While the eurozone construction sector recorded an increase in activity of 12.4% in March 2012 over the previous month according to European statistics office, Eurostat there is no denying that some nations such as Spain have seen a decline in activity. Specifically, while there seems to be an air of doom and gloom surrounding property in Spain, Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey España appears to bebucking the trend.
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager at Taylor Wimpey España, comments,
“In Spite of what has been a testing time, we have experienced incredible success of late particularly with our off plan projects. We are currently building our last 30 units at our development Los Robles de Los Arqueros, Costa del Sol where we have already sold 19 units. As well as this, we have already sold 50% off plan at Lagunas del Sol, on the Costa Blanca. However, our biggest success story has to be our complete sell out in just 13 months of our off plan development at Cala Anguila, Mallorca.
“We aren’t surprised that Cala Anguila is completely sold out. The development not only benefits from being one of the last few plots of land for a home next to a beach in Mallorca – just 100 metres to be exact but from an unbeatable price tag starting from just €200.000. It just goes to show that even in difficult times; it’s still possible to sell a complete development in Spain off plan. We’ve proved it!”
Meanwhile, when it comes to who’s buying, Brits still remain the strongest purchasing nation according to Taylor Wimpey España with the Balearics ranking as one of the most popular destinations for British buyers, having risen over the past year to a total of 23,773 people according to recent figures from the Spanish National Statistics Institute.
“The Balearic island of Mallorca, where celebrities such as Claudia Schiffer and Boris Becker have homes, has bucked the trend seen on mainland Spain and still remains a highly sort after second home location. As an island, Mallorca’s restriction of available land to develop combined with conscientious planning has meant that the isle is not over developed allowing prices to remain steady. Indeed, along with Mallorca’s resilience, any properties in prime locations that are well-constructed are selling fast – this was certainly Cala Anguila’s USP!”
Making travel to the golden island even more popular amongst Mallorca’s second home owners and tourists, Ryanair commenced six new routes out of Palma de Mallorca Airport earlier this month, now flying daily to Cologne, thrice-weekly to Rome Ciampino, Porto in Portugal and Malmo Sweden as well as twice-weekly to Groningen in the Netherlands and once a week to Smaland in Sweden.
For those thinking about buying the perfect property in Mallorca why not take a look at what Taylor Wimpey España has on offer?
Following the success of Cala Magrana I and II Taylor Wimpey España have launched phase III located just 500 metres from Cala Anguila beach and a stone’s throw from the sea on Mallorca.
The Cala Magrana III residential complex is situated very close to several golf courses and the marina of Porto Cristo and consists of 2 bedroom apartments with sea views with a mediterranean design surrounding a communal garden and swimming pool priced from just €199,500 + VAT.
El Puerto II, Cala D’Or, Mallorca located on the south east coast of the island very close to the Marina de Cala D’Or affords comfortabletwo bedroom apartments available from €171,500 + VAT . With 3 communal swimming pools available these properties are surrounded by outstanding natural beauty offering various other activities such as water sports, biking and golf in the local area.