Spain set for record breaking tourism & property investment levels in 2017

Spain set for record breaking tourism & property investment levels in 2017

Spain
  • Record 36.3 million tourists visited Spain in H1 2017 (National Statistics Institute)
  • 2017 on course be the 8th record year of foreign buyer growth in Spain (JLL)
  • Number of foreign tourists using their own holiday homes for accommodation up 8.5% (INE)
  • German, Scandinavian, British and Russian buyers most active (Taylor Wimpey Espana)

 

Spain’s residential market continues to display good health with JLL forecasting 2017 to be the eighth consecutive year of foreign buyer growth.

Overseas buyers lavished €888 million on Spanish properties in H1 2017, smashing last year’s record of €330 million for the same period with total investment for 2017 expected to exceed €1 billion according to JLL.

In addition to foreign investment in property, the first half of 2017 has also been a record breaker for Spain’s tourism sector with the National Statistics Institute reporting that 36.3 million tourists visited between January and June, a whopping 12% rise compared to the same period in 2016.

The majority of those who visited (8.6 million) came from the UK, while 5.5 million were from Germany; a 9.1% and 10% rise over the same period last year respectively.

The National Statistics Institute has also highlighted an 8.5% increase in foreign tourists using non-market accommodation. The number of tourists visiting Spain using the housing of relatives, friends or their own is even higher than those using traditional market accommodation such as hotels or rental properties.

 

 “A decade on from the crisis and Spain’s property market is not only back on its feet but thriving. The appeals of owning a second property in Spain, be it to enjoy holidays with friends and family or to relocate to has endured and I have no doubt that the country will welcome another record year of international investment.” 

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey Espana

 

In line with the observations made by JLL, Spain’s leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana, operational since 1958, is also seeing growth in international buyers.

To date in 2017, Taylor Wimpey Espana homes across Spain have been purchased by more than 15 different nationalities with German, Scandinavian, British and Russian buyers the most active. To meet with such diverse international buyer demand, Taylor Wimpey Espana’s website is now available in eight different languages.

The Balearic island of Mallorca is one Spanish destination attracting a great deal of interest both from tourists (a 20% increase in UK visitors was recorded in May this year compared to the same month in 2016) and foreign property buyers. Taylor Wimpey Espana’s exclusive new development Camp de Mar Beach, perfectly located in the south-west of the isle, just 30 minutes from Palma international airport, is receiving particular interest.

Enjoying direct beach access, this final phase of the hugely popular development consists of 3-bedroom Mediterranean style townhouses with underfloor heating, air-conditioning and solar paneled water heating as well as communal gardens and a large modern swimming pool.

Camp de Mar Beach is located in the heart of the well-known Andratx golf course and is surrounded by beautifully manicured fairways and greens. Prices start from €650,000 + VAT.

 

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.

 

Golf drives Mallorca’s tourism on course

Golf drives Mallorca’s tourism on course

Spain
  • 6% increase in UK visitors to Mallorca (Jan – May 2017, Balearic Islands Tourism Board)
  • Mallorca remains a top tourism and golf hotspot (Taylor Wimpey Spain)
  • Taylor Wimpey Espana serve up the perfect golfing retreat in Mallorca

Mallorca continues to top the list of the favourite holiday hotspots Brits visiting Spain with the Balearic Islands Tourism Board reporting a huge jump in visitor numbers during the first part of 2017.

British arrivals to Mallorca were up by 17.6% year-on-year for the period January – May 2017 compared to the year before reports the Tourism Board. And with the summer season now underway, it seems the outlook for the remainder of 2017 is equally positive.

One area which is driving visitor levels even higher is sports tourism, especially golf, with many UK golfers choosing Mallorca to their overseas rounds rather than traditional Spanish mainland destinations or the Algarve.

Home to three world-class golf courses. Golf Son Gual S.L, Arabella Golf Son Vida and Canyamel Golf, Mallorca is already widely considered one of the best golfing hotspots with Pula Golf Course in the west and Son Antem in the south drawing many to practice their swing this season.

Indeed, the growth in sports tourism and golf in particular is so marked that housebuilders on the island including Taylor Wimpey Espana are seeing demand for holiday homes right on or very close to the top courses.

