Buying a beachside property can heal mind, body and soul

Buying a beachside property can heal mind, body and soul

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  • “Lifelong relationship to water” benefits cognitive, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual health (Dr Wallace Nichols, PhD)
  • 4 in 5 people report being around water relaxes them (Wakefield Research)
  • Beachside homes provide respite for mind, body and soul (Taylor Wimpey España)

 

The benefits of spending time near water are becoming increasingly evident, as more research is undertaken. For leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, access to water is an integral part of the company’s ethos. From homes with direct access to stunning beaches, like Cala Murada in Mallorca, to developments with multiple communal pools and water-based relaxation amenities, like Mijas’ Horizon Golf townhouses, at the La Cala Golf Resort, which come complete with hydrotherapy centre and spa.

 “Just the sight of the sea can evoke a neurological reaction, let alone the health benefits to be enjoyed as a result of having a dip. Owning your primary residence or second home within sight of the water can boost your mental and physical health, which is why we take such care with the locations that we choose and the views that our beachside homes offer.”

 Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

According to marine biologist Dr Wallace Nichols, seeing water can promote wellness and relaxation by inducing a flood of neurochemicals that increase the flow of blood to the brain and heart. At the same time, the sound of waves can alter brain patterns, inducing a deeply relaxed state that is similar to meditation.

This finding is backed up by data from Wakefield Research, which found that four out of five people report that being around water relaxes them, while 72% of people feel healthier after they’ve spent time on the water.

“A lifelong relationship to water, facilitated through activities like boating and water sports, for example, brings vast cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health benefits. These activities also tender the added positive rewards of exercise and social time with others in the context of the great outdoors.”

 Dr Wallace Nichols, PhD, Author and Marine Biologist

Sea air brings mental health benefits of its own. The negative ions that it contains enable the body to absorb oxygen more readily and balance serotonin levels. Meanwhile, exposure to the sun’s heat results in the endocrine system secreting endorphins. Add in a swim in the sea and the salty water will preserve the brain’s levels of melatonin, tryptamine and serotonin, all of which stave off depression.

The physical benefits of beachside living are also numerous. Walking on sand requires the body to repeatedly counter-balance, thus working the muscles harder than walking on a flat surface. Swimming in the sea is also a great way to get exercise, as are the countless watersports that popular holiday locations like the Costa del Sol offer in such abundance. Exposure to sea water can boost the immune system, thanks to the antibiotic and antibacterial effects of the vitamins and minerals within the water. It can also improve circulation and help to heal aches and pains. There’s even evidence that swimming in warm sea water can help the body to fight conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.

We still have a long way to go before we fully appreciate all of the benefits that come with spending time at the beach and in the sea. However, we know enough to understand that there is immense value to be had from living in close proximity to the water.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Even the diet is healthier for those who eat local produce, with regular consumers of fish less likely to suffer from depression than those who abstain from eating it. With glossy, high spec kitchens and wide terraces or private gardens, Taylor Wimpey España’s properties are perfectly designed for those wishing to reap the full package of benefits of seaside living.

 

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.

Brits buy double the number of Costa del Sol homes in run up to Brexit

Brits buy double the number of Costa del Sol homes in run up to Brexit

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  • British buyers up 100% compared to last year (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Most important summer ever set to see 2% increase in visitors and income for Costa del Sol (Costa del Sol Tourism)
  • Spanish property prices to rise by 5% in 2018 (BBVA)
  • Exchange rate ‘stability’ may be key to surge of second home purchases (Taylor Wimpey España)

 

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has reported a 100% increase in sales of its Costa del Sol properties to British buyers over the past year.

The charms of the area’s stunning beaches and golf courses have eclipsed buyers’ Brexit worries, leading to a surge in interest in Spanish second homes on the Costa del Sol.

 

A number of factors are at play here. On the one hand, we’ve seen a relatively stable GBP/EUR exchange rate over the last several months. At the same time, interest in the Costa del Sol in general is rising. Then there are the age-old attractions of the area’s pristine beaches and golf courses. All of this is excellent news for the local tourism sector.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

The Taylor Wimpey España team believes that the exchange rate is key to the resurgence of British buyers. According to xe.com, the past 90 days have seen just 0.32% volatility in the GBP/EUR exchange rate, from a low of 1.12014 to a high of 1.15801. The result is an increase in British buyer confidence.

Also relevant is BBVA bank’s forecast that Spanish property prices will rise by 5% over the course of 2018 – double the rate of price growth achieved in 2017. As such, many buyers are looking to buy into the market sooner rather than later, to ensure they receive maximum value for money. Others are looking to their Costa del Sol second home purchase for fairly rapid capital growth (as well as the ability to use the property whenever they wish).

 

We’ve seen a sustained increase in British buyers on the Costa del Sol over the past year. The exchange rate has a huge influence over such matters. We’ve also seen a 15% increase in the number of property reservations across mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands as a whole, with reservations now at their highest level for seven years.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

The impressive figures coincide with the CEO of Costa del Sol Tourism, Jacobo Florido, announcing the “most important summer” of the region’s history.

Both tourist numbers and income are projected to grow by 2% during the year – and that’s following a record year in 2017, when 12.5 million visitors arrived in the Costa del Sol, up 6.4% compared to the year before. An additional 80,000 visitors from the UK certainly helped to bolster the figures.

When it comes to second homes on the Costa del Sol, buyers are spoiled for choice, thanks to Taylor Wimpey España’s extensive collection of terrific properties there.

In Marbella, Royal Banus properties are available for purchase from €490,000 + VAT, while homes at Le Caprice – at the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort in Benhavis – are priced from €550,000 + VAT. Both sites feature homes built to exacting standards and with impressive interiors. Outside space (in the form or balconies and gardens) is a given, while communal pools and gardens complete the offering.

For those with a more modest budget, Grandview at La Cala Golf Resort, and Estepona’s lush, tranquil Green Golf, showcase the Costa del Sol’s attractions. Priced from €287,000 + VAT and €340,000 + VAT respectively, the resorts offer stylish, contemporary homes with superb views and excellent local facilities. Their combination of pools, gardens and golf has proven popular with British buyers and looks set to continue doing so over the course of the Costa del Sol’s “most important summer” ever.

 

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.

Consumer confidence and property prices rise hand in hand in Spain, as growth rate reaches highest level for 10 years

Consumer confidence and property prices rise hand in hand in Spain, as growth rate reaches highest level for 10 years

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  • Property prices up 5.4% in year to April 2018 (Tinsa)
  • New home growth picked up sharply towards end of 2017 (ST Sociedad de Tasación)
  • Balearic homes attracting particular interest (Taylor Wimpey España)

A new report from the ST Sociedad de Tasación, one of the largest real estate valuation firms in Spain, has shown that the average price of new and second hand residential properties in Spain increased by 4.3% over the course of 2017. New home growth picked up significantly during the second half of the year, rising to 2.3% from a rate of 1.7% for the first six months of 2017. The company’s Confidence Index has also ticked upward, with confidence increasing in the first quarter of 2018.

Figures from Tinsa reveal that the trend has continued into 2018. The price of new and second hand housing was up by 5.4% in the year to April 2018. It is the highest growth rate since Q3 2007, according to Tinsa.

Price growth in the Balearics has been particularly high, at 5.6% in the year to April 2018.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España reports that demand is also strong, with Mallorca properties proving particularly popular.

We’ve seen some excellent growth in the Spanish property market over the past year, with metropolitan areas and the Balearic and Canary Islands faring particularly well. Not only are prices rising, but also consumer confidence and satisfaction, which is excellent news for the market as a whole.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Customer satisfaction stood at 100% for the most recent month (March 2018) for Taylor Wimpey España’s Balearic properties, having remained well above 95% since late 2017. With resorts such as Marina Golf available, it’s easy to see why. The modern, Mediterranean-style village complex offers three-bedroom homes with south-west-facing private terraces and gardens, all surrounded by some of the islands top golf clubs. A generously proportioned communal pool with solarium area and golf course views, and delightful landscaped gardens, complete the offering. The last homes on the development are now key-ready, with prices starting at €549,000.

Also popular on the island is Acquamarina, a collection of two-bedroom apartments just 1 km from the sea and 6 km from the nearest golf course. Mallorca is a popular destination for golfers as well as for cyclists and, of course, water sports and beach lovers.

Spain’s economy does well from foreign property buyers, who are drawn to locations such as Mallorca for both second homes and primary residences. Visitor numbers were up 6% (to 13.7 million) in the year to March 2018, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). The number of foreigners registering with Spain’s social security system was also up, by 8.1% over the course of 2017.

“Spain’s myriad attractions mean that it remains a popular choice for those looking for a better lifestyle, from families with young children to retirees. Brits in particular have a long-standing love of Spain, making up the largest proportion of visitors from any single country and the key buyer group for foreigners purchasing Spanish homes. With price-growth at a ten-year high, we expect 2018 to be a very strong year for the Spanish property market.”

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.

Villajoyosa retains its five Blue Flags to remain a firm Costa Blanca favourite

Villajoyosa retains its five Blue Flags to remain a firm Costa Blanca favourite

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  • Villajoyosa beaches attract tourists from around the world
  • Sunshine, sand and superb chocolate make for a winning combination
  • Taylor Wimpey España down to last few homes for sale at La Vila Paradis, after strong demand

The popular Spanish coastal town of Villajoyosa is celebrating its 3 km of glorious sandy beaches, having retained all five of its Blue Flag awards in 2018. The Varadero, Centro, la Caleta, Paradis and Bol Nou beaches were all singled out by the Association for Environmental Education and the Consumer (ADEAC) for their cleanliness, accessibility, health and safety and lifeguard provision. The news comes amid a record-breaking year for Spain, which saw the country net a global record-breaking 590 Blue Flags in total.

Located on the sunshine-draped Costa Blanca, Villajoyosa is a haven for those who love the beachside lifestyle. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is a vocal advocate of the area, having chosen Villajoyosa as the location for its exclusive La Vila Paradis gated, now key-ready development. The frontline apartments and townhouses enjoy an enviable location, offering direct beach access, in addition to swimming pools, beautiful landscaped gardens and private parking.

“Villajoyosa has so much to offer to both second home owners and those looking to settle in Spain more permanently. The soft white sands that gave the Costa Blanca its name are complemented by a superb climate and a welcoming town environment. Central Alicante is just 20 minutes away, while the airport can be reached in half an hour, meaning that Villajoyosa is easily accessible from the UK.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

As well as proudly flying its five Blue Flags, Villajoyosa also has a reputation as one of Spain’s leading chocolate producers. The town even has its own Chocolate Museum, where visitors can enjoy a fascinating walk through the history of chocolate-making and absorb the wisdom of five generations of master chocolatiers.

In case stunning sandy beaches and some of Spain’s best chocolate aren’t enough, Villajoyosa also enjoys average water temperatures of 24°C during the summer months. The average day rarely dips below 60% sunshine, even over the winter months. In July, 80% of daylight hours are sunny, according to World Weather & Climate Information.

“Villajoyosa’s name literally means ‘joyful town’ in English, which really does sum it up perfectly. Long, sunny days on the beach are the ideal way to work up an appetite before meandering through the town and sampling its excellent restaurants, which showcase seasonal, local specialities. It’s the kind of place that captures both the heart and the imagination, which is why we only have a few properties left for sale here!”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The high quality, key ready apartments of La Vila Paradis enjoy exceptional sea views, with balconies, terraces and private gardens providing owners with plenty of space to relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. Prices start from €269,000 for apartments and €449,000 for townhouses.

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 kicks off fundraising challenges in aid of two charities

Taylor Wimpey España kicks off fundraising challenges in aid of two charities

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The second weekend of May will see Taylor Wimpey employees complete their annual Charity Challenge divided in four levels to raise money for two great causes.

This year’s challenge will transport employees to Wales, home of the massive Snowdonia National Park complete with stunning yet challenging mountains to climb. Two teams from the Spanish arm of the company, Taylor Wimpey Espana, will tackle the fierce challenge of hiking the mountains, taking in the infamous Glyders and Snowdon itself.

As well as preparing to tackle this rocky challenge (10th to 13th May), the Taylor Wimpey España teams have started holding fundraising events to help raise money for The Youth Adventure Trust and Llar de memoria, with a marketing campaign with suppliers, agents, the sale of T-shirts and a solidarity beer event held in the office on Mallorca.

The Youth Adventure Trust helps vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to gain the skills, confidence and courage needed in order to face the challenges in their daily lives whereas Llar de memoria is an association that ruins a sanitary centre to treat dementia.

The team has already raised 91% of the £4,000 target before the challenge.

“Our Taylor Wimpey challenge has become an annual event with many employees looking forward to the opportunity to participate and donate to some amazing causes. The money raised from this challenge will make such a difference to young people’s lives and victims of dementia. Our goal is to give as much as we can, so no donation is too big or too small. We wish our two teams chosen to represent the Spanish division all the very best for this exciting challenge!”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Despite the popularity of the Snowdonia peaks, this challenge should not be underestimated especially as they are divided in four levels: Snowdon Dragon, Snowdon Monster, Snowdon Sprite and Snowdon Beast.

Each includes a conquest of the National Park through Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Snowdon – a total ascent of 1,500 metres on average – and those brave enough will not just descend on foot but also on two wheels. With its large boulders, gushing waterfalls, vertical rock faces, heavy mist and endless crude stone staircases, the Snowdon mountains really are a hell of a place for a hike and bike ride!

