MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE JAN 2011
Jan 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
We will take this opportunity to wish all newsletter readers a Happy New Year of course but for the lucky few who are retired and able to move to Spain we are on hand to make them happier for sure by helping them get away from such crazy weather and move to Spain. We have homes sited on top quality residential retirement parks starting at only 25,000. That is the big advantage of resale mobile homes.
Why consider a resale mobile home: We have been asked many times why is a mobile home in Spain the perfect way to be able to live abroad ? The answer is that by living on an established community you are living in a safe environment with lots of support. What can be better than that? The answer is buying a mobile home that is already in Spain complete with decking, shed and a lot more. The residential style park it is on is also fully established and with a settled community.
Resale mobile homes save more than money: Resale mobile homes also save you time. The homes are ready to enjoy straight away. Relaxing on the decking is possible from day one. That does not mean there is not some work to be done of course because in most cases clients come with their own ideas and can see how with a few changes they can have exactly the home and decking they would like. A classic example is one client on La Posada bought a resale mobile home at a fantastic price with the idea that she was going to paint the walls inside and change the seating in the lounge. Having done what she had planned she then added a roof onto the decking and now has the home of her dreams. The home is now worth more than she bought it for which is a big bonus.
How does it all start: Using the same client as an example she came on two dedicated inspection visits in order to make sure she was doing the right thing. In her words it was better for her to invest a few hundred pounds in making sure she was not making a big mistake in the beginning rather than it cost her thousands of pounds trying to put right a wrong decision later on. The park the home was on was just as important as the home itself. A year later she is very happy, settled and now has the home she loves and is worth every penny she has spent.
Special offer for February: Once again we have teamed up with the Hotel Castilla in Antequera and are now able to offer newsletter subscribers a special offer of a three night Inspection Visit for the price of two (based on two people sharing a room) for the month of February. That means newsletter subscribers can take a three night stay in Spain for only 59 per person plus a low cost flight. February is a great month to find low cost flight bargains. This offer is only available to newsletter subscribers and will not be advertised on the website. To claim your extra free night you will need to confirm your e-mail address when making the booking with Derick on 0117 318 2188
Dedicated visits: They always start at Malaga or Granada airports. The team members are there to welcome you to Spain and of course to apologise should it be raining when you arrive. Fortunately that does not happen very often and almost never between the end of May and the end of September. They then take you to the hotel in Antequera to check in and relax. The hotel is smack in the middle of the town which is famous for many things including an abundance of Tappas bars. We like to think of the dedicated visits as a time to enjoy as well as time to get to see what it is all about.
Question asked this month: How often do the park fees rise? The correct answer would be every January in line with inflation. However that was not the case in 2010 on all the parks because Park La Posada for example did not increase the fees at all in Jan 2010. What is more is that they have just informed the residents that they will not be increasing the park fees in 2011 either.
Useful lifestyle information: It might sound very daft but living in Spain does not mean you can not or will not want to enjoy a holiday every now and again. Because Antequera is so perfectly placed quite a few residents have bought either a motor home or caravan so that they can explore and enjoy cost effective holidays. A good example is Portugal. three hours down the motorway and you are there.
Bowling green: The bowling green on park La Posada is now complete and the bowls club formed by the residents is making the most of the new facility. 2011 looks like being a very interesting year as bowls clubs from around the region will come and play matches. They will be very impressed with the new facility for sure.
Residents from other parks in the Antequera area are able to join the bowls club and use the facility as well by becoming paid up members. We can also report that the management have also asked us to let them know if there are any other facilities they could provide that would improve the experience of the residents.
Mobile home of the month: This month it is an Atlas Ovation 2 bedroom home on Park La Posada
This home is in a great position on the park and being at the end of a row it enjoys a bigger plot than most. It also enjoys great views. The decking is very extensive and the home is a quality home. Ideal for those who want gardens as well as plenty of living space as the previous owner had done a lot to the plot. It has lots of wow factors.
Finally: We would like to wish everyone again a happy and prosperous New Year and for those who are lucky enough to be able to come and visit us we look forward to welcoming you to Spain soon. For those who have visited us in 2010 and are now trying to sell their homes in the UK in order to move to Spain we wish them every success in the coming months.
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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.