Brad Hinckley – Gay Seattle Real Estate Agent

Brad Hinckley - Seattle Gay Realtor

Brad is a licensed Seattle gay Realtor and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has two degrees from Stanford University: an MBA and a BA in Economics. He has 30 years of professional business experience, including 15 years of selling real estate in Seattle. Brad and his partner, Curtis came to Seattle via Paris, San… Read more »

Tamara Zyhylij – Lesbian San Diego Real Estate Agent

Tamara Zyhylij - San Diego Lesbian Realtor

Helping You Make Smart Real Estate Investment Decisions. I’m an experienced San Diego Realtor with strong communication skills and industry connections who takes pride in my ability to find innovative and inspiring ways to help my clients reach their goals. I serve a wide variety of clientele from first-time buyers to million dollar listings. Sellers… Read more »

Edgar Gunter – Gay Tampa Mortgage Broker

Edgar Gunter - Tampa Gay Mortgage Professional

A Tampa gay mortgage professional, Bud is very knowledgeable of the Tampa Bay area, i.e. Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Orlando, Sarasota, Hillsborough county, Pinellas county , Pasco county. He has lived in the State most of his life so he is familiar with the big metropolitan areas.  See AGENT’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

Steven Henderson – Gay Asheville Mortgage Lender

Steven Henderson - Asheville Gay Mortgage Professional

Asheville native Steve Henderson began his career in mortgage banking 20 years ago after graduating from UNCA. An Asheville mortgage professional, Steve worked in the fulfillment side of mortgage originations and was able to gain experience in underwriting, closing, funding, and post-closing. A lifetime learner, Steve transitioned to retail branch originations and was crossed trained… Read more »

Steven Burk – Gay Tampa Real Estate Agent

Steven Burk - Gay Tampa Real Estate Agent

Having lived in Tampa his entire life, Steven has been fortunate with many relationship building opportunities. He started his career in 2008 working with investors of bank-owned properties and later pivoted into representing record breaking sales of multi-family housing developments throughout South Florida. After spending seven years in corporate America, Steven decided to flex his… Read more »

Robbie Puskarich – Taos Gay Real Estate Agent

Robbie Puskarich - Taos Gay Real Estate Agent

Robbie is a Taos gay Realtor who brings nearly 20 years of experience in real estate related banking and insurance industries with such institutions as Wachovia and Wells Fargo, during which time he served in management and marketing positions including mortgage loan processor, underwriter, residential lending director, compliance, loss mitigation and property insurance sales producer…. Read more »

Dana Snow – Lesbian Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Agent

Dana Snow - Kawartha Lakes Lesbian Realtor

Dana Snow became a real estate enthusiast at a very early age, watching and assisting her parents design and build houses throughout her childhood. As a Kawartha Lakes lesbian Realtor, Owner and Broker of Record at Punk Rock Realty, Dana provides first-hand knowledge, learned experience, and deep-seated tenacity. See Dana Snow’s Expanded Listing on Gay… Read more »

Follow Your Own Home Buying List

There are lots of “Lists” proclaiming the best places to live, best neighborhoods, best Zip Codes, and more. If you are in the market to buy this spring, all of these lists can be swirling around in your head just adding confusion to your purchase. How do you evaluate those Lists? Those recommendations? How do… Read more »

Candy L. Niedoba – Lesbian New Jersey Real Estate Agent

Candy L. Niedoba - Evesham Township Lesbian Realtor

Founded by Candy L. Niedoba and Luis Ortiz, the Diverse Professionals Real Estate Group offers integrity, diversity, and leadership through real estate. “We are passionate in providing a multitude of services in order to make your home buying and selling experience extraordinary through exceptional service” Outside of working in real estate, Candy has deep roots… Read more »

Riann Emch – Lesbian Dallas Real Estate Agent

Riann Emch - Dallas Lesbian Realtor

An unmatched work ethic, absolute integrity, and a fierce negotiator—all characteristics that clients say make Riann Emch stand apart from peers. Emch says these are also what she’s made the foundation of her business: “I think being authentic is a critical part to being successful. My clients know and trust me, and I am obsessed… Read more »

Alika Maffezzoli – Tuscany Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent

Alika Maffezzoli - Sinalunga Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent

Alilka Maffezzoli is a Sinalunga gay friendly real estate agent who serves Tuscany, Marche, Puglia, Liguria and the Amalfi Coast. It is our mission to consistently deliver the highest quality, honest, reliable and personalized service in real estate broking that exceeds our client’s expectations. We wish to deliver exceptional results at the highest level. See… Read more »

Lorraine W Howard, Lesbian Winston-Salem Real Estate Agent

Lorraine W Howard, Lesbian Winston-Salem Real Estate Agent

A Winston-Salem lesbian Realtor, I am a member of the Blue Door Group Real Estate Team within the Wilkinson ERA Real Estate Firm in Winston-Salem. Together we share over 50 years of experience and work to make each transaction a seamless process. Blue Door Group is a proud sponsor of Pride Winston-Salem. See Lorraine W… Read more »

Are Vertical Villages the Future of Real Estate?

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There are mixed-use projects sprouting up all over the country, but so far at least, there is nothing quite like Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tenn. It is designed to be a self-contained community — “a vertical urban village” — in a single high-rise building a few blocks north of downtown. Within the 14 stories of… Read more »

Gayborhoods Aren’t Dead

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Open up a travel guide and you’re likely to see multiple passages about where to find the local “gayborhood,” a neighborhood disproportionately populated by LGBTQ people. In San Francisco, there’s the Castro. In Chicago, you have Boystown. And in Mexico City, there’s Zona Rosa. Walk through any of these neighborhoods, and you’ll discover blocks of… Read more »

STUDY: Same Sex Couples Have Harder Time Getting a Home Loan Because of Mortgage Discrimination

If you’ve found getting a mortgage to be a near-impossible task, there may be a reason: mortgage discrimination. Researchers from Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business have laid bare a painful but unsurprising truth: when they revealed that same-sex couples are 73% more likely to be denied a mortgage compared to their straight counterparts. … Read more »

Scott Simons – Gay Chicago Mortgage Professional

Scott Simons - Chicago Gay Mortgage Professional

Scott Simons, a Chicago gay Mortgage Professional, is a proud member of Chicago’s LGBTQ community and he brings over 25 years of mortgage banking experience to the closing table.Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or upgrading you can feel comfortable knowing Scott understands the needs and concerns of both traditional and non-traditional families. See Scott’s… Read more »

JD Cabrera – Gay Tampa Real Estate Agent

JD Cabrera - Tampa Gay Realtor

There is more to real estate than just finding the perfect home…Whether you want the hustle and bustle of Tampa, the beaches of Clearwater, or the laid back golf cart town of Dunedin, as a Tampa gay Realtor I WILL help you find the right home to fit YOUR lifestyle.  See JD’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

Michael “Scott” Webb – Gay Friendly Atlanta Home Inspector

Michael "Scott" Webb - Atlanta Gay-Friendly Home Inspector

We are a gay friendly home inspection family company because we believe, we are human beings first and foremost. We have respect & work diligently to advise and perform the most thorough inspection possible. We take pride in informing each and every client even the smallest details to assist them in avoiding the hazards/safety issues… Read more »

Sheldon Casavant – Gay Edmonton Real Estate Agent

Sheldon Casavant - Edmonton Gay Realtor

Real estate and magic. Two worlds that couldn’t seem more different but have more in common than you’d think. Let me explain: as an award-winning illusionist, I know the secret to every great trick is the performance – captivating interest and always thinking 10 steps ahead. Well, being a successful Realtor requires those skills in… Read more »

James Komro – Gay Portland Mortgage Lender

James Komro - Portland Gay Mortgage Lender

As a Portland gay mortgage professional, I enjoy explaining the real estate process and believe that keeping people informed and educated throughout the transaction can help lessen the anxiety of what is often a very stressful set of events. See James Komro’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here PLACE Gay Realtors and Real Estate… Read more »

Devorah Thomas – Asheville Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Devorah Thomas - Asheville Lesbian Realtor

Co-owner of City Real Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. City Real Estate is a boutique style office offering deep knowledge of the area and a professional friendliness that creates an atmosphere where the best results are achieved. An Asheville lesbian Realtor, Dev has been doing full time real estate for almost 20 years and is… Read more »

Jennifer Masket-Valenta – Denver Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Jennifer Masket-Valenta - Denver Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Jen has been a Realtor® since 2015 when she joined The Marcus Team with Coldwell Banker. In 2016 she was awarded The Diamond Circle Award by The South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association. As a Denver lesbian Realtor, Jen strives to provide her clients with a professional and fun real estate experience! See Jennifer’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Should I Lowball the Asking Price?

Today we are going to talk about some interesting negotiation techniques. When you work with a real estate agent to buy your home, you are building a team to work on your behalf and your financial interests in a real estate transaction. Sometimes your Realtor will advise you, given the context of the home sale, to go… Read more »

Saugatuck’s a Hot Gay Market

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Bill Underdown in Saugatuck sent us this article: Discover the open-minded charm that’s made the Saugatuck/Douglas area a favorite destination for many in the LGBT community. Our deep roots in the creative arts have grown into an accepting culture where you’ll find people from all walks of life mingling comfortably on the beach or out… Read more »

Should You Buy a Home This Year?

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Planning to buy a home in 2019? Here are four more reasons why you should not wait any longer to purchase your new home this year. Interest Rates on the Rise: Zillow predicts mortgage rates will continue to rise throughout 2019. As interest rates rise, your purchasing power can decrease. For example, on a $324,900 condo,… Read more »

Robb Puckett – Taos Gay Real Estate Agent

Robb Pucket - Taos Gay Realtor

Being well informed of industry changes, Robb, A Taos gay Realtor, understands the value of continuing his education and holds the following designations: Broker, Texas Real Estate Commission, No. 0603449Broker, New Mexico Real Estate Commission, No. 019989GREEN® – The National Association of REALTORS®MCNE® – Master Certified Negotiation ExpertHHS® – Preservation Dallas, Historic Home Specialist See… Read more »

Housing Shortages Self-Made, Unnecessary

A glaring disparity between North American cities has accentuated in the past decade: housing affordability. As house prices spike in specific locales, they make ownership a dream rather than a reality. Higher rents also eat away at the disposable incomes of residents. The squeeze means many locals simply must leave, and it spawns homeless populations… Read more »

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 »

Erin Mackenzie – Victoria Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Erin Mackenzie - Victoria Lesbian Realtor

I work in all areas of Greater Victoria with the AREAS Real Estate Team. I am a dedicated, full-time Realtor® and a consistent top-producer. As a Victoria lesbian Realtor, I focus on providing unsurpassed service to all my clients whether they’re buying or selling. As a team, we focus is on delivering an innovative marketing… Read more »

Climate Change and Real Estate

climate change and real estate

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 »

Charlotte Gassman – New Hampshire Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent

Charlotte Gassman - Chester Gay Friendly Realtor

Charlotte is a Chester gay friendly Realtor at Team Gassman Real Estate LLC. Team Gassman Real Estate LLC Real Estate specialists ensures that each client receives outstanding guidance and is dedicated to providing crucial, in-depth local market knowledge. Specializing in the NH & MA real estate market, the team enjoys sharing their perspective into the… 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 - Asheville Gay Realtor

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 »

Is Shared Housing a Hot New Trend?

I recently read an article in The Atlantic by Iliana E. Strauss – “The Hot New Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of the Middle Ages.” The article addresses the trend in “co-housing,” in which people are choosing to live in housing with communal eating and socializing space. The author writes: “Homeownership is still viewed as a central component… Read more »

Kristin Walter – Breckenridge Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Breckenridge Lesbian Realtor

A Breckenridge lesbian Realtor who works with buyers and sellers in Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne, and all of Summit County and surrounding communities. We specialize in creating a luxury experience for clients seeking a second home or investment property, all while helping you navigate the process of mountain living to help you… Read more »

How Big Data and AI May Change Real Estate

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The real estate industry has changed drastically over the years with the development of the internet and the opportunities it brings to the sector. From online listings to outreach, there are better marketing opportunities for both buyers and sellers today. The latest technology that’s changing the landscape of several industries is artificial intelligence (AI) and… Read more »

Brian Copeland – Gay Nashville Real Estate Agent

Brian Copeland - Nashville Gay Realtor

Brian was the 2017 President of the Tennessee Association of REALTORS and 2019 Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS. Personally, Brian has served on or is on the board for the Tennessee Equality Project, a Federal Club member with the Human Rights Campaign, the board for the American Fertility Association, Hands On Nashville,… Read more »

Does Climate Change Affect Real Estate Prices?

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In the wake of two powerful hurricanes in the U.S. this fall, the scientific evidence that climate change will raise the risk of severe weather events continues to grow. In some coastal areas such as Hawaii and Florida, roughly one-tenth of all homes are expected to be underwater if sea levels rise by six feet…. Read more »

Kimberly Davis – Plano Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Kimberly Davis - Plano Lesbian Realtor

A Plano lesbian Realtor, Kim has hand picked the members of her team to ensure that they possess the same ethics, ambition and customer service skills that have lead to Kimberly’s success. A Realtor since 1999, Kimberly has experienced several market shifts from the new construction boom in the early 2000’s, to the downturn in… Read more »

Why Buy a Home in the Winter?

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Why buy a home in winter? Well, usually there is less competition in the winter – sellers are more likely to accept a buyer’s terms. There might be lower inventory in the winter, but then again by the time spring rolls around, houses start getting four, five, six or even more offers. So looking to… Read more »

Portland Developer Sells Affordable Shipping Container Homes

shipping container house

Earlier this year, the St. Helens City Council approved a renewable 50-year lease with Portland-based developer and entrepreneur Carl Coffman so he could build an eight-unit apartment complex on 7th Street in St. Helens. The shipping container homes are made from recycled metal shipping containers with renovated interiors to be used as living spaces. Coffman… Read more »

Daniel Garcia – Gay Pasadena Real Estate Agent

Buying and Selling real estate personally since 1994, and having renovating many homes over these years and successfully selling them for huge profits, has given me a key, valuable perspective for my clients when buying or selling their own homes. Take advantage of my experience for handling your own real estate needs. My partner for… Read more »

Nicola Miller – Lesbian Seattle Real Estate Agent

Nicola Miller - Seattle Lesbian Realtor

Nicola Miller is a professional real estate broker working with a highly motivated and experienced team of brokers. A mother of two young children, she offers a unique ability to help LGBTQ families navigate neighborhoods and schools of the greater Seattle area. Please feel free to call for a pressure-free chat; she would love to… Read more »

Ali Palacios – Lesbian Houston Real Estate Agent

Do you need assistance in the following? Give me a call – Real estate sales and purchases – Home staging – Local real estate market reports – Local real estate market expertise and guidance – Real estate professional referrals (for those moving to another state or country) – Real estate leasing (commercial, industrial, retail, residential… Read more »

Reuben Riojas – Fort Worth Gay Real Estate Agent

Reuben Riojas - Ft. Worth Gay Realtor

As a Ft. Worth gay Realtor, I am a customer service-centric agent who believes in creating honest and genuine professional and personal relationships in order to provide my clients with the best solutions to meet their needs. See Reuben Riojas’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Fort Worth Gay Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Dave Brodoway – Gay Friendly Alberta Real Estate Agent

Dave Brodoway - Lethbridge Gay Friendly Realtor

Dave focuses on helping others achieve their real estate goals, including first-time buyers, revenue properties, acreages, and commercial properties. He can assist you because he understands all aspects of the Real Estate game as he and the ViewLethbridge Team own residential revenue properties, multi tenant commercial property, and even storage containers. See Dave Brodoway’s Expanded… Read more »

When You’re Ready to Buy – The Washington Blade

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If you go to an open house that you really love, wait until you’re out of earshot of the host agent to shout, ‘I want it! I want it!’ You enter your luxury high-rise apartment, toss your keys on the kitchen counter, kick off your shoes, and pour an adult beverage. With your drink in… Read more »

Wendi Slaton Anderson – Gay Friendly Austin Real Estate Agent

Wendi Slaton Anderson is committed to helping educate her clients to make the right decisions, at the right time, on the right property. As an Austin Gay Friendly Realtor, she works hard to ensure the process of buying or selling a home is a smooth, exciting, positive experience for all parties involved. Wendi greets all… Read more »

