Hondon Villas wear the AIPP Badge

Real Estate Code of ConductHondon Villas are the only AIPP agent who have a local daily office in the Hondon Valley. We are actually in the central plaza of Hond贸n de los Frailes ( here is the Google map ) .

We are happy to be part of and perform to the Real Estate standards of the AIPP (Assoc’ of International property Professionals). It’s a fact, no other local agent has the experience or level of service we can offer.

Thank you Len Ridgway: “We would like just like to say and let it be known that credit where credit is due! Mo (Maureen) and Saff of Hondon Villas have given us excellent service and been the most helpful and professional agents to us and we know many many other people as well. They have always gone the extra mile for us and its most appreciated. We would still and have recommended them to lots of people 馃檪 … Said it before but if you want to sell your property professionally then go with Maureen, she’s the best :-)”.

And we live here, know the people, know the facilities and have helped 100’s of people buy homes or settle here. We are “Hondon Villas” and we sell Villas in Hondon.

Our professional perseverance is paying off… we are on a roll as we have sold another 2 properties this week. Watch our on line channels (such as Facebook / Twitter / Google+) for updates.

Hondon Villas concentrate our estate services in the Hondon Valley and the surrounding villages. Everyday we deal with Hondon buyers, sellers and renters. We prefer not deal on the coast as we want to look after our special local community.

Please visit or contact our office for more Information:
Oficina Tel: 965075357

Here are some nearby towns and villages close to the Hondon Valley: Albatera, Algorfa, Algue帽a, Almorad铆, Aspe, Balones, Benej煤zar, Benferri, Benij贸far, Benissa, Callosa de Segura, Ca帽ada del Trigo, Catral, Cox, Crevillente, Dolores, Elche, Elda, Elx, Hond贸n de las Nieves, Hond贸n de los Frailes, Hondon Valley, La Romana, La Montanosa Urb Villas, Monforte del Cid, Mon贸var, Novelda, Orihuela, Pinoso, Rojales, San Isidro, Santa Pola, Sax. All of them little gems in the Hondon Valley Crown!

Luxury Villas, La Montanosa, Hondon Valley

Buy or sell La Monta帽osa Villas at reduced prices. If country villas with 360 degree mountain views in peaceful surroundings is your choice then take a look at these luxury Spanish properties & and homes in the Hondon Valley.

Buy Villas in La Montanosa, Hondon Valley

We have many property choices for La Montanosa villas, detached houses and homes in the Hondon Valley area. This popular development with the Brits, Dutch and Belgiums are for resale with some plots still available: new villas for sale or rent in La Monta帽osa.

  • Discover a complete range of La Montanosa villas for sale for permanent living, investment or rental income. Find La Montanosa deluxe villas and country fincas with private pools and new off plan villas.
  • Typical rural Spain setting surrounded by grapes, olives, almonds and so much more. You’ll be welcome in聽 Hond贸n.
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  • We have a wide choice of villas to buy in La Montanosa starting at just 鈧115K for a detached 2 bed villa.
  • All this, with expert local knowledge, friendly service and more from the number one trusted La Montanosa area estate agent, right here at www.hondonvillas.net.

Buy from Hondon Villas in Spain, your local AIPP real estate agent / inmobiliarias. We help you buy, sell or rent your Spanish home in Hondon de las Nieves and Hondon de los Frailes.

Testimonials and Feedback for Hondon Villas

Happy Clients

“We would both like to thank Maureen and all the team at Hondon Villas for their hard work and professional approach on the sale of our Hond贸n villa. Instead of working from home on an ad hoc basis they have invested in office facilities that include both land line and mobile contact telephone numbers. Therefore it was with more confidence that we felt our sale could be conducted with similar work ethos as found with the majority of agents in UK! Fully recommended ,thanks again. ” – Steve & Marilyn

Lizie Steward saysI would just like to say a massive thank you to the lovely Gina Perera (of Hondon Villas). All your hard work has eventually paid off and TJ and I are very grateful for all you have done for us is the sale of our property.
If you need someone to sell your property this Lady has sold 2 of mine聽 and would highly recommend her to anyone who is selling out there. 鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍”

Pauline Fairey says “I met Maureen (Hondon Villas) in my search for a home in Spain. The rest is really history!
I love her to bits but sometimes have to remind myself that she is not my personal recommender of restaurants, neither is she my personal secretary for printing boarding passes, nor is she my personal tour guide and come to that she’s not actually my PA for every other one of my needs!聽 In a nutshell she is a star and she takes her job to a different level to any other Estate Agent here and believe me I have dealt with many others. She deserves the title of Best Agent, 100%. Go Mo Girl xxx

Being a Real Estate agent can be quite stressful and full-on with red-tape, new laws, paperwork, the “ma帽ana” culture and to be honest staying clear of the unscrupulous and greedy!

But the best part of this job is getting it right and seeing the delight and relief of matching the clients with their dream home in the Hondon Valley areas.

Professional Estate AgentAnd yes, we regularly get testimonials, posts, tweets, flowers and cards as a thank you. Many clients become friends and delightful dinner guests. It makes the hard work and stress worthwhile.

Everyone we receive is appreciated and tells us we are doing something right. Thank you to all the clients (buying, selling or renting) who recognise the Hondon Villas service standards and taking time to thank us. 馃檪

Here are just a few testimonials of the Hondon Villas service.

Thank you Len Ridgway May 2015:
We would like just like to say and let it be known that credit where credit is due! Mo (Maureen) and Saff of Hondon Villas have given us excellent service and been the most helpful and professional agents to us and we know many many other people as well. They have always gone the extra mile for us and its most appreciated. We would still and have recommended them to lots of people 馃檪 … Said it before but if you want to sell your property professionally then go with Mo she’s the best 馃檪“.

聽Gwenda Gallagher says:
“After months of trawling through websites, emailing agents and viewing trips without any success, I found www.hondonvillas.net and I鈥檓 so glad I did. Their website looked very professional and full of useful information so I thought I鈥檇 give them a try.聽 … The fantastic team at Hondon Villas have kept regular contact with me to make sure there are no problems and have always been willing to help and give advice on all aspects of moving abroad. I鈥檓 very happy with the service I鈥檝e received from Hondon Villas.”

Thank you card from John & EmmaHi Mo. We wanted to thank you for the time and effort you put into finding us a villa to rent. I know that we had a number of specific requirements, things that are normally quite difficult to find in the rental sector but you succeeded. Not only did you find us a villa you also, through your many contacts, managed to organise a company to move us at very short notice. All this in the middle of your own house and office moves, so thank you very much. – Ian and Nerys

Maureen and her team are true professionals advising their customers how to achieve the best from their viewing … The whole team are pleasant and polite and treat their clients with the utmost respect at all times, nothing is too much trouble for them.” – Beryl, Hondon

Flowers from a satified customerVictoria Hext Grogan says: “Speaking from personal experience I would recommend Hondon Villas without hesitation. They are very helpful, professional and always go above and beyond.”

Mo (Maureen) clearly has a lot of experience not only in Spain but also the UK. Her caring attitude and excellent local knowledge will help any buyer rest at ease knowing they are being dealt with by the best.” – Lesley Taylor

Drones in Hondon Valley. Good or Bad?

As an established estate agent in Spain, Hondon Villas are always keen to use new technology if it helps present and sell our clients houses, improve our real estate services and help speed up our work flow.

We did consult an experienced lawyer on the use of drones ( see below). She advised us that in a nutshell: it seems clear that currently in Spain (2016) it is not advisable to fly drones for commercial purposes or anywhere over urban or populated areas, particularly government owned or where security and privacy is paramount. To do so can incur massive fines.

Background: Well we saw some excellent promo’ footage of luxury properties in places like Marbella, Florida, UAE, etc. After seeing these we thought that for some luxury properties with a global appeal, aerial photographs or video would help the prospective buyer in their potential property choices.

But are they of use in Hondon? Does the law allow us? Well,聽 about two years ago we at Hondon Villas researched the use of Drones for aerial photography as we were unsure of the appetite for such a service, the cost to do it or even if it would help or hinder or business.

