Country House for Sale in Soller

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Beautiful traditional stone built house for sale in the countryside between the charming towns and villages of Soller, Fornalutx and Biniaraix (20 mins walk to the first and 10 minutes to the other two).

20160217_155205Enjoying an enviable location, with stunning mountain views, the house sits in a lovely well kept garden with terrace and porch areas, to enjoy all year around, as well as a small pool and area of decking for the summer months.

The accommodation is split between the main house which is distributed on 3 floors and a small guest house. In the main house we find the kitchen-dining room with small sitting area. On the first floor there is the first bedroom with bathroom and a second sitting area / study and finally we have the main bedroom, with en-suite bathroom and the third floor with another living area.

Across a small patio area from the main house one finds the guest house which currently comprises a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. There is a second room which could either be a fourth bedroom or a small sitting room for the guest house.

20170507_161602Perfect all year around house for a couple or small family or as second summer home with bags of charm!!!

For more information click here – country houses and small fincas for sale in Soller

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New Build Nova Santa Ponsa Golf Houses for Sale! Last units!!!!

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We are pleased to announce a special offer on the last few units of this new development of spacious town houses over looking the Santa Ponsa Golf Course.

SPECIAL OFFER: Prices from 549,000€ with furniture included in the price for selected properties, until 30th June 2018 or end of stock. (contact us for more information regarding this offer and latest availability)

Agency details are as follows:

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This new development is located next to the Santa Ponsa III Golf Club. This new Mediterranean style village has spacious 3 bedroom properties with private terraces and gardens and private parking spaces.

In the communal area there is a swimming pool for the exclusive use of owners, surrounded by a solarium area with views over the golf course and a large communal garden. There are also changing rooms, showers and toilets.

17-B8_Marina-Golf_kitchenIn order to ensure the maximum amount of light the properties are southwest facing and also have several terraces so the sun can be enjoyed for most of the day. All the properties also have large gardens where you can enjoy sunny Mallorcan days and warm Mediterranean evenings.

Santa Ponsa is in a great location, surrounded by some of the top golf clubs on the island including Golf Santa Ponsa I, II and III, which are right next to our development, Golf de Andratx, Golf de Poniente and Bendinat Golf. It is also near the coast, in an area dotted with beautiful coves and beaches and some of the island’s most exclusive marinas such as Puerto Adriano, which is only a few minutes’ walk from Marina Golf, Puerto Portals and Puerto de Andratx.

The exclusive Puerto Adriano marina, designed by Philippe Starck, is just 1.5 km away, and has a wide variety of elegant bars and restaurants and some of the most exclusive designer stores.

The properties are all built to the very highest standards with designer materials and brands included in the finishes.

They have air conditioning, under floor heating in the bathrooms, double-glazing, a security door, TV aerial and satellite dish.

Prices from 549,000€!

For more photos see New Build Golf Villas for Sale in Nova Santa Ponsa

New Sea View Apartments for Sale in Mallorca

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Stunning sea view apartments for sale adjacent to one of Mallorca’s most beautiful beaches, Cala Mesquida near Capdeperra. I real must for anyone looking for a holiday home with sea views in Mallorca for a very affordable price!

Agency details / description are as follows:

NEW APARTMENTS FOR SALE IN CALA MESQUIDA, CAPDEPERA, MAJORCA

A5_Royal_Blue_Cala-Mesquida_terrace-1This modern, Mediterranean style residential complex, is located adjacent to one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca, Cala Mesquida and has direct access to that beach at just under 200 metres.

The complex comprises spacious 3-bedroom homes in just one building where you can enjoy the fabulous sea views and the spectacular blend of blue and turquoise tones present in the crystalline waters.

A1_Royal_Blue_Cala-Mesquida_pool-1This exclusive development has a communal pool and gardens for owners to enjoy.

Each home includes an outdoor parking space within the complex.

This is an exclusive complex with just 17 homes, all with large terraces, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The ground floor homes also have a private garden and the penthouses provide solarium terraces with magnificent views across the bay. All the homes have a spacious living-dining room, open plan kitchen with a breakfast bar, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) and a utility room.

