MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE APR 2009
April 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
This months newsletter is dedicated to Roz, for reasons we are about to tell you.
Roz had already been on an inspection trip (fact finding) last November and also had her best friend (of many years standing) along to make sure she was doing the right thing. They both enjoyed themselves and Roz kindly left positive feedback meaning that the trip did what it was supposed to do.
So why are we writing about her now? Well this March they came on a second visit and so were shown more of what the area had to offer as well as a second look at the parks themselves, Roz retires in July so this time it was a serious look, with the best friend s approval of course.
Now to the funny part. Having chosen the home they liked on the park they liked (using the reserve for 6 months deal) they still had one day to go before flying back to the wet and cold. Martin their guide decided to take them out and show them the lakes at Iznajar for the day as it was nice and sunny. So off they went, and to add atmosphere Martin had his MP3 player tuned to the car radio.
Here is what happened:
The village is a typical white village surrounded by lakes in the mountains. At just the right moment Martin played Andrea Bocelli – Por Ti Volare (Con Te Partir ) whilst driving round smooth curves in the road surrounded by olive groves and mountain views, and as the classical style music grew to a crescendo the village and lakes came into view looking fantastic in the bright sunshine, it is a wonderful sight with turquoise coloured lakes, and what were the two girls doing? Crying their eyes out!! Martin has had his leg pulled no end by the rest of the team (once they were told) for having that effect on two women on a sight seeing tour. Martin has tried to say that it was nothing to do with him or his jokes.
Roz however (despite the tears hidden behind borrowed sun glasses) was so impressed she said wanted to leave feedback again telling everyone about what she was shown and how she felt, however, Company policy only allows for one feedback per customer on the website so she could not do it. We have as you now know compromised (as always) and have made her story the subject of this month s newsletter which means she becomes the first client to be mentioned in a newsletter. Thanks Roz for letting us tell the story our way.
Back to the newsletter:
Regular website visitors might have seen on the site that certain homes are under offer and seem to be for quite some time. This is because it is possible to by some homes over 6 months and during that period the home remains off sale and under offer. It only requires 10% to be paid which saves loosing that dream home whilst things are sorted in the UK
With the parks we represent being residential style parks with only mobile homes allowed, we were pleased to have helped several clients move their own mobile homes in Spain that were sited on parks that were mainly camp sites onto Park La Posada. It was not something we had considered offering in the past but having seen how happy the clients were after we moved them we can now offer the same service to anyone who has a suitable mobile home less than 5 years old.
So why not recommend homes on camp sites we hear you ask?
In short, security, lifestyle, costs and far worse, try selling it afterwards. We will not offer for sale any mobile home that is sited on a camp site. The fees are higher and the plot sizes tend to be smaller.
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BUYING A RESALE MOBILE HOME
The process is very easy. First choose from the homes on sale on our website, the homes you would like to view on a visit.
If a home ticks all the boxes during your visit you simply make a purchase request.
If the seller agrees to the sale we then arrange for a legal sales agreement to be drawn up and signed by all parties. This service costs just 200 Euros and it also includes a home check of the boiler, air-conditioning, cooker, fridge and freezer by the park engineers just prior to completion. Paying for this service takes the home off sale straight away.
A 10% deposit is then paid into a "Client Account" within 14 days and remains there until the completion date which will be on or before three months after an offer has been accepted. .
Just prior to the completion date the home is checked, we take possession of the home, and you will be advised to make the final payment to the seller. Once it is confirmed that the payment has been made the home is then yours.
No wonder resale mobile homes are so popular.
BUYING A NEW HOME
Buying a new mobile home or a custom-built Park Lodge Home is just as easy. It simply involves different processes. For UK manufactured mobile homes we recommend Willerby/BK Bluebird and Regal Leisure Homes.
Both manufacturers display show homes at various mobile home shows throughout the year, so you can always get to see the latest models. Regal Leisure also have the big advantage in that they are not far from Yeovil our UK base, which means we can easily arrange factory visits.
For Park Lodge Homes designed and built in Alicante it is a different process. Once a plot has been reserved you can start designing a home best suited to where it will be going. Where to put a French Door? Where the lounge should go? What view from the kitchen window?
To help you design your home we allocate a project manager to you. He will arrange a visit to the factory in Alicante so you can see for yourself all the choices you have. You can even start with a model already designed such as “The Windsor” and alter it to suit you.
No two Park Lodge Homes will look the same which means you can make the home into something special to you. You will also not be paying so much money to transport the home to the park as it will already be in Spain. This means more can be spent on the home itself.
New UK mobile home or custom built Park Lodge Home? The choice is yours after you have reserved your plot on either park. New homes require a 35% deposit and the balance paid once the home is ready to be transported.
WHY COSTA DIFFERENCE?
The name Costa Difference was chosen for a reason back in 2005. Costa as in Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca, and Difference because we want to show the difference between dedicated genuine residential mobile home parks and tourist camping sites that also allow mobile homes.
Making a difference is all down to being passionate in what we do. We are also working with park owners who share our passion. The result? We are showing two wonderful residential mobile home parks that are without doubt the best retirement parks that Spain has to offer.
Having chosen to represent residential parks only we are now tasked by the park owners to help people see for themselves if living in Spain is really for them. Spain does not suit everyone which is why that aspect of what we do is so important.
So where does our service start? We think that perhaps it has already started with you reading this and all the other information we have provided online. Maybe you now have some questions for us? If so please feel free to contact us and ask them.
Once you feel that you have found all the answers the next stage is to seriously think about coming on a visit to see a residential park and the lifestyle the residents enjoy.
On a short-dedicated visit you will have a golden opportunity to talk to residents you meet whilst on the park. Asking them questions at the time is a great idea because you will be hearing about their genuine experiences.
The Costa Difference way is very different. Our testimonials come from the residents themselves face to face. They have all gone through the same experiences. Started by asking questions, then came on a visit. After that it is back to the UK with plenty to think about.
If you do the same and moving to Spain becomes your dream, then we are going to be with you all the way.
There are many “Costa” companies on the internet selling everything to do with Spain but there is only ONE Costa Difference Mobile Homes in Spain. To find us again easily why not bookmark this page. We are at your service.
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LATEST NEWS FROM SPAIN
A Spanish woman from Rioja, who is a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, has described her ‘nightmare’ in being caught up in the shooting rampage with students.
Patricia Rivas was with a class of five pupils when 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz entered the school grounds and opening fire with an assault rifle, eventually killing 17 people.
The teacher heard the fire alarm which was a trick by the gunman to bring more people out into range. She was about to leave the class when she heard a fellow member of staff shout “Code Red”, it was then that she realised something more sinister was going on.
"I heard 'Code Red Code Red' and in that moment reacted very quickly, we started to run to safety," she told RTVE in an interview.
She followed the protocol put in place by the school for such an event and returned her pupils to the classroom where she thought it safer for them. They then all hid in a store room.
She and her pupils remained quietly in the storeroom for around an hour, watching live TV coverage of events at the school on her mobile phone.
Her quick thinking ensured her pupils remained safe.