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ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
January 28, 2018 04:31PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

Hello All,

Well it took almost a half of year, but we finally made it to STX. The island is every bit as beautiful as we hoped. Have found a place to stay for the time being, but looking for some place permanent.
Looking for a fully furnished 3 bedroom - 2 bath with a pool (or at least access to a pool)
On the beach would be perfect, but not set in stone. Long term rental. Budget TBD as needed.
Working with a realtor - but FEMA folks are getting everything we've looked at so far. Just the 2 of us, no pets - excellent credit ratings, financially secure and retired -- other than being smokers would be considered by most as perfect tenants. (we didn't smoke in our own home in the states - would never think of smoking inside someone else's here)
I feel like our realtor is doing a good job - but figure it doesn't hurt to put it our there.
Any leads greatly appreciated -
Thank you,

Bill

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

Scubadoo
January 28, 2018 04:46PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,110

Glad you made it. May want to post over in the USVI Classifieds forum. I'd think at least some of the FEMA folks should have an exit plan by now.

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
January 29, 2018 12:39PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

Good Idea - Thank you Scubadoo~

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

janeinstx
January 29, 2018 07:21PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 656

Good luck. FEMA ship leaving Feb 3. Those who will still be here will likely grab what ever places are left.

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
January 29, 2018 08:05PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

Thank you JaneinSTX - good to know..... keeping our fingers crossed~!

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

plindholdt
January 30, 2018 09:26AM

Registered: 10 months ago
Posts: 15

Quote
janeinstx
Good luck. FEMA ship leaving Feb 3. Those who will still be here will likely grab what ever places are left.

Reading this made me sad. We plan to be living on St Croix by July this year. Does that mean we will not be able to find a reasonable rental? It’s only my husband and I and we don’t need a big place- around $1000 a month.

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

islandjoan
January 30, 2018 10:24AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,678

I'm sure you will be able to find a rental in the summer! Things are much slower then.

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

janeinstx
January 30, 2018 11:18AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 656

They will likely be gone by July and things in the rental market should get back to normal

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plindholdt
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janeinstx
Good luck. FEMA ship leaving Feb 3. Those who will still be here will likely grab what ever places are left.

Reading this made me sad. We plan to be living on St Croix by July this year. Does that mean we will not be able to find a reasonable rental? It’s only my husband and I and we don’t need a big place- around $1000 a month.

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

vicanuck
January 30, 2018 03:31PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

There are still many house rentals available at any given time.

Check with the realtors.

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

SkysTheLimit
January 30, 2018 05:08PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 1,906

We were just approached to rent out our furnished studio to FEMA employee for 2 months. $230 per night clear after hotel tax and realtor finder fee , as long as it has AC and internet.....

This too shall pass.

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
February 14, 2018 08:54AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

Bump -

Still looking -- Thank you.....
Bill

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
February 24, 2018 11:23AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

Bump -

Still looking - Thank you : )
Bill

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

Scubadoo
February 24, 2018 11:40AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,110

Condo or single family?

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
February 25, 2018 09:50AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

Prefer single house, but condo definitely not out of the question......

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

speee1dy
February 25, 2018 03:45PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,647

Viya phone book online. Coldwell banker gallows bay. Pam. Call her and see what is available through her office.

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
February 26, 2018 08:28AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

I'll certainly give it a shot~!
Thankx Speee1dy~~!

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

speee1dy
February 26, 2018 09:10AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,647

You're welcome

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

stxsailor
February 26, 2018 11:56AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 527

I found my house on craigslist. Loved it so much I bought it.

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
February 27, 2018 08:26AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

Thankx StXSailor -- that is the first place I check every morning....!

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
March 12, 2018 08:36AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

Bump -

Still looking - Thank you : )
Bill

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

speee1dy
March 15, 2018 08:33AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,647

still nothing? have you checked the classifieds here? im sure you have though

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

GW7569
March 15, 2018 09:44AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 60

Hi Speedy - yeah, checking every avenue we can find. 4 places on FB, ads from local papers, this site, etc. We have found a couple of places - but they are so god-awful expensive..... hate to have to put out that kind of money for rent for something we don't really like. May not have a choice for the first year and hope things level out after that year.
Bill

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

Afriend
March 15, 2018 11:22AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 460

Quote
GW7569
We have found a couple of places - but they are so god-awful expensive..... hate to have to put out that kind of money for rent for something we don't really like.
Bill

In terms of actual dollars What do you consider "god-awful expensive"??? Your original post only said "...Budget TBD as needed...". What are you actually willing to spend?

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

speee1dy
March 15, 2018 03:20PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,647

im sorry you are having such an awful time

Re: ISO a place to live on STX

vicanuck
March 16, 2018 04:57PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

Right now, you are competing with FEMA and snow bird dollars.

Things will calm down come April/May.

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