2014 sees booming Belgian taste for Spanish property

After a nervous couple of years for the Spanish property market, foreigners are finally being lured back to Spain in their droves, according to the latest data. In spite of its ongoing economic uncertainties, Spain saw a significant increase in the number of foreigners buying during 2013 – a trend that has continued into the beginning of 2014 as well. The total number of property purchases by non-Spaniards rose by 9.8 per cent in 2013, accounting for 21.4 per cent of the whole market.

  • 9.8 % Increase in number of foreign buyers in Spain throughout 2013
  • 1 in 5 of Taylor Wimpey España buyers in Q1 2014 were Belgian
  • Ryanair opens new base in Brussels with direct flights to Alicante, Malaga and Palma

Belgian buyers in particular have swooped in on holiday homes across Spain. According to Taylor Wimpey España, from January to March this year Belgian buyers accounted for 20% of their total property sales across the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Mallorca, alongside the traditional markets of British buyers, domestic purchasers and Scandinavian buyers.

In line with the booming Belgian taste for Spanish property, Ryanair has opened its second Belgian base at Brussels airport with four aircraft set to offer ten new routes, delivering up to 1.5 million passengers per year. The range of exciting routes will include destinations such as Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Malaga, and Palma, making it easier for Belgian buyers to visit their boltholes in the Spanish sunshine.

Herman Dircx is just one of the many Belgians that have snapped up a Spanish place in the sun, commenting,

“I bought a wonderful apartment in the Costa del Sol through Taylor Wimpey España. I chose to buy a holiday home in Spain due to the excellent weather, great surroundings and brilliant golf courses to potentially retire to and use as a base to meet family and friends. This particular development (Avalon) caught my eye due to the modern design and competitive price for such a beautiful location, there’s no wonder so many mainland Europeans are buying in Spain!

“The whole process from start to completion was very easy. I was supported by both an excellent lawyer, and a helpful agent. The lawyer took all the administrative work out of my hands; it was very reassuring to know that everything was properly under control.”

Indeed, Taylor Wimpey España, the Spanish arm of prestigious UK homebuilder Taylor Wimpey, is proud to have been operating in Spain since 1958 with an ethos of providing high quality homes and delivery of first-rate customer service. This approach remains at the core of the company today.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, comments,

“We are delighted that our customer, Herman Dircx , has yet again given us such a glowing recommendation. We work hard to ensure that the experience of buying in Spain with Taylor Wimpey España is clear and straightforward for buyers coming from all over the world, so it’s great to receive such positive affirmation that we are doing things right.”

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visitwww.taylorwimpeyspain.com.