Matthew Fenicle – Phoenix Gay Realtor

Matthew Fenicle - Phoenix Gay Realtor

Phoenix Gay RealtorWith Twenty Years of Experience

Matthew Fenicle, a Phoenix gay Realtor, is an Ohio native and moved to Arizona to enjoy the lifestyle that only Arizona can offer. Bringing with him a strong Midwestern work ethic, Matthew began work as a REALTOR 20 years ago and is also a retired Firefighter after 20 yrs of service.

Building a business based on integrity and communication with a willingness to work hard, Matthew enjoys a great deal of repeat business and referrals from satisfied clients. In 2006, Matthew obtained his broker’s license and started his own real estate office. 

As a resident and Phoenix gay Realtor, Matthew cares deeply about the community in which he lives and is committed to the growth and success that continues to make this city what it is today. A passion for travel has taken him to 35 countries and numerous cities around the world.

See Matthew’s Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Did You Know: Zillow Listings Show LGBTQ Housing Discrimination Protections

Zillow - LGBTQ Housing Discrimination Protections

Online real estate behemoth Zillow now shows local LGBTQ housing discrimination protections for queer people on all listings.

Only 22 states and the District of Columbia have laws against housing discrimination that include sexual orientation and gender identity.

“It’s 2021, and yet, unfortunately, in many parts of the United States, LGBTQ+ home shoppers still face housing discrimination,” said Dawn Lyon, Zillow chief corporate relations officer. “That’s why we strongly support federal-level protections as part of the Equality Act.”

“In lieu of federal law and in the spirit of ‘turning on the lights,’ we want to give people the most information possible when buying, renting and financing a home, including which communities provide equal protection under the law for all.”

Full Story From LGBTQ Nation

Michael L. Sullivan – Durham Gay Realtor

Michael Sullivan - Durham Gay Realtor

Durham Gay Realtor Specializing in Duke/NC State

Michael L. Sullivan. Property manager and real estate broker and broker in charge of MLSullivan™. As a Durham gay Realtor, Michael is responsible for all management agreement negotiation, execution and ratification and all tenant lease creation, negotiation and execution.

Michael shows tenants properties and institutes tenant background checks. Additionally, Michael is responsible for all major repair and renovation management/coordination.

Michael manages all repairs that could be classified as significant or problematic. Michael controls all monies held in trust for tenants and landlords.

See Michael’s Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Jon Bonfiglio – Amador County Gay Realtor

Jon Bonfiglio - Amador County Gay Realtor

As an Amador County gay Realtor, real estate is my passion. It has been in my blood from the beginning. As kid I dreamed of being an architect and attending Cal Poly. I would take floor plans from home magazines so I could remodel them to improve the layout and space flow. 

This all lead me to drafting classes throughout junior high and high school. My first job as a sophomore in high school was working for a small Electrical contractor in Fremont as a draftsman.

My love for drafting and homes all spurred from growing up in a family of Real Estate. My grandfather was a self employed contractor who bought and remodeled many homes in the Santa Cruz mountains.

In 2004 I decided that it was time for me to make the leap to owning my own office. I have since joined RE/MAX to provide worldwide service for my clients as an Amador County gay Realtor.

See Jon’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here

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Freedom From Housing Discrimination – The Washington Blade

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June 19. Freedom Day. Jubilee Day. Cel-Liberation Day. It commemorates the end of slavery when on June 19, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger finally made it to Galveston, Texas to read federal orders from 1861 announcing that all previously enslaved people were free. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

Yes, this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that became official on Jan. 1, 1863. The Proclamation had little impact on Texas due to the minimal number of Union troops there to enforce the new order. With the surrender of General Lee and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally numerous and strong enough to overcome the resistance.

On this year’s June 19, and with the world focused on equality for all, it is important for us also to talk about housing discrimination and equality in the home buying process. Despite being given the freedom from slavery in 1865, it wasn’t until 1968—52 years ago—that the Fair Housing Act was passed.

The Act, in simplest terms, protects people from housing discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. It prohibits discriminating against someone based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and/or disability.

Housing discrimination can come in two forms—direct and indirect. Direct is purposefully and impermissible basing the sale on a protected class/characteristic. Indirect is unconsciously applying a requirement or rule in the sale or rental of housing.

Full Story From the Washington Blade

The Buying & Selling Roller Coaster

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One thing that has become evident to me in my role of a real estate agent over the past five years with so many of my clients is that I am not just handling paperwork and negotiations. I’m part therapist, part friend, part negotiator, part paperwork handler, and part creative idea generator.

In some cases I have spent more time listening to my clients vent or talk about their day and what goes on at work or about family members involved in the transaction than the actual paperwork took time to be completed. I can be asked questions as varied as what color tile to put in a bathroom, what kind of countertop should be installed, who the heck does this other agent think they are, how much should we escalate over the sales price, and “should I even consider putting in another offer? I feel so defeated.”

I have had clients refer to me as their “brother” or “cousin” and I have gotten to know my clients’ parents, siblings, best friends, and other assorted family and friends who are going to chime in with their opinion on the situation. Today I helped a client navigate the moving truck parking permit process in the District of Columbia, which involved multiple phone calls, missed connections, meeting at the police station to print them out and many texts and messages.

Full Story by Joseph Hudson at the Washington Blade

Brad Twiss – Portland Gay Real Estate Agent

Brad Twiss - Portland Gay Real Estate Agent

Portland Gay Real Estate Agent

As a Portland gay real estate agent, I love working with all types of buyers, sellers, and those looking for investment property. My husband and I have bought and remodeled several properties and I love advising clients on how they can add value to a home. With a background in property management, I’m also comfortable advising clients on the market (and regulations) in buying, selling, or renting tenant-occupied properties.

My business partner, Lauren, and I have a business built on mostly repeat clients and referrals from those clients. We’re very focused on our clients’ success and run a decidedly smaller business than some agents. If we don’t have the capacity to help you, we’ll get you connected with someone great. I hope you’ll reach out!

See Brad’s Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Home Downsizing Dilemmas – Washington Blade

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As a first-time buyer, you may have looked to your parents for down payment assistance, advice on what to look for in a home or as an extra sounding board during the process. As your parents get older and look to downsize their home, they may turn to you for the same support. 

Aging adults often need help with home downsizing so they can move into a more manageable home size, transition to an assisted living facility or relocate to a retirement community. When that time comes, you can return the favor your parents did for you and help them through their selling and buying experience. Trust me, they will need you.

It can be very emotional for older adults to leave the place they’ve lived in for years, raised their family in and have so many memories wrapped up in.

I’ve worked with numerous aging adults and parents. They have lots of questions, can get confused by the decisions to make, need questions answered more than one time and generally are overwhelmed by the financial decisions and emotional toll of home downsizing. So remember to pack your patience as you help them pack their belongings. 

Full Story From the Washington Blade