Taylor Wimpey España and La Cala Golf Resort celebrate €100 million of property sales, with further 700 homes planned

Taylor Wimpey España and La Cala Golf Resort celebrate €100 million of property sales, with further 700 homes planned

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  • 300 homes delivered in past 6 years
  • High-quality homes complement outstanding golf, spa and restaurant facilities
  • 6 more years of partnership working will see total homes at La Cala Golf reach 1,000

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has announced that it has sold over 300 properties at the Costa del Sol’s La Cala Golf Resort, with plans in place to build a further 700 homes. The total sales volume of properties at La Cala Golf so far has surpassed €100 million.

With its outstanding facilities and top-notch international reputation, we knew from the outset that homes at La Cala Golf Resort would need to deliver something special. We are delighted to have reached this important milestone in our joint venture with La Cala and look forward to many more years of successful partnership working.”

Javier Ballester, General Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

Six years ago, Taylor Wimpey España Managing Director Javier Ballester and David Kelly, Chief Executive of FBD Property & Leisure Group, revealed plans to build an exciting new range of homes at the prestigious La Cala Golf Resort in Mijas, on the Costa del Sol. Their vision began with the construction of apartments at Miraval and of townhouses at Horizon Golf. Both sites have long since sold out, as have the apartments at Grand View that followed them.

At present, a number of key-ready homes are available at La Cala Golf, including the lovely Sun Valley apartments, which overlook the Europa golf course, and the townhouses of Natura, priced at €251,000 plus VAT and €440,000 plus VAT respectively. A further phase of Sun Valley has just been launched, as have homes at Harmony, which deliver impressive views over the valley of La Cala de Mijas, the golf course and the sea.

The partnership between Taylor Wimpey España and La Cala Golf Resort will run for a further six years, delivering 1,000 homes in total. Buyers from around the world have been attracted to the properties that Taylor Wimpey España has built there so far. The selection of homes has found favour with buyers from the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia and Switzerland.

“The facilities at La Cala Golf are world-class. We’ve found that they appeal to second home buyers of many different nationalities over the years, all of whom are united by their love of the Costa del Sol and its fairways.”

Javier Ballester, General Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

Facilities at La Cala Golf Resort include three challenging golf courses and a golf academy providing everything from golf school lessons to one-on-one coaching. There’s a luxurious hotel on site, along with four restaurants and a poolside bar. The La Cala spa offers a range of treatments, along with wellness activities and hydrotherapy circuit.

Meanwhile, each of the low density Taylor Wimpey España developments comes with one or more pools and beautifully landscaped gardens, in addition to the extensive gardens, terraces and/or solariums that come with each property.

“We are delighted to have built so many high-quality homes at this very family-orientated development. Sustainability and family will continue to be at the core of our new buildings, as we seek to preserve and celebrate the wonderful natural environment that gives so much joy to second home owners from around the world.”

Javier Ballester, General Manager, Taylor Wimpey España

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

Taylor Wimpey España reports double digit growth as buyers rush back to Spain

Taylor Wimpey España reports double digit growth as buyers rush back to Spain

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  • Web visits, leads and sales all experiencing double digit growth as demand booms
  • Costa del Sol sales up 59% year-to-date
  • New launches – such as Marbella Lake – proving popular with international buyers

As pandemic-related restrictions continue to ease, Taylor Wimpey España has reported a surge in demand for Spanish second homes, with web visits, leads and sales all enjoying double digit growth in June. The leading Spanish home builder’s experience is being reflected across the market more broadly, as well. Q1 2021 figures from Spain’s Colegio de Registradores show a 23.42% surge in the purchase of new build homes, along with an increase of 11.08% in previously owned property sales. Prices are up too, by 4.83%.

