Monthly Archives: June 2015

Will the Brooklyn Real Estate Bubble Ever Pop?

The housing crash of the late 2000s was supposed to have decimated property values across the nation. But in Brooklyn, the housing market barely broke its stride. Supply and demand is supposed to be an immutable truth, yet a well-documented boom in development has done little to stop spiraling prices. Every few weeks, a different… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Ron Foster, 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. Ron is the Broker/Owner of his own Houston real estate firm. Whether you’re buying or selling property in the Houston real estate market, you must to have confidence in… Read more »

New York City’s Gay Bar Gayborhoods

Today’s post about the coming closure of Candle Bar prompted JMG reader John to tip us to OUTgoing, a recently-launched project to map all of the former and current gay bars in New York City history. Citylab reports: Jeff Ferzoco has created an interactive map, OUTgoing, that captures the ever-unfolding history of New York’s LGBT… Read more »

New York’s Oldest Gayborhood Bar to Close

Candle Bar, the neighborhood’s oldest gay bar — and some argue the oldest in the city — is closing at the end of the month. The Amsterdam Avenue bar opened in the mid-1960s, and some people argue it has had its license and been openly gay longer than Julius, a West Village gay bar that… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Brian Brosen, Albany, 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. The relationship between a home buyer or seller and their agent is based on trust, shared goals and understanding. Brian Brosen strives to continually improve and to do this… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Laurie Balmer, Albuquerque, 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. I will be your guide through the often confusing and difficult real estate sales/purchase process. Your goals are my only focus and I have the tools and experience to… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jeffrey Smith, 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. I have been in real estate for over 25 years and have been focusing on residential real estate for buyers, sellers and investors for over four years now in… Read more »

Amendment Passes to Add HUD Non-Discrimination Provisions

Late last night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) proposed an amendment on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives calling for LGBT equality and non-discrimination provisions in federal transportation and housing programs. The amendment passed with bipartisan support on a 241-184 vote. “No American should be fired or denied a job or place to… Read more »

What the Fights About “Gentrification” Are Really About

Earlier this week, city supervisors in San Francisco considered an emergency 45-day moratorium on the construction of new market-rate housing in the Mission district so that the city could, in theory, pause to ponder what’s happening in its insane housing market. The Mission has long been home to lower-income residents, many of them minorities, and… Read more »

In the Gayborhood: San Diego’s Balboa Park

Yes, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of San Diego’s renowned Balboa Park and there are continuing events celebrating this historic landmark as there should be. Balboa Park has played a great part in the history of San Diego’s LGBT community. From social, political, HIV-AIDS demonstrations and Pride, etc. In fact, this year marks the 40th… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jeff Blacker, Palm Springs, 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. Jeff is an Architectural Specialist at HOM Sotheby’s International Realty and will lead you through the array of incredible choices in desert properties in the Palm Springs real estate… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Todd Moeller, Anaheim 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 know you get a lot of mixed messages from Real Estate Agents – especially when search online. My purpose is to provide more insight into myself and our… Read more »