For 60 years, Taylor Wimpey España has been delivering award-winning homes that complement the natural beauty of the Balearics, the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol. If you would like to view more about the event or make a donation to the team please do visit this link.

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. 

Spanish holiday home market sizzles as Taylor Wimpey España launches four new developments

Spanish holiday home market sizzles as Taylor Wimpey España launches four new developments

Spain
  • Average price for Spanish housing jumped by 3.8% (Tinsa)
  • Housing recovery is becoming more widespread (Sociedad de Tasacion)
  • Sizzling new holiday homes available on Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and Mallorca (Taylor Wimpey España)

 

Today’s outlook for housing in Spain is bright with the country’s real estate market causing international buyers to sit up and take notice. Latest data from Tinsa presents strong evidence of the Spanish housing recovery with the average price of finished housing in Spain increasing by 3.8% in first quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2017. The same report states that the greatest demand comes for housing on the Spanish coasts where Taylor Wimpey España has been operating for 60 years (1958 – 2018).

Indeed, whilst the recovery is at its strongest in different regions, including the capital Madrid, but data from Sociedad de Tasacion (ST) suggests that price increases are becoming more widespread across the nation. Consequently, buyers in search of the perfect holiday home, are increasingly moving to secondary cities and locations to find affordable properties. With this in mind, the Spanish coasts, especially the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol, are in the spotlight with Taylor Wimpey España launching not one but four new projects this spring in answer to rising demand for holiday homes.

In line with the company’s plan to invest 30 million euros in the most popular destinations, Spain’s leading housebuilder continues to strengthen its position in the residential market with these four new developments: Kiruna Residential in Elche, Costa Blanca, Royal Blue in Mallorca, Royal Banus in a privileged enclave next to Puerto Banus in Marbella and Le Caprice within the famous La Quinta Golf Resort area in Benahavis, Costa del Sol.

 

“When buying a holiday home in Spain, location is always a key factor. That is the reason why we spend a lot of time at Taylor Wimpey España focused on building quality houses in the right areas. We do not think about just building houses, but rather seek is to create the perfect home in the perfect location where owners can enjoy the environment to the fullest.”

 

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Le Caprice is a prime example. The exclusive residence located on the Costa del Sol comprises 14 penthouses, apartments and duplexes with 3 bedrooms that have everything residents need to enjoy the Mediterranean life. The south-west facing project enjoys spectacular views over La Quinta golf course, making the development a unique destination for golf lovers. Prices start from €550,000 + VAT.

The second new development on the Costa del Sol is the exclusive Royal Banus. It may be located next to the casino in Marbella but these 6 luxury penthouses with solarium and 18 modern contemporary apartments with 2 and 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms are no gamble! Prices start from €490,000 + VAT and the complex is set to be completed for Q4 2019.

Further north on the Costa Blanca, Kiruna Residencial is located in the town of Elche (Alicante) in an environment surrounded by nature and golf courses. The complex of 3-bedroom townhouses combines the Alenda Golf course with a livelier beachfront nightlife easily accessible in just 15 minutes. The homes also include a garden, private parking and access to a communal swimming pool, club house and supermarket. Prices start from €165,000 + VAT. The houses are scheduled to be delivered for June 2019.

Finally, Royal Blue is a modern Mediterranean style residential complex comprised of 17 homes and located next to the beaches Cala Molto and Cala Agulla at Cala Mesquida where residents can enjoy the fabulous sea views. The development has a communal pool and gardens for owners. Each home has a private garden and penthouses provide solarium terraces. Prices start from €315,000 + VAT.

 

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 60th anniversary (1958 – 2018)

Taylor Wimpey España celebrates 60th anniversary (1958 – 2018)

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2018 sees Taylor Wimpey celebrate its 60th year of operations in Spain.

A household name in the UK, Taylor Wimpey has spent the last six decades (1958 – 2018) selecting prime locations on the Spanish mainland and Balearic Islands, building attractive developments characterised by their quality, careful design and respect for the environment.

Today, the Spanish arm of Taylor Wimpey, which has reported steady growth in both international buyers and house sales, is contributing to Spain’s well-recovered property market with experts forecasting prices and sales to rise once again this year.

In 1958 Taylor Wimpey – known as “Taylor Woodrow” at that time – was already a prestigious developer in the United Kingdom when Frank Taylor, the company’s founder, spent his honeymoon on Mallorca. He and his wife, Christine, fell in love with the island and decided that Taylor Wimpey should also operate in Spain.

With the support of Jaime Ballester, they set up the subsidiary and built their first properties – Apartamentos Paraiso – in Canyamel, in the east of Mallorca. The development was comprised of 40 apartments across five blocks.

