La Montanosa Detached Villa , Hondón Valley

Ref #735: Guide Price €224,950
Hondon Villas present this large modern villa on the popular La Montanosa Urb in the Hondon Valley. A large 4 Bedroom Detached Villa with Pool & Under-build. Immaculate gardens and interiors.

KEY POINTS: CCTV Alarm System • Large Carport • Electric Locking System on Front Gate • Private Swimming Pool • Separate Guest Accommodation • Electric Radiators • Feature Log Burner • Air Conditioning in Main House • Outside Kitchen • Large Solarium • Stunning Views • Work Shop • Fitted Wardrobes in all Bedrooms

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
Hondon Villas are delighted to bring onto the market for sale this well presented, spacious villa situated on The Urbanisation La Montanosa.

On entering the main house via a glazed porch with seating area you will find the lounge with feature fireplace and air conditioning unit. The kitchen is fully fitted.

The current owners use the fourth bedroom as a formal dining room but this can be easily converted back as it has fitted wardrobes.

There are two further bedrooms in the main house, both with fitted wardrobes, the master having en suite facilities and an air conditioning unit. There is also a house bathroom.

The under build has been converted to provide separate guest accommodation. The main room houses lounge furniture, a pool table and a kitchen. There is also a bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a cloak room.

This property also offers a good sized workshop with a large storage area behind.

Externally this property shines with its own private swimming pool/jacuzzi and several seating areas perfect for different activities. They all have access to electricity and one has it’s own ceiling fan. The property also boasts an outside kitchen and a roof top solarium adapted to take in the stunning views under the shade of a gazebo or in the sunshine.

There is a large carport and drive way to keep your car out of the sun.

This property is fitted with an alarm and CCTV and has security grills and mosquito blinds on all windows. The small gate is opened by an electronic locking system. Ceiling fans are provided in the majority of rooms.

EMAIL: property @ hondonvillas.net or
OFFICE TEL: (0034) 965 075 357
VISIT OUR OFFICE:
Calle Juan Carlos I #24,
Plaza Central
Hondon de los Frailes.
Alicante Region
03689, España (Spain)

Fortuna Area – 6 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms

KEY POINTS:
6 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Private Swimming Pool • Guest Apartment • Entertainment Room • Garage • Outdoor Kitchen • Barbecue • Wrap Round Terrace •
FORTUNA PROPERTY FOR SALE

A large (350 sqm) and immaculate two storey villa close to historic Fortuna in Murica with breathtaking views and truly beautiful characteristics. The large ground floor has guest accommodation and a well equipped entertainment room with bar and games.

Perfect for large family visits and parties with its 6 bedrooms, & 3 bathrooms, a downstairs guest apartment and a large entertainment room leading to a private pool. There is plenty of terrace and balcony areas to enjoy the views and peaceful settings.

There is a large driveway, with space for several cars leading, to the garage. The garden has been designed to be low maintenance. In addition the property benefits from an electric gate, air conditioning, satellite TV, Internet and an alarm system. The outdoor living space is extremely well thought out with a lovely, shaded terrace, overlooking the private swimming pool, with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining.

The property is perfectly located to give you access to Murcia, only 25 minutes, Alicante Airport 40 minutes and the same to the Costa Blanca, with a great selection of beaches. Close by there are are several bars and restaurants within walking distance and a two minute drive to Fortuna and the famous spa baths. If you love to entertain this would be the perfect house for you. This property is a great price and really must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

VIEW MORE HONDON VILLAS HERE: https://www.hondonvillas.net/

CONTACT: property @ hondonvillas.net or OFFICE TEL: (0034) 965 075 357
VISIT OUR OFFICE:
Calle Juan Carlos I #24,
Plaza Central
Hondon de los Frailes.
Alicante Region
03689, España (Spain)

La Canalosa Cave House, an Amazing Conversion!

#864: La Canalosa Cave House Conversion with 5 bedrooms & outdoor pool. : Guide Price €224,950
This well maintained cave house NEEDS to be seen to be fully appreciated … When you enter this completely renovated and modernised cave house you can see the owners worked heart and soul to make a near derelict dwelling into a 5 bedroom home, all to a very high standard.

KEY POINTS: 200m2 Living Area • 8000m2 Plot • Restored to an Excellent Standard • Stunning Cave House • 5 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms ( family bathroom the master bedroom) • Stunning Views • Tranquil Location • Spacious Lounge • Fully Fitted and Large Kitchen • Dining Room • Terraces • Large Private Pool • Double Garage with Electric Doors + Outdoor Parking • BBQ with Outdoor Kitchen • Wood Burning Fireplace • Easy Maintenance Gardens • Furnished • Some Original Features • Lots of Land

VIEW MORE HONDON VILLAS HERE: https://www.hondonvillas.net/

CONTACT: property @ hondonvillas.net or
OFFICE TEL: (0034) 965 075 357
Calle Juan Carlos I #24,
Plaza Central
Hondon de los Frailes.
Alicante Region
03689, España (Spain)

WEBSITES & SOCIAL MEDIA:
UK Site: http://www.hondonvillas.net
NL/BE: http://www.hondonvillas.nl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hondonvillas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hondonagent
Blog: http://www.villasinhondon.net/

La Mantanza Country Villa, Costa Blanca South

Ref: #906. La Mantanza, Costa Blanca South
LARGE HOUSE and PLOT FOR A GUIDE PRICE €250,000

A unique property for sale. 4 bedroom villa surrounded by lemon and orange groves, swimming pool, established garden, parking, storage, roof terrace, courtyard and terraces. This property is a chance for a rural lifestyle in a peaceful setting. Excellent views of the mountains but close and a short drive to the local town shops or the large mall in Murcia via the E15 motorway.

Possible business opportunity as a cattery or kennels.

KEY POINTS: Large Detached Finca – 4 bedrooms – Ensuite – Great rural quiet Location – Breathtaking Mountain Views – Surrounded by Lemons & Oranges – Private Pool – Fitted Kitchen – Lounge – Dining Room – TV Room – Naya – Solarium – Outdoor BBQ and Dining Area – Plenty of Parking – Dog Kennels Wooden Storage Shed – Possible Cattery / Kennel Business – Close to Town shops – Needs some small repairs and freshening up. Blissful!

CONTACT: property @ hondonvillas.net or OFFICE TEL: (0034) 965 075 357

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Novelda Property: A Luxury Penthouse Apartment over 3 Floors with 6 Bedrooms

REDUCED! LOW LOW GUIDE PRICE €359,950
+++ 3 Floors, 6 Bedrooms, Swimming Pool +++
No. #903: Novelda, Spain. An immaculate and luxurious Penthouse in Novelda with a private swimming pool, beautiful fixtures and fittings. With large rooms, en-suite bathroom, two kitchens, dining room and living areas, a gym area, balcony, roof top solarium, etc.

This Novelda home could be turned into two self contained apartments.

This three storey 6 bedroom 3 bathroom Town House with private also has a very large garage in an ideal central & quiet location. We recommend a viewing to appreciate all its features.

Key Property Points: • Private Swimming Pool • Four Car Garage • 6 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Large dining room and lounge • 2 Kitchens • Large Terraces • Central Heating • Air Con • Ideal central location

VIEW MORE HONDON VILLAS HERE: https://www.hondonvillas.net/
CONTACT: property @ hondonvillas.net
OFFICE TEL: (0034) 965 075 357

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#865 : Superb 4 Bed Country Villa, Pinoso, Spain

For Sale: Hondon Villas present this outstanding villa on a 10,000 m2 plot, Cañada del Trigo, close to Pinoso. Includes 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 is a guest apartment) + outside kitchen, pizza oven, plunge pool/jacuzzi, garage and olive lined driveway.

KEY POINTS:
This grand 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached villa is situated close to the tiny hamlet of Casa Del Pinos, the lovely Spanish villages of Canada Del Trigo and Rodriguillo and also within a short drive to the bustling town of Pinoso and all of the amenities on offer.
Key Property Points

Detached Villa • 4 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Fully Fitted Kitchen • Intergral air conditioning • Central Heating • Feature Fireplace • Outside Kitchen • Pizza Oven • Plunge pool/Jacuzzi • Double Garage • Separate Guest Apartment • Fully Furnished

CONTACT: Email: property @ hondonvillas.net or
OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357

WEBSITES & SOCIAL MEDIA:
Main Site: https://www.hondonvillas.net
NL/BE: http://www.hondonvillas.nl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hondonvillas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hondonagent
Blog: http://www.villasinhondon.net/

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S.L. Another Hondón Villas Milestone

Hondon Villas is dead … Long live Hondón Villas S.L.

Hondon Villas S.L. August 2019

That’s right, we are proud to announce that we are now (August 2019) a fully registered S.L. company ( Sociedad Limitada ) which is similar to a Limited company in the U.K. And more than that we are a family business as our daughter Kathryn joins us from the UK as the 3rd director and head of property sales having previously run her own successful business in Leeds, UK.

Progress, Growth & Commitment

If you follow our progress and success thus far you will be aware that we have grown steadily since 2009, beat our annual sales targets and expanded staff and office capacity year-on-year. And all in a difficult and competitive property market, particularly in this uncertain BREXIT climate.

“Becoming an S.L. clearly shows our commitment to keeping Hondón Villas a viable and legal local business for as long as we can, after all we have been part of the Hondón high-street for about 10 years now.” – Maureen Cook, Director.

Past, Present & Future

Thank you for supporting 30+ Years experience, 10+ years in the Hondón Valley & 5 Years AIPP Pro’ Standards.

As I write, we are currently supporting 6 members of staff, 3 cars, mobiles, offices, rates and E.U wide marketing budgets. Yes, we make it work but we don’t profiteer, we have real business costs and we certainly don’t run on a shoe-string from a bedroom for two minutes on a Tuesday or finish early on a Friday! It’s an expensive market to be in. Yet we are actually the cheapest Pro’ agent in the area! We have done and will continue to ensure our staff have legal contracts, pay their taxes and have public liability cover. Our office is passed by the Town Hall, we have a certified accountant and practice the AIPP service standards. Above all we value our customers as real people with real dreams to live in Spain or to sell through a professional service.

AIPP Badge 5 Years for Hondo Villas, Spain

And we are glad to say we are still the top selling agent in the area, no contest! Despite many requests, we are very particular who we collaborate or “share” our business with, our customer service is very important and we would not want to risk anyone else spoiling that. But, thankfully we hold our own due to a positive reputation, local high-street offices, multi-level marketing, a friendly and knowledgeable personnel and of course our hand-holding work ethic.

Our extensive online presence and technical investment pays off as we have continually added to our video equipment and social media strategy. We help promote the local area, events and culture with videos, guides and blogs. We think it’s as important to sell the area as it is to sell the houses in the Hondón Valley.

Of course whilst we a confident of our future we have no crystal ball and we know post-crash Spain and the local economy is still far away from the dizzy “boom” heights of 2004/5… so we have to tread carefully.

Offices and Investment

Our main office will continue to be in the Frailes Plaza. We are looking to improve this facility over the next 6 months. Now, having test-run a second office in Nieves for a year’s low-rent lease we have struggled to staff this new office as we would have liked due to being so busy in-the-field, holiday cover and illness. We now feel the resources and marketing budget is better spent improving the Hondón Frailes office as it is by far the most buoyant plaza of the two villages. Our Nieves landlord requires the premises for another service provider which we have agreed to. So the Nieves office will close at the end of August. But we are also looking to recruit a new member of staff to cover Admin’ tasks and busy times.

HV Property in the Hondon Valley

So all-in-all we are looking forward to more success but a challenging year ahead. BREXIT looming may well be our biggest challenge yet but the last three years would suggest the Brits still want to buy in Spain. If the sales cake does get smaller we will endeavour to get more than our fair share. After all, my 30+ years in Real Estate has shown that hard-work, resilience, flexibility and experience can overcome most business challenges. Please, SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS, as without it the local economy and its vibrant culture will diminish and that of course will affect the property market for sure.

Regards and happiness to you all,
Maureen Cook and the Hondón Villas S.L. Team

EMAIL: property @ hondonvillas.net / TEL: +34 965 075 357
HONDON VILLAS S.L. [ NIF B42662981 ]
Calle Juan Carlos I, #24
Centro Plaza Hondón de los Frailes
Alicante 03689
Spain

Real Estate Agent Collaboration in Hondón

The Spanish property market is much more competitive than the UK… The Hondón Valley as a mature market now is no exception. This brings many challenges for the property agents here. Indeed it can get quite cut-throat and has been known to turn nasty and cause client dissatisfaction with so much money at stake.

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Multi-Agent Marketing: So, vendors of Spanish real estate can and do choose to market their property with more than one agent in the hope it helps expose their property to a wider audience. This makes sense to a degree. The competition should make the agents work harder to sell that property. But do they? Often that array of agents are advertising on the exact same portals such as Kyero, Zoopla, A Place in the Sun or Rightmove … and do very little locally or market elsewhere. Yes, you’ll often see the same property at the same price numerous times on the portals because of this multi-agent “system”.

Increased Selling Costs: But as a direct result, this multi-agent listing actually increases the price of selling a house. Why? Well, as an example, if you have 6 agents all listing, photo’ing, videos, marketing, portal costs, viewings, admin’, staff & business costs for the exact same property …etc but only one agent sells the home, the other five agents make NOTHING on that house but of course they still had all the work to do. That’s why the % selling fee is a lot more in Spain than say the UK. Simply, the sales that are successful have to cover the losses of the ones sold by other agents or that take a long time to sell. And fully marketing a property across the target market of the EU and un some cases the World is an expensive service.

Split the Commission: This “system” also encourages some real estate agents to team up, we call it collaborating. Often if an agent has a potential buyer but no suitable properties to sell them, that first agent will approach other agents in the target area and seek to split commissions if successful, usually 50/50. This is more favourable to the first agent than losing the buyer to another rival. This can work well and is done a lot but it can have it’s downsides, nor is it ideal in all situations.

To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate?

Here at Hondón Villas we are fortunate not to have to turn to collaborators too often. other agents usually approach us. In deed we go out of our way not to collaborate if we can help it. However we do have a few trusted agents we will help or work with providing we are always in attendance and can hold the clients hand professionally (buyer or seller).

If we don’t collaborate with a particular agent it’s usually because we have already tried them or know their service is sub-standard. And to be honest, some we don’t trust at all. Plus, some agents have tried to double-cross us and our clients.
And also:
a) We garner 100,000’s of online visitors annually to our own websites, portals and blogs, so we have an established sales funnel.
b) We dominate Google rankings for the area which gives our sellers more exposure / gets more buyer’s eyeballs.
c) Our leads to sales ratio is well over our target / break even point so we are self sufficient.
d) We like to manage the customer experience the “Hondón Villas” way. A poor / pushy / rude agent could risk the sale and damage someone’s dream!
e) We prefer to not confuse the buyer/seller as to you they are actually dealing with.

AIPP Badge 5 Years for Hondo Villas, Spain

f) We are AIPP Members for 5 years and try to ensure anyone we collaborate with is also an AIPP member or on par with our service standards and trust.
g) We maintain a wide portfolio of homes on our books and being established & experienced can stock up on houses that are more likely to sell.
h) We have our own high-street offices and get a good footfall of local and tourist interest. … the locals can identify with us and our brand.
i) We brand our company car, billboards, stationary, social media, emails and brochures so people know who we are. Our staff wear branded name badges… indeed yes, we actually have staff! Just about all the other agents in Hondón are one-person businesses (even if they keep saying “we”).

We’re cautious with whom we work with: We have found that the agents without a high profile or a poor local network are more likely to want to collaborate. We get approached weekly I’d say, we turn most agents down after a vetting process or we insist on doing the service part / qualifying / viewings. These agents often work from home, a car/mobile or from outside the Hondón regions. Many are “newbies” or have no experience. We say no to them!

When it’s not a good idea for the Client

Confused dot com! So collabs’ are usually better for the agents cashflow and if a sale is forthcoming, the buyer/seller may say it’s good for them. But … We have heard far too many times from buyers and sellers that they simply do not know which agent/company turned up to help them or who the agent’s company is. Some wonder how that agent knew them in the first place. Communication is harder and more problems are likely to occur. Simply, that “too many cooks spoil the broth”!

This is the bad part of collaborations. The seller lists with one agent but somehow another agent they don’t know turns up at the door or calls them for a viewing (with no legal contract, safety net or follow-up). The 2nd agent either saw a “Se Vende” board on the gate and unethically approached the vendor or they got the address from another agent. The data protection act suggests swapping data may be illegal. And it increases the risk of a ‘dodgy’ agent doing a double deal… and it’s happened.

Or the buyer enquires through a property portal, gets an agent call but has no idea who they are dealing with or if the agent is even any good or legal! Next thing it’s “meet me at the petrol station on the B999 road! Not a great idea is it? We bring them to the offic where ever possible.

High Risk for All: Example…. Many collaborating agents have been known to pass house keys willy nilly between each other to do viewings. Some are even leaving keys for collection at local bars! This is a high risk game. Hondon Villas have a key safe that only staff have access to. We never give keys to another agent or person without express permission from the vendor or we let the agent in. The idea that you let another agent have the keys unaccompanied is madness and unsafe to our way of thinking.

Recently, a collaborating agent let a surveyor enter the property without the owner’s permission (they are abroad & the house is empty). The reason is the collaborating agent did not have the owner’s name or telephone number. One seller we know had money stolen from her home during an ad-hoc viewing via a collaborating agent.

It Gets Overcrowded: We have seen 3 and 4 collaborating agents all turning up at the Notary / Completion day to claim their % of the sales fee! Overwhelming!

Greedy: We have also seen many times some agents wanting to inflate the property asking price to cover their loss in a split commission. And a few agents have, once they see where the house is, go back later and try to undercut our service or worse want to do a black money deal. This is not professional or ethical. And not AIPP standards.

Hondon Villas are the Best ... Mike

Thankfully, our years in the business and local knowledge minimises the worst parts of a collaboration. We know who we want to deal with and as a result 99% of our sales are stress-free and easy. If we do have problems it is usually because someone is double dealing, not being honest or is incompetent... and now and again the wolves do wear sheep’s clothing.

Alas, we cannot fix the weaknesses in the Spanish property market but we sure as hell try to minimise them for our client’s sake and to save on our leg-work and reputation.

Contact Hondón Villas: 30+ Years of Experience & Local Knowledge
Telephones: +34 965 075 357 / +34 865 571 981
Mobiles • +34 683 635 339 | +34 622 314 244
OFFICES: Central Plaza in Hondón de los Frailes

Ermita san Anton, Hondón de los Frailes

The Ermita Church in Hondón de los Frailes, Spain.

Many of you will have seen the small catholic church on the west edge of our village (at Av de Castilla). This is the Ermita San Anton, Hondón de los Frailes and is without a bell but has an iron cross. It only measures 5.38 by 2.00 metres. It has two windows on each side and an altarpiece with the image of San Antonio. If you are passing have a look through the door “spy hole”… often there are candles lit, an altar and crucifix with nice decor and a few chairs for prayer or worship. GOOGLE MAP.

You can see these mini-churches all over Spain, most towns and villages have one or more. Usually they are ornate and pristine inside but tucked away off the beaten track or in very rural areas. Many are not so little though!

The Ermita has a long history being founded around the late 16th century in Ermita, Manila. Its name was taken from La Hermita, the Spanish word for “hermitage”, after the fact that a Mexican hermit resided in the area where he built a hermitage which housed an image of the Virgin Mary known as the Nuestra Señora de Guia (Our Lady of Guidance). He had his own place to practise his religion. It was Spanish soldiers that found this place, which ultimately spread the word and idea further afield.

Early on the Ermita Churches were very rustic and made of bamboo and wood. being made by hermits, farmers and the poor. As time passed the local community would want to ensure these places reflected their importance and local authorities and the church would fund much more elaborate buildings.

Map of Hondon Frailes
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There are also stories and legends that speak of 12 Franciscan priests led by Friar Martin de Valencia, who when settled in new territories (as part of the Spanish Conquest) and decided to build the first churches for the travellers who entrusted their soul to God.

Spain, Valencian Community, Hondón de los Frailes, village, GPS: 38.2714,-0.9319

Outstanding Country Villa in La Zarza, Pinoso

Ref’ #819 : Hondón Villas are pleased to promote this outstanding and well maintained country villa just 10 minutes from busy Pinoso. Even the video below does not do it justice! This is a stunning property at a very good price. Early viewing is recommended.

The Guide Price : €249.950
Bullet Points: Detached Villa • 180sqm Footprint • 5969sqm Plot • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Fitted Kitchen • Central Heating • Glazed Naya • Feature Log Burner • Private Swimming Pool • Detached Garage • Outside Kitchen • Electric Gate • Stunning Views • Dog Kennel • Jacuzzi

This beautifully presented detached villa situated in the stunning La Zarza Valley, just a short drive from the bustling town of Pinoso.

The property is entered via electric gates onto into the landscaped garden. The villa has a lovely wooden porch over the front door which enters into a spacious lobby.

Off the lobby is a corridor that takes you to the three double bedrooms, the master having fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. There is also a large family shower room.

On the other side of the villa you will find the kitchen which is fully fitted with a central island and has a utility room just off.

The lounge/diner is spacious and offers a feature log burner and double aspect windows which let light flood into the room. This leads into the sun room at the back of the villa which is a fabulous size and has bespoke glass curtains that open fully to bring the outside in and to mesmerise by the stunning mountain views.

There are stunning wooden ceilings throughout the property with natural brick walls placed well. The villa also offers oil fired central heating.

Externally the property has a 10×5 private swimming pool and terraces. There is an outdoor kitchen and BBQ and lots of areas in which to enjoy al fresco dining.
You will find a detached garage plus a lean to carport. At the back of this there is a dog pen with kennel. There is also a hot tub to relax in.

The gardens are landscaped with easy maintenance in mind the land belonging to the property but not in use offers olive and almond trees, currently cared for by a local farmer.

Interested?
EMAIL: property @ hondonvillas.net
TEL OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357
OFFICE: Frailes High Street office (next to 28 Restaurant)
Mon-Fri 10am ~ 5pm