Friday, 30 December 2011

3 Kings

Three Kings Parade 2012 in Torrevieja

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Three Kings Parade 2012 in Torrevieja
On 5th January 2012.
More than 500 people will participate in this spectacular Three Kings Parade that will end at Torrevieja’s City Hall.
Their Majesties, the Kings of the Orient, Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, will arrive at 17:30-hrs on January 5th to be greeted by hundreds of children before making their way through the streets of the City via the Old Man of the Sea Monument, Calle Ramón, Cajal and Zoa, along  Ramón Gallud, finishing at the main facade of the Church of Immaculate Conception, in front of Constitution

Monday, 26 December 2011

Assessment of distressed property markets compiled by website IPS

Assessment of distressed property markets compiled by website IPS

Many European property markets which have seen prices plummet in recent years could be good bets for overseas buyers but others should be left well alone, according to a new report from below market value specialists.
The United States, and Florida in particular, could be reaching the bottom of the market as prices are picking up in some areas. But IPS reckons it is a market only for experienced investors as prices vary so much depending on location.
Hungary is described as uncertain.
Greece is a high risk market at present even for experienced real estate investors, it points out.
Bulgaria, once the darling of overseas property investors has seen prices plummet in the capital, in the ski resorts and even on the coast where many British and Irish investors are trapped unable to sell.
It says that Portugal’s property market has been hit hard by the sovereign debt crisis.
Oversupply and the economy have put huge pressure on Spain’s property market, according to IPS. ‘It is now possible to buy a property below market value. If the banks are willing to lend then they must be confident this market has finally reached bottom in the more desirable coastal areas. Invest now if you want to grab a bargain in coastal areas. Properties are unlikely to get cheaper,’ says the report.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Paramount Theme park could open early

The future is looking brighter for investors, residents and visitors to the south east corner of Spain, after a statement issued by the regional government of Murcia indicated that the much anticipated Paramount Theme Park could be completed a year ahead of schedule and that work might begin within six months.
Some residents of places like Camposol and Polaris World resorts have faced many years of disappointment in their investment properties, however these investments may well soon prove fruitful. With the anticipated opening of the theme park  coinciding with the high speed AVE train between Madrid and Murcia, as well as the new regional airport at Corvera, located just 20 minutes from the development site of the park and with excellent link roads already starting to take shape, this area is about to explode onto the map of Spain.
Chris Mercer of Murcia-based agent Mercers commented, “The airport’s initial capacity for three million passengers a year, including many who currently use Alicante, was said to be key to securing the flagship project.
Murcia International Airport will also become the first airport in Spain to be crossed by a high-speed rail link (AVE) and the third, after Barcelona and Madrid, to have a rail link at all – further opening up domestic and international traffic to the Paramount Theme Park. Before long a European spotlight will fall on this area and our property sales to those keen to cash in on future lucrative rental opportunities are already rising.”
The main infrastructure of the theme park is estimated to cost around €300 million, with additional investment in the region of a billion euro expected for the building of hotels, shops and retail facilities, which will be completed in stages and be part funded by private enterprise.
The complex will be built on 108 acres of land of which 37 acres will be dedicated to the theme park itself. This theme park will become the biggest in Europe, attracting around five million visitors per year, 50% more than Spain’s current largest theme park, Porta Ventura.As previously reported by the Leader, the site will also have cinematographic studios, which will be the centre of all Paramount’s productions in Europe.
Theme parks are still very popular in Spain, although they are not without their own problems. Terra Mitica opened for the 2011 season with a new management team and a plan to turn around its previous financial difficulties, partly by selling land and creating a more compact and ‘family friendly’ facility. The Warner Brothers Park in Madrid is still as popular as ever, never failing to please the millions of people who have visited that attraction since the doors opened for the first time in 2002. There are also plans in place for expansion, which it is hoped will be completed by 2015.
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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Spanish Dream Property - Where Your Dream Matters

The summer holiday season is now well under way.  Those of you flying into Alicante airport will benefit from the new, larger terminal building which we found well facilitated.  If you are looking for a property with potential for rental income then Spain is a great place to invest as, according to all reports, not only is Spain still the most popular
Mediterranean destination for the British, the numbers of visitors this year has increased compared to last year.

If you are visiting the Costa Blanca (north or south) or the Mar Menor area of the Costa Calida and would like to spend a couple of days of your holiday viewing property just let us know what you are seeking and we can arrange for a consultant to be available.  We also have access to independent solicitors and mortgage advisers to assist in your purchase.

There has been a lot of press coverage about the proposed Paramount Theme Park to be built near Murcia city.  The proposed site is close to the new Murcia airport at Corvera, just south of Murcia City.  The airport should be fully operational for next summer, with the first flights planned for the autumn.  This is not the first time a date for the airport to be opened has been given, but this time they do seem to be making clear progress towards operational use.

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PROPERTIES OF THE MONTH

Our first property this month is a great apartment, located close to the proposed Paramount Theme Park and not too far from Corvera airport and Murcia City itself. 

