The St. Croix real estate market is something that Chris Hanley lives every day….
The Principal Broker and co-owner, along with wife Kerri, of Farchette and Hanley Real Estate, Chris Hanley has had his Broker’s license for 20 years. His experience with St. Croix real estate stretches back much farther than that, however, and actually started when he was still very young.“I grew up in this business,” Chris explains, “as my mother, who was then the owner of Farchette & Hanley Real Estate, has been selling St. Croix real estate since I was a kid.”Thus Chris absorbed more than a few useful things while he was growing up, including the history of ownership of many of the properties strewn throughout the island. His knowledge of individual properties, as well as each cove and hilltop on St. Croix, equips him with valuable information and insight when listing and selling property.Chris jumped straight into the world of real estate immediately after finishing his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bentley College. “I keep up with my local market everyday – it’s not a hobby, it is my career and I love it!”Known for his no-pressure approach, Chris places a premium on honesty and educating his clients. His real estate knowledge, experience, and enthusiastic personality make him successful in helping people from all over the world purchase and sell St. Croix property.Land parcels are available for those who wish to build their dream home from the ground up, as well as for developers and corporations who’d like to move or expand their business in St. Croix. An important thing for future investors and business owners to take note of is the US Virgin Island’s Economic Development Program, which can provide companies and individuals with significant tax benefits and incentives.If you qualify for this program, you may be eligible to enjoy up to a 90% US income tax exemption, as well as exemptions on gross receipts, real property and excise taxes. The potential benefits to you and your business’ profitability are incredible.Pristine, white sand beaches, clear aquamarine waters, perennially sunny skies, and substantial tax benefits – St. Croix is truly as close to heaven as you can get on earth. If you’d like to get more in-depth information on the land and luxury vacation home market in St. Croix, as well as on the tax incentives, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Hanley’s Sales Team at Farchette & Hanley Real Estate. We are a team of St. Croix real estate professionals who’ve combined our expertise in various aspects of the real estate process. We work together to secure the best outcome for your transaction.Carambola VillasLuxurious CarambolaOur luxury resort villas bring you the best of the Caribbean while providing the comforts of home. From the top rated golf course to nearby tennis to the white sandy beaches, you’ll find plenty of fun in the sun at Carambola Villas.We invite you to come and explore our island paradise with over two thousand acres of tropical enchantment for golfers, divers and tennis enthusiasts. Our villas can be rented for your vacation, or they can be purchased if you would like to make Carambola your paradise home.The Carambola Golf and Country Club is truly one of the great treasures of American golf. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., one of the most highly respected designers of the 20th century. With no expense spared, Carambola opened in 1966 to rave reviews and was considered by the master designer himself to be one of his finest courses.Just a short distance away is the Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort offering a spectrum of delightful activities and services. You will enjoy secluded beaches.Decades ago members of the Rockefeller family went on a search for a special parcel of land. Money was of little concern, but value was critical. They wanted a truly unique acquisition offering the ideal winter location for a first class golf club with exceptional future development opportunities. They chose the property known today as Carmbola, the largest privately owned parcel of land in the island of St. Croix, in the U. S. Virgin Islands, just 20 minutes from the airport.They built the world-famous Carambola golf course. Golf magazine awarded this Robert Trent Jones’ designed 18-hole course a gold medal as one of the world’s best courses. Combine this amenity with the island’s high standard of living and ideal climate, give it status as a U.S. Territory, and it becomes a crossroads for visitors and residents from Europe and the Americas.Today, Carambola consists of private homes, villas and rental golf villas. There are 9 unique floor plans to choose from within four beautifully managed communities.