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Corvera Going Green! Our July/August Report

July 30th, 2009

Firstly I would like to say that we do feel a little bit of sympathy for everybody suffering in the UK and Ireland with the terrible weather over the last few weeks. We watch the weather forecasts with mild amusement as we “bask” in 40 degree temperatures. The bad weather back home might also be the reason why we are currently experiencing record numbers of visitors to this beautiful region of Murcia – Roda Golf is almost full to capacity!

Driving range now open!

On to Corvera, we have some great photos of the new driving range and the PGA academy which is now open. The fantastic facilities include dozens of practice bays for the driving range, PGA training and instruction areas, many putting greens and pitching areas as well as PGA offices and rest room facilities. We were also very grateful for the vending machines with temperatures hitting 44 degrees whilst we were there!

The facilities all look amazing. It has been a “long haul” to get to this point. I know I keep saying it, but it was certainly worth the wait. It looks great and I am certain you will all agree when you visit – which I hope will be soon.

There is only so much I can say about the progress at Corvera but it is significant I promise you. The entrance with barriers DOWN is impressive – with the security guard resembling Mike Tyson looking for a snack, security is tight which is excellent news and further proof of the exclusivity of this resort.

Come and stay at Corvera! Now!

Clients are now moving in and we have our first properties fully furnished (by ourselves) ready for rental, so if anybody needs accommodation when they are over to complete the purchase of their property, we are now able to accommodate you on Corvera itself – yes that is right – we are up and running with our first properties available for rent.

I am happy to report that despite the “doom and gloom” and the recession, approximately 30 – 35 owners per week are completing the purchase of their property at Corvera and that is official and Calida International Properties are helping a large part of these. Not a single resort in Spain can boast those numbers, maybe not anywhere.

The golf course is going green! We can also report that all the greens are now immaculate. The golf course is well on track and as per our previous update, and the sports facilities are ready for use.

All the gardens are maturing, and it never ceases to amaze me how much attention to detail there is both inside and outside the resort. The entrance road in and the entrance itself is as impressive as I have seen and getting better by the day. Day by day the cranes are moving out and the owners are moving in.

South Island

The South Island has shown dramatic improvement over the last six weeks with the Magnolia villas all painted and very close to completion. There is still some major work to be completed with the gardens and swimming pools yet to be constructed, but the Christmas deadline looks easily achievable. We have taken some photos of the Magnolia’s, however it was very busy with construction vehicles so we could not stay too long, we hope you can see your property!

The Menta apartments are really taking shape and they have also been painted different neutral colours and they look very impressive, I reckon 6 months and the South island will be close to completion.

Phase 3

Still no news on phase 3 I am afraid, however as soon as we get something positive we will be the first to announce it I guarantee you. Please stick with it phase 3 owners! When you see the resort you will be very excited, if you do have any concerns, please contact Corvera Golf themselves, or we will be happy to help in any way we can.

Your kind comments

Finally, we have had some great comments about the resort and some individual properties from owners themselves who also had some very nice things to say about us as well so I could not resist passing these comments on to you all. Please see what these two owners had to say below, and we hope you enjoy this latest update and the usual batch of photos.

We have been very busy helping clients through the completion process from arranging the mortgage, to snagging, cleaning and ultimately helping to furnish our clients properties. Two very happy clients are John and Amanda Anderton from Norwich, here is what they had to say:

“We recently visited our new property at Corvera and saw the inside for the very first time. After all the delays of the last two years, how lovely to be able to say that we were stunned with the overall impression of our Canela villa!

The layout, design features and general quality of finish exceeded our expectations…and we are fussy!! There is far more storage space than we had feared might be the case as well

Also, important to mention, the help and advice we have received from Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties has been invaluable. His expert knowledge of the Corvera and Roda developments, and his excellent network of contacts for all required services, has enabled us to progress the completion of our property with a degree of reassurance we could not have dreamed of a few months ago. A very professional and friendly service – highly recommended!

Although our property is still not completely finished, we have seen enough to convince us that this will be a lovely second home and a very good investment. Let’s hope Corvera finish the golf course, club house and other facilities to the same high standard to complete a great resort for all owners and guests to enjoy in these beautiful surroundings”

Brothers Darren and Lee Williams, Company Directors from South Wales also had this to say:

“we purchased our ground floor property over 3 years ago and we have been a little apprehensive after all this time as to whether Calidona would in fact deliver on their original promise regarding our property and the resort generally, well we have been very pleasantly surprised, the whole development looks very classy and we are very impressed with our apartment which is very spacious with great views.

We have just completed the purchase of our property and thanks to Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties everything went without a hitch, his expertise was very useful and his assistance has been invaluable, nothing has been too much trouble for him and his team as they have “held our hand” through the whole process, Stuart’s mortgage advisor Henry Slade has also been excellent and managed to find us the mortgage we were struggling to get and we would like to say a big thank you to him.

Finally we would just like to say thank you Stuart for the regular updates and photos on your web site, without which we might have succumbed to despair a long time ago, thanks again Stuart and we look forward to working with you for years to come”

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Corvera Golf and Country Club – Report July 2009

July 3rd, 2009

Fantastic news everybody, the first owners have now completed their purchase and already many more have followed suit!

There was a champagne reception and everybody was “over the moon” that at last the project has become a reality. Since that first completion, the staff at Corvera have been flat out working around the clock trying to accommodate people and finalise the purchase of the clients properties.

Contrary to some reports, most of the prospective owners appear to be very happy indeed with the development and their new homes, and most can not wait to move in. Please remember there will always be some problems, but there have been well over a thousand properties sold and most are very excited about owning a property on Spain’s newest premier golf resort.

We ourselves are very busy right now with all the snagging reports. We have started the deep clean process to allow the installation of the furniture, and we are being contacted by at least eight clients per week to help and assist with all the completion issues, so excellent news all round!

The resort has progressed at a fantastic rate, the new entrance and security gate has now been completed and the sight that hits you when you go over the brow of the hill and enter the resort is amazing. The entrance avenue has been planted with mature plants and shrubs, and it looks very well established already.

There is a beautiful roundabout and children’s play area and that sets the tone for the rest of the resort, you know we love it but wow!

People have already moved in and I actually saw some people in one swimming pool, they were ladies so no photos I am afraid, don’t want security chasing me away!!

A number of private swimming pools have now been completed. The ongoing planting process has continued with many thousands of plants and shrubs being planted throughout the resort. Most of the communal swimming pools have been filled and I swear that one pool had a deep end of about 15 feet, the pool was massive and so deep, I guess that is the scuba diving training pool.

The photos that accompany this report will hopefully give you some idea of the progress – yes it still resembles a construction site to some degree, however in about 6-8 weeks we will be cooking for sure! Lots of cranes have now been removed, and have been replaced with children’s play area’s and exercise stations (I plan to stay well away from these)

Oh and yes, the golf course is getting green and the driving range is all but complete. I walked part of the golf course and it was brilliant, the lakes are enormous and all buggy and cart paths are now in and snake throughout the golf course.

Now that the areas between the apartments have been grassed and planted with a huge array of shrubs, the space is tremendous and not one area of the resort looks cramped, there is so much space everywhere.

For those people that have yet to visit and have not been here for a while, you really are in for a treat, you will be completely amazed with the progress and the quality throughout, guaranteed!!

Enjoy the photos and if we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch, please remember we have our own independent in-house mortgage consultant and if anybody would like some help or advice we will be pleased to pass him on to you, he is English and deals with all the major banks.

Please see our services brochure below for a full list of the services we provide for you at Corvera Golf and Country Club.

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