Gordon and Elaine Dunn can look forward to regular doses of Spanish sunshine, now that they own a holiday home in the Costa Blanca, bought with the help of HomeEspaña.
The Dunns from Hamilton, near Glasgow, got the keys to their brand new two-bedroom apartment in Pilar de la Horadada in October 2017. They first visited their development and paid a deposit for the property in January 2017. The total purchase cost them approximately €153,000.
“After a bit of internet research, we got in touch with HomeEspaña and arranged to visit the Costa Blanca and view properties with them,” said Gordon. “They showed us a mix of resale and new-build homes, including a show home for our apartment, at the time unfinished, which we loved from the moment we stepped inside. Our HomeEspaña agent helped us negotiate a price with the developer and before we left Spain, we’d paid a deposit to secure our apartment. They also put us in touch with a local lawyer and assisted us with opening a bank account and getting our NIE tax identification number.”
Once the Dunns were back in Scotland, HomeEspaña kept them updated on the progress of their property and were always available to answer any questions over the phone.
“Then, on completion day two agents accompanied us to pick up the keys and check everything was okay,” continued Gordon. “The after sales service was fantastic, second to none.”
Gordon and Elaine’s second-floor apartment has its own solarium, offering amazing views of the sea and surrounding area. Their development includes two swimming pools, including one for kids.
“The location is ideal for us,” added Gordon. “The beach is a five-minute drive and Pilar’s town-centre is just a 15-minute walk. It’s a pretty place with a real Spanish feel, friendly people and first-class cafés and restaurants. We’ll visit the apartment as much as possible and let our two adult children use it too. When I retire next year, we’ll go even more. There are lots of flights from Glasgow to Alicante, 50 minutes from the development, so it’s easy to get to.”
Together with neighbouring Torre de la Horadada, Pilar de la Horadada combines a traditional old town with wonderful sandy beaches and a marina. It’s a quieter, more Spanish option compared to the busier resorts up the coast in Orihuela Costa, which are still only ten minutes away. The Mar Menor lagoon and La Manga are also close by, as is the other airport option at Murcia San Javier.