We were disappointed - but not surprised - when the homeowner event concluded last night without someone from Replay/LBC making an appearance. We had hoped - and were told by Replay's Bill Green - that someone would be on hand to update homeowners on the development's progress/plans.
There's been so much conflicting information floating around during this event that such an appearance would have been helpful.
Here's what we don't know:
* Will Agua Viva homes be permachinked?
* Who is supplying doors and window frames for the homes in Agua Viva? Is it a local company - West Coast Mill Works - or are the individual contractors buying them independently?
* Are home warranties being honored if the homeowner doesn't sign up with property management?
* What will be the cost (if any) of membership in the Cortez Explorer's Club? Replay says we'll all know the answer by the end of this month. Here's hoping.
All in all, it was helpful to meet with other homeowners even though those encounters often evolved into a form of group therapy. The bottom line is that no one seems to know what's going on. We do know, though, that those who have taken possession of their homes are - for the most part- ecstatic. As I'm sure we will be too.
We should all continue to share as much information as possible. In an effort to further that end I've added a link in 'my blog list' for Alan Axelrod's blog. Alan is responsible, along with his son and a friend, for the very helpful and informative book "Best Guide Loreto." His blog is terrific!
For those of you out there who have been dreading the day that motorized craft such as jet skis hits the scene here, we've got bad news... That day has arrived. The appearance of the dreaded jet ski was mentioned by several homeowners during last night's farewell dinner (which was quite nice!) but not in a happy way.