Posts Tagged: lesbian couples

VA Home Loan Centers to Offer Mortgages to Married Gay and Lesbian Couples

Although maybe not in states that discriminate against gays. LGBT Weekly reports: One of the major areas of change facing San Diego-based VA Home Loan Centers and other agencies responsible for administering the VA Home Loan Guarantee to veterans is the question of same-sex marriage. Under federal law, veterans and their spouses are eligible to… 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 »

Military Home Lender to Provide Financing for Married Same Sex Couples

The Department of Veterans Affairs was among the last of the federal government organizations to extend benefits to same-sex couples, but now gay spouses are eligible to receive VA-back home loans, in states where their marriages are legally recognized. The VA Home Loan Centers, which operates as a privately held government loan specialist group will… Read more »

Mortgage Tips for Gay and Lesbian Couples

Home ownership can be tricky for same-sex couples — especially since we don’t have automatic property inheritance rights if one partner dies, and we don’t have easy access to divorce courts to help us sort out disputes if we break up. That means lesbian and gay couples need to take time to think through the… Read more »

How is Buying a Home Different for Gay/Lesbian Couples?

Periodically, we’ll run guest columns from our member realtors on their areas, and issues that affect gay and lesbian buyers.  Here’s the next in the series – a great column from Kathleen McMullen about buying real estate as a gay or lesbian couple.  (click here to see Gay Realty Network’s Phoenix real estate page): As… Read more »

Foreclosure Scandal Affects Gay Real Estate Buyers/Sellers

A new drama in the foreclosure markets has shocked the real estate industry, is another sensational scandal for the mortgage sector, and is being carefully scrutinized by many consumer watchdog groups. The gist of the fresh turmoil is simple. The fundamental legality of the foreclosure process followed by major mortgage lenders is being questioned. There… Read more »

Shacking Up … Buying a House Together in Texas? Some Things You Should Know

Periodically, we run guest columns from our member realtors on their areas, and issues that affect gay and lesbian buyers.  Here’s a great new column from Julie Nelson about buying real estate as a gay or lesbian couple.  (click here to see Gay Realty Network’s Austin, Texas real estate page): Gay or straight, doesn’t matter. … Read more »