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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #803: March 15-21, 2020

Covid-19 Hysteria

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

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 immediately

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

Covid-19 Fallout: Yes, it has hit here as well. Two deaths and 87 confirmed cases... Country has closed all the usual -government offices, schools, sporting events, social events, entertainment events, borders have been restricted to residents and citizens, restaurants have closed voluntarily or due to lack of patrons, restrictions on basic food items... rice, beans, etc. Some reports have mentioned scarcity of items... Certainly, the number of cars on the roads has decreased significantly... I know of people laying laying in supplies for a long time and are adopting a siege mentality... polishing their guns and checking their ammunition -perhaps naive but I am not one of those. We'll see.

Trip to Caribbean: We were programed to be on a cruise ship doing nothing, being waited on, easy food and bars, entertainment, etc. Well after traveling to the end of S. Am., that didn't happen but our bags were still packed and plans were in place... We got an invite to our friend's hotel in Puerto Viejo... we went after doing an extensive shopping run for him... 4 1/2 hrs. there -road construction in full force... His internet and TV service had stopped working, we received "rumors" of the imposition of restricted travel coming Sunday... we decided to return Friday. Another busted trip to find peace and relaxation... Now the hammock is looking better and better... I am tired of traveling only to have to return... home is best, especially when I have someone doing my job... it is really, really quite... few cars, planes, trucks, motorcycles... people... I am going to use the time to catch up on sleep, rest, puttering, projects, etc...

INS Suit: I received an up-date... There are at least 4 cases further advanced than mine. Like mine, INS has appealed to Sala 1 (Supreme Court). The Sala has denied the INS appeal and in one case, ordered INS to pay. We will see... but it does seem that the twists and turns available to INS are becoming more limited. We'll see. I am not spending anything yet... I have no confidence this BS is at an end... Meanwhile, the legal bills keep coming.

Rentals: We rented one unit and that person is now living here. We had another looking -he has looked at lots and lots of places and makes low ball offers... To my knowledge, he has not yet gotten an acceptance... and he didn't with me... but with the virus sweeping the globe, the current vacancies are likely to remain vacant for some time.

Accounting: Actually, the new accountant is catching up on Doneste / Residencias Los Jardines. She is now beginning on my work... we are getting the backlog sorted out and caught up... wow... when we are finished, I will feel a lot better...

My "Temporary" Replacement: He is doing the job I expected he would do... he is resourceful and knowledgeable. I hope he remains... It has taken a long time to find the right person... we'll see what happens.

 
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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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