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Joined: October 2, 2006 1:51 pm
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Re: Real Estate: Moving to STJ

Appreciate all the inputs, it’s certainly gonna be interesting to see how things shake out It will be interesting. I'll hazard to guess - on STJ ...

6 years ago
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Re: Real Estate: Moving to STJ

Yeah, it won't shake out until insurance checks start arriving. For instance, if I get $1 million from insurance on a property I bought for $1.5 milli...

6 years ago
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Re: Real Estate: Moving to STJ

Having lived on STJ for 3 years 2010-13 I understand perfectly what you mean. Long term rentals would well be in much demand given the need to house t...

6 years ago
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Re: Real Estate: Moving to STJ

I'm hearing just the opposite. That there is no buy demand and many wanting to sell because there villa ownership strategy was contingent on seasonal ...

6 years ago
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Re: Real Estate: Moving to STJ

On STJ, the $500k-$800k sales prices have always been the most active. Over $1m+ considerably slower. More buyers. I'm not sure what the $1m+ market w...

6 years ago
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Re: Real Estate: Moving to STJ

Yes, from what I understand there is no real estate market now on any island, except for the real bottom feeders seeking the desperate. As everything ...

6 years ago
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Re: Real Estate: Moving to STJ

I've been to STX several times & owned a condo there. Love STX. Almost as much as STJ,

6 years ago
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Re: Real Estate: Moving to STJ

A STJ real estate company called 340 has a general post hurricane report on their website. It claims significant price reductions in the short term. S...

6 years ago
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Re: Real Estate: Moving to STJ

I'm hearing just the opposite. That there is no buy demand and many wanting to sell because there villa ownership strategy was contingent on seasonal ...

6 years ago
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Re: Need a mobile dog groomer in STT southside?

We're desperate for a full time fixed groomer here on STJ. This is a career where a qualified person could make a good living on an expensive island. ...

11 years ago
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Re: banks

Merchants Bank is head and shoulders above than the rest. It's the difference between Third World banking and Private Banking in the first world. Real...

11 years ago
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Re: opening a new business or buying one

Alysen5, You shouldn't be discouraged. Many long term profitable businesses were started in down economies. The easiest and best chance of start...

11 years ago
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Re: CVS.com changed shipping method

I understand about supporting local economy, but on St. John, things like diapers are very expensive and you cannot buy in bulk. If I go to STT, I ca...

12 years ago
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Re: CVS.com changed shipping method

We always try to shop as locally as possible. Not only does this make us less dependent on the Big Box chain stores far away, but helps local busines...

12 years ago
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Re: Re-supplying / re-stocking your business

We use Oceanic Shipping & Consolidation out of Miami for pallet shipments to STT and then on to STJ via AA Supplies by truck. We have been approached ...

12 years ago
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Re: Christiansted businesses....

I don't know about St. Thomas, but tourist dependent retail businesses on St. John are all open for business today, Good Friday. Most only close for a...

12 years ago
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Re: Power Generator Vendors on STT

I can recommend the 13 kw GE Propane generator available at Home Depot. We bought it on STT, had it delivered to STJ and our electrician installed it....

12 years ago
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Re: Considering a move to St. John

Marcie, Just a couple of comments after having lived full time on STJ for almost a year: As others have said, vacationing and living full time ...

13 years ago
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Re: US City Files For bankruptcy-Retirees Pensions Reduced-All Contracts With Government Workers And Retirees Voided

Several legal experts have indicated it is much easier to void existing employee contracts than it will be to change benefits going to current retiree...

13 years ago
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Re: 2nd Home Owners: Do you regret or love your "dream" home purchase?

Thank you Hiya. I know insurance is typically a large portion of HOA costs. If we were ever to consider condo ownership, we'd have to wait longer to c...

13 years ago
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Re: Does anyone who is not rich live on St John?

You may be able to buy a house after all. Speaking about the St. John real estate market; the good news for newcomers is prices have retreated to near...

13 years ago
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Re: Is it really "island time" or is it rudeness?

The guy who does the job well will almost never be the one who returns phone calls or who shows up on time. This has not been my experience. Qui...

13 years ago
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Re: Moving in 22 days

btw, Surf, why St. John? Do you have a particular reason for preferring STJ over STT or STX? Each island has its characteristics, but all are in ...

13 years ago
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Re: Relocation with my dog?

I will be coming down - destination STJ - at the end of October from Boston on American to STT with two dogs in baggage. I'm doubly concerned since th...

14 years ago
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