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Taylor Wimpey España Sales Director, Marc Pritchard, talks about the Spanish property market

Marc Pritchard, sales director of Taylor Wimpey España

Marc Pritchard, Taylor Wimpey España Sales Director

Browsing the Spanish Property Insight website the other day, we came across their recent interview with Taylor Wimpey España Sales Director, Marc Pritchard.

We’ve sold a number of their new build homes on the Costa del Sol to VIVA clients over the years, so we know Taylor Wimpey España quite well. It’s rare to see such clear, accurate and straightforward comments and answers, so we thought we’d share with you Marc Pritchard’s thoughts about the business, and his views on the market

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 19/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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Born to run – VIVA’s Victoria takes part in the Málaga Marathon!

Victoria crossing the Málaga Marathon finishing line

Victoria crosses the Málaga Marathon finishing line with daughter Amelia proudly looking on

Yep, VIVA Wonder Woman has done it again! Not content with taking part in the Marbella Half Marathon back in September 2013, our Victoria has been spurred on to greater things and earlier this month participated in the 5th edition of the Málaga Cabberty Marathon, again running for Cancer Research UK in memory of her mother who sadly lost her battle against cancer 20 years ago…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 18/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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Mortgage lending in Spain up for fourth consecutive month

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The most substantial growth in mortgage lending in Spain since 2007

According to data published last week by Spain’s Instituto Nacional de Estadística (National Statistics Institute), new mortgage approvals recorded in the country’s land registries in September totalled 19,323, the largest number since February 2013, and a massive 29.8 per cent more than in September of last year…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 02/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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2015 real estate and construction boost for Spanish economy

economic growthA new study from independent financial advisors Arcano, forecasts that the real estate and construction sectors – together with household and company financing – will prove to be a potent shot in the arm for Spain’s recovering economy in 2015…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 27/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spanish property sales soar in September

Nueva Andalucía, Marbella, MálagaAccording to the National Statistics Institute, year-to-date property sales (that’s until the end of September) are up by a huge 15 per cent in Málaga province – which, of course includes the Costa del Sol – putting it ahead of all other regions of Spain…

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Puerto Banús start for next year’s Tour of Spain

Puerto Banús start for next year's Tour of Spain

Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz with Elias Bendodo, Javier Guillén & Luis Ángel Maté at the 'Vuelta Ciclista a España' presentation

It’s usually muscle cars, superyachts, A-Listers and soap stars that get all the attention in Southern Spain’s glitziest and most glamorous of hot spots. But on 22 August 2015, the Lamborghinis and Sunseekers will be taking a back seat as the 80th edition of the 3-week Vuelta Ciclista a España grand tour clicks into gear in Puerto Banús…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 14/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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Marbella leads property revival with luxury new build homes

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Marbella property prices were up nearly 24 per cent in 2013

With new build developments virtually at a standstill in Marbella for the last 7 or 8 years, there are clear signs that the property market is beginning to recover, and it goes without saying that what’s good for Marbella is also great news for the entire Costa del Sol…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 11/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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VIVA at A Place in the Sun… show biz!

The VIVA stand at A Place in the Sun Live, Birmingham NEC

The number of visitors to the Show exceeded all expectations

Following the enormous success and stunning response we received at the ‘A Place in the Sun Live’ property exhibition at London Olympia back in March, for the second time in 7 months members of the VIVA team flew into the UK again last weekend, this time to take part in the Birmingham NEC edition of the Show. And thanks to the huge number of visitors who stopped by at our stand what an amazing time we all had…

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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 10/10/2014 [0] Comments 
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Scotland’s ‘No’ vote pushes sterling to a 2-year high

Sterling banknotes and coinsAs 55 per cent of Scotland’s voters rejected independence on Thursday, in their Daily Market Brief, exchange experts Moneycorp report that overnight sterling advanced across the board, peaking at 02.24am on Friday morning when it was nearly 1 per cent higher on average than it had been 24 hours earlier; and 2.5 per cent above its level ahead of the Sunday Times publishing the first ‘too-close-to-call’ opinion poll on 7 September.

Despite having fallen back a little this morning, sterling remained close to a 2-year high against the euro, while against the dollar it was at its healthiest for more than 2 weeks.

Author:Carolyn Mowlem 19/09/2014 [0] Comments 
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World’s biggest liner makes her European debut in Málaga

Author:Carolyn Mowlem 15/09/2014 [0] Comments 
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