—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 #114 and #124
Paradisus: Nothing available
Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales
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): 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.
Weather: Normal rainy season weather again... wonderful...
What Happened This Week:
Scotia bank Mark this week down -no problems and I was actually able to transfer money as per their previous promise.
Santa Fe: No calls
Distritcuatro: Not much interest.
Rentals: Three units are now rented and occupied. Only one shorter term unit -106D- is available.
Heredia House: One viewing scheduled for next week.
Residencias Los Jardines: Internal tranquility eludes us. Regardless, Deferred maintenance and repairs is on-going despite the headwinds. In addition to numerous pumps, plumbing, drainage, gate repairs, gutter repairs, pool repairs, and misc. specific problems areas, the building exterior and roofs of 103, 104, 105, and 106 are now virtually done.
News Items of the Week
1. Labor Productivity: This explains much of my frustration living here. It is very, very difficult to get anything done. I think one reason is missing from this analysis below... that is the bureaucratic system in place. Certainly lack of training of staff I will also suggest a culture of not really caring about accomplishing anything. So much time is spent of form and not on substance. In addition, one has to realize that most business systems here are designed around the premise that everyone is a thief... this coupled with the low education level of many service industry employees in a Latino culture, you get low productivity... and I see it and lie it every day -very frustrating.
2. Warning by OECD: Another warning to the new government. Actually, I think they are listening and trying to take steps to address it.
3. Reduction of Departments: This is an example of government action to address #2. If you read this, you are told that many of these departments are not controlled by the government, have no separate accountability, and their budgets are mandated.
Note: The red taxi drivers protested for several days and the government caved... at least caved to initiate a number of studies and promise of future actions... The taxi drivers really want to solidify their monopoly and eliminate UBER whcih beats them hands down on quality, service, and price...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons