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Buying your own property in Mallorca is a luxurious investment but not only is it a case of investing in a property but also in a lifestyle. Minkner & Partner appeals to a market of interested persons who, because of their professional success can afford this luxury, and the name “Minkner & Partner” is generally associated with high-quality properties in the upper price segment. We have 1,200 or more Mallorcan real estate properties in our portfolio – and no matter in which price segment they fall – all are luxury real estate.
Would you prefer to rent real estate on Mallorca instead of buying? This is a good alternative as it gives you the opportunity to acclimatize to life on the island.
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If you want to buy or rent a property on Mallorca, there are numerous terms that do not have the same meaning in the UK or are understood differently. This is particularly the case when referring to the popular finca. Here are some typical properties on Mallorca – and a short Spanish lesson.
in Spanish also known as a "piso, is located in a multi-family building (vivienda plurifamiliar). The purchaser of this property also acquires a proportional share in the community (e.g a share of the garden and the pool area) and therefore has to participate in the community's household costs ("comunidades") (gastos de comunidad). Top floor apartments are usually referred to as áticos or penthouses. Those wishing to purchase apartments currently favour Puerto Andratx, Santa Ponsa and generally the coastal strip southwest of Puerto Andratx to Palma. The city of Palma de Mallorca has a special appeal for the international public due to the trendy neighbourhoods of Santa Catalina, La Lonja, Calatrava and Portixol.
On Mallorca there are numerous types of houses. The detached house is the casa aislada. A terraced house (casa adosada) usually has two floors and its own garden. Terraced houses are often found in residential complexes (complejos residenciales). A village house (casa de pueblo) boasts Mallorcan charm and is similar to the terraced house, but as the name indicates is usually situated in a village or a small town and is, generally speaking, an older building with typical style elements. In Mallorca the manor house is a special case among houses: these are stately properties with a lot of land, which formerly belonged to great landowners. On Mallorca, there are still a few hundred of these large estates (possessions).
On Mallorca, certain areas have evolved into sought-after residential areas dominated by villas, such as in the southwest of the island in Puerto Andratx, Son Vida, Bendinat, Costa d’en 'Blanes or the rural area of Sont Font in Calvia. The term ‘villa’ is internationally recognised. The Mallorquin understands the same whether the word villa or chalet is used. What makes a real estate property a villa? There is no concrete definition. In any case it is the same as a house - a free-standing building. A villa usually has a spacious, landscaped plot, a private pool and an attractive view, whether it is a sea view or views of the surrounding landscape and sometimes has direct sea access. Because of Mallorca’s extensive popularity many villas have an interesting history, as people from the world of film and television, the arts, economy and politics have lived there or live in the neighbourhood.
This is the most popular and most requested property in Mallorca. What it refers to is usually a farmhouse, a country house or country estate. Spaniards generally speak of a finca, if they refer a country house or even an undeveloped rural property. Foreigners regard the typical finca, as being a house in the countryside with a large amount of land, sometimes with its own well and even its own power supply. The typical Mallorcan finca is often found in the centre of the island, close to Santa Maria or around Llucmajor or Santanyi.
Buy a plot and build a property according to your own plans: those who love Mallorca and already own a property here also have the dream of living in a house that they have designed and that meets the needs of their own lifestyle. Every real estate purchase is also the purchase of a plot as, for example, when buying an apartment you also get a (small) part of land with it.
The purchase of a plot for the construction of a property at a later date is a special challenge, as it requires imagination to envisage how the property will look on the plot. In addition, numerous building regulations have to be observed in Mallorca in order to be able to build a property, for example, the minimum size of the plot.
On Mallorca there is great interest in commercial properties such a small hotels and they are therefore included in our portfolio. As with residential properties, there is a distinction between the sale and rental of commercial real estate, but commercial property is usually rented with profit sharing. This means that, unlike the normal lease, the landlord can obtain benefits from the commercial management of the property.
The Internet is a great invention to advertise real estate on Mallorca but cannot replace a direct exchange of thoughts and ideas person to person. However, in order to fulfil the wishes and dreams of purchasers, whether it is a finca or a newly built penthouse they are looking for, it is necessary to consult a real estate agent who is in tune with the client and has a thorough knowledge of the property market. Maybe in the future there will be a machine for that, but until then, the best way is one on one conversation