Hondon Villas Reviews… Thank you.

Sharon Buckley : May 2018
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 or 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!


Jane de Longa : May 2018
Such excellent professional service . And always with a smile!
We would not have found our beautiful home if it had not been for Maureen. We can’t thank her and her team enough for the pre, during and after sales service we received. We would highly recommend Hondon Villas Estate Agent to anyone looking to buy in the Hondon Valley!


Duncan Pattison : May 2018
We bought our house with the help of the amazing Mo, the owner of Hondon Villas, three years ago. Mo listened to our needs and found us the perfect property.

We had viewed numerous properties with other agents but as soon as we met Mo we knew we only wanted to deal with her. Her wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry and the area was apparent as was her determination to find the ideal property.

What we have found since is that her after sales commitment goes above and beyond anything we would ever have imagined. I would highly recommend Hondon Villas when buying or selling a property in Spain.


 

We Love “Place In The Sun”

Who is your favourite A Place In The Sun presenter? Laura was recently in the area and Jasmine came to the area last year. We think they are all great but our all-time favourite is Amanda Lamb.

So how many of you were seduced and convinced to make the dream move abroad by programs like A Place In The Sun? We were and many British clients we encounter often talk of TV programs like this being a key factor to ignite their passion to live in Spain.

There has been nearly 2000 A Place in the Sun TV programmes made and broadcast in the UK over the last 18 years, with over half of these made about Spanish property. Of course, daytime TV repeats these episodes many times. But clients tell us they love watching it and it does help them in their quest for a Spanish property.

As featured on TV!

And you’ll remember that APITS was recently in the Hondon area and have been before. Jane and Nigel recently bought a B&B through Hondon Villas, were featured in another Channel 4 TV series about moving abroad.

That program and the spin-offs or clones are an integral part of the UK/Spanish property market. So we love it and long may it continue.

Choose Hondón’s Local Real Estate

Forgive us for blowing our own trumpet but did you know…

We womn the Business of the Year!Hondón Villas, unknown to us, were nominated and voted for by our clients for the “Business of the Year” 2015 as part of the annual “Pride of Spain” awards by the Costa Blanca People.

The “Pride of Spain” awards ceremony was a great night out and many clients came to see us WIN a nice trophy, a pleasant accolade to our work ethic.

Maureen Cook, Business Owner

Maureen Cook has managed many Real Estate offices in the UK and Spain winning sales & service awards galore! As the top selling female agent for Med Sea Plc she achieved an unheard of 70%+ conversion for Inspection Trip clients on the Costa Blanca South, sales worth many millions of Euros.

Maureen has been an agent pretty much all her working life, very few local agents, if any are even trained, less had the experience. She has 30+ years experience with the likes of the biggest UK agents: Halifax, YourMove, Birstow Eves, Manning & Staintons and more… meaning she is trained to a corporate level of service. She herself has appointed and trained 100’s of staff over the years who have also gone on to be successful agents. It’s a pedigree she is proud of.

Hondon Valley Property Agent

She prides herself on her people skills, a friendly no-nonsense personality and helping people from all walks of life and nationalities to get that dream house. In over 30+ years she has never pressured a single person to buy a house that was not suitable for them. With a relentless hunger for helping people from the minute she meets them and beyond the sale process, she can be counted on for support as a service provider. Many clients become friends and happily recommend her services. Repeat business through word-of-mouth is testament to her hard work here in Hondón.

Investment & the Lowest Agent Fees in Hondón

Choose us, as we re-invest. Hondón Villas have invested in the last 8+ years, 1000’s € in the local community, in people, various offices, multi-level marketing and equipment. We employ local people and pay their taxes, pay rent, buy cars, mobiles, etc which helps facilitate the local economy. Many other agents cannot or will not do that?

Because of this continual working expense and investment we have the cheapest fee for Hondón area property sales. Many other agents here without the same overheads are charging you far too much to make far to a big fat profit when working from home or a car!

Hondon Real Estate Office

Always Improving, Always Expanding

And expansion or improvement is never far from Maureen’s mind. We have neede bigger premises three times already in Frailes. And indeed we just announced we will be opening a second office in the area – no other local agent here has done that before either. So we take the risk and plough money back into the Hondón community.

So can we ask and encourage you to choose us as a local agent. There simply is no-one else in the Hondon area with that expertise, passion or knowledge for property or the area, even ones claiming to be international experts, trained, selling for years or making out they are bigger than they really are.

Hard work is how we got this far from scratch.

So, whilst our numerous staff probably cannot sell every house, be assured we will try our very hardest in a professional and trustful way.

If you can, and if you have enjoyed the service recommend us, rate us, review us as Hondon needs an honest hard-working team in Real Estate. Without you we can’t do the job we love!

We hope to be here in the Hondón Valley for years to come…

We believe in the future of Hondón Real Estate, we are here to stay, re-invest, help the community and think we can claim to very good at what we do, indeed top agent in the area for sales and service. We already have plans to extend our service into the next 5 years at least … God willing, the Brexit confusion, and the Spanish economy will not stop us.

Thank you for reading if you got this far.  Love & happiness from the Hondón Villas team.

Footnote: Avoid confusion. We are not “Hondon Valley Homes” nor do we collaborate with Steven Bromley, the owner.  We have two real offices in the area you can visit. Please ensure you call our telephone numbers and visit the correct website. www.
Office: +34 965 075 357
or +34 865 571 981 |
• Español (0034) 683 635 339 | English (0034) 622 314 244
OFICINA: Central Plaza, Hondon de los Frailes Map

Summer is coming … Fiesta Season!

Are you ready? … June , July and August in the Hondóns are for parades, dancing, puppets, firework mayhem, medieval markets, water fights, “Moors & Christians”, fairgrounds, bike rides, treasure hunts, concerts, street parties …. and much more!

Summer Fiestas in Hondón

The summer is here, after what was not such a good winter or spring in the Hondón areas (for a change). And summer means “more life” in this sleepy rural community. It’s time the Spanish shine with lots of family get-togethers, celebrations and the inevitable fireworks…. smell the gunpowder!

Well the municipal garden flowers and surrounding mountains are full of growth and beauty, the farmer’s crops look great after more rain than normal and there is a buzz that summer is going to be good. The children are away from school now so there is much more family activity in the villages.

Of course it’s not Spain without the summer Fiestas and community events. The local Town Halls are sprucing up the streets and municipal venues for these fun events. The plazas of Nieves and Frailes are gearing up for the parties, even more “al fresco” dining and the throng of visiting family & tourists. It’s great so find out when they are and if you can GO!

» Euro Tour Guide have a Events Calendar here.
» Ayuntimiento Nieves / Ayuntimiento Frailes / Ayuntimiento Aspe

Over the years the town halls are not so good at the P.R. of these events but are now taking to websites and social media to get the word out. So details are usually sketchy or hard to find. There is no one online resource to get a timetable but programmes are available from the respective town halls or their websites / Facebook Pages.

There are events for all ages during the day but mainly in the evenings. The larger ones tend to be evenings when it is cooler, more people can attend and often start very late… so have a siesta before the fiesta!

We would strongly recommend you look the events up, book a table early if needs be as they are generally very good, lots of fun and you are seeing that the Spanish love life and a family get-together. Join in!

Video: Hondon TV produced this if the very popular CorreFocs…

Alicante: The Bonfires of San Juan

The madness and spectacular statues, Ninots and Bonfires of San Juan in Alicante is on-going during June. The parades, sculptures and fireworks are amazing so always worth a visit day (more sedate) or night (as long as you don’t mind fire!). there’s plenty to se, eat, drink and be merry about.

» More information and the official Guide and Timetable from the Alicante Tourist website.

Here is just a glimpse of what to expect of the “Bonfires of San Juan” ….

AIPP: Association of International Property Professionals

Real Estate Code of Conduct

Hondon Villas are proud to be a member (5 years running) of the AIPP, an established organisation aiming to improve the standards of Real Estate services across the globe.

Our service is based on the AIPP’s code of conduct for Realtors. 

In fact we believe we always aim to go beyond every other agent’s service standard! Maureen Cook, the director of Hondon Villas is passionate about making buyers and sellers happy WITH NO PRESSURE and her amiable and honest approach to real estate services. (Read the testimonials here)

Buyers & property owners using an AIPP trade member benefit from unique assurances not available through non-AIPP members or far too many car-only based agents.

AIPP is registered at UK Companies House No. 5677417

AIPP is a bona-fida trade non-profit members organisation of over 350 global paying members, including A Place In the Sun & Right Move Overseas. The membership fee ensures proper accountability and systems are used and scrutinised by its members. The AIPP membership agree, publish and oversee professional standards in the international property market.

Members include estate agents, property developers, lawyers, financial services, media & others. All have signed-up to the AIPP code of conduct and clients of Business Members are covered by the leading UK Property Ombudsman service.

Based in London since 2006, AIPP has over 350 company members in 30+ countries. Find your AIPP property professional by searching members on the AIPP website via the link at the bottom of this page.
> https://www.aipp.org.uk/

Put your trust in Hondon Villas, you won’t go wrong!

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! –  Sharon Buckley

Such excellent professional service . And always with a smile!
We would not have found our beautiful home if it had not been for Maureen. We can’t thank her and her team enough for the pre, during and after sales service we received. We would highly recommend Hondon Villas Estate Agent to anyone looking to buy in the Hondon Valley! – Jane Delonga

Elizabeth Chadwick reviewed Hondon Villas Estate Agent : Excellent! My husband Phil and I experienced Maureen as caring, honest, genuine and constantly helpful. We would highly recommend this company and would like to extend our gratitude to Maureen & her team. Best wishes.

Duncan Pattison : We bought our country house from Hondon Villas, this was our best decision. Mo and the team were fantastic!!!. The team are so professional and have great knowledge of the whole Hondon Valley area. Such a big move can be stressful and Mo made it all so easy for us, unlike other agents she listened to our requirements. The whole process was explained to us and any questions we had were answered correctly and honestly.  We would totally recommended and encourage that you buy your dream home from Hondon Villas. “THE BEST, WHAT A TEAM!!!”

Hondon Nature Trail “FondóVerd Biofestival”

Published 30/05/2018 by comunitatvalenciana.com

On 9th and 10th of June, the FondóVerd ecological festival arrives in Hondon de las Nieves. Its uniqueness lies in remaining 100% with nature, so if you feel like it, you can sleep under the sky of the municipality!

» Connect with nature at the FondóVerd Biofestival

FondóVerd Biofestival

¿Qué es FondóVerd?Es un festival familiar, pluralista e inclusivo que cree que con gestos fáciles se está cambiando el mundo.¿A quien va dirigido? Se invitará a familias, emprendedores, organizaciones y personas que con sus acciones están generando cambios sociales positivos, resolviendo problemáticas medioambientales y trabajando para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor. ¿Donde?El municio de Hondón de las Nieves se asienta en un pequeño valle de la comarca del Medio Vinalopó, en el interior de la provicia de Alicante a 35km de la capital. El valle cuenta a pie de municipio la magnífica sierra de Crevillente con su frondosa umbría poblada de pinar.El recinto “FONDÓVERD” de 5000m2,centrará todas las actividades al aire libre, en contacto directo con la naturaleza y ACAMPADA AL AIRE LIBRE.Todos los productos en éste punto será 100% naturales y/o ecológicos. Las bebidas excepto el día que se designe como degustación de producto ecológico serán 0%alcohol.El biofestival FondóVerd, es un proyecto que nace de la idea de demostrar la ecológia y la biodiversidad como punto importante de nuestro municipio.

Posted by FondóVerd on Monday, 7 May 2018

You can wander in the surrounding area of “El Fondó de les Neus” (Hondón de las Nieves) and enjoy landscapes of olive trees, pines, almonds and vines. Its exquisite grape is included in the Denomination of Origin Uva de Mesa Embolsada del Vinalopó (table grapes). In addition, the sites of La Cuesta or La Cruz and the archaeological site of the Cueva del Royo can be some of the points to visit in the municipality. Do you want to come?

FondóVerd Biofestival is a family festival, pluralistic and inclusive that will take place in the municipality of El Fondó de les Neus (Alicante) on June 9th and 10th. You will have two days ahead immersed in nature waiting for you,where we can join in a multitude of activities.The idea is to make you awareness of the powerful simple gestures we can do to solve environmental problems.

This festival is very peculiar because it has marked as its objective that you are in permanent connection with the natural environment. Therefore, from the organization they offer us the possibility of free camping to enjoy the environment to the fullest and enjoy the night with the starry sky and an ideal temperature.

What else have they planned? Farms with animals, cycling route with provisioning and prizes, puppets, live music, ecological menus, craft market … In addition, as it is an event related to biodiversity, we would learn some useful things to care for our environment. Energy, waste treatment, food, mobility, reuse/recycle, use of local, season products, and much more. Will you help making the world a better place?

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» You can read our updated GDPR Privacy & Cookie Policy on our main website. Be assured we NEVER SPAM or distribute your personal data without consent. We need and only use your data to service your business with us, namely to buy, sell or rent Spanish property.

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I like the Hondon Area because…

We asked our Facebook Group “What’s On Hondon” why they liked to live or visit the Hondon Valley… here are some of the answers. ©Hondon Villas 2018

Kathryn says … “I love the laid back attitude along with the peace and quiet of a small Spanish village. Being surrounded by mountains is my favourite thing, it is so relaxing :)”  ||| read more below …

Hondon: Tranquility, Beauty and Warmth

Joan : It’s our little piece of Heaven on Earth – our little bit of Paradise ❤❤❤

Mia : Nice people, nice places around, good entertainment. I hope to live there soon.

Pamela : I luv living there. No regrets!

Janni : The weather is sublime. The Spanish are so welcoming and kind. The mountains are stunning and we have Hondon de los Frailes nearby with fab restaurants and a wonderful community of Brits, Dutch and other nationalities. There are many social activities and the coast is not far away. We feel lucky to have found the Hondon Valley.

Christopher : Yes a nice place with nice people. But the Indians in the hill are a pain when coming over the mountains, their arrows took out 2 of my tyres last week lol !!

Toni : It’s my little piece of paradise!

Sabrina : I love living in Hondon because it’s a tight community, friendly and beautiful. I am so glad I get to raise my children here! (And that’s from someone who didn’t want to move here! )

Helen : I love living here, who wouldn’t? It is one of the healthiest places around. It’s a laid back friendly area and ideally situated to visit the coast 😃

Duncan : I love it here. We have great friends. The panoramic views of the mountain’s never let you down, it’s a delight to get up in a morning!

Adele : Travelled around a lot and this is our 36th house! We have lived here 12 years…. so far so good.

Percy : It has been said Paradise! In seventeen years we have watched this beautiful place grow from an old Spanish village to an old Spanish village with modern amenities. There are good eateries and friendly people with a weather which is also friendly…most of the time!

Andre : It’s my paradise with nice warm people living here. English Dutch & Belguique and Spanish

Irene : When ever I am there I look at the views and never fail to be impressed. All my visitors from London adore the time they spend in Hondon. It is a little bit of paradise.

Roy : We just love it here! We are living the dream, second best to paradise x

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