Posts Tagged: minnesota

The Advocate’s Queerest Cities in America – 9. St. Paul, Minn.

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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: Minneapolis and St. Paul are some hip twins, huh? The former is… Read more »

The Advocate’s Queerest Cities in America – 22. Minneapolis

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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: The home of original single lady Mary Richards is more than Arctic… Read more »

Why Developers in Minneapolis Hate Condos

Four Minneapolis developers walk into a room at St. Thomas School of Law … and mostly agree about the current state of multi-family residential real estate. The market, they all say, is hot, with projects being announced with a regularity not seen since before the Great Recession. But those projects are mostly apartment buildings —… Read more »

Where is the Minneapolis Gayborhood?

Minneapolis has no gayborhood. Wait. Why is that a good thing? Because in Minneapolis, every neighborhood is a gayborhood. Historically, the Gateway District in downtown Minneapolis (near the Gay 90s) was considered the first “gay ghetto.” Loring Park was considered the city’s gayborhood for decades, and Twin Cities Pride is still held there. In the… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ann Leviton, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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. Ann is the Broker/Owner of small real estate company serving the Twin Cities GLBT community since 1994. Minneapolis has an active GLBT community which supports its own GLBT press,… Read more »

New LGBT Senior Apartments Opening in Minnesota

As rapidly as times are changing, the age group with the lowest acceptance for the LGBT community is inevitably seniors–which is especially difficult for those LGBT senior citizens in need of affordable housing. However, as of September 1, LGBT seniors now have an option custom-made for them: the newly opened Spirit on Lake apartments in… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Shannon Lindstrom, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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. Shannon is a gay friendly Minneapolis-St. Paul urban living Realtor. The Twin Cities is very LGBTQ friendly. See Shannon’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors… Read more »

Minnesota, USA: Preforclosure Rates Dropping

On Monday, October 29th, the Minnesota Homeownership Center released new data on the aggregate number of Preforeclosure Notices received by counselors in the Homeownership Advisors Network for the third quarter of 2012. “Minnesota homeowners, home builders and real estate professionals have been finding new reasons to gain confidence that the Twin Cities housing recovery is… Read more »

Minnesota’s Housing Recovery Uneven

The Minnesota housing market continues to move away from the bottom, as July home sales climbed 4.6 percent, the Minnesota Association of Realtors reported Tuesday. Other positive signs emerged during the month: the median home price was up 11.1 percent, sellers received a higher percentage of their asking price, and homes were selling faster, on… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ann Leviton, Minneapolis

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. Ann earned her Minnesota real estate sales license back in in 1994, and became an ERA Dakota-Metro Realty agent shortly after. She was presented with a Customer Satisfaction award… Read more »

USA, MN: Twin Cities Home Sales Strong in February

February was the best month for home sales in the Twin Cities area since the real estate downturn began in 2006. The Star Tribune reports buyers signed nearly 3,800 purchase agreements in the metro area, a 34 percent increase compared with last year. The Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors says February was the eighth consecutive… Read more »

MN: Twin Cities Real Estate Prices Stabilizing

There is some good news for people trying to sell their home, Twin Cities real estate prices are stabilizing. The latest Case-Shiller Price Index shows metro home prices rose just under .50 percent during the month of April. It’s the first increase we’ve seen in eight months. The Minneapolis Association of Realtors also says pending… Read more »

MN: State Real Estate Sales Down in April

Housing prices in Greater Minnesota have weathered the real estate storm slightly better than the rest of the nation. While they’ve been down from their high a few years ago, home owners outside of the Twin Cities were faring better than most. Now that seems to be changing for the worse. The median statewide sale… Read more »

Minnesota: Farmland Real Estate Sales Booming

The bidders drove over snow- and ice-covered highways for a chance to own one of the most lucrative properties in the U.S. Midwest: 120 acres of farmland in Greene County, Iowa. The winner of last month’s auction at St. Joseph’s Parish Center in Jefferson offered $8,200 an acre — almost $1 million — for the… Read more »

MN: Twin Cities Real Estate Values Still Dropping

With each passing month, woes continue for the Twin Cities housing market. A steady stream of reports show the housing market still faces a mighty struggle, as home values continue to fall and the number of homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their houses are worth continues to rise. The latest data, from… Read more »