Roatan Community & Real Estate News – September 2018

Community & Real Estate News – “Cost of Living” – September 2018

“Cost of Living” Survey 
Health Insurance 
Independence Day / International Fishing Tourney 
Planning the Perfect Getaway 
Things to do -Island & Country 
Real Estate Deals, Steals, & New Listings

Roatan Island Beauty

Island Beauty

“Cost of Living” Survey 
Last month many of you wrote me back for your PDF copies of our “Cost of Living” Survey. One of our subscribers noted a typo in the information quoting incorrectly the cost of cell phone service here. Below is the correct information. (U.S. Funds). 
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15

Something also of note in the above service also is that cell phone consumers here on Roatan pay only for phone calls that they initiate. There are no fees for incoming calls. If you missed the survey and wish a copy email me and I will send you one.

Health Insurance 

I am often asked about health care and health insurance and I just wanted to provide some info for you to research here with various options.

Each of the links below, (and there may be others), 
are options for you to explore. Here like there it is all over the board and you have to shop. Basically this is to let you know that it is available and is available for partial years there and partial years wherever you are living the remainder of the time.

Gold Course

Golf Course Beauty

Real Estate Magazine- 
Make sure when you visit the island you pick up a RE/MAX Magazine. It is on display in 50-60 locations on the island. We will have anew one out closer to the end of the year. The link below will provide an online version which is nice to look through that provides a nice overview of what is available here on the island

Independence Day / International Fishing Tourney- 
Independence Day in Honduras is September 15th. If you are on the island upcoming for that day prepare for a great time. Local schools participate in community parades (traffic can be challenging at different times of the day) and the big event is the International Bill Fishing Tournament. Fishermen, worldwide participate that weekend in quite an event. Join the festivities and enjoy the celebration. Are you a fisherman? Checkout the event here –

Planning the Perfect Getaway- 
It is always nice to get good press whether it be one of the several HGTV Shows that feature the Bay Islands (normally Roatan or Utila) or a great article like below. Take a minute and check it out. If you cannot be here as you read this newsletter at least you can enjoy mentally and help plan your next trip

Things to do- 
What to do on the island and in this country? Below are some links that can provide some guidance if you have a desire to explore those possibilities when you are here.

One of my favs is to get up early, catch the 15 minute flight to LaCeiba where we are picked up by “Omega Tours” where they take you out for breakfast then a drive up the mountains and the road parallel to the Congregal River.

You then hop in rafts and do some white water rafting for the day, before you catch a snack, go back to the airport and are back on the island all in the same day.

This link is one that provides an overview – One Country/Three Worlds

Here is a link that will provide you with ideas for when you are both visiting or for those who are already living here of “THINGS TO DO”

Looking more for some photos? 
That would be here –

Clear Waters

West Bay White Sands

REAL ESTATE- Deals, Steals & New Listings

Recently updated home, Value Priced at only $159K U.S.

Nice home, Great Views ad Breezes, Walk to beach and Park a boat if you wish to. Good Value at $242K

Beautiful Home, Outstanding Views, (Check out the Virtual Tour)

Playa Bonita (Check out the Virtual Tour)

Top Community Beachfront Home Reduced Price

Beautiful BRAND NEW Home, West Bay

Quality home, great location, walk to one of the top beaches in the world………. with income producing options.

Two Great Beachfront Condos –

3br/3ba West Bay try beachfront condo

Penthouse West End true beachfront with a rooftop pool – 3br/4ba

Home Sites w/ Great Prices and Value –

Great Price Beachfront lot on an up and coming area

Residential lot, no HOA dues, +/- Half Acre, Non Tourism area, $22,500

Value Priced mid island lots – $ 16,000 !

Adjoins Resort Property, Calabash Bight Safe Harbor

Super Bargain Home site boasts of top end homes, 3000 feet of beach, community swimming pools, restaurant and gym. Hot, Hot Price –

Nice views, on main road. Could work for commercial and/or residential location – Large .68 Ac.

3.5 acres in West End PRIME Development Parcel

This home site is on the Pete Dye Design “Black Pearl Golf Course, (one of three Golf Hall of Fame course designers). Add to that a beautiful Club House, beautify beach, tennis courts, restaurants, and eye candy views, that is a short drive to shopping, medical care, modern grocery store and……….You need to see this one. Check out the virtual tour tab!

Contractor Retirement Project?

Are you a handyman or builder looking for something to do and provide you with a place also? This building can be altered from a large home to a four unit condo project and has additional space for homes or condos. Write me for details.

Kind regards,