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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!

Click here for a FULL SCREEN slideshow!

Paramount theme park coming to Alhama

October 20th, 2010

Great news today all! Simply Networking, are carrying a story – which we repeat below – that we are all going to be very happy about!

The Spanish daily newspaper, La Verdad, are today claiming that Alhama has been chosen “by the region” as the location for the Paramount Theme Park in Murcia.

They say that the meeting held on Wednesday evening about which we reported yesterday, was decisive, “as far as this newspaper has been able to ascertain” and they say that there are just minor details to confirm.

They say that the Fuente Alamo option is being left on pending in case problems arise with Alhama, and say that a pre-agreement has been reached with the banks.

The banks have apparently agreed on an option to buy 3.5 million square meters of land on the site of Condado de Alham II, taken by the banks in lieu of payment of debts from the Polaris World development company.( See previous stories for all the details.)

Apparently the deal will be for the land purchase to go through within the space of one year.

“La reunión del miércoles ha sido decisiva para que la sociedad promotora del parque temático Paramount se haya decantado finalmente por los terrenos de Alhama de Murcia para ubicar la futura ciudad del ocio y del cine, según ha podido saber este diario. Los representantes del Gobierno regional avanzaron lo suficiente en ese encuentro de trabajo con los ‘bancos de Polaris’. A día de hoy quedan flecos que se esperan cerrar en breve. La opción de Fuente Álamo sólo se pondría de nuevo sobre la mesa si surgen problemas que, de momento, ninguna de las partes prevé. Ayer se hablaba de un preacuerdo aún sin formalizar.

Los negociadores han ultimado una opción de compra a precio tasado de 3,5 millones de metros cuadrados próximos a la urbanización Condado de Alhama, que fueron propiedad de la constructora Polaris World y que han pasado a manos de los bancos y cajas acreedores aglutinados en torno a la empresa Inversiones Resort Mediterráneo (IRM). Se trata de Caja Mediterráneo, Bancaja, Banco de Valencia y Banco Popular.”

Now what we have to be careful about is that this is all hearsay, and yesterday both Salvador Marin who heads up the government department handling the negotiations, and Jesus Samper himself both said that secrecy is still of the utmost importance, that nothing is final and they are still considering a number of options.

Both were adamant yesterday that there were still many details to finalise before an announcement would be made.

The rest of the La Verdad article just recycles information which has already been reported many times, so is of little consequence, and it does seem a little indiscreet to be putting out this headline when nothing is final, and its’ certainly strange to see this headline on the morning on which Samper is in front of the courts giving evidence in the Murcia corruption case, in which his developments in Murcia are implicated. Mind you, as we’ve said before, putting out a headline with positive news detracts from the implications of the corruption case, and La Verdad are plump and well fed due to the considerable support they receive from government funded “businesses” the councils and the Cajas, who pay for most of the arts activities in the region, so it’s not surprising.

They are the only daily to have this “inside information” and nobody else is reporting anything.

Yesterday Salvador Marin was defensive of Samper, saying that he was just one of a number of people working on the Paramount project and that the outcome of the court hearings today would have little influence on the future of the Paramount project.

It’s difficult to see how this is the case, however, when Santa Monica are the major capital shareholder and the Licensees for the Paramount brand marketing.

It’s also important to take into consideration that the license period has been granted for one year to enable the project to be pulled together and will only be finalised once the blessing of paramount licensing has been given to the final proposals, hence the period of a one year option to purchase the land which is what La Verdad are claiming has been agreed, albeit “with a few minor details still to resolve.”

Samper was keen to stress that nobody from Paramount had been in touch with him reference his implication in the Murcia corruption case, which again, does seem strange as Paramount is keen to maintain a squeaky clean image, but then again, this corruption investigation has been ongoing for more than a year, so it seems unlikely that Paramount would have granted him a licensing agreement without having carried out extensive background checks beforehand.

Anyway, nothing will be official until somebody makes a formal announcement, but again, what is peculiar is the headline announcing that the “region” has selected Alhama, when the region is only supposed to be stumping up a token amount of investment and the project is supposedly being driven by Samper and Santa Monica Investments.

We’ll just have to wait for a formal announcement.

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

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