Spain is, without question, back in business. We saw demand building gradually earlier in the year, but buyers are now back en masse and seeking the ideal sun-kissed retreat after what has been an exceptionally tough year for everyone. We’re seeing sales ramping up across the board, with Mallorca and the Costa del Sol in particular proving popular right now.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Currently on the UK government’s green list for travel, Mallorca is welcoming a surge in holiday makers and second home buyers. Jet2 reported a 3,000% increase in bookings for the Balearics for July, while a British buyer has already snapped up the first property at Taylor Wimpey España’s just-launched Es Llaut, on Mallorca’s north-eastern coast.

The Costa del Sol is also extremely busy, with Taylor Wimpey España reporting a 59% increase in year-to-date sales there in June. Buyers of 15 different nationalities have purchased property there through the company so far this year, with Belgian buyers leading the charge and Britons in second place.

It is perfect timing then, for details of the brand new Marbella Lake development to be revealed. Just 5 kilometres from Puerto Banús, in Nueva Andalucía at the heart of Marbella’s Golf Valley, the residential complex will deliver 98 apartments. Spread across several three-storey buildings, the homes will be set within beautifully landscaped gardens, with four communal pools on site.

“It’s exciting to have such a lovely new development to launch just as the market is booming in the Costa del Sol. We have plenty of potential buyers looking for homes that offer a sense of escape and peace, which is precisely what Marbella Lake provides in such abundance. We’ve designed the development so that each home can benefit from impressive panoramic views, as well as generously sized terraces and living spaces, for the ultimate relaxing escape.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The lakeside homes are located on the banks of the Viejo del Angel reservoir. The hilltop position provides panoramic views of the reservoir, the Marbella coastline and the golf courses at Los Naranjos, Las Brisas and Aloha. Buyers can choose between two- and three-bedroom apartments, penthouses and duplexes, with prices starting from €285,000 plus VAT.

Marbella Lake’s communal areas have been inspired by the “Boho Chic” and “Country Chic” aesthetic concepts. Natural materials and colours combine to blend into the local scenery in a balanced way, adding to the development’s sense of relaxation and harmony with its peaceful surroundings. Sustainability also features heavily, with solar-powered hot water, pre-installation for electric cars and LED lighting all contributing to the development’s energy rating of B.

As well as the delights of Puerto Banus, the Marbella Lake development, which has a total investment value of €35.5 million, provides easy access to Marbella’s best beaches and restaurants, making it ideal for holidaymakers who want to get the best out of their time away. The presence of the nearby Aloha College international school also provides plenty of potential for those looking to make a longer-term move.

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

Second home buyers just can’t get enough of Mallorca

Second home buyers just can’t get enough of Mallorca

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  • Taylor Wimpey España reports 80% of development sold in just 3 months
  • Newly launched Es Llaut apartments at Cala Bona coincide with reduced travel restrictions
  • Sustainability to remain a top priority for all Mallorca properties

From Love Island to its newly won spot on the UK’s green travel list, Mallorca has a lot going on right now – and so does its property market. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has sold 80% of its Port Blau development in just three months, while its homes at Las Villas de Dalt de Sa Rapita have sold out entirely (watch this space for details of a new phase launching soon).

The news comes as Taylor Wimpey España reveals the first glimpse of its new Mallorca development, Es Llaut. Named after a traditional Mallorcan fishing boat, the development is home to 32 two-bedroom apartments with large terraces and gardens, situated in Cala Bona, close to Port Verd. Just a short stroll from the beach, harbour and town, the spacious homes are flooded with natural light, with beautifully unobstructed views from the upper terraces. Prices start from €276,000 plus VAT.

“With open plan kitchen and living areas that lead out onto generously sized terraces, Es Llaut delivers the ideal environment for enjoying long, lazy holiday days away from the cares of the world. We are delighted to be able to launch these apartments just as Britons are able to travel to Mallorca once more and enjoy the incredible natural beauty that the island has to offer.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Taylor Wimpey España is doing all it can to contribute to the long-term preservation of that natural beauty by building sustainability into the design and build process of Es Llaut (along with all the company’s other developments). This is a key area of focus for the housebuilder.

