—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 #106C, #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): 1250
This is a fully furnished 2-bedroom unit situated in a 2-story building, which has two units on the ground floor and two units on the 2nd. floor. Each unit is the same size (1,250sf) divided into 800 sf of interior space and 450 sf of covered front and back terraces. Units 106A and B are on the ground floor; Units 106 C and D are on the 2nd. Floor. The solid masonry demising wall (common wall) as well as the 5” concrete slab prevent sound transference.
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... We have had a little rain but not enough to replenish the ground water... plants are happy... only minor watering this past week.
What Happened This Week
Vacancies: Another week and not one inquiry...
Working Through the Unknowns...: Vito (Treasurer) and I have been left to pick up the pieces, try to understand the current status, sort our way through the unknowns. This has taken the better part of the past 10 days. We are still no there. We held a number of interviews with possible property management companies and individuals and also explored the idea of an office manager with a more limited scope of work. None of the property management / managers offer very much coverage (mostly a few hours a day at the most / and most would have to be trained. None of them really offered much and all wanted more than our budget. In the search, one of our new owners offered to help... she comes with some background and we decided to hire her to do the office management work and I will do the property / staff management work. This is not what I want but it is the best option for now. After having made this decision, we have subsequently possibly found a longer term solution but we will go in our new direction until December / January and re-evaluate it then. In the mean time we have a lot of unknowns to deal with... log-ins / pass codes / procedures / protocols / we do not know... Re. the accounting we have re-hired the previous accountant since he represented the fastest start up solution to return us to a semblance of accuracy... we have, however, given him strict guidelines and will be working very closely to see that he follows those guidelines... We are working against deadlines... I am leaving for a month beginning Sept. 8 -Oct. 5 / and Vito is not here most of the time...
"La Trinidad" Foreclosure: The second would-be buyer walked on the purchase. After finding more unpaid charges, I tried to re-negotiate the previously agreed to buy-out less those expenses... He didn't go for it so I am proceeding with foreclosure.
INS Suit: I haven't heard if they appealed... but I am sure they did.
Phone Calls: Sometimes the "Caller Unknown" phone calls are winners... not just robo /solicitation calls... Wednesday night, 8:30 I received a call from Toronto friend who I hadn't spoken with (but had actively wondered about) for 30 years... What a pleasant surprise -a broad brush up on respective lives... really great to hear... And just received an obituary from a previous owner / friend... happy and sad news all in the same week.
News Items of the Week
1. Shareholder Registry: Long expected it may become a reality -but it seems the implementation date has been postponed. It is an attempt to raise the veil on shareholders / owners... This has been one of the attractions of CR but that attraction is disappearing... maybe...
2. Government CCSS salaries: In order to end the strike in the national healthcare system, the government signed a special agreement... breaking their own mandate that there will be no exceptions and no special treatment... the government caved... and who actiualy knows what is happening re. the existing salaries vs. the "new" rules... I cannot understand what the new arrangement is... and I dare say, few others can explain it either... again if a simple fix is possible, CR will ALWAYS go for the most complex, convoluted, BS method... and it looks like history is repeating itself.
3. Government Caves: yep...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons