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The Virgin Islands is a wonderful place to live and visit. Christmas in St. Thomas is no exception.  One of the things I love about living in the Virgin Islands is how people express themselves in unique ways. Today I saw several unique Christmas Trees I had to share with you.   This first tree i...
12/22/2012
  My Husband took this picture as we drove down the Waterfront in St. Thomas. The number of cruise ships in port is often a reflections of what season we are enjoying. There are four cruise ships in this picture, truly high season. A few days before Christmas and the port is full. St. Thomas is ...
12/19/2012
This is a great event every year as we go into the Christmas season. Main street is blocked off, Steel pan bands preform and people dance in the streets. Check out the kids in this video from 2010. They were having fun. There will be a boat parade. Boats sail the harbor decorated with lights and...
12/11/2012
    Most years The St. Thomas Board of Realtor gives a Christmas party. This year it is on the 14th of December. It is a good time to get together with colleagues and have some fun. A regular part of this celebration has been bringing gifts for local charities; The Family Resource Center, Nanna B...
12/10/2012
Whether you live on St. Croix, St. John, or St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands this is the time of year that people expect children, friends and relative to come home for the holidays. Whether it is to stop in for a drink of guava berry wine or an extended stay of grown children along with grandc...
12/09/2012
In St. Thomas, Virgin Islands open houses are generally for brokers but customers are welcome. This week we had five properties where brokers held open houses. Be sure to click on the photo tab in the upper right corner of each listing so you can view all the pictures of each property.   1-7 Bakk...
12/06/2012
The holidays are upon us and many people like to spend Christmas on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Those of us who live here are also feeling the holiday spirit.    Here are some things to do as the holiday approaches:   1. The traditional lighting of the Christmas Tree in Havensite is schedul...
12/04/2012
                                                               Nick greets Donajen on the steps   Home for Sale on St. John - open house - Amarilla Villa   St. John is the smallest of the three main U. S, Virgin islands. Historically the value of homes for sale onSt. johnhave been high due to the...
12/04/2012
    Do you do business on a wing and a prayer? Probably not, so why would you buy property that way?   Upon taking a new listing, in the Virgin Islands, I like to gather as much information in preparation for the closing. One item I like to have is a Land Title Survey or As Built Survey. This le...
12/01/2012
  This lovely home was the only open house on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on November 28, 2012. Our open houses are for the agents and brokers to familiarize themselves with the inventory but potential customers are welcome. This three bedroom, three bath home with a gourmet kitchen, travertine f...
11/29/2012
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