Buying a 2-bdrm
I'm thinking about relocating from Cali. Have worked mostly in education. Wondering if there are decent real estate companies, and how much is generally for a 2bdr-apart or small house.
Also is it hard to find work if we are from outside vi? Or if you are self-employed, is the tax system easy to deal with or more costly?
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for your input. Cheers, Lou
A 2 bedroom apartment (many are part of the house) in a decent area will range 1500 - 2000 on STX most likely and possibly higher if furnished. Electric will range 3-400 hundred based on consumption, you'll learn to shut off stuff right away. Some places pay for water, some don't. Tax system is the same, but you file in the USVI (using the federal forms). No state tax forms.
@daveb722 Thanks for the info. I see you included prices for rentals. I suppose for sales it different and that's what I am wondering about.
Are there real estate agencies that are decent in the area? You take care.
Which island are you looking at? The realtors and price point varies quite a bit based on that.
Good moment to buy on STX
If you're seriously looking and ready to buy on STT contact Warren Stryker, owner and broker of Stryker Real Estate 340-690-6345.
Prices on STT are high right now for both residential and condo property. Demand is high as well.
On STX I have a 2 bedroom on 1/2 acre hillside, fenced, partial ocean view for sale. Also have one in Frederiksted, flat land on 1/2 acre. PM me if seriously interested. I am not a real estate agent.
I can't find the thread but I read a while back that FSBO homes on the islands are likely found while driving around but not online, just a sign in the yard? Is this still the case?
To be more precise, I will be using a realtor, attorney and appraiser. I was speaking to the idea of increasing the pool of available homes. I was under the impression the market is somewhat similar to Puerto Rico in that many homes that are currently for sale are not listed on MLS and only shown by realtors if there is some informal agreement in place with the realtor?
Are the properties you referenced listed on MLS?
To be more precise, I will be using a realtor, attorney and appraiser. I was speaking to the idea of more homes actually being for sale than one could find in a general internet search. I was under the impression the market is somewhat similar to Puerto Rico in that many homes are currently for sale but not listed on MLS and only shown by realtors if there is some informal agreement in place between realtor/seller due to commission structure?
I share the opinion that using a broker is a good idea, particularly if your not familiar with the island. Honestly, it’s taken a couple of years too get to know STX and I’m still learning. There’s a lot more to the island than there appears at first blush….in a good way.
The challenges are finding a good broker and at the moment the inventory (selection) is tight as compared to a few years ago. I define good broker as both someone you trust and who’s willing to work for you. There are a lot of tire kickers so convincing a broker you’re serious is important.
Hello all 🙂
Hope your year is starting well.
Thanks so much for all the responses. At the moment I have put my search on hold.
But I truly appreciate your messages and attempt to guide me positively.
Be well and stay safe.