Property: ‘Invest in Spain in 2015′ as tourism soars

Anyone looking for an investment abroad should look towards Spain for 2015 as its tourist industry continues to grow, says one developer.

Spain pulled in a record tourist spend of more than €56million (£43million) in 2013, according to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism – and it looks as if that figure increasd in 2014.

“It’s been a fantastic year for Spain,” Taylor Wimpey España comments,

“We’ve seen resorts across the country receive record numbers of visitors, with the lure of Spanish sunshine tempting many to come here for their holidays. One of the great things about Spain is its mass appeal – whether for singletons, couples, families or retirees, Spain has something to offer everyone.”

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Ask for the kids’ permission first

What is perhaps less well known is the influence that children have on the purchase of second homes. Owning a home overseas is a wonderful way to enjoy family holidays and avoids the usual hassles associated with family getaways. The TripAdvisor survey found that lugging extra gear and not enough quiet time for parents were the top annoyances, both of which can be avoided through second home ownership.

Taylor Wimpey Spain comments: “There’s no doubt that children play a huge role in their parents’ decision to purchase a second home. Our buyers are looking for large swimming pools, on-site parking and easy beach access, all of which are important for their children to enjoy time at the property.”

 

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Building a better future in Spain

The cranes are on the move once again in Spain, as the construction sector finally picks up its tools following a seven year pause. October 2014 saw the sector register a 13.9% increase in activity compared with a year earlier, according to Eurostat, while financial advisors Arcano have pegged real estate and construction as two of the driving forces behind the Spanish economy in 2015.

Taylor Wimpey Epaña comments: “The past few years certainly haven’t been easy for Spain’s construction and real estate sectors. Many developments were simply left mid-construction when the hard times hit and it has taken until now for a lot of companies to have both the confidence and the financing to begin building once more.”

 

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Want to buy a second home? Ask for the kids’ permission first!

Whether we like it or not, it’s established fact that children shape their parents’ holiday choices. Each year the TripAdvisor family travel survey demonstrates the influence that kids have on their parents’ decisions. In 2014, some 92% of respondents planned to travel with family and relatives’ considerations were plain to see in the amenities wish list, with complimentary breakfast, close proximity to local attractions, free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and room service making the top five.

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Buying a second home is child’s play – no kidding!

For families, buying a second home is child’s play – as long as you get the kids on your side!

That’s the view of overseas property professionals who say children play a vital role in the buying process, with pools and locations near beaches among their top requirements.

Taylor WImpey España comments:  “There’s no doubt that children play a huge role in their parents’ decision to purchase a second home. Our buyers are looking for large swimming pools, on-site parking and easy beach access, all of which are important for their children to enjoy time at the property.”

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Spanish optimism spreads despite falling prices

Spanish property prices fell back to levels recorded at the start of last year during the final months of 2014, according to new figures. The industry, though, has never been more optimistic about the year ahead. 

Taylor WImpey España comments “We’ve seen resorts across the country receive record numbers of visitors, with the lure of Spanish sunshine tempting many to come here for their holidays. One of the great things about Spain is its mass appeal – whether for singletons, couples, families or retirees, Spain has something to offer everyone.”

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What does Spain hold in store for 2015?

Tourism in Spain contributed 11.7% to the economy in 2013, according to the latest data from Market Research Reports, with total tourism output reaching €191.5 billion. And as 2014 draws to a close it looks certain that those figures will be pushed even higher thanks to a record-breaking year.

Taylor Wimpey España comments “It’s been a fantastic year for Spain, we’ve seen resorts across the country receive record numbers of visitors, with the lure of Spanish sunshine tempting many to come here for their holidays. One of the great things about Spain is its mass appeal – whether for singletons, couples, families or retirees, Spain has something to offer everyone.”

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Great 2015 set to be better for Spain than 2014

With visitor numbers rising and its economy improving, 2014 has been a fantastic year for Spain and as 2015 looks set to be even better, overseas property demand is likely to rise says Taylor Wimpey España.

In 2014 Spain pulled in record tourist spending of €56,374million from January-October 2014, according to figures from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the Spanish economy is set to grow 2.4% in 2015, says data from the Foundation of Savings Banks (Funcas) which is up on the previous estimate.

 

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Guide to the hottest winter sun destinations

Suffering from a shortage of sunshine? You don’t need an A-list budget — or unlimited free time — to find a winter bolthole. We seek out the hottest second-home destinations within a four-hour flight.

Admittedly, it has been the scene of speculative development and a cataclysmic property crash, but Marbella, a 2½-hour flight from London, is back in favour. The 1960s playground of the rich and famous — who came to the Spanish city for the beautiful coastline, stunning mountain scenery, year-round sunshine, fine restaurants and bars, and high-end shopping — is once again drawing in investors by the truckload.

A Post Office report this year showed that the Costa del Sol has one of the lowest costs of living of winter-sun destinations. “The peace and quiet in winter is just great after a hectic season,” says Marc Pritchard, sales and marketing director of the builder Taylor Wimpey España.

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Foreign demand fuels Spanish property price rises

Spain’s market has come a long way in 2014. “Spain may offer one of the strongest recoveries within the Eurozone,” PwC highlighted in an investment report in January. Since then, the country has done just that, with its improving economy out of recession, property prices beginning to climb and demand from buyers soaring.

Taylor Wimpey España comments “Coastal areas and those offering top class sporting experiences such as the golf courses of the Costa del Sol have seen a definite upturn in terms of enquiries and sales during 2014. High quality developments with communal pools have attracted particular interest, with both property investors and second home owners keen to take advantage of Spanish bargains. There has been a fresh optimism in the market this year.”

 

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