Monthly Archives: November 2015

We Want More Walkable Neighborhoods – but Can Our Communities Deliver?

“The most requested neighborhood characteristic of all buyers is walkability,” real estate broker Andrea Evers recently told a reporter for The Washington Post. But, in an article written by the Post’s Michele Lerner, Evers went on to say that “very few areas” in the greater DC market meet the desired criterion, particularly if the prospective… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Barbara del Amo, San Antonio, 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. San Antonio Board of Real Estate Agents 2011 real estate agent of the Year, Barbara del Amo, was chosen out of 7000+ real estate agentS top receive this award…. Read more »

Chinese Cash Floods US Real Estate Market

Canyon Lake Ranch was once a playground for Christian day campers, and then was a corporate retreat with water-skiing, barbecues and cowboy shoot-em-up shows. Hawks now circle above 108 sunbaked acres occupied by copperhead snakes, a few coyotes and the occasional construction truck. Soon this ranch will be a gated subdivision of 99 mini-mansions designed… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Ken Matthews, Bellingham, 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 live on Chuckanut Drive with my partner of 27 years and our family of Golden Retrievers. I have 16 years experience as a Real Estate Agent and have… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Teresa J. Grassley, Seattle, 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. Teresa J. Grassley has been a real estate resource for her Seattle clients for more than 21 years. Before becoming a realtor, she worked for IBM for ten years… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Adam Bazzell, Destin, 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. As a professional Destin Realtor(R) it’s my duty to help buyers and sellers alike navigate the overall purchase or selling process, protecting my customers from risk through my personal… Read more »

Some NYC Supertalls May Not Survive A Market Slowdown

New York City’s top developers are becoming all too aware of a slowdown on the top end of the real estate market. Though there are no forecasts projecting an imminent crash, some high-profile builders say they’re seeing the velocity of sales in high-end buildings start to wane amid increased competition in the luxury segment of… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: John Graff, Los Angeles, 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. John Graff is a Los Angeles Realtor, an LEED Green Associate and an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. John is the managing member of John Graff Real Estate Group and is… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jack Mondin, San Antonio

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. Jack is a proven business professional more than forty years of experience in customer service, negotiating fair market property values in a timely manner and making the transaction totally… Read more »

The Housing Crisis: The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

West Hollywood is one of the best-known small cities in America. It’s known for a diverse array of reasons — its rock n’ roll history on the Sunset Strip, its Russian population, and, of course, as a gay mecca. Since the city’s incorporation in 1984, West Hollywood (or “WeHo” as it is affectionately called) has… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Leslie Don Wilson, 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. I’m a licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Texas. With ABR AHWD, CIPS CRS GREEN GRI MCNE SFR SRES designations. I specialize in Residential Home Sales focusing… Read more »

The Biggest Force Driving Gentrification?

The Louis and The Harper are high-end apartment buildings on 14th Street in the heart of one of DC’s hottest neighborhoods. (Andre Chung for The Washington Post) When we think about the reasons behind the movement of younger, higher-income people into center cities — reversing the decades-long trend of suburbanization — lots of things come… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Tim Miguel, Sacramento, 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. As your local expert in marketing, negotiations and transaction management I’d be your best advocate buying or selling your home. Discover a lively, walkable downtown, packed with cool shops… Read more »

San Francisco Preservation Panel Approves LGBT Historic Document

San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission today (Wednesday, November 18) unanimously approved an LGBT historic document that’s meant to help hold on to gay spaces in the city. Officially titled the “Citywide Historic Context Statement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History in San Francisco,” the survey spans the centuries and features groups from Native… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Kate McGee, 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. Kate grew up in the Midwest, but after moving to North Carolina in 2006, she truly felt she was “home.” While finishing her degree in Marketing, she began running… Read more »

Inventory in St petersburg/Tampa Remains Tight

The most recent statistics from the Pinellas Realtor Organization are equally impressive. The average sales price for a single family home was $256,543 in September. A 15.1% increase from last year. The number of closed sales for single family homes, townhouses and condos in September rose 13.8% to a total of 1,863. Median days on… Read more »

Miami Real Estate Continues Strong Momentum in 3Q

Miami-Dade County real estate posted a robust third quarter as total residential sales, single-family home transactions, existing condo transactions and median prices grew compared to the same period in 2014, according to a new report by the 40,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS(R) (MIAMI) and the local Multiple Listing Service systems. Miami-Dade County had 7,811 total… Read more »

Americans Aren’t Going Anywhere

Long-distance moves — from one city to another, out of state, across the country — are often moves made for jobs. Local moves, on the other hand, tend to be more about housing. We move from one address to another within the same city or county to get a bigger home, a better home, a… Read more »

A New Gayborhood in Dallas?

A neighborhood in south Dallas bound by Fair Park, I-45 and I-30 is among the many neighborhoods in the historically blighted area beginning to garner real estate developers’ attention. Thanks to a push by civic and business leaders to provide affordable housing and more infrastructure investments such as transportation, the storefronts by Fair Park are… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Henri F. Vezie, Miami Beach, 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. Serving the GLBT community for decades in south east Florida. A licensed gay Realtor bringing together sellers & buyers to a successful real estate transaction. Marketing skills, keen knowledge… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Vicky Blanche-Young, Asheville, 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. Hi! I’m Vicky Blanche-Young, a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams in the Asheville, North Carolina area. I serve Asheville, Buncombe County, and the surrounding region. I love working… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Torey Carrick, Huntington Beach, 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. Torey Carrick is the Vice President and Chief of the Retail Sales Division at the Anderson Real Estate Group of Keller Williams Pacific Estates. The Anderson Group has helped… Read more »

San Francisco Luxury Housing Market Cooling

It’s official: San Francisco’s luxury housing market is cooling, according to Paragon Real Estate Group. “All price segments in San Francisco have cooled off from the overheated frenzy of the spring 2015 selling season — this cooling is a common seasonal phenomenon,” Paragon said in its November market report released Friday. “But while the lower… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Randy Wilkins, Lafayette, 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. Randy Wilkins, an East Bay Native, is a successful Real Estate Broker specializing in both residential and investment sales. He earned his MBA from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jeff Anderson, Long Beach, 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 award winning Real Estate Agent in the Greater Los Angeles real estate market, with a focus on top notch customer service, trust, and strong ethics. Jeff… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Ron Milligan, 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. Ron Milligan is Portland’s condo pro! He’s a specialist in condominium and townhouse associations, covering downtown, The Pearl, and Portland’s many other neighborhoods. Ron always has the latest Portland… Read more »