Posts Categorized: Massachusetts

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 »

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: Mark Carmien, 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. Mark moved to the Northampton real estate market in 1986 and worked in Human Resources for fourteen years, most recently at Smith College. In 2003, Mark and his husband,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: David Ashton, Salem, 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. David Ashton is a member of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, located in Swampscott, Massachusetts. David is proud to be a part of with Coldwell Banker, one of the biggest… Read more »

Provincetown Becoming Less Gay

This season in Provincetown has been very striking. It’s nearly a decade since I wrote The End Of Gay Culture for TNR, but only now that the small drip-drip-drip of change seems to have reached a tipping point. The Ptown I came to in the late 1980s is gone forever. Back then, the crowds that… Read more »

Boston-Area Home Sales Picking Up Steam

As the spring market kicks in, homes and condos across Greater Boston are selling faster than last year, new stats show. The time on market for homes and condos in the Boston area stood at just under two months, or 55 days, Realtor.com reports. That’s 8 percent faster than last year, when it was up… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Roberta Stone, Jamaica Plain, 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. Roberta has lived for 33 years in the Boston area, and has been a Top Producer for William Raveis Real Estate. See Roberta’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network… Read more »

Are Techies Pushing Up Boston Housing Prices?

Just call it the housing market’s geek factor. Trulia takes a look at 10 tech hubs across the country, including Middlesex County, home to both Cambridge and the Route 128 beltway. Homes on average cost 82 percent more in tech hubs than in other metro areas without large constellations of technology companies, Trulia finds. In… Read more »

The Advocate’s 4th Gayest City for 2014: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Though the city is the little sibling to much bigger Boston, Cambridge’s own queer cred is substantial: The city council enacted antidiscrimination protections for transgender people in 1997, and one of the council’s current members, E. Denise Simmons, was the nation’s first African-American lesbian mayor. Disco dance hall ZuZu (Zuzubar.com) has tons of club nights,… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jeanne Marrazzo, Newton, 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. Specializing in residential sales for first time home buyers & empty nesters looking to downsize. Just minutes from Boston, Newton welcomes alternative lifestyles. Top notch public schools, a wonderful… Read more »

Where is Boston’s Gayborhood?

CNN has the answer from the last census: Most popular neighborhood for same-sex male couples: South End, Boston ($608 per square foot). Most affordable alternative: Dorchester, Mass. ($209 per square foot). Most popular neighborhood among same-sex female couples: Jamaica Plain, Boston ($304 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Roslindale, Mass. ($227 per square foot). At Gay… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Mary G. Murray, Arlington, 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. Mary is a lifetime Arlington resident with 26 years of experience in the city’s real estate market. Arlington is a diverse community offering a suburban setting with city access…. Read more »

NerdWallet Names the 10 Most Gay-Friendly Cities in the US

And the top three are Palm Springs, San Francisco and Seattle. NerdWallet reports: Happy Pride Month! To celebrate, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to put together a list of the most gay-friendly cities based on municipal laws, community and peer support, and safety and tolerance. The cities listed fulfill the following three requirements: Do the laws… Read more »