Monthly Archives: January 2019

STUDY: Black Gay Couples Face Highest Rate of Mortgage Discrimination

Male gay couples, especially Black male gay couples, face the highest rate of mortgage discrimination, according to an analysis published in the University of Chicago Law Review. The conclusions were based on empirical data disclosed under federal housing law.  The study is the first to demonstrate widespread discrimination across the United States based on perceived sexual orientation,… Read more »

The Rise and Fall of the American Downtown – Boston Real Estate Times

From a city’s economic engine to the center of political and administrative power. From cultural heart and nightlife hotspot to dilapidated buildings and high crime rates. From opulent penthouse suites to derelict homes. The downtowns of American cities, both big and small, have always been dynamic places that shifted with the times. From the early… Read more »

Home Ownership in 2019 – Mission Possible

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If you haven’t gotten on the first rung of the property ladder yet, the holidays are a perfect time to make a game plan for buying in the New Year. After all the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, parties and family time starts to wind down, sit down with your laptop and a cup… Read more »

Climate Change and Real Estate

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Amid the havoc Hurricane Michael caused on blocks of waterfront property in Mexico Beach, Florida, a single home stood out after the storm cleared, a survivor of winds that made buildings “buck like an airplane wing.”  This so-called Sand Palace, a home owned by Russell King and his nephew, Dr. Lebron Lackey, and profiled in the New York Times,… Read more »

David Ashton – Boston Gay Real Estate Agent

David Ashton - Boston Gay Realtor

David was born in Westminster, London UK and spent his early years in both Great Britain and Western Pennsylvania. He attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the MSU Senior Class Council. He graduated with a degree from Michigan State’s James Madison College School of Government with… Read more »

Realtor.Com Report Visualizes State of Housing Shortage Crisis

Of all the hyperbolic new benchmarks of the American housing market (Highest-ever national home prices! Fewest-ever days on market! Most expensive teardown shack in history!), there’s one key metric that seems to get the least number of blaring headlines: inventory levels. But maybe that should change. The fact is, the number of properties available for… Read more »

Byron Greiner – Asheville Gay Real Estate Agent

Byron Greiner and the award winning Dwell Realty Group team have been serving our community for over 15 years. We are “family friendly because we are family. As an Asheville gay Realtor, I offer offer market-savvy guidance in all of our community including historic preservation, VA home purchases, vacation, second and weekend homes, the latest… Read more »