—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
Paradisus: Nothing available
Los Jardines: Nothing 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): 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.
Weather: We continue to experience "cold fronts"... high winds, cool temperatures -- 16-21 (ha, ha, ha) -- and showers in the Central Valley and hard downpours in the east coast... life is terrible...!
and the new year begins... yes, government offices creaked open this week and things started getting done... Issues with the Dominical house were sorted out and rectified.
Santa Fe: I retrieved it, drove it for a couple days and returned it for an adjustment... the car should never have been released to me before it had been tested but it was, I tested it and am not getting the turbo adjusted properly... It will be fine when I get it back... Tuesday.
Scotiabank: I submitted all the paperwork... all 35 pages of it... to Scotiabank and to my surprise and disbelief, they said I had meet all their requirements. Having heard that, I said then that I should not hear from you for another two years... to which they said "yes"... I don't believe it but...
Trip to Nicaragua: The other driver and I attended the government office to obtain the necessary exit documents we need to take our respective cars across the border. I was the long shot re. information but I had asked a lawyer to do some work for me and what he prepared was correct for the registry... My friend who had taken his car there numerous times in the distant past expected a problem but thought he had addressed it by bringing this two previous passports so he could show that the ID number of the owner (him) as the same person and here were the three passport documents showing a line of succession... NOPE it didn't fly. He had to get a notary to certify that the passports were in fact real and that he was in fact the same person and then had to go to the registro to change the information and then he could proceed to get the document to take the car out of the country ...few things are easy in CR!
News Items of the Week
1. Nature Air: operations are suspended... they have had three accidents in the past several months, one killing 10 people. This used to be a thriving regional airline but it has gone into decline for some reason. I doubt that it will ever start up again... now we have to rely on Sansa...
2. New Development Requirement: hydrological study may be required. Probably not an unreasonable requirement... unfortunately, if it is like so many of the other requirements, it will be abused by the regulatory agency.
3. Train Accident: anyone who has every seen the work cars / work trains will not be surprised by this... They are decrepit. It is not surprising that they become decoupled.
4. Construction Industry: It is slowing, especially in the residencial area followed by commercial space. We don't see it in the Santa Ana area and Heredia and Escazu have a lot of new construction on the go but these may be hold overs from the previous accounting periods...
5. Electronic billing required for professionals: Professionals -doctors / engineers / lawyers / architects / etc. are notorious for not providing invoices and receipts so they do not report much of their income to the government. The government is now trying to develop a system -electronic filing- this will be phased in by profession... my guess is that they will find a way around this and perhaps our first test will be with our dentist with whom we have resumed phase 2 of our implant procedure...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons