Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Real Estate – Selling It Quickly For More Money 07/31/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized   If real estate sales are on your mind but you just can’t come up with the strategies that can give you the best results, you may need to consider a few of these tips and the advice of this article. You… Read more »

On Hiatus

We’ll be on hiatus for a few days while we visit Portland, Oregon – we’ll be back next week with more gay real estate news. 🙂 –Scott & Mark

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You Can Buy The Home Of Your Dreams With These Tips 07/24/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized These are great times to look into investing in real estate. It’s a buyer’s market and there is the opportunity for you to benefit from the financial crisis that this country is facing. The following advice is provided to help… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Carlos Acuna, San Miguel de Allende, 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. A long-time resident, Carlos knows the San Miguel de Allende real estate market and profession like no other realtor. San Miguel de Allende is a cosmopolitan, gay friendly city,… Read more »

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Find The Beneficial Tips That Help With Selling Real Estate 07/23/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized These days, almost anyone can sell real estate. Whether you would like to venture out in a self-made business buying homes and selling for an investment or if you are working with an agency, you can never learn too much. You… Read more »

City Spotlight: Wilton Manors, Florida

A popular area for gays to live, love and play in South Florida is Wilton Manors. Located a few miles north of Downtown Fort Lauderdale and a few miles east of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the city of Wilton Manors is surrounded by water and thus was aptly nicknamed “Island City”. The gays on the other… Read more »

Broward Center for the Performing Arts Expands

Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art cultural facility located in downtown Fort Lauderdale on the New River in the historic Himmarshee arts and entertainment district. The impressive property features two theaters with over 3,000 seats. Featuring year-round performances and great variety, there is generally something for everyone to enjoy. Notable events at… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jeff Blacker, Palm Springs

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. Jeff offers Excellent negotiation skills, and is an experienced, Mid-Century expert, specializing on vacation properties and second homes. Palm Springs is a well blended, diversified city with an international… Read more »

West Hollywood – the L.A. Gayborhood

Known throughout as the home of Hollywood, entertainment capitol of the world, Los Angeles also plays host to one of the largest urban gay and lesbian populations in the world. With a population of over 15 million, Los Angeles’ gay community is as diverse as its various local regions. From the city style lofts of… Read more »

Do We Need to Reconsider Single-Sized Living Options?

It could be a boon for New York and San Francisco, according to Emily Badger: Around the turn of the last century, American cities were full of housing options that are largely nonexistent today: tenements, boarding houses, rooming houses, flop houses, single-room occupancy buildings or SROs-all variations on the idea of small living spaces at… Read more »

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Home Buying Tips That Will Make The Process Fun 07/22/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized When buying a building it is important to make sure that you find out everything that you can about the area and the building itself before going through with the purchase. The tips below will provide you with some things to look… Read more »

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Tips To Help You Out With Your Home Mortgage 07/21/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized                                                                                 You may feel… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Christopher Sharpe, San Francisco

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. Christopher works with business partner, Michael Hopkins. Together they bring nearly 20 years of experience to you. Beautiful San Francisco speaks for itself. One of the world’s most progressive… Read more »

New Castro-Area Housing in High Demand

San Francisco native Brian Spiers stands on the unfinished seventh floor of his new mixed-use development Linea and scans the views that residents of the condos on the upper Market Street corridor will enjoy. Most of the 115 units will have unobstructed sightlines of the Bay Bridge and the bay itself. The five penthouses on… Read more »

What to Do First When Buying a Home

The recent uptick in the real estate market reminds us that the American dream of home ownership is alive and well. Many people experience a sense of pride and security knowing that their sanctuary actually belongs to them. If you find yourself scanning real estate listings and watching one virtual tour after another, it may… Read more »

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Ways To Boost Your Credit Rating Fast 07/18/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized Have you been suffering from poor credit for years? These days, many people have had tough financial challenges that have killed their credit score. Luckily, there are ways to improve it, and you can start right now by having a look at these credit… Read more »

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Advice To Getting The Best Deal When Buying Your Home 07/16/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized Although real estate agents are helpful, they do not tell you some of the more important aspects of buying a home. That is why it is up to you to learn this information from other resources. The following article is one… Read more »

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Helpful Tips About Home Mortgages That Are Simple To Follow 07/15/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized Almost everyone dreams about owning a home. It really is a source of pride. A lot of people get a home mortgage so they can purchase a home. If you are thinking of getting a home mortgage, the following tips will… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Todd Moeller, Anaheim Hills, 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. Todd is a unique, open and caring Anaheim Hills real estate agent, specializing in helping people find good values and good homes in Orange County. See Todd’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

The Revival of a Philadelphia Gayborhood – Midtown Village

“We love 13th Street!” proclaim chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran on their website. It clearly shows: The pair, partners in business and in life, have branched out from a lone home goods boutique at 107 South 13th Street in 2002 to six thriving businesses at the epicenter of Midtown Village, including the nucleus of… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: David Daso, Fort Lauderdale, 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. David has the experience to provide you with the knowledgeable and professional real estate services that you want and need! It doesn’t matter where you’re from, our amazing GLBT… Read more »

Andersonville, One of Chicago’s Newest Gayborhoods

If there’s three things that Chicago is known for right now, it’s the Blackhawks, Oprah (It will always be Oprah), and its eclectic collection of neighborhoods. And the one neighborhood that remains a bit of a destination for Chicagoans and tourists alike is Andersonville. Traditionally a Swedish neighborhood, this budding home design district-meets-gayborhood-meets newly gentrified… Read more »

Cities, Real Estate, and Parking Spaces

Why do cities need so many parking spaces? Andrew Sullivan at The Dish reports: Michael Manville of UCLA studied a liberalization of parking regulations in one section of Los Angeles and found that deregulation leads to the construction of more housing units and fewer parking spaces. Conversely, tighter regulation leads to a lack of affordable… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Norma J Cappello, Pismo Beach, 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. I have been licensed since 1991. I am a retired H.S. Principal with extensive education in Real Estate. Pismo Beach is a quiet community with a large active community…. Read more »

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How To Get Debt Consolidation To Work For You 07/13/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized Struggling with debt is something with which many people are unfortunately all too familiar. But, there are steps that anyone can take to make things much brighter and provide real hope for financial recovery. The following article will help readers understand the… Read more »

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Make Your Sale In The Real Estate Market A Success When You Follow These Tips 07/12/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized Selling real estate could be a venture that you never thought you could be part of, but you could find that learning more can give you a great set of skills. You can really be successful,… Read more »

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Buying Real Estate Does Not Have To Be A Difficult Process 07/11/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized Buying a home can be very overwhelming for first time buyers and experienced one as well. It is important that you are knowledgeable in the field of home buying before you even begin the process. The following article is meant… Read more »

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Get Your Personal Finances Under Control Today! 07/10/13 / terrybor /  / Uncategorized Finances are something that every adult deals with. Every part of your day requires that you make any number of financial decisions, so it is important that you get a handle on your finances as soon as you can. Here are some great personal… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: A. Daniel Bouchard, Arlington, Virginia

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. Residential real estate buyer and seller representation in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland. Entire Northern VA and Washington DC area is very GLBT friendly and diverse. See… Read more »

When Housing Discrimination is Acceptable

During the past few weeks, there was a surplus amount of media attention focused on the subject of same-sex marriage. However, far less attention was given to a parallel issue: the question of housing discrimination against same-sex couples. Last month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) quietly released a report that was… Read more »

Animation: See How Midtown Manhattan Grew

Just ran across this cool YouTube animation of how the hi-rises grew in midtown Manhattan over 163 years over at Joe.My.God – enjoy: Gothamist tips us to the below animated rendering of how midtown Manhattan grew skyward from the 1850s onward. The last few seconds depict the monster super-skyscrapers currently under construction.

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Patrick Martin, Los Angeles

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. I’m a former licensed general contractor who’s well versed in every aspect of representation for both buyers and sellers. LA’s Westside offers a multitude of different neighborhoods for every… Read more »

Better to Buy or Rent?

It is a common question for potential homebuyers to gauge whether buying a home or renting a place is financially the best decision. Figuring out whether it’s better to buy or rent rests on three main factors: Where you live, how long you plan to stay and how home prices compare to rents in the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Andy Kogan, Kansas 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. Andy Kogan is a life-long Kansas City native, and specializes in the Overland Park area! Kansas City is a a wonderful place to live for all lifestyle choices! See… Read more »

Will the End of DOMA Start a Real Estate Boom?

The Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act decision is going to change real estate and mortgage lending. More people are going to come into the marketplace as buyers and borrowers, and that will be good for everyone. The point is very simple: For generations an unknown number of people have not entered the real estate… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Randy Merrill, El Dorado Hills, 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. Randy Merrill is knowlegable, reliable and detail oriented. He has a lot of experience with bank owned and short sales. In the foothills, a short trip to San Francisco… Read more »

Logan Circle – DC’s Top Gayborhood

In a recent survey conducted by neighborhood blog Borderstan, Logan Circle was once again declared the top gay neighborhood in D.C. Borderstan polled its readers to find out where the District’s gayest neighborhood actually lies, and for the fourth consecutive year Logan Circle took the crown. By a landslide, in fact, raking in 42 percent… Read more »

USA: Home Prices Rise Faster in Gayborhoods

Home prices are rising faster in major U.S. cities than in their suburbs, especially in neighborhoods that have larger gay and lesbian populations and are more racially diverse, according to a national listing service. Asking prices, on a per-square-foot basis, for houses in urban neighborhoods have risen by 11.3 percent in the past year, Trulia… Read more »

terryb.kwrealty.com Home About Us Location Contact Us Everything You Need To Know About Real Estate Sales 07/05/13 / terrybor /  /    Uncategorized A great way to ensure that your next real estate venture is a success is to make sure you work up an overview of the entire process. Selling isn’t always easy, so using… Read more »

When a Broker Buys His First Home

Your Realtor can tell you all day long about the joys of your impending homeownership – I’ve been telling my clients for years as I’ve watched them relish the benefits of equity, tax deductions and, most importantly, pride in ownership. In a competitive market drought with bidding wars and low inventory, I reassure my clients… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Robert Boccolucci, Rancho Cucamonga, 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. I am an experienced negotiator that will help you get your dream home in the greater Rancho Cucamonga area! The Inland Empire area is only minutes from Los Angeles,… Read more »

Will Marriage Equality Decisions Fuel California’s Real Estate Market?

The Supreme Court’s two decisions Wednesday supporting gay marriage could add fuel to California’s already hot housing market. “Married gay couples are going to have more confidence in making a home purchase,” predicted Nanette Lee Miller, West Coast partner-in-charge of assurance services at accounting firm Marcum in San Francisco. Striking down the federal Defense of… Read more »

Normal Heights – San Diego’s Up and Coming Gayborhood?

Just next to University Heights, could Normal Heights be the next up-and-coming gay neighborhood? LGBT Weekly explores the district: Bookended by University Heights to the west and Kensington to the east, the community of Normal Heights is rapidly becoming a San Diego hot spot. Situated above Mission Valley between Interstate 15 and Interstate 805, this… Read more »

Real Estate & Tax Benefits Post DOMA

On June 26th, 2013, the Supreme Court finally scrapped the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); the law signed by President Clinton in 1996 that consequently denied same-sex couples 1,138 federal privileges and programs that were available to opposite-sex couples. During a historic 5-4 decision the Supreme Court struck down this law that cost many LGBT… Read more »

When It’s Time for Replacements

What comes to mind when you hear the word “replacements?” The 70’s alternative rock band? The Keanu Reeves movie about striking football players? The website where you can find pieces of discontinued china and flatware? Owning a home? When you buy a house, your inspection report may describe its different features as adequate, marginal or… Read more »