Taylor Wimpey comments “Our golf properties are always incredibly popular and the panoramic sea and golf views at resorts like Avalon, near Marbella, really do take some beating. Spain’s excellent value as a golfing destination extends to its golf resort market as well – a two bedroom, luxury apartment in Avalon, which is located in the prestigious Los Arqueros golf course, costs from just €305,000, which is fantastic value for a property of this calibre.”
The Spanish lifestyle is hugely appealing to those who have lived and worked all their lives in the UK. The low cost of living in Spain is also a draw
For keenly priced properties of reliably good quality, Taylor Wimpey, which has half a century’s experience of building in Spain, has various well-located projects on both of the key coasts.
At the top of the price range, Taylor Wimpey Espana have luxury two-bed apartments in La Recoleta start from €142,000 (£113k). Lifestyle buyers may be tempted by the private terraces, sea views, communal swimming pool and shared gardens as much as the designer brands of fixtures and fittings, but these are generously sized apartments of roughly 100m2.
The positive movement in the market looks set to continue, with KPMG predicting that the number of jobs in the Spanish property sector will rise from the current level of 7 per cent to reach 10 per cent of workers by 2020.
Sales and Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, certainly believes that will be the case.
He comments: “We’re seeing property employment rise across Spain right now. Taylor Wimpey España has taken on six new employees in the last few weeks alone and the expanding property market should see additional increases in jobs over the course of 2015 and beyond. Right now, foreign demand for Spanish property is soaring and employment in hotspots like Mallorca is increasingly rapidly as a result.”
Sales from Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España are rising with more than six out of ten coming from overseas buyers.
And Spanish property website Kyero says two-thirds of inquiries for real estate in Cantabria come from Britons – with many just wanting land plots to ‘buy and build’.
Taylor Wimpey España says real estate sales have increased during the first three months of the year in all of its offices in Mallorca, the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol and visitors to the company website are up by 16%.
The company served buyers from 22 countries during Quarter 1 2015 and investor from Russia, Britain, Germany, Scandinavia and Spain made up 61% of total sales.
“Spain is looking to court tourists by promoting its shopping offer this year,” comments Marketing Director of leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España. “The country has some fantastic shopping destinations, but many visitors simply overlook the stores in favour of the beaches. Mallorca, for example, has a fantastic high end retail offering, while places like Marbella on the Costa del Sol are packed with retailers, from independent, boutique stores to national and international chains.”
The couple’s big move to Spain was prompted by Lesley. One day she was surfing the internet and came across a website for Taylor Wimpey España. They were offering a 3 day inspection visit to the Costa Blanca and the Walkers decided to go.
The original property that had lured them to this area of Spain was up in the hills on a golf course. Once there they decided that the beach was a little too far away for them and it wasn’t quite what they were after. The Taylor Wimpey España representative suggested they consider a new development that was just being built closer to the beach instead. Once they saw this particular development Lagunas del Sol they fell in love with both the area and the development.
- Spanish supermarket sales expected to rise in 2015 (Kantar Worldpanel)
- Spring fairs and Easter feasts held across Mallorca, including local produce markets and annual Pollensa Wine Fair in April
- Test out your Balearic culinary skills in your own kitchen with a luxury second home from Taylor Wimpey España
One of the delights of owning a holiday home is the ability to experiment with cooking local produce, which those staying in hotels can only enjoy by eating out. Taylor Wimpey España’s homes have been designed with buyers’ stomachs firmly in mind, with high end kitchens encouraging families to enjoy the host of delicious produce on offer and outdoor terraces that are perfect for long, relaxing meals as day slowly melts into night.
Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, shares his insights based on the company’s annual performance figures,
“A total of 32 nationalities bought properties from us during 2014, demonstrating Spain’s global appeal. Our average selling price was up and we noticed a rise in the number of buyers from the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Luxemburg, France and Spain itself.
“Looking forward, I believe that Belgian and Dutch, and also Swiss buyers, will be particularly influential in the Spanish property market during 2015. In fact, the Taylor Wimpey España website has just been launched in French and plans are in place to launch a Dutch language version later this year.”