Monthly Archives: March 2013

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Eric Desbiens, Toronto, Ontario

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. Eric is a professional, dedicated and client oriented real estate agent working in the greater Toronto real estate market. See Eric’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report – Canada

At Gay Realty Watch, we look for news to share with you about the gay real estate market – both lgbt real estate news and news specific to gay and lesbian real estate meccas. If you have a gay real estate story that you’d like to share with us, contact us at info@2016.gayrealtynetwork.com. Today, in… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Brian Lavery, Seattle

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. Brian Lavery has been selling homes in the greater Seattle area since 1992! Seattle is one of the top GLBT cities in the country, and Washington state passed same… Read more »

FORT LAUDERDALE HOUSING MARKET TRENDS – FEBRUARY 2013

Hello everyone!  I am honored to have the opportunity to share local Fort Lauderdale housing market information with you.  The latest data available reinforces a shift from a buyer’s market to that of a seller’s market.  Popular indicators include the number of homes listed for sale and the amount of days a home was on… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Peter Jeffery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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. Full-time REALTOR ABR for 11 great years. I represent residential buyers and sellers within the Halifax Regional Municipality. Halifax is a great mid-sized Canadian city with open & active… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: Alaska

At Gay Realty Watch, we look for news to share with you about the gay real estate market – both lgbt real estate news and news specific to gay and lesbian real estate meccas. If you have a gay real estate story that you’d like to share with us, contact us at info@2016.gayrealtynetwork.com. Today, in… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Mark Oram, Dallas, Texas

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. Mark has over 20 years experience in the Dallas real estate market, helping buyers and sellers get the best possible deals. Dallas is one of the most affordable markets… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: South Central USA

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home sales and trends in the South Central USA. In Alabama, Alabama.com reports that Huntsville home sales dipped in January, while prices statewide increased slightly: Prices including distressed sales fell 2.1 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012. From… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Nicholas J. Russo, Orlando, Florida

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. Nick has been a dedicated Real Estate professional since 2003. Proudly, Nick is the Executive Realtor of Design Studio 15. Located in the Sunshine State of Florida, Orlando has… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: The US Pacific Northwest

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home sales and trends in the Pacific Northwest. First up, Idaho. Virtual-Strategy Magazine reports on Boise: Boise Idaho Real Estate will remain strong in 2013, according to BuildIdaho.com. “People who visit Idaho are amazed at everything from weather to business… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: John Maguire, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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. Specializing in central Toronto condos, lofts and townhouses for 14 years, sourcing the unique spaces that best suit clients’ lifestyles. See John’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

Using Your IRA Money for a Home Down Payment

A traditional IRA does in fact allow you to withdraw up to $10,000 in order to finance a deposit for a first-time home purchase. Although it allows you to do this without paying an early withdrawal penalty (a standard 10% is usual) you may still have to pay income tax on the $10,000 withdrawal. There… Read more »

Considering a Remodel to Help Sell Your Home?

In today’s hottest housing markets, springing for a kitchen or bathroom remodel is a surefire way to score a return on your investment, often returning 100 percent of the cost. According to a recent study, San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco are just a few of the cities that offer triple-digit returns on a… Read more »

Washington DC’s Mental Geography

Though geographically compact, Washington is a city of many neighborhoods, each with a particular character, sometimes changing after just a few blocks. I call this the “mental geography of Washington” because it informs our sense of distances in the District that may have nothing to do with the actual physical mileage between places. However, it… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: California

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home sales and trends in California. Lets start with the south. San Diego’s market is gearing up too, Southwest Riverside News Network reports: Rising housing prices are reinvigorating the move-up market for San Diego County homeowners, the head of the… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: The US Southwest

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home sales and trends in the Southwest. We’ll start with Arizona – AZ Central reports that wealthy buyers are snapping up Phoenix homes and turning them around as rentals: Since 2009, investors have snapped up tens of thousands of houses… Read more »

Real Estate Report 3/4/13 – The US Midwest

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home sales and trends in the Midwest: We’ll start with Illinois – the Rock River Times reports an increase in Illinois home sales and median prices in January: Illinois home sales increased 31.1 percent over previous-year levels in January and… Read more »

Don’t Make a Rookie Mistake Buying Your First Home

Purchasing a first home is an investment generally associated with many long-term benefits — personal, emotional and financial. Homeownership offers an unprecedented sense of security, accomplishment, success and perhaps most importantly, personal freedom. But before you begin to look at homes, it is a good idea to first shop around — not just for the… Read more »