Newsletters Archive 2016 Category
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** 2016 coming to an end: What a year! Who would have thought it? The UK voting to leave the EU and now the Americans have elected Donald Trump to be their next President. No wonder so many people view Park […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Now to Scotland: The reason this newsletter is going out a few days earlier is so that we can confirm that Martin will be in Glasgow for the Place in the Sun Live exhibition at the SECC representing Costa Difference […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Now to Scotland: After attending the Lawns Caravan Show in Cottingham near Hull at the beginning of September and the Beaulieu Caravan Show in the New Forest last weekend we will be ending the 2016 mobile home show season at […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Exciting times: Many people having reserved their plots on Park La Posada and Paradise Park this year have been waiting for September to arrive so they can go and see all the latest model mobile homes at the two biggest […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** BREXIT? What Brexit?: Last month we registered a resident as usual for all the services here in Spain. The town hall, the local doctors and of course the “Residencia”, which gives the right to live in Spain. It was during […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** BREXIT: There is a lot of speculation as was expected and the quicker the negotiations are concluded the better. Life here in Spain can then simply return to normal. Residents on both the parks are already registered in Spain as […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** June has FINALLY arrived: Why are we so excited? The IN/OUT EU referendum finally comes to an end this month no matter what, and we can all stop listening to exaggerated claims on all sides. The big question to politicians […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Park news: The open day on Paradise Park on the 16th of April was a huge success. Their new full size swimming pool was opened officially by the owners Manuel and Trini. The residents and guests were then treated to […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Team news: The Costa Difference team in Spain grew in numbers in March with three new team members. We welcomed on board Eduardo Abenoza as the coordinator for Paradise Park as well as being our project manager for the brand […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** What does the EU IN/OUT really mean? June the 23rd is when the citizens of the UK will vote to stay in or leave the EU. So let us be clear, they are actually voting on whether to leave or stay […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Flying start to the year. Last month was the busiest January on record. Park la Posada had quite a few visitors during the month as many people saw the selection of resale mobile homes on the park going down. That […]
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this** Happy New Year. For quite a few people, we know that 2016 will be very exciting, as they complete the buying process they started in 2015. Last year saw quite a few new residents move to Spain to live on […]
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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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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.