Another Great Closing!

Orion’s Hill just closed and we are looking at 9 more properties expected to close by the end of the year.  With 32 homes sold since the first of the year and currently 9 pending residential listings we Online Pokies are way ahead of the 28 residential homes sold last year. And we have 4 […]

Estate Chocolate Hole activity

There are currently 34 homes sold 2013 YTD and 9 pending closing. Most of the activity is occurring in the 2 largest estates with 10 in Chocolate Hole and 9 in Carolina. The price range continues to be under $1.5M and that inventory is really shrinking down. Samba Azul is a newly constructed 2 bedroom pool villa […]

Baked In The Sun

  For delicious baked goods and sandwiches on St John check out “Baked In The Sun”.  One of our favorites spots for lunch here at Islandia as the food is delicious and it is just around the corner from our office.  Next time you are on island be sure to stop in and have a look.  Meanwhile […]

Property Tax Amnesty

  The Office of the Lt Governor has anounced an amnesty  until November 07, 2013  for past due real estate taxes.  Years covered in the amnesty are 2008 to 2011.  Now is the time to pay those back taxes without penalties and interest. The 2012 bills were recently mailed out and if you pay these […]

North Shore & Hawksnest Bay

  Beautiful, private, secluded North Shore property adjoining National Park land.  Enjoy your amazing views and your close proximaty to Hawksnest Beach and Oppenheimer Beach,  a walk away.  A short drive takes you to the St. John landmark resort of Caneel Bay.  Just over a half of an acre with a small tropical hardwood cottage. […]

Cannons Found on Beach Date Back to 1700’s

St. John Source just ran a very interesting article on the recent discovery of these cannons found on a St. John beach.  They go back to the fort at Fortsberg that was run by the West Indian & Guinea Co.  Click on the link to read all about it. http://stjohnsource.com/content/news/local-news/2013/08/21/old-cannons-found-cruz-bay-beach jane@islandiarealestate.com    www.islandiarealestate.com      

Dog Days of Summer

The best way to ‘beat the heat’ on St. John is enjoying the water that surrounds us on our beautiful national park beaches. The picture above was taken at Maho Beach; few people, warm waters and the shade of the palm trees. The term, “Dog Days of Summer”, originated in southern Europe.  Observers along the […]

New Luminaria Video

  Check out this new video tour of Villa Luminaria by renowned photographer Steve Simonsen:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=egXl0ud8fVU Villa Lumineria boasts one of the best locations on St.John with spectacular 270 degree water views over the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the British Virgins on the north side and around to the boats anchored in Coral Bay […]

Prime Point Property Estate Friis

Awe inspiring views on this waterfront parcel.  This level building site with an easy access / easy build affords you a prime piece of St. John real estate.  This .33 acre point property is listed at $625,000.  Combine this with the contiguous  .38 acre lot, list price $395,000, at the crown of the peninsula for […]

Location, location, location

  We all know the simple basics about real estate. You can fix or remodel a house but you can never change the location. Much to do about real estate on the island of St. John is location and view. “Hawk’s Nest” villa has it all. Currently offered for $2,950,000 it is one of the […]

Just Reduced!

  Waterfront – Large one acre lot situated directly on a pocket beach at Privateer Bay and facing east to the common beach of Privateer Bay Estates. Views overlook the BVI and pristine Privateer Bay. Deeded access to two beaches and related facilities. Paved roadways and underground utilities. View faces east to catch the cooling trade […]

St John Spice Web Cam

 A fun way to feel connected with St John when you cannot be here is to check out the St John Spice web cam located at the Cruz Bay ferry dock.  Check it out at: http://www.stjohnspice.com/spicecam/ Merry  340 776-6666  merryvi@aol.com  

A ‘must see’ in Estate Zootenvaal

  We are experiencing a lot of activity around the $1M price point and that inventory is shrinking. Here’s one to take a look at: Currently listed for sale in the Coral Bay area of Estate Zootenvaal is a great property listed for $899,000 with beautiful views of Hurricane Hole and the east end of […]

Island Green Building Association

Promoting Responsible and Sustainable Development on St. John, USVI The island Green Building Association is hosting a meeting at the Gifft Hill School Upper Campus tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th at 5:30 pm.  “The goal of the program is to offer villa owners and managers practical and attainable steps to minimize the footprint of their villa’s […]

Business is Buzzing!

Since Karye’s update at the beginning of the month in regard to the real estate market for the first half of 2013 we are now at 25 sold residential properties!  The total number of properties that sold last year was 28, and we have 4 + months to go.  The average price of the sold […]