Monthly Archives: February 2015

San Francisco Penthouse Listed at $49 Million

A 15,000-square-foot duplex condominium that overlooks the Bay Bridge is the new most expensive listing in San Francisco, with a price tag of $49 million. The penthouse on the 41st and 42nd floors of one of two Lumina towers being developed by Tishman Speyer is still under construction. However, marketing began this week thanks to… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Lyssa Cross, Asheville, 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. Lesbian Real Estate Agent in Asheville, North Carolina – Realtor for 18 years in Asheville, with extensive experience and knowledge to close the sale! See Lyssa’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

LGBT Anxiety About Retirement is High

An aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population in the U.S. faces anxieties about retirement that are significantly greater than other Americans who are nearing retirement. That is according to a survey by the Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE) that polled 1,857 LGBT Americans and 519 non-LGBT Americans and… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Philip A. Ross III, Real Estate Agent, Santa Fe, 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 real estate agent in Santa Fe, New Mexico – Philip will represent your best interests to the fullest of his ability. See Philip’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty… Read more »

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year. Below is a chart created… Read more »

Flipping in DC

On Dec. 31, 2014, a colleague purchased a fully redeveloped home in Brookland. The property, a stunning, newly renovated single-family home on Newton Street, N.E., was staged and showed beautifully. After several months on the market and under contract for improvements from a home inspection, my colleague and his husband closed on the property for… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Eric Greene, Long 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. Gay Long Beach Real Estate Agent – Experienced Long Beach/Orange County Realtor providing outstanding service and area knowledge See Eric’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Wendy Tanson, Chapel Hill, 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. Gay friendly realtor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Award-winning broker, helping clients achieve smooth and satisfying moves in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties. See Wendy’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

My Gayborhood is Better Than Your Neighborhood

Do gays mean higher property values? Could be, according to a study by Seattle-based Zillow, the online real estate database. “Our analysis shows that over the last 40 years home prices in historically gay neighborhoods have steadily outperformed average prices for the metros in which they’re located,” according to the study that looked at Albuquerque,… Read more »

India State Sets Aside Housing for Trans Citizens

In a first for India, Chhattisgarh state has set aside a 2% housing quota for its estimated 3,000 transgender residents. The move comes nearly a year after the Supreme Court recognized transgender citizens as third gender. In its ruling, the apex court directed governments to provide transgender people with quotas in jobs, education and basic… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jay Iseli, Real Estate Agent, Tacoma, 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 real estate agent in Tacoma, Washington – 7 Years experience serving Tacoma’s LGBT community. See Jay’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and Real… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Steven Glose, 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. Gay real estate agent in Kissimmee, Florida – Let me show you the real Florida lifestyle. See Steven’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Dwayne Leatherwood, Raleigh, 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. Gay Raleigh Real Estate Agent – I make myself available to clients at all times because communication’s a critical component to the success of the process. See Dwayne’s Expanded… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Rick Turner, Denver, 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 real estate agent in Denver, Colorado – Serving The Community Since 1992. See Rick’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals… Read more »

The Strip: Dallas’s Gayborhood

When Out Traveler named Oak Lawn the “best gayborhood in the U.S.,” it said “Oak Lawn is a shining star in a city soaked with money and privilege.” The magazine also noted that Oak Lawn is “packed with nightlife and eateries,” and praised its proximity to downtown and the Design District. But just what is… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Bryan Halda, Miami Beach, 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. Gay real estate agent in Miami Beach, Florida – voted “Best Top Producer” by SunPost Newspaper Best of 2007 See Brian’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay… Read more »

Do Gayborhoods Really Increase Home Prices?

The often-discussed, but rarely studied, question of whether an influx of gay neighbors can increase home values was tackled by economists at the Seattle-based Zillow in their book “The New Rules of Real Estate.” In a chapter titled the “Gayborhood Phenomenon” Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff look at data on migrations… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Vickie Wish, 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. Lesbian real estate agent in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – I practice high ethical standards in my personal as well as professional endeavors. See Vickie’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty… Read more »

Home Prices: A 5-Year Outlook

With inventory presently below historically normal levels, current & future home prices have been the topic of many real estate conversations. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey was just released; giving insight into where experts believe prices will be leading up to 2019. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over 100 economists, real estate… Read more »

Skipping the 13th Floor

In 1988, The New York Times Magazine ran a piece on a man named J. Ira Harris, who, as the story put it, “is simply crazy about the number 13.” Here’s how “crazy” he is: Harris’s license plate and his home and office telephones contain 13’s. He was born on April 13th, has often bet… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Kelly Klein, Destin, Florida Real Estate Agent

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. Lesbian Real Estate Agent in Destin/Santa Rosa Beach, Florida – Dedicated to growing my community one person at a time. All are welcomed! See Agent Expanded Listing on Gay… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: David Oesterle, Realtor, Indianapolis, Indiana

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 real estate agent in Scottsdale, Arizona – Personable and knowledgeable agent with outstanding customer service skills. See David’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors… Read more »

2014 Shattered the Record for Home Sales Over $50M

Every few weeks an unreasonably expensive home pops up on the market, and real estate-watchers are dumbfounded all over again. Top blockbuster honors currently go to the 25-acre Beverly Hills compound Palazzo di Amore, listed last November for $195M, the same month a Georgian Revival mansion on 11 acres in the Hamptons debuted for $140M…. Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Belinda Young, Santa Fe Real Estate Agent

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. Belinda is a lesbian Santa Fe real estate agent – Offering Positive perspective and positive results. See Belinda Young Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Steve Visano, Real Estate Agent, Wilton Manors, 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. Gay real estate agent in Wilton Manors, Florida – I have 10 yrs. experience finding single family homes & condos as primary & 2nd homes for my GLBT community…. Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Drick Ward, Realtor, Virginia Beach, 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. Gay Real Estate Agent in Virginia Beach, Florida – Serving the housing and real estate investment needs of my community. See Drick’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

New Owner Plans to Update Castro Gayborhood Apartment Building

The man buying the four-unit apartment building owned by Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco for about $1.8 million said today (Wednesday, February 11) that all the tenants will get to stay. Realtor Patrick Barber said tenants of 138-140 Eureka Street will “absolutely” be allowed to remain. The announcement in December that the building would… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Cindi A. Comchoc, Realtor, Dayton, Ohio

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. Lesbian Real Estate Agent in Dayton, Ohio – Cindi has been successfully selling real estate since leaving the telecommunications industry. See Cindi’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

Condos Are Now Safe Deposit Boxes for the Rich

Out here on the west coast, we’ve watched in horror as condo prices in every big city have suddenly shot through the roof. In Portland, for instance, housing that was $300 a square foot just 2-3 years ago in The Pearl District is now pushing $700. Who can afford these prices? Who is buying these… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Michael Markus, Tampa Bay, 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. Gay Real Estate Agent in Tampa Bay, Florida – Matching People to Homes in Tampa Bay! See Michael Markus Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors… Read more »

Newark Looking for LGBT Couples for Valentine’s Day Land Sale

Newark is practically giving away land for new homes, and is encouraging LGBT buyers to apply. Joe.My.God reports: Newark Valentine’s Day Land Sale, in which municipally-owned vacant lots will be sold to couples–straight or LGBT–for $1,000 each as part of the City’s “Live Newark” program. As part of the City’s “Live Newark” program, the lots… Read more »

Featured Gay Realtor: Nicholas Yale, 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. Fun and relaxed, Nicholas Yale puts his clients at ease and helps them thru the home buying or selling experience. Phoenix offers great shopping, close to ASU and nightlife…. Read more »

The Hidden Money Buying New York Condos

For more than a year, The New York Times examined the influx of global cash fueling the city’s high-end real estate boom. The investigation pierced the secrecy of more than 200 shell companies that have owned condominiums at one complex, the Time Warner Center. Nearly half of the most expensive residential properties in the United… Read more »

Castro Gayborhood Church to Make Way for Condos

The Castro district building that’s housed San Francisco’s Metropolitan Community Church for decades will be replaced by two luxury residential buildings, according to one of the people who just paid about $2.3 million for the crumbling church at 150 Eureka Street. There will be a total of four condo units. David Papale is the agent… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Realtor: Cynthia Binder, Miami Beach, 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. From pre construction to South Beaches vintage residences, I am committed to finding the home that matches you in Miami. Miami Beach is an incredibly dynamic and multi-cultural city… Read more »

Seven Tips for Prospective LGBT homeowners

Herman Chan is a San Francisco-based real estate expert whose hit video blog, Habitat for Hermanity, earned him national attention. His unique brand of humor and insight can be seen at habitatforhermanity.com. In this article, originally published February 28, 2011, Chan shares with dot429 pieces of advice for prospective LGBTQ homeowners. Even all the recent… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Buying a home, what to look for.

Terry’s Blog: Buying a home, what to look for. When purchasing a home, all the various rules, the searching, and the financing can make you crazy. Knowing the secrets the experts use can mean the difference between success and failure. Investigating the various mortgage options available and determining what you will qualify for are essential… Read more »

Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders Pushes for More LGBT Senior Housing

The group Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) has revealed plans for a national, multi-year LGBT elder housing initiative in the US. SAGE leaders and several major partners of the organization explained the details at an event on February 3. According to the press release, “LGBT older people often face unique challenges in finding… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Irene Read, 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. Irene specializes in gay and lesbian relocation to and from the Tucson area. Contact her for a free relocation packet. The Gay/Lesbian community is awesome in Tucson – there… Read more »

Are Rising Rents Killing off Gayborhoods?

West Hollywood is a small city geographically; in total we’re less than 2 square miles in size. But our influence and impact is limitless. For 30 years now, “WeHo,” as it’s been affectionately called since its founding, has been a beacon of progressive values and economic innovation for not just the L.A. region but the… Read more »

Featured Gay Realtor: Mark Watson, 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. I have thirteen years of real estate experience. I specialize in the Metro Charlotte, South Charlotte areas. Charlotte is a diverse, wonderful city that the LGBT community is calling… Read more »

Manhattan Condo Prices at Record High

The final quarter of 2014 rounded out a banner year for price growth in the Manhattan real estate market. Manhattan condo prices rose 8.4 percent year-over-year to hit a record high in December, marking a 24-month rally in price growth fueled by low inventory. However, stabilizing days on market, slowing price growth, and a slight… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Afraid of buying a home? You won’t be anymore, Thanks To This Advice!

Afraid of buying a home? You won’t be anymore, Thanks To This Advice! Whether you’re looking for commercial properties, investment properties, wholesale properties, or simply a place to hang your hat and call home, be sure that you do not invest a single penny in the real estate market until you read this article. Find… Read more »