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Top 5 Bed and Breakfasts in America Revealed for 2017

Top 5 Bed and Breakfasts in America Revealed for 2017

All across America, there are places giving new meaning to the phrase "Bed & Breakfast." Places where the proprietors go above and beyond what's expected. Read More »

Top 5 Father's Day Getaways In America Revealed!

Top 5 Father's Day Getaways In America Revealed!

What could be better for Dad - and for you, if you're a Dad! - than a genuine getaway from the daily routine of working, paying bills, meetings, trying to squeeze a lot of life into a little free time, etc., etc., etc.? Read More »

Top 5 Mother's Day Spots In America Revealed!

Top 5 Mother's Day Spots In America Revealed!

Mother's Day is one of our most beloved holidays here in America. Almost everyone in the country takes a day off to honor our mothers, and all they do for us. So it only makes sense that on this special day, Mom shouldn't have to do anything. Read More »

Top 5 Western Vacation Ranches In America Revealed!

Top 5 Western Vacation Ranches In America Revealed!

As the winter snows melt and springtime comes to the vast expanses of the American West, the land comes alive. And one of the best ways to experience the awakening West is on a ranch. Read More »

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Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica's Newest Luxury Superyacht Destination Now Under Construction Read More »

Last Updated September 15, 2017 9:12 AM ET

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With Valentine's Day holiday right around the corner, here are my 2017 picks for the most romantic getaways in the U.S. for you and your loved one.

Waikiki in Honolulu packs a lot into its small, 500-acre landscape. At just two miles long and half-a-mile wide, there are nearly 300 hotels with over 50,000 rooms to choose from. And according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, those rooms keep filling up.

It's that time of year again...where spirits are higher, people smile more, and winter takes on a wonderful, warm glow in which snow is beautiful rather than a bother. It really is the happ-happ-happiest time of the year.

I am learning about the NYC market and trying to decide if I need to hire a broker. If we do this, how much can we expect to pay in broker fees?

Hard to believe it's almost the Fourth of July. And here are my favorite places to spend this happy holiday...some with "fireworks" all weekend, and others with a relaxed, laid-back vibe that just invites you to let go of all your cares...

Does paying all cash for a home give me an upper hand over other offers that require financing?

All over America, there are wild and wacky alternatives to traditional places to stay when we travel. B&B's and small inns are emerging from all sorts of buildings that had previous lives...in many cases, about as far from "places to stay" as you could possibly imagine.

If we get locked in for a mortgage rate, how long can we lock in for? he typical lock in period for a mortgage is 60 days. If you need beyond 60 days, you can ask your lender about extended lock-in terms.

Are pre-approvals and pre-qualifications still as important for the purchase process as they were a few years ago? Pre-approval and pre-qualifications are generally just as important as they were a few years ago.

Spring has sprung! With it comes a number of very interesting - and, often, unusual - "experiences" this year! And this is the best time of year to do, experience, and see them!

Does installing solar panels add any value to my home for resale purposes? Depending on your home's heating and air conditioning systems, solar panels may add value to your home.

It's that time of year, again, when there's a run on flower shops - and probably jewelry shops, too - all over America. Valentine's Day!

I travel a lot. And while I'm not a proponent of spending a great deal of money for a hotel, I certainly enjoy the amenities of five-star lodging. Especially if the client is paying for it. I prefer instead, to eat and drink my way around a town.

I recently invested in a new business and needed to use some of my home equity line for the initial down payment. I anticipate being able to put the money back relatively quickly.

Time to break out the skis, the boots, the sweaters and the ski jackets. Time to check the bindings. Time to pick a skiing spot, and to make the plane reservations.

Should we re-apply with the new money in our account or do we have to wait a certain amount of time? The bonus has to be consistent for 2 consecutive years.

All things being equal, re-finance and purchase rates are the same. But in a re-finance boom with interest rates at an all-time low, two things tend to happen.

When it comes to fall foliage, America is truly blessed...with spectacular, breath-taking autumn scenes of falling leaves of every color in the rainbow...and then some.

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