Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cold Weather Incoming!

  We’ve had a brief spell of cold weather lately in Seattle, signaling that a climate   change is imminent. We know people like to get everything done before it gets too cold outside, so if you’re putting something off make sure to get to it! Wash your car, clean the gutters, clear out your garage, put… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Fred Richenderfer, Providence, Rhode Island

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. Thank you for visiting my Gay Realty Network web site. I am a dedicated, full-time, RE/MAX agent serving the Greater Providence, East Side, Cranston, Warwick, Lincoln, North Providence, Cumberland,… Read more »

Atlanta Okays Temporary Rainbow Crosswalks for Gayborhood

The gayborhood will get a little gayer just in time for Pride. The Atlanta City Council on Monday approved the temporary installation of rainbow crosswalks at a busy Midtown intersection. The resolution, sponsored by City Council member Kwanza Hall, enables the crosswalks for 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue for two weeks, paving the way for… Read more »

Half of US Metros Likely to See Eight Year Home Sale High in 2015

RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its August 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows single family home and condo sales through August were on pace for an eight-year high nationwide and in 110 out of 204 (54 percent) metropolitan statistical areas with sufficient sales data. A total of 1,947,028… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Chad P. Francise, Scottsdale, 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. Chad Francise is a Scottsdale resident who has lived in Arizona since 1997. His interest in real estate began in 2005 and has been doing it since. Born in… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Don’t Understand The Real Estate Game? Read These Buying Tips!

Don’t Understand The Real Estate Game? Read These Buying Tips! More and more individuals are becoming a lot more interested in buying real estate today. This article discusses the information that you need to know to purchase real estate. Knowing what you can afford in monthly payments is very important when considering a real estate… Read more »

Most Popular Type of Home in Every Major American City

The detached, single-family home — far and away the most common style of housing in America — is rare in Washington, D.C. Only about one in 10 homes inside the District is designed this way, with a private front door to the city, maybe a yard in the back, some buffer space keeping the neighbors… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Joe Stanfield, 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. A great real estate agent needs many skills and qualities, including integrity, community and real estate market knowledge, marketing savvy, strong negotiation skills and a good professional network –… Read more »

It’s Supposed To Lean Like That

New Yorkers might think we’re getting our own Tower Of Pisa, but as Gothamist explains, it’s supposed to lean like that: A new building is going up near a long-empty land parcel near the East River in Midtown, and it looks a little…sideways. Lest you think this sloped structure is the product of some Jägerbombed… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Tom Wolf, 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. If you are considering relocating, acquiring a second home or condo in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, you need a Real Estate Agent that understands the emotional and financial… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Michael Phillips, San Jose, 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. Experience & integrity you can trust and rely on! Serving first-time buyers, veteran sellers, investors with million dollar properties. Silicon Valley’s progressive communities offer a friendly and accepting place… Read more »

Historic Preservation Wins in St Petersburg

Historic Preservation Wins! Florida is not a state where the need for Historic Preservation ordinances comes to mind. Most of my out of state clients are surprised to discover that St Petersburg has some of the finest surviving Arts and Crafts era neighborhoods. Many of them can thank the gay community for the renovations that… Read more »

In the Gayborhood: Wilton Manor’s Georgie’s Alibi to Close

After an extensive period of speculation and rumor-milling, we’re hearing that famed St. Pete watering hole Georgie’s Alibi will be no more as of Sept. 19. Our reporter, Aaron Alper, just returned from a phone call with the real estate developer, and it seems that the news is grim. The area’s most notable gay bar… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Michael Tessaro, Fremont, 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. Michael Tessaro will get the job done for you… he’s professional, successful, educated, knowledgeable, with style. If you’re buying or selling a home in Alameda/Contra Costa or Santa Clara… Read more »

Seattle Developers Say Condos Have Too Much Liability, Need to be More Expensive

Builders are opting for apartments over condos, experts say, because they don’t face the liability of being sued under the state’s condominium act. Some condo builders still bear fresh memories of multimillion-dollar settlements with homeowner associations. “You’re finding developers saying, ‘Why take the risk of building a condo?’\0x2009” said Matthew Gardner, chief economist at Windermere… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Talia Freedman, 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’ve worked in the Albuquerque real estate market for six years, and I bring an extensive background in sales, advertising, art and marketing to the job. My experience allows… Read more »

A Surprising Culprit in San Francisco’s Real Estate Crisis

The awkward, criss-crossing intersections around Market Street and Van Ness Avenue will soon pop with some of the most change in the city. Nearly every property zoned to rise at least 120 feet tall under 2009’s Market-Octavia Plan has been snatched up, and the city’s newest spate of towers is in the works. Carpet stores,… Read more »

Why Developers in Minneapolis Hate Condos

Four Minneapolis developers walk into a room at St. Thomas School of Law … and mostly agree about the current state of multi-family residential real estate. The market, they all say, is hot, with projects being announced with a regularity not seen since before the Great Recession. But those projects are mostly apartment buildings —… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Mario Banuelos, 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. Mario is a San Francisco real estate superstar. He is a nationally recognized Top Agent, as well as a husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Mario is also a… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Kelly Stafford, 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. At Home Sweet Home Realty, we list properties for just 4% total commission, a great savings for the home seller. We pride ourselves on providing the same level of… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Selling Your Home: What You Should Know To Be Successful In The Real Estate Market

Selling Your Home: What You Should Know To Be Successful In The Real Estate Market Selling a home can be a daunting prospect. For virtually every seller, the amount of financial value wrapped up in their house is enormous. Risking it on the real estate market seems dangerous. The state of the market does not… Read more »