Posts Tagged: florida

Mark B. Kravitz – Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor

Mark B. Kravitz - Fort Lauderdale 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: Mark B. Kravits, Esquire is a highly qualified, third generation real estate professional and Fort Lauderdale gay Realtor, and a native of South Florida – born and raised in… Read more »

David Ferraro – Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor

David Ferraro - Fort Lauderdale 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: Excellence in Real Estate – Serving the Fort Lauderdale My Commitment to You when buying or selling: In the least amount of time possible, I will get you the… Read more »

Michael Jackson – Gay Bonita Springs Real Estate Agent

Michael Jackson - Bonita Springs 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: Michael Jackson is a multi-million dollar producing real estate agent in Bonita Springs, in Southwest Florida. If you are looking to buy or sell Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers,… Read more »

Glenn Bradley – Naples, Florida

Glenn Bradley - Naples 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: I’m passionate about people and assisting them with their quest to fulfill their dream of home ownership whether it is a vacation condo or a full time home. I… Read more »

The Advocate’s Queerest Cities in America – #16 Miami

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Every year, The Advocate ranks the cities in the US for queer friendliness based on a number of criteria. This year, the criteria includes lesbian bars, trans events, gay rugby teams, theaters screening “Moonlight”, Misterb&b hosts, LGBT centers, and more. Here’s today’s pick: Over the years, Miami has had its ebbs and flows (remember the… Read more »

Brian Scharick – Gay Ft. Lauderdale Real Estate Agent

Brian Scharick - Fort Lauderdale 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: Brian Scharick is a seasoned and professional Realtor who specializes in finding the perfect home for each and every client. His keen attention to detail and driven work ethic… Read more »

The Advocate’s Queerest Cities in America – 19. Tampa, Florida

Tampa

Every year, The Advocate ranks the cities in the US for queer friendliness based on a number of criteria. This year, the criteria includes lesbian bars, trans events, gay rugby teams, theaters screening “Moonlight”, Misterb&b hosts, LGBT centers, and more. Here’s today’s pick: Florida’s burgeoning west coast is anchored by Tampa, one of the state’s… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #2 Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale

When people think of LGBT-friendly South Florida cities, Miami probably pops to mind first. But Fort Lauderdale has most of the same gay-friendly accommodations and nightlife in a more laid back and affordable environment. The city also has the highest concentration of gay couples of any major American city, with about 3% of all households…. Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #7 – Tampa, Florida

Tampa

Tampa and the surrounding cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Sarasota, among others, have long been top destinations for seniors looking for a comfortable place to retire. The area is widely known for its warm and sunny climate, it’s beautiful sandy beaches, and its world-class golf courses. But it’s also great for anyone living on… Read more »

Jeremy Olsher, Gay Friendly Delray Beach 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: Hi there. I’m Jeremy Olsher, the Broker of Mizner Residential Realty. I live in Delray Beach, Florida and service Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Gulf Stream, and the… Read more »

Dale Nabors, Gay Tampa 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: Welcome to “Dale’s Naborhood!” Dale has more than twenty eight years of experience in the Tampa real estate market. Dale also serves Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Greater-Brandon, and Southern Pasco… Read more »

Reggie Blough, Gay Cape Coral 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: I’m focused on residential Fort Myers and Cape Coral real estate, including single family homes, condos, multi-family and vacant land. I’m a full-service residential real estate agent for Buyers… 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 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 Friendly Real Estate Agent: Will Landay, Jacksonville, 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 real estate professional in Metro Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & Orange Park Area, I have in-depth local knowledge and can provide you with the… 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 »

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: Bryan Halda, 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. Gay real estate agent in Miami Beach, Florida – voted “Best Top Producer” by SunPost Newspaper Best of 2007 See Brian’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay… 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 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 »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Drick Ward, Realtor, Virginia 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. Gay Real Estate Agent in Virginia Beach, Florida – Serving the housing and real estate investment needs of my community. See Drick’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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 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 »

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 »

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 Friendly Realtor: Tim Singer, 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. Tim is a Fort Lauderdale area real estate agent with a staff of full-time Ft. Lauderdale real estate professionals, and is very involved in Ft. Lauderdale’s gay and lesbian… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ken Calhoun, 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. Native Ft. Lauderdale Real Estate Agent who loves turning out of area buyers onto Ft. Lauderdale/Wilton Manors and beach area homes. Casual, great weather, beaches, friendly and fun. Prices… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Steve Farst, Tampa, 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. Steve Farst is a gay Realtor with .ver 25 years of service to Tampa’s GLBT community. See Steve’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jim Foster, 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. Let Jim provide the strong foundation for your next real estate transaction. Fort Lauderdale area – the number one destination of choice for domestic partners. A tropical paradise with… Read more »

Featured Gay Realtor: Reggie Blough, Cape Coral, 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. Reggie is a full-service gay realtor for Sellers and Buyers in Cape Coral, Florida – come to paradise with our sandy beaches, boating and golfing. See Reggie’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Michael Marvici, 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. Michael is a Senior Sales Associate at Re/Max Preferred – with more than 12 years of experience in the southern Florida. Large GLBT community with great weather, fun people,… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Paul Slutsky, 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. As a Top Producer I’ve been delighting homebuyers and sellers over 20 years with my expertise, knowledge and ethical service. Wilton Manors offers average temperatures of 77 degrees and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Mortgage Professional: JR Boston, 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. JR Boston has over 25 years mortgage industry experience. He’s in the business to help others reach their mortgage goals. Fort Lauderdale is right next to the second largest… Read more »

Where Are Jacksonville, Florida’s Gayborhoods?

Wikipedia lists three: Riverside & Avondale: Riverside and Avondale are chiefly residential, but they have some commercial zoning, including several commercial centers that are architecturally integrated with the rest of the neighborhood. Sun-Ray Cinema in Five Points: Five Points is a small commercial district centered on and around the five-way intersection between Park, Lomax, and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jeff Lempke, 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. Your Real Estate Agent who cares. Counseling buyers and sellers in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Highland Beach and Lake Worth. There is something for everyone here in… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Olivier Turina, 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. Dedication, integrity and service are my motivation. You can be yourself in Fort Lauderdale – enjoy gardening, the beach, water activities, the nightlife. Live the tropical life! See Olivier’s… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ryan Pierce, 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. Ryan is a hard working St. Petersburg real estate professional with 14 years of experience, who can help you buy or sell your Tampa-St. Petersburg area home. See Ryan’s… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Greg Burton, 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. My emphasis has always been on service first. St. Petersburg has the Country’s fourth fastest growing gay community. For some of the wonderful venues, check out my website See… Read more »

Overall, Fort Lauderdale Has the Highest Concentration of Same Sex Couples in the US

According to 2012 data released by the U.S. Census, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has the highest concentration of same-sex couple households in the country, the Huffington Post reports. Fort Lauderdale beat out huge gay cities like San Francisco, as same-sex couples make up 2.8 percent of total households in the south Florida city, which is about… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Dan Charette, 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. Working with the gay community is my main focus. Representing buyers and sellers with the best service. References provided! The St. Petersburg area has become the new mecca for… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Dale Nabors, Tampa, 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. Dale has been helping our community buy and sell homes for over 28 years. Tampa is a great area to live, work, and play, with many charming neighborhoods. See… Read more »

Florida Condo Board Reverses Course, Will Allow Same Sex Couples

A Florida condominium association is reversing a policy that allowed only singles and husband-and-wife couples to buy or lease units in the complex after an uproar from gay rights activists. The Casa Di Amici Condominium Association Inc. held a special meeting Thursday to amend the rule previously approved on July 17, reported the Sarasota Herald-Tribune…. Read more »

St. Petersburg, Florida – The New San Francisco?

The first time I ever heard St. Petersburg described as the “San Francisco of the East” was on an episode of Queer As Folk a few years ago. One character considered a vacation to Florida and another one asked him where he was going. When he responded “St. Petersburg.” the other character said something like… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Terry Diederich, 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. Terry is a downtown Orlando real estate professional. Orlando is a creative, exciting, growing community that welcomes everyone. Great weather, great people, great housing choices! See Terry’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Gay Fort Lauderdale

The history of the area we now know as Fort Lauderdale started nearly 4,000 years ago with the arrival of the Tequesta Indians. The area wasn’t known as Fort Lauderdale until 1838, however, and it wasn’t incorporated as a city until 1911. The Florida land boom of the 1920s, the subsequent clearing of the mangroves… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: David Daso, 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. David has the experience to provide you with the knowledgeable and professional real estate services that you want and need! It doesn’t matter where you’re from, our amazing GLBT… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Linda S. Faucett, 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. Linda is a second generation St Pete native – knowledge of history of area, current trends & utilize variety of marketing strategies. St. Petersburg is laid-back, gay-friendly, fantastic beaches… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Frank Vigliotti, 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. Frank has served the GLBT Community since 2005, providing sales & consultation services in Wilton Manors, Oakland Park & Fort Lauderdale, FL. Gay friendly region is the #1 destination… Read more »

Which Cities Have Growing Gay Populations?

Fort Lauderdale beat every big city at growing its gay and lesbian population between 2000 and 2010. During that time span, the portion of households containing same-sex partners increased more in the South Florida city than in all other cities of similar or greater size. Using Census data, SFGN figured out each city’s unmarried gay-couple-to-straight-couple… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Will Landay, Jacksonville, 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. Will is athletic, cerebral, active, dedicated, humorous…and more! Jacksonville is a community with GLBT friendly clubs, restaurants, and artistic culture. See Will’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report – Florida

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: Linda Jain, 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. I pride myself on being an expert in bringing home buyers and home sellers together throughout the Fort Lauderdale area. Fort Lauderdale is tropical paradise for city dwellers offering… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: Florida

Today we’ll take a look at the Florida real estate market. Things are improving there slowly – in Southern Florida, underwater mortgages have dropped from 47% of all homes last year to 39.6% now, the Sun Sentinel reports: In the fourth quarter, 39.6 percent of mortgaged homes across Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties were… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Bryan T. Halda, 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. Ohio-born Bryan Halda went to school in Florida and has lived in Miami for the last seventeen years of tumultuous growth and change in Miami real estate and lifestyle…. Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: 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. Vickie can help you through one of the largest financial decisions you’re ever likely to make – buying or selling a Fort Lauderdale area home. It’s very important to… Read more »

Florida Home Sales Up 25% in November Over 2011

Florida’s housing market continued to rebound in November, with existing home sales and median prices making double-digit increases over last year. Existing home sales closed during the month were 24.4 percent higher than a year ago. Pending sales, those signed but not closed, were even stronger. Sales expected to close within 90 days catapulted 45.8… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Michael Gallacher, Boynton 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. Michael is a Boynton Beach realtor who works in the Palm Beach County real estate market. His main focus is the residential market – single family homes, condominiums, and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Connie Lancaster, 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. Connie is passionate about Tampa Bay real estate. She’s been buying and selling St. Petersburg real estate for more than fifteen years, and believes real estate on Florida’s Gulf… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Michael Gallacher, Boynton 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. Michael is a Boynton Beach realtor who works in the Palm Beach County real estate market. His main focus is the residential market – single family homes, condominiums, and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Tim Singer, 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. Tim is a Fort Lauderdale area realtor with a staff of full-time Ft. Lauderdale real estate professionals, and is very involved in Ft. Lauderdale’s gay and lesbian community. Tim… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Amy Celeste Wilson, Jacksonville, 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. Amy Celeste was born and grew up in Atlantic Beach, Florida. She’s watched the Jacksonville area transform into one of the most desirable real estate markets in the country…. Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Chad Gray, 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. Chad is part of the leading Fort Lauderdale luxury real estate team, proudly serving our community and delivering stellar service! If you’re buying or selling Fort Lauderdale real estate,… Read more »

Florida Housing Market Improved in August

Florida’s housing market had more closed sales, more pending sales, higher median prices and a reduced inventory of homes for sale in August, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors(R). “Florida’s housing marketing continues its momentum,” said 2012 Florida Realtors President Summer Greene, regional manager of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate… Read more »

Orlando Home Prices Up 8.2% in August Over 2011

Metro Orlando home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 8.2 percent in August 2012 compared to a year ago, according to a new report from CoreLogic. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company (NYSE: CLGX) also reports a 1.7 percent increase in home prices month-over-month from July 2012. Prior to that, home prices in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area… Read more »

Gainesville, Florida – The Gay Guide

Welcome to Gaynesville! Its a small little bubble of liberalism in a sea of southern weirdness. There’s lots of fun to be had here; we’ve got everything from world-class education to the beauty of wild Florida nature, not to mention fresh cooked local meals and dance parties that will knock your socks off. We’ve lived… Read more »

Foreign Buyers Snapping Up Real Estate, Especially in Arizona, Florida, and Nevada

Cries of panic are being heard around the nation about foreign buyers of U.S. real estate, especially homes, posing ‘risks’ to America. This cry is not a new one. As economic downturns seemingly start to move into a stable mode, foreigners will be found investing in U.S. real estate, homes, and commercial properties. They are… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jeff Lempke, 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. Jeff is a Multi-Million Dollar Producer, and is dedicated to making the negotiation process as easy as possible for his Delray Beach real estate clients. Jeff is a great… Read more »

Florida Home Sales Up Again in May

Monthly sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums improved again in Florida with total transactions improving by over five percent from April to May and home prices for both single-family homes and condos improved on both a monthly and yearly basis according to the latest data from the Florida Realtors(R). An estimated total of 28,718… Read more »

Fort Lauderdale a Gay Mecca

Known as one of the country’s foremost LGBT capitals, Fort Lauderdale definitely offers visitors a plethora of dining, entertainment and cultural options, not to mention miles of pristine beaches perfect for those looking to catch some rays while listening to the mesmerizing sounds of the Atlantic. Fort Lauderdale is actually three destinations in one. The… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Dan Charette, St. Petersburg

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. Dan specializes in high-end water front properties in the St. Petersburg area, including condos, new homes, and commercial real estate. He regularly works with big companies who relocate their… Read more »

A Renaissance: Wilton Manors, Florida

  Attracting hundreds of perspective buyers of single family homes, condominiums and townhomes is a City in Broward County that sits in the middle of Fort Lauderdale Florida, Wilton Manors. Approximately 2-square miles, Wilton Manors is known as the “Island City” as its boundaries are surrounded by waterways of the Middle River. Minutes to the… Read more »

Canadians Snapping Up Florida Real Estate

Cash buyers continue to dominate the Miami international real estate market, snapping up 65% of home sales in and around the city, according to the latest numbers from the Miami Association of Realtors. Cash purchases took up 66% of sales in January, with the majority of buyers going for condominium sales in March (79%). “Almost… Read more »

FL: Orlando Real Estate Inventory at Five Year Low

The Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) reported this week a third consecutive jump in Orlando’s median price plus yet another drop in inventory and a month-to-month increase in sales are strong signs of continuing improvement in Orlando’s housing market. “These factors also indicate a shift toward favoring sellers, and the downward slide in inventory means… Read more »

FL: Miami Home Sales Climbed 23% in Fourth Quarter of 2011

Based on the latest data from the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami’s Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) residential sales – including existing single-family homes and condominiums – increased 23 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, from 4,722 to 5,839, compared to a year earlier. This rise marks 14 consecutive quarters of rising sales that culminated… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Tom Wolf, Gay Fort Lauderdale 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. Gay Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals in Fort Lauderdale If you are considering relocating, acquiring a second home or condo in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, you need… Read more »

The Advocate’s 2nd Gayest City: Orlando, Florida

Besides hosting Gay Days at Disney World, where 50,000 LGBT folks and their kids dressed in red T-shirts invade the theme park the first Saturday in June (and spend $100 million in town), Orlando has more gay softball teams than you can shake a Louisville Slugger at. And residents just got domestic-partnership protections. For non-Mickeyphiles,… Read more »

FL: Tampa Home Prices Continue to Fall

Home prices continue to fall in Tampa and in most major U.S. cities as the nation rides a bumpy road to a real estate recovery. It’s further evidence, experts say, that the housing market will continue to weigh on the broader economy in 2012. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday showed that prices dropped… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Gary Romeo, Cape Coral, 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 Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals in Cape Coral, Florida As a second generation Realtor, Gary Romeo has been in the real estate business for many years. he… Read more »

Canadians Bought 1 in 10 Florida Homes in Last Year

Canadian buyers continue to snap up Florida real estate, says a recent survey of foreign buyers produced by the National Association of Realtors on behalf of the Florida Realtors association. The survey tracked foreign buyers for a 12-month period from mid-2010 to mid-2011. “For that period, one in four Florida homes was purchased by a… Read more »

Florida Real Estate Market Beginning to Improve

State economists and local housing officials are heartened by what they see as signs that the housing market has stabilized and is expected to begin improving after 2012. John Tuccillo, chief economist for Orlando-based Florida Realtors, said state median home sales across the state have increased 15 percent since January and home prices have increased… Read more »

FL: Orlando Home Sales, Prices Down Slightly From September 2010

Metro Orlando’s median price for existing-home sales appeared to be recovering last month at the same rate as most of the state’s other metropolitan areas, according to a report released Thursday by Florida Realtors. The midpoint resale price for a single-family home in the four-county Orlando metro area during September was $125,200, down 2 percent… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Melissa De Maria, Tampa