  90%-100% mortgages available (subject to status).  2 bedrooms and ready to move into.  Communal pool, 18 hole golf course plus tennis, squash & basketball courts and a football pitch.  Just 20minutes drive to the nearest beach. 
72,500 euros

The second property is in Moraira, northern Costa Blanca

Detached villa with a private pool, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage and views towards the famous Calpe Rock.  Moraira town is a short drive away. 
335,000 euros

We have nearly 2000 properties on our web site at present, and many more we can access that are not listed.  The northern Costa Blanca covers a wide area with very differing locations so we only have list sample of what is available there.  Send us the criteria for your dream home in the sun and we will search for you.  Our services are free.  View property with no pressure with our trained consultants.
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Monday, 18 July 2011

Are more Brits seeking property in Spain

Are more Brits seeking property in Spain?Article Date : 08 July 2011   There are signs that Brits are taking an interest in property in Spain, it has been reported.Figures released by the Overseas Guides Company (OGC) showed that the number of requests for its publication about buying real estate in the nation rose by 24 per cent between January and May this year, A Place in the Sun revealed.Speaking to the news provider, director of OGC Kim Brown said: "The country continues to appeal because of its high level of Brits already living there providing a settled community of expats, the weather, the lifestyle and the easy access from the UK."And there are currently some good deals to find on Spanish homes, with the nation's Central Bank commenting last month that prices may fall further.In an interview with The Olive Press, director general of economics, statistics and research at the financial institution Jose Luis Malo de Molina said that the high number of unsold properties is continuing to drag values down.

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Friday, 15 July 2011

P O W 3 Bed, 2 Bath Townhouse in Cabo Roig, Costa Blanca South

3 Bed, 2 Bath Townhouse in Cabo Roig, Costa Blanca South Ref: HE5380Type: TownhouseArea: Costa Blanca South Town: Cabo Roig Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Pool: Yes Price: €100,000 Description: This very spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse is situated in Cabo Roig and is within a few minutes walk of all the local amenities, shops, restaurants, bars and beaches. The property comprises of off road parking, a covered entrance porch, a large lounge/diner, a kitchen, a shower room and a double bedroom, on the ground level. Upstairs there are two more double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a sun terrace.




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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Grab your self a bargin

Grab your self a bargin

Thousands of new homes unsold in Spain Article Date : 07 July 2011   Figures published by the Spanish government have revealed that at the end of 2010 there were almost 700,000 unsold new homes in the country, AFP reported on Expatica.com.According to the news provider, the public work, housing and transport ministry announced that this represented a drop of 0.08 per cent over the previous 12 months.In fact, new home sales in Spain increased by 5.9 per cent during 2010, the first rise following three years of declining transactions.The Spanish government estimates that the country will not be able to clear the majority of its unsold housing stock until 2014, the agency revealed.Meanwhile, A Place in the Sun reported figures from Catalunya Caixa Bank last week, which stated that 85 per cent of the homes contributing to the oversupply are located in holiday destinations.As a result of the glut, real estate in Spain can be purchased for 70 per cent less than its peak market value in some cases.
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Friday, 8 July 2011

POW 2 Bed, 2 Bath Villa / Detached in Murla, Costa Blanca North

POW 2 Bed, 2 Bath Villa / Detached in Murla, Costa Blanca North

2 Bed, 2 Bath Villa / Detached in Murla, Costa Blanca North Ref: NCB241 Type: Villa / Detached Area: Costa Blanca North Town: Murla  Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Pool: Yes Price: €219,500
Description: A very well presented detached villa with a mountain backdrop and views to the mountains and valley. The plot is easily maintainable and has a driveway, feature well, mature plants and trees and to the rear a spacious garden where there would ample room to build a pool. The property has an open, arched naya leading into a lounge/diner with barrelled , beamed ceiling and Tosca stone fireplace, and an adjoining American style kitchen. There are also two double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and a guest shower room. The property benefits from having mains gas and drainage, Sat T.V., telephone, hot and cold air-con, gas radiator central heating and Upvc double glazing.
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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Franco's Palace Open to All

Franco's Palace Open to All

The summer palace of former Spanish general and dictator Francisco Franco opened its doors to the public last week, thanks to a government legal victory last year. The large and impressive mansion in the northwest of the country which was formerly owned by the novelist Emilia Pardo Bazan, was bought by the general in 1938. When he died in 1975 it was inherited by members of his immediate family, but the government applied to have the residence opened to the public in 2008. The Spanish courts successfully overturned private ownership of the national monument late last year, and it officially opened to tourists on Friday
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Friday, 1 July 2011

Good Buy

Property of the week 3 Bed, 1 Bath Townhouse in Los Altos, Costa Blanca South €95,000

3 Bed, 1 Bath Townhouse in Los Altos, Costa Blanca South Ref: HE6007 Type: Townhouse Area: Costa Blanca South Town: Los Altos Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Pool: Yes  Price: €95,000 Description: This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse is located in a great location with wonderful sunset views over the mountains.The ground floor contains a lounge / diner, with working fireplace, a separate kitchen, double bedroom, shower room, and tiled back garden. Upstairs you will find 2 double bedrooms, one with its own sun terrace, and a nice bathroom. The front garden is tiled, and has a terrace for outside wining and dining. The house also has the use of the communal pool close by. Supermarkets, shops and restaurants are only minutes away, and just a short drive to the beach.Great offer !
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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Festivals & Fiestas of the Costa Blanca 2

