Posts Categorized: USA

Low Inventory Drives Huge Price Increases for West Coast Condos

The value of new construction condominiums is up in downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco and downtown Seattle, according to The Mark Company Trend Sheets. The Mark Company reported the value of new construction condominiums in downtown Los Angeles inched up 1 percent in February, and was 26 percent higher than a year earlier. In San… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Doug Morgan, Atlanta, Georgia

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. Greeting from the North Georgia Mountains! My name is Doug Morgan. I specialize in residential sales, vacation homes, foreclosures and short sales in North Atlanta and the North Georgia… Read more »

The Tallest Buildings in the World

Architecture tells us a lot about economic history, as these charts by Martin Vargic show. Vargic, a Slovakian artist and designer who runs the blog halcyonmaps.com, created six charts that document the history of the tallest buildings on six continents — Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, South America and Oceania — over the last 5,000… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jack Miller, Nashville, Tennessee

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 Miller specializes in relocation services for Nashville, Brentwood, & Franklin, Tennessee at Parks Properties (a division of Bob Parks Realty, a large regional firm with eight offices in… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Kathleen McMullen, 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. Kathleen moved to the Phoenix Valley from Seattle, Washington five years ago, and has learned the neighborhoods of Maricopa County and the Phoenix real estate market inside and out…. Read more »

The New York City We Love is Disappearing

Wherever the towers of big development rise, the rents rise with them. And as the rents hit nosebleed heights, New York vanishes. Neighborhood by neighborhood, borough by borough, this is how you kill a city. From the glitzy corridor of the High Line in Manhattan, to the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood around the Barclays Center to… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Gary Clark, Raleigh, 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’m in this business because I thrill at being able to find the neighborhood and perfect home for my clients that are buying or relocating to the Raleigh/Research Triangle… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Francine Lichtman, Maplewood, New Jersey

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 passion is helping the LGBT community find their perfect home. The towns that I serve have many LGBT families amongst the population. I am a great resource as… Read more »

What Street Will You Live On?

Something a little fun and fluffy for Sunday: For decades we have believed that the most popular name for a road was “2nd.” But by my analysis, that crown actually goes to “Park.” (Again, look to the methodology section for a discussion of this.) Out of over a million roads in the United States, 9,640… Read more »

Gay Dallas Real Estate Agent: Patrick Tester

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 became a Dallas Real Estate Agent after 25 years in education and non-profit management. The skills I developed in those areas have helped me inmy work in the… Read more »

Ten US Cities With Skyrocketing Rents

Sorry, Silicon Valley — rent in San Francisco is still on the rise. Zillow’s Rent Index, which looks at median rents in the nation’s hottest markets, has San Francisco and San Jose at the top of its list for largest year-over-year increase. As unwelcome as that news may be for people in the Bay Area,… 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 »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Dwight Price, Knoxville Tennessee

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. Gay Real Estate Agent in Knoxville, Tennessee – Dwight is a caring professional who helps clients in all walks of life. See Dwight’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network… Read more »

Miami’s Condo Market May Be Cooling Off

A new study confirms the latest chatter from real-estate watchers: Miami’s sizzling downtown condo market is cooling down. Skyrocketing construction costs, overheated land prices and falling foreign currencies have finally caught up with a housing market that boomed after the lean years of the recession. But unlike the last go-around, when highly leveraged projects brought… Read more »

Prices Up, Sales Down in San Francisco

Last month, the number of Bay Area home sales slowed to a crawl and hit its lowest level since the recession in 2008, according to the latest report from DataQuick. A slowdown is normal for January, but even compared with January 2014, sales are down, dropping 5.5 percent to a seven-year low of 4,439 houses… Read more »

Featured Real Estate Agent: Scott Werner, Realtor 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. Real estate agent in Portland, Oregon – Scott is an experienced full time real estate broker working with buyers, sellers, and investors. See Scott’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty… Read more »

Florida Housing Market Continues to Stabilize

Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings and the continued stabilization of inventory in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors(R). Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 16,087 last month, up 10 percent over January 2014. “Home price gains in areas across Florida mean that home equity… Read more »

