Mallorca has always been a popular holiday destination with tourists from around the world, due to its wonderfully warm climate, stunning beaches and Mediterranean cuisine. However, in the past few years, Mallorca has seen a property market boom – faring much better than the rest of Spain. Holidaymakers are falling in love with the island’s charm and wanting something more permanent. Luxury villas and luxury apartments, in particular, are experiencing an immensely high demand in recent years by numerous nationalities. In general, people are looking for family homes with great views, privacy, and their own swimming pool.
With more than 3,000 holiday villas in Mallorca completely fully booked during the summer months, potential investors in Mallorcan property can relax in the knowledge that renting their villa will guarantee their investment. It seems that people moving to Mallorca are either planning on doing so permanently or looking for the perfect second home.
The majority looking to buy luxury property in Mallorca are British (60%), with around a quarter German (estimated at around 80,000 residents), and the remaining Russian, Scandinavian, Australian, Spanish and South African. The Spanish government is offering incentives to non-European citizens investing in Mallorcan property, making it much easier to obtain a NIE number and Spanish residency.
The south west region of Mallorca has become the most sought-after area for property buyers, mainly due to its fine weather. The winter in the south west is very different to the north or east, as it is protected by the extensive mountain range which runs the length of the island. The areas just north of Palma experience the most pleasant winters. The south west region has an active and lively social scene all year round, with many restaurants, shops and bars catering for all nationalities. Many properties in the south west either dot along the coastline with stunning sea views, look out over marinas, or situate within luxury golf course developments. Peaceful rural retreats can also be found in quiet villages here, and the airport is only half an hour away.
Supply and demand in Mallorca is much more evenly balanced than the rest of Spain, and particularly attractive areas on the island – such as Puerto Andratx – are selling quickly and correctly-priced.
It seems that opportunities to buy on Mallorca are probably as good as they will ever be. Investors can be sure that they will get their dream property for a fair price, and have peace of mind that it will be an excellent investment.
Paul is a journalist and author of numerous blogs and web sites. This latest web site launched some twelve months ago is dedicated to Mallorca Property. The site features property from all over island including exceptional bargains and even bank repossessed properties in Mallorca at significantly discounted rates.