Posts Categorized: USA

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: John Graff, Los Angeles, 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. John Graff is a Los Angeles Realtor, an LEED Green Associate and an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. John is the managing member of John Graff Real Estate Group and is… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

In the Gayborhood: Wilton Manor’s Georgie’s Alibi to Close

After an extensive period of speculation and rumor-milling, we’re hearing that famed St. Pete watering hole Georgie’s Alibi will be no more as of Sept. 19. Our reporter, Aaron Alper, just returned from a phone call with the real estate developer, and it seems that the news is grim. The area’s most notable gay bar… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Michael Tessaro, Fremont, 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. Michael Tessaro will get the job done for you… he’s professional, successful, educated, knowledgeable, with style. If you’re buying or selling a home in Alameda/Contra Costa or Santa Clara… Read more »

Seattle Developers Say Condos Have Too Much Liability, Need to be More Expensive

Builders are opting for apartments over condos, experts say, because they don’t face the liability of being sued under the state’s condominium act. Some condo builders still bear fresh memories of multimillion-dollar settlements with homeowner associations. “You’re finding developers saying, ‘Why take the risk of building a condo?’\0x2009” said Matthew Gardner, chief economist at Windermere… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Talia Freedman, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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’ve worked in the Albuquerque real estate market for six years, and I bring an extensive background in sales, advertising, art and marketing to the job. My experience allows… Read more »

A Surprising Culprit in San Francisco’s Real Estate Crisis

The awkward, criss-crossing intersections around Market Street and Van Ness Avenue will soon pop with some of the most change in the city. Nearly every property zoned to rise at least 120 feet tall under 2009’s Market-Octavia Plan has been snatched up, and the city’s newest spate of towers is in the works. Carpet stores,… Read more »

Why Developers in Minneapolis Hate Condos

Four Minneapolis developers walk into a room at St. Thomas School of Law … and mostly agree about the current state of multi-family residential real estate. The market, they all say, is hot, with projects being announced with a regularity not seen since before the Great Recession. But those projects are mostly apartment buildings —… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Mario Banuelos, San Francisco, 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. Mario is a San Francisco real estate superstar. He is a nationally recognized Top Agent, as well as a husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Mario is also a… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Kelly Stafford, 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. At Home Sweet Home Realty, we list properties for just 4% total commission, a great savings for the home seller. We pride ourselves on providing the same level of… Read more »

Want Higher Home Values? Look for Trader Joe’s

If you’re deciding whether to buy a house near Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe’s, RealtyTrac recommends Trader Joe’s. A study by the Irvine, California-based housing data and analytics company found that houses near Trader Joe’s locations appreciate faster than those near a Whole Foods. Homeowners near Trader Joe’s have seen their houses increase 40… Read more »

New Ice Cream Shop for the Castro Gayborhood

San Francisco’s Castro Merchants business group voted this morning (Thursday, August 6) to approve a proposed ice cream shop in the neighborhood. Juliet Pries, a 15-year-Castro resident, said she hopes to open the Cafe Fountain at 554 Castro Street by early 2016. Pries, who’s straight and currently owns Ice Cream Bar, at 815 Cole Street… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Mark Zipperer, Chicago

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 value my connections with the LGBT community, am knowledgeable of the area, and have a proven track record. See Mark’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay… Read more »

California Home Sales At 9-Year High

Sales of California homes remained robust in July, with the number of houses and condos sold hitting a nine-year high for the second month in a row, a research firm reported Wednesday. CoreLogic Inc. reported an estimated 46,065 new and existing single-family homes sold in California in July. That’s up 14.4 percent from last July,… Read more »

Chicago’s Downtown Building Boom

Summer is cranking along and so is Chicago’s construction scene. In case you’ve missed it, the city is experiencing a boom in new construction. Thousands of new apartment units and hotel rooms are on the way, and the city’s skyline is littered with cranes that are helping construct these new developments. And while it seems… Read more »

Featured Gay Mortgage Professional: Adam Jaroszewski, Ft. 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. Adam is a gay Fort Lauderdale mortgage lender who specializes in home purchase loans and re-financing. Customer service is always his first priority. If you are planning to buy… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Matthew Berkley, Pasadena, 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. A resident of the San Gabriel Valley for most of his life, Matt Berkley is a REALTOR(R) who has made representing historic and architecturally significant properties his primary focus… Read more »

State of the US Real Estate Market

Forbes Magazine, that guru of money, has recently issued a roundup of real estate realities for 2015. Rather than re-invent the wheel, this week I am presenting their insights to you in a deconstructed and simple format. Here we go: An overview: Real estate has stabilized – yay! After years of roller coaster values, we… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Tim Stoll, Dallas, 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. Tim Stoll serves the entire Dallas Metroplex, and is an expert in the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market – he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying… Read more »

Miami Enjoys Record Home Sales in June

According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami’s real estate market recorded its highest number of single-family home sales of any month in history in June 2015, and is on pace to set another all-time annual sales record. The Miami market registered 1,390 single-family home sales in June, beating its previous record of 1,317 in… 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 »

Homelessness and Empty Stores the New Normal in NYC

If you’ve been out and about in Manhattan over the past six weeks and you have eyes and ears, you know something’s happening — something worrisome. The urban streetscape is degrading. Take a walk down Broadway on the Upper West Side from the 100s to the 70s, as I did Sunday, and you’ll see it… Read more »

New York City’s Ten Most Absurdly Expensive Homes

New York ranks third in the world for the highest residential real estate prices per square foot, according to a recent report by Savills World Research. When we asked online real estate and rental marketplace Zillow to comb its database for the most expensive listings across New York’s five boroughs, we weren’t surprised to learn… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Matthew Jones, Kansas City, Missouri

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. Matthew is a gay Kansas City real estate agent who loves helping Buyers and Sellers achieve their goals. Kansas City is a great place to live for the LGBT… Read more »

Seattle Home Shortage Could Continue for Years

Typically home-buying activity falls off during the summer months, but not this year in the metro Puget Sound region, where buyers are competing to buy fewer homes while paying significantly higher prices. The lack of condos and houses for sale is nothing new as real estate agents have been clamoring for additional inventory for more… Read more »

Philadelphia Gets Rainbow Crosswalks

The City of Philadelphia and Philly Pride Presents worked together to paint the zebra crossings rainbow-coloured in the local ‘Gayborhood.’ By coincidence, the eight walkways- planned since March- were unveiled in Pennsylvania the same day that the US Supreme Court announced its ruling in favour of same-sex marriage. According to the Philadelphia Gay News, Philly… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Ron Foster, 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. Ron is the Broker/Owner of his own Houston real estate firm. Whether you’re buying or selling property in the Houston real estate market, you must to have confidence in… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Laurie Balmer, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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 will be your guide through the often confusing and difficult real estate sales/purchase process. Your goals are my only focus and I have the tools and experience to… Read more »

Amendment Passes to Add HUD Non-Discrimination Provisions

Late last night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) proposed an amendment on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives calling for LGBT equality and non-discrimination provisions in federal transportation and housing programs. The amendment passed with bipartisan support on a 241-184 vote. “No American should be fired or denied a job or place to… Read more »

In the Gayborhood: San Diego’s Balboa Park

Yes, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of San Diego’s renowned Balboa Park and there are continuing events celebrating this historic landmark as there should be. Balboa Park has played a great part in the history of San Diego’s LGBT community. From social, political, HIV-AIDS demonstrations and Pride, etc. In fact, this year marks the 40th… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jeff Blacker, Palm Springs, 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 Architectural Specialist at HOM Sotheby’s International Realty and will lead you through the array of incredible choices in desert properties in the Palm Springs real estate… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Michael Turnage, Wilmington, 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. I have lived in North Carolina all my life and love every square mile. I am a Realtor based in Wilmington covering New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties and… Read more »

Tallywackers Opens in Dallas Gayborhood

Straight guys (and at least some lesbians) love their breastaurants. Now Oak Lawn has something for the gay gays (and straight women) — a “chestaurant.” Tallywackers — a bar, restaurant and live entertainment venue featuring a wait staff consisting of hot men in tight t-shirts and short-shorts — holds its grand opening Saturday, May 30…. Read more »

Even Techies Getting Priced Out of the Bay Area

As rents and home prices have skyrocketed over the past few years, the Bay Area has become a more difficult place to live, to put it mildly. Real estate website Redfin has compiled data showing that Bay Area residents are increasingly looking to buy in other locations. Back in 2011, 85.5 percent of people located… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Frank Hinzman, Palm Beach

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. Have Lived in Pittsburgh, Washington DC, the last 23 years in West Palm Beach. Let me help you relocate! See Frank’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay… Read more »

Where It’s Cheaper to Buy Than Rent in the US

Trulia bases these calculations on all the homes listed on their site for rent or sale in March 2015. They include things like mortgage payments, maintenance, insurance, taxes, closing costs, down payment, sale proceeds and security deposits in the cost of owning and renting, and make a separate calculation for homeowner association fees. At Gay… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Dustin Pruitt, Vancouver, 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. Licensed in Real Estate in Washington and Oregon, my journey to a career in real estate traversed through chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa, a retail career with Starbucks, and… Read more »

New Sculpture to Be Installed in Dallas Gayborhood

“Our management philosophy for ilume and ilume Park includes community involvement and promoting social interaction among people. We have always believed that art is an integral and essential part of that social interaction,” developer Luke Crosland said this week, explaining why The Crosland Group will soon be unveiling a new sculpture installation in front of… Read more »

Sacramento Gayborhood to Get Rainbow Crosswalk

Sacramento’s Lavender Heights neighborhood is about to get a colorful signature project. The City Council approved the construction Tuesday night of rainbow-colored crosswalks at the intersection of 20th and K streets in midtown. The rainbow design is a symbol of pride and history in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and Lavender Heights is… Read more »

New Supertall Condo Tower Planned for the Rich

When plans first emerged for New York City’s Nordstrom Tower, it was plain that its designers meant to defer to One World Trade Center. At 1,775 feet in height, the new supertall designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill fell just one foot shy of the record for the tallest building in the city (and… Read more »

San Francisco Supervisor Wants to Ban New Condos for the Rich in the Mission

San Francisco has become ground zero for class warfare as wealthy real estate developers snatch up cheap housing and kick out long time residents so they can build million dollar condos in a process called gentrification. City Supervisor David Campos says he’s had enough, and today he’s going to introduce an ordinance to halt all… Read more »

Dallas Gayborhood Getting Male Version of Hooters

It looks like Dallas’ gay neighborhood Oak Lawn will soon get a new restaurant called Tallywackers, which has been billed as the male version of Hooters where half-naked men will take patrons’ pizza orders. Tallywackers is looking to launch the eatery in May, the Houston Chronicle reports. Taking a look at the restaurant’s promotional material,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Robbie English, Austin, 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. Robbie typically works by referral and has enjoyed a life-long career in the real estate industry. He started at 15 working for his father’s law office and property management… Read more »

New Zoning Rules for Castro Gayborhood

Legislation meant to bring stronger public scrutiny of office-type uses taking over ground floor retail spaces in San Francisco’s gay Castro district and along Noe Valley’s commercial corridor sailed through the city’s planning commission today. The commission voted 5-0 to recommend that the Board of Supervisors adopt the zoning change. The supervisors are expected to… Read more »

San Francisco Inventory Decline Leads to Mass Overbidding

A gradual decline in inventory has contributed to the increase in overbidding among buyers, according to a new report from Paragon Real Estate. The real-estate firm tallied the number of homes, co-ops, TICs, condos and even 2-4-unit buildings listed on the MLS, starting just before the market recovery began in 2012. It found that while… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Patrick Martin, West Hollywood, 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. For more than a decade, Patrick Martin has been an industry leader in West Hollywood and the Los Angeles real estate market. Handling a diverse portfolio of properties and… Read more »

The Most Walkable Cities in the US

I’m really shocked Portland isn’t on this list: In an announcement that will surprise no one, Walk Score, the company that produces the go-to metric for walkable cities, has once again ranked New York as the number one most walkable large U.S. city. With a score of 87.6, New York in fact extended its lead… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Randy Merrill, El Dorado Hills, 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. I am a Top Producing Real Estate Agent in the Sacramento region. I represent buyers and sellers along the Highway 50 corridor, all the way from Folsom to Pollock… Read more »

Castro Groups Oppose New Umpqua Bank in the Gayborhood

Most financial institutions looking to open in San Francisco’s gay Castro district can usually bank on facing opposition. Many residents and merchants say the neighborhood is already saturated with enough banks that create dead zones throughout the commercial corridor. Umpqua Bank officials are finding this maxim to be true as they seek approval to open… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Thom Montrois, Jupiter, 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. Full time since 1996 with dozens of 5 star client reviews, covering Palm Beach, Martin & Southern St. Lucie Counties offering you helpful guidance and valuable local area knowledge,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Frank Vigliotti, 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. Frank Vigliotti is a founder of The Henri Frank Group at REMAX Preferred which is staffed with full time Florida licensed Real Estate agents & professionals to better serve… Read more »

FormFormer-BYU Student Says He Was Evicted From Apartment For Being Gay

A former Brigham Young University student has sued a university-contracted apartment complex that he says evicted him after he told his roommates he was attracted to men. Andrew David White’s civil lawsuit filed last week says he was physically assaulted in January by his roommates after they came to believe he was gay and kicked… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Trish McLean, Santa Rosa, 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. Trish has been a licensed California real estate agent for more than 15 years, and specializes in long-term investment strategies. She reminds all her clients to take the long… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Phil Stern, Phoenix, 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. I specialize in serving the GLBT Community’s Real Estate needs when Buying or Selling of all types Residential Real Estate in the entire Phoenix, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Peoria,… Read more »

Rainbow Crosswalks for Philadelphia Gayborhood?

A popular Philadelphia neighborhood could soon become a lot more colorful with plans to add rainbow crosswalks at two intersections, according to Philadelphia Gay News. Philly Pride Presents and the City of Philadelphia plan to paint eight rainbow crosswalks at 12th and Locust and 13th and Locusts sts. in the city’s Gayborhood this summer. “We… Read more »

Fire Destroys Fire Island Gayborhood Hotel, Homes

A massive fire swept through Cherry Grove’s commercial district on Fire Island last night, destroying several private homes, the Holly House Hotel, and the Grove Hotel, the last of which was home to the famed Ice Palace nightclub. For decades the Ice Palace hosted the Miss Fire Island pageant and served as the kickoff location… Read more »

San Diego Metro Area Has Denser LGBT Population Than National Average

New research into Gallup survey information reveals an educated estimate of where LGBT Americans live, considered perhaps the most detailed glimpse yet into the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across 50 states. At 6.2%, the San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT of… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Gael W. Hammer, Washington Depot, 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’ve been a Washington resident and Washington real estate agent for more than twenty years. I’ve broken sales records for Litchfield County and other regions, and in 2006 my… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Kirk Dahle, San Francisco, 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. Kirk works hard for his clients, and uses his intuitive nature to provide fantastic customer service. Kirk’s previous clients have described him as ‘going above and beyond or ‘knowing… Read more »

San Francisco, Portland, and Austin Top Metro Areas With Most LGBT Residents

The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco’s percentage just 2.6… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Phil Hobson, Dallas, 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. Providing both seller and buyer real estate services. Phil’s natural ability to connect with people coupled with his dedication to providing superior service to his clients are the keys… Read more »

Whats Hot and Why

By most indicators, the national real estate market is looking up. There are lots of reasons for this and we’ll get into some of them here. But for the most part, the real estate market follows the general state of the economy. When employment is high and the economy is on a strengthening trend, buyer… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: David Dorman, Orlando, 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. David makes a great first impression, from his friendly smile to his ability to make his clients instantly comfortable. He takes great interest in his client’s needs and concerns,… Read more »