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.”

Read more: http://www.themovechannel.com/

The July figures mark the fifth successive month of rise

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.”

Read more:  http://www.propertysecrets.net/

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.”

 

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

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.”

Read more: http://homesandtravel.co.uk/

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.”

Read more: http://www.opp-connect.com/

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.

Read more: http://www.themovechannel.com/

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.”

Read more: http://www.easier.com/