Auf Mallorca befindet sich die teuerste Wohnung der Balearen. Im Carrer Sant Feliu in der Altstadt von Palma steht die 497 Quadratmeter große Immobilie für 3,59 Millionen Euro zum Verkauf. Der Quadratmeter Wohnfläche kostet dort 7231 Euro. Das geht aus einer Übersicht der Webseite "preciosviviendas.com" hervor, die Immobilienpreise vergleicht.
Zu haben sind in Palma zudem auch Wohnungen im Carrer Murillo für 3,55 Millionen (461 Quadratmeter) sowie für 3,45 Millionen Euro (44
6 Quadratmeter) am Passeig Sagrera. Insgesamt sind die Immobilienpreise in der Inselhauptstadt im ersten Halbjahr 2017 um sieben Prozent gestiegen. Neben Palma stehen auch in der Gemeinde Calvià Häuser und Wohnungen zum Verkauf, für die ein Quadratmeterpreis von mehr als 4000 Euro gefordert wird.
Am teuersten ist Wohnraum allerdings in Ibiza Stadt, in einigen Straßen werden über 5000 Euro für den Quadratmeter verlangt. Teilweise war dort ein Preisanstieg von 18 Prozent zu verzeichnen.
Quelle: Mallorca Magazin
For those who have paid them into developers’ bank accounts, they should be refunded by the bank even if the developer is no longer trading.
And if that’s not enough, interest is paid on the deposit.
Regarding the repayment of interest on mortgages, banks are instructed by the courts to repay interest to customers whose mortgage agreement has resulted in them paying interest above the market rate.
There is good news too concerning the plusvalia ta
x, a capital gains tax applied by a local municipal council in addition to the one by the Autonomous Community e.g. Andalucía.
The recent court ruling has confirmed that that local tax should only be paid where there has been a capital gain.
In the past, these taxes had to be paid even where a loss has been made.
In addition to these happy circumstances, though not for the banks or the local municipalities, there is a possibility of return of further monies from the taxman.
The crucial statement by the Spanish Constitutional Tribunal in the plusvalia tax case is: “It is in unconstitutional to tax not just a potential economic capacity but specifically, one that is fictitious, virtual or inexistent.”
Surely, that must also apply to the insidious Complimentary Tax that is levied on buyers and sellers due to the tax authority deciding that a property has been sold at too low a price.
The reason they impose the tax is that so many buyers and sellers have colluded to declare a lower price on the formal sale documents than the price that is actually being paid.
This lowers the capital gains tax to be paid by the seller and the equivalent of stamp duty that is paid by the buyer.
In the past, this ‘B’ money is reputed to have been in the region of 30% of the actual purchase price, with lawyers, bank managers and agents all reputedly being aware of the additional cash transaction.
However, the money-laundering laws and the resulting imprisonment of a few ‘examples’ of the aforesaid lawyers, bank managers and even notaries, the professionals now steer well clear of this habit.
It is now much less common, which is a good thing.
As an aside, it has made life extremely difficult for valuers.
Even if the Property Registrars information was publicly available, as it is in the UK and many other countries, the prevalence of cash payments mean that the registered prices do not reflect the actual current market value of the property.
So, the tax authorities now calculate a ‘fair’ value for property in an area, by applying a multiplier to the survey value of each property, and taxing people on the higher of that ‘fair’ value or the registered sale price.
That has led to many injustices where additional tax is being claimed on sale prices and profits that genuinely have not paid or made.
It doesn’t take into account of the property being a poorer than average house or a desperate seller offering a bargain.
It’s not right that both buyer and seller should be accused of cheating and have additional tax on them, based on the erroneous opinion of the tax authorities.
At Survey Spain we see so many errors in the surveys that are then reflected in the Catastral Value, which compounds the problem.
Cheating the taxman is a cultural thing, but treating everyone as a cheat is not right.
So, let’s get a campaign together to reclaim the complementary tax.
Spanish property prices rose to absurd levels during the Spanish property boom, which came to a dramatic halt in 2007. Since then Spain has suffered a severe economic crisis, which has further damaged property values, with the result that property prices in many areas are still similar to those existing in 2004. Indeed, house prices have dropped by as much as 35%-50% since the boom and now offer exceptional value for money.
