MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE FEB 2012
Feb 2012** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
Relocations: We begin with a very special offer that might be of interest to people who own a mobile home on a park or campsite in Spain or the UK and wished it was on a 5 star residential retirement park on the Costa del Sol.
For the month of February Park La Posada are offering 5 lucky people the chance to relocate their home for only 1500 Euros fully installed on a 200 sq mtr plot plus transport. This is great news for those who’s home is already on the Costa del Sol because it will only cost around 2500 including transport for them to relocate their own mobile home onto Park La Posada.
Different homes: We have always said that nothing beats seeing for yourself and a home added last month is a good example of what we mean. The home is an Atlas Heritage which Atlas made 1000’s of over the years. All the homes manufactured by Atlas looked the same, were furnished the same and decorated the same. If you have already seen inside an Atlas Heritage you could be forgiven for thinking you know what this one would be like. You would of course be wrong. The home has been redecorated and refurnished to suit the owners taste and what is for sale is very different and very stylish. It is a very up market Atlas Heritage.
Social life: One of the big advantages of living within a community of like minded people is that there is always something going on. It is what we refer to as the lifestyle. Residents themselves arrange events and there is a social committee made up of residents who just love arranging things. Residents are free to be involved with as little or as much as they wish. The same goes for all the facilities that the park offers.
The bowls green is a perfect example. If you fancy learning how to bowl then there is always someone who would love to teach you. The community runs itself and of course the office is there to deal with anything that is Spanish related. The perfect combination for those who have always dreamed of retiring to Spain without any stress involved, Park La Posada offers the perfect solution with the settled community already resident on the park and all the facilities and support in place.
Choice of resale homes: The growing resale mobile home market in Spain has meant that there is now a greater choice of makes and model homes to choose from and all with decking built. Park La Posada is no exception with some fantastic resale mobile homes for sale ranging from only 18,000 up to 65,000 for a top of the range Cambrian Millbrook. The choice of homes means that for sure visitors always see something that really impresses them.
Resale home of interest: This month we are suggesting an ABI Brisbane. This home is for sale for only 18,000 and with planning permission already in place for a full 40 sq mtrs of decking it allows for anyone buying it to make it exactly how they want it for a few thousand pounds more. That means for less than 25,000 they could have the home and decking of their dreams, they can extend the decking exactly how they want it and above all the home is ready to be lived in straight away whilst they make their desired changes and alterations.
Money and banking: Nearly all the residents have Spanish bank accounts with various banks in the village. All the banks have English speaking staff and opening a bank account is extremely easy and just requires a passport. What is also the norm is that most residents also keep their UK bank accounts as well. Moving money between accounts has become very easy and of course free of charge thanks to companies such as Exchange4free. Pensions continue to be paid in the UK and residents simply transfer money over to Spain as and when they need it.
3 day visits to Park La Posada: Dedicated visits to see Park La Posada are an ideal way of seeing the park and lifestyle for those thinking of moving to Spain. During the course of a year we carry out many such visits. All visits are regarded by us as fact finding and so we try and pass on as much local information as we can in such a short space of time. Information overload is of course a concern but thanks to e-mails we can carry on answering any questions long after the visitor has returned to the UK.
Question asked this month: What are the ball park figures for transporting a mobile home? We know that no one can begin to consider moving their home until they have an idea for the costs, so we do try and rough figures at the beginning of any relocation enquiry.
To give newsletter readers with their own mobile homes some idea here are the ball park figures for a 12 x 38 model mobile home from the following locations. Within the area of Antequera 900 Euros. Within the Costa del Sol 1200 Euros. From Alicante 1900 Euros and from the UK 6500 Pounds.
Adding transport and the special offer that Park La Posada are offering together means that moving homes can be the perfect solution to anyone wishing their home was on a residential park on the Costa del Sol.
Finally: If you have a question that has not been covered in any of our newsletters then we would love to hear it. Answering questions is what we like to think we do best. To ask a question please visit the website and use the contact us form.
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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.