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In demand home markets in Spain such as Barcelona and the Balearic Islands are seeing rents rise as the rental sector recovers well, the latest data suggests.

Overall rental asking prices increased by 8.8% on average over three months to the end of March, according to the figures from property portal Idealista, reaching €9 per square meter per month.

Rents increased the most in the Balearics with a rise of 16%, followed by Madrid up 5.1%, the Canaries up and Catalonia up 4.9%.

Rents are highest in Barcelona at €18 per square meter per month, followed by Madrid at €15 while at the other end of the scale asking rents are just €4 per square meter in cities such as Lugo, Avila and Teruel.

Meanwhile, the latest figure from Fotocasa show rents were up by 1.3% month on month in May to €8 per square meter per month and are 10.5% higher than a year ago.

According to Mark Stucklin of Spanish Property Insight more people in Spain are renting. ‘Spain still has some of the highest owner-occupier rates in Europe, partly because Spaniards have tended to see paying rent as throwing away money. But the property crash, and credit crunch that came with it, compounded by high and regressive transaction costs, have forced more Spaniards than ever into the rental market, especially the young,’ he said.

He believes that the growth in rents will attract more local and foreign investors who can’t earn a decent yield on any mainstream assets and that although rental yields are not dazzling at around 3% to 4% gross in a city like Barcelona, they are significantly better than alternatives like Government bonds, and look less risky.

‘I expect small investors to continue opting for Spanish property for the foreseeable future,’ he added.

Prices are also being affected by foreign interest as they are rising fastest in coastal areas where second homes are popular. The most up to data figures from appraisal company Tinsa shows that prices on the coast are rising fastest in Gavá, just south of Barcelona, and Mojácar in Andalusia.

The data also shows that other areas with a strong holiday home market, including the Canary Islands, Mallorca, Ibiza, the Costa Dorada, the South Costa Blanca, the West Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz, are seeing growth.

Qui n’a pas rêvé un jour de posséder une maison à l’étranger pour y passer ses vacances ? Si beaucoup y pensent, peu passent à l’acte. Toutefois, depuis que l’immobilier espagnol relève la tête, les pays francophones se ruent sur les résidences secondaires en Espagne. 

Soleil tapant permanent, plages, mers chaudes et cultures semblables … les francophones en Europe raffolent de l’Espagne. L’arrivée en masse des touristes en Espagne a d’ailleurs augmenté de 16% en avril dernier.

Les Français ont été 1.13 millions à s’y rendent, soit 4.8% de plus par rapport à l’année dernière. Quant aux Suisses, ils étaient 219 milles, soit 43% de plus par rapport à l’année dernière !

Les Francophones reviennent souvent dans la péninsule ibérique avec l’envie d’y acheter une résidence secondaire. En effet, les prix de la pierre sur le sol espagnol séduit de plus en plus hors des frontières et convainquent les acquéreurs francophones.

Selon les chiffres officiels du bureau d’enregistrement espagnol, pas moins de 3.423 Belges ont acquis une maison de vacances en Espagne l’an dernier. C’est à peine moins que les Français (4.321).

D’après Taylor Wimpey España,  premier promoteur immobilier en Espagne, Costa Blanca et Costa del Sol cartonnent pour ces acquéreurs.

« L’an dernier, le nombre d’investisseurs Belges en particulier qui ont acheté une résidence secondaire en Espagne avait augmenté de 43%. Les Belges sont friands de la Costa Blanca parce que la région offre des opportunités incroyables pour passer des vacances agréables. De plus en plus de Français s’intéressent à la zone. L’amour des francophones pour la pierre espagnole est loin d’avoir faiblit. »

Marc Pritchard, Directeur Marketing de Taylor Wimpey España

A l’approche des vacances d’été, le rêve d’une propriété au soleil taraude les francophones. Avec Taylor Wimpey España, acheter une maison secondaire à Costa Blanca (ou même dans la Costa del Sol ou sur l’ile de Majorque) est un rêve accessible.

Ceux en quête d’exotisme peuvent acquérir les nouveaux appartements éblouissants de La Recoleta situes à seulement deux minutes de la plage dans la région d’Alicante. Disponibles à partir de 184.000€, les appartements à deux ou trois chambres de La Recoleta ont tout ce qui fait rêver : des terrasses et jardins privés, un design intérieur bien conçu et une vue à couper le souffle sur la mer Méditerranée.

La proximité des plages et de l’aéroport international Alicante font des appartements de Taylor Wimpey España l’une des meilleurs options de résidence secondaire à acquérir en Costa Blanca.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter s’il vous plait Taylor Wimpey España maintenant le 0034 971 70 69 72 ou visitez le site http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/fr/ pour plus d’informations.

Low cost airline and holiday group Monarch has launched a string of new routes from Birmingham Airport, starting with flights to Valencia.

The first flights to Spain’s third biggest city have taken off, along with services to Rhodes and Naples and Split. A further route, to Rome, opens up on Thursday (June 29).

