Many of you have come to Utila to check out the real estate market. You fell in love, went home, got back into the rat race & forgot about how wonderful your life could change if you were to move here.
Well, this statistic I gathered, Year-to-Date (YTD) from Jan. 1st, 2017 up to August 2nd, 2017, compared to the same period last year shows that the home site sales have increased by 500%! Yikes! That's a Year-Over-Year (YOY) sextupled growth!
You know what I love about real estate in Utila? There is something for everyone!
The more diverse my listings are, the more varied the kind of people I can make happy. Whether it's a larger more expensive home, or a tiny piece of paradise, pleased buyers are equally overjoyed, no matter what the purchase! And that's what I love about my job today!
I just did some last minute research today when looking for a link to an Emotional Support Animal Registry, and I discovered that there is no registry. In the same way I got shafted for the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) for my husband who is German. all the websites registering support animals are not necessary.
I paid $140 to some company that I thought was the official provider for the ESTA authorization. AND they didn't even get back to me with a number, in time for my flight (which was 2 days later)! Thank goodness for the amazing American Airlines Employee that told me to bring my laptop to the desk and he showed me how to get the ESTA instantly. I think it was $14!!!
Christina's Story bringing her small dog for a visit from Canada: I showed Immigration Canada his Canadian International Health Certificate that shows all his current shots -- RABIES being the most important.
So be careful, you may be just spending your retirement dollars for nothing?!
Please tune in to HGTV and Caribbean Life's episode on Utila!!! I'm so excited to be on HGTV as it has been one of my real estate dreams. LOL! I love HGTV!
When I first arrived on Utila back in 1999, we didn't have cable tv for years. My mother used to tape HGTV shows and then bring them down on VHS tape when she visited. That's how we used to binge watch! Haha! Well, no 'we' involved I suppose, it was just ME!
I hope I don't look like a dweeb with my hair flying all over my face. When I sent my Mom a selfie while filming, she said "You need bangs. Your forehead looks big!"
When I show this property, everyone falls in love immediately. I wonder why?! LOL.
We ran late after taking a survey of a piece of property. Mother Nature blessed us with a fiery orange sun settling down for the night over the Caribbean Sea, placing gratitude in our hearts for being able to live in a paradise like Utila... and I was working!
#utila #iloveutila #utilaremaxagent
Thanks to all the sponsors and donors who supported the IAU - Instituto Adventista Utila School! We just got back from taking the "Banda de Guerra", or the school Marching Band to Roatan for a competition. All four bands looked and sounded great. The host band did not compete on this day, but eventually won the title for the best marching band in Roatan. A pretty impressive feat! I think if they competed, we still would have won! LOL.
Now, I know this is going to sound arrogant and biased, but you know, this is my blog, and not theirs. But our band is far and above any other marching band I have seen. I think it's due to the very heart and soul of each member of the team. These band players do not just recite their notes, or just strut their moves, they FEEL it and they SHOW it! There is so much energy and pride in their performance that it shows through.
Their timing and their unison is incredible, but it's the energy and pride, and the hours of practice of course, that made these kids winners!
Congratulations to the IA Utila Band! You made me so proud I got goosebumps when you played and I cried when you won!
Arriving home as champions! Next up, Tela at the end of November! The band has proved themselves worthy of competition, so let's show them how it's done!
The entire competition was shown on HQTV when we returned. I will make a Youtube video as soon as I get a chance, and will post it for all to see and enjoy!
Thanks again to all our supporters. We could not have done it without you!
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