Majorca property has weathered the economic storm

Majorca is a beautiful island with an abundance of dramatic rocky coastlines and flora framed coves, and associated with cultural images of Chopin, Georges Sand and Robert Graves. These days it is just as well known for superyachts and celebrities. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones have a home there and the Spanish royal family holidays on the island.

As a property destination, Majorca has largely avoided the full brunt of the Spanish economic downturn. Taylor Wimpey España comments “While some mainland properties are selling for 60 to 80 per cent of their pre-crises prices, geographical constraints and near nil construction overbuild helped us better weather the property storm.”

 

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The gateway to Costa del Sol

The gateway to Spain’s Costa del Sol, the municipality of Malaga is steeped in culture and history, from its contemporary art centre to its two Moorish castles and museum dedicated to the city’s most famous son – Pablo Picasso.

It is also home to some of Spain’s finest beaches, with wide expanses of sand at locations such as Estepona attracting large numbers of tourists each year.

Taylor Wimpey España comments, “Spain, and in particular the Costa del Sol, has so much to offer that tourists can spend weeks here and still go home feeling that there were things that they didn’t have time to do. It’s one of the reasons that so many look to purchase a second home in Spain, so that they can return time and again in order to make the most of this fascinating country.”

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The British are coming!

With a reviving economy, improved exchange rate and ever-higher values of their primary home, the British are back in the market for overseas property.

To match demand, A Place in the Sun is putting on a new show in Manchester next March, while the Overseas Property Show will run from 5-8 September in Birmingham and at seven other cities this autumn. According to Currencies Direct the locations most favoured by the British are, in descending order: Spain, France, the US, Portugal and South Africa. From the most popular of those, Taylor Wimpey España tells OPP that her customers are discerning and ready to buy. “The positives are that these are cash buyers, with a lot of information about the market and looking for good locations and great build quality.”

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Spanish construction sector leads Europe

Spain housing boom was swiftly turned to financial bust when the property crisis struck following years of soaring construction. The sudden downturn left the country’s economy reeling and thousands of homes empty – or unfinished.

Taylor Wimpey España comments: “Real estate transactions by British buyers have increased more than 20 per cent according to the British Embassy in Spain and certainly here at Taylor Wimpey España we’ve noticed an upsurge in purchasers from the UK. We’ve also had a high level of interest from Russian buyers, with Spain’s golden visa capturing the attention of many wealthier individuals from outside of the EU.

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Building a better future in Spain

Spain has had enough of economic doom and gloom. The sun-kissed Iberian country has put its economic troubles behind it and is now leading Europe in the race to build a better and brighter future.

Taylor Wimpey comments “Real estate transactions by British buyers have increased more than 20% according to the British Embassy in Spain and certainly here at Taylor Wimpey Espana we’ve noticed an upsurge in purchasers from the UK. We’ve also had a high level of interest from Russian buyers, with Spain’s golden visa capturing the attention of many wealthier individuals from outside of the EU.”

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Belgian buyers snapping up Spanish second homes

According to figures from the INE, Spain’s national statistics institute, the country’s property market is experiencing a renaissance. Sales went up 8.8% in June, the fourth consecutive month of rising sales numbers that Spain has experienced.

Taylor Wimpey comments “We’re seeing much more interest from Belgian buyers this year – our sales to them were up 8% in June,” 

 

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Survey reveals Spain as the UK’s most popular overseas retirement destination

Spain has long been popular with Brits looking to pick up a holiday home in the sunshine and for many families the property also acts as the bolt hole to which they plan to retire. The gentle climate, delicious cuisine and stunning coastal scenery of Spain have proven a consistent draw to UK holidaymakers and those in their golden years.

Taylor Wimpey España comments, “Our buyers are looking for high spec properties in Spain’s most popular areas. The relaxed pace of life in Spain, together with the weather and the wonderful culture, combine to create the perfect destination.”

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Spain tops Brit retirement wishlist

The poll from MGM Advantage identified some 3.2 million adults looking to leave the UK to retire in Europe. Out of those, Spain came top of the wishlist, garnering 26 per cent of the vote, enough to top the rankings of preferred destinations.

Taylor Wimpey Espana comments: “Our buyers are looking for high spec properties in Spain‘s most popular areas. The relaxed pace of life in Spain, together with the weather and the wonderful culture, combine to create the perfect destination.”

 

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Spanish property market rebounds as economy turns a corner and attracts international buyers

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish developer Taylor Wimpey Espana, comments, “Spain has long been a popular second home destination for buyers from across Europe and the Balearic Islands in particular have seen significant investment from those looking to purchase the ideal holiday home in the sunshine.”

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