STX News

On a monthly basis, we send out our newsletter with current St Croix news and upcoming events. We try to give a glimpse into life on our incredible island and hope it entices you to come feel the sand between your toes.

NEW St Croix Area Reports (April 2024)

NEW St Croix Area Reports (April 2024)

Monthly sales data, inventory, and days on market for the St. Croix, USVI real estate market is available in our downloadable Coldwell Banker real estate reports. The is a report for each category: Homes & Condos, Condos, Homes, and Land! If you are not...

What should I take into consideration when searching for land?

What should I take into consideration when searching for land?

Question: “What should I take into consideration when searching for land?” Christie’s Answer: Here are some important considerations: Location on island - For a small island, there’s diversity in the microclimates of the estates. As you travel from east to west, we...

Global Coral Reef Bleaching Event

Global Coral Reef Bleaching Event

A massive bleaching event in the Caribbean in 2005 resulted in the loss of more than half of what was then the coral population in V.I. waters. In the Virgin Islands, researchers are still assessing the damage from the 2023 summer bleaching event according to the St....

USVI’s Impressive 5% Share of the Global Cruise Market

USVI’s Impressive 5% Share of the Global Cruise Market

According to a recent VI Consortium article, Governor Bryan attended this year’s Seatrade Global conference in April where he showcased the Virgin Islands' pivotal role in global cruise tourism, emphasizing the territory's impressive 5 percent share of the market. The...

USVI 2024 “Great Reads from Great Places”

USVI 2024 “Great Reads from Great Places”

Every year, a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is distributed by the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book during the National Book Festival. The Community...

NEW St Croix Area Reports (March 2024)

NEW St Croix Area Reports (March 2024)

Monthly sales data, inventory, and days on market for the St. Croix, USVI real estate market is available in our downloadable Coldwell Banker real estate reports. The is a report for each category: Homes & Condos, Condos, Homes, and Land! If you are not familiar...

Taste of St Croix 2024

Taste of St Croix 2024

One of St. Croix’s most celebrated events is making a triumphant return for its 24th year! Taste of St. Croix returns on Thursday, April 18th to showcase St. Croix’s culinary scene from a host of restaurants, caterers, private chefs, and other culinary-based...

Home Selling Q&A: Why is a home not selling?

Home Selling Q&A: Why is a home not selling?

Question: “Why is a home not selling?" Chris's Answer: Here are 6 common reasons why a property is not selling on St. Croix: It’s in a problematic spot. As they say, in real estate it’s all about location. Tough locations aren’t always a reflection of the...

Home Selling Q&A: What Makes an Attractive Listing?

Home Selling Q&A: What Makes an Attractive Listing?

Question: “What makes an attractive listing?" Christie's Answer: Some of the sale listings we see on MLS (Multiple Listing Service) surprise us and NOT in a good way! The photos show the owners’ personal items on the counters or all over the bedrooms, photos are taken...

Florence Williams Public Library Reopens

Florence Williams Public Library Reopens

Christie is an avid reader and we are so excited to see the Florence Williams Public Library, a historic institution in downtown Christiansted finally reopen on April 9, 2024 after being shuttered by the 2017 hurricanes. As reported by the VI Daily News (article...

Preserving Ham’s Bluff Lighthouse

Preserving Ham’s Bluff Lighthouse

We saw op-ed articles on the St Croix Source and the VI Daily News urging the preservation of the Ham's Buff Lighthouse. Over the years, Olasee Davis (author of both op-ed pieces) has written several articles over the years about the need to preserve the historic...