“We’ve proved it’s still possible to sell a complete off plan development in Spain” is the message from leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey de España, who have just launched Ermita del Mar – a frontline beach new development on the Costa de Azahar.
While the eurozone construction sector recorded an increase in activity of 12.4% in March 2012 over the previous month according to Eurostat, there is no denying that Spain has seen a dramatic decline in activity. But while doom and gloom hangs over the local housing market, Spanish housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España is bucking the trend and selling off-plan with the magic formula of the right product at the right price.
“In Spite of what has been a testing time, we have experienced incredible success of late particularly with our off plan projects,” explains Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Manager at Taylor Wimpey España. “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.
La ermita del Mar – Frontline beach on the Costa de Azahar
The latest Taylor Wimpey new development to be released off-plan is La Ermita del Mar, on the Costa de Azahar (pictured above and below), offering unique modern 2&3 bed apartments with direct beach access and a private pool from just €172,000. The Costa del Azahar tops the list of areas in which British investors wish to purchase homes according to a recent survey from Rightmove Overseas.
The Costa del Azahar, north of the Costa Blanca and literally translated as the ‘Orange blossom’ coast has started to grab the attention of international property buyers recently. As one of the lesser known areas of Spain, the Costa del Azahar affords an abundance of treasures yet to be discovered, perfect for those who want avoid the heavy tourist crowds associated with the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca.
“One of the great things about the Costa del Azahar is that fact that it has maintained all that is authentic about Spain,” explains Pritchard. “The coast has upheld its appeal with people and activities still in keeping with Spanish culture and tradition – something that appeals to second-home buyers who want to immerse themselves in the true Spanish way of life.
“Given the region is relatively off the tourist radar when compared to its more southerly cousins, property prices in this part of Spain remain reasonable and very good value for money. Our latest development located in Alcossebre on the Costa del Azahar – a first for us – affords a highly sort after frontline location with direct access to the sea matched with an affordable price tag – a perfect combination for buyers looking for something special that won’t break the bank!”
For more information on La Ermita del Mar and their latest offers contact Taylor Wimpey España on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com. Outside the UK call 00 34 971 706 244.