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Tuesday 6th July 2010

100% mortgage villas on Luxury Resort in Almeria, Spain

Desert Springs Resort

Desert Springs Resort

At Girasol Homes, we strive to negotiate discounted properties and investment deals to appeal to everyone. We have secured a 4 bedroom villa on the luxury Desert Springs Golf and Country Club Resort Almeria.


NOW ONLY 329.000 EUROS! WAS 600,000!


Country Cottage Type El Paso
4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms,
135m2 constructed ; 425m2 plot; community swimming pool. Underground parking space, views of the Golf course, Discounted Desert Springs Golf Membership Included

List Price: 600.000€

This fantastic 4 bed, 3 bath villa on the luxury resort of Desert Springs, Almeria has just been reduced by the resort for JULY ONLY from 600,000€ to a bargain 329,000€

This great resort also has 2 of Britains best known sports personalities who own property here, Sir Ian Botham and Daley Thompson who are keen advocates of the lifestyle and active life on the resort.

So for the month of July only you can get a 4 bedroom villa with 3 bathrooms on an award winning golf resort with famous neighbours close to the sea, magnificient golf course, other sports facilties including football, cricket and tennis. Was 600,000 euros now 329,000! High % mortgages available subject to status. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Friday 15th January 2010

Sterling enjoys a fine week against Euro and Dollar

Sterling has continued a fine end to the week following growing concerns regarding the economy in Greece and the effects it may have on the Eurozone as a whole.

The Pound rallied against the Euro and a basket of major currencies in early morning trading and at the time of writing this Sterling/Euro was at a four month high – A welcome change in luck for those with upcoming property purchases.

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said on Friday Greece had much work ahead to resolve its fiscal issues, after highlighting the fiscal challenges to a number of euro zone countries at a news conference the previous day.

This may well limit upside movement for the Euro in the short term so could create some excellent buying opportunities over the coming weeks, that paired with the huge drop in property prices overseas all means investors and people due to emigrate win both ways at present.

Ask Daniel Wright from Foreign Currency Direct for more details on 0800 328 5884 or UK 44 1494 725353

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Tuesday 12th January 2010

Las Vegas is identified as a USA hot spot by Girasol Homes as homes roll back to 2000 levels

Las Vegas Summary ~ it is a great time to buy for foreign investors

A multitude of real estate investments exists in Las Vegas today. Residential properties represent some of the better current bargains, especially in the range below $200,000.

We are not defining a “bargain” as a decrease from the high-flying 2005 and 2006 years either. Rather, home prices appear to have over corrected on the downside and are below the long-run trend that existed ahead of the bubble.

By several measures, such as median home prices and the S&P/Case-Shiller index, we have reset prices back to the early 2000’s. In some home segments we are probably further back, even to the early 1990’s…and that is before adjusting for inflation. In recent months, prices have leveled out. Chances are one’s wages, while possibly flat for the past couple of years, has still not fallen to early 1990’s levels, presenting a real opportunity to purchase housing by those that are employed.

By such fundamental measures such as price/rent or price/income ratios, we have returned to some very reasonable levels of valuation. Affordability like this has not been achievable in years. While employment has been weak, for those that are working and seeking a home, it is a good time to shop around. Investors have noticed this as well and are purchasing homes for rentals. Many of these properties cash flow quite well, so they are performing assets even in the absence of near-term appreciation. We have calculated cap rates in the six to twelve percent range so there are some great investment homes in the Las Vegas Valley. Any appreciation back up to trend is just an added benefit (This is a return to the old paradigm of buy low and sell higher instead of buy high and sell higher which everyone thought they could do just a couple of years ago. IE: things make sense!).

As an example, a home like 1521 Splinter Rock could be purchased for $142,000 and would likely be rented for about $1300 per month. Factoring in expenses like taxes and maintenance as well as a vacancy factor, a home like this should yield around $10,000 (on the conservative side since its been remodeled already) in net operating income per year. It’s also already been remodeled so its move-in ready. It properties like this that are relatively easy to manage and are within a size range that makes them suitable for many renters, making them a good choice for foreign investors.

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Friday 6th November 2009

Exclusive Designer Overseas Homes

Exclusive Designer Homes? We can help.

When buying a new home on a project or larger development overseas the choice of property designs available are normally restricted to a few standard options for which the opportunity to make alterations are limited.

From experience, many clients and customers now want the freedom to make unique the design of their new home and to take advantage of better, more modern and efficiently designed homes with individual features and a true designer edge.


There has never been a better time to do this, plots are at an extremely affordable price, quality builders are in good numbers and designers are excited to work with the new technologies now available to them.

Every house design is important, as a small house plan can be just as exciting as a big one. This service is available from the smallest Bungalow to the largest Villa.

Working to your budget our local experts (all over the world) can help with everything from finding your plot, planning your home with you, garden landscaping and interior design through to assisting you with the appointment of appropriate builders and choice of materials and fittings.

These individual designs are great to live in and will sell very well in the future with great locations, interiors and specifications.

The only limit is your imagination – please get in touch for more information.

The service in brief:

Plot Locations – We have opportunitites from all over Spain and the Islands, Portugal (Algarve, Alentejo and Silver Coast), Turkey, Cyprus, Italy and the USA and many have spectacular sea and mountain views. Whatever your requirements we can find suitable plots for your dream home.

Design – After talking through your ideas with our local professionals they will help with introductions to architects and builders to create the plans for your home.

Adaptation – We have also seen the potential for adapted homes for people with disabilities and it is simple to design these adaptations from the blueprint stage and in the future this will aid the resale value and also the letting potential of any such product.

Construction – Once the building of your property has commenced your local project manager will provide regular updates and photographs of the project by email or post and ongoing project liaison.

Completion – Once the property is built we can assist with garden landscaping, interior design, furnishing and property maintenance services. Should you wish to let the property, our local professionals are specialists in marketing and renting out luxury villa’s in the local areas we operate in.

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