20. June 2012 15:30
Any cinemagoer who follows the Oscars will be familiar with The Descendants. In the film, George Clooney plays a man faced with the decision to sell a patch of historic land on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The plot went back in his family for centuries, but was never developed.
As well as a moving story about bereavement and marital problems, it gave real estate investment a glamorous Hollywood air. Would Clooney choose to sell? How much would he get for the land? What would his family think? What would be done with the land once it was sold? [More]
15. June 2012 15:50
What do Andy Murray, Elena Baltacha and Tim Henman all have in common? They all used La Manga Club to build their tennis career.
The resort, famous for being Murcia's most popular golf destination, is also a smash hit on the tennis courts - a tradition set to continue as the former Davis Cup venue serves up 10 two-bedroom apartments that come with free La Manga sports membership for a year. [More]
11. June 2012 15:16
“It’s the smallest member of the Phaethontiformes…” he explains.
I ask which one he means. The White-tailed Tropicbird again?
“Yes, that’s the one,” he smiles.
We’ve already seen the white bird several times that evening. I’m starting to recognise it; the long tail feathers, the large wingspan with patches of black, the orange-yellow bill. But the parade of exotic animals is starting to blur together. I’m out of practise. [More]
8. June 2012 14:50
Murcia has often been heralded as the best-positioned region in Spain for recovery thanks to the new international airport and Paramount theme park, but interest from investors is also climbing, according to TheMoveChannel.com, with enquiries between March and May this year now 78 per cent higher than the three months from December to February.
And Las Lomas Village, a development launched this week in Murcia's most-visited golf resort, is set to drive demand even higher. [More]