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Murcia’s tourism dreams move a step further

They said it would never happen (and it still might not) but the opening of Corvera Airport is imminent and a major cash boost has been promised for the Paramount theme park in Murcia, South-East Spain.

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The long-running linked sagas of Corvera Airport and Paramount theme park in Murcia, Spain, have moved further slow steps towards reaching a happy resolution. Earlier this week Alberto Garre, President of the Region of Murcia said the arrival of the high-speed AVE train and opening of Corvera International Airport “in 2015, if possible, would become reality”. With the theme park meanwhile, the announcement of a €16million EU subsidy had the online forums buzzing. This was later clarified to say it would be paid following construction of the development scheduled to cost the developer, Premursa, in excess of €200 million.  The European Commission said in a statement that the area was “entitled to receive regional development loans,” and “We have arrived at the conclusion that the positive contribution of the measure to favour local development would outweigh the competitive situation created by the private company being given state aid.”

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Chris Mercer, Director of local estate agent Mercers Ltd, said: “Since Murcia was chosen as the location for the Paramount Park back in 2010, the path to realisation has been chequered. Following a symbolic stone-laying ceremony in 2012, and recent small-scale work on access roads and land clearance, the site has been relatively quiet. The focus has been on planning permission, environmental assessment and, most important, attracting foreign investment. Opening dates have been gradually pushed back from 2015 to 2017. Naysayers have had their doubts but a €200-million-plus project in a country emerging from recession was never going to have it easy. At least now the signs are the most positive we have seen for a long time.”  Premursa has also prepared some with impressive websites and promotional videos.

ANALYSIS: GLOBAL PROPERTY PREDICTIONS 2012

Spain is another country where there are bargain prices that are likely to stay affordable during 2012. In parts of Spain you can get a new villa for €50,000. There seems little doubt that for those with the many Spain looks like a good buy in 2012. One area that a lot of people are talking about it Murcia where the new ParamountTheme Park is due to start construction in 2012.

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Spanish sales up 45% but few golden visas

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Spain’s notaries record a huge increase in sales in the year, but it’s no thanks to the golden visa a new report from the General Council of Spanish Notaries has found that:

 

 Spanish residential sales in Q1 2014 were up 45%

 Mortgage loans for house purchases in Q1 2014 up 48.3%

 Average mortgage loans in Q1 2014 up 8.5%

 Sales in the year to March up 37.6%

 Average price per square metre down 4.8% to €1,248 in year to March.

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Spanish recovery? Business already booming, says agent

pic21January 22, 2014 in Europe, Featured News, Government and regulatory, Lifestyle & Leisure Properties, Market Trends, New Developments, News, News By Region, News By Topic, Politics, World News Leave a comment

 

 

 

pic22Experienced agent in Murcia says sales rose 60% in 2013, and construction of a long-promised theme park brings big hopes for future

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Estate Agent Celebrates Three Decades in Spanish Property

Having started out in and around Spain’s Alicante back in 1983, Chris Mercer, Founder of estate agent Mercers, this autumn celebrates 30 years in the Spanish property industry – selling over a thousand homes in the process. Chris Mercer believes that he has sold a couple of thousand homes in the area over the past 20 years Murcia, Spain (PRWEB UK) 17 September 2013

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