Newsletters Archive 2011 Category
Dec 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Merry Christmas: First the team both in Spain and in the UK would like to wish all our newsletter subscribers a very Happy Christmas no matter where you will be celebrating it. Here in Spain the Christmas holidays last […]
Nov 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** New arrivals: October was a busy month with homes relocating from both the UK as well as from parks in Spain. Four have now been sited onto phase 2B which is where the last 14 plots were planned. For […]
Oct 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Latest: A home was added to our website recently that means it is now possible to come and live in Spain on the 5* Park La Posada for only 20,000. This home is fantastic value. Now more than ever […]
Sept 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** First: We were asked recently if the TV programs shown and repeated often in the UK, showing Spain in a bad light had affected the mobile home parks here on the Costa del Sol. Our answer was quite suppressing […]
July 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Planning retirement: This is when the fun starts as there are many ways in which you can enjoy your retirement. A mobile home in Spain is just one of them. That is where a dedicated residential retirement park comes […]
June 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Team in Spain news: From the first of June the team will no longer have Martin here on the Costa del Sol. He leaves to take up a new short term post in Holland dealing with website marketing there […]
May 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Pet Owners: The month of April is one of the best for residents who own pets. To start with there is hardly any rain and the temperatures are perfect for long walks in the fabulous countryside that surrounds the […]
Apr 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Pet Owners: The month of April is one of the best for residents who own pets. To start with there is hardly any rain and the temperatures are perfect for long walks in the fabulous countryside that surrounds the […]
Mar 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Relocation: March is going to be a very busy month for Steve as he is overseeing the relocation of two mobile homes. One is moving from a park in Mollina to Park Las Vistas in Los Corrales which takes […]
Feb 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Quality of life: We are often asked what are the benefits of living on a mobile home park rather than renting an apartment on the Costas? The answer is very simple and is summed up in two ways, security […]
Jan 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** We will take this opportunity to wish all newsletter readers a Happy New Year of course but for the lucky few who are retired and able to move to Spain we are on hand to make them happier for […]
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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.