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By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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Let me start by saying I will not use craigslist again. It is clearly too easy to steal partially valid information and comingle it with fraud. If you ever see Tanya Van Blake-Coleman or  Van Blake-Coleman Realty associated with Craigslist, know it is a fraudulent post and report it immediately. ...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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 At Van Blake-Coleman  Realty we  have  used Craigslist for years to market rentals. Today I became aware that a property we represent, for sale, was being advertised by a scammer on Craigslist for rent. It was called to my attention by a young lady who was hoping to find a deal but was smart eno...

By Patrice Johnson
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty)
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 PART TWO - YOU WANT ME TO SIGN WHAT? Maybe it’s the heat.I’m driving with the air conditioner on full blast and it’s not even noon. It’s a picture postcard day – sunny, not a cloud in the sky. The water is that unbelievable shade of turquoise and the foliage is really green. Cruise ships are in ...

By Patrice Johnson
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty)
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 YOU SAY YOU'RE MOVING WHERE?  Like crumpled bills in the bottom of a washing machine, commissions from residential rentals are like found money. Often the delayed result of a flurry of activity, with an agent's time and energy long ago expended, the extra cash is never unwelcome.While most real ...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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        Beautiful Island Villas are an integral part of real estate in the Virgin Islands. We have all the luxury you would expect right here on the spectacular island of St. Thomas. This is the cream of real estate in the Virgin Island.   Earlier this year, I sold, Outrigger House for $2.1 milli...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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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...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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  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...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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  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 ...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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      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 ...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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When selling or buying a home before you get into the interior features, potential buyers should look at the location of the home, lot or condo first. This among other things can heavily influence the value of the property in question. The variables can be anything from school districts near the ...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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  It is almost that time of the year and many of us are looking for tax credits in the  U.S. Virgin Islands.  While I am not an accountant and would not begin to give tax advice, I did come accross this list of credits relative to property taxes in the U.S. Virgin Islands.   The follow property t...

By Kim Lucas
(St Croix Island Life Real Estate)
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Historic Waterfront Property on Over 10 Acres, USVI, $3,500,000 24 ABC Prospect Hill Frederiksted, VI  00840 WEBSITE

By Kim Lucas
(St Croix Island Life Real Estate)
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For Buyers Interested in Creating an Income Producing Property, USVI 147A-A Carlton Frederiksted, VI  00840 WEBSITE

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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The University of the Virgin Islands published a press release on April 19th announcing it's Board has authorized President Hall to begin the development phase for a territory wide medical school. Schneider Regional Medical Center, Juan Luis Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine will ...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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  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 rea...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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Dr. Kean, who is in two of the exhibited painting and Shaunsi Miller, the artist at the exhibit.   A fundraiser for the completion of Fort Christian by the  St. Thomas Historical Trust was launched on Sunday at Yacht Haven Grande. It will run through the first of February. On exhibit is a collec...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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  When I first thought about doing a blog entitled "There Ia No Place Like Home" my first thought was what rooms in my home would I want to publicly share photographs of and stories about. Then it occurred to me that was not really what makes any house a home but rather what takes place in a hou...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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    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...

By Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life
(Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com)
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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...

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