GOOD NEWS – OFFICE #2 NOW OPEN!

We are delighted to announce that Office #2 IS NOW OPEN in Hondón de las Nieves plaza. Yes… We are continuing to invest in the area and expand our reach of the Hondon Valley.

We’d like to thank all our supporters, work partners and wonderful clients for their custom and encouragement. Hondon Villas have seen steady growth since we started a simple website in 2007, …2017 was a record year and 2018 is already smashed our sales targets. Our staff go from strength to strength as we take on a new member, Cherie, who is trained in sales, a great communicator and performs to corporate standards.

Now as we add office #2 Nieves to our existing office in the Frailes Plaza we look forward to helping you buy, sell or rent your property in the Hondón areas. Call us today +34 965 075 357 or visit our website www.hondonvillas.net if you’d like to take advantage of our excellent sales record, extensive marketing, experience, hand-holding service and friendly staff.

We are happy to help from your first enquiry to completion and beyond. 🙂
Regards, Maureen & the Hondon Villas Sales Team.

WOW! Millions Know about Hondón

Our IT people are telling us that our very own Hondon Villas websites have passed the 1.5 million visitors mark. INCREDIBLE to think we are such a small area and a real estate niche for inland Spain.

Record sale and visitors in 2018

To think that when we arrived in Hondon, Spain 13 years ago, there was no information on the web about the Hondón Valley. (even Google hadn’t found it back then LOL!) Yet the area still retains the same Spanish charm and has changed little really. For sellers this is great news as the local economy thrives on property sales and a new influx of buyers looking for that typically tranquil Spanish country lifestyle.

What’s more… that figure does no include the 10,000’s of visitors to our international portals and marketing partners, like A Place in the Sun, Right Move, Kyero, Prime Location and more. WOW again!

So selling through Hondon Villas gets you plenty of exposure, maybe that’s one of the reasons why we sell more houses in the area than any other local agent!

Thank you from a VERY HAPPY TEAM!

478 Hondon de los Frailes Detached Double Storey Villa – Exclusive

MUST BE VIEWED! (See the Drone HD Video) We all know about the X factor well this property has definitely got the WOW factor. This large double storey villa offers very spacious accommodation with the main living area upstairs.

The outstanding 360 degree views that this property boasts can only be appreciated by arranging a viewing.

The amazing award winning swimming pool is surrounded by terrace and palm trees and has a swim-up bar, jacuzzi and lighting, as well as a wonderful rockery and water fall feature. Also the terrace boasts a top of the range pizza oven in its own house / BBQ.

The Lounge/Dining Room is of exceptional size with 3 radiators and a feature fireplace. There are doors leading to the outside terrace which affords 360 degree views of the Hondon Valley and gives access to the outside staircase.

The Dining Kitchen is fully fitted with a range of modern units, built-in oven and hob with extractor fan over. This kitchen is well lit with windows overlooking the valley. There is a central heating radiator.

The Master Bedroom has a radiator, fitted wardrobes and a window to the rear elevation. A door leads into the master en suite bathroom which consists of a low level flush W.C. The inset vanity sink unit has cupboards under and a mirror over. The bath is with a shower over. Central Heating radiator.

Bedroom Two has fitted robes, a radiator and a window to rear elevation.

Bathroom/W.C. comprises of a shower cubicle pedestal hand was basin low level flush W.C. Central Heating radiator.

The Ground Floor Accommodation comprises of a large open plan lounge/kitchen with a good size room and a fitted kitchen with doors leading onto the outside terrace and a delightful pool area.

Bedroom Three has a fitted wardrobe, a radiator and a long corridor leading MORE DETAILS HERE…

383 Abanilla Detached Villa

Hondón Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this detached villa, surrounded by breathtaking views of Spanish countryside and mountain range, located just a short drive away from the village of Macisvenda.

The villa comprises of a fully fitted kitchen, utility room, dining room, lounge with feature fireplace, 3 bedrooms (2 of which have fitted wardrobes), 2 bathrooms and a peaceful terrace area.

Outside we find the private swimming pool, summer kitchen and garage in addition to the easily maintained garden.

The villa has stunning mountain range views and really is a great opportunity if you are looking for somewhere to relax in the sun surrounded by the peaceful Spanish countryside.

At such a good price, we strongly recommend viewings.

MORE DETAILS HERE…

Why we love the Hondon Valley!

Hondon Residents tell us why they love visiting or living in the Hondon area.

We asked our Facebook Group “What’s On Hondon” why they liked to live or visit the Hondon Valley… below the video are some of their great answers.

