—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: 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): 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.
What Happened This Week
Weather: Normal rainy season weather... several hours of rain most every afternoon... normally, rains begin to tapper off this month...
Vacancies: Several vacant units were rented this past week. There has been more activity this past week than in the previous year.
Internet: This has continued to be problematic... we have one proposal ...but will it really solve the problem? I have been sold technical solution which turned out to be BS ...is this another one??? We are waiting on another proposal... one which would take us out of the internet business completely...
Shareholder Registration: We have been quoted $3,000, $1,000, $475 and $400 to do this for Doneste. Wow!!!!! what a range... I am trying to get the info together from the shareholders... most are not responding... I am on my second appeal... Some will simply not give us the info we need... There will have to be some consequences... I do not want to make a life long struggle of this... and it is usually the same people who are difficult to deal with on other issues as well...
Scotiabank: The bloody BUGGERS!!!!! Monday our office manager tried to deposit some funds... the account was frozen... no notice!, no request for anything!, just FROZEN... she inquired "WHY?" They wanted shareholder information and a copy of our last year's tax filing... For three days we ran around getting the info. The lawyer wanted $200 to do his part... BS. I negotiated it down to $50. After three days, the bank said they had made a mistake in freezing it. The information wasn't really due until February!!!!!! OMG!!!!!! I hope this prompts us to find another bank.
I have a friend of a friend from Canada struggling with a project in Puriscal. He is from Canada so naturally, like me, he started using Scotiabank here. He came down to deal with various things including dealing with Scotiabank. He spent two days with lawyers and accountants trying to satisfy their info requirements... He did not... I do not know what the bottom line was other than extreme frustration.
I am looking for a new accountant and trying to figure my way through the maze of rules, regulations, information disclosures, reporting, etc. I spoke with a different account... I asked which, of all the banks, is better... she couldn't be sure except that she was sure that Scotiabank was the worst...
News Items of the Week
1. Moody's: One other rating agency said the same thing.
2. Barclay's: They get one fiscally responsible government min. who does the right thing, the unions object, the person is fired... mmmm...
3. Loan: And now they borrow more money to fix the problem that a little hard assed positions might otherwise have solved...
Woosies hooked on debt... just like the tico consumer... neither are fiscally responsible...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons