Newsletters Archive 2013 Category
Dec 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** A banking favour at last: Since 2008 we have not had any reason to thank any of the major banks in Europe but in the beginning of November all that changed. The European Central Bank cut their interest rates […]
Nov 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** What a difference in the weather: First we would like to say that our hearts go out to everyone affected by the terrible storms that have hit the UK this week. Seeing the devastation on TV (all homes have […]
Oct 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Rain in Spain: Newsletter subscribers still living in the UK (we have newsletter subscribers living all over the world) know all about rain, they have seen nothing but all over the so called British summer. What makes it interesting […]
Sept 2013 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** It is all in the name: We were asked in August by visitors to the parks why we chose Costa Difference Ltd as the company name back in October 2005. The answer might surprise you a little. Costa […]
Aug 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Was the UK hotter than Spain? What a July it has been in the UK except of course it was a different kind of heat. The heat in the UK was very humid and uncomfortable compared to the dry […]
July 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** July is here: There are not that many days when it rains in Spain as everyone knows, but if there was ever a month that the residents can plan a BBQ with friends, knowing they will be outside all […]
June 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** First ever Spanish Experience week: What a fantastic week it was. Our first ever event of this kind could not have gone any better. Our visitors here for the week were wonderful and in no time at all we […]
May 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** May, wonderful May: Seen by many residents as the best month of the year. Planting of hanging baskets on the decking are the first signs that BBQs will soon be dusted off ready to be used throughout the summer. […]
Apr 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Happy Easter: Holy Week (Semana Santa) in Spain is very special and nearly every village celebrates it all week with colourful parades every day. These include marching bands as well as various religious statues being carried by all the […]
Mar 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Lifestyle and real Spain: We start with some great news for our newsletter subscribers who would love to find out all about the mobile home park lifestyle and how to enjoy real Spain with an inspection visit that also […]
Feb 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Reason to be cheerful: Winter arrived with a vengeance in the UK last week and once again everything came to a standstill. Watching the UK weather forecast on Satellite TV here in Spain made everyone realise just how lucky […]
Jan 2013** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Happy New Year: Steve, Derick, Martin, Peter, Jean, Malcolm and Sue would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Being a small and dedicated company means we have made many new friends during 2012 as we showed […]
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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
A Spanish woman from Rioja, who is a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, has described her ‘nightmare’ in being caught up in the shooting rampage with students.
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.