Taylor Wimpey España launches new beachfront homes, following record September sales

Taylor Wimpey España launches new beachfront homes, following record September sales

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  • Posidonia development will provide frontline apartments with stunning sea views
  • Launch follows best ever September
  • Second home reservations running at 3x rate seen in 2019

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has announced the launch of a brand-new, beachfront development at Punta Prima, in the Costa Blanca. The launch of Posidonia follows the best September for Taylor Wimpey España since the company was founded in 1958. Reservation numbers in September 2021 were treble those seen in September 2019.

It’s always exciting to launch a new development, particularly one such as Posidonia, which goes back to the core of what a beachfront holiday home should be all about. Being able to do so off the back of our best ever September is really exciting.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Posidonia is the ideal blend of traditional and contemporary touches. The location is a long-term favourite with British holidaymakers and an established market for Taylor Wimpey España, with Posidonia located next to the firm’s Panorama Mar development, where the last few key-ready homes are available for sale.

Providing direct access to the promenade, beyond which lie golden sands and the sparkling sea, and with three communal swimming pools and extensive landscaped gardens, Posidonia certainly delivers when it comes to what families want from a frontline second home. The sea views from the 48 apartments, all of which face south, are simply gorgeous.

When it comes to the interiors, the two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses are delightfully contemporary. Designed around family living, they are spacious and open plan, with the interior space flowing beautifully out to the large, sea-facing terraces.

The building itself is being constructed with a clear environmental focus in mind, as are all Taylor Wimpey España homes. With an energy rate of C for consumption and B for emissions, it features CLIMALIT type double glazing, renewable hot water (solar energy), lifts with photoelectric cells and automatic sprinklers and drip irrigation for the gardens. 

Posidonia’s homes also come with fitted kitchens (furniture and appliances included), air conditioning/heating and underground parking and storage.

“We are delighted to be able to offer families the chance to buy a home at Posidonia. With completion due in November 2022, we anticipate that by this time next year many families will have already started building happy memories in these lovely apartments. The beautiful beaches, extensive golfing facilities, fantastic local cuisine and, of course, the fabulous weather make the Costa Blanca the ideal location for family breaks.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Homes at Posidonia are available from €279,000 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.

New travel rules expected to result in surge of holidaymakers – and second home buyers – to Spain

New travel rules expected to result in surge of holidaymakers – and second home buyers – to Spain

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  • Taylor Wimpey España predicts that simplified travel will deliver bumper results for Spain
  • Balearic Islands are currently Spain’s most popular destination
  • Beach, local cuisine and sun are “what families are seeking right now”

With the UK government’s new travel rules now in place, it’s easier to visit Spain than it has been in a long time. For some British families, this means looking forward to a long overdue half-term break in the sunshine. For others, it opens up the potential for a more permanent connection with Spain.

“It has already been an exciting summer in terms of rising interest in Spanish second homes from British buyers. Now, with the simplification of travel rules between the UK and Spain, we expect a very busy couple of months ahead, as many families un-pause their plans to purchase property in Spain.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

As of 4 October 2021, anyone travelling from the UK to Spain aged 12 or over must present either proof of being fully vaccinated (at least two weeks before travel) or a negative PCR test result (taken within 72 hours of travel). Travellers must also complete a health control form within the 48 hours before they travel.

Holidaymakers from England and Wales can use the NHS Covid Pass as proof of their vaccination status. Those travelling from Scotland can request a letter from the NHS or download a QR code. Northern Ireland residents can present a Covid certificate.

Covid rules in place in Spain include wearing face masks in enclosed public spaces for those aged 6 and above, as well as in crowded outdoor spaces. Social distancing remains in place (1.5 metres), while local regions also have their own safety measures in place.

Those returning to the UK will not need to take a Covid test before departing Spain, provided they are fully vaccinated. Travellers still have to take a PCR test the day after arriving home, although the UK government is planning to change this to a lateral flow test by the time people return from their half term breaks. Those returning to England also have to fill out a passenger locator form. More stringent restrictions are in place for travellers who are not fully vaccinated.

“The updated UK rules provide a clear and simple way for travellers to access Spain and return with minimal disruption to their daily lives. This is excellent news for holidaymakers seeking some Spanish sunshine. It’s also great news for the Spanish property sector, which is already seeing both demand and prices rise.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Many airlines have arrangements in place for the anticipated increase in demand from holiday makers over the autumn and heading into 2022. Czech airline Smartwings has launched six new routes connecting the Canary Islands with various European countries. EasyJet, meanwhile, is adding five aircraft to its seasonal bases in Spain and Portugal from May, including in Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. The increase means that EasyJet will have five aircraft based in Malaga and seven in Palma.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is also gearing up for a busy autumn and winter season. Palma is home to its Sa Galera development, where eight exclusive townhouses overlook the Palma Bay. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom properties include spacious gardens, terraces with superb views over the bay, the cathedral and Bellver Castle and solariums that are perfect for enjoying Mallorca’s famous sunsets. Just minutes from the city centre, the properties are ideally located for families looking to get the very best out of their time away. Prices start from €755,000 plus VAT.

Recently released figures show that Mallorca and the other Balearic Islands led the arrival of international tourists into Spain in June, welcoming 656,082 travellers between them. Since January, the islands have attracted higher visitor spending than anywhere else in Spain as well, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics (INE). In June, they accounted for 30.5% (€737 million) of all tourism spending in Spain. German and Spanish tourists led the field, with Brits coming in third in terms of visitor numbers.

“After such a quiet summer in 2020, it’s been superb to welcome so many holidaymakers back to Mallorca this year. The island has something for everyone, from sports enthusiasts to families looking to spend their break on the beach. The local cuisine is fresh and delicious, and the island offers a peaceful escape from everyday life. It’s very much what families are seeking right now.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

For holidaymakers who prefer mainland Spain, The Crest at La Quinta Golf Resort in Benahavis (Costa del Sol) is a boutique development of just 14 homes in a delightfully serene area just 10 minutes from Puerto Banús and Marbella. Available from €385,000 plus VAT, the contemporary apartments feature large terraces with stunning, open views over the fairways. There’s an on-site communal pool with solarium and showers, as well as prettily landscaped gardens for owners’ exclusive enjoyment.

Savills’ latest Global Living Spotlight flags up the continuing quest for more space, as well as the role of remote working in terms of global population movements. With high-speed WiFi included across all of its developments, as well as properties that are designed to be spacious and full of light, Taylor Wimpey España is well positioned to serve this market as demand continues to increase heading into 2022. 

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.

Property in 2022: what are the experts predicting?

Property in 2022: what are the experts predicting?

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  • House prices set to continue rising, albeit more slowly (Fabrik Invest)
  • Rents will rise too, while Build to Rent models flourish (Housing Hand)
  • Demand for second homes overseas will increase, with an emphasis on space both inside and out (Taylor Wimpey España)

It’s been a rollercoaster couple of years for the property sector, both at home in the UK and overseas. As living with COVID in our midst becomes increasingly routine, what could this mean for property in 2022? From owner-occupiers and renters to investors and second-home buyers, we’ve rounded up expert opinions on what next year has in store.

The UK housing market

According to Dale Anderson, MD of Fabrik Invest, UK house prices should continue to rise during 2022, albeit at a more sedate pace than during 2021. He comments:

“Despite the Stamp Duty holiday no longer being a factor, I expect house prices to continue to rise steadily in 2022, as there is still a fundamental shortage of supply in the UK. The shortage of building materials, and shipping restrictions and disruption in relation to those raw materials, is likely to push prices of new builds up, as well.”

Fabrik Invest’s CEO, Steve Jacob, believes that increased interest from investment funds and institutions will also continue to feed price increases. The entrance of Lloyds Bank into the residential market, with its aim to become the UK’s largest landlord within the next five years, is testament to this trend.

The private rented sector

The shortage of high-quality rental properties is likely to keep pushing rental prices up in 2022, according to Fabrik Invest’s Dale Anderson. James Maguire, Head of Sales and Business Development at UK rental guarantor service Housing Hand, agrees:

“Demand continues to outweigh supply in the UK, which means we can reasonably expect that rents will continue to rise. This is also pushing the expansion of Build to Rent models of accommodation. Once seen as more appealing to younger renters, the potential of these kinds of developments for tenants of all ages is becoming more widely appreciated.”

With interest rates so low, Maguire believes that large investors will see the UK as a great opportunity to see a greater return on investment in 2022, with many of them setting their sights on the Build to Rent sector and on Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA).

In terms of accommodation providers, Housing Hand has seen increased demand of late for faster and more secure onboarding of their tenants – a trend which the company anticipates will be important in 2022.

Overseas property in 2022

A perennial favourite with second home buyers from the UK, Spain is a good yardstick when it comes to appetite for international property. According to Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, there’s plenty of reason for cautious optimism when it comes to overseas property in 2022:

“We are cautiously optimistic about the performance of the Spanish property market in 2022. 2021 is proving to be a very positive year in terms of property sales and we anticipate that this will continue into 2022, with international buyers keen to snap up high-quality new builds.”

That said, he cautions that there are one or two bumps in the road to watch out for, with the main one being that prices of land, building materials and labour are all rising. That means the cost of building homes in Spain is rising, just as it is in the UK and across Europe. 

In terms of what buyers will want from second homes in 2022, Pritchard flags up the importance of open spaces, terraces, communal areas, flexible spaces and light-filled rooms. With COVID still very much present in buyers’ minds, the desire for space will play a big role, as will the need to spend time outdoors. Properties close to the beach and/or golf facilities are likely to be highly prized in 2022.

More information:

Fabrik Invest: 020 8175 9891, enquiries@fabrikinvest.com or http://www.fabrikinvest.com

Housing Hand: 0207 205 2625 or https://www.housinghand.co.uk/

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

Perfect penthouses for enjoying some winter sun

Perfect penthouses for enjoying some winter sun

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  • Taylor Wimpey España is offering a range of key-ready penthouses for sale
  • Now is ‘perfect time’ to buy, as prices in Spain return to pre-pandemic levels
  • Spacious penthouses can easily accommodate working from home

Taylor Wimpey España is showcasing a range of penthouses available for immediate purchase. With British interest in Spain continuing to rise, the leading Spanish homebuilder is enjoying keen interest in its properties along the Costa del Sol and in Cadiz province.

“Penthouse buyers are seeking something extra special. They are looking for spacious interiors and well-designed exteriors with plenty of room for outdoor dining and relaxation. Spectacular views are also essential, whether they be out to sea, over the verdant green of a golf course or all the way to distant mountains.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

One property that delivers on all fronts is Pier 2 in Cadiz, where the last two-bedroom penthouse is ready for occupation. Priced at €525,000 plus VAT, the property boasts splendid sea views from its prime position on the frontline of Sotogrande Marina. A shared pool and pretty gardens are provided for residents’ exclusive use.

Spain’s property prices are rising rapidly, as the market recovers from the impact of the pandemic. The latest figures from the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE) show an increase of 3.3% in the year to Q2 2021, while the price of new build properties rose by 6%. The figures mean that Spain’s property prices have now returned to pre-pandemic levels.

“Now is the perfect time for buyers to pick up a holiday home in Spain, as those buying key-ready homes can look forward to the prospect of using the property over the winter season. Penthouse homes provide a wonderfully luxurious way to enjoy the colder months and have plenty of room for those looking to work from home in Spain, as well as holiday there.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

A key-ready penthouse that offers the ideal work-from-home ambience can be found at Le Caprice, at the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort at Benahavis, Marbella. Costing €698,500 plus VAT, the property comes with three bedrooms and multiple large terraces, as well as spectacular golf course and sea views. The price includes the show home furnishings and an extra parking space, meaning that buyers can instantly enjoy using it.

“Being able to simply pack a suitcase and hop on a flight makes for a very easy way to start enjoying your new penthouse, so we find that fully furnished homes are always popular. Buyers can start enjoying their leisure time from the moment they arrive.”

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.

Buyers snap up key-ready homes in Spain as boltholes to avoid winter lockdowns

Buyers snap up key-ready homes in Spain as boltholes to avoid winter lockdowns

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  • Taylor Wimpey España reports increasing demand for key-ready second homes
  • Costa del Sol proves most popular with British buyers, followed by Mallorca
  • Spanish islands see prices rise fastest over past year, at 7.9% (Tinsa)

With autumn upon us once again, and after a less than impressive UK summer, many families are thinking about getting away for some much-needed winter sun. Spain’s Costa del Sol has long been a favourite holiday spot for families looking to pick up a second home. Now it has the added attraction of serving as a winter bolthole for those looking to escape the potential of another winter spent under lockdown in the UK. As such, despite Covid and despite Brexit, the Costa del Sol continues to be popular with British second home buyers, according to new figures released by Taylor Wimpey España.

The leading Spanish homebuilder reports that the Costa del Sol remains its most sought-after region with British buyers. In terms of properties, families are increasingly seeking key-ready homes that they can begin to enjoy immediately and from which they can work. Reliable, fast WiFi is now an essential, not a nice-to-have.

A leading example of the type of property being sought in Benhavis is Botanic, where all apartments except the last, key-ready penthouse have been snapped up in the last few months. Priced at €720,000 plus VAT, the penthouse delivers exceptional accommodation backed by views across the rolling green hillsides down to the deep, glistening blue of the Mediterranean. The spacious interior provides room to work from home while also accommodation the family – perfect for the growing demand for ‘wolidays’, where the pandemic has blended work and holidays like never before. 

With so much interest in the Costa del Sol and other areas of the Mediterranean coast, prices are racing upward. They rose by 5.2% on average in Spain over that past year, with both the Mediterranean coast and the Spanish islands exceeding this, at 6.1% and 7.9% respectively, according to Tinsa.

The attractions of owning a second home in Spain have never been greater, particularly with winter on the not-too-distant horizon once again. We’re seeing interest in all regions increase compared to 2019’s figures, with international clients turning to Spain for key-ready homes that provide them with plenty of flexibility when it comes to where to stay and where to work. Properties such as the Botanic penthouse are particularly attractive to British buyers, as the purchaser and their family become eligible for a Golden Visa, thus opening up access to the Schengen Zone once more.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Nor is the Costa del Sol the only Spanish region finding favour with British buyers. The sun-kissed island of Majorca continues to be a firm favourite with Brits, as well as with a broader international clientele. Homes such as those at Canyamel Pins, just a few metres from Canyamel Golf and the soft, white sands of Canyamel beach. Surrounded by pleasant communal gardens and with a generously sized pool, the homes provide the ideal antidote to the British winter blues. Prices start from €365,000 plus VAT.

“It’s been encouraging to see so many British buyers returning to the Spanish second homes market over the summer months. Despite travel restrictions, British appetite for Spanish property remains strong and many British families are looking forward to picking up properties in Spain with a view to using them as winter boltholes. This provides not only the opportunity to enjoy some winter sun but also the option to get away from the UK to spend any future lockdowns in the sunshine.”

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.

Demand for key-ready holiday homes in Spain to “remain strong in 2021”

Demand for key-ready holiday homes in Spain to “remain strong in 2021”

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  • CBRE highlights heightened interest in immediately available new-build homes
  • Taylor Wimpey España reports increased demand for key-ready homes with terraces
  • New build prices showing far more stability than previously owned homes (Tinsa)

Figures from the CBRE, Tinsa and leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España are all pointing to 2021 being a particularly positive year for newly built, key-ready homes in Spain.

“One of the most striking consequences of covid-19 has been a heightened demand for new-build housing with immediate availability. With the spectre of further lockdowns hanging over them, buyers were not prepared to wait, and demand for immediately (or imminently) available properties should remain strong in 2021.”

2021 Spain Real Estate Market Outlook, CBRE

Buyers, it seems, have no time to lose when it comes to making the most of their holiday time, and CBRE’s projection is already proving true for Taylor Wimpey España.

“We have seen a notable increase in demand for key-ready homes recently. Homes with private terraces and communal outdoor areas with pools and gardens are proving to be precisely what buyers want to counteract the restrictions that so many of us have been living under for the past 18 months. Sunshine, fresh air and outdoor space have never felt so special.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Figures from Tinsa highlight the impact of this increased buyer interest. The Coastal Housing 2021 report shows that 76.1% of locations were delivering price stability for newly built homes, compared to 49.5% of homes that had been previously owned.

The Spanish Colegio Registradores, meanwhile, reports that foreign buyers now make up 9.7% of all property purchases in Spain (as at Q1 2021), with Mallorca and the Costa del Sol being the most popular areas. British buyers are leading the charge, accounting for 25.8% of all foreign purchases in Spain during the quarter.

Homes in the Costa del Sol certainly deliver when it comes to space in which to enjoy the sunshine. At Natura, for example, townhouses at La Cala Golf Resort deliver accommodation split across three levels as part of a private, gated development with communal pool and pretty gardens. Each spacious, three-bedroom home comes with a large solarium, measuring over 50 m2, and a private garden. Key-ready homes at Natura are priced from €450,000 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.

Holiday home purchases jump 56%, hitting pre-pandemic levels in Spain

Holiday home purchases jump 56%, hitting pre-pandemic levels in Spain

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  • Surge in Taylor Wimpey España sales to British buyers
  • Costa del Sol leads the field for Brits buying in Spain
  • Sales forecasts for coming months looking very positive

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has reported a surge in demand from British buyers, with year to date sales for July 2021 now equalling those in the same period in 2019.

Confidence has been returning to the Spanish second homes market for several months and it’s great to see that British buyers have now regained the appetite that they had for Spanish property before the pandemic.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Purchases by British buyers are up by 56% compared to the same period in 2020, when the impact of the pandemic on second home sales was in full swing. Many other nationalities are also showing interest in Spanish second homes in numbers that are equal to or higher than they were before the pandemic struck. In total, buyers of 23 nationalities have purchased homes from Taylor Wimpey España this year.

“This year is shaping up to be a good one for Spain’s second homes market – our projections for August and September are looking very positive. Buyers want sunshine, fresh air and beautiful beaches to balance out the stresses of the past year.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

It is the Costa del Sol that is attracting most interest from British buyers right now. With 150 km of stunning coastline, picturesque mountains, world-class golfing facilities, vibrant cities, historic and cultural sites and a wealth of gastronomic delights, the area has much to offer. This is the case even in the diversity of second homes it offers, from lakeside living at Marbella Lake, to beautiful golf homes surrounded by myriad shades of green, such as those at Green Golf, to penthouses with stunning sea views, such as the last key-ready home available at Botanic.

Mallorca – British buyers’ second most popular area, based on Taylor Wimpey España’s figures – also has a wide variety of holiday homes available. The company has launched several developments there this year, with one of the most popular being Ikat. The spacious apartments, penthouses and duplexes in the heart of the town of Ses Salines launched just four months ago, priced from €260,000 plus VAT. Just seven homes remain available for sale, with the rest having been snapped up off plan.

The third most popular area with British buyers is the Costa Blanca, which is known for its beautiful coastline and lively towns, as well as its superb value property. At La Recoleta III in Punta Prima, for example, a key-ready, two-bedroom apartment just metres from the beach costs from just €185,000 plus VAT.

For Britons who’ve not previously bought a second home overseas, buying in Spain may seem daunting at first. But a few simple precautions can ensure a smooth transaction, as Taylor Wimpey España’s Marc Pritchard explains: 

“Buying a property in Spain doesn’t need to be a stressful or risky experience. Always buy with a developer with a long-established reputation and a focus on providing outstanding customer care. And never sign anything if you feel pressured in any way – no reputable company will make you commit to a purchase before you are ready. It’s also important to use an experienced, dual language property lawyer – one who has your interests at heart, rather than those of the company you’re buying from.”

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.

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.