MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE NOV 2009
Nov 2009 ** 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.
Some interesting news and facts for you this month:
Firstly an interesting fact: In October the parks welcomed two single ladies as they took possession of their respective mobile homes. For us we feel that the fact they have made the move to Spain and are now living as full time residents testament to the security aspect of living on a mobile home park.
So what happened when they arrived in Spain? Firstly they were met at the airport and taken to Antequera where they could stock up with some essentials in the main shopping complex. Next they were taken to the park and settled into their new home. Day one and they are already relaxing on their decking.
Our job did not end there however. Peter & Jean on La Posada or Tom & Sheila on La Vina then took over in their support roles. They arranged for all the documents to be prepared such as NIE as well as taking them shopping again should they need anything else. They also advised on things like where to buy a car and how to set up bank accounts in the local village. After a few days other residents had also welcomed them as well and of course new friendships began to develop. After a week or two our job became in case of need as the residents and of course the park office were taking care of their day to day needs until they gain full independence by buying their own car.
Park Home Spain SL our Spanish sister company have also been busy. They have joined forces with a Spanish developer and have taken on a brand new complex in the village of Mollina comprising of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. They have done so to launch the Try Spain before you buy scheme . The idea is very simple. The complex is run on the same lines as a mobile home park with an office for support and of course the Costa Difference reps on hand as well. Clients can rent unfurnished apartments in the complex for 450 Euros (1 bed) 500 Euros (2 bed) and 600 Euros (3 bed) per month. Clients are then able to make sure that they like living in Spain first without having to buy a mobile home. A great concept we think. Although they set up the idea primarily for clients who wish to buy a new mobile we did not see why the idea could not be used by clients thinking of buying a resale mobile home as well.
At the end of 12 months clients can either buy a mobile home on the park they like through Spain Park Homes SL or Costa Difference Ltd or rent for a second 12 months if they are not yet in a position to buy a mobile home at that time. Take a look at www.antequeraspain.com to see some pictures.
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Work has started on the new 4 lane bowling green on Park La Posada as well as phase 2B which means there will be 17 more plots available next year to receive new mobile homes. For new homes again it is Park Home Spain SL who arrange things www.costaparkhomespain.com Park La Vina are also in the final stages of getting ready to start work on their new phase as well so it is also possible to have a new home on there in the future as well. They also have a plot ready now should anyone wish to relocate their existing mobile home.
Finally: With the clocks going back we can now introduce the 3 night 4 day inspection visit option again. This is possible under the arrangement we have with the hotel we use as they regard the period until the clocks go forward again as off season. The price of the 3 night stay inspection visit is only 69 per person based on 2 sharing a hotel room or 89 for single occupancy. Details are on the website.
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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 a 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 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
BRITTANY FERRIES are starting their direct ferry link between Spain and Ireland.
The company will offer two return sailings a week from Cork to Santander in northern Spain.
Onboard, passengers can expect a comfortable, no-frills service.
Although different to the cruise ferry experience associated with Brittany Ferries in Ireland, the ship will offer comfortable en-suite cabins, lounges, self-service dining, shopping and a café/bar
The MV Connemara, has been chartered for the new service, and will join Brittany Ferries other established services from the UK to France and Spain.
Crossings will take approximately 26 hours, with departures from Cork on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The 120 cabins on the ship will feature beds for up to four passengers, and some will be pet-friendly.
The Connemara will carry around 500 passengers with space for 195 cars, and the company expects a 50/50 split between passengers and freight carried.