Fitzgerald Estates Paphos Digest
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Fitzgerald Estates Ltd Solomos Court 74 Apostolos Pavlou Ave Kato Paphos Cyprus 8046
Tel: +357 26 930345 Fax: + 357 26930929 e: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.fitzgeraldcyprus.com
We aim to bring you the BEST VALUE properties in Paphos and now they are even better value... • Safe & Secure Investments • No VAT charge to pay • Fully equipped and often fully furnished • You can move in NOW Most of our properties either have the Title Deed issued, available or are in the final stages of Land Registry approval. Fitzgerald Estates only list properties that are safe to buy and have a full record of any encumbrances on each property.
Nemea Gardens enjoy a superb hilltop location of prestige homes designed by Cosmo Quality Homes, a company with flair for innovation and total commitment to creating highly appealing living environments ideally suited to the Cyprus climate. To find out more just quote the reference number 1152. (See Page 4) ___________________________ We continue to advertise our world class website on the famous British property website ‘Rightmove’, the Cyprus Mail, Essential Paphos magazine and the Russian magazine ‘My Island’ (Moi Ostrov) attracting sellers as well as buyers. We are seeing consolidation of prices at current realistic levels. As more people wake up to the fact that this is a wonderful opportunity to buy villas, prices will increase however prices for apartments will continue to be soft because there is a big oversupply of this type of properties.
At Fitzgeraald Estates we pridee ourselves on being different in many ways. We are a prop perty positive w marketingg firm, totally independent and markeet leaders in the Paphos re‐ sale propeerty market.
Spring in Aphroditiies Isle
Our comprehensive industry knowledgee, re‐sale market exxpertise, powerful iinternet and local p presence give you the competitive edgge when buying or selling a property. Buying or selling, thiis is one of the bigggest decisions yyou’ll ever make. N Naturally, you want the best possible outcome.
April has been an eexciting month, and A d not only for the piccturesque spring f flora on this wonde erful island thanks t to a healthy winter r rainfall. TThe interest in our range of property is growing as manyy savvy buyers realize that the attrractiveness of t today’s prices has n not been as excitingg f for many years. Ou ur total commitment to offfer quality properties at realistic market prices t that prevail on the ground is gaining us dividends.
TThere is a steady sttream of buyers t through Fitzgerald’ s website w www.fitzgeraldcyp rus.com who are coming from as far away as America and Australia to seee our world class properties. The inn novative and easy to o navigate website reeaches far and wide e and is a trusted sou urce of information as everyone can see everything aboutt t the property. In a n nutshell, you get w what you see with no strings attached.
Daryl’s commitment is to offeer sound d an advice thaat you can trust and exceptional customer servicee that of the covers all levels and phases o buying and selling process. For Premium service and Excceptional results, disscuss the purchase or sale of your homee with Daryl Fitzgerrald.
opment is that overr One exciting develo tthe last months wee have been experiencing a subttle shift in our customer mix. Thee Cypriots have come back on the m market and are
Leaders in n Re‐sale Propertiess
very activee in securing qualityy propertiess. Interest is also strong from ‘otheers’ in the local com mmunity which includes Georgians, Ru ussians, uropeans and Britissh who Eastern Eu are buyingg property to trade up, live in or as an n investment. The locals have beco ome avid followers of our website ass are our internatio onal audience.
om the traffic lightss Paphos Harbour fro at Begonia Garden Centre.
Office hours are 9aam to 5.30pm 6 days a week with n no break for lunch. So if you only have your lunch break t to see us, you are w welcome! If you have a property of any kind to sell in t the Paphos area wi ith Title Deeds in y your name please c come and see us
Fitzgerald’’s publishes the selling price on our wo orld class website on the famous Brritish property website ‘Rightmovve’, the Cyprus Maill, Essential P Paphos magazine and the Russian m magazine ‘My Island’ (Moi Ostrov) atttracting sellers as w well as buyers. Just a small tip – wheen you log n the into ‘Righttmove’ just click on Fitzgerald Estates’ logo/icon and you will get alll our properties which are kept up to o date every day!
The Tremelo oes in Paphos.
All the dettails including the availabilityy of Title Deeds for each property aare listed as well. Evverything is straight‐‐forward at Fitzgeraald Estates. Evveryone is treated w with respect so o that it does not deepend on who you aare or how much yo ou wish to spend. Their trained team of nals listens carefullyy to the profession buyer and d seller to understan nd fully what theyy want.
TThe Tremeloes will be performing at t the Coral Beach Re sort Hotel at 8pm on Sunday 6th June. For those of us old enough to remeember them they w were one of the gre eat ‘Pop’ bands of t the 60’s. One of the eir many hits still remembered is of ccourse ‘Silence is Golden’. Originally led by Brrian Poole who departed from the band in 1966, theyy have continued to ttravel around Europe pulling the crowds wherever t they perform.
Our one and only office is in Kato pposite the ‘Wishing Tree’ Paphos op near the C Catacombs on Aposstolos Pavlos Aveenue going toward the
Properrty of the Month ‐ TTala Delight Villa
o Nemea Gaardens enjoy a supeerb hilltop location of prestige homes designed by Cosmo Quality Ho omes, a company w with flair for innovattion and total comm mitment to creatingg highly app pealing living enviro onments ideally suitted to the Cyprus climate. The homes feature steeel construction an nd full insulation foccusing on energy effficiency with a low w ecological footprint. No need d to take the car forr socializing or convvenience shopping nt Tala Village squarre is only a short waalk away. the vibran A tranquil tree lined cul‐de‐sac is the location off this stunning, low w maintenance, urful shrub hedgingg lines the irregularly shaped compact executive styled home. Colou plot ensurring privacy and a vverdant setting for yyour outdoor entertainment areas. The gardeen area is paved witth natural stone and d you even have yo our very own private en ntry to the green co ommon! diterranean flavourr The villa carries a distinctive Med with white faccia, blue shutteringg and expansive balconies. Besst of all, it enjoys th he sought after south west orrientation with stun nning views and cooling sea brreeze. The entire grround floor features T shaaped open plan, witth distinctive slim‐ line fireplace in the lounge area. Opposite, adding mporary flair, a susp pended wood shelf to the contem projecting visual focus and a sub btle invitation to the high b bar: a natural magneet for informal get together and conveersation. The high b bar happily doubless up as a breakfast b bar which effectively screens off the high impact, custom, wrap‐around designer kitcchen. Fitted with go olden oak slim‐line nits, easy care granite worktops and fu ull set of appliancess, the kitchen is an storage un expression n of culinary practiccality.
nects seamlessly to o a very The brightt dining ‘room’ conn generous covered terrace forr relaxed outdoor eentertaining. You’ll lovee the circular spa plunge pool by the siide the terrace! Itt’s fully tiled, and haas a seating bench ((room for 8!) – cool off on a hot sunny sum mmer’s day then firee your traditional Cypriot BBQ and eenjoy a leisurely dayy. U shaped, the marble staircase leads to two verry appealing bedroomss and family bathroom. Bedrooms featture floor to ceiling mirrrored wardrobes, llaminate flooring and a wonderfully scenic outlook. TThe master bedroom opens to one private one shared). Stargaze or savour the stunning a two picturresque balconies (o sunsets fro om your balconies. Enjoy the tranquil serenity of the locaation and your new w home... Life just gets better aand better... An outtstanding lifestyle aand investment choice. April Saless at Fitzgerald’s: Peyia A tw wo bedroom top flo oor apartment with fantastic view ws and nies, at very near th he asking big balcon price of €1 120,000
Wedding C Celebrations Congratulations to o Alex and Lolita forr their wedding recently! It was a day for their church h wonderful sunny d wedding and a loveely reception at the e Coral Beach Resort Hotel.
Peyia A 2 bedroom townhouse with separate kkitchen and wonderful sea views at very near the askingg price of €145,000. Tala A verry large, beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa on n a very large plot at very near the asking price 00. of €425,00
Alex & Lolitta with Daryl
Pope Benedict’s Visit to Cyprus P is Just aboutt everyone here in Paphos talking about the pope’s visitt. He will give an eccumenical service att 3pm on Friday on 4th June at St Paul’s Pillar t take Church whhich is big enough to 4000 peopple.
Recently, Alex and Lolita launched an outstanding magazzine, Moi Ostrov (in Russian ‘My Island’’) which has been v very successful and d in which our monthly newsletter and featured s property are published.
Anglican C Church & The Latin Parish Flower Festival
TThis year’s charitiess being supported by the Festival are: Paphos, Heart A Association, The Ex xpatriates Kidney Patients Association and the building of St. Michael’s Hosspice.
Children frrom the Latin Kindeergarten in front off “O When the Saintts Go Marching In” Next year, the datees are 4th‐6th May. W Why not fit your ho oliday around this t time and take in th e Flower Festival. T The weather will be e lovely and warm, but not too hot.
As usual, tthe Flower Festival was visited by many, many people, though there was a worrying time when the Icelandic vvolcano prevented any planes arrriving on the island. However, the “powers that b be” must have hearrd about the Festivaal and lifted the restrictions just in ttime!!!
or Amateur Boxing Fitzgerald’s Sponso Eddie Kirkup Fitzgeerald Estates representative in th he Channel Islands is in training for thee next bouts of The e J Jersey Dinner Boxin ng Club in May and October! Well, nearly!
The themee this year was “Songs of Praise” an nd each display porttrayed hymns ‐ so ome old, some new w ‐ with a connection to a story or passsage from the Bible. As you may be ablee to see photos, an extraord dinary from the p amount off work has been pu ut into these disp plays, I just wish wee had enough ro oom to show them all!!
TThese events attracct some very big names in the boxin ng world such as Sugar Ray Leonard and Frank Bruno and many wealthy Jersey patrons to w watch the amateur r fights. It is a great opportu unity for Eddie to spread the word ab bout Fitzgerald Estates and for Fitzzgerald’s to sponsorr a sports club that h helps lots of young men focus on a bettter life.
Bargains! Many people come over to Cyprus are of course ‘fishing’ and do not even qualify to put down a deposit but the serious buyer is seeing an unprecedented opportunity. There has also been a tendency for buyers to make offers, often ridiculously low on several properties to ‘test the market’. We advise everyone who wants to make a serious offer to firstly come to see the properties that they like, choose the best for their needs and be prepared to put down a deposit. Unless this happens the property is still available and may be bought by another buyer. Fitzgerald Estates works like the Scottish work in that: • •
Title Deeds There is so much demand for property with Title Deeds that Fitzgerald Estates markets only those properties that either have the Title Deed or where it is imminent. What does imminent mean? This means that the developer has submitted the application for the issuance of a separate title deed for the property at the local land registry office. After accepting the application, the Land Registry will give an AX File Number to the developer. This means that the Land Registry Surveyor will prepare the final drawings for the plan for the Title Deeds, and in cooperation with the developer, the separate property Title Deed will be issued and the title transferred to the name of the purchaser.
Once the buyer says they will do something the seller expects them to do it. When a deposit is paid then the property is taken off the market and there is no ‘gazumping’ as is done in England.
The whole process usually takes 1‐2 years, provided the developer has carried out all building works according to the approved plans and has secured all necessary permits regarding the property from the authorities. Our panel of lawyers who do the conveyance for our clients will find out about the status of the issuance of the separate title deed for the relevant property and will give an indication on when the processing will be finalized – often in only 2‐6 months. This gives the purchaser peace of mind to buy the property of their dreams through us.
Most people ask Fitzgerald Estates, with their excellent experience and reputation, to arrange everything so the conveyance of the property is a smooth and happy experience.
As Cyprus is now in the European Union there have been many benefits to property buyers and sellers here in Cyprus. Lawyers are accountable for their actions and agreements.
they purchased a property from a developer but after a while they are not so sure who the solicitor is really working for. Our company offers guidelines, but we recognise that clients have the right to make their own decision. In no way does our company receive any financial benefit from recommending a solicitor. Our only aim is to achieve the smooth and happy conveyance of the property for the buyer and seller.
Property Conveyance Fitzgerald Estates has a list of recommended solicitors of ‘proven ability’ and are always working to very high standards. This is not just in order to protect the client or clients, but also to protect our integrity as a business.
The Fitzgerald’s Family As reputable Property Marketing Agents we take pride in our service, part of which includes the service provided by one of our recommended solicitors. If a problem becomes apparent they ‘touch base to keep us in the loop’, so we are informed and can be professionally ‘pro‐active’ and help to solve any issues that may arise.
Daryl and Anna Fitzgerald and their children, Andrea, Terry and Daryl came to Cyprus in 1987 from Adelaide, Australia. Daryl loved Cyprus so much he became a citizen in the year 2000.
There are very few ISO9001 system qualified companies here in Cyprus and fewer who obey ISO quality control rules but this is the closest we come to creating it. In the UK, where most of our client base comes from, companies or organisations will recommend and only deal with individual companies who have a proven track record and are ISO accredited.
After working with a major developer in Paphos for 11 years Daryl and Anna saw the huge potential of the property market in Cyprus and and the opportunities that it presented. Convinced that the future of the property business will increasingly be centred on the resale market in Cyprus and in 2003 they opened their
In short we do all we can to help our customers. Most customers have a solicitor that acted for them when
business delivers high levels of excellence to all its customers – buyers and sellers. At Fitzgerald Estates we do this with insight, innovation and integrity.
own property marketing agency in Kato Paphos. We had to make sure that our listings and marketing was better than anyone else and we had to work very hard’, says Daryl and with the Irish roots and Australian determination and focus we had no problem there.
If you are passing Fitzgerald Estates in Kato Paphos opposite the ‘wishing tree’ and would like to ask about the property market please drop in. Realising your dreams is at the heart of everything we do.
The Fitzgerald’s decided to forge ahead with cutting edge technology and establish creative ways to market property and established a world class website.
Pafos Aphrodite Opera Festival 2010 Opens its gate for the twelfth consecutive year aspiring to offer all music aficionados a unique experience leading them through the magic paths of lyric drama. This year we will be treated to the fabulous La Boheme by G Puccini. Staging the open air production against the background of the medieval castle in Paphos Harbour provides a spectacularly dramatic setting.
www.fitzgeraldcyprus.com features 70‐80 properties with professional photographs and life‐style stories about each property. Our sophisticated sales and marketing techniques are about connecting discerning people with premium, top value places. It’s a ‘basket’ of marketing effort that reaches out to people in real time. The buyers are intelligent, sophisticated and knowledgeable and they expect immediate response within seconds. Daryl, Anna together with Lynda, Sue and Eamon, who make up ‘the team’ which makes sure that all parts of the
La Boheme is set in 1830 and it takes us through a lifestyle journey of the contemporary youths with a wonderful tale of friendships, merrymaking, love, jealousy and betrayal. From Sep 3, to Sep 5, 2010 Tel 26822218 or toll‐free number 8000 8005 for bookings.
Stage One Theatre Group ‘The Constant Wife’, Emba Theatre, On the 18th to 22nd May Tickets €12 Book on 99 90 7737 The Constant Wife by Somerset Maugham is a social comedy of marital manoeuvres in 1920s upper‐ class London. Constance Middleton discovers that her husband is having an affair with her best friend. Rather than being contentious Constance Middleton handles the situation in a calm and even manner, even being outwardly supportive of her husband and her friend whilst, at the same time, tactfully contriving to gain her own advantage. ‘A wonderful lesson in marital diplomacy of the era.’ Not to be missed
Enjoying the success they wholly deserve the group made enormous strides making the venue so much more appealing with making vast improvements in lighting, acoustics, carpeting the floors and upholstering the seating. If you would like to join ‐ you don't actually have to perform on stage but if you can stick bits of wood together, hammer nails in, sew, paint, prompt, direct, produce, do lighting, sound, or clean, they need you!
The Stage One is an ambitious Amateur Dramatic Group based in Paphos, Cyprus. The original group was started in 1985 by a lady called Freda Worshop and in 1987 the group secured a small theatre in Emba village (seating 230) and became known as The Stage One.
22nd International Historic Car Rally
It is a group of primarily ex‐pats who get togeth er, perform in public, usually 4 t imes a year and generally have a good time doing it. With high aims of professional standards of excellence they have charmed Paphos audience with a varied repertoire including comedy, drama, musical and pantomime.
This 22nd international historic car rally is a 3 day event, the route is varied and full of interest and beauty. It is a chance to see legendary cars from the history of rallying competing once again and to meet many car enthusiasts and make new friends.
It starts in n Nicosia on Friday 1 14th and finishes on n Sunday 16th Mayy in Paphos. This sporting event is an nd entertaining wayy to use exciting an your classic car for competition and have loadss of fun.
swimming competiitions, boat races, competitions of po opular songs known as “tsattista” and th he most popular custom, which is th he throwing of w water at one anoth her. This symbolisess t the purification of t the body and soul
No special car preparation is needed, no special driving skills are reequired m a competitive spirrit and apart from common ssense. It is a wondeerful challenge for the young and tthe heart young at h
A A Magical Night wi ith Jose Carreras
For inform mation contact 2231 13233 or 22446614 4. To get your entry form please visiit: www.cgf.org.
TThe famous tenor JJose Carreras returns to Limmaso ol/Lemesos for a concert after seven n years since his last appearance
‘Kataklysm mos’ celebration – 24th May
TThe great tenor willl be accompanied by the Cyprus Symp phony Orchestra, under the direction n of Miquel Ortega at the Lemesos Mu unicipal Garden T Theatre. Price / Ran nge: €100 ‐ €210 For further informaation please call: T Tel +357 22446614 4 or 70009303 Fax +357 22313482 2 w web: www.fipa‐cyp prus.org
“Kataklysm mos” (Flood, Delugee) is a religious aand popular feast ceelebrated only in Cyprus. Kataklysmos iis found ok of Genesis and in n the in the boo Greek mytth of Deukalion. In both cases it reefers to the destructtion by flood of allmost all‐living creatures in a order to ggive birth to a new aand moral generation n.
St Michael's Hospicce On the 9th April a LLatin Paska (Easter)) Dinner was held at the Alexander the Great Hotel and raiised €4200 for the Hospice. Thanks to everyone who made this possible,, especially Brenda and Phillip Backhou use for organising t the event ‐ Paphian n Paul from Rock FM who was the M MC and DJ,
The cerem monies last for a few w days and take p place in all sea side towns. Celebratio ons include various games, performan nces of folk dances,,
Irene Robeertson whose singin ng was as fantastic aas ever.
TThe festival is celeb brated across Cyprus in celebratio on of Spring and t the rebirth of the c countryside.
The Philippina Singers gave a fantastic a Demetri, rendition whilst Andreas & D ot Dancers, showed d off the the Cyprio best (and the most energeticc) of Cypriot footwork. Eddie Bourrne took charge of the raffle. Also, wee would like to thank Owen Donaghy,, the pice and Project Manager of the Hosp Christos the Ministter of Health ‐ Mr C Patsalidess ‐ who attended the dinner and donatted €500. We were delighted also welcome the H Hon. Mayor of Paphos, Mr Savvas Vergas.
Flower festooned ffloats stream along t the sea front show ing off the rich giftss ora with young of Cyprus spring flo maidens, youths an nd children enjoying the ritual of the parade. The spectators can visitt the flower markett on the day droppin ng a euro or two (orr more) and taking home a wonderful wonderful occasion. memento of this w Peyia Views V Villa (ref. 1150)
u to everyone who aattended Thank you the Dinner as well as all who kindly unable to bought the tickets but were u night. It join in thee festivities on the n was a greaat evening with peo ople from all nationaalities and everyonee had a fantastic ttime.
Elegant and contem mporary, this is a home with immensse appeal and v versatility. Designe ed with clear focus on the demands off the Cyprus climate, the villa offfers a sleek, cool interior that flows sseamlessly outwards to the relaxed garden m and colour. setting full of charm
ANTHESTEERIA FLOWER FESTTIVAL Sunday May 30th Poseidonos Avenue The Antheesteria Flower Show tracces its origins to the ancien nt cult to the Goddess A Aphrodite, the Goddess o of Love and Beauty.
St Joseph’s RC Church, Highgate Hill, London. They have two daughters, Julie and Pauline an nd three Grandchildren, Iain n aged 19 years, Natasha ,17 years aand Christopher also 17 years. Theyy lived just off the Holloway Road unttil 1974 when they moved to Gillingham, Kent.”
Happy to be in Paphos – Celeebrating den Wedding Anniveersary their Gold
Eventually in 2007 they have decided tto move to Paphos permanently and have really settled into our Adopted Home very happily. We have many f friends here both lo ocal and ex‐Pats of v various nationalitie es. “We are active members of the community of the St Paul by the Pillar” aadds Mae. Both Mae and Joe are acctively involved in v voluntary helping a at St Michael’s Hospice Shop nearb by.
Mary or M Mae, as she is known to everyone, and husband Joe aare our ot be ‘recent’ arrrivals who could no happier w with their decision to o make Paphos their new home. Secrret of their succeess? Good friends, miles of good will, welcoming ambien nce and do and plenty to seee... It all plenty to d began in 1 1998 when Joe and Mae holidayed in Paphos for the ffirst time and ...stayyed at Phaeton and fell in Love with Paphos! They camee there every yearr, often twice a yeaar and having thee same room made it all the more speccial.. a home away ffrom home.
On Easter Sunday M Mae and Joe Celebrated their Go olden Wedding A Anniversary at St P aul’s Church with aa f familiar congregati on who attend the Latin Mass each Sunday. Celebration Buffet Lunch was at the home of our e hostess, Frances Dearson. There were 20 friends sharing tthat wonderful meal in gorgeous sunshine and delightful setting.
But the reeal story began longg before. “Let me teell you a wonderful story”, says Mae. “Once upon a timee a Polish nally from Cracow, named boy, origin Jozef (Joe)) met an Irish girl, M Mary (Mae), originally from Clough hjordan, Co Tipperaary, Joe was an Enggineer and Mary a Nurse. They met at The wer, an Irish dance hall in Round Tow London. Lo ove at first sight? TThey went through a courtship and a yeear later, pril 1960, they got m married at on 2nd Ap
Monthly digest from Fitzgerald Estates, Paphos, Cyprus. Specialist's in property re-sales in the Paphos region of Cypros. More than just a p...
Published on May 5, 2010
Monthly digest from Fitzgerald Estates, Paphos, Cyprus. Specialist's in property re-sales in the Paphos region of Cypros. More than just a p...