MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE JAN 2008
Jan 2008 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
Firstly happy New Year everyone. We hope 2008 turns out as good as you are hoping for.
December for the team in Spain was nice and busy which meant that the run up to Christmas was great. The first new Hand Made Custom Designed mobile home made by Ibiza Homes in Alicante arrived on one of the parks on the 13th and was very quickly installed so that the new owners could move in on the 15th of December. We worked with Park Homes Spain SL the main distributors here in Spain and being hand made they can only produce 24 homes a year so we were very lucky to get one just before Christmas.
What is a hand made custom designed mobile home we hear you ask? Well Ibiza Homes make mobile homes to Park Home standards here in Spain. With this in mind we have developed with the company a way for our customers to design their own home based on a standard layout. This means they can have French doors here, a window there, this colour outside, this colour inside, 2 bathrooms, the list goes on and being hand built the quality is guaranteed along with the fact that it is guaranteed for 10 years anyway. The choice of furniture is also great from sofa beds to leather settees.
Is it expensive? No, it costs no more than a UK made mobile home. The best news of all is that each home is unique unlike a lot of the UK models which are produced in large production batches. As an example every Atlas made model specific home looks exactly the same inside and out and what is more they do not recommend that their homes are used in Spain. In contrast Willerby and BK Bluebird, our recommended UK manufacturers, are shaping the way with innovative designs and are happy for their homes to be used in Spain.
Ibiza homes however are made in Spain and the price of the designed home is given after all the changes are made. You can save even more money by having it unfurnished if you want which is great for those who already have wonderful furniture that they want to bring with them.
What this means is that when you buy a new home with Costa Difference you have a choice between the best of the UK market or the unique opportunity offered by the Spanish manufacturer.
Costa Difference Ltd as a company is as everyone knows all about re-sale mobile homes in Andalucia and our level of service was certainly stretched a little when Mr and Mrs T arrived at Malaga airport on an Inspection Visit to look at the parks and resale s with a slight problem. Mrs T had flown from the UK and during the flight checked her passport and found that she had her son s passport and not hers!!!
Fortunately for Mrs T the Spanish passport control was just as bad as EasyJet and did not notice either so we had a customer in Spain who did not have a passport. Imagine, on the Friday before Christmas we had to fly to the British Consulate in Malaga and presented them with the problem. The first thing they had to have was a faxed copy from a Police Station of Mrs T s passport and so the son was dispatched to Swindon Police Station and once there found that they were unable to send a fax to Spain. Someone must have mislaid the instruction book for the fax machine. Stalemate, however the nearer we got to 1.30pm which was when the Consulate closed for Christmas and still no fax the importance of the fax seemed to melt away in the Spanish sun and Mr & Mrs T who are also newsletter subscribers will enjoy that bit.
To continue, by 1.30 pm on a Friday afternoon all was well after the Consulate phoned the Police in Swindon and issued Mrs T a temporary passport. The next 2 days went very well and Mr & Mrs T were able to relax and take in bucket loads of information as they were taken around and shown everything. When they left Malaga on the Sunday firmly clutching passports we were able to relax knowing that their Inspection Visit has gone well for them.
Why is the level of service so important to us? Our task as a company is to show clients a way of life more than the parks and homes and to do that the clients have to be relaxed and so are able to take in a lot of information in a short space of time. We as a company do not have sales targets or sales expectations so we only need to show our clients value homes, great locations, and perfect facilities, the rest is easy.
To end, we are looking forward to 2008 as we have some great resale homes to show you and our price alert service allows you to be the first to know when a home is added or reduced. You can sign up for this service on our website.
Have a great January and for those who are coming out on the 3 nights for 2 offer we look forward to meeting you soon and in 2008 we might even see Mr & Mrs T again as a second Inspection Visit is on the cards, bring your passport please Mrs T.
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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.