What’s new…..

  other than I have joined the Islandia team and the National Park Service has recently opened up some fabulous ruins at L’Esperance. I can’t tell you how many times I passed by this spot and had no idea all this great history was right back there! Hat’s off to the National Park Service for […]

Ted Kennedy’s visit to Coral Bay

  You can’t turn on the news today without hearing a Teddy Kennedy story and this blog is no exception. Some years back, Ted Kennedy sailed into Coral Bay (in St. John U.S. Virgin Islands) on a yacht rented from the Moorings, and came ashore for a night at Skinny Legs, the renowned burger, beer, […]

YACHT PLUS

The  289’   “Maltese Falcon” is said to be the largest privately owned yacht in the world.  She was built by the Italian Perini Navi yachts.  Perhaps we will see her in the Virgin Islands someday. �

Welcome to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands!

This is what the ferry dock in Cruz Bay on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands looked like this afternoon.  The photo is courtesy of St. John Spice, a local retail store which is located in the building on your right as you depart the St. John ferry in Cruz Bay.  St. John Spice […]

THREE STORY LIMIT PROPOSED

Senator-At-Large Craig Bashinger has introduce a bill in the Virgin Islands Legislature that would limit buildings on St. John to a maximum of three stories.  I am very in much in favor of the bill and have spoken with several of my clients who own properties that are currently zoned to allow six or more […]

Strong Gain in Existing-Home Sales Maintains Uptrend

  Washington, August 21, 2009 For the first time in five years, existing-home sales have increased for four months in a row, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – rose 7.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate1 of 5.24 million units in July from […]

We are very pleased to welcome Lynn Giovanna to the Islandia team.  Lynn knows the island well, having lived on St. John for over 10 years.  She is also an experienced Realtor with 5 years in the industry.  Welcome aboard Lynn!

Seasons in the sun…

Living on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, we meet hundreds of visitors from all over and everyone asks the same questions – “how long have you lived here, where are you from, why did you move to St. John”, etc.  People from the colder climates often ask, “don’t you miss the seasons?”  Well […]

ANA FIZZLES

  Tropical storm Ana lost its omph and passed by St. John about 5AM this morning with a few thunder storms and gusts to a maximum of 40MPH.  Bill is another story altogether.  It is already hurricane strength and headed in our general direction.  The experts, however, expect it to continue on a curve to the […]

Who are Ana, Bill and Claudette?

No they are not a singing group.  Ana, Bill & Claudette are the designated names of the first three storms of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season. According to an Associated Press report, government forecasters recently said that the Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than originally predicted after the first two months of the […]

4 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE APARTMENT

  Unit Six at Palm Terrace is just reduced from $1.2M to $999,000.  A real steal for  a 4 bedroom 3 bath townhouse in Cruz Bay.  Features include air conditioning, private washer & dryer, granite countertops, dual vanities, stainless appliances,  WI-FI,  over 2000 sq. ft.,  and walk to town and Frank Bay Beach.  This unit has a […]

Waste to Energy coming to U.S. Virgin Islands

 Trash burned in waste to energy plants around the globe: U.S. Virgin Islands Government Signs Contract with Alpine Energy Group to Develop Territory’s First Alterative Energy Plant Projects Will Use Recycled Solid Waste to Reduce Oil Dependency for Electric Power Generation Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. said Monday that the Virgin Islands Water and Power […]

NEW BILL TO ADDRESS TAX PROBLEMS

 Our Senator at large has introduced a bill in the Virgin Islands Legislature to correct the valuations for property taxes done recently on St. John.  Not only is Senator Barshinger proposing a proper valuation based on criteria set by certified appraisers, he is also proposing that improvements on St. John be valued the same as on St. Thomas.  […]

Full Moon brings out the beast in us…

Magic in the Moonlight!  Did you see the full moon last night?  It was beautiful here on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Where were you?  Did you feel any different?  For some, it inspires romance. For others, it elicits crazyness.  According to scientific reviews, the full moon alters the way humans and wildlife […]

Uptrend Continues in Pending Home Sales

Trunk Bay – St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands  Pending home sales are up for the fifth consecutive month, the first time in six years for such a streak, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in June, rose 3.6 percent to 94.6 from […]