MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE MAR 2010
Mar 2010** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
We begin this newsletter with an item that affects only the new mobile home sales here in Spain and not the resale market. The age old tactic of conducting a price war against competitors has emerged this year. Price wars are nothing new and Sir Freddie Laker tried to succeed with just that approach with Laker Airways Sky Train in the seventies and eighties. When conducting a price war inevitably profit margins are squeezed and it is essential that turnover increases in order to survive in most cases. The result is history in Laker Airways case and many passengers were left stranded when they went under in March 1982. Most of the airlines he went up against using the price war tactic are still here today.
Clients wanting new mobile homes understand that when ordering a new mobile home from the dealership company a large deposit has to be paid well in advance of the home arriving in Spain and being installed satisfactory. It is at that point the client has to be satisfied with the integrity of any mobile home dealership before handing over such a large sum. One interesting answer to address that concern however might be found on www.findinspain.com
Two companies (one Spanish registered and one UK Ltd company) working in partnership on a fully established park (Park La Posada) The old saying safety in numbers applies here as clients are dealing with two established companies and the fact that the mobile home park itself is complete with established residents also gives a sense of security. Peace of mind guaranteed, however there are only 18 new plots left on the park.
The problem of having to pay a large deposit well in advance does not apply to resale mobile homes. A 5% deposit secures the home and the only thing that needs to be agreed is when the home is to become yours. Prior to that date you pay the balance into a specified client account and the seller is only paid once the home has been handed over in good order and is 100% yours. The money in the client account is yours up to that point.
One should also feel sorry for anyone who now sees that the a company that they bought their mobile home from recently is now offering the same home a lot cheaper than they paid for it as part of the price war. Again that is not possible with resale mobile homes. It remains the same value no matter what and in some cases more than what was paid for it because of all the extras that comes with the purchase.
So what else is new? In short rain again. Spain has had a year s rain already, warm rain we grant you but still rain. We say this in order to show that life can sometimes be a little strange here as well. It is not all about sun, sea and sangria. The residents live here in exactly the same manor as if they were retired in the UK. They go shopping, walk the dog or visit friends and rain affects them in exactly the same way. The big difference here is that once the crazy weather goes away the residents know that for most of the remaining months at least there will be wall to wall sunshine. Something which cannot be said by those who are retired and living in the UK.
Lastly, we realise that for many newsletter readers a weeks holiday in Spain is preferred to the dedicated 3 day 2 night inspection visit. For that reason we now offer a dedicated one day Inspection Visit. 1) We can either collect you from the bus station in Antequera if you fancy travelling by bus from Malaga, or 2) meet you just off the A45 at Antequera if you have a hire car or 3) we can collect you from your hotel in either Torremolinos, Benalmadena or Nerja and take you inland to real Spain to visit the mobile home parks for the day. All 3 options you get to see the lifestyle as well as the parks in one informative day.
For further details either call 0117 318 2188 or e-mail email@example.com With the one day Inspection Visit you can choose when to visit during your holiday. It will need to be booked up in advance though as it is proving very popular since its launch this month. There is a small charge with option 3 to cover costs but it does allow for up to 4 people.
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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 UK mobile home or a custom-built residential Park Lodge Home is very easy. It simply involves slightly different processes.
For UK manufactured mobile homes we are partnered with Mobile Homes Abroad Ltd the largest exporter of UK mobile homes. Check out the New Mobile Homes link above to see which UK manufacturers are represented.
For Park Lodge Homes designed and built in Alicante and Burgos it is a different process. Once a plot has been reserved you can either buy a predesigned by us home or start designing your own home exactly how you want it.
A short visit to the factory in Alicante is all it takes. Where to put a French Door? Where the lounge should go? What view from the kitchen window? Questions the designer will help you with
We also offer ready designed custom-built Park Lodge homes with a new show area going onto Park La Posada. Check out the Park Lodge Homes link at the top.
New UK mobile home or custom-built residential Park Lodge Home? The choice is yours after you have reserved your plot on a park. New homes require a 35% deposit and the balance paid once the home is ready to be transported from the UK. Park Lodge Homes require a 30% deposit and the balance when the home is ready to leave the factory.
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 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
A Spanish town in northern Spain has said that it will fine anybody who is seen buying items from illegal street vendors. The fine will be in the form of a fixed penalty of €300.
The order made in the resort of Salou has come in to effect this week with the ruling "The purchase or acquisition in the public space of food, beverages and other products from unauthorized street vending" will be punished with the hefty fine.
In another regulation, the sale or action of street vending “without the corresponding license" will also be sanctioned.
The town council, in a bid to clean up the area, also declared it would penalise those who drop litter without using public bins with fines of between €100 and €400.