 

“For fans of the sport, golf properties provide the ideal base for any holiday or retirement plans with high quality facilities right on the doorstep. Buyers should consider properties near a golf course that is also considered a resort offering an array of additional facilities to keep the non-golf players in the party equally as happy. Spain’s plentiful sunshine and dry, warm days allow for visits throughout every season for exciting weekends away playing golf and a very popular rental opportunity.”

 Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

Many potential buyers aim for locations such as Puerto de Andratx or Santa Ponsa for the perfect Mallorca home. Santa Ponsa is in a superb location, surrounded by some of the top golf clubs on the island including Golf Santa Ponsa I, II and III, Golf de Andratx, Golf de Poniente and Bendinat Golf.

 

Taylor Wimpey Espana’s latest development, Marina Golf, is perfectly located next to the Santa Ponsa III golf club and the resort has a residents’ club to appeal to all demographics – retirees, singles, golfers, non-golfers, permanent residents or vacation visitors. It is also near the coast, in an area dotted with beautiful coves and beaches and some of the island’s most exclusive marinas such as Puerto Adriano.

With prices starting from €590,000 + VAT, all properties at Marina Golf benefit from 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with air conditioning, under floor heating in the bathrooms, double-glazing, security door, TV aerial and satellite dish. In the communal area there is a swimming pool for the exclusive use of owners, surrounded by a solarium area with views over the golf course.

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.

Spain remains top choice for British retirees as population doubles

Spain remains top choice for British retirees as population doubles

Spain
  • Nearly half of British residents living in Spain are retired (ONS)
  • The number of British retirees living in Spain has doubled in 10 years (ONS)
  • 2017 set to be 5th consecutive record-breaking year for Spain’s tourism industry (INE)

New ONS data suggests that Brexit has not diminished the overseas retirement dream of British citizens.

Spain was home to 296,600 British citizens in 2016, with almost half (40%) of retirement age. In the last ten years, the number of those aged 65 and over has jumped from 56,291 in 2006 to 121,181 British residents in 2016.

With the older generation eager to while away their golden years in the sun, it is no surprise that Spain is so popular with retirees. As it is easily reachable, the tourism industry in Spain is thriving: the Frontier Tourism Survey from the National Institute of Statistics highlights that 2017 is set to be the fifth year of historical highs for Spain’s tourism industry. Since flight companies announce regularly new routes to Spain, its easy access makes it appealing for retirees. According to ONS figures, in 2016 643,000 visits were made to see family or friends.

“Here at Taylor Wimpey Spain we welcome the release of this new data by the ONS as it confirms the picture we are seeing here on the ground that Spain remains a top choice for Britons relocating with almost 300,000 British citizens calling Spain home.

“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

The prospect of retiring to the playas of Spain has always been attractive to British citizens. In terms of location, Spanish leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España notes that the coastal province of Malaga on the Costa del Sol is the most popular location for older buyers: 50% of totals sales come from British buyers.

Taylor Wimpey España offers a range of properties suitable for those in their ‘third age’.

New terraced homes at Horizon Golf enjoy a stunning location in the beautiful Valley of Mijas. Priced from €280,000 + VAT for an apartment and from €399,000 + VAT for a penthouse, the private gated development offer homes that have 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. They all boast panoramic views over the complex’s famous Campo Asia golf course and La Cala de Mijas.

La Cala Golf Resort, where Horizon Golf is placed, is a residential area with golf, restaurants, SPA, hotel, good communications to airport, etc… perfect environment to retired people.

Malaga’s international airport is only 30 minutes away and all properties benefit from a hydrotherapy center and spa, a golf school, as well as 24-hour security, the communal gardens and swimming pool.

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.  

Spanish tourism sector heats up as Brits head to Spain for summer

Spanish tourism sector heats up as Brits head to Spain for summer

Spain ,

 

  • Experts foresee another record year for Spain’s tourisms industry. (INE)
  • 23% of British homebuyers are accelerating purchases in Spain. (BNP Paribas)
  • Spain is home to the largest numbers of British outside the UK in the EU (ONS)

 

Spain has enjoyed four consecutive years of record-breaking numbers of foreign tourists and 2017 is set to be the fifth year of historical highs.