But prices vary wildly between different areas of Spain
and the market recovery that began in 2012/13 is certainly not everywhere. Over-supply issues were never such a big issue in Mallorca and Ibiza so prices have begun to rise again already. Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE) have reported that the Spanish market has grown every month since March 2014, with sales going up steadily, year on year. The Balearics and Almeria show the biggest year-on-year increases over 2016.
The enduringly popular Marbella arguably led the recovery on the Costas, whilst in 2014 the Costa Blanca market – especially the new-build sector – sprung back into action. The INE have also revealed that 40 per cent of foreign buyers in Spain were in the Alicante region (including the Costa Blanca). Post Brexit vote, British buyers have dipped a little but still lead the way, but are followed by a much more diverse spread of nationalities that include non-EU investors seeking “golden visas” as well as a good range of northern Europeans seeking to escape freezing winters.
Many of the distress sales we heard so much about have now been hoovered up so whilst buyers may still find some great deals amongst resale properties with vendors anxious to sell quickly, the scope for negotiation is narrowing in the hot spots of the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca.
That’s not to say the market is completely rosy – far from it –properties in less popular or marginal locations are still struggling to sell – along with desirable properties in areas such as Menorca where supply outweighs demand.
The real market recovery won’t gather momentum until the domestic sector bounces back, and there are now reports of Spanish retirees joining the overseas bargain hunters on the Costas, so these are positive signs. Mortgage options have increased during 2016 but cash is still king amongst the lower price bands. Whether you are seeking something new or old, it’s clearly a great time to buy in Spain – before those price rises really gather momentum.
For many of the recent buyers we feature on aplaceinthesun.com, the TV show or in A Place in the Sun magazine the search for a property began a good couple of years ago. Rarely these days is it a spontaneous decision, rather the result of several months of careful research and watching the market.
Such research may have included visiting a property show such as A Place in the Sun Live to pick up advice and ideas, as well as trawling the internet.
Websites provide good information but rarely portray the reality of an area - both in and out of season – so factfinding trips are vital. It’s amazing how many people state that they “thought” they wanted to be in once place, yet they ended up changing their mind halfway through their search process.
After all, not only do you need to hone down the region – how relevant is climate? – but then the area, and maybe a shortlist of villages or resorts, down to the right part of a town for you.
Equally you really need to see any property you are buying to view both the quality and the location. Certainly, there is no shortcut to buying property in Spain and an essential part of your research should always involve staying where you think you wish to buy. Many developments offer this possibility.
Die Vereinigung für touristische Vermietungen in Apartments und Wohnungen auf den Balearen (Aptur) hat eine Studie vorgelegt, die den Anteil der Gäste der touristischen Ferienvermietung am Urlauber-Gesamtaufkommen auf lediglich 15,3 Prozent beziffert. Mit diesem Ergebnis will Aptur gegen Aussagen zu Felde ziehen, die in der Ferienvermietung die ausschließliche Ursache für die Massifizierung der Besucher auf Mallorca und den Schwesterinseln sehen.
Für die Studie wertete der Ve
rband offizielle Zahlen und Daten des Statistikamtes sowie der Tourismusministerien vom August 2016 aus. Demnach hielten sich im spanischen Hauptreisemonat des vergangenen Jahres 2,73 Millionen Urlauber auf den Balearen auf. Davon kamen 418.220 in der legalen wie illegalen Privatferienvermietung unter, was einem Anteil von 15,3 Prozent entspreche.
In den Hotels wiederum übernachteten der Studie zufolge 1,82 Millionen Gäste. Ihr Anteil am Gesamtaufkommen betrug 66,4 Prozent.
Der Anteil jener Urlauber, die weder in Hotels noch in der Ferienvermietung nächtigten, betrug Aptur zufolge 16,2 Prozent. Es handle sich um ausländische Immobilienbesitzer, die in den eigenen vier Wänden urlaubten (5,9 Prozent am Gesamtaufkommen). Hinzu kamen Reisende, die bei Freunden und Angehörigen schliefen (9,2 Prozent). 1,1 Prozent übernachteten in Wohnwagen, Zelten, oder per "Couch-Tausch".
