MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE JAN 2016
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
Happy New Year. For quite a few people, we know that 2016 will be very exciting, as they complete the buying process they started in 2015.
Last year saw quite a few new residents move to Spain to live on the park and that is what makes the park life so vibrant. The parks are simply doing what the parks are best at. They allow people to live in Spainwithout knowing anything at all about the Spanish language or the Spanish way of life.
After four or five years however, you will be amazed how many residents want to live in the village rather than in an all English speaking community on the park. The Spanish way of life is infectious. The atmosphere and the customs are so different to what exists in other countries in Europe.
That is why there will always be homes for sale on the park. Imagine, living in amongst the Spanish knowing a fair amount of the language and their customs yet having all your English speaking friends close by. Park La Posada for example now has as many visits from ex-residents every week as they do friends and families of the residents themselves.
How does that work?
After making friends whilst living on the park the friendship does not have to end when anyone sells their mobile home and moves into the village. In fact, the friendship gets stronger. The residents on the park through their friends in the village will get to meet more Spanish villagers and will appreciate what has happened. Of course none of this is possible in the beginning which is why the parks are so successful. The perfect gateway to retirement in Spain.
>>>80% of people selling their mobile homes remain in Spain<<<
The Park La Posada and Paradise Park joint visit in 2016: This is a very special offer and is for newsletter subscribers only. You get to enjoy seeing both parks and their local area. The Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca.
There are only THREE places left.
We are offering the chance to visit both Park La Posada and Paradise Park during the same visit to Spain. You will get to see inland Costa del Sol and inland Costa Blanca at the same time.
To take part, you will need to find flights to arrive at Malaga airport on Thursday the 3rd of March and leave Malaga airport on Tuesday the 8th of March. Please make sure you find (but not yet book) your flights first and then tell us you would like to come. We will then reserve your place, so you can then book the flights you have found.
This is what will happen on the visit itself.
On the 3rd of March, we will collect you from Malaga airport and take you to the town of Antequera, where you will be booked into the 3* Coso Viejo hotel. On the 4th of March, you will be shown Park La Posada, the village of Alameda and the surrounding area. In the evening, you will be taken around the town of Antequera enjoying the “Tapas” trail.
On the 5th of March, you will be taken overland past Granada to the Costa Blanca. We will make the journey an interesting one taking most of the day. You will then be staying in the town of Granja de Rocamora at the 3* Hotel Versalles.
On Sunday, the 6th, you will visit Paradise Park and the village of Albatera. You will then relax for the evening enjoying Granja de Rocamora.
On Monday, the 7th, we will again return to the Costa del Sol making an interesting day of the journey. We will be taking the coast road past Almeria passing interesting places like Nerja. That night, you will enjoy the resort of Benalamadena, staying at the 3* Hotel Bali.
The two parks visit will then come to an end on the Tuesday where you will be taken back to the airport to return to the UK. It will have been a very busy few days but also very interesting.
The cost of this very special visit is only £40 per person per night (£200 in total), and the nights in the hotels and all the transport will be included in that price. What is not included will be your flights, food and drink.
So, if anyone is really interested in seeing both parks and their local areas, please check the low cost airlines now and see if you can book flights to arrive at Malaga airport on the 3rd of March and leave on the 8th of March. It will not matter what time the flights are.
A non-refundable £25 per person deposit will be required when booking your place with us. The balance will then be due at the end of February. To reserve your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0800 772 3980. Places are limited, so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested.
Following the visit, we can promise this. Park La Posada and Paradise Park will no longer be in the “wonder what they are like?” category. You will know what they are like, what the villages are like, and why so many people are already living here.
>>>This special offer is only for newsletter subscribers<<<
In or out of Europe? Ask anyone here in Spain what they think and the answer will probably be “who cares?”. Nobody really feels like getting into politics.
In or out? either way is unlikely to affect British citizens who are now residents here in Spain. As registered residents they have already made Spain their home. If the UK leaves the EU the only aspect that could make the slightest difference is what the markets will make of it. The £GBP will still be traded against the Euro.
How can we be so sure? The Swiss are not in the EU but enjoy the same privileges when it comes to living in the EU zone. There are many Swiss citizens living here in Spain.
Look at the countries in the EU. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK
How many countries do you see that might be considered as attractive retirement locations? How many countries in the EU have a huge thriving tourism industry as their main source of income? For the BritishSpain stands out by a mile. The ex-pat community is established. The support on offer is ideal (including health care) and the Spanish love having long term British residents living in their country. This is thanks in part to the fact that the residents get UK pensions and the UK pays for their medical care.
In short, in or out will make no difference to what happens on the ground here in Spain. The sad part is for the next two years everyone will have to put up with hearing all about it.
>>>Politics is best left to the newsreaders on TV<<<
Spanish you will hear: Living in real Spain is one huge part of the retirement lifestyle (it is not all about park life), so why not let us help you in advance to understand a few words that the residents hear all the time when they venture into real Spain, which as you already know begins as soon as they leave the park.
For this month, we are using Spanish words that we hope will sum up your whole year. “Estoy Feliz” (S-STOY FELL LEETH) pronouncing the S clearly in “estoy”. It literally means “I am happy”.
Imagine therefore you are in a restaurant enjoying your meal and the waiter/waitress gives a thumbs up and asks “bien?” in passing.
He/she is asking/meaning, “is everything OK?” but simply translated he/she is saying “good?”.
Now look at his/her face when you say “estoy feliz”. Priceless, and for sure the measures of wine will get bigger.
>>> The lifestyle is great so why not try and say a few words in Spanish <<<
Finally: in 2015 we saw a large number of visitors come and see what Park La Posada was like whilst already visiting other mobile home parks in the Antequera area.
To arrange their visit to Park La Posada whist in the area they simply emailed us in advance or telephoned 0034 670203495 and talked to Steve. He was then able to arrange for someone to meet them in reception on the park (if they had their own transport) or arranged for someone to collect them from either Mollina or Antequera free of charge if that is where they were staying.
For 2016 we have also made it easier to arrange a visit to Paradise Park in Albatera on the Costa Blanca. Eduardo is now co-ordinating all the visits to that park and area. Steve is working very closely with him and so a call to Steve is all that is needed as well.
For details on all the various ways of visiting the parks please use the link below.
To plan your park lifestyle visit, why not call us using our **free phone** Inspection Visit hotline number 0800 772 3980. Derick, Steve and Martin are here to take your call from 9am to 10pm UK time 7 days a week.
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As always, many thanks for taking the time to read all this. We hope you have found the information worthwhile.
The Costa Difference team in Spain
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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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