—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.
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Updates about Hacienda El Dorado
Rio Oro: We have two conversations on the go; both are interesting. Both parties are doing their due diligence and each are asking for information. We have one site visit scheduled for this coming week. We'll see where the talk takes us.
I expect the future of this project will be defined in 2012.
Residencias Los Jardines
Property Management, Rentals, Re-Sales
Market Activity: several showings for purchase.
Bar-b-q: We have two bar-b-qs which were new two years ago. Parts of them had burned out and needed to be replaced. I asked a friend coming from Canada to pick up what I needed and gave him a parts list. This didn't happen. A resident I I took both units apart and determined what we needed to replace and what we could live with. Fortunately, I had had experience with this process before and determined that all the parts we needed right now, we could have made here. So with old parts in hand and drawings, we headed to a place in SJ which dealt with stainless steel. They were closed or out of business but as we worked our way around the area, we spotted another place. Reviewed the drawings, determined that we needed a heavier gauge of metal than he had in stock, ordered the parts made, paid the deposit and returned a day later to find all the parts ready. The resident and one of the gardeners worked on replacing the the parts and both units now work like new.
|Unit 103:||$172,500||See Unit|
|Unit 106B:||$159,000||Price Reduced by $10,000||See Unit|
|Unit 115:||$205,000||See unit|
|Unit 125:||$140,000||Owner financing available||See unit|
|Unit 106C:||$1,250 mo.
|long term lease
< 3 mo.
|Unit 116:||$1,600 mo.||Immediate||See Unit|
HOUSES FOR SALE
FOR SALE $172,500
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1000
Total area (Sq M): 93
1000 sf., single story, detached, two bedroom, two bathroom, with a nice covered terrace overlooking a nicely landscaped tropical backyard. Breakfast counter, dinning room table for 4, parking for one car. Vaulted ceilings in master bedroom and kitchen/dining area.
FOR SALE $159,000
Price reduced by $10,000
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1270
Total area (Sq M): 115
This is a fully furnished 2-bedroom unit situated in a 2-story building, which has two nits 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 erraces. Floor. The solid masonry demising wall (common wall) as well as the 5" oncrete slab prevent sound transference.
FOR SALE $205,000
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1345
Total area (Sq M): 124
Floor(s): 1 Story
This 1,345 sf single floor home includes a 200 sf private terrace plus parking for one car. It is attached on two sides by a 6” solid concrete block wall which prevents sound transfer. This is an extremely well decorated home with lots of natural wood built ins.
FOR SALE $140,000
Owner financing available
Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
Total area (Sq M): 61
Floor(s): 2nd Floor
This 662 sf, + 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.
HOUSES FOR RENT
$1,250 mo. long term lease
$1,350 mo. < 3 mo.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1250
Total area (Sq M): 120
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.
FOR RENT $1,600 mo.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
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.
WEATHER: substantial winds and cool with a fair amount of overcast.
We were on a modified work schedule over the holidays and are now back to the normal grind. I've been kept busy sourcing the info. requested by each group interested in El Dorado... the bar-b-q repairs, invoicing, collecting the money, transferring to owners their money, and finishing the outfitting of 116 and doing some modifications to 112... somewhere in between there was time for a few margaritas and dinners with friends...
Friends arrived for the third and final phase of their dental work. They'll be here for about three weeks.
Brian, Lita, Hugo, irreverent Vicka, the pigeon toed parrot, Chico II and Chica II