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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #345: March 6-12, 2011

Active Rentals + Price Reductions

Active Rentals + Price Reductions

Brian Timmons, Newsletter Author
Brian Timmons

Dear friends,

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.

Brian Timmons
DEVELOPER:
Residencias Los Jardines / http://www.residenciaslosjardines.com
Hacienda El Dorado / http://www.eldoradocostarica.com
E-mail: brian@eldoradocostarica.com / info@residenciaslosjardines.com

 

Construction Log
Updates about Hacienda El Dorado

Rio Oro: Work on the budget will begin this week with delivery of the finished product expected in one month.

 

Residencias Los Jardines
Property Management, Rentals, Re-Sales

Palm Tree Removal: work is to begin on Monday..

Additional Maintenance Staff: The person in charge of this made a significant error and I didn't catch it. We've had to made changes on two columns. The error should not have happened but it did.

Very Active Rental Market: We sealed a deal for the rental 102 with an option to purchase and we have given and received reciprocal verbal agreements on Units 121, 123, and 109. I believe leases would have been signed had I had the current version of the lease in Spanish. I didn't; I expect to have it Monday after which I expect the leases to be signed. A significant off shore company is bringing a number of staff to CR and is gobbling up many rentals in this area and in their budget range for their employees. The contracts are for 6 mo. with option to renew. The client requires full service and singular invoicing but we can accommodate him.

FOR SALE:

Unit 102: $265,000 to $245,000 Price reduction
Flexible - Owner Financing Available
See unit
Unit 106A: $155,000   See unit
Unit 107: $250,000 to $240,000 Price reductio
Owner Financing Available
See unit
Unit 115: $205,000   See unit
Unit 125: $160,000 Owner Financing Available See unit

FOR RENT:

Unit 106C: $1,250 mo. Immediate See unit
Unit 113: $1,550 mo. April 1 See unit

 

Site Plan

HOUSES FOR SALE

UNIT #102:
For Sale $265,000
Price reduction $245,000

Flexible - Owner Financing Available

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1922
Total area (Sq M)
: 177
Bedrooms
: 2
Bathrooms
: 2
Floor(s)
: Ground
Type
: Apartment
Furnished
: Yes

This two bedroom, 1922 sf (177m2) + parking and bodega, single story home located in Residencias Los Jardines was completed 5 years ago and has been lived in by a single lady who has lovingly cared for and cleaned it twice a week. It is situated on the ground floor of a two storey, horizontal duplex. It is in PRISTINE condition. The vendor is the original owner.

 

UNIT #106A:
For Sale $155,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1250
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: Apartment
Furnished: Yes

This is a fully furnished 2-bedroom unit situated in a 2-story building, which has two units on the ground floor and two units on the 2nd. floor. Each unit is the same size (1,250sf) divided into 800 sf of interior space and 450 sf of covered front and back terraces. Units 106A and B are on the ground floor; Units 106 C and D are on the 2nd. Floor. The solid masonry demising wall (common wall) as well as the 5" concrete slab prevent sound transference.

 

UNIT #107:
For Sale $250,000
Price reduction $240,000

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.

 

UNIT #115:
For Sale $205,000 

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1345
Total area (Sq M): 124
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1 Story
Type: Attached
Furnished: Yes

This 1,345 sf single floor home includes a 200 sf private terrace plus parking for one car. It is attached on two sides by a 6" solid concrete block wall which prevents sound transfer. This is an extremely well decorated home with lots of natural wood built ins.

 

UNIT #125:
For Sale $160,000

Owner Financing Available

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, + parking for one car and 33sf locker is a one bedroom home on the 2nd floor overlooking the large pool. It is ideal for a single person or couple-or investment property.

HOUSES FOR RENT

UNIT #106C
FOR RENT $1,250 mo.

Immediate

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1250
Total Area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: 4-plex
Furnished: Yes

This is a fully furnished 2-bedroom unit situated in a 2-story building, which has two units on the ground floor and two units on the 2nd. floor. Each unit is the same size (1,250sf) divided into 800 sf of interior space and 450 sf of covered front and back terraces. Units 106A and B are on the ground floor; Units 106 C and D are on the 2nd. Floor. The solid masonry demising wall (common wall) as well as the 5” concrete slab prevent sound transference.

 

UNIT #113
FOR RENT $1,550 mo.

April 1

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. It is attached on one side by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer. The three other sides allow light, ventilation and garden views.

 

 

Our Lives

WEATHER: We still had less wind than in years past but the day time temperatures have increased this past week--probably 83-85 F / 25-27 C. Nights are still quite comfortable.

A SNIPPET OF WHAT DOING BUSINESS IN CR IS REALLY LIKE:

Note: Last week's snippets of what doing business here is really like and my conclusion drew an agreeable accord with a number of readers.

Friends Arrived and brought us some requested items --perfume for Lita, Stilton cheese for me, and Crest tooth paste for us-- Colgate rules the shelves here probably because P&G is a big employer. They will be here for two weeks.

Perico Escapes: some how the little bugger got out of his cage and managed do a little free ranging until a number of hours later, Lita realized he was gone. She followed his calls / responses to her and she went right to where he was. I was looking in the trees and all around--trying to find a green parrot perfectly camouflaged in green shrubs / trees. Lita put her hand on the bush next to where she was standing and the little guy jumped on her finger. I guess 10 meals a day along with play time was looking pretty good to him after 6 or so hours on is own.

Granada: We're leaving for Granada on Monday to return on Friday. Lita missed it and requested to return--guess the trip last year on our anniversary was a success so she wants to replicate it. This time, we're flying Nature Air's new service to Managua and will pick up a hotel arranged minibus for shuttling back and forth from the airport to Granada. The price of the flight is twice that of the executive bus --which we don't mind-- but we are leading a group of 6 others and they didn't like the seven hour bus ride vs. the 90 flight. For us, it will be another adventure. Afterwards, we'll compare the different modes of travel over a beer. The three couples we are helping have never been to Nicaragua so are a bit nervous to try but with our experience, felt comfortable. Hope all enjoy as we do.

 

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

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