Monthly Archives: October 2015

Condos Outpace Single-Family Homes in Appreciation

Condos are back in the game as they outpace single-family homes in appreciation. A recent research study released by Zillow stated that condos are appreciating at 5.1 percent annually, outpacing the 3.7 percent rate of single-family homes in the United States. During the past recession, condos were hit hard by the sudden burst in the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Home Inspector: Terri Stolarz, 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. Teresa is an honest, hard-working professional ome inspector who is dedicated to your peace of mind. She’ll provide a detailed home inspection covering all aspects of your home. If… Read more »

A Realtor Can Be Your Best Friend

One of the most exciting parts of being a realtor has been the friendships I’ve made over the years. Being a realtor doesn’t just end the day of closing, it’s a relationship that goes on for years and years. For instance, take Amonds and Michael. Close to a year ago Amonds walked into an open… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Great Advice About Home Mortgages That Anyone Can Easily Follow

Great Advice About Home Mortgages That Anyone Can Easily Follow To a person untrained in the art of real estate, the mortgage financing process can seem incredibly complicated. Although mortgages are difficult to fully understand, by educating yourself on the best mortgage practices you can learn everything you need to know to get a good… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Christine Kinzer, 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. From condos to castles, I can help you find the perfect place to live. I’ve been an Associate Broker for over 30 years, and am well versed in all… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: David Carter, Coquitlam, British Columbia, 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. Providing you with expertise in Real Estate solutions – I dedicate 100% of my energy toward serving my clients. I depend on referrals from satisfied clients, so I work… Read more »

Watch the Spread of Million-Dollar Homes Consume San Francisco

Nearly two-thirds of the homes in the city of San Francisco today are worth more than a million dollars, according to the real estate site Trulia that tracks home values. That dizzying number speaks to the city’s affordable housing crisis — a crisis that has officials fretting about housing even for families making $140,000 a… Read more »

San Francisco Condo Prices Slip

San Francisco condominium prices fell last month and home sales lagged as the frenzied market cooled off. New condo prices fell 3 percent and resales slipped by 2 percent as the number of sales declined by nearly 20 percent between August and September, according to the Mark Co., a condo marketing firm. Paragon Real Estate… Read more »

Is San Francisco a Tech Haven or Gay Bastion?

It’s no secret that that the tech market has exploded in San Francisco in the last few years. According to a report by Dr. Michael Mandel, an estimated 68,000 people in the city of San Francisco work in the technology industry; one report by the Bay Area Council Economic Instituteputs the number of professional science… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Philip Kocev, Toronto, Ontario, 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. Real Estate is in my blood! Growing up, conversation at the family dinner table often centered around buying, selling, and investing in real estate. My mother has been a… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Alyx Akers, Northampton, 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. Alyx got her start in real estate in 2000 in Orlando, FL. Having learned the business in a high-volume, competitive market, she understands the importance of patience, experience and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Erik Cole, Gig Harbor, 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. I have experience in foreclosures, short sales along with personal and professional experience with relocation. The West Sound area of the PNW is so beautiful and full of life… Read more »

Rents in Brooklyn and Queens Nearly As Pricey as Manhattan

Median Manhattan sales prices have reached a new high just shy of $1 million since the recession, and median rent in the borough is expected to follow suit and reach $3,092 in 2015. While that’s not all that surprising—everyone knows Manhattan is expensive—and at this point, it’s not even all that surprising that some Brooklyn… Read more »

Is It Time to Worry About Rising Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve is likely to raise short-term interest rates later this year for the first time since 2006. Will it throttle the commercial real estate boom? That’s a multibillion-dollar question for investors. Real estate insiders talk about the rate hike the way doctors talk about wine: healthy in moderate doses. Even if higher rates… Read more »