Taylor Wimpey España launch new contender for Mallorca’s luxurious second home market

Taylor Wimpey España launch new contender for Mallorca’s luxurious second home market

Spain
  • Balearics enjoy busiest regional housing market in Jan 2017 (Spain’s property registrars) 
  • Mallorca features above The Hamptons and Monaco in latest Prime International Residential Index (Knight Frank)
  • Taylor Wimpey España launch luxury Serenity development close to glamourous Puerto Adriano marina 

Spain’s property market enjoyed a positive start to 2017 with sales rising by 18.1% in January compared with the same period last year. Recent figures from Spain’s property registrars highlighted the Balearic Islands as January’s busiest regional housing market with an average of 150 sales per 100,000 inhabitants.

Mallorca has become a rising star of the second home market within Spain and globally, as its golden coastline appeals to an array of buyers. Knight Frank’s latest Prime International Residential Index (PIRI), which tracks the value of luxury homes in 100 key locations worldwide, reveals house price growth on the Spanish island as 2.01% from December 2015 to December 2016.

The PIRI places Mallorca within the top 50 luxury home destinations, even above world renowned second home locations such as The Hamptons and Monaco, as buyers seeking extravagant properties express increasing interest in the Mediterranean isle.

As a resident of the beautiful island himself, Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España can bear testament to the appeal of Mallorca to the global elite:

“Already a popular holiday destination, Mallorca is now emerging as a hotspot for those seeking a certain level of luxury. And although there is still something for everyone, it is the homes offering a more lavish lifestyle that are now enticing buyers to the island.

“We are delighted to introduce a brand new, highly luxurious residential development – Serenity – within such proximity to one of the Mediterranean’s premium ports, ideal for super-yacht enthusiasts and those wanting to experience tranquillity by the water.”  

Marc Pritchard, Sales & Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España


Serenity is located next to the Santa Ponsa II Golf Club in Nova Santa Ponsa, one of the most exclusive and highly sought-after areas on the island. This new residential complex offers beautiful 3 bedroom homes from apartments to top floor penthouses.

All units benefit from private terraces, with those on the ground floor enjoying spacious garden areas which are also private. From €535,000 +VAT for an apartment and €790,000 +VAT for a penthouse, residents will enjoy the private use of two swimming pools, surrounded by a solarium area, and luscious communal gardens.

Less than a 30-minute drive from Palma’s international airport, Serenity’s idyllic location is also less than 1km away from the premium Puerto Adriano marina. Designed by Philippe Starck, this superyacht harbour provides berths for boats between 6 and 100 meters long, as well as a wide variety of bars and restaurants and some of the most exclusive designer stores on Mallorca.

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.

Palma airport to receive extensive upgrade as Mallorca remains destination of choice

Palma airport to receive extensive upgrade as Mallorca remains destination of choice

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  • AENA announce €297 million expansion project for Palma’s international airport
  • “The island is fast becoming one of the entertainment industry’s favourite locales, increasing it’s attraction as a destination” (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • New Cala Vinyes Hills development only a short 20 minute drive from Palma airport (Taylor Wimpey España)

As the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca continues to entice sun seeking travelers to its shores, AENA have recently announced plans for an expansion project at Palma’s international airport. Between now and 2021, Spain’s air navigation management company will invest almost €297 million in extending the airport, known as Son Sant Joan, to accommodate an increasing number of flights.

Already the third largest airport in Spain, behind Madrid and Barcelona, AENA have estimated Son Sant Joan will receive 28.5 million passengers in 2021. This investment will develop the terminal buildings to create space for the growing number of passengers, as well as the airport’s runway efficiency to increase the number of flights per day.

And with the recent revelation that BBC drama The Night Manager will be returning for a second series, Mallorca’s beauty could once again be showcased on the small screen. The first series that was filmed around Palma, Llucmajor, Cala Deia and Port de Sóller, attracted over 6 million viewers last spring and was even nominated for 6 Emmys in 2016.