Over the years they extended their presence to other coastal areas – the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca primarily with the acquisition in June 1996 of the development Las Fuentes in Moreira and Los Castillos in the early 1990’s in Puerto Duquesa.

In 2007, Taylor Woodrow and George Wimpey merged to create the UK’s largest housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Plc and two years later its Spanish arm took the name of Taylor Wimpey España led by current General Manager Javier Ballester, son of Jaime Ballester.

During the 60 years since formation, Taylor Wimpey España has delivered more than 6,000 homes in its three current locations to buyers from over 40 countries worldwide. More than 3,000 homes have been sold on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, about 2,5000 homes on the Costa del Sol and more than 1,000 on Costa Blanca North & South.

Increasingly, today’s Taylor Wimpey España client is paying more attention to the developer’s brand and reputation for delivering than location, price or features.

One example of Taylor Wimpey España’s obsession with quality is the exclusive Marina Golf development located in the southwest of Mallorca. Priced from €549,000 + VAT, the last remaining golf townhouses have 3 with private terraces and gardens, surrounded by a solarium with views over the Santa Ponsa III golf course.

 

“Whilst it’s easy to say, it’s not so easy to deliver high quality homes which is why we are so proud of our Mallorcan developments. Operational since 1958, Taylor Wimpey España has been at the forefront of the island’s property market for almost six decades, securing the very best sites and building the finest homes for our clients. We are Mallorca and we are committed to ensuring a sustainable future for the island we call home.” 

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, 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. 

Ditch the pud for paella and have yourself a sunny little Christmas in Spain

Ditch the pud for paella and have yourself a sunny little Christmas in Spain

Spain
  • Quarter of Brits prefer to head overseas during holidays to avoid ‘boring’ UK Christmas (MyVoucherCodes.co.uk)
  • Brits set to overspend this December with an average of €159 on food alone (Deloitte)
  • Stylish second homes available from €365k for the unique Spanish festive season (Taylor Wimpey España)

While many Brits will be braving the cold and unbearably crowded shopping expeditions during the holidays, other are shunning England entirely for a sunnier little Christmas in Spain.

A survey, conducted by discount website MyVoucherCodes.co.uk in October, revealed that a quarter of Britons surveyed will swap ‘boring’ UK Christmas for a festive getaway in the sun.

According to the Deloitte Christmas Survey 2017, Brits are set to overspend this December splashing most of their money on food (€159). So why not forget the traditional turkey blowout and opt for grilled ‘cigalas’ (crayfish) instead, washed down with a few glasses of Cava?

Shellfish, Iberian ham, grilled shrimp, clams with salsa verde, roast lamb, suckling pig, lobster stew, fudge, polvorones … the list of delicious Christmas dishes in Spain is long and moreish. But food and the weather are not the only reasons to be in the Iberian Peninsula at this time of year.

Spending Navidades in Spain is often a driving factor for many people looking to buy a new home in under the Spanish sun with a rise in the number of properties sold in the run up to the festive period registered by Spanish housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España.

“In the UK, Christmas is a much more of a commercial holiday than it is in Spain. The UK’s emphasis on gift buying is much greater but here it is more about investing time in making delicious meals and spending precious moments with family. It’s a very different kind of holiday season and one that feels really special to experience.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Although just two hours flight from the UK, Spain is increasingly seen as the ideal European country in which to enjoy a different winter. The festive season in Spain is fully underway and lasts until Epiphany on January 6th.

On December 22, Spaniards are glued to their TV screen as the famous draw – the Loteria de Navidad– takes place, with families celebrating a big win if they got El Gordo. Then follows, the most joyful celebration on Christmas Eve where families gather together for a sumptuous festive dinner. The festive excitement culminates with the parade of the Three Kings on January 5th – the only day where inhabitants can enjoy a guilt-free treat – a traditional ring-shaped cake Roscon de Reyes.

The Spanish housing market is also set for a happy Christmas as Taylor Wimpey España has expanded its portfolio for the winter season with new sea front apartments available at Botanic in Costa del Sol for example.

Situated on an exclusive area of Benahavis, this private residential complex offers 3 bedroom apartments priced from just €365,000 + VAT – all designed in a typical Mediterranean style for both comfort and convenience.

The complex stands out for its eco-friendly features as each home use solar panels, high quality thermal insulation, sound proofing and have minimum energy consumption – holding a ‘B’ energy certificate. All rooms are south-facing so the large open windows can enjoy stunning views from the sea and be open to the winter sun.

So, for those looking to ditch the Christmas pud for paella and truly live an ultimate Spanish experience, look no further than the new Botanic development!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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