Getting to Mallorca has never been easier as 2018 brings new flights to this property hotspot

Getting to Mallorca has never been easier as 2018 brings new flights to this property hotspot

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  • Tourism to Spain continues to break records with nearly 40 million tourists arriving last summer (INE)
  • New airline operational on Mallorca from spring 2018 (Thomas Cook)
  • 250,000 extra seats added for summer 2018 (Jet2.com)
  • Taylor Wimpey España serves up a brand-new development on Mallorca

 

Mallorca is set to receive even more British visitors in 2018 as new flights scheduled from the UK are announced by both Thomas Cook and Jet2.com.

The news comes shortly after latest figures reveal that it was an excellent summer for Spain with a record number of overseas visitors flocking to the Iberian nation. According to National Statistics Institute (INE), Spain received nearly 40 million tourists during peak season and experts fully expect the number to increase next year.

The Balearic Islands are an especially popular destination for Britons as the Mediterranean jewel can be reached for as little as £30 if booked in advance through low-cost airlines such as easyJet.

And due to the largest island, Mallorca’s popularity, British travel firm Thomas Cook will launch a new Spanish airline based in the capital, Palma de Mallorca, from spring 2018. The new airline will be called ‘Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics’ and will provide greater flight flexibility from the island for both holidaymakers and those with second homes on the island.

“With more than one million Thomas Cook customers flying into Palma every year, we have a strong existing infrastructure on which to build.”

Christophe Debus, Chief Airline Officer, Thomas Cook Group

Budget airline Jet2.com is also supporting the growing demand by adding 250,000 extra summer seats from its Birmingham base to most popular destinations, including Alicante, Malaga and Mallorca. Last May, the popular low-cost airline unveiled already over 940,000 seats to Palma for next year.

This news is welcomed by leading Spanish housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey España, which has been headquartered on Mallorca for almost 60 years. The Taylor Wimpey España team are delighted to hear that Britons will have an even greater selection of routes available next year to Spanish airports including Palma as their latest trading statement revealed just how much Brits have contributed to the surge in international inquiries for property in 2017.

 “Low-cost airlines have a great exposure to Spain and often offer attractive flight deals for Brits. Accessibility is a key factor for those considering buying a home abroad and with an ever-growing number of flights from the UK, property owners can enjoy even easier access to their second homes on Mallorca.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

“Spanish housing market has remained strong throughout 2017” reports Taylor Wimpey España

“Spanish housing market has remained strong throughout 2017” reports Taylor Wimpey España

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Taylor Wimpey Espana has announced that the company has seen continued growth in the Spanish housing market with a total order book, as of 5 November 2017, standing at 388 homes.

This represents a 13% increase on the equivalent period in 2016 (342 homes) with Spain’s leading housebuilder expecting the business to report another year of growth in operating profit* in 2017 (FY 2016: £20.6 million operating profit*).

As part of their commitment to delivering quality developments as the trusted name in Spain, Taylor Wimpey España has also revealed that five developments have sold out already this year with a combined total of 208 units.

Enquiries to the housebuilder for Spanish holiday homes during the summer season were also up by 13% – the biggest growth seen in the last six years – with such positive results emphasising the continued recovery and appeal of the Spanish market in 2017.

 “We are extremely proud of the results that Taylor Wimpey España has generated to date in 2017. The Spanish housing market has remained strong throughout 2017 and we believe that it will continue to thrive further next year.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Additional figures from Taylor Wimpey España also confirm that British buyers are definitively back in Spain, accounting for half of the last four month’s sales. From July to October 2017, the number of Taylor Wimpey España homes purchased by British buyers increased by 118%.

The Costa Blanca remains the most popular region for buyers especially with the launch of the latest development, Panorama Mar, which has attracted buyers from 20 different nationalities.

Indeed, with the market strong, Taylor Wimpey España is ready to provide a range of new homes across the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Mallorca with many developments launching.

One such new development is in the popular destination of Cala d’Or on the Balearic Isle of Mallorca. Offering 2 bedroom apartments surrounded by spacious gardens and a communal swimming pool from just €214,000 + VAT, the contemporary homes at Acquamarina have everything to marvel potential buyers in search of the perfect second residence.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/ for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.

 

*Operating profit is defined as profit on ordinary activities before net finance costs, exceptional items and tax, after share of results of joint ventures.

