Posts Tagged: chicago

Dennis Shaffer – Gay Chicago Real Estate Agent

Dennis Shaffer - Chicago Gay Realtor

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 name is Dennis Shaffer, and Chicago real estate is my passion. Whether you need help finding your dream home, or selling your current one, I can help. I’m… Read more »

Nate Ortiz – Gay Chicago Real Estate Agent

Nate Ortiz

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: After completing my BA in Mass Comm/ Media Studies at the University of New Mexico I spent nearly 8 years with Apple. Their precision and customer focus cultivated an… 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Chicago Gayborhood Still Going Strong

While new research shows Boystown is becoming a more fragmented LGBT community, Lakeview officials say the “gayborhood” is most certainly here to stay. The analysis is detailed in “There Goes the Gayborhood?” written by suburban Chicago native Amin Ghaziani, now an associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia. It looks at things… Read more »

Chicago Gayborhood Closes, Will Re-open Soon With Two New Concepts

Boystown, the famous Chicago gayborhood, lost a gay club last week. Chicago Pride reports: After abruptly closing on Memorial Day, Spin Nightclub is set to become two new concept clubs. The 9,000 square-foot space at Belmont and Halsted in Boystown will soon become a whiskey distillery/eatery named Whiskey Trust and a nightclub named Chloe’s, according… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Peter Tortorello, 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. Out, proud, involved. Member HRC’s Federal Club, Lamda Legal’s Liberty Circle, Horizon’s Society. See Peter’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals… Read more »

Club For Sale in Chicago’s Gayborhood

Boystown’s Spin Nightclub, located at the corner of Halsted and Belmont, is up for sale. According to a listing on Jameson Commercial by broker Mike Costanzo, the 9,000-square-foot club is priced at $1.5 million. The leasing price is $26,000 a month. The listing, which has been active since Nov. 19, 2013, is only for the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Cyndy Ciolino, 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 have lived in Chicago, the west and northwestern suburbs all my life. Proudly serving our community with professionalism, integrity and results. The Chicagoland area is wonderfully diverse and… Read more »

Boystown is the World’s Best Gayborhood, According to OutTraveler

Chicago’s north side Boystown neighborhood on Wednesday was named the best gay neighborhood in the world. The accolade from OutTraveler.com said the nation’s first officially-recognized gay village in the nation beat out other neighborhoods like San Francisco’s Mission District, New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, and communities in Barcelona and Madrid. Editors and voters of the travel-themed… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Mark Blankenship, 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. Mark has 12 years of experience in residential Real Estate sales. A vibrant city for anyone to explore their opportunities. All the neighborhoods offer excellent community amenities for GLBT… Read more »

Forest Park, Chicago’s Newest Gayborhood?

Forest Park is the second most densely [populated] gay community in Illinois. That’s the surprising, to us, news from a new survey out of a California institute which has reviewed data from the 2010 census. Who’s Number 1? Guess who? Neighboring Oak Park which has encouraged and promoted and celebrated its gayness for decades. Several… Read more »

The Evolution of Chicago’s Gayborhood

As the Halsted Street area hosts another Northalsted Market Days street festival Saturday and Sunday, the heart of the gay business district — Boystown — is enjoying hearty economic vitality and a renewed sense of optimism. From 2007, the depths of the recession, through last year, at least a half-dozen gay bars expanded, and gay-owned… Read more »

Andersonville, One of Chicago’s Newest Gayborhoods

If there’s three things that Chicago is known for right now, it’s the Blackhawks, Oprah (It will always be Oprah), and its eclectic collection of neighborhoods. And the one neighborhood that remains a bit of a destination for Chicagoans and tourists alike is Andersonville. Traditionally a Swedish neighborhood, this budding home design district-meets-gayborhood-meets newly gentrified… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report – Illinois

At Gay Realty Watch, we look for news to share with you about the gay real estate market – both lgbt real estate news and news specific to gay and lesbian real estate meccas. If you have a gay real estate story that you’d like to share with us, contact us at info@2016.gayrealtynetwork.com. Today, in… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Cyndy Ciolino, 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. Cyndy has been working in the Chicago real estate market for the past eleven years. She mainly works with clients looking to buy or sell new or existing Chicago-area… Read more »

Chicago Home Sales, Prices Jumped in March

The Chicago and Illinois housing markets got a vital shot in the arm on Thursday, as March figures revealed existing home sales shot up significantly. Median prices also stabilized, ending a long streak of declines. As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the head of the Illinois Association of Realtors says the latest figures suggest the… Read more »

Suburbs Lead in Home Sales Increase in Chicago

Home sales in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued their upward momentum in January, led by strong sales gains in five of the collar counties, according to an analysis by RE/MAX. Home sales for the month totaled 4,433 and were 14 percent higher than in January 2011. It was the largest January sales… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Chris Pagano, 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. Gay Friendly Illinois Realtors and Real Estate Professionals As segments of the Chicago real estate market stabilize and recover it will take an experienced real estate professional to navigate… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Kelly Fondow

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 Illinois Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Kelly was fortunate to have had a successful and fulfilling 15 year career in Human Resources, where in her last 7… Read more »

Today’s Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Cyndy Ciolino, 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. Gay Friendly Chicago Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Cyndy has been working in the Chicago real estate market for the past eleven years. She mainly works with clients looking… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Peter Tortorello, 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. Gay Friendly Illinois Realtors and Real Estate Professionals “Your home is that special place where you share the most intimate moments with your family and friends. Choose it carefully.”… Read more »

Chicago Real Estate Market Improves

In about a week and a half the Illinois Association of Realtors will be releasing the home sale statistics for Chicago, the region, and the state. Once again the actual closings will be abysmal relative to last November. I estimate that they will report sales down about 40% from last year – with their usual… Read more »