Month: December 2015
"Jungle Stone" is a luxury 5 bed home on 1 acre on the North Shore of St. John that was sold in 2014 for $7.75M by Holiday Homes. Found deep in the VI National Park, with views of neighboring BVI, Jungle Stone features many upscale additions - custom kitchen, fitness room, wine closet, and more. This home was on the market for 604 days before being sold.
5 Bed | 6.5 Bath | 9,789 ft2 | Pool & Spa | Water Views
Excellent value for two pristine acres of beachfront property on beautiful Saba Bay! Located adjacent to the premier subdivision "Dreeket's Bay Estates" with underground utilities, adjacent common beach parcel, and East End privacy. Gorgeous views of Tortola & Sir Francis Drake Channel. Six minute drive to Coral Bay shops & restaurants.
2.07+/- | $595K
If you're interested in visiting or relocating to the US Virgin Islands, then it's likely that you have surfed virgin.craigslist.org looking for real estate to rent or buy. There's no fault in that as Craigslist is a great resource when it comes to classified ads. The problems begin when as a searcher you are unaware of the potential dangers of craigslist. We've compiled a list of specific warning signs to look out for.
- Craigslist Relay Contact - If there is no contact information besides craigslist relay, be skeptical.
- Great Price - If the price looks too good to be true, it probably is.
- Off Island - Listing individual is located internationally.
- Fees - Listing individual requests up-front fee.
- Repeating Price Points - If you see back to back ads with the same price point, it's likely a scam
- No Photos - Not always a give away but serious sellers will typically include a photo or two.
- Ridiculous Details - You'd be hard-pressed to find a home in the VI that has a heated garage.
- Misplaced Lingo - Such as "Business District", "Saint" vs. St., "Apartment" vs. Condo.
These are some common things to look out for. Ads that aren't genuine are an attempt to gain your personal information for nefarious purposes.
Specifically on the Virgin Islands Craigslist are a series of 6-10 rental ads that are posted recurrently offering a rental on any of the three islands at a price between $700-$800. These ads are a scam.
If you are not on island, the safest bet for finding real estate or a rental is to contact an on island agency. If you are on island, always physically check out the property listed before making any form of payment.
For more information on craigslist scams.
Cap off the year of 2015 with a night of jazz.
Concert Starts 7:30pm @ Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles, St. Thomas
Via: Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
STT/STJ: 12/29/15 (7:50am) – Surge at Randolph Harley Power Plant resulted in loss of generating units and service to all feeders. Plant personnel currently working to stabilize generation capacity. Feeder restoration to begin in approximately 1 hour. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the patience of our customers. (Source)
Due to this outage, the phones at Holiday Homes are down. Our office at the Marketplace has power and internet access, so if you’re on island today, come stop by and speak with an agent about what’s currently on market!
EDIT:As of 11:50pm local time, the power is back on across both St. Thomas and St. John.
The following table presents a brief St. John real estate market report for the period of December 20 through December 27, 2015, as well as the running totals for the month of December and the year of 2015.
Real Estate Sold on St. John
|Properties Sold||12/13-12/20 Total||December Total||2015 Total|
To view the latest listings, visit our page: new listings on St. John.
This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home is located in a gated Estate Catherineberg neighborhood. Features:
– Pool & Spa
– 1.14 acre lot
– Excellent vacation rental history
Cinnamon Ridge, which sits on 1.14 totally private acres, is bordered by National Park on two sides and features the most stunning north shore views imaginable – encompassing beautiful beaches as well as panoramic vistas of nearby islands.
Listed by Christie.
P.S. Happy Holidays!
Sold in 2013
"Sea Biscuit", a Coral Bay 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, was sold in 2013 for $718K by Holiday Homes' Christie O'Neil. Appointed with many extras such as custom mahogany entry doors, a fully tiled pool, island stone outdoor shower, and landscaped exterior; "Sea Biscuit" was rented out as a vacation rental before being sold after 643 days on the market.
in 2013, 15 homes were sold in Coral Bay Quarter at an average price of $527K.
Contact an agent today to list your home!
We are pleased to announce the 30th Edition of Holiday Homes' St. John Real Estate Newsletter is now available! After a slight delay due to technical issues, the 30th edition of our bi-annual newsletter covers the entire year of 2015. Check it out for a review of St. John's real estate market, upcoming community events, and the biggest news to come from our office this year.
Some highlights of the year:
• 37 Homes sold | 11 Condos sold | 43 Land parcels sold
• Highest home sale: $4,000,000 in Chocolate Hole | Highest land sale: $799,000 in Abraham’s Fancy | Highest condo sale: $748,000 at Gallows Point.
Now Available! Stop by our office on your next trip to the Marketplace in Cruz Bay and pick up the latest edition of Island Living, a bi-annual publication of Virgin Islands Real Estate. Now in its 7th year of circulation, Island Living is considered by many to be the pinnacle print resource for VI real estate.
We're especially proud to announce the news as this is the first edition that includes listing by Holiday Homes of St. John. Our clients can now enjoy the benefits of having their St. John property viewed by thousands of people from around the world.
Also available at various locations throughout St. John and St. Thomas. For more information or to find out where you can get a copy, call (340) 776-6776.