Top 10 holiday destinations for 2017

Your typical Uruguayan beach scene

People with traveling-abroad inclinations are just now be beginning to dream/plan their 2015 adventures, but what are the must-visit destinations for this year? 1. New Zealand A literal end-of-the-world destination, considering the flight time. This land of the endangered flightless parrot is rated highly by on the travel boards. Undoubtedly, that its status as *the* Lord of the Rings location has helped with tourism, at least with LOTR cosplayers with airfare money to burn. However the unspoilt wilderness to be found outside of the main cities makes for a great off-season adventure destination. 2. Bali This is a beautiful and affordable destination with plenty of beach bungalow rental opportunities. From sun-kissed beaches to … [Read more...]

How About That Australian Real Estate Market?

Owns Australian Real Estate...

Besides Margot Robbie, Miranda Kerr, and the searing midday sun in the outback, the other HOT thing about Australia is real estate market. (now, there's four things that may not necessarily be found in the same sentence in your regular mainstream newspaper - even Aussie ones). A good stable capitalist economic environment, strong property rights and rule of law, and good beer foster a pleasant living environment.  Basic fundamentals for brick and mortar.  Add in strong population growth through immigration, low interest rates since 2008, strong government controls on releasing new land to development (think Nevada and the San Francisco Bay Area) and in some cities, regulations aimed at preventing higher density land use, and there you … [Read more...]