Providing the idyllic setting for a holiday home, leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, offer a beautiful selection of properties on Mallorca with something to suit the requirements of each individual. Their most recent addition to the landscape, only a short 20 minute drive from the Son Sant Joan airport, is the gorgeous Cala Vinyes Hills.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España, is excited about what opportunities the AENA investment could bring to the island and is looking forward to welcoming a growing number of visitors to Mallorca. He comments,

“We have certainly experienced a growing interest in property on Mallorca as it becomes a prominent must-visit destination for travelers from across the globe. And it’s fantastic that Mallorca is enjoying such a boom in its reputation as a filming location.

“The fantastic weather and range of stunning locations provide an ideal environment for shooting everything from adverts to films and the island is fast becoming one of the entertainment industry’s favourite locales, which in turn increases it’s attraction as a holiday home destination.

“As popularity for the island continues to grow we are determined to provide an array of high quality properties in locations that reflect the best of Mallorca’s culture as well as its coastline.”

The new Cala Vinyes Hills residential complex offers 15 exclusive and spacious three bedroom properties within a modern, gated community comprised of 5 independent buildings. From €365,000+VAT residents will benefit from private terraces, a communal swimming pool with landscaped gardens and private parking.

Cala Vinyes Hills is located in the prestigious area of Cala Vinyes, in the south west of Mallorca, just 15 minutes from the island’s vibrant capital city, Palma. The exclusive marinas Puerto Portals and Port Adriano are also close by, providing a wide variety of elegant bars and restaurants such as the most exclusive designer stores.

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.

Taylor Wimpey España celebrates double operating profit for 2016 as Spanish market continues to soar

Taylor Wimpey España celebrates double operating profit for 2016 as Spanish market continues to soar

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Leading UK homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey has released end of year results for 2016 that highlight the significant progress being made by Taylor Wimpey España in the Spanish property market.

The most recent figures show Taylor Wimpey España delivered an improved operating profit of £20.6 million for 2016, an impressive 106% growth on 2015’s £10 million, and an operating profit margin of 22.0%.

The company, which has been building homes in Spain for 60 years next year, completed 304 homes in 2016 which is a substantial 21.1% increase compared to the previous year. The average selling price of these properties has also seen a rise of 13.7%, from €315,000 to €358,000. Such positive statistics emphasise the Spanish property market’s success in 2016.

Javier Ballester, Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey España, is confident that the market will continue to thrive this year, commenting,

 

“The start of the year has been extremely encouraging and we have witnessed international demand rising again, having sold to more than 25 different nationalities in 2016. Whilst conscious of the potential implications of the wider macro European economic environment, our latest figures show Spain is still very much top of the list for many potential buyers and we are very excited to see what the next 12 months hold for the market.”

 

Taylor Wimpey España celebrated the start of 2017 by completely selling out three desirable off plan developments in three different destinations.

Costa Beach in Mallorca, Jade Beach in Marbella and Jardin del Mar in Javea have all now sold out, with a combined total of just under 100 units.

And with demand set to rise further still throughout 2017, Taylor Wimpey España are on hand to provide new and alternative options for prospective buyers looking to the sun kissed Costas and the beautiful Balearic isles of Mallorca and Ibiza. With over 15 new developments in 2016, and prices starting from just €150,000+VAT, Taylor Wimpey España can help buyers discover their dream Spanish properties.

Taylor Wimpey España’s latest addition to the Costa del Sol is Botanic, with a privileged south-facing position and on high ground that provides amazing panoramic views of the Los Arqueros Golf course, the sea and the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

The development itself comprises 92 bright and spacious 3 bedroom homes with large terraces, all of which are southwest facing. The 4 storey buildings are crowned by spacious penthouses of modern design with spectacular solariums from which you can enjoy the views from dawn to dusk.

The lavish yet eco-friendly homes with minimal energy consumption are fully equipped with high quality finishes. Cream coloured marble throughout, wide patio doors to the terrace, top of the range kitchen appliances and sanitary fittings, LED lighting, air conditioning and heated flooring in bathrooms, are all included as standard.

With prices from just €350,000 +VAT, it is an extremely well connected location with amenities on offer in Benahavis, Marbella, Puerto Banús or the new San Pedro Boulevard are all within close proximity. Botanic is a place of residence where serenity and tranquility reign although the best in leisure experiences and activities in Marbella are available within a radius of just 5km.

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.

Passenger numbers go sky high as Spanish airports enjoy best year in history

Passenger numbers go sky high as Spanish airports enjoy best year in history

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  • 161.7 million international travellers and 67.5 million domestic passengers passed through Spanish airports in 2016 (Aena)
  • Alicante-Elche airport enjoyed a historical 2016 with 12.3 million passengers (Aena)
  • Spain welcomed record 75.6 million foreign tourists in 2016 (INE)
  • Taylor Wimpey España’s La Recoleta III and Panorama Mar new developments are ideally located on the beachfront and close to the record breaking Alicante International Airport

Spain enjoyed a record breaking 2016 when it came to the number of travellers visiting the country by air according to the latest figures from Aena, the state trading company which manages Spanish airports.

161.7 million International travellers passed through Spanish airports last year, confirming its global reputation for connectivity with 67.5 million domestic passengers also travelling during the same period. In particular, Alicante-Elche airport in the popular south-east of the country recorded a historic high in 2016, handling 12.3 million passengers, an increase of 1.7 million passengers in a single year. Interestingly, almost half (42%) of the passengers through Alicante-Elche were from the UK, indicating that the pull for British tourists to the Costa Blanca remains strong.

And even in the face of Brexit, the outlook remains bright with budget airline Jet2 announcing that between April and November this year, they will increase flights by 40% from 9 destinations in the UK including London-Stansted, Edinburgh and Leeds to Alicante-Elche airport, reaching a peak of 93 flights per week in high season.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España, the renowned housebuilder which has operated successfully in Spain since 1958, has observed first-hand the rising numbers of both flights and passengers entering Spain by air over the last year.

“Living here in Spain and travelling frequently myself both for work and pleasure, you can just see that the airports are busier. More flights, especially from the UK and Northern Europe, bigger aircraft and higher passenger numbers are being witnessed which, in my opinion, is a very positive indicator of the health of the country’s tourism sector.

“Not only did the airports enjoy a record 2016 but Spain overall welcomed the most foreign tourists ever last year, some 75.6 million according to the latest INE data which is an impressive 10.3% increase year on year and we look forward to welcoming even more in 2017.”

Inextricably linked to accessibility and tourism, Spain’s holiday home sector is also optimistic for another good year in 2017. As Marc Pritchard explains,

“As we reported last month, the Spanish market during 2016 was positive for us here at Taylor Wimpey España with an order book increase of 8.5% and completions up 21% on 2015 figures. The latest airport and tourism figures, combined with sentiment here on the ground means that our outlook for 2017 is positive, especially for the Costa Blanca, despite wider macroeconomic uncertainty created by the EU referendum result.”

Taylor Wimpey España are committed to an optimistic 2017 and are therefore launching new developments; Panorama Mar and La Recoleta III.

Property buyers wishing to soak up the sun in the fantastic region of Alicante then look no further than La Recoleta III. This site is near the beachfront with access to the sea and beach just a few metres away, with the Costa Blanca, famed for its fabulous white sandy beaches.

La Recoleta’s Mediterranean style buildings, wide avenues leading down to the sea, immaculate garden areas and well-run services make this a perfect place to relax and enjoy the fantastic climate all year around.

With prices starting from just €194,000 +VAT, the 2 or 3 bed apartments have a well-designed layout, each with a private terrace. Enjoy beautiful views over the sea, the pool and private gardens of the development. The unique penthouses include solariums and outstanding views and to top it off, Alicante’s International airport is just a one hour drive.

Taylor Wimpey España’s complex, Panorama Mar, is a new first line development, situated on Punta Prima Beach in Torrevieja. This private residential complex offers an array of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all designed for both comfort and convenience, with 2 bathrooms and an underground parking space. Each apartment in the first phase is south facing and therefore blessed with spacious terraces and stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea.

With prices starting from just €234,000 +VAT, every resident is granted direct access to the beach promenade. Alicante’s International Airport is just 45 minutes away and Punta Prima is also blessed with excellent transport links.

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.

Follow Cupid’s arrow to star-studded Mallorca this Valentine’s Day

Follow Cupid’s arrow to star-studded Mallorca this Valentine’s Day

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  • Mallorca welcomes a wealth of famous faces from James Blunt to the Beckhams
  • “Mallorca has a special hold on me as the place where I met my wife and where my family and I call home” (Marc Pritchard, Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Follow in the sandy footprints of today’s elite with Taylor Wimpey España array of properties to fall in love with on Mallorca

The Balearic island of Mallorca has attracted the world’s rich and famous for centuries. Its picture postcard scenery has become a sublime setting of both inspiration and relaxation for those in the spotlight, emerging as the perfect romantic getaway destination.

Spain’s most international tennis player, Rafal Nadal often returns home to Mallorca to relax with girlfriend Xisca; look out for his silhouette sailing around the island which also hosted the popular ITV show, Love Island and the hit BBC drama, The Night Manager.

Singer-songwriter James Blunt not only celebrated his wedding on Mallorca but continues to be a frequent visitor to the island with his wife, Sofia. They wanted to show their affection for the island by making sure that their big day gave back, buying the bridal gown from Mallorquin designer Rosa Esteva and using Palma based event planners to organise the celebration.

The Beckhams are the most recent celebrity couple to fall in love with the island and they know how to celebrate their love for one another in style. The luxurious setting of Mallorca is where the world’s power couple now enjoy time away from their star-studded lifestyle.

It is clear that Mallorca is the top destination for a romantic getaway and Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, for leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, agrees as he himself fell in love with the island when he first visited on a family holiday in 1975.

He comments, “Having visited a great number of Spanish destinations, Mallorca has a special hold on me. It’s where I met my wife, started my career in property, and it’s the place my family and I call home.

“There are many reasons why Mallorca has a unique and romantic feel; the coastline is truly stunning with an amazing 200 beaches, many of which boast Blue Flags, all over the island. It is also an absolute paradise for nature lovers, my favourite is the Tramuntana mountains. Nothing beats taking my motorbike up through the winding mountain roads to enjoy the most breath-taking views and see the local wildlife at the weekend.

“Mallorca is an island full of life; the capital Palma plays host to half of the island’s population offering style, sophistication and a buzzing nightlife. The Mallorquin people are passionate and I have no doubt that the island will steal your heart just as its stolen mine.”

For those ready to follow in the sandy footprints of today’s elite, leading Spanish homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey España offer an array of properties perfect for an A-list romantic retreat. The Marina Golf complex is less than 30 minutes from the capital Palma and is located next to the celebrated Santa Ponsa III Golf Club.

This new Mediterranean style village has spacious townhouses with private terraces, gardens and allocated parking spaces. In the communal area there is a swimming pool for the exclusive use of owners, surrounded by a solarium with views over the golf course and a large communal garden.

Prices start from just €600,000 +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. In order to ensure the maximum amount of light the properties are southwest facing and have several terrace areas so the sun can be enjoyed for most of the day.

Santa Ponsa is surrounded by some of the top golf clubs on the island including Golf Santa Ponsa I, II and III. 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 the Puerto Adriano. Designed by Philippe Starck and just 1.5 km away, Puerto Adriano has a wide variety of elegant bars and restaurants ideal for that much needed date night.

For those with a more modest budget, Taylor Wimpey España’s most recent development is the gorgeous Bahia Sant Pere. The development is situated in the traditional north east coastal village of Colonia de Sant Pere, perfect for those wanting a more rural escape.

Less than an hour from Palma’s international airport and only a short distance from the local fishing port and Mallorca’s golden coastline. From just €215,000 +VAT all apartments have two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen with breakfast bar and the use of a private parking space. Each resident will have access to the development’s two swimming pools and luscious communal gardens.

Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the village of Colonia de Sant Pere allows visitors to experience the more rustic side of Mallorca, being the perfect location to enjoy both the stunning landscape of the mountains of the Peninsula de LLevant Natural Park and the beautiful coast with the white sandy beach of Sa Canova.

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

Belgian buyers head to Spain’s Costa Blanca as sales increase by 156%

Belgian buyers head to Spain’s Costa Blanca as sales increase by 156%

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  • Belgian buyers up 43% in 2016 (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Belgians demand Costa Blanca property with sales growing 156% (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • “European buyers enjoy the friendly atmosphere on our Costa Blanca developments” (Taylor Wimpey España)

The number of Belgian buyers looking to Spain as a second home destination increased by 43% in 2016 according to Taylor Wimpey España.

In comparison to the previous year, the leading Spanish homebuilder experienced growing interest from Belgian buyers, representing 13% of all Taylor Wimpey España reservations made in 2016.

The latest figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE) revealed that as of November, over 2.2 million Belgian tourists had visited Spain in 2016 and it seems there is one location in particular that has caught their attention.

Spain’s Costa Blanca region is where property demand is highest, with sales to Belgian buyers increasing by 156% alone last year.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, which has operated successfully in Spain since 1958, has observed firsthand the movement from Belgian buyers towards the Costa Blanca. He comments,

“The past twelve months have seen a real boost in sales to North Europeans, especially Belgian buyers. Easily accessible, with regular, direct, low cost flights, the Costa Blanca on Spain’s southeastern coast has become a holiday home haven for them in 2016.

“European buyers in particular enjoy the friendly atmosphere on our Costa Blanca developments; a great example being Panorama Mar, where there is a strong sense of family and community with three shared swimming pools and a children’s playground. The stunning and enjoyable site encourages international buyers to socialise and appreciate the gorgeous weather in the favourable communal areas.”

Taylor Wimpey España’s complex, Panorama Mar, is a new first line development, situated on Punta Prima Beach in Torrevieja. This private residential complex offers an array of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all designed for both comfort and convenience, with 2 bathrooms and an underground parking space. Each apartment in the first phase is south facing and therefore blessed with spacious terraces and stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea.

With prices starting from just €234,000 +VAT, every resident is granted direct access to the beach promenade. 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 34 971 706 972.

Sun shines on the Costa Blanca as property sales soar 91% in 2016

Sun shines on the Costa Blanca as property sales soar 91% in 2016

Spain
  • British buyers increase by 60% on the Costa Blanca in just 12 months (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Spanish buyers grow by 260% as demand for property on the Costa Blanca soars (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • “We are delighted to present Arenal Dream after the success of its neighbouring development, Jardín del Mar, which has now completely sold out” (Taylor Wimpey España)

Taylor Wimpey España has confirmed an encouraging trend within the Spanish property market’s recovery with the leading homebuilder seeing sales on the Costa Blanca rise by a significant 91% last year.

Positive news for the expat community was also reported with sales to British buyers increasing by 60% in comparison to 2015, however, it is domestic buyers that are leading the charge towards the Costa Blanca.

Property transactions by Spanish buyers have grown by an incredible 260% during the last 12 months on the Costa Blanca as they reignite their love for Spain’s white coast.

This excitement surrounding the Costa Blanca property market has definitely driven demand for property in the area and Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España, believes this trend is set to continue throughout 2017. He explains,

“As both domestic and overseas buyers return to the Spanish market, the Costa Blanca is once again emerging as the firm favourite. It’s sought after sunshine, chiseled coastline and laidback lifestyle has granted the region a new lease of life and second home buyers are showing a real desire to be a part of it.

“In response to buyer demand, we are delighted to be presenting our new development, Arenal Dream, to the market. Especially after the success of its neighbouring development, Jardín del Mar, which has now completely sold out in less than a year.”

Situated only 300 metres from the beach of El Arenal, awarded with a Blue Flag and one of the best beaches in the Valencian Community, the stunning development consists of 47 properties, comprised of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Luxurious communal areas include a swimming pool and luscious gardens creating a beautiful environment in which to relax.

With prices starting from just €220,000+VAT, all residents can enjoy the spacious terraces integrated as part of the living room which benefit from natural light through large French windows. Each property includes an underground parking space and ground floor apartments also offer private gardens to the front and rear. It is a privileged location with many services within walking distance such as leisure amenities, restaurants, banks and supermarkets.

For more information, please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com. Those residing outside of the UK should call 0034 971 70 69 72.

Spain’s laidback lifestyle lures second home buyers

Spain’s laidback lifestyle lures second home buyers

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  • Spain has second best life expectancy on the planet (OECD)
  • More than 15,000 people over the age of 100 live in Spain (OECD)
  • “Many move to Spain for a healthier, happier way of life” (Taylor Wimpey España)

The average person born in Spain today can expect to live to the ripe old age of 83.3 years according to the latest data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Home to more than 15,000 people aged over 100 years, Spain officially has the second best life expectancy on the planet, just behind Japan. In comparison, those that live in the UK and Ireland have a lower average life expectancy than most of Western Europe and Scandinavia, at 81.4 years.

The main reasons suggested for Spain’s impressive life expectancy are the more relaxed lifestyle, keeping active and strong family connections.

Marc PritchardSales and Marketing Director for leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España and long term Spanish residents comments on the attraction of Spain as a destination,

“The relaxed lifestyle of sea, sunshine and siestas is what draws many Brits to Spanish shores. Life here is very different from the UK; there is greater focus on quality living, getting out and enjoying the natural environment and regularly taking the time to share good food with friends and family.

“That’s not to say that this way of life comes at the cost of 21st century living – far from it! Here in Spain we enjoy every technology available in the rest of Europe and operate some of the most successful companies in the world. It’s just about balance.”

Indeed, a lower cost of living and higher amount of paid leave than in the UK make finding that balance between work and play easier in Spain, not to mention the Mediterranean climate which offers significantly greater inspiration to keep fit and healthy year round

Pritchard continues,

“Having lived and worked in Spain for over 20 years now, raising my family here on Mallorca, I know firsthand why the Spanish way of life is so appealing and I speak to many clients looking to realise that dream lifestyle. Quality of life is becoming an ever growing driver for Brits buying second homes abroad with many moving to Spain for a healthier, happier way of life.”

For those lured by the laidback Spanish lifestyle, Taylor Wimpey España has a range of superb properties in a variety of prime locations to choose from.

Panorama Mar for example is Taylor Wimpey España’s newest frontline development, situated on Punta Prima Beach in Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca. This private residential complex offers an array of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all designed for both comfort and convenience. Each apartment in the first phase is south facing and therefore blessed with spacious terraces and stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea to relax and unwind with friends and visiting family.

With prices starting from just €234,000 + VAT, every Panorama Mar resident will be able to use the three communal swimming pools and Jacuzzi facility, as well as being granted direct access to the beach promenade.

Whilst being an area of natural beauty, situated 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 with regular direct flights to a choice of UK airports.

For more information, please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com. Those residing outside of the UK should call 0034 971 70 69 72.

Airside to poolside has never been easier as 2017 brings host of new flights from across the UK to Spain

Airside to poolside has never been easier as 2017 brings host of new flights from across the UK to Spain

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  • 2017 will see new flights from London Heathrow, Luton, Cardiff, Manchester & Glasgow
  • Spain becomes even more accessible to those seeking a holiday home in the sun
  • Taylor Wimpey España provide sun-kissed holiday homes close to airports across Spain

2017 will indeed be a Happy New Year for Brits wanting to visit sunnier Spanish climes. Commencing throughout the year, an array of new flights will connect the UK and Spain, meaning 2017 could be the perfect year to turn that dream holiday home into reality.

28th March 2017 will see British Airways introduce two new flights per week from London Heathrow to Spain’s Murcia airport. Only a short distance from the airport, keeping the time between airside and poolside to a minimum, is leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España’s beautiful new beachfront apartments in Punta Prima.

From just €194,000 +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.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, believes that Spain is a safe haven for overseas buyers and its popularity will continue to build throughout 2017. He comments,

“International buyers, especially Brits, have always been attracted to all that Spain has to offer and 2016 proved another popular year, welcoming over 4 million tourists in November alone! The influx of new flights being added between the UK and Spain only exemplifies the demand from Brits to experience a taste of the Spanish lifestyle.”

Other airlines adding new flights include budget Spanish airline Vueling who have introduced a major expansion in passenger capacity on flights from Cardiff airport for the summer season. Following strong demand some 190,812 seats are now on sale on flights to Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga and Palma between April and October.

Thomas Cook are also introducing new flights to Malaga from Manchester Airport from January 2017.

In close proximity to Malaga Airport is Taylor Wimpey España’s stunning new residential development, Horizon Golf, part of the La Cala Golf Resort. From €270,000 +VAT, properties are ideally located between the sea and mountains and provide residents with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and direct access to the sun terrace with panoramic views of the largest golf resort in Spain.

Other additional flights are being launched by easyJet, as they introduce a new route from London Luton to Valencia from February 2017, and Ryanair who have revealed ten new routes from Glasgow airport. There will be four new weekly flights to Malaga and three new weekly flights to Alicante.

Less than 20km from Alicante Airport is Taylor Wimpey España’s Brisas de Alenda Golf, Elche. From €145,000 +VAT it combines the tranquil area of the Alenda Golf Course with Alicante’s more lively beachfront nightlife. The 3 bedroom townhouses are split over 2 storeys with 2 bathrooms, a terrace, a private garden area and parking.

The growing number of flights to these popular destinations will provide British travelers with many more options for their European holidays and allow all areas of the county easier access to a second home. Where will the New Year take you?

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.

Think big – make your New Year’s resolutions to buy a holiday home in 2017!

Think big – make your New Year’s resolutions to buy a holiday home in 2017!

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  • Political and economic volatility to create big opportunities in 2017 (easyMarkets)
  • Emphasis on quality of life will be key this year (Kyero.com)
  • Sun-kissed Spanish holiday homes available from just €190k (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Achieve second home serenity through interior design in 2017 (Alexander James)

Let’s face it, New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat more healthily and drink less are all well and good, but they’re hardly likely to get 2017 off to an exciting start. So ditch the traditional resolutions to enjoy life less and instead resolve to enjoy it more – by buying a holiday home!

Evdokia Pitsillidou, Director of Risk Management at pioneering forex and CFD broker easyMarkets, explains,

“In many ways – certainly politically – the world was turned on its head in 2016. Thus many people are entering 2017 with a new mindset and looking at the way they live and their personal finances in a new light. Political and economic volatility may lead to big shifts in currency values and investors playing the markets successfully may consider putting their profits into property this year.”

Richard Speigal, Head of Research at leading Spanish property portal Kyero.com, agrees,

“I think we’re going to see a lot of emphasis on enhancing quality of life in 2017. Certainly our own data has shown that since the Brexit vote British buyers are looking more intensively than ever at the possibilities that a second home in Spain opens up. Sterling’s drop has made them seek out cheaper destinations – Almeria and Alicante are the big winners so far – but we’re experiencing a record level of interest in Spanish property that we expect to continue throughout the year.”

The prices offered by the Spanish property market (as well as Spain’s fabulous climate, excellent cuisine, stunning golf courses and superb beaches), means that British buyers can pick up good value property, even once the drop in sterling has been taken into account.

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, for example, is selling spacious two and three bedroom apartments with generous terraces at La Floresta Sur (close to Marbella), from as little as €190,000+VAT. As well as the development’s two large shared pools, owners can enjoy free access to the facilities of El Soto Golf Club. Each apartment comes fully fitted with white goods and with private parking.

But an overseas holiday home isn’t the only option for those looking to buy in 2017. Robert Walker, Managing Director of Alexander James Interior Design, explains,

“We’re seeing a big trend for staycations at the moment and many holiday home buyers are looking at what they can pick up in the UK, rather than overseas. Jumping in the car and driving to your holiday home whenever the mood suits you is far less hassle than having to plan ahead and book a plane and the money you save on flights can be spent on the property itself.”

Using interior design architects to create a serene, harmonious environment within a holiday home is money well spent. The desire for relaxation is a key driver for many second home owners and with the right interior design service, the feeling of calm and peace as you walk through the front door can be almost palpable. Compare that to the stress of dealing with airports, flights, hire cars and the other trappings of a second home overseas and the attractions of owning a holiday home within the UK are clear.

If you still haven’t decided on how to improve your life in 2017, make buying a holiday home your goal this year!

For more information, please contact:

easyMarkets: +44 203 1500 748 or www.easymarkets.com

Kyero: www.kyero.com

Taylor Wimpey España: 08000 121 020 (00 34 971 706 972 from outside of the UK) or www.taylorwimpeyspain.com

Alexander James Interior Design: 020 7887 7604 or www.aji.co.uk