Monthly Archives: November 2010

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jim Albright, Irvine, California

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Orange County, California Realtors and Real Estate Professionals If you’re looking for a gay Orange County Realtor, you’ve come to the right place – Jim works closely… Read more »

After Jump, Mortgage Rates Stabilize This Week

After a big jump last week, home-mortgage rates stabilized this week, with rates on fixed-rate mortgages barely changing, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of conforming mortgage rates, released Wednesday. Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.4% for the week ended Nov. 24, up from 4.39% last week. The rate averaged 4.78% a year ago…. Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Greg Rowland, Victoria, British Columbia

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Victoria Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Greg is an Associate Real estate Broker with Newport Realty in Victoria. He’s worked in the Victoria real estate market on… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: San Diego, California

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, sunny San Diego – from the Oh-So-Gay Hillcrest District to Little Italy and Old Town to Artsy Solana Beach.  Here’s what’s going on in San Diego real estate this month: REAL ESTATE: Key permit measure hits zero in October… Read more »

Fewer Mortgage Payers Fell Behind in Third Quarter

Fewer mortgage holders have been falling behind on their payments, with delinquencies — payments more than 60 days late — in the third quarter making their biggest decline in the last four years, TransUnion said Monday. National delinquencies fell to 6.44% in the quarter, compared to 6.67% in the second quarter, although the number still… Read more »

New Wave of Distressed Homes to Hit US Real Estate Market

A wave of distressed residential properties may flood an already saturated residential real estate market in the coming months, according to CoreLogic. According to a report from the financial and property information provider CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), there were 2.1 million units of distressed, but not-yet-listed residential properties nationwide as of August 2010. That’s an eight-month… Read more »

Man Sells Virtual Real Estate for $650,000

How much would you pay for a string of ones and zeroes? How about a string of ones and zeroes that grossed you $200,000 a year? Jon “Neverdie” Jacobs made history by selling virtual property for a reported total of $635,000. Club Neverdie is a virtual asteroid in the online game Entropia. The Entropia Universe is… Read more »

Today’s Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Cyndy Ciolino, Chicago

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Chicago Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Cyndy has been working in the Chicago real estate market for the past eleven years. She mainly works with clients looking… Read more »

Weakness in US Real Estate Market Likely to Continue Through 2011

The perfect storm of converging crises that rocked US housing is unlikely to abate in 2011, with the albatross of negative equity haunting the market’s future. Foreclosures follow job losses, limiting lending access and erasing the advantage of low interest rates in a seemingly never-ending vicious cycle. See the following article from Money Morning for… Read more »

Average House Size Shrinking in US

Home ownership has long been a symbol of the American Dream and for a while there, we supersized it. But since the recession, we’ve been downsizing it. The median home size in America was near 2,300 square feet at the peak of the market in 2007, with many McMansions topping 10,000. Today, the median home… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Paul Amatuzzo, Jersey City

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly New Jersey Gateway Region Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Paul is a full-time, gay Jersey City real estate agent who has experience in historic preservation, house restoration… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: Tucson, Arizona

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, my hometown – Tucson, Arizona – politically Blue where Phoenix is red, friendly, and really diverse.  Tucson is a very gay friendly town – we were back there in 2009, and found a number of gay bars, gay owned… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Brad Sensenbach, Tucson, Arizona

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Tucson Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Brad has held his real estate license for over seventeen years. He started out selling Historic Los Angeles real estate, selling… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Pittsburgh Realtor: Steve J. Mole

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Pittsburgh Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Steve lives in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Shadyside and knows the Greater Pittsburgh area very well. He grew up in Monroeville,… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: Houston, Texas

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, our second place in Texas: Houston by the sea – hot beaches, hot guys, and lots of oil money: John Daugherty, Realtors, Houston Real Estate Agency, Adds Smartphone Technology to Houston Home Buying – John Daugherty, Realtors, has become… Read more »

Today’s Featured Gay Friendly Mortgage Lender: Scott Young, Boulder, Colorado

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Boulder, Colorado Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Scott grew up in Nashville, and moved to Colorado in ’91. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: Orlando, Florida

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, back t0 Florida, with One of the Happiest Places on Earth, Warm Winters, and lots of fun places to play: Report: Home values sink 11.9% - The midpoint value of an Orlando home was $123,400 in the third quarter, a… Read more »

Today’s Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Mike Haley, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Albuquerque, NM Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Mike works as an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent, working full-time with clients looking to buy Albuquerque Real Estate. He’ll use his… Read more »

NAR Votes to Add Sexual Orientation to Code of EWthics

At the National Association of Realtors annual meeting this year in New Orleans, the delegate body approved an anti-discrimination measure: “The NAR Delegate Body approved an amendment to Article 10 of the Code of Ethics to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In a roll-call vote, more than 93 percent of the Delegate… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: Toronto, Ontario

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, we go up north, to Toronto, Canada, our gay friendly neighbor in Ontario, Cabbagetown, and legal gay marriage: Is Toronto real estate market way overvalued?‎ - The Economist magazine says Toronto real estate is way overvalued. Agents say buyers are… Read more »

Today’s Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Dan Easton, Blairsville, Georgia

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Georgia Mountains Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Dan offers his clients his professional services, and really enjoys working in the Blairsville real estate market. He will use… Read more »

Today’s Featured Gay Friendly Mortgage Lender: Kevin Hoover, Albuquerque, NM

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Albuquerque Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Kevin is an Albuquerque resident who will give you the best possible service when you’re looking for a new loan or… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: Washington, DC

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, Washington DC, home of one of the largest per capita populations of gays and lesbians in the US, legal gay marriage, and as of last Tuesday, the new House Republican Majority. :::sigh::: DC outpaces nation’s other metro areas in… Read more »

Today’s Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jan Bristow, Seattle, Washington

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Seattle Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Jan will work hard to help you buy or sell your Seattle area home. She knows the Puget Sound region inside… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch: Boston, Massachusetts

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, Boston – where gay marriage is legal, Provincetown is across the bay, and the republican wave in yesterday’s election ebbed just a bit: Smaller spaces, sized right - An updated two-bedroom, two-bathroom, second-floor condo with more than 1,100 square feet… Read more »