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kjberti
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Hi everyone. It has always been my dream to live on one of the islands. So many questions to ask:

1. I am a professional medical sales/marketing with extensive experience, but have general expertise in marketing, etc. My hubby is an IT Software developer who writes code. How easy is it find work? Shoot, we don't even care if it is in our industry as I would love to work as a resort concierge or a fun beach business.

2. We have seen several listing for cute apts, condos for sale or rent. We have not decided on which way we will be going as far a owning. Is it safe in most areas to live? What are any added expenses for water, elec, etc.

Thank you all,

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JohnnyU
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Throw in the couples that want a slower place/simplify their lives yet want everything they had in the states

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speee1dy
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keo, you sound just like my hubby . too funny.

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Scubadoo
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The shows are still pretty entertaining. Favorite scenario: people who go shopping for beachfront/waterfront, with a pool and maybe a hot tub, close to a marina, with a view of both the sunrise and the sunset, with updated kitchen, 4-5 bedrooms, lots of space to entertain all of their new friends, close to town yet private and secluded but only want to spend like 13 cents and are shocked 😮 by what their 13 cents actually can buy. Love it!
"It's kinda small" "Oh those appliances are so dated" "Was hoping for a bigger kitchen" "THIS is the MASTER Bath???!" "There's no formal dining room !"
Hahahaha!;)

And the paint is the wrong color, on to the next house:D

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AandA2VI
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Throw in the couples that want a slower place/simplify their lives yet want everything they had in the states

THIS!!!!!

HAHAHHA! Totally! Its always "too small" or not updated enough. Dying!!!

It makes me laugh - no mention of cicterns, power, mold, concrete, orientation to beezes... the REAL islands but lawd those walls better not be pink! Its ridiculous.

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Alana33
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I like the editing mistakes with the scenery.
They're talking about Red Hook while showing scenes from downtown, etc.
There was one where they had a picture of the mountains, ( can't remember if it was supposed to be filmed in STT or STX) but they showed the Pitons in St. Lucia.

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daveb722
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i do hate it when people say price point and cabinetry

From my side, I dislike the terms "insular", "contingency", and when they repeat the word "location" three times in a row.

Watched a couple of shows last night and of course they said Location, Location, Location...Made me laugh, thinking about this thread

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OldTart
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I like the editing mistakes with the scenery.
They're talking about Red Hook while showing scenes from downtown, etc.
There was one where they had a picture of the mountains, ( can't remember if it was supposed to be filmed in STT or STX) but they showed the Pitons in St. Lucia.

I had no idea where the USVI was when it first popped onto my radar after stateside friends moved here and thought this would be a place I'd love. Even when I made my first visit here while visiting friends in Florida, I didn't realize until I'd been sitting on the 'plane for over two hours how far away from the mainland it was. Over three decades here and nothing has changed where that's concerned. I know where I am (!) but the vast majority stateside hasn't a clue. We're a tiny"foreign" interchangeable Caribbean blip on their screens.

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STTsailor
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Like Guam and Am Samoa.
Let's keep it that way!

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daveb722
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I couldn't agree more. I knew of the islands, visited St. Thomas from a cruise ship but never really knew where they were located. Such a shame that us stateside residents don't know more about our territories and what they have to offer. I was looking at Panama for the longest time, but the visa thing was going to be an issue, leaving every 3 months. That lead me to researching other Caribbean islands and lead me to the USVI. After our first plane ride there, I still didn't know how far it was, as I had visited the DR a few times already, but our journey there was amazing to say the least. It has a lot of great qualities, people, the sun, the beaches and a such a diverse landscape. We fell in love with it and are coming back next week! 🙂 I watch those HGTV shows and realize how scripted they are and that they only show the best of the best. But until you go there, you do not realize what a beautiful area it is and how one can easily fall in love with it. So if you have never thought of going, take the trip, enjoy it, and tell your friends. There are some of the best people there that you will ever meet.

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OldTart
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... but our journey there was amazing to say the least. It has a lot of great qualities, people, the sun, the beaches and a such a diverse landscape. We fell in love with it and are coming back next week! 🙂 ... But until you go there, you do not realize what a beautiful area it is and how one can easily fall in love with it. So if you have never thought of going, take the trip, enjoy it, and tell your friends. There are some of the best people there that you will ever meet.

But always bear in mind that once the rose colored specs start to droop, living here is one wholly different ballgame.

I've been variously accused on this forum over the years of being a wearer of rose-colored spectacles when I attempt to explain or downplay crime; have been accused of negativity while honestly noting that the attrition rate of newcomers is huge. It's an adventure and one which should be embraced if them's your druthers. But simply understand the reality. Keep your options open, don't sell everything, keep the "out" up front in your plans.

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mtdoramike
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... but our journey there was amazing to say the least. It has a lot of great qualities, people, the sun, the beaches and a such a diverse landscape. We fell in love with it and are coming back next week! 🙂 ... But until you go there, you do not realize what a beautiful area it is and how one can easily fall in love with it. So if you have never thought of going, take the trip, enjoy it, and tell your friends. There are some of the best people there that you will ever meet.

But always bear in mind that once the rose colored specs start to droop, living here is one wholly different ballgame.

I've been variously accused on this forum over the years of being a wearer of rose-colored spectacles when I attempt to explain or downplay crime; have been accused of negativity while honestly noting that the attrition rate of newcomers is huge. It's an adventure and one which should be embraced if them's your druthers. But simply understand the reality. Keep your options open, don't sell everything, keep the "out" up front in your plans.

Oh no, say it ain't so OT. I can't believe anyone would accuse you of such tings*-)

mike

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