The properties have fitted kitchens equipped with oven, vitroceramic hob and extractor hood, bathrooms with exquisite ceramics and top-quality fixtures and fittings.

Soundproofing and thermal insulation guarantee that you can relax and enjoy your new home.

Prices from 315,000€

For more pictures see – Cala Mesquida Mallorca new sea view apartments for sale

These properties in Sa Rapita may also be of interest – New build Mallorca apartments for sale in Sa Rapita

 

New Build Houses for Sale in Sa Rapita, South Mallorca

A6_Las-Villas-de-Dalt-de-Sa-Rapita_CHALET-Tipo-02-02-minGood value new build houses for sale in Sa Rapita, southern Mallorca, close to one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, the famous Es Trenc.

Built to a good standard by a reputable builder these properties offer light and spacious accommodation in a beautiful spot in South Mallorca, Sa Rapita, with it’s Marina, beach and lovely fish restaurants.

C1_Sa-Rapita_Es-Trenc_beachThe agency details read as follows:

VILLAS FOR SALE Sa Rápita, MAJORCA (SOUTH COAST), SPAIN a stones throw from the emblematic Es Trenc virgin beach.

Las Villas de Dalt de Sa Rápita, in contemporary, minimalist style, have been carefully designed to offer spacious, bright rooms, maximising space and comfort.

The homes have 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, fitted kitchen and laundry room, living and dining room with pre-installation of a fireplace, large terraces and garden. The plot also includes a private parking space and a storeroom.

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Also available are a selection of optional extras that you can choose from depending upon the stage the build is at: pool, heated flooring, air conditioning, garage, fireplace, etc.

The houses have a design based on maximising space, creating a spacious living room opening out onto the terrace and integrating the kitchen into the living room, achieving maximum luminosity and the sensation of spaciousness.

All built according to the new European standards for construction that provide maximum soundproofing and insulation.

Property typologies: Villa
Includes: Exterior Parking, Storeroom, Private garden, Utility room
Others: Close to the beach, Terrace, Public transport, Close to amenities
Energy certificate: Download file
Energy qualification: C

For more information on availability please contact me.

For more images see Sa Rapita new build houses for sale in Mallorca  

Affordable apartments for Sale in Cala Dor Marina

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I have just been offered this new development for sale in Cala Dor which offers well located and affordable apartments, something not always easy to find in Mallorca!

The agency details are as follows:

Tliving room nighthis new development in Cala Dor, offering good value apartments adjacent to the Cala Dor marina, consists of 2 bedroom homes from just 214.000,00 €, with pure Mediterranean style architecture. The complex is surrounded by spacious gardens with native plants and a communal pool where you can make the most of the pleasant climate that the island enjoys.  

The ground floor homes have large terraces with a private porch and garden, the penthouses have a private solarium with magnificent views

These contemporary homes in minimalistic style are equipped to a high standard and every detail has been taken care of

garden apartmentEach home has an outdoor parking space

The development is situated just metres from the Cala d´Or Marina and the renowned Yacht Club, an exceptional place for lovers of nautical pursuits and where you can delight in the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine available at the many prestigious restaurants and charming terraces.

A short distance away is the Vall d’Or 18-hole golf course.

TIPO BAJA0 1Terms of payment for these development as follows:

 

–          Reservation deposit: 6.000 € +VAT

–          Exchange of private contracts 30 days after reservation: 30% + IVA

–          10% payment 6 months later

–          Balance on completion, July 2019
Contact me for availability and prices

Mallorca Property Market – The thorny issue of “affordability”

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The dynamic of the Palma property market and, indeed that of most of the Island of Mallorca, is showing increasing signs of it falling in line with other premium locations across the globe. These cities, from New York to London, from Barcelona to Paris share one thing in common, they are premium brands, with limited supply and where demand is bolstered by free flowing international money. (Note: we will need to see how the Barcelona market reacts to all the political upheaval of late)

These are cities have been reinforced by globilisation. They are all united by a series of underlying characteristics – the attractiveness of the urban environment, a high quality of life, a broad offer of amenities, and excellent networks of international connections.

Understandably, with this massive flow of investment, the cultural and commercial offer continues to develop, the local economy thrives and this internationally driven “gentrification” takes ever firmer root. But as is always the case in a free market, these “benefits” come with a price which is another problem shared in these premium locations, namely that there is an increasing segment of the resident population that is finding it difficult, if not impossible, to satisfy their housing needs.

Compare Mallorca with rest of Spain when it comes to average mortgage payments. It is the highest in Spain –standing at 705 euros per month on average, compared to the 536 that are paid on average in the rest of the country. Add to that the problem of the rental market, where rents have skyrocketed driven by holiday rentals, and we can see how access to housing is becoming an important item on the political agenda.

We have already seen the introduction of new legislation associated with the holiday rental market and only time will tell what impact this will have, once the various individual Town Halls decide how the restrictions will be applied in each area. At the moment owners are not releasing their properties on to the longer term rental market, while they wait to see how this will all pan out, but at least, from a political perspective, the idea is that by reducing significantly the number of properties that can be rented short term ie to visitors / tourists, a large number of new properties will come back to the longer term leasehold market which in turn should drive down rental. Time will tell!

What makes Mallorca particularly vulnerable, in terms of marginalising an important segment of the population when it comes to accessing housing, is the economic structure of the Balearic Islands – basically a service economy with a relatively small number of professional / management level employment opportunities and very limited industrial employment. Consequence? A market that does not favor high salaries and employment contracts that are often temporary and seasonal. Low wages, underlying uncertainty in many employment contracts, and high house prices / rents are not good bed fellows!

Solutions? I don’t expect the demand side dynamic to change in terms of the flow of international capital. Nor do I see the supply side “giving” on the other (ie significant increases in new development to help balance the strong demand). So I expect prices to continue rising across the board although, as I said recently, at more modest and sustainable levels. In other words the market on it’s own isn’t going to solve the problem.

This means, in turn, that political solutions are needed. On the one hand politicians will need to work with the employers to see how wages can be increased and employment contracts improved and on the other a drive made to significantly increase the stock of social housing (to rent and buy).

To be fair first steps have been made. Unions and employers in the hotel and restaurant sectors of the market have agreed significant year on year increases in wages over the next 3 years, and it appears plans are about to be announced regarding a major injection of money into the social housing market.

Will it be enough? I fear not but, trying to look at life with the glass half full, I do hope some of these “structural” problems can be alleviated through well planned and proactive public intervention that finds consensus within the private sector. We are all in the same boat and a continuation of the problem of the “working poor” is difficult to justify in the 21st century.

 

Country Hotels and B&B for sale in Mallorca

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I was offered this county hotel for sale in Capdepera and it made me ask the question as to what the current operational market is now for these sort of establishments?

I don’t pretend to me an expert in this field but I do have anecdotal evidence that competition for these properties has been warming up over the last couple of years and  having considered the market fundementals I am beginning to see why:

  • Visitor numbers to Mallorca have been growing year on year
  • General hotel prices in Mallorca have been rising across all segments of the market, but particularly the mid to higher ends. Country hotels have historically been expensive compared to similar quality offers in standard hotels and while the “offer” and “experience” is obviously different this gap has, in my opinion, affected the competitively of the rural / agroturismo market. With standard hotel prices rising the relative attractiveness of county hotels has increased.
  • The tourism season in Mallorca has extended significantly in Mallorca. While country hotels have generally operated in the lower seasons, the significant increase in visitor numbers and the associated availability of flights from most top European destinations has been of great benefit to the country hotel / Mallorca B&B market. Only a few years ago the general season was really no more than 5 months while now it is circa 9 months.
  • The last few years has seen a significant improvement in the quality and variety of “complimentary” tourist offer (ie beyond the traditional sea and sand, and this has been of major benefit to the country hotel market. Golf, gastronomy, hiking, cycling, bird watching, culture etc are now major draws

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Of course that does not mean that any hotel, or B&B, in any area of Mallorca will work but if the property is right and above all the location then I can see why this market has been flourishing.

In relation to the property I have been offered  the major plus point for is the location and “situation”. A country hotel MUST have a pleasant tranquil rural situation and this box is ticked! Situated in a quiet hamlet, along a country lane BUT within 2km of the medieval town of Capdepera.

In relation to location generally this area of Mallorca is for me “top drawer” because it benefits from the stunning nearby coastline and beaches, while also having all the rural charm the interior of Mallorca is famed for. Add to that 4 championship golf courses within 15 mins drive, top quality tennis facilities and some of the best cycling routes, then all sports fans can also be catered for.

That just leaves eating, drinking and culture! Yes, you won’t be disappointed!

zimmer-b-800The agency details for this property read as follows:

Beautiful historical country hotel for sale in the quiet countryside outside the medieval village of Capdepera in north east Mallorca.

The hotel located on a plot of 3,365sqm, with a living area is 455sqm and gross constructed of 680sqm (patio 46sqm, terrace 113sqm in front of kitchen and dining room, terrace 46sqm in front of the main entrance, private parking 285sqm in front of the main entrance).

The property has a rental license (VT) granted by the Ministry of Tourism of the Balearic Islands for up to 21 people.

Terrace area 2There is a 12x5m swimming pool in the garden surrounded by palm trees and pebble stone terraces. One of the two terraces is shaded by old fig trees and is equipped with a brick barbecue.

The main part of the building dates back to the 13th century (an historic defence tower), made up of the main house built around a patio with four wings. The open kitchen with fireplace, the dining room, a guest toilet, a storage room, as well as a living room with internet connection, are all located on the ground floor.

On two upper floors there are 10 double bedrooms, 4 of them with living rooms, 1 single bedroom, all with bathroom en-suite.

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The house has central heating in all rooms, so it is also suitable for stays in winter

The Hotel is situated heart of a small historical settlement in the north-east of Majorca located between Capdepera and Canyamel and is accessed via a small country lane. From here it is one kilometre to Capdepera, with its shops, cafes and restaurants. The Golf club Capdepera Golf is also within a few minutes drive from the hotel, as well as a number of other top golf courses:

Distances to golf courses in the area

Golf Canyamel 3,5 km
Golf Capdepera 4 km
Pula Golf Son Servera 7,5 km
Golf Club Son Servera 12,5 km

Stunning virgin beaches and sandy coves can also be found near by including:

Distances to the beaches of the area

Cala Mesquida 7 km
Cala Agulla 6km
Son Moll 5 km
Font de Sa Cala 5,5 km
Canyamel 5 km
Costa de los Pinos 12 km
Cala Torta, Mitjana und Estreta 17 km

All in all this hotel is perfectly located for attracting clients all the year around and is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Mallorca

If you are interested in this property please contact me

For additional photos see rural hotel and B&B for sale in Capdepera

 

 

Palma Port & Marina Expansion Plans – Another boost for the Palma Property Market?

autoridad-portuariaThe Balearic Port Authority announced yesterday the granting of a new 25 year concession licence for Palma marina / port that is to be coupled with a major 50€ million investment that will see large areas of the Marina upgraded including a design that will radically alter and improve it’s integration with the city and the Passeo Maritimo area. An open, free access, pedestrianized axis will link the cruise ship terminal with the city while many of the Marina’s amenities and buildings will be upgraded, benefitting the marina club members and visitors.

The project envisages a 40% increase in the size of the marina, with the construction of a new dock, 3 new buildings and extensive commercial and leisure areas. The new concession will also result in a boost to public finances with fees of 250€ million anticipated over the next 25 years.

club-de-marBorja de la Rosa, president of the Club de Mar Mallorca claimed that these proposals would be a great benefit “not only for club members, but for the whole city of Palma, as the new club would be an example of the new concept of fully integrating a marina with the city”.

José Luis Arrom, Managing Director of Club de Mar Mallorca, explained that the project had overcome all the requirements of the different public authorities due to the strategic and sustainable nature of the project. “From the first moment we knew that the connection with the city and environmental issues were a priority. We wanted a XXI century marina fully adapted to the demands and social and environmental sensitivities of today”.

The works will take place over the next 3 or 4 years. starting in October of 2018.

