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BUMPER UPDATE of great news!

October 13th, 2011

Hello again everybody, some very exciting news flying about at the moment, and so here we are with another update including some great photos, and a simply incredible video!

There has been much progress on the Corvera Golf Clubhouse – and not only that – the airport is finally here, the whole Paramount saga really seems to be gaining momentum, and the weather is still great with amazing temperatures in the high 20s!

The Corvera Golf Clubhouse

Firstly the Corvera Golf clubhouse. There has been some fantastic progress since my last visit just a few weeks ago, there are between thirty and forty men at any given time, working around the clock! Hopefully the photos will provide some evidence of the incredible progress, but to walk through the place having everything pointed out and fully explained what will go where, etc was fantastic, it is fair to say that progress is very impressive.

I was again invited by the head architect for a guided tour around the facility which has come on in “leaps and bounds”. The clubhouse will be finished by the end of the year at this rate, and it will simply be a matter of installing the main bar, kitchen appliances, furniture, etc so it really does seem like the clubhouse will be open for spring. Of course we will continue to provide more up to date information over the next few months.

It is good to see the Corvera staff very positive again and people smiling whilst going about their work, a long way to go but all very exciting.

Entrance way

There is an enormous roundabout due to be constructed at the end of the town just near the start of the road in to Corvera. This will make the connection from the main road and the town far more accessible, and will make for a very impressive entrance to the resort. Work should be commencing on this very soon, so expect to see the trucks and workmen outside the resort at the end of town at any time.

Horse jumping competition

There is another horse jumping competition at Corvera equestrian centre which again is proving very popular and will continue to draw attention and increase the profile of Corvera Golf in Murcia.

The Paramount theme park!

The press are reporting some very positive news about the proposed Paramount Studios and Lifestyle Park. It actually looks like the whole thing might happen! A very exciting DVD presentation is now available and you can see this below. What an amazing facility this will be based on this DVD presentation and will certainly put Murcia on the international map, I am sure you will enjoy watching this.

The Paramount Studios once completed will be just about fifteen or twenty minutes from Corvera, and with the new international airport about to open just a few minutes from the Corvera resort, things are actually starting to look up at last!

Corvera and San Javier Airports

I have added a couple of photos of the new road up to the entrance of the new international airport at Corvera and it is very impressive. The road system and infrastructure generally is superb and truly world class, so when all the visitors come, there will be no long queues or traffic jams to meet them. It is all very impressive – all we need is the regular flights from all regions of the UK!

On a not so positive note for some, it does look like the days of San Javier airport are numbered. However Ryanair are actually looking at the feasibility of purchasing and running the airport at San Javier, watch this space for news on that.

A bit of advice

Finally for all the people looking at their options at Corvera, please don’t just speak to your lawyers. The advice some people are being offered is simply outrageous. Please speak to fellow owners, speak to people that have completed, come and visit the resort and see for yourselves, talk to the people at Corvera, they will be very happy to meet you and discuss your options.

What I can say is that if your house has been built, they will not refund your money. They are very flexible about everything else. They will swap your property for a cheaper one, and possibly even upgrade you – the point is you can discuss your options with the staff at Corvera without prejudice.

Please contact Pablo Buitrago at pbuitrago@corveragolf.com or Celia Garcia at cgarcia@corveragolf.com. You might even want to go straight to the head of the legal department and discuss your options with Jesus Molina, he is available at jmolina@corveragolf.com – The point is that you can do this and it will not affect any possible law suit you might continue considering, but it is worth discussing your options, you will probably be pleasantly surprised.

You can also contact us at info@calidainternationalproperties.com – many of your fellow owners have done so – and we will be happy to help you. We are continuing to assist people who are struggling to make any sense of their situation, but to talk to the lawyers is very expensive and almost never the only option.

The sun is shining!

Come and have a look at the Corvera Golf development, we certainly advise you to check out the progress on the new clubhouse at Corvera, with the new international airport at Corvera about to open and the proposed Paramount Theme park and Lifestyle Centre progressing nicely, all of a sudden the sun really is shining on Murcia and particularly on Corvera Golf and Country Club.

The Paramount Video

…and here’s that amazing video! It’s in two “sections” the first half dealing with the “Lifestyle Centre” and the second half the “Theme Park”. After you hit play, we recommend you switch to “720p HD” mode (push where it says 360p) and hit the full-screen button for the best view of this simply incredible video!

Bumper update gallery

And here’s the gallery of photos we shot just this week. Enjoy!

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Paramount arrive in Spain, Airport flying!

September 18th, 2010

We have some fantastic news this month – some of the good news we have all been waiting for – and it has certainly got everybody talking!

Corvera airport

Firstly the regional government in Murcia have now confirmed that the new International Airport at Corvera will be open sometime in 2011!. There are currently over five hundred people working on the airport “around the clock” in three shifts.

The terminal building and the control tower are now progressing at lightning speed, and the new 3.5 metre glass dome for the top of the control tower is just about to be installed. Once open, the new international airport at Corvera is expected to have at least 16 flights per day initially! Fantastic news, particularly for Corvera owners wanting to rent their property just three minutes from the airport.

There has been concern over the future of San Javier airport as a result of the new airport at Corvera, this should no longer be a concern as airport operator AENA have just announced further investment at San Javier, this is on top of all the recent improvements over the last 18 months. We are confident that San Javier airport will not only continue to provide the current invaluable service to the coastal region of Murcia, but we expect to see passenger numbers grow and offer even more flights in the coming months and years.

Paramount are on the way!

You would think that was enough good news for now, but last week the newspapers and radio stations were “buzzing” with the news that Paramount studios do indeed have plans to build a theme park and film studios in the Murcia region and that work is to commence imminently.

It has been announced that Paramount Studios intends to pursue its ambition to create Spain’s largest theme park in the Spanish region of Murcia. The park planned will rival Disneyland Paris and attract around 3 million visitors per year!

Paramount Pictures said on Friday it has reached a deal to open its first theme park in Europe in Spain, the world’s third most visited country, which will create thousands of jobs as well as create a need for an additional 20,000 hotel beds.

This development will undoubtedly create interest in property in the Murcia region. It is likely that rental returns will increase dramatically for property owners on the already popular Roda Golf and Beach Resort and now Corvera Golf and Country Club. The lure of an American style theme park, world-class golf courses, and an average temperature of 21 degrees will bring visitors from all over Europe to the region.

This is amazing news for the region of Murcia, but also for the very best resorts in the area of Roda Golf and Corvera Golf, it was recently reported that there are more people buying and completing the purchases of their properties in Murcia than any other region, so this latest news can only strengthen that position that Murcia is now the number one region in Spain.

With house prices now very attractive and with a much stronger pound, there has never been a better time to purchase your new property on the stunning Costa Calida in the region of Murcia, please come and visit us here at www.calidainternationalproperties.co.uk for the very best properties available and at the very best prices, or for further information please e-mail us directly

Please follow this link to view the Roda Golf DVD and see why we love it here!

Corvera Golf update – August 2010

August 16th, 2010

I must start by apologising for such a delayed update. We have a few photos to go with this latest Corvera update, however we have all been so busy over the summer that it has been impossible to find time to take some photos and provide some much needed information.

Great reviews from the Golf Course

We are now starting to receive some great reviews for the golf course. Family and friends of Corvera owners are now travelling from Torrevieja, Alicante, Villamartin, and more locally, Hacienda del Alamo, to play the golf course regularly – and they are loving it.

Roda Golf owners, and golf rights owners, have their own society (of which I am a member) and Corvera is now one of our preferred courses to play. We also plan to have some of our “society away days” at Corvera, which again is great news for improving the profile of Corvera Golf and Country Club.

The golf course is starting to play well, and it looks great! The course is getting plenty of water, and when the rain eventually comes in September, there will be a new wave of growth and maturity visible in just a few weeks. There are plenty of players on the golf course, and for the most part all positive reports.

Plenty of completions

Some excellent news from the developer is that they have been very busy through June and July with owners completing the purchase of their properties at Corvera. It would appear that the banks are starting to lend again, and that has helped Corvera with over forty new completions over the summer!

The Corvera Clubhouse

Regarding the clubhouse, I have met with the senior management team at Corvera and like everybody else they are frustrated regarding the lack of progress on the clubhouse. I am assured it is the most important thing for them at the moment and it looks like May 2011 is the new completion date, but that is not official yet.

The discussion centres around the fact that until a certain number of owners have completed the purchase, the clubhouse would not be a viable commercial proposition. I believe the magic number is 500 completions – and I believe they are pretty close.

Now please don’t shoot the messenger here! I am merely passing on any information I can gather to share it with all Corvera owners, I offer no opinion regarding this.

Plenty of people around and about!

My on-site roving reporter, Chris Dean, has reported that there are lots of people milling around at present, some of the swimming pools are actually quite busy. Miguel’s bar is extremely busy, with a BBQ planned for this weekend (Friday the 13th) OMG, just realised the date, hope you superstitious people out there are all ok today!

Loads of people now enjoying the resort including my old friends John and Amanda Anderton who are almost permanent fixtures on-site now. Chris Smith and his lovely wife Corinne have now moved in to their lovely new Magnolia house and are very happy, Mr and Mrs Dave Bond, who have recently moved on to Corvera in to their new Canela villa, they have a lovely new swimming pool and are loving it! Good luck folks for your new life in Spain.

There have been a number of recent completions who I have helped, I won’t mention names, you know who you are. Good luck with your new homes and holiday homes in the sun, look forward to seeing you all at Corvera very soon.

More airport progress

The new airport is now making huge progress and it definitely looks like next year will be a big here for Spain’s newest airport at Corvera. The location for Corvera Golf and Country Club is superb anyway, but with this new international airport and trans-Atlantic airport right on the doorstep, the signs look positive.

We are still busy helping people regarding their completions at Corvera, particularly those on phase 3 and 4 who are unsure of how best to proceed, please get in touch if you think we can be of any assistance, we will be only too happy to help.

That is about it for now, many more photos and new update in September.

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Corvera Golf and Country Club – Report March 2010

March 16th, 2010

Welcome to the March update for the Number one information web site for Corvera Golf and Country Club.

Playing the course

Firstly – at long last I have played the golf course! The greens are fantastic and the tee boxes are nearly ready, in good condition, and they just need about three months of sun with some rain and I think they will be complete. The fairways are some way from being perfect, I would say about 6-9 months will get them there. However, they are still very playable and certainly better than most “snowed off fairways” back in the UK! The good news is that there are greens staff working everywhere on the course.

I played off the white tee boxes as I heard the yellow tees were not much of a challenge – well I will be playing off the yellow tees next time! I found the challenge to be pretty tricky and very long, a really great day out. I played with new owners Gareth and Jackie Summerton and it was Gareth playing off a handicap of 6 that won the day.

Construction continuing

I bumped in to several owners walking around the development. Quite a few people having moved in now, so it was good to see a few people about. The only thing missing for now is some life breathed in to the place. Please also remember it has been winter, the weather has been pretty poor really, and only now people are starting to furnish their properties and actually stay on site. So it was great to see owners about. It could well be a busy summer at Corvera!

The café bar on site is now busy every time I go there, and it’s good to see a good mix of nationalities present and a few different languages being spoken. You always get a good welcome here and a wide range of snacks and refreshments awaits you.

The equestrian centre is now well under construction. There are horses on site and it should be ready by the start of Summer. This is quite a big area currently under active development and good to see this much advertised facility being worked on. Some of the photos below will hopefully give you some idea of progress.

Airport

The airport at Corvera is still continuing to grow with some of the infrastructure for the terminal buildings now well under construction, please follow this link for further information, Corvera Airport

Meeting some happy owners!

Happy Corvera owners!
Happy Corvera owners!

I have been very busy of late helping Phase 3 owners swap their deposits to properties that have been completed on Phases 1 and 2. I have been liaising with the developer to identify suitable properties for these lucky people, and trying to get them the right price! We have quite a few very happy clients now I am very pleased to say. Corvera clients who were upset and worried about their proposed properties who are now very happy indeed.

One such couple is Stephen and Jacquie Wragg from Tamworth, who kindly posed for some photos on the 18th fairway with their property in the background. They had this to say:

“Thank you Stuart for all your help, we have been having many a sleepless night and wondered if we would ever see our new property! With your help and expert advice, we are very happy to proceed to the completion of our property at last. You have found us a fantastic property and at a great price, we would also like to thank Pablo Buitrago at Corvera for his patience and understanding of our situation, We are now every happy indeed and can not wait to complete our purchase”

Another couple who have returned to the UK very happy indeed are Phil and Wendy Webber from Cardiff who had this to say:

“We would just like to give our thanks to Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties. Firstly, if we had not stumbled upon his web site www.corveragolfinfo.com with its great information about Corvera with all the photos and updates, we would have still been in the dark about any progress at Corvera. Through this web site we made contact with Stuart and went over to see him last weekend in Spain. As a phase 3 buyer at Corvera we were becoming increasingly concerned about our purchase. We discussed the options with Stuart and on taking his advice decided to swap into phase 2. We are now the proud owners of a fantastic front line property and very much relieved. Stuart’s advice and ongoing support has been invaluable. We are looking forward to completing and spending our first week there. Thanks again Stuart. We strongly recommend anybody with concerns getting in touch with Stuart”

Here to help

Swapping deposits from phase 3 properties (not built yet) to properties that are available now is obviously not right for everybody, I can only offer advice and offer my opinion on each individuals own circumstances. However if this option is something you might be interested in discussing, please feel free to make contact, many clients are taking up this option which is great news for the resort as there will be fewer properties available. I am always available directly on 00 34 680 842 895 or via email on info@calidainternationalproperties.com

I know there are many people, from various phases, exploring all options available and considering legal action for various reasons and I do wish you all well. I do recognise these are very worrying times, but it is great news that people are still enthusiastic about Corvera Golf and Country Club and that they are excited about owning their new home in the sun.

The Clubhouse

There has been no construction work on the clubhouse since the last update I am sorry to say,
however I am assured that construction will commence very soon and will be finished this year,
please see this link for our previous report on the Covera Clubhouse to give you some idea of how it will look when it’s finished.

Like everything the clubhouse is now well overdue, but hopefully it will be worth the wait. Rest assured that as soon as construction begins we will report it here with plenty of photos! We remember when the Roda Clubhouse opened nearly two years ago, of course we were there first with a full report and gallery. That day will come here on Corvera – something to
look forward to!

A word of caution

A word of caution. There are a few companies out there who have managed to get hold of a Corvera owners database. This database has most likely come from former employees of MRI or MacAnthony Realty International, please beware of these company’s trying to sell you Furniture Packs, offering Mortgage products, Property Management services and especially Rental services. They often ask for an “up front” fee and very rarely if ever deliver the service promised and that you have paid for. If you are in any doubt, please don’t work with these people and please never part with any money up front.

The same goes for Real Estate companies charging a fee to market your property for sale, we should all only be paid if we achieve the results for our clients, not one penny should be paid before that!

The sun is back!

Finally, the warmer weather seems to be upon us after a real cold snap this last few weeks. Spring is definitely here and I can not wait to have my next game of golf at Corvera! If anybody fancies a game, please just drop me an email and I would love to join up, maybe play for a beer? Now that definitely sounds like a plan.

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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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More great news about Murcia Airport!

February 3rd, 2009

Or as we like to call it “Corvera Airport!” – That’s right our own dedicated airport whizzing us – or our clients – from the dreary UK to the sunny golf course of Corvera without any hassle at all! We know the nay sayers have been harping on about delays – or worse – with the airport, but yet again a news story “from the horses mouth” shows that there is nothing to fear, and that the airport is on course for it’s 2010 debut! We reprint the story in it’s entirety below:

Ps Soon we’ll be back on site for another complete shoot with our pro photographer, please let us know in the comments if there’s anywhere in particular you’d like to see, bearing in mind we are escorted on the tours, and we can’t get “everywhere!” (But we try!)

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The construction work to build the new international airport at Corvera is still underway despite the general economic crisis that Spain is suffering, and in particular the financial problems the airport’s principle shareholder – the construction company, Sacyr Vallehermoso seem to be experiencing. None of this will delay the opening of the airport!

This is what the President of the Region of Murcia, Ramon Luis Valcarcel and the Minister for Public Works Jose Ballesta and the President of Sacyr, Luis Rivero stated during a visit to the airport construction site in Corvera earlier this week. The President of Sacyr has announced that it could possibly be putting on the market between 10 and 15% of it’s shares in the airport but this does not have any relation whatsoever to the company’s financial situation after news that a deal with Repsol has fallen through to a Russian company. This deal would allegedly generate enough funds to cover the company’s loses in the construction sector.

After just six short months, since construction began on the 24th of July on the 3,000 hector plot which will soon be the new international airport, the outlining shapes of the new passenger terminal and control towers can already be seen. The rough silhouette of the 3 km runway is also now just beginning to be seen.

President Valcarcel added, “This is not like the Tajo-Segura water project; the construction work on this airport has a deadline date which must be met.” If this project evolves in the way that President Valcarcel believes it will then the construction work should be completed by August 2010, however this will not mean that the airport will be ready and open to the public as after the construction work has finished there will be a time period of several months where tests will have to take place before the final permissions are given to the project.

During the inspection to the site, Minister of Public Works, Jose Ballesta commented that once the airport is open it will be capable of handling 16 flights per hour which is the equivalent of approximately 2,200 passengers. President Valcarcel added, “Hopefully within a very short time the airport will be operating close to 24,000 flights per year and handling more than 3 million passengers.

Corvera airport – Our report and opinion

November 8th, 2008

Cranes at Corvera Airport!
Cranes at Corvera Airport!

There has been a lot of rumours flying concerning the new airport in Corvera. Including, as per usual, some nay-sayers predicting that it would never be built, or that it will take years to finish. It’s never as bad or slow as some people think, and usually, once a project is started in Spain it often exceeds expectations by completion. Just look at Roda Golf, which is bedding in so beautifully, and Corvera Golf and Country Club (see full our report from last week) which is taking shape as one of the premier golfing complexes in Europe! We think that people forget how long huge projects like this take to complete in the UK, and how they very often go over time….and budget!

When we were in Corvera last week with our photographer we drove out past the airport, and were pleased to see much activity. There are numerous portacabins for workers, and cranes evident along the horizon. Access roads for construction vehicles and personnel have been made. Corvera airport is being built. Right now, there were additional portacabins being constructed as we were there and clearly there is a massive amount of work currently being undertaken with yet more workers still to arrive.

As far as we can make out the first stone was laid on the 3rd of July between Corvera and Fuente Alamo (Google map).  The national Spanish news papers report that Corvera Airport is intended to serve a comprehensive range of UK and European low-cost airlines (Companies mentioned include Ryanair, Vueling, Air Europa, Air France, Iberia and TUI, amongst others), and that it is hoped to commence flights in there in 2010. It has been widely speculated that the airport would take two years to build. So 2010 seems reasonable…even if it is late 2010!

Development of the new, privately run, airport will take place in two stages, the first will cater for up to 1.5 million passengers a year (running 24 hours a day) and is projected to cost 106 million euros, and the second stage will cater for a further 3 million passengers at an estimated 45 million Euros. In contrast Aena Spanish Airports puts passenger volume at San Javier airport last year at close to 2 million people on more than 20,000 flights. As a private airport, Corvera will be able to offer lower fairs and greater flexibility than the airlines receive at state-managed “Aena” airports. The total area will be 300 hectares, with a runway of 3,000 metres. It will have five hangars, and will be able to handle seven flights every hour. The construction, and forty year management contract has been awarded to Aeromur S.A. They have employed “Sacyr” to carry out construction work. (You can see their sign in our photos too)

It was inevitable really that that a new airport would have to be built. Major expansion work continues at the existing San Javier airport, just like Alicante airport, which is expanding as we speak. This year, it is expected that passenger numbers at San Javier will be approaching two million! Indeed between January and July this year there were more than 900,000 passengers arriving at San Javier, a 24% increase on the same period for last year! The area has to have a new airport! We predict that we will be arriving at that airport soon, from rainy England, ready for a round at Corvera. Just wait and see!

We also timed our journey from the Corvera Golf and Country Club to the airport and it took less than 5 minutes, the flight path is nowhere near the resort so this is absolutely fantastic, for those worrying about Corvera Golf and Country Club, it may take a little longer to achieve the true investment potential, or to be the completed 5 star resort we hoped for, but in our opinion it is inevitable that it is going to happen and with the new airport well under construction, this is just another step in the right direction, look out for further news and updates shortly and please feel free to leave your comments.

Below we have the gallery of pictures we took on our visit. These pictures are, as always, available in very high resolution on our Flickr page!

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