MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE DEC 2008
Dec2008 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
Firstly a very happy Christmas from all the team: We shall be doing things differently here in Spain as regular news letter subscribers know. It is the one time of year that we can all settle down for a few days off as there are no Inspection Visits booked during that period. Derick has drawn the short straw this year and has to take the team out for Christmas dinner, but in true style he is arriving in Spain on the 9th of January, so we will call it the celebration of the launch of new park Park Las Vistas dinner instead, as that is when the new website is due to be launched. It will still cost him even with the low prices here in Spain. Steve and Martin have been practicing ordering large steaks and wonderful bottles of Rioja wine in perfect Spanish just to make sure they get it right on the night.
2008 is now coming to an end and what a year it has been in the UK. Credit crunch heard every day, the pound sinking against all the major currencies, floods in summer and high fuel prices to contend with in the winter, as well as all the reported high crime levels that we are seeing on Sky TV. It is no wonder we have sold so many mobile homes here in Spain during the year. Don’t get us wrong, there is recession here in Spain as well but if you are retired you are more or less unaffected. The cost of living is without doubt cheaper than in the UK even with a weak pound.
Our success this year is down to the fact that resale mobile homes offer a great opportunity to change your lifestyle completely without any fuss or worries that are often associated when buying bricks and mortar . Everything is included in the sale from decking to air con and in some cases much more. The homes are all sited on fully established parks around the town of Antequera means we can show you all you need to see on a short cost effective fact finding visit. If you can find cheap flights you are on your way to a 2 or 3 night stay in Antequera where you will be well impressed.
The two main residential style parks La Vi a and La Posada are ideal. You can have satellite TV, telephone and Internet as well all the mains services connected and it is truly home from home without the rotten weather and high prices.
Crime is also not a consideration either as both parks have all round security. In this part of Spain crime is not an issue anyway unlike the Costa s, which seems to attract the usual villains and con men from as far away as Russia. Quality of life is what this area of Spain has to offer the new residents.
The third park, Flamingo Park is a very unique park and so different from the previous two. It is a quiet park with only 32 units overlooking the Flamingo Lake. It has a bar and restaurant next door as well as a large swimming pool and offers its residents complete tranquility. It also offers you the chance to buy a double unit park home at prices that are at least half what you can expect to pay in the UK. We have one new double unit on the park and that is priced at 61,000 GBP including the first year s site fees.
Homes of interest: A nice 3 bedroom unit on Flamingo Park costing only 30,000, ideal if you are thinking of using it as a holiday home first. On La Vina we have for sale a Willerby Aspen for 39,500 and for those who are up on mobile home models the Aspen enjoys a very bright lounge due to the unique window design in the front. On La Posada we have an Atlas Status super for 38,000 that is on the edge of the park close to all the facilities and is as new.
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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.