If you are using a foreign currency, like Sterling or Dollars to buy or pay for your Spanish property / mortgage or just need to transfer some larger sums of money to or from Spain then you SHOULD be using a Currency Exchange Service.
IT CAN LITERALLY SAVE YOU 1000’s ON FEES AND POORER BANK RATES.
Incredibly even a small percentage fluctuation in the rates can make a massive difference in what you get back.
IN FACT if you TIME IT RIGHT you can literally save 1000’s on an exchange deal when paying off your house purchase.
So it is ALWAYS WORTH using a reliable and trusted foreign exchange service, like MoneyCorp as their rates and service are much better than a typical bank or Bureau de Change service.
At Hondon Villas we use and recommend MoneyCorp for your foreign payments. Alan can advise you on the BEST ROUTE fro your needs, he is so helpful. Here is a quick link to » OPEN AN ACCOUNT TODAY, IT’S EASY
No, we haven’t been gazing into the Hondon Valley night sky lately ! But we’ve had a few nice five star reviews in the past…
As a local based business we at Hondon Villas try to ensure the people who buy property through us are happy and content at all stages. After all they will be part of the Hondon community and mix with the local everyday.
We aim to make sure they are comfortable with their life-changing decision. So it is always a pleasure to get some positive feedback on our services, particularly when they give us the 5 Star Treatment 😉 . Here are a few from Facebook and |google Business:
Vicki Rogers says: 5* ... These guys are amazing! They are just so helpful at ALL stages even, as I just found out, after completion when the buyers tried to claim we owed them money. I doubt I’ll be buying in Spain again, though if I do I shall certainly head straight back to Hondon Villas.
Len says:We would like just like to say and let it be known that credit where credit is due !, that Mo and Saph 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 🙂 … Said it before but if you want to sell your property professionally then go with Maureen is the best 🙂
“Hondon Villas helped us through the whole purchase process and continue to help after completion – thank you Kathryn and the team!” … says Simon Foster
Sharon Buckley: Maureen and her team have always been brilliant! We’ve rented a number of properties over the years through Hondon Villas and it’s our dream/ambition to eventually buy/build our dream villa. Maureen and her team have listened to our “must have/not” criteria and have shown great patience with us as our needs have changed. Indeed over the years I like to think of Mo has our friend and then our estate agent! So, if you want an estate agent that puts the needs of clients first don’t hesitate to put your trust in Hondon Villas, you won’t go wrong!
By law, we have to CLOSE the real estate office for a few weeks … we are sorry for any inconvenience which is due to the current Coronavirus outbreak in Spain. But you CAN STILL call, email and message us (see contact details below).
To comply with the decree, like most businesses across Spain, our main office in Frailes is closed for the time being. Our agents and team are at home safe and well for now.
The good news 🙂 is we can still take telephone calls, messages and emails if you need to ask us a question or are concerned about your property in any way. Here are the main points of contact. WEBSITE: WWW.HONDONVILLAS.NET OFFICE: +34 965 075 357 MOBILE: +34 683 635 339 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WHATSAPP: +34 622 314 244 FACEBOOK: facebook.com/hondonvillas/
Please bear in mind that making appointments for house viewings or new property listings will not be possible for a while. And our ability to serve you as we would normally like is affected. Our website, marketing, social media and property advertising continues as normal.
Hondon Villas were established in 2006 and the 1st English Speaking Agent selling property with a registered office in the Hondon Valley which includes the La Montanosa Urb. Since then we have steadily expanded and increased our office space. Come to our office for help to buy or sell your Hondon property.
Where is our Hondon Villas office is? We are in the main plaza of Hondon de los Frailes 03689, next to the 28 Restaurant… just look for our blue/green sign.
We are open Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm… Weekends & evenings by appointment. TEL: (0034) 965 075 357
Reasons to use Hondon Villas:
Voted Business of the Year – Safe Buy Confidence
Smashed 1.8 MILLION website visitors
AIPP member with Pro’ industry standard for 5 years
Excellent customer service is at the heart of our property service. As the longest serving AIPP member in the Hondón area and voted “Business of the Year” we commit to a professional and trust-worthy service.
The AIPP represents an “Estate Agent’s Honour and Service Quality”. The AIPP’s key aim is in improving standards of professionalism in the Overseas Property Market. In a largely unregulated industry, an approved AIPP Member voluntarily agrees to follow the AIPP professional Code of Conduct.
The AIPP also offer a series of FREE BUYER’S GUIDES to download now. A worthwhile read for what will be an important life’s decision. Download a Guide Here
Save yourself time and trouble by picking the right people to guide you to successful choices.
AIPP trade members follow a professional code of conduct and clients of Business Members are covered by the leading UK Property Ombudsman. Members who fall short in delivering a great service to you can be disciplined by the AIPP. These benefits are not available through non-AIPP members.
Acquiring a foreign property often involves companies and processes unfamiliar to buyers in the UK. Take your time, do your research, access our free guides, advice and legal support. Choose your own AIPP property professional to guide and help you. Planning & putting your ‘buying team’ together
You may be familiar with the phrase ‘buyers remorse’, often an unwelcome by-product of hasty and ill-considered decisions.
So rather than just short-listing properties found online or in an agents window, take time beforehand to consider the specific lifestyle you seek, your likely pattern of property use and how easily you might sell-on the property one day, for example. This can often deliver surprising and welcome results!
Proper planning makes choosing an AIPP specialist agent, lawyer, currency and mortgage broker to discuss your initial ideas more likely to result in the happiest outcome for you. It may take several months to find your ideal property so building a good relationship with a great agent, in particular, will not only guide you to that goal but may bring lasting benefits in on-going local support for you and your property after your purchase.
Consider the likely impact of currency movements at the start. At worst, you may be unable to complete your purchase but this can be avoided if you take and act upon specialist currency advice.
Avoid the common pitfalls by using our Free Legal Advice service and get a ‘legal roadmap’ from an AIPP specialist lawyer, before you start. Always use a truly independent lawyer.
Even if you are in the fortunate position to buy a foreign property outright, for cash, you may be better-off taking a mortgage, long term.
Search AIPP member property listings only via the button or menu link at the top of this page (note: not all AIPP member agents are listed on this service) or search for an AIPP member in the country of your choice to help you directly.
Golf Property Video. Alenda Golf, Spain… Guide Price €204,950 This semi-detached villa is overlooking the Alenda Golf Course, near Alicante.
Three bedroom, two bathroom with large private pool is situated Front Line to the Alenda Golf Course, just 15 minutes from Alicante.
KEY POINTS: Private swimming pool • Close to a golf course • 3 double size bedrooms with air conditioning • 2 fully fitted bathrooms and a cloak room • Fully fitted kitchen and utility • Outside storage shed • Stone BBQ • Fully installed alarm system that just requires activation • Front gate wired for full automation is required
As foreign buyers or sellers of Spanish property you may need to pay careful attention to exchange rates. In fact you really should if you want to make your money work for you. Just a few cents in the rates can make substantial differences to your selling/buying power.
Sadly, many people in our experience,particularly the Brits, in the Hondon Valley areas do not factor currency exchange into their buy/sell goals.
In particular British sellers looking to return to their homeland have not worked out what they may sell for in relation to what they bough for (Euro to Sterling £). Often, they simply want to make a profit based on their original purchase price + added feature costs (like a pool, patio, etc). When we point out that as they bought in the boom years at about 146+ € to the pound they are currently in a great relative position, exchange wise if they take money back to the UK. And it CAN BE THOUSANDS DIFFERENCE!
And for the British buyers in particular you can save thousands on the purchase price by being proactive in checking the exchange rates, buying Euros when the rate is good. Many banks now offer currency accounts.
Maybe not so easy for British sellers who sell when they can so are subject to the rate at the time… But there are still things you can do whilst your property is on the market.
So get wise with your money, make it work for you… Of course it always depends on your personal circumstances, your property goals and target budget. Hondon Villas can advise you but we do partner MoneyCorp who know the way to play this game a lot better than we do and have an enviable pedigree in exchange. They literally could save you literally 1000’s.
TYPICAL EXAMPLE: In early Nov 2019 the rate was 116€ to the £. As I write (mid Dec, pre-Brexit) it’s gained to 119€ to the pound. So for an average 200,000 property in the Hondon Valley this 3 cent margin could be 6,000 €uros difference! Amazing! So you’ll agree this is a significant amount and worth punting for if you can.
Of course you don’t have to wait until you buy or sell to play the currency or take advantage of the rates in your favour but MOST people don’t and as in the example above you can see that inertia could cost you dearly. Get wise, get a currency account ASAP!
And the daft thing is it isn’t hard to do with the help of a currency exchange account, like MoneyCorp.
As we enter BREXIT/ELECTIONS in the UK the future is uncertain and this usually affects the exchange rates. So get proactive NOW whether you are buying or selling. It may be wise to open a MoneyCorp account now if you don’t already have one.
Ask us for more details… so we can get the Rep to chat it over with you. The advice is FREE, so what have you got to lose?
+++ VALUE FOR MONEY GUIDE PRICE €288,950 +++ For Sale 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Detached Villa + Private Swimming Pool and Stunning Views + 3 Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms
This beautiful villa is situated just 1km from the lovely Spanish village of Hondon De Los Frailes and all the amenities on offer there. The property is also just a 5 minute walk to the nearest bar/restaurant and offers the most stunning views.
Key Property Points: Detached Villa • Swimming Pool • Detached Garage • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Outside Cloakroom • Summer Kitchen • Stone BBQ • Covered Gazebo • Central Heating • Aircon • Alarm System • Electric Gate • Own Cave •
+++ VALUE FOR MONEY GUIDE PRICE €549,950 +++ For Sale: Impressive Home with 6 Bedrooms and 6 Bathrooms Private Swimming Pool and Guest Casita
An amazing opportunity to purchase this impressive 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom country house with a separate casita and beautiful lagoon style heated pool. It is situated near La Canalosa and nestled between the two lovely Spanish villages of Hondon De Los Frailes and Hondon De Las Nieves and boasting stunning 360 views.
Key Property Points: Detached Country House • 6 Bedrooms • 6 Bathrooms • Lagoon Style Pool • Separate Casita • Mini Driving Range • Wrap around Porch • Solar Panels • Balcony • Air Conditioning • Wine Cellar • Dry Stone Pool • Feature Fireplace • Central Heating • Gallery Landing • Storage Container •
+++ EXCLUSIVE! GUIDE PRICE €124,950 +++ For Sale Exceptionally Reformed Town House Fitted to the Highest Standards • 2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms
This traditional Spanish town house has been reformed using the best quality materials and is situated in the heart of the popular Spanish village of Hondon De Los Frailes with all of the amenities on the doorstep.
Key Property Points: Executive Town House • 2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Fully Fitted Kitchen • Balcony • Detached Garage • Central Heating •