—Vida y tiempo—
ISSUE #615: June 26-July 2, 2016
MANAGER / DEVELOPER: Brian C. Timmons
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.
rentals & sales
Paradisus Condos / Rohrmoser
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...
rentals & sales
Price reduction: $520,000 $549,000 (Appraised: $800,000)
2003 Nissan "Pathfinder"
$15,500 USD / ¢ 8,500,000
sales & rentals
Sales: One inquiry re. Tres Rios.
Rentals: One more viewing for 113 but still available
Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1250
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.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1716
This 1,716 sf. (plus parking for one car) two story, detached house, with three terraces, two bedrooms (one on each floor) and upstairs master suite is a beautiful home. This home consists of two VERY large bedrooms (one on each floor) with en-suite bathrooms and a powder room, each with large closets with extensive built-ins for personal organization. The vaulted living room and ground floor bedroom ceilings as well as the master bedroom on the 2nd floor, provide a feeling of grandeur while allowing the warmer air to rise and exit through the ceiling ventilating system. There are three TVs (one in each bedroom and one in the living room.) This is a beautiful home. There is a rough-in for a dishwasher in the kitchen area.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car. It is attached on one side by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer. The three other sides allow light, ventilation and garden views.
Weather: Lots and lots of rain... virtually every day. Traffic, accidents, and flooding due to clogged drains are the norm.
Summary: The article was difficult to read so I'll summarize it: It was on CR exports. They are holding their own but haven't yet returned to the pre Intel days. CR exports to 138 countries. The main exports are pineapples bananas, and medical devices (needles, catheters, prosthetics). The US is the number one export destination with medical devices, pineapples and bananas being the top products. The Netherlands is the #2 destination... with pineapples, bananas and fruit juices being the main export products. Of the 138 countries buying from CR, 10 make up 79%... US, Netherlands, Panama, Guatemala, Belgium, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Dominican Republic. Pineapples and banana production / exports are down this year due to El Nino. Now see the article below...
News Items of the Weeknews
1. Agricultural competition: CR could well be in trouble... but my Chiquita banana executive neighbor is trying hard to produce and sell more bananas...
2. Org. of Economic Cooperation and Dvlp.: This article has some good info. in in about the shortcomings of CR and issues which need to be addressed.
A whole number of price increases have gone into effect or are about to go into effect and an additional gasoline price hike is on the way.
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons