Monthly Archives: April 2015

New Zoning Rules for Castro Gayborhood

Legislation meant to bring stronger public scrutiny of office-type uses taking over ground floor retail spaces in San Francisco’s gay Castro district and along Noe Valley’s commercial corridor sailed through the city’s planning commission today. The commission voted 5-0 to recommend that the Board of Supervisors adopt the zoning change. The supervisors are expected to… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Tips For Your Real Estate Hunt

Tips For Your Real Estate Hunt Taking a step into the mysterious land of buying real estate for the very first time might feel somewhat daunting. By keeping the helpful tips listed below in mind, you will soon find yourself buying the property of your dreams, all while using some helpful information that can help… Read more »

San Francisco Inventory Decline Leads to Mass Overbidding

A gradual decline in inventory has contributed to the increase in overbidding among buyers, according to a new report from Paragon Real Estate. The real-estate firm tallied the number of homes, co-ops, TICs, condos and even 2-4-unit buildings listed on the MLS, starting just before the market recovery began in 2012. It found that while… Read more »

Philadelphia’s Gayborhood to Get Rainbow Crosswalks

Expect to see a burst of color if you’re walking through the Gayborhood this summer. Philly Pride Presents in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia will paint permanent rainbow-colored crosswalks at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locust streets following Philadelphia’s Pride Parade. The eight crosswalks will be dedicated at the Annual Reminders Block Party… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Patrick Martin, West Hollywood, 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. For more than a decade, Patrick Martin has been an industry leader in West Hollywood and the Los Angeles real estate market. Handling a diverse portfolio of properties and… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Stop Searching For Answers About Real Estate Investing: This Article Has Them And More

Stop Searching For Answers About Real Estate Investing: This Article Has Them And More Have you ever invested in real estate before? Or, is it something you are interested in but know nothing about? Either way, having some helpful advice will increase your success with this venture. In the following piece, you will read some… Read more »

The Most Walkable Cities in the US

I’m really shocked Portland isn’t on this list: In an announcement that will surprise no one, Walk Score, the company that produces the go-to metric for walkable cities, has once again ranked New York as the number one most walkable large U.S. city. With a score of 87.6, New York in fact extended its lead… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: 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. I am a Top Producing Real Estate Agent in the Sacramento region. I represent buyers and sellers along the Highway 50 corridor, all the way from Folsom to Pollock… Read more »

Castro Groups Oppose New Umpqua Bank in the Gayborhood

Most financial institutions looking to open in San Francisco’s gay Castro district can usually bank on facing opposition. Many residents and merchants say the neighborhood is already saturated with enough banks that create dead zones throughout the commercial corridor. Umpqua Bank officials are finding this maxim to be true as they seek approval to open… Read more »

Manchester Gayborhood Vibrant, But Bars Must Up Their Game

Is the Gay Village losing out? Is there too much competition? Or is Canal Street’s certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ simply spreading across the city? Vibrancy was a running theme during discussions with Manchester’s LGBT community with regards to Canal Street. For Misty Chance, a Manchester-based drag artist, it has provided an opportunity to branch… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Thom Montrois, Jupiter, 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. Full time since 1996 with dozens of 5 star client reviews, covering Palm Beach, Martin & Southern St. Lucie Counties offering you helpful guidance and valuable local area knowledge,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Frank Vigliotti, 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. Frank Vigliotti is a founder of The Henri Frank Group at REMAX Preferred which is staffed with full time Florida licensed Real Estate agents & professionals to better serve… Read more »