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Archive for December, 2009

A small update, a question responded too, and Merry Xmas!!

December 18th, 2009

Well here we are again, Christmas just around the corner and WOW, what a twelve months! Some huge progress at Corvera this year (not before time I hear you say). The golf course is now open, to owners only, but the golf course officially opens mid January, which is excellent news.

Some 300/350 owners now completed their purchase and I think most people are delighted with what they have purchased, some issues but generally people seem pretty happy.

January it all starts again with completions scheduled for the Magnolia villas and the Menta apartments, if anybody needs any help, please contact us and we will do our best to help you through the process.

I hope you have enjoyed the updates this year and the regular photos. I have done my best to keep everybody updated as best as possible, it has not always been easy, it is fair to say it has been a tough year all round, but for the most part things seem to be improving generally.

Some excellent news regarding the construction of Corvera International airport (as we last talked about here). As reported in all the local and national press two weeks ago, the construction company at Corvera have just been awarded 200 million euros to complete the construction of the airport and work is expected to be completed towards the end of 2010 or early 2011, but just about 12 months from now, watch this space but we will keep you updated as best as possible.

No photos this time. We are going to provide lots more in the January update, but not a great deal happened since the last report.

I have deliberately tried to keep things positive on this web site, and reported as honestly as possible, but I make no apologies for putting a positive slant on things. There are enough forums out there constantly reporting bad news and making negative remarks and comments, I just thought owners might prefer to read positive information regarding their considerable investments at Corvera.

Recently I have received some criticism for inaccurate reporting on Corvera, to be honest I do tend to suppress the negative posts on this web site…although there really are not many. Please remember this is not a web forum, it is simply an information web site.

One gentleman recently expressed his disatisfaction with my reports, and he stated that his comments would not be posted. However, I would like to address some of the points he raised. His original comment is below and my response follows it.

Original comment

“Not sure you have visited the same Corvera site. The mini market is a portacabin and can no way be deemed a mini market and breaches UK health and safety. Not also sure how you got buggies from the pro-shop when one does not exist and the corvera staff advised that no such facilities will be available for months.Did they pay you to publish such a “flattering” article? Come on, write reality and in a balanced way opposed to pure fiction. I suspect this comment will not be posted”


My Response

Thank you for your e-mail, your comments are noted and appreciated and as you can see posted!

Obviously everybody has their own opinion and I respect all of them. The reason for the web site www.corveragolfinfo.com in the first instance was to try to provide some much needed information regarding the resort which no other agents or the developer themselves were providing, certainly not on a regular basis.

I provide regular updates regarding progress, and regular photos of resort and the golf course. The vast majority of visitors to the web site appreciate my efforts and comment to that effect every time I produce a new update.

I do offer my own opinions, and yes, I always try to put a positive slant on the situation which may well differ from your own, or that of others.

There is a place on site at Corvera where owners can at least buy a loaf of bread, some fresh milk and some tea and coffee, etc, that is the only point I was making regarding the mini market, you can also buy some snacks and hot and cold drinks, that is more than Roda owners had initially which is why I point it out.

Regarding UK health and safety, that does not apply outside of the UK so no point really mentioning it, Spain is different and for many people that is why they come here.

There are buggies available and I did borrow one, if you would like to meet me at Corvera, I would be very happy to give you a ride around the golf course and give you a hole by hole guide of the course, which incidentally is very nice and will be a real challenge off the white tee boxes for everybody.

Whilst I may be a little too positive at times, I do not lie, if I say I borrowed a buggy from Corvera, please assume that is the case.

I am not paid to produce this web site or any particular article, I do it all at my own expense to offer assistance and guidance to those people who have been abandoned by their original agent, I suspect you may fall in to this category of owners.

I am sorry that you seem disillusioned with the development as it stands. I can understand why you feel like this, however for my clients I have to try to offer as much information and positive advice as possible. I see no point in publishing negative articles, that will achieve nothing and in my opinion only make things worse.

My web site is not a community forum where anybody can simply post whatever comments they like, it is an information web site. I have taken your comments on board and I will do my best to provide a more balanced view in future.

There are a number of other web forums out there where you can vent your frustrations regarding Corvera, but please understand the only reason I produce this web site is a customer service to Corvera owners. I have helped a number of clients purchase homes here (the vast majority of which are happy) and I just want to keep them updated.

I do not work for Corvera, I am not in their employ in any shape or form, however for the moment I do have a very good working relationship with them and that does benefit a lot of people, hopefully that will remain the case.

If you feel my updates or any of my comments are misleading then I certainly apologise. However I make no apology for trying to help people who are left entirely in the dark regarding their properties, and for doing so completely at my own expense.

Thanks again for your comments, if I can offer any assistance in future please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best Regards,

Stuart Thomas
Calida International Properties

The only thing left for me to say is I would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year, let us all hope for a better 2010, fingers crossed.

Next update in January with lots of great photos.

Best wishes,

Stuart


 

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