MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE JAN 2013
Jan 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
Happy New Year: Steve, Derick, Martin, Peter, Jean, Malcolm and Sue would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Being a small and dedicated company means we have made many new friends during 2012 as we showed visitors the parks and lifestyle. 2013 already looks like a busy year as well with bookings already made in advance up to April.
The weather: The Costa del Sol is a great winter location and of course residents who live here full time appreciate the sunshine during the day. Lunch can still be enjoyed on the decking although some days there is also a chill in the air. The good news however is that there is still very little rain and for newsletter subscribers living with perpetual rain and the threat of flooding that must make the Costa del Sol seem perfect. When it rains in Spain it rains, a lot and in a short time but then life returns to normal.
Mobile homes: Resale mobile homes unlike new mobile homes are all unique as the current owners have made many changes to their homes after they bought them. A good example of what we mean is an Atlas Heritage which has been redecorated throughout in bright pastel colours and with free standing top spec leather furniture inside. It is nothing like the home that was sent out from the UK from the Atlas factory. The same can be said for many of the homes. They have all been adapted to life in Spain by their owners.
Decking: When one thinks of a decking area it is easy to simply imagine decking boards as part of a garden feature. Not so in Spain. The decking becomes part of the home. It is lived in or on most of the year. 40 sq mtrs is common and many have different levels designed into the decking area giving them twice as much living space as the home itself. Some have cost as much as 10,000 to erect and without doubt there are some fantastic designs to see. It is very easy to imagine being sat on the decking enjoying a glass of wine or a beer in the evenings when taking a look at the home for sale.
Lifestyle: After a resident has lived on the park for over a year they become acclimatised to the Spanish weather. That means in the winter on go coats and jumpers. Funny thing is however is that the visitors from the UK still find the weather during the day nice and warm and so down by the beaches you will see many people still walking around in shorts and tee shirts.
Being acclimatised works very well because in the summer residents get quite used to the heat. They know when to go inside and enjoy the cool air from the aircon yet are able to spend most of the day outside as well in glorious sunshine. It is the evenings however that makes Spain so different. In the winter they are chilly and so inside in front of the fire is perfect. In the summer they are cool and so outside with a drink on the decking is then the ideal place to be.
Flights: Coming to take a look is all about finding cheap flights and regarding the whole experience as simply getting away for a few days. 59 per person is all it takes to see the parks and area as far as we are concerned and you will feel at home as soon as you come out of the arrivals hall at Malaga airport and see the person waiting for you exactly where we said they would be. After that you are then free to ask all the questions you want as you are then taken to the hotel. We are very used to answering questions as soon as people have arrived.
Finally: Three homes will have new owners in January as their sales process comes to completion. The process is much the same as in the UK. Offers are made and accepted, completion dates agreed, deposits made and the sale process secured with a legal sales contract. We look forward to handing over the keys and welcoming them to Spain and their new lifestyle.
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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 UK mobile home or a custom-built residential Park Lodge Home is very easy. It simply involves slightly different processes.
For UK manufactured mobile homes we are partnered with Mobile Homes Abroad Ltd the largest exporter of UK mobile homes. Check out the New Mobile Homes link above to see which UK manufacturers are represented.
For Park Lodge Homes designed and built in Alicante and Burgos it is a different process. Once a plot has been reserved you can either buy a predesigned by us home or start designing your own home exactly how you want it.
A short visit to the factory in Alicante is all it takes. Where to put a French Door? Where the lounge should go? What view from the kitchen window? Questions the designer will help you with
We also offer ready designed custom-built Park Lodge homes with a new show area going onto Park La Posada. Check out the Park Lodge Homes link at the top.
New UK mobile home or custom-built residential Park Lodge Home? The choice is yours after you have reserved your plot on a park. New homes require a 35% deposit and the balance paid once the home is ready to be transported from the UK. Park Lodge Homes require a 30% deposit and the balance when the home is ready to leave the factory.
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 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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A Spanish town in northern Spain has said that it will fine anybody who is seen buying items from illegal street vendors. The fine will be in the form of a fixed penalty of €300.
The order made in the resort of Salou has come in to effect this week with the ruling "The purchase or acquisition in the public space of food, beverages and other products from unauthorized street vending" will be punished with the hefty fine.
In another regulation, the sale or action of street vending “without the corresponding license" will also be sanctioned.
The town council, in a bid to clean up the area, also declared it would penalise those who drop litter without using public bins with fines of between €100 and €400.