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 email@example.com and for La Posada it is firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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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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.
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