Ranked No #1 for Hondon Property!

Foe Sale: Villa in Macisvenda, Costa Blanca South.ONLINE EXPOSURE COUNTS!
2019: Our website monitoring services and search ranking tools show categorically that HONDONVILLAS.NET is BY FAR THE MOST POPULAR website for the area and related search words. (Read why it matters below…)

Simply our “property net” catches more buying fish!

It’s actually staggering that our group of websites, social media and major property portals (like A Place in the Sun, Zoopla, Right Move, HomeEspana, Kyero, Prime Location, Green Acres) get thousands of hits week-in-week-out. And to think the “Hondon Valley” is quite a smallish niche of the Spanish real estate market.

marketing on Portals and Sites

We are ranked higher and get about 5 times more traffic than our nearest rival for Hondon Property related searches and ‘click-throughs’.

Pstt! in case our competitors are reading (and they usually do) we won’t tell you where or how we do this but it’s definitely working.

We are CONSTANTLY on PAGE#1 of Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing in the UK, NL and ES for pertinent key real estate phrases… such as “Hondon Property” / “Villas in Hondon” / “Hondon Valley Homes” / “Hondon Estate Agent” / “Villas for sale in Hondon”. No other local agent even comes close!

Why this matters:
It matters to you the seller because the majority of foreign house buyers now start their property search online. Years ago they’d go to a UK high-street agent or visit a property exhibition. So, you the seller get a better chance of a house viewing if we at Hondon Villas are higher up the search results. Further, Google’s own research shows most people never bother with page #2 of search results. So in this busy digital age, to sell your Hondon area property you really want to be with an agent that has a high-ranking  property website in the Search Engines and that gets lots of targeted visitors. Period!

To improve your chances of a sale, we also invest in major global portals and advertising (like Right Move, Kyero, Zoopla, Think Spain, Prime Location, etc), foreign websites, blogs and online / off line advertising in local papers. We also have a high visibility with the locals, engage in community publicity and sponsorship. Our social media channels are active and updated often.

Of course we also have our very own estate agent office HQ in both the Frailes and Nieves Plazas or visit our website www.hondonvillas.net / Facebook page or call us:
Office: +34 965 075 357

The first almond flowers arrive 2019!

The province of Alicante is already seeing the first 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 of the points of the province in which you can already enjoy a beautiful landscape.

This flowering is earlier than usual in the region. It is common for the first petals and the first almond buds to begin appearing at the beginning of February.

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 frosts as the local temperature and inclement weather can be cold in the evenings and early mornings in January and Feburary. Lately the Hondon Valley is feeling 3-5 degrees first thing BRrrrrrr! But all is well by mid morning and a lunch al-fresco is a still a pleasant experience.

Our Hondón Offices are Open!

A Place in the Sun Property Agent
Hondon Villas are a chosen agent for the long running and very popular UK TV program “A Place In The Sun”. Our properties have been chosen by buyers of the program.

The Hondon Villas team take this opportunity to thank you for your patronage in 2018 and wish you all a happy new year.

BOTH our OFFICES ARE NOW OPEN AGAIN for 2019. We look forward to seeing you soon. We can be found in the main town plazas of Frailes or Nieves.

CONTACT US: We are available by phone, mobile, email and Facebook messenger (see below) but we may take a little longer to answer than normal.

FRAILES OFFICE +34 965 075 357   ///  NIEVES OFFICE +34 865 571 981
MOBILE  +34 683 635 339 ///  +34 622 314 244
EMAIL: property @ hondonvillas.net
FACEBOOK:  facebook.com/hondonvillas/

Love from Maureen and the Hondon Villas Team


Hondon Villas, your local AIPP Property Agent

Hondon Villas are in the AIPP“Caring and serving you in the Hondon Valley”. Hondon Villas is owned and managed by Maureen Cook who has over 30 years experience in Real Estate (UK and Spain).

Maureen set-up her own profitable estate agency office in Leeds, UK over 30 years ago. That office is still trading today. Maureen has also successfully managed a string of profitable UK based estate agency offices including large branches for the Halifax, Manning Stainton, Your Move and Bairstow Eves – all main players in the UK property market.

Moving to Spain about 14 years ago, she joined Medsea Estate PLC as a Property sales Agent. Having completed 100’s of Inspection Trips along the Costa Blanca, she soon found herself the top female property sales agent with an average conversion rate of 70%. With the 2008 financial crash and subsequent fall in Spanish Property markets, she voluntarily left Medsea to then later start-up Hondon Villas, her local Spanish property market. She realised many Expats after the boom years now wanted to sell up to go home or relocate, but also that the post-boom cheaper property would attract a new generation of investors and buyers. There was also very few trained and experienced real estate agent services in the Hondón Valley then.

As seen on A Place in the SunBuilding up a rapport and reputation didn’t take long and her first office was open 8 years ago. Going from strength to strength Hondon Villas has moved to better premises to the Frailes Plaza with more staff, more foot traffic and better prospects. Her 2nd office opened in Nieves Plaza in the summer of 2018.

The Hondon Valley property market has bucked the trend and still remains a “secret” with British, Dutch and Belguique buyers and the Spanish economy has slowly recovered from the 2008 crash. Each year Hondon Villas have never been so busy! … and we can report a record year in 2018.

As well as this wealth of experience, Maureen is a confident, professional and extremely friendly person. Her positive attitude to customer service, is second to none. And it shows, as she is constantly recommended by her clients to others.

OFFICE: HONDON DE LAS FRAILES: (0034) 965 075 357
OFFICE: HONDON DE LOS NIEVES: (0034) 865 571 981
Website: WWW.HONDONVILLAS.NET

“We” are local Hondon Agents!

We are Hondon Villas. Hondon Villas have been a “WE” for at least 10 years in Spain starting with Maureen and her IT experienced husband. Maureen was professionlay trained in the UK as a mortgage broker and estate agent by the Halifax Building Society and has 30+ years in the business. Since then we have opened and staffed various offices in the two main Hondon Valley villages. So when we say WE, we mean WE.

Welcome to the NEW Hondon Villas office!

It’s been our observation that far too many sole agents in the area pretend to be “WE” but in reality work from a car or home office. Their posters, marketing and social media make out they are more than one. Why? For sure many of them, like us are diligent and work hard in a competitive market. And also we work with sole agents that give a great service. But it grates that they say “WE” a lot when they mean “I”. Just be honest!

As of Jan’ 2019 we have 7 full time & local employees over two offices and work with carefully chosen partners. If we don’t work with them it’s because they do not match our standards of work ethic or trust. period! And we truly believe that is why we continue to be successful and the top choice of agent in the Hondon Valley area.

WE have TWO real estate offices: one in the Frailes High Street and another in the Nieves Plaza. Above all, WE are local and experienced people.

We have excellent local ties with the Town Halls. We insist you get 100% local independent legal advice, we know bespoke builders and architects, know the best tradesmen, bars, restaurants and shops. One client said we are the 4th emergency service in Hondon !!

So be careful of other so called “we” agents – check if they really are a “we” – Importantly ask where they when they were trained, what they did before or how they got here, are they local? Often they are really an “I” or simply collaborate with other many 3rd party agents. Many agents operating in the Hondon Valley don’t even live anywhere near here or know the Hondon Valley at all.

Q. So ask yourself,  can they advise you on a niche area like Hondon? – Answer is they often fall short of knowledge and experience! Some have never been trained and have just hopped on the Estate Agents Job Bus without a proper ticket!

BREXIT? What to do next?

We recently attended and made notes at a local meeting in Hondón de los Frailes about BREXIT.  This was organised by the British Consulate, Alicante division. Our notes are below which may help some of you.

BREXIT for Expats in Spain

Yes, the situation as we write (Nov’ 2018) is still very fluid and subject to change and as yet there is no deal/ a deal is agreed between the UK and EU.

However, with time running out Brits abroad are worrying what they should do!

Of course Hondon Villas are no experts on what actually will happen, nor are we privy to any more information than anyone else. But we try to keep an eye on what could happen to protect our business and help new and existing clients.

With that in mind here are the things we picked out from the talk…

AIM of the Talk: For British citizens living in Spain to be ready for Brexit.

Citizens rights:
Brits that are over living here ‘legally’ can continue to do so as normal.
To be ‘legal’ you must hold a residencia. You can have lived here for less than 5 years but you still need a residencia.

Health Care:
If you have health care already in Spain via a S1 (pensioners) then you can continue to do so. If you have healthcare in Spain through any other means i.e S I P card then this continues also. The European health card ( EHIC) should not be used if you are living here permanently.

Time frames:
To achieve legal status (residencia) before December 2020 (if a deal is reached). To achieve legal status (residencia) before March 31st (if a deal is not reached).

Part time residents:
Maybe difficult for them to do 6 months Spain/UK. This group may have to choose which country they want to be resident in! Nothing has been agreed in the negotiations so far but may mean that if you are not resident legally in Spain there could be restrictions on the period of time they can reside per year.

Driving License:
Should not be driving on a UK driving license if living in Spain. You need a Spanish Driving license.

False info/scaremongering:
Anything written on any platform other than the Gov.UK site is not true.

Voting rights:
This was not included in the Brexit negotiations. However Spain and the British consulate are in discussions so hopefully Brits legally living in Spain will be able to vote in the local Spanish elections soon.

Spain/difficulties in registering:
This can be described as a bureaucratic country with regards getting your documents especially your residencia. However, this in the long term is good thing as it gives you a good footprint in Spain.

Gestores:
Due to the difficult nature/red tape of some of the paperwork needed to obtain some documents, the Spanish tend to use a Gestor who can, for a cost, sort out everything that is needed. Recommended, especially if yout Spanish is poor.

Other info
Facebook page ‘Brits in Spain’

Citizens Advice Spain – a voluntary website to help foreigners in Spain.

Brexpats– Formed to assist the Brits during Brexit. Not for/against Brexit just works with the consulate to help get info out to Brits in Spain. Brexpats is a legal and regulated association in Spain with 5,500 members to date. They also work with international lawyers and are hopeful that they can achieve the voters rights for Brits in Spain to vote in local elections.
Join : More members needed to increase their voice!

The message clearly was to make sure you are a legal British citizen in Spain before Brexit….the only way to achieve this is to have all your documentation but most importantly your residencia.

As we do not know as yet whether there is going to be a deal…I guess it would be sensible to recommend that we all get our paperwork sorted before March 31st 2019.

I hope this is helpful to you. Please consult official channels and not the local bar-room chitter. You can share your experiences on the Hondon Villas Facebook page

Thank you

The Hondón Villas team
Office Numbers: +34 965 075 357 or +34 865 571 981 |
Mobiles: Español +34 683 635 339 | English +34 622 314 244
OFFICE #1: Central Plaza, Hondon de los Frailes
OFFICE #2: Central Plaza, Hondon de las Nieves

889 Hondon Villas Have Sold Again . Can we sell yours?

Hondon Villas are delighted onto the market this attractive 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached villa in a peaceful location within walking distance from the delightful village of Macisvenda, near the Hondon Valley, Costa Blanca.

Entering the villa you will find a pleasant living area with a feature log burning fire.

Through an open archway from the lounge/dining area you will find a modern fully fitted kitchen.

There are four double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and the master having an en suite facility.
There is also a large family bathroom.

From a lovely conservatory you can look over the pool area where you will find an outside kitchen with bar and BBQ area ideal for relaxing summer evenings al fresco.

The pool has been fitted with a fun play slide for the younger members of the family.

There is also a play area designed for tennis/bowls and football with changing area with double shower + WC.

The property is fully enclosed with electric gates and has a security system installed.

The gardens are mature whilst easy to maintain.

The villa is in a pleasant setting with views of the Hondon mountains and valley beyond. Viewing is essential.

MORE DETAILS HERE…

#644 : Luxury Villa, Hondon de los Frailes, Spain

EXCLUSIVE LISTING Amazing Hondon Valley Detached Villa
4 bedrroms +  4 Bathrooms   2000m2 Plot
Split into two houses absolutely amazing Villa with a  large private swimming pool and walking distance to the village of Hondon de los Frailes.

Pristine condition detached villa with modern interior, swimming pool and mountain views.

GUIDE PRICE and more DETAILS
http://www.hondonvillas.net/property-details.php?pRef=644

KEY POINTS:
2 Storey Detached Villa • Large Private Pool • 3 Fitted Kitchens • Separate Lounge • 4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • Lower floor ‘Apartment’ • 2 annexe out-buildings • bar • BBQ • outdoor lounge / diner • central heating • landscaped gardens • 360 views • solarium

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/

Spaceship 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)

The "Spaceship" house in Hondon

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.

Truly amazing 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.

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

Euro Tour Guide… What’s On?

If you want to know what events, fiestas and entertainment is available across the Costa Blanca then our friends at Euro Tour Guide are experts on events and tourism for the area.

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» Euro Tour Guide : They have an excellent website, video guides, events calendar and books. Their website is well worth subscribing to if you want to get more from your time on the Costa Blanca.