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.”
IT appears that confidence in the Costa del Sol, one of the most established second home destinations in the world, is on the up once again with leading house builder, Taylor Wimpey España recording a massive 74 per cent increase in sales so far this year.
The Costa del Sol has seen the largest increase in sales compared to the same period last year with new developments such as Los Arqueros Beach in Marbella selling in record time.
Over 60 per cent of this luxury new development, has been sold off-plan since launch just three months ago.
Taylor Wimpey España, comments,
“Whilst the domestic market in Spain is indeed suffering, the second home market is back with vengeance. Overall we have seen a 17 per cent increase in sales to date in 2012 compared to the same time last year but the 74 per cent increase in sales in the Costa del Sol is remarkable”.
“Going on holiday somewhere and moving there are two extremely different undertakings,” Taylor Wimpey España, said. “On holiday you only tend to notice the positive points, but when you live there things like bureaucracy and pace of life can show you a very different side to your chosen country of residence.”
Some of the benefits of moving to Spain are obvious, with the country ranking 4th in terms of cuisine and 5th for local shops and markets. As for work/life balance, Spain ranked 11th with the UK in 33rd position.
Taylor Wimpey Espana comments, “The Kyero.com report provides an interesting insight into what today’s buyers want from Spanish property. There are numerous reasons why the Costa Blanca still ranks top of the list for property buyers.
“We at Taylor Wimpey Espana believe we can meet the needs of customers not only because many of our properties are located in the wonderful Costa Blanca region, but because we can deliver on property type and budget requirements as highlighted in the Kyero report.
Property buyers wishing to soak up the sun in this fantastic region should look no further than La Recoleta. These new apartments are located in a stunning location in Punta Prima, Torrevieja on the wonderful Costa Blanca, famed for its fabulous white sandy beaches.
Of course, the only way to really tell what a country is like is to live there for an extended period of time. Taylor Wimpey España find that many who purchase their holiday homes do so with a view to using them in the future as retirement properties. This enables them to spend holidays there with family and friends, but also to stay for longer periods before committing to a full move. It’s an ideal solution for those considering becoming expats but uncertain as to what they can really expect.
The beautiful townhouses at Brisas de Alenda Golf in Alicante are the perfect properties for those considering a new life in Spain, as well as for second homes. The last remaining townhouses, which are available for €145,000, enjoy a superb location in this exclusive and tranquil area and their spacious terraces, communal pool and pretty communal gardens have been designed with outdoor living in mind. As well as the idyllic golf course, the area boasts a clubhouse, bilingual Spanish/English school and nearby supermarket, all just 15 minutes from Alicante airport.
“Rising visitor numbers are great news for Spain’s construction sector,” Taylor Wimpey Spain comments. “Certainly here at Taylor Wimpey España we have noticed strong demand for luxury holiday properties from buyers hailing from a wide range of countries. Spain has such an enchanting effect on so many people that they want to come back again and again, so buying a second home here is the perfect solution.”
The Costa Blanca remains one of the most popular areas with tourists, with the Mayor of Calpe, César Sánchez, highlighting the area’s cuisine and beaches as two of the leading reasons for its appeal.
Taylor Wimpey has seen an “influx of buyers” for their development in the area, with only two three-bedroom houses left.
“Our other Calpe site, Montesol, has proven equally popular, with just three townhouses left, priced from €249,000,” he adds. “The area’s blend of excellent food, good wine, stunning scenery and family friendly beach is a truly winning combination.”
“Buying a villa from an unscrupulous developer who has built on protected land could see your life savings vanish fast,” says Spanish builder Taylor Wimpey España. Such stories have hit the headlines. Brits have seen their dream holiday homes bulldozed by the local council because they didn’t have the right building permissions.
Taylor Wimpey España, observes,
With the exchange rate looking so favourable, it really is a case of the more you spend, the more you save at the moment. It certainly seems to have got British buyers moving once more when it comes to Spanish property.
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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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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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