Of course it is early days for such technology and because of mass production and a relatively low price entry level, unmanned remote aircraft are now in abundance. Rightly or wrongly, many people already have them. But as a result, there are now numerous reports of some pilots abusing their use with no regard for others. In short aerial photography has become a “wild west”聽 situation.

So it turns out that the use of retail drones, particularly over private land, government buildings, urban land & housing estates is contentious across the globe. Indeed there are few places you can fly them legally unless the drone and pilot register and get permissions, particularly for commercial purposes.

Indeed, a local Hondon Valley real estate agent has already used a drone to film the area and some of our own clients have expressed to us the dismay they have that their home, location and land layout have been exposed without permission. Did the agent get permission? Well the law would suggest it would be necessary as it’s used for commercial advertising (branded with a logo) and the flights are over populated urban land and critically within the Alicante flight paths.

So whilst the use of drones in Real Estate seems a good idea, it is not as straight forward to just buy a drone and willy nilly film whatever you want! Indeed, it is risky in many ways. The Spanish government has collected almost 鈧2 million from drone fines alone since 2015 as they actively looked for breaches of the law. There is a total ban on drones in around the Balearic Islands for instance.

Pro’ versions of drones with high-end UHD cameras can be costly and difficult to fly. So the EU & USA in general are keen to legislate on their use and limit the areas they can be used. The reasons are mainly on safety, privacy and security grounds. After all a falling drone could damage property or hurt someone and people are quite precious about their privacy and can feel spied on.

We think in general, the above reasons for laws on drones have some merit in this uncertain world. And of course many people will and do misuse this new technology for criminal or dubious activities.

So Drone laws make sense to us. And whilst the main manufacturers and retailers pile drones high on shop shelves and sell them to anyone, there are actual laws to govern their purchase, registration, use and permissions. It can be a “red-tape” paper chase, especially in Spain. ( Royal Decree-Law 8/2014 on Air Navigation and Law 18/2014, of 15 October )

We certainly advocate laws on grounds of privacy in built-up areas. E.G. In Spain a property vendor may list their house with many agents, so do we really want those many agents “droning” over properties on a regular basis? We don’t think so. We get the impression that local residents would take a dim view of regular “spys in the skies”.

So, after a lot of questions to legal eagles, near-by flying clubs and asking people in the Hondon Valley, plus taking into account the price of a pro drone purchase, accessory costs and training, we at Hondon Villas concluded that currently using drones in Real Estate might not be the way to go until the laws are changed over these temporary 2014 ones in place now.

So, yes we’d love to offer the service to those that want it but as the Hondon areas are predominantly an urban sprawl we think that many locals would soon complain about noise, nuisance and security issues. In short, we respect the law and our prospective clients privacy and safety. We can’t rule it out for the future of course so we will be keeping an eye on any developments.

Our SOLICITOR spelt out the current stance in Spain:

The matter of private or commercial “drones” is regulated in Royal Decree-Law 8/2014 on Air Navigation and Law 18/2014, of 15 October, approving urgent measures for growth, competitiveness and efficiency.

Article 50 of that Law establishes provisions relating to civil aircraft piloted by remote control.

That provision primarily regulates identification, features, possible uses, operating conditions, enabled airspace, security, accreditation of pilots and authorization certificates. An important remark is the obligation to obtain the necessary authorizations and make the flights always during daylight, in good visual meteorological conditions and out of congested areas of cities, habituated towns or settlements and outdoors gatherings of people.

Also, the drones can only be used for technical or scientific works; which in accordance with European standards it includes specialized operations such as research, pest control, photography, surveillance, security, patrol, advertising, fire fighting, rescue and scientific works. So, although the law does not define what is meant by specifically technical or scientific works, it seems clear that in Spain is not currently allowed the use of drones for commercial purposes.

On that regard, State Aviation Safety Agency showed, in his note of April 7, 2014, the following statement: “is not allowed, and has never been, the use of aircraft piloted by remote control with commercial or professional purposes “.

As a final note, it is important to know that this regulatory framework is provisional and will apply until the approval of the regulatory rules laid down in Final Provision second, second paragraph, of the Act. So, it is possible that operating drones in Spain in urban areas and for commercial purposes can be allowed despite that is not what Law has permitted so far.

Update May 2017 …

The Spanish RPAS regulation (Ley 18/2014) is only applicable to flights for commercial purposes and all professional activities.

But for recreational use (hobby) you should comply with the provisions in Spanish Law “Real Decreto 552/2014” (rules of the air), article 15, that allows RPAS flight at low altitude “as long as they do not involve any risk or harm to people or properties on surface

So in particular you should:
– operate at Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS) and below 120m height.
– not fly in urban areas and over buildings and people. Overfly of populated areas and crowds is not allowed.
– not fly in controlled airspace (near airports) and avoid flying in areas where flights are conducted at low altitude with manned aircrafts.
– not fly at night or in bad weather conditions.
– please ask your local authorities prior to flying.
– other special restrictions may apply, for example in some special areas like Natural Parks and Biosphere Reserves.

It鈥檚 about holding your hand…

Professional Service

In what is often a bewildering or complicated maze of property paperwork, admin’ and rituals, we at HONDON VILLAS ESTATE AGENTS offer YOU a wholly personal service. We do our best to hold your hand through your life changing move and beyond.

We always aim to give you 100% of our attention, expertise and help. We live here so it鈥檚 our local knowledge and local contacts that gets you through that maze and helps take away the worry.

Please feel free to contact us with NO OBLIGATION.

Call us to discuss your needs. We are open Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm
Email: property @ hondonvillas.net
Office: Calle Juan Carlos Plaza #24, Hondon de los Frailes

Please be clear: Hondon Villas only do real estate BUY, SELL or RENT, we do it well and always have! We do ONLY collaborate with agents that we can trust and have a high quality threshold to customer service as we do.

Free Prize Draw Winners…

FREE PRIZE DRAW WINNERS : LANCE & GAIL
The Hondon Villas team are pleased to announce the winners of our Free Prize Draw. You’ll remember we recently opened our bigger office in the main plaza of Frailes. All those that attended were entered into a draw to win a prize.

Hondon Villas Priz eDraw 01

Congratulations to Lance & Gail on winning the Hondon Villas Free Prize Draw, a dinner for two at Restaurante 28, in Hondon de los Frailes, a dinner for two. Enjoy your meal guys!

Thank you to all those that attended, sorry you didn’t win! Remember we will be having more free prize draws so you can enter again. Keep checking and join the Hondon Villas FACEBOOK page for details

So many unloved homes in Spain!

WOW! It is estimated (2015 survey) that well over 3 million Spanish homes / houses are unoccupied. There are many reasons for this: held for future investment, unfinished urbs, unpopular areas, occasional holiday homes, derelict or failed projects, illegal builds, land-grab, etc. Many of these are still unoccupied since the financial crash in 2008. Not all are for sale or rent of course but there is a massive glut of homes across Spain, especially on the Costas.

It does now mean lower property prices and indeed it is a buyer’s market right now. Many who want to sell their Spanish property are finding that offers are well below their desired asking price (-25% – 40%). And here at Hondon Villas we know first hand that very few sellers in the Hondon areas get a price they want. And further, with the passing of time and on-line knowledge, all modern buyer’s are much more savvy in making “cheeky” offers and negotiating. Unlike the pre-crash market when we had to fight to get our dream home in Spain!

Be realistic about Hondon house prices

So, as facts are, it is best to be realistic and to expect a lower offer, especially if you want to sell quickly. We have seen clients refusing to budge on price or have a house on the market too high for too long (years) to find that the inevitable has to be done: i.e. to lower the price and magically more people are interested.

You may think you have the most wonderful home, tendered with loving care and hard-earned money but it is the buyer’s market.聽 Of course we know people don’t want to give their homes away but the question is: Is it worth putting your life on hold?

Factor in relative prices or differing exchange rates

It might help your reasoning if you can factor in that if you want to re-buy in Spain then the national % reductions will also be relative to your next house purchase. So if your home to sell is about 25% lower than when you bought then a new home in Spain may be similar or more.

And, if you are returning to a non-Euro country like the UK perhaps the low Euro is now in your favour as opposed to when you bought years ago. E.G. The low Euro to the pound聽 can mean significant difference when returning to the UK.

