MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE MAR 2017
** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
It is all happening: In February, the second custom built 38×14 Park Lodge Home designed by the owner and custom built in Alicante arrived on Park La Posada and because it is custom built it is not the same as the one that arrived on the park in January. We also had the brand-new Willerby Linear show home arrive as well from the UK. That means we now have a brand new UK manufactured mobile home on Park la Posada and a Spanish manufactured Park Lodge show home on Paradise Park.
With two new show homes available we need to thank team members Hilary & Wendy on Paradise Park and Lorraine and David on Park La Posada for turning them into show homes. They have added their special touches to the homes that gives visitors plenty of ideas as to what they could look like as full time homes. Both show homes are available for purchase at reduced prices because there are no transport costs added to show homes. You can also order a brand new home to be built and transported to either park as well.
>>> We will be expanding the show home concept during the year <<<
Facebook: Our PRICE ALERT email service is perfect for anyone wanting to get rapid information about mobile homes being added to the website or homes for sale being reduced. You can sign up for that service at the bottom of our website front page. The service is perfect for anyone hoping for a certain model home going on sale or hoping that a certain home they have already seen on a visit is reduced.
However, in these days of social media it is also a good idea to follow us on Facebook as well. https://www.facebook.com/
Special offers on new homes or ex-demo homes are first published onto our Facebook page. It is the only page on Facebook that offers information about homes going onto Park La Posada and Paradise Park only. No other park or campsite is mentioned which means you will always get information in respect of a five-star residential retirement park only.
We do not use our Facebook page to get millions of followers. We use it to publish pictures and videos that are relevant in real time. All our followers like the idea of the residential lifestyle here in Spain and our Facebook page is a great place to try and get a feel for park life.
>>> “I want one” is a common comment we get on Facebook <<<
Ex-Pat: Patrick: otherwise known as Ex-Pat on the park was in the bar one night (Saturday 04/02/2017) feeling sorry for himself. “What’s the matter?” asked Jim. Ex-Pat then told him that had just found out that his son, daughter in law and two grandchildren could not come and stay with him for Easter this year because it was too expensive for them. “Is that all” said Jim, “why don’t you go and see them instead?”. It is the cost of the flights said Ex-Pat because it is Easter. “Easy” said Jim, “you just choose obscure dates”.
To prove a point, they went straight away back to Jim’s house and fired up the laptop. Jim always uses www.thewww.info for checking out flights as it seems to favour flights to and from Spain. To Ex-Pats utter amazement Jim typed in Malaga to Gatwick flying out on the 11th of April and returning on the 18th of April. Within seconds he was offered a return journey for only 70 Euros in total. “How can that be?” asked Ex-Pat. “Simple” said Jim, “I chose dates that are going the opposite way to people wanting to get away for Easter in the UK”
The flights on offer to Ex-Pat were British Airways Malaga to Gatwick and Monarch Airways Gatwick to Malaga and yes for a total sum of 70 Euros return. They booked Ex-Pats flights there and then and now everyone knows that he will be in the UK for Easter this year instead, and it only cost him 70 Euros.
>>> Now you can also follow Ex-Pat on Twitter. Can you find him?<<<
Park La Posada NEWS: The park owners told us recently that work will start on a new indoor pool this year. This will be great news for the residents as many like the idea of swimming all year round. The location of the new pool will be between the existing outdoor pool and the four lane outdoor bowls green. Work will start after the summer so as not to disturb the residents enjoying the outdoor pool.
The other good news is that work will also commence this year on an open-air gymnasium. They are becoming very popular in many towns and villages in Spain and soon the residents will have their very own right on their doorstep.
There is more. Work will also start this year on extending the community centre and bar. This is because many events are now attended by more and more people and of course many are inviting friends as well now.
Facilities are what makes residential parks special. It is also worth pointing out that the park fees on Park La Posada have not gone up since 2008. They are also the only park in Spain to offer free installation on the park for people buying a brand-new home.
>>> Relocating a home to Park La Posada from the UK is possible <<<
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.
The phrase this month is one you would use because you are polite. You use it when you want to squeeze past somebody. As you approach you would say “Con permiso”. OR “Perdóname” pronounced (kohn pehr-MEE-soh) OR (pehr-DOH-nah-meh). You will hear waiters and waitresses saying it all the time as they squeeze past with plates of food.
>>> The lifestyle is great so why not try and say a few words in Spanish? <<<
Finally: No BREXIT news this month because by now everyone is fed up hearing about it. Instead we will focus on the positives. In 2016 Paradise Park spent a lot of money on providing new facilities for their residents and their new outdoor pool is without doubt fantastic. In 2017 it is the turn of Park La Posada.
Both parks are owned and run by two different Spanish families that are passionate about their parks and what they can offer their residents.
Costa Difference Ltd share their visions and of course are committed to offering the same level of service. We have a very important job to do. We must make it easy for people to come and visit either park and see for themselves what the lifestyle is all about. By us offering clients a £79 per person four day three-night visit (that includes airport transfers and three nights hotel accommodation) we are doing just that.
Booking low costs flights is easy because apart from Easter week clients can book flights that are four days apart and go with the best prices. It can also include weekends as well. Being flexible means we can fit in with the best flight deals around.
Better still is that if you fancy staying a day or two longer that is also not a problem. The extra nights are paid by you direct to the hotel and the extra days are regarded by us as free days to do as you wish in either Antequera (visiting La Posada) or Elche (visiting Paradise Park). We do not need to be involved at all during the extra days unless you want to see the park again.
The inspection visit format will always be run over four days and three nights. The return airport transfer will be in line with the flights booked so again not a problem staying a little longer. Fancy checking to see if you can find some cheap flights? Go to www.thewww.info
As always, many thanks for taking the time to read all this. We hope you have found some information worthwhile and our take on life here in Spain interesting.
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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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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