—Vida y tiempo—
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...
sales & rentals
Sales: Los Jardines: Units #106A, #114, #123, #124 and #125
Rentals: Paradisus: For Rent: 13th Fl / East view / furnished / $1,400
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): 1290
This 2 bedroom/2bathroom,1,290 sf single floor end unit home includes a 150 sf front terrace plus parking for one car. This house is fully air conditioned and has recently been professionally decorated by international decorator Alcides Graffe and has undergone a complete renovation—new modern furniture, finishings, window coverings, and art work by Carlos Gambino. It is arguably the nicest furnished unit at Residencias Los Jardines and only steps from the pool
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1516
This two story, detached 1,423 sf home + parking for one car has two bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms and a 2nd floor covered terrace.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
This 662 sf, + covered parking for one car, is a one bedroom home on the 2nd floor overlooking the large pool. It is ideal for a single person or couple.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
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.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
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: winds have died, two good showers--rainy season is on it's way- wonderful!!!!!!
Chaos on the highways: Actually I don't really know what happened on the highways... I couldn't get there... I couldn't get onto the side street to get there... Friday is always bad traffic but the Friday of Semana Santa... ridiculous. The good thing is that for those of us to remain in the Central Valley this week, the roads will be quiet... quiet, quiet... but the country is basically closed down so there is no where to go.
Market Activity: virtually none... no interest in purchases and virtually no interest in rentals... friends who have a hotel in Jaco said their business was down noticeably this year over last... and they have great Trip Advisor ratings and are inexpensive... I am having to accept short term rentals-- 4 mo / 6 weeks -to help the owners out... I don't like it at all but... supposedly a client from Argentina is coming into a friend's Paradisus unit on Sunday -his short term clients moved on Tuesday, I turned it around -cleaning, repairs, inventory replacement- for these people...
The colon keeps depreciating... note the article below.
INS law suit: I made a deposition last week at the main court house... it is a complicated case with lots of moving parts that I don't know anything about... and right now, no one body seems to know the whole story... it will take another year at least to work itself out. Meanwhile, the legal fees continue... ca-ching, ca-ching!!
My Car: yes, the story continues... 6 weeks of more mtnc... roof rebuilt and re-painting, front end steering / suspension gizmos replaced and today to replace the spent airbags... I am only about $3,500 over the market value of the car... I made a great deal!!!!! wow!! my only solace is the car drives great and is really, really cheap on fuel... fortunately I have had a loner when mine was indisposed...
News Items of the Week
1. What else would one expect to hear from ICE? At least someone called a spade a spade.. I had a conversation with some one this past week who had installed solar panels expecting ICE to re-purchase the surplus electricity....it isn't happening.... they are disconnecting the panels...
2. Glassfrogs: the title captured my attention. There is something here for everyone... cynic, tree hugger, biologist, economists.
3. Colon Exchange Rate: the colon is depreciating again. On Friday, the rate was 575 at Scotiabank.
4. CR's claim on Nic.: 890 pages of ???? Who is going to read all this? Now you can figure out how the $10,000 (?) damage is now $6.7 mil. and I wouldn't go cashing the check anytime soon...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons