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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #254: Aug.17-22, 2009

WAITING FOR INVU & GRANADA

WAITING FOR INVU & GRANADA

» NOTES

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THIS NEWSLETTER IN THE FUTURE, PLEASE, MAKE SURE TO JOIN GOOGLE GROUPS! SEE MORE INFORMATION BELOW.

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

YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THE COMPLETE VERSION ONLINE AT:

http://www.eldoradocostarica.com/English/Newsletter/index.php


NOTE.  WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SWITCHING OUR DISTRIBUTION TO GOOGLE GROUPS BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD PROBLEMS OVER THE PAST MONTH.  SOME PEOPLE HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR NEWSLETTER AND WE HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.  IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO JOIN THE GOOGLE GROUP, PLEASE NOTIFY EITHER MYSELF OR JAN AND WE WILL MAKE SURE YOU GET AN INVITATION. IT'S EASY TO JOIN THE GROUP, FOLLOW THE LINK TO GOOGLE, CLICK "I ACCEPT" AND DONE.... 

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This Google Group has been established to facilitate the distribution of a weekly newsletter published by Brian C. Timmons, the developer of Residencias Los Jardines and Hacienda El Dorado in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.

» CONSTRUCTION LOG

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INVU--We're waiting and until we hear any requests for additional information, we will continue to wait and assume all is well.

» RESIDENCIAS LOS JARDINES

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For Sale:

109, two bedroom, one level, furnished,  $214,900
111, two bedroom, one level, unfurnished, $200,000

Units for Sale/Lease:

Residencia Los Jardines Site Plan

Unit #109 --For Sale $214,900 -  FURNISHED (Leased until July 31, 2010 - $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 #111 --For Sale at $200,000 SEMIFURNISHED* / Leased until August 1, 2010 - $1,200 pr month

* INCLUDED ARE:  refrigerator, 6 burner gas range, built-in microwave/exhaust; stacked washer / dryer, curtains throughout, a king and queen bed if desired.

Total Area (Sq Ft):1738
Total area (Sq M):161
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2
Floor(s):Single Floor
Type:Attached
Furnished:No
 
This corner home located in set of four homes, is very private. The entrance belies the 1,738 sf to be found on the other side of the entrance door. The short entrance hallway opens into a huge "great room" consisting of the kitchen, LR and DR. This room is truly of huge proportions including the 16' high vaulted ceiling. This vaulted ceiling has clear story windows for light and ventilation. Valance lighting surrounds the room and provides ambiance with its upward sighing lights as well as accent lighting with the recessed halogen lights. From the living room, a large sliding glass door leads onto a private covered terrace.





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» NEWS FROM COSTA RICA

August 22, 2009
Electrical Service To Cost 7.2% Less Beginning September 1
Contrary to ICE's threats of electrical power interruptions, consumers will see a reduction of 7.2% in the electrical bill beginning on September 1, following the Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos (Aresep) decision on Thursday.
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August 22, 2009
2009 Miss Universe: Miss Costa Rica Jessica Umaña Betting Odds
2009 Miss Universe Miss Costa Rica Jessica Umaña Betting Odds: Many Latin women tend to be favorites at the yearly Miss Universe pageants, and this year is no different. Miss Costa Rica: Jessica Umaña [15/1], has done a great job of captivating judges with her sensual curves and Latin flare.
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August 22, 2009
Supermarket Ordered To Stop Using Man Dressed As Woman In Its Advertising
The Dirección Nacional de Control de Propaganda del Ministerio de Gobernación y Policía has ordered Megasuper to stop all its ads in all forms of communications - radio, television and newspaper - that depict a man dressed as a woman.
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August 22, 2009
Loan Default Rate At State Banks "Normal" Despite Financial Crisis
The amount of bank loans in arrears more than 90 days or judicial recovery continues on the increase, last month setting a record of 2.21%, up from 2.18% in June, on average, according to the statistics of the Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (Sugef).
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August 22, 2009
Book About Guanacaste Abounds With Stories and Landscapes
(InfoWebPress) – The province of Guanacaste in once again the source of inspiration for a new book.
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August 22, 2009
Caja, a Model Health System?
As the healthcare debate swirls through the chambers of the United States Congress, in town hall meetings, on main street and in boardrooms throughout that country, medical experts in Costa Rica have watched from the sidelines with heads shaking.
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» OUR LIVES

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Weather:  We continue to have a dry "rainy" season. 

VILLALOBOS --I've submitted my bank account to the government office as requested.  They say the actual distribution will occur in about a month.  I'm not yet spending it......when I get it, I get it but they fat lady hasn't yet sung!

Dim Sum-Don Wang's: This was a disaster!!  The food was o.k. but we had a bad experience.  After  six of us had pigged out on dim sum, the waitress insisted we had ordered a complete meal for seven.  There is NO WAY we did this;  the meal was actually on a menu we did NOT look at. Why this happened we were left to wonder....we left never to return again. 

Granada:  We're here with two other couples.  We have been here a number of times but the two couples we are with, are newbies.  We haven't done all the tourist things before so this time, we will do some things we haven't done.  Granada is moderately active but not full by any means.  The hotel we are staying at is hosting the CR karate team which is here for a tournament. Saturday midday we did the island tour on Lake Cocibilca / Lake Nicaragua.  Very nice, very interesting, and a great place to lay back and enjoy a boat ride.

Upon arrival at our hotel--a place where we have stayed for 5 years and know the owner and management, there was a lot of confusion between greetings, hugs, well wishes, bags, paying the cabbie, looking after Lita and the newbies, etc., that my computer did not get pulled from the trunk of the cab.  I realized this about 5 min. after  the cabbie left.  No one knew the driver.  The night manager took me to a busy street corner, put the word out that we were looking for a guy who looked like .........  waited, he showed up, and when he popped the trunk, there was my computer.  He did not know it had been left behind...the large baggage had been taken, the roadway/trunk was dark, my bag had fallen on it side, etc....we retrieved it and thanked the cabbie and the night manager--who we had brought three shirts and three pants--he's a BIG guy and these were leftovers from some tenant much larger than I.  So it's a case where one hand washed the other and I was certainly relieved and humbled by the  whole event.

 
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

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Cell: (+506) 8393-4666

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