December update. Merry Xmas from Roda Golf!

Hi to all our regular visitors, it has been a little while since our last update, not a huge amount of news in the last couple of months, but what news there is just happens to be good news.

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More news about Murcia International Airport!

Hi all. The Winter months may be closing in (somewhat later than our friends in the UK!) but there's still plenty to be excited about here in Murcia! We are starting to see more images and details emerging from the - rapidly emerging - Corvera International Airport! Read this article, and optionally leave a comment

Paramount theme park coming to Alhama

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

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Paramount arrive in Spain, Airport flying!

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!

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August 2010 update - Getting busy on Roda Golf!

It has been quite a while since our last update, we have had such a busy summer to date and it is still only mid August, apologies to all those people who look forward to our updates, normal service will be resumed in September.

Busier than ever!

Roda Golf is very busy at the moment. August is always manic, but it seems there are more people around this year than previously. Maybe because there are more properties that have been completed, and therefore more people visiting and enjoying their lovely new property.

The rental numbers are up on last year. That may be because there are a number of long term tenants now on Roda Golf -and so there's actually a shortage of properties! Particularly through July and August, but whatever the reason it's surely great news.

Phase 4A has now been completed and lots of people are moving in. It's good to see so many international removals companies delivering furniture, I have seen trucks from Sweden, Norway, the UK and the usual suspects in Spain.

Furniture

It is official now that Murcia Furniture located on the C3319 near Corvera are closing down, unfortunately another company affected by the recession, should anybody have any issues or general enquiries regarding this company, please feel free to send in an e-mail and I will do my best to answer any and all enquiries.

Our preferred furniture partner DFS in San Javier, www.dfsspain.com are very much open for business, and as far as I can tell still keeping busy. Their comprehensive after sales service is the best I have experienced, and I can highly recommend them. For any help please contact them directly on (0034) 968 334 194.

New bar!

New bars are always good news! The Roda Golf clubhouse has had the rooftop solarium converted to a new bar and disco area, there is live music, dancing till late, and a fantastic atmosphere on the weekends, the views are outstanding and just yet another reason why Roda Golf is fast becoming the most desirable place to holiday in all of Spain.

The golf course

The golf course is looking absolutely amazing, the course is very busy, and has enjoyed record visitors throughout the summer. We now have the FSB (The Federation of Small Businesses in the UK) hosting their annual golf competition here at Roda Golf (in September), so the profile for Roda Golf is being raised all the time.

Swiching your property

A number of people are now not prepared to wait for their phase 4B properties to be built, and are actually discussing the option of taking another “key ready” property on Roda Golf. We have been very busy helping these clients. One such couple are newly weds Rob and Gail Henderson - many congratulations on getting married - and congratulations on eventually finding your holiday home in the sun! Please see the photo below of Rob and Gail on their solarium of their fantastic new penthouse apartment.

If there are any other clients in a similar position who are not sure of their options, please contact us here and we will try to help resolve your concerns. We work very closely with the developer and are having fantastic results for our clients.

Selling your property?

If there is anybody on Roda Golf currently thinking of selling their property, please contact us here as we are now having a number of enquiries coming in from people looking to purchase on Roda Golf, obviously the market is still pretty flat, however it's definitely showing some signs of improvement, and we would like more properties to advertise.

Nobody presents your property for sale better than us, please visit our main web site here at www.calidainternationalproperties.co.uk

Looking to buy?

Also for those people looking to purchase on Roda Golf, there has never been a better time to buy,. There are some fantastic bargains about, some incredible properties available, and very low interest rates for mortgages. We have our own in-house mortgage service at www.lavidamortgages.com and the exchange rate is now going the right way for UK buyers! So please contact us now for the very best selection of resale properties, and the lowest prices on Roda Golf.

As the number 1 official agent for Roda Golf and Beach Resort, we also have access to exclusive prices direct from the Roda Golf developer and we look forward to helping you with your purchase.

Enjoy what remains of the summer and I look forward to catching up with as many Roda visitors as possible in the coming weeks and months.

If anybody has any news or holiday stories they would like us to post here, please send them in and we will be happy to share with all our regular visitors.

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May report - Summer is here again!

Phase 4 ready to go!

Welcome to the latest report on rodagolfinfo.com web site. Yes it is phase 4 of Roda Golf yet again, but it is looking great! The very good news is that phase 4 is ready! The very first owners are all set to complete their purchases from June 8th. Yes it has been a long wait, but I am certain you will think the wait was worth it - Just have a look at the photos below.

The build quality is excellent, our colleagues arranging snagging services are very pleased with the build quality - and indeed the quality of all finishing.

As previously reported, the rooms are larger than properties on other phases, and there is a lot more light as a result of the extra windows.

The outside and communal areas are now showing early signs of growth, with all grassed areas actually showing a good covering of grass. Phase 4 is the only area with children's swimming and paddling pools. This is a great advantage. The swimming pools have now been cleaned, and are ready for use, and looking beautiful.

Hopefully you can get a good idea of all the space in and around the communal areas from the photos below. It is looking wonderful - a little bit of rain is required (sorry sun worshipers) along with the usual mixture of sunshine we normally get this time of year. These gardens are going to look amazing in maybe 6 - 8 weeks at most.

Beach Club now open and the golf course looking fantastic

We have more good news! The Roda Golf Beach Club is now open and all enquiries regarding the beach club opening times and travel arrangements should be directed to the Roda Golf Rentals dept. or the Roda Golf club house.

We are hoping that with Phase 4 now completed, the Beach Club now in it's second full year of business, the economic recovery starting (yes we know it is going to be slow) and the golf course the busiest in the region - that Roda Golf is going to be well and truly "on the map" for you golf lovers!

The golf course itself is now in the best condition we have known it, and it is looking fantastic. For more information regarding any of the facilities or properties for rent at Roda Golf, please just go to www.rodagolf.com or contact us directly here on info@rodagolfinfo.com

Mini market

Finally we would like to say a big thank you to Paul and Sue Lawrenson who run the mini market on Roda Golf and Beach Resort. They provide a very comprehensive and invaluable service to Roda Golf residents and guests, and you are always guaranteed a very friendly welcome whenever you visit the mini market.

Paul and Sue will be the first ones to say it has been a long, and economically tough, winter, however with Whitsun around the corner, the summer is well and truly here! Please make every effort to visit Paul and Sue at the mini market, and support them when possible. They have an excellent range of essentials like beer, wines, spirits (just kidding) but they do have an excellent range of basic provisions, also newspapers and magazines, frozen foods, fresh bread and pastries, ice creams and ice lollies, as mentioned beers, wines and spirits as well as beach goods for the kids. they even have an excellent book lending service and toys and games as well.

You can also stop here mid-way during your round of golf and collect cold drinks and beers as well as fresh baguettes and snacks.

Please see the photos of Paul and Sue as well as the comprehensively stocked mini market below, the mini market at Roda Golf is open daily from 9.00am to 8.00pm, should you have any special requirements, you can e-mail Paul and Sue on theminimarket@hotmail.es or telephone Paul on +34 620 65 08 09 and Sue on +34 618 56 99 99.

Properties available now!

We have properties available for holiday let and long term let, please see our full range of properties at www.calidainternationalrentals.co.uk or simply e-mail us here.

Should anybody need any help with their Mortgage Requirements or help with Furniture Packs, Property Management and Rentals, please just drop us an e-mail here or contact Stuart Thomas directly on +34 680 842895, Look forward to hearing from you and we will be back in a month, hopefully with some views from phase 4 purchasers.

WARNING!! Please use plenty of sun cream for the first few days of your holidays, the temperature has now hit 30 degrees and getting warmer, factor 20 or above for the first few days, c'mon folks take care of yourselves!!

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April 2010 update - Phase 4 nearing completion!

Firstly we'd like to offer sincerest sympathies for everybody caught up in the "no flights" problem! We have loads of clients and friends stuck here in Spain - no better place to be stuck to be truthful - but we know folks have to get back to their work, families and pets, so hopefully things will return to normal as quickly as possible.

We also have lots of clients and guests waiting to come over, so business affected for us as well, so we're really hoping for a quick return to normal. The funny thing is that Iceland's airport is relatively unaffected... go figure!

On to Phase 4! All about phase 4 at present as the progress is truly fantastic, we have a few pictures to go with this update as usual, however I have been lucky enough to enter a few of the properties on the new phase 4 "Brisa" style apartments and the only thing I can say is WOW!

I took some Roda Golf phase 3 villa owners, Den and Alison Maycock from London with me for a second opinion, and they were as enthusiastic as me. They agreed that these properties and this area was fantastic. They also commented on the quality of build which they said was surprising as the progress has been so very quick.

All the properties are very bright and airy, there is far more room as the floor space is larger, particularly as these "Brisa" style properties all have good size utility rooms with them. There seems to be much more light as there are more windows. It's really nice to have access onto the main terrace from the bedroom, as well as the lounge.

There are far fewer properties - and therefore people - on phase 4, making it a very exclusive phase on Roda Golf. The ground floor apartments are elevated and looking over the swimming pool, which incidentally have separate kiddies pools. Absolutely stunning.

The penthouse properties are superb with stunning views, and 90% of them are facing South guaranteeing all day sunshine. The real feature of these new style "Duplex" penthouse apartments (only available on this phase of Roda Golf) is the internal marble staircase up to the master bedroom and rooftop solarium. The solarium is all ready for a hot tub Jacuzzi and all the properties have sea and golf course views.

The communal areas are very "open" with considerably more paving around the communal swimming pools on this phase. All of the properties on phase 4 are just "second line" to the golf course.

The cranes have now been removed, as well as the large cement hoppers, so we really are in the final phase of construction. I am confident that all owners who have purchased on this phase will not be disappointed - your property is almost ready! It has been a long haul, but the whole area looks fantastic and some new owners should start to complete the purchase from sometime in May.

Very important for people to consider - IVA (VAT) goes up from July 1st 2010. There is an extra 1% to pay on all purchases and an extra 2% to pay on all services, so from 7% to 8% and from 16% to 18%, please consider this when planning to complete your purchase soon.

As always we are available for any help with Mortgages, Furniture Packs, Property Management and Rentals, as well as any other enquiries you may have.

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A quick update! Phase 4 is flying along!

Just a quick post today, but we really didn't want you to miss this exciting news! Simply great news regarding phase 4 at Roda Golf. The building work is progressing at such a rate, we couldn't resist taking some pictures to show you. We will still provide some more pictures and another update later in April.

Most of the blocks are now painted. We can barely keep up! Loads has been done since we took these latest photos the other week. The whole area is a hive of activity. Builders are everywhere... and the sound of diggers, trucks and cranes!

The properties are now having the windows installed and glazing will commence imminently, phase 4 is starting to look fantastic!

There has been earth delivered for the gardens, so there really is a huge amount of work on every part of these properties, it will be any day now when the kitchens and bathrooms are delivered and installed and we will bring you the photos as soon as possible, just anxious now to get inside and take some photos of the views from inside the properties and from the terraces and solarium's, should be great.

Most of the external plastering has now been completed, so we should see the area being tidied up quite a lot from now on, we still anticipate owners should be preparing to complete from the start of June.

I hope you enjoy the latest batch of photos. Rest assured there will be a much more comprehensive update next time.

Phase B Speculation

There has been some speculation regarding phase 4B. We can report accurately that there has been no work started on phase 4B, and there are no plans in the immediate future to start this phase. We will report it here as soon as we get news. The only work currently under construction is on phase 4A.

Should you new owners on phase 4A at Roda Golf require any help regarding mortgages, furniture Requirements, ongoing Property Management and Rentals - or you have any other requirements, please don't hesitate to contact us.

That's all for now. Feel lucky if you are a Phase 4 owner...and we'll be back very soon with much more!

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Phase 4 flying along! Completion starting in May!

Here we are in March already! Spring is finally here, and after a month of horrible weather, the mild weather is upon us, the temperature has shot up and the sun is shining at last!! On top of that we have some great news with this update for the number one information web site for Roda Golf!

Even though the weather has been awful, the golf course has been very busy with members, societies and holiday golfers enjoying the Roda Golf course which is still in remarkably good condition.

We have plenty of enquiries coming in for rental properties which is excellent news. Holiday bookings for the Summer are coming in thick and fast and there are also enquiries coming in from buyers looking to buy property here at Roda Golf - all good news I am sure you will agree! A long way to go, but things are definitely moving in the right direction.

The Roda Golf rental department has informed us that they are currently experiencing record enquiries for rentals at Roda Golf, outstanding news.

As you will see from the photos, phase 4A is flying along. There are literally dozens of workers on site, and all working like mad to get the phase completed.

I have spoken to the staff at Roda Golf and they are expecting to start completing the purchase for these properties from May, for those of you who have purchased on phase 4A you need to make sure you are all ready! Start looking for your mortgages now and get prepared, they are taking a lot longer to organise in this current economic climate. The excellent news is that mortgage interest rates are now very low indeed, and so these properties are a lot more affordable, particularly for those owners looking for maximum mortgage.

Regarding the mortgage for these properties, 60% LTV (Loan To Value) mortgage is widely available, 70% is available subject to status and property valuation. Interest Only options are now quite difficult to come by, some banks will offer up to five years, most will offer maximum two years Interest Only option.

For help and assistance with your mortgage or any other matter relating to your completion on your phase 4 property, please don't hesitate to email us, or phone directly on (+34) 680 842 895.

If you are looking to rent out your property, please start marketing the property now, people are booking, and we now know these properties will be ready for this Summer, I think the Brisa style properties, in particular, are going to be very nice and very exclusive. If you leave the marketing of your property until you complete and furnish the property, you will have missed the Summer rentals for the most part.

Should you require guidance regarding your furniture options, just drop us an e-mail with your enquiry.

Regarding this months photos, I have thrown is a few of phase 3 and the golf course, just to remind you all why you purchased at Roda Golf and why most of us love it here! There is also a photo of Ruaidhri McGee, Roda Golf's own budding professional going through his daily routine of practising every aspect of his game, look out for Ruaidhri on your TV in the next few years.

The latest photos show a huge amount of work and activity on phase 4A at Roda Golf, I know it has been a long wait, I an sure you phase 4 owners will think it has been worth the wait.

I already can't wait myself for the April update!

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Great news for P4 owners & spiral staircase replacements

Well everybody, it has only been a few days since our last update, however I have some excellent news so I could not wait a month to share it with you, so here it is.

Regarding the work on the Phase 4 "Brisa" style apartments, the are dozens of workers on site and all cranes are now fully operational! At last it looks like these apartments will be finished pretty quickly! We will obviously be keeping an eye on things for you and reporting all progress, however it is all systems go and at last Phase 4A is a hive of activity.

I know you have all been waiting a long time, but it is now time to start to plan the completion process - I bet you thought this day might never come! You need to start to plan for your NIE numbers, your mortgage requirements and get your lawyers fully up to speed with your proposed completion dates, which look like being early Summer.

We are currently helping many people with their mortgage applications, so if you would like any help please contact us. We deal with every major bank in Spain, and we also have all the details of the builders mortgage. We have our own in-house mortgage specialist so we will definitely be able to find the mortgage product to best suit your needs.

Please remember as the largest Property Management company on Roda Golf, we will be very happy to help with all furniture requirements and indeed all management and rentals needs, please call Stuart direct on (0034) 680 842 895 any time. We are here to help and are able to offer comprehensive advice regarding all aspects of your proposed completion on Phase 4 at Roda Golf and Beach Resort.

Spiral staircases on Phases 1 and 2

We are being contacted regularly about the spiral staircase leading to the penthouse solarium's on phase 1 and 2 with owners asking "are there any options to improve or change them"? They have always been a bit of a nuisance, particularly for older people, or for people with any kind of disability or handicap, well at last there is an alternative. It looks fantastic and more importantly it improves access to the solarium tremendously.

It has long been a desire for the spiral staircase to be changed over for a more suitable form of access that enables family members of all sizes and ages to safely use the extensive solarium areas, whilst retaining the colours and design of the existing architecture.

Thankfully, it was recently decided by the community of phase one in Roda Golf to allow the necessary changes to take place. The first two property owners who wanted to take full advantage of the staircase replacement have now had this completed and they are absolutely thrilled with the results, so much so there have already been many requests for surveys and quotations for similar on other owners penthouse apartments.

Not only will this improve accessibility, but it will also increase the value of your penthouse apartment, so it's an excellent investment as well.

Local building firm "Baxters Spain" run by Paul and Andy Baxter have already proved themselves to be an excellent choice for carrying out this improvement, and indeed upgrade, with all work being completed professionally and within the time scales set out initially during the initial survey.

The new stairway comes with a special powder-coat finish means that it is virtually maintenance free, with just the occasional "polish" necessary to keep the sparkle looking nice.

With safety being a major concern, non-slip tiles (colour matched to the existing tiles) were fitted to the stairs, always ensuring a firm footing, despite the weather. A further safety point is that the hand rails on the stairs and the platform are to regulation height, giving added security and peace of mind. Wherever possible the handrails have also been bolted to the walls, ensuring that the staircase is perfectly ridged and has no-movement what-so-ever, in complete contrast to the original wobbly spiral stairway!

The very first owners to have this improvement are absolutely thrilled and have provided excellent testimonials stating how pleased they are with the results.

In short, the new staircase vastly improves your property and makes it:

  • Much safer to use.
  • Possible to have easy access to the extensive solarium.
  • Quieter to walk upon, no more noisy metal stair treads!
  • More rentable.
  • More saleable.
  • Have a significant increase in value.

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the possibilities of swapping your spiral staircase and improving your already stunning penthouse apartment, please feel free to contact us here directly on (0034) 680 842 895 (email) and we will arrange for the builder to come and provide a free "on site" survey with no obligation.

We have done extensive research on the possibility of the replacement staircase option. It is necessary to have a site visit (no obligation) and measure the lower terrace as they are all different and require "bespoke" stairs to be made for each property. It is NOT possible for a one-design-fits all scenario.

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