Playing the Exchange Game in Spanish Property

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.

Money Exchange in the Hondon Valley

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.

Hondon Valley Property Agent

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?

#886: Hondon Valley Urb’ La Montanosa Villa

+++ GUIDE PRICE €189,950 +++
For Sale Two Storey Detached Villa + Private Swimming Pool
This property is situated on the lovely urbanisation La Montanosa which is situated between the popular Spanish villages of Hondon De Los Frailes and Hondon De Las Nieves and all the amenities there are on offer.

Key Property Points:
Detached Villa • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Private Swimming Pool • Balcony • Air Conditioning • Log Burner • Insect Screens •

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/WXQgXsAVgnY
WEBSITE: https://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=886
LATEST HONDÓN PROPERTY: https://www.hondonvillas.net/latest-hondon-valley-property.php

Recommending Hondón Villas (Video Testimonial #2)

VIDEO TESTIMONIALS : Hondon Villas. Irana Davidson talks about her experience buying her Hondón Valley home through Hondon Villas.

What was the main reason you chose the Hondón Valley?
We actually fell in love with the village to start with (Hondón de los Frailes). We sat at the 28 Restaurant and we looked down the village and we saw it had everything we imagined we wanted.

Why would you recommend Hondón Villas?
The name “Hondón” being associated with Hondón Villas seemed a natural choice. As I said before, we were never pushed into looking at any property. We looked at properties that we chose. And when we decided on the property we wanted it then became a real hand-holding process.

Not speaking Spanish it (the buying process) became quite daunting. But everything was basically done for us. We were taken to the notary. We were given real good advice. And once we had bought the house it was more hand-holding.

Anything we needed, whether it was to do with the property or not I could contact Maureen and she’d say “Right, OK, fine. We’ll sort it!”

And we felt we were looked after. They were more friendly than a lot of places we went to. We were not pushed into looking into anything, it was what we wanted to look at.

How do find the social side of Hondón?
I think the first social event I went to, I was invited by Maureen from Hondón Villas. She invited me to the Ascot Ladies Day which was fabulous because at the time Charlie (my husband) was away in Scotland for a wee while so it was a fantastic way for getting to know people.

You do feel like you can walk through the village and people will speak to you. You can go for a coffee and someone will speak to you. … we rescued a dog and you get to know people through that. I find it very social here.

Interested?
Contact us to help you buy or sell your home in the Hondón Valley areas…
WEB: http://www.hondonvillas.net/ ::: NL/BE: http://www.hondonvillas.nl
EMAIL: property @ hondonvillas.net
FRAILES OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357 or
NIEVES OFFICE: (0034) 865 571 981

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hondonvillas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hondonagent
Blog: http://www.villasinhondon.net/

Hondon Villas will help you buy, sell or rent your Spanish property in the Hondon Valley, inland Costa Blanca, Spain.

We have been the first choice of local agents for over 10 years. Our local knowledge, AIPP member standards and 30+ years in Real Estate have made us the top selling agent in the area!

With 1.5 million visitors to our main website & counting & TWO LOCAL OFFICES we are the first local agent to offer lowest pricing, drone videography and free document checks to our exclusive clients!

Recommending Hondón Villas (Video Testimonial #1)

VIDEO TESTIMONIALS : Hondon Villas. Sue and Dean Savage tell us why they would recommend Hondon Villas… We are pleased to be the first local Hondón agent to use Video Testimonials… watch out for more soon.

Dean:
I think because you don’t feel pressured into buying something. And you know that you are being looked after. We’ve looked at lots of houses before we came to this one and the one thing that I felt when we were with other agents is that they were working for the vendor. But with Maureen we felt she was working for us as well. We’d been to other agents who we told what we wanted but they still took us to other properties that were no where near what we wanted, just because they wanted to show somebody that the agent was taking us to their house.

Where as with Maureen she just showed us… she was working for us and was honest with us. She’s say, ‘That is not right for you’ or ‘yeah, ‘I think this one is’. That’s why I would come back (to Hondon Villas) and use Maureen again.

SUE:
“You just felt safe. That is the word I would use. You felt actually safe in her confidence”.

Sue:
Because we were in Maylasia, everything had to be done through Hondon Villas. Maureen made that really easy and helped us with moving in, what was left in the house … actually, the whole package. And you just felt safe. That is the word I would use. You felt actually safe in her confidence.

Dean:
And picking up from that, when we did arrive (in Hondon) the after sale package was really useful and helpful. Actually meeting us at the house with the keys to make sure we happy and OK. And whenever we had a problem, Maureen and her team have been on the end of the phone. So all we had to do was give them a call or walk into the office and nothing was too much of a problem.

Hondon Villas are a featured agent on the Channel 4 TV “A Place in the Sun” program and a AIPP member committed to better standards.

Interested?
Contact us to help you buy or sell your home in the Hondón Valley areas…
WEB: http://www.hondonvillas.net/ ::: NL/BE: http://www.hondonvillas.nl
EMAIL: property @ hondonvillas.net
FRAILES OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357 or
NIEVES OFFICE: (0034) 865 571 981

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hondonvillas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hondonagent
Blog: http://www.villasinhondon.net/

A Place in The Sun in the Hondón Valley

A PLACE IN THE SUN 2019 ::: Hondón Villas have been consultants to A Place in the Sun again in 2019. We just finished helping them …. read on! This year we met Laura Hamilton (see picture) who was so lovely and gave us a few PR tips which should come in handy later.

It’s always a great pleasure to get involved with what is probably the most popular Property Show in the UK. How many years has this been going?

So we are pleased that APITS as we call it, have been to the Hondón Valley areas just about every year for 10 years. And we all think it’s our little secret place, well people do know it exists and still, thankfully, want to come to the area. Which of course, is good for the property market and our sellers.

Map for Hondon Villas. Google Map, Hondon de los Frailes.

We have assisted APITS and other TV Property programs quite a few times now, most years in fact, including “Escape to the Continent” and ” A New Life in the Sun”.

Having met many of the APITS presenters we have to say they are all very professional, charming and always happy to do a few publicity shots in-between shooting the program. As we stand watching the program being made, they make it look so easy and slick. They are great at putting the potential buyers at ease as I am sure the cameras can be a little intimidating… Interesting stuff.

If you want to get involved with the Place in the Sun program head on over to their web page: https://www.aplaceinthesun.com/tv-show/appear-on-the-tv-show

Of course as Hondón’s premier real estate agent we are always happy to show you the area and help you find your dream Spanish villa or apartment in this traditional area of Spain.

Contacts: www.hondonvillas.net / sales @ hondonvillas.net / +34 965 075 357
We also have a large office in the Hondón de los Frailes central plaza… look for our green/navy logo! Hope to see you soon 🙂

Websites and Portals:
You can find Hondón Villas and our properties online. Here are just a few:

WEB: www.hondonvillas.net / hondonvillas.nl
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/hondonvillas/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hondonagent
BLOG: http://www.villasinhondon.net/
RIGHTMOVE: Property Portal / Hondon Villas
ZOOPLA: Property Portal / Hondon Villas
PRIME LOCATION: Property Portal / Hondon Villas
As well as A Place in the Sun, Home Espana, Kyero and other key Collaborators… Please consult with an AIPP Registered Agent.

Sold! Sold! Sold!

Well… we’ve SOLD a few Hondón Valley houses in our time… and we sell more houses in this area than any other agent. We’ve lived and worked in the area for about 15 years… that longevity and experience is for you to take advantage of… Please let us help you buy or sell your Hondón Home. 🙂

Hondon Villas property sales in the Hondón Valley, Costa Blanca Spain. Real Estate Agent / Inmobilaria
  • Every year we beat the previous year’s sales figures.
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  • Over 1.8 million website views since we started! (AMAZING!)
  • We also know we sell more homes than any other agent in the area.
  • This graphic attached might illustrate our success a little
  • (click to see in full – actually there are more, we just couldn’t fit them on).
  • We are honoured to have served so many people and lasted so long … over 10 years now!
  • Pop-in to our Frailes office or visit our website for all contact points and the latest property for sale : www.hondonvillas.net
  • Thanks Again .. The Hondon Villas Team.

#411 La Montanosa Villa – Luxury!

REF #411: A fantastic quality built house … has to be seen!
Guide Price €374,950 : Available Now!

For Sale: La Montanosa Urb: A luxurious and immaculate 5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom Detached Villa includes a ground-floor self-contained apartment. Comes with a large swimming pool, 3 x en-suite bedrooms, car drive and beautiful gardens… all surrounded by great mountain views!  This is a WOW property!

» SEE THE GUIDE PRICE & MORE DETAILS

KEY POINTS:

Detached Villa • Under-build guest apartment • Private swimming pool • Modern fully fitted kitchen • Large 1100m2 corner plot • 5 Bedrooms 3 en-suite bathrooms • Garden fish pond • Mature gardens • Stunning views • Peaceful urbanisation • Electric gates

INTERESTED? CONTACT:
Email: property @ hondonvillas.net
Tel: OFFICE: (0034) 965 075 357

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/

#645 : Hondon de los Frailes – Stunning Villa

Hondón Villas are thrilled to bring onto the market for sale this immaculately presented detached villa with air conditioning and central heating in the popular village of Hondon de los Frailes.

MORE PICTURES AND DETAIL HERE : https://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=645

The villa sits on a very well laid out fully fenced plot of 1288 m2 and is accessed via an electric double gate leading to ample parking for vehicles.
The well laid out plot has been maintained to a high standard. Featuring a graveled drive with a good selection of trees and shrubs.

To the front of the property there are patio doors which lead into a large wrap around glazed in terrace/conservatory, which benefits from a log burner and a radiator for the winter months, a fabulous room which offers spectacular, panoramic views of the Hondon valley.

Leading from the conservatory into a fairly spacious open plan lounge/kitchen.

The lounge has a radiator, air con unit, a fitted gas fire and fly screens.

The kitchen has a range of fully fitted wall and floor units and white goods. There is a door leading from the kitchen to a separate utility room which also leads outside to the garden.
A pleasant archway from the lounge leads into a wide hallway with a good sized storage room leading off to the left.

There are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The spacious master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, an air conditioning unit (hot/cold), a radiator, fly screens and an en-suite bathroom.

En suite comprising of shower with screen, low level flush w.c. and pedestal hand-wash basin.

Bedroom two has an air conditioning unit (hot/cold), a radiator and fly screens. A lovely, light an airy room.

Bedroom three is a good size with a radiator,fly screens and wonderful high ceilings giving lots of natural light.

There is also a large, fully tiled family bathroom comprising a panelled bath,
MORE DETAILS HERE…

About Hondón Villas … Spanish Real Estate Agent

Hondon Villas SL are the most prominent local agents to the Hondón Valley, including the popular La Montanosa Urb. We are the registered AIPP Property Agent in the Hondon Valley, Costa Blanca South. 15 years in the area so far. And WooooHoooo, we were voted Business of the Year by the popular Expat “Costa Blanca People” regional newspaper. Last year we hit OVER 1.8 MILLION website visitors and always do well Customer Ratings. We have many client testimonials to vouch for our service and expertise.

With over 30 years real estate experience there is no-one else in the Hondon area with the same pedigree in property sales and service.

Our bricks & mortar office is in the main Hondón de los Frailes Plaza, next to the best restaurants and bars in the area. So you can actually pop-in to see us in the flesh, sit down, relax and chat about your property needs. We’ll also show you around the area to make sure the location, location, location is right for you!

We have been regular contributors to the “A Place In The Sun” TV program over the years who are also AIPP members, the industry standard for Real Estate services.

Being residents here for about 15 years means we have a accumulated lots of experience in Spanish property buying, rural laws and pitfalls, a wide network of local experts and skill people and an invaluable extension of local knowledge. This will and has come in very handy for countless new Hondon Valley home owners.

We certainly strive to show we care about you and your dream of living or holidaying in your dream Spanish property. We are on hand to help before during and after you come to the area… something you may not get with other agents here or coastline collaborators who do not know the area at all.

So let us hold your hand, care for you and get that dream home in the Hondon Valley. Visit our hondonvillas.net website for more information, call into our office Monday to Friday, or call for an appointment TEL: +34 965 075 357

Regards, Maureen: Hondon Villas owner and service champion.

“Spaceship” property seen in the Hondon Valley!

If you live in or have recently visited the Hondon Valley then you will have spotted the “Spaceship” house nestled in the pine forest towards and at the back of the La Montanosa Urb. (See the video below) in the Hondón Valley.

See it here > https://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=689

Well we recently had exclusive access to take new images and video of the property. ( visit our website to see the results : https://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=689 ). The house was built around 2015 by a local sailor as an “eco” project and the design and construction has won an award.

Still unfinished it now needs a new owner to complete the interior and landscaping. The house has 3 bedrooms, all with ensuite showers, an indoor and outdoor pool and spectacular 360 views of the Hondon Valley.

The 450 m2 living space is over three floors: ground houses the entrance, garage and storage + the indoor pool … 1st floor is the main living areas such as lounge, dining, kitchen and bedrooms and the top floor is a circular leisure area with large solarium and viewing portal.

A truly amazing building but an acquired taste for the right person who wants something unique, quirky, tranquil and offers an abundance of building and design options over it’s 59K m2 plot.

The "Spaceship" house in Hondon