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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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VIVA opens a brand new office in Málaga city

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The brand new VIVA Málaga office opened on Monday, 15 December

I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you the exciting news that with the launch of our fabulous new Málaga office right in the heart of the city on Monday 15 December, we’re expanding our network of regional offices ever wider to capture a whole new real estate market…

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Author:Martina Heynemann 16/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spain’s property prices up 1.15% in third quarter

The number of British buyers recorded in the third quarter has risen by 37% in a year

Data published this week by Spain’s Property Registrars has revealed that property prices have risen by 1.15 per cent in the third quarter of 2014 when compared to the same period last year…

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Author:Ian Clover 15/12/2014 [0] Comments 
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Spanish property: the story of 2014

The story of 2014 has been supremely encouraging for Spain's property market

As the last few weeks of 2014 draw upon us, it is pretty clear that this year has proven quite a pivotal one for the Spanish property market.

Whereas 2013 was characterised by the promise of economic recovery, 2014 has been decidedly bold in comparison. Property prices have stabilised and even begun to rise in some regions, while the number of buyers – both foreign and domestic – has grown steadily every month…

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Author:Ian Clover 09/12/2014 [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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Sun-seeking Brits lured by Spain’s affordable properties

Spanish property sales have risen by more than 50% in the past three years

Bereft of sunshine but rich in sterling, British homebuyers have this year returned in their droves to their spiritual second-home-home of Spain, according to a recent report by foreign exchange company Currencies Direct.

Sales of Spanish property have climbed 56 per cent this year compared to 2011, and have increased by 25 per cent since last year. Much of this growth has been fuelled by British buyers boosted by the strong pound, lower Spanish prices and a more stable, transparent market… Continue Reading

Author:Ian Clover 24/11/2014 [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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Author:Carolyn Mowlem 18/11/2014 [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's travelling bags

Our recent trip to the ‘A Place in the Sun’ property exhibition in Birmingham at the beginning of October 2014 proved to be an enormous success.

The VIVA bags were a particularly big hit and with the huge number of visitors who stopped by at our stand, we completely ran out…

…but now it appears they’re travelling…

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Author:Holly Purnell 06/11/2014 [0] Comments 
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