At Es Llaut, energy efficiency is achieved through individual heat pumps for efficient domestic hot water production, three-speed mechanical interior air renewal systems and individually controlled air conditioning in each room. LED spotlights mean that very little energy is consumed for lighting the homes, taps are fitted with aerators to reduce output and toilets feature dual flush technology, as each room plays its part in terms of enhanced sustainability.

Sustainability also features strongly in the communal areas at Es Llaut. There are bioclimatic architectural elements for sun protection and control, preinstallation of charging stations for an electric vehicle in each parking space and garden irrigation using a drip system. The outdoor and pool lighting is on an automatic timer, there’s a storage take for drinking water and a rainwater tank for irrigation purposes. Grey water harvesting, meanwhile, is used for irrigation and WC cisterns.

“Our challenge is to push the boundaries of what we can achieve in terms of sustainability with every new development and we’re delighted with Es Llaut’s eco-credentials. We’ve prioritised local businesses and suppliers in the construction supply chain as well, to minimise the carbon footprint of the build.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

As Mallorca welcomes British travellers once more, many will be keen to use their time on the island to find the perfect second home. Given how quickly its other developments have been selling, Taylor Wimpey España’s advice is to book a site visit (either in person or virtually) without delay, particularly as interest in Balearic properties is expected to boom now that Brits are flying there once more.

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

Impact of pandemic and climate crisis evident in design of new luxury homes at The Crest

Impact of pandemic and climate crisis evident in design of new luxury homes at The Crest

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  • Taylor Wimpey España environmental strategy puts sustainability at heart of new homes
  • The Crest offers luxury living with customisable outdoor spaces
  • Climate change, nature, resources and waste all under the spotlight like never before

The way we live and the way we holiday are changing. Both the pandemic and climate change are having an impact, as leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España explains:

“The pause in international travel during the pandemic, combined with the focus on facilitating working from home, has caused us to think about how we work, live and travel in new ways. The circumstances have opened the door for longer breaks, with many families now able to combine working from home overseas with taking some time off to enjoy the sun.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Fewer, longer breaks involve fewer flights than multiple short breaks. This is a key factor in enabling holidaymakers to enjoy overseas locations in a more sustainable manner. It also means that second homes are particularly well suited to those looking to minimise their impact on the environment while also getting away from the stresses of everyday life.

Of course, sustainability is about far more than the behaviour of those using second homes – it is also about how they are designed and built. Taylor Wimpey Espana’s environmental strategy aims to account for a range of factors when the company develops new properties, from water shortages and habitat degradation to the impact of increasingly extreme weather and the need to consume fewer materials. 

All of this and more has been taken into consideration at The Crest, Taylor Wimpey España’s newly launched development on the Costa del Sol. Located at the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort and Spa, at Benahavis, Marbella, the boutique development of 14 luxurious, three-bedroom homes enjoys fabulous natural surroundings. The protection of that natural setting is a top priority, as is building the homes in a way that minimises their impact on the environment.

The Crest, which has an energy rating of B, has an electric water heater with an energy savings system, with the hot water supply produced by thermal solar energy. Each home also includes a parking space with preinstallation of an electric vehicle charging station. Prices start from €385,000 plus VAT.

“At The Crest, we were keen to show that homes that respect the environment can still be wonderfully luxurious. We’ve provided spacious living areas and large terraces, all nestled on a pretty hill, delivering a sense of privacy and exclusivity that is a step above other residential complexes in the area.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The Crest’s landscape-style terraces merge into the living rooms of each home, while large patio doors make the most of the natural light available and the spectacular views. The five penthouses feature amazing private solarium areas, with owners able to choose from a range of setups for different uses, including outdoor dining, sunbathing, exercise and ultimate relaxation, with the installation of a rooftop Jacuzzi. There is also a designer communal poolwith a solarium area and showers at The Crest, along with prettily landscaped gardens. 

The prestigious La Quinta Golf, meanwhile, provides a Mediterranean sauna, aromatic steam bath, Hammam, hydromassage, aquatherapy, eight wellness treatment rooms and a fitness centre, in addition to its outstanding golf and dining facilities.

“The high specification homes at The Crest are very well suited to the prominence of La Quinta. This is a superb new development; we anticipate demand for these homes will be particularly strong.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

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

Forget the Euros: will Spain, Portugal or the UK win the battle of the property champions?

Forget the Euros: will Spain, Portugal or the UK win the battle of the property champions?

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  • Portugal may be the defending European champion, but how does its property market stand up?
  • Will Spain’s second home credentials win out?
  • Or is UK property still holding its own?  

Euro 2020 excitement is reaching fever pitch, with the first match (Turkey versus Italy) due to kick off in Rome on Friday 11 June. In total, 51 fixtures will be played across 11 host cities. Both Spain and the UK will be hosting matches (in Seville and London, respectively), as defending champions Portugal seek to retain their championship title.

But enough about football. What about the contenders’ property credentials – does it make more sense to buy property in Portugal, Spain or the UK right now?

“Each country has its own merits when it comes to buying property there. Whether it makes more sense to buy in the UK, rather than Portugal or Spain, for example, depends entirely on what you plan to use the property for – and how long you intend to hold onto it before selling.”

Dale Anderson, Managing Director, Fabrik Invest

Owning property in Portugal has plenty of appeal. The cost of living/holidaying there is a major draw. Numbeo reports that Portugal’s cost of living is lower than that of Spain, which in turn is lower than that of the UK. The Post Office Holiday Costs Barometer 2021, meanwhile, reports that Portugal’s Algarve is cheaper to visit that Spain’s Costa del Sol. And with property priced at €1,185 per square metre, Portugal’s homes are also cheaper than pretty much all of western Europe. Score one for Portugal.

Portugal also delivers an enviable lifestyle, particularly in the sun-kissed Algarve, with its stunning coastline, world-class golf and marine sporting facilities and its picturesque towns and villages packed with independent restaurants and cafés serving up the delicious local cuisine.

In terms of what you can get for your money in the Algarve, the homes at Amendoeira Golf Resort are a great example. Two-bedroom apartments cost from €285,000, while three-bedroom villas with private pools are priced from €490,000.

Owned and operated by Kronos Homes, Amendoeira Golf Resort presents buyers with a range of additional facilities, including golf, tennis, a gym, communal pools, a sports bar, a restaurant and a stunning new clubhouse. For those currently fixating on the Euros, there’s a natural grass football field built to FIFA’s standards, along with two AstroTurf five-a-side football fields.

So, what does Spain have to offer? Like the Algarve, southern Spain offers a superb outdoor lifestyle, with 300 days of sunshine per year. It also provides a wealth of golf and other sporting facilities, along with a wonderfully scenic coastline. Spain’s coast is on the Mediterranean, so it wins out over Portugal when it comes to sea temperatures (as Portugal sticks out into the Atlantic).

For those who like to treat themselves while on holiday, Spain is also the place to be. From designer clothes to yachts, the country’s southern shores are awash with high-end goods and upscale beach clubs (far more so than that Algarve, which tends to deliver luxury in a rather more laid-back fashion).

“Spain has long been a favourite destination for British holidaymakers and second home buyers. Its vibrant towns, superb gastronomy and cosmopolitan atmosphere are ideally suited to relaxation and enjoyment.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Spain also wins out over its Iberian neighbour when it comes to flight times – just. Flying from London to Alicante takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, while London to Faro is closer to 2 hours and 50 minutes.

In terms of properties, the Costa del Sol has a wealth of options available. Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España offers everything from golf apartments to stunning beachfront homes.

A property at Sun Valley, for example, provide residents with all the benefits of living at the prestigious La Cala Golf Resort. Priced from €251,000 for a two-bedroom apartment, the south and southwest facing homes enjoy panoramic golf and sea views and come with a communal pool and infant splash pool. The individual apartments all feature large terraces and spacious interiors.

Where does all this leave the UK? Well, while Portugal and Spain are winning big with second home buyers, investors looking for passive income are turning to the UK, according to property investment firm Fabrik Invest. The company cites the UK’s stability as an investment destination as a key part of its appeal

Owning a rental property in the UK certainly comes with plenty of earning potential. The Exchange in Preston is an excellent example. It offers contemporary urban apartments within one of the city’s key redevelopment zones – Stoneygate. On-site amenities include a gym, residents’ lounge, elegant rooftop garden, concierge and bike storage. Not only are the homes set to benefit from the impact that the Stoneygate masterplan has on the local area, but the North West region is projected to lead the UK in terms of property price growth. Savills predicts that prices in the North West will increase by 28.8% in the five years to 2025.

So… which country wins? It seems the answer really does depend on what you want to own the property for. And as for who will win Euro 2020, only time will tell!

For full details of Amendoeira Golf Resort, please email realestate@amendoeiraresort.com, call (+351) 282 320 820 or visit https://www.amendoeiraresort.com/en/

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

For more information on Fabrik Invest, call 020 8175 9891, email enquiries@fabrikinvest.com or visit www.fabrikinvest.com

Taylor Wimpey España reports strong demand for Mallorca homes as new Sa Galera development launches

Taylor Wimpey España reports strong demand for Mallorca homes as new Sa Galera development launches

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  • Balearic property reservations up 37% compared to 2019
  • New seafront homes launch at Sa Galera, overlooking the Bay of Palma
  • Spain’s islands lead the way for property price growth, with rise of 4.6%

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has reported strong demand for its properties in Mallorca in May. Reservations across the company’s Balearic properties are up 37% when compared to 2019, with German, British, Austrian and Swiss buyers all racing to pick up second homes. The company’s Las Villas de Dalt de Sa Rapita development is now fully sold across all four of its phases, while details of new site Sa Galera have just been revealed.

It’s good to feel such energy back in the property market once more, with Mallorca leading the post-lockdown recovery. May has been particularly busy for Spain’s islands and we’re seeing prices rising and properties being snapped up as buyers look to secure their homes in the sun. It’s the ideal time to share details of our lovely new townhouses in Cala Estancia. With just eight homes available, this is a development that we expect to sell out particularly quickly.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Sa Galera’s eight townhouses are just 300m from the beach in Cala Estancia, delivering stunning views of the Bay of Palma, Bellver Castle and the cathedral from their solarium terraces. Each home has large terraces and private gardens, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The properties face south-west and west and come with landscaped grounds and a communal pool. Prices start from €725,000 plus VAT.

Property prices across the Spanish islands rose by 4.6% in the year to May, according to the latest figures from Tinsa, meaning the islands are leading the country in terms of growth. The second highest rise – of 3.2% – was seen along the Mediterranean Coast, while Spain as a whole saw prices increase by 1.3%.

New build homes continue to attract considerably more interest than previously owned properties, with both key-ready and off-plan homes performing well, according to Taylor Wimpey España.

“Spain has seen a notable shift in favour of newly built homes recently as buyers seek out modern interiors, contemporary layouts and better sustainability credentials than older properties can deliver. The pandemic has pushed some buyers towards wanting a property immediately, to provide them with greater flexibility should there be further lockdowns. Others prefer to ‘wait it out’ and purchase off-plan now in order to start enjoying their new property once life has returned to a more normal state of affairs. So we’re seeing interest from both of these buyer types right now.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

A number of airlines are now ramping up their flights to Spain. Finnair resumes flights to Mallorca from June, while the first Ryanair flight to depart from the revamped Teeside Airport was headed to Palma.

“Foreign tourism is increasing and we’re expecting a busy summer so far as our Mallorca properties are concerned. The island has so much to offer families who own second homes here, from its beautiful beaches and outstanding sporting and leisure facilities to the superb local cuisine. It’s the perfect antidote to the stresses of the past year.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

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

Sustained interest in sustainability supports demand for new builds in Spain

Sustained interest in sustainability supports demand for new builds in Spain

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  • Taylor Wimpey España reports environmental matters continue to attract attention
  • Solar panels and energy cost savings are buyers’ main focus
  • New builds continue to out-perform second-hand homes in Spain

New build properties in Spain are winning over buyers thanks to their eco-friendly credentials, according to leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España. The company reports that solar panels and energy cost savings top buyers’ priority list when it comes to sustainability.

All of our new homes achieve at least a B energy rating in terms of their sustainability and efficiency. It’s something that we’re increasingly talking to our buyers about – our virtual catalogues now have a dedicated sustainability section that outlines each development’s environmental credentials.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The Taylor Wimpey España team believe that this is playing into new build properties’ continuing out-performance of older homes in the Spanish market. Pre-pandemic, new builds were enjoying higher price gains than second-hand homes. And while the Colegio de Registradores’ 2020 report shows a 16.7% overall contraction in market size due to the pandemic, the new build sector shrank by just 7.3%.

While solar panels tend to be the sustainability poster boy, creating more environmentally friendly holiday homes goes much further than this. New Taylor Wimpey España developments are built using materials and equipment with high percentages of recycled material. They feature low consumption lighting, appliances with the highest energy rating and aerothermal and solar photovoltaic energy to reduce CO2 emissions. There is also a ventilation system for indoor air renewal and an Airzone system to regulate the temperature in ducted air conditioning. Homes include a thermal break in the exterior carpentry and double glazing with air chamber.

Communal areas, meanwhile, include charging points for electric vehicles, community recycling facilities, programmable drip irrigation for landscaped areas and sensors, presence detectors and/or timers for lighting in common areas.

“We are committed to adapting all of our processes and supply chain to fight climate change, be more sustainable and contribute to improved health and wellbeing. It’s great to see that our buyers are thinking about this too and that we can respond so confidently and proactively to their queries around sustainability. And, of course, if we can save them money on their energy bills then so much the better.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

One B energy rated development that is attracting keen interest at the moment is Ikat, located in the town of Ses Salines on Mallorca’s south-eastern coast. The two-bedroom/two-bathroom homes include ground floor apartments with private gardens, penthouses with direct access to their own solarium terrace and duplex homes with both garden and solarium terrace. Prices start from €260,000 plus VAT.

Ikat is located just metres from the centre of Ses Salines. Owners have easy access to the restaurants and renowned wine cellars of the town, with the option to explore at their leisure and then return home to relax by the pool or on their terraces. The beach is around 5 km away, while Ses Salines is also surrounded by many spectacular cycling routes. Perfect for holidaymakers looking to enjoy Mallorca’s stunning natural environment.

Also B-rated is Emerald Greens, located at the prestigious San Roque Club in Cadiz, just 18 km from Gibraltar – one of just 12 countries currently on the UK government’s green list. The apartments and penthouses at Emerald Greens have the most effective thermal and acoustic insulation available on the market. The development also has some beautiful outdoor space, including corn oak meadows with footpaths crisscrossing them and benches for sitting quietly in the shade in the midst of the abundant greenery.

Emerald Greens will have a large leisure area for communal use, roughly the size of three football pitches. The first phase of 24 homes and a communal pool (one of three that the finished development will have) is due for completion by September, with a second phase recently released to keep up with demand.

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

Spain is back in business as alarm status ends and restrictions ease

Spain is back in business as alarm status ends and restrictions ease

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  • Fewer travel restrictions and longer restaurant opening hours as life gets back to ‘normal’
  • Taylor Wimpey España welcomes positive impact on Spanish property market
  • Summer season spending to relieve some of pressure on tourism sector

As one of the world’s most visited countries, Spain relies heavily on its tourism sector to keep the economy ticking over. Like many sun-kissed hotspots, it was hit hard by the pandemic. But hopes are now high for the summer season, as the end of Spain’s ‘alarm status’ on 9 May signals a return to something akin to normal.