Kathryn says … “I love the laid back attitude along with the peace and quiet of a small Spanish village. Being surrounded by mountains is my favourite thing, it is so relaxing :)”

You’re so right we are loving it! Nigel and I are so very glad we found the Hondon Valley to live in. It’s been nearly a year since we first came to the valley and had love at first sight with the valley and our lovely home! : Jane De Longa

Joan says: It’s our little piece of Heaven on Earth – our little bit of Paradise.

Janni : The weather is sublime. The Spanish are so welcoming and kind. The mountains are stunning and we have Hondon de los Frailes nearby with fab restaurants and a wonderful community of Brits, Dutch and other nationalities. There are many social activities and the coast is not far away. We feel lucky to have found the Hondon Valley.

Mia : Nice people, nice places around, good entertainment. I hope to live there soon.

Pamela : I luv living there. No regrets! and Toni says “It’s my little piece of paradise!”

Duncan : I love it here. We have great friends. The panoramic views of the mountain’s never let you down, it’s a delight to get up in a morning!

Adele : Travelled around a lot and this is our 36th house! We have lived here 12 years…. so far so good.

Irene : When ever I am there I look at the views and never fail to be impressed. All my visitors from London adore the time they spend in Hondon. It is a little bit of paradise.

https://youtu.be/w-PuGMh2Hjs

Helen : I love living here, who wouldn’t? It is one of the healthiest places around. It’s a laid back friendly area and ideally situated to visit the coast

Percy : It has been said Paradise! In seventeen years we have watched this beautiful place grow from an old Spanish village to an old Spanish village with modern amenities. There are good eateries and friendly people with a weather which is also friendly…most of the time!

Sabrina : I love living in Hondon because it’s a tight community, friendly and beautiful. I am so glad I get to raise my children here! (And that’s from someone who didn’t want to move here! )

Roy : We just love it here! We are living the dream, second best to paradise x

Christopher : Yes a nice place with nice people. But the Indians in the hill are a pain when coming over the mountains, their arrows took out 2 of my tyres last week lol !!

Tax & Residency Guides for Spain

Whilst we cannot vouch for all their advice or practises, Blevins Franks, have a long and respected reputation for financial advice, tax, BREXIT and the Spanish legal maze.

They offer books, videos and free basic guides to paying taxes in Spain. They often advertise free seminars in the area where you can meet and quiz their experts in relaxed surroundings.

Use the link below to find an array of published guides (PDFs) and books. e.g. Franks & Blevin, AIPP, etc

https://www.blevinsfranks.com/download/tax-guides/

 

Not all Real Estate Agents are Created the Same

We know that Spanish based Estate Agents and Builders don’t, in general have a great reputation and with good reason during those boom boom years in the early 2000’s. Is it still the same now?

It’s certainly better since the “crash” of 2008. But unfortunately, there are signs that bad practise by some agents and builders still happens, even in this quaint old Hondón Valley. That saddens us greatly at Hondon Villas because it is a too wide a brush stroke that hurts the ones like us trying to work damn hard to ensure buyers and sellers get a good legal deal with the minimum of fuss and hassle

IMPORTANT: If you are ever uncomfortable with the actions, language, pressure sales or promises from other estate agents… JUST CALL US … WE WILL HELP YOU 100% – we want to be the model of quality service that other agents envy and clients want!  

AIPP – The Industry Standard

Hondon Valley Property AgentAs members of the AIPP (Association of International Property Professionals) we strive to fulfil and exceed their recommended best practises for fair and honest real estate services. In fact we are passionate about property and our service. We’ve been here 10+ years so we are not about to ruin our good name.

Alas, we know there are some non-local agents visiting the Hondon Valley with their clients who might follow that old shady path – but a few local agents still pull a trick or two (and we have had many instances of concrete and anecdotal evidence). We’ve had “Se Vende” boards stolen, our websites copied, web content & images stolen, lies told about us, “gazumping”, people laundering money, offered back-handers, doing black deals behind our backs and agents trying to steal our clients or destroy our reputation many times. These shady characters can be hard to spot if you are inexperienced and you put your trust in every word they utter. Don’t be mugged by ex-timeshare, fly-by-nights or out-of-town agents!

Hondon de las NievesBut for sure we usually spot a snake or rat and take stringent action, denounce or take other legal proceedings. We think it is important not only for our own reputation but also to ensure standards are improved for you the buyer or seller. As we all know bad news travels faster than good and we want to ensure it’s all good!

