Monthly Archives: March 2015

FormFormer-BYU Student Says He Was Evicted From Apartment For Being Gay

A former Brigham Young University student has sued a university-contracted apartment complex that he says evicted him after he told his roommates he was attracted to men. Andrew David White’s civil lawsuit filed last week says he was physically assaulted in January by his roommates after they came to believe he was gay and kicked… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Trish McLean, Santa Rosa, 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. Trish has been a licensed California real estate agent for more than 15 years, and specializes in long-term investment strategies. She reminds all her clients to take the long… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Phil Stern, 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. I specialize in serving the GLBT Community’s Real Estate needs when Buying or Selling of all types Residential Real Estate in the entire Phoenix, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Peoria,… Read more »

Rainbow Crosswalks for Philadelphia Gayborhood?

A popular Philadelphia neighborhood could soon become a lot more colorful with plans to add rainbow crosswalks at two intersections, according to Philadelphia Gay News. Philly Pride Presents and the City of Philadelphia plan to paint eight rainbow crosswalks at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locusts sts. in the city’s Gayborhood this summer. “We… Read more »

Fire Destroys Fire Island Gayborhood Hotel, Homes

A massive fire swept through Cherry Grove’s commercial district on Fire Island last night, destroying several private homes, the Holly House Hotel, and the Grove Hotel, the last of which was home to the famed Ice Palace nightclub. For decades the Ice Palace hosted the Miss Fire Island pageant and served as the kickoff location… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Will Landay, Jacksonville, 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. As a real estate professional in Metro Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & Orange Park Area, I have in-depth local knowledge and can provide you with the… Read more »

San Diego Metro Area Has Denser LGBT Population Than National Average

New research into Gallup survey information reveals an educated estimate of where LGBT Americans live, considered perhaps the most detailed glimpse yet into the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across 50 states. At 6.2%, the San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT of… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Gael W. Hammer, Washington Depot, Connecticut

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’ve been a Washington resident and Washington real estate agent for more than twenty years. I’ve broken sales records for Litchfield County and other regions, and in 2006 my… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Kirk Dahle, San Francisco, 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. Kirk works hard for his clients, and uses his intuitive nature to provide fantastic customer service. Kirk’s previous clients have described him as ‘going above and beyond or ‘knowing… Read more »

San Francisco, Portland, and Austin Top Metro Areas With Most LGBT Residents

The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco’s percentage just 2.6… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Phil Hobson, 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. Providing both seller and buyer real estate services. Phil’s natural ability to connect with people coupled with his dedication to providing superior service to his clients are the keys… Read more »

Whats Hot and Why

By most indicators, the national real estate market is looking up. There are lots of reasons for this and we’ll get into some of them here. But for the most part, the real estate market follows the general state of the economy. When employment is high and the economy is on a strengthening trend, buyer… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: David Dorman, 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. David makes a great first impression, from his friendly smile to his ability to make his clients instantly comfortable. He takes great interest in his client’s needs and concerns,… Read more »

Is Toronto Finally Acting Like a Big City?

When a developer announced last week that he planned to build what would be the tallest building in Canada on the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor, Toronto seemed unimpressed. Many who wrote online comments about the proposal wondered why on earth this city needs yet another glass condominium tower, even a dramatic 80-storey one… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Marcy Mjelde, Bellingham, 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. Whether you’re planning to buy or sell a Bellingham home, you shouldn’t have to worry about your real estate agent. Marcy Mjelde takes the stress out of the real… Read more »

Low Inventory Drives Huge Price Increases for West Coast Condos

The value of new construction condominiums is up in downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco and downtown Seattle, according to The Mark Company Trend Sheets. The Mark Company reported the value of new construction condominiums in downtown Los Angeles inched up 1 percent in February, and was 26 percent higher than a year earlier. In San… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Doug Morgan, Atlanta, Georgia

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. Greeting from the North Georgia Mountains! My name is Doug Morgan. I specialize in residential sales, vacation homes, foreclosures and short sales in North Atlanta and the North Georgia… Read more »

The Tallest Buildings in the World

Architecture tells us a lot about economic history, as these charts by Martin Vargic show. Vargic, a Slovakian artist and designer who runs the blog halcyonmaps.com, created six charts that document the history of the tallest buildings on six continents — Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, South America and Oceania — over the last 5,000… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Alexis Hlady, Edmonton, Alberta, 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. Choosing an Edmonton real estate agent is a difficult task because really, how does one make that decision and how do you know you’ve made the right choice? I’m… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jack Miller, Nashville, Tennessee

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. Jack Miller specializes in relocation services for Nashville, Brentwood, & Franklin, Tennessee at Parks Properties (a division of Bob Parks Realty, a large regional firm with eight offices in… Read more »

New York Drops to Fourth in List of Cities for the Super Wealthy

The yearly Knight Frank’s Wealth Report that surveys the movements of the global ultra-rich has been released (h/t CityLab), and–truly, surprise!–New York City’s status amongst the moneyed elite has dropped three places to rest as the number four city most populated by individuals who have amassed over $30 million in personal wealth. What’s eyebrow-raising is… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Kathleen McMullen, 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. Kathleen moved to the Phoenix Valley from Seattle, Washington five years ago, and has learned the neighborhoods of Maricopa County and the Phoenix real estate market inside and out…. Read more »

The New York City We Love is Disappearing

Wherever the towers of big development rise, the rents rise with them. And as the rents hit nosebleed heights, New York vanishes. Neighborhood by neighborhood, borough by borough, this is how you kill a city. From the glitzy corridor of the High Line in Manhattan, to the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood around the Barclays Center to… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Gary Clark, 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. I’m in this business because I thrill at being able to find the neighborhood and perfect home for my clients that are buying or relocating to the Raleigh/Research Triangle… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Francine Lichtman, Maplewood, New Jersey

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 passion is helping the LGBT community find their perfect home. The towns that I serve have many LGBT families amongst the population. I am a great resource as… Read more »

What Street Will You Live On?

Something a little fun and fluffy for Sunday: For decades we have believed that the most popular name for a road was “2nd.” But by my analysis, that crown actually goes to “Park.” (Again, look to the methodology section for a discussion of this.) Out of over a million roads in the United States, 9,640… Read more »

Buy Your Own Penis Island

The beautiful island, which happens to be shaped like a penis, is north of Fiji and with no direct flights, owners will have to get their by boat or perhaps helicopter. The asking price for a Beachfront Freehold is $125,000, whilst you can get an Ocean Access View lot for just $75,000 and according to… Read more »

Gay Dallas Real Estate Agent: Patrick Tester

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 became a Dallas Real Estate Agent after 25 years in education and non-profit management. The skills I developed in those areas have helped me inmy work in the… Read more »

Ten US Cities With Skyrocketing Rents

Sorry, Silicon Valley — rent in San Francisco is still on the rise. Zillow’s Rent Index, which looks at median rents in the nation’s hottest markets, has San Francisco and San Jose at the top of its list for largest year-over-year increase. As unwelcome as that news may be for people in the Bay Area,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: David Ashton, Salem, Massachusetts

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 Ashton is a member of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, located in Swampscott, Massachusetts. David is proud to be a part of with Coldwell Banker, one of the biggest… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Dwight Price, Knoxville Tennessee

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 Knoxville, Tennessee – Dwight is a caring professional who helps clients in all walks of life. See Dwight’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network… Read more »

Miami’s Condo Market May Be Cooling Off

A new study confirms the latest chatter from real-estate watchers: Miami’s sizzling downtown condo market is cooling down. Skyrocketing construction costs, overheated land prices and falling foreign currencies have finally caught up with a housing market that boomed after the lean years of the recession. But unlike the last go-around, when highly leveraged projects brought… Read more »

Prices Up, Sales Down in San Francisco

Last month, the number of Bay Area home sales slowed to a crawl and hit its lowest level since the recession in 2008, according to the latest report from DataQuick. A slowdown is normal for January, but even compared with January 2014, sales are down, dropping 5.5 percent to a seven-year low of 4,439 houses… Read more »

Featured Real Estate Agent: Scott Werner, Realtor 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. Real estate agent in Portland, Oregon – Scott is an experienced full time real estate broker working with buyers, sellers, and investors. See Scott’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty… Read more »

Florida Housing Market Continues to Stabilize

Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings and the continued stabilization of inventory in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors(R). Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 16,087 last month, up 10 percent over January 2014. “Home price gains in areas across Florida mean that home equity… Read more »