Festivals & Fiestas of the Costa Blanca 2

Fallas - Fire Festival
This major pyrotechnic festival takes place for five days every March and honours Saint Joseph, patron saint of carpenters.
A vast array of paper maché figures known as ninots are made. These are satirical representations of local figures (actors, bull fighters). The figures are ceremoniously stuffed with fireworks and set alight on the day known as La Crema, the festival's culmination, although one ninot is saved by popular vote and placed in the Museum of the Ninot.
There are also boisterous, daily firework contests.
Valencia has the most spectacular Fallas celebrations but there are also festivities in Benidorm, Bunol, Calpe, Denia, Gandia, Oliva, Pego, and Sueca.
For more information see website Fallas
Feria de Mayo - May Fiesta
This event in May was started by an Andalucian exile living in Torrevieja as a street party outside the bar he owned. It has now grown in popularity, staged on the Torrevieja fairground and celebrates all things Andalucian including flamenco music, traditional costumes and Andalucian horses which perform equestrian displays.
There are many stalls serving sherry, tapas and the ever-present churros y chocolate. Many well known Spanish artists come to perform traditional music.
For more information see website Feria de MayoFiestas Patronales - Patron Saints' Days
Each town and village on the Costa Blanca has a feast day to celebrate its patron saint, who is thought to protect the town. These festivities generally last one week and processions and dancing replace work - most shops and businesses close down during this period. Often giant paellas are cooked in the streets and a beauty contest often runs parallel to the event.
Dates vary from place to place but local Tourist Offices can provide.
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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Property of the week Finca in Los Montesinos, Costa Blanca South (SDP753) A Must Look At Property

Property of the week Finca in Los Montesinos, Costa Blanca South (SDP753) A Must Look At Property

Finca in Los Montesinos, Costa Blanca South (SDP753) : Finca Area: Costa Blanca South Town: Los Montesinos Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Pool: No Price: €395,000 Description: FABULOUS 5 BEDROOM COUNTRY FINCA.....FANTASTIC PRICE MUST BE VIEWED 360 degree panoramic views of glorious open countryside & the saltlakes. *Originally 650,000 euros* Alhambra style finca, set in picturesque orange groves offering spacious living accommodation having 5 bedrooms, 3 of which are en-suite and 4 bathrooms. The property also has its own working fresh water well. Must be viewed to appreciate. • 4000m2 plot / 300m2 build • Beautiful Interior Alhambra style courtyard • Large roof solarium • Outstanding views from the Living room & Bedrooms • Beautifully appointed & furnished
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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Festivals & Fiestas of the Costa Blanca 1

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19 Jun 2011

Festivals & Fiestas of the Costa Blanca 1

Festivals & Fiestas of the Costa Blanca Spain is the home of the fiesta. Find out about the origins, and what to expect from each of the main the annual calendar of the Costa Blanca towns and villages.
Spain is known for its festivals (fiestas) many of which originated in religious events but have evolved to be a more general celebrations.  Every city, town and village has its own festival which includes feasting, colourful processions, fireworks and partying.
Here is an introduction to the most significant fiestas in the annual Costa Blanca calendar.

Semana Santa - Holy Week
Easter week is the most important Catholic tradition of the year in Spain. It begins on Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) and ends on Lunes de Pascua (Easter Monday).
There are street processions with colourful confetti and a carnival atmosphere every night on the Costa Blanca where religious icons are paraded through the streets, in  re-enactments of the passion of Christ.
While celebrations take place all over the coast, noteworthy processions are:
In Crevillent on Tuesday before Good Friday The Holy Burial Procession in Orihuela on Easter Saturday  The Palm Sunday procession in Elche which dates back to 1371

Moros y Cristianos- Moors & Christians
This festival commemorates the Reconquista, or the re-establishment of Christian rule in Spain.
Locals dress as either Moors or Christians for the occasion and re-enact battles. Costumes are spectacular and there are firework displays.
Towns celebrate Moros y Cristianos on different dates:
The town of Alcoy and Baneres in Alicante celebrate at the end of April Altea celebrates in the last week of September.  For more information see website MorosyCristianos

The Hogueras de San Juan- San Juan Bonfires
An amalgamation of the ancient pagan celebration of the summer solstice, and the Christian feast of San Juan in June which sees Hogueras (paper maché figures) placed around town. Live music and dancing take place through the night.
The culmination of the festivities is El Dia de San Juan when a huge palm tree shaped firework is set off from Alicante castle and simultaneously the Hogueras are set alight. A beauty contest accompanies the celebrations. Five nights of fireworks, starting at midnight, follow the fiesta.
 San Vicente Ferrer
This fiesta is one of the most important for the town of Teulada and honours the patron saint, Vincente Ferrer who was born and lived in the town. Ferrer is said to have blessed the town to protect it from the plague.
Ten days of colourful parades, live music and dancing and religious re-enactments take place in the week around 15 April.
Celebrations are also held in San Vicente del Raspeig the weekend following Easter Sunday.
For more information see website Teulada-Moraira
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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Prroperty of the week This country villa is located in La Campaneta

