14 June 2018 – Eje Prime
Taylor Wimpey España is going to invest €95 million in seven of the developments that it has up for sale on the Costa del Sol. The property developer is strengthening its commitment to the Malagan coast after verifying that Brits, one of its main client cohorts, have doubled their investment in housing in Spain.
“Demand is increasing in general”, explained the Director of Sales and Marketing at Taylor Wimpey España, Marc Pritchard. The executive also added that “although the Brexit effect caused Brits to buy less in 2017, the fear is disappearing”.
Another important factor in the evolution of house purchases by Brits is the devaluation of the pound, which last year made investment in Spanish housing more expensive for buyers from the islands.
Nevertheless, Spain is still the preferred destination for Brits looking to buy a home, something that is reiterated by the British Embassy in the country. Across the whole of Spain, there are around 300,000 British citizens and “they are still the main overseas buyers of homes, accounting for 15% of the total”, says Pritchard.
In the ranking of foreign nationalities who buy homes in Spain, the Brits exceed the French, who account for 8.64% of the total; the Germans, with 7.77%; the Belgians, with 6.39%; and the Swedes, who continue as a historical investor, accounting for 6.38% of the total.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation: Carmel Drake