Monthly Archives: May 2015

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Michael Turnage, Wilmington, 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 lived in North Carolina all my life and love every square mile. I am a Realtor based in Wilmington covering New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties and… Read more »

Gay Real Estate News Round-Up – May 30th

We’re going to start bringing you interesting real estate articles, LGBT and otherwise, in a regular travel round-up. Enjoy! GENERAL INTEREST USA:25 Cities for Good Pay and Good Housing (Washington Post)Don’t move to New York if you’re looking for work. The city isn’t on a new list of good places to find jobs compiled by… Read more »

Tallywackers Opens in Dallas Gayborhood

Straight guys (and at least some lesbians) love their breastaurants. Now Oak Lawn has something for the gay gays (and straight women) — a “chestaurant.” Tallywackers — a bar, restaurant and live entertainment venue featuring a wait staff consisting of hot men in tight t-shirts and short-shorts — holds its grand opening Saturday, May 30…. Read more »

Even Techies Getting Priced Out of the Bay Area

As rents and home prices have skyrocketed over the past few years, the Bay Area has become a more difficult place to live, to put it mildly. Real estate website Redfin has compiled data showing that Bay Area residents are increasingly looking to buy in other locations. Back in 2011, 85.5 percent of people located… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Pruning Your Shrub Trees

Pruning Your Shrub Trees When you prune your plants you must be selective. The act of pruning consists of removing branches that have either died or are diseased, or have become infested with a fungal infection of some sort. Pruning in the spring before the new growth begins may reveal damage caused by the weather,… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Plant A Pizza Garden

Plant A Pizza Garden Just about everybody likes pizza. Why not get creative and plant a pizza garden? Your garden can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Here are a few ideas. Draw A Big Circle Start by drawing a big circle in the garden area where you wish to plant. This… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Frank Hinzman, Palm Beach

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. Have Lived in Pittsburgh, Washington DC, the last 23 years in West Palm Beach. Let me help you relocate! See Frank’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay… Read more »

Where It’s Cheaper to Buy Than Rent in the US

Trulia bases these calculations on all the homes listed on their site for rent or sale in March 2015. They include things like mortgage payments, maintenance, insurance, taxes, closing costs, down payment, sale proceeds and security deposits in the cost of owning and renting, and make a separate calculation for homeowner association fees. At Gay… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic Gardening When most people think of gardening, they think of plants growing in dirt, but this isn’t the only way to grow plants. Hydroponics is another method to grow plants that doesn’t use soil. Many of you might be wondering how can you grow a plant without soil? Well, it is quite easy to… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Dustin Pruitt, Vancouver, 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. Licensed in Real Estate in Washington and Oregon, my journey to a career in real estate traversed through chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa, a retail career with Starbucks, and… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: How Gardening Saved My Life

How Gardening Saved My Life Gardening was never a part of my life growing up. I lived in the middle of the city with stone and cement everywhere, so the most I knew about gardening had to do with the parks, meridians, and what the neighbors could cram onto their balconies. I remember one neighbor… Read more »

New Sculpture to Be Installed in Dallas Gayborhood

“Our management philosophy for ilume and ilume Park includes community involvement and promoting social interaction among people. We have always believed that art is an integral and essential part of that social interaction,” developer Luke Crosland said this week, explaining why The Crosland Group will soon be unveiling a new sculpture installation in front of… Read more »

Sacramento Gayborhood to Get Rainbow Crosswalk

Sacramento’s Lavender Heights neighborhood is about to get a colorful signature project. The City Council approved the construction Tuesday night of rainbow-colored crosswalks at the intersection of 20th and K streets in midtown. The rainbow design is a symbol of pride and history in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and Lavender Heights is… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Gardening Makes Your Heart Sing

Gardening Makes Your Heart Sing While gardening for some means absolute joy, others either don’t like it or think they can’t do it well and wish they had the extra money to pay for a gardener! Some of us are just content to plant a few summer flowers each year so our yard looks colorful… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Finding Your Green Thumb

Finding Your Green Thumb It is a myth that some people are born with a green thumb while others are just inept when it comes to gardening. Like any other work out there, gardening is a labor of love and a few simple hints and tips can help you create beautiful landscapes. An understanding of… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Build A Garden TeePee

Build A Garden TeePee Gardening doesn’t have to be boring. You can create your own unique garden with just a few creative tips. There are many climbing plants that one can plant. Today, we’re going to focus on climbing peas, beans and flowers (such as morning glory). Gather Some Big Sticks Gather up some large… Read more »

New Supertall Condo Tower Planned for the Rich

When plans first emerged for New York City’s Nordstrom Tower, it was plain that its designers meant to defer to One World Trade Center. At 1,775 feet in height, the new supertall designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill fell just one foot shy of the record for the tallest building in the city (and… Read more »

How Downtowns Succeed

I had anticipated some of the rewards and discoveries of visiting cities in the process of economic and cultural recovery and re-invention. An unexpected reward has been the chance to get a time-capsule view, a kind of real-life time-line diorama, of how the downtown areas of cities look through all the stages of a decline-and-rise… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Essential Gardening Tools

Essential Gardening Tools Acquiring your first property with a garden may be a little daunting but there really is nothing to worry about. All it takes to keep your garden tidy and beautiful is a little effort, a little time and a few essential gardening tools. Don’t rush off to the hardware store until you’ve… Read more »

The Rise of Singles

Over the last half-century in America, it’s become acceptable, then increasingly common, then entirely unremarkable, to live alone. Women who once lived with their families until their wedding day now live alone. Men delaying marriage later into their 20s live alone. Divorces, more common today than in 1950, live alone. And seniors who live longer… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Creating The Juciest Tomatoes Ever

Creating The Juciest Tomatoes Ever Tomatoes are one of the most popular fruits grown in the garden. Tomatoes are used in a variety of dishes and sauces, including salsa and spaghetti sauce. If you are interested in learning more about growing organic tomatoes, continue reading. When it comes to growing large, beautiful tomatoes, you must… Read more »

San Francisco Supervisor Wants to Ban New Condos for the Rich in the Mission

San Francisco has become ground zero for class warfare as wealthy real estate developers snatch up cheap housing and kick out long time residents so they can build million dollar condos in a process called gentrification. City Supervisor David Campos says he’s had enough, and today he’s going to introduce an ordinance to halt all… Read more »

Million Dollar Parking Spaces at New NYC Condo Building

In the tiny club of women who work in the male-dominated profession of architecture, Annabelle Selldorf looms large. Since founding her firm in 1988, Selldorf has created a string of spare, clean-lined museums, galleries, and apartment buildings across Manhattan that may be small-scale and understated by current starchitect standards (she’s been nicknamed the “Queen of… Read more »

Dallas Gayborhood Getting Male Version of Hooters

It looks like Dallas’ gay neighborhood Oak Lawn will soon get a new restaurant called Tallywackers, which has been billed as the male version of Hooters where half-naked men will take patrons’ pizza orders. Tallywackers is looking to launch the eatery in May, the Houston Chronicle reports. Taking a look at the restaurant’s promotional material,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Robbie English, Austin, 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. Robbie typically works by referral and has enjoyed a life-long career in the real estate industry. He started at 15 working for his father’s law office and property management… Read more »