2006 : 拢200,000 sterling @ 1.46 would buy 鈧292,000
2017 :聽 鈧292,000 Euro @ 1.19 would now buy 拢245,000

As a basic example (not withstanding fees) and of course depends on the exact rates you bought at / sold at. And factor in the price reduction and just maybe there is still some profit or at least a reasonable break-even.

Need help selling your Hondon Villa or Hondon Valley Home?

If you wish to discuss your property situation or get a free valuation then please call into our Frailes office (in the Plaza)
or call our team Monday to Friday : (0034) 965 075 357.
www.hondonvillas.net

Hondon Villas in the Top 1000 Euro’ Agents

Great News for Hondon Villas… we just climbed 92 places to #138 in the “European Property Most Influential Professionals League Table” run by RISE and European Property .Com .*

Hondon Agent in the EuroTop 1000 Agents

*This top 1000 leader board for Europe鈥檚 most influential real estate agents as is scored by Klout & a unique algorithm. The scoring system is calculated by taking into consideration a number of factors including blogging in Twitter and Facebook, quality of content, the amount of new followers and amount of public engagement. The leader board is managed by independent third party Rise Global.

Who are Hondon Villas:
Hondon Villas are a local, experienced, multi-lingual and dedicated real estate team. We predominantly help our multi-national clients (British, Dutch, Spanish, French, etc) to buy, sell or rent properties in the Hondon Valley area of Alicante, Spain. With over 30+ years experience in real estate (UK and Spain) we can offer a professional and caring service to all our clients. No other agent in the area can match our experience, service and knowledge of the Hondon Valley region… yes we even know where to buy milk at 11pm! We actually live here and employ the services of a vast network of experts in legal matters, currency, finance/mortgages, banks, planning and local tradesman. We also have excellent linkage with the local mayors and town halls.

We know by the regular comments and praise we receive that we go beyond the call of duty and engage in excellent customer care. We aim to have every client feel they have a friendly and trust-worthy team at Hondon Villas. A good 60% of clients come from recommendations.

Having been established in the Hondon Valley area for over six years we have surpassed our own expectations of property sales, rentals and better still, our reputation… We love Hondon!

We feel that Hondon Villas is already by far the top agent in the Hondon Valley for that personal service. And we look forward to looking after your property needs.

Call or visit us at our office in Hondon de los Frailes. Keep happy, keep healthy!

Milestone: Over 1 Million visits to Hondon Villas!

We are very pleased to announce that the Hondon Villas main website [www.hondonvillas.net] tipped well over the ONE MILLION visitor mark over the festive period. Now that’s a milestone to be proud of.

Property website gets a mmillion page visits…and that’s not counting the 10,000’s of page counts we get every month from our sister websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Google and advertising portals such as Zoopla, Rightmove, Kyero, Prime Location and many more.

If you follow our success you’ll know that we dominate the search engines for Hondon property related searches on the web. Google, Bing and Yahoo rank our sites highly which in turn leads to more target visitors to our websites than any other local agent.

Now that’s good for business and helps us get more leads and property sales in the Hondon Valley area and beyond for our buyers.

Maureen (owner of Hondon Villas) says:
We registered our first dedicated Hondon based property domain in 2007. There were no experienced Real Estate agents in Hondon at that time as the property bubble had burst. Before that the emphasis was on Inspection Trips for new builds. I was selling plenty of new houses on the coast but realised we would soon need a property service in Hondon as there was an untapped market for resale property.”

Statcounter Visitor Count

“Then we had the crash of 2008. It was difficult market and many agents, builders and developers went bust. But that also meant a new opportunity to sweep up should the market pick-up. Clearly those Hondon new builds would come on stream as the foreign investors decided to relocate or go back to their native country. And the markets for Belgium, Holland and France looked good.”

“It was slow but we stuck at it and built slowly as the market picked up. We changed a lot of things and ramped up the on-line effort and marketing. So to get the one million milestone from such a slow start is so pleasing and testament to our service standards, on-line strategy and local networking activity. Yes it’s very pleasing to know our hard work is paying off now.

You can call Hondon Villas or visit our websites for information on property buy, sell or rent. Our main office is in the main Frailes Plaza… we look forward to seeing you and another million site hits!