Brits in Spain stay mainly on the Costa del Sol
The findings from Taylor Wimpey España found that nearly a quarter (24%) chose homes in the Costa Blanca and 22% in the Balearic Islands. Overall, reservations by Britons have rocketed since August 2021, with neither Covid nor Brexit proving sufficient to dampen buyers‘ appetite for a second home in the Spanish sun.
Sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey España, said: “We were astonished by the huge leap in demand for homes in Spain from British buyers during the second half of 2021. Some months saw levels of reservations that we’ve not seen in the 64 years that we’ve been building in Spain. The British love of Spain runs deep and families are determined that neither politics nor the pandemic will get in their way.”
The team at Taylor Wimpey España say buyers’ priorities for 2021 were clear – they wanted new homes in quiet areas, ‘with open and flexible spaces’. Given its increasing importance and media coverage, sustainability and energy efficiency were also key priorities for many buyers.
TWE expects these trends to continue into 2022, with communal swimming pools and ‘lush, landscaped gardens’ also retaining their everlasting importance.