Belgian buyers swoop on Spanish property

Herman Dircx is just one of the many Belgians that have snapped up a Spanish place in the sun, commenting: I bought a wonderful apartment in the Costa del Sol through Taylor Wimpey España. I chose to buy a holiday home in Spain due to the excellent weather, great surroundings and brilliant golf courses to potentially retire to and use as a base to meet family and friends. This particular development (Avalon) caught my eye due to the modern design and competitive price for such a beautiful location, there’s no wonder so many mainland Europeans are buying in Spain!


Spanish home sales up 60 %

Spain has become an oasis for foreign investors, who between 2009 and 2013 bought property totaling just over €9.6 billion according to a study by Real Capital Analytics,¨ says Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager for Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey España. This puts Spain in tenth position globally for attracting foreign investment


Record number of foreign tourists descend on Spanish shores

Taylor Wimpey España comments, ¨Ranked the third most popular tourist destination in the world, Spain remains a resilient holiday destination, popular with foreign travellers whatever the market conditions. The record number of tourists welcomed in January 2014 continues the positive trend in arrivals witnessed in 2013 when a record 60.66 million arrived on Spanish shores. Read more at


Is this why homes with swimming pools are so popular?

Leading Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey España, agrees that demand for second homes with both communal pools and direct beach access remains ¨especially high. A swimming pool is sand-free, contains no dangerous currents, you can go back to your property within seconds and with Taylor Wimpey España properties the pool can only be used by residents, so is far more private and exclusive than the beach


Tempting the British back with good design

Taylor Wimpey reported its best sales year since 2006. It has four new-build developments across the coast with an average price of £132,800. Five minutes from the beaches at Calpe with their dramatic rock, Calpesol has three-bedroom homes with a communal pool and gardens priced from £140,830, while three-bedroom townhouses at Las Brisas de Alenda, adjacent to Alenda golf and 15 minutes inland from Alicante, start at £131,700.


16 to 23 March: Experience Holy Week in Andalucia… Not to be Missed!

Andalucia: tradition, incense, orange blossom and intense emotions. When visiting Andalucia in Holy Week, simply allow yourself to be seduced by your senses: breathe in the subtle scent of incense and orange blossom that fills its cities; let yourself be moved by the heartfelt singing of a “saeta” or listen to the silence of the respectful crowd…

Every year, the coming of spring marks the transformation of Andalucia’s streets and squares, and its aromas and lights into a stage. Taylor Wimpey encourages you to visit this land of tradition and popular feeling to discover Malaga’s Holy Week celebrations. Over seven days, Andalucia becomes transformed and its people, dressed in their best outfits, crowd the streets enthusiastically in order to celebrate the Passion. Religious images, with an important artistic value, are carried through the streets on floats amid the flickering candles, the colour of the “nazarenos’” tunics and the music of the brass bands. All this, along with the mixture of scents of incense and orange blossom, creates a magical atmosphere and awakens a sense of privilege in all who witness it. So don’t miss it: come to Malaga and discover it for yourself!.
Taylor Wimpey has marvellous residential complexes in the city of Malaga, and Los Arqueros Golf & Country Club in Benahavis and Elviria. So, if you come to experience Easter Week in Andalucia, make the most of it and come and visit our sales offices.

Spain ranked third most-visited country in the world

We at Taylor Wimpey España have seen this increase of tourists translate directly into the holiday real estate market. 2013 has been the best year in terms of sales since 2006 with both front line and inland projects performing very well. We currently do not have any stock properties on the Costa del Sol and only 18 in total on Mallorca and the Costa Blanca. ‘.


Spain steals number 3 spot in latest world tourism rankings

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, comments: ‘There are numerous reasons why Spain still ranks top of the list for holidaymakers. For Brits, the easy-to-reach reliable good weather plays a big part, swapping grey clouds for blue skies and the strength of the pound against the euro means that visitors can get more for their money.’.


Falling prices boost Spain’s prime property

Taylor Wimpey España is now predicting a ‘great’ 2014 for the Spanish property market: ‘It’s no wonder the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol remain top holiday home choices; with miles of white sandy beaches, great climate and cuisine not to mention prices in both areas starting to bottom out, I truly believe the Spanish property market in prime locations is on track for a great 2014. ‘.


Property price growth in some Spanish regions gives hope of boost in 2014

The outlook for the Spanish property market is looking more positive for 2014 with the latest official figures for the third quarter of 2013 showing that house prices in four Spanish regions are now on the rise. Taylor Wimpey España also suggests that the Spanish market will move in a positive direction in 2014. ‘Sale prices in Spain for quality properties in prime locations could be nearing the end of their fall according to several reports released in recent weeks.


Spain retains its crown as top golf destination in Europe

Taylor Wimpey España comments, ‘Whilst the course itself is an important factor when selecting a Spanish golfing holiday, the accommodation is equally important once you leave the fairway. Resorts with onsite courses, quality accommodation and amenities are in high demand as they offer the entire package and offer a higher level of security and community living.’


Spain Attracts Foreign Property Buyers

Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey Espana: ‘the golden is likely to appeal buyers from Russia, China the Middle and Far East who are keen to access the EU and enjoy visa free travel in the 26 country Schengen Zone. He points out that although the minimum investment level is €500,000 this doesn’t have to be in just one property, it is accumulative and can be made up by investing in one or more properties’


Everything new under the sun

Camp de Mar Beach, Mallorca. Puerto Andratx, one of the island’s glitziest areas, is also one of its dearest, but Taylor Wimpey Spain has a knack of building what people want at reasonable prices. The newly launched Camp de Mar Beach offers two- and three-bedroom town houses, within walking distance of the shore, golf and restaurants, from £318,000. There will be 71 properties in total, with underfloor heating, air conditioning, solar water heating and parking.


News in brief: San Francisco, golden visa and top Turkey

The long-awaited Spanish “golden visa” was given the green light last week, meaning that non-EU residents who invest a minimum of €500,000 (£418,000) in property there — without a mortgage — will be eligible for permanent residency. Taylor Wimpey España reported a 1,400% rise in Middle Eastern buyers between January and May, compared with the same period last year, and a 325% surge in Russian and Lithuanian buyers.


Golf tourism grows – and boosts golf property sales in Spain

Spain is poised to attract a large percentage of these golf travellers in the years to come and despite recent turbulent times for the Spanish economy, the demand for golf properties is evidently strong.

Here at Taylor Wimpey España we continue to sell out golf developments on mainland Spain very swiftly and can report a sales increase of 74 per cent in comparison with last year, on the Balearic island of Mallorca, famed for its golf courses.


Record 34 million foreign visitors arrived in Spain in Jan – Jul 2013

Here at Taylor Wimpey Espana we have seen this confidence also extend to the property market as visitors look to make their stay more permanent in favourite holiday destinations across Spain. We have experienced a huge success in the Costa del Sol in particular, with Los Arqueros Beach, our new luxury off-plan development in Marbella consisting of 114 penthouse style apartments selling out in just under a year to buyers from 16 different nations across the world.


Spanish property shows sign of recovery


Taylor Wimpey España comments: “In contrast to the economy, demand for second homes in Spain has definitely not waned. Properties in prime locations are readily available to potential buyers due to price corrections and, considering the unfaltering love for Spain as a holiday destination and retirement hotspot; Spanish property owners will still be able to obtain a solid return on a relatively low-cost investment.


Spain specialists at loggerheads over recovery

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey Espana In our most popular areas – Marbella and Mallorca – I expect prices in prime locations to rise by up to 5% over the next three years. The reasons: 2013 has been our busiest year since 2006 and later stages of developments in Marbella are selling for more than the earlier stages. We also have a much wider market than before, with buyers from Russia, the Middle East and Benelux countries too.


Costa booming Blanca

22ND JULY 2013

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager for Taylor Wimpey Espana comments, “With tourism numbers rising and property prices low, there is no surprise that overseas buyers are continuing to flock to Spain. The Costa Blanca in particular is experiencing a revival through foreign purchases of property with numerous nationalities choosing this fantastic region to have a permanent residence in the Spanish sunshine.”


All hail Alicante

21TH JULY 2013

Alicante’s El Altet airport saw an 11% increase in the number of passengers passing through it last month, according to Spanish Airports and Air Navigation – nearly 1m people, half of them British, up from 826,248 passengers in May. The property developer Taylor Wimpey de España says this is good news for owners and property-hunters on the Costa Blanca, famed for its miles of golden beaches. Spain as a whole is enjoying higher visitor numbers, with the airport network recording about 17m passengers throughout May – a rise of 1.9% year-on-year.


Costa del Sol witnessing foreign buyer resurgence

19TH JUNE 2013

The Costa del Sol real estate market is experiencing a resurgence in overseas buyer interest, according to one expert. Taylor Wimpey Espana claims foreign investors are now as important to the Spanish property sector as they were during the 2006 peak and, thanks to year round sunshine, the Costa del Sol is topping the list when it comes to international buyers.


Costa del Sol property market set to sizzle this summer

17TH JUNE 2013

Taylor Wimpey España comments, ‘Brits have always loved Spain as an investment country, it’s a fantastic location for people seeking a bolt-hole in the sun, but over the last few years we have seen an increasing number of sales from all over Europe on the Costa del Sol in particular. We are also benefitting from an increase in buyers from Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Norway.’


Brilliant beaches make Spain attractive buy-to-let spot

10TH JUNE 2013

Leading Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey Espana, commented: ‘Here in Spain we welcome and fully embrace the Blue Flag Programme. When it comes to beaches you will find none more beautiful than in Spain and we are proud of our 7,000km plus coastline. We know that clean beaches are an important feature for many people looking for their dream property in the sun and those proudly flying the Blue Flag are particularly sought after.’


Spanish Properties Get Energy Certificates

4TH JUNE 2013

This law is necessary in order to bring Spain up to European levels in the fight to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The law is already in practice on the island of Mallorca and has proved that energy efficient homes can reduce electricity bills and will lead to higher real estate quality and transparency in Spain, ‘said the firm’s sales and marketing manager of Taylor Wimpey España.


Foreign Spanish property sales up 17pc

25TH APRIL 2013

Sales and Marketing Manager for Taylor Wimpey Spain, comments: ‘For us, Russians take the top spot of biggest property purchasers followed closely by Scandinavian buyers. Marbella in particular is one of the most popular places for foreign nationals to buy property in Spain. Here at Taylor Wimpey España we have experienced a 300% year-on-year increase in sales in the area, proving that demand for Spanish real estate shows little sign of abating anytime soon, with non-residents of the country increasing their market share for six consecutive quarters now.’