MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE APR 2010
Apr 2010** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
First: Happy Easter to all our newsletter subscribers, or should we say Feliz Semana Santa. The Spanish white villages started to celebrate the holy week last weekend with processions through the villages on Sunday the 28th of March. Over Easter weekend they then have the big processions with bands playing and villagers marching behind them with the statues from the village church.
Other news: The bowls club on Park La Posada is now established and we at Costa Difference Ltd are very pleased to be one of the club s sponsors. We wish the club every success in the future because we know that they hope to join the league as soon as the bowling green has been completed and of course inspected.
New website: We do as a lot of the regular newsletter readers will know always point out that if a move to Spain is being considered the homework must be done first and foremost and a visit to the parks forms the latter part of that process. To assist the newsletter subscribers and website visitors who are doing as much research as possible before planning a visit we have, along with Park Homes Spain SL our sister Spanish Company, launched the website www.antequeraspain.com which has a lot of useful information. The idea is to give potential residents a feel for the town and area prior to coming to visit. It will continue to grow in the coming months.
Day Visits: After you have done some research over the Internet we can now offer you 3 different ways to come and take a look for yourselves. The hotel pick up option from Toremollinos, Benalmadena and Nerja have been very popular recently. We are getting to know most of the good hotels now. A lot of people who are looking into the idea of retiring to Spain like the idea that they can book a holiday in the normal way and then have us collect them from their hotel.
From the three holiday locations stated we offer a hotel collection service and take you to see the parks and villages for the day. You get to see the lifestyle as well as being able to talk to the residents themselves. You can of course ask your guide a lot of questions on the way there as well.
Details of the hotel pick up service can be found on: https://www.costadifference.com/holiday.htm and you can also book your day visit online. There is a small charge but does allow for up to 4 people. If anyone is considering this option it is very important to give us as much notice as possible please.
If you are going to be on holiday and have either a hire car or good access to Malaga bus station and fancy coming by bus, why not come to Antequera where we will meet you and spend a day showing you around.There is no charge at all for this service and details are on: https://www.costadifference.com/holidayvisit.htm
Short stay visits: You can also come on one on our dedicated 2 night 3 day visits. They are great for people who are ready to make the move to Spain and want to see which park best suits them. The cost of this service is only 49 per person based on two sharing and more details can be found on: https://www.costadifference.com/mobilehomesightseeing.html
Weather: In both the January and February newsletters we spoke of a lot of rain. We are pleased to say that with the coming of March the warmer weather returned with some lovely sunny days. It has been a crazy year weather wise so far. Many of the old Spanish houses leaked because of so much rain. The old town houses were just not built to withstand weeks of rain. Not so with the mobile homes. They are built in the UK with the British weather in mind. That means the insulation works well in the winter keeping the home warm and dry and of course helping to keep them cooler in the summer.
Great value or unique: As always there are some great value homes on our website. However there are a few homes that should really be given a close look at as they are either incredible value or very unique.
Incredible value include https://www.costadifference.com/mobilehomebluebird104lv.htm which is a BK Bluebird Senator for only 36,000.
Unique include https://www.costadifference.com/mobilehomeabibeverley70lp.htm which is a ABI Beverly that has been completely changed inside.
There are some other homes that deserve a mention as well simply because they are like no other on the parks.
Finally: If ever there was a reason to go away on holiday during the month of May the General Election will be a good one to use. Most people are already fed up of hearing about it every day on the news. So, why not have a look and see if you can find a great value holiday in Toremollinos, Benalmadena or Nerja in May. The weather will be just perfect, and if you do manage to book a holiday why not reserve your one day visit to the parks at the same time. It can be done online at http://www.costaparkhomespain.com/Forms/holiday.htm
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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
BRITTANY FERRIES are starting their direct ferry link between Spain and Ireland.
The company will offer two return sailings a week from Cork to Santander in northern Spain.
Onboard, passengers can expect a comfortable, no-frills service.
Although different to the cruise ferry experience associated with Brittany Ferries in Ireland, the ship will offer comfortable en-suite cabins, lounges, self-service dining, shopping and a café/bar
The MV Connemara, has been chartered for the new service, and will join Brittany Ferries other established services from the UK to France and Spain.
Crossings will take approximately 26 hours, with departures from Cork on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The 120 cabins on the ship will feature beds for up to four passengers, and some will be pet-friendly.
The Connemara will carry around 500 passengers with space for 195 cars, and the company expects a 50/50 split between passengers and freight carried.