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(@gw7569)
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Hello All,

Well it took almost a half of year, but we finally made it to STX. The island is every bit as beautiful as we hoped. Have found a place to stay for the time being, but looking for some place permanent.
Looking for a fully furnished 3 bedroom - 2 bath with a pool (or at least access to a pool)
On the beach would be perfect, but not set in stone. Long term rental. Budget TBD as needed.
Working with a realtor - but FEMA folks are getting everything we've looked at so far. Just the 2 of us, no pets - excellent credit ratings, financially secure and retired -- other than being smokers would be considered by most as perfect tenants. (we didn't smoke in our own home in the states - would never think of smoking inside someone else's here)
I feel like our realtor is doing a good job - but figure it doesn't hurt to put it our there.
Any leads greatly appreciated -
Thank you,

 
Posted : January 28, 2018 7:31 pm
(@Scubadoo)
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Glad you made it. May want to post over in the USVI Classifieds forum. I'd think at least some of the FEMA folks should have an exit plan by now.

 
Posted : January 28, 2018 7:46 pm
(@gw7569)
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Good Idea - Thank you Scubadoo~

 
Posted : January 29, 2018 3:39 pm
(@janeinstx)
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Good luck. FEMA ship leaving Feb 3. Those who will still be here will likely grab what ever places are left.

 
Posted : January 29, 2018 10:21 pm
(@gw7569)
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Thank you JaneinSTX - good to know..... keeping our fingers crossed~!

 
Posted : January 29, 2018 11:05 pm
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Good luck. FEMA ship leaving Feb 3. Those who will still be here will likely grab what ever places are left.

Reading this made me sad. We plan to be living on St Croix by July this year. Does that mean we will not be able to find a reasonable rental? It’s only my husband and I and we don’t need a big place- around $1000 a month.

 
Posted : January 30, 2018 12:26 pm
(@islandjoan)
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I'm sure you will be able to find a rental in the summer! Things are much slower then.

 
Posted : January 30, 2018 1:24 pm
(@janeinstx)
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They will likely be gone by July and things in the rental market should get back to normal

Good luck. FEMA ship leaving Feb 3. Those who will still be here will likely grab what ever places are left.

Reading this made me sad. We plan to be living on St Croix by July this year. Does that mean we will not be able to find a reasonable rental? It’s only my husband and I and we don’t need a big place- around $1000 a month.

 
Posted : January 30, 2018 2:18 pm
(@vicanuck)
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There are still many house rentals available at any given time.

Check with the realtors.

 
Posted : January 30, 2018 6:31 pm
(@SkysTheLimit)
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We were just approached to rent out our furnished studio to FEMA employee for 2 months. $230 per night clear after hotel tax and realtor finder fee , as long as it has AC and internet.....

This too shall pass.

 
Posted : January 30, 2018 8:08 pm
(@gw7569)
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Bump -

Still looking -- Thank you.....
Bill

 
Posted : February 14, 2018 11:54 am
(@gw7569)
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Bump -

Still looking - Thank you : )
Bill

 
Posted : February 24, 2018 2:23 pm
(@Scubadoo)
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Condo or single family?

 
Posted : February 24, 2018 2:40 pm
(@gw7569)
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Prefer single house, but condo definitely not out of the question......

 
Posted : February 25, 2018 12:50 pm
(@speee1dy)
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Viya phone book online. Coldwell banker gallows bay. Pam. Call her and see what is available through her office.

 
Posted : February 25, 2018 6:45 pm
(@gw7569)
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I'll certainly give it a shot~!
Thankx Speee1dy~~!

 
Posted : February 26, 2018 11:28 am
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You're welcome

 
Posted : February 26, 2018 12:10 pm
(@stxsailor)
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I found my house on craigslist. Loved it so much I bought it.

 
Posted : February 26, 2018 2:56 pm
(@gw7569)
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Thankx StXSailor -- that is the first place I check every morning....!

 
Posted : February 27, 2018 11:26 am
(@gw7569)
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Bump -

Still looking - Thank you : )
Bill

 
Posted : March 12, 2018 11:36 am
(@speee1dy)
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still nothing? have you checked the classifieds here? im sure you have though

 
Posted : March 15, 2018 11:33 am
(@gw7569)
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Hi Speedy - yeah, checking every avenue we can find. 4 places on FB, ads from local papers, this site, etc. We have found a couple of places - but they are so god-awful expensive..... hate to have to put out that kind of money for rent for something we don't really like. May not have a choice for the first year and hope things level out after that year.
Bill

 
Posted : March 15, 2018 12:44 pm
(@afriend)
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We have found a couple of places - but they are so god-awful expensive..... hate to have to put out that kind of money for rent for something we don't really like.
Bill

In terms of actual dollars What do you consider "god-awful expensive"??? Your original post only said "...Budget TBD as needed...". What are you actually willing to spend?

 
Posted : March 15, 2018 2:22 pm
(@speee1dy)
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im sorry you are having such an awful time

 
Posted : March 15, 2018 6:20 pm
(@vicanuck)
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Right now, you are competing with FEMA and snow bird dollars.

Things will calm down come April/May.

 
Posted : March 16, 2018 7:57 pm
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