Quelle: Mallorca Magazin
Like most Mediterranean islands, Ibiza is really spectacular. Its crystalline sea with dreamlike views, beautiful white villages, rural roads, flowering fruit trees and much more, make this island a special place.
With an average temperature of almost 18 degrees and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, they make this island a paradise where one can bathe in the sea almost every month of the year. In addition, you can enjoy some of the best gastronomic experienc
es in Europe with the Mediterranean diet as a flag.
Ibiza is also very accessible. In half an hour by plane you arrive from Barcelona, in an hour from Madrid and in two hours you fly from London. It is possible to work during the week in the city and enjoy the weekend on the island.
How is the real estate market?
The average price per square meter of Ibiza (about € 4,500) is one of the most expensive in Spain. In the capital of the island, Ibiza, the average price was just above € 4,700 at the beginning of 2017. As for properties, in May of this year, the average price stood at € 830,000, which meant an increase of almost 30% with respect to the previous year.
As for foreigners, according to the real estate agency Ibiza VIP Area:
“British, German, Dutch and French are the biggest buyers, with English and German being the most investing this year in the sector.”
Where to live in Ibiza?
Dennis Wesenberg of the real estate agency Kühn & Partner SL explains that “most foreigners buy homes in Es Cubells and the southern part of the island, and also in areas around the center of the city of Ibiza like Talamanca or Can Pep Simon.”
The city of Ibiza or Vila (as the locals call it to differentiate it from the concept of the whole island) is the largest and most complete in terms of services, communications and leisure options that can be found throughout the island. In addition, it is a very good area to live with children as it has most of the island’s schools and countless parks, play areas and play areas. As far as Es Cubells is concerned, it is a much quieter area than the capital, but not far from it.
If what is wanted is the action, Sant Antoni de Pormany is the nerve centre of the movement ibicenca. In this town, thousands of tourists arrive every year to enjoy the sun, beach and party. It is a leisure centre full of commerce and services of the first level in which there is never time to be bored.
For those who want tranquillity, there is the town of Sant Joan de Labritja, located in the north of the island. In it, you can enjoy the most authentic and natural face of the island. It is one of the least populated and with less tourism. It also has basic services covered.
Another quiet town is also Santa Eulària des Riu, an ideal place to rest. It is the ideal place to travel with family and enjoy a quiet holiday. It is also very close to Ibiza town.
Der Verkauf von 185 Luxus-Immobilien auf den Balearen hat dem Finanzamt im vergangenen Jahr 61,8 Millionen Euro an Erwerbssteuer in die Kassen gespült. Die Immobilien hatten einen Verkaufspreis von jeweils über zwei Millionen Euro. 23 der Luxus-Häuser lagen preislich zwischen vier und sechs Millionen Euro, zehn Immobilien kosteten gar mehr als sechs Millionen Euro.
Die Steuereinnahmen durch die Luxus-Häuser sind damit höher als die Einnahmen, die die Balearen-Regierung in di
esem Jahr mit der touristischen Übernachtungssteuer einzunehmen plant. Erwartet werden rund 60 Millionen Euro.
Wie die spanische MM-Schwesterzeitung Ultima Hora am Mittwoch unter Berufung auf eine parlamentarische Anfrage berichtet, wechselten im vergangenen Jahr 22.672 Immobilien den Besitzer. Der Verkaufswert lag bei insgesamt 4,2 Milliarden Euro. Das ist in etwa so hoch wie der Etat der Balearen für 2017.
Die Steuereinnahmen aus den Immobilienverkäufen summierten sich 2016 auf 364,7 Millionen Euro. Rein rechnerisch nahmen die Inseln damit jeden Tag eine Million Euro ein.
Die Immobilienerwerbssteuer wird fällig, wenn eine Wohnung, ein Haus oder ein Grundstück den Besitzer wechselt. Bei Verkaufswerten unter 400.000 Euro werden acht Prozent an Steuer fällig. Bei teureren Immobilien werden maximal 10,76 Prozent an Steuer fällig.
Das balearische Umweltministerium hat innerhalb eines neuen Gesetzentwurfs ein Dekret zum Schutz von Pflanzen erlassen. Finca-Besitzer, die ein Grundstück auf dem Land haben, sollen in Zukunft bestraft werden, wenn sie Pflanzen und Gewächse auf ihrem Anwesen verwahrlosen lassen. Damit soll eine Verbreitung von Schädlingen verhindert werden.
Zuvor konnte das Ministerium nur eingreifen, wenn es sich bei dem Anwesen um einen Landwirtschaftsbetrieb gehandelt hatte. Die Entscheidung
fällt auch vor dem Hintergrund des Feuerbakteriums, das immer mehr um sich greift. Darüber hinaus ist in dem neuen Landwirtschaftsgesetz festgelegt, dass Agrar-Fincas 25 Prozent ihrer Einnahmen aus der Landwirtschaft ziehen müssen, damit soll verhindert werden, dass Finca-Besitzer auf alternative Einnahmequellen, wie den Agro-Tourismus, setzen. Das neue Gesetz wurde schon vom Ex-Umweltminister Biel Company genehmigt, 2018 soll es in Kraft treten.
PALMA de Mallorca has recently been voted ‘The Best Place to Live in the World’ by the Financial Times and sits in the top 3 of Conde Naste Magazine´s recent survey.
With a picturesque and historic old city, beaches within walking distance, a friendly and easy-going community, an affordable cost of living and a great climate with 300 days of sunshine – it has everything one could possibly want for a relatively small and unassuming Mediterranean island.
The city of Palma is a
lso only a short drive (10 minutes) from the airport, with plenty of cheap flights to mainland Europe and the UK (LGW just over 2 hours) making it easily commutable.
But that´s only part of the story…
Recently awarded the honour of becoming a World Heritage Site, Mallorca has beautiful mountains, a flat and fertile wine producing region in the interior and a beautiful and varied coastline that stretches for 550km.
Ancient culture and rich traditions, festivities, and a wide array of entertainment, intertwine with Michelin acclaimed gastronomy, fine wines and an assured status as a European centre for the yachting industry, among a multitude of other exciting outdoor activities.
As an island, Mallorca offers a safe environment with very low serious crime rates.
Real estate may typically be more expensive than the mainland, but it is also more exclusive and generally a better investment, with low supply and high demand underwriting property values and currently driving prices up.
Its solid position as a high end holiday destination affords the island immediate status for high rental potential through consistent demand with its growing profile attracting a steady stream of new buyers to a second home in the sun.
So if you’re looking for your own slice of paradise, look no further than Mallorca.
• A mild climate with 300 days of sunshine and the benefits of a Mediterranean lifestyle.
• Excellent direct flight connections to mainland Europe
• Offering all the facilities and activities of a holiday resort, but also a beautiful, genuinely cosmopolitan and fully functional city with historic old town hosting year round cultural attractions.
• Mallorca is deemed safe compared to many other destinations, with strong policing (4 different types of police including the Spanish Royal guard, the Guardia Civil) and low serious crime rates.
• Excellent infrastructure including roads, airport and communications
• Not over-developed – with strong planning and construction control.
• A multi-cultural international community.
• A beautiful and varied landscape with fantastic beaches, mountains, rolling hills and flatlands.
• Excellent local and international schools.
• Economic maturity (the Balearic Islands boast the highest number of companies per resident in Spain)
• Excellent leisure activities and facilities, including shopping, music, cuisine, land and watersports.
• Stabilising property prices post recession.
The new resort and spa comprising 134 guest rooms on a 25 acre site will open in Cala Xarraca Bay in 2020
2020 - Tucked away on the peaceful northern tip of Ibiza is crystalline Cala Xarraca Bay. Located just 30 minutes from the airport, this is the inspiring setting for Six Senses Ibiza, the newest addition to the portfolio of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. With its unobstructed westerly sunset views, dramatic rocky beach and picturesque seafront with yacht access, this full-service res
ort, spa and residential community dances to the beat of a new mantra: transformative wellness to nourish the body, mind and soul.
Chief Executive Officer of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Neil Jacobs says: “We’re very excited to open our first resort, spa and residential project in Ibiza, a project that celebrates wellness, sustainability and community spirit. This third European property complements our sister resort in Portugal’s Douro Valley, residential project in Courchevel, France and seven fabulous spas in France, Greece, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.”
Six Senses has signed a management agreement with Beach Box Ibiza S.L. to open the resort in 2020 as a benchmark in innovative design, unique entertainment concepts and eclectic dining experiences. “We could not be more pleased to work with Beach Box Ibiza on this truly creative project,” said Jacobs.
Six Senses Ibiza will offer 134 guest accommodations across a 25-acre (10-hectare) site including fully appointed Townhouse Suites, Deluxe Pool Suites with private decks, Beach Cave Suites and two extraordinary six-bedroom Mansions. Available for a handful of residential buyers are nine captivating private villas located above the resort with expansive sunset views. Every aspect of the property’s physical design will facilitate the feeling of community and the activities and amenities offered to guests will focus on learning and experience.
According to Jonathan Leitersdorf of Beach Box Ibiza S.L., the visionary behind the design and the development of the project:
“Our vision is to capture the authentic Ibiza experience of community, spirituality and celebration to be delivered with top service, organic food and beverage, and luxurious accommodations for our guests. It is the first full-service hospitality experience with rich amenities not yet offered on the island. Partnering with a world-class operator such as Six Senses, together we will deliver a resort and residential community for all ages, while promoting the importance of sustainability and healthy living.”
The refreshingly fun and quirky attitude of Six Senses, with its focus on wellness, sustainability and uncompromising guest experiences, comes to life in a vision that encompasses:
SPIRITUALITY AND WELLNESS – a one-of-a kind spiritual learning center with an innovative approach to optimizing health which includes fitness, nutrition, education, yoga, sleep, mindfulness and more. Guests select how far they want to go in pioneering their health and wellness practices. A place to enjoy, explore, learn and recharge.
ORGANIC – local, organic, unmodified and unprocessed food experience. The organic offering continues with the cotton of the sheets and towels as well as the amenities kits and uniquely designed apparel.
MUSIC AND FESTIVALS – the pulse of the community for musicians, music lovers and multi-cultural music creation. Pro bono and sponsored programs, festivals, projects and guitar atelier. Annually curated showcase of music performances; wellness festivals for celebrating through yoga, meditation, great food, sports and nature.
SPA – the only Six Senses Spa on the island of Ibiza which will specialize in a rich array of treatments and techniques from all over the world.
DIGITAL CONTENT – strong digital presence leveraging content created onsite and broadcasted like TED but spiritual (TES).
CHARITABLE – providing our venues and services for local projects such as sharing food with local shelters and donating a portion of our profits locally.
And now let’s eat … As with all of Six Senses properties, destination dining is a memorable experience. Here, there is a social twist. Long communal dining tables will offer local produce and intermingling at The Market, open 24/7. The poolside offers a raw food organic bar with accompanying cocktails and organic beer. The tapas and barbecue seafood terrace of El Chiringuito sets a decidedly chill mood with live acoustic guitar and late night DJ.
Direct from farm to fork … A popup restaurant in the resort’s organic farm will also offer cooking lessons. Private dining will also be offered in suites as they all feature decks or private gardens. As with every Six Senses resort, an ice cream shop will offer a spectrum of homemade chilled treats, juices and smoothies with a booster supplement menu. The difference at Six Senses Ibiza will be that the ice cream shop has wheels and is based on a traditional street vendor’s cart.
Take time to reconnect … With its spiritual vibe and beautiful design, Six Senses Spa Ibiza offers a full range of treatment rooms, a communal treatment lounge and an oxygen bar. The spa and wellness facility houses a spa café and juice bar, yoga and changing facilities and an extensive fitness center, and features an anti-aging clinic, nutrition guidance and modern healing methods. Outdoors there are massage catacombs, a Watsu pool, a labyrinth plus direct access to the organic gardens where ingredients for the spa botanicals and dining outlets are grown. In addition to the team of skilled therapists, an ongoing program of visiting practitioners ensures guests are the first to experience the latest teachings and programs.
s the first hint of autumn chill sets in, thoughts naturally turn to where next to find sun. Not a problem, however, for today’s HNWIs who bought their winter pad along with the summer one they picked up a few months ago.
The idea of buying in pairs to see you through the seasons – popular matches include Mykonos for summer, Gstaad for winter, or Sardinia for your beach-babe months and Chamonix for when you morph into a ski bunny – is becoming increasingly common, particular
ly among wealthy young buyers.
Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/property-and-architecture/two-holiday-homes-are-better-than-one-why-the-super-rich-buy-pro/