Monarch is the only airline to fly to Split and Valencia from Birmingham with both destinations new to its summer 2017 network and holidays are also on sale to all of these destinations. The inaugural Valencia trip was kicked off in style with customers on the flight treated to a glass of bubbly and slice of paella themed cake – Valencia proudly claims to be the home of the traditional Spanish rice dish. On arrival at Valencia Airport the plane was greeted by the traditional arch of water from fire tenders.

Monarch’s chief commercial officer Ian Chambers was joined by David Winstanley, Birmingham Airport’s chief operating officer at check-in with customers excited to head to the Spanish city.

Ian Chambers said: “We are delighted to add even more flights and holidays to four new destinations to our Birmingham programme for summer 2017. These new routes join Porto and Stockholm which we launched earlier in the year. Monarch is the only airline to fly to both Split and Valencia from Birmingham Airport.

“We’re really pleased to be flying a greatly expanded programme from Birmingham for the summer with more city and beach destinations. It’s also really exciting to welcome the Boeing 737 NG aircraft to the fleet for the busy summer schedule ahead of the first of our new 737 Max 8 aircraft arriving in April next year.”

David Winstanley added: “Monarch offers a fantastic selection of popular European routes to our passengers from Birmingham Airport. It’s great to see them expanding this choice further for our summer holidaymakers.

“Valencia, Split, Naples and Rhodes are all steeped in history as well as being popular coastal destinations with fabulous ports and beaches. We are confident these will be very successful routes.”

Monarch is also welcoming a Boeing 737 NG aircraft to its fleet at Birmingham. The aircraft’s first flight will be the inaugural flight to Rome this week. Whilst at Birmingham it will also be a used for flight crew training purposes ahead of the delivery of the first brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft arriving in April next year.

Flights to Valencia will operate twice a week on a Thursday and Saturday. Flights to Rhodes operate once a week on a Wednesday and the new flights departing to Naples are on Monday and Friday. The new destination of Split operate twice a week on Tuesday and Sunday.

From 3rd- 16th July, the world’s best tennis players will contest again at the Wimbledon grass court tennis tournament.

As Wimbledon excitements sets in, people are once again inspired to pick up a racket and get swept up in the atmosphere and Taylor Wimpey Espana has the ideal holiday homes with ace tennis courts in Spain, perfect to practice that backhand.

“For fans of the sport, properties with tennis facilities provide the ideal choice for a holiday home or retirement plans. Horizon Golf for example is within La Cala Resort which features outdoor tennis courts perfect for a set or two. Spain’s plentiful sunshine and dry, warm days allow for visits throughout every season.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey Espana

Situated in the beautiful valley of Mijas, Horizon Golf is Taylor Wimpey de Espana second development at La Cala Resort within the complex’s famous Campo Asia golf course. At La Cala Resort, beginners and experienced players will find their perfect tennis holiday as coaching programs are offered.

With prices starting from €375,000 + VAT, the private gated development offers 55 terraced homes, all with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a cloakroom, and stunning panoramic views over the golf course and La Cala de Mijas.

Horizon Golf features luxury finishes including fully equipped furnished kitchens, air conditioning, designer bathrooms, bedrooms with motorized blinds, and secure, fully lined wardrobes. Residents can reach the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol in just ten minutes, with Malaga airport only 30 minutes away.

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

While the UK is now in the process of leaving the European Union, a new piece of research suggests that British people are still interested in buying abroad, particularly in Spain.

Brexit is not putting off those who want a dream home in countries like France, Spain and Italy which have always been popular with British buyers, according to a survey from legal firm Spanish Legal Reclaims.

Some 55% of those who are considering buying a home abroad say Brexit will have no impact on their decision to buy. In fact, 10% of those surveyed said they were actually more likely to buy in Europe now that Britain has decided to leave the EU.

Spain remains the most popular choice for Brits looking to buy abroad, with 45% saying it was their first choice, followed by 37% putting France first and 20% putting Italy as the top of their wish list.

‘It’s not surprising to hear that Spain remains the favourite destination for British people who want to buy property in Europe. It continues to deliver on lifestyle, property prices and climate,’ said the firm’s chief executive Luis Cuervo.

The firm has also found that it is possible for British buyers who found their dream of having a home in Spain blighted by disappearing developers to get their money back as a Spanish Supreme Court ruling in December 2015 means that those who bought a property off-plan that wasn’t delivered on time by a developer that has since gone bankrupt can make a claim.

As a result of the ruling, buyers in this position can reclaim their money back from the bank who was meant to safeguard their deposit and Cuervo pointed out that it could affect British buyers who are hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket.

He reckons that 130,000 British buyers are eligible to claim a total of £5.3 billion and the firm is currently working with clients to help them reclaim money they are owed from off-plan Spanish property.

One of the successful claimants is Janet Jalil from North West London who bought a holiday home for €200,000 in Marbella with her husband in 2002 which they were then planning to use as a retirement home.

‘When we flew to Spain to see the property for ourselves, we quickly found out that it wasn’t built. Our lawyer let me know about the change in the law and, after a year-long legal process we are now expecting to get all of our original deposit back plus interest,’ she said.