Monthly Archives: November 2013

Where is Las Vegas’s Gayborhood?

While gay life in Vegas – though scarce until recently – is scattered on and off the Strip, its unofficial gay district, known as the “Fruit Loop,” serves as the heart of Vegas’ LGBT community. Located near the intersection of Paradise Road and Naples Drive, this strip mall is home to a variety of clubs,… Read more »

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

We’re off for a day to spend time with family over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family – we’ll see you all again on Friday! –Scott & Mark

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Steve J Mole. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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. Thorough, professional, well promoted listings. Internet savvy, will do additional research to make housing searches easier. Up to date technically. See Steve’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

What’s the Best Gayborhood in Texas?

Long-time Montrose residents love to complain how gentrification has ruined the neighborhood. Iconic gay bar Mary’s is now high-end coffee shop Blacksmith. Tex-Mex classic Felix is now an outpost of hip Austin-based Japanese restaurant Uchi. The old Fiesta has been torn down. There are fewer tattoo parlors, vintage stores and sex shops than there used… Read more »

West Hollywood the Most Walkable City in California

West Hollywood has once again been declared the most walkable city in California. Walk Score, a company that maintains a public access walkability index of any place in the United States, Canada and Australia, made the designation. Walk Score’s bases its walkability ranking on proximity to amenities such as grocery stores, restaurants, schools, parks and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Mortgage Lender: Scott Young, Lyons, 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. Scott has been a mortgage broker for nine years and places emphasis on excellent client service and expert product knowledge. Residential mortgages for first time homebuyers to investors- purchase,… Read more »

Should Detroit Have Its Own Gayborhood?

Most major U.S. cities (and major world cities) have neighborhoods that are either organically or intentionally filled with LGBT-oriented commercial and residential districts. The last area Detroit claimed as a “gayborhood” was Palmer Park, bordered by McNichols, Woodward and Pontchartrain Blvd. Prime time for the neighborhood filled with gorgeous apartments (now under restoration) was the… Read more »

US Housing Market Shrugs Off Higher Interest Rates

We asked earlier this morning if higher interest rates are killing the housing recovery. The answer provided by the latest data out Tuesday morning? A resounding ‘No.’ The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the number of permits issued for new housing soared in September and October (the two months were released simultaneously due to the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ken Elder, Phoenix

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 an Arizona native and enjoy working with the GLBT community. Phoenix is an urban area with many gay owned and gay friendly businesses, restaurants, etc. See Ken’s Expanded… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Real Estate Buying Tips

Real Estate Buying Tips You Need To Read Are you tired of renting? Are you ready to take the first steps towards owning your own home? Your new home is one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make, and it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. In this article, you’ll find some tips that… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: H Dwayne Davis, Portland, Oregon

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 specialize in putting my client’s needs first. Purchasing a home or an investment property should drama free. Let’s Talk! Portland is a welcoming community that celebrates our diversity…. Read more »

Hillcrest, San Diego’s Gayborhood

In 2007, which coincidentally was the centennial of the founding of Hillcrest, the American Planning Association designated Hillcrest as one of the top ten great neighborhoods in America. That is an incredible honor when you consider the size and scope of our nation and ponder how many neighborhoods are contained within it. That got me… Read more »

The Human Rights Campaign Scores US Cities for LGBT Equality

From coast to coast, U.S. cities are demonstrating a commitment to treating LGBT Americans with dignity and respect by passing laws and implementing policies that treat all people equally. That’s according to a new report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the HRC. The 2013 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) is the… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Quick And Easy Guide To Home Buying

Receiving some great information on how to purchase a home in the real estate market can be invaluable to a homebuyer. Without this information, though, you could end up with an impossible mortgage, a failing property, or even an investment that’s outright lost. Read this article to find some great buyer-friendly tips. Don’t let the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Drake Cruz, Pasadena, 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. Put your Real Estate needs in Cruz control. Nestled up against the San Gabriel Mountains, live here for an active, healthy lifestyle. See Drake’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty… Read more »

Lake Tahoe is Reinventing Itself

It’s a long-awaited sight around here, as welcome as a big snowfall on the ski slopes ringing the lake. Hard hats are swarming over Lake Tahoe’s “hole in the ground,” a vast construction site on Highway 50 that sat dormant for nearly five years. A $15 million shopping and dining complex has been rising from… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Holly Kimsey, Charlotte, North Carolina

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. As your Charlotte Realtor, Holly’s team of professionals will work diligently to provide you and your family with outstanding customer service while paying close attention to your wants and… Read more »

Toronto’s Astounding Condo Boom

The worst of times are usually obvious, as in the case of Toronto under Rob Ford. The best of times can take longer to reveal themselves — as in the case of Toronto under Rob Ford, which is most likely to be remembered by future historians not for its political buffoonery but for the amazing… Read more »

As many people ultimately find out, it’s incredibly easy to fall into the grasp of a bad credit score. Even missing a few of your monthly payments can turn your name to mud in the eyes of a creditor. But having bad credit doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Luckily for you,… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jan Bristow, 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. Serving our community since 1980 with pride. Seattle is beautiful and extremely Gay supportive with tons of resources. See Jan’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly… Read more »

First LGBT Retirement Community Resort to Open in Santa Rosa, California

Filling a long-overdue need to provide the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community more retirement options, Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first full-service LGBT retirement community to offer luxury living and continuing care services, will officially open in less than two weeks. Wednesday, Nov. 20 regional elected officials and LGBT leaders will join award-winning developer… Read more »

The Washington Blade’s Best of Gay DC 2013

Thinking about moving to DC? The Washington Blade has you covered: The Washington Blade’s annual Best of Gay DC Issue keeps growing. This year, there are 71 categories – the most ever – and nearly 20,000 of you voted to select the winners, a new record. Check out the winners below. At Gay Realty Watch,… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Is You Credit Bad, You Can Fix It

Sometimes people are thrown into debt simply because the credit company made a mistake. Unfortunately, and as disgusting as it is, many of these companies state in incredibly fine print that their mistakes do not matter. You’re still on the hook for the poor credit score. So regardless of whose fault it is that you’re… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Greg Burton, St. Petersburg, 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. My emphasis has always been on service first. St. Petersburg has the Country’s fourth fastest growing gay community. For some of the wonderful venues, check out my website See… Read more »

What’s New in NYC

New York is a city in perpetual transformation. In autumn, when seasonal changes abound, the pace intensifies as visitors and locals alike gallop in hot pursuit to discover (or rediscover) places that reflect the city’s passion for bold inventiveness. Listen to Josh Held, of Josh Held Design, describe the ever-morphing New York scene. Held makes… Read more »

Gay and Lesbian Homebuyers’ Rights

Many gay and lesbian homebuyers aren’t aware that their rights in 2006 to a non-discriminatory home purchase process could be guaranteed by local or state laws. Mark Nash real estate author of 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home shares with single or partnered gay and lesbian home buyers some do’s and don’ts that… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Tips On Choosing The Right House To Buy

Purchasing real estate is one of the most significant undertakings in an individual’s life, given the huge investment it typically represents. Thoroughly understanding the entire process is key to making a wise decision. Using the tips that follow will help ensure that you are satisfied with the deal you ultimately make. With so many foreclosure… Read more »