MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE SEP 2009
Sept 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
The month of August is not only one of the hottest months (and driest) but it is also the month of Feria s in Malaga and Antequera with the Alameda Feria in between. The Malaga Feria is by far the biggest and it kicks off with the Virgin de la Caridad procession through the city. A very Spanish spectacle with a lot of colourful costumes on display. The ladies especially wore some quite exquisite flamenco dresses.
After the procession the fun then begins around 10pm in the Feria proper with a concert, lots of rides, stalls and of course bars and food stands. The fun then continues until dawn. The big difference? Firstly because we are in Spain the concert is totally free which would be unheard of back in the UK, secondly even though it is late into the night you see young children and their parents and grandparents walking around enjoying themselves as drunken behavior is never a problem at these events. Everyone is there to simply enjoy themselves.
It is hard for the British to understand that at 3 am children as young as 3 or 4 years old are still running around. In truth, at that time of the morning the temperature is perfect and as we say it only ends when everyone has had enough fun, and that goes for all the family.
So for the fun loving residents on the parks there was a Feria running from the 14th Aug (Malaga) until the 26th of August (Antequera) with the Alameda Feria in-between.
The other news this month is the formation of a bowls club on Park La Posada and we are proud to say that Costa Difference are the sponsors. The new bowling green plans for the park are well under way and it is hoped that once built the club will then join the bowling league that already exists on the Costa Del Sol. There are also plans for a second swimming pool. The idea is that the second pool will be used mainly for exercise and the first pool for sunbathing and fun swimming.
On the subject of recreation it is also worth pointing out that on La Vina they offer free allotments as well as an established fishing club. In short there is always plenty to see and do. The social club and pool bar on La Vina is very well supported with many events organised by the residents themselves.
Regular newsletter subscribers might have noticed that on www.costadifference.com we are now only promoting Park La Vina and Park La Posada. The reason being is that we have tailor made our short inspection visits to residential style parks only that have established communities, exclusive swimming pools as well as on site social club and bar. It makes for a very easy visit as you get to compare two very different parks and two very different villages yet the concept is the same on both parks, residential style with established communities. The homes on Flamingo Park in the town of Fuente de Piedra can now be found on www.buyorsellmobilehomes.com and arrangements to view those homes can be made separately by clicking on the listing itself.
And finally, as we have always been saying it is very difficult to show what the parks are like on the internet so for this month we are going to try an experiment. As you might know we have Tom & Sheila living on La Vina and Peter & Jean living on La Posada and so we have opened up the way so that you can ask questions directly to them as well as request the very latest pictures that they have of the park itself. For La Vina it is firstname.lastname@example.org and for La Posada it is email@example.com it is fair to say that as residents themselves they will have all the answers from costs to lifestyle. If it is mobile home prices you are looking for then they can be found 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 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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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.