—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: Nothing available
Los Jardines: Units #106D and #113
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): 1290
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): 1227 + 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 east and is suitable for entertaining; the off-bedroom covered terrace faces west for sun sets. This very tastefully furnished and fully equipped home offers a lifestyle envied by many.
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 one side by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer. The three other sides allow light, ventilation and garden views.
Rainy Season... Rainy season kicked back in... nice for everyone and everything...
What Happened This Week
Vacancies: Casual lookers / nothing serious.
Volvo: Still being assessed. As of now, the thought is a blown "manguera de turbo"... hose from the turbo to the engine... makes some sense since the resulting sound was a "boom followed by a 'pffffff'; will have to wait to confirm.
INS suit: I am told the decision will be delivered on or by July 30... another couple weeks... if my suite is dismissed, that is the end of the road... why it would be I don't know since it is the same as a number of others which have been found valid... If found valid and I am awarded what is claimed... legals, principle, and interest... it won't mean much since INS has appealed to the SALA 1 to have all cases annulled... why??? who knows...
Sick and Crippled: Yep... air conditioning at the beach got me... down and out for a week with a cold... and while pampering myself in the hammock, I twisted my back... even in CR / even in a hammock, life can be complicated... but I recovered in time to host the usual group of hungry / thirsty / mostly tolerant (food wise) Sunday social group...
A couple weeks ago we were advised that unit 110 had no electricity... mmmmm... 111 and 109 and all other units had electricity. Well, check to see if the main breaker had tripped.. no... checked to see if CNFL had cut their power... no/ call CNFL to see if their meter had failed... no... checked to see if there were any intervening breakers that had tripped... no; mmmmmm ponder, scratch, repeat the before sequence... nope, nothing... aaaahhhh look over the fence and see a wire laying on the ground... on further examination, this is what happened... the neighbor's old block wall had collapsed / a back hoe had cleaned up the mess along with removing debris... the lot is being developed... it seems our electrical supply line had gotten attached to the neighbor's wall... none of our other services were attached but that one was at that point... we fixed it... there is always something...
New Development: to the south of us, is the only remaining vacant lot. It has been vacant and for sale since I bought here 20 years ago. It is now being developed into lots which will be sold for individuals...a community club house and pool will be developed. This will provide some additional protection to our only exposed side. We see it as a plus ...but it adds more traffic on the now well over used only access street...
Morovia "La Trinidad" Foreclosure: I am trying to sell it before closing on it... I have had talks but nothing substantial... will keep plugging away at it... Not what I want to do but it comes with the territory. Just want to develop a quit exit plan... there is no future in it for me... but for someone, yes, I can make it attractive... at my expense... but that is life .
News Items of the Week
1. A Study in Total Mismanagement: See if you can count the obvious errors on two hands... this is typical of infrastructure projects in CR:
2. Count the Savings: When the government needed money to pay for the multi million non recorded interest payments that was carried over from the previous government, they borrowed from sources within CR... these sources really stuck it to the government and charged them big interest rates. Now the government has gotten the permission to refinance via Eurobonds... there is still some issues regarding this…the legislature is concerned about giving the government carte blanch to borrow all they want at once…instead the legislature wants to approve $1.5 billion vs. the full $8 billion requested. They do not believe the government when it says, we will cut our expenses... the legislature says, here, take the $1.5 bil. And show us the cuts... then we may approve the next tranche. This would be the result... on the cost side.
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons