Posts Tagged: illinois

Nate Ortiz – Gay Chicago Real Estate Agent

Nate Ortiz - 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: 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 »

Chicago: The Wicker Park Gayborhood

You could definitely make a case that Andersonville, which actually has several lesbian- and gay-owned bars and other businesses, is actually Chicago’s most mixed post-gay neighborhood, and it is an area definitely worth checking out. But Wicker Park has evolved over the past two decades into one of the country’s most eclectic and inviting hipster… 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 »

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 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 »

New Grocery Store Coming to Chicago Gayborhood

Mariano’s Fresh Market, a Chicago-area grocery store brand, has been given approval to build a new development at 3030 N. Broadway, just south of Boystown’s Broadway corridor. In addition to a two-story, 71,000 sq. ft. grocery store, the new commercial structure will also house a 40,000 sq. ft. XSport Fitness. The now-defunct Dominick’s Finer Foods… 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 »

Illinois Real Estate Firm Creates LGBT Division

Until now, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) couples in Illinois — (as in most U.S. States) — faced a number of historically significant challenges and hurdles, especially when it came to the sale or purchase of a home. Generally, members of the LGBT community had to rely upon a number of complicated legal instruments… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Illinois Home Sales Saw Best Performance in Five Years in May

Home sales in Illinois recorded their best May performance since 2007, and year-over-year median sales prices moved into positive territory in the Chicago area for the first time in more than four years, data released by the Illinois Association of REALTORS(R) show. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in May 2012 totaled 11,984… 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 »

Chicago Home Prices Dropped in 3rd Quarter From 2010

Home prices dropped in nearly three quarters of U.S. cities over the summer, including the Chicago-area, dragged down by a decline in buyer interest and a high number of foreclosures. The National Association of Realtors says the median price for previously occupied homes fell in the July-September period from the same period last year in… 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 »

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 »

Gay Realty Watch: Chicago

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, Chicago – where (we swear) it looked like every single clean-cut guy in town was gay. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in the Chicago real estate market at the moment: Housing Study: Chicago market tour reveals health… Read more »