Record summer for Spanish property reported

Record summer for Spanish property reported

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  • 2017 set to be a record year for residential investment in Spain (JLL)
  • Expects forecast Mediterranean region to host 420 million tourists by 2020 (Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Estate Forum)
  • August Spanish houses sales up to 17% on the same month in 2016 (INE)
  • Enquiries up 16% during the 2017 summer tourist season (Taylor Wimpey España)

 

With record numbers of tourists visiting to Spain this summer just gone, international property investment also continues to thrive.

According to the latest research from property consultants JLL, total investment this year so far has almost overtaken the amount ploughed into Spanish real estate for all of 2016.

In fact, the market looks to exceed this total in the future as experts are predicting a further rise in the number of tourists visiting Spain. According to reports from the third Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Estate Forum, the Mediterranean region will receive 420 million tourists by 2020 with Spain being the most popular tourism destination.

 

In terms of when sales of Spanish properties have risen in 2017, it’s no surprise to see a marked increase in sales during August – the height of the summer holiday season. Latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) reveal Spanish homes sales were up to 17% this August compared to the same period last year.

In line with INE figures, Spain’s leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España also saw an increase in reservations for properties over the summer. The company’s latest report reveals the highest number of reservations taken between June to September in the last six years with enquiries up 13% compared to the same period in 2016.

“The latest INE data confirms our confidence in Spain’s real estate market and we believe that this growing interest in Spanish property will continue throughout 2018. This summer has been very positive for us with the market attracting a wide range of buyers and we see no signs of this slowing over the coming winter months.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

After a period of uncertainty, buyers in the UK wanting to relocate or invest in a home abroad are flocking to Spain once again in significant numbers with British reservations for Taylor Wimpey Espana’s properties up 92% alone compared to last summer.

The Costa Blanca is the area that has seen the most growth this year with buyers from more than 20 different international markets. Indeed, as Spain’s property market has recovered, it is now appealing to a wider group of buyers and whilst Britons are the most significant buyers, they are now competing with those from Scandinavia, Russia, Belgium and other North European countries.

The Panorama Mar development in Torrevieja, which has been in high demand this summer, is a strong example. Amongst its buyers, 23% are Russian, 20% are Scandinavian and 7% are Belgian.

“Europeans enjoy the friendly atmosphere on our Costa Blanca developments because the site encourages international buyers to appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle and gorgeous weather in the favourable communal areas. This combined with easy, direct and regular flight access into Alicante makes this region a popular choice with our European clients.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

Homes remain for sale at Panorama Mar, situated on Punta Prima Beach in Torrevieja which offers an array of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all designed for both comfort and convenience, with 2 bathrooms and an underground parking space.

With prices starting from just €309,000 +VAT, every resident is granted direct access to the beach promenade. And whilst being an area of natural beauty right on the waterfront, Punta Prima is also blessed with excellent transport links. The San Javier Airport in Murcia is only a 30-minute drive and Alicante’s International Airport is just 45 minutes away.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/ for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.

 

Buy a home today and have yourself a merry little Christmas in Spain

Buy a home today and have yourself a merry little Christmas in Spain

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  • 41% of Brits feel low when the clocks go back (David Lloyd Clubs)
  • 58% of Brits want to head overseas for Christmas (MyVouchersCodes.co.uk)
  • Villas ready for Christmas are found in sunny Mallorca (Taylor Wimpey España)

 

The weekend just gone was that time of the year when the clocks change again to mark the transition into winter.

Research by David Lloyd Clubs reveals that almost half (41%) of Brits say they feel low when the clocks go backwards. Days are shorter and grey skies are coming – it’s certainly time to look at way to beat the winter blues.

One of best ways to handle the transition is to turn attentions to winter sun destinations. According to The Weather Channel, a number of Spanish holiday hotspots have enjoyed an October with temperatures soaring well above normal.

The weather is the main motivator for second home buyers, especially those in the UK and Northern Europe, to look to Spain over the winter months as the perfect escape.

“The journey into winter is not always easy as days grow shorter, the temperature falls and grey skies loom. Only a couple of hours away and things are very different – Spain is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle and warm temperatures near enough year-round and with second homes on the “Sunshine Coast” that is the Costa del Sol, Brits can easily beat those winter blues. “

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

A second home under the Spanish sunshine can be of benefit to the whole family as children also are susceptible to the lack of sunshine. Trips to the seaside and alfresco dinners are what British people miss when the winter months arrive, according to a poll conducted by David Lloyd Clubs.

