MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE FEB 2008
Feb 2008 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
January has been a very interesting month with quite a few people coming to take a look for themselves taking advantage of the 3 nights for 2 offer. What has made it even nicer for them is that the weather has been better than normal with very few days where the sun was not shining. With only 20 days of rain a year being the norm it is January when you can expect to see a little rain so it is looking like 2008 is going to be the year of the sunshine. Good for the British who are fed up of seeing the rain but bad for the local farmers. It makes us smile that a country like Spain with very little rain never has a hose pipe ban.
Following the success of the January inspection visit offer we have again teamed up with Hotel Castilla in the heart of Antequera and can now offer tailor made Inspection Visits. The basic 3 day 2 night visit costs 49 per person which includes airport transfers, 2 night s hotel accommodation and visiting the parks and local area. Now you can plan a longer visit which can include further accompanied visits to the villages and mobile home parks themselves, spending some holiday time in the town Antequera which is well worth doing and therefore making the most of your visit to Spain. It only costs 18 per person per extra night that you wish to spend here in Spain. For example a 5 day 4 night Inspection Visit will only cost 85 per person plus low cost flight which makes coming to take a look for yourself well worth while.
To arrange a tailor made visit you can either contact Steve by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Derick on 0117 318 2188 who are more than happy to make the arrangements for you here in Spain.
So, what will you see on an Inspection Visit. The most important thing is the lifestyle. Moving to Spain is very easy but it is important that you understand exactly what it is like living in Spain. We have said many times that it is not the same as having a two week holiday. That is why all our staff live in Spain full time and so are able to give straight answers to all your questions. Living in Spain is not ideal for everyone and it is important to us that the inspection visit is not only enjoyable but very factual as well so that those who decide that living in Spain is for them know exactly what to expect and look forward to.
Back to our newsletter, those who have been subscribers to our newsletter for a while know that we do not seem to promote specific mobile homes via the newsletter very often. The reason for this is that we feel that the website is the medium for specific resale mobile home information. It is worth mentioning however that following the recent introduction of reference numbers being allocated to the mobile homes we have noticed that it is now much easier to send visitors to the website more information on a specific home and in some cases more pictures following a request containing the reference number.
What else is new? Well on the website we now have a feedback form so that people who have visited the area using our services can tell others all about it. It goes without saying that the first feedback report was very welcome and the author has been very generous in his praise. Martin and Steve are now counting the numbers of positive feedbacks following their efforts and we can tell you that as Steve conducts most of the inspection visits Martin will ensure the first one stays on the website for many years to come.
Finally, questions we have been asked in January. 1/ Are there any Lawn Bowling clubs within one hour drive? This question was an all time first and after researching the question we were able to report that there are several around Malaga. 2/ Do any of the residents enjoy fishing? This question we knew the answer to as we know some do but again after researching the question fully we were very surprised as to how many do and that they have their own club. 3/ Is medical care expensive? This is a very good question and the answer is that if you are retired it is free and if you are not then you can either pay as you go or take out a plan with the Spanish equivalent of BUPA. The pay as you go system means that you pay for visits and medicine and the charges are not excessive in any way. In all cases medical care is instant and very efficient and there are a few residents who will be more than happy to tell you how wonderful the Spanish health care is.
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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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