—Vida y tiempo—
When I started Residencias Los Jardines, I started writing a weekly news letter —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 resales and rental availability. Some readers may be interested in this information.
More and more, the content will be dominated by events of our new project, "El Dorado" for short. While the future is always uncertain, I again aim to tell it like it happens —the good, the bad, and the ugly, and that is what follows.
In an effort to make the format more interesting and visually appealing and to field inquiries re. El Dorado, the news letter is now being distributed by Jan Kozak, Marketing Manager, Hacienda El Dorado. I will remain the author.
Brian C. Timmons, Author
Residencias Los Jardines/Hacienda El Dorado - Developer
NOTE: DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE EL DORADO WEBSITE, THE NEWSLETTER COULD NOT HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED ON SUNDAY.
YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THE COMPLETE VERSION ONLINE AT:
October 11, 2010
Time For Costa Rica To Dollarize?
By most measures, our success in globalizing has become a successful and costly venture We recognize that the country has had an exponential increase in foreign trade supported by such mega companies as Intel, HP, Boston Scientific, P&G, Kraft and the myriad of large and small outsource centers, especially agriculture not to mention the injured but not at all lifeless international business of tourism, and real estate sales.
October 10, 2010
Drug Plane Crashes In Costa Rica
Authorities today are investigating how could a light plane taking off from the Pavas airport, headed for Guatemala, could be carrying 170 kilograms of drugs and no one noticed, until the plane crashed into a river off the runway.
October 09, 2010
5.9 Quake Shook Costa Rica Friday Night
It was few minutes before 8:00pm when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica's capital, San José, startling residents and knocking items off shelves. Some people fled their homes and buildings were evacuated as alarms went off all over the city.
October 08, 2010
Experts Say The Problems On The Caldera Were Foreseen
Autopistas Estimates It Will Take Three To Five Months To Repair The Road
October 08, 2010
New National Stadium Victim Of First Robbery
Although the new national stadium is inaugurated, it has yet to be handed over by the Chinese to Costa Rica and open its doors to the public, it is starting to rack up crimes against it, with its first robbery.
October 07, 2010
Constitutional Court To Filter Filings To Reduce Waste of Magistrates Time And Resources
In an attempt to reduce the number of filings that are not within the scope of the Sala Constitucional (Constitutional Court), a lawyer located at the entrance of the court will review and determine if the matter can be filed with the court or not.
October 06, 2010
Costa Rican Consumer Prices Fall Slightly in September
Costa Rica’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) reports that prices fell an average of 0.08 percent during the month of September, the first month this year that consumer prices have decreased. Despite the slight deflation, through the first nine months of the year, average consumer prices have risen 3.87 percent, about a full percentage point higher than during the same period of 2009, when inflation was 2.92 percent.
October 04, 2010
If You Intend To Move Or Retire in Costa Rica Do So For Reasons Other Than Profit
I argue, this thing about Costa Rica as a haven for Baby Boomers is just unrealistic and could be costly to naïve investors, especially seniors who visualize living cheaply, great returns on investment as well as making new friends on some fictitious yet to be built golf course, the unheated swimming pool and B.B.Q.