But it’s not just the good weather alone that motivates Brits to seek sunnier climes.  For 13 million of us, Christmas is ‘boring’ and a winter break is the ‘perfect escape’, according to discount website MyVouchersCodes.co.uk. Over half (58%) of Brits are more likely to book a trip over Christmas this year.

 

“Spending Christmas overseas in a hotel can be nice, but to truly experience a Spanish Christmas it is better to feast in your own private home where you are free to decorate the living room and cook in your own kitchen. At this this of year, many clients are purchasing with a view to spending Christmas in their new home in Spain.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Indeed, the latest data from leading Spanish housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España reveals a significant rise in Christmas property related enquiries for the Balearic island of Mallorca where latest key-ready homes at Marina Golf development are located.

Nova Santa Ponsa, where the development is situated, boasts some brilliant sunny beaches. With prices starting at €549,000, the townhouses and villas stand out for their terraces where owners can let the sunlight – and Santa! – in. The complex also has a large communal swimming pool ideal for kids and gardens for those who are keen on organising community events for the festivities.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visithttp://taylorwimpeyspain.com/ for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.

Holiday homes get personal with new customisation options from Taylor Wimpey España

Holiday homes get personal with new customisation options from Taylor Wimpey España

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With the Spanish property market showing strong signs of recovery once again (so far this year sales have risen by 14.7% over the same period in 2016, according to latest data from JLL), buyers are becoming more demanding when it comes to choosing what they purchase and where.

No longer satisfied with four white walls and a terracotta roof, Spanish property buyers want more from their dream home in the sun, the realise one of the true joys of homeownership – the ability to truly make your home yours by customising and personalising it to your taste.

“Buyers today yearn for something more from their second property, they want a space that they can truly make their ‘home away from home’. We have taken this demand on board and can help makes their dreams a reality by giving buyers on our newest development on Mallorca the opportunity to personalise their home before receiving the keys.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

At the new exclusive development Las Villas de Dalt de Sa Rapita on Mallorca, Taylor Wimpey España is offering buyers a wide range of customisation options for the minimialist villas located on the south coast of the island. And it’s not only a choice of tile colours and bathroom suits on offer, Taylor Wimpey Espana has gone one step further by offering a wide selection of optional extras.

Depending upon the build stage, clients can choose to add to a swimming pool, heated flooring, air conditioning, a garage or a fireplace to their villas.

“We are open to suggestions! From minor layout changes to more substantial alterations, everything can be considered. It is part of the beauty of buying off-plan – purchasers can shape their homes to perfectly suit their needs and desires.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

With prices start from 390.000€, the villas in the Dalt de Sa Rapita complex are situated in a beautiful spot where residents and visitors can enjoy typical Mediterranean coastal surroundings.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/ for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 34 971 706 972.

Holiday homes in Spain could be the answer as prices of Spanish holidays set to soar in 2018

Holiday homes in Spain could be the answer as prices of Spanish holidays set to soar in 2018

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  • 2018 summer holidays bookings to Spain skyrocketing (Loveholidays.com)
  • Rise in hotel demand will cause up to 10% price spike (Thomas Cook)
  • Costs of hotels and international flights set to jump by 3.7% and 3.5% (Carlson Wagonlit)
  • Holiday homes more attractive and viable than ever (Taylor Wimpey España).

With Spain on course to enjoy another record year for tourism, it’s looking likely that the Iberian nation, just 2 hours from the UK, will remain the number one holiday choice for Brits again in 2018.

According to booking platform, loveholidays.com, demand for holidays in Spain for summer 2018 is already higher than it was for this summer. But with this huge interest Spain, British tourists might have to break the bank to afford Spanish holidays this coming year.

Experts, including the chief executive of tour operator Thomas Cook, have warned that the price of a Spanish holiday could rise by as much as 10% in 2018 due to increased demand for budget flights, the call for hotel beds outstripping supply and the fall of sterling against the euro driving operational costs ever higher.

Indeed, the Carlson Wagonlit Travel report forecasts that the cost of hotels will jump by 3.7% and flights will globally increase by 3.5% in 2018.

As peak holiday seasons get busier and more expensive, increasing tourists are missing out on first-choice accommodation in Spain and are seeking another way to guarantee their ideal holiday.

