Best Cities for Gay, Lesbian & Straight Singles

This post was provided by Zillow.com: If you found yourself alone this Valentine’s Day, your location may be the problem. While you can find love anywhere, it’s even easier to find love in some metros than others according to new research on the best cities for love in 2016. Zillow looked at the following factors… Read more »

SF Planners Recommend Approval of Housing Slated for Castro funeral home

As expected, San Francisco planners are recommending approval of a mixed-use redevelopment project that would incorporate a Castro funeral home building. At its February 11 meeting, the planning commission is expected to vote on the Prado Group’s revamp of Sullivan’s Funeral Home at 2254 Market Street and its adjacent parking lot. The developer has proposed… Read more »

Lynn Wunsch, Lesbian Denver Real Estate Agent

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. My real estate practice is based upon my core values and my passion to provide superior customer service, leverage my expertise and knowledge, serve as an advocate and the… Read more »

The Gayborhood: Venice Gay Bar ‘Roosterfish’ to Close

Los Angeles is losing one of its oldest and most dearly beloved gay bars: Roosterfish in Venice is set to close after 37 years after a rent hike has made its lease unaffordable. Wrote bartender Gaetano Jones on Facebook: “So yes the rumors are true… After 37 years of business, The Roosterfish is closing for… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Making Wise Decisions About Selling Real Estate in Hartford and Crooks SD Requires Information

Making Wise Decisions About Selling Real Estate in Hartford and Crooks SD Requires Information When you are in the market to sell a piece of real estate, there are a lot of things that you need to take into consideration. The tips outlined in this article will assist you whether you are just beginning the… Read more »

13th Queerest City in America 2016: Waterbury, Connecticut

Connecticut’s nondiscrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in adoption have put the state on the map as one of the queerest places in the country. Waterbury, about an hour and a half north of New York City (with connection via Metro-North Rail), serves as a creative hub, thanks to the 1920s Palace Theater… Read more »

Rent in These 9 Cities Will Get Cheaper in 2016

Spending way too much of your income on rent? This year you could get some relief. Real estate marketplace Zillow issued a new forecast last week that indicates that rent prices won’t rise as quickly in 2016 has they have in the past. Zillow expects rental appreciation to “level off over the next 12 months,… Read more »

Christian Cocca, Gay Palm Springs Real Estate Agent

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. Christian has been selling Southern California real estate since 2001. As a second generation Real Estate Agent, he began his career right out of college, winning numerous awards his… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Real Estate Advice On How To Sell Your Home In Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg and Tea

Real Estate Advice On How To Sell Your Home In Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg and Tea Whether you are a first time home seller in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg or Tea, or you have been through the process before, there is always room to learn more information. In the following article, you are going to… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Finding Your Perfect Home In Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg and Tea Is Easy With An Experienced Real Estate Agent

Finding Your Perfect Home In Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg and Tea Is Easy With An Experienced Real Estate Agent If you are looking for all of the basics regarding buying real estate,in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg and Tea. This can be a confusing subject with all of the different opinions and information that is available… Read more »

D.C. an Unaffordable Place to Rent

It is always surprising to me how much space a renter gets for $2,000 or less a month. For many parts of Northwest D.C., $2,000 a month rents a junior one bedroom. For most places in the country, this rent is considered delusional whereas it has become a norm in the District. The D.C. housing… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Get Smart And Follow These Tips On Buying Real Estate in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg, and Tea SD.

Get Smart And Follow These Tips On Buying Real Estate in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg, and Tea SD. Everyone dreams of owning a wonderful house and being able to call it their own. However, buying a piece of real estate can be a stressful and long process, especially if you are unsure of how to… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Considering Taking Out A Mortgage in Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Brandon, or Tea? Here Are Some Helpful Tips!

Considering Taking Out A Mortgage in Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Brandon, or Tea? Here Are Some Helpful Tips! Have you had a mortgage before? Whether you’re a first-time home buyer looking for a home in Sioux Falls, or someone looking to refinance or buy another home, the mortgage market is constantly changing. You need to stay… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Practical Real Estate Advice From Industry Experts For Buyers and Sellers in the Sioux Falls SD Area

Practical Real Estate Advice From Industry Experts For Buyers and Sellers in the Sioux Falls SD Area Selling your house can be a complicated matter. There are probably many things about the home selling market that you do not even know about. In the following article, you are going to be given valuable information that… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Important Information To Know Before Making A Real Estate Investment In Sioux Falls SD

Important Information To Know Before Making A Real Estate Investment In Sioux Falls SD For a satisfactory real estate purchase, buyers should never let themselves be pressured into a quick purchase. There is no such thing as an urgent need to buy a house. Careful research, wise preparation and discriminating decision-making are vital to securing… Read more »

3 Up-And-Coming Toronto Areas You Should Move To Before The Hype Hits

With Toronto constantly growing, neighborhoods around the city are constantly changing and the city’s ever-growing popularity sees the masses of dwellers follow the trend. Hipsters flocking into a certain area is the most obvious sign of gentrification rearing its head – but even right now, without coffee shops and ironic tote bags taking over the… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Techniques For Profiting The Most From Your Real Estate Sale

Techniques For Profiting The Most From Your Real Estate Sale Today’s Harrisburg and Sioux Falls homebuyers are a different breed than before. They’re looking for the best deals on the best property out there. As a seller, if you cannot cater directly to this demanding market, your property will go stagnant. Read this article and… Read more »

Will the Coming Bump in Interest Rates Lower Co-op and Condo Values?

New York City real estate professionals are split on what effect the Federal Reserve’s expected raise in short-term interest rates will have on property values and real estate development. According to the latest survey by accounting firm Marks Paneth, 41 percent say an interest rate hike will cause co-op and condo values to decline, 34… Read more »

The Escalating Demise Of Gayborhoods

Personal assistant Brenden Michaels is wondering if his days in Brooklyn are numbered. He still clings to a cheap rental flat in uber-gentrified Williamsburg, but has seen his neighbourhood’s prices skyrocket. He now laughingly suspects even the improvements he’s made to his own home may eventually come back to bite him. “I’ve repainted everything, put… Read more »

City Council Approves LGBT-Affirming Senior Housing in North Park

The San Diego City Council voted 9-0 to approve a $7 million loan in order to start construction of an LGBT affirming senior apartment building in North Park. “I’m delighted to move approval,” said Third District Councilmember Todd Gloria, smiling. “It’s ground breaking.” Numerous councilmembers competed to second Gloria’s motion, and Council President Sherri Lightner… Read more »

Scott Harvey, Gay Kansas City Real Estate Agent

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. Scott Harvey is a Kansas City real estate agent with nine years of experience. and is licensed to help you buy and sell Kansas City real estate in both… Read more »

Dallas Gayborhood Changes

Expect an empty field, at least two new restaurants and maybe a new bar in the Dallas gayborhood along Cedar Springs Road in 2016. Kroger may face some stiff competition when a new Central Market opens a few blocks away, but even though some of the land has been cleared, a timeline for the new… Read more »

David Krause, Gay Portland Real Estate Agent

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 run a full-service home sales and marketing firm in Portland, Oregon that’s committed to your success. When you buy your next home, you’ll have many opportunities and challenges,… Read more »

16 Predictions for New York City’s Housing Market in 2016

The year 2015 was all about records: new heights for sales prices, rentals … and the number of applications to affordable housing lotteries. But the market began to shift late in the year: sales price growth cooled, and landlords offered more concessions amid rising vacancies for rentals. Both are trends some brokers predict will continue…. Read more »

Seattle Region At A Crossroads As Home-Buying Power Shrinks

If you own a home in the Seattle area, consider yourself lucky. The area’s rapid population growth is outpacing new-home construction and helping to drive up home prices faster than gains in household income. The run-up threatens to make homes unaffordable to a typical household and challenges policymakers to come up with solutions. In King… Read more »

Cheryl Bower, Lesbian San Francisco Real Estate Agent

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. Cheryl Bower is a San Francisco native, with seventeen years of experience in property investment and renovation. She specializes in the San Francisco real estate market, including residential sales… Read more »

Maui Real Estate Draws LGBT Visitors, Permanent Residents

Former San Francisco resident Dan Hutchins was the focus of attention for a standing-room-only crowd of more than a hundred who packed Maui’s Seascape Maalaea Restaurant earlier this month. The Maui AIDS Foundation organized the event for World AIDS Day, and Hutchins was the featured speaker. For the first time publicly, he told the compelling… Read more »

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San Francisco’s Millennials Can Afford Just 135 Square Feet For Housing

The typical San Francisco millennial can only afford to buy 135 square feet of housing, the lowest buying power in the country, according to personal finance company SmartAsset. Despite the city’s strong job growth and its reputation for well-paying tech jobs for young engineers, wages haven’t kept up with soaring property values. This year, San… Read more »

Rob Rose, Gay Friendly Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Agent

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. For nearly four decades, Fort Lauderdale native and Realtor Rob Rose has represented LGBT real estate clients, buying, selling and leasing properties in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. One… Read more »

New York City Housing Prices Set Record

Manhattan apartment prices reached new highs in 2015, with the typical price of a co-op or condominium topping $1 million for the first time as the year drew to a close. The new benchmark, in the fourth quarter, was a milestone in the rising cost, and for many the unaffordability, of homeownership in New York… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: The Best Way To Sell Your Home

The Best Way To Sell Your Home When you are selling a piece of real estate, being knowledgeable can make a big difference. There is a countless amount of information out there. However, most people simply don’t have the time to shuffle through it. This article has compiled a few of the most important, practical… Read more »

Average Manhattan Apartment Now Costs Over $1 Million

The price of an average Manhattan apartment has passed the $1.9million mark after surging 60 per cent in the past 10 years. Remarkably, total real estate sales this year alone are expected to reach $24billion, and 190 apartments have sold for more than $10million each. The Manhattan market is traditionally composed of co-ops, in which… Read more »

Angela Buonaugurio, Lesbian Tucson Real Estate Agent

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. It’s a pleasure for me to introduce newcomers to the Old Pueblo! There are so many opportunities for full and rich experiences here. Allow me to use my expertise… Read more »

Brennan Mohring: Featured Gay Real Estate Agent in Milford, Connecticut

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 work harder and smarter with enthusiasm and humor to help you achieve your real estate goals. Milford’s a beautiful and vibrant city with great beaches, shopping, dining. Just… Read more »

Seattle Housing Shortage Worst in a Decade

King County is experiencing the worst shortage of homes for sale in more than a decade, driving prices higher and keeping more would-be buyers in apartments. The median price of single-family homes sold last month in King County was $499,950, a 13.6 percent increase over the past 12 months, the Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Joan Dunn, 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. After moving to Sacramento in 2002, Joan made a name for herself in the Sacramento Real Estate Market as one of the area’s most successful real estate agents. Her… Read more »

Downtown Phoenix Housing Boom Finally Underway

Downtown Phoenixs long-awaiting housing boom is finally here. More than 20 apartment and condominium developments are going up across the city’s core. The urban projects range from penthouse condos at Portland on the Park next to Margaret T. Hance Park to 500-square-foot micro apartments near Roosevelt Row. The old Quality Inn next to the Phoenix… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Joel Harms, Provincetown, 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. Joel Harms grew up swimming, waterskiing, and boating in Florida. He started his real estate career while practicing law at the prestigious firm of King & Spalding in Atlanta…. Read more »

RealtyTrac: 35% of Markets Back to Peak Prices

RealtyTrac has released its October 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that among 94 major metro areas analyzed for the report, 33 markets (35%) have now reached new all-time home price peaks in 2015. The report also shows that the median sales price of U.S. single family homes and condos in October was $207,500,… Read more »

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 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: 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 »

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 »

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 »