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    Ready for Jump Up!?

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | May 1, 2023

    Ready for the next Jump Up on St. Croix? Music, shopping and eating,.. Oh My! Four times throughout the year – February, May, July & November, the Christiansted Restaurant & Retail Association sponsors this event along Christiansted’s streets and boardwalk. An event for all ages, you’ll find amazing local talent including: musicians, food vendors serving... Read More

    Things to do on St. Croix

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | April 28, 2023

    Wondering what to do on St. Croix in between looking for your Caribbean Dream home? Check out this great new article posted on TheTravel under Things to Do & Travel Guides! Remember to subscribe to our feed for up to date info on what to do and where to go when you visit St.... Read More

    Slow Down on St. Croix

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | February 8, 2023

    You always hear people joke about being on “island time,” usually those on vacation or who perpetually run late.  But island time is a real thing on St. Croix. Laid Back Driving The first place you’ll notice our slower pace of life is on the roads.  Most only allow you to go so fast because... Read More

    Cisterns 101: Residential Water Supply in the USVI

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | November 4, 2019

    One marked difference between home ownership stateside and in the U.S. Virgin Islands is residential water supply.  Island homes are required to be built with cisterns, which are large holding tanks that collect rain for running water. Basics Cisterns work by collecting rain water which falls on the roof of a home, and routing it... Read More

    Chris Hanley’s 30 Year Anniversary in the real estate business

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 27, 2019

    June, 1989… That was the month and year that Chris Hanley broke into the St. Croix real estate market. He had just graduated from Bentley University in Boston, Massachusetts. “I was getting ready to purchase a suit and tie and some decent shoes, as graduation was right around the corner and it was time to... Read More

    John’s Cuts and Colors @ Coakley Bay Condos

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | June 26, 2019

    Remember Monique‘s Beauty Salon At Coakley Bay Condos? Well now it’s John’s Cuts and Colors!  Located on the east end of St. Croix with views out towards Buck Island and the beautiful Caribbean sea, this salon is totally remodeled and modernized!  “I get my haircut here and so should you” said Chris Hanley. John Eland... Read More

    St. Croix native featured in Yachting magazine

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | April 29, 2019

    Brian Bishop, founder of Crucian Gold, has been one of the premier jewelers on St. Croix since 1972. Crucian Gold is well known for their signature Crucian Knot and handcrafted Chaney pieces.Chaney is a local treasure consisting of shards of fine china (circa 1750-1900) which can mostly be found washing up along the beaches and... Read More

    St. Croix’s Open Houses

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | April 29, 2019

    The best way to promote the sale of your home is by doing an open house.  Open houses are still the number one way for buyers to check out a property in person and decide if they like it.  It is also a great way for our local brokers & agents to come by and... Read More

    U.S. Territory vs. U.S. Mainland – What’s the difference?

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | January 1, 2019

    We often receive questions from prospective buyers considering a move from the United States mainland about how life is different on St. Croix, a U.S. territory.  Here are some notable differences between living here versus a state: Taxes Several perks St. Croix residents enjoy are no sales tax and exemption from inheritance / estate taxes. ... Read More

    St. Croix Christmas Lighted Boat Parade 2011

    By Chris and Kerri Hanley | December 3, 2018

    Is sitting by a fireplace wrapped in a blanket with hot cocoa your norm for the Holidays? Change it up with some Caribbean spice on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now, we do still love our holiday music, lights, carols and Christmas trees, but we enjoy a beautiful palm tree in place of... Read More