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!

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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Testimonial: Hondon Villas… what lovely people.

Welcome to the NEW Hondon Villas office!

Hondon Villas… what lovely people. A step above the others in their community of Hondón Estate Agents.

Maureen Cook, the good humoured gentle boss who always has a smile on her face is ready to listen to and solve your problem. The expert group of professionals around her, nice people, treating their clients with respect and good manners.

So CONGRATULATIONS on the opening of your new office in Hondón de las Nieves from which, without a doubt, clients new and old will be welcomed, and their property needs, what ever it is, will be dealt with promptly and efficiently. We wish them well.
– Percy and Jean Chattey

Member of the AIPP : Assoc' of International Property ProfessionalsCONTACT or LOCATE US HERE:

Business Hours / Horas de Trabajo

  • Monday to Friday (Lunas a Viernes) 10.00 – 17.00
  • Saturday & Sunday / Sábado y Domingo
    By appointment only / Solo por cita
  • FRAILES OFFICE (0034) 965 075 357
  • NIEVES OFFICE (0034) 865 571 981
  • Calle Juan Carlos I #24,
    Plaza Central
    Hondon de los Frailes.
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    03689, España (Spain)
  • Calle Iglesia #1,
    Plaza Central
    Hondon de las Nieves.
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    03688, España (Spain)
  • We are on Facebook (Hondon Villas)

Learn about Spanish Property Paperwork

bnr-hondon-property-epcBuying or Selling, you need to know more about the Spanish Property Paperwork you should have or consider? The Kyero quick guide can help…

Before signing anything there are some important pieces of paper you and your lawyer should have a look at the following paperwork and requirments.

1) The Escritura Publica and Nota Simple: The Escritura Publica is the registered title deed of the property. It is entered in the ‘Registro de la Propiedad’, the Property Registry, and is the only guarantee of title in Spain. It contains a description of the property, the details of the owner and any mortgages or legal claims that exist against the property. This document is important because it tells you if the seller is the owner of the property being sold. A nota simple contains further details of any mortgages or charges against the property and is also available from the Registry.

2) The IBI receipt: Before purchasing a resale (not new) Spanish property check out the ‘lmpuesto sobre Bienes lnmuebles’, or IBI, which is the municipal property tax. Ideally, you’ll be able to see the IBI receipts for the last five years because that is the limit of liability for unpaid back taxes and is attached to the property, not the owner. A new property bought from a developer will not have an IBI receipt (because it has never been ‘owned’) so it will be your responsibility to register the property for this tax.

3) The Referencia Catastral: Every property sale must quote the ‘Referencia Catastral’ of the property in question. The Catastro is another system of property registration in Spain, concentrating on the location, physical description and boundaries of the property. While the Property Registry focuses almost exclusively on ownership and title, the Catastro is concerned with property valuation.

These two systems do not communicate with each other, and it is common to find that the catastral description of a property differs greatly from the one in the Property Registry. It is a good idea to request the actual certificate from the Catastro with a full description of the property. The certificate is in two parts, one being a description of the property and the other being either a plan or an aerial photograph.

4) Community fees, statutes and minutes of the AGM: This only applies if you are buying a property in an urbanisation or where there are some ‘communal’ resources, shared amongst a number of properties. These are the fees charged by the ‘Comunidad de Propietarios’, the Community of Property Owners, a legal body that controls all the elements held in common; the lift, gardens and pool for example. Each owner is assigned a quota, or percentage of the expenses which, by law, must be paid.

5) Utility bills: These assure you that the bills are paid and also provide an idea of what the running costs of the property will be.

6) EPC (Energy Performance Certificate): The EPC (energy performance certificate) is a report that describes how efficient a home is in terms of energy consumption and also gives recommendations on how to save money and make your home more efficient. It assigns an energy rating to each home on a scale which ranges from “A” (the most efficient) to “G” (the less efficient). The EPC law is  approved and it came into force on the 1st of June, 2013. It is obligatory for all sellers and lessors who are advertising their property for sale or rent. At the completion of the sale The Notary will ask to see the original EPC. When buying a home you should get the EPC for that property and it’s rating. If you are selling you should obtain one.

7) Misc: If you are buying a property in an urbanisation, make sure that it is legal and registered by asking to see the approved ‘plan parcial’ at the town hall. If the property is on the beach, make sure the development is also approved by the Jefatura de Costas. For a new property, make sure that it has been declared for IBI and that the developer has made the ‘declaracion de obra nueva’. Also ensure that the escritura mentions the house you are purchasing as well as the plot of land on which it stands. As an additional safeguard, it is wise to examine the town planning maps for the area around the property, called the Plan General de Ordenacion Urbana, or PGOU.

Hondon Valley? On yer Bike!

Almost without fail many Spanish cycle clubs visit the Hondón area each weekend. The local mountains are ideal for cycling, mountain bikes or walking enthusiasts. And Hondón has been part of the country’s major tour “Vuelta España” tour.

Bike Ride. Albatera to Hondón

These are serious “peddle pushers”, all geared up, with bikes that probably cost a few months wages. They most often come over the very long and steep Albatera mountain ranges into the About the Hondón Valley. That’s one hell of a climb (even for a car) so it requires a very good level of fitness. They then stop off at the local bars and restaurants in Frailes & Nieves for refreshment and a rest. It gives the villages a real buzz on weekend mornings.

Bike Ride Alicante CoastNow on to the coast ... Do you fancy a relaxing cycle ride overlooking the Mediterranean sea? This 26-km (16-mile) route from San Juan beach through El Campello village is ideal for bikers of all ages. Get to the finish line and cool down at Coveta Fuma cove before taking the tram back to the city center.

Property #258 For Sale in Hondón de los Frailes

Hondon Villas are delighted to offer for sale this fantastic two storey villa standing in mature, easily maintained gardens with a private pool (12 x 5 m) with built in Jacuzzi. In a peaceful area with lovely mountain views, the property is only 5 minutes walk from the village and all amenities.

On the ground floor there are 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), very large ‘L’ shaped lounge with feature fireplace and dining area, spacious fitted kitchen with a double barbecue. 2 solariums.

On the first floor there are a further 6 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with corner bath) 3 of the bedrooms have patio doors opening onto a solarium with fantastic views.

The well established gardens are low maintenance with a garage, car port for 4 vehicles, outdoor toilet/changing room and barbecue.

MORE DETAILS HERE…

514 Hondon de los Frailes – EXCLUSIVE Stunning Detached Villa

Hondón Villas are proud to offer this stunning private Villa which is immaculately presented. The Villa is set back from the road with a private driveway lined with palm trees and electric gates.

The property comprises 3 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms, the Master with a spacious en-suite including a full size sunken bath and separate shower. The living area is bright and airy with an open plan kitchen/diner/living room which opens out onto a large terrace overlooking the pool and with spectacular views of the mountains.

Externally the Villa is just beautiful with flowering shrubs and fruit trees. There are several terraces and a petanque court. As well as the large swimming pool there is also a separate Jacuzzi, Sauna and shower room. The Villa is perfect for entertaining with an outside kitchen, bar and storage rooms. To the side of the Villa is a plot of land which would be ideal for a tennis court.

Within walking distance to the village a viewing of this property is essential to be fully appreciated !!

MORE DETAILS HERE…