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 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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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.