—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...
Real de Santa María / Borreal de Heredia
sales & rentals
Sales: Los Jardines: Units #114 and #124
Paradisus: Nothing available
Los Jardines: Units #112 and #126
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): 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.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 530
A small one bedroom with outside covered terrace with top of the line finishes (granite, stainless steel appliances, fine crafted wood cabinetry, +, +, +), with lots of well thought out storage...
Weather: We are into the dry season... winds have not yet started but will... no rain, few clouds, beautiful but we need to keep the plants happy... nature is not doing it for us...
What Happened This Week:
Pushing Rope Uphill:
Heredia House: Closing still has not happened. The lawyer left town and I have not heard if the mortgage which had not been removed and should have been a year ago, has been removed. And Lita is still reluctant to sign the deal regardless... ooohhh me...!!!!
Gardening: We continue to make progress but our administration is not going smoothly...
INS suit: I asked for a status report it now being about 1 month after the deposition. Since then each side had been asked for final arguments. The status report told me that INS has filed a request with the Sala IV (highest court in CR) to "annul" the whole thing. What???? While I do not know the stated reasons, yy take is that they see they are loosing (two rulings have been handed down both against INS) and could be on the hook for $21 million so want to annul the whole proceedings... Who knows???
Fiscal Situation: The fiscal plan has been passed. It really won't make much of a difference in the overall scheme of things. Moody's downgraded CR again with a "negative" outlook rating. We are currently "B1". The exchange rate continues to stay around 595 : 1. The government does not have the money to pay the alginaldo (13th month) and has had to postpone payment in hopes of securing financing ...but I am sure the teachers are still getting paid... wow!!! talk about a screwed up system... CR has it in spades...
Note: The older I get the more important it is and the more rewarding it is to work with people who solve problems not create problems.
Rentals: We rented 106C and now have two more... 112 and 126. Few people looking...
Murder: A Venezuelan / US citizen was murdered this past week. The homicide rate in CR is about double that of the US. While tragic in it's own right, it is strange that this story is getting such US media attention...
News Items of the Week
1. Moody's rating: No surprise. Fitch did it the week before. The heading says it all...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons