Silver travellers set retirement sights on Spain

Taylor Wimpey Spain explains: “Many of our buyers are looking for holiday homes right now but with a view to one day living in them permanently, once they retire. They are seeking high quality homes on developments that provide them with luxuries they don’t have in the UK, like swimming pools and balconies on which to enjoy the sun. We bear all of this in mind when we begin a new development, so that our apartments and townhouses appeal to buyers of all ages.

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Spain’s Surprising Recovery a Magnet to Property Investors

Despite being one of the countries hardest hit by the financial crisis, Spain has made a spectacular turn-around, dazzling financial markets across Europe.

As former economic powerhouse Germany continues on a downward spiral, Spain has reduced unemployment (albeit modestly), seen GDP growth for the last few quarters and now the Spanish property market is bouncing from the bottom.

Taylor Wimpey España commets “Buyers from across the globe are taking an interest in what Spain can offer both as an investment choice and for the lifestyle benefits. We’ve found that our buyers include a mixture of those looking for an escape pad for long weekends, those chasing the winter sun and then summering in their country of origin and those looking to move full-time to Spain and settle here for the long term”.

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Spanish property market offers best value in Europe

Taylor Wimpey de España comments “Spanish property is some of the best value in Europe. Buyers from across the globe are taking an interest in what Spain can offer, both as an investment choice and for the lifestyle benefits. We’ve found that our buyers include a mixture of those looking for an escape pad for long weekends, those chasing the winter sun and then summering in their country of origin and those looking to move fulltime to Spain and settle here for the long term.”

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Portugal versus Spain

Meanwhile, across the border in Spain, Mike and Val Reay cite the weather, wine and food as the key drivers behind their choice of country, as well as the stunning scenery to be found when one veers from the beaten track. Like the Hutchinsons, they opted for a new build, high spec development, buying through Taylor Wimpey España. Again like the Hutchinsons, a sea view was important, along with plentiful outside space.

Having read so many horror stories about Brits buying in Spain, they were relieved to find that the buying process was actually very clear and straightforward. They now split their time between the UK and Calpe in Spain, spending two months alternately in each.

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Spanish property sales strongest since 2010

Spanish property sales totalled 91,338 in the three months ot June 2014, according to the Ministry, a surge of 12.1 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. The rise marks the strongest second quarter for Spain’s property market since 2010, as positive sentiment continues to climb.

 Taylor Wimpey España, which has just released a new phase of its Avalon development, with penthouses and two and three bedroom apartments from €265,000, comments: “We’ve seen a lot of interest from foreign buyers in the Costa del Sol recently and our penthouses are proving particularly popular. Buyers are looking for extremely high build quality at the moment, along with serious luxury when it comes to interiors. Obviously this is great news for Taylor Wimpey España as this is our ethos.”

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The July figures mark the fifth successive month of rise with home sales

The July figures mark the fifth successive month of rises, with homes sales increasing by 22% in March, 5% in April, 5.4% in May and 8.8% in June. The second hand sales market is doing well, while the homebuilding market has also experienced an uplift, with popular tourist areas issuing an increasing number of licences for new homes. In Torrevieja, on the Costa Blanca, for example, the local planning department dealt with 451 licences in H1 2014 – an increase of 339% over the previous year, according to The Leader.

Taylor Wimpey Spain comments “As well as Avalon, our La Floresta Sur site near Marbella is proving a hit with buyers this year. Two bedroom apartments are available from €178,000, with buyers looking to enjoy the area’s fabulous sea and mountain views, lovely beach and delicious cuisine. Two large communal swimming pools and landscaped gardens provide a delightful setting for La Floresta Sur, while free unlimited use of all the facilities of El Soto Golf Club also add to the development’s family appeal.”

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Spanish property on the up as penthouses command 30% price premiums

Spain’s property market is on the up, as a flood of foreign investors are snapping up bargain properties following years of tumbling prices. Provisional July figures from the National Statistics Institute have indicated that home sales increased by 10.7% compared with the same month in 2013, with 28,583 transactions in total. 

Taylor Wimpey Spain comments “We’ve seen a lot of interest from foreign buyers in the Costa del Sol recently and our penthouses are proving particularly popular. Buyers are looking for extremely high build quality at the moment, along with serious luxury when it comes to interiors. Obviously this is great news for Taylor Wimpey España as this is our ethos.”

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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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