—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 and #124
Rentals: Paradisus: nothing available.
Upcoming vacancies: Los Jardines: Unit #102 end of June / Unit #118 end of May
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): 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): 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): 1227
This 2nd story, 1,227 sf (113 m2 + one parking space) )is a georgous home with one of the best views at Los Jardines. The very large front covered terrace faces west and is suitable for entertaining; the off-bedroom covered terrace faces east for sun sets. This very tastefully furnished and fully equipped home offers a lifestyle envied by many. The owner offers financing if desired.
Weather: Mostly partly sunny, normal rainy weather, no wind, temperatures 25º C / 78º F – beautiful...
Teeth Implants: Phase 1 is completed... we wait for 4+ mo. for Phase 2. Not a problem...
Beginnings of Improvements ???: Following the elections for new Board members, I have been waiting and watching. This week I saw and heard what I have been looking for for 4+ years... the beginnings of intelligent property management... what a breath of fresh air... I was very happy to give credit where credit was due... the new President... and suggested some simple fixes on other items and said I would be willing to work with her -if she is really serious- to fix a long list of deferred mtnc. She asked me to draw up a list... I will... I don't want to fight... I want to move together to fix what has become less than it was and should be... we'll see how the future unfolds... but I am not cautiously optimistic.
Mortgage payout: I was notified that a debtor was selling their house and would be paying me out. o.k. I was a bit disappointed since this person paid like clockwork every month on time for two years... but fine... After finding that the legal company involved had changed locations and not told me, and after arriving at the bank where the transaction was to go down and trying to figure out how to use the elevator... incredible... I finally got there, waited along with the lawyers, only to be notified that the closing was to be rescheduled... Wow!!!!! It isn't just gringos that have problems here... it is difficult for everyone... "difficult" is the norm here... get used to it or stay away...
Hospital Metropolitano: I'm scheduled for elective hernia surgery Sept. 8. I will be down and out for a few days following that... you can reach me in the hammock.
Fixing Houses: Still working on this... little things take time and are not noticed until they are lived in. We had one unit managed by another person which was vacated recently. Why? I have heard different reports...don't know what is correct. I just try to be the best in my category and to keep the client happy... I discouraged one potential client this past week... I had concerns...
Misc. Info: I was told that 250,000 Credimatic Credit Card users in CR were behind in payments. I was also told that in San Jose, 100,000 houses / properties are in foreclosure... I know it is not unusual to watch someone at the grocery store check out go through numerous CC's to pay for a soft drink and candy bar... and I read that 78% of Am. live paycheck to paycheck... seems we are on real shaky grounds...
News Items of the Week
1. Road Construction: Another botched road... drainage????? when will they ever learn it is important... along with retention walls, culverts, signage and the list goes on...
2. Commercial Construction: It is amazing... the number of new, sizable projectâ€‹s coming to Santa Ana... lots of money pouring into commercial and residential real estate... not much into the infrastructure... the bridge to Belen is being built and will probably be finished before the road is widened... the parking lot in Pozos is finished but not yet open??? why? and who is going to park there anyway... doesn't make sense to me.
3. More Airlines: another compilation of airlines offering service to CR...
4. Service Center Jobs: this segment of the economy is growing... more and more jobs are being offered to English speaking, educated people... other areas -eg. traditional areas like agriculture- of the economy are not doing as well...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons