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We are Dave & Bev we run a property findind business from the Uk. We have been back and forth for the last 20 years and have a house in playa flamenca house by the pool.

Cranes of Hope
04 August 2013

 Here is our latest Blog about where we love so much. Here is a snipet.

We’ve all heard of the Costa Del Sol, The Costa Blanca and the Costa Verde but how many have heard of the Orihuela Costa? Well it’s not a Costa in the way we Brits picture them, it’s just 16km of coast in the very south of the Costa Blanca, Alicante region. Forty years ago it was farmland and coastal scrub land, now it’s a large town divided into several separate areas; Campoamor, Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Playa Flamenca, Los Altos, Villamartin, Las Ramblas and part (not all) of Punta Prima. Although often wrongly classified as part of Torrevieja, the area actually comes under the control of the townhall in the city of Orihuela, some 30km away, hence the name. Popular with ex-pats from across northern Europe it has diverse population.
 
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AIPP
11 May 2013

Just to let you know Spanish Dream Property is a full Member of this Industry body. We got our full Membership on 27/11/2012.

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Memories of Spain in the 1960's
30 December 2012

Memories of Spain in the 1960's

2012

As a child I spent many happy times in Spain. I remember being fascinated by the way of life and culture which seemed so strange to the English back in those days. My favouri...te memories are seeing all the donkeys in the straw hats or sombreros hard at work. Donkey carts were as common a sight on the road as a car, but you saw them often working in the fields pulling ploughs, cart loads of veg or oranges, in fact anything that needed to be moved. Tractors were all old fashioned, many pre WW2, and blelched black fumes as they trundled down pot-holed roads and tracks. It never went without comment when we returned to the UK how smooth the roads were!

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New Year's Eve (' Nochevieja ')
30 December 2012

New Year's Eve (' Nochevieja ')
New Year's Eve (Nochevieja) in Spain is a party night like everywhere else in the world, though the structure is a little different to in other countries - remember you have to think in SPANISH TIME!

Rather... than starting early and building to a crescendo at midnight, the Spanish see in the New Year sober (well, nearly sober), either with friends or with family, and then go out to the bars at about 12.30. The partying then continues until about 6am (if you fancy an early night) or much, much later, if you don't!

There is an 'ancient' tradition, started by some shrewd farmers about 100 years ago when they were left with too many grapes after the harvest, of eating twelve grapes at the twelve bongs of midnight. This is a fun ritual, only spoiled by the fact that it is almost impossible to buy seedless grapes in Spain - in the rush to chomp down the dozen grapes; everyone ends up biting into a seed and pulling a silly face.

A word of advice: there are four higher-pitched chimes just before the main ones at midnight (known as 'los cuartos') that announce the start of the real ones - make sure you don't start eating your grapes too soon. It catches people out each year - one year a television presenter made the fatal error! For every grape you get right, you will get a month's good luck.




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Green Grass
24 November 2012

Spain in the '60's didn't have a terribly good electricity supply, power cuts were frequent. No-one had irrigation systems on timers, that would have been useless. Water was often in short supply over the summer anyway. We visited Barcelona and were taken to the famous football ground. As a young girl totally disinterested in the game I remember little of the visit except the groundsman's enthusiasm for the pitch. He was proud of his work, and looking back on it, probably rightly so. We were told, through an interpreter, with extreme pride that this was 'the greenest grass in Spain'. And it probably was. The groundsman however seemed dismayed by the lack of response of the unimpressed British tourists - afterall we were all very used to green grass!

Bev

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Memories of Spain in the 1960's
11 November 2012

Memories of Spain in the 1960's

 
As a child I spent many happy times in Spain. I remember being fascinated by the way of life and culture which seemed so strange to the English back in those days. My favourite memories are seeing all the donkeys in the straw hats or sombreros hard at work. Donkey carts were as common a sight on the road as a car, but you saw them often working in the fields pulling ploughs, cart loads of veg or oranges, in fact anything that needed to be moved. Tractors were all old fashioned, many pre WW2, and blelched black fumes as they trundled down pot-holed roads and tracks. It never went without comment when we returned to the UK how smooth the roads were!
www.spanishdreamproperty.com
www.house-by-the-pool.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spanish-Dream-Property/204019259614697?ref=hl


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Genuine way of earning extra
07 October 2012

Anyone looking for extra income? www.mykleeneze.com/bevanddave
Really need people in Norwich but anywhere else in the UK, Ireland, Holland or Germany is fine too. Plus as from September 2013 we will be operating in Spain too! If you are interested in getting more information just contact us through our web page or davebev1@aol.com.

Dave & Bev





 



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Demand for property in Murcia
22 September 2012

Demand for property in Murcia has surged by 78 per cent this year, according to one search engine..
The region has long been mooted as the fastest recovering area in Spain, with the upcoming international airport and Paramount theme park boosting its potential for property investors. But interest in the region's real estate has already started to grow on the overseas portal, with enquiries betwee...
n March and May this year 78 per cent higher than the three months from December to February.
The increase in interest follows official reports that property sales across Spain have risen too. Although down on the year on year rate, real estate transactions grew by 21.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the last quarter of 2011, the Spanish College of Property Registrars revealed this week. This boost in sales has been attributed to the country's "intense lowering" of house prices, as holiday homes become even more affordable for international buyers.
Spain's financial woes and historic bank bailout continue to dominate news headlines, but the country's unemployment has also driven rents up, with rates growing by 0.7 per cent in April compared to last year. Now, investors are looking to take advantage of the falling prices and higher rents, and Murcia is one their main targets.
 
 


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The results are in
09 September 2012

The results are in!  A recent survey conducted by the Overseas Guides Company revealed that the economic turmoil of the last few years has done little to deter those determined to buy their own slice of heaven abroad.

Of the 1,114 respondents, 36.9 per cent confirmed that they have not changed their approach to buying abroad or emigrating despite the general economic crisis and believe that now is as good a time as any to purchase abroad. A further 42.2 per cent admitted to being wary but their concern has not led them to change their plans.

So, which demographic are the most likely to be planning an overseas property purchase? The survey discovered that around 70 per cent of prospective buyers are at least 50 years old – the majority ranging between 50 and 64. Of this age group, more than 70 per cent plan to buy outright without a mortgage and 59 per cent of respondents revealed that they are planning on buying to emigrate.
 
I must admit those findings surprised me, I guess if you want something bad enough, you press on and achieve your set goals, but how about you? Are you still pressing on? Why not call me and see how achievable your plans are to own a property abroad.
 
 
 


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20 new flights a week
15 July 2012

 

Easyjet has announced 20 new flights a week to Europe from Southend International Airport in Essex and five of the first eight routes are to the Spanish Costas, the perennially popular holiday destination for Brits.
Fares from Southend to Spain will be priced from as little as £25.99 and take off in April 2012.

Flight destinations include Alicante on the Costa Blanca, Malaga on the Costa del Sol and the Balearic island of Majorca. The 800,000 people who will be flying in to Spain from Essex will all need a holiday apartment, villa or hotel to stay in which bodes well for our owners who are keen to let out their homes for healthy incomes.



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