MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE JULY 2012
July 2012** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
July is here: Moving to Spain is not just about getting away from the rotten unpredictable UK weather, the higher cost of living or the talk of doom and gloom on the high street . It is all about taking on a completely different lifestyle as well.
Driving on the right hand side for example is something that very few people have any real concerns about and quite rightly so. It is very easy to drive on the right hand side if you have a left hand drive car.
However, what a lot of people do express a concern with is the month of July. How will I cope with the heat? Well, to quote the obvious, now is the time to find out.
Lots of people did just that and have quickly found that coping with the Spanish summer simply requires a little common sense. The big advantage however is that sitting outside until midnight in shorts and tee shirt under a star filled sky is one of the major rewards for being here at this time of year.
Why not book a holiday? If you are retired and not a fan of the Olympics then jetting off to the Costa del Sol in Spain must be a great idea. Hire a car for a week or two because after all if you are really thinking of coming to Spain to live the quicker you find out how easy it is to drive here the better. The roads are fantastic with motorway access to any part of Spain right on the doorstep.
Once you have booked a holiday and a hire car simply make contact with us and we will make arrangements for you to visit us and provide you with all the directions necessary. You will be in for a great day out. You are also in for a great surprise as you talk to residents during the hottest month of the year and see just how much they love it.
Is the really Euro safe? A question we hear quite often simply because news organisations do not let the subject drop for some reason. The real answer is however who cares? Spain is in the Euro as we know and the Spanish people are dealing with the recession in their country right now but to the man in the street nothing has changed.
Fuel tax is still the lowest in Europe and the day to day costs are still a lot lower than in the UK. In short the living costs would not alter if Spain was in or out of the Euro. The currency in use (Euro or Peseta) will still enable residents in the park to live in Spain and enjoy the fantastic lifestyle. Only the colour of the notes would be different.
More good news: What a lot of people might not have noticed is that resale mobile homes on Park La Posada are bought and sold in GBP and so once again the Euro-Pound conversion is not a problem. The homes are bought from the owners direct and under the terms of the legal sales agreement the payment is made to a UK bank account and is protected by the Costadifference Ltd/Park La Posada purchase protection scheme. In other words the home is guaranteed yours the moment the payment is made and only you will have a licence to live there.
Savings, pensions and money: Nothing needs to change. You can keep your money in exactly the same place you have it at the moment, with Internet banking enabling you to keep an eye on everything. Opening a Spanish bank account in the village to use for the day to day things is also very easy and transferring enough over as and when you need it is also very easy and free. Being able to do this in any currency only reinforces our statement as to who really cares what happens with the Euro? If Politicians adopted the same attitude then a solution to the cash shortage in Europe would soon be found without the moneymen trying to squeeze a profit out of any solution.
What s more, is that if experts in the UK are right it also means the recession will not go away until the end of 2014 which means leaving everything in place financially is not going to do any harm whatsoever. Living in the UK is now a double edged sword where the interest rates remain low and the cost of living continues to be high. Living in Spain however is now ideal because you will have the advantage of a lower cost of living to cushion the blow on savings until interest rates one day return to normal.
For the rest of the world speculating on what the Euro is doing or not doing we suggest you just switch the news off and get on with enjoying life. The residents find that far more interesting and more important.
Resale mobile homes: The perfect solution to anyone who is disillusioned with the UK, looking for a brand new lifestyle and of course living somewhere that takes care of you rather than the other way round.
Why perfect? With prices starting from only 18,000 GBP it means giving Spain a try is not the end of the world any more. Imagine owning a home in Spain for the same amount a lot of people are paying for a car. It is as easy as buying a car as well.
Even better is that enjoying the lifestyle starts on day one of owning the mobile home because everything is in place: Wooden decking already built so that you can sit out on at night enjoying a nice glass of wine or a cool San Miguel. A swimming pool to either enjoy a cool dip every now and again or to simply relax sunbathing with new friends who are also in Spain for the same reasons you are. Only resale mobile homes enable the transition from existing in the UK to living in Spain and enjoying life to be such a smooth one.
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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.