August month has so far included both heat waves with temperatures up to 40 degrees and a rainy days where temperatures have fallen to 25 degrees, a lovely combination. “After the rain it will be sunshine” and that’s how it’s usually here in Mallorca, sunny.
Here at our office it’s full speed with many new lovely customers and nice properties. For example, we have listed a very nice and completely renovated apartment in a quiet part of Santa Catalina, which is also furnished with stylish new furniture.
In the popular old town – Palma, we have listed this smaller penthouse, which is in perfect condition. The apartment is recently renovated with high standards of materials and has a large terrace (40m2) with amazing views of Palma. This is a perfect holiday home for both winter and summer time.
Looking for something spectacular? We would like to recommend this amazing villa just outskirt of Santa Maria del Camí. It is a wonderful house with a lot of character and great possibilities.
More exciting properties can be found under “properties for sale”. We have a wide mix of new, newly renovated and refurbished objects, apartments or houses.
If you have are in Palma, you are more than welcome to come and say hello and you will find our office in Carrer Tous I Maroto 8. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +34 871 711 963.
We at NextHome Mallorca wish you a nice summer.
Our old website has served us well for many years. It has reached high in search engines for relevant searches and received very good assessments from our customers: easy-navigated and informative.
Now it has become technologically old fashioned: difficult to read on mobiles and on tablets. We have therefore re-worked it completely. It may not seem so at first sight; the new website contains all the information and much of the design from the old one. But under the surface, it has had a complete re-make not only in adapting to mobiles and tablets but also using a brand-new database, which will provide faster and more secure access to the descriptions of the properties.
The new website allows you to choose between four languages: English, Swedish, German and Dutch. They are the company’s main languages, but we can also handle some other languages: Spanish, of course, but also French, Italian and a few Slavic and Nordic languages. The basis for everything is of course English and some sections and texts we have not translated, the original English text remains in all language versions – we assume that all our customers know English. This is particularly true in the descriptions of individual properties: the turnover of properties is so great that they do not last for a long time in the database, and it is more important that we help our customers than we spend our time translating to the other three languages. The blog will mostly be in English and Swedish.
When we start a “new” website all parts must work smoothly together, it’s absolutely amazing how many small details must work as planned. Therefore, there will be one or another bug, however much we have debugged the site. If you find any errors or bugs or have other suggestions, we are grateful for your viewpoints.
Regarding the blogs, we have plans for new and interesting themes and features, more or less related to Mallorca, purchase of properties in Mallorca, events, nature and culture in Mallorca. We can even allow ourselves to blog about something else that interests or amuses us, completely beyond our actual framework.
So, welcome to the new website and to its blog!
Both as foreign real estate buyer and as a broker who work predominantly with foreign buyers one could easily get the impression that it is only foreigners who buy real estate in Mallorca / Balearic Islands.
But that is not the case. According to official statistics, foreign buyers accounted for 14% of all purchases in 2013. The largest group, 37% are Germans, followed by the British with 18%. Not so surprising as they are two large nations.
In third place comes Swedes with 5.72% followed closely by French with 5.64%, and Italian with 5.10%.
Areas of Mallorca where foreigners dominate when it comes to new purchases are Tramuntana with Deia and Soller, Pollenca, Port d’Andratx and Arta / Capdepera.
Summer is the time to celebrate outdoor. This is true in the north of Europe, but perhaps even more around the Mediterranean. Midsummer is the celebration of John the Baptist. It is difficult to connect the humble hermit in the desert with grasshoppers as his primary nutrient with the wild parties celebrated in his honor.
Actually this tradition of wild celebration of the summer solstice has got antecedents long before the Christian era. At parties people dress up as angels and devils, preferably as devils. The origin of the devils is pre-Christian; it’s Pan and his minions coming back in pseudo-Christian figure.
John is celebrated all over Mallorca. Many communities, including Deia, Manacor, Muro and Son Servera, have John as patron saint. There is even a village named San Juan. Whether the village has this relationship with John or not, there will mostly be a wild celebration, preferably on the beach. Participants carry wild outfits and face painting and celebrate with bonfires (those are made to jump through to show heroism). At midnight the participants jump into the sea and start wild water wars. Safety regulations are absent, but often no-one is hurt. The main thing is that everyone is happy and gets a big celebration.
The magazine “Restaurant” annually compiles a list of the 100 best restaurants in the world. It is considered the finest classification second only to Guide Michelin. This year’s list, which has just arrived, among the top ten has three Spanish restaurants, including the number two, El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona. The best Swedish restaurant is restaurant Fäviken in Järpen which is number 19. In Mallorca there is a total of four restaurants with Michelin stars.