Greening the Paradigm – How Portland Changed Its Streetscapes

Portland

Time travel with me to 1973 Portland. The state legislature has just passed a landmark law establishing “urban growth boundaries,” launching the city toward its future of innovative planning. But if you look around, Portland’s streets are just like those of any American city—a highway builder’s dream. Most recent development is on the suburban model,… Read more »

Wendi Slaton Anderson – Austin Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent

Wendi Slaton Anderson is committed to helping educate her clients to make the right decisions, at the right time, on the right property. As an Austin Gay Friendly Realtor, she works hard to ensure the process of buying or selling a home is a smooth, exciting, positive experience for all parties involved. Wendi greets all… Read more »

Appealing to Millenial Homebuyers

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Big news! A recent study by the National Association of Realtors shows that millennials make up the highest percentage of homebuyers nationwide. We’ve found this to be true of our local market in the D.C. Metro area as well. We’ve also found that these younger buyers have very specific tastes. Therefore, it’s critical if you’re… Read more »

Donald Falk – Gay Portland Real Estate Agent

Donald Falk - Portland Gay Realtor

Donald has been affiliated with Hasson Company, Realtors(R) since 1999. For over 34 years the Hasson Company has chosen to work with brokers that not only deliver unmatched service, but also contribute to a uniquely collaborative culture. It is an environment where we freely share listings, resources, and advice. As a result, clients receive support… Read more »

Is the Housing Market Slowing?

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According to ATTOM Data Solution’s Q2 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report, U.S. single family homes and condos sold for a median price of $255,000 in the second quarter, up 6.3 percent from a year ago to a new all-time high but the slowest annual appreciation since Q2 2016. “Annual home price appreciation nationwide has now… Read more »

Who Will Fix Philadelphia Gayborhood’s Faded Crosswalks?

philadelphia gayborhood crosswalks

The rainbow crosswalks at 13th and Locust Streets were once a gleaming landmark for the Gayborhood. That was 2015, when Instagram-happy visitors would traipse across the newly painted strip for photo after photo. Now the crosswalks look, well, less than cheerful. Years of construction and use have faded them considerably. But there is a solution:… Read more »

Peter Northcott – Birmingham Gay Real Estate Agent

Peter Northcott - Birmingham Gay Realtor

New Construction, resale homes, residential, commercial real estate. Relocation Specialist. I’m a Birmingham gay Realtor licensed in Missouri, Alabama and so to be licensed in Florida. Selling and finding estate property. See Peter’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Birmingham Gay Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

California Republican: Home Sellers Should Be Able to Engage in LGBT Housing Discrimination

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

While speaking to a group of Realtors, Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said homeowners should be able to engage in LGBT Housing Discrimination. Rohrabacher, who represents California’s 48th District, was talking to an Orange County Association of Realtors delegation in Washington, DC on 16 May. Wayne Woodyard, a former Orange County Realtor president, reported what Rohrabacher… Read more »

8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent Love You

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Just what does it take to make the agent who’s done so much for you swoon? There are plenty of ways to build a harmonious, lasting, and fulfilling relationship that will take you from starter home to happily ever after. Check out this list of things that’ll make your agent fall head over heels in… Read more »

Shea Steel – Portland Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Shea Steel - Portland Lesbian Realtor

Shea is a multi-million dollar Portland lesbian Realtor living in beautiful Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about the Portland real estate business, and provides impeccable customer service and satisfaction to her clients. Buying or selling a home is an important event in your life, and she will ensure that your experience is smooth and pleasurable…. Read more »

Why People Move – Lighter Side of Real Estate

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Unless you’re a college student or someone who lives with minimal belongings, moving can be a fairly intimidating undertaking. From packing all those boxes to finding a moving company that won’t drop your heirloom grandfather clock down a flight of stairs, it’s daunting to say the least. But sometimes there are factors beyond your control… Read more »

Julie Nelson – Lesbian Austin Real Estate Agent

Julie Nelson - Austin Lesbian Realtor

We think you need “smart” real estate … smart buying strategies, smart offers, smart pricing, smart relocation and just simply an attentive and intelligent focus on the market, its intricacies, its changes and trends. A former business analyst and in the real estate business since 1999, Julie is an Austin lesbian Realtor, top performer and… Read more »

Scott Garstka – Orlando Gay Real Estate Agent

Scott Garstka - Orlando Gay Realtor

I pride myself on building my relationships with clients/friends. My past clients will tell you that my experience, knowledge, connections and expertise of the area will help you with your search for the property you are looking to purchase or sell. Communication and Listening are the two most important qualities that I possess. They are… Read more »

Mary Discher – Paradise Valley Real Estate Agent

Mary Discher - Phoenix Realtor

Clients are the best judge of knowledge, customer service, loyalty, etc. As the testimonial page on Mary’s website reflects, her clients rave about her service and the wonderful experience she provides through the buying and selling process. A Phoenix metro area Realtor, she honors any opportunity to work hard for a client, and doesn’t take… Read more »

Arlene Goldberg – Fort Myers Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Arlene was employed by Lee County Government’s, Facilities Management Department, as their service contracts manager, securing and managing leased commercial properties and associated services as required for county departments. Securing my Florida Real Estate license in 2000. Being hired for a large corporation, in Fort Myers, as their Facilities/Safety Director she took a 14 year… Read more »

TIPS: Buying a Home Sooner Than Planned

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We’ve had several clients recently buy homes long before they thought they would. These clients came in for meetings and told us that they wouldn’t be buying for at least a year. Four months later, they’re in a new home! We’re seeing this happen time and again so we thought we’d take a moment to… Read more »

TIPS: Moving From a Condo to a House

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Thinking of moving from your smaller condo into a single-family home? Read on and find out what to expect. Thinking about making the leap from condo living to single-family homeownership? Read on. We’ve helped many clients when moving from a condo to a house so we thought we’d share the main benefits of making this… Read more »

Lonnie Hand – Atlanta Gay Real Estate Agent

ASK me about 3-D PHOTOGRAPHY available for all of my listings! Strong focus on customer service. I am Association of Staging Professionals designated Real Estate Agent, and an Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Through coursework completion; as an Atlanta gay Realtor I have the tools to properly help stage a home for… Read more »

The Death of the Gayborhood

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Is the LGBTQI-centric neighborhood still needed in this day and age? Over the past few decades, city neighborhoods have changed. Developers have moved in, building condos and mixed-used developments that have displaced many residents and mom-and-pop businesses. When talking about this phenomenon, we normally refer back to the racial makeup of a city, but one… Read more »

Denver to Get Rainbow Crosswalks

Denver Rainbow Crosswalks

Organizations in Denver, Colorado are raising money to install permanent rainbow crosswalks by June—just in time for Pride Month. If successful, Denver will join the ranks of Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Hollywood in installing these colorful crosswalks for good. How is this happening? This move is being spearheaded by the area’s Buffalo Exchange,… Read more »

TIPS: Holding Title With a Friend or Partner

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Considering buying a home with a friend or partner? While it may not be your first thought, the answer is “yes.” Property can be purchased by a variety of different buyers—an individual, a business entity, a married couple, and even friends or partners who are not married. When non-married people purchase real property together —… Read more »

How Much Are Foreign Investors Driving Up Real Estate Prices?

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Scott and Erica Rothenberg thought the years of scrimping and saving had finally paid off. The three-bedroom house outside of Elk Grove—an upper-middle-class suburb of Sacramento—checked all of the boxes: quiet neighborhood, quality school district, ample space to start a family. But the couple knew competition for the house—like most houses in desirable California neighborhoods—would… Read more »

Craig O’Rourke – Manhattan Beach Gay Real Estate Agent

Craig O'Rourke - Manhattan Beach Gay Realtor

A long-time resident of the South Bay, Craig O’Rourke is a Manhattan Beach gay Realtor who has worked in the real estate industry full time as both a sales agent & manager since 1992. In his career Craig has personally represented several hundred clients in every facet of the real estate industry including residential, commercial,… Read more »

Ed Elam – Boise Gay Real Estate Agent

Ed Elam - Boise Gay Realtor

After a successful career in the restaurant business in Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California, Ed returned to McCall and managed the Shore Lodge before moving to Boise in 1994. Ed worked as an electrical contractor before obtaining his real estate license and putting years of experience building and remodeling homes to work. As a… Read more »

Heidi Nicholas – Michigan Lesbian Realtor

Heidi Nicholas - Plymouth, Michigan Lesbian Realtor

Hello friends! I am a Michigan native, mom of 3, University of Michigan Alum, and a licensed real estate agent who knows the Plymouth, Canton, Northville, and surrounding local markets. I use advanced, Earth-friendly electronic communications for all transactions to keep costs down, documents accurate, and response fast. Today’s buyers and sellers are more knowledgeable… Read more »

Justin Ziegler – Atlanta Gay Real Estate Agent

Justin Ziegler - Atlanta Gay Realtor

Success in the residential real estate industry first requires a bold commitment to big dreams and a willingness to help others. That’s about all “JZ” had after 2007’s economic recession brought layoffs to Atlanta’s non-profit sector. Once a development officer for the Southeast’s largest AIDS service organization, he found himself counting coins and new contacts… Read more »

Do You Need Title Insurance?

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Sherri Anne: Deirdre, as part of my buyer discussions, I walk through the settlement process. What paperwork to expect, including the closing statement and the costs associated with purchasing a home. But let’s be honest, the excitement and focus is always on finding the perfect home. Details on closing costs and fees are discussed, but… Read more »

More Housing = Lower Rents

Washgton DC - Michael Key - The Washington Blade

It’s not rocket science: The more housing there is, the more affordable housing will be. In cities with growing populations, the degree to which the creation of new apartment units track with the increased need for additional rental housing is the difference between soaring prices and a stable market. D.C. has begun to prove this… Read more »

Condo vs. Co-op

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As you set out to buy property in D.C., one of the first considerations to think about is what type of property appeals to you. Do you want to own a standalone home or purchase in a building with shared expenses? When deciding on a unit within a building, your choices come down to a… Read more »

The Happiest City in the US

Naples, Florida

A community along the southwestern coast of Florida has claimed the title of the nation’s happiest city for the third year in a row, according to a new poll. Residents of the Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island metro area reported the highest scores on a Gallup-Sharecare’s survey of well-being, conducted in 2016 and 2017. The survey included people… Read more »

Myra Shirley – Oklahoma Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Myra Shirley - Oklahoma City Lesbian Realtor

Myra has consistently been an award winning, top producing Realtor in OK since her first home sale. Her background in the upscale restaurant business combined with her genuine interest in people paved the way for her success as a Realtor. Myra is a skilled listener and negotiator. As an Oklahoma City lesbian Realtor, Myra’s talents… Read more »

Is San Francisco’s Gayborhood Once Again Migrating?

San Francisco Gayborhoods

When bars like the Gangway close, it’s easy to dive into conversations about nostalgia. As San Francisco’s oldest continuously operating gay bar, the Gangway opened in 1910 and served primarily gay customers since the 1960s. Its shuttering earlier this year rippled through the LGBT community. Known as a humble yet familiar locale, it served as… Read more »

Clark County Asks: Where Are the Condos?

Prestige Development’s Dollie Lynch building

There is a perception among developers that if you build a condominium you may as well be building a wasp’s nest. Veering into that market has gotten many builders stung by lawsuits over purported construction defects. Vancouver developer Elie Kassab has heard those concerns, but isn’t worried. People constantly ask whether he will build any… Read more »

Preparing for a Home Inspection

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Congratulations, Mr. Seller! Your house is now under contract — but you may not want to start packing yet. Your contract may include contingencies, which are conditions that must be met before a real estate transaction can be completed. Unless your buyers are paying cash, they will likely have a finance contingency to ensure that… Read more »

Seattle’s Gayborhood – Shifting or Disappearing?

Seattle Gayborhood

Capitol Hill, widely known since the 1970s as Seattle’s gay neighborhood, is changing. As development and gentrification sweep in, many longtime residents have moved out. But is the gayborhood dying, or just changing? To newcomers, it may be difficult to imagine that it was ever any different. But Capitol Hill didn’t always have the city’s… Read more »

Taylor Sublett – Oakland Gay Realtor

Taylor started his real estate career rehabbing houses in the South Bay and finds himself as comfortable crawling under a house as holding one open on a Sunday afternoon. As an Oakland gay Realtor, Taylor’s approach is to focus on his client’s individual needs while providing professional service. Reliability, negotiation savvy, market awareness, and high-level… Read more »