Istanbul rather than live with my cousin, which is what I had been doing since I graduated from college three years ago. She is rarely home as she is a flight attendant, so it worked out well for both of us. However, she is getting married soon, and I just did not want to feel like a third wheel. I started looking at apartments, and it did not take me long to find one that is within my price range. I had never purchased an apartment before, or any kind of property for that matter, so I wanted to find out what all was involved before I went any further.
Thankfully, the website that I found the apartment for sale on is quite comprehensive. I was able to look at all of the steps, which is more than what I realized. I also did not think that it would take as much time as it does, but that is mostly because of the military approval that is needed, which can take up to six weeks on average to get. I had plenty of time though because she was not getting married for another several months.
I followed all of the steps properly, and when I was finally granted the deed, it was one of the best days of my life. I was so excited that I was finally getting my own place! I had a lot of fun shopping for all the furniture, since my cousin owned everything at her house. She offered to let me take some, but I wanted my own style. I am closer to my job, and I can actually go swimming in one of the swimming pools here or go to the fitness center. This is much better than I could ever have imagined!