Prroperty of the week This country villa is located in La Campaneta

Villa in Orihuela, Alicante (Inland)  Ref: vre 1366 Type: Villa Area: Alicante (Inland)Town: Orihuela Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Pool: yes Price: €208,000
Description:
This country villa is located in La Campaneta between Orihuela Costa and Redovan and has beautiful country views. Shops and bars are just a short five minutes drive and the beach is within a twenty five minute drive away. All on one level this property offers, fully fitted modern kitchen with separate utility area, lounge/dining room with terrace, three double bedrooms (one ensuite) and a family bathroom. The  outside is gravelled surrounding the perimeter for low maintenance, a double garage with ample off street parking and private pool. The property includes A/C, central heating system, grilles, fitted      wardrobes, TV/Telephone and internet connection points. Viewing is a must.
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Friday, 10 June 2011

A View from the Ground.

Has the Spanish property market hit the floor???  The Spanish government have been on the road lately promoting a PR exercise stating that the Spanish property market is on the rise! My opinions are not too dissimilar to that of the government´s but they are based on different facts. I base my opinions on what is actually happening on the ground.  I think a potential rise in the market is based on 3 factors, stemming from the old Supply and Demand argument. It is also based on the Resale market which is the most vibrant and realistically priced market. Builder ´Key Ready´ properties and Bank repossession properties are still above the market value as their prices include built-in bank and builder debt. They are not based on client debt which is much more elastic because it depends more on human behaviour and personal circumstance.  Have we hit the floor? Yes, I believe so.Why?We are still selling a high volume of properties monthly. Also, our enquiries are high, therefore the buyers are out there. Demand is high.Vendors have stopped dropping prices and would rather take their property off the market. Prices are now at the 1990's level.Interest rates are at an all time low and banks are starting to release more funds into the market. Normally a boom follows a period of low interest rates.
I predict a slow rise in Spanish property prices over the next 2 years. Of course other factors will influence the market, such as unemployment in Spain, bank debt, the strength and stability of the Euro and the strength of Sterling affecting the Spanish expat areas.

In summation, Spain has learnt a lot from the last recession
now having a more stable property market, a tighter fiscal legal system and a more stringent banking system. So, is in the right time to buy? In the more established locations, yes!

Kieran Byrne - Managing Director of an Estate Agent in Spain
(B.A in Economics, MA Business Administration)
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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Property of the week Apartment Area: Costa Blanca South Town: Algorfa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Pool: yes Price: €59,500

Property of the week Apartment Area: Costa Blanca South Town: Algorfa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Pool: yes Price: €59,500

 Ref: vre 1257Type: Apartment Area: Costa Blanca South Town: Algorfa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Pool: yes Price: €59,500  Description:  This as new apartment is located on the lovely private gated complex of Cecilia close to the centre of the small Spanish village of Algorfa. Where there are numerous shops and other amenities within close walking distance, including medical facilities and schools. The nearest beaches are only 15 minutes away and the nearest golf course, La Finca is only 5 minutes away. The accommodation comprises of 2 double bedroom; a fully tiled  bathroom; a lounge with sliding patio doors to a private terrace, a separate dining room and an American style kitchen with most of the white goods. The property has the use of both a communal swimming pool & solarium, and is sold fully furnished. A property with good rental potential!
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Monday, 23 May 2011

Spanish Dream Property - Where your dream matters

COFFEE AND CAKE
Yesterday we popped out to do some shopping in Norwich and decided to stop for a coffee.  Two drinks and two cakes left us with little change from a £7!  We were in an ordinary coffee shop in a small department store, nothing fancy.  We joked that in Spain we often wander down to the sea front and look at blue sea, blue sky and palm trees whilst enjoying a tea/coffee and ‘cake of the day’ for 1.50 euro each (£1.35).  What a difference! 

Another regular ‘luxury’ when in Spain is going out for breakfast.  There are several places where we can enjoy a full English with a drink for 4 euros each (£3.60).  Compare that to a well known roadside café that charges £8 each for a similar breakfast with a drink.  Eating out remains remarkably inexpensive in Spain.  Menu del dia meals can be found for well under 10 euros (under £9) per person for three good courses and a glass of wine if you look around.  Lunchtimes are often less.  In the UK 3 courses in even the cheaper café/restaurants will be twice that price, often three or even four times as much in better establishments.

So, even with the pound fairing badly against the euro, the cost of those little luxuries that make your holiday that much more enjoyable are still affordable.

But what if you live in Spain and need to buy everyday essentials?  Recently a leading magazine ran comparisons between countries and Spain came out considerably cheaper overall when compared to the UK.
PROPERTIES OF THE MONTH


This 2 bedroom apartment has a small front garden, terraced for easy maintenance.  On a community with a pool and gardens it is conveniently situated close to the market street in Playa Flamenca.  A great holiday home option.  On the market at 79,950 euros, but you can make an offer - it's a buyers market.