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 Tampa Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Let me be your “Best Friend in Real Estate”, listening and serving your Tampa real estate needs. As a Realtor with… Read more »

California, Florida, Michigan, Illinois and Georgia Had 53% of August Foreclosures

According to the data released by RealtyTrac, the leading online marketplace of foreclosure properties, foreclosure filings in August rose 7% from the prior month with 228,098 properties issued notices of default, auction or repossession during the month. However, this is still down 33% from August 2010 figures. As per the source, a total of 5… Read more »

FL: Tampa Home Prices Increased in Second Quarter

Spring buying pushed home prices up for a third straight month in most major U.S. cities in June. But the housing market remains shaky, and further price declines are expected this year. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index showed Tuesday that prices increased in June from May in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. Prices… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Will Landay, Jacksonville, 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 Friendly Jacksonville Realtors and Real Estate Professionals As a real estate professional in Metro Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & Orange Park Area, I have in-depth… Read more »

FL: Home Prices Fell Year-Over-Year in June

Florida home prices continue to decline – no surprise there. But the drop in June doesn’t look so awful compared with other states that also endured the worst of the housing bust. Prices in the Sunshine State fell 7.6 percent in June from a year ago, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index released Wednesday…. Read more »

FL: Tampa Home Prices Dropped Again in May

Home prices in major U.S. cities rose for the second straight month in May, propped up by an annual flurry of spring buyers. But after adjusting for such seasonal factors, prices fell in a majority of markets. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index shows prices rose in 16 of the 20 cities it tracks. Boston… Read more »

FL: South State Real Estate Inventory Shrinks to Lowest Level Since 2008

South Florida’s logic-defying housing market continued to embrace peculiar trend lines in May — sales soared, slashing down the inventory even further, but overall prices fell once again. Market trends in Miami-Dade and Broward counties diverge from the national housing story, for better and for worse. Local sales are increasing while the national market slumps,… Read more »

Pensacola, Florida Wants to Build a World-Class Downtown

The experts are always telling us that we need vibrant, diverse, active downtowns with personality to stimulate economic development and attract the affluent “knowledge workers” of the future, not to mention improve our own quality of life. But how, exactly, do we do that? Thursday’s speaker at the Florida Institute of Machine and Human Cognition… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Michael Gallacher, Boynton 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. Gay Friendly West Palm Beach Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Michael is a Boynton Beach realtor who works in the Palm Beach County real estate market. His main focus… Read more »

FL: Sarasota Real Estate Market Still Strong in April

The Sarasota Association of Realtors (SAR) reported 759 property sales were closed in the Sarasota market last month, continuing a strong spring surge that reached the 800 level in March. Sarasota’s real estate market is at its highest levels since late 2005 when sales started to decline. Prices also maintained their highest levels of the… Read more »

Florida Home, Condo Sales Rose in March

Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales rose in March, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors(R). Existing home sales increased 12 percent last month with a total of 18,522 homes sold statewide compared to 16,540 homes sold in March 2010, according to Florida Realtors. Statewide sales of existing condos last month… Read more »

Home Prices in Tampa Still Dropping

In the first half of the aughts (2000-2005), home prices rose dramatically in the U.S., and few places soared higher in property values than in the Tampa Bay area. Although some real estate representatives boasted at the time that home values would only continue to rise, we all know that in fact they had peaked… Read more »

FL: Downtown Miami Real Estate Market Reviving

More folks are choosing to call downtown Miami and the surrounding area home, halting fears of condo buildings closing and fueling some new and novel businesses. The latest real estate numbers show 85 percent of downtown Miami condos are now occupied — up more than 20 percent from two years ago, when that number was… Read more »

Will US Cold Spell Drive Florida Real Estate Sales?

How’s this for marketing material: Last Tuesday, nearly 70 percent of the contiguous United States was covered in snow, and the National Weather Service said every state except Florida reported snow on the ground — even Hawaii. That has some optimistic Realtors and real estate agents around the state thinking that the brutal winter weather… Read more »

St. Petersburg’s Gay Community Growing

Although Florida’s fourth-largest city has seen a minimal increase in population over the past 30 years, this sunny metropolis on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico has changed a great deal demographically. Once unflatteringly dubbed “God’s Waiting Room” for its predominant retirement-age population, the city and surrounding beach towns have become… Read more »