Second home trends:
- Energy efficiency is moving up the agenda for many buyers
- Larger, flexible spaces will be in hot demand in 2023
- Home-based workers and retirees all heading for the Spanish sunshine
- 2023 will mark 65 years of successful property sales in Spain for Taylor Wimpey España
Next year will mark 65 years since leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España first began building holiday properties in Spain. In that time, the company has built up plentiful experience of identifying changing trends and meeting buyers’ needs. As we approach 2023, the team have flagged up a number of key trends that will define the second home trends landscape next year.
First is energy efficiency. Buyers have one eye on the environment and the other on their wallets and energy efficient homes satisfy both needs. Solar panels and aerothermal heating and cooling systems will therefore feature strongly in Taylor Wimpey España’s buildings during 2023, as the company seeks to deliver ‘A’ rated energy efficient properties.
The apartments at Bella Beach include a range of sustainability-focused features and have been given an ‘A’ rating as a result. Located in a quiet residential area just metres from Dénia’s Almadraba beach, with direct pedestrian access from the development, the apartments provide spacious terraces and lovely sea views, with prices starting from €250,000 plus VAT.
The peaceful residential setting that Bella Beach enjoys is another key trend for 2023. Many retirees are opting to spend their golden years in the warmth of the Spanish sunshine. In addition, demand continues to grow for holiday homes that people can work from for part of the year, blending work time with holiday time in new ways for a happier, more balanced lifestyle. Both retirees and home-based workers are seeking out areas that are both quiet and well-connected in terms of amenities.
Bella Beach encapsulates this demand. Its serene position just metres from the beach delivers plenty of peace and quiet, yet within just 5-10 minutes’ drive there are supermarkets, a market, banks, restaurants, cafés, bars a medical centre, a gym, a golf course, a bus station and a tourist information office. This meeting of quiet and convenience will shape the locations in which buyers seek holiday homes into 2023 and beyond, according to Taylor Wimpey España.
“Demand for holiday homes in Spain remains strong, with many families turning to property as a secure investment against inflation, rather than stocks and shares. For financial reasons, as well as the ways in which the property will be used, homes in peaceful but well-connected neighbourhoods will be in hot demand.”
Another 2023 trend will be the continuing push for larger, flexible spaces within the home. Again, home workers are a key driver of this trend, with families seeking spaces that can at times serve as an office and at other times provide additional living or sleeping space. It’s a trend that will impact both the design of holiday homes in 2023 and their interior décor. Show homes will need to demonstrate this flexibility as well. Naturally, buyers will still be seeking communal pools and gardens to enjoy as well.
Finally, in terms of regions, the Taylor Wimpey España team has flagged up the Mediterranean Coast as Spain’s top hotspot for buyers in 2023.
“Few areas can rival the pleasure of spending time on Spain’s Mediterranean Coast. We anticipate a busy year ahead for places such as Andalucía, Levante, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, as second home buyers seek out the outdoor lifestyle, plentiful leisure opportunities and excellent transport connections that these locations offer.”