Property Trends Spain

Over half of Spanish property sales made to Brits last month according to leading Spanish housebuilder Around 56% of Brits enquiring about the Spanish property market are actively interested in purchasing opportunities according to a study by Spanish real estate agent Inmoaction with 27% of respondents commenting that they would buy a second home in the Iberian nation.

Results from the survey of more than 1,500 people highlights that the decline in prices in the Spanish property market is increasingly attracting British buyers looking for a well-priced dream home. Marc Pritchard Sales and Marketing Manager of leading Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey España comments,

“While the data shows that Brits seem to be showing a great deal of interest in Spanish property, we at Taylor Wimpey España are seeing this interest translate into action. While enquiries by Brits have increased by 5.5% in August this year compared to the same time in 2011, last month saw 53% of all our property sales in August made to British clients – the strongest sales month to British buyers since September 2010! Opportunities to purchase quality properties in good locations at low prices combined with the strength of the pound to euro and 4% VAT has meant that Brits are prepared to act in order to take advantage of the current market.”

Keen to capitalize on this activity, the Spanish government and the Spanish Property Developers Association will be working together to formulate a plan that will target foreign buyers in order to help reduce the level of real estate stock on the market in Spain with a focus on Russia and China as well as EU nations.

Among the suggestions made, the Spanish Property Developers Association propose measures that will make it more straightforward for funds to be transferred to the country when they are for a real estate transaction, as well as making it simpler for property buyers to obtain entry visas.

Marc Pritchard comments,

“This plan demonstrates a sound and logical commitment from the Spanish government and Spanish Property Developers Association to propel the property market forward in Spain. Russia presents one of the best potential growth markets with the number of Russians buying holiday homes abroad, particularly in Spain having increasing tremendously over recent years.

Interestingly, at Taylor Wimpey España last month, over 11% of Spanish property sales were made to Russian buyers – this is a target market that cannot be ignored and one we have been pushing for a while.”

For property hunters looking for high quality affordable property Taylor Wimpey España has some excellent properties on offer in Spain at only 4% VAT until the end 2012.

Cala Estancia residential development located in the small bay of Cala Estancia, one of the quieter spots in the heart of the bay of Palma is the ideal place to relax.

Affording 3 bed/ 2 bath apartments next to the sea, near to Palma and walking distance to all amenities, these apartments have direct sea access as well as fully fitted kitchens, air conditioning, marble floors, double glazing, modern bathrooms, allocated underground parking space and storage rooms from just €265.200 + 4% VAT.

El Puerto II situated in Cala d’Or, south east Mallorca has 2 bedroom apartments surrounded by generous gardens with native Balearic plants and 3 communal swimming pools.

Costing from €149,500 this sophisticated complex is within reach of the blue flag beach, Cala Mondrago and floodlit tennis courts in Cala Egos, 10 minutes from Cala d’Or .

For more information on buying in Spain contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.

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