Market study property market Mallorca – with price comparisons holiday properties 2017

Since 2015 the Freiburg STI Centre for Real Estate Studies (CRES) has been commissioned by Porta Mallorquina Real Estate S.L.U. to analyse the market for holiday homes on Mallorca. The data base for the 2017 evaluation consisted of 4,711 Mallorca properties from the online offers of the island’s five largest brokers, examined in terms of price, location and equipment. The market study takes into account approximately 90% of the portfolio of Mallorca holiday properties available online and is thus representative.

 

The Centre for Real Estate Studies, commissioned by Porta Mallorquina Real Estate, compiled a representative study of the holiday property market in Mallorca.

The Centre for Real Estate Studies, commissioned by Porta Mallorquina Real Estate, compiled a representative study of the holiday property market in Mallorca.

 

 

Market Offer Holiday Rentals Mallorca 2017

The real estate offers in Mallorca are concentrated mainly in the western region and the capital, almost two-thirds of the offered properties are located in the south-west, the north-west and in and around the capital Palma.

About two thirds of the holiday property offers are concentrated in the west of Majorca

About two thirds of the holiday property offers are concentrated in the west of Majorca

 

Coastal regions are becoming more expensive

In 2017, the increased demand for Mallorca real estate is making itself felt for the first time throughout the island. The analysts recorded the largest price jump in the north-east region at 15%, with the average square metre price rising from € 3,530 in the previous year to € 4,070 in 2017.

Representative price comparison of holiday homes in Mallorca 2017

Representative price comparison of holiday homes in Mallorca 2017

The south-west region will continue to be the most expensive region in Mallorca in the current year and the average square metre price has risen from € 5,150 to € 5,800, an increase of 13% compared to the previous year. As the most favourably priced region in 2017 the centre of the island, with an average price per square metre of € 3,070, took over from the south region which in the previous years had offered the best entry prices.

What does a sea view cost?

The main price booster, according to the market researchers, is the sea vie which is confirmed by the fact that the centre of the island, which offers at most distant views of the Mediterranean, has been identified as the average most favourably-priced region. The STI Center for Real Estate Studies found an average surcharge for the coveted view of the Mediterranean Sea of around 30%.

The extra charge for a sea view in Mallorca is different in every region

The extra charge for a sea view in Mallorca is different in every region

Not only property buyers are ready to pay a hefty premium for the desired views, but also the holiday guests prefer to book properties with sea views. This means that the higher initial investment has a quicker amortisation in the form of higher returns for the investor.

Due to the strict Spanish coastal protection legislation and restrictive building regulations in the Balearic Islands, real estate on the first sea line is limited and correspondingly desirable. This premium location can almost double the value of a property, depending on the region. In the south, for example, the first sea line with panoramic views command an average surchargeof 109%. The most favourably priced 1st sea line locations are currently to be found in the north-east, where the average surcharge is only 22%. The market researchers, however, also concluded that although there is a relatively high surcharge for a ”simple” sea view location, the increase from this to a 1st sea line location is relatively low. Most expensive is the direct coastal or beach location in the already highly-priced south-west region with an average of 8.110 € per square metre.

The first sea line is a prime location on Mallorca - with price increases of up to 100%

The first sea line is a prime location on Mallorca – with price increases of up to 100%

 Luxury properties on Mallorca

 

Due to the qualitatively high level of equipment offered by properties in Mallorca, Prof. Dr. Marco Wölfle, head of department, and his team examined the “luxury real estate” segment in 2017. The categorization was carried out according to an assessment catalogue and relates to factors such as, for example, number of bathrooms in relation to bedrooms, pool size, house technology, furnishings, location etc.
In the luxury segment, the average square metre price in Mallorca is around € 8,000


Purchasers of luxury properties in Mallorca must expect to pay around 8,000 €/m² and in the south-west even more than 9,000 €/m². Particularly noticeable here are the regions north and north-west where although generally the price average is more likely to be in the lower segment, prices in the luxury sector are now rising rapidly.

 

Mallorca remains attractive for investors

Despite the price increases, the STI Center for Real Estates continues to give the green light to investors in Mallorca. The reasons for this are, amongst other factors, the good accessibility throughout Europe, and a wide range of tourist services, but the political situation is now also reflected in the valuation of holiday property markets.

Mallorca has become almost an island of good fortune, spared from the flood of refugees by its geographical location and currently experiencing no political or religious unrest. This effect could be observed as early as 2016 when Mallorca, with some 11 million tourists, was able to record a new visitor record which benefited not only the hotels, but also holiday rental property owners.

Meanwhile holiday leasing companies expect, for a property in a good location with high-quality equipment and an attractive price/performance ratio, an occupancy rate of around 200 days per year and an average income of € 46,000. These positive investment return prospects are increasingly attracting capital investors to the island, which is increasing demand even more.

The complete market study can be downloaded free of charge here: Market Study Holiday Real Estate Market Mallorca 2017
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