—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 $975 mo. and #125 $875 mo. / Available immediately
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): 662
This 662 sf, (62M2)+ parking for one car and 33sf locker is a one bedroom home on the 2nd floor overlooking the large pool. It is ideal for a single person or couple—or investment property.
New Rental The owner of this unit realized he is not using it enough to justify it sitting vacant. He asked me to market it and manage it. This is not the direction I want to go in... would like to get completely out of the business... but took it on. It is a very nice unit... check out the pics.
What Happened This Week
Weather: Normal... windy, dry, beautiful... actually, we had three cool, overcast days and saw three good showers... garden liked it.
Security Cameras: Still on my list of "to dos".
Shareholder Registration: We actually completed this but not without a last minute flurry of data gathering from a few owners.
Doneste Administration: Everything sent. no response from anyone.
Foreclosure: I wait
Investment Business: One of the contracts we were waiting on has been awarded. We will have it reviewed and our role will be defined. That will happen this next week.
BAC: The second account took about 2 months from start to finish. Still better than the 3 mo. at Scotia.
Scotiabank: Sent out a customer satisfaction survey form... I completed it giving them a failing grade -same as before. I was contacted by someone calling himself a "director". I gave him multiple examples to support my assessment. I do not expect to see any changes.
A Lazy Week Ends: I just received notice from a recent client. He is moving. Seems he cannot get along with his countryman neighbor... and needs a less expensive place.
Shrimp and PriceSmart: PriceSmart is our poor cousin of COSCO. It is no where equivalent but it is the best alternative we have. They try to promote local products. This story has to do with shrimp. Until a year ago or so, they carried Vietnamese flash frozen shrimp in different sizes. These have now, all disappeared. In their place is a locally caught and process shrimp. While frozen in the bag, they are medium sized shrimp. When cooked, they are less than the size of cocktail shrimp. They have found a way to inflate the size... additional water or ??? who knows. And they have no flavor and the texture is lousy... No more for me... I will buy elsewhere... locally harvested shrimp, o.k. but not the PriceSmart product... something is wrong there.
Garden Pictures: Attached are some garden pictures as of Feb. 1. Additional pictures will be added over the next four newsletters.:
News Items of the Week
1. Changes in the law: This is a summary of what we have had to adjust to and notice, that in mid December, they added some more requirements.
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons