Sustainability: Brits going green when it comes to buying a second home in Spain

Sustainability home Spain.

Sustainability is a key issue among Brits looking for a second home in Spain according to one developer.

Taylor Wimpey España says environmental matters continue to attract attention. with solar panels and energy cost savings the buyers’ main focus.

It says new-build properties in Spain are winning over buyers thanks to their eco-friendly credentials, with solar panels and energy cost savings topping buyers’ priority lists.

Taylor Wimpey España sales and marketing director, said: “All of our new homes achieve at least a B energy rating in terms of their sustainability and efficiency.

“It’s something we’re increasingly talking to our buyers about – our virtual catalogues now have a dedicated sustainability section that outlines each development’s environmental credentials.”

Green details at Taylor Wimpey España developments include using high percentages of recycled material, low-consumption lighting and top energy-rated appliances as well as recycling facilities and electric vehicle charging points on communal areas.

Sustainability homes Spain: Taylor Wimpey Espana says new builds continue to out-perform second-hand homes in Spain.

https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/lifestyle/homes-and-gardens/brits-going-green-when-it-comes-to-buying-a-second-home-in-spain-3266961

Taylor Wimpey España reports strong demand for Mallorca homes

Taylor Wimpey España reports strong demand for Mallorca homes as new Sa Galera development launches

  • Balearic property reservations up 37% compared to 2019
  • New seafront homes launch at Sa Galera, overlooking the Bay of Palma
  • Spain’s islands lead the way for property price growth, with rise of 4.6%

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has reported strong demand for its properties in Mallorca in May. Reservations across the company’s Balearic properties are up 37% when compared to 2019, with German, British, Austrian and Swiss buyers all racing to pick up second homes. The company’s Las Villas de Dalt de Sa Rapita development is now fully sold across all four of its phases, while details of new site Sa Galera have just been revealed.

It’s good to feel such energy back in the property market once more, with Mallorca leading the post-lockdown recovery. May has been particularly busy for Spain’s islands and we’re seeing prices rising and properties being snapped up as buyers look to secure their homes in the sun. It’s the ideal time to share details of our lovely new townhouses in Cala Estancia. With just eight homes available, this is a development that we expect to sell out particularly quickly.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Sa Galera’s eight townhouses are just 300m from the beach in Cala Estancia, delivering stunning views of the Bay of Palma, Bellver Castle and the cathedral from their solarium terraces. Each home has large terraces and private gardens, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The properties face south-west and west and come with landscaped grounds and a communal pool. Prices start from €725,000 plus VAT.

Property prices across the Spanish islands rose by 4.6% in the year to May, according to the latest figures from Tinsa, meaning the islands are leading the country in terms of growth. The second highest rise – of 3.2% – was seen along the Mediterranean Coast, while Spain as a whole saw prices increase by 1.3%.

New build homes continue to attract considerably more interest than previously owned properties, with both key-ready and off-plan homes performing well, according to Taylor Wimpey España.

“Spain has seen a notable shift in favour of newly built homes recently as buyers seek out modern interiors, contemporary layouts and better sustainability credentials than older properties can deliver. The pandemic has pushed some buyers towards wanting a property immediately, to provide them with greater flexibility should there be further lockdowns. Others prefer to ‘wait it out’ and purchase off-plan now in order to start enjoying their new property once life has returned to a more normal state of affairs. So we’re seeing interest from both of these buyer types right now.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/06/09/taylor-wimpey-espana-reports-strong-demand-for-mallorca-homes-as-new-sa-galera-development-launches/

Love Island sees property buyers eyeing up Mallorca once more

Love Island Mallorca

The new season of Love Island is less than three weeks away! The first show will air on Monday 28 June, after a long wait for fans, with last year’s show having been cancelled (thanks, Covid).

As such, all eyes are on Mallorca once again. I’m working with Taylor Wimpey Espana’s Marc, who has lived on Mallorca for the past 30 years and who knows the island and its property market inside out.

While the Love Island villa is being cleaned from top to bottom, ready for its new arrivals, the Taylor Wimpey España team is also busy, having just launched a collection of eight beautiful and exclusive new townhouses at Sa Galera, Palma.

Priced from €725,000 plus VAT, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom homes all feature large terraces and private gardens, with stunning sea views. There’s a communal pool and a solarium terrace that’s perfect for watching the sun go down.

Are you going to take a look at Mallorca property to tie in with the new season of Love Island? If so, can Taylor Wimpey España’s Marc be of help?

SA GALERA, CALA ESTANCIA, MALLORCA ISLAND

Sa Galera townhouses the exclusive residential development in Cala Estancia, is located on the seafront at just 300 metres from the beach.

Comprising 8 townhouses with large terraces and private gardens, as well as direct access to the solarium terrace from where you can enjoy stunning views of the Bay of Palma, Bellver castle and the Cathedral. Communal areas include landscaped spaces and a pool exclusively for use by residents.

These 8 homes, conveniently facing south-west and west, provide 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite), spacious terraces with sea views and access to a solarium terrace from where you can admire the delightful sunsets over the bay.

Each home also includes 2 garage spaces and a storeroom at basement level.

For sale direct from the developer.  60 years building homes on the Spanish coast.

 

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/08/love-island-sees-property-buyers-eyeing-up-mallorca-once-more/

Sustainability supports demand for new builds in Spain

  • Taylor Wimpey España reports environmental matters continue to attract attention
  • Solar panels and energy cost savings are buyers’ main focus
  • New builds continue to out-perform second-hand homes in Spain

New build properties in Spain are winning over buyers thanks to their eco-friendly credentials, according to leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España. The company reports that solar panels and energy cost savings top buyers’ priority list when it comes to sustainability.

All of our new homes achieve at least a B energy rating in terms of their sustainability and efficiency. It’s something that we’re increasingly talking to our buyers about – our virtual catalogues now have a dedicated sustainability section that outlines each development’s environmental credentials.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The Taylor Wimpey España team believe that this is playing into new build properties’ continuing out-performance of older homes in the Spanish market. Pre-pandemic, new builds were enjoying higher price gains than second-hand homes. And while the Colegio de Registradores’ 2020 report shows a 16.7% overall contraction in market size due to the pandemic, the new build sector shrank by just 7.3%.

While solar panels tend to be the sustainability poster boy, creating more environmentally friendly holiday homes goes much further than this. New Taylor Wimpey España developments are built using materials and equipment with high percentages of recycled material. They feature low consumption lighting, appliances with the highest energy rating and aerothermal and solar photovoltaic energy to reduce CO2 emissions. There is also a ventilation system for indoor air renewal and an Airzone system to regulate the temperature in ducted air conditioning. Homes include a thermal break in the exterior carpentry and double glazing with air chamber.

Communal areas, meanwhile, include charging points for electric vehicles, community recycling facilities, programmable drip irrigation for landscaped areas and sensors, presence detectors and/or timers for lighting in common areas.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/05/28/sustained-interest-in-sustainability-supports-demand-for-new-builds-in-spain/

Spanish Update: How are property investments fairing since Brexit and Covid?

Spanish property update

For many years now, Europe has been the go-to destination for many Brits. The weather conditions in France, Greece, Portugal and Spain are far superior, and the properties are perfect for a second home. Those looking to invest may be wary after the implications of COVID-19 and Brexit, and understandably so. But how much of an impact have they actually had on the market this past year?

Taking Spain as a prime example, due to its easy links with the UK and Mediterranean climate, it is clear that the pandemic has been impactful. Travel restrictions have been in place, making it impossible for Brits to visit and view properties in person. The country’s economy also took a hit, with lockdown restrictions halting businesses and rental income for property owners nosediving.

 

Taking Spain as a prime example, due to its easy links with the UK and Mediterranean climate, it is clear that the pandemic has been impactful. Travel restrictions have been in place, making it impossible for Brits to visit and view properties in person. The country’s economy also took a hit, with lockdown restrictions halting businesses and rental income for property owners nosediving.

Although this has been the case, the demand for Spanish properties has not dwindled. Taylor Wimpey Espana reported a 39% increase in virtual viewings during the first week of 2021. Kyero also reported a 446% increase in Britons aged 18–24 viewing Spanish property on their site. When restrictions are completely lifted, we could see a sharp increase across the Spanish market and a return to the popularity it had seen before the coronavirus crisis began.

It is expected that the pandemic will have a temporary effect, one which will not detract from what Spain has to offer. Investors can be ensured that, when things are fully back to normal, Brits will once again look to rent or buy within the country.

Spain has always been an affordable location for Brits to enjoy their holidays or retirement. Brexit has, however, ended some of these hopes, with free travel being removed entirely. A Visa is now essential for living in the country permanently; those without one can only stay for 90 days over the course of six months. Holiday goers may not see this change as many do not stay for more than 90 days, but this is something to keep in mind for investors.

https://www.propertyforum.com/industry-experts/spanish-update-how-are-property-investments-fairing-since-brexit-and-covid.html

Spain is back in business as alarm status ends

Alarm status ends

  • Fewer travel restrictions and longer restaurant opening hours as life gets back to ‘normal’
  • Taylor Wimpey España welcomes positive impact on Spanish property market
  • Summer season spending to relieve some of pressure on tourism sector

As one of the world’s most visited countries, Spain relies heavily on its tourism sector to keep the economy ticking over. Like many sun-kissed hotspots, it was hit hard by the pandemic. But hopes are now high for the summer season, as the end of Spain’s ‘alarm status’ on 9 May signals a return to something akin to normal.

The ending of the alarm status in Spain means a reduction in travel restrictions and an easing of the rules imposed on hospitality venues such as restaurants. People can go out at night again and generally enjoy a quality of life that is much closer to the pre-pandemic days than we have seen here in quite some time.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Kyero.com reports that sales to international buyers account for 13.97% of all property transactions in Spain (as at Q4 2020). The figure tends to be significantly higher in coastal areas. In the Balearic Islands, that figure stands at 32.89%, while in Malaga province it is 32.23%. In Alicante, foreign buyers made up 40.73% of all transactions.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has been serving international buyers in Spain for over 60 years. The company sees the ending of the alarm status as a major step forward in terms of supporting buyer confidence.

We have many enquiries at the moment from potential buyers who are just waiting for a little more ‘normality’ before they commit to purchasing a second hone. The end of the alarm status is a significant step in the right direction, just as the easing of international travel restrictions in the UK will be on 17 May. The combination of these factors spells good news for the Spanish tourism sector and the country’s property market.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/05/14/spain-is-back-in-business-as-alarm-status-ends-and-restrictions-ease/

Spanish property market picks up

Spanish property market picks up

  • New build transactions exceeded 2019 levels in August and September 2020 (Valmesa Consultores)
  • Mediterranean Coast property prices up 2.7% since February (Tinsa)
  • Britons bought more homes in Spain than any other foreign nationality in 2020 (Colegio de Registradores)

Despite Brexit and Covid, Britons bought more properties in Spain than any other foreign nationality in 2020. They accounted for 1.48% of overall property sales, with total purchases by foreigners accounting for 11.3%, according to the Colegio de Registradores.

While the total number of sales inevitably shrank in 2020, it was the second-hand homes market that was the most heavily impacted. Nationally, home sales dropped by 16.7%, but for second-hand homes, that figure reached 18.7%. Sales of new build homes, meanwhile, dropped by just 7.3%.

In fact, according to analysis by Valmesa Consultores, the number of new build transactions in August and September 2020 surpassed those in the same months of 2019.

We’re seeing some very positive signs across the Spanish property sector right now, with demand and sales both increasing. Buyers are looking for a mix of key-ready, newly completed homes, as well as off-plan properties on new developments. With renewed interest in the market, prices in coastal regions are beginning to increase, making now a great time to buy before they rise any further.”

Prices along the Mediterranean coast rose by 0.1% year on year in March 2021, according to Tinsa. However, the monthly increase since February stood at 2.7%, as buyers continue to gain confidence in the light of ongoing vaccination programme rollouts.

Increasing enthusiasm for overseas second homes was confirmed by recent statistics from A Place in the Sun, which found that 30% of people are now more motivated than ever to buy a property overseas. Of those looking at buying a property in Spain, 40% have their sights set on the Costa del Sol.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has been building along the Spanish propert market  (Mediterranean coast) for over 60 years. Most recently, the company has launched the second phase of homes at Sun Valley at La Cala Golf in Mijas, Malaga. With all but four of the key-ready homes in phase I already sold, Sun Valley’s second phase of stunning golf resort properties are available for purchase.

La Cala is Spain’s largest golf resort. It has a well-deserved reputation for the excellence of its facilities. Nestled between the sea and the mountains between Marbella and Fuengirola, the resort includes a hotel, restaurant, spa, golf club and academy, tennis court, squash court, fitness centre, running circuits and FIFA football pitch. All in addition to its three 18-hole golf courses.

The apartments at Sun Valley sit in a privileged position within the resort, at the top of the hill overlooking the Europa course. Their location provides buyers with panoramic views of the golf course and the sea, while all apartments are south or southwest facing for maximum enjoyment of the Spanish sunshine. Buyers also benefit from Sun Valley’s communal swimming pool and landscaped gardens.

The two- and three-bedroom apartments’ large terraces have glass balcony enclosures to make the most of the fabulous views. Interestingly, the April 2021 Savills report on homebuying trends in Spain found that those buying property in Spain prioritise having a good view more than any other factor. 94% of buyers ranked this as important, followed by 87% who were focused on having high-speed internet – also something that comes as standard at Sun Valley.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/04/28/taylor-wimpey-espana-launches-second-phase-of-sun-valley-homes-as-spanish-property-market-picks-up/

TAYLOR WIMPEY ESPAÑA LAUNCHES SUN VALLEY II AT LA CALA

Taylor Wimpey Spain – La Cala  Golf

Despite Brexit and Covid, Britons bought more properties in Spain than any other foreign nationality in 2020. They accounted for 1.48 per cent of overall property sales, with total purchases by foreigners accounting for 11.3 per cent, according to the Colegio de Registradores. While the total number of sales inevitably shrank in 2020, it was the second-hand homes market that was the most heavily impacted. Nationally, home sales dropped by 16.7 per cent, but for second-hand homes, that figure reached 18.7 per cent. Sales of new build homes, meanwhile, dropped by just 7.3 per cent.

In fact, according to analysis by Valmesa Consultores, the number of new build transactions in August and September 2020 surpassed those in the same months of 2019.

“We’re seeing some very positive signs across the Spanish property sector right now, with demand and sales both increasing,” said the sales and marketing director of Taylor Wimpey España. “Buyers are looking for a mix of key-ready, newly completed homes, as well as off-plan properties on new developments. With renewed interest in the market, prices in coastal regions are beginning to increase, making now a great time to buy before they rise any further.”

Prices along the Costa del Sol rose by 0.1 per cent year-on-year in March 2021, according to Tinsa. However, the monthly increase since February stood at 2.7 per cent, as buyers continue to gain confidence in the light of ongoing vaccination programme rollouts.

Most recently, Taylor Wimpey España has launched the second phase of homes at Sun Valley at La Cala Golf in Mijas, Malaga. With all but four of the key-ready homes in phase I already sold, Sun Valley’s second phase of stunning golf resort properties are available for purchase with prices starting from €251.000 plus tax.

The two-and three-bedroom apartments’ large terraces have glass balcony enclosures to make the most of the fabulous views. Interestingly, the April 2021 Savills report on home-buying trends in Spain found that those buying property in Spain prioritise having a good view more than any other factor. 94 per cent of buyers ranked this as important, followed by 87 per cent who were focused on having high-speed internet – also something that comes as standard at Sun Valley.

https://www.golfmanagement.eu.com/news/2021/27.04a

Spain: Will easing of travel restrictions mark surge in second homes?

Spain – Second homes

The UK government announced the resumption of international travel, with details of its traffic light system, last week.

Although many in the travel industry were less than enthusiastic about the new guidelines, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España points out that the Spanish second homes market will be one beneficiary of the resumption of international travel.

The Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey Spain, commented, “ We’ve been in contact with a number of families during this latest lockdown who are itching to come and check out our second homes in person, having already completed virtual viewings and video tours. We’re expecting a very busy summer once families can finally put their plans into action.”

Travel industry experts are anticipating plenty of bookings when Britons are finally allowed overseas once more. One firm – Topdeck Travel – anticipates considerable movement around the globe from younger travellers. The company recently reported that 93% of young adults that it surveyed have an increased desire to travel as a result of the pandemic and lockdowns.

Meanwhile, Costa del Sol Tourism has flagged up the UK as offering more flights to Malaga than any other country between May and July, with seats available for 615,000 passengers between Malaga and 15 British cities.

For those who’ve already sated their wanderlust in their youth, second home ownership in a favourite destination is the perfect way to enjoy holidays as they grow older. Space, sunshine and safety are now the top priorities, according to the Taylor Wimpey España team. The firm has just reported an increase of 116% YTD for UK leads in March, signalling a solid rise in interest in second home ownership now that the country is getting close to the resumption of international travel.

“Plentiful space has become a key priority as a result of the pandemic. In particular, flexible space, which can suit working from home if need be or that can be used as leisure space at other times. Families also, of course, want to feel safe, which is why owning a second home can seem so much more attractive than booking a hotel stay right now. It offers a far greater degree of distance and privacy.”

https://www.planetmarbella.com/will-easing-of-travel-restrictions-mark-surge-in-second-homes/

Brits lead the charge to the sun. Two new developments in April

Taylor Wimpey new development

  • British buyer snaps up first property at Essential in Jávea, Costa Blanca
  • New homes also launched in Port Verd, Mallorca
  • Demand for holidays to UK-friendly destinations increasing (Jet2)

In another sign that the resumption of foreign holidays is edging closer, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has launched not one but two brand new developments.

With vaccination programmes underway and airlines adding new routes and additional capacity for this summer, many families are feeling confident once more about their longer-term holiday plans. Buying off-plan means that families who can’t travel right now can still enjoy planning for a future of building happy memories together overseas.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

That’s precisely what the first buyer at Essential in Jávea on the Costa Blanca can now do. The British buyer has snapped up the first of the 74 two- and three-bedroom apartments, which come with communal pools for adults and children and prettily landscaped gardens, just a 15-minute walk from the beaches and marina of Jávea.

The apartments at Essential include spacious terraces with huge windows that blend indoor and outdoor living space beautifully. Privat rooftop terraces with hot tubs are available for the penthouse homes, offering a slice of sunshine-packed luxury at a superb price.

With supermarkets, a market, banks, restaurants, cafés, gyms, schools (state and international), a bus station and a post office all within walking distance, the homes are well-suited to year-round living, as well as holiday usage. They are due for completion in March 2023, providing families with plenty of time to look forward to using them once international travel is largely back to normal.

“We’re delighted to be able to provide buyers with a mix of properties to suit their differing needs. For some, that means providing homes that allow them to look a couple of years into the future and plan for anything from family holidays to retirement. For others, that means providing key-ready homes that allow them to enjoy the Spanish sunshine this summer, as soon as they can travel.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Over in Mallorca, Taylor Wimpey has also launch Port Blau this month. The high-end homes enjoy a superb location in Port Verd, on the island’s east coast, with direct access to the sea. Each home is filled with space and natural light, with ground floor apartments offering private gardens and penthouses coming with their own private sun terrace.

Port Blau also comes with communal gardens and a good size swimming pool. Homes face south-east in order to delivery plentiful sunshine throughout the year.

The launches come as demand for international travel continues to build. A number of airlines have launched additional routes and seats for the summer 2021 season. Jet2, for example, has added over 50,000 additional seats as a “direct response to demand” for holidays to locations that are open to welcoming holidaymakers from the UK, including Spain.

“While we are still some way off from international travel operating as ‘normal’ once more, the industry is nevertheless preparing for a far better summer than last year. We’ve already seen a notable increase in interest from UK holiday home buyers, with leads up 116% YTD in March from British clients, compared with an increase of 73% across all nationalities. Brits are coming back in force.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/04/15/brits-lead-the-charge-to-the-sun-as-taylor-wimpey-espana-launches-two-new-developments-in-april/

Taylor Wimpey Launches Two New Developments on the Spanish Coast

Taylor Wimpey España is launching two new developments, Port Blau in Mallorca and Essential in Jávea, increasing its supply of homes on the Mediterranean coast.

The British developer, Taylor Wimpey España, is preparing to launch two new developments on the Spanish coast, in which it expects to invest approximately 18 million euros.

Despite the current economic climate, Taylor Wimpey España highlights the ace at which its properties are selling. According to the company’s figures, contacts by Spaniards looking to buy a property have increased by 103% so far this year, as have visits to the website (+40%). Several sales were even finalised over the Easter weekend. Sales of Port Blau in Mallorca and Essential in Jávea will begin shortly.

Port Blau in Port Verd (Mallorca) will be the first development launched. It is an exclusive residential development consisting of just ten flats, with a planned investment of 3.4 million euros. The apartments will have three bedrooms, a living room with an open plan kitchen and direct access to the sea.

https://brainsre.news/en/taylor-wimpey-launches-two-new-developments-on-the-spanish-coast/

Travellers prepare for the green light as excitement to visit Spain builds

Travel to Spain

  • Second homes surge anticipated as Taylor Wimpey España reports 116% rise in UK leads
  • UK offering more summer flights to Malaga than any other country (Costa del Sol Tourism)
  • 93% of young adults report an increased desire to travel (Topdeck Travel)

It’s nearly time to pack the sun cream once more. The UK government is poised to announce the resumption of international travel, with details of its traffic light system eagerly awaited. The announcement is expected to lead to a huge wave of travel bookings, as pent-up demand for sunshine and international culture is finally released.

The news of travel resuming will come as a welcome relief for the travel industry and many associated sectors. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España points out that the Spanish second homes market will be one beneficiary of the resumption of international travel.

The news that Britons can travel to Spain for their holidays once more will be very welcome. We’ve been in contact with a number of families during this latest lockdown who are itching to come and check out our second homes in person, having already completed virtual viewings and video tours. We’re expecting a very busy summer once families can finally put their plans into action.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Travel industry experts are anticipating plenty of bookings when Britons are finally allowed overseas once more. One firm – Topdeck Travel – anticipates considerable movement around the globe from younger travellers. The company recently reported that 93% of young adults that it surveyed have an increased desire to travel as a result of the pandemic and lockdowns.

Meanwhile, Costa del Sol Tourism has flagged up the UK as offering more flights to Malaga than any other country between May and July, with seats available for 615,000 passengers between Malaga and 15 British cities.

For those who’ve already sated their wanderlust in their youth, second home ownership in a favourite destination is the perfect way to enjoy holidays as they grow older. Space, sunshine and safety are now the top priorities, according to the Taylor Wimpey España team. The firm has just reported an increase of 116% YTD for UK leads in March, signalling a solid rise in interest in second home ownership now that the country is getting close to the resumption of international travel.

“Plentiful space has become a key priority as a result of the pandemic. In particular, flexible space, which can suit working from home if need be or that can be used as leisure space at other times. Families also, of course, want to feel safe, which is why owning a second home can seem so much more attractive than booking a hotel stay right now. It offers a far greater degree of distance and privacy.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Taylor Wimpey España’s new Ikat development in Mallorca has been designed with space and comfort firmly in mind. Based in the heart of the traditional town of Ses Salines, the homes are ideal for year-round living as well as regular holidays. They provide easy access to all of Ses Salines’ amenities, while still enjoying a resort-style pool and landscaped gardens.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/04/08/y-viva-espana-travellers-prepare-for-the-green-light-as-excitement-to-visit-spain-builds/

Viva España! Travellers prepare for the green light to visit Spain builds

Viva España

  • Second homes surge anticipated as Taylor Wimpey España reports 116% rise in UK leads
  • UK offering more summer flights to Malaga than any other country (Costa del Sol Tourism)
  • 93% of young adults report an increased desire to travel (Topdeck Travel)

It’s nearly time to pack the sun cream once more. The UK government is poised to announce the resumption of international travel, with details of its traffic light system eagerly awaited. The announcement is expected to lead to a huge wave of travel bookings, as pent-up demand for sunshine and international culture is finally released.

The news of travel resuming will come as a welcome relief for the travel industry and many associated sectors.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España points out that the Spanish second homes market will be one beneficiary of the resumption of international travel.

“The news that Britons can head to Spain for their holidays once more will be very welcome. We’ve been in contact with a number of families during this latest lockdown who are itching to come and check out our second homes in person, having already completed virtual viewings and video tours. We’re expecting a very busy summer once families can finally put their plans into action.”

Travel industry experts are anticipating plenty of bookings when Britons are finally allowed overseas once more. One firm – Topdeck Travel – anticipates considerable movement around the globe from younger travellers. The company recently reported that 93% of young adults that it surveyed have an increased desire to travel as a result of the pandemic and lockdowns.

Meanwhile, Costa del Sol Tourism has flagged up the UK as offering more flights to Malaga than any other country between May and July, with seats available for 615,000 passengers between Malaga and 15 British cities.

For those who’ve already sated their wanderlust in their youth, second home ownership in a favourite destination is the perfect way to enjoy holidays as they grow older. Space, sunshine and safety are now the top priorities, according to the Taylor Wimpey España team. The firm has just reported an increase of 116% YTD for UK leads in March, signalling a solid rise in interest in second home ownership now that the country is getting close to the resumption of international travel.

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/04/08/y-viva-espana-travellers-prepare-for-the-green-light-as-excitement-to-visit-spain-builds/

Taylor Wimpey to Invest €5 Million in a New Project in Mallorca

The British property developer is preparing to invest around five million euros in a new project on the Mallorcan coast.

The British property developer Taylor Wimpey is preparing to invest around five million euros in a new project on the Mallorcan coast.

The project in question is the Ikat residential complex, located a few metres from the centre of Ses Salines, in Mallorca. The complex will comprise 23 two-bedroom units, consisting of ground floor apartments with a private garden and penthouses with direct access to their own solarium terraces. There will also be some duplexes with a garden and a solarium. Prices will start from € 260,000 + VAT.

Spanish version:

La promotora británica Taylor Wimpey prepara una nueva inversión de alrededor de cinco millones de euros en un nuevo proyecto en la costa mallorquina.

Se trata del residencial Ikat, situado a pocos metros del centro de Ses Salines, en Mallorca. Está compuesto por 23 unidades de dos dormitorios, que consta de apartamentos en planta baja con jardín de uso privativo y áticos con acceso directo a su propia terraza solárium, así como dúplex con jardín y solárium. Los precios parten de 260.000€ + IVA.

La pandemia de Covid-19 también ha cambiado el mercado y eso se vio reflejado en que en el cuarto trimestre del año 2020, el comprador nacional representó casi el 90% de las compraventas en España, según el Colegio de Registradores de la Propiedad, Bienes Muebles y Mercantiles de España.

El informe del Colegio de Registradores también destaca que el 20% de las compraventas producidas en España, durante el cuarto trimestre del 2020, fueron de obra nueva. Los compradores buscaban, sobre todo, viviendas más modernas y sostenibles. También destaca que aumenta la demanda de viviendas con terrazas y zonas comunitarias, en zonas tranquilas y cerca de la naturaleza.

“Tras las situaciones que nos ha tocado vivir con la pandemia, muchas personas se están planteando si vivían como realmente querían y están optando por invertir en hogares más acordes a sus ideales”, afirma Marc Pritchard, director de ventas y marketing de Taylor Wimpey España.

Si antes la gente prefería vivir cerca de su lugar de trabajo o de colegios e institutos, ahora se apuesta por la periferia. El teletrabajo ha ocasionado que los profesionales abandonen los despachos y se instalen en sus propios hogares. Por ello, las búsquedas en la vivienda han cambiado.

 

https://brainsre.news/en/taylor-wimpey-to-invest-e5-million-in-a-new-project-in-mallorca/

UK Spanish homeowners, potential investors and rental clients allowed to travel

Good news for Spanish second homeowners in the UK.

From March 29, people will be allowed to leave the UK in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property. The exemption allows people to travel abroad “in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property”.

Those activities include visiting an estate agent, developer sales office or show home, viewing residential properties to rent or buy, and preparing a property for moving in. This is excellent news for those who want to buy second homes and those who already own them particularly in light of the broader travel ban extension to 30 June.

Spain has also announced that it lift restrictions on arrivals from Britain on March 30, These have been in place since December in an attempt to contain the spread of new strains of coronavirus

Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey España, comments:

“The news that Britons can travel once more from March 29 in order to purchase, sell or rent out a residential property overseas is excellent news. It’s the first step to unlocking the significant pent up demand for Spanish second homes that we’ve seen building up over the past year. We look forward to welcoming all those who have taken virtual tours of our properties into our show homes to finally see the homes in person.

“We had already anticipated a flurry of bookings on April 12 when the UK government will (hopefully) announce that international travel can resume from 17 May. Now, Britons looking to purchase a second home can do so much sooner than they previously planned, which is excellent news both for those families and for the Spanish property market.”

The news comes on the day that Taylor Wimpey España launches its brand news site in Ses Salines, on the southern Mallorca coast: Ikat.

Ikat  is a collection of ground floor apartments with gardens, penthouses with solarium terraces, and duplexes with both, centrally located in Ses Salines. It’s ideal for year-round living in a really authentic and pretty little town, without being on a resort.

https://www.planetmarbella.com/uk-spanish-homeowners-potential-investors-and-rental-clients-allowed-to-travel-from-march-29-but-caution-urged/

Not even the pandemic can crush homebuyers’ love of Mallorca

Do you love Mallorca?

  • Foreign buyers account for 32.65% of all Balearic Island sales (Registradores)
  • Taylor Wimpey España reports 42% increase in leads
  • Ryanair includes Mallorca as key focus for summer schedule

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has announced details of its newest launch: Ikat, in the picturesque town of Ses Salines, on Mallorca’s southern coast. The launch comes as figures from Registradores de España show that not even the pandemic can crush foreigners’ love for the Balearic Islands. In Q4 2020, foreign home buyers accounted for 32.65% of sales, compared with 10.73% for Spain as a whole.

“All eyes are on Mallorca as we wait for confirmation on how soon international travel can resume. Interest from foreigners and travellers from mainland Spain is up, so we are delighted to be launching such an interesting new development at this particular time.”

British interest in Spanish property is up by 24% YTD when measured in terms of Taylor Wimpey España’s website visitors, while interest from Germany has doubled in 2021. Overall leads are up by 42% YTD. 39% of those leads hail from the UK.

Kyero, meanwhile, reports an increase in visitor enquiries from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and Switzerland by up to 48.4%. Most notable has been a huge surge in interest from 18-34-year-olds, as the pandemic and the wider acceptance of remote working impact property buyer behaviour.

In terms of demand from within Spain, it’s telling that Ryanair (Spain’s leading airline) has just launched nine new routes, three of which are to Mallorca: Mallorca-Zaragoza, Mallorca-Santander and Mallorca-Tenerife Norte. The airline has also scheduled an additional four flights per week between Mallorca and Valencia.

In the midst of this booming interest in Mallorca, Taylor Wimpey España has launched a small and exclusive collection of ground floor apartments, penthouses and duplexes just metres from the centre of Ses Salines. Ikat’s apartments provide private gardens for the ground floor homes and spacious solarium terraces for the penthouses, while duplexes come with both. Many of the homes provide magnificent views of the sea and the island of Cabrera from their terraces.

Ikat has been developed in the traditional Mallorcan architectural style, meaning that the homes integrate beautifully into the surrounding scenery. They surround a generously sized pool, with plants, flowers and mature trees adding to the charm. Priced from €260,000 plus VAT, each apartment has two double bedrooms, a fitted kitchen and two bathrooms, while duplexes have an additional guest cloakroom. A storeroom and outdoor parking space are included with each home.

“Every element of the design at Ikat has been considered with buyers’ priorities in mind. Our focus has been on providing the maximum amount of space and comfort within each apartment and duplex, giving buyers the room they need, both indoors and out. With prices on the rise in Mallorca, now is the ideal time to buy a home on this beautiful island.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/03/23/not-even-the-pandemic-can-crush-homebuyers-love-of-mallorca/

Spain is a buyer’s market. Where to buy property in 2021

Spain property market

Whether you dream of a bolt hole on the Costa Blanca or the Canary Islands, here’s our guide to buying amid Covid and Brexit. By Zoe Dare Hall

Despite Brexit, the pandemic and any other hoops that lie between us and enjoying homes in the Spanish sun, the British are still by far the most prominent of foreign property buyers in Spain. Just under 4,000 property sales were to British buyers last year, with sights set mainly on the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, the Balearics and Canary Islands.

Goodbye EU, but it’s not game over
Gone are the days where you could pitch up in your car and start a new life in Spain. Now there’s a 90-day limit for Brits on and a stay of up to 183 days in the country, without affecting your UK tax status. You can also apply retrospectively if you have bought a Spanish property since September 28, 2013, when the scheme launched.
There’s also the lesser-known non-lucrative visa. To qualify, you need a Spanish address and suffcient funds (€26,000 a year for the main applicant and €6,500 for subsequent family members).
For most holiday-home buyers, though, a 90-day stay is plenty. “For every British client who says they can’t be bothered now because of Brexit we see two new clients who are keen,” says Marc Pritchard, the sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey España (TWE).

Costa Blanca
Javea and Denia have long been hotspots for British homebuyers at all prices levels (for value see TWE’s Kiruna Residencial near Elche, with three-bedroom townhouses for
€191,000). And there’s the added benefit that you can zip over to the Balearics by fast ferry for the weekend. Although these coastal towns are getting their own taste of Ibiza-style cool, with OliBaBa Chiringuito in Oliva one of the most famous beach bars in Spain, Puro Beach and Zensa among Denia’s new day clubs, and Javea’s new boutique hotel Nomad causing a stir.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/spain-is-a-buyers-market-heres-where-to-buy-property-in-2021-pkm6fk7fm

Golf homes: Pent up demand from British tourists ready

Golf Homes

  • Buyers looking for golf homes with private outdoor space, pools and flexible internal areas (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Single-family homes account for record-breaking 20.43% of transactions (Q3 2020)
  • Palma Tourism Board “confident” that British visitors will be some of earliest to return

Popular tourism destinations such as Spain have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but hopes are high that pent up demand from British holidaymakers will provide a significant boost this summer.

Spain’s golf industry, in particular, is eyeing up demand from British golfers. The sector is responsible for 120,000 jobs (direct and indirect) and the generation of nearly €13 billion, including €777 million in direct income from golf courses and €4,640 million in spending by golf tourists. As such, golf is a major player in Spain’s tourism offering, with 1.2 million golfers travelling to enjoy Spain’s fairways each year (2020, obviously, being a notable exception).

“Think of Spain and you immediately picture sunny beaches, great food and wine and world-class golf courses. Being able to spend time on the fairways year-round is an intrinsic part of Spain’s appeal. Not being able to visit Spain and play has been distressing for all those who enjoy golf as a way to stay fit and healthy and to spend time outdoors in beautiful natural surroundings.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

British players are certainly missing golf – so much so that design and build firm Oakbridge Bespoke recently reported an increase in interest from clients wanting golf simulators in their own homes. Of course, even the fanciest of simulators can’t beat the feel of being out on the fairway, but it is hoped that British golfers won’t have to wait too much longer to do so. According to Pedro Homar, Director of the Palma Tourism Board,

“With the rate in which the UK is rolling out the vaccination, we are confident that the UK market will be one of the first to return to Palma… In terms of timings, we expect the UK market to return from around May onwards.”

Golf in Spain comes with a surprisingly affordable price tag. Indeed, the Golf Travel Centre recently worked out that the average Brit doing Dry January would save £343 from missing nights out (pandemic aside). That’s enough for a long weekend at the Costa del Sol’s stunning La Cala Golf Resort.

For many golfers, though, the odd weekend here and there just isn’t enough. They are looking for golf properties where they can play golf all year round, enjoying the lush greenery, sea views and abundant sunshine that are so good for mental as well as physical health. As such, many seek to buy golf properties that they can use whenever suits them.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/02/11/pent-up-demand-from-british-tourists-ready-to-give-spanish-golf-sector-a-major-boost/

Interest in homes soars during winter lockdown – and you could buy one too

Interest in homes soars during winter lockdown

Buying abroad

With travel restrictions in place that, currently, have no end in sight, how can buyers turn their dream of holiday home ownership into reality?

According to CostaLuz Lawyers, with the right safeguards in place, it is perfectly possible to buy a Spanish property safely online during the lockdown. While buyers can’t visit the property and the local area in person, they can research to their hearts’ content online.

“The right lawyer can be invaluable in terms of helping you choose a Spanish property.

“They can help you to work with reputable, honest and reasonably priced agents, arrange a surveyor, check all required paperwork is in place and do the conveyancing and post-sale work.

“Buying during the pandemic means finding new ways to view properties and engage with the purchase process. It can also deliver some excellent bargains. And what better way to finally celebrate the lifting of travel restrictions, whenever that may be, than to visit your new holiday home?”

Buying Spain

“Many visitors and locals alike have long enjoyed the rich eco-diversity of Sierra de las Nieves.

“Now, the profile-raising nature of the national park designation, along with the funding that comes with it, means many more families will benefit from this incredible natural resource.

“The development of sustainable tourism activities will ensure the area is well protected, which is incredibly important for the future of Sierra de las Nieves.”

An apartment at La Cala Golf resort in Spain.

TWE said its La Cala Golf resort was ideally located, just an hour away for the park. Green features include low-density construction, electric water heaters and double-glazing, while the complex includes tennis facilities, with an array of water sports available at the beaches just seven kilometres away. Homes are available from €251,000 plus VAT.

https://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/read-this/interest-homes-spain-and-portugal-soars-during-winter-lockdown-and-you-could-buy-one-too

 

https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/interest-homes-spain-and-portugal-soars-during-winter-lockdown-and-you-could-buy-one-too-3125797

 

Interest in homes in Spain and Portugal

Interest in homes in Spain and Portugal soars during winter lockdown – and you could buy one too

Cold days and long winter nights in lockdown have left people dreaming of sunnier climes according to property experts.

The Association of Portuguese Resorts said almost a quarter of international enquiries at the end of 2020 were from the UK and Ireland, while Taylor Wimpey Espana says its website traffic has rocketed in the first month of January.

Javier Piñanes, Spanish tourism board officer in London, said: “There is a strong desire to travel on the part of the British and they emphasise Spain is the destination they want to travel to, it is their top destination for holiday.”

National Park

TWE said Spanish property buyers were increasingly thinking about the environment in searches, with the Malaga area proving popular, particularly ahead of the designation of Sierra de las Nieves as the province’s first national park later this year.

A TWE spokesman said: “Both tourists and second home owners are increasingly conscious of the need for greater sustainability. Concern for the environment is being reflected in the questions buyers are asking as part of the purchase process.”

“Features such as energy efficiency, solar energy and thermal insulation are no longer ‘nice to haves’ – they are a core part of what many buyers are seeking.”

The park is home to the largest collection of pinsapo trees in existence, as well as golden eagles, griffon vultures, peregrine falcons, ibex, wild cats, and roe deer, while cycling, hiking, horse-riding, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, potholing and canyoning is all available there.

https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/read-this/interest-homes-spain-and-portugal-soars-during-winter-lockdown-and-you-could-buy-one-too-3125797

Spanish property buyers focus on green second homes

Spanish property buyers focus on green second homes as Malaga gets first National Park

  • Sierra de las Nieves to become Spain’s 16th National Park later this year
  • Designation includes strict environmental protections
  • Taylor Wimpey España reports uptick in interest in greener homes

Later this year, Spain’s Malaga province will finally get its first National Park, after six years of campaigning. Sierra de las Nieves, the mountainous area north of Marbella and east of Ronda, will enjoy increased funding and stricter environmental protections as a result of the decision.

Sierra de las Nieves has been a protected national park since 1989 and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1995. It is home to the largest collection of pinsapo trees in existence, along with an abundance of largely untouched flora and fauna, with some of the trees thought to be over 500 years old. Bird spotters who visit the park can enjoy sightings of golden eagles, griffon vultures, peregrine falcons and many more species, while ibex, wild cats, mouflon and roe deer roam the steep slopes.

Connecting with nature has rarely felt so important as it has over the past year, with lockdown restrictions confining so many people to the inside of their homes. Likewise, exercise has becoming something to be valued even more than normal. With cycling, hiking, horse-riding, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, potholing and canyoning all available in Sierra de las Nieves, those visiting the resorts of the Costa del Sol will have easy access to all the nature and exercise they could possibly wish for.

Many visitors and locals alike have long enjoyed the rich eco-diversity of Sierra de las Nieves. Now, the profile-raising nature of the National Park designation, along with the funding that comes with it, means that many more families will benefit from this incredible natural resource. The development of sustainable tourism activities will ensure the area is well protected, which is incredibly important for the future of Sierra de las Nieves.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/02/05/spanish-property-buyers-focus-on-green-second-homes-as-malaga-gets-first-national-park/

How to buy a home in Spain safely during lockdown

How to buy a home in Spain safely during lockdown

  • British appetite for holidays and second homes in Spain remains strong
  • CostaLuz Lawyers walks buyers through safe online buying practices
  • Pre-foreclosure purchases deliver savings of up to 60%

The Covid-19 pandemic has done little to quell the long-term British love for Spain. In fact, the idea of lounging on a beach in the sunshine holds a great deal more appeal when it is so far out of reach. As Spanish tourism board officer in London, Javier Piñanes, recently pointed out:

“There is a strong desire to travel on the part of the British and they emphasize that Spain is the destination they want to travel to, it is their top destination for holiday.”

Nor is it just holidays that Brits are dreaming of during lockdown. Recently reported figures from Taylor Wimpey España observed an increase of 39% in website traffic during the first week of 2021, compared to the same week a year earlier.

But with travel restrictions in place that, currently, have no end in sight, how can British buyers turn their dream of holiday home ownership into reality?

According to CostaLuz Lawyers, with the right safeguards in place, it is perfectly possible to buy a Spanish property safely online during the lockdown. While buyers can’t visit the property and the local area in person, they can research to their hearts’ content online. Key to doing so safely is to engage an independent lawyer early in the process.

“The right lawyer can be invaluable in terms of helping you choose a Spanish property. They can help you to work with reputable, honest and reasonably priced agents, arrange a surveyor, check all required paperwork is in place and do the conveyancing and post-sale work. Not only that, but your transaction will be covered by the law firm’s professional indemnity insurance and title insurance, for added peace of mind.” 

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/02/05/how-to-buy-a-home-in-spain-safely-during-lockdown/

A topic for debate – should the construction industry remain open?

Construction

With Britain, and many other parts of the world, currently undergoing the worst months of the Covid-19 pandemic, some have called for tighter restrictions and lockdowns – questioning whether things like construction work is indeed essential.

The view from Spain

This is not just an issue of debate in the UK – the same is true across the world, including in Spain.

The sales and marketing director at well-known overseas housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, is firmly of the belief the construction industry should remain open.

“With appropriate risk assessments undertaken and precautions in place, it makes sense for construction to continue both in the UK and here in Spain,” he says.

“Developers need to think about their post-construction strategy for viewings, as well as the construction process itself. We have several key-ready properties available, for example, for which we are offering virtual tours in order to reduce social contacts.”

But can staff really social distance on-site? “Yes, absolutely,” Pritchard claims. “This is easier to achieve in the construction industry than in many other sectors, thanks to the amount of open space and fresh air that building sites tend to deliver.”

He adds: “While the majority of roles carry some element of risk, with the right approach and strict adherence to the rules, this risk can be vastly reduced for those working across the construction sector. Keeping the sector going – in Spain, as in the UK – is of key importance for the country’s economy, as well as for the completion of homes according to contractually agreed timescales for individual buyers.”

And what of Covid rules being adhered to, to prevent the spread of the virus? “They certainly are here in Spain,” insists.

“From construction workers through to the teams selling the homes that have been completed, there is a deep-seated understanding of the need for compliance with Covid rules. There is clear guidance in place for the construction sector, which is key to encouraging and supporting compliance.”

https://www.propertyinvestortoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2021/1/a-topic-for-debate–should-the-construction-industry-remain-open

Almost 40% Increase in Number of Britons Looking to a Buy Second Home in Spain

Buy home in Spain

There has been marked a 40 per cent increase, during the first week of January, in the number of the United Kingdom’s citizens interested to buy a second home in Spain.

Taylor Wimpey Espana – a real estate company, has revealed that a total of 39 per cent increase has been noted in the UK’s citizens interest to buy properties in Spain, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

A surge has been recorded in the number of would-be British buyers, who use their virtual tours to choose dream properties in some Spanish zones such as in Mallorca, Costa Blanca and Alicante.

Besides Britons, German citizens (55 per cent increase) and Belgium citizens (44 per cent increase) are also seeking to buy properties in Spain, which could be used by them to spend their holidays or for other purposes.

“Unfortunately, both the UK and Germany are in lockdown right now, while Spain, France and a whole host of other countries have extensive restrictions in place,” Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Espana, pointed out.

According to him, that doesn’t signify that would-be buyers aren’t thinking of “owning a home in the sunshine.”

“The appeal of Spain’s golf courses and expansive beaches is only emphasised by stay-at-home orders. ‘Families are itching to return to normality with a newfound zeal for travel and leisure time,” he stressed.

Since January 1, the UK’s transition period has ended, and Britain is no longer a member of the European Union countries; therefore, many changes have been implemented in this regard.

British citizens will no longer be able to spend more than three months at a holiday home in the EU, after Brexit. Citizens of the United Kingdom will be permitted to stay in European countries without obtaining a visa for a maximum of 90 days every six months.

All Britons must follow this rule; otherwise, they risk to be fined. At present, persons who stay in the EU more than 90 days, in any 180 days can be fined and even deported to their countries. They could also be banned from entering.

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/almost-40-increase-in-number-of-britons-looking-to-a-buy-second-home-in-spain/

Spain update – post-Brexit residency rules and high UK demand for second homes

Spain residency rules While Brexit may now be well and truly done, British citizens residing in Spain who have yet to complete the necessary paperwork surrounding residency have been given a lifeline by the Spanish authorities.Those who can prove they lived in Spain prior to December 31 2020 can still apply for residency there, the government has announced.

Additionally, those with family links in Spain may also be able to apply for residency. British citizens arriving in Spain as of January 1 2021 can apply for residency in certain situations – for example if they have a family link with a beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement – according to the Spanish guidance.

Immigration officials in Spain have been instructed to follow the same procedure as they did for those applying for residency before the December deadline, though with particular attention paid to documentation that proves an individual’s residency pre-dated the end of 2020.“This is excellent news for UK citizens who, for whatever reason, have yet to make their residency in Spain official. They can now apply for the TIE residency document without fear of reprisals or penalties for having missed the December 31 2020 deadline,” Keith Rule of law firm CostaLuz Laywers said.“The move is a key signal of the value that Spain places on its long-standing relationship with the UK and a positive indicator for post-Brexit relations.”

He added: “All of this spells good news for a close relationship between Spain and the UK over the coming years. There are hundreds of thousands of British expats living in Spain, while some 18 million Brits spend their holidays here each year. Making it easier for residents to obtain the TIE, despite missing the deadline, should be well-received by both expats here in Spain and policymakers back home in the UK.”

Demand for Spanish second homes from UK buyers up 39%

Taylor Wimpey España has revealed that UK-based visitors to its website were up by 39% in the first week of January, when compared to the first week of 2020, with demand ranging from key-ready homes to brand new off-plan launches.

Many prospective buyers are using virtual tours to view their dream homes during lockdown, with interest in Spanish second homes continuing to grow, as British families while away the lockdown hours perusing their options online.

Taylor Wimpey España has reported continued growth in both web visits and leads. As well as the UK, interest from other European countries is also on the rise, with web visitors from Germany increasing by 51% and those from Belgium up by 44%. Domestic visitors have increased, too, with website visits from Spain more than 15% higher than the year before.

Meanwhile, leads were up 30% for the first week of January 2020, according to the housebuilder.

“Unfortunately, both the UK and Germany are in lockdown right now, while Spain, France and a whole host of other countries have extensive restrictions in place. But that doesn’t mean that would-be buyers aren’t dreaming of owning a home in the sunshine,” sales and marketing director Taylor Wimpey España, said.

“The appeal of Spain’s golf courses and expansive beaches is only emphasised by stay-at-home orders; families are itching to return to normality with a new-found zeal for travel and leisure time.”

https://www.propertyinvestortoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2021/1/spain-update–post-brexit-residency-rules-and-high-uk-demand-for-second-homes

Brit’s Interest in Spanish Second Homes Spikes 39 Percent in January

Interst Spanish homes

Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is reporting this week interest in Spanish second homes continues to grow by the British during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK visitors to the company’s website increased by 39% during the first week of 2021, when compared to the first week of 2020. Interest from other European countries is also on the up, with web visitors from Germany up 51% and those from Belgium up by 44%. Domestic visitors have increased too, with website visits from Spain up 15% on the year before. Leads, meanwhile, were up 30% for the first week of January 2021, compared to those a year earlier.

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España says, “Unfortunately, both the UK and Germany are in lockdown right now, while Spain, France and a whole host of other countries have extensive restrictions in place. But that doesn’t mean that would-be buyers aren’t dreaming of owning a home in the sunshine. The appeal of Spain’s golf courses and expansive beaches is only emphasized by stay-at-home orders; families are itching to return to normality with a newfound zeal for travel and leisure time.”

Both mainland Spain and Mallorca continue to attract keen interest. The mixture of affordability and sunshine that the Costa Blanca delivers has long been a favourite with British buyers.

https://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/real-estate-news/spain/madrid/real-estate-news-spain-property-trends-for-2021-british-property-buyer-profiles-spain-foreign-property-buyer-madrid-homebuyer-data-taylor-wimpey-espana-12319.php

UK interest in Spanish second homes up 39%

 

  • UK-based visitors to Taylor Wimpey España website up 39% in first week of January
  • Demand ranging from key-ready homes to brand new off-plan launches
  • Would-be buyers using virtual tours to view their dream homes during lockdown

Interest in Spanish second homes continues to grow, as British families while away the lockdown hours perusing their options online. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, which has a selection of brand new, key-ready homes available for buyers to enjoy in 2021, has reported continued growth in both web visits and leads.

UK visitors to the company’s website increased by 39% during the first week of 2021, when compared to the first week of 2020. Interest from other European countries is also on the up, with web visitors from Germany up 51% and those from Belgium up by 44%. Domestic visitors have increased too, with website visits from Spain up 15% on the year before.

Leads, meanwhile, were up 30% for the first week of January 2021, compared to those a year earlier.

Unfortunately, both the UK and Germany are in lockdown right now, while Spain, France and a whole host of other countries have extensive restrictions in place. But that doesn’t mean that would-be buyers aren’t dreaming of owning a home in the sunshine. The appeal of Spain’s golf courses and expansive beaches is only emphasized by stay-at-home orders; families are itching to return to normality with a newfound zeal for travel and leisure time.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Taylor Wimpey España is delivering a range of properties, designed to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. The company has five new sites launching during the first half of 2021, as well as brand new, key-ready homes available in popular locations. Virtual tours of these have proven particularly popular. The tours are so thorough that some buyers have even bought during lockdown, without seeing the property in person.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/01/14/uk-interest-in-spanish-second-homes-up-39/

Demand for second homes in Spain soars by nearly 40% in first week of January

Demand for second homes in Spain soars by nearly 40% in first week of January as Britons in lockdown eye up place in the sun despite Brexit

  • Taylor Wimpey Espana saw demand for properties increase at the start of year
  • Interest in properties rose by 39 per cent during the first week of January   
  • Brexit travel rules prevent Britons from spending more than three months in EU

The number of Britons seeking a second home in Spain soared in the first week of January as more families cast their sights to the European country amid the lockdown, property experts said.

The real estate company Taylor Wimpey Espana found that interest in Spanish properties rose by 39 per cent during the first week of 2021 when compared to the first week the year before despite post-Brexit travel restrictions.

They also reported a surge in would-be UK buyers using their virtual tours to view dream properties in areas including Alicante, Mallora and Costa Blanca.

It comes after travel restrictions, which came into force on January 1, stated that Britons would be prevented from spending more than three months at a time at a holiday home in the EU after Brexit.

The restrictions mean that Britons will only be allowed to stay in a European country without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in every six month period.

People who exceed the 90 day limit could face the threat of a fine or even be banned entry to the EU’s Schengen travel zone.

Despite the extra hurdles involved after Brexit, Taylor Wimpey Espana also reported that interest from other European countries was also on the rise, with web visitors from Germany up 51 per cent and those from Belgium up by 44 per cent.

Domestic visitors have increased too, with website visits from Spain up 15 per cent on the year before.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9147091/Demand-second-homes-Spain-soars-nearly-40-week-January.html

How to buy property in Spain

Second home buyers have for decades been turning to Spain as the ideal place to purchase a holiday property. Spain’s weather, scenery, way of life, relatively low cost of living, gastronomy and more make it a win with holidaymakers from around the globe, many of whom visit the country regularly enough to make owning a second home there a sensible choice. The property news is awash with stories of happy Spanish property owners. In this article we’ll look at how to buy property in Spain and when you might need to use legal translation services as part of the process. We’ll also look at what you might need in addition to legal translation.

Do you need to use legal translation to buy a property in Spain

The UK government advises that, if you don’t have a good grasp of Spanish, you should use a translator for all contracts and documents that form part of the purchase process. Why is legal translation important? Because it can ensure that you understand precisely the commitments that you are entering into. Advice from translation service Tomedes highlights the importance of this precision when it comes to legal translation services, pointing out that,

“Legal translators understand the nuances and subtleties of specific terms to ensure that the legal translations they deliver are 100% accurate and certifiable.”

A legal translation professional can support you to check each of these points before you commit to purchase, helping to ensure that you buy safely.

Any other documents that relate to the purchase process and that are provided in Spanish will also warrant translation, from mortgage papers to contracts and bank guarantees for off-plan developments.

That’s not to say that it’s not possible to conduct much of the purchase process in your native tongue. The Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, points out that,

https://www.newsanyway.com/2021/01/11/how-to-buy-property-in-spain-and-when-to-use-legal-translation-services/

Rising enquiries signal renewed confidence in Spanish second homes

Spanish second homes: Rising enquiries signal renewed confidence as dust settles on Brexit deal

  • Taylor Wimpey España reports 30% increase in leads
  • 2021 likely to see release of pent-up demand for second homes
  • Growth in home working leading to different ways of using holiday properties

As the dust settles on the UK’s last minute Brexit deal with the EU, it seems that Brits who have been keeping one eye on the potential of owning property in Spain are already swinging into action. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has begun the new year with a flurry of enquiries from Britons interested in buying homes in Spain.

The firm has reported a 30% increase in leads in the first week of January 2021 when compared with the same period in 2020. In addition, website traffic from the UK is up 57% over the same timeframe.

And Brits aren’t only looking; just one working day into January, Taylor Wimpey España had already sold its first property of the year – to a British buyer.

While COVID remains at the forefront of many minds, the beginning of vaccination programmes across the globe means that there is room for cautious optimism for the travel industry as a whole over the course of 2021. As the world’s second most popular international tourism destination (based on World Bank data) this is particularly important for Spain.

Yet even without the added complication of COVID-19 thrown in, the UK’s departure from the EU was always going to impact the way that second homeowners use their holiday properties.

We’ve seen buyers changing their expectations about how and when they plan to use their second homes. The events of 2020 have accelerated the pace of those changes – and 2021 will likely do so further – but those shifts in usage had already begun. One key trend, for example, is that buyers are now looking to use their second homes to work from, as well as for leisure purposes.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2021/01/06/rising-enquiries-signal-renewed-confidence-in-spanish-second-homes-as-dust-settles-on-brexit-deal/

UK lockdowns encourage interest in a Spanish place in the sun

Spanish place in the sun:

DEVELOPER Taylor Wimpey Spain says that “lockdown misery” is helping new home sales as they launch five developments for 2021.

The British-owned company also claims that the new properties will “boost the economic recovery of Spain”.

Mallorca is getting three new developments, along with one each at Marbella Lake on the Costa del Sol and In Javea on the Costa Blanca,

“We’ve seen plenty of interest in Spanish second homes during 2020, despite the pandemic”.

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2020/12/20/uk-lockdowns-encourage-interest-in-a-spanish-place-in-the-sun/

Is 2021 the year to work from Spain?

  • New initiative encourages remote working globally from a base in Alicante
  • Taylor Wimpey España points to significant pent up demand for homes in Spain during 2021 and 2022

Barbados hit the headlines this summer with its ‘Welcome Stamp’ initiative, which encouraged people from around the world to move to the country to work remotely for a year. Now, it looks like Spain’s Alicante region wants a piece of the action.

Alicante has long been a popular holiday destination with Britons looking to soak up the sun and enjoy the Spanish lifestyle. But Provia, Alicante’s Builders’ Association, is encouraging people to go further than simply holidaying in the region and instead to live and work there.

2020 has opened our eyes to the possibilities of remote working like never before. We’ve seen an explosion in the use of video conferencing. We’ve also seen teams thinking creatively not only about how they can work outside of the confines of the office but how they can be more productive while doing so. There are going to be a lot of individual workers – and forward-thinking employers – who want to continue to harness the benefits of remote working even after it becomes a choice once more, rather than a necessity.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Alicante already attracts considerable attention from retirees as a place to live, but now the region is courting a younger clientele as well – remote workers and their families. It certainly has plenty to offer as a family lifestyle destination. Bustling cities with impressive arrays of restaurants, shops, cultural sites and international schools provide all the conveniences of modern life. The region’s beautiful beaches, meanwhile, are ideal for spending family time outdoors and appeal to a range of ages. For adults and older children, Alicante’s stunning golf courses can’t help but charm.

According to leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, Alicante could be in for a bumper couple of years in terms of home purchases by British buyers, including those looking to relocate permanently to the region.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much about the way that we live and work, as well as making families focus on what is most important to them. We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of those viewing properties on our website over the course of 2020, with leads up on as well, so we’re anticipating a significant release of pent up demand over the next year or two.” 

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

British buyers have recently shown a particular interest in Taylor Wimpey España’s Iconic development at Gran Alacant in Alicante. The show home at the site is due to open in March 2021, with completion of all 170 apartments expected by March of the following year.

The two- and three-bedroom homes at Iconic make the most of their sought-after location, which provides direct access to the blue flag beach of El Carabassi. The whole development has been carefully designed to maximise views of the Mediterranean, as well as Iconic’s impressive pool and garden areas with outdoor fitness equipment and children’s play area. Prices start from €199,000 plus VAT for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment.

Those looking to work from Spain have the best of both worlds at Iconic. The peaceful location, between the towns of El Altet and Santa Pola blends a superb working environment with easy access to local amenities. With so much to offer, it seems that 2021 and 2022 could bring some very positive news for Alicante when it comes to attracting professionals looking to get more out of life than a daily commute.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/12/15/is-2021-the-year-to-work-from-spain/

Taylor Wimpey España to launch five new developments

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has announced that it will launch five new developments during the first quarter of 2021, in a move that signals the company’s confidence in the long-term appeal of Spanish second homes.

“We’ve seen plenty of interest in Spanish second homes during 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Many buyers are waiting out the travel and lifestyle restrictions and spending this time planning their property purchase. We’re going to be fully prepared when that pent-up demand is suddenly released in 2021.” commented the Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España.

The five new launches will include Essential in Javea (Costa Blanca), Marbella Lake in Nueva Andalucia (Marbella) and three developments in Mallorca. Just as with Taylor Wimpey España’s key-ready developments, they will feature communal pools and gardens in addition to the carefully designed homes with their spacious outdoor terraces, solariums and/or private gardens.

iProperty Management recently revealed Spain to be the country that most people want to relocate to. Figures from the Spanish Registrars, meanwhile, have shown that even national lockdowns can’t stop foreigners flocking to buy homes in Spain. During Q2 2020, foreigners accounted for 35.2% of all home sales in Alicante and for 24.6% in the Balearic Islands.

“Spain retains all of those fundamental elements that second home buyers are looking for – sunshine, beaches, golf, a superb gastronomic scene and excellent value for money” said Marc. “It is also ideally suited to spending time outdoors throughout the year. Sitting on a terrace in the sunshine during a lockdown is a very different experience from being stuck indoors in the rain. That has been a driving factor for several of those who have purchased homes from us during the pandemic.”

Taylor Wimpey España is also offering key-ready homes at a range of sites. Botanic, at La Reserva de Alcuzcuz, Benahavis (Malaga), offers a next-level experience for buyers looking to connect with the natural environment. Created in accordance with the principles of sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture, the development integrates vertical gardens and green corridors into the design, respecting the variety of species and indigenous trees in the area while providing a stunning panorama over the gently sloping land leading down to the sea. The bright, three-bedroom homes have spacious, south-facing terraces and cost from €430,000 plus VAT.

https://www.planetmarbella.com/taylor-wimpey-espana-to-launch-five-new-developments/

Why it’s always important to look to the longer-term

Why it’s always important to look to the longer-term

2020 has been a year like no other in so many ways. Taylor Wimpey España has been operating in Spain for over 60 years and I’ve been selling second homes with the company for more than 25. In that time, I’ve seen all manner of economic challenges, but nothing quite like the combination of site shutdowns, travel restrictions, social distancing and widespread economic distress that COVID-19 has caused.

Grand view apartments

Grand view apartments

What’s been interesting, though, is how strong demand remains for Spanish second homes. Demand is very much still alive. We’ve seen an increase of 33% in web visits in November 2020 compared to the November 2019. We’ve also experienced a 37% increase in year-to-date leads as at November 2020.

The fact that leads have increased despite the restrictions on travel serves as a clear reminder that buyers are looking at second homes to meet their future needs as well as their current ones. They are looking to the longer-term benefits of owning a property in Spain, in terms of both usage/lifestyle advantages and capital growth.

Of course, that’s not to say that the pandemic hasn’t changed what buyers are focusing on in the here and now. Indeed, we’ve seen a notable increase in buyers looking for open and bigger spaces, flexible accommodation that suits both work-related and lifestyle needs, communal pools and gardens and also quiet areas. Fibre and WiFi are simply non-negotiable. Apartments at our Grand View development, have just what buyers need when it comes to that sense of space and openness that has become so very important this year.

But buyers are also looking to the future. When it comes to their capital, buyers are accepting that situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic can create unforeseen property price fluctuations. That’s why it’s important to remain calm and look at the longer-term capital growth expectations of a second home.

https://www.tpimag.com/imho/why-its-always-important-to-look-to-the-longer-term/

5 new launches for the New Year

Taylor Wimpey España gears up for 2021

  • Developments will launch in Q1 2021
  • New launches complement strong offer of key-ready homes
  • Taylor Wimpey España confident in enduring appeal of Spanish property

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has announced that it will launch five new developments during the first quarter of 2021, in a move that signals the company’s confidence in the long-term appeal of Spanish second homes. The new launches will complement the rich variety of key-ready homes that Taylor Wimpey España already offers in Mallorca, the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol.

“We’ve seen plenty of interest in Spanish second homes during 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Many buyers are waiting out the travel and lifestyle restrictions and spending this time planning their property purchase. We’re going to be fully prepared when that pent-up demand is suddenly released in 2021.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The five new launches will include Essential in Javea (Costa Blanca), Marbella Lake in Nueva Andalucia (Marbella) and three developments in Mallorca. Just as with Taylor Wimpey España’s key-ready developments, they will feature communal pools and gardens in addition to the carefully designed homes with their spacious outdoor terraces, solariums and/or private gardens.

iProperty Management recently revealed Spain to be the country that most people want to relocate to. Figures from the Spanish Registrars, meanwhile, have shown that even national lockdowns can’t stop foreigners flocking to buy homes in Spain. During Q2 2020, foreigners accounted for 35.2% of all home sales in Alicante and for 24.6% in the Balearic Islands.

“Spain retains all of those fundamental elements that second home buyers are looking for – sunshine, beaches, golf, a superb gastronomic scene and excellent value for money. It is also ideally suited to spending time outdoors throughout the year. Sitting on a terrace in the sunshine during a lockdown is a very different experience from being stuck indoors in the rain. That has been a driving factor for several of those who have purchased homes from us during the pandemic.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

For buyers who want to start using their property sooner, rather than later, Taylor Wimpey España is offering key-ready homes at a range of sites. Botanic, at La Reserva de Alcuzcuz, Benahavis (Malaga), offers a next-level experience for buyers looking to connect with the natural environment. Created in accordance with the principles of sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture, the development integrates vertical gardens and green corridors into the design, respecting the variety of species and indigenous trees in the area while providing a stunning panorama over the gently sloping land leading down to the sea. The bright, three-bedroom homes have spacious, south-facing terraces and cost from €430,000 plus VAT.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/12/09/5-new-launches-for-the-new-year-taylor-wimpey-espana-gears-up-for-2021/

Pandemic opens people’s eyes to potential of working remotely from overseas

Working remotely

  • Terraces with golf, marina and sea views await those looking to ditch the commute for good (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • 24% of employees now working remotely (ONS)
  • Longer-term benefits of remote-first approach now more widely understood

As the UK ploughs on with the battle against COVID-19, the government has once more asked that all those who can work from home do just that. The pandemic has made families re-evaluate their home environment like never before, particularly in relation to space in which to work and outdoor space. Now, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is providing the ideal solution to both, with selected properties offering spacious terraces with stunning views as the ideal spot from which to work.

Even once the pandemic is under control, it’s likely that some of the lifestyle changes it brought about will stick. Many people’s eyes have been opened to how easily they can work from home and the lifestyle benefits that doing so can bring. As such, we’re catering to the needs of home-based workers not just for now but also for the longer-term.”

The waterfront homes at Pier are a case in point. The two- and three-bedroom apartments provide east and south-east facing terraces with marvellous views of the prestigious Marina de Sotogrande. The spacious terraces are ideal for sitting outdoors with a laptop, working from home in an absolutely stunning setting. The key-ready homes are priced from €342,000 plus VAT. Would-be buyers can take a virtual tour to discover Pier for themselves.

The Office for National Statistics reported on 1 October 2020 that just 62% of people were working at their normal place of work, with 11% furloughed and 24% now working remotely. It’s unlikely that that quarter of the working population will all be keen to start commuting again when the time comes, particularly when many will have proved how productive they can be when based from home.

This opens up the idea of working remotely from locations other than home, once lockdown and travel restrictions ease. After all, a stable internet connection, a decent mobile phone signal and a laptop are all that many people now need to do their jobs effectively, regardless of their location. With Spain being only an hour ahead of the UK, working from there fits perfectly with working for a UK company.

“With the technology available to us now, there’s no longer the same need to be tied to a desk from 9 to 5. Increasingly, companies are understanding the benefits of remote working not just for their employees but for themselves. A remote-first approach can mean running a more cost-efficient operation with a lower carbon footprint thanks to the need for less office space and a reduction in employee commuting.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/11/20/pandemic-opens-peoples-eyes-to-potential-of-working-remotely-from-overseas/

 

Navigating the pandemic: virtual tours

Virtual tours

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from selling second homes during the pandemic, it’s to be flexible. There’s still plenty of buyers out there who want second homes in Spain but between social distancing and travel restrictions viewing properties is a lot more complicated that it used to be.

So if you want to buy a second home but can’t travel, what can you do? Well, that’s where virtual tours come in. Anything virtual is vital in the times we’re living through. We can use them to show both foreign and local clients our new properties from the comfort of their homes. The virtual tour of the waterfront apartments at our Pier development in Sotogrande, Cadiz, is a great example of this.

From the client’s perspective, they can inspect the property in detail as often as they wish. They can also show it to friends and family members with whom they are discussing the potential purchase. This is an interesting point, as virtual tours are opening up the buying process in new ways, rather than merely being a substitute for in-person viewings. It’s making the viewing process more flexible and that’s certainly something we want to keep up even after travel restrictions are lifted.

Apart from offering virtual tours, we offer real-time walkthroughs through our properties with our sales consultants. Our call centre is actively offering this service and we have quite a few every week. It means that clients can view the property at their own pace, revisit certain rooms and take a tour of the grounds, all while having a member of staff on hand to answer any questions they may have.

The real-time walkthroughs are an excellent way of connecting viewers with the properties they want to see. We’ve closed two sales in Sun Valley at La Cala Resort in the Costa del Sol in the past fortnight after providing WhatsApp video tours of them and it looks like we’re about to close another for one of our last three homes at Blue Cove, in Mallorca.

Both WhatsApp and Zoom are popular with our clients when it comes to taking video walkthroughs. The technology is so reliable these days. Again, it’s a service that we’ll be able to offer even once the pandemic has passed, as it makes for a more flexible viewing experience.

Our virtual tours have proven particularly popular for properties in the Costa del Sol. We’re getting 5,000 visits per month to our tours in that area. It’s also our Costa del Sol properties that buyers are particularly keen to inspect through video walkthroughs, with Botanic, Pier, and Grand View leading the way. It seems that many buyers are craving the sunshine of the Costa del Sol as we head into winter.

There’s no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year for many in the property industry. But with a bit of imagination and plenty of flexibility, we’ll get through it together and even end up making improvements to our sales processes as a result, by keeping up the virtual tours and video walkthroughs. What changes have you made during the pandemic that you’re going to stick with afterward?

https://www.tpimag.com/tpi_thought_leaders/navigating-the-pandemic-virtual-tours/

Huge surge in enquiries for homes in Spain.

Homes in Spain

Many Brits have been dreaming of a getaway with days of sunshine and sandy beaches and maybe now working from a remote location is a reality, Spain could provide the answer.

Rightmove data from May 2020, show that searches for property for sale abroad rose 33% compared to the previous year highlighting the easy access from the UK, good value and winter sun is an appealing option.

Have a look at these Spanish locations which provide warmth throughout the winter months with fewer tourists.

Homes in Spain – Mallorca

For the water sports lover, Mallorca has sea temperatures of 19 degrees in November and 7 hours of sunshine so with 550km of coastline there is plenty to explore. Hiking in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is also a great way to explore the outdoors in the slightly cooler winter months as are golf and cycling.

Mallorca is the largest Balearic island and has a historic old city – Palma, with a cathedral, palace, seafront promenade and even boats some impressive Christmas lights. The local markets found here and dotted around the island, really highlight the quality of the fresh food on offer especially fish and pastries.

A great Mallorcan property to consider is on the Las Villas de Dalt de Sa Rapita development, built by Taylor Wimpey Espana. It is close to the famous Es Trenc beach and the homes are designed in a contemporary, minimalist style to offer spacious, bright rooms, maximising space and comfort.

The homes have 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a fitted kitchen and laundry room, living and dining room with pre-installation of a fireplace, large terraces and garden. The plot also includes a private parking space and a storeroom.

As these properties are still in the construction stage, the new owners may even have the opportunity to add in a  pool, heated flooring, air conditioning and garage and make sure the finish is to their taste.

https://taylorwimpeyspain.com/property/villas-dalt-sa-rapita-campos/

Homes in Spain – Costa del Sol

For the past 60 years, the Costa del Sol has been the darling of Spain for Brits, not only do thousands enjoy holidays here, 300,000 expats now call it home. The name means the sunshine coast and its an apt description for a location that enjoys 320 days of sunshine every year. Even in November, there are 6 hours of sunshine and an average air temperature of 15 degrees, a far cry from the winter weather in the UK.

Some of the resort names will be very familiar – Malaga, Marbella, Puerto Banus and Estepona. There is a real mix of history, contemporary, coast and history not to mention the restaurant scene, most famous in the upmarket resort of Benahavis.

To enjoy all the extra sunshine, residents enjoy golfing (including a Ryder Cup course), hiking and horse riding – all maximise the outdoor lifestyle.

The Botanic development in Benahavis is in the prefect location to take in all that the Costa del Sol offers.  It is a unique development, created in accordance with the criteria of sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture. The buildings constructed on different ground levels optimize the views and provide an exceptional panorama of the surrounding area.

The gardened areas are a major part of the design, respecting the variety of species and indigenous trees in the area, with vertical gardens and green corridors that link each of the phases and envelop the residential buildings within a unique natural environment.

The development comprises 92 bright and spacious 3 bedroom homes, with incredible large terraces, all south facing. The 4 storey buildings are crowned by spacious penthouses with a modern design and spectacular solariums from which you can enjoy the views all day long from dawn to dusk.

https://taylorwimpeyspain.com/property/botanic-apartments/

Homes in Spain- Ibiza

Never more than an hour from one of the 57 beaches wherever you are on the island of Ibiza, the 8 hours of sunshine in November make it a viable option for some winter sun.

As well as the renowned clubbing scene, there are some quiet resorts, picturesque villages and even an old town with a cathedral. The best way to experience the island is to hire a car and explore at your own pace, finishing the road drip at Café del Mar to enjoy the famous sunset.

Taylor Wimpey Espana are building a spectacular development with on the west coast of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with incredible views over the bay and Conillera island.

From this privileged enclave, you can enjoy enviable sunsets from your own home that are admired the world over. Enjoy a magical evening at your pool surrounded by communal gardens, or just simply admire the immensity of the Mediterranean Sea from the large private terraces.

Sunset Ibiza also provides you with your own underground parking space and direct access to the sea.

https://taylorwimpeyspain.com/property/sunset-ibiza-cala-gracio/

Whatever house style or location in Spain appeals to you as a holiday home, permanent base or just somewhere to enjoy the winter from, Taylor Wimpey Espana can help you with the whole process.

 

http://outnewsglobal.com/huge-surge-in-enquiries-for-homes-in-spain/

Taylor Wimpey Spain highlights different buyer behaviours

  • Taylor Wimpey Spain highlights different buyer behaviours
  • Still plenty of liquidity in market
  • Limited travel, rather than money, is major barrier this time around

However, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, which has been building homes successfully in Spain for over 60 years, reports a very different experience this time around and several hightlights.

“We’re seeing substantially different market dynamics as a result of the COVID-19 crisis than those that occurred due to the global financial crisis. Having operated through the 2006/07 crash and the difficult years that followed, we were braced for a similar experience this time around, but it hasn’t played out in the same way.”

If anything, it is the travel restrictions that are the greatest challenge with this particular crisis, as they are preventing the initial viewings that are so key to the holiday home purchase process.

“The challenge with this crisis has been to put virtual viewing arrangements in place that get as close as possible to that in-person viewing experience. We’re doing all we can to turn that challenge into an opportunity, though, with live mobile tours of our show homes and also of our key-ready homes.”

In the Costa del Sol, for example, potential buyers can tour the last few key-ready homes available at Grand View and Botanic. Those who want to ensure that they don’t miss out on the last chance to buy at the two stunning developments can take mobile tours with Taylor Wimpey España team members, who are on hand to answer questions and explore the property at the buyer’s pace.

Grand View is located at the prestigious La Cala Golf Resort in the valley of Mijas. The homes run alongside the resort’s Asia and America golf courses, opposite the Club House. With large terraces and spectacular views, the two- and three-bedroom properties have been popular both with golfers and with those looking for the natural serenity that such surroundings provide.

Botanic, meanwhile, is a unique development at La Reserva de Alcuzcuz. The buildings have been created around the principles of sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture, with gardened areas forming a major part of the design. The development respects the variety of species and indigenous trees in the area, with vertical gardens and green corridors enveloping the residential buildings in a unique natural environment. Construction has taken place at different ground levels to provide an exceptional panorama of the surrounding natural environment.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/11/06/from-crisis-to-crisis-why-dont-lessons-from-the-financial-crash-apply-to-covid-19/

Responible building – Using translation services to transcend language

Responible building

Building and construction are responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions. However, the World Green Building Council asserts that the sector could reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Achieving this means our approach to sustainability needs to transcend language and culture, with quality translations enabling the brightest minds in the construction sector to work together, regardless of their nationalities.

It’s also essential to build sustainability into all manner of construction projects, from offices, factories, and warehouses to homes and holiday homes, and to factor in a local approach as well as global best practice principles. The Director of Sales and Marketing at Taylor Wimpey España comments:

“Sustainable design and build practices differ around the world but are definitely moving up the agendas of buyers in multiple countries. Part of the work that we do involves using high-quality translation solutions to deliver information on sustainability and environmental performance in multiple languages so that our buyers can make informed decisions.

“A localized focus is always important, in both the design of the development and the way that we talk about it in different languages. At our Botanic development, which has been constructed in accordance with the criteria of sustainability, ecology, and bioclimatic architecture, the integral gardened areas respect the variety of species and indigenous trees in the local area, with green corridors enveloping the different buildings and vertical gardens providing a unique natural environment. Expressing that ecological focus to clients of different nationalities has become increasingly important.”

Sustainable, eco-friendly design and build encompasses a huge range of elements. Let’s focus on them together.

https://www.e-architect.co.uk/articles/use-translation-company-to-promote-sustainable-design

New development: British building giant gives Mallorca a lift:

New development plans

British building giant, Taylor Wimpey España, gave the coronavirus hit local economy a lift this morning with the announcement that they would be building 33 new chalets in the Sa Rapita area of the island.

The announcement is expected to sustain a number of jobs in the area. The British building giant is already investing six million euros in the Canyamen Pins development

https://www.majorcadailybulletin.com/news/local/2020/10/27/73931/british-building-giant-mallorca.html

Would you buy a Spanish holiday home without setting foot in it?

  • Spanish holiday home: Taylor Wimpey España offering live mobile show home visits
  • Tourism spending unlikely to hit pre-pandemic levels before 2024 (McKinsey)
  • Reputation and trust now more important than ever

Spanish holiday home: The global travel and tourism industry continues to feel the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. McKinsey projects that international tourist arrivals will drop by 60-80% this year, with tourism spending unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024. So where does this leave those building second homes?

According to leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, it’s a question of adapting to the new normal and connecting with holiday home buyers in new ways. The company now provides pre-bookable live visits of its show homes, with staff using mobile devices to give prospective buyers the tours that they can’t make in person.

Seeing photographs and videos of a holiday home online is not the same as visiting the property. Mobile tours aren’t quite the same either, but they are vastly closer to that in-person experience. They provide the buyer with the chance to view the property at their own pace and to ask questions of staff while they do.” 

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Buying a second home without seeing it in person remains a bold move. This is where the developer’s reputation comes into its own. With over 60 years’ experience of building homes along the coast of mainland Spain, as well as Mallorca and Ibiza, Taylor Wimpey España has the kind of credibility that engenders the trust needed to buy a second home during the pandemic.

The company is also delivering just the kind of homes that pandemic era buyers are seeking. At Green Golf in Estepona (Malaga), for example, buyers can purchase spacious, light-filled homes surrounded by the gently undulating course at Estepona Golf. Fresh air and natural greenery abound, providing a serene escape from the pressures of modern life and an attractive location to socially distance or even lock down.

Available from €299,000 plus VAT, the frontline golf, southwest-facing townhouses include three bedrooms, three bathrooms and large terraces. The private gated community has communal gardens and pools, all integrated into the spectacular surrounding scenery – and just 3km from the nearest beach.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/10/26/would-you-buy-a-holiday-home-without-setting-foot-in-it/

Taylor Wimpey España confirms increasing importance of outdoor space

Taylor Wimpey: outdoor space

Knight Frank’s Global Buyer Survey 2020 found that Spain was one of the top three locations for those considering a post-Covid-19 move overseas. Now, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has shed new light on the kinds of properties that new buyers are seeking.

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España said: “Buyers are, understandably, looking for homes with gardens and with more outdoor space. The potential for another lockdown has made private outdoor space infinitely more desirable. What’s interesting is that buyers aren’t reining in their budgets in order to achieve this. In fact, there’s a huge degree of liquidity in the market, despite Covid’s impact on the global economy.”

Those with the means to buy a new home, it seems, are sparing no expense when it comes to getting the space they need, and that applies indoors as well as outdoors. The Taylor Wimpey España team reports that more indoor space is also being sought, with buyers wanting to ensure they can work from home in comfort.

In terms of property types, it is townhouses outside of cities that are attracting the most attention. Buyers are seeking out locations with open spaces and natural scenery, with golf properties being particularly prized.

The southwest-facing townhouses at Green Golf, at Estepona, Malaga, are precisely the kind of homes that meet post-Covid buyers’ needs. Available from €299,000 plus VAT, the homes are bright and spacious, inside and out.

The three bedrooms provide scope for one to be used as an office, while the large terraces would make another period of at-home confinement far more bearable. The private, gated community also has communal gardens and pools, with being on-site at Estepona Golf providing plenty of options when it comes to keeping fit and healthy.

https://thedailybrit.co.uk/taylor-wimpey-espana-confirms-increasing-importance-of-outdoor-space-as-buyers-refuse-to-rein-in-budgets/

Taylor Wimpey España confirms increasing importance of outdoor space

Taylor Wimpey España confirms increasing importance of outdoor space, as buyers refuse to rein in budgets

Knight Frank’s Global Buyer Survey 2020 found that Spain was one of the top three locations for those considering a post-Covid-19 move overseas. Now, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has shed new light on the kinds of properties that new buyers are seeking.

Buyers are, understandably, looking for homes with gardens and with more outdoor space. The potential for another lockdown has made private outdoor space infinitely more desirable. What’s interesting is that buyers aren’t reining in their budgets in order to achieve this. In fact, there’s a huge degree of liquidity in the market, despite Covid’s impact on the global economy.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Those with the means to buy a new home, it seems, are sparing no expense when it comes to getting the space they need, and that applies indoors as well as outdoors. The Taylor Wimpey España team reports that more indoor space is also being sought, with buyers wanting to ensure they can work from home in comfort.

In terms of property types, it is townhouses outside of cities that are attracting the most attention. Buyers are seeking out locations with open spaces and natural scenery, with golf properties being particularly prized.

The southwest-facing townhouses at Green Golf, at Estepona, Malaga, are precisely the kind of homes that meet post-Covid buyers’ needs. Available from €299,000 plus VAT, the homes are bright and spacious, inside and out. The three bedrooms provide scope for one to be used as an office, while the large terraces would make another period of at-home confinement far more bearable. The private, gated community also has communal gardens and pools, with being on-site at Estepona Golf providing plenty of options when it comes to keeping fit and healthy.

Both those buying main residences and those buying holiday homes have re-evaluated what it is that they want from their property in Spain, just as families have around the world. In terms of second home buyers, Knight Frank reports that over 25% of those who contributed to its Global Buyer Survey are more likely to buy a second home as a result of the pandemic.

“Buyer requirements have experienced the biggest shakeup in years, which is pushing interest in larger properties with outdoor space up significantly. Back in 2006/07, we saw buyers’ budgets trimmed significantly and experienced a wave of cancellations as the financial crisis struck. What’s different this time around is that buyers are, on the whole, going ahead with their purchases, despite the economic backdrop. The importance of having the right property has never been greater.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/10/09/taylor-wimpey-espana-confirms-increasing-importance-of-outdoor-space-as-buyers-refuse-to-rein-in-budgets/

 

Five essential tips for selling the property to overseas buyers

Property overseas: Understand your buyers and localize your approach

It’s essential to understand your buyers, from the kind of properties that they’re looking for to the way they like to make decisions. Sales and Marketing Director at Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, comments:

“It’s really important to understand both the similarities and the differences between buyers from different countries. Understanding what makes a certain group of buyers tick can help you to ensure that the properties you present to them are the ones that best meet their needs. German second home buyers, for example, tend to favour homes on Mallorca over those on the Spanish mainland, while Belgians prefer the Costa del Sol, and Russians often opt for the Costa Blanca.

“British buyers, on the other hand, are drawn towards multiple locations, buying in the Costa del Sol and Mallorca, as well as on the Costa Blanca. Building awareness of these kinds of preferences into your business planning process and marketing activities can help you to engage more effectively with overseas buyers.”

Research the countries you plan to sell to, not just the languages

People move overseas for all manner of reasons. As of 2020, there are 272 million international migrants, many of whom have purchased homes in the countries to which they’ve moved. Then there’s the vast international second home market.

If you plan to target a particular country with your properties, do your homework. Say you plan to use English to French translation services to target property buyers in France. That’s great, but have you also looked at how the French economy is performing, the country’s political situation, what reputation your country has in France, and whether your tourist board advertises there? The better informed you are, the more you will be able to predict your chances of success in a specific country.

Translate your spoken communications, as well as your written ones

Our final tip is to use interpretation services or multilingual customer support (or both) when selling the property to overseas buyers. For both sales and aftercare, multilingual services can make buyers feel comfortable and help you to boost your brand’s reputation. Providing translation services that span both written and verbal communications means that your buyers can communicate with you in whatever format they need, giving them the confidence to buy, no matter what their mother tongue may be.

https://estateagentnetworking.co.uk/five-essential-tips-for-selling-the-property-to-overseas-buyers-why-document-translation-services-are-just-the-start/

LA CALA RANKED IN TOP 3 RESORTS IN SPAIN AND BEST 4-STAR RESORT

Golf World Top 100 listing also ranks La Cala’s America & Europa courses in Spain’s top 30.

La Cala Resert is the latest stage of a €120 million joint-venture between FBD and leading property developer Taylor Wimpey. More than 320 homes over six different developments have already been constructed as part of a plan to build 1,000 homes on the resort over the next decade.

Judges from the industry-leading Golf World Top 100 rankings have recognised La Cala as Spain’s leading 4* Resort and the country’s third best Resort overall. Two of La Cala’s three courses have also been ranked inside the country’s top 30.

A distinguished panel from the prestigious Golf World Top 100 list – one of the golf industry’s most authoritative and respected rankings – declared La Cala to be “an outstanding resort… getting better all the time.”

La Cala’s iconic America course was ranked as the 25 th best course in Spain. The ‘stellar back nine’ on Europa was praised as judges placed it in 30 th position. Asia was ranked 62 nd and described as ‘better than ever.’

La Cala Resort General Manager, Sean Corte-Real, said: “It’s an incredible honour to receive such critical acclaim. This latest ranking places La Cala in the top echelon of European golf destinations and is testament to the hard work of everyone behind the scenes.

“While the feedback from visitors and judges alike keeps getting better, we’re determined to cement La Cala’s position as a must play destination for golfers across Europe while remaining as accessible as ever. Our commitment to improve customer experience is our main focus and is continuous.”

The latest recognition caps a critically-acclaimed year for Spain’s largest golf resort. In January La Cala was named the Best 4* Golf Resort in Spain at the 2019 International Travel Awards and Best 4* Hotel in both Spain and Europe at the 2019 International Hotel Awards.

In March, La Cala Resort was ranked in the top-three of golf destinations worldwide by independent course-review website, Golfshake. Compared against more than 15,000 reviews submitted by real-world golfers in 2019, La Cala achieved one of the highest ratings on record, placing it at the top of the rankings for courses outside of the UK.

And last month La Cala was also recognised as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award winner by TripAdvisor. Based on a full year of visitor reviews, the award recognises outstanding traveller feedback, placing the resort in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

https://www.golfmagic.com/course-news/la-cala-ranked-top-3-resorts-spain-and-best-4-star-resort

Increasing Numbers Of Brits Seek Sun-Kissed Spanish holiday Homes

  • British and Spanish website visitors leading interest in holiday homes
  • Leads up 55% across May to August, compared with 2019
  • Digital viewings and video tours helping to fuel demand

Spanish holiday homes builder, Taylor Wimpey España, has reported significant growth in the number of enquiries it’s receiving for its properties on mainland Spain, Mallorca and Ibiza. Leads were up by 21% in the year to date for August 2020 versus August 2019, while the May to August 2020 period saw a leap of 55% compared to the same months the year before.

When it comes to web visitors, it is British and Spanish interest that is growing most rapidly. According to the Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España: “We’re seeing a notable increase in demand for second homes in Spain. Uncertainty and quarantine restrictions are doing nothing to curb Britons’ interest in owning a sun-kissed Spanish retreat. Indeed, the pandemic has caused many people to think long and hard about what’s important to them and where they want to spend their time.”

Digital Viewings

In response to the surge in demands, Taylor Wimpey España is offering digital viewings and newly released video tours of its second homes. At Green Golf in Estepona (Malaga), for example, buyers can now explore the bright, spacious frontline golf properties via an online drone tour, while listening to Taylor Wimpey España share details of the development over the phone. The digital tour of the three-bedroom/three-bathroom townhouses, which are available now from €299,000 plus VAT, allows buyers to see everything from the on-site pool and golf course views to the beautifully presented show home.

The increasing interest includes the Spanish mainland and some of the Balearic Islands
While the tourism industry in Spain, along with that of most of the rest of the world, has been hit hard by the global health crisis, British families are clearly not giving up on their dreams of owning property there. “The impressive rise in interest is a good indication of what’s to come, post-pandemic. As such, we are not only launching new developments – such as the lovely Harmony apartments, penthouses and duplexes at La Cala Golf – but also searching for new sites along the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca, as well as in Mallorca and Ibiza, said Pritchard.”

Until travel restrictions are lifted, the Taylor Wimpey España team will continue to deliver digital viewings to the growing number of Britons who are requesting them.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España on 08000 121 020 or visit https://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/If you reside outside the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972

https://homesandtravel.co.uk/2020/10/01/increasing-numbers-of-brits-seek-sun-kissed-second-homes-in-spain/

Increasing numbers of Brits seek sun-kissed second homes in Spain

Second homes in Spain

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has reported significant growth in the number of enquiries it is receiving for its properties in Spain, Mallorca and Ibiza. Leads were up by 21% year to date for August 2020 versus August 2019, while the May to August 2020 period saw a leap of 55% compared to the same months the year before.

When it comes to web visitors, it is British and Spanish interest that is growing most rapidly.

In response to the surge in demands, Taylor Wimpey España is offering digital viewings and newly released video tours of its second homes.

At Green Golf in Estepona (Malaga), for example, buyers can now explore the bright, spacious frontline golf properties via an online drone tour, while listening to Taylor Wimpey España share details of the development over the phone.

The digital tour of the three-bedroom/three-bathroom townhouses, which are available from €299,000 plus VAT, allows buyers to see everything from the on-site pool and stunning golf course views to the beautifully presented show home.

While the tourism industry in Spain, along with that of most of the rest of the world, has been hit hard by the global health crisis, British families are clearly not giving up on their dreams of owning property there.

https://thedailybrit.co.uk/increasing-numbers-of-brits-seek-sun-kissed-second-homes-in-spain/

Buyers still keen to have a home in sunny Spain: Yorkshire

Buyers still keen to have a home in sunny Spain:

Insider’s guide to buying property in Yorkshire’s favourite place in the sun

With regular flights between Spain and Leeds Bradford and Doncaster Sheffield airports, those in search of sun and siestas have made it the number one place for Yorkshire people to buy a holiday home abroad.

While the pandemic and Foreign Office advice against all non-essential travel has affected the property market in Spain, it has not deterred the most determined home hunters from pursuing their dream.

Brexit has muddied the water over the length of time you can stay in a holiday home but as Spain is heavily dependent on foreign visitors, those with properties there are not too concerned. While nothing has been formally agreed between the UK and EU, it seems likely that short stays will not be affected and it has been mooted that a simple entry visa may be required for stays of more than three months.

Buying procedures should also remain the same though taxation on rental income will change. “There are no foreseen restrictions for Britons buying property in Spain, just as there are no restrictions for Swiss or Norwegian buyers. Both of those countries are also outside of the EU,” says Sean.

The two-bedroom, new-build apartment with sea and mountain views by Taylor Wimpey España, pictured left, is 222.000 euros. Sean says that as a rule, the total buying costs for a resale property will be somewhere between 10 and 11 per cent of the purchase price while the costs for a new-build property are about 13.5 to 14.5 per cent.

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/homes-and-gardens/yorkshire-buyers-still-keen-have-home-sunny-spain

Taylor Wimpey España reveals what makes a Spanish holiday home perfect

  • Spanish holiday home
  • Families are seeking flexibility in how they use their space
  • Views of nature are important for relaxation
  • Buyers want homes for now and for ‘after’

Spanish holiday home: The COVID-19 pandemic has done much to change the way we think about our homes, both in terms of how we use them and in relation to the facilities that we want nearby. Nor does this only apply to main residences, as leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España reveals.

There’s a clear distinction between the kinds of questions potential buyers would ask before the pandemic and those they ask now. Buyers are now much more focused on the flexibility of the space within the home and how many open-air restaurants and sports facilities are available in the open area. There’s a COVID-related twist to their requirements now.”

Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España:

Flexibility is key to these requirements. Buyers are looking for homes that serve the whole family, with accommodation that is arranged in such a way as to facilitate multiple generations enjoying the property together. From the number of bathrooms to the placement of terraces and range of dining options, everything is being scrutinised through a slightly different lens.

In terms of the local area, beaches and golf courses, which southern Spain has in abundance, are still incredibly popular. But buyers now want to know much more about other open-air options. From water sports to outdoor dining, they are keen to understand what their options are when it comes to avoiding being indoors too much.

Spain’s climate certainly helps in this respect. While homeowners in the UK are preparing for the cold and rain of the winter months with a certain sense of trepidation, those in Andalusia can look forward to average temperatures of 15°C in November and 12°C in December.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/09/16/taylor-wimpey-espana-reveals-what-makes-a-holiday-home-perfect-for-the-whole-family/

La Cala Unveils Next Stage Of Property Development Project: new apartments

La Cala has announced details of a €13.5 million project to build 56 luxury apartments at the luxury Spanish resort.

The Harmony Development will feature panoramic terraces offering views of the resort, which is located between the Sierra des Mijas mountains and the Mediterranean sea.

The project is the latest stage of a €120 million joint-venture between La Cala’s owners, FBD Leisure, and leading property developer Taylor Wimpey. More than 320 homes over six different developments have been already been constructed as part of a plan to build 1,000 homes on the resort over the next decade.

The City Council of Mijas gave the green light for construction in June, backing the continued plan to cement La Cala’s position as one of the most important tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol. The first phase delivery date for the Harmony Development is scheduled for the summer of 2022.

Director of La Cala Resort, Sean Corte-Real said: “The announcement of the Harmony Development is hugely significant. While these are extraordinarily challenging times for the local economy, we remain as determined as ever to invest in the future, and cement La Cala’s position as a bucket-list destination for golfers across Europe.”

Ignacio Oslé, Director of Taylor Wimpey Spain, said: “Despite the special circumstances that we have to live in, we are motivated to observe that there is still a real interest from the national and international public to acquire a new home in La Cala Resort. Even more so when the Resort offers a minimum density of housing, ample spaces for recreation, entertainment and sports for any family member.”

https://golfbusinessnews.com/news/property/la-cala-unveils-property-development-project/

Q&A – is now the right time to put pounds into property in Spain?

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España launched two new developments this month – exclusive, frontline marina apartments at Pier 1 at the Marina de Sotogrande and prime golf properties at Kiruna Hills at the Alenda Golf Club.

Meanwhile, parent company Taylor Wimpey has just completed a capital raise of £522 million, providing a solid foundation for future growth.

Property Investor Today recently caught up with Marc Pritchard, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey España, to find out why now is the right time to put pounds into property in Spain.

How will the recent news of Spain being removed from the quarantine exemption list affect the country’s property market?

While the quarantine news is unfortunate for those who have already traveled to Spain or plan to do so in the near future, I think we will increasingly have to get used to these kinds of rapid lockdowns and quarantines between countries as the world continues to battle the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This does not alter the fundamental advantages of owning a second home in Spain. It’s just a part of finding our collective feet as we establish the ‘new normal.’

Why is now such an exciting time to be building new homes in Spain?

Spain’s property market has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, just like markets around the world. However, the impact has not been even. We’ve seen Q1 2020 second-hand property prices rise by 2.7% year-on-year, which reflects the market slowing down as the coronavirus took hold.

However, new-build property prices during Q1 were up by 6.1% year-on-year. The difference between the two is a clear signal that institutional investors still have plenty of interest in Spain.

https://www.propertyinvestortoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2020/7/q-and-a–is-now-the-right-time-to-put-pounds-into-property-in-spain

TAYLOR WIMPEY RAISES £522M FOR LAND ACQUISITIONS

Taylor Wimpey land acquisitions

Taylor Wimpey raises £522 million from investors to buy land in the U.K. and various European countries such as Spain. The British housebuilder aims to take advantage of potentially cheaper land prices due to the pandemic.

The developer is launching two new projects on Spain’s Costa Blanca with a €48 million investment which were scheduled to launch in March, but have been delayed by the coronavirus. One of these developments, Essential, is planned in Javea and will consist of two and three-bedroom apartments whilst the second is projected in Santa Pola, and will consist of 170 apartments with two and three bedrooms and sea views.

The group said it had received «strong support» for the share placing with institutional and retail investors, having originally aimed to raise £500 million. Announcing the plans late on Wednesday, Taylor said it is «now seeing a significant opportunity to invest in land at attractive prices».

Taylor said the disruption in Britain’s land market as result of the Covid-19 crisis has created «short-term opportunities to acquire land from a broad range of sources at attractive returns and prices below pre-Covid-19 levels».

It has continued to actively acquire land throughout the pandemic, buying 12 sites in recent weeks.

The group said the money raised – including £200,000 from chief executive Pete Redfern – would go towards another 13 sites it is currently buying as well as 60 more the group is in discussions to acquire.

http://spanishreit.com/2020/07/19/taylor-wimpey-raises-522m-for-land-acquisitions/

The British Firm Taylor Wimpey Launches Luxury Home Projects in Sotogrande and Alicante

The property developer plans to invest 13.2 million euros in two new developments on the Spanish coast.

New developments in Sotogrande and Alicante.

Taylor Wimpey España is venturing into the post-pandemic market for luxury housing in Spain as sources from the company explain, “because tourists come to our shores, and with them the demand for new residential homes.”

The property developer is going to make its first foray into the coast in Cádiz, with a new development comprising 4 homes in Sotogrande (San Roque, Cádiz), in which it will invest €4.8 million. The homes, which will span 269 m2 will have a starting price of €1,365,000 + VAT.

https://brainsre.news/en/the-british-firm-taylor-wimpey-launches-luxury-home-projects-in-sotogrande-and-alicante/

Positivity returns to Spanish second homes market

Spanish second home market

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has announced the launch of two brand new developments, in the latest sign that Spain is returning to some kind of normal. Kiruna Hills, at Alenda Golf, Alicante, and Pier 1, at the prestigious Marina de Sotogrande on the Costa del Sol will provide second home buyers with plenty of choice as the Spanish property market gets back into the swing of things once more.

Summer holidays in Spain aren’t quite business as usual just yet, but they’re certainly looking a lot closer to it than many would have imagined a couple of months ago. With travel restrictions lifted by Spain and the UK exempting those flying in from there from having to enter quarantine for 14 days, the scene has been set for Britons to enjoy sun-kissed summer holidays once more.

Even before the Spanish air bridge was announced, Ryanair’s first wave of flights to numerous international destinations on 1 July were running two-thirds full, with 105,000 passengers jetting off for some much-needed rest and relaxation after months of being stuck in the UK.

Many airlines are ramping up their flights to Spain for the summer season in response to customer demand. Mallorca has proven to be of particular interest, according to Travelsupermarket, after the island acted as a testbed for safe travel prior to the rest of Spain opening up. The price comparison site reported a 96% increase in online searches for trips to Mallorca following the government in Spain bringing forward the date that it would reopen to international visitors.

https://thedailybrit.co.uk/taylor-wimpey-espana-launches-two-new-developments-as-positivity-returns-to-spanish-second-homes-market/

Taylor Wimpey España launches two new developments

  • Kiruna Hills and Pier 1 will provide buyers with an array of choice
  • Air bridge with Spain providing Britons with easy access to sunshine once more
  • Ryanair flights running at 67% full even before air bridges announced

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has announced the launch of two brand new developments, in the latest sign that Spain is returning to some kind of normal. Kiruna Hills, at Alenda Golf, Alicante, and Pier 1, at the prestigious Marina de Sotogrande on the Costa del Sol will provide second home buyers with plenty of choice as the Spanish property market gets back into the swing of things once more.

Summer holidays in Spain aren’t quite business as usual just yet, but they’re certainly looking a lot closer to it than many would have imagined a couple of months ago. With travel restrictions lifted by Spain and the UK exempting those flying in from there from having to enter quarantine for 14 days, the scene has been set for Britons to enjoy sun-kissed summer holidays once more.

Even before the Spanish air bridge was announced, Ryanair’s first wave of flights to numerous international destinations on 1 July were running two-thirds full, with 105,000 passengers jetting off for some much-needed rest and relaxation after months of being stuck in the UK.

Many airlines are ramping up their flights to Spain for the summer season in response to customer demand. Mallorca has proven to be of particular interest, according to Travelsupermarket, after the island acted as a testbed for safe travel prior to the rest of Spain opening up. The price comparison site reported a 96% increase in online searches for trips to Mallorca following the government in Spain bringing forward the date that it would reopen to international visitors.

“It’s certainly going to be an unusual summer in Spain in many ways, but the sunshine, stunning beaches and superb gastronomy are still here, meaning that those who do come to Spain for their holidays this year have plenty to look forward to. For second home owners, Spain offers a welcome relief from the stresses of daily life – as it has always done – with the outdoor lifestyle holding huge appeal. All of this contributed to our decision to launch two new developments this month, providing plenty of choice for those looking to buy a bolthole in Spain.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/07/10/taylor-wimpey-espana-launches-two-new-developments-as-positivity-returns-to-spanish-second-homes-market/

The properties in Spain in demand with British buyers

Properties in Spain: Now that lockdown in the country has lifted, the search for holiday homes is on

After three months of strict lockdown, Spain’s nueva normalidad, as the country is calling its post-Covid phase, looks rather different to what its millions of foreign visitors each year are used to.

Masks must be worn in many areas, sunbathers are using tape to stake out their socially distanced space on the beach, and the police are scrutinising the number of people in bars and restaurants. From Las Ramblas in Barcelona to Paseo Maritimo in Marbella, streets that would usually be packed with tourists at this time of year are looking a little deserted.

After their enforced three-month siesta, estate agents are back blinking in the sunlight, and dealing with a high number of inquiries from British house-hunters. Taylor Wimpey España, which has new developments on the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and in Mallorca, reported an 88% increase in traffic to its website in May compared with the same month last year.

Now that borders have reopened and flight bans and quarantine restrictions have been lifted — in part, says the country’s foreign minister, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, to reunite 400,000 British homeowners with their Iberian second homes — many of us will be heading to Spain this summer.

Costa del Sol 

In the Pier development in Sotogrande on the Costa del Sol, properties cost from €360,000 for a two-bedroom apartment (taylorwimpeyspain.com)

“Buyers are looking at being able to work from their second home far more than they used to,” Stewart says. “They want to spend more time in their Spanish homes in future.”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/past-six-days/2020-06-28/home/the-properties-in-spain-in-demand-with-british-buyers-wgs22s7vx

Taylor Wimpey España reveals second homes for the new normal

  • Second homes in Spain: new mindset
  • Quarantine on British visitors to Spain lifted from 21 June
  • UK visitors to Taylor Wimpey España website up 88% in May
  • Larger homes, on-site sports facilities and plentiful outdoor space topping buyers’ wish lists

Spain has lifted its requirement for British visitors arriving in the country to enter quarantine. From 21 June, Brits travelling to Spain no longer have to self-isolate and will instead undergo temperature checks and register to enable tracing. Arrangements are also being put in place to allocate regional locations for the treatment and isolation of any visitors who may need it. Visitors, along with local residents, can now also travel between the different Spanish provinces as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

For Spain’s 400,000 British second home owners, the news has come as a welcome relief. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is aware that many owners are now looking at their second homes with a new mindset, wondering if a winter second wave spent locked down in the Spanish sunshine might be more enjoyable than one spent in the cold and rain of the UK. Visitor numbers to the company’s website certainly reflect this increased desire to visit Spain, with UK visitors up 88% in May, compared with the same month in 2019.

According to the Taylor Wimpey España team, those currently considering purchasing a home in Spain are certainly thinking carefully about the kinds of facilities that would best suit them in the event of future lockdowns. Potential buyers are looking at everything from larger homes with private gardens to those with terraces that offer inspirational views. Pools, communal gardens and on-site and local sports facilities are also coming under scrutiny, as are the tranquillity of the development and its proximity to key amenities such as supermarkets and pharmacies.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/06/24/taylor-wimpey-espana-reveals-second-homes-for-the-new-normal-as-spain-lifts-brits-quarantine/

Taylor Wimpey España: safety and security for second home buyers

Safety home

Airlines are also getting ready to serve those who will once more be allowed to visit Spain. Wizz Air has announced four new Spanish routes for this summer, while KLM has added flights to Alicante and Malaga to its schedule for July. The Lufthansa Group, meanwhile, will see four of its airlines making 165 flights per week to Spanish airports from 15 June.

“There’s definitely a sense of both expectation and relief when thinking about the summer season now. I think it’s fair to say that Spain won’t be continuing its run of record-breaking visitor numbers this summer, but we’ve seem some notable spikes in interest during the lockdown, which it will be interesting to see play out over the next few months.”

At Taylor Wimpey España, total leads in May 2020 were up by 109% when compared to the same month in 2019. British website visitors, meanwhile, were up by 83%. Overall, British buyers remain the homebuilder’s top nationality, accounting for 19% of total sales year-to-date in May.

Properties such as Pier, which overlooks the Marina de Sotogrande in Cadiz, hold plenty of appeal to British buyers. The spacious apartments with their large terraces provide easy access to a host of socially distanced outdoor activities, from nautical pursuits through the next-door yacht club to golf at the prestigious San Roque Golf Club. Prices at the private, gated development, which features lush communal gardens and pool, start from €360,000 plus VAT.

Like Taylor Wimpey España, Rightmove has also reported a surge in interest in Spanish property. Searches for properties overseas by UK residents were up 33% in May 2020 when compared with May 2019, with searches for Spanish property up 34%.

“Many buyers are now considering where they might like to spend future lockdowns and a lot of them are looking to Spain for a solution. A home where they can relax close to beach and golf facilities, with their own outdoor space included for enjoying the sunshine, perfectly fits the bill.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/06/12/taylor-wimpey-espana-prioritises-safety-and-security-for-second-home-buyers-as-demand-rockets/

Taylor Wimpey España prioritises safety and security for second home buyers

España second home:

Like many businesses right now, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is getting to grips with the new version of normal that is evolving all around us. Spain is partway through a phased easing of lockdown restrictions and is now able to look ahead to the summer season that is so vital to its economy.

For Taylor Wimpey España, that has meant opening show homes and welcoming back potential buyers, albeit with strict rules in place around how viewings work. When Spain’s travel restrictions lift on July 1, the company is expecting a surge in interest as visitors from overseas can once more view its properties.

“We’re expecting quite a busy couple of months, thanks to the pent-up demand that will be released when the travel restrictions end. Many buyers now have different priorities in mind. The open-air pursuits of the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and Mallorca – golf, the beach, al fresco dining – are all suddenly vastly more attractive, as is owning a home in the sunshine with decent outdoor terraces or gardens.”

While the Spanish government initially said that it would not reopen the country’s borders until July 1, the islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza are going to open earlier – from 15 June – in order to test new coronavirus protocols.

Meanwhile, the Costa del Sol is gearing up to make the most of a very different kind of summer season than it is used to. Francisco Salado, President of Costa del Sol Tourism and Planning, recently expressed his optimism regarding a rise in the number of Spaniards looking to visit Andalucia, as well as a spike in interest from overseas tourists.

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/12/taylor-wimpey-espana-prioritises-safety-and-security-for-second-home-buyers-as-demand-rockets/

Spain opens for summer, as arrivals quarantine dropped from 1 July

Summer 2020:  Spain has already relaxed a range of lockdown measures, with the result that life in the sun-kissed holiday destination is moving towards a new kind of normal. And, as leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España points out, the country is ideally suited to those looking to pursue a more socially distant life.

With beaches, golf courses and restaurants with terraces all open for business once more, Spain has plenty of leisure options to offer those visiting. The fantastic sunny weather means that it’s the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors and there’s a real sense of gearing up for the summer season now, which felt almost unimaginable just a few weeks ago.”

Some 80 million tourists visit Spain every year, though 2020 is going to be a notable exception. While visits to major cities may not hold quite the same appeal, walks along the beach and a few rounds of golf in the sunshine seem like the perfect antidote to the cabin fever of lockdown.

At Taylor Wimpey España, the new normal is becoming established already. The company’s sales offices are open once more, for pre-booked viewings with strictly limited attendee numbers. Masks and gloves are compulsory and available at every site, while each show home is cleaned thoroughly between visits. Several appointments have already been booked, both by domestic buyers and by foreigners already living in the area.

Figures from the company highlight the keen interest that those in the UK still have in Spanish second homes. Web visitors from the UK have risen by 65% over the past three months. Growth in April alone was up 56% when compared with the same month a year previously.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/05/28/spain-opens-for-summer-as-arrivals-quarantine-dropped-from-1-july/

Your place in the sun

Your place in the sun: SPAIN

Overseas property and finance specialist said appetite for foreign property remains strong and will return once conditions improve: “Our customers are putting their plans on hold for now but eight out of 10 plan to press on as the pandemic recedes.”

Sales and marketing director at developer Taylor Wimpey España, said buyers may benefit from today’s low interest rates, but cautious lenders may tighten criteria so start planning your finances in advance.
There may be bargains out there but tread carefully: “If buying new, look for experienced developers with the financial strength to survive the crisis.”
Pritchard said buyers can carry out virtual online property visits, researching their chosen area using Google Maps and Images, or contact developers direct.
Dreams of a home in the sun endure. added: “Spain’s sunny weather, beaches, golf courses, lifestyle and gastronomy will still be there when the lockdown ends.”

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/sunday-express

Spain construction sector swings back into action, what can the UK learn?

Spain construction sector

  • Spain construction swings back into action
  • Taylor Wimpey España shares experiences of lockdown easing
  • Virtual viewings and social distancing here to stay
  • Fully refundable deposits and furniture vouchers helping to kickstart sales

Spain and the UK have a number of striking similarities in terms of their COVID-19 journey, with the Iberian country leading the UK by a few weeks both in terms of implementing its lockdown and easing it.

This means that the UK has plenty to learn from the Spain construction sector. In that vein, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has been sharing its experiences of trying to establish a ‘new normal’ for property viewings and sales.

The Spanish construction industry, and indeed its property market as a whole, ground to a halt when the country went into lockdown. Thankfully we were able to start building again on 20 April and will be reopening our show homes on 18 May, but that doesn’t mean that everything is back to normal. We have strict new safety guidelines in place across our construction sites and show home viewings will be by pre-booked appointment only. We will also continue to encourage potential buyers to visit our properties virtually, to get a feel for them from a distance.”

With the real estate sector accounting for 10.5% of Spain’s GDP (2019), kickstarting the market rapidly is essential to the country’s recovery from the economic impact of COVID-19. It’s a process in which each company has a role to play, according to the Taylor Wimpey España team.

It’s time for companies to innovate like never before. We need to get the economy moving again as swiftly as possible. That’s why we’re introducing a range of new measures in order to support buyers to move forward with their second home ownership plans once more.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/05/11/as-spains-construction-sector-swings-back-into-action-what-can-the-uk-learn/

Top tips for Spanish property buyers – experts offer their guidance

Top tips for Spanish property buyers

In recent weeks we have extensively covered the impact of Covid-19 on British buyers in Spain, including how buying with a Spanish mortgage could help and how purchasers can push ahead with their second home dreams despite the ongoing pandemic.

Here, to offer further expert guidance, we speak to Taylor Wimpey España.

Interest high despite the ongoing crisis

“Uncertainty is now the main word in this exceptional situation,” “We do not know when and how this alarming situation will finish. It depends on the government and the World Health Organisation.”

But he says interest from overseas investors in Spanish property is still very much there.

“We are still receiving leads from people interested in Taylor Wimpey España properties in all areas,” he claims. “We are attending to them online and by phone and will book appointments once people can move and travel freely once more.”

Interestingly, the firm has noticed some distinct opportunities as a result of the lockdown. “Many people are dreaming of homes with terraces, larger properties, communal facilities, reliable WiFi…and they would like to travel and buy abroad”

Will it take a long while for things in Spain to get back to normal, given how bad the impact has been in the country?

“Our forecast is that it will take one year for the Spanish tourism industry to return to its pre-coronavirus state. Tourism accounts for 15% of Spain’s total GDP and keeps many people in work. The country will be working as one to recover from this situation ASAP.”

But can things ever really be the same again, given the severity of the pandemic and its impact on all parts of life? “We need to be patient and work hard together,” Pritchard says. “Spain’s attractions will be there forever: 300 days of sunshine per year, sports facilities, beaches, golf courses, gastronomy, lifestyle, etc.”

He says Taylor Wimpey España has been working in Spain for over 60 years, suffering through and surviving the 2008 crisis. “We are now facing unprecedented market conditions,” he admits, but says: “We will still be here when the crisis ends, helping to support things to return to normal so far as possible.”

https://www.propertyinvestortoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2020/4/top-tips-for-spanish-property-buyers–experts-offer-their-guidance

Soak up the Spanish culture from the comfort of your sofa

  • Spanish culture: sunshine, beaches, food and wine
  • Taylor Wimpey España indulges buyers’ dreams of summer in Spain
  • Home builder promotes online viewings and patience
  • Homes sold to 40 different nationalities over past 60 years

Usually at this time of year, plenty of people would be looking forward to their Spanish summer holiday, with its long days of sunshine, beaches and fabulous food and wine. However, these are not usual times.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España would normally be showing eager potential buyers around its spacious golf and beachfront properties, showcasing their generous terraces and solariums, which are ideal for enjoying Spain’s 300 annual days of sunshine.

Instead, the Taylor Wimpey España team are holed up indoors, just as their potential buyers are. However, the company is not losing heart.

  “We’ve been building in Spain for the past 60 years and have weathered some choppy economic and political waters during that time. Our message then, as now, is to keep calm and carry on. We will be here waiting when the world returns to normal and second home buyers can once more take their holiday property ownership dreams back into their own hands!”

In the meantime, the Taylor Wimpey España team are inviting all those dreaming of Spain to kick back and dream of the Spanish culture. Of the scents and flavours of the fresh, local gastronomy of the UNESCO-recognised Mediterranean diet. Of the feeling of warm sand between your toes or the sea washing over them. Of warm people welcoming you to charming villages. Of sun, wine and the freedom of the great outdoors.

Whether you’re a beach bunny or seriously into sports, Taylor Wimpey España has the perfect holiday home available. Their key-ready properties will enable buyers to act fast once normality returns.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/04/16/soak-up-the-spanish-culture-from-the-comfort-of-your-sofa/

Island Retreat: Getting To Know Cala Vinyes In Mallorca

Taylor Wimpey España, which has been developing second homes across the Spanish mainland and islands for the past 60 years. Marc moved to Mallorca from his native Germany 30 years ago and one of his favourite spots on the island is Cala Vinyes.

He told LLM why: “Cala Vinyes is a wonderfully peaceful little resort that has a real family vibe. It’s ideal for those looking for a retreat from the pace of modern life. If casting a fishing line into the sea from a sun-kissed rocky outcrop is your idea of heaven, then Cala Vinyes is the place to go.”

Mallorca has been a playground for the rich and famous for decades

While quiet enough for family-focused holidays, Cala Vinyes is just a few kilometres from two of Mallorca’s busiest resorts: Palma Nova and Magaluf. It means that the bright lights and entertainment options of those resorts are easily accessible, while visitors can easily retreat to the more sedate pace of Cala Vinyes.

Some of Mallorca’s most exclusive marinas, such as Puerto Portals and Port Adriano, are only a few minutes’ drive from Cala Vinyes, as are a wide variety of elegant bars and restaurants. There are plenty of designer stores in the area for those who like to shop in the sunshine.

On the south west coast of the island, Cala Vinyes is also just 15 minutes from the capital, Palma, meaning that those staying there have swift access to all they could need, from the island’s best restaurants, stores and nightlife to a thriving arts scene and lively café culture.

The beach at Cala Vinyes is just what visitors to Mallorca are seeking: golden sands, palm trees and calm waters that are ideal for swimming. Just a few minutes’ walk away, Cala Falco is also well worth a visit. The picturesque, natural and quiet sandy beach has crystal-clean water and is surrounded by rocky outlets and pine forests. The small beach club and restaurant that resides there offers stylish seats, loungers and sun beds for visitors to relax on while overlooking the glistening waters of the Bay of Cap Falco.

https://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/travel/island-retreat-getting-to-know-cala-vinyes-in-mallorca/

Taylor Wimpey España delivers message of hope and solidarity

Solidarity: Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is sharing a message of positivity and hope for the Spanish property market. Despite staff being in lock-down right now, the company is looking to the future and focusing on the day when the sun will shine brightly on the Spanish coast once more.

The Taylor Wimpey España team, along with all those in Spain right now, is living through unprecedented times. We offer our thoughts and our solidarity to all those trapped at home right now – along with some ideas that will hopefully provide inspiration for making time at home a bit more bearable.”

Ideas for defeating boredom at home including reading, cooking new recipes, colouring, giving yourself a home spa-day/makeover, taking online courses, learning a new language, binge-watching TV series, model-making and a whole host of other artistic and creative activities.

 

Of course, many of those stuck at home will be working remotely for the first time. Defining your workspace, making it neat and orderly and setting a new schedule can all be a huge help when it comes to adjusting to this enforced transition.

It’s also important to maintain contact with as broad a support network as possible, both professionally and personally. From FaceTime to Zoom, there’s plenty of technology in place to keep everyone connected, no matter where they may be.

Being at home also presents the perfect chance to have a serious spring clean. Whether it’s Marie Kondo-ing your property until it’s looking shipshape or rearranging your living room (or dining room, or bedroom, or every room!), enjoying your home as much as possible is essential.

“There has never been a better time to try your hand at feng shui or simply rearrange your home to try a fresh look. If you’re in need of inspiration, then we hope that our show homes, which can be viewed online, will serve as a source of ideas.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/03/27/taylor-wimpey-espana-delivers-message-of-hope-and-solidarity/

BRITISH buyers in Spain have surged by 125% – Taylor Wimpey

British Buyers:  Taylor Wimpey Espana, a leading Spanish home builder has reported the staggering increase in UK nationals buying homes in Spain, as uncertainty around Brexit has finally forced people into action.

Brits were the top nationality of buyers across December 2019 and January 2020.

Andalucia was the most popular region for property sales with 19.55% of total sales according to Colegio de Registradores, with Catalunya coming second at 16.41%.

The Costa del Sol according to Taylor Wimpey Espana was the most popular area, with almost all British buyers during that period choosing that coast of the sun as the place to buy.

Taylor Wimpey Espana Sales and Marketing Director said: “The British love of the Costa del Sol dates back decades.

“While the drawn-out Brexit process caused many buyers to pause, they are now pushing ahead with their plans and buying Spanish second homes at an impressive pace.

“With a range of styles and price points available, the Costa del Sol is perfectly positioned to meet varying needs as sales pick up speed, during 2020.

“It’s that time of year when many British families are planning and looking forward to their summer holidays.

“For those buying a holiday home, it’s an incredibly exciting time, with some superb locations offering sun, sand and sporting facilities to suit every taste and budget.”

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2020/03/03/british-buyers-in-spain-increase-by-a-staggering-125-as-brexit-forces-people-into-action/

Island Retreat: Getting To Know Cala Vinyes In Mallorca

Island retreat: Mallorca has been a playground for the rich and famous for decades, with the island’s stunning scenery, Mediterranean climate and sumptuous cuisine winning over visitors from around the world. The island has become busy tourism spot, but there are still plenty of quiet retreats available to those who know where to look.

We recently caught up with Marc Pritchard of Taylor Wimpey España, which has been developing second homes across the Spanish mainland and islands for the past 60 years. Marc moved to Mallorca from his native Germany 30 years ago and one of his favourite spots on the island is Cala Vinyes.

He told LLM why: “Cala Vinyes is a wonderfully peaceful little resort that has a real family vibe. It’s ideal for those looking for a retreat from the pace of modern life. If casting a fishing line into the sea from a sun-kissed rocky outcrop is your idea of heaven, then Cala Vinyes is the place to go.”

While quiet enough for family-focused holidays, Cala Vinyes is just a few kilometres from two of Mallorca’s busiest resorts: Palma Nova and Magaluf. It means that the bright lights and entertainment options of those resorts are easily accessible, while visitors can easily retreat to the more sedate pace of Cala Vinyes.

https://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/travel/island-retreat-getting-to-know-cala-vinyes-in-mallorca/

Tourism España: Booming tourism and British buyer interest set scene for Iconic

Tourism España

  • Iconic will be one of most ambitious Taylor Wimpey España developments to date
  • Gran Alacant to be home to 170 new 2- and 3-bed apartments
  • Visitor numbers to Spain up 1.1% in 2019
  • Sales to British buyers up 233% YTD at Taylor Wimpey España

There’s no question that Spain’s tourism sector had a good year last year. The National Statistics Institute (INE) reports a 1.1% increase in visitor numbers in 2019 (compared with 2018), with 83.7 million foreign tourists spending €92.278 million (a 2.8% increase on 2018).

With increased visitor numbers comes increased interest in second homes and figures from leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España show that Britons are leading the charge. UK interest in the company’s website was up by 32% year to date in February, while second home sales to British buyers were up by a staggering 233%.

The trend is mirrored by figures from Kyero, where international buyer figures rose 23% in 2019 when compared to 2018, with British website visitor numbers up 32% year on year as at Q4 2019.

It is against this booming backdrop that Taylor Wimpey España has launched its latest development: Iconic.

 “Iconic is one of our largest and most ambitious developments to date. We’re delighted to have found a fantastic location, overlooking the beautiful El Carabassi beach in Gran Alacant, just 20 minutes from Alicante centre. Iconic will not only deliver contemporary homes, but superb on-site amenities, providing second home buyers with everything they could wish for in this popular tourist area.”

The 170 two- and three-bedroom/two-bathroom apartments have been carefully designed to offer a variety of outlooks, including views of the sea, the beach and Iconic’s pool and lush private gardens. The homes come with private underground parking, storage rooms, garden areas and parking for bicycles. There’s also a children’s play area and an outdoor gym circuit.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/03/03/booming-tourism-and-british-buyer-interest-set-scene-for-iconic-taylor-wimpey-espana-launch/

British buyers in Spain surge by 125% as Taylor Wimpey España

British buyers in Spain: Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has reported a 125% jump in British buyer numbers, as the uncertainty around the UK’s departure from the EU has finally turned into action. Brits were the top buyer nationality in both December 2019 and January 2020, with total growth across the two months standing at 125%.

Almost all British buyers during that period were focused on properties in the Costa del Sol. It’s one of three areas that the Taylor Wimpey España team has flagged up as Spanish summer hotspots this year. Of particular interest is the prestigious La Cala Golf resort, where holidaymakers and second home buyers can enjoy a wide range of luxurious facilities, including tennis, football and spa facilities, top end dining experiences and three superb championship golf courses.

Some of the best homes for enjoying the stunning views that stretch out over the fairways and rolling countryside to the distant mountains are the key-ready apartments at Grand View. Available from €265,000 + VAT, the two- and three-bedroom homes enjoy both a beautiful setting and high-end fixtures and fittings. They offer ample outdoor space in the form of terraces, while communal facilities include landscaped gardens and a large communal pool.

The British love of the Costa del Sol dates back decades. While the drawn-out Brexit process caused many buyers to pause they are now pushing ahead with their plans and buying Spanish second homes at an impressive pace. With a range of styles and price points available, the Costa del Sol is perfectly positioned to meet varying needs as sales pick up speed during 2020.”

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/02/18/british-buyers-in-spain-surge-by-125-as-taylor-wimpey-espana-reveals-spains-top-summer-holiday-hotspots/

Sotogrande development. Why Cadiz is so Attractive to Visitors and Investors

Taylor Wimpey España’s Sotogrande development – named Pier thanks to its frontline location on the stunning Marina de Sotogrande – provides second-home buyers with their own taste of luxury, with the two- and three-bedroom homes forming a private, gated community with pools and garden areas. The high-end homes are packed with luxury touches, as befits their prestigious location. Related article: Taylor Wimpey España has revealed a 24.7% increase in the average selling price of its properties in 2019. The company’s annual report showed a jump from an average selling price of €344,000 in 2018 to €429,000 in 2019, indicating a notable shift if the level of space and luxury that second home buyers are seeking.

The crowning jewel in the province’s offering is the stunning course at San Roque, a town famous for its annual ‘Feria Real’ (Royal Fair). San Roque’s golf course is home to a series of exclusive, frontline golf properties, developed by leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España.

Emerald Greens at San Roque is an exclusive residential project offering sleek, stylish apartments and luxurious penthouses. Located at the heart of the golf club, the homes are designed around the open plan, and ‘total living’ concepts, where spaces flow naturally into one another and indoor and outdoor living blend seamlessly. There’s a generously sized pool for cooling off in the heat of summer, along with a private corn oak meadow with interlaced footpaths and benches for resting in the shade and soaking up the serenity of the natural environment. …Copyright © Luxurious Magazine® https://www.luxuriousmagazine.com/cadiz-in-spain/

https://www.luxuriousmagazine.com/cadiz-in-spain/

Taylor Wimpey Spain plans to invest 92 million in seven new promotions

Taylor Wimpey Spain plans to launch seven new promotions in the first half of the year that will involve an investment of 92 million euros and the construction of 430 homes.

The areas in which the company plans to expand are Mallorca, where it will launch a total of three promotions, followed by Costa Blanca and the Costa de Sol, with two each.

Specifically, in Mallorca, Taylor Wimpey Spain will launch the first promotion of 2020. This is Compass Cala d’Or, a project of apartments with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, five minutes walk from the marina.

“The coastal areas remain key in the purchase of a residential home in Spain, beyond considering them an investment, who buys here wants to settle in the country, either as a first or second residence,” explained the director of sales and marketing by Taylor Wimpey in Spain, Marc Pritchard.

In addition, Pritchard has stressed that the main challenge for the company in 2020 is sustainability, so in the promotions they will bet to include “large” green areas with “large” gardens.

New home

Taylor Wimpey Spain has created a new concept of housing, taking advantage of the space with a living room open to the terrace, which can be accessed from the living room and both bedrooms and integrating the kitchen with the dining room, thus achieving natural light and the feeling of amplitude. The ground floors have terraces with porch and gardens for private use. All homes include parking and storage.

According to specialists consulted by the developer, the real estate market will continue to grow in 2020 in Spain, offering “interesting” opportunities for foreign investors. Thus, a 5% increase in the number of home sales is expected.

https://www.web24.news/2020/02/taylor-wimpey-spain-plans-to-invest-92-million-in-the-first-half-in-seven-new-promotions.html

Taylor Wimpey España sees 24.7% Increase in Average Selling Price

Taylor Wimpey España sees 24.7% Increase in Average Selling Price

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has revealed a 24.7% increase in the average selling price of its properties in 2019. The company’s annual report shows a jump from an average selling price of €344,000 in 2018 to €429,000 in 2019, indicating a notable shift if the level of space and luxury that second home buyers are seeking. In total, Taylor Wimpey España sold 323 homes during the year, with a further 217 homes on the order book as at 31 December 2019.

The figures speak to a healthy market for Spanish second homes. “We’ve seen steady, stable demand during 2019, with a notable increase in the average selling price. Spain’s second home market continues to attract buyers from across northern Europe, as well as from further afield, despite the numerous economic and political fluctuations that continue to impact various countries.” – Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España.

Figures from TINSA also highlight the healthy state of the Spanish property market. Property prices rose by 2.6% year-on-year during Q4 2019, while the average annual price increase stood at 3.6%.

https://www.luxuriousmagazine.com/taylor-wimpey-espana-prices-jump/

Taylor Wimpey España annual report: demand for Spanish homes

Taylor Wimpey annual report:

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has revealed a 24.7% increase in the average selling price of its properties in 2019. The company’s annual report shows a jump from an average selling price of €344,000 in 2018 to €429,000 in 2019, indicating a notable shift if the level of space and luxury that second home buyers are seeking.

In total, Taylor Wimpey España sold 323 homes during the year, with a further 217 homes on the order book as at 31 December 2019. The figures speak to a healthy market for Spanish second homes.

We’ve seen steady, stable demand during 2019, with a notable increase in the average selling price. Spain’s second home market continues to attract buyers from across northern Europe, as well as from further afield, despite the numerous economic and political fluctuations that continue to impact various countries.”

Figures from TINSA also highlight the healthy state of the Spanish property market. Property prices rose by 2.6% year-on-year during Q4 2019, while the average annual price increase stood at 3.6%.

In terms of the types of second homes that buyers are seeking, Taylor Wimpey España’s latest results show that buyers were happy to spend more in 2019 than they were in 2018. Frontline beach, golf and marina homes with outstanding views all proved popular, with buyers splashing out on larger properties than during the year before.

Panorama Mar, at Punta Prima, some 5km from Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, is a good example of this. Just an hour from Alicante Airport, the seafront apartments deliver exceptional views over the beach and the Mediterranean Sea.

https://thepropertygroupsite.com/2020/01/20/taylor-wimpey-espana-annual-report-highlights-demand-for-increasingly-luxurious-spanish-second-homes/