MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE JUNE 2011
June 2011** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
Team in Spain news:
From the first of June the team will no longer have Martin here on the Costa del Sol. He leaves to take up a new short term post in Holland dealing with website marketing there until the 1st of September when he will then be moving to Alicante to live. Steve takes over the day to day running of the business here on the Costa del Sol.
Peter and Jean will now take over his responsibilities for conducting dedicated visits to the parks and area with Roz on hand to look after any visitors who come on their own to take a look at the parks if Peter & Jean are busy. What is great is that all of them live on the park so they have all the answers to any questions.
Steve has been very busy during May and has project managed the relocation of three homes from different parks in Spain and one mobile home relocated from the UK. Relocations are now an important part of the business as more and more people realise that they should really be living on a dedicated residential park offering a park community lifestyle as well as first class facilities. Our relocation service also includes taking down any decking and preparing the home for transport if required which was perfect for the clients already back in the UK.
This is what one of the clients kindly wrote in an e-mail to Steve after their home was relocated from a joint camping-mobile home site onto Park La Posada one of the three parks that we can relocate mobile homes onto.
It was a huge decision and you were all very patient – I have absolutely made the right decision. The site is amazing, the people so friendly and the maintenance is astounding. I had a small leak in the toilet and before I could walk from the reception to my home, the guys were there to fix it! At my last site I had major issues for the whole time I was there .
By spending a day with Steve looking at the parks in the area that allow you to bring your own mobile home on to their parks will soon show you why he is so busy. If you own a mobile home in Spain or the UK and would like to consider relocating to a different park on the Costa del Sol you can either e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone him on (+34) 670203495
New website feature:
If you have been onto our website recently you will have noticed that we now have an audio introduction to welcome visitors. The idea behind the introduction is simple, there is now so much information on the website that it was thought best to have an audio introduction that points out the most important features of our service and to point out the benefits of buying the very latest resale mobile homes on dedicated residential parks. To turn it off during future visits simply right click on the player itself and click stop.
How good are the parks?
Simply put there is no substitute to coming to seeing for yourself. June is a great month because you get the better flight deals before the school holidays. A holiday on the Costa del Sol or a dedicated 3 day visit enables you to come and take a look. Even if you are thinking of possibly buying a very cheap mobile home it is always best to have something to compare the park that it is on with. A day visit to the park is all it will take and if you are thinking of living in Spain anyway then making your own way to visit the parks is a great way to see what living in Spain is really all about. A lot of residents on the two dedicated residential parks have been living here full time for the past 5 years and are very happy.
If you need help in arranging a visit you are welcome to call us in the UK on 0117 318 2188 or in Spain on 670203495
Feature mobile home of the month:
This month s feature home is very different. It is a one bedroom Atlas Mayfair Super. This is a very well designed home that has a utility room rather than a second bedroom. This makes the home perfect for the couple who want to make the most out of their living space. The decking on this home has the WOW factor as a lot of extra living space has been added outside. The home is priced at 32,000 and a video can be seen on https://www.costadifference.com/feature.htm
Question asked last month:
What does being registered for the NIE mean? In Spain the NIE number is similar to having an identity number. It is an extension of a social security number. You need it to buy a car for example or insure the mobile home. Registering is a very easy process and the park deals with it completely by providing a translator who with you completes the formality at the National Police Station in Antequera. Once done you can deal with anything in Spain. It is that easy.
Useful lifestyle information:
With summer on its way a lot of residents are doing what the British do best and have lots of flower baskets and plants around the homes. There are some great garden centers in the area. Surprisingly water is a lot cheaper here than in the UK so many of them have installed automatic watering systems. It allows for fantastic displays of flowers and plants around the home with no effort whatsoever. A few residents even have their own grape vines and fruit trees.
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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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