MOBILE HOME IN SPAIN NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE OCT 2009
Oct2009 ** Some of the content might not be relevant on the date of reading this**
As we are composing this newsletter it is raining for the first time in many months and as strange as it may seem everyone here living in Spain is welcoming it. Unusually it is set to last for 3 days and then it is back again to wall to wall sunshine. We have put this information into the newsletter to show the difference in lifestyle we have here in Spain because we could never imagine anyone in the UK being glad that it is raining for a few days. For us here without doubt in a few days time everything will have a fresher feel to it.
On the subject of lifestyle we have also seen a rise in the number of residents owning motor homes and caravans as well as their mobile homes. Because there are so many interesting places only a few hours drive from Antequera (including Portugal) it does make a lot of sense, and the freedom caravans and motor homes gives them means that short breaks can easily be arranged at short notice.
Moving on, we have been asked a few times in September what does many extras really mean when we are advertising resale mobile homes. To answer this we are now going to list the extras that are included in the sale of an Atlas Heritage mobile home on Park La Posada and next month we will do the same with a home on sale on Park La Vi a.
Just take a look at the following:
INVENTORY OF EXTRAS TO FIXTURES AND FITTINGS AT No 24
Microwave Toaster, 2 Saucepans- 2 Frying pans 1 Wok 2 cake tins -1 Tin opener 1 set kitchen tools
6 each of Dinner plates, tea plates, soup dishes, 1 meat plate, 1 vegetable dish , 6 glass fruit dishes and large bowl
6 each knives, forks, dessert spoons, teaspoons, 1 bread knife, 1 vegetable knife, 1 cheese knife
4 Kitchen jars (for rice etc) 7 mugs, cream coffee set of cups, saucers, sugar and milk jug and Coffee pot
2 Trays and holder for foil, cling film etc. 4 Tea towels, 1 table cloth and napkins
1 TV (27 HD ready) 1 Digi box and card for UK TV, Also connected to Spanish TV – 1 DVD player – 1 CD player
1 Rug, 4 white and 1 green table lamp, 1 pot plant(artificial) 1 small 3 drawer chest
1 Panasonic radio telephone 6 Wine glasses 6 water glasses 1 bottle opener
I air Conditioning unit hot/cold
1 computer desk and chair, 2 bookcases, Internet D Link equipment 1 oil filled radiator. 1 off 3 drawer chest – small desk fan.
1 flat wall heater
2 Small 3 drawer chests 1 flat wall heater
1 set of double bed linen in cream 1 top and bottom sheet, 4 pillows and pillowcases, 1 duvet and cover.
DECKING AND GARDEN AREA
Garden Shed, washing machine and fridge/freezer within
IN GAZEBO – 1 wooden table, 2 wooden carver type chairs and 4 wooden folding chairs.
Next to gazebo – 1 tall grey plastic storage cupboard inc garden waste vacuum cleaner.
On decking – 1 green plastic table and 6 chairs. 2 wooden armchairs and settee with cushions, wooden coffee table
1 dark green plastic chest. 2 TODO blinds in yellow. One each end of decking to keep out rain and wind
Assorted pot plants including 1 orange and 1 lemon tree, grape vine and plants in front garden.
1 rotary washing line.
All the above is included in the sale which means that resale mobile homes really are great value for money. Tom on Park La Vi a firstname.lastname@example.org and Peter on Park La Posada email@example.com will be happy to e-mail the list of extras for any homes that are on their parks. Simply e-mail the request and give them the home reference number.
Finally, now that October is upon us and the school holidays are well and truly over we look forward to meeting everyone who have already booked their short sight seeing visits this month taking advantage of the low cost flights that are once again available. We would like to remind everyone that our meeting point at Malaga airport is at the entrance of the Golf Cafe which is on the left of the main arrivals hall.
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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
BRITTANY FERRIES are starting their direct ferry link between Spain and Ireland.
The company will offer two return sailings a week from Cork to Santander in northern Spain.
Onboard, passengers can expect a comfortable, no-frills service.
Although different to the cruise ferry experience associated with Brittany Ferries in Ireland, the ship will offer comfortable en-suite cabins, lounges, self-service dining, shopping and a café/bar
The MV Connemara, has been chartered for the new service, and will join Brittany Ferries other established services from the UK to France and Spain.
Crossings will take approximately 26 hours, with departures from Cork on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The 120 cabins on the ship will feature beds for up to four passengers, and some will be pet-friendly.
The Connemara will carry around 500 passengers with space for 195 cars, and the company expects a 50/50 split between passengers and freight carried.