Taylor Wimpey España’s, Spain’s leading developer established for almost 60 years, is seeing a steady number of enquiries from Brits who traditionally holiday in Spain but now want to make that holiday a more secure and permanent experience.

 

“As the costs of travelling and holidaying in Spain look set to sky-rocket in the coming year, the appeal of owning your own home in Spain and being sure of staying in the location and accommodation you desire is growing. There are homes for every budget here in Spain; you can turn that dream into a reality.” 

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

Taylor Wimpey España’s, Spain’s leading developer established for almost 60 years, is seeing a steady number of enquiries from Brits who traditionally holiday in Spain but now want to make that holiday a more secure and permanent experience.

One new development, located on the ever-popular holiday destination that is the Costa Blanca, in one of the most exclusive areas of Torrevieja, is attracting plenty of attention.

From just €189,000 +VAT, La Recoleta III’s 2 or 3 bedroom apartments boast a well-designed layout, each with a private terrace with owners able to enjoy beautiful views over the Mediterranean Sea, swimming pool and private gardens of the development.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/  for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 34 971 706 972.

 

 

Sustainable living gains ground with luxury eco-homes from Taylor Wimpey España

Sustainable living gains ground with luxury eco-homes from Taylor Wimpey España

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  • Eco-friendly credentials increase property values up to 38% (CBRE Residential)
  • 82% of UK buyers are willing to pay more for a sustainable residence (CBRE Residential)
  • Taylor Wimpey España deliver new homes in an eco-friendly environment

Many UK citizens are warming to the idea of being more environmentally conscious when purchasing a new property.  As eco-homes are not just for those in search of an organic lifestyle, luxury homebuilders such as Taylor Wimpey España are delivering them too. A variety of eco-friendly developments are now bursting onto the market for the growing number of international buyers flocking to Spain.

According to CBRE Residential, eco-friendly credentials can increase the value of a property by up to 38% as 8 out 10 UK buyers are ready to pay more for an eco-home. Going green is increasingly an experience that home buyers want to take, even if it means digging deeper into the pockets.

Committed to always delivering what clients want and remaining cutting-edge, leading Spanish housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España is expending their portfolio of eco-friendly homes to meet these demands.

“It has taken time and careful research to create the perfect collection of homes situated in an eco-friendly environment where potential buyers can enjoy healthy living.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Launched on the Costa del Sol, in one of the most exclusive areas of Benahavis, unique Botanic residence is comprised of 92 homes in accordance with the criteria of sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture.

The luxury eco-friendly homes are constructed at different ground levels and the buildings, which hold a B energy certificate, are crowned by spacious penthouses with a modern design and spectacular solariums. All rooms are south-facing so the large open windows can enjoy stunning views from the sea and be open to the autumn sun.

The fully landscaped areas are a significant part of Botanic’s design, fully respecting the wide variety of fauna and indigenous flora in the area, with vertical gardens and green corridors which subtlety link each property and envelop the development within a unique natural environment.

Sustainable homes at Taylor Wimpey España don’t stop with the building though as they are delivered with eco-friendly appliances – they have a minimum energy consumption – holding a ‘B’ energy certificate- and use solar panels, high quality insulation and sound-proofing. And with prices from £329,000 +VAT (€365,000), UK buyers can get the green experience at an affordable price.

“Most people are looking for a simpler lifestyle that allows time to connect with the natural world and that’s exactly what Botanic offers. We are pleased to unveil a new phase of Botanic, which is proving very popular; 65% has been already sold off plan! With minimal environmental impact, these new homes at our Botanic site have an unusual asset that is certain to attract buyers. “

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 But it is not just about the aesthetic as the environment in which residents live in is also influencing the quality of their lives. La Floresta Sur, in Elviria, close to Marbella, is also an ideal base as the development is situated in striking surroundings, which have been declared a natural biosphere reserve by UNESCO and benefits from stunning views towards the oak and pine forest as well as towards the sea.

The spacious apartments are perfectly situated near Elviria beach to appreciate the area’s gorgeous scenery, from the scented forest of oaks and pines to the dazzling shimmer of the sea. With prices from £176,000 +VAT (€195,000), all owners at La Floresta Sur will live in a healthy environment with better breathing, access to pure water and lots of trees for natural beauty.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/  for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 34 971 706 972.

