Hidden Gems in The U.S. V.I.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com 1-16940-1B


As buyers of any product or commodity buyers are always looking for value. Sellers are looking for the, "it features" buyers want.  Some 1,500 real estate professionals were poled and a list of "Hidden Gems" was compiled to rank what adds value to homes. As I started composing this blog, I realized I could blog a series on the topic so this is the first of a few on the topic of "Hidden Gems".

I would like to address how the list below impacts value in the U.S. Virgin Islands real estate market.

At 69% - the most valued Hidden Gem # 1-  An Amazing View- On the Islands of St. Thomas, and St. John, because of the hilly topography, it is difficult to find a home or condo that does not have an amazing view that includes either the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea, it is only a matter of degree.Some properties have both an Atlantic and Caribbean water views.  St. Croix has more flat land and the views may not always include water but they may have panoramic scenery. Although they have their share of water view homes and condos as well. 


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Comments (6)

Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Tanya, that is indeed a hidden gem and a beautiful as such!  It must be wonderful to be able to live on one of these islands.

Apr 11, 2014 11:57 AM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Boy, that is NOT a hidden gem.  What a gorgeous place to live, Tanya.  I do envy you.

Apr 23, 2014 06:56 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Tanya, you've been spotlighted in my weekly series, Tuesday Travelogue. Thank you for this lovely post!

Travelers in the Rain 

Vineyard near Gales Creek Oregon-Gayle Rich-Boxman

Aug 05, 2014 02:09 AM
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Tanya, That is awesome.  That would be tough to wake up to every morning.

Aug 05, 2014 02:33 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Very nice Tanya, I love visiting the Virgin Islands and the water is so fabulous. You've got the colors captured perfectly in your photo. 

Aug 05, 2014 05:11 AM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Wow, thanks so much Gayle for the spot light.  And thanks to Debb, Donald, Silvia and Don for stopping by my blog and commenting. I appreciate it.  if you get down to St. Thomas please give me a call.

Aug 08, 2014 06:15 AM