Property number two is up the road in Los Balcones

Plenty of space inside and outside this detached 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa.  On a plot of 890 square meters with a private pool and a garden laid out with mature shrubs and trees it is an ideal re-location villa.  Just over a mile to the beach.  The villa is fitted with double glazing, heating, an alarm, air conditioning, and has both telephone and broadband connections.
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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Overseas Property Agents
22 May 2011
  • United Kingdom

Property of the week Just Reduced

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Quad, Playa Flamenca, Costa Blanca south Ref: DIR01Type: Quad Area: Costa Blanca south Town: Playa Flamenca Beds:Baths: 2Pool: YesPrice: €127,000 Description: Exceptionally spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house close to all amenities in Playa Flamenca. Additional 'winter lounge/guest room' on solarium.Glased porch leads from the terrace into large L shaped lounge and dining room with good size separate kitchen. Downstair shower room. Stairs to first floor with two larger than average double bedrooms and family bathroom. Stairs to solarium with consevatory lounge (could be used as a guest room).20 minutes walk to beach. Shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Off road parking. Two communal pools.
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Friday, 20 May 2011

Overseas Property Agents / Property Buyers / Rental Property
20 May 2011
  • United Kingdom

Older Brits increasingly looking to purchase second homes abroad

Older Brits increasingly looking to purchase second homes abroadArticle Date : 08 May 2011      A growing number of older British homeowners have a property abroad, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.One in seven couples nearing retirement age has decided that the best way to secure their future is through a second home, Overseas Property Professional reports.The ONS reports that a significant proportion of the quarter of a million or so individuals have their second home located abroad.It could encourage potential buyers to consider purchasing property in Spain.There are a number of opportunities to pick up a bargain at present, with a number of bank repossessed homes now finding their way back onto the market.This is the first time that the ONS has worked out how many households between the age of 50 and 64 have more than one property.
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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Property of the week 2 Bed, 1 Bath Apartment in Calpe, Costa Blanca North Ref: NCB278

2 Bed, 1 Bath Apartment in Calpe, Costa Blanca North Ref: NCB278 Type: Apartment  Area: Costa Blanca North Town: Calpe Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Pool:  Price: €105,900 Description: This 2 Bedroom Apartment with easy access to the Beaches and Facilities of Calpe has 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom. The property benefits from ADSL, Telephone and has SatelliteTV installed for your comfort and enjoyment. The Apartment is ideal for those people who wish to have direct access to all that Calpe offers.
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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Power from the sun

The future of sustainable power and environmental stability has taken a huge leap forward, with the announcement of 55 million euro investment in solar power for Lucainena de las Torres.
The project, which is currently under administrative processing, will include the installation of 170,000 new solar panels on more than 40 hectares of land, which will make the solar field one of the largest in Europe.
Spain is already one of the world leaders in renewable energy, and in particular solar power, with the government committed to increasing the use of cleaner energy to replace carbon power as soon as practical.
In terms of power generated, Spain ranks as number 2 in Europe for total energy generated by photovoltaic energy. Four of the ten biggest plants in the world are located within Spain, including the world´s largest plant at Puertollano Ciudad Real. 
In addition, Spain is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of solar power equipment, exporting around 80% of all products with particular interest from Germany.
If approved, this project, which will be part funded by a German assets company in conjunction with the domestic provider, will become a benchmark and showcase for other developing countries to increase their use of renewable power and therefore potentially increase the demand and manufacture of products for global export.
Despite government subsidy for solar power being cut, the manufacturers still believe that the whole process in both worthwhile and will be profitable, largely due to the increased reliability and efficiency of the equipment and agreements made with the Chinese manufacturer of polycrystalline silicon which is used in the process.
The site will then generate some 47.5 megawatts of electricity, which is an increase of 26 megawatts on the power already produced.
The site generates the electricity through the three photovoltaic fields, as well as an additional three wind farms, which is fed into a substation at Carboneras. Once operational, the expanded site will reduce the carbon emissions into the environment by some 15,000 tonnes each year.
Project manager, Soledad Martínez, said that the work could start later this year with the creation of up to 150 construction jobs.
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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Property of the week

Ref: DIR01
Type: Quad
Area: Costa Blanca south
Town: Playa Flamenca
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Pool: Yes
Price: €155,000
Description: Exceptionally spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house close to all amenities in Playa Flamenca. Additional 'winter lounge/guest room' on solarium.
Glased porch leads from the terrace into large L shaped lounge and dining room with good size separate kitchen. Downstair shower room. Stairs to first floor with two larger than average double bedrooms and family bathroom. Stairs to solarium with consevatory lounge (could be used as a guest room).
20 minutes walk to beach. Shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Off road parking. Two communal pools.

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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Property of the week 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Quad, Playa Flamenca, Costa Blanca southRef: DIR01

 

 



Property of the week

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Quad, Playa Flamenca, Costa Blanca southRef: DIR01Type: QuadArea: Costa Blanca southTown: Playa Flamenca Beds: 2Baths: 2Pool: YesPrice: €155,000 Description: Exceptionally spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house close to all amenities in Playa Flamenca. Additional 'winter lounge/guest room' on solarium.Glased porch leads from the terrace into large L shaped lounge and dining room with good size separate kitchen. Downstair shower room. Stairs to first floor with two larger than average double bedrooms and family bathroom. Stairs to solarium with consevatory lounge (could be used as a guest room).20 minutes walk to beach. Shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Off road parking. Two communal pools. Type: Quad Area: Costa Blanca south Town: Playa Flamenca Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Pool: Yes Price: €155,000 Description: Exceptionally spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house close to all amenities in Playa Flamenca. Additional 'winter lounge/guest room' on solarium.Glased porch leads from the terrace into large L shaped lounge and dining room with good size separate kitchen. Downstair shower room. Stairs to first floor with two larger than average double bedrooms and family bathroom. Stairs to solarium with consevatory lounge (could be used as a guest room).20 minutes walk to beach. Shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Off road parking. Two communal pools.

http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/
Tel 08432896384 (low cost call)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Playareas and Beaches in TorreviejaBeaches in Torrevieja

Something for the young ones

With some of the best beaches in the Med a day out at the beach can be great way to entertain the little ones and top up your tan at the same time!!  A few to choose from in the area are Guardamar, La Zenia and La Mata.  Guardamar beach is a beautiful beach BUT the sea can be very dangerous with its undercurrents and rip tides.  The beach is patrolled by life guards and has a a red flag policy that MUST be adhered to.  La Zenia is a much calmer sea but does get very busy.  La Mata has a decked promenade which is great for a nice evening walk!  All the beaches are very clean and offer a great family day out.

Comments"I have visited all three of the above beaches and can’t fault any of them.  All have beach bars so keeping hydrated isn’t a problem (although I tend to take my own refreshments!)  We have enjoyed many a family day at all of them all well worth a visit."

http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/
Tel 08432896384 (low cost call)

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Bargain hunters








Research from property company Rightmove Overseas and foreign exchange company Moneycorp showed interest by Britons in buying property abroad increased 53% in February compared with the previous month, according to latest figures.On a country basis, the most searches were for property in Spain, followed by France, the USA and Australia.  Robin Wilson, of Rightmove, said: "Bargain hunters are out in force, primarily focused on Spain and Ireland.
http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/
Tel 08432896384 (Low Cost Call)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Property of the week 2 Bed, 1 Bath Bungalow in La Zenia, Costa Blanca South Ref: HE6252

2 Bed, 1 Bath Bungalow in La Zenia, Costa Blanca South Ref: HE6252 Type: Bungalow Area: Costa Blanca South Town: La Zenia Beds:2 Baths:1 Pool: Yes Price: €79,995 Description: This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom bungalow could not be better located, close to shops, bars and restaurants in the heart of La Zenia with the beach being a five minute walk away. This property has a front garden which leads to terrace and then into the lounge/dining area, separate kitchen with door to rear utility area, two bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes and family bathroom. External stairs lead you to the large solarium. The property is being sold unfurnished.
http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/
Tel 08432896384 (low cost Call)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Spanish Property Proving Popular with Brits

Spanish Property Proving Popular with Brits A growing number of Britons have been showing an interest in overseas property in February, new figures have revealed.According to the latest figures from foreign exchange company Moneycorp, Germany, France, Italy and Ireland all proved popular destinations last month.Property in Spain also proved to be a popular search, the company added.Robin Wilson, of Rightmove, said: "Bargain hunters are out in force, primarily focused on Spain and Ireland."We've been tipping Germany for a while now and the north eastern tourist hotspot of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern led the charge this month with searches up nearly 50 per cent."Elsewhere, visitor numbers in Spain are expected to increase over the coming few months once the new terminal at Alicante Airport is opened.The terminal will increase the capacity of the Airport from nine million to 20 million passengers a year and travellers will be able to take advantage of a whole host of new amenities including shops and places to eat and drink.
http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/
01603415296

Friday, 22 April 2011

April news

Spanish Dream Property - Where your dream matters

There is a definite feel of Spring in the air in the UK.  Spring is often associated with cleaning, sorting and clearing out of the old and looking to new beginnings.  It is also the time when traditionally the property market 'season' gets under way.  Well this year it's ahead of time as interest in property in Spain is already well up on last year, some reports by 20% in sales and higher than that in enquiries.
Why?  Well it seems that no matter what is going on with the economy the British and northern Europeans still want to head for the sun whenever they can and Spain is still the number one choice.

The most sort after properties are those between 100,000 and 200,000 euros, making up over half of sales on the Costa Blanca, and nearly one third of the total sales are for properties under 100,000 euros.  With prices still lower in Spain than many parts of the UK it enables a move to the sun to be made without the need for downsizing.  It also makes a second home for your own pleasure, or as an investment, an affordable option for many.  The money in your bank account is not making you much interest but a home in the sun rented to holiday makers when you are not using it gives you an income.

Take a look to see what we have available today and we are happy to help with your visiting arrangements.