The Iberian nation has already welcomed 20 million visitors so far this year (Jan – April 2017), an increase of 11.6% over the same period last year according to the Frontier Tourism Survey from the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Accounting for almost a quarter of those who have visited Spanish shores this year are Brits – 4.3 million, up 9.6% from the previous year with the latest figures by BNP Paribas International also highlighting the British mania for Spain with 23% of UK property buyers planning to accelerate their purchases in Spain.

 

Indeed, Spain has been for many decades the number one choice for Brits to buy a holiday home overseas. ONS data released earlier this month revealed that Spain is home to 296,000 British citizens, the largest number of Brits residing outside the UK in Europe. And if this year’s tourism figures are anything to go by, not even Brexit will dampen the British love of sun, sea, sand and Sangria in Spain!

“Whilst no one knows quite what the eventual Brexit agreement will look like, it’s clear by the publication of this data that the 300,000 British citizens living in Spain are being considered, as indeed are the 116,000 Spanish citizens living in the UK. And having been operational in Spain since 1958, we at Taylor Wimpey Spain remain at the disposal for any Brits looking to make Spain their home.”

 

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

 

Early figures from leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España confirm that the outlook for buying a property in Spain in 2017 remains positive.

“We made significant progress in the Spanish market last year by delivering a double operating profit to a massive of £20.6 million for 2016 and by completing 304 homes. The first half of the year has been extremely encouraging and with demand set to rise further throughout summer 2017, our outlook for the year is extremely positive.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

Perfectly timed to meet this steady recovery of the second homes market and increasing number of British visitors, Taylor Wimpey España has recently completed the completion of brand new apartments to enjoy this summer.

The new Marina Golf residential complex is located next to the Santa Ponsa III Golf Club on the beautiful island of Mallorca. Prices start from just €590,000 + VAT and every townhouse has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with air conditioning, under floor heating in the bathrooms, double-glazing, a security door, TV aerial and satellite dish.

All the homes enjoy views over the golf course and a large communal garden where buyers can spend sunny Mallorca days and warm Mediterranean evenings.

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.  

 

Vamos a España ! : Avec Taylor Wimpey España acheter une résidence secondaire est un rêve accessible

Vamos a España ! : Avec Taylor Wimpey España acheter une résidence secondaire est un rêve accessible

France Spain ,
Qui n’a pas rêvé un jour de posséder une maison à l’étranger pour y passer ses vacances ? Si beaucoup y pensent, peu passent à l’acte. Toutefois, depuis que l’immobilier espagnol relève la tête, les pays francophones se ruent sur les résidences secondaires en Espagne. 
Soleil tapant permanent, plages, mers chaudes et cultures semblables … les francophones en Europe raffolent de l’Espagne. L’arrivée en masse des touristes en Espagne a d’ailleurs augmenté de 16% en avril dernier.
Les Français ont été 1.13 millions à s’y rendent, soit 4.8% de plus par rapport à l’année dernière. Quant aux Suisses, ils étaient 219 milles, soit 43% de plus par rapport à l’année dernière !
Les Francophones reviennent souvent dans la péninsule ibérique avec l’envie d’y acheter une résidence secondaire. En effet, les prix de la pierre sur le sol espagnol séduit de plus en plus hors des frontières et convainquent les acquéreurs francophones.
Selon les chiffres officiels du bureau d’enregistrement espagnol, pas moins de 3.423 Belges ont acquis une maison de vacances en Espagne l’an dernier. C’est à peine moins que les Français (4.321).
D’après Taylor Wimpey España,  premier promoteur immobilier en Espagne, Costa Blanca et Costa del Sol cartonnent pour ces acquéreurs.
« L’an dernier, le nombre d’investisseurs Belges en particulier qui ont acheté une résidence secondaire en Espagne avait augmenté de 43%. Les Belges sont friands de la Costa Blanca parce que la région offre des opportunités incroyables pour passer des vacances agréables. De plus en plus de Français s’intéressent à la zone. L’amour des francophones pour la pierre espagnole est loin d’avoir faiblit. »
 
Marc Pritchard, Directeur Marketing de Taylor Wimpey España
A l’approche des vacances d’été, le rêve d’une propriété au soleil taraude les francophones. Avec Taylor Wimpey España, acheter une maison secondaire à Costa Blanca (ou même dans la Costa del Sol ou sur l’ile de Majorque) est un rêve accessible.
Ceux en quête d’exotisme peuvent acquérir les nouveaux appartements éblouissants de La Recoleta situes à seulement deux minutes de la plage dans la région d’Alicante. Disponibles à partir de 184.000€, les appartements à deux ou trois chambres de La Recoleta ont tout ce qui fait rêver : des terrasses et jardins privés, un design intérieur bien conçu et une vue à couper le souffle sur la mer Méditerranée.
La proximité des plages et de l’aéroport international Alicante font des appartements de Taylor Wimpey España l’une des meilleurs options de résidence secondaire à acquérir en Costa Blanca.
Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter s’il vous plait Taylor Wimpey España maintenant le 0034 971 70 69 72 ou visitez le site http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/fr/ pour plus d’informations.
5 top tips for viewing a second property whilst on holiday in Spain this summer

5 top tips for viewing a second property whilst on holiday in Spain this summer

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If the latest data for international tourist arrivals to Spain is anything to go by, then the land of sun, sea and sangria is set for a sizzling summer!

Tourist arrivals to Spain rose 16% year-on-year to just over 7 million in April 2017 with holidaymakers from the UK totaling 1.523 million, up 7% from the previous year.

The Balearic Islands (comprising Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) saw UK tourist arrivals rise by 9.3% in April with the Valencian Community, home of the hugely popular Costa Blanca region, welcoming 14% more Brits in the first four months of 2017 according to the Spanish tourism authority, Frontur.

For those who’ll fall in love with Spain this summer and don’t want the holiday to end, leading housebuilder operating across Spain since 1958, Taylor Wimpey España, has compiled 5 top tips for viewing a holiday home whilst on vacation:

  1. Choose the area you want to buy in – Before you view any properties, make sure to select the right location that fits all your holiday home needs perfectly. You might love where your hotel is located for two weeks of the year but would it be right for longer-term living? What everyday amenities are nearby? How easy it is to reach the airport? What will it be like out of season?
  2. Consider your property type wisely – Fancy a house close to the beach? Spacious apartment or prestigious townhouse? Consider what you want from your holiday home in Spain? How many people will be using it and how often? How much maintenance might it require? How much outside space does it offer and what about on-site facilities such as a swimming pool or children’s play area? What about parking?

Happily, Taylor Wimpey España has something for everyone. Try Bahia Sant Pere on the stunning island of Mallorca for penthouse living with uninterrupted sea views. Want ace golf courses within walking distance of your home? Then head to Malaga on the Costa del Sol and Horizon Golf which features courts and training programmers for golf lovers.

 

  1. Book viewing appointment as early as possible – To avoid disappointment during the peak season, arrange in advance to view properties you are interested in. Taylor Wimpey España’s friendly team are on hand to meet with you for no-obligation personal viewings at a time which suits you – and your sunbathing schedule!
  1. Prepare your questions – You wouldn’t buy a house in the UK without asking questions so why would you do so in Spain? No questions is too big or too small for the Taylor Wimpey España team so prepare a list of queries about the property, the area, the company and the buying process and ask away!
  1. Learn the lingo – Whilst English is widely spoken across Spain and indeed by all members of the Taylor Wimpey España team, it’s always a valued gesture to learn the basics of Spanish to help integration. Even a few words such as “hola (hello), adiós (goodbye), buenos días (good morning), hoy (today) mañana (tomorrow), por favor (please) and gracias (thank you)” will go a long way.

 

For those more advanced, then some useful Property related vocab might include comprar (to buy), viviendas (properties), número habitaciones (number of rooms) and viviendas de vacaciones (holiday homes).

So, if you’re thinking of visiting some stunning holiday homes during your trip to Spain this summer, why not start now and book a no-obligation appointment with Taylor Wimpey España by clicking here: http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/newsletter/Visit_show_home_en.htm.

 

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.

 

Wild about Wimbledon? Taylor Wimpey España serve up these ace holiday homes for tennis lovers

Wild about Wimbledon? Taylor Wimpey España serve up these ace holiday homes for tennis lovers

Spain ,

From 3rd– 16th July, the world’s best tennis players will contest again at the Wimbledon grass court tennis tournament.

As Wimbledon excitements sets in, people are once again inspired to pick up a racket and get swept up in the atmosphere and Taylor Wimpey España has the ideal holiday homes with ace tennis courts in Spain, perfect to practice that backhand.

 

“For fans of the sport, properties with tennis facilities provide the ideal choice for a holiday home or retirement plans. Horizon Golf for example is within La Cala Resort which features outdoor tennis courts perfect for a set or two. Spain’s plentiful sunshine and dry, warm days allow for visits throughout every season.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

Situated in the beautiful valley of Mijas, Horizon Golf is Taylor Wimpey de España’s second development at La Cala Resort within the complex’s famous Campo Asia golf course. At La Cala Resort, beginners and experienced players will find their perfect tennis holiday as coaching programs are offered.

 

With prices starting from €375,000 + VAT, the private gated development offers 55 terraced homes, all with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a cloakroom, and stunning panoramic views over the golf course and La Cala de Mijas.

 

Horizon Golf features luxury finishes including fully equipped furnished kitchens, air conditioning, designer bathrooms, bedrooms with motorized blinds, and secure, fully lined wardrobes. Residents can reach the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol in just ten minutes, with Malaga airport only thirty 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 34 971 706 972.

Casa creation: Exclusive interview with Taylor Wimpey Spain’s architect

Casa creation: Exclusive interview with Taylor Wimpey Spain’s architect

Spain ,

When choosing the perfect home holiday abroad to relax, a property’s exterior appearance is just as important as its location.

Pablo Liev Sanchez is Spanish housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Spain’s highly experienced architect who has worked independently with developers for 20 years.

Working closely with the technical team at Taylor Wimpey Spain, Pablo participates in the full process from the initial study for the purchase of a land, unit design, quality definition and budgetary controls to the final delivery of the properties to client.

Working alongside Taylor Wimpey Spain’s head interior design, Ana Garcia Maldonado (also his wife), Pablo shares his trade secrets and what is it about architectural design that he enjoys so much:

 

What is your vision for Taylor Wimpey Spain properties?

All the sites we develop go through an exhaustive quality control, in search of the characteristics demanded by clients – orientation, views, transport links and / or proximity to beaches and golf courses. The result is homes that respond to the needs of our customers, integrated in an environment that conveys feelings of well-being, elegance and quality.

In terms of the properties themselves, large terraces that allow customers to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the Costa del Sol and its fantastic weather conditions are the stand out architectural features of Taylor Wimpey Spain properties.

 

What was your vision for the stunning new, eco-friendly ‘Botanic’ development on the Costa del Sol?

Botanic is indeed a project that has generated much expectation because we are using innovative and technologically advanced construction systems, with the intention of providing the dwellings with maximum comfort and fundamentally high energy efficiency. We are very proud to have achieved the highest energy efficiency rating obtained today on the Costa del Sol.

 

Are you using any innovative design techniques or materials in the Taylor Wimpey Spain properties?

Undoubtedly the Costa del Sol is a very competitive real estate market, so a leading company in the sector such as Taylor Wimpey Spain is at the forefront of new technologies oriented primarily to comfort and energy efficiency.

As an example, the air renewal systems used determine a significant energy saving as well as the use of solar energy that provides more than 70% of the hot water of the houses. In terms of materials we use porcelain of the highest range of the SALONI brand.

 

Horizon Golf is located within the famous Campo Asia golf course, is the golfing element reflected in the design of the homes?

This project has homes on the frontline of the golf course which has been a fundamental of the design. The homes were designed with large windows and garden terraces to act as an extension of the golf course within the houses.

 

How do you find working so closely with your wife on the interior design side?

Ana is a professional with an enormous creative capacity, she brings a special sensitivity to our projects and gives the spaces of a special elegance, warmth and sense of well-being.

 

Costa del Sol: Horizon Golf and Botanic

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com  or more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call +34 971 70 69 72.

Taylor Wimpey España serve up new sea view homes as the Mallorca Open returns 

Taylor Wimpey España serve up new sea view homes as the Mallorca Open returns 

Spain ,
  • WTA Mallorca Open tennis championship returns to the Balearic Island for the second year
  • Mallorca is home to the “Muscles from Manacor” top tennis pro Rafael Nadal
  • New homes with sea views served up just minutes from Manacor by Taylor Wimpey España

The Mediterranean island of Mallorca will soon become a savoury appetizer for the world-famous Wimbledon grass tennis tournament as leading female tennis stars head to the WTA Mallorca Open.

From 18th-25th June some 3,000 spectators will watch professionals including Azarenka, Bouchard, Garcia and Navarro battle it out in the Toni Nadal (uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal) directed ladies tournament.

Tennis in Mallorca is thriving thanks to its year-round warm climate, high quality court facilities and tennis academies, not to mention local stars such as Rafael Nadal – affectionately nicknamed the “Muscles from Manacor” – raising the profile of the sport.

 

“The world class tennis on show this month at the WTA Mallorca Open, now its is second year, will no doubt draw attention from fans and in turn attract an even wider global audience to come and discover all that Mallorca has to offer.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

On the south-east coast of Mallorca, just 20 minutes from Nadal’s home and tennis academy in Manacor, leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, is delighted to present a brand-new collection of just four townhouses all with stunning sea views.

Cala Murada is located between the historic towns of Porto Cristo and Portocolom and only 150 metres from the crystal-clear waters and Blue Flag beach.

With prices started from €399,000 + VAT, these 3 bedroom townhouses, complete with branded appliances such as Panasonic air conditioning and Teka fittings, afford terraces on both the ground and first floors with uninterrupted sea views. Owners will also be able to enjoy a true Mediterranean lifestyle as the homes are surrounded by native plants and trees.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com  or more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call +34 971 70 69 72.

 

Swedish buyers heads for sunny southern Spain as the market heats up

Swedish buyers heads for sunny southern Spain as the market heats up

Spain
  • Swedes in top 3 foreign purchasers in Spain (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Number of Swedish buyers up 31% in the last year (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Almost half of all Swedish buyers choose the Costa del Sol (Taylor Wimpey España)

Swedish buyers looking to Spain as a second home destination have increased by just under a third; they are amongst the top 3 nationalities of foreign purchasers according to the latest data from leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España.

Total year to date sales by Swedish nationals, as of April 2017, are up by 31% and now account for 16% of all purchases made.

Loose monetary conditions, rising wages and general optimism in the economy have fueled prosperity in the Swedish economy with SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken A/B) forecasting growth of 3.1% this year and 2.6% in 2018.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, which has operated successfully in Spain since 1958, has observed firsthand the rise in demand from Swedish buyers.

Marc and his team now translate all property brochures and contracts in Swedish as a matter of course and for the last 3 years have a Swedish version of Taylor Wimpey España website to meet demand.

 

“The past twelve months have seen a real boost in sales to North Europeans, especially Swedish buyers. The regular, direct, low cost flights from Sweden and neighbouring countries to the Costa del Sol on Spain’s southern coast has made it a hotspot for buyers in 2017.

“Almost half of all Swedish buyers are choosing the Costa del Sol with the new ‘Acqua’ development being very high demand. A major pull of this development is its perfect location for a perfectly competitive price. The new homes are strategically situated very close to the well-known harbour of Puerto Banus and just a few minutes away from the beaches of Nueva Alcantara de Marbella. Swedish buyers are excited to live the high life without the high price tag.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

Another aspect of Acqua’s appeal is it’s community vibe with 130 homes set across 4 buildings, each of 4 storeys. As the name suggests, Acqua has its own residents’ swimming pool with each 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home boasting ample space for families and lots of natural light.

With prices starting from just €265,000 +VAT, the modern homes are just a 4 minute walk from Alcantara beach and seafront promenade. It is just 5 minutes from the harbour of Puerto Banus and has great transport links to enjoy the best in leisure and entertainment, not to mention the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol. Only 40 minutes’ drive from Malaga airport it couldn’t be situated in a much better location.

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.