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



Most of my customers have recently asked about the impact of increasing interest rates on financing property  in the Virgin Islands. Interest rates tend to be slightly higher in the Virgin Islands than on the mainland across the board.   Unlike the mainland where 80% of residential mortgages are ...
    Are you contemplating  starting an EDC (Economic Development Commission) business in the Virgin Islands?  Probably the first question I need to know is, how soon do you anticipate making an exploratory trip to the Virgin Islands? Seminars are being conducted around the mainland to introduce b...
Happy Fourth of July to all. Enjoy your picnics, and fireworks and most of all families.   In the Virgin Islands we also celebrate Emancipation Day on the third of July and St. John is approaching the culmination of their Carnival celebration. St. John Carnival runs from the beginning of June and...
For those owners who are thinking of renting, this article by Kathy hits some vital points, that are not location specific. Pay close attention so your place will rent and you won't ask, "so why hasn't my place rented yet?"How to Stage Your House as a Rental.   I was asked to provide a staging co...

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