Whether you live in a warm climate or cold it’s always a good time to take a vacation and immerse yourself in a new atmosphere. After all, taking time to travel and experiencing a new culture is an important part of life. So take some inspiration from the below list of experiential luxury vacations, and we will have you planning your next trip in no time.


  1. Nevis Swing

Queenstown, New Zealand is home to the world’s largest swing, the Nevis Swing. You will be lifted out above the launch deck, suspended 160 meters above the canyon floor and released, rushing at 120kph towards the other side of the valley. An ideal adventure for thrill seekers and a once-in-a-lifetime event you can share with the folks back home as they capture photos and videos of your entire daredevil experience.

  1. Island Life at the Four Seasons

Really get away from it all and take advantage of the island life at the Four Seasons on Larry Ellison’s own Hawaiian island, Lanai. Lounge on the Hulopoe Beach and feel the white sand and gentle waves beneath your feet. From helicopter tours, mammal search sailing and poke classes you will never want to leave this special place.

  1. Safari in Tanzania,

Get up close and personal with the Big Seven on a safari in Tanzania, Africa’s Serengeti National Park. Depending on the time of year, you can observe some of the world’s most exotic animals in their natural habitat, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyenas, zebras and more.

  1. Puglia, Italy

Indulge in the ultimate epicurean experience in Puglia, Italy with a market tour and cooking lesson. Shop for fresh cheeses from burrata to mozzarella and learn from local experts the secret to Italian pizza and pasta dishes. This culinary retreat will keep you thinking about the flavors of Italy long after you return home.

  1. Barcelona, Spain Private Tour

Explore the history and culture of Barcelona, Spain with a private tour of the Gothic Quarter, Cathedral, one of Gaudi’s major works Park Güell, Eixample District and more. The ultimate way to experience a truly magical city is from the back of a chauffeured vehicle while you are guided through a curated selection of the best must-see sites of the city.

  1. Napa Valley Wine Train

Hop on the wine train, yes, literally a train, in Napa Valley, California and taste your way around wine country. In fact, you may not even want to get off as the train’s award-winning wine list is full of delicious, local wines available by the glass or bottle. Satisfy your appetite with a savory meal and recommended wine pairing for each menu item as you take in the beautiful landscape of wine country.

  1. Blue Lagoon

Unwind in one of the 25 wonders of the world in Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon. Give your skin a refreshing glow with the silica mud mask or in-water massage. The geothermal water will leave you feeling revitalized and ready to explore Iceland’s breathtaking scenery.




Why Do Americans Consider Moving?

Some Highlights:

In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed “change in climate/weather” as their top reason for wanting to relocate.
41% would move for a better job opportunity.
Being closer to loved ones filled out 3 of the top 6 reasons why American’s move.

October 2015 Mortgage Originators Survey

From NAR

October 2015 Mortgage Originators Survey

  • The non-QM share of originations shrank again to just 0.3 percent of production in the 3rd quarter, while the rebuttable presumption share expanded to 6.7 percent.
  • Both the share of lenders offering and willingness to extend non-QM and rebuttable presumption loans eased, while willingness to extend plateaued at a high level for prime loans.
  • Investor demand slipped sharply in the 3rd quarter with more lenders indicating a “wait and see” strategy with respect to investor takeout.
  • Only 20.0 percent of respondents indicated full confidence in their own preparations for TRID after implementation in October and 75.0 percent were recommending longer lock periods for their clients.
  • Finally, none of the respondents in this survey either benefit from or were willing to take advantage of the CFPB’s expansion of the small lender exemption under the qualified mortgage (QM) rule.
  • Where Will Home Prices Be Next Year?

    Some interesting facts:

    • 25 states are forecasted to achieve higher levels of appreciation in the next 12 months than already achieved in the last year.
    • 25 state and the District of Columbia are forecasted to experience a slow in appreciation.
    • All 50 states & D.C. are forecasted to achieve some level of positive price appreciation.

    Even though each state is appreciating at different levels, you need to know the Cost of Waiting until next year to buy your dream home!

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