Saturday, March 04, 2006

getting started

It has been a long time since I started this blog, and I have not kept it up to date. I will do better in the future!! At least that is my goal...

To bring things up to date, I am excited to say that things have gotten started!! We bought a lot in El Chimbo, about 10 km outside of Tegucigalpa on the road to Valle de Angeles. It is in a subdivison called 'Siboney'. There are a few houses there now. Our lot is on the top of a hill and has a great view. At night you can see all the lights from Teguz, and the view of the surrounding hills and mountains is just incredible (except for the cell phone tower that was erected after we purchased the lot).

We already have the architectural plans complete. A very skillful Honduran architect did the design going back and forth with my wife via email over a one year period. We are very pleased with the way the plans turned out, and would definitely use the same woman again in the future.

We started construction in February and estimate that it will take a year and a half to complete. Right now work is being done on the retention wall.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi jeff,my names is Luis and i am from naples florida,and my wife and I are planing the same type of venture as you are.we bought a lot in tulian omoa,near puerto cortes and it is also is on a hill top with breath taking views overlooking the ocean on one side and the mountains on the the other side with also view of the city of puerto cortes.we also had the same thing happen someone errected a megatel(cellular antena)near are lot after we bought the lot.we also plan to move to honduras in about 4 years or less,however i am now thinking of buying another lot in a gated community in san pedro sula and building a well secure home over looking the merendon mountain in the valley of sula and keep the lot in omoa for weekend retreats and as a get away from san pedro to have both of two worlds,even though the lot in omoa is only 30 minutes from san pedro but i plan on investing in a medical clinic and other ventures and san pedro just offers me a larger market that i need for my clinic and real estate ventures i intend to get involed,otherwise the lot in omoa is just perfect.i to will inform you how things are going please feel free to contact me for advise or vise a versa it is always interesting and informative to keep in contact with fellow expats taking on the same ventures as i am also taking. best of luck from Luis lluis1727@aol.com

Doug said...

Jeff. I'm Doug from the Toronto area. We're looking at Central America as a place to escape from the Canadian winters and will be following your blog with interest. It would be great if you could publish some pictures as things move along.

Rich said...

I would like to get straight forward answers on actual living conditions in Honduras - crime, cost of living, day to day life....all the things that people selling real estate will not talk about. Everything cannot be peaches and cream as the R.E. agents suggest.
I have been retired for one year and definitely interested in relocating to Central America. I have a sick pension and S.S. and a few bucks in the bank....I am not anywhere near being a well to do person from the states - Because of limited funds, I am a person that must search out everything before Ijump into the fire.
Thanks
Rich

Quazlecth said...

I am looking for a Honduran architect who can speak some English. Will you send an email to me with the contact information of the one you commissioned? Thank you

DON GODO said...

QUAZLECTH,

Our architect got married and moved to Costa Rica. It's a shame because we were very pleased with her work...