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Corvera Golf and Country Club – Report September 2009

September 16th, 2009

I hope you have all enjoyed the summer. I know the weather has been poor in the UK and Ireland, however I am also aware a lot of our regular visitors to this web site have been to Corvera this summer to enjoy the fabulous weather we usually enjoy here in Murcia. It was also great to meet a lot of you in person for the first time.

Many people have now completed the purchase of their property at Corvera, and I am very pleased to report that there have been many positive comments and many, many happy owners. Congratulations to everybody who has completed their purchase of their property at Corvera!

I walked a large part of the golf course this week, and I was amazed at how much it has come along since my last visit. I’m sure the golf course will be open this year and I am looking forward to playing the course myself. I hit some great shots on the driving range as well so obviously I am very happy. Talking to the green keepers – they are all confident of hitting their target of opening this year so excellent news.

Phase 3 owners will be pleased to know that work has commenced on phase 3. Not a huge amount of work at present – three cranes and a couple of earth movers – but progress is good, and they have started, and what a fantastic location! A very elevated position with amazing views across the whole resort, and with a South West orientation for most properties. This is going to be a very desirable location once completed.

I have taken some photos of the road leading up to the main entrance. This road is now open, so the whole avenue up to the roundabout before you turn right in to the resort looks great. I hope you agree. First impressions count, and the first impression driving up this road is wow!!

The golf clubhouse is now well under construction with lots of activity in this area. Also lots of work is going on around the greens and in the bunkers. They are already putting finishing touches all over the course, more and more trees have been planted, and it really does look like a golf course at last, I just can’t wait to play it!

I won’t mention any names, however I took some friends to Corvera this week to get their opinions on the resort, These friends all own property in Spain, but not at Corvera, and they have never been there before. They thought the development was great, the location fantastic, and they all agreed that there is massive potential. They agreed all amenities are essential, but what they did view they loved, I just thought I would pass that on.

I have taken quite a few photos of the Menta apartments and the Magnolia bungalows. This area is looking fantastic now with green areas maturing, swimming pools now in, and the Magnolias are looking superb and close to completion. I reckon by next month (October) we may well be close to some owners moving in. The whole area looks great and there are some fabulous views from this area as well.

The Menta apartments, and that general area in the South Island, are looking great. There is so much work and activity there that I think that this whole area will be complete within the next couple of months. I love the colour as well, I have had a number of requests for photos of this area so I hope you enjoy these.

As usual the overall impression is very good, loads of progress, all very exciting and looking great, I hope you enjoy this latest update and photos and I will be back in about 4-5 weeks with the next update.

We are currently very busy assisting clients with their completion requirements, If anybody needs help with any aspect of the completion process including mortgage requirements, property management and rentals services, snagging and “deep cleans” or even furnishing your property, please get in touch by emailing us directly or calling (00 34) 680 842 895 any time.

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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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Corvera Golf – Full report April/May 2009!

May 15th, 2009

Entrance roads nearly completed
Entrance roads nearly completed

Many apologies for being late with this the April / May update and photos! We have been very busy helping people prepare for their new property at Corvera as well as continuing to look after our Roda Golf clients. On the subject of Roda Golf (www.rodagolfinfo.com), phase 4 is well under way and the new sports facilities have finally started, as I keep saying, things might be happening a little too slow for us, but they do get done and to the highest standard, please consider this when wondering, and worrying, about Corvera.

Anyway… on to Corvera Golf and Country Club! We are being asked a lot about phase 3. People are concerned about the building licenses, and when the building will start. Well the good news is that the phase 3 building licence’s are expected to be issued within the next few weeks and building will commence on that phase straight away – yes you have heard it before, but I do think phase 3 is about to start before the Summer, the developer is getting ready to press on with it and they are as anxious as you to get it all under way, watch this space!!

Now then, on to all you lucky people who are due to complete, it just gets better and better, the new road to the airport outside the resort really is well under construction, the entrance to Corvera is almost ready and will be in use within three or four weeks, the mail box area is all ready and the communal gardens to the left as you go through the main entrance are now looking wonderful, the children’s play areas with the communal gardens and all the new plants and shrubs looks fantastic. Our car was covered in dust from the massive construction vehicles at work on the access road, and workers were in evidence busily working on the entrance and finishing off at the post box areas.

We counted about 450 ornamental benches that are currently being installed throughout the resort in the communal areas. We were also amazed at the sheer amount of plants and shrubs now bedding in! All of the plants at Corvera are from the local area, so there will be no question of them not being able to survive and they will require very little maintenance.

The PGA driving range and academy are almost complete and the driving range is already very green and lush, you will hopefully see this on the photos that accompany this report, the news is that the PGA golf academy will be open in June and again it looks fantastic. There was so much work going on at the driving range that we were not allowed any closer, but seeing the green grass in the centre of the development was a heart-warming sight!

Speaking of “green” – the golf course is currently being seeded and by the end of May the whole golf course should have been seeded and will be green by the end of July, then we will be getting really excited! There are vast bags of seeds in evidence around the site. The golf course should be available to play by the end of 2009, but I for one will not want it to open before it is good and ready, the back 9 at Roda was opened early due to pressure, and they are still repairing it, so please be just a little more patient – not long now!

The lakes on the golf course are now completely full and really do look daunting from a golfers perspective, the views across the lakes from the majority of phase 1 and 2 properties are fantastic.

A lot of the apartments have now had the name and number plates fitted to the outside of the properties, which means they really are ready for occupation. I was lucky enough to visit a few of the properties, and walk through them, and check them out first hand. Every single one of the rooms I walked through was light and airy with great views. Some will obviously be better than others, but with the patio doors opening right up, it really does bring the outside in – or is it the inside out!? I was very pleased with everything I saw. The ground floor Tilo style properties had amazing terraces and private gardens and a couple of the “frontline” properties had breathtaking views of the golf course and the mountains – I have one of these, so I was very pleased – very pleased indeed!!

Not too much more I can say, just a huge amount of progress from my last visit, much the same as my last report. I hope the pictures will speak for themselves! I would like to add that things are moving on at a great pace, and with a lot of abandoned developments around the world, it really is encouraging that Calidona have men (and women) working around the clock to deliver this fantastic resort that keeps getting better and better!

I am aware that this is a tough time for a lot of people and I do not say that lightly. If you can just hang in there I have no doubt that this will be the golf resort that everybody wants to own property on just a couple of years from now. As we drove around the resort we remarked again and again that this is truly set to be the premier golf resort in Spain, and surely one of the finest golf resorts in Europe. Yet again its big thumbs up for Corvera Golf and Country Club, I hope you enjoy the photos and you find this latest update interesting, I hope it was worth waiting for, and the next report will show A GOLF COURSE!!

If you need any help with your completion of your property at Corvera please just get in touch.

Please leave your comments below as all feedback is greatly appreciated.

PS We also have some big “panoramic” shots that our photographer is assembling now, they should be with you this week!

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Inspection trip – Corvera Golf development Feburary 2009!

February 12th, 2009

Hi everybody, welcome to the latest update on Corvera Golf and Country Club, we hope you are continuing to enjoy this free information web site on Spain’s soon to be newest luxury golf resort!

We have more great news, and up to date photos of Corvera – however a small apology – it was a little hazardous on the resort this week! There were about 600 workers, dozens of trucks, lorries, diggers, etc. everywhere, all good news, however it has prevented us from getting all the photos we wanted to get. We have also had a number of requests for photos and we really have done our best, but limited photos this month, so many apologies if we have missed your property or your particular area, but we will do better next month we promise!

We are sure that you will enjoy them, we have managed to get photos of the North island which is very close to completion and we have some exciting news about phase 3. Also the properties up near the location for the hotel (which will be built) are completed, and look absolutely sensational.

You will see from some of the photos that they are now laying the tarmac in some areas. Yet again hundreds of additional trees are being planted around the resort and on the golf course. Also the boundary fence is being erected all over the resort, yes we can actually call it a resort now, it has progressed from a mere building site and it is all really taking shape!

Regarding phase 3, we have been reliably informed that the licences for phase 3 will be issued very soon and work should commence in the next couple of months. Completion date for phase 3 is approximately June/July 2010. This might not suit some people, however all the infrastructure for phase 3 is in place, all roads, pavement, paths and street lighting, and by the time your property is ready on phase 3, you will have all amenities, a fantastic championship golf course, a PGA golf academy, an international airport just around the corner, and a golf course and resort with a growing reputation!

Not just that! The views from phase 3 will be breath taking, simply superb, no other words for it, also from this location looking back to the sales office in the distance, you really do start to get a sense of the sheer vastness of Corvera Golf and Country Club, owners up here are in for a real treat, well worth the wait.

Now you all know that we are huge fans of Corvera Golf and Country Club, and as such we may appear a little biased, well we feel when you all see and experience what we experience every time we go there, you will feel exactly the same, Corvera is “head and shoulders” better than any other resort in the region, maybe Spain, yes it is fair to say “we love it”!

We would like to thank the staff at Corvera for allowing these visits and for providing as much help and assistance as they do, as well as doing their best to answer our questions which we ask on your behalf, it really is much appreciated.

It was reported in the local press that Jose Maria Olazabal has actually played the golf course, he has had a round of golf with some of the directors at Corvera, now we know the course is not ready, but they completed the 18 hole course testing the hazards and looking to add additional features, the word is that Jose Maria was very pleased with the progress of the golf course.

We have said it before, but the space and lack of build density really hits you, even where it looks dense from the sales office, when you actually get in amongst it, there is just so much space, the “Laurel” style apartments look great and some have fantastic views, those without golf course views (not too many) all overlook fabulous pools and wide open communal gardens, or look towards the mountains, very nice indeed.

The photos speak for themselves, you do not want us to go on and on, we are obviously aware of everybody’s favourite “moan forum” and we are also aware of everybody’s concerns which we are understand are very valid and we really do sympathise, we try our best to brighten up your day with as positive news as possible, there really is nothing negative I can or want to say about Corvera, we can not blame the developer for the economy or the recession, yes there are delays and yes mortgages are harder to get, no question about it, but as far as we can see, Corvera Golf and Country Club is going to be fantastic and we feel despite the considerable delays, Calidona are going to deliver one fantastic resort.

The town of Corvera is growing as we all expected with new properties being built, some new shops, a couple of extra bars, and we have already tried out two brand new typically Spanish tapas restaurants, very nice indeed, most importantly very inexpensive!

Finally, with a lot of owners at Corvera due to “complete” their purchase in the near future, we are getting contacted a lot about property management, mortgages, furniture requirements, rentals, etc. Our main sponsors are Calida International Properties and they will be very happy to answer all of your questions, and indeed help with any aspect of the completion process for your property at Corvera Golf and Country Club, please contact them at info@calidainternationalproperties.com or go to their web site at www.calidainternationalproperties.co.uk or continue to write in to us and we will pass on your enquiry.

We hope you enjoy this latest instalment, good luck everybody and we will be back in March, keep the faith there is a lot to be excited about!!

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