MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE AUG 2012
Aug 2012** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
Newsletter and fact sheet:
News is news: One thing that has got everyone talking about lately is the news on television.
The only difference is that it depends on where you live. People living in the UK for example, ask us if the news they are watching on television about debt problems in Spain is really a problem.
People living on the park here on the Costa del Sol are also talking about the news from the UK seen on their satellite television. They have seen how much it has rained over the last few months with the resulting floods causing so much heartache to so many people.
Both news items are true of course, but as always they have to be taken into context. Not everyone in the UK have been flooded out and reduced to tears for example, as seen on television, and of course not everyone in Spain is affected by any aspect of a debt crisis. In fact, for retired residents living on the park it is quite the reverse. The Pound is now worth a lot more against the Euro, which means residents now have more money to spend and not less.
Good news for a change: Yes there is good news sometimes, and anyone in the fortunate position to be planning their retirement can really make the most of the future, if they are up for the challenge. The first good news is that the starting point for buying a resale mobile home on the very best dedicated residential retirement park, in Spain, is now as little as 15,000.
An absolute crazy price when you consider what a life changing event is really taking place in buying one. A whole new way of life is on offer.
Moving to Spain is not for the faint hearted. It is never done on a whim. It takes research and forward planning of course, but when got right it has boy, am I glad I moved to Spain written all over it.
Being part of a fully established expat community, on a dedicated residential retirement mobile home park, puts you on the other side of the fence, you could be talking about the rain and floods in the UK and not the Euro crisis. You could be waking up in the morning basking in sunshine, and not doom and gloom. You could be looking forward to a trip to the UK to visit friends and family, and not wishing you were leaving it. You could be living amongst like minded people who become friends as well as neighbours and what is more it is so straight forward to do. In Spain buying a mobile home is easier than buying a car.
Real Spain: Nothing like the Costa s at all. If you think you will be on holiday 24/7 forget it. The people next door are not just there for a couple of weeks holiday, they re your English speaking neighbours and like you they will be busy enjoying life.
Like them you will be going to the local garden centre to buy plants for your hanging baskets. You will be going to Antequera shopping mall for the weekly shop. You will also be treating your decking every year and other tasks that always need doing around the home. You will be invited to or inviting friends, to BBQ s or birthday/anniversary parties, most weekends. You will no doubt have a steady stream of visitors as well. You will for sure wonder where the time goes.
That is real Spain, and the lifestyle that goes with it, and if on a visit to a mobile home park in Spain you talk to a resident, who tells you they are bored, we can tell you straight away that you are not on a park like La Posada. There is no time to get bored. The lifestyle we refer to so much of the time is what makes Park La Posada so successful. It is a real community.
Facilities, such as the swimming pool, bowls green and community centre are nowhere near as important as the care and support the reception office offers residents. It is the focal point at the heart of the community.
Add to that rubbish collected daily, first class medical facilities and the full support of the local villagers and those in authority and you will see why life is so different here. Rubbish collected daily disappeared a long time ago in the UK.
Deal or no deal: Nearly everyone has heard of the program on television of course but not many people will think of Spain in those terms. In truth everyone should. Can you deal with such a different lifestyle and culture? Can you deal with the fact you are in a different country with very different weather? Can you deal with the fact that you do not understand a single word that the man, having a drink next to you in the Tappas bar, is saying?
For newsletter readers who one day think they could well be living in Spain, then for sure they will be thinking I wonder if the lifestyle is as good as Costadifference says it is? or I wonder what real Spain is really like? .
Of course even better if you are thinking I wonder what he is talking about? but not necessary thanks to the free translation service that the park offers. Living here you soon pick up some of the language.
In short, deal or no deal because at the end of the day only like minded people similar to all the residents living here already will seriously consider moving to Spain one day.
Now to make this section of the newsletter really interesting, what if you could get the cost of coming to take a look refunded if as you suspect the park and lifestyle is exactly what you was hoping for and you can see that you are exactly like the residents already living in Spain?
Well, that is what is now on offer thanks to a promotion we are offering newsletter subscribers this month. Plan to visit Park La Posada anytime during 2012 and we will refund the inspection visit up to a max 500 Euros following any mobile home purchase on Park La Posada within the next two years.
It can be 500 Euros paid back to cover the cost of a dedicated 3 day visit or 500 Euros towards the cost of a full holiday on the Costa del Sol having taken time out to visit the park at the same time.
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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
Tens of thousands of Spaniards rallied across the country on Saturday to demand better pensions.
Pensioners braved rain and snow showers as they poured onto the streets of the capital Madrid and Barcelona to vent their anger at conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Pensioners all over Spain are fuming after seeing their benefits rise by an annual 0.25 in recent years, well below an official inflation rate of 1.2 percent in 2017.
The government however maintains it must balance the books somehow to stay within EU spending guidelines even as the population ages. The situation made worse of course with Spain having one of Europe's lowest birth rates.
According to Eurostat data, 28.7 percent of residents of EU states will be aged over 65 by 2080, up from 18.9 percent in 2015. Pensions will be a problem for every country by then of course.