Posts Tagged: portland

James Komro – Gay Portland Mortgage Lender

James Komro - Portland Gay Mortgage Lender

As a Portland gay mortgage professional, I enjoy explaining the real estate process and believe that keeping people informed and educated throughout the transaction can help lessen the anxiety of what is often a very stressful set of events. See James Komro’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here PLACE Gay Realtors and Real Estate… Read more »

Portland Developer Sells Affordable Shipping Container Homes

shipping container house

Earlier this year, the St. Helens City Council approved a renewable 50-year lease with Portland-based developer and entrepreneur Carl Coffman so he could build an eight-unit apartment complex on 7th Street in St. Helens. The shipping container homes are made from recycled metal shipping containers with renovated interiors to be used as living spaces. Coffman… Read more »

Greening the Paradigm – How Portland Changed Its Streetscapes

Portland

Time travel with me to 1973 Portland. The state legislature has just passed a landmark law establishing “urban growth boundaries,” launching the city toward its future of innovative planning. But if you look around, Portland’s streets are just like those of any American city—a highway builder’s dream. Most recent development is on the suburban model,… Read more »

Donald Falk – Gay Portland Real Estate Agent

Donald Falk - Portland Gay Realtor

Donald has been affiliated with Hasson Company, Realtors(R) since 1999. For over 34 years the Hasson Company has chosen to work with brokers that not only deliver unmatched service, but also contribute to a uniquely collaborative culture. It is an environment where we freely share listings, resources, and advice. As a result, clients receive support… Read more »

Shea Steel – Portland Lesbian Real Estate Agent

Shea Steel - Portland Lesbian Realtor

Shea is a multi-million dollar Portland lesbian Realtor living in beautiful Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about the Portland real estate business, and provides impeccable customer service and satisfaction to her clients. Buying or selling a home is an important event in your life, and she will ensure that your experience is smooth and pleasurable…. Read more »

Rebecca Barron – Portland Lesbian Realtor

Becca Barron - Portland Lesbian 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: Down to earth local queer-tor! Selling lifestyles through real estate. In a sea of grandpa sweaters and rainbow shorts I’ll show you the many sides of our unabashedly hip… Read more »

Michael Shelangoski – Portland, Oregon

Michael Shelangoski - Portland, Oregon

Michael Shelangoski – Portland, OregonPeriodically 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 love for Portland began the very first time I came to visit, in 2001. Within a few months, I had visited 2 more times… Read more »

Reg Martocci – Lesbian Portland Real Estate Agent

Reg Martocci - Portland Lesbian 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: You have a Portland real estate dream. Reg Martocci can help make it happen. She is professional, experienced, and knows the Portland real estate market inside-out. Let her be… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #8 – Portland, Oregon

Portland

Portland is a center of progressivism and tolerance and is home to the second largest per capita LGBT population in the country, behind only San Francisco. The city has long protected its gay and lesbian residents from discrimination and it has for many years been known as a warm and welcoming place for same-sex families… Read more »

H. Dwayne Davis, Gay Portland 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 specialize in putting my client’s needs first. Purchasing a home or an investment property should drama free. Let’s Talk! – See more at: https://www.gayrealtynetwork.com/places/united-states/oregon/portland/realtor/h-dwayne-davis/#sthash.Q503lgpy.dpuf See Dwayne’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Nancy Field, Lesbian Portland Real Estate Agent

Nancy Field

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: Nancy Field has 26 years of real estate experience and is a skilled negotiator. Focus is on superior client service. Voted one of the Coolest Small Cities in America… Read more »

The Gayborhood: Portland’s Alberta Arts District

The leafy, laid-back, and food-and-drink-obsessed city of Portland has one of the more integrated LGBTQ scenes in the country. Numerous neighborhoods around town have decidedly mixed scenes with significantly queer followings, including several across the Willamette River on the East Side. Hawthorne, the Central Eastside Industrial District, Division Street, Burnside & 28th, and the Mississippi… Read more »

Corey Eubanks, Gay Vancouver, Washington 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 Corey Eubanks, and I’d like to be your painfully honest Real Estate Agent. I work in the Vancouver, Washington region, just north of Portland, oregon – I’m licensed… Read more »

David Krause, Gay Portland 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 run a full-service home sales and marketing firm in Portland, Oregon that’s committed to your success. When you buy your next home, you’ll have many opportunities and challenges,… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Ron Milligan, Portland, Oregon

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. Ron Milligan is Portland’s condo pro! He’s a specialist in condominium and townhouse associations, covering downtown, The Pearl, and Portland’s many other neighborhoods. Ron always has the latest Portland… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Kelly Stafford, Portland, Oregon

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. At Home Sweet Home Realty, we list properties for just 4% total commission, a great savings for the home seller. We pride ourselves on providing the same level of… Read more »

San Francisco, Portland, and Austin Top Metro Areas With Most LGBT Residents

The San Francisco metropolitan area has the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT of any of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas, followed by Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas. Variation in the percentage who identify as LGBT across the largest metro areas is relatively narrow, with San Francisco’s percentage just 2.6… Read more »

Featured Real Estate Agent: Scott Werner, Realtor Portland, Oregon

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. Real estate agent in Portland, Oregon – Scott is an experienced full time real estate broker working with buyers, sellers, and investors. See Scott’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty… Read more »

Portland’s Gay Friendly Pearl District’s Twenty Years of Growth

One of our favorite places in the world, The Pearl District in Portland, Oregon, has been growing for twenty years. Oregon Live has a cool interactive graphic showing its growth. In 1994, the Portland City Council adopted affordable housing targets for about 250 acres north of downtown dubbed the “River District.” City leaders said they… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Reg Martocci, Portland, Oregon

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. You have a Portland real estate dream. Reg Martocci can help make it happen. She is professional, experienced, and knows the Portland real estate market inside-out. Let her be… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Scott Cotrell, Portland, Oregon

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. You will find I’m patient, diligent, and the professional who will work tirelessly to reach the goals we set together. Portland is diverse, accepting, environmentally- friendly and has an… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Bob Magazu, Portland, Oregon

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. Bob Magazu became a Portland Realtor because he loves homes and he enjoys working with buyers and sellers. See Bob’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Shea Steel, Portland, Oregon

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. The real estate business is my passion! Impeccable customer service and satisfaction are my #1 priorities. Portland is a wonderfully cultural and diverse city! See Shea’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

Portland’s North Pearl Gearing Up

The northern part of the popular, gay friendly Pearl District is starting to be built out – but it’s almost all apartments. Portland Monthly reports: Even if all eight residential buildings planned for the area known as the North Pearl are built, longtime neighborhood advocate Patricia Gardner thinks the neighborhood still won’t add enough units…. Read more »

Northwest Portland – Quaintness vs. Change

There’s a big change underway in a Northwest Portland neighborhood, making some resident fear the area known for quaint restaurants and unique shops could lose its character. On Tuesday, the landmark eatery Wildwood closed its doors after a two decade run. Wildwood and the owner of the property couldn’t reach a lease deal. “It was… Read more »

Downtown Portland, Oregon YWCA Could Morph Into Condos or Apartments

A Bellevue, Wash., architect has bought the YWCA Building in downtown Portland with plans to turn it into residences with art-focused commercial space. Wei Zhang, principal architect at BDCL Design International, bought the building at 1111 S.W. 10th Ave. for $4.25 million in a venture with partners based in Vancouver, B.C., and China. The deal… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: H Dwayne Davis, Portland, Oregon

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 specialize in putting my client’s needs first. Purchasing a home or an investment property should drama free. Let’s Talk! Portland is a welcoming community that celebrates our diversity…. Read more »

Could More Hi-Rise Condos Benefit Portland, Oregon’s Livability?

Michael Mehaffy and Suzanne Crowhurst Lennard’s recent opinion piece (“High-rises and livability: Do Portland planners have tower envy?” Sept. 29) made several references to my city of Vancouver, British Columbia, in its efforts to dissuade readers from the appropriateness of towers in Portland. Three erroneous claims were made about Vancouver in particular and tower construction… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Tina Schafer, Portland, Oregon

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. Tina recently moved to Urban Nest Realty after 14 years as an award-winning real estate agent with RE/MAX. Portland is liberal, accepting, green, pretty, environmentally-friendly. See Tina’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Celia J. Lyon, Portland, Oregon

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. Celia Lyon is the Principal Broker at Meadows Group Inc., Realtors, and is a hardworking advocate for her community. She loves selling real estate and helping people actualize their… Read more »

What Does an Apartment in Portland, Oregon Cost?

If you thought Portland’s rental market was hot before, wait until you see the latest data from Zillow. The online real estate company reports that the median rental price for a Portland property in July was $1,427. That number is based on prices for single-family residences, condominiums, co-ops and apartments in Zillow’s database, regardless of… 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 »

Today’s Real Estate Report – Maine

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 »

The Final Days of Escrow

As I’ve written about before, buying or selling a house can stressful.  Better to be honest about it than pretend it is a picnic on a summer day. One of the thorniest and most gnarled bundles of stress in the transaction is the final stretch.  Offer accepted, inspections done, appraisal is in, and the buyer’s… Read more »

Portland, Maine Home Sales Rebounding After Recession

Sales of single-family homes in Portland in 2012 reached the highest level since 2007, before the recession. Sales totaled 427 homes last year, up about 14 percent from 2011, according to data compiled by the Maine Home Connection real estate firm. The last time sales topped that level was 2007, when sales totaled 488 single-family… Read more »

Portland Real Estate Market Improving Again

Portland has returned to the National Association of Home Builders list of improving markets, joining 75 other metro areas added to the list this month after Freddie Mac released new pricing data. The index includes cities that have shown six month of improving employment, new home construction and home prices. It now includes 201 metros…. Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Terri Popejoy, Portland, Oregon

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. Offering my 42 years of experience to assisting Portland Oregon buyers, sellers and investors to achieve their goals, has given me great pleasure and satisfaction. I have accumulated a… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Bonnie Roseman, Portland, Oregon

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. For over two decades I have worked with home buyers and sellers in the vibrant, close-in neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon — and I still love it! Wearing many hats,… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Eric Joy, Portland, Oregon

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. Eric is a Portland, Oregon realