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August 2011 Tenerife Property Magazine

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Property Magazine August 2011| Sunway Tenerife The Estate Agents


Welcome to the August Edition of our Property Magazine Welcome to the fourth edition of the Newsletter. Wow, where have the last four months gone?! We are well into summer here in Tenerife, with the typical hot temperatures forecast for the rest of the month. If you are looking live in Tenerife in the summer, we would recommend buying on a complex with a swimming pool, or a villa with it´s own pool! In this edition you will find a round up of the latest properties for sale in Tenerife, as well as a select few special bargains available right now on the property market. We will also be specifically looking at properties for sale in San Isidro, El Salto & Granadilla, with the usual overview of what these areas are like. The picture on the front page is of a beautiful Finca for sale in El Salto! You will also find the fourth and last installment of the Tenerife Relocation Guide. If you have missed any of the previous articles, you can find it all on our website. Finally, we have included 2 short Testimonials from clients who bought through Sunway. If you would like to hear more from clients who have bought with us, just let us know and we can email you the details. It is important to make sure you purchase securely in Tenerife and with peace of mind that you are using an agent that is experienced and knowledgeable. As always, if you have any questions or are looking to purchase a home in Tenerife and would like our advice & assistance, contact us on the email below or by phone 0034 922790021. You can also join us on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with the property market in Tenerife & YouTube where we have over 100 video virtual tours of properties currently for sale. We hope you find our Magazine informative! If you have any feedback or would like to see any particular information included in future Newsletters, please let us know by emailing us on mailto:admin@sunway-tenerife.com 2

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Tenerife Relocation Guide Part four Buying Furniture and Essentials You may have bought a property in Tenerife fully furnished…or you may have empty rooms ready to fill… Even with a fully furnished property, you may at some point need to replace essential items: Prices can vary dramatically for all types of Household and Electrical Goods, so if you are planning on buying a significant amount from one shop, make sure you have done your homework and that you are not paying over the top. You could save quite an amount by shopping around and asking for a discount. There are larger retailers in the North of Tenerife that will save you money! But what if something goes wrong? Some require you take the goods back personally. So saving a few Euros may become costly in the end. We have found using a small local retailer can become beneficial in the long term. You become familiar with the owner, they offer you more discount and become someone you can trust. People come and people go…the internet is full of secondhand bargains. If it doesn’t have to be brand new, there are hundreds of goods for sale at great prices. Two great sites we use are Tenerifeforum.org and Tenebay.com. Don’t go and buy blindly, look around in your area or ask neighbours where they would recommend. It certainly pays to shop around.

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Recommended: Martinez - All types of Electrical Goods (Las Chafiras and Guimar) Boom Muebles - Furniture (Adeje and Santa Cruz) El Kilo – Curtains, Cushions and Bedding etc (Arona, Los Cristianos and Guimar) The Warehouse - Furniture (Las Chafiras) IKEA – All types of goods (Santa Cruz) Carrefour – All types of goods (Santa Cruz) Garbo – Furniture shop (Adeje) Learning Spanish If you have decided to live in Tenerife permanently or even a few months of the year, it would be advisable to speak at least a small amount of Spanish. Over 400 million people speak Spanish in over 20 countries...learning a new language opens doors to new cultures and you get to meet some new interesting people too! There are Language schools in both the North and South of Tenerife.

Price per week COURSE PRICES

Intensive Spanish course (including D.E.L.E. preparation)

2-3

4 - 11

12 or +

145

135

120

Part time Spanish course

80

Spanish Literature, Spanish History and Spanish Art courses

60

60

Commercial Spanish Language Course

60

60

Tourist Spanish Language Course

60

Individual Spanish Classes (min. 5 h per week)

20

20

http://www.canarias-cultural.com/

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Activities Tenerife has so much more to offer than just Sun, Sand and Sea…There is an incredible amount of activities both in the North and South of Tenerife for Adults, Children and Families… Assuming you are not the type who likes to lie on the beach all day long, here are a few ideas to keep you well and truly occupied: Land, Air or Sea: There’s such a great choice, you may have to stay in Tenerife much longer! Bike Excursions: Quad Bikes: Catamaran: Scuba Diving: Theme Parks: Golf Courses: Paragliding: Skydiving: Camel Rides: Jeep Safari: Water Skiing: Bob Diving: Go Karting: Off-Road Buggies: Horse Riding: Dolphin and Whale Watching: Bowling: Tennis: Botanical Gardens: Wind Surfing: Snorkeling:

The list is endless, but you know the best part of all of this is…you can enjoy any of the hundreds of activities available in Tenerife under the sun. To be sure of places, you can book most of the above excursions over the Internet before you arrive in Tenerife... again, you won’t lose anything by asking for a discount especially on multiple bookings. No excuses get out and enjoy yourselves, do something different each day…discover the island of Tenerife.

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For anyone looking to buy here in Tenerife, take a trip up into the hills where you will find peace and tranquility in a surprisingly short space of time. Wonderful uninterrupted views of the valleys and coastline can be found here in these three charming towns‌ You get more for your money! The properties are cheaper as you are away from the coast and a lot of the Rustic Houses and villas on the market have large plots of land. Granadilla de Abona is a municipality of Tenerife, located in the south of the island, occupying an area of 160 square kilometers with a population of over 30,000. Reina Sofia Airport is located in this municipality, as well as the beachside town of El Medano ("The Sand Dune"), where many important windsurfing competitions are held. Abona was the name of a Guanche menceyato, or kingdom that existed in this region of the island at the time of Spanish conquest in the late fifteenth century. Granadilla de Abona is a quaint old Spanish Town with gentle winding roads. Here you will find schools, a concert hall, a gymnasium, banks, churches and a few squares and much more.

San Isidro is one of the oldest villages on the island, located south of Granadilla town, with a total of 21,061 registered inhabitants. Well located for the South Airport (3km). It has its own Football Team in the second Division, Wrestling Clubs and there are 2 x Primary schools as well as the local community centres, Hotels, Medic al Centres and Sports centres along with many shops... Here you will find white painted rustic houses with trees and hanging vines, flower pots and vegetable beds‌

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San Isidro is well favoured by the locals and is known by many as a “dormitory city”, because many people working in Los Cristianos and Las Americas tourist areas live here.

El Salto (and El Desierto) is situated away from the hustle and bustle, above San Isidro with below Granadilla. Only 10 mins drive from the South airport and 25 mins to Los Cristianos or Las Americas, it is perfectly located and benefits from all local amenities. The area has retained its rustic feel with many restored Barns and Canarian Fincas. Many properties have a plot of land here so, if you are green-fingered, you can grow Fruits, Vegetables and flowers to your hearts content.

Having looked around at property prices in all three towns, San Isidro seems to have a large number of reasonable 3 Bed Townhouses from €150,000. Granadilla 3 Bed Villas start at around €300,000 with El Salto coming in higher than the other two. You will be spoilt for choice as there is such a wide range of property: There are beautifully restored Barns, New Townhouses, Large Rustic Houses, and Huge Luxurious Villas. A lovely 2 Bed House in San Isidro with over 2,000 sqm of land is currently on the market for €250,000… You don’t have to search far to find a real bargain!!! Most properties in these areas have breath taking views due to their location up in the hills. Here, properties also benefit from cooler air temperatures at night where more mist and rain falls than you would get lower down at the coastline, although summers are hot and humid, they are more bearable the higher up you go.

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Granadilla Granadilla Village has approximately 19,000 inhabitants and is a picturesque Spanish town high in the hills with its village square, church and winding roads. The town can be classed as agricultural as it produces vegetables, potatoes, cereals and grapes of excellent quality and is famed for its Monte del Agua area (Water Mountain Area) which has an amazing lunar like landscape.

An absolutely wonderful fully reformed house located in the town of Granadilla. This lovely house consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 ensuites), a separate kitchen; spacious lounge/dining room and a fantastic terrace, courtyard and private roof-terrace - totaling an amazing 170 m2 of external space!!! This lovely house also has a private garage. â‚Ź295,000

The area is ideal for those who wish to live on Tenerife and wish to be amongst the Spanish community. The town is above sea level which is good for those who prefer the cooler weather as opposed to that of the coastline. Many properties in this area benefit from spectacular views of the coastline.

San Isidro San Isidro is situated close to the southern Airport and is a residential Spanish-Canarian town offering a long high street bursting with shops, schools, car show rooms and furniture shops.

It is ideal for a family who wish to dwell amongst the Spanish Community and El Medano at just 5 minutes drive away is always an alternative for those beach days, as is La Tejita beach which is the same distance. Los Cristianos is a 20 minute drive from here.

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This lovely 3 bedroom townhouse is for purchase in the area of San Isidro. This beautiful house comes with a large bathroom, large dining/living room and large separate kitchen. The property itself comes with a private underground parking place and a large 16m2 rear terrace. â‚Ź156,250

Beautiful townhouse located in the centre of San Isidro. 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate toilet, separate fully equipped kitchen, lounge/dining area and a fantastic 26m2 terrace enjoying beautiful sea views. â‚Ź262,500

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El Salto & El Desierto El Salto is a real country area, set on a hill far from the city lights. It is situated above San Isidro and beneath Granadilla. To drive to Los Cristianos it would take approx. 25 minutes.

Stunning villa for sale in a rural setting in El Salto, Granadilla. This amazing villa consists of a private gated entrance, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge, a dining room and a large external area of 6000m2, including a large private swimming pool, gardens and parking spaces. This property enjoys beautiful sea and mountain views. There is also a separate villa which consists of 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. â‚Ź645,000

This area is mostly populated with a mixture of multinational investors who have restored old Canarian Fincas making them into remarkable country style residences reminiscent of old farmhouses with climbing flowers on the walls and trees all around. The area is favored due to the fact that many of the houses come with large plots of land making them perfect for those who enjoy their privacy. El Desierto is very similar to El Salto, and is only a couple of minutes away from El Salto.

Situated on 10,200m2 in idyllic El Desierto and with stunning coastal views, this Finca has been developed into an EQUESTRIAN CENTRE. There is a detached cottage & range of stables. The cottage has been tastefully designed with a luxury kitchen, a lovely lounge with a high pitched ceiling and patio doors to a small terrace. There are 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate office-utility with external entrance. It is possible to extend the house to 200m2 on 2 levels! â‚Ź290,000

Both areas are just below Granadilla and generally properties here enjoy spectacular coastal & mountain views!

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Jacques & Dominique Cauwel - Bought in Los Laureles, Tijoco Bajo

"SUNWAY TENERIFE is a company that we strongly recommend. From the very beginning of our search for a property, Sunway Tenerife had already offered us the apartment that corresponded most to our wishes and requirements: a lovely 2 bed apartment of recent build in a small complex with low community fees and very close to local typical restaurants and not too far from shops and beaches. A small paradise where we can live during several months per year in a quiet environment without being isolated. The sympathetic team at Sunway has helped us from the beginning to the end and has always been clear and helpful in everything, including several visits for administrative advice and also at the notary with a member of staff speaking French, Dutch, English, German and Spanish. A very welcome surprise was the very low cost of these services, taxes and the disponibility of the members of staff (thank you Corine) even after the sale was concluded."

Peter & Hannah Concannon

Because of the fantastic climate and weather conditions of the Canary Islands, and the many superb holidays on Tenerife, we finally decided to burn the bridges and move to Tenerife and set up a new home. Too young to retire, we were looking for a day time business activity, and on finding what we thought was the ideal thing, through a different agent, we were advised by a good friend to asked Sunway Tenerife Ltd for their advice. Sunway Tenerife was very supportive in our project, but when they found some legal problems that could not be resolved, they advised against the purchase. We searched for an alternative business venture and finally ended up buying something that Sunway Tenerife was promoting. It is worth mentioning that the first business we looked at is no longer in existence. Sunway Tenerife Ltd made sure that the business we bought was 100% legal, they sorted out my lease with the landlord, and withheld sufficient monies from the purchase price to cover any unforeseeable debts. As time went by, we sold the business and with the expert help of Sunway Tenerife Ltd, purchased two other properties through their office, and have now sold one of these, again using Sunway. Sunway’s office is very friendly, the sales and admin staff are always helpful, when you have a business here, the paper trail is never ending, and I was forever calling in to their office with my problems, which gladly for me, they always managed to solve. The office is very professional when dealing with vendors and purchasers; they explain every aspect of buying and selling, and have a great after-sales policy.

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Luxury villa in the residential area of La Florida Bajo in Valle San Lorenzo. This fantastic villa is built on 2 floors with; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 with a Jacuzzi), a separate fully fitted kitchen, a large lounge/dining room, a terrace and a lovely garden, enjoying magnificent views to the sea and the mountains. €320,000

Las Floritas is a very popular holiday complex in central Las Americas. This 2 bedroom apartment is on the 4th (top) floor and has sea views from the good sized terrace. Refurbished a short time ago, both bedrooms have good space & there is a good open-plan kitchen and full bathroom. Good rental income achievable. €160,000

Aguamarina is one of the best positioned residential complexes on Golf del Sur, being front line to the Atlantic Ocean. Set within the 27-hole championship golf course. This 1 bedroom apartment is on the 4th floor and is in pristine condition. There is a lovely lounge-dining room, kitchen, large bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a full bathroom. €100,000

Luxury linked villa located on the very sought-after complex of Villas del Duque in El Duque. This amazingly spacious villa consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite), a fully equipped separate kitchen, large lounge/dining area, separate games room and an amazing 52m2 terrace enjoying relaxing views of the pool and mountains. This villa also has a Jacuzzi and comes with a private garage. €485,000

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Wonderful studio located on Parque Cattleya in central Las Americas. This studio consists of a lounge/living area, fully equipped open kitchen, 1 bathroom and a terrace. Sold fully furnished. The complex has a communal pool and is located close to all amenities, only a 5 minute stroll from the beach!!! Only €88,000

Opportunity to buy a studio on a first line position of the seafront in Los Cristianos close to the beach and the harbour. The best view in town! This lovely studio is situated on the 4th floor and there is an elevator in the building. There is a lounge/bedroom, an open fully fitted kitchen, a bathroom and a balcony with spectacular views. The community fees are only 29 Euros/month. €130,000

Ocean View was constructed on the hillside of San Eugenio Alto some 20 years ago, and as such has fantastic ocean views over to the island of La Gomera. This studio apartment is on the 4th floor of the complex, which is pool level, and has a 14m2 terrace. Internally, there is a galley kitchen, bathroom and large living room that has been partitioned to create a separate bedroom. €77,000

Studio in perfect condition in El Dorado, Las Americas. Situated on the 8th floor, this studio has partial sea views and there is sun all day. There is a bathroom with washing machine, a kitchenette, lounge/bedroom and the terrace. The studio has been completely renovated and is ready to move in. On the complex there is a 24 hour reception, a beautiful swimming pool, parking spaces and also tennis courts. At only 5 minutes walk from the seafront. €87,000

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In the next Issue: A focus on Las Americas, with area information & properties for sale Latest bargain properties & New on the Market properties Costs when buying property in Tenerife.

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