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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #800: Feb.23-29, 2020

CAJA !!!!!! What a Delight

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
12-2 at Paradisus $1,400 mo.
this one has white living room furniture

 
Market activity
sales & rentals

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

Rentals:

Paradisus: 12-2 at Paradisus $1,400 mo. (white living room furniture)

Los Jardines:
Available immediately: Units #104 $900 mo. / #106C $900 mo. / #125 $875 mo.
Available March: Units #112 $1,150 mo. / #126 $700 mo.

 
Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales

FOR SALE
Unit #114: $ 199,000 / See Unit
Unit #116: $ 195,000 $ 189,995 / See Unit
Unit #124: $ 125,000 / See Unit

FOR RENT
Unit #104: $900 mo. / UNFURNISHED / Available immediately / See Unit
Unit #106C: $900 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit
Unit #112: $1,150 mo. / Available March / See Unit
Unit #125: $875 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit
Unit #126: $700 mo. / Available March / 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 $ 189,995

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 #104
FOR RENT
$ 900 mo.
Available immediately

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1140
Total area (Sq M): 106
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): Single Floor
Type: Detached
Furnished: No

Single story, detached, two bedroom / two bathroom, 100 M2 / 1,064 SF, with a back yard, covered terrace, UNFURNISHED, one parking, vaulted ceilings, lots of built ins... bright in all rooms, with lots of windows and flow through ventilation. Parking for one car.

UNIT #106C
FOR RENT
$ 975 mo.
Available immediately

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1250
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1 Floor
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 #112
FOR RENT
$ 1,150 mo.
Available March

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1 Story
Type: 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 two sides by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.

UNIT #125
FOR RENT
$ 875 mo.
Available immediately

Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
Total area (Sq M): 60
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Floor(s): 2nd Floor
Type: Semi-Detached
Furnished: Yes

This 662 sf, (62M2)+ 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.

UNIT #126
FOR RENT
$ 700 mo.
Available March

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

What Happened This Week

Weather: Normal... the wind's showed up...

Stories

Comment: After years of unstable and unsatisfactory internet and that single issue being the main complaint by many, we have money in the bank thanks to the Treasure's last budget and our prudent administration since, we have staff focused on their tasks, we have the addition of irrigation systems and a dedicated person for watering / cleaning, what we expect to be a competent accountant to keep us organized and legal with reporting requirements, and we have not had a significant break-down of any infrastructure issues lately... ...it is now almost a pleasure to manage this place.

Housing Development: For 20 years the contiguous lot to our south has remained undeveloped. About 6 mo. ago, development work started... Initially I was told it was to develop lots with an infrastructure in place. Now is see what appears to be townhouses being built. This is the only remaining side of our lot which has not been developed. While it adds more cars to a busy street, it does provide additional perimeter security.

Security Cameras: Still on my list of "to dos".

Doneste Administration: No response from owners. The meeting agenda is now prepared and sent. There has been no responses this past week. It appears it is going to be a very quiet meeting.

Foreclosure-La Trinidad: I wait. Unfortunately, I am getting ready to foreclose on another property... I have been working with the borrower for several months now and he is not fulfilling his commitments...

Hope for the Future: The above "Comment" notwithstanding, I may have found a solution for my replacement. I am cautiously optimistic. Too early to tell... I was told the person I am looking for doesn't exist... I never accepted that assessment... and now I have proof... we'll see.

Investment Business: Concluded one short term deal and have committed to and working on closing a longer term deal with a new partner. We continue to look for additional opportunities.

CAJA (Social Medicine System): The whole story is long and convoluted but this particular segment is simple. Lita had been dropped from the system. I had a meeting set up to get her re-inscribed. At the meeting they did a scan of our payment history. In June 2013 neither she nor I had paid... why? We were switching from one classification to a different classification and were not invoiced or ????? who knows. That had to be paid with interest penalties... we had to schedule another appointment-next week...

 
News Items of the Week

COMMENTS

After 20 years, someone found a "bed bug" in CR. This is newsworthy ?? obviously a slow news week.

Colon : US $ exchange rate is stable at 560:1

 

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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