Reduced to just 129,950 euros
So this house falls into the most sort after property category at the moment.  It's been dramatically reduced for a quick sale so don't hang around!  Detached, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, use of a communal pool, overlooking orange groves and walking distance to the local shops, bars, restaurants and school and still only a 5 minute drive to the beach.  There's even room for your own small pool if you want one.

But if a 5 minute drive is too far from the beach for you how about a view like this from your private balcony....

This 3 bedroom apartment in Lo Pagan overlooks the beautiful Mar Menor.  You can't get much closer to the sea without getting sand between your toes!  New to the  market this week with an asking price of 174,995 euros
Call us now! 01603 415296
Or visit www.spanishdreamproperty.com

Monday, 18 April 2011

Property of the week

Detached Villa in Los Balcones, Costa Blanca South Ref: SDP645 Type: Detached Villa Area: Costa Blanca South Town: Los Balcones Beds: 3Baths: 2Pool: Yes Price: €129,950 Description: 3 BEDROOM/2 BATHROOM DETACHED VILLA A 3 bedroom villa, located on a sunny corner plot overlooking orange groves and well served by public transport and local amenities. * LARGE PRIVATE ROOF SOLARIUM * PRIVATE DRIVEWAY & GARDEN (room for small pool subject to permissions) * COMMUNAL POOL * 5 MINUTES DRIVE TO THE BEACH * 5 MINUTES WALK TO THE SCHOOL, HOSPITAL & COMMERCIAL AREA

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Good deals are available in Spain

A Spanish Dream Property client completed on their purchase last week.  They bought a great bargain, they followed our advise and put in a cheeky offer, being prepared to negotiate up, and were delighted to have their first offer accepted, more than 20,000 euros below the original price!  We work for buyers, not sellers, so are interested in finding our clients the best deals.  This means we do not have a conflict of interest, as estate agents do, who whilst trying to find you a property they are also trying to get the best deal for their client, the seller.  We are not limited to looking with any one particular estate agent so can check out the best offers, including bank repossessions and 'distressed' sales.
If you would like to view property in the Costa Blanca and northern Costa Calida or inland Alicante and Murcia regions just contact us.  Our service is free.  We know the areas well, having family there and our own property.
David and Beverley
Spanish Dream Property - where your dream matters!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Spanish tourism numbers increasing

The latest figures from the Department of Housing show that property prices in Spain fell by 3.5% to 4.5% year on year in February. This latest fall means that prices have dropped by just over 13% since their peak, while the cost of property in popular holiday resorts such as the Costa Blanca have dropped by 20%.
 The Balearics and Canaries have fared much better during the past year as prices here have only dropped by 0.8% while in the large cities this fall is 5.2%, rising to 6.7% on the Mediterranean coast. Prices in the Balearics and Canaries have dropped by 17.5% since their peak which compares to 20.6% in the large cities and 27.2% on the Mediterranean coast.
 The latest signs show that this decline should soon begin to reverse as Spain is becoming more popular for tourists and for property investors looking for a bargain. This has already been reflected in the number of flights to Spain as Monarch Airlines is increasing its flight program from April due to the growing demand.
 It has added additional flights to Malaga, Alicante and Majorca. There has been huge demand for flights in April which may be due in part to the lateness of the Easter holidays combined with the extra-long May bank holiday weekend, as it would seem many Britons would prefer to celebrate the Royal wedding abroad.
 Monarch Airlines announced that bookings April are already up 49% when compared to demand in 2010. It's likely that increasing numbers of Britons will choose to holiday near to home as the austerity measures begin to cut into holiday budgets, which is all good news for those with homes to rent.
http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/
01603415296
info@spanishdreamproperty.com

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Property of the week

VILLA in Pinar De Campoverde, Costa Blanca South
Ref: SDP922
Type: VILLA
Area: Costa Blanca South
Town: Pinar De Campoverde
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Pool: No
Price: €112,000
Description: 2 BEDROOM DETACHED VILLA ** GREAT PRICE ** A bargain priced villa in the lovely village of Campoverde being conveniently located for local amenities. • Private roof solarium • Private garden and terrace • Air conditioning fitted • Furnished • Approx 20 minutes drive to Murcia (San Javier) airport
http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/
01603 415296
info@spanishdreamproperty.com

Friday, 8 April 2011

This is Dave & Bev

About us...

