Gay Real Estate News Round-Up – May 30th

We’re going to start bringing you interesting real estate articles, LGBT and otherwise, in a regular travel round-up. Enjoy!

GENERAL INTEREST

USA:
25 Cities for Good Pay and Good Housing (Washington Post)
Don’t move to New York if you’re looking for work. The city isn’t on a new list of good places to find jobs compiled by the employment Web site Glassdoor.
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USA:
Condo Prices Rising Faster Than Prices For Single-Family Homes (The Mortgage Reports)
In today’s housing economy, values for U.S. condominiums are rising faster than values for single-family homes. According to the Case-Shiller Index, a national tracker of home values, March 2015 price growth showing a faster rise in values among condos than single-family homes nationwide. Differences are especially stark in New York City.
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AROUND THE GAYBORHOOD

USA, CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO:
Hillcrest Gayborhood to Get New Park? (SDGLN)
The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) has partnered with the Escuela Libre De Arquitectura (ELDA) design school from Tijuana to plan a community park on Normal Street between University Avenue and Harvey Milk Street.
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USA, CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO:
Neighborhood Bar The Hole to Close Permanently on July 5th (SDGLN)
SDGLN has learned that the famous downstairs courtyard bar, The Hole will be closing for good on Sunday, July 5.
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USA, CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO:
Taking the Temperature of the San Diego Market (LGBT Weekly)
If you are a seller today in San Diego, this article will put a smile on your face. Buyer, not too much. We know that the economy is taking a swing upward generally, and San Diego is such a desirable city. But is it out of reach? Let’s take the city’s real estate temperature.
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USA, CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO:
Fond Farewell to SF’s Last lesbian Clubhouse, The Lex (Queerty)
Have you heard? San Francisco is gentrifying. And it’s not just bad news for many residential tenants — those crazy rents are also squeezing out businesses. How many more $11 cocktail bars do we need? One more apparently, because lesbian haunt The Lexington Club has shut its doors for good in the Mission.
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USA, FLORIDA, KEY WEST:
Key West Gets Rainbow Crosswalks (Joe.My.God)
Key West on Thursday installed permanent rainbow crosswalks in the heart of the city’s LGBT entertainment district, at the intersection of Duval and Petronia streets. “Spanning all four corners of the intersection, the crosswalks feature bands of all six colors of the rainbow flag, an internationally recognized symbol of gay and lesbian unity,” according to a tourism news release.
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Key West Rainbow Crosswalks

USA, NEW YORK, NEW YORK CITY:
New York New Condo Prices Soar (Barrons)
The price per square foot of newly-constructed condos in New York jumped 32% between 2013 ($1,656 per square foot) and 2014 ($2,193 per square foot). The wealthy wanting to buy today in New York can find much better value for money in the secondary markets, particularly in Manhattan neighborhoods like Gramercy Park or Yorkville, where prices are relatively cheap compared to the freshly-built high-rise clusters erupting in midtown.
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