Been a while since I was last on, and I must say, there is a selection of positive and negative news on this forum, the majority somewhere in between
I would like to take this opportunity to write a few positive comments, and hope anyone reading it takes it for what it is,
I am lucky enough to have purchased an albatros many moons ago, but got posession in April this year (with some family members). We originally bought in M11, and were one of the many many people waiting and waiting, and would probably still be waiting, only for Rob & Sue did a swap to M13, and they very kindly located our house M13 03, which was available as a cancellation, told us and 2 weeks later we were in, no fuss, no drama, and happy to complete finally.
We have been blessed with decent neighbours, and a dry basement, and luckily enough the sunami that came down our road 4 weeks ago, just missed our garden, so that makes being positive easier, however, I still think it prudent to point out the many positives we have experienced since completing.
A very decent house, bought at the right money, on a site with fantastic prospects long term, I am a realist, Masa are a business, they sell houses, and at the moment they are selling none, that makes it very tough to invest in a site with little chance of seeing a return of investment for many years. This is not their fault, its life.
So confident I am of good long term prospects that we have invested and converted the basement and Steve Amber did a fantastic job, really turned the house into a lot more than it was (in hindsite, we should have waited to see if it flooded, but if I am honest, flooding in Spain never entered my mind.......Ireland yes, Spain, no.)
I have been over 4 times this year, and will return again in 3 weeks. Each time better than the last, We keep meeting really nice people, (Admitedly in Tipsy bar after a few, or in the chineese which is unbelievable value, great service, beautiful food for €8.95 buffet etc etc. The Indian is fantastic, and the taverna besdie it brilliant and cheap. Even the bowling alley behind it is excellent, with free bowling for you Thursday and Frifday evening if you buy a drink....where else will you get it?
Wine for €1 in the bodega in Balsicas.......
Mar Menor 15 mins away....
Great shopping in Murcia (20 mins), CArtagena (25 mins) and Dos Mares (12 Mins)
Draught Guiness everywhere......cheap
2 airports within throwing distance.....
The list goes on.
I am sure many people can find lots of negatives. Me, I'm not interested. This is a work in progress, come over, expect issues, leaks, a bit of mud, outages, dead trees etc etc. It is Spain, enjoy it and watch your investment recover and thrive over the next couple of years, I know I will....
Jason Campbell M13 03 (green Honda Shuttle Irish Reg)
Over again December 5th, drop by for a beer
BTW. Has anybody got Freeview/Freesat installed onsite yet with a big dish?