—Vida y tiempo—
VERY SLOW MARKET!!!
ISSUE #624: Aug 28 - Sept. 3, 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
sales & rentals
Sales: One offer conditional for unit #107 at Los Jardines.
Rentals: Paradisus: Unit available for rent, $ 1,400 mo.
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): 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): 1290
This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car. It is attached on two sides by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.
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.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 530
A small one bedroom with outside covered terrace with top of the line finishes (granite, stainless steel appliances, fine crafted wood cabinetry, +, +, +), with lots of well thought out storage...
Weather: Actually, we have not had much rain in the Santa Ana area... in Heredia and elsewhere yes... we need to water... and I can't remember when I last needed an umbrella...
Driving: While bypassing a number of accidents and broken down trucks cars... I did pas one exceptional one... again... motorcyclist and a car... the moto-man was laid out on the roadway with a red tarp over him.... the used to use white sheets... now, they use was appear to be red plastic tarps... my guess it is a cost saving measure since they are reusable...!! go figure... It never ends well for the moto-man... the accident rate is up significantly this year and I believe I read that of these, half do not have licenses...
Slow Market: August has been very slow for rentals... few inquiries and of those, just lots of time wasters... I did lease on Paradisus unit for 5 mo. to a Swedish student here on an internship with some government agency... I don't understand why one would come from Sweden to study one of the most dysfunctional systems in the world... but... maybe I will do a debriefing and find the answer...
The conditional offer on 107 died... The would be purchasers could not get the financing they wanted. I do have another client interested... we'll see...
Massive Public Employee Protest: It was scheduled for Thursday... schools were closed... I never read anything about the protest... either I missed it, it didn't happen, or wasn't reported on... mmmmmmm... strange.
News Items of the Weeknews
1. Internet Speed: CR... 94 out of 95 countries... beats Afghanistan!!!!!! Impressive...
2. Rain Fall: August was dry in Santa Ana... elsewhere... eg. Heredia, got it's normal rainfall...
3. Gas prices: Down again less than the last rise... but good optics...
4. Public Employee Protest: Schools were closed but any excuse can be used for that. I never heard anything about the "massive public employee protest"... mmmmmm... did it happen? It rained that day so ???
5. Geo thermal power expansion: Interesting... a loan to CR for 40 years?????
6. Promises, Promises: Years and years of promises... no action... the government is at it again... me thinks... Look at the drop in cruise ships arrivals at Limon... look at the facilities... now does one need to do a "study" to figure out the answer...? Actually, Lita and I will be departing from LImon via a cruise in November... only because it avoids a flight someplace... and is more convenient...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons