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ISSUE #716: June 24-30, 2018


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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Paradisus Condos - click to visit

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

Distrito Cuatro / Guachipelín / Escazú
Price reduced: $ 125,000 to $ 99,000

about Distrito Cuatro

Rendering proposed
Distrito Cuatro - click to Download full PDF

Real de Santa María / Borreal de Heredia
$ 185,000
Private financing available

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Real de Santa María / Borreal de Heredia

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2008
$13,500 $11,000

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...

  • 5-door / 5 passenger
  • Power steering, windows, mirrors, brakes and locks
  • A/C front and rear
  • Cruise control
  • audio/radio control
  • Air bags - driver / pass
  • Security system
  • Fog lamps
  • Tinted windows
  • Roof rack
  • CD player / radio USB/AUX
  • Hydraulic lift
  • Leather seats

Best price in the Multiplaza area for
Fully Furnished Condo


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

Market activity
sales & rentals

Sales: Los Jardines: Units #114 and #124


Paradisus: Nothing available

Los Jardines:
Unit #106D Available immediately, $1,150 mo. (Until Dec. 1)

Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales

Unit #114: $ 199,000 / See Unit
Unit #124: $ 135,000 / See Unit

Unit #106D: $ 1,150 mo. / Until Dec. 1 / See Unit

For sale

UNIT #114
$ 199,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: Semi-Attached
Furnished: Yes

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

UNIT #124
$ 135,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
Total area (Sq M): 61
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Floor(s): 2nd Floor
Type: Semi-Detached
Furnished: Yes

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.

For rent

UNIT #106D
$ 1,150 mo.
Until Dec. 1

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1227 sf . + parking
Total area (Sq M): 113 + parking
Bedrooms: 1 + den (bedroom possible)
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 2nd. floor
Type: apartment in 4 plex
Furnished: Yes

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.

Our Lives

Weather: We seem to be going through our "mini summer"; rains have backed off...

What Happened This Week:

Scotia bank website is closed down until Tuesday (?) to integrate CITI Bank systems with Scotiabank systems so we cannot do any on-line banking.


Santa Fe: No calls

Distritcuatro: Lots of requests for information / two viewings. One follow on discussions by a young couple who don't know how to solve the problems of the lot. One would be purchaser who said he had the money but when it really came to it, he had to sell some land to make a deposit. One half-hearted offer... and a second viewing from a first time would be purchaser scheduled for next week. The bottom line continues to be churning, churning and no progress.

Rentals: Two units at Los Jardines were rented. Paradisus is in the process of being rented by mainland Chinese clients. I have had to modify the contract several times to make it easier and more understandable to the parent company. Nothing is signed and no money has changed hands but I am proceeding on the basis of "good faith"... Hope I am not disappointed because I am turning down other opportunities.

In the process, I managed to piss off an agent / friend who felt I should split with him the commission of the agent who brought the client. I disputed this because he in no way meets the criteria... he sent me a name of someone who contacted him on line / he doesn't meet the client / he didn't set up any appointment / he didn't follow up with the client / and the person shows up a week + later with another agent with whom I have worked with for years and who has given me lots of clients. It is that agent who gets all the commission... giving me a name of someone who contacts him doesn't cut it... it is unfortunate but I am very clear and if I mentioned it to the other agent, he would certainly challenge the claim and with good reason. and since I do not take a commission, he would have to make his claim to the other agent... Unfortunately my friend is wrong in his claim... and wrong in his anger towards me. This isn't the first time but it might be the last time...

Heredia House: One viewing...

News Items of the Week


The general strike on Monday didn't seem to accomplish much.

In general, efforts by the government to cut back the most flagrant abuses of wages / pensions / benefits are being challenged. It is too early to tell what the outcome will be.


Brian C. Timmons
Property Manager RLJ and Newsletter Author

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Cell: (+506) 8-455-59-35
Land line: (+506) 2282-4142 Ext. 101

VOIP: (+416) 461-2203

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

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