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Chicagoan
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Hello

It appears I'm going to have to relocate to STT for a new job, and instead of relying on the second half of January to figure out logistics, I'll be flying down next week

As a result, I would be extremely grateful if anyone on the forum would be willing to explain the best ways to find a permanent housing situation, a car, and any conceivable words of advice for relocation to the USVI sight unseen

Thanks in advance

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Alana33
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Where will you be working?
Depending where you're working may dictate an area to look for nearby so commuting is not an issue.
For instance if you work at UVI out towards west end, you wouldn't want to live out on east end, etc.
Rent a car when you arrive so you can get around.

The Daily News, our local newspaper has ads for cars and apts. as
does the Island Trader which is an free advertising paper that comes out once a week on Thursdays.
http://virginislandsdailynews.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/iphone/homepage.aspx#_title825920160107000000000010011/watitle825920160107000000000010011/8259//1/true

There's also Craig's list. This does have scam rentals so just don't rent sight unseen.

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ms411
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You should try to stay at Rhoda's Place in Tillett Gardens when you get here. Many new arrivals stay there until they sort out the basics, and the manager and staff are extremely helpful. The property is centrally located and public transportation is right there. Also, a few auto dealers within walking distance.

Some of the other small properties probably offer similar setting up help. There's another one in Red Hook, but I have to look at the photo on my phone for the exact name.

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Chicagoan
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I'm going to be working fairly close to the WICO dock.

Is it worth looking into a realtor to find a rental, or is that a needless cost?

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Alana33
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It doesn't cost you anything to have a Realtor help you find a rental.
If your working by WICO you may wish to check rentals around Havensight, Bakkaro, Frenhman's Bay. Seacliff condos may be a good option.

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