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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #237: April 20-25, 2009

Waiting & Slow Times--Possible Sale RLJ

Waiting & Slow Times--Possible Sale RLJ

» NOTES

When I started Residencias Los Jardines, I started writing a weekly news letter —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 resales and rental availability. Some readers may be interested in this information.

More and more, the content will be dominated by events of our new project, "El Dorado" for short. While the future is always uncertain, I again aim to tell it like it happens —the good, the bad, and the ugly, and that is what follows.

In an effort to make the format more interesting and visually appealing and to field inquiries re. El Dorado, the news letter is now being distributed by Jan Kozak, Marketing Manager, Hacienda El Dorado. I will remain the author.


Brian C. Timmons, Author
Residencias Los Jardines/Hacienda El Dorado - Developer
E-mail:
brian@eldoradocostarica.com

»MARKETING & SALES

Conversations:  some interesting conversations have developed this week which are on-going.  We'll see.

» CONSTRUCTION LOG

Water: the design work continued

Black water Treatment Plant:  The engineer responsible for this is also working on the detailed layout, location and the mechanical drawings.  We expect this information to be required by the Min. of Salud (Health).

Erosion Abatement:  this work was completed; we are waiting for the rains before planting bamboo and grass.

» RESIDENCIAS LOS JARDINES

Social Group:  A number of the people who constitute  one of the social groups are away for various reasons; and the Texas Hold-em games are suspended.  In the mean time, another social group based on similar work models are picking up the pace.

Rentals: May 25, Unit 124 and Unit 112 mid May.

Sales: The sale of 108 creeps along as the purchasers work with their 401K trust company to complete the information.  We've agreed on all the important details but have to sort out the paperwork for their retirement fund.  The discussion re. 107 has finished;  in the end, it seemed that the would be purchaser didn't have any money and hadn't done the math--but he was a doctor of something.

Units for Sale/Lease:

Residencia Los Jardines Site Plan

Unit #107 - For Sale/ REDUCED PRICE $239,000 / Leased for $1,650 mo. to Jan. 2010.--OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1716
Total area (Sq M): 158
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Floor(s): 2 Story
Type: Detached
Furnished: Yes
 
This 1,716 sf. (plus parking for one car) two story, detached house, with three terraces, two bedrooms (one on each floor) and upstairs master suite is a beautiful home. This home consists of two VERY large bedrooms (one on each floor) with en-suite bathrooms and a powder room, each with large closets with extensive built-ins for personal organization. The vaulted living room and ground floor bedroom ceilings as well as the master bedroom on the 2nd floor, provide a feeling of grandeur while allowing the warmer air to rise and exit through the ceiling ventilating system. There are three TVs (one in each bedroom and one in the living room.) This is a beautiful home. There is a rough-in for a dishwasher in the kitchen area.







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Unit #120 - For Sale--$185K /Leased  at $1,450mo.

Total Area (Sq Ft):1312
Total area (Sq M):122
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2
Floor(s):1 Story
Type:Semi-Detached
Furnished:Yes

This 1,312 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car. It is an end unit and therefore attached on only one side providing ample lighting and views. The 6 inch cement demising (common) wall prevents sound transfer. This is a very nicely furnished and accented home.






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Unit #108 --For Sale-$245,000; Leased at $1,600 mo. to March '10

Total Area (Sq Ft):1716
Total area (Sq M):158
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2.5
Floor(s):2 Story
Type:Detached
Furnished:Yes

This 1,716 sf. (plus parking space for one car) two storey, detached house, with two terraces, two bedrooms (one on each floor) and an upstairs master suite is a beautiful home.

This home consists of two VERY large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (one on each floor) and a powder room each with closets with extensive built-ins for personal organization. The vaulted living room and ground floor bedroom ceilings as well as the master bedroom on the 2nd floor provide a feeling of grandeur while allowing the warmer air to rise and exit through the ceiling ventilating system.






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Unit #109 --For Sale $214,900 -  FURNISHED (Leased until August 1, 2009 - $1,550 pr month)

Total Area (Sq Ft):1506
Total area (Sq M):140
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2
Floor(s):1 Story
Type:Detached
Furnished:Yes

This single story home (1506 sf. + parking for one car) is detached, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, home office, living room wall / entertainment center along with a built in office and a semi-private terrace. In addition, it has a vaulted ceiling in the “great” room and two skylights. The covered entrance way is suitable for two chairs located next to a covered garden area. Once through the impressive front door, you enter the “great room” which houses the kitchen, dining room, office and living room. Upon entering, there is a built in wooden hutch surfaced with granite—it matches all the built-in furniture in the great room. There is a clothes washer and dryer off the 2nd bedroom. It may also be used for storage.









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Unit 124 - For Rent at $950 pr Month FURNISHED (Available May 1, 2009)

 
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.






» NEWS FROM COSTA RICA

April 25, 2009
New Mexico Guard Builds Relationship in Costa Rica
The New Mexico National Guard transported several Costa Rican dignitaries, including the vice minister of public security and the U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica, via UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter yesterday so they could observe the progress of exercise Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2009.
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April 25, 2009
Goodbye/Hello Costa Rica: Blagojevich Out, Baldwin In
Stephen Baldwin, the youngest brother of notable actors, Alec, Daniel and William, has quite a career going these days. Unfortunately, it is as a D-level reality TV star rather than an actor.
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April 25, 2009
Broke Farmers Ask Banks to Give Them a Break
Leaders from the agricultural sector, one of the sectors hit hardest by the financial crisis, are requesting that bankers improve the current credit application process, which they say is aggravating the woes of small farmers across the country.
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» OUR LIVES

Weather: The rains have not yet come but clouds form some days and clear, sunny others.  the last few nights have seen strong winds again; days are usually fairly quiet. 

Villalobos case:  I attended the office of the Civil Defense  for Victims and signed two papers.  On one I had to have my passport number corrected.  I asked what happens now and was told that a decision is expected in June / July re. something.  Then a wait of about another year before anything more is expected to happen. This started in 2003--why would I think it would be resolved in this decade?......


Brian, Lita, Hugo, irreverent Vicka, the pigeon toed parrot, and the newbies — Chico and Chica.

Brian C. Timmons, Newsletter Author
Residencias Los Jardines/Hacienda El Dorado - Developer
E-mail:
brian@eldoradocostarica.com

For inquiries about availability of residences at Hacienda El Dorado or Residencias Los Jardines, contact:

Jan Kozak, Marketing Manager

Hacienda El Dorado
Rio Oro, Santa Ana
Costa Rica

Web: www.eldoradocostarica.com
E-mail: info@eldoradocostarica.com
MSN: jan.kozak.jr@hotmail.com
Skype: jan.kozak.jr

Tel (US) (+1) 647-477-5825
Cell: (+506) 8345 8018

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