Spanish Dream Property is a family run business, based in Norfolk but able to assist clients throughout the UK and Ireland. We ourselves own a second home in Spain and have family who have lived there for many years. We have therefore been travelling to and from Spain for over 2 decades.
Over the years we have watched the property market in Spain and seen many changes. We have seen the rise, and thankfully the fall of mass market promotions companies who used tactics to sell property which many view as detrimental to the image of Spanish property marketing. We have followed the fortunes of family and friends who have 'made the move' and met many other second home owners. We have witnessed the consequences of good and not so good decision making and, hopefully, learnt from those situations and can help others avoid potential pitfalls.
Setting up Spanish Dream Property was a natural progression in our lives. We already owned our own Spanish property, had many contacts in different trades in Spain, Bev had experience in property finding in the UK, already ran a successful business and has written for a UK based Spanish magazine. Dave is a regular contributor to Spanish forums and stays in contact with property professionals about the overseas market and current trends. Friends and 'friends of friends' were already approaching us for advice on the Spanish market. We successfully rent out our home in Spain to holiday makers, www.house-by-the-pool.com, and again have been asked by other owners for tips and advice. The bringing together of these existing skills led to the setting up of Spanish Dream Property.
We then sought to find Spanish based partners with excellent track records to work alongside to bring our clients the best possible service.
Some property finding companies are based in Spain, which means you have to go there first to do your research. As we are based in the UK you avoid costly phone calls and extra trips, as we do the phoning and stay in contact with all the various professionals in Spain that you will need during the purchase process.
For those in the East Anglia region we can offer a 'home visit' to discuss your options and suitable properties. For those further afield we are just a click or call away. We are happy to help you refine your search through discussing your personal needs and wishes so that when you go to Spain our partners there know exactly which properties from our portfolio could fulfil your dreams.
Most looking to purchase a property in Spain have full-time jobs and families here in the UK and cannot make unlimited costly visits to research the market. Here at Spanish Dream Property we recognise that you are busy and time is valuable so we do not want to waste your time in promoting areas and property that do not met your requirements. We work for YOU, not the vendor, so what you want matters. We know how frustrating it can be to be taken to places that could never be classified as fitting your requirements so we work hard to understand your dream.
If you are looking to purchase a second home we understand the need to find reliable and trustworthy people to check on your home when you are not there and even oversee tradesmen if work or decorating etc is done in your absence.
If you are making a permanent move then you may need additional information on schools, work, the health system and the ex-pat community.
Those looking purely for an investment opportunity have different needs again, as for you the market trends and future potential are vital to understand.
Take a look through our portfolio of properties, which is regularly up-dated. If you can't find what you are seeking then please call us and we will seek to find it for you. Whatever your dream we will work hard to find the right home for you because your dream matters.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

 March 2011
The Costa Blanca Property market is right now is the most buoyant since 2008 with sales taking place in relatively large number as people look to buy property in Costa Blanca and strike one of those last great deals before it’s too late.

Spanish Property in 2011
The most interesting thing this year from our own experience is the sales have all been at very different prices and because Costa Blanca is so different in so many different areas it’s hard to put a handle on everything. For example sale in South Costa Blanca are still going on with an average sale being around the €80,000 mark but more interestingly there are more sales taking place in the areas of Denia, Javea and Moraira and at much higher prices. If anything I would say the bottom end of the market in less buoyant than the middle end of the market.
The reality of the situation in Costa Blanca is that the bottom end of the market is probably struggling the most and some clients are still looking for deals that are not there or don’t exist.
Overall the Costa Blanca Property market is very strong and we believe we will see many more sales in 2011 as people try to pick up the last great deals.

Dave & Bev Townsend
http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/
01603415296
info@spanishdreamproperty.com

Friday, 1 April 2011

Quad reduced from 139000 to 109000 euros

Quad in Playa Flamenca, Costa Blanca South (SDP439) Type: Quad Area: Costa Blanca South Town: Playa Flamenca Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Pool: Yes Price: €109,950 Description: 3 BEDROOM QUAD /TOWNHOUSE **REDUCED FROM 139,000 EUROS FOR QUICK SALE** FANTASTIC PRICE for this 3 bedroom property located a the end of a pretty little cul de sac with 2 bedrooms & bathroom downstairs and 1 bedroom upstairs leading onto a good size private balcony. • Roof solarium with built in BBQ • Front terrace with small garden to front and side • Communal swimming pool • Short walk to bars, restaurants, supermarket and sports centre • 5 minutes drive to beaches
01603415296

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Reduced for quick sale

Repossession Properties


Spanish Dream Property now have access to bank repossession properties.  There are many thousands of properties in Spain now owned by banks, either reposed or voluntarily handed back to the banks in the last 3 years.  These properties are now available to buy, some at below market value.  However we do not carry details on the web site as the availability changes weekly.  If you are planning to visit Spain to view property either with ourselves or independently, we can arrange for you to see suitable bank properties during your visit along with great value re-sale properties.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Spanish Property market March 2011

March 2011
The Costa Blanca Property market is right now is the most buoyant since 2008 with sales taking place in relatively large number as people look to buy property in Costa Blanca and strike one of those last great deals before it’s too late.

Spanish Property in 2011
The most interesting thing this year from our own experience is the sales have all been at very different prices and because Costa Blanca is so different in so many different areas it’s hard to put a handle on everything. For example sale in South Costa Blanca are still going on with an average sale being around the €80,000 mark but more interestingly there are more sales taking place in the areas of Denia, Javea and Moraira and at much higher prices. If anything I would say the bottom end of the market in less buoyant than the middle end of the market.
The reality of the situation in Costa Blanca is that the bottom end of the market is probably struggling the most and some clients are still looking for deals that are not there or don’t exist.
Overall the Costa Blanca Property market is very strong and we believe we will see many more sales in 2011 as people try to pick up the last great deals
http://www.spanishdreamproperty.com/
01603415296
info@spanishdreamproperty.com