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guymon
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Paula
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We rode around in Estate Carlton and from what we saw it looked to be pretty rough...

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Posted : June 30, 2009 2:57 am
aschultz
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What zoning dose it have? A and R would not have much value there.

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Posted : June 30, 2009 3:31 am
guymon
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Not sure what zone it is. Where can I find zoning ordinances for St. Croix VI.

Here is a link to more info.
http://www.auctionrp.com/documents/item/IFB%20Estate%20Carlton%20Plot%2060%20-%20FINAL1.pdf

Paula: "Rough" meaning I would need a large dog? Or "Rough" as I would need good gardening skills?

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2009 1:09 pm
Bombi
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http://www.dpnr.gov.vi/

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Posted : June 30, 2009 1:24 pm
guymon
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Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2009 1:35 pm
terry
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O lot of people would not want to live in that area. However I have many friends who Love Fsted. Wouldn't live anywhere else.
I would suggest that unless you can afford to "lose" the money, go for it. It the money is a "lot" to you, I would not bid unless you can come down and see for your self. The cost of the airfare will be cheap if the money is tight for you.
Another way to look at it, unless nobody knew about this before, why is it so cheap?

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Posted : June 30, 2009 1:50 pm
Betty
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While parts of Carlton are fine, others are dangerous. I believe it backs up to Whim as well which is a very rough neighborhood. $10k on this land is a very small bargain if a bargain at all. I would not bid on this.

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Posted : June 30, 2009 3:01 pm
guymon
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Thanks All.

It almost never fails, you get what you pay for.

What are the "Good" areas of St. Croix just for my reference.

I've only spent 1 day in Christiansted after a rough night crossing from Norman Island. Nice Island!, even got the customs to come down and clear us on a Sunday!

Guy

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2009 3:53 pm
aschultz
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There are family neighborhoods in Whim & Carlton. That lot is right on the Queen Mary highway. A home there would not be worth the cost to build it. If you go south from there a half mile its OK and lots there are about $30'000.

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Posted : June 30, 2009 6:34 pm
guymon
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This ones south of the previous one, but its up to 15K in the bid. Any thoughts?

Website:
http://www.auctionrp.com/Property_details.cfm?id=1054

Google Maps:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=st+croix+vi&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.871902,59.326172&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=17.697277,-64.843245&spn=0.002443,0.005429&z=18&iwloc=A

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2009 8:11 pm
dntw8up
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Guy,

Since you've only spent one day on STX I think you need to investigate the place for yourself before you consider buying any property. Asking strangers on a forum what they think isn't very useful because you don't know our biases. All areas of the VI have sketchy aspects, and you need to evaluate the pros and cons of each place in which you have an interest based on your personal (in)tolerances.

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Posted : June 30, 2009 8:59 pm
guymon
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Oh your right. I'm just looking around. Just like Most people I dream of retiring in the Caribbean.
Have you read the book "Don't Stop the Carnival"
http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Stop-Carnival-Herman-Wouk/dp/0316955124
by Herman Wouk? A funny read and a pretty good facsimile of island life.

Don't worry, I'm a little to conservative with my money to buy sight unseen. I just like to get lots of opinions and thoughts from locals, it helps paints a picture.

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2009 9:37 pm
aschultz
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That's not a bad lot for the price. It is a local neighborhood and you must see it.

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Posted : July 1, 2009 12:05 am
jogetz
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guymon,

You might find this list of plot maps helpful in checking out the shape and location of these properties;

http://www.chrishanley.com/index.htm

For Carlton, scroll down to the bottom where the West End quarter is shown. Carlton has both a north and a south map. The south map has the more expensive properties since it is closer to the water.

JG

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Posted : July 1, 2009 2:14 am
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