—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...
Distrito Cuatro / Guachipelín / Escazú
Real de Santa María / Borreal de Heredia
Hyundai Santa Fe 2008
Hyundai Santa Fe 2008, Turbo Diesel, automatic, excellent family vehicle, safe, comfortable, interior with leather seats. Good tires, engine, turbo, suspension, and AC. Marchamo 2018 and Retive. It now has been road tested for 5 weeks and performed flawlessly. I can now sell with confidence...
Best price in the Multiplaza area for
2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1000 sq ft, full furnished condo, with 2 parking spaces. On quiet street off the main road, 24/7 armed gated security. Close to Multiplaza, District4, Cima hospital, Mas x Menos, World gym, Paco.
Brian referral 8827-1314 / 8330-1035
sales & rentals
Sales: Los Jardines: Units #106A, #114 and #124
Paradisus: Available immediately, $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): 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 sf . + parking
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.
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.
Weather: We have had the normal rainy season weather and all is great. Plants are happy, dust is gone, etc.
What Happened This Week:
Credit Card Replacement: By Wednesday the newly issued CC still did not work despite having attended to the branch on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, I insisted this be dealt with... The branch people said the card had been activated but they had frozen my account...!! Why???? after 20 min. of ??? they said because the account was over due.... mmmm... I showed them my last statement paid in full with the exception of the $75 disputed charge... mmmm... it seems that the statement issued June 8 -and which I had not even received- was marked as delinquent... despite my protests and their blank stares, I figured the only way to resolve this is to pay it... after I reviewed the charges... they couldn't print it... I paid it anyway since I needed to free up the card. After I returned home, I received the statement... all charges were mine... no problem... End of this story...
Santa Fe: Three calls... two wanted me to finance their "purchase"... I declined. Tico's I am attracting have no money... One wanted a 4 wheel drive...
Distritcuatro: I have had lots of inquiries... and a few showings. Again, no one has any money... they want to trade something... e.g. a lot in Cartago... I a number of cases they are people with no money looking for an inexpensive house in that location... none are willing to renovate the place... cleaning up the lot, building one wall, landscaping, repairing the roof, and drainage / septic fixes... I bought my first house at 32 -it was a fixer-upper... I worked on it for 18 mo... and never looked back... none of these people have that orientation.
Rentals: One on Thursday and three scheduled for today. We'll see.
Heredia House: No calls... It sits there looking good...
Another week of churning, churning. No results...
News Items of the Week
1. Nicaragua: Lots of turmoil which is affecting travel and commerce. Trucks are trapped not being able to transit.
2. General Strike: Unfortunately I haven't seen any reports of the event.
3. General Strike -CR: As predicted, the unions are becoming pro-active and if they are able to sufficiently paralyze the country, they may have leverage... We'll see.
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons