Thanks to you guys for all your advice earlier when we were househunting back in Jan/Feb. We found a very unique home we fell in love with and are closing and coming down at the end of the month. We'll be coming back to Michigan for the summer before going back permanantly later this year to St. Thomas.
We're currently calling insuance companies to get quotes on windstrom and other home insurance - any firms to avoid or that you'd recomend? Any opinion on Theo. Tunick & Co. in particular? All all the firms in the VI brokers? Making sure a provider has a huge balance sheet and diversity in outstading geography of insurance placed is obviously a big deal for us (as it should be for anyone).
Any other common things that people moving to the VI for the first time usually forget or don't think to do early enough? The home is furnished and has a tenant moving out, so it's well taken care of. We wanted to have a used car all picked out to buy when we came down, but for whatever reason while I'm told there are many car dealerships on St. Thomas, I literally cannot find a single one of them online to check out. I don't want to come down with nothing, but I really have no idea where to look. We want something pretty specific, but it's common in the USVI (Jeep Wrangler).
We've very excited. We absolutely love the people and the culture of the island. It's not just about escaping Michigan's 6 month winters, but that's certainly a nice benefit.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
Chris & Nicole