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 »

Graham Dixon, Gay Raleigh, North Carolina 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. When making the largest purchase of your life my 18 years of Real Estate Brokerage experience will prove invaluable. Raleigh and the Triangle Area is an incredible place for… 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 »

Watch the Spread of Million-Dollar Homes Consume San Francisco

Nearly two-thirds of the homes in the city of San Francisco today are worth more than a million dollars, according to the real estate site Trulia that tracks home values. That dizzying number speaks to the city’s affordable housing crisis — a crisis that has officials fretting about housing even for families making $140,000 a… Read more »

San Francisco Condo Prices Slip

San Francisco condominium prices fell last month and home sales lagged as the frenzied market cooled off. New condo prices fell 3 percent and resales slipped by 2 percent as the number of sales declined by nearly 20 percent between August and September, according to the Mark Co., a condo marketing firm. Paragon Real Estate… Read more »

Is San Francisco a Tech Haven or Gay Bastion?

It’s no secret that that the tech market has exploded in San Francisco in the last few years. According to a report by Dr. Michael Mandel, an estimated 68,000 people in the city of San Francisco work in the technology industry; one report by the Bay Area Council Economic Instituteputs the number of professional science… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Philip Kocev, Toronto, Ontario, 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. Real Estate is in my blood! Growing up, conversation at the family dinner table often centered around buying, selling, and investing in real estate. My mother has been a… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Alyx Akers, Northampton, 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. Alyx got her start in real estate in 2000 in Orlando, FL. Having learned the business in a high-volume, competitive market, she understands the importance of patience, experience and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Erik Cole, Gig Harbor, 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 have experience in foreclosures, short sales along with personal and professional experience with relocation. The West Sound area of the PNW is so beautiful and full of life… Read more »

Rents in Brooklyn and Queens Nearly As Pricey as Manhattan

Median Manhattan sales prices have reached a new high just shy of $1 million since the recession, and median rent in the borough is expected to follow suit and reach $3,092 in 2015. While that’s not all that surprising—everyone knows Manhattan is expensive—and at this point, it’s not even all that surprising that some Brooklyn… Read more »

Is It Time to Worry About Rising Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve is likely to raise short-term interest rates later this year for the first time since 2006. Will it throttle the commercial real estate boom? That’s a multibillion-dollar question for investors. Real estate insiders talk about the rate hike the way doctors talk about wine: healthy in moderate doses. Even if higher rates… Read more »

Cold Weather Incoming!

  We’ve had a brief spell of cold weather lately in Seattle, signaling that a climate   change is imminent. We know people like to get everything done before it gets too cold outside, so if you’re putting something off make sure to get to it! Wash your car, clean the gutters, clear out your garage, put… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Fred Richenderfer, Providence, Rhode Island

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. Thank you for visiting my Gay Realty Network web site. I am a dedicated, full-time, RE/MAX agent serving the Greater Providence, East Side, Cranston, Warwick, Lincoln, North Providence, Cumberland,… Read more »

Atlanta Okays Temporary Rainbow Crosswalks for Gayborhood

The gayborhood will get a little gayer just in time for Pride. The Atlanta City Council on Monday approved the temporary installation of rainbow crosswalks at a busy Midtown intersection. The resolution, sponsored by City Council member Kwanza Hall, enables the crosswalks for 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue for two weeks, paving the way for… Read more »

Half of US Metros Likely to See Eight Year Home Sale High in 2015

RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its August 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows single family home and condo sales through August were on pace for an eight-year high nationwide and in 110 out of 204 (54 percent) metropolitan statistical areas with sufficient sales data. A total of 1,947,028… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Chad P. Francise, Scottsdale, Arizona

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. Chad Francise is a Scottsdale resident who has lived in Arizona since 1997. His interest in real estate began in 2005 and has been doing it since. Born in… Read more »

Terry’s Blog: Don’t Understand The Real Estate Game? Read These Buying Tips!

Don’t Understand The Real Estate Game? Read These Buying Tips! More and more individuals are becoming a lot more interested in buying real estate today. This article discusses the information that you need to know to purchase real estate. Knowing what you can afford in monthly payments is very important when considering a real estate… Read more »

Most Popular Type of Home in Every Major American City

The detached, single-family home — far and away the most common style of housing in America — is rare in Washington, D.C. Only about one in 10 homes inside the District is designed this way, with a private front door to the city, maybe a yard in the back, some buffer space keeping the neighbors… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Joe Stanfield, 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. A great real estate agent needs many skills and qualities, including integrity, community and real estate market knowledge, marketing savvy, strong negotiation skills and a good professional network –… Read more »

It’s Supposed To Lean Like That

New Yorkers might think we’re getting our own Tower Of Pisa, but as Gothamist explains, it’s supposed to lean like that: A new building is going up near a long-empty land parcel near the East River in Midtown, and it looks a little…sideways. Lest you think this sloped structure is the product of some Jägerbombed… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Tom Wolf, 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. If you are considering relocating, acquiring a second home or condo in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, you need a Real Estate Agent that understands the emotional and financial… Read more »