MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE DEC 2011
Dec 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
Merry Christmas: First the team both in Spain and in the UK would like to wish all our newsletter subscribers a very Happy Christmas no matter where you will be celebrating it. Here in Spain the Christmas holidays last from the 24th of December until the 5th of January which is the Three Kings Day. Because the park is owned by a family from the local village (Alameda) the atmosphere at Christmas is a great mix of British and Spanish traditions.
Christmas always kicks off with a party thrown in the community centre by the management for all the residents. Spanish food, wine and beer are offered to the residents all afternoon with some entertainment as well. Many of the Spanish staff working on a daily basis on the park attend which is great for those who like to practice their Spanish in relaxed surroundings.
2011: Has been a great year for the park. The 4 lane outdoor bowls green was completed early on and then phase 2B was bought forward and as a result there are more residents now living on the park having relocated their existing homes. There are now only 6 plots left for new or relocated mobile homes to arrive in 2012. The result of this will be that the demand for resale mobile homes will increase as more and more people like the idea of retiring to live in an affordable mobile home with all the hard work done already.
Why retire to Spain? The first reason of course is the much better weather. The second reason is that the cost of living is so much cheaper. The third and most important reason is that owning a mobile home on a legal dedicated residential retirement park means there are no risks whatsoever. Homes can be bought for as little as 20,000, the park takes care of anything that is Spanish related, retired people get free medical care and the medical facilities here are second to none. What is on offer on Park La Posada is a brand new lifestyle knowing that everything is taken care of. Not to mention making lots of new friends as well.
Retiring in 2012: If you are due to retire in 2012 then now is the time to start thinking about checking out the park and lifestyle. Around March and April is a great time to plan a visit. Visits are always regarded as simply fact finding by us unless we are instructed otherwise. You are welcome to come and visit the park as many times as you wish.
Residents who bought their homes in 2011 had visited the park on more than one occasion and with our help timed their purchase here in Spain to suit their circumstances. Nearly all sales were carried out using a standard three month legal sales contract where a deposit held the home until the buyer and seller were ready to complete. It is not necessary to use a solicitor to oversee the purchase but of course you are more than welcome to use one if you prefer.
Resale home of interest: There is only one Pemberton Mystique on Park La Posada. What makes this home special apart from the price of 29,995 is that it has only been used as a holiday home so inside the home is as new. It really is special. The home is located at the top of the park and has views to enjoy from the decking. Further decking can also be added which makes it very easy to put your own stamp on it.
New mobile homes : In 2012 many manufacturers will be launching new or updated models. If anyone would like more information by all means contact us. We will then pass the enquiry onto the new home distributor in the UK. However, because of the quality of the resale mobile homes that are currently for sale on the park, most people start off by taking a look at the park and the resale homes first and then if they decide they would prefer a new mobile home we then make all the arrangements to see new homes in the UK.
Malaga Airport: The airport has been completely transformed and the new motorway access means getting to and from the airport is quicker as well as easier. It also means that all the low cost airlines now operate in and out of Malaga which opens up nearly every UK airport to at least one airline company. We have noticed more and more people flying from airports such as Bristol where both Easyjet and Ryanair are competing. Cheap flights is one of the main reasons we have been as busy as ever showing people the park. Booking flights three months ahead normally enables visitors to get some great flight deals and our three day two night visits are great value at only 59.
Question asked this month: How much does the insurance cost to cover the home and contents? There are several companies that deal with their clients in English operating here on the Costa del Sol. The park office has all the details and will enable you to get a quote for any home and any value of contents. The average price that residents are paying at the moment is 250 Euros per year.
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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
Air-traffic controllers at Barcelona’s El Prat have announced a series of 24-hour strikes over the summer in an ongoing dispute over staff shortages.
The industrial action by workers from the air-traffic control centre at El Prat will begin on June 20th, a few days before the school holidays here in Spain and the summer holiday season really gets underway.
The dates of the 24-hour strikes have not been confirmed as yet but any action will affect flights in and out of El Prat plus flights to the Balearic Islands and airports on Spain’s eastern coast.
The strikes have been called by the Air-Traffic Controllers' Union (USCA) which is embroiled in an ongoing dispute over staffing levels.
USCA has repeatedly warned that there are an insufficient number of air traffic controllers to cover flight traffic forcing controllers to work overtime in order to provide cover.