Consequences for the Palma property market? While clearly the market as a whole is not in any need to any extra boost (!!) and in that sense I do not think it will make a real difference globally, I do think that, at a more local level, there will be a noticeable effect, with those areas of the city closest to the marina, the new access points and commercial leisure areas, receiving an extra “fillip”

Looking for property in Palma? Contact me for a no obligation chat.

Mallorca Property Prices Update October 2017

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As I have been reporting of late, Mallorca property prices continue to rise strongly and, according to the respected web site precioviviendas.com, for the third consecutive quarter, the increase of 4.32% puts Mallorca as the only area in Spain where increases exceeded 4%, and the leading region in property price growth for the last three quarters. That said this growth was somewhat less than the 5.74% registered for the second quarter and 5.12% for the first.

We will have to see if this slowing is part of a trend but even if it is I don’t see this as negative as I believe that over the next 12 months we will see the market move to a different dynamic of slower but sustainable rates of growth. Annual growth rates of over 16% are not sustainable long term so what will follow is a slowing in growth levels BUT not, I strongly believe, any price correction.

You can read in my recent articles about the “fundamentals”  of the market, that these remain, in my opinion, very strong from both supply and demand perspectives. I shift to lower yet still positive real growth (ie above inflation which stands at 1.8%) is what one would expect and hope for at this point in the market cycle. If pushed I feel growth over the next 24 months will be in the order of 8-10% per annum so this is still a good time to buy. I can not see any price “correction” in the foreseeable future.

If you would like to discuss my professional property finding services please contact me.

 

 

Es Capdella houses for sale in Mallorca

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Es Capdella is one of the most popular villages for foreign investors and residents, looking for a small piece of traditional and quiet Mallorca, yet all a stones throw from the amenities and “buzz” of coastal South West Mallorca.

Es Capdella CalviaThe problem is that the village is small and demand invariably outstrips supply leading to only one thing, rising prices! While value for money can still be found it isn’t always easy to find the right property at the right price. With that in mind a rather liked the look of this property – a project that is true, so not for someone looking for a “key ready” property, but sitting within the urban area, so thus not effected by the much stricter planning regulations found in the rural areas, this project is manageable and easily delivered, offering buyers the chance to build a good sized home to their design and specification.

The basic agency details are as follows:

house and gardenWonderful opportunity to buy a well priced house in the best location in Es Capdella. This is a project! The property needs to be fully restored but can also be extended by circa 120m2 to leave a very spacious 300m2 built area.

Elevated position offering great views! This really is an almost blank sheet of canvas to create your dream Es Capdella home!

If you could be interested contact me and I will arrange a viewing. Contact me

Other opportunities in Es Capdella?

Capdella Town HouseI like this town house. Needs an update, and a wee bit of a rear elevation face lift, but otherwise in perfect structural order and very spacious inside with 4 double bedrooms, large living areas, garage and outdoor kitchen etc. I might also try to improve the communication between the house and the garden, and put in a small pool but all easily done. Lovely views and another quiet location so worth a look. Contact me for more details

IMG_2403This new build villa with it’s classic design is situated in the best location in the village and is the perfect family home for those looking to relocate to Mallorca. International schools are close by. See Es Capdella houses for sale

Looking for a finca / country home but on the edge of the village within walking distance to everywhere? A partner of mine has a really great project for sale. Like the one above it is a refurbishment and extension but on a bigger scale. Over  2,000m2 of land and possibilities of a house of 600m2. Again Contact me.

Capdella sThis villa in the centre of the village but with spacious accommodation and garden is another gem .

This rustic style home in Es Capdella has a plot of 1.200 m² right in the heart of the village. The property is approximately 380 m² built with a spacious living/dining room. fireplace, a fully equipped high quality kitchen, a utility room, in total 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 3 of them en suite. The villa was built in 2004 and features a double garage, a beautifully landscaped garden and a swimming pool.

For family reasons (the mother in law – Ummmmm!) I am a regular visitor to the village (by the way the local hairdresser does the best value haircut in Mallorca!!!) so if you have any requirements let me know!