5 reasons to make Malaga your next autumn getaway

5 reasons to make Malaga your next autumn getaway

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While autumn in the UK conjures up images of grey clouds and drizzly rain, autumn days in Malaga, located in southern Spain, are still exotically warm with temperatures often no less than 20c making it the finest time to visit for a final blast of sunshine not too far from home.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey España, which operates in the Malaga area, shares his top 5 reasons why you should visit the region this autumn.

  1. It enjoys perfect weather for an autumn break

Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Malaga offers a pleasant climate with year-round warm temperatures. For those looking to enjoy a break under blue skies, it is the best destination as it enjoys 320 days of sunshine a year. With these ideal conditions, visitors can play golf, stroll around the city or hit the beach year-round with the cooler autumn climes making sightseeing more enjoyable.

 

  1. It’s a gastronomic and cultural delight!

Malaga’s reputation lies above all on its cultural identity and autumn brings a large number of fairs and festivals to the province. Beyond the summer months, the city offers many traditional food festivals with autumn bringing chestnuts, grapes and ‘aguardente’ (brandy) to the table.

Also well-known for being Picasso’s birthplace, Malaga has a rich cultural heritage and a short stroll will bring visitors to the finest art exhibitions in the Picasso Museum or the regenerated Carmen Thyssen Museum. Without the usual queues during peak season, autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the enchanting attractions that the city offers. Roads will now be clear if you want to that perfect photo from the majestic monument La Manquita!

 

  1. It’s easily accessible

With Malaga being just a couple of hours’ flight from the UK, long autumn weekends abroad are easily achievable.  Whether booked ahead or not, fights are more affordable in autumn than during the peak summer season and as Malaga airport is the third largest in Spain, there are countless low-cost airlines flying into the city from across the UK. Travel platform GoEuro has even ranked Malaga as the top choice for an easy commute from the airport to the beach!

 

  1. It’s golfing heaven

There are a huge number of golf courses in Spain with the finest being on the Costa del Sol. Malaga boasts world class golf courses including La Cala Golf Resort and the region hosts numerous national and international championships. The playing conditions are impeccable and with Malaga province having one of the longest coastlines in the country, many courses offer sea-views. Taylor Wimpey España’s newest golf complex development, Horizon Golf, boasts breathtaking views over the famous Campo Asia golf course. At this time of year, great golfing package deals can be arranged as fares fall within ‘mid-season’ rates – it’s simply a golfer’s paradise!

 

  1. It’s a property hotspot

Experiencing Malaga doesn’t have to happen just once a year, it’s the perfect location to own a holiday home. Being both a winter and summer sun destination, the region is topping the list for property investment.

With coastal properties always in high demand, Taylor Wimpey España has unveiled a new phase of Horizon Golf, which offers 48 apartments and 55 townhouses. The housing development is comprised of 2-3 bedroom apartments priced from £245,000 + VAT (280,000€).

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/ for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 34 971 706 972.

 

 

The lap of luxury: Inside some of Taylor Wimpey España’s most luxurious homes

The lap of luxury: Inside some of Taylor Wimpey España’s most luxurious homes

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  • A holiday home through Taylor Wimpey España averages £350,000.
  • Number of homes completed rose to 30% compared to 2016.
  • The most expensive villa so far in 2017 was sold just under €1 million.
Spain is notoriously one of the most enquired about destinations for Brits buying holiday homes abroad. Whether it’s a detached villa, a stylish penthouse or simply a duplex perfect for a retreat, the Spanish second home market attracts all types but increasingly its more affluent buyers that are seeking that dream place in the Spanish sun.
Indeed, leading housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey España has seen buyer budgets’ rise over the past 18 – 24 months by an average of 10%. Today a Taylor Wimpey España home in Spain will cost on average (£350.000).
So what’s fuelling this rise in spending?
According to Taylor Wimpey España, which has been selling homes in Spain for almost 60 years, the rise is primarily accounted for by the sale of properties within more luxurious (and hence expensive) new developments to affluent overseas buyers.
Looking at the first quarter of 2017 for instance, there was an increase in customer reservations for Taylor Wimpey España’s most lavish properties such as Serenity or Casa Vinyes Hills located on the exclusive island of Mallorca.
In total, the leading British developer completed nearly 30% more properties across Spain in H1 2017 than H1 2016, and grew their order book by nearly 2%.
“Even though prices might be rising buyers are prepared to pay more as they know that Spanish property remains some of the best value within Europe. Buyers from across the globe are taking an interest in what Spanish bricks & mortar can offer, both as an investment and as a lifestyle. We are seeing more and more buyers coming to Spain with bigger budgets, looking for more luxurious and high specification homes which we at Taylor Wimpey España are more than happy to deliver.”
 