The ending of the alarm status in Spain means a reduction in travel restrictions and an easing of the rules imposed on hospitality venues such as restaurants. People can go out at night again and generally enjoy a quality of life that is much closer to the pre-pandemic days than we have seen here in quite some time.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Kyero.com reports that sales to international buyers account for 13.97% of all property transactions in Spain (as at Q4 2020). The figure tends to be significantly higher in coastal areas. In the Balearic Islands, that figure stands at 32.89%, while in Malaga province it is 32.23%. In Alicante, foreign buyers made up 40.73% of all transactions.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has been serving international buyers in Spain for over 60 years. The company sees the ending of the alarm status as a major step forward in terms of supporting buyer confidence.

We have many enquiries at the moment from potential buyers who are just waiting for a little more ‘normality’ before they commit to purchasing a second hone. The end of the alarm status is a significant step in the right direction, just as the easing of international travel restrictions in the UK will be on 17 May. The combination of these factors spells good news for the Spanish tourism sector and the country’s property market.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Taylor Wimpey España has continued to build throughout the pandemic. One of the company’s most recent launches is Port Blau in Mallorca. Consisting of 10 three-bedroom apartments with spacious private terraces, the development provides a communal pool and pretty gardens for residents to enjoy. Port Blau also delivers direct sea access, while the southeast orientation means buyers can enjoy plenty of sunshine. Prices start at €425,000 plus VAT.

Over on the Costa del Sol, meanwhile, Taylor Wimpey España had just launched the second phase of Sun Valley, located in the renowned La Cala Golf resort. With the course winding its way around the homes and a variety of golf, pool and garden views available, buyers can enjoy the serenity of the stunning natural environment, with apartments priced from €251,000 plus VAT.

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

Taylor Wimpey España launches second phase of Sun Valley homes, as Spanish property market picks up

Taylor Wimpey España launches second phase of Sun Valley homes, as Spanish property market picks up

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  • New build transactions exceeded 2019 levels in August and September 2020 (Valmesa Consultores)
  • Mediterranean Coast property prices up 2.7% since February (Tinsa)
  • Britons bought more homes in Spain than any other foreign nationality in 2020 (Colegio de Registradores)

Despite Brexit and Covid, Britons bought more properties in Spain than any other foreign nationality in 2020. They accounted for 1.48% of overall property sales, with total purchases by foreigners accounting for 11.3%, according to the Colegio de Registradores.

While the total number of sales inevitably shrank in 2020, it was the second-hand homes market that was the most heavily impacted. Nationally, home sales dropped by 16.7%, but for second-hand homes, that figure reached 18.7%. Sales of new build homes, meanwhile, dropped by just 7.3%.

In fact, according to analysis by Valmesa Consultores, the number of new build transactions in August and September 2020 surpassed those in the same months of 2019.

We’re seeing some very positive signs across the Spanish property sector right now, with demand and sales both increasing. Buyers are looking for a mix of key-ready, newly completed homes, as well as off-plan properties on new developments. With renewed interest in the market, prices in coastal regions are beginning to increase, making now a great time to buy before they rise any further.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Prices along the Mediterranean coast rose by 0.1% year on year in March 2021, according to Tinsa. However, the monthly increase since February stood at 2.7%, as buyers continue to gain confidence in the light of ongoing vaccination programme rollouts.

Increasing enthusiasm for overseas second homes was confirmed by recent statistics from A Place in the Sun, which found that 30% of people are now more motivated than ever to buy a property overseas. Of those looking at buying a property in Spain, 40% have their sights set on the Costa del Sol.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has been building along the Spanish Mediterranean coast for over 60 years. Most recently, the company has launched the second phase of homes at Sun Valley at La Cala Golf in Mijas, Malaga. With all but four of the key-ready homes in phase I already sold, Sun Valley’s second phase of stunning golf resort properties are available for purchase. Prices start from €251,000 plus VAT.

La Cala is Spain’s largest golf resort. It has a well-deserved reputation for the excellence of its facilities. Nestled between the sea and the mountains between Marbella and Fuengirola, the resort includes a hotel, restaurant, spa, golf club and academy, tennis court, squash court, fitness centre, running circuits and FIFA football pitch. All in addition to its three 18-hole golf courses.

The apartments at Sun Valley sit in a privileged position within the resort, at the top of the hill overlooking the Europa course. Their location provides buyers with panoramic views of the golf course and the sea, while all apartments are south or southwest facing for maximum enjoyment of the Spanish sunshine. Buyers also benefit from Sun Valley’s communal swimming pool and landscaped gardens.

The two- and three-bedroom apartments’ large terraces have glass balcony enclosures to make the most of the fabulous views. Interestingly, the April 2021 Savills report on homebuying trends in Spain found that those buying property in Spain prioritise having a good view more than any other factor. 94% of buyers ranked this as important, followed by 87% who were focused on having high-speed internet – also something that comes as standard at Sun Valley.

“We’re hearing from many buyers that it is peace and proximity to nature that they want right now. This means that golf developments such as Sun Valley are ticking all the right boxes. With international travel hopefully just weeks away from resuming, we’re busy providing virtual viewings and have taken a number of reservations following WhatsApp and Zoom tours.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The Taylor Wimpey España team has been providing ‘live’ viewings via video call almost since the start of the pandemic, touring apartments and developments and even walking down to the beach. Calls last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.

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

Brits lead the charge to the sun as Taylor Wimpey España launches two new developments in April

Brits lead the charge to the sun as Taylor Wimpey España launches two new developments in April

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  • British buyer snaps up first property at Essential in Jávea, Costa Blanca
  • New homes also launched in Port Verd, Mallorca
  • Demand for holidays to UK-friendly destinations increasing (Jet2)

In another sign that the resumption of foreign holidays is edging closer, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has launched not one but two brand new developments. 

With vaccination programmes underway and airlines adding new routes and additional capacity for this summer, many families are feeling confident once more about their longer-term holiday plans. Buying off-plan means that families who can’t travel right now can still enjoy planning for a future of building happy memories together overseas.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

That’s precisely what the first buyer at Essential in Jávea on the Costa Blanca can now do. The British buyer has snapped up the first of the 74 two- and three-bedroom apartments, which come with communal pools for adults and children and prettily landscaped gardens, just a 15-minute walk from the beaches and marina of Jávea.

Priced from €175,000 plus VAT, the apartments at Essential include spacious terraces with huge windows that blend indoor and outdoor living space beautifully. Privat rooftop terraces with hot tubs are available for the penthouse homes, offering a slice of sunshine-packed luxury at a superb price.

With supermarkets, a market, banks, restaurants, cafés, gyms, schools (state and international), a bus station and a post office all within walking distance, the homes are well-suited to year-round living, as well as holiday usage. They are due for completion in March 2023, providing families with plenty of time to look forward to using them once international travel is largely back to normal.

“We’re delighted to be able to provide buyers with a mix of properties to suit their differing needs. For some, that means providing homes that allow them to look a couple of years into the future and plan for anything from family holidays to retirement. For others, that means providing key-ready homes that allow them to enjoy the Spanish sunshine this summer, as soon as they can travel.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Over in Mallorca, Taylor Wimpey has also launch Port Blau this month. The high-end homes enjoy a superb location in Port Verd, on the island’s east coast, with direct access to the sea. Each home is filled with space and natural light, with ground floor apartments offering private gardens and penthouses coming with their own private sun terrace.

Port Blau also comes with communal gardens and a good size swimming pool. Homes face south-east in order to delivery plentiful sunshine throughout the year. The 10 three-bedroom homes are priced from €425,000 plus VAT.

The launches come as demand for international travel continues to build. A number of airlines have launched additional routes and seats for the summer 2021 season. Jet2, for example, has added over 50,000 additional seats as a “direct response to demand” for holidays to locations that are open to welcoming holidaymakers from the UK, including Spain.

“While we are still some way off from international travel operating as ‘normal’ once more, the industry is nevertheless preparing for a far better summer than last year. We’ve already seen a notable increase in interest from UK holiday home buyers, with leads up 116% YTD in March from British clients, compared with an increase of 73% across all nationalities. Brits are coming back in force.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

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