Mocko Jumbies!

Carnival in the US Virgin Islands is part of a long standing tradition beginning in June and culminating with the July 4th celebration of Cultural Day. The holiday features bike races, calypso shows, parades, fireworks and many festivities. The St. John celebration period encompasses Organic Act Day (third Monday in June), Carnival and Emancipation Day […]

BOOKS ABOUT ST. JOHN, USVI

 We have several excellent authors here on St. John, most of whom have lived on island for the majority of their lives.  For inside information and a little bit of fun, I’d highly suggest the following literature.    “St. John Beach Guide” is a photographically illustrated guide to the beaches of the St. John Virgin […]

AUTHOR VISITS ST. JOHN

  Well know real estate author Steve Bergsman was recently on St. John doing research for a new book on Buying second (vacation) homes outside the United States.   He plans to have a chapter on the vacation home market in the Virgin Islands.  Planned title of the book is “Passport to Exotic Real Estate: Buying […]

MOTIVATED SELLER LOOKING FOR OFFERS!

  Two adjoining B-2 zoned properties in Estate Pastory on Centerline road, just outside of Cruz Bay Town. On one parcel is an established restaurant and a mini-golf course and the second parcel is empty and ready for development.   Both parcels are almost flat and have great sunset  and water views over Pillsbury Sound to […]

Did you hear the one about…..

How slow is the real estate market? Did you hear the one about the Realtor who asked for a raise? “I have to have a raise in my commission,” the real estate agent said to his manager. “There are three other companies after me.” “Is that so?” asked the manager. “What other companies are after […]

NEW ST. JOHNIAN

I snapped this photo of a new born Donkey just past Skinny Legs at Estate Emmaus.  When first born donkeys have very curly hair, almost like fur.  Pretty cute!!

Some encouraging news…

Housing Bounces Back: Here are the Signs Several factors suggest that housing is looking better, after a year when a slump has had a hold on not only housing but also economic growth in general. Here are some of the signs that things are starting to look up: Sales of new homes soared 16.2 percent […]

Limin’

Limin’ – (verb) West Indian slang for loafing or relaxing. Now that summer is upon us, there is a notable slow down in activity here on St. John. Or maybe it’s just me. These lazy, hazy days of summer mean it’s time to take it down a notch and do some serious limin’. The best […]

A Boat For All Tastes

  The above photo was snapped from my office window not long ago.  It shows what an interesting and busy harbor St. John has.  We see here a small cruise ship followed by a  sleek 3 masted yacht followed by the Harvey Gamage, a Maine coastal schooner.  A little something for everyone!  Merry merryvi@aol.com