An Email Hack/Screw-up -and Full House!

ISSUE #839: Nov. 22-28, 2020

2020-11-29

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: Nothing available
Paradisus: Nothing available

Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales

FOR SALE
Unit #116: $ 195,000 $ 189,995 / See Unit
Unit #124: $ 125,000 $ 115,000 / See Unit

FOR RENT
Unit #124: $800 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
$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 #124
FOR RENT
$800 mo. NEW
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: We got no rain from the latest Nicaraguan/Honduran hurricane. Our weather has definitely changed towards the dry / windy season... We have had less intense and fewer rain showers... Temperature is normally around 26C / 78F with sligh breeze and mostly sunny with large cumulus clouds.

Stories

1. Full House: This week saw the rental of two additional units.. one remaning unit (124 at Los Jardines) and one at Paradisus. All this creates a lot of work -contracts, explanations/orientations, keys, gate access controls, showings, negotiations, final cleaning, confirmation of gas/TV connections, final inventory, maybe some adjustments for the client, etc... lots of activity, running around ...My experience is that a "full house" never lasts very long... and it will not this time either as two of the units were rented for 3 mo. each... not what I wanted but it was what was available at the time. Two clients were US expats / 1 a Canadian expat / three were locals.

2. Email Hack: Week before last, around 9am on Monday, I received a call from a friend notifying me of a suspicious email from my account. An hour later, another phone all and a few emails. Yes, my account had been hacked, I got our local IT person on the case and we did what was necessary to contain any damage. It seems that we were effective. The scam was a familiar one; I had seen it before and hope that none of my contacts fell for it... and recognized it for what it was... I have not received any info. to the contrary. Who / When / How the breach occurred, I do not know for sure...

3. Screw-up: Last week's newsletter headlined "Email Hack" but did not carry the story nor any of the week's stories. Something went wrong there. My Argentianian IT person put it all together as per usual but for some reason the paste did not stick so we got the previous content with a new title...

4. ThanksGiving: We passed on a social gathering because of concern of larger groups in an indoor setting. Lita and I had our own... it was easy and delicious... don't know why we do not do it more often...

5. Los Jardines: We cancelled the shareholder meeting called for Dec. 5 -we really had nothing to meet about- no volunteers for officer vacancies, no agenda items... timing was wrong for several things continuing uncertainty re. what, if any, additional property tax will be imposed... By law, We have to now have a meeting before the end of March... o.k. // Building Rehab work continues... I can begin to seen an end to this work... albeit not until around March / April... but it will end. This has been a long haul but it was expected to be...

News Items of the Week

Comments:

The government continues to borrow to refinance short term bonds with longer term bonds, interest rates are 6% percent but there seem to be lots of buyers... Exchange rate has backed off a bit largely due to the US $$ dropping I suspect... // Some banks / credit unions have been authorized to use government backed money to ease interest rates and extend loan maturities to those affected by COVID / more hospitalizations last week than ever before.

 

 

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