MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE OCT 2008
Oct2008 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
October is here and that means once again one of the busiest months of the year for the team in Spain has arrived, and more to the point the temperature will be just right for walking round the parks at leisure. Martin and Peter might just start to loose some weight at last.
Now to something we were not expecting: we have this year made a point of asking all our visitors who were over 50 on their Inspection Visits what it was that made them consider making the move to Spain and the answers surprisingly were more or less the same but in different orders. The weather, high prices (especially heating), high crime levels, and the way the country seems to be going in general with horror stories of people being fined for having the lid of their rubbish bin open. In short, quality of life was missing.
So, what can we tell you about the quality of life in Spain? Firstly crime, almost unheard of in this part of Spain (unlike the Costa s) and the parks are very secure anyway which is why they are so ideal. Cost of living is also so much cheaper. To show this we asked Peter who lives on one of the parks to add up his last 12 months electric and water bills and they were, electric averaged 62.66 Euros per month and water averaged 12 Euros per month. We shall leave you to convert those totals from Euros into Pounds. Converted it yet? Bet you wish you were retired and living in Spain now.
So, what else can we offer you as part of quality of life? The Parks themselves, each park has a reception and the primary function is to sort out any problem you might have no matter how small. All the parks also look great in the sunshine which of course we offer but can not guarantee it all the time.
Talking of offers, why not take a good look at the website again, there are some fantastic value homes and with all the extras in place. Why is that such a plus point? Aircon costs around 800 Euros, decking costs from 5000 Euros depending on the size, sheds cost 1000 Euros and of course let us not forget the washing machine in the shed which costs from 400 Euros including plumbing. All this has to be added to the budget when buying new, as well as having to organize the building of the decking and shed as well as buying everything else you are going to need.
Finally, we would like to say thank you to all the subscribers who have given us positive feedback about the way we present our monthly news sheet, and to those of you who are booked to come out on an inspection visit in October just to say we look forward to seeing you very soon. If arriving to Malaga airport we will be waiting at the entrance of the Golf Bar which is on the left in arrivals hall so we are very easy to find. At Granada airport you will see us as soon as you walk out of baggage reclaim.
If anyone else would like to talk to someone about coming to take a look Derick is on hand in the UK on 0117 318 2188 and as the weather gets colder he will soon be wishing he was at the busy end here in Spain. Of course we all feel very sorry for him having to run the UK office.
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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.