Posts Tagged: michigan

Heidi Nicholas – Michigan Lesbian Realtor

Heidi Nicholas - Plymouth, Michigan Lesbian Realtor

Hello friends! I am a Michigan native, mom of 3, University of Michigan Alum, and a licensed real estate agent who knows the Plymouth, Canton, Northville, and surrounding local markets. I use advanced, Earth-friendly electronic communications for all transactions to keep costs down, documents accurate, and response fast. Today’s buyers and sellers are more knowledgeable… Read more »

Did Detroit Gayborhood Ever Exist?

I’m interested in the history of whether or not there was a Detroit gayborhood. The Short Answer After World War II, downtown Detroit was a hub for gay bars. Then, starting in the 1950s, the gay population began following the migration pattern of many Metro Detroiters, heading northward. By the 1970s, there was a community… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jon Becker, Traverse City, Michigan

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 total client satisfaction, honesty, professionalism; making real estate transactions as fun and stress free as possible. One of United States “Most Livable Regions” and highest… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Andrew D. Daily, Plymouth, Michigan

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. Providing sellers technologically advanced property marketing services & advanced buyer tools to gain a competitive advantage in home/property purchases. See Andrew’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay… Read more »

Palmer Park, Detroit’s Old Gayborhood, Sees a Renaissance

Palmer Park was once Detroit’s premier gayborhood. Now, after decades of neglect, it’s coming around again. Model D. reports: This exquisite neighborhood — bordered by Woodward to the east, the park itself on its northern edge, Pontchartrain Blvd to the west and McNichols to the south — was home to much of Detroit’s Jewish community… Read more »

Should Detroit Have Its Own Gayborhood?

Most major U.S. cities (and major world cities) have neighborhoods that are either organically or intentionally filled with LGBT-oriented commercial and residential districts. The last area Detroit claimed as a “gayborhood” was Palmer Park, bordered by McNichols, Woodward and Pontchartrain Blvd. Prime time for the neighborhood filled with gorgeous apartments (now under restoration) was the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jon Becker, Traverse City, Michigan

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. Jon was born and raised in midwest Michigan (in the Big Rapids region), and he has lived in the area and Northern Lower Michigan (Gaylord/Traverse City area) his entire… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Andrew D. Daily, Plymouth, Michigan

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. Andrew helps sellers using the best of current technology, including property marketing services and advanced buyer tools, to give you a competitive edge in todays real estate sale &… Read more »

The Advocate’s 10th Gayest City: Grand Rapids, Michigan

The River Market District is the main gay area, and many businesses that don’t advertise as specifically LGBT are friendly and open. The compact city has Backstreet (1021 Jessie Rd.) and U.B.U. (TheAquarium.bizland.com) for the over-18 crowd, and those of legal drinking age can check out SixTen Center Street Bar, TraX, Miss Kitty’s/Saloon (all three… Read more »

Detroit’s Economy Picking Up

Detroit, for so long the butt of jokes nationwide due to the levels of poverty and dilapidation on display to any visitors, is making a speedy return to the pinnacle of America’s manufacturing industry. The good feeling around Michigan is practically tangible. We should know – Benzinga is based in the state. While the Tigers… 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 »

MI: Four Cities Have Most Gay Couples, Census Says

Four Michigan cities are listed among the 25 cities with the highest same-sex couple population, according to a recent analysis from the Williams Institute. The institute has used U.S. census data to analyze same-sex couple populations since 1990. The institute ranked cities by how many same-sex couples were present per 1,000 households in small, medium… Read more »

MI: Detroit’s Changing Face

Detroit is gaining traction. Real estate investors, civic leaders and other Detroit supporters are talking about a palpable difference in the city’s economic development progress, especially in core areas like Midtown and downtown. Properties are changing hands. New owners are setting up shop with hubs for innovation and retail. Residential spaces are getting spiffed up… Read more »

MI: Holland’s Real Estate Agents Already Bound By Anti Discrimination Code

Dale Zahn, CEO of the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors, watched the recent debate in Holland over adding sexual orientation to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, but he knew it would have little effect on his members. As an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, all his members must adhere to the NAR’s code… Read more »

MI: Many Homes Vacant, But Turnaround Coming?

While Michigan’s population was going down, houses kept going up. That left the state with hundreds of thousands of empty houses and apartments, an excess builders and real estate experts say is only now beginning to be filled. Analysis of the 2010 Census shows the number of housing units in Michigan grew by nearly 300,000… Read more »

MI: Madonna’s Childhood Home For Sale

Madonna’s childhood home in Michigan has been placed on the market for a paltry $48,600. The pop superstar spent her youth in the four-bedroom Rochester Hills house with her parents and six brothers and sisters before relocating to New York in her search for fame and fortune. At Gay Realty Watch, we look for news… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Andrew D. Daily, Plymouth, Michigan

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 Michigan Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Andrew helps sellers using the best of current technology, including property marketing services and advanced buyer tools, to give you a… Read more »

Michigan Realtors Cautiously Optimistic About Future

At the start of the millennium, home sales in Jackson County soared and new builds were the norm. But few could have predicted the turn Michigan’s housing industry would take. By 2007, the area had plunged into the foreclosure crisis that gouged neighborhoods nationwide. Local industry leaders say they have seen signs of recovery in… Read more »

More Mid Michigan Houses Sitting Empty

A new wave of Census data released Wednesday confirmed what most mid-Michigan residents already knew just from taking a walk in their neighborhoods. There are more empty houses than 10 years ago. New Census housing data show an across-the-map spike in the number of vacant homes and apartments in the tri-county area with the percentage… Read more »