San Francisco Penthouse Listed at $49 Million

A 15,000-square-foot duplex condominium that overlooks the Bay Bridge is the new most expensive listing in San Francisco, with a price tag of $49 million. The penthouse on the 41st and 42nd floors of one of two Lumina towers being developed by Tishman Speyer is still under construction. However, marketing began this week thanks to… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Lyssa Cross, 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. Lesbian Real Estate Agent in Asheville, North Carolina – Realtor for 18 years in Asheville, with extensive experience and knowledge to close the sale! See Lyssa’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Philip A. Ross III, Real Estate Agent, Santa Fe, 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. Gay real estate agent in Santa Fe, New Mexico – Philip will represent your best interests to the fullest of his ability. See Philip’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty… Read more »

Flipping in DC

On Dec. 31, 2014, a colleague purchased a fully redeveloped home in Brookland. The property, a stunning, newly renovated single-family home on Newton Street, N.E., was staged and showed beautifully. After several months on the market and under contract for improvements from a home inspection, my colleague and his husband closed on the property for… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Eric Greene, 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. Gay Long Beach Real Estate Agent – Experienced Long Beach/Orange County Realtor providing outstanding service and area knowledge See Eric’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Wendy Tanson, Chapel Hill, 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. Gay friendly realtor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Award-winning broker, helping clients achieve smooth and satisfying moves in Orange, Durham and Chatham counties. See Wendy’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jay Iseli, Real Estate Agent, Tacoma, 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. Gay real estate agent in Tacoma, Washington – 7 Years experience serving Tacoma’s LGBT community. See Jay’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and Real… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Steven Glose, 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. Gay real estate agent in Kissimmee, Florida – Let me show you the real Florida lifestyle. See Steven’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Dwayne Leatherwood, Raleigh, 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. Gay Raleigh Real Estate Agent – I make myself available to clients at all times because communication’s a critical component to the success of the process. See Dwayne’s Expanded… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Rick Turner, Denver, Colorado

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. Gay real estate agent in Denver, Colorado – Serving The Community Since 1992. See Rick’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals… Read more »

The Strip: Dallas’s Gayborhood

When Out Traveler named Oak Lawn the “best gayborhood in the U.S.,” it said “Oak Lawn is a shining star in a city soaked with money and privilege.” The magazine also noted that Oak Lawn is “packed with nightlife and eateries,” and praised its proximity to downtown and the Design District. But just what is… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Vickie Wish, 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. Lesbian real estate agent in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – I practice high ethical standards in my personal as well as professional endeavors. See Vickie’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Kelly Klein, Destin, Florida 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. Lesbian Real Estate Agent in Destin/Santa Rosa Beach, Florida – Dedicated to growing my community one person at a time. All are welcomed! See Agent Expanded Listing on Gay… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: David Oesterle, Realtor, Indianapolis, Indiana

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. Gay real estate agent in Scottsdale, Arizona – Personable and knowledgeable agent with outstanding customer service skills. See David’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Belinda Young, Santa Fe 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. Belinda is a lesbian Santa Fe real estate agent – Offering Positive perspective and positive results. See Belinda Young Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Steve Visano, Real Estate Agent, Wilton Manors, 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. Gay real estate agent in Wilton Manors, Florida – I have 10 yrs. experience finding single family homes & condos as primary & 2nd homes for my GLBT community…. Read more »

New Owner Plans to Update Castro Gayborhood Apartment Building

The man buying the four-unit apartment building owned by Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco for about $1.8 million said today (Wednesday, February 11) that all the tenants will get to stay. Realtor Patrick Barber said tenants of 138-140 Eureka Street will “absolutely” be allowed to remain. The announcement in December that the building would… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Cindi A. Comchoc, Realtor, Dayton, Ohio

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. Lesbian Real Estate Agent in Dayton, Ohio – Cindi has been successfully selling real estate since leaving the telecommunications industry. See Cindi’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Michael Markus, Tampa Bay, 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. Gay Real Estate Agent in Tampa Bay, Florida – Matching People to Homes in Tampa Bay! See Michael Markus Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors… Read more »

Newark Looking for LGBT Couples for Valentine’s Day Land Sale

Newark is practically giving away land for new homes, and is encouraging LGBT buyers to apply. Joe.My.God reports: Newark Valentine’s Day Land Sale, in which municipally-owned vacant lots will be sold to couples–straight or LGBT–for $1,000 each as part of the City’s “Live Newark” program. As part of the City’s “Live Newark” program, the lots… Read more »

Featured Gay Realtor: Nicholas Yale, 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. Fun and relaxed, Nicholas Yale puts his clients at ease and helps them thru the home buying or selling experience. Phoenix offers great shopping, close to ASU and nightlife…. Read more »

Castro Gayborhood Church to Make Way for Condos

The Castro district building that’s housed San Francisco’s Metropolitan Community Church for decades will be replaced by two luxury residential buildings, according to one of the people who just paid about $2.3 million for the crumbling church at 150 Eureka Street. There will be a total of four condo units. David Papale is the agent… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Realtor: Cynthia Binder, 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. From pre construction to South Beaches vintage residences, I am committed to finding the home that matches you in Miami. Miami Beach is an incredibly dynamic and multi-cultural city… Read more »

Featured Gay Realtor: Mark Watson, 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. I have thirteen years of real estate experience. I specialize in the Metro Charlotte, South Charlotte areas. Charlotte is a diverse, wonderful city that the LGBT community is calling… Read more »

Manhattan Condo Prices at Record High

The final quarter of 2014 rounded out a banner year for price growth in the Manhattan real estate market. Manhattan condo prices rose 8.4 percent year-over-year to hit a record high in December, marking a 24-month rally in price growth fueled by low inventory. However, stabilizing days on market, slowing price growth, and a slight… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Georgia Gantt, 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. Professional and careful listener! Loyal and strong negotiator! Georgia is a Buyer’s Agent committed to representing your best interests! Asheville is yynamic. Gorgeous mountains, valleys, rivers and streams. Charming… Read more »

Manhattan Hotelier Ian Reisner Buys Fire Island Property

The owner of the Out NYC hotel has purchased an iconic Fire Island Pines property. Joe.My.God reports: A strip of commercial real estate along the harbor in Fire Island Pines sold for $10.1 million at auction on Thursday to developers with plans to continue the revival of a former mecca for closeted gay men. The… Read more »

Record High Apartment Prices in Manhattan

The average apartment price in Manhattan hit a record $1.72 million in 2014, as the New York wealthy and overseas rich continue to seek safety in the New York skyline. While sales volume is slowing, prices continue to rise in New York as strong demand competes for historically low supply. The average sale price for… Read more »

MCC Selling Castro Gayborhood Church Property

Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco plans to sell its building at 150 Eureka Street and a neighboring four-unit apartment building at 138-140 Eureka Street. Officials with the church, which has been based in the Castro neighborhood for decades, are talking to staff at First Congregational Church on Polk Street about sharing space. MCC staff… Read more »

Fire Island Pines Resort For Sale

Five years ago three young hotshots bought the bulk of the commercial district in Fire Island Pines for a reported $17M. Later this month that same group of businesses goes up for auction for a considerably lower opening bid. Maltz Auctions, a leading full-service auction company serving the New York metropolitan region, announced today that… Read more »

This is Why Manhattan Needs Mass Transit

A single visit to Manhattan makes it pretty obvious that most people there depend on the subway, buses, bikes, cabs, and walking for transportation. Just 16 percent of people who commute into Manhattan for work do so by car — by far, the lowest percentage of any US city. But what would Manhattan look like… Read more »

Fort Lauderdale Luxury Homes

There are many wonderful choices when it comes to Fort Lauderdale luxury homes. First you probably should decide if you want a single-family home or a condo. Each option offers benefits and disadvantages. Choose the option that best suits your lifestyle. Next, you have the choice of a dry lot or waterfront home. Fort Lauderdale… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Bryan Beene, 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. Bryan is a top producing Houston real estate agent who treats every customer like family. Houston has so much to offer, let’s discover it together! See Bryan’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

South Florida Renting vs. Owning

Have you been thinking about buying in South Florida?   The Tri-County area of South Florida which includes Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties is one of the least favorable renting markets for renters according to RealtyTrac.  Rents have risen so much in these counties that most renters, based on the counties median incomes, will… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Graham Marlette, Durham, 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. Graham has specialized in older homes in the neighborhoods around Duke University for 30 years. Durham is famously LGBTQ friendly with a great performing arts scene, ADF & DPAC… Read more »

New San Diego Affordable Senior Housing Project Will Be LGBT Affirming

San Diego nonprofit Community HousingWorks (CHW), presents its Arizona Street Development to the San Diego Planning Commission Thursday, Dec. 18. The proposed development features a 76-home senior apartment building on the northwest corner of Texas Street and Howard Avenue and a 118-home multifamily building on the northeast corner. The proposal has already generated significant support… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #2: Chicago’s Boystown

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The second place finisher is in Chicago: 2. Boystown (Chicago), with 19.49 percent of the vote Last year’s number one drops to number two. That’s still pretty impressive, Chicago. Guess Halsted Street is just as clean, friendly, and fun as ever. Congrats, Chicago!… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: CJ Brasiel, San Jose, 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. Choose a real estate partner with a different view. Silicon Valley’s the hub of technology and diversity in Northern California. Lifestyle, acceptance, culture is valued and all are welcome!… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #4: Atlanta’s Midtown

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The fourth place finisher is in Atlanta: 4. Midtown (Atlanta), with 10.68 percent of the vote A Southern city in the top five? Indeed. Atlanta’s colorful community continues to grow and influence gay culture at large (heels on men, anyone?), with Midtown serving… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #6: Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The sixth place finisher is in Fort Lauderdale: 6. Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale), with 7.45 percent of the vote We can almost forgive wonderful Wilton Manors for being located in Florida, and it looks like our readers can as well. Maybe it can… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #7: Boystown, West Hollywood

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The seventh place finisher is in West Hollywood: 7. Boystown (West Hollywood/Los Angeles), with 6.88 percent of the vote. Hmmm, WeHo didn’t do so hot this year. Guess Lisa Vanderpump’s shiny new restaurant/bar didn’t impress you all that much. WeHo’s waxed/manicured inhabitants will… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Bradley Piper, Miami

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. Award winning agent focused on customer service and long term relationships. Client referrals are the key to my success. An exciting mixture of cultures, beautiful beaches, and great nightlife… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #8: Capitol Hill, Seattle

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The tenth place finisher is in Philadelphia: 8. Capitol Hill (Seattle), with 6.56 percent of the vote Seattle’s queer neighborhood may not have cracked the top five, but many of us know how lovely it is. We say give it a few more… Read more »

Wilton Manors – Renovation Renovation

Homes for Sale in Wilton Manors have not only seen an increase in demand and price, but fully renovated homes are popping up on the market across the entire city.  Investors and individuals have taken interest in buying left over foreclosure or traditional sales and renovating them.   Homes on the intracoastal in Wilton Manors… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Christine Daley, Warrenton, Virginia

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. Meeting your needs for excellent customer service, consistent communication, and reliability in a real estate professional. See Christine’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #9: Dupont Circle

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The tenth place finisher is in Philadelphia: 9. Dupont Circle (Washington, D.C.), with 4.62 percent of the vote Washington has been declared the gayest city in the country by everyone and their gay brother. Its center of LGBT life has a bit of… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Julie Stevens, 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. Dedicated to earning your respect and trust in your real estate experience! Working in most areas, specializing in Central Phoenix. Phoenix is desirable due to diversity and culture, restaurants,… Read more »

Hamburger Mary’s to Take Patio Space in Castro Gayborhood

Hamburger Mary’s will be returning to San Francisco, the city where the burger chain was launched in 1972. While the original location shuttered in 2001, gay Castro bar owner Les Natali won approval this afternoon (Thursday, December 4) from the city’s planning commission to operate a Hamburger Mary’s in the long vacant Patio Cafe on… Read more »

Is Sacramento Ready to Grow Up?

Today there’s just a fenced-off pit the size of a city block to remind residents of a time when Sacramento’s housing market seemed ready to reach for the sky and draw thousands of upscale buyers to downtown condominiums. Toward the end of last decade’s housing boom, developers promoted ambitious proposals to raise residential towers that… Read more »

Coral Ridge – Fort Lauderdale Homes for Sale

If you have been looking for a place to buy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida we would certainly recommend adding Coral Ridge to your list of communities to check out.  Coral Ridge is located East of Federal Highway, South of Lauderdale By the Sea, and just Northeast of Wilton Manors.  The community is known for its… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Tom Costello. St. Petersburg, 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. Specialist in sale and purchase of Florida RV parks and campgrounds. Residential waterfront home specialist. St. Petersburg’s home to the largest Gay Pride celebration in the SE. Several wonderful… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Mark Parker, 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. Mark has been serving buyers & sellers for 16 years. Albuquerque and the surrounding Metro Area offers a fantastic lifestyle! See Mark’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

Young Homebuyers on the Decline

The share of first-time home buyers has dropped to its lowest level in 27 years, highlighting the challenges facing the housing market’s stalled recovery, according to an annual survey released Monday by the National Association of Realtors. Only 33 percent of buyers purchased their first home this year, down from 38 percent a year ago,… Read more »

US Median Real Estate Price Reaches Six Year High

The median sales price of U.S. single family homes and condos in October was $193,000, up 2 percent from the previous month and up 16 percent from a year ago to the highest level since September 2008 — a 73-month high, according to a report from real estate information company RealtyTrac Inc., of Irvine. “This… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Michael Jackson, Estero, 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. Michael Jackson is a multi-million dollar producing real estate agent in Southwest Florida. See Michael’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Dana Stone, Port Aransas, 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. Dana is your Texas coastal Real Estate expert. She deals primarily with second homes and vacation property, including single family homes, condos and lots. See Dana’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

The New Supertall Skyline Coming to Manhattan

The New York Daily News has published a recap of Manhattan’s insane boom in skyscraper construction. Embiggen the bottom image for a tally on the coming supertalls, several of which will eclipse the Empire State Building’s 1250 feet. The supertall in the center of the top image, 111 West 57th, will be the world’s skinniest… Read more »

Gayborhood for Sale – Hillcrest Properties Faces Uncertain Future

Two prominent blocks in Hillcrest are up for sale to the highest bidders, and the purchasers will have the ability to transform the heart of the gayborhood. In September, a 25,000-square-foot property that includes the shuttered Pernicano’s and Casa de Baffi restaurants went on sale for $12 million. The site is on the west side… Read more »

A Day on Wilton Drive – Wilton Manors, Florida

Have you been contemplating a move to South Florida, specifically Wilton Manors, Florida?  This great little city of around 12,000 people and only 1.94 sq miles is full of activity.  The city has a fantastic walking score as you can literally start on Wilton Drive and work your way around the city.  Wilton Manors, second… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Daniel Otto, Chicago. Illinois

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. Daniel Otto, is a gay Chicago Real Estate Broker who specializes in residential real estate and relocations in Chicago, Evanston and Oak Park. See Daniel’s Expanded Listing on Gay… Read more »

Austin Businesses Oppose Rainbow Crosswalks

The proposal to install rainbow colored crosswalks on Bettie Naylor Street at the Lavaca and Colorado intersections entered one of its final stages – but not without some friction from local business owners. Passed by City Council on Sept. 25, the plan would cement the area as a historic Austin “gayborhood” and showcase the City’s… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Brodie Stephens, Folsom, 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. Brodie Stephens is a gay real estate agent in Folsom, California, who works with all kinds of real estate clients. See Brodie’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

Why Doesn’t Austin Have a Gayborhood?

Taken from my story in the Statesman: “You might have heard that Austin could soon join San Francisco, Vancouver, British Columbia, and other cities with a set of rainbow crosswalks. At first, some business owners in the Warehouse District frowned on the idea, put forth by Austin Pride, to paint the intersection of West Fourth… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Dennis Shaffer, 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. Dennis is a top producing Broker with Baird & Warner specializing in luxury, development in Chicago, He is happy to help with your real estate needs. See Dennis’s Expanded… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Samuel Ciochon, Chicago, Illinois

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. Samuel is an experienced Gay Chicago Realtor, assisting the LGBT community in finding the perfect Chicagoland home. See Samuel’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors… Read more »

San Diego Gayborhood Bar Expanding

Hillcrest’s most iconic gay restaurant and bar – Urban MO’s Bar & Grill – is now undergoing significant expansions this month to debut for the 2014-15 winter season. The outdoor patio has been demolished in preparation for an extensive expansion and renovation. The property will remain open for business during the expansions, which started this… Read more »

Buying a Home Remains 38% Less Expensive than Renting!

In Trulia’s latest Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that buying a home remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 17% in Honolulu, all the way to 63% in… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Ken Krukowski, Fort Lauderdale

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 full time agent with more than 20 years of experience, serving Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, & Oakland Park. See Ken’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network… Read more »

Harvey Milk’s American Diner Closes in the San Diego Gayborhood

Today the official closure of Harvey Milk’s American Diner was announced. The online announcement, by owner Frank Lechner, stated that the diner was officially closed for good and that all the employees had been paid. LGBT Weekly reached out to Lechner for comment but he was unavailable at press time. LGBT Weekly did speak with… Read more »

Fun With Housing Statistics

Statistics are fun. This week we’re looking at American preferences for their living quarters, and you may find the results a bit startling. First, the homeownership rate. Our research tells us that the rate of Americans who own their homes is somewhere between 56 percent and 67 percent, with different surveys quoting slightly different rates…. Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Russell Orlowski, Knoxville, Tennessee

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. Russell has over 11 years of local real estate knowledge in the Knoxville market, and would love to help you buy or sell a home. See Russell’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Portland’s Gay Friendly Pearl District’s Twenty Years of Growth

One of our favorite places in the world, The Pearl District in Portland, Oregon, has been growing for twenty years. Oregon Live has a cool interactive graphic showing its growth. In 1994, the Portland City Council adopted affordable housing targets for about 250 acres north of downtown dubbed the “River District.” City leaders said they… Read more »

Gay Days – Fort Lauderdale 2014

Announcing the First 2014 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Gay Days!!! November 25 – December 1, 2014 the W Fort Lauderdale will be overrun by Gays from across the world that are here to bask in the sun and enjoy everything that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. The event will have out of this world pool parties,… Read more »

Absent Rich Own 39% of New High-End Condos in San Francisco

San Francisco’s luxury condos are being purchased by the wealthy who have an unquenchable thirst for high-end real estate, but don’t live in the city, according to an analysis of property records by the news website 48hills. Instead, their city condos are second, or third homes. 48hills reviewed San Francisco’s Assessor’s Officerecords for over 5,200… Read more »

Taking the “Spooky” Out of The Mortgage Process

  Do you need help understanding the mortgage process? Don’t hesitate to contact us for any and all advice. For more information on Real Estate, like us on Facebook! Todd Moeller Seven Gables Real Estate 5481 E Santa Ana Canyon Road Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 Todd@themoellerteam.com (714) 404-9540 BRE#: #01762788

The Upside to San Francisco Gentrification

While many San Francisco neighborhoods are changing character, Dogpatch may be getting one. The enclave between the bay and Potrero Hill is a blink-and-miss-it spot, filled with warehouses, taverns along Third street and the local Hells Angels headquarters. The charm is hidden away. Several blocks along Tennessee and Minnesota streets are dotted with tiny Victorians,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Brian Scharick, Delray 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. Brian is a driven producer specializing in Delray Beach and surrounding areas. Delray Beach offers an amazing downtown with superb restaurants and nightlife. See Brian’s Expanded Listing on Gay… Read more »

Most Expensive US Housing Markets Also the Most Liberal

Reliably liberal San Francisco has some of the most expensive housing in the country, as do heavily blue New York City and Los Angeles. At the other end of the political spectrum, housing often costs less in conservative parts of the country. These are the places — around Greenville, S.C., or Knoxville, Tenn. — that… Read more »

Statue of Liberty as a Condo Conversion?

A NY satirist takes the current trend of converting historic buildings into condos for the rich to its logical conclusion: As a condominium complex, “the landmark offers privacy, security, exclusivity and the feeling that you are part of history. One lucky penthouse owner will be able to experience breathtaking 360 degree views of the city… Read more »

Fort Lauderdale LGBT Events for November 2014

Here’s a list of upcoming Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraising and awareness events planned to take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during Fall 2014.  Mark your calendar and come out to support our community!   Thursday, October 23 | 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. The Pride Center’s Founders Circle Reception | Mayor’s Jewelry Store,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Ron Redder, 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. I am a Real Estate professional – Broker/Owner of mid-size brokerage with 18 years experience in the Austin area. Austin is a progressive arts-driven city on many Top 10… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Brian Scharick, Fort Lauderdale

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. Dedicated real estate team. Focused on your specific wants and needs throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. With an active GLBT community, South Florida has become a popular destination… Read more »

Why is DC So Expensive? Hint: It’s Congress

A September housing report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is making the rounds this week after The Washington Post published its findings on the Monday holiday. The Post gave it a 100-proof headline: “It’s more expensive to live in D.C. than New York, study says.” According to “Housing: Before, During, and After the… Read more »

Is Hunter’s Point on the Cusp of Gentrification in San Francisco?

Just six miles from San Francisco’s increasingly expensive downtown is Hunters Point, a historically blue-collar neighborhood southeast of the city, which has been neglected since the shipyards closed in 1974 amid radiation contamination so bad it was declared a Superfund site. Today, 30 percent of the area’s residents earn less than $10,000 a year. “This… Read more »

Ten Tiniest San Francisco Homes for Sale

As home prices continue their upward climb and rents worthy of Manhattan keep right on scaring everyone, it gets pretty tempting to squeeze oneself into the smallest possible box. Miniature houses, some of which could pass for an Architect Barbie starter home, are few and far between (though we’ll certainly keep stalking them). So how… Read more »

Staging Your Home to Sell

When a buyer walks into your home you need to grab their attention. Sadly it is rare to find a buyer that will give a home a second chance when deciding if they should make an offer or not, first impressions last a life time. We all have different styles that fit our personalities and… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Matthew Alexander, Myrtle Beach, South 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 specialize in meeting and exceeding the needs of home buyers and sellers in the Myrtle Beach area. Myrtle Beach offers a diverse population with plenty of attractions and… Read more »

New Gay Friendly Affordable Senior Housing Development Opened in Chicago

Center on Halsted and Heartland Housing officially opened Town Hall Apartments, the Midwest’s first LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing development, during a ribbon-cutting on Friday. “When Tom [Tunney] came to see me and I first got elected, I said ‘what’s our No. 1 goal?’ He said this building,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who spoke at… Read more »

Check Out One of New York’s Most Expensive Views

An imposing-but-thin building is dominating the midtown Manhattan skyline these days, and its name is not Empire State. No, this new behemoth is simply called 432 Park, and it is the tallest residential tower in New York City. Visible from all five boroughs, the building houses what will be some of the most expensive condos… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Eric Robison, 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. Eric is a designated Seattle Broker/Agent, who uses his Seattle real estate expertise to meet his clients’ expectations! Seattle is renowned for its welcoming, thriving LGBT community. All are… Read more »

Halloween 2014 – Wilton Manors, Florida – Wicked Manors!!

Some cities talk about Halloween, others know how to rock Halloween!  Wilton Manors, Florida known for its diverse culture and #2 city in the US for gay couple population puts on an annual Halloween Party that is sure to impress.  Wilton Drive, the main drag (no pun intended), shuts down and the party starts at… Read more »