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Real Estate in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, trends and developments.
Finding  great businesses to patronize can be a challenge no mater where you live. On Edge Salon is a relatively new business located in Fort Mylner. Owner, operator, Ms. Tireka Thomas has created a true retreat with her new business" On Edge Salon". Beautifully appointed, you immediately know yo...
 One thing I have noticed about most people who go into real estate is that we are usually family oriented people.  I am not sure if that is because our product, homes, are the heart of family life or if it is because home ownership provides stability and security for families over the generation...
  Yes,  Super Bowl 50  was a big event in the U.S.Virgin Islands just like everywhere else in the United States and Super Bowl 50 was no exception. We gathered in sports bars and homes throughout the territory with friends to watch and cheer for our favorite team. We may also have a high  interes...
     Affordable family homes can be a challenge to find in the Virgin Islands. Here is a solid concrete home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, located in a quiet neighborhood, just perfect for raising a family at a reasonable price. This afordable home is convenient to schools, town, churche...
 It is all about the right relationships" is a phrase I have heard for years in real estate.  And it is.  The benefit  and the  challenge in this day of electronic everything is that your potential sphere is so vast it can seem overwhelming. This week Joe Petrowsky  of Right Trac Financial Group,...
  There is so much going on in the world, with the birth of a new princess for England,  the incredible rescues  which continue in Nepal, preparing for the  Kentucky Derby and the long awaited  Mayweather  vs Pacquiao fight. What is happening in the Virgin Islands? It's Carnival baby! Today is th...
    Have you ever dreamed of living within a few hundred yards of the beach in the USVI? Well who hasn't?  Here is your chance. I have just listed this cute beach bungalow which is located just a few hundred yards away from Hull bay Beach shown above.   This charming three bedroom two bathroom ho...
 In your duties as a Real Estate agent/broker, how far above and beyond the call of duty are you willing to go in order to secure a closing? The reason I ask is that I have found myself doing small bits of labor that are definitely not a part of the job description so to speak, but I saw them as ...
  Here are the last three property tax credits in the U.S. Virgin Islands, I promised to tell you about in my last blog. these tax credits are a little more interesting. With recent increased assessed values the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit will be of interest to many property owners. Visitablilty ...
      The blizzard of 2015 dropped record breaking snow falls on Boston and much of the East Coast of the United States.  Two deaths have been attributed to the storm. The economic impact is estimated at $500 million dollars. Some 8,500 domestic flights were canceled. All tragic losses.   So you ...

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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.