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Real Estate in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, trends and developments.



  St. Thomas may be a fairly small island but cultural institutions abound here. One of the cultural institutions in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. is the Pistarkle Theater. Established in 1991 and currently molded by Nikki Emerich as the artistic Director. The Pistarkle Theater offers a variety of produc...
       The ultimate Halloween video. I know it it vintage but I don't believe it gets any better than this. Michael Jackson set the benchmark for videos with this one.  Enjoy! The ultimate Halloween video. I know it it vintage but I don't believe it gets any better than this. Michael Jackson set...
  Other than large villas, rentals on St. Thomas are generally either the top part of a home, the lower part of a home, or one of many units in a building or condo complex. Anyway you look at it, you are sharing a building with others. This cottage is just that a single cottage.   The essences o...
I want to thank Janine for this very important information about the VA Home Guaranty Program. St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is an area where homes tend to be more expensive. The higher cap on VA financing opens the door to Vets who have served their country to own a home that otherwise w...
Since arriving in St. Thomas, I have infrequently heard people my age either ask about property near Stumpy Bay or refer to wonderful times they had while growing up going to Stumpy Bay. There was never a lot of details, just whimsical looks and soft knowing smiles. I have shown property in Esta...
Years ago it seemed we didn't see Christmas decorations in stores until after Halloween. I was in KMart, one of the few large stores on island, last week and they have already displaced the out door furniture for Christmas decorations.   The Halloween Decorations and costumes and a few Thanksgivi...
I am giving props to my sister who does a lot of missionary work on the reservations, which I believe is the inspiration for the first song. They play some interesting and unusual percussion instruments.      The need the clicks and likes!
This post was composed by Jon. It expresses so well what it takes to be in the business of real estate and how we all need to approach life in general,  I had to re-blog it.I want to stay for a while Just the other day I was thinking; the real estate industry is hot enough to fry an egg. More tha...
Just a little "old school" coming from St. Thomas to you, enjoy.   on 10/2/12 we lost a radio station in St. Thomas, KISS 101.3. They played a lot of good music and I particularly enjoyed the Tom Joyner morning show, and Daddy Driver in the afternoon. It is now off of the air. This is my salute t...
Wednesday is the day for broker open houses in St. Thomas. There were four today; two homes and two condos.    Three of the open houses were in the Estate of Frenchman Bay.    MLS number 12-1635, priced at $1,799,000 this relatively new, sprawling 7,000 sq. ft, seven bedroom, seven and a half bat...

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Trends in St. Thomas real estate and real estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands are covered. Local customs, places of interest and how Realtors are giving back to the community in St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John.