It’s Carnival Time on St. John!

Graceful dance routines and a glowing smile helped a 19-year-old University of the Virgin Islands student win the Miss St. John 2009 title Saturday night at Winston Wells Ballfield. Léa Elizabeth Scott was crowned Miss St. John during the St. John July 4th Festival pageant. She competed in talent, swimwear, evening wear and question-and-answer segments […]


  “Casa del Palmas has been reduced from $920,000 to $850,000.  Owners are willing to consider “creative financing”.  Two bedrooms, large decks and a spa on the main level and a large 3 bedroom apartment on lower level with separate entrance.  Features include pool, water view, circular drive, paved roads, mature landscaping and great location close to Reef […]

Home sales up again; First Time Buyer Tax Credit Extended to U.S. Virgin Islands

  Trunk Bay on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands Sales of existing homes showed another gain in May, benefiting from favorable affordability conditions and a first-time buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®. May’s increase was the first back-to-back monthly gain since September 2005. “There has been some concern that because language […]


The latest from the Tax Assessor and Finance Department  on St. John  is they are not allowed to accept payment for 2006 property taxes until further notice.  Merry suggests putting your cash into a nice interest bearing account until this is resolved. For more information  about real estate on St. John Virgin Islands contact Merry  […]


 The saga of the Virgin Islands 2006 tax bills continues.  Rather than try to explain the latest please read the article in yesterday’s on line newspaper, The Source, at:  Also see the Governor’s response on his web site at: I still urge those who believe their properties are correctly valued to pay the taxes.  […]

Local entrepreneur ready for new challenges…

St. John Cabinets is thriving as the exclusive retailer on St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, for Elmwood Cabinets and TopKnobs cabinet hardware.  They will also soon be adding appliances from Wolf and Subzero to round out their product line.  St. John Cabinets sells to contractors, developers, business-owners and homeowners.  Their high-touch customer service […]


There are new changes in the office space shuffle on St. John.  Two  real estate agencies on St. John are  downsizing and consolidating offices.  Town & Country has closed their Mongoose office and are concentrating their efforts from their Coral Bay office.  Holiday Homes has closed the doors on their Mongoose Junction office after many […]


     “HANSEN BAY 7A” is an 18 Acre  waterfront parcel with trade wind breezes and great water views over Long Bay, Round Bay to the north, west to Rams Head and south to St. Croix.  Deeded rights to sandy beach at Long Bay.  Permitted preliminary subdivision map available on request .  This is an […]


  The Mango Terrace Condos should be finished by August and are well worth the wait.  Top quality construction, stainless appliances, granite counters, travertine floors, wi-fi, central air and private laundries are just some of the features of these beautiful new condos.  Just 6 units in two buildings, each unit takes the entire floor of […]

Clean Energy is coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Hey U.S. Virgin Islanders- get ready for clean energy! According to a recent article in the Virgin Islands Daily News:  “After nearly a year of negotiations, the V.I. Water and Power Authority may be getting closer to selecting one, or several, alternative energy power companies to add to the utility’s power production – a plan […]


  Fabulous views of Drake’s Passage over Hurricane Hole to Tortola,Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Salt & Cooper Islands. A very private location on lower Bordeaux Mountain with great breezes and easy access. Perfect for a private home or this large 1.8 lot has development potential. Zoning is R-2 (1/4 acre minimum) and the parcel can […]

the place is St. John and the time is NOW!

   “Coral Bay Casa”  MLS# 07-1  St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands – offered at $875,000. Pending U.S. Home Resales Surge 6.7% in April: “Record low mortgage interest rates boosted pending home sales for the third consecutive month, with some benefit now from the first-time buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®.”  Opportunities […]


I have been trying to get clarification on procedures for filing appeals of property tax bills and filing for tax credits.  From what I understand, if you are not in agreement with your new valuation you must first file an “informal” appeal .  The information used to evaluate your property will be checked for accuracy.  If you are still […]