...Repairs... Always the Bane of Maintenance Here...!

ISSUE #849: Feb. 21-27, 2021

2021-02-28

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: https://residenciaslosjardines.com
Emails: info@residenciaslosjardines.com
ResidenciasPropertyManagement@gmail.com

Market activity
sales & rentals

Sales: Los Jardines: Units #116 and #124

Rentals:
Los Jardines: Unit #124 $825 mo.
Paradisus: Unit #14-3 for rent $1,350 mo.

Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales

FOR SALE
Unit #116: $ 195,000 $ 189,995 / See Unit
Unit #124: $ 115,000 $ 99,950 PRICE REDUCTION / See Unit

FOR RENT
Unit #124: $825 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit

For sale

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
$115,000 $ 99,950 PRICE REDUCTION

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 #124
FOR RENT
$825 mo.
Available immediately

Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
Total area (Sq M): 61
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Floor(s): 2st 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.

Our Lives

What Happened This Week

Weather: The dry / windy season continues... although to date, we have have less wind (in our area) than several years ago... fortunately, the irrigation systems are working beautifully and the gardener is as well.

Stories

1. Repairs Is the Bane of Maitnenance: As always, getting this repaired is usually problematic. (A) We have an off brand (never buy off brand and buy only what is likely to be able to be maintained) -"weed wacker". In this case, it has a number of useful attachements. The pull cord/retractor has failed. So far, we have not been able to find the part. We may have to buy another and fiddle around with world wide search. (B) I bought a used generator. I expected it would require some repair work. The person I sent to check it out before buying didn't do a very good job... with generators, there are two important parts... the motor (runs find except the muffler is shot -that can be easily and inexpensively fixed, and 2, the generator itself... my pick up guy (he had the pick up) said he tested the outlets... and it worked... however, something happened between there and here... the generator does not work. First repair person who was too busy to really analzys it, said buy a new one... we now have it in for analysis at a repututable shop... we are suppose to get that info next week... we'll see.

2. Bank Sub-accounts: Chapter 2: no energy for this this past week.

3. Rancho Roof Repairs: I let the contract on this... the difference in the two prices was about $5,000... considerable when the lowest guy was $2,300... for the same work.

4. Shareholder Meeting: I am having to get the financial info together and prepare a budget... seems eveyone else is too busy with personal issues... hope to have it 90% complete today...

5. Forecloser: No movement from the judge... gawd!!!!!! Re INS suit... nothing, not even an invoice from the lawyer...

6. Pizza: I have saved the best for last: A new pizza place opened in the same location as a former / ok pizza place. It is located 3 min. walk from our house... Yesterday was my second order... and it is without doubt, the best pizza I remember having in CR... it was almost as good as my Portugal experiences with pizza... this is going to become a favorite... except on Monday's (they are closed... I found out the hard way).

News Items of the Week

Comments:

1. Weekend Travel: It is unrestricted as of March 1... we'll see if it is clamped down again...

 

 

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