Taylor Wimpey España reveals 3 unexpected ways COVID has impacted second homes

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has spent more than 60 years satisfying clients’ wishes when it comes to what they want out of a second home. However, it seems that the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to some unusual requirements.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España said “It’s a given that COVID-19 has caused buyers to want more spacious properties and decent WiFi connections, when they are looking at potential second homes, but we’ve seen buyer requirements and behaviour shift in other ways too. It’s as though the lines between second homes and main residences have begun to blur.”

Buyers are now looking at second homes in a different light, analysing their potential for use as a lockdown bolthole for months at a time at very short notice. That includes the potential to work fulltime from their holiday home for several months, should they need to. This means that everything from the stability of the WiFi connection to the size of the fridge and wardrobes is being considered from a new perspective.

Key-ready homes at Grand View, on the Costa del Sol’s well-known La Cala Golf resort, are ideal for buyers looking through this lens. Available from €290,000 plus VAT, the apartments provide a quality lifestyle in peaceful surroundings with stunning views – perfect for those looking for a semi-permanent residence in which to wait out a lockdown.

The second unexpected buyer focus is healthcare. No longer is it only those who buy a second home when approaching retirement who take an interest in the quality of the local medical facilities. Instead, buyers of all ages are now having to factor this into their analysis of potential properties.