—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...
sales & rentals
Sales: Los Jardines: Units #114, #116 and #124
Paradisus: Unit 12-2 available immediately - $ 1,400 mo.
Los Jardines: Units #104 (UNFURNISHED) and #112
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
This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car and a separate, secure storage locker. It is and end unit and therefore attached on only one side by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.
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
Single story, detached, two bedroom / two bathroom, 100 M2 / 1,064 SF, with a back yard, covered terrace, UNFURNISHED, one parking, vaulted ceilings, lots of built ins... bright in all rooms, with lots of windows and flow through ventilation. Parking for one car.
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.
High Winds: Winds were quieter for the most part. Some days, clouds gather but nothing comes of them. We will, however, start moving into rain showers... It is still fairly warm -low 80s- many days.
Internet: We have changed some original switches and connectors which were proving problematic / unreliable. In addition we have once again started on a stalled security camera installations. I am not a fan of this since I do not see the benefit to this... I know I am not part of the mainstream here but it is my believe that when / if we need that info, the cameras will not provide any useful / or sufficiently useful information of resolve anything. However, I know I am in the minority here so I whine / bitch and complain but know I am not persuasive. So be it, I am still not convinced... Anyone, one of the consequences of this, unforeseen by anyone, including me, was a strong objection to one of our new owners for "invading" his privacy... There was a rancorous , nasty discussion one night... don't know if it is over or not.... the solution was for him to pull his curtains... but that simple detail / solution did not seem to hold much sway.
Parrot Problems: he hasn't "offed himself" yet
Irrigation and Gardening: This is a continuing challenge. We aren't there yet. Continue to re-work existing systems...
Electrical Meter Registration: What can I say? I returned to the electricity supplier (CNFL) armed with the letter from the lawyer and a copy of his ID. Forty five minutes later and 29 pages of paper, I got the name changed on the three accounts... but... yes, it isn't over yet... I have to return after the first billing because two of the accounts were classified as "commercial" rate... not residential... but this could not be changed at the same time??????? WTF??????
Market Activity: We have had some interest in 104... an unusual house for us since it is "unfurnished". We have spent the week fixing it up... renters moved out prematurely and it had never been painted properly. And of course, it needed cleaning... Most people think a quick 3 hrs floor and counters is enough -they really don't look beyond this until they are educated...
Administrative Document Creation: Three days this past week I have started at 4:30 to 5am. Today, I spent from 4:30-2pm -less an hour for misc. stuff -creating Doneste condominium documents. I am the default guy since I have the experience, history, and info on my computer...
News Items of the Week
Re. the teachers strike last year: The court changed it's decision from having held an "illegal" strike to "legal" strike which means they will keep all their pay and not be fined by the government -surprise, surprise.
Re.the big creditor protection application which was filed last week... nothing in the news...
Arias, the two time former head of government and Noble Peace Prize winner who has been accused by multiple women of harassment... no news...
Credit Cards Multiply like mosquitoes
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons