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Real Estate in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, trends and developments.
  I am sure most of us will always remember where we were that on September 11, 2001.   I first want to remember all who lost their lives, victims and responders, not only as a result of the immediate act but also in the aftermath and after effects. I was working in Chicago at the U.S. Attorney'...
First let me warn you that if you are where you need to be quiet, you might want to turn off the sound on your device.   A good friend came to visit me in St. Thomas and I played tourist on St. Thomas and St. John as well. My friend is one of these very organized traveler and had selected some th...
It has been a while since I have written about the  real estate market on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. If you have read some of my previous bloggs you know the real estate market in St. Thomas lags behind the mainland by at least six month and sometimes more than a year in trends.  I took a ...
  Attention home inspectors, have you ever seen this?   You are going to have to take a really close look to see what is in this electrical box. And even when you look close you may not be able to identify it, because even in St. Thomas it is something I have never seen before.   Today my electr...
Wednesday was open house day on St. Thomas. There were two homes open in Peterborg . Peterborg is a neighborhood on the North side of St. Thomas. The neighborhood is on the  peninsula that helps to create world famous Magen's Bay. Both homes are located on the Atlantic side of the peninsula of P...
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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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.