Monthly Archives: December 2014

10 Easy Tips to Get Your House Ready to Sell

Most people know the basics about getting their home ready to sell: remove any clutter and excess furniture, fix what’s broken and set your rooms to look like a model home would. But buyers have more and more inventory to choose from in this market and the details matter. Here are 10 enhanced Staging Tips 1…. Read more »

2014 Is Over, Sell the House?

At the end of the year in Orange County, hundreds of homeowners have a tough decision to make. The ‘listing for sale agreement’ on their house is about to expire and they now must decide to either take their house off the market (OTM), For Sale by Owner (FSBO) or list it again with the… Read more »

Fort Lauderdale Luxury Homes

There are many wonderful choices when it comes to Fort Lauderdale luxury homes. First you probably should decide if you want a single-family home or a condo. Each option offers benefits and disadvantages. Choose the option that best suits your lifestyle. Next, you have the choice of a dry lot or waterfront home. Fort Lauderdale… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Bryan Beene, Houston, 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. Bryan is a top producing Houston real estate agent who treats every customer like family. Houston has so much to offer, let’s discover it together! See Bryan’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

What is Gentrification?

Maybe you think you know a gentrifying neighborhood when you see one. It’s got all the shorthand: coffee shops, new condo construction, a few old storefronts awaiting renovation. What we think is easy to eyeball, though, is incredibly hard to identify in data. Quantitatively, what does gentrification look like? A change in median income in… Read more »

South Florida Renting vs. Owning

Have you been thinking about buying in South Florida?   The Tri-County area of South Florida which includes Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties is one of the least favorable renting markets for renters according to RealtyTrac.  Rents have risen so much in these counties that most renters, based on the counties median incomes, will… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Graham Marlette, Durham, 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. Graham has specialized in older homes in the neighborhoods around Duke University for 30 years. Durham is famously LGBTQ friendly with a great performing arts scene, ADF & DPAC… Read more »

New San Diego Affordable Senior Housing Project Will Be LGBT Affirming

San Diego nonprofit Community HousingWorks (CHW), presents its Arizona Street Development to the San Diego Planning Commission Thursday, Dec. 18. The proposed development features a 76-home senior apartment building on the northwest corner of Texas Street and Howard Avenue and a 118-home multifamily building on the northeast corner. The proposal has already generated significant support… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Exterior Home Improvement Projects That Add Equity to the House

Exterior Home Improvement Projects That Add Equity to the House There are three beneficial home improvement projects that can add significant value to the worth of the home. These include adding a sprinkler system, enhancing the landscaping, and adding concrete work to the patio or driveway. Adding a Sprinkler System For less than $3000, many… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #2: Chicago’s Boystown

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The second place finisher is in Chicago: 2. Boystown (Chicago), with 19.49 percent of the vote Last year’s number one drops to number two. That’s still pretty impressive, Chicago. Guess Halsted Street is just as clean, friendly, and fun as ever. Congrats, Chicago!… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: CJ Brasiel, San Jose, 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. Choose a real estate partner with a different view. Silicon Valley’s the hub of technology and diversity in Northern California. Lifestyle, acceptance, culture is valued and all are welcome!… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #4: Atlanta’s Midtown

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The fourth place finisher is in Atlanta: 4. Midtown (Atlanta), with 10.68 percent of the vote A Southern city in the top five? Indeed. Atlanta’s colorful community continues to grow and influence gay culture at large (heels on men, anyone?), with Midtown serving… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: John Gasdaska, New York, New York

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. With over 15 years selling luxury Manhattan real estate, I’d love to assist in all of your real estate needs. Manhattan is the center of world culture, finance, art,… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: DIY Homeowners Save Money on Their Home Improvement Projects

DIY Homeowners Save Money on Their Home Improvement Projects Many homeowners see the advantage of performing do-it-yourself projects around the house as a way to save money. Simple and complex projects can be performed by the homeowner in their effort to avoid hiring a professional. With just a simple basic knowledge and the ability to… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #6: Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The sixth place finisher is in Fort Lauderdale: 6. Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale), with 7.45 percent of the vote We can almost forgive wonderful Wilton Manors for being located in Florida, and it looks like our readers can as well. Maybe it can… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #7: Boystown, West Hollywood

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The seventh place finisher is in West Hollywood: 7. Boystown (West Hollywood/Los Angeles), with 6.88 percent of the vote. Hmmm, WeHo didn’t do so hot this year. Guess Lisa Vanderpump’s shiny new restaurant/bar didn’t impress you all that much. WeHo’s waxed/manicured inhabitants will… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Bradley Piper, Miami

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. Award winning agent focused on customer service and long term relationships. Client referrals are the key to my success. An exciting mixture of cultures, beautiful beaches, and great nightlife… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #8: Capitol Hill, Seattle

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The tenth place finisher is in Philadelphia: 8. Capitol Hill (Seattle), with 6.56 percent of the vote Seattle’s queer neighborhood may not have cracked the top five, but many of us know how lovely it is. We say give it a few more… Read more »

Wilton Manors – Renovation Renovation

Homes for Sale in Wilton Manors have not only seen an increase in demand and price, but fully renovated homes are popping up on the market across the entire city.  Investors and individuals have taken interest in buying left over foreclosure or traditional sales and renovating them.   Homes on the intracoastal in Wilton Manors… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Christine Daley, Warrenton, 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. Meeting your needs for excellent customer service, consistent communication, and reliability in a real estate professional. See Christine’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #9: Dupont Circle

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The tenth place finisher is in Philadelphia: 9. Dupont Circle (Washington, D.C.), with 4.62 percent of the vote Washington has been declared the gayest city in the country by everyone and their gay brother. Its center of LGBT life has a bit of… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: A Home Improvement Project Can Increase Your Homeís Value

A Home Improvement Project Can Increase Your Homeís Value There are numerous types of home improvement projects, even the ones that seem insignificant, which can significantly improve the interior of your home, while increasing its value. Many times, individuals simply will not remodel their home because they believe the project will be extremely overwhelming. However,… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Julie Stevens, Phoenix, 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. Dedicated to earning your respect and trust in your real estate experience! Working in most areas, specializing in Central Phoenix. Phoenix is desirable due to diversity and culture, restaurants,… Read more »

Hamburger Mary’s to Take Patio Space in Castro Gayborhood

Hamburger Mary’s will be returning to San Francisco, the city where the burger chain was launched in 1972. While the original location shuttered in 2001, gay Castro bar owner Les Natali won approval this afternoon (Thursday, December 4) from the city’s planning commission to operate a Hamburger Mary’s in the long vacant Patio Cafe on… Read more »

Is Sacramento Ready to Grow Up?

Today there’s just a fenced-off pit the size of a city block to remind residents of a time when Sacramento’s housing market seemed ready to reach for the sky and draw thousands of upscale buyers to downtown condominiums. Toward the end of last decade’s housing boom, developers promoted ambitious proposals to raise residential towers that… Read more »

Coral Ridge – Fort Lauderdale Homes for Sale

If you have been looking for a place to buy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida we would certainly recommend adding Coral Ridge to your list of communities to check out.  Coral Ridge is located East of Federal Highway, South of Lauderdale By the Sea, and just Northeast of Wilton Manors.  The community is known for its… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Tom Costello. 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. Specialist in sale and purchase of Florida RV parks and campgrounds. Residential waterfront home specialist. St. Petersburg’s home to the largest Gay Pride celebration in the SE. Several wonderful… Read more »

Young People Optimistic About Home Ownership

When it comes to home ownership, a recent survey by the California Association of Realtors has found that 89% of young renters polled expressed interest in buying their own home at some point in the near future. It seems that in spite of economic uncertainty and high costs of living, the majority of young Americans… Read more »