Top 10 international places to invest in real estate

  • Istanbul, Turkey

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    The large and cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey, is in the middle of a major real estate boom. A growing economy and a young population -- 50 percent of Istanbul residents are under age 30 -- are raising home prices there, so buyers should act quickly if interested.

    In the meantime, it's possible to buy a one-bedroom condo for as little as $50,000. If you're looking ahead two or three years, contracting for an off-plan condo could allow you to lock in a good price and access developer financing.

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