Marc Pritchard, Taylor Wimpey España
In terms of where these wealthy buyers are looking, the enquiries that Marc and the team at Taylor Wimpey España receive are primarily for specific, high value areas of Marbella of the Costa del Sol, Nova Santa Ponsa and Port Andratx in Mallorca and Villajoyosa on the Costa Blanca. And it is due to this growing demand that Taylor Wimpey España has launched new luxury developments in these areas.
 Significant price increases have also been seen on Mallorca which is turning the heads of wealthy individuals, here the average price of properties has reached £375,000 + VAT.
“When it comes to location, one of our most popular Spanish spots with Brits is the jewel of the Mediterranean – Mallorca. Mallorquin property prices have always been on average higher than the mainland, primarily due to restrictions on land availability, but having been operational on the island for almost 60 years now, we are in a unique position to still be able to secure prime plots upon which to build the most of luxurious homes.”
Marc Pritchard, Taylor Wimpey España
 

This year, Marina Golf situated in south-west of Mallorca was the location of the most expensive property available through Taylor Wimpey España. Customers could acquire spacious villas from 145 m², complete with 30 m² private terrace, large gardens to enjoy warm Mediterranean evenings and a swimming pool twice the standard size. Each townhouse comprised three bedrooms and three bathrooms with air conditioning, all available from £531,000 + VAT . The most expensive one was sold at £880,000 + VAT.
In order to ensure the maximum amount of light, these properties are also southwest facing so the sun can be enjoyed for most of the day and just 30 minutes’ drive to Palma international airport.
For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://taylorwimpeyspain.com 

for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.
Record number of UK expats spend their silver years in Spain

Record number of UK expats spend their silver years in Spain

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  • Number of British residents aged 65 or over in Spain has doubled (ONS)
  • 40% of British residents in Spain are retired (ONS)
  • Majority of UK buyers of Spanish homes are 50-65 years old (Taylor Wimpey España)

Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that Spain is home to more UK expats aged 65 or over than the UK is home to Spanish citizens.

The number of British elderly living in Spain has doubled in a decade having reached now 121,000 and with the majority of UK expats relocating to Spain for retirement, there is a steady increase in British expats receiving their state pension upon Spanish shores.

“When it comes to who is moving and living in Spain, over the last decade we have witnessed the marked growth of those of retirement age choosing to relocate. We now receive more the double the number of enquiries from this demographic than we did 10 years ago, a trend which the ONS data also reflects.  “

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

Concerns about the freeze of state pension post-Brexit have also been wiped out as the government has stated that British pensioners will continue to have their state pension increase. And with Pension Awareness Day fast approaching, interest from British pensioners to relocate in Spain is believed by many not to slow down in the near future with many UK pensioners retire in Spain. In 2016, 40% of the 300,000 British citizens living in Spain were retired, according to ONS figures.

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, which offers a range of second homes on Mallorca, the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol, has also seen an increase in the number of UK buyers aged 50-65 years old.

“The majority of British buyers we welcome here to Spain are aged 50 – 65 years old; those who are lucky enough to have retired early but more often than not, those thinking ahead and planning for their silver years in the Spanish sun.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

 

In Costa del Sol, where half of Taylor Wimpey España‘s clients are from the UK, golf complex development Horizon Golf receives particular interest from older buyers. Located just 30 minutes from Malaga airport, ease of access from the UK is a big draw which the development’s extensive on site amenities including golf courses offer both the amenities and community aspects that buyers looking to relocate for retirement are often seeking.

“In response to demand from UK buyers looking for retirement properties, we are delighted to present our latest residential golf project on the Costa del Sol. Horizon Golf has the perfect environment for retirees as it offers a spa, hotel and golf course all close to the residential areas. We see in FBD Hotel & Resorts a strategic partner and the signing of our fourth collaboration is further evidence of renewed confidence in the real estate market in southern Spain. “

Javier Ballester CEO at Taylor Wimpey Spain

The new Horizon Golf complex is comprised of 2 and 3 bedroom terraced apartments and 3 bed homes which boast breathtaking views over the famous Campo Asia golf course. Price start from £380,000 (410.000€) + VAT.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visithttp://taylorwimpeyspain.com/ for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.