—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...
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:
A Missed Week: I don't really know what happened here because I had to make a quite trip to Canada to deal with some government paperwork which could easily have been done by mail. Instead I had to travel 3,000 mi and spend $2,000â€‹ for a 15 show-my-face event. I am back, and with a cold... I never return from Canada without a cold...and am trying to catch up on work here.
Santa Fe: One call to check out the engine... who would not want a diesel... incredibly economical and very responsive... and if taken care off, run for 500,000 klm... but...
Distritcuatro: One stupid low ball offer but I currently have two parties who could be interested and could know what to do with it. Trouble is, neither has much money...
Rentals: Only the short term rental and one of the recently leased units will be coming back on the market. It seems the client is "unsteady"...
Heredia House: Looking good / looking lonely. The one viewing liked the house and the price and the financing but decided they wanted to live on the south side of the valley... Escazu... I am in the process of urging a different RE agency to promote it...
Residencias Los Jardines: I have submitted my name to stand for the office of Secretary; this is really not what I want to do... really not... but there really isn't anyone else AND I am very discouraged about the direction the development has taken over the past 5 years... this is no secrete and since I have a double vested interest here, I guess I have to again step up to the plate. It appears I also made a factual error in my last week's blog... the Secretary who resigned, is not, in fact moving off the property, at least, until his house is sold. Given the pace of sales, this make take some time.
Wine Club: Tomorrow we will have 35 people attending at a local Peruvian restaurant. I am hoping the food is as good as we sampled. After this event, my contribution is done...
Churning, Churning, Churning: Fortunately lots of inquiries re. Distritcuatro and several on the Santa Fe. Unfortunately, little follow through and to eat up 4 meetings + various emails / information and have a half-hearted offer of $50,000 on a $99,000 listed property, is BS -why bother wasting everyone's time... And of course, there is always the tica who sets up an appointment and then doesn't show up.
Earthquakes: We had several yesterday mid day... noticeable... nothing damaged... just keeps us reminded of mother nature... it is always there and always unpredictable.
News Items of the Week
1. Tax Reform: The proposals keep working their way through the government reviews... The new reporting requirements for property management companies like mine are not understood -I fully expect to have problems complying / understanding when I am forced to focus on it... which is October... and I am sure this will have implications for the owners of the houses I look after...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons