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Contact : agent @ hondonvillas.net International buyers are now arriving thick and fast into Alicante airport, with less Covid travel restrictions… It’s already busy again… So if you are motivated to sell soon, contact Hondon Villas ASAP as we need more priced to sell property. Don’t delay. Call today! >>> www.hondonvillas.net (15 years in the Valley)
OK… with Covid19 restrictions easing, the green shoots of a Spanish Real Estate market are beginning to appear again. Thankfully, that dream home is within touching distance!
So of late we have listed about 30+ Hondon area properties. Some are absolute gems and, to boot, are on at bargain prices. So, make a sensible offer, and you just might be surprised you can buy sooner than you think. Contact Hondon Villas.
We really like #123 in the Hondon Frailes campo. it is a credit to its owners who have loving made this their home with all the mod-cons you’ll ever need… and only 5 mins from the village amenities. And the view!! This is immaculate, beautiful and quality. The guide price of just short of 270K is a steal.
Not only is the guide price crazy value, this Hondon Valley villa is still like a “showhouse” !! A credit to its owners. ++ Guide Price €269,950 / £232,300 Key Property Points Detached Villa • Private Pool • Garage • Car Port • Outside Kitchen • Glazed Naya • 3 bedrooms • Ensuite shower • 1 bathroom • Central Heating • Air Con • New Windows • Superb Gardens
And #124 is PRICED TO SELL asking only 399,950€ (just £344,000) for this seems like daylight robbery compared to the coastal prices, but inland Alicante is great value right now. Take a peek at the video. What’s not to like?
Contact Hondon Villas for details or to book a property viewing. We are based in the Hondon Valley, celebrating 15 years as the first choice agent in the area.
After one of the coldest winters on record in Spain, the province of Alicante is already seeing the first and glorious pink and white blossom of the almond trees on their farmland. The areas of Torrellano, in Elche, Hondón de las Nieves and Hondón de los Frailes, in the Medio Vinalopó, the districts of Marina Alta and Vega Baja are some points of the province in which you can already enjoy a beautiful landscape. The pictures below were taken 1st week of Feb’ 2021.
Nature is wonderful and brings us this “blaze” of glory each year. It is common for the first petals and the first almond buds to begin appearing at the beginning of February. The local residents get excited about this, as not only is the Hondon Valley full of colour for the first time of the year, but it heralds the start of the warmer and longer sunny days.
The relatively high temperatures in recent weeks in the region, where in some points, such as Elche, have reached between 18 and 20 degrees! We’ve seen people sun bathing on the coast. However, the local farmers are a little worried that some almonds groves in the mountains may be exposed to possible early morning frosts as the local temperature and inclement weather can be cold in the evenings / mornings in February. Lately the Hondon Valley is feeling 5-9 degrees first thing. BRrrrrrr! But all is well by mid-morning and a lunch al-fresco is a still a pleasant experience.
So how do you like your almonds? … Sweet or savoury? Roasted and salted, spiced, cookies, ground into cakes, marzipan or mixed in muesli… what’s your favourite use of local almonds? Enjoy. They are delicious. #almondblossom
The Spanish love their grapes for the Festive Period, especially New Year. And the reports are that it is a bumper harvest expected in Spain, especially in the Vinalopó / Hondon areas. This year’s production of PDO Vinalopó Bagged Table Grapes amounts to 40 million kilos.
At the beginning of November, the harvesting of the Aledo variety grape kicked off in the Vinalopó region. This fruit is traditionally consumed on New Year’s Eve in Spain following a tradition that dates back at least to the final years of the 19th century.
In an interview with Agencia Efe, the president of the PDO Vinalopó Bagged Table Grape, José Bernabéu, said that they are looking towards a “good campaign” both in terms of production and marketing. This year sees an excellent quality of the product and the good market response to “the best protected grape in the world.“
He said that the weather has been “very favourable” this year since September. The crop has benefited from the dry climate in this area of the Region of Valencia, necessary to obtain a “premium quality” product.
In addition to the good weather, “the product is being well-received in both national and foreign markets,” says Bernabéu. “However with a good supply and demand the growers are not being forced to lower the price of the fruit, as we’ve seen happen in previous years.” They have been the same price for about 20 years.”
This year, the production registered under the PDO amounts to 40 million kilos, counting all 7 protected varieties. In addition to the Aledo, there are also Victoria, Ideal, Red Globe, Doña María, Rosetti and Dominga grapes.
Finally some good news in this Covid-19 year!! Hondon Villas have been busy in these difficult times. It’s been hectic to be honest, a surprise given the current pandemic. But we are happy to report multiple sales post Lockdown. Congratulations to all involved.
It’s a relief as we all know it is a worrying time for businesses that rely on movement of people and freedom of travel, like us. And of course the dreaded Coronavirus has impacted on people wanting to travel to/from Spain for their holidays and property inspections.
Thankfully people still want to move homes or invest in property in Spain and the glorious Hondón Valley is on many people’s list right now… or at least they have been for us, Hondón Villas.
It’s been a mixed bunch of sales, mainly from people already living in Spain and either upsizing/downsizing or moving areas. However, we have had two that flew in from the UK (safety measures in place of course) just to view a property, loved it and paid the reservation deposit! Bonus! And so pleased for vendors and buyers alike… more dreams made.
Anyway, so we need more properties to replenish stocks. Property that sells in the right location and at the right price. it can and is being done.
Let us know if you want to be listed with Hondon Villas, the first choice agent for 15+ years in the Hondón Valley area.
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Private Swimming Pool with 6 Double Bedrooms – SOLD!
NEW PICTURES & A VIDEO!! This large fully renovated finca is situated 5km outside of La Romana and would make an excellent B&B.
PLEASE MAKE AN ENQUIRY or an APPOINTMENT TO VIEW
Key Property Points: Heated Private Swimming Pool • 6 Double Bedrooms • Outside Kitchen • Out Building • Furnished • Carport • Under Floor Heating • Feature Wood Burner • Fully Fenced Plot.
Hondon Villas are pleased to bring onto the market for sale this very large fully renovated finca that would make an excellent business opportunity. The property consists of 6 bedrooms, 2 lounges, 3 bathrooms, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a storage room. Externally you will find a large heated swimming pool,an outside kitchen, a workshop, various terraces and a carport
What is the good news? In a nutshell IT HAS GOTTEN VERY BUSY in Spanish Real Estate very quickly post lock-down. And we can see it here in Hondon too. Whilst we could see that from our own website stat’s we got confirmation from a major International property portal today!
We’ll take that as at least a positive sign Spain is still a desired property hot spot. We already know Hondon is fantastic place, great value and popular with retiring Europeans.
Busy, Busy, Busy: As we navigate the “new normal”, post Covid-19 Lockdown we are pleased to see how busy our Hondon Villas office in Hondon de los Frailes is now.
July 2020 – RightMove says: Searches for property in Spain are up 25% compared to June last year… For the last three consecutive months, searches to Rightmove Overseas have been higher than last year. On Sunday, there were over 1 million property searches on Rightmove Overseas for the first time ever – that’s 73% higher than the same Sunday last year. This resulted in the highest number of leads sent to overseas agents and developers in a single day : c/o RIGHTMOVE OVERSEAS
Let’s be honest, most of us are a little worried or uncertain of the future right now. International Real Estate is directly affected by lock-down/quarantine travel restrictions. Here in Hondon the property market demographic is mainly the northern Europeans buying /selling. And they need to travel. We need them to get here to see & snap up the Hondon Valley bargain prices.
Rising Online Browsing & Enquiries: Thankfully, many buyers can research and browse online. Of course we have our own dedicated websites, social media, blogs and other portals to display our properties. They all report rising visitor numbers over the last 2/3 months after the lull of March, April and into May 2020.
That’s GREAT NEWS as it is proof that the appetite to buy Spanish property is still strong despite the pandemic we are still in. Our emails / telephones / Facebook / Whatsapp are teaming with enquiries. We have had to bring staff back early to cope!
As a long-term advertiser with the UK’s biggest Property Portal “RightMove Overseas” we regularly get bulletins and today WHAM BAM! they confirmed that their portal has NEVER BEEN SO BUSY for overseas property enquiries.
… something good is happening and right now we need to smile.
Local resident and writer Trudie Le Beau recalls her winter “moving-in” experience into the Hondon Valley many years ago to “live the dream”. She opted for a new build as many did in early 2000’s as Hondón redeveloped itself. Of course new builds have to become homes and that means getting stuck-in! But it’s a happy ending. Thank you Trudie, here at Hondón Villas we wish you many more happy years in this gorgeous tranquil part of rural Spain.
When in November 2004 my husband and I moved into our villa in Hondon de los Frailes it sat lonely and unadorned in a plot of dirt with not a blade of grass in sight and which, much to our dismay, still represented a building site inside.
Snagging the Property Fortunately we had one day free before our furniture was due to arrive so, instead of treating ourselves to a celebratory lunch, we hastened along to the Ferretaria in Hondon de las Neives to buy buckets, mops, scouring pads etc and spent the rest of the day sweeping up cement dust, mopping floors, cleaning gunk off windows, scrubbing grout and cement from various surfaces and falling into our camp beds exhausted.
Not the best start but thank goodness our furniture arrived as planned and things soon began to look much more homely once we had somewhere to sit and the fire (of which our builder Paco was very proud) was lit.
Over the next few weeks Paco visited on an almost daily basis to attend to the odd snags that presented themselves, like the radiator leaking, the shower head being put on back to front and the boiler not working. We also had bathroom furniture and wardrobes fitted so for a few weeks the place felt more like Piccadilly Circus than home.
A Pool? It’s all going Swimmingly! The next thing to organise was the swimming pool and once we had decided where to position it, we set things in motion. Earth was excavated and a frame of re-bar and the pipe work were fitted, and that was when it began to rain. Our dirt patch soon became a sea of mud but, dear old Paco came to our rescue by laying a path of scaffolding boards from the gate to our steps, but unfortunately each time we walked on them they sank a little deeper into the liquid, brown slurry and almost disappeared.
The rain continued relentlessly so naturally we assumed that the pool installation would be put on hold, but how wrong could we be! The next day a cement lorry arrived to pour in the base of the pool, which it managed to do but by which time it had sunk into the mud up to its’ axles; at that point we closed the door, put on the kettle and switched on our VHS recorder (we had no television at that point) in order to drown out the raised voices and what we were sure were Spanish expletives!
Eventually the pool was finished and our plot resembled a stock car racing track but peace reigned. It was February by then and freezing cold, so much so that when the water lorry came to finish filling up the pool the water that was already in it was frozen. Never mind, we were starting a new life and we’d discovered that booze was cheap and the natives were friendly.
Slowly but surely the Hondón summer feels more like the “dream” Things improved no end through the summer months. We began to plant out the garden (with the aid of a kango hammer) and had plenty of visitors who didn’t seem to be phased by the frequent electricity cuts and days with no water – at least we had the pool. We were able also to have a telephone and wi-fi installed as well as a television – all the creature comforts of home.
New Furry Friends By this time we had acquired two dogs that needed homes. One was a beautiful Husky that had belonged to the bathroom fitter whose circumstances had changed, making it difficult to look after her and the other, an Alsatian cross who had been abandoned. There seemed to be so many dogs in need of help then but over the years, thanks to the wonderful people at Hovar and Barkinside to name just a few the sad problem of feral dogs has receded.
Hondón is Still a “Gem” all these years later… If we ever had any doubts about moving to Hondon de los Frailes they didn’t last long. Over the years we have seen the village gradually grow and improve so that at present it has just about everything one could ask for in the way of amenities, yet it still retains the quiet peacefulness that first attracted us to the Hondon Valley.
What could possibly be better than sharing a meal with friends and family whilst watching the sun set on a beautiful summer evening in Hondon de los Frailes? Can’t think of anything? No, nor can I.
Copyright 2020. This article was kindly written for Hondon Villas and the Hondón Community by Trudie Le Beau, a member of the Hondon Writing Circle . She has recently published her book “The Petite Chronicles”.
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