A Stupid Stunt & Hurrah!!!

ISSUE #634 Nov. 6-12, 2016


Brian Timmons, Newsletter Author
Brian Timmons

Dear friends,

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.

Brian Timmons
Developer / Property manager
Residencias Los Jardines

Web: https://www.residenciaslosjardines.com
Emails: info@residenciaslosjardines.com

rentals & sales

Paradisus Condos / Rohrmoser
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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...

Semi furnished unit: For sale: $235,000
Fully furnished unit: For sale: $245,000
Floor 12 -west view

More Opportunities
rentals & sales

Condominio Santa Lucia, Tres Rios

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Price reduction: $490,000 $520,000 (Appraised: $800,000)
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
610 m2 (6,500 sf)
2 Story
2 Car garage

Market activity
sales & rentals

Sales: Unit #107 For Sale... Condition has been met. Closing date has been established. Unit #114 is now listed for sale.

Rentals: Paradisus: Nothing available
Los Jardines: Unit #123 is available for rent.

Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales

Unit #106A: $ 165,000 / See Unit
Unit #107: $ 205,000 / Conditional offer has been accepted / See Unit
Unit #114: $ 199,000 / See Unit

Unit #123: $ 1,450 mo. / December 1 / See Unit

For sale

UNIT #106A

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1250
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: Apartment
Furnished: Yes

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.

UNIT #107
$205,000 / Conditional offer accepted

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1716
Total area (Sq M): 158
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Floor(s): 2
Type: Detached
Furnished: Yes

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.

UNIT #114

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): Single floor
Type: Attached
Furnished: Yes

This 1,290 sf. (plus covered parking for one car and two lockers 67 sf.) single story, semi detached house, with garden terrace, two bedrooms is a beautiful executive style home. This home consists of two large bedrooms one with six piece en-suite bathroom with additional access to separate full shower. Each bedroom has large closets with extensive built-ins for personal organization. The vaulted living room and bathroom ceilings provide a feeling of grandeur while allowing the warmer air to rise and exit through the ceiling ventilating system. There are four TVs (one in each bedroom, one in the living room and one in breakfast / dinning room.) This is a beautiful well appointed home.

For rent

UNIT #123
$1,450 mo. / December 1

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1516
Total area (Sq M): 140
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Floor(s): 2 story
Type: Detached
Furnished: Yes

This two story, detached 1,423 sf home + parking for one car has two bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms and a 2nd floor covered terrace.

The open railed wrought iron cement stair case leads to the 2nd level where the master bedroom with en-suite master bathroom as well as 2nd bedroom and en-suite bathroom are located. Also accessed from the 2nd floor hallway is the covered terrace.

This is a very nicely furnished home with a good floor plan for those wanting two floors.

Our Lives

Weather: November is proving to be the normal beginnings of the dry season... rains are infrequent. Temperature continues to be perfect...

A Stupid Stunt: On Monday I watch in horror as the following unfolded in front of me: In heavy traffic, a vintage convertible Camero or Mustang darted across a lane into a space which had just opened up. The 18 wheel truck in front of which the two girls darted, couldn't see them and advanced. Yep!!! Crunched into a "V"... no one hurt but the car... forget it. This is the second time I have seen this accident but the first that I actually saw it happen... I knew instantly what was going to happen. The girls are still trying to figure out what they did wrong... duhhhh

Moto vs. Car: Guess who didn't win... right in front of AutoMercado on Lindora Blvd.

Two lots in what might be called "downtown" Pozos... are being cleared for construction... I have no idea what will be built but it will be chaos during construction and after as more cars are added to an already incredibly busy street.

The Tres Rios Foreclosure: After a year, and several BS offers which never culminated in anything, it seems that an offer has finally come through which is acceptable to the lenders... This house was appraised at around $900K and would probably take all of that to build. They are accepting an offer, supposedly to close in 4 months, of $465,000. This is what has been happening with RE in Costa Rica... this is a dramatic example but it is not the exception. The lenders will break even only because they used common sense and did not lend too much on it... they did however, expect the house to re-sell around $650,00, then $600, then $550, then $520, then at $499, and now at $465,000.

The best news of the week is that the US election is over. The bad news is that one of the two won... I never expected to see that bullying, lying, insulting, inciting, groping, boasting, belittling, personal attacks about looks, etc would ever become leadership qualities... I think I have lived too long. I have a friend writing his doctoral dissertation on "leadership" I think he has to now include a different chapter.

The colon continues is slow devaluation... now around 561 to the dollar... this is a change from the first of the year of around 540.

News Items of the Weeknews

I didn't follow it this past week... too busy watching cars and motorcyclist get crunched


Brian C. Timmons
Property Manager RLJ and Newsletter Author

Costa Rica:
Cell: (+ 506) 8305-3965
Land line: (+506) 2282-4142 Ext. 101

VOIP: (+416) 461-2203

Web: https://www.residenciaslosjardines.com
Emails: info@residenciaslosjardines.com

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