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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #743: Jan. 5-12, 2019

A Return To Normal...

Brian Timmons, Newsletter Author
Brian Timmons

Dear friends,

When I started Residencias Los Jardines, I started writing a weekly newsletter -determined to tell all the good, bad, and the ugly. I knew some readers would be interested in the construction process. I expected others might be interested in the lifestyle of two people who had decided to live outside the box. For others, the adventures of Lita, the parrot and the cat took on an entertainment saga all its own.

Residencias Los Jardines is finished. We periodically have re-sales and rental availability. Some readers may be interested in this information.

Brian Timmons
Developer / Property manager
Residencias Los Jardines

Web: http://www.residenciaslosjardines.com
Emails: info@residenciaslosjardines.com
ResidenciasPropertyManagement@gmail.com

 
Featured
rentals & sales

Paradisus Condos / Rohrmoser
FOR SALE / RENT
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Each of the units consists of two bedrooms / two bathrooms, and a large living/dining/kitchen area. The floor plan of each of these units has eliminated the optional "den / office" divider. The result is a larger area offering more flexible furniture arrangements while still maintaining the option of including an office area. At 105m2 plus two parking spots each and storage locker, they offer a great opportunity for someone seeking views, security, central location, and first class, all round living...

PRICE REDUCTION
Semi furnished unit: For sale: $235,000
Fully furnished unit: For sale: $245,000
Floor 12 -west view

FOR RENT
Unit 12-2 available immediately - $ 1,400 mo.

 
Market activity
sales & rentals

Sales: Los Jardines: Units #114, #116 and #124

Rentals:

Paradisus: Unit 12-2 available immediately - $ 1,400 mo.

Los Jardines: Units #112, #116, #124 and #126

 
Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales

FOR SALE
Unit #114: $ 199,000 / See Unit
Unit #116: $ 195,000 / See Unit
Unit #124: $135,000 $ 125,000 / See Unit

FOR RENT
Unit #112: $ 1,250 mo. $ 1,150 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit
Unit #116: $ 1,250 mo./ Available immediately / See Unit
Unit #124: $ 850 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit
Unit #126: $ 675 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit

For sale

UNIT #114
FOR SALE
$ 199,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: Semi-Attached
Furnished: Yes

This 2 bedroom/2bathroom,1,290 sf single floor end unit home includes a 150 sf front terrace plus parking for one car. This house is fully air conditioned and has recently been professionally decorated by international decorator Alcides Graffe and has undergone a complete renovation—new modern furniture, finishings, window coverings, and art work by Carlos Gambino. It is arguably the nicest furnished unit at Residencias Los Jardines and only steps from the pool

UNIT #116
FOR SALE
$ 195,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: Semi-Attached
Furnished: Yes

This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car and a separate, secure storage locker. It is and end unit and therefore attached on only one side by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.

UNIT #124
FOR SALE
$135,000 $ 125,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
Total area (Sq M): 61
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Floor(s): 2nd Floor
Type: Semi-Detached
Furnished: Yes

This 662 sf, + covered parking for one car, is a one bedroom home on the 2nd floor overlooking the large pool. It is ideal for a single person or couple.

For rent

UNIT #112
FOR RENT
$ 1,250 mo. $ 1,150 mo.
Available immediately

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: 1 Story
Furnished: Yes

This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car. It is attached on two sides by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.

UNIT #116
FOR RENT
$ 1,250 mo.
Available immediately

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: Semi-attached
Furnished: Yes

This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car and a separate, secure storage locker. It is and end unit and therefore attached on only one side by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.

UNIT #124
FOR RENT
$ 850 mo.
Available immediately

Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
Total area (Sq M): 61
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Floor(s): 2nd Floor
Type: Semi-Detached
Furnished: Yes

This 662 sf, + covered parking for one car, is a one bedroom home on the 2nd floor overlooking the large pool. It is ideal for a single person or couple.

UNIT #126
FOR RENT
$ 675 mo.
Available immediately

Total Area (Sq Ft): 530
Total area (Sq M): 50
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Floor(s): 1
Type: Detached
Furnished: Yes

A small one bedroom with outside covered terrace with top of the line finishes (granite, stainless steel appliances, fine crafted wood cabinetry, +, +, +), with lots of well thought out storage...

 
Our Lives

Weather: We are into the dry season... winds have started and will get progressively stronger... no rain, few clouds, beautiful but we need to keep the plants happy... Nature is not doing it for us...

What Happened This Week:

Condo Administration: Focused on developing the info necessary for the shareholder's meeting ...while keeping things going on site. Way too much running around sourcing things at the expense of my own work and hammock time...

After years of disuse, we have rehabilitated the three bins I originally built for garden waste decomposition (composting). Now I am working with the new gardener teaching him how to do it. He has an idea and seems to buy into the idea but he needs a bit of tweaking. It will happen.

We have been working towards improving the reliability of our internet. One of the recent issues has been TIGO. Supposedly they have been upgrading their equipment in our area. Most recently their modem was problematic in that it did not reboot after power outages or after their system went down. We had them replace the modem. When the hooked it up, they had totally different internal settings than before so all our internal stuff had to be reconfigured. Just total BS!!!!! Aside from that we have some pieces to replace... some of the equipment is original which in electronic world is now ancient... we can also improve on some other areas. OR do we want to replace the whole system with current technology? That is a big job... Patch the old / discard and re-do completely...

Residential Property Management: It sucks... I spent 4 hrs fixing a door latch problem because the mfg used a machine screw which was 2 mm too short / replacing a halogen bulb in a light fixture which is so poorly designed you cannot get the bulb in or out // cleaning a clogged shower drain // now I have to replace a broken coffee carafe and find a "threshold" for a door way which has somehow disappeared... and that is in just one of the 5 vacant units I have...

Vacancies: Still have all of them... one viewer / two cancellations... These are going to be tough to fill... and two are mine...

Exchange Rate + misc.: currently 605 : 1. The government seems likely to defend the exchange rate allowing only a limited movement over the year to perhaps 650 at year end. It is still in the US dollar holders direction // inflation may rise from 3% to 7%... colon earning locals will have to adjust. New taxes go into effect and new reporting requirements also go into effect.

New Year's Resolution: To stay out of trouble... short and sweet... difficult to do in CR... We'll see...

 
News Items of the Week

COMMENTS

The country was getting back to work this past week. While the official government holiday was suppose to end Jan. 7, some departments seem to have staggered returns and as is usually the case, government employees either extend, don't show / call in "sick" ...so Traffic was light / drivers still crazy / not much news of any consequence.

 

FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
ON ANY OF THE ABOVE, CONTACT:

Brian C. Timmons
Property Manager RLJ and Newsletter Author

Costa Rica:
Cell: (+506) 8-455-59-35
Land line: (+506) 2282-4142 Ext. 101

Canada:
VOIP: (+416) 461-2203

Web: http://www.residenciaslosjardines.com
Emails: info@residenciaslosjardines.com
ResidenciasPropertyManagement@gmail.com

 

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Contact phone numbers

Internet Phone:
Toronto: 416-461-2203

Costa Rica:
Cell: (506) 8-455-59-35
Land: (506) 282-4142 Ext. 101

NOTE: Toronto number is "local call" for people in the area code; calls from outside the area code will be billed at the normal rate from the caller's area code.