jaldeborgh
@jaldeborgh
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Joined: September 29, 2018 7:36 am
Last seen: July 21, 2024 12:52 pm
Topics: 8 / Replies: 525
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RE: Housing Replacement cost per sq ft

This isn’t exactly on point but I recently finished 3 car garage on the east end of St. Croix. So nothing but a box, minimal electric from the house ...

1 year ago
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RE: Mail and shipping

We live on St. Croix and don’t have what I would call a normal address so the P.O. Box was a necessity. We linked it to a credit card for automatic p...

1 year ago
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RE: Looking for best Internet service

I’ll second both StarLink and T-Mobile. Been using StarLink since last October and I’m seeing 200 to 250mbps download speeds and 15mbps upload speeds...

1 year ago
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RE: Moving to St. Croix

A little more data would help. In particular why St. Croix. it’s a Caribbean island with roughly 50K residents, a Territorial Government, but it’s ...

1 year ago
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RE: House Design - Land Clearing - Site Work - Excavation - Concrete - Septic - Electrics -Plumbing Contractor(s)

This is great advice and insight. Unfortunately trying to do things on a very tight budget is problematic, the best way to save money as well as mana...

1 year ago
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RE: House Design - Land Clearing - Site Work - Excavation - Concrete - Septic - Electrics -Plumbing Contractor(s)

I would agree Mike Robbins is an excellent option, he’s currently doing a major renovation for a good friend of mine who won’t be on island for most o...

1 year ago
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RE: The Latest from Liberty - Forced Equipment Change!

Same here, T-Mobile has been great. I actually have one of their femtocell’s installed in my house (hooked up to our home network and StarLink) so we...

1 year ago
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RE: Wills and Trusts

I’m happy to but he’s Massachusetts based, we’ve been seasonal residents but now that I’m retired I’m looking into making the STX our permanent reside...

1 year ago
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RE: House Design - Land Clearing - Site Work - Excavation - Concrete - Septic - Electrics -Plumbing Contractor(s)

Without wanting to stir up controversy or debate, I’m on the east end of STX not far from Cheeseburgers, and used Dave Follman to both build a garage ...

1 year ago
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RE: Solar panel question about voltage, 3 bdrm house 1800 SF on St John

Energy Wise Solutions (Mike Bruno) has done work on STJ as well, great guy in my experience. I agree, fine someone local, you may think solar is main...

1 year ago
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RE: Building a house, which A/C do you prefer for the mini splits and best way to do it

I will second the recommendation on using Mitsubishi. I’ve been replacing my older Daikin units with Mitsubishi as they fail. The performance differ...

1 year ago
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RE: Wills and Trusts

As I recall the attorney we used, recommended by our financial advisor, charges a $4K flat fee for all our various documents including, wills, trusts,...

1 year ago
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RE: The Latest from Liberty - Forced Equipment Change!

StarLink has been great for me as well, that said it appears the fiber optic cables are being buried on the east end of STX. Not sure who is doing th...

1 year ago
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RE: Mahogany Run Golf Course STT

One of the nice benefits of living on St. Croix are the 3 golf courses (one of which is a 9 hole). Golf has become a meaningful part of my retirement...

1 year ago
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RE: Solar Power in USVI - can costs be financially justified?

We had a 10kW system with 37.5kWh of battery backup and a 12K inverter installed a couple of years ago on St. Croix. Total cost was roughly $50K befo...

1 year ago
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RE: Cheeseburgers closed until further notice

I believe it had been for sale for a while. Hopefully someone will pick it up as it something of a landmark.

1 year ago
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RE: Preview Move

Not sure what you mean by off the grid. STJ is a very upscale island with a small population and lots of tourists. That said, you can live off the g...

1 year ago
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RE: Wills and Trusts

If you have significant assets (not simply cash and financial instruments) get an attorney. This is not something you want to ignore if you care abou...

1 year ago
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RE: Household items advice

We bought in January of 2019, as I approached retirement, rented back to the prior owners until that November and began moving our belongings in Decem...

1 year ago
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RE: Is This True?

What was the Territory expecting, a $105M windfall isn’t bad given the total 2023 operating budget for the Territory is only about $1.35B. To me any ...

2 years ago
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RE: The Latest from Liberty - Forced Equipment Change!

FYI, Verizon is about to shut down their 3G network, I read it will impact between 5 and 10 million customers. All the other cell carriers have alread...

2 years ago
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RE: Internet Providers, Starlink

I’ve been using it for a couple of months, switched from Broadband VI, no regrets. Performance seems to be at least as good, doesn’t appear that even ...

2 years ago
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RE: Household items advice

I don’t think that’s unique to the USVI. While living on the mainland does massively increase shopping options, most (or at least many) find it easie...

2 years ago
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RE: Building In St John

As a data point, I just finished building a fairly simple 800 sqft 3 car cement garage on STX, electric but no cistern or water and the square foot co...

2 years ago
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RE: PET ALERT! NO BEACHES!

In the old America, citizens were free to do anything they chose unless there was a specific law prohibiting that activity. So unless there is a spec...

2 years ago
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