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May 2021 St. John Update From Tropical Properties Real Estate

Do you have property on St John you would like to sell?  Here are some tips to help get your home show-ready:

Give your property some curb appeal -Scrub dirt and weather-wear off the outside of your house (including the windows), Clean up any yard debris (branches, leaves, and any dead plants), Spray down your pathways and driveway, and trim back any overgrowth on plants and trees

Declutter – clear the clutter from kitchen and bath countertops, pack and organize your cabinets, declutter and depersonalize your living room and bedroom surfaces, and clean out and organize your closets.

Make those minor repairs – fix those faulty outlets, light fixtures, or switches. Clean dirty filters or leaking faucets.

Our experienced team at Tropical Properties will help you prepare your St. John home for a quick and easy sale. First, we will help you estimate your home’s value with a detailed analysis. Once we have an accurate idea of how much your St. John home is worth, we will create a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for your home.

 

St. John Beach of the Month

There is a bit of a hike to Salt Pond Bay Beach ( remember, it’s a round trip!). Once there you’ll understand why so many make the trek. The beach is crescent-shaped with great exposure to the sun and breezes. Shallow water access makes this a great spot for swimmers. The beach is protected enough that most days there isn’t much surf. Good snorkeling and convenient access to several trails and sightseeing make it a great choice for an afternoon or day at the beach.

 

St. John Timeshare Listing of the Month

479 Chocolate Hole

Beautiful phase 2 3 bed/3 bath with private pool, private jacuzzi, and grill in a private courtyard. Phase 2 pool villas have 2 completely separate bedrooms upstairs, one with a king and one with 2 doubles, each with a bathroom ensuite. Downstairs is a full kitchen, master bedroom with king bed and bathroom. Also available is week 4, buy both for $50,000. Villa also comes with a private storage locker (very hard to get) if you buy both weeks, store your beach gear, snorkels, liquor, etc until your next vacation. Also comes with 257,700 trading ”option” points to use for trading within the entire Westin/Sheraton ownership program.

 

New Residential Listings in St. John

$849,000 |Beverhoudtsberg |4 BD 3 BA| 2,779 SF

$6,900,000 |Chocolate Hole | 5 BD 5 BA | 7,584 SF

$2,375,000 |Carolina|4 BD 4 BA | 6,950 SF

$2,450,000 | Emmaus | 2 BD 1 BA | 1,850 SF

$3,400,000 | Chocolate Hole |4 BD 5 BA | 5,869 SF

 

Zoning Requirements in the U.S. Virgin Islands

When buying land, it’s very important to make sure that you look at the zoning. Zoning in the U.S. Virgin Islands determines how large of a house you will be able to build on a specified lot. Certain special requirements apply, such as the 50-foot set back from the high tide mark for waterfront properties. We have all the details on our website. Make sure to ask us about zoning for any property that you might be considering for purchase.

 

New Land Listings in St. John

Listed between April 15, 2021 and May 15, 2021

$139,500 |Fish Bay

$275,000 |St. Quaco & Zimmerman

$275,000 |St. Quaco & Zimmerman

$4,490,000 |Rendezvous & Ditleff

$275,000 |St. Quaco & Zimmerman

$185,000 |St. Quaco & Zimmerman

$265,000 |Emmaus

$125,000 | Carolina

$199,000 |Emmaus

$199,000 |Emmaus, St John, VI

$175,000 | Chocolate Hole

$99,000 | Carolina

$275,000 | Emmaus

$395,000 | Emmaus

$500,000 | Emmaus

$225,000 |Emmaus

$120,000 | Hansen Bay

$6,200,000 |Enighed

$550,000 | Hard Labor

$550,000 | Hansen Bay

 

New Condo Listings in St. John

Listed between April 15, 2021 and May 15, 2021

$1,350,000 | Enighed

$425,000 | Enighed

$450,000 | Enighed

 

Featured St. John Land Listings

3B-7 Sans Soucci & Guinea Gut $250,000

Located in beautiful Virgin Grand Estates this lot offers an ocean view, downhill build, gated community, underground utilities, OWNER FINANCING, all within a 10 minute drive to town.

 

 

Sold Residential Listings in St. John

Sold between March 15, 2021 and April 15, 2021

$1,375,000 | Quaco & Zimmerman

$2,195,000 | Rendezvous & Ditleff

$715,000 | Hansen Bay

$1,183,000 | Carolina

$850,000 | Chocolate Hole

$955,000 | Carolina

 

Sold Land Listings in St. John

Sold between April 15, 2021 and May 15, 2021

$650,000 | Rendezvous & Ditleff

$225,000 | Hansen Bay

Sold Condo Listings in St. John

Sold between April 15, 2021 and May 15, 2021

$930,000 | Cruz Bay

 

St. John Trail of the Month: Ram Head Trail

Ram Head Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Concordia, Saint John, US Virgin Islands. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This trail goes through several phases, from sand beach to salt pond to cobblestone beach to winding vertical trail to an amazing view. Along the way butterflies danced around us, and Turk’s Cap cactus dotted the rugged hillside.

 

St. John Villa of the Month

Andante is your luxury vacation home in St. John that offers both stunning panoramic views and unmatched privacy.  The word ‘Andante’ defines a moderately slow, relaxed, and leisurely tempo in music. At Andante, our guests have every opportunity to slow down, rest, relax, rejuvenate, and renew. Stay minutes from the small town of Cruz Bay, with its restaurants and shopping. https://www.tropicalpropertiesvi.com/villa-rentals-st-john/andante-by-the-sea-luxury-vacation-home/

St. John Charity of the month: Animal Care Center of St. John

The Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John is located in Cruz Bay. The ACC addresses the problems of cruelty to, neglect and abuse of island animals. The shelter provides kennels for homeless dogs and inside cages for a limited number of homeless cats.

The ACC is a stable resource for the community, providing a no-kill shelter for homeless animals, a resource for animal lovers to find perfect pets, programs for island needs, and a community educational component.

New Customer Review

Dan Boudreau was awesome to work with! Extremely professional and attentive even after the sale! Always available by text or phone to answer any of our questions. Highly recommend!

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Meet the Tropical Properties Team

Daniel Boudreau, Managing Broker

dan@tropicalpropertiesvi.com

Born and raised outside of Boston, MA, Daniel moved to St. John in 2008, where he worked as a bartender and eventually owner of a locally-loved bar for five years. After selling his successful business, he decided to take his knowledge of the St. John market and extensive contacts and pursue a career in Real Estate. As Managing Broker at Tropical Properties Real Estate and Development, Daniel has an unmatched devotion to his clients. By working tirelessly on their behalf and always offering candid advice, he earns the respect of his clients. Daniel’s success in the real estate industry, based almost exclusively on positive referrals, has made him perfectly equipped for his current role as the President-Elect of the St. John Board of Realtors.

 

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Hannah Jones, Real Estate Agent

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Hannah Jones grew up on Kauai, Hawaii, so she is no stranger to living on beautiful islands.  She moved to St. John 14 years ago with her family, after falling in love with the island on a vacation.  After working mostly in hospitality management and sales, the transition to real estate felt natural. Helping other people realize their dream of living in paradise is what motivates Hannah to find the perfect piece of land or already constructed home for her customers.  Her genuine interest in her customers and their needs makes her easy to work with whether they are buying or selling.  Her professionalism and attention to detail ensure that her customers are satisfied and happy, it’s a win/win!

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Theresa Sim, Real Estate Agent

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Theresa M. Sim has been a resident of St. John, for over 10 years now. She is just one of the full time Real Estate agents at Tropical Properties and is currently working on her Brokers License. She came to visit back in 2008 and never left! Her journey started at Maho Bay Campgrounds, an Eco-Resort that was nestled in US Virgin Islands National Park. Since then, she’s obtained her Virgin Islands Real Estate License, 100-ton Captain’s License and founded a handful of small businesses ranging from cleaning/maintenance services to gift baskets and retail sales which ultimately lead to the foundation of a property management company, Azure Vacation Homes. She also volunteers at St. John Rescue as a board member and carries the nationally registered EMR and HAM radio operator certifications and looks forward to upgrading to EMT. She also volunteers for the Pets with Wings Program to help relocate island pets to forever homes in the States

Susan Nicholas

Susan Nicholas, Real Estate Agent

susan@tropicalpropertiesvi.com

Susan was born and raised in Melrose just North of Boston Massachusetts. After obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Business Technology she went onto starting off her career by working for Top Corporate Insurance and Investment Firms in Boston. Back in 2000 Susan and her husband moved to Moultonborough NH (Lake Winnipesaukee) where she embarked on her career as a Real Estate Agent & Vacation Rental Specialist while raising a family. She loves to take time out of her day to teach tumble to dancers. Susan and her family vacationed on St John for years, fell in love and now call the island home. She bought her home here on St John through Tropical Properties and is now a part of the Tropical Properties team. She loves making people’s dreams a reality! She is professional, courteous, loves to communicate, cares about her customers, and has attention to detail. She will guide you all the way through the buying/selling process.

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Tropical Properties Newsletter September 2020

St. John’s most respected source for buying, selling, renting, or even building your home on St. John

Has the thought of selling your island home ever crossed your mind? There a few no-obligation steps you can take to get started. First, the most important question, “how much?” We can provide an estimate of your home’s value and a detailed comparative market analysis (CMA). Together, we set your listing price. Once you are ready to list, we secure the documents and get to work! Now it’s time to prepare your home for sale and get it ready for the Real Estate Market. We bring in our professional photographers (yes we cover this expense) to photograph and take drone videos for your listing and marketing. We will create an MLS (multiple listing service) listing that broadcasts your property worldwide to all agents and offices. From there we will craft a winning marketing plan for your home. We then target and identify interested home buyers. Various avenues will be used to promote your home so it can be seen by the right buyer. Just one of our marketing strategies is a partnership with Leverage, a modern and dynamic digital and social platform, which enables us to strategically promote properties to a global audience. Your home would be featured on LeverageRE.com, a curated channel of real estate and lifestyle content. From there it will be promoted to a social media audience of 58,000+ followers whose sole interested is Real Estate. Once we receive offers, we review the contracts from prospective buyers and help you choose the offer that perfectly fits your needs. We will work with you every step of the way until the closing day. There is a steady stream of work being done for you by our team. We all work on marketing and showing your home. We arrange inspections and surveys, verify financing, and work with your title company. Your Team at Tropical Properties will always be available when the time is right for you to sell your home.

St. John Beach of the Month

Gibney Beach is a stretch of white sandy beach located on Hawksnest Bay on St John Island in the United States Virgin Islands. There is vibrant wildlife both on the beach and in the bay. For simply relaxing on the beach and enjoying the nature of St. John, many people, both tourists and locals alike, visit Gibney Beach for its quieter atmosphere. This private, “off-the-beaten-path” quality of Gibney Beach is because there are no water sport rentals, eateries, and only limited parking available. Seagrape trees and palms line the shore creating shade. There are tree-covered picnic tables for those who wish to bring their own meal and enjoy family and friends at the beach.

St. John Timeshare Listing of the Month

479 Chocolate Hole, Week 1. $17,000

Enjoy week 1 guaranteed in a beautiful spacious 1 bedroom/2 bathroom at the Westin St. John. Vaulted ceilings, full kitchen, washer/dryer, balcony. Access to the pool and grills located next to the building in addition to the 1/4 acre swimming pool on the main property. Also comes with 95,700 ”options” points which can be used to trade to any of the Westin or Sheraton vacation ownership properties such as Vail, Cancun, Scottsdale, and Hawaii. The same unit is also available week 2, for a 14-night stay in the same unit.

St. John Home Listing of the Month

200A-5A REM Fish Bay, $750,000

This unique home located in the flats of Fish Bay offers easy access and ample space. The home is manufactured by Deltech and sustained minimal damage in the 2017 storms. Home has been engineered for Hurricane prone areas. This home has many ”Green Home” features, such as Trek Deck porch, re-cycled cement siding, and interior walls, sustainable forest wood, an engineered roof for ventilation and cooling. Large Interior great room, spacious kitchen, and three large bedrooms. Tiled floors. Perfect for a family. Well water available for gardens, laundry, and other non-potable uses. The lot is large and can accommodate expansion or sub-division. Very breezy with a large shaded deck. Satellite internet and Love City Community Network back-up. Quiet neighborhood.

St. John Commercial Listing of the Month

13-A Carolina $350,000

Major Price Reduction!! Come live your dream, on the beautiful island of St. John, in the US Virgin Islands! This exceptional opportunity to purchase The Danforth is waiting for you. As a Waterfront restaurant, you have the trade winds that blow through, along with the ambiance of the harbor. Contact us today!

New Residential Listings in St. John

Listed between July 15, 2020 and August 15, 2020

$1,475,000 | Chocolate Hole | 3 BD 3 BA | 2,700 SF

$499,000 | Carolina | 1 BD 2 BA | 1,550 SF

$1,395,000 | Chocolate Hole | 5 BD 5 BA | 4,250 SF

$695,000 | Contant| 2 BD 3 BA | 1,950 SF

$3,595,000 | Chocolate Hole | 6 BD 8 BA | 6,500 SF

 

New Condo Listings in St. John

Listed between July 15, 2020 and August 15, 2020

$1,749,000 | Bethany | 3 BD 3.5 BA | 3,900 SF

$1,250,000 | Cruz Bay Town| 3 BD 2 BA | 1,873 SF

Zoning Requirements in the U.S. Virgin Islands

When buying land, it’s very important to make sure that you look at the zoning. Zoning in the U.S. Virgin Islands determines how large a house you will be able to build on a specified lot. Certain special requirements apply, such as the 50-foot set back from the high tide mark for waterfront properties. We have all the details on our website. Make sure to ask us about zoning for any property that you might be considering for purchase.

 

New Land Listings in St. John

Listed between May 15, 2020 and June 15, 2020

$199,599 | Carolina

$200,000 | Rem Calabash Boom

$615,000 | Fortsberg

$590,000 |Hansen Bay

$99,000| Bethany

$249,000 | Carolina

$199,000 | Rem Emmaus

$199,000 | Emmaus

Featured St. John Land Listing

6-3-68 Carolina $85,000

This Coral Bay lot is conveniently located just off Centerline Road, with deeded access to Johnson Bay Beach. Paved Roads, almost 1/2 acre, mountain views, few minute drive to Coral Bay for restaurants, bars, boating, stores, and more, priced for building, with the option to owner finance. Be sure to place this lot on your must-see list. You can view this property anytime you travel to or from Coral Bay.

St. John Trail of the Month: Brown Bay Trail

Brown Bay trails is a moderate trail approximately 1.5 miles from point to point. The trail branches eastward through dry vegetation to a narrow strip of sand and a coral rubble beach that is slightly off the main trail. It is believed to be said an old cemetery lies almost directly across from the beach path however you may find it deep in the thick brush. Along the way, you will also find views of the British Virgin Islands. On the descent, you’ll be treated to views of Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole, and the East End of St. John. Just before reaching the parking area, visitors will pass ruins of a 1900’s cattle farm, uphill and adjacent to the Hermitage Trail.

St. John Villa of the Month: Andante by the Sea

Andante is your luxury vacation home in St. John that offers both stunning panoramic views and unmatched privacy. The word ‘Andante’ defines a moderately slow, relaxed, and leisurely tempo in music. At Andante, our guests have every opportunity to slow down, rest, relax, rejuvenate, and renew. Stay minutes from the small town of Cruz Bay, with its restaurants and shopping.

This rental home situated on St. John’s scenic southeastern shore faces into the cooling trade winds. Designed in a modified Mediterranean-style, this home utilizes accents of native stone. Andante is nestled on a shelf carved into the living rock above beautiful Hart Bay. You will be high enough to look down on birds in flight, yet low enough to hear the sea. Andante is unusual in that its panoramic decks offer spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset. You will have a full 270-degree view from glittering St. Thomas east to Rams Head!

St. John Charity of the month: Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park

Stunning beaches, miles of trails, marine life, fauna, and flora in abundance! Some 60% of St. John is Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.  Founded in 1988, the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is a non-profit working with the National Parks Service to advance the protection and preservation of these natural and cultural resources and to promote their responsible enjoyment.

Newsletter Sponsors

Ocean Runner is the leading powerboat rental company in the U.S. Virgin Islands with more than 40 years of experience. Today, they have the newest powerboats and work with only the finest captains. They will not only take you there but entertain and guide you to your dream vacation destinations!

Need a Mortgage? Call Michelle Cellura Nose of Leeward Island Mortgage.
Free Pre-Approvals
Purchase
Refinance
Second Home Investments
340.715.2530 o

340.643.1420 c
michelle@leewardislandmortgage.com
www.leewardislandmortgage.com

 

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