So… A Local Agents Should Know Better

At Hondon Villas we firmly believe the cream rises to the top. Our clients voted for us and we won “Business of the Year” in 2015 and have remained committed  to and invested in the Hondón areas.  We NOW HAVE TWO OFFICES in the area (both Frailes and Nieves)On the whole you are much better to stick with a local agent as a) they know the area and property market better and b) their reputation depends on repeat business and trust.

So our best advice is to be a little wary, slow down, don’t be rushed into anything, or give away your deposit money too quickly to an agent or builder or sign something you don’t understand without legal representation… but better still CALL Hondon Villas – we are local, experienced and trusted here. “Rip-off” is NOT something we entertain or condone.

Thank you,

> Maureen and the Hondon Villas Team. > www.hondonvillas.net

Hondon Villas can Help

Hondon Villas (an AIPP member) have already helped 100’s of people buy their DREAM HOME in the Hondon area. You will find that we are passionate about your property needs… Buy, sell or rent!

Welcome to our Estate Agents!

  1. NO PRESSURE! – We listen, offer expert advice BUT let you choose… please take your time, after all it’s a BIG life changing decision so we want you to find the right property in the right location.
  2. EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE: No other local agent comes close… 30+ years in the industry and trained to corporate standards and 13 years in the area!
  3. 2 STAFFED OFFICES: Yes real people in real offices with real desks in the main central plazas of Frailes & Nieves
  4. TRANSPORT: Airport taxis, car-hire and temporary accommodation
  5. SPANISH PAPERWORK: Escrituras, NIEs, Padron, Utilities
  6. LEGAL ASPECTS: planning permissions, contracts, land-registry, conveyance, power of attorney
  7. FINANCE: mortgage brokers, Spanish bank accounts, currency exchange
  8. CULTURE / LIFESTYLE: Social scene, bars, restaurants, fiestas, entertainment, schools, shops
  9. BUILDINGS & DOMESTICS: Yes you still have to do chores & DIY in Spain! But we know the local tradesmen and services in the area
  10. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: …and of course our award winning service with a smile and patience all to AIPP best practise levels…
  11. We are Hondon’s Safest Buy, Spain. PERIOD!
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    to BUY, SELL or RENT in the Hondon Valley areas

Elche Firework Night 2018

On the night of the 13th of August, Elche celebrates la Nit de l’Albà…

AMAZING! CRAZY …. 1000’s of rockets and the finale “La Palma” is beyond words … the biggest firework you will ever see launched from the main Basilica. If you have not been THEN GO! … or go again but get there very early has Elche is crammed full around the old town.

On that night, you’ll witness thousands of fireworks and the night sky is ablaze with light, colour and sound.

This is a highly characteristic festival of the city and has its origin in the Middle Ages, where families used to make offerings to the Virgin by way of a rocket launched for each of their respective children. Currently, that tradition has turned into the setting off of hundreds of palm style fireworks that are launched in a coordinated and alternating way from different points of the city. Furthermore, the citizens purchase and set off fireworks individually and in a spontaneous fashion during the shower of light that characterises the “night of fire”.

Nit del Alba Eche
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The rockets and the fireworks take place at about 23:00 onwards and cease barely minutes before the clock strikes midnight. At that moment, the fireworks cease and the lights of the city are turned off and the people of Elche wait in silence for the culminating moment of the night, while in the background we can hear the most significant musical fragment of the Misteri d’Elx: “the Gloria Patri”. Amidst the utter darkness of the night, we see the Palm of the Virgin, a huge palm represented by white light which is launched from the Basilica of Santa María, and which for some seconds, lights up the skies, above the city of Elche magnificently.

After this magic moment, the light come back on and in the tower of the Basilica, a small “virgin of fire” appears as we listen to the famous habanera “Aromas ilicitanos” and all of the local folk join in and sing it from their terraces and balconies.

To conclude, there is a tradition of celebrating the end by eating watermelon. Some locals will continue to set off fireworks well into the night. Other locals, the most daring, will participate in the traditional “guerra de carretillas”, a mock fight with firecrackers in a place in the town centre specially fenced for it, only for those who are passionate about fire.

> C/o Elche Tourism : http://www.visitelche.com/en/fiestas/nit-de-l-alba/

Euro Tour Guide… What’s On?

If you want to know what events, fiestas and entertainment is available across the Costa Blanca then our friends at Euro Tour Guide are experts on events and tourism for the area.

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» Euro Tour Guide : They have an excellent website, video guides, events calendar and books. Their website is well worth subscribing to if you want to get more from your time on the Costa Blanca.