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Day: May 26, 2014

Real Estate Market News: Great Buys

The new weekly low down on local real estate from RE/MAX By Erica Hayward, Manager, RE/MAX Beach Homes Good day and welcome to the first of many opinion articles on the local real estate market. Weekly I will be writing about the ins and outs of real estate in the Southern Costa Blanca area. Real estate times are changing.  Currently there are many buyers out looking to purchase a home or investment property. However, many of those buyers are out looking for those illusive frontline properties for around €50,000.  As we say in our office, “if you find one, let us know- we’d like to buy it!” Those are nearly non-existent.  However, there are several good buys out there – but when thinking about purchasing one of those “great deals” – buyers shouldn’t be limited to focusing solely on bank owned properties. There are several resale properties available at competitive prices, along with numerous new builds which include interesting packages that make it well worthwhile to further investigate what is available on the market. Here are a couple of examples: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Bungalow in Dream Hills for €65,000. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Apartments in the Campoamor Golf area for around €70,000. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartments in Playa Flamenca starting at €65,000. New 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Bungalows from €105,000 with great common areas close to golf...

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Boy band Auryn to play Orihuela

Young chart toppers will stage free concert on May 30th Successful young boy band Auryn will be performing a pop concert in Orihuela on May 30th, as part of the Gala de la Juventud (Youth Gala), which is held every year at the Glorieta Gabriel Miró. Making the announcement, Councillor for Youth Carolina Gracia said Auryn are one of the bands that won the most awards and played the most concerts in Spain last year. She noted that the event starts at 10pm, is free to attend and will cost the town hall €41,924. It will also be an opportunity to present prizes to local young people in various categories, including art, business, music, education and the...

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Mountain blaze in Orihuela

4,000 square metres burn behind the cemetery At about 7pm on Sunday, a fire broke out in the Sierra de Orihuela behind the cemetery by the path up the mountains. The local Fire Brigade confirmed to COSTA DAILY that it burned around 4,000 square metres. The Provincial Council helicopter was sent out and made several passes dropping water over the flames, aided by land support from two Fire Brigade all terrain vehicles and a fire engine. The same sources added that they do not yet know the cause of the fire but the Guardia Civil are...

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Goalless draw puts Orihuela through

First leg victory enough to get to next round of play offs Madrid team Unión Adarbe needed three goals at home to overcome Orihuela’s lead from the first leg of this play off for promotion, but were not able to beat goalkeeper Emilio on a pitch that is very narrow and on which any long ball, throw in or corner posed a danger. Adarbe had more chances but the ‘Scorpions’ of Orihuela put up a firm defence and had to hold on to the bitter end. Right from the start, they showed they intended to win and in the 10th minute Martín was one on one with the Orihuela keeper, who slid in and took the ball from his feet. Orihuela also had chances, like in the 22nd minute when Tonino unsuccessfully tried to play Fleki through with a back heel. Six minutes later the Madrid team came back and Agus put the ball just wide of the post. The away team were on the back foot for the rest of the first half but Sergi still managed a counter attack one minute from the break, which De las Heras trapped to keep the teams level. In the second half, the game was evenly fought and as the clock ran down the locals were running out of hope, especially after Cadavas was sent off in the 61st minute for...

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Pilar de la Horadada pays homage to San Isidro

Hundreds join the pilgrimage to the patron saint of farmers Hundreds of Pilar residents gathered in the rural district of Cañada de Praes on Saturday (May 24th), when from 5:30pm, on foot, horseback or in carriages, they joined the pilgrimage in honour of San Isidro Labrador. The statue of the patron saint of farmers is a dearly loved object of devotion for them that they followed throughout this festive day. The pilgrimage went all around the streets of Cañada de Praes, followed by a picnic for everyone to enjoy together, after the parish priest had blessed the statue of the saint....

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