MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE OCT 2008
Oct2008 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
October is here and that means once again one of the busiest months of the year for the team in Spain has arrived, and more to the point the temperature will be just right for walking round the parks at leisure. Martin and Peter might just start to loose some weight at last.
Now to something we were not expecting: we have this year made a point of asking all our visitors who were over 50 on their Inspection Visits what it was that made them consider making the move to Spain and the answers surprisingly were more or less the same but in different orders. The weather, high prices (especially heating), high crime levels, and the way the country seems to be going in general with horror stories of people being fined for having the lid of their rubbish bin open. In short, quality of life was missing.
So, what can we tell you about the quality of life in Spain? Firstly crime, almost unheard of in this part of Spain (unlike the Costa s) and the parks are very secure anyway which is why they are so ideal. Cost of living is also so much cheaper. To show this we asked Peter who lives on one of the parks to add up his last 12 months electric and water bills and they were, electric averaged 62.66 Euros per month and water averaged 12 Euros per month. We shall leave you to convert those totals from Euros into Pounds. Converted it yet? Bet you wish you were retired and living in Spain now.
So, what else can we offer you as part of quality of life? The Parks themselves, each park has a reception and the primary function is to sort out any problem you might have no matter how small. All the parks also look great in the sunshine which of course we offer but can not guarantee it all the time.
Talking of offers, why not take a good look at the website again, there are some fantastic value homes and with all the extras in place. Why is that such a plus point? Aircon costs around 800 Euros, decking costs from 5000 Euros depending on the size, sheds cost 1000 Euros and of course let us not forget the washing machine in the shed which costs from 400 Euros including plumbing. All this has to be added to the budget when buying new, as well as having to organize the building of the decking and shed as well as buying everything else you are going to need.
Finally, we would like to say thank you to all the subscribers who have given us positive feedback about the way we present our monthly news sheet, and to those of you who are booked to come out on an inspection visit in October just to say we look forward to seeing you very soon. If arriving to Malaga airport we will be waiting at the entrance of the Golf Bar which is on the left in arrivals hall so we are very easy to find. At Granada airport you will see us as soon as you walk out of baggage reclaim.
If anyone else would like to talk to someone about coming to take a look Derick is on hand in the UK on 0117 318 2188 and as the weather gets colder he will soon be wishing he was at the busy end here in Spain. Of course we all feel very sorry for him having to run the UK office.
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Costa Difference Ltd are sending Martin to Glasgow for the Place in the Sun Live show at the SEC Centre.
His role at the show is to represent residential parks and to pass on general retire to Spain information.
Show runs on the 28th and 29th of October