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October/November Newsletter 2016 -Your Real Estate & Island Update


  • Panama Air
  • CEMESA – U.S. Insurance Policy
  • Santa Visits Roatan
  • Art for a Cause –Calendar Sale 2017
  • MLS Magazine Due out 1st of the Year
  • Discover and Investment Tour
  • Real Estate: New and Interesting Properties Available


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Panama Air              The Bay Islands are destination in which people often look to buy, invest, or retire. Another location many consider is Panama. Being in real estate, I know many people who have bought in Panama and are now shopping for additional real estate in the Bay Islands. Recently, Panama Air announced service to Roatan, and I thought that readers who are considering both places, might be interested in knowing about travel options. Update on new route:

CEMESA: Hospital CEMESA Roatan (HRC)         HRC has asked me to help spread the word that they now accept most health insurance from the United States. HRC suggests that if you are moving to the island, frequently visit the island, or currently live on the island, that you pre-register at the hospital. That way if you are ever in need of care, you are already in the system. I suggested pre-registering at the hospital in last month’s newsletter, and I had a long-term client, who is also a friend, take my advice. Then, last week, my friend was rushed to the hospital in an emergency situation. He was stabilized and air evacuated a couple of days later to the CEMESA Facility in San Pedro. I am happy to report that my friend is now out of a coma and recovering. Pre-registering at the hospital saved him valuable time. If pre-registering at the hospital interests you, please contact the Director of HCR. You can do this by calling Dra. Diana Suazo at 9898.6675 or emailing her directly at

SANTA Visits Roatan        Over the past 18 years that I have lived on Roatan, each Christmas Santa has come to the island for a visit. Here, many children live in great need. This year, Cindy and Bob Thomas, with Christine and Gary Storrs, are on their third trip to Roatan and are looking forward to watching the joy on children’s faces when they see Santa walking down the beach. Read the entire story here:

Loren’s Art for a Great cause        Loren Romeo Silvestri is a 34-year-old artist and adult with special needs. He lives on Roatan. Five years ago, Loren’s parents, along with other parents of children with disabilities, put together a leaning center for people with disabilities on the island. As a way to raise money, Loren has put some of his art on a 2017 calendar, and the calendar is now being sold at Gilei’s Restaurant (above ACE Hardware). Gilei’s is a great option for a Breakfast or lunch. The calendars are also available at Loren’s parents’ restaurant, Romeo’s, in French Harbor.  Visit, Help, Contribute?

Real Estate News

Watch for MLS Magazine         The Brokers and Agents in the Bay Islands are in the last week of putting out a new MLS Magazine. The magazine is scheduled for publication at the beginning of the year, but I should have a PDF of the RE/MAX Bay Islands & RE/MAX Western Sunsets pages early next week. If you wish to see those pages, please reply to this newsletter, and I’d be happy to share them with you.

Discovery & Investment Tour: Crunch Time                                                  As many newsletter subscribers know, the next Discovery and Investment Tour is scheduled for March 13, 2017. This tour is a logistical feat (at least for me!). I am a real estate guy, not a tour operator. However, I am evaluating hotel locations that have conference room facilities, arranging air conditioned busses, scheduling a sailboat, and spending a great deal of time communicating via email. If you are considering attending the Discovery and Investment Tour, please let me know. We have guest speakers coming from Honduras and other countries, and I am negotiating hotel rates (during their high season). In order to obtain the most optimal rate, I need to provide a headcount.

If you have already written me and said you will be attending, please write me again to confirm. If you are on the fence about this, I would like you to do your best to decide. We are not asking for deposits at this time, but we are asking for the commitment. If you are not familiar with the Discovery and Investment Tour, please visit this link, and if you have any questions, hit reply, and I will be happy to respond to your questions:


Real Estate New Options & Interesting Properties Available

Fixer Upper, Ocean View 2. 2 bath Home

Frankcourt Condo Central location – Value Priced- Mid Island

Gorgeous Home – Very Motivated Seller. Originally purchased at $2.7 mil, now listed at $1.7 Mil, All reasonable offers considered.

Best Price 2 for the Price of 1 Homes on 4 acres! First Bight! Financing Available!                                                       

Want to Relocate to a Caribbean Island? Don’t have much to spend? This 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo is Less Than $130K

Price to Sell! 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo Under $100K, Sunset Villas, West End. Financing Available! ONLY $89,000 U.S.

Are you tired of the rat race city life brings, and wish to “Relocate” to a Caribbean Island called Roatan? Do you have a boat? This may be the perfect place! Waterfront Home with Boat Dock! Financing Available!                                                                                 

Lowest Price Hilltop Home Site, Lot 133~Inside of Parrot Tree Development! Buyer’s Market!                                 

Nice View Lot, very close to Golf Course, Value priced-

 This turnkey iconic business may be something you or maybe a group of investors you know wish to consider for a change in life, investment and/or relocation.                                     

Two Bedroom/2 Bath Beach condo in West Bay! Own the dream!

This coral and beachfront 151 feet of Caribbean untouched home site maybe the perfect place for you now or to land back for the future.                                                                                       

New on Market – Beautiful Views & Breezes Home-

Up to $180K price drop from original list on these two beachfront condos. A steal of a deal! These units are the talk of the Agents on the island at this price! (Click on the “Virtual Tours” tab and do a walk through video on one of the links below).

Your Choice!




This listing offers you a complete ‘Change-Your-Life” package including a unique landmark historical building, a prime commercial location in the center of the action, a restaurant/cafe business to keep you busy while you live in Paradise, and a place to live right above your business, with zero-commute time! Don’t you deserve a better life?                                                        

Utila Opportunity –Rare in town 10 acre development option-

 Your Own Island Getaway home just $110,000 !

Value Priced – Gumbo Limbo House, Utila, 3 bd, 2 ba, – $179,000

 New on Market – Beautiful Views & Breezes Home-

Nice mid-island long term rental…………………                  

You may have noticed that this Newsletter was titled “October/November”.   The reason for this is pretty simple. Basically I have really, really been busy the past couple of weeks and could not get it out the October only version. I am visiting family in the U.S. (One of my daughters also had a baby). Once again we are grandparents and Lydia Helen some day will be a reader I am sure!  If new property options, new listings or great deals happen in between now and the December Newsletter I will certainly get them out to you.

Thanks for reading and once again, please let us know if you wish to participate in our “Discovery & Investment Tour”. I am at “crunch time” on scheduling.

Best regards to all.