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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #340: Feb 1-5, 2011



Dear friends,
Brian Timmons, Newsletter Author
Brian Timmons
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 Timmons
Sunset Valley Property S.A.
Residencias Los Jardines / Hacienda El Dorado - Developer

Construction Log
Updates about Hacienda El Dorado


We are finalizing a scope of work document to make some cosmetic revisions, a new distribution for the Cortex units, and to commission a costing analysis of the overall development. 


Residencias Los Jardines
Property Management, Rentals, Re-Sales 

Unit 102:

I'm still fixing items which don't work and cannot be serviced here in CR.  I have a number of items coming in from the States.  This is probably why some items were cheap to buy; now I get to repair and maintain them.  



We continue to have interested parties walk through --N. Am. and Europeans -- and those who have found temporary refuge here fantasize about the possibility of buying  but none has found a wet pen and a steady hand.  We have more people lined up for next week.  Some of these I've been corresponding with for several years.  




Unit 106A: $155,000 (Click here)

Unit 107:   $250,000 Owner Financing Available (Click here)

Unit 115:   $205,000 (Click here)

Unit 125:   $160,000 (Click here)


See Descriptions and photos below.




Unit 106B: $1,200 (Furnished)--Available April 2 (Click here)

News from Costa Rica 
Selected Articles 

February 05, 2011

Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Leader In Traffic Fatalities

Speeding and drunk driving have converted Guanacaste into the province with the most fatal traffic accidents. Of the 30 fatal accidents last month, ten occurred in Guanacaste.



February 05, 2011

"Calling On Costa Rica", a 1947 View Of Costa Rica

Calling On Costa Rica is a look at the Costa Rica of the past, 1947 in fact, when the La Sabana as the international airport of San José, at the time regarded was one of the best airports in the world.



February 04, 2011

Rodrigo Arias WILL be Investigated As Opposition Parties Stand United Against Corruption

Pressure from the opposition parties forced the legislators of the ruling party, the partido Liberación Nacional (PLN), voted in favour of to investigate their potential 2014 presidential candidate, Rodrigo Arias Sánchez.



February 04, 2011

Jacó Crime On The Increase

The Cámara Turismo de Jacó (Jacó tourism chamber) recognizes the problem of sexual exploitation of the Pacific beach town and proposes to create a zone of tolerance.



February 03, 2011

Banco de Costa Rica Warns Of Trojan Virus Attack Of Its Online Services

The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) is warning users of its online service to wary of a "trojan" virus that redirects users to a fraudulent site and asking the user for the information of the "tarjeta dinámica" that the bank uses to secure online transactions.



February 03, 2011

Constitutional Court Stops Return Of Child To The U.S.

The Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) - the Costa Rican child welfare agency - cannot send back to the United States the small child whose father is seeking her return. The PANI action is blocked by a decision of the Sala Constitucional after accepting a writ of habeas corpus filed by the girl's mother, Trina Atwell.



February 02, 2011

The Bachelor Uses Costa Rica As Back Drop

ABC's The Bachelor will host this season's sixth episode from Costa Rica. The episode will feature a special group date at the Spring Resort and Spa, fronting Costa Rica's famous Arenal Volcano, using the property's riverfront rainforest preserve and mineral polls as a backdrop for one on one dates with the newest Bachelor Brad Womack.



February 01, 2011

Costa Rica Accuses Nicaragua Of Ploy To Mislead and Confuse ICJ Bad Faith? What is the intention of Nicaragua ?

Costa Rica calls Nicaragua's apparent removal of its troops from the Isla Calero a "ploy" mean to "fool and confuse" the judges of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.


Our Lives

WEATHER: Beautiful with normal wind.


Seems like I've spent the week providing information and help to newbies, fixing problems I've been handed, and providing information to interested "buyers"......

Not a very productive week. 


Publishing Difficulties: Both websites have been out of service at the beginning of the week but were up and running within a few hours of notification.  I'm still having difficulty and am becoming frustrated getting accurate updated information loaded on the newsletter and linked sites.


It's time for the hammock....


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