Will Sergio Garcia’s record-breaking success lead to a surge in Spanish golf property sales?

Will Sergio Garcia’s record-breaking success lead to a surge in Spanish golf property sales?

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  • Sergio Garcia named Europe’s all-time leading point scorer at Ryder Cup
  • Major golfing tournaments drive interest in golf homes (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Superb golf properties available at excellent prices  (Taylor Wimpey España)

The 2018 Ryder Cup was a resounding success for Europe. They won back golf’s most famous trophy, and had the honour of hosting the competition for what was only the second time ever in continental Europe. Individual European players also shone – in particular, Spain’s Sergio Garcia, who became Europe’s all-time leading point scorer as a result of the competition.

Spain and golf go hand in hand – so much so that the cluster of golf resorts around the Malaga area of the Costa del Sol are referred to as the ‘Costa del Golf.’ The country has the ideal landscape and climate to encourage the proliferation of the sport, with the result that it is home to around 350 courses. Their sun-kissed locations include Andalusia and the Balearic Islands.

Now, with so much media attention on Sergio Garcia, Spain’s golf resorts are in the spotlight once again.

Golfers from around the world look to Spain for high quality golf homes with outstanding course facilities that they can enjoy at any time of year. By specializing in golf properties, Taylor Wimpey España has worked with buyers from all over the world to find them their dream golf home in Spain over the past 60 years. In that time, we’ve noticed many a spike in interest when Spanish golfers have achieved something notable on the international stage – and we expect Sergio Garcia’s record-breaking success to trigger another wave of interest.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Would-be golf property buyers are spoilt for choice in the hands of leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España. In Marbella, for example, Le Caprice is at the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort, which features a 27-hole course designed by triple world champion and Ryder Cup winner Manuel Piñero. The 14 superb homes are available from €490,000 plus VAT. The development includes penthouses with private 100m2 solarium, duplexes with wonderful terraces and ground floor apartments with private gardens. All homes feature three bedrooms, and enjoy access to the development’s communal pool and gardens.

At Green Golf, at Estepona Golf in Malaga, owners enjoy panoramic views across the golf course to the sea. The three bedroom, three bathroom houses all feature large terraces, with homes facing south or southwest to make the most of the Spanish sunshine. The private, gated development also features beautifully designed communal gardens and pools. Prices start from €299,000 plus VAT.

In terms of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is a haven for golfers. On the island’s eastern coast, Cala Murada is a collection of four exquisite townhouses just 150 metres from the beach and perfectly located for access to the prestigious Vall d’Or Golf Club. The homes are perfect for those looking for a stunning location from which to enjoy some of the best golfing facilities on the island. Prices start at €379,500 plus VAT.

“Spain has some absolutely superb golf courses, and owning a property either on or next to one of them makes the ideal second home for keen golfers. With property prices still some 36% lower than their 2007 peak, according to the latest TINSA data, there are still some real bargains available as the pace of the housing market continues to pick up.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

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

Coast versus mountains – which is the best location for a second home?

Coast versus mountains – which is the best location for a second home?

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  • Second home buyer Bart Embrechts extolls the virtues of mountain living
  • Taylor Wimpey España’s Botanic homes balance sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture
  • Health benefits associated with both coastal and mountain living

Everyone’s vision of the perfect second home is different. However, there are many factors that crop up time and again: sunshine and swimming pools top many buyers’ lists, according to leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España. Many buyers also have strong views on the ideal location, with opinion often divided between coastal properties and those in more mountainous areas.

For Belgian Bart Embrechts, the decision was an easy one – he wanted a coastal property in southern Spain. His mind was made up. At least, until he saw a home in the mountains!

“My family and I love Andalusia. The climate, the gastronomy, the whole quality of life. It was the obvious choice for our second home and we though that somewhere right on the beach would be perfect – until we saw Botanic! The serenity up in the mountains is just incredible. As soon as I saw those views, it just felt right. We still have easy access to the coast, just with the peace that comes with the more mountainous environment.”

Bart Embrechts, second home buyer, Taylor Wimpey España

The Embrecht family’s home at Botanic was created to achieve a balance of sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture. The natural slope of the mountain allowed for split-level design, with buildings constructed at different heights in order to optimise the panoramic views out to the Mediterranean, some 7 km away. Indigenous trees, flowers and shrubs fill the garden areas, with vertical gardens and green corridors creating a uniquely natural development. Several properties from the second phase of development at Botanic are currently available for purchase, with prices starting from €387,000 plus VAT for a three-bedroom apartment.

Proximity to nature is a key draw for many second home buyers, according to the Taylor Wimpey España team, who this year celebrate 60 years of successfully building homes in Spain.

“Spain has some wonderfully peaceful mountainous areas that are well located for access to all the sights and sounds of the Costa del Sol, but that also provide the opportunity to retreat from the busyness and enjoy the tranquillity of mountain living. It’s the perfect balance and something that buyers don’t consciously realise they are looking for until they find it.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

That was certainly the case for Bart Embrechts, who was captivated by the views at Botanic, despite previously having his heart set on a coastal property.

Both coastal and mountainous areas are known for their healing and relaxing attributes. The combination of fresh, salty sea air and the sound of waves reduces stress levels, boosts the immune system and increases your white blood cell count. Living near green space, meanwhile, results in better sleep patterns, lower stress levels and good overall health, according to a new research report from the University of East Anglia.

 

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

Costa del Sol sees huge boom in cultural tourism, with Malaga leading the way

Costa del Sol sees huge boom in cultural tourism, with Malaga leading the way

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  • Spain enjoys 23% increase in cultural tourism (Weekenddesk)
  • Malaga’s cultural attractions see visitor numbers rise by as much as 46% (Marbesol Report 2018)
  • Year-round cultural pursuits make Costa del Sol ideal for second home buyers of all ages (Taylor Wimpey España)

The Costa del Sol is famous for its beaches and golf courses, but there’s far more to this sun-kissed pocket of Spain that sunbathing and teeing off. For those who enjoy an active life, the Costa del Sol is home to a wide variety of nautical and equine sports. For those who prefer cultural pursuits, the area is rapidly making a name for itself as one of Spain’s most exciting new cultural destinations.

Spain has enjoyed an excellent summer for cultural tourism, with visitor numbers to related attractions up by 23% on last year, according to a recent study by Weekenddesk. Museums, galleries and theatres have done much to entice and delight these visitors over the course of the summer.

On the Costa del Sol, it is Malaga that has most clearly defined its cultural offering, with historical sites and museums drawing in visitors from across Europe (and beyond). The Moorish Alcazaba palace has seen visitor numbers grow by nearly 30% since 2015, as has the Picasso Museum, which has become Andalucia’s most successful gallery. Malaga Cathedral has seen visit numbers increase by 46% since allowing access to rooftop areas in 2015. Gibralfaro Castle, Malaga’s Centre for Contemporary Art (CAC) and the Nerja Caves add to the rich cultural variety that the area offers.

The Costa del Sol has undergone something of a cultural renaissance over the past few years. We’re seeing venues like the CAC inspire new artistic movements and there’s a real buzz around the cultural attractions. There’s so much more to the Costa del Sol than just sun and sand (though those are splendid too!) and it’s good to see that awareness of this is reflected in how swiftly cultural visitor numbers are rising.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

As a leading provider of homes in Spain for over 60 years, Taylor Wimpey España has seen visitors attracted to the Costa del Sol for all manner of reasons, many of whom have become so enchanted by the area that they have opted to buy a second home there.

Green Golf, at the heart of the Costa del Sol, has proven popular with a diverse community of buyers, including a number who were attracted to the area’s cultural offering. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom houses, with beautifully spacious terraces, integrate into the lush Estepona Golf course. Their south/southwest aspect provides plenty of natural light, making them an ideal choice for everyone from artists to sun-worshippers. The beautifully designed homes also benefit from Taylor Wimpey España’s signature combination of generous communal swimming pools and verdant gardens. Homes at Green Golf are available starting from the new price of €299,000.

“The year-round nature of the Costa del Sol’s cultural attractions means that there is plenty to do here, no matter what season it may be. For holiday home owners, that provides some superb variety – each visit can incorporate different attractions. It’s also a real bonus for families with children of differing ages, as the impressive mix of things to do can keep everyone from toddlers to grandparents thoroughly entertained.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

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

Taylor Wimpey España celebrates 6,000 property sales to 40 nationalities

Taylor Wimpey España celebrates 6,000 property sales to 40 nationalities

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  • Anniversary celebration in Ibiza to mark 60 years of success
  • Current focus is on Mallorca, Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, due to extensive demand
  • Taylor Wimpey España team to join A Place in the Sun Birmingham show on 21-13 September

In this modern era of political and economic uncertainty, maintaining a successful business over the course of several years is something to be celebrated. No wonder, then, that the team behind leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España were keen to mark their 60th anniversary of delivering superior quality homes across Spain and its islands. On Friday 14 September, the team headed to Ibiza to honour the occasion in true Iberian style.

We wanted to take some time out to thank every single employee of Taylor Wimpey España for their contribution towards making the company the success that it is today. Delivering homes for 60 years is a fantastic achievement and one that we could not have achieved without a host of talented people pouring their skills and energy into the business.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Over the past 60 years, Taylor Wimpey España has built and sold apartments and townhouses to more than 6,000 clients. Those clients have hailed from every continent, with almost 40 different nationalities served.

Today, the focus is largely on the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and Mallorca, where demand for Spanish holiday homes remains strong from buyers around the world. Developments such as La Floresta Sur, with its beautiful communal gardens and swimming pools, just moments from Elviria Beach, typify the high specification homes available to contemporary buyers (prices start from €228,000).

The Taylor Wimpey España team were joined by Managing Director Javier Ballester and Divisional Chairman, Central and South West, Nigel Holland, who thanked employees for their contribution to the company’s success.

Following the Ibiza celebration, the Taylor Wimpey España team have got straight back to work. Sales and Marketing Director Marc Pritchard will be on the panel of the Buying Property in Spain session at this weekend’s A Place in the Sun show in Birmingham, which runs from 21-23 September. Anyone interested in buying property in Spain is invited to attend for free.

“Participating in events such as A Place in the Sun provides potential second home buyers with the opportunity to speak face to face with those who have experience of living and working overseas. These are valuable opportunities for networking and exploring the dream of second home ownership – and for turning that dream into a reality.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

In the case of second home ownership in Spain, buyers are spoiled for choice. Taylor Wimpey España has key-ready properties available to suit a range of tastes and budgets, from the stunning townhouses of Marina Golf and Cala Murada in Mallorca, to the outstanding beach apartments of La Vila Paradis and Arenal Dream on the Costa Blanca.

The team will be ready to discuss all of these properties and more at A Place in the Sun this weekend, with the next 60 years of successful Spanish property development firmly in mind.

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

A holiday home for all seasons – how to ensure a Spanish second home has year-round appeal

A holiday home for all seasons – how to ensure a Spanish second home has year-round appeal

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  • Air conditioning that heats and year-round local services essential (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Think through off-season entertainment options, particularly with children (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Spain’s property prices up 6.8% in past year (INE), reflecting continued demand

Long, lazy summer days on the beach in Spain have prompted many to think seriously about buying a second home in Iberia. Easily accessible from the UK and enjoying far better weather, Spain is a popular choice for Brits looking to own a slice of the sunshine overseas.

Buying a second home in Spain can also make financial sense for families looking to grow their capital. Prices there rose by 6.8% during the year to Q2 2018, according to the INE Housing Price Index. For the Balearic and Canary Islands, the rises have been even more impressive, standing at 9.2% for the year to August 2018, based on TINSA’s figures.

For those taking the plunge and looking to buy a holiday home after a summer viewing, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has a few words of caution.

Spain enjoys a much warmer climate than the UK. However, that doesn’t mean it is consistently warm year-round! Property buyers need to consider this when buying a property that they plan to use over the winter months.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

While ‘Spain’ and ‘cold’ are two words you don’t hear together often, the increasing unpredictability of cold fronts over the winter months mean that property buyers need to think about seasonal variations. All Taylor Wimpey España homes, for example, including air conditioning units that heat as well as cool, providing owners with the ability to create a comfortable interior temperature whether it’s 40°C or blowing a gale outside.

Nor is it just the home itself that buyers need to consider from a seasonal perspective. Many areas that enjoy a bumper summer season can take on a distinctly ghost town-esque atmosphere over the winter months.

While the peace of deserted towns over the winter months appeals to some buyers, those with young children – and, indeed, older children – may well struggle to entertain them off season in the wrong area! Buyers should therefore consider carefully what will be available to them in their preferred location outside of the summer months.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

It is something that the Taylor Wimpey España take into account when looking at where to build their properties. Proximity to golf clubs with spa facilities, great restaurants that serve local crowds year-round, playparks and shops are all considered as part of the process.

Buying a holiday home that can be used in every season is about looking at the whole package. Buying somewhere that’s booming in the summer, then spending the Christmas holidays there – and trying to pull together festive feasts from a minimally stocked local store – doesn’t always make for the treasured memories that people are looking for!

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

With a 60-year history of providing high specification holiday homes to overseas buyers, Taylor Wimpey España is well positioned to advise on such matters. The company’s La Vila Paradis development at the Costa Blanca’s Villajoyosa is an excellent example. The front-line beach apartments and townhouses, with their on-site pool and perfectly landscaped gardens, are perfect for making the most of the summer. The last, key-ready properties are available from €279,000 plus VAT.

Both a working town and a popular tourist area, Villajoyosa provides plenty of entertainment options over the winter months too, from its bustling restaurant scene to the must-see chocolate museum. The weekly market and (almost) daily fish market also mean that catering is a joy in Villajoyosa, no matter what season it may be. With so much to do and superb quality homes on offer from Taylor Wimpey España, buyers can be confident in making Villajoyosa their second home destination of choice, come rain or shine.

 

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

Rising prices do nothing to deter foreign buyers as business booms in the Costa del Sol

Rising prices do nothing to deter foreign buyers as business booms in the Costa del Sol

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  • Property prices up more than 4% in Andalucia (INE)
  • Golf properties particularly sought after at this time of year (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Foreigners now account for 31% of buyers in Costa del Sol (INE)

Business is booming on the Costa del Sol, with rising property prices doing nothing to deter buyers from snapping up second homes. Beach properties remain as popular as ever, according to leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, while homes on golf courses are particularly sought after at this time of year.

After the heat of the summer – which this year has been particularly intense, many buyers return to the Costa del Sol to pursue their passion for golf and seek out a suitable property that they can use as a second home. September and October tend to offer a little relief from the heat of mid-summer, as well as being quieter now that the summer holidays have ended. This means that it’s the perfect time for buyers to discover the golf property of their dreams.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Property prices were up by 4.07% in Andalucia in the first quarter of 2018, compared to a year earlier, based on data from Spain’s National Institute of Statistics. The proportion of foreign buyers is also rising, up from 28% in Q1 2017 to 31% in Q1 2018 for the Costa del Sol.

For many of those buyers, golf properties such as those at Taylor Wimpey España’s Horizon Golf are top of the wish list. Available from €435,000 plus VAT, the ample homes are situated on the Costa del Sol’s beautiful La Cala Resort, within the famous Campo Asia golf course in the Valley of Mijas. As well as access to the superb golfing amenities, buyers at the private, gated development also enjoy the use of a large communal pool and carefully landscaped gardens.

Golf has risen in popularity to the point that 208 of the world’s 245 nations now have golf courses, according to the R&A’s Golf Around the World report. Demand for golf homes has inevitably risen as a result.

“One of the many benefits of buying a golf property in the Costa del Sol is that its use is far from limited to just golfing. Take our Green Golf homes as an example. Not only do they provide incredible golf course access and views, there’s also a superb spa on site and a fantastic beach just 3km away. This means that the homes are not just suitable for golfers, but also for the non-golfing members of their family and friends.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Such flexibility means that golfers can look forward to using their second home not just for their own ends, but also to create plenty of cherished family holiday memories. With Sports Marketing Surveys reporting that the golfers who play at least once a week have an average age of 63, a home that appeals to grandchildren as well as to golf-loving adults clearly has its advantages.

With their superb views and easy access to pristine golf courses, Costa del Sol golf homes are well positioned to take advantage of the increasing proportion of foreigners who are buying properties there. And with prices steadily rising, those buyers an reasonably expect to enjoy healthy capital growth as the icing on the cake.

 

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

Taylor Wimpey España completions up 91%, as Spanish property market thrives

Taylor Wimpey España completions up 91%, as Spanish property market thrives

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  • Taylor Wimpey España completions up 91% from compared to H1 2017
  • Spanish property prices up 4.3% in July (Tinsa)
  • British buyers largely un-phased by Brexit (Taylor Wimpey España)

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has reported a 91% increase in home completions for the first half of 2018, when compared with the same period in 2017. The company has reported a strong first half of the year and expressed optimism regarding the rest of 2018 and beyond.

The news comes against a backdrop of continuing positive growth in the Spanish property market. The latest Tinsa data shows a price rise of 4.3% nationally in July, with urban areas, the Balearics/Canaries and the Mediterranean Coast all recording positive movement.

We are delighted to report such a positive start to 2018 and to see the Spanish property market performing so well. We have worked hard over the past several years to ensure that our customers are not only provided with a great product, but also with superb customer service. This approach has supported the positive results that we have achieved in terms of completions and has positioned Taylor Wimpey España well for the future.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Taylor Wimpey España’s customer satisfaction rate is currently running at 98%. The company’s blend of outstanding beach and golf homes, together with impeccable service, has delighted buyers from across Europe (and beyond) so far this year.

German buyers were the largest nationality group for January to June, accounting for 25% of Taylor Wimpey España’s total reservations, followed by Britons (at 14%), Scandinavians (10%) and Russians (9%).

Interestingly, most British buyers seem un-phased by the impending Brexit date when it comes to buying Spanish property. Instead, they are focusing on the myriad benefits of living in Spain, from its climate to its golf courses.

One development to particularly benefit from this is Horizon Golf. The 55 spacious townhouses are located within La Cala Golf Resort’s famous Campo Asia golf course. The gated development boasts communal swimming pools and beautiful gardens, while each house benefits from large terraces and solarium of over 50 m² with panoramic views.

“There’s definitely an air of ‘keep calm and carry on’ when it comes to Britons buying Spanish property at the moment. Brexit’s there in the background, but few buyers are seeing it as much more than a possible future irritation. They’re not letting Brexit get in the way of their dream of holiday home ownership.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

In terms of regional focus, buyers remain positive about the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, as well as the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca.

 

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

Ultimate holiday homes for kids

Ultimate holiday homes for kids

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  • Keeping children occupied can mean more relaxation time for other family members (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Choosing a property with a host of on-site facilities allows for flexible usage over the years
  • Finding the right property can mean a lifetime of happy holiday memories

After a glorious few weeks, the English weather has reverted to type once again, prompting many families to head to Europe in search of some sunshine during the latter part of the school holidays. For some of those families, a holiday home in a favourite location is the perfect setting for creating wonderful childhood memories. However, choosing the right family-friendly, second home can be harder than it first appears.

Families’ needs change over the years. Young children grow up and want different things from their leisure time. As such, it’s important for families to buy holiday homes that meet future needs as well as current ones.”

Marc Pritchard, father of two and Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España recommends keeping several points in mind when seeking out the ultimate holiday homes for kids.

Easy access from the UK is essential, which is one of the reasons that Spain is so popular with UK buyers, being just a couple of hours away by plane. Families also need to think through the journey they have upon arrival, ensuring that the property is within easy reach of the local airport. There’s little worse than arriving in a foreign country with tired and hungry children in tow, only to face an onward journey of several hours before you arrive at your holiday home.

The type of property is important too. A private pool might seem like a great idea but having to constantly guard it against curious toddlers is far from relaxing. As such, a communal pool with fencing is often a much safer option for those with young children. A home on a dedicated holiday development can work well in terms of the community aspect too, which you simply don’t get with a standalone property.

Internally, a decent kitchen for self-catering is essential, particularly for youngsters who are fussy about what they eat. Storage space is important too, as having a stash of toys, clothes, games, books, pool toys and so forth means a far less stressful packing process for each break.

By the same token, a ground floor apartment with a garden (rather than a balcony) is often appealing to those with youngsters who like to explore. A garden also provides plenty of entertainment options, from ball games to teddy bears’ picnics!

“Families should review on-site and local amenities carefully prior to purchase. The more options there are nearby for entertaining little ones, the better. Beaches, pools, kids’ clubs, sporting activities… all of these can provide fun for young family members. Residences at La Cala Golf are a great example of this – the host of on-site facilities for children mean that there is always something fun to do, while the needs of older children and adult are also well catered for.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Enjoying a prominent Costa del Sol location, La Cala Golf is home to two Taylor Wimpey España developments: Horizon Golf and Grand View. Just 7 km from the beach, the two and three-bedroom properties feature communal pools and lush gardens, as well as spectacular golf, coast and mountain views. They also benefit from the broad range of activities available at La Cala Golf, which provides three 18-hole golf courses, a spa and hydrotherapy centre, tennis courts, a running track, a gym with a host of features and qualified trainers, a professional football pitch, a Golf Academy and a practice range. Prices start from €287,000.

Relaxed, happy children mean relaxed, happy parents. Flexible properties, which are suited to everyone from the very youngest to the oldest, are the way forward for those seeking the ultimate holiday homes for children.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

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

Hidden Mallorca: Taylor Wimpey España uncovers the truth behind the island’s property market

Hidden Mallorca: Taylor Wimpey España uncovers the truth behind the island’s property market

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  • Balearic property sales down 27% in May (Land Registry)
  • Falling sales attributable to property shortage, not lack of demand (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • New build homes racing to fill the gap between demand and supply: Taylor Wimpey España Mallorca reservations up 25% year to date

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has shed new light on the state of Mallorca’s property market. While official Land Registry sales figures showed a drop of 27% in May across the Balearic Islands, the Taylor Wimpey España team asserts that this is not due to a lack of demand, but a lack of supply, at least so far as the Mallorca market is concerned.

We’re seeing an interesting pattern emerge on Mallorca, with buyers sticking steadfastly to what they want from their property purchases. If they can’t find the right property at the right price, they’re pausing rather than settling for second best.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The new build sector is racing to make up for the shortage of homes that meet buyers’ demands on Mallorca, and Taylor Wimpey España is leading the way. Having been building on the island for 60 years (1958 – 2018), the company is attuned to what Mallorca buyers want. In fact, the company has just been ranked as Mallorca’s top building company by the respected Diario de Mallorca.

One of its most exciting recent developments is Acquamarina, at Cala D’Or. The two-bedroom homes are surrounded by lush gardens, with a large communal pool. Buyers can choose between ground floor homes with large terraces, private porches and gardens, or penthouses with private solariums offering magnificent views. Prices start from €220,000 plus VAT.

The high end specifications at Acquamarina epitomise the luxurious standards that Mallorca buyers are looking for – and that they are prepared to wait for.

Buyers are choosing new build homes in order to get what they want from a market that otherwise has limited options. It’s about not compromising on quality. If buyers can’t find what they want, they are happy to wait until they can purchase the level of luxury that they have in mind.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Taylor Wimpey España’s figures reveal the truth of the situation, with Mallorca reservations up by 25% year to date compared to 2017.

In simple terms, new build homes are delivering what buyers want, and what they can’t find elsewhere on the island. Mallorca’s property market is actually alive and well – it’s just that buyers’ purchasing patterns are shifting more towards new build developments, meaning that official figures are hiding the market’s real story.

 

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

Taylor Wimpey España launches Pier at Sotogrande, as demand for new Spanish homes surges this summer

Taylor Wimpey España launches Pier at Sotogrande, as demand for new Spanish homes surges this summer

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  • Pier to provide 64 exceptional frontline homes at La Marina de Sotogrande
  • New build sales in Spain up 7% in May (INE)
  • Many British buyers racing to settle in Spain before Brexit

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has announced the pre-launch of a brand new development in one of the most prestigious residential areas of southern Spain. Pier, at Sotogrande, will feature exceptional apartments with views over La Marina de Sotogrande.

The largest privately owned Andalusian residential development, Sotogrande has a long history of welcoming wealthy expats, as well as some of Spain’s most powerful (and rich) residents. It was created in the 1960s from five adjacent farms, all facing the Mediterranean, and has been popular with the international jet set ever since.

We are delighted to pre-release details of the exciting new Pier development, which will offer well-sized apartments within a private, gated community with superb on-site facilities. With extensive terraces and marvelous views across the marina to the sea, the homes at Pier will perfectly capture the elegance of this unique setting.” 

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Interestingly, buyers at this pre-release stage can opt not just for two and three-bedroom apartments, but also to join two units together to create an exceptionally spacious four or five-bedroom home with large reception rooms.

The launch announcement coincides with a significant jump in demand for new homes in Spain. According to the Spanish statistics agency INE, new home sales shot up by 7% in May (compared with an increase of just 5% for existing property sales). British buyers are certainly doing their bit to contribute to the rising numbers, with many seeking to secure a new home in Spain before the UK leaves the EU in 2019.

Spain is particularly popular with British retirees, thanks to its proximity to the UK, fabulous climate, excellent healthcare and vast array of leisure pursuits. According to the Office for National Statistics, 41% of British expats in Spain are aged 65 and above. The number is expected to rise over the coming year, as Brexit pushes many retirees to head to sunnier climes while they still have the freedom of movement to do so.

Properties such as those built by Taylor Wimpey España are ideal for retirees, as well as younger buyers looking for the perfect holiday pad. At Pier, for example, communal swimming pools and lush, landscaped gardens provide the perfect setting for relaxation, whether it be as part of a holiday or a longer-term arrangement. Each apartment features at least one terrace, while penthouses come with private solariums. All front terraces face East and Southeast, for plentiful sunshine.

Life in southern Spain offers so much more opportunity for spending time outdoors than life in the UK, thanks to the excellent climate. That’s why the apartments at Pier all feature large terraces for enjoying the outdoor lifestyle, from dining al fresco to simply stretching out in the sun with a book.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Pier will consist of two nautical style blocks, in keeping with their position as first line homes on La Marina de Sotogrande. The 64 apartments will be split into one block of 56 homes and one block of eight, with prices starting from €398,000 plus VAT for a two-bedroom residence.

 

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