Newsletters Archive 2009 Category
Dec 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Firstly a very Happy Christmas from all the team: Christmas holidays here in Spain last longer than the holidays in the UK as the festive season does not come to an end until after the 5th of January […]
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 […]
Oct2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** As we are composing this newsletter it is raining for the first time in many months and as strange as it may seem everyone here living in Spain is welcoming it. Unusually it is set to last for 3 […]
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 […]
Aug 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Firstly congratulations to two of the team Peter & Jean who recently celebrated their 45 wedding anniversary. A party in the community centre was held and all the residents and friends had a great night. Entertainment was laid on […]
July 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Spain: Paradise Lost or Paradise Found? After watching the ITV program Paradise Lost we could not believe the way some people have gone and moved to Spain without doing the home work first. Buying a bar without ever […]
June 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Now that we are coming into June it begins the period where the residents and the team in Spain no longer look at the weather forecast the day before. Sunshine is all but guaranteed for the next 3 […]
May2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Well that is the budget out of the way for another year. As usual it had doom and gloom written all over it. Drink, cigs and petrol all costing more. Not so here in Spain thank goodness. Nothing here […]
April 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** This months newsletter is dedicated to Roz, for reasons we are about to tell you. Roz had already been on an inspection trip (fact finding) last November and also had her best friend (of many years standing) along […]
Mar 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Firstly as promised last month more details on what Suzanne the newest member of the Costa Difference team in Spain will be offering our clients. Suzanne (already nicknamed Lady Penelope with Eduardo the other new member of the […]
Feb 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Firstly we welcome two new members of staff to the team in Spain this month, Suzanne and Eduardo. Both are going to be working on new projects and services that we plan to offer our clients soon and […]
Jan 2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Firstly Happy New Year to everyone from Derick in the UK and all the team here in Spain. 2008 has been a good year for many people who having taken the plunge are now settling in to their new […]
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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
Air-traffic controllers at Barcelona’s El Prat have announced a series of 24-hour strikes over the summer in an ongoing dispute over staff shortages.
The industrial action by workers from the air-traffic control centre at El Prat will begin on June 20th, a few days before the school holidays here in Spain and the summer holiday season really gets underway.
The dates of the 24-hour strikes have not been confirmed as yet but any action will affect flights in and out of El Prat plus flights to the Balearic Islands and airports on Spain’s eastern coast.
The strikes have been called by the Air-Traffic Controllers' Union (USCA) which is embroiled in an ongoing dispute over staffing levels.
USCA has repeatedly warned that there are an insufficient number of air traffic controllers to cover flight traffic forcing controllers to work overtime in order to provide cover.