—Vida y tiempo—
LOVING IT STILL!!
ISSUE #616: July 3-9, 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"
$11,500 USD / ¢ 6,325,000
sales & rentals
Sales: One offer on the go for a Los Jardines house.
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: Actually, despite what I said last week, we have not had any significant rainfall in the past two weeks. What started out to be a wet rainy season has suddenly changed. We'll see what happens as we proceed through the season.
Hammock: It continues to get a good work out... am going to have to replace it one of these days before I fall through... now if I can just get Lita to bring me drinks and snacks!!!!!!! She has re-found her audio-books and doesn't want to be interrupted... she finally tired of the hateful news events and hate speech...
News Items of the Weeknews
Nothing of interest to me... government can't agree on anything (this is not news), nominating a CR for the head of the UN Secretary General... don't think so; â€‹one of the government sub banks run out of Panama seems to be seriously involved in money laundering; tax reform (??? hah, hah) isn't happening; tax collection is bogged down in debate; the two of 4 trains which collided were the fault of each conductor and the dispatcher; CR public schools are on their two week break and more ticos are at the beach than in the office...
Having said all the above, CR life for us is better than the alternatives...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons