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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


 

9 Responses to this article

  1. Dave Bon 18 Dec 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Hello Stuart

    Well done keep up with the photo’s and the Information. I have found your work a great help through the last year.
    Please try and give an update on clubhouse in the new year as completion would be a huge boost we are relocating asap.
    Keep your chin up Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.
    Regards
    Dave

  2. Colmon 19 Dec 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Well said Stuart,happy christmas and keep up the good work

  3. ColinKon 20 Dec 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Stuart,

    I have always found your reports and pictures to be very helpful. As you say their are plenty of knockers and negative reports around. I read both sets which help to give me an insight of issues and a balanced view. I visit fairly regularly, and your reports and pictures do reflect what I see. To be honest this is the only forum for receiving uptodate (monthly) communication on progress. Calidona, please take note. So please keep it going.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, your staff and all readers of your reports.

    ColinK

  4. Michael Con 24 Dec 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Hi Stuart,
    keep up the good work on the updates at Corvera,and pay no attention to those who try to knock what you are doing.
    Empty vessels always make the most noise,and I had to laugh at the comment that the mini market breaches UK health and safety standards.
    Whoever wrote that remark needs to get a life !
    My wife and I closed our sale in December and we are thrilled at the ongoing progress at Corvera.Yes it was a bit prolonged but it has certainly been worth the wait.
    We played the course, and while the fairways need time to mature fully,it was a great challenge and we thoroughly enjoyed our game,meeting some lovely people on the way around.
    Very best wishes for the new year Stuart, stay positive,and pay no heed to the begrudgers
    Regards Michael C.
    Dublin.

  5. SteveandJaneon 28 Dec 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Stuart
    Just a quick note to say thanks for all the photo’s and updates on Corvera this year. As soon as the new month comes, I start checking your site every day for the next report and this in turn with your positive bias (Mine too) has kept my enthusiasm for my purchase at Corvera at a high. All I hope is that by the end of this year you will be posting photographs of at least a foundation cut for Phase-3 at the entrance roundabout. I was told last February by the sales team that Calidona had applied for final permissions but just can’t believe even a Spanish town hall is that slow in it’s paperwork.
    Looking forward, have a great new year…….Steve

  6. paul scotton 06 Jan 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Stuart.

    I, like many had paid a deposit and heard nothing further for so long that I was coming to the conclusion that I had lost my deposit, and would never see a property at Corvera.
    I had even asked Calida directly to confirm how much they had recorded as having been paid in the form of a deposit for the property registered to myself. They did this, and at this point I thouught that at least I was now in with a chance.
    I came upon your website by accident one day, and was so releived to see actual photos and read comments from persons who had been in my position, but were now through to the other side, and taking possession of properties.
    I say thanks for your efforts and the reassurance it provided when there was none to be had.
    Although I had not dealt with or through your good office, one day I look forward to making your acquaintance.
    Thank you again.

    Paul

  7. Jackie Summertonon 07 Jan 2010 at 7:19 pm

    This is a belated response to the gentleman who was not happy about Stuart’s reporting. My husband and I played golf,with a buggy from the pro shop, in November.
    The mini market is a portacabin but the proptietor was charming, the coffee was great and he does stock a wide range of essentials which should suit everyone at least for the time being.
    Keep up the great work that you are doing with the reports and let’s hope that 2010 is a great year for everyone.

  8. ashon 08 Jan 2010 at 3:01 pm

    great to read positive comments for once Well done long may it continue

  9. Des O'Haraon 03 Feb 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Stuart & Chris
    Re: Corvera Golf Clubhouse has STOPPED building ?

    Any News on Why the Golf Clubhouse has STOPPED work on site ?

    regards

    Desmond O’Hara

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