MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE NOV 2008
Nov 2008 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
November is the time of year that once again flight bargains can be found and so all of November as well as leading up to the end of the first two weeks in December the team do not have time to think about Christmas which of course is just around the corner.
Christmas in Spain is a very interesting time. The Spanish have their Christmas dinner on the evening of the 24th. Nothing is open that night. However, the following day when all the British are cooking and enjoying their dinner the Spanish bars and restaurants are open and it is business as usual. For clients who have been on Inspection Visits in the past and have met Martin will know he will be doing his thing avoiding Christmas and will be tucking into a Spanish steak in the Hotel Tempranillo next door to Park La Posada. Not a cracker in sight.
What about the residents? Well they have the best of both worlds, weather is good they eat outside, quite often with all the friends on the park getting together, or they have a traditional dinner at home with family who are visiting. If however, they to are thinking of eating out in the hotel we have to tell them that table 7 next to the open log fire has already been booked and wild horses will not shift Martin once he is there enjoying himself.
The next important date for the Spanish is the Three Kings, they arrive on the 5th of January and of course the 6th is a bank holiday. This is when the children get their presents although these days they get them at Christmas as well. So how does that leave us? Well, in order to give any Inspection Visit a real taste of Spain we have to make the last starting date for a December Inspection Visit the 19th of December and then the first starting date for an inspection visit in 2009 the 7th of January. If you think all the team here in Spain will all be enjoying a holiday during that time please read on, we are going to be very busy indeed.
Now to some breaking news: Work has now started on a brand new residential style park Las Vistas (The Views) and the first homes will be going on in June 2009. What makes this park special? Every home will have wall to wall mountain views. The location is fantastic. There is already a bar and restaurant in situ as well as a swimming pool. The new residents will be able to use it the moment their home arrives. It is ideal for those who are set to retire later next year or even in 2010. All it takes is a site visit and if you love the area and park location a small reservation secures your 200 sq metre plot.
The full launch of the website for the park will be mid January 2009 and that will be when dedicated Inspection Visits will start. Once that happens you will be able to see for yourself in the comfort of your own home just how fantastic his park is going to be. For those who would like a sneak preview before it goes live let Steve know on firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you lots of information straight after New Years Day just before the official launch.
Finally, if you are keen to get over here and own a mobile home in Spain and are in a position to buy now why not take a good look at the resale homes that are on offer. Great value and with lots of extras. Buying is easy and totally risk free which is why so many have sold this year.
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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.