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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #809: April 26-May 2, 2020

Returning to the New Normal

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.

 
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 $ 115,000 / 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

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
$125,000 $ 115,000

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.

 
Our Lives

What Happened This Week

Weather: Rains are pretty common now so the garden his happier than with only irrigation.

Stories

Covid-19 - CR: See article(s) below

Market Interest: One person who can't make up his mind...

Project -Revising the Shareholder Agreement: Being translated for final vetting.

Hammock time: Yes.....woopie!!!

 
News Items of the Week

Comments:

1. Covid Status: The country still seems to be doing a pretty good job whether because of the lock down or because of the weather of factors not yet understood.

2. Tourism is still closed and so are most restaurants. Travel restrictions are in place... cars unable to travel on certain days, at night, and on weekends... beaches are still closed...

1. New measures allow more companies to open for business

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday, new less restrictive measures to allow some businesses to reopen.

The following types of business are authorized to reopen from Monday to Sunday, without time restriction: home sales services, car rental services, bicycle rental services, fuel supply services, community garbage collection services, all public and private health facilities (clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, laboratories, doctor's offices, diagnostic radiology services, emergency services, optical, macrobiotic, among others), veterinary clinics, mobile unit health services, Comprehensive Care Centers known as CAI, care centers for people in vulnerable conditions, public and private parking.

Although they will be open to the public they must be working with the minimum personnel required for the development of virtual transmissions.

Likewise, the following businesses will be able to continue working from Monday to Sunday without time restriction, as long as they maintain the capacity of 50% of the number of people in their facilities: farmer markets, open-air markets, supermarkets, mini-supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, greengrocers, hardware stores, car washes, mechanics, Technical Vehicle Review (RTV), beauty salons, barbershops, grooming salons for pets, municipal management platforms, all banking and financial services, funeral homes and / or wake chapels, public institutions such as immigration services, customs, border posts, among others.

In the case of hotels, cabins or accommodation establishments can reopen only if they provide accommodation to:

• Foreign tourists who are already in the country.

• Flight crews or cases of special services.

• Long-stay tourists or residents of the hotel.

• Public administration officials or public service providers (banking, transportation of values, communications, electricity), or in the case of people who are working in the distribution service of merchandise or food items and basic needs, medicines, agricultural or veterinary supplies.

• Diplomats working in embassies.

• Motels will be able to operate from Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Companies that provide self-service for food services to the public may operate from Monday to Sunday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cinemas and theaters (with measures of separation of seats of minimum 1.8 meters between each person and box office or electronic reservation) will be able to operate from Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The following type of business are not able to resume: concerts, public shows, fairgrounds, bullfighting activities ( as rodeo fairs), equestrian activities and equine rental, sporting events, community fairs, international festivals, conventions and trade shows, amusement parks, pubs or bar and nightclubs.

For more information on how to apply the rules for each company, or a specific business, the ministry can be reached at the line (506) 2223-0333.

These measures are temporary, due to the health alert by covid-19, which in the most recent report confirmed 719 cases.

However, the government announced that on May 11 the situation in the country will be assessed, for possible changes in the new regulations.

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Should the authorities allow more companies to reopen their businesses? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com

2. Costa Rica Covid-19 Update May 2: 735 Positive Cases

The Ministry of Health confirmed during the daily press conference this Saturday, May 2, a total of 735 cases of Covi-19 positive patients. This number includes 351 women and 382 men, 657 are Costa Rican while 76 are foreigners.

There are positive cases in 62 out of the 82 counties in the 7 provinces. By age there are 655 adults, 38 senior citizens and 40 minors.

A total 8,932 people have tested negative.

The number of deaths remains at 6, while 16 are hospitalized and 6 remain in the intensive care unit. The hospitalized patients have ages that range between 57 to 75 years of age.

372 people have successfully recovered, testing negative in two tests applied in a 24-hour time frame; this is positive news since this number is higher than the number of current active cases (357).

Health authorities confirmed that some of the last patients diagnosed are Costa Ricans that were out of the country and were recently repatriated.

“We have to remember that people that are repatriated are subjected to a questionnaire and a physical test the moment they enter the country. They are also sent to preventive isolation for 14 days. If any of them have symptoms we immediately take a sample for testing”, explained Daniel Salas, Minister of Health.

The efforts of the Costa Rican government and the solidity of its health system have been recognized and highlighted by international media such as BBC and CNN.

 

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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Contact phone numbers

Internet Phone:
Toronto: 416-461-2203

Costa Rica:
Cell: (506) 8-455-59-35
Land: (506) 282-4142 Ext. 101

NOTE: Toronto number is "local call" for people in the area code; calls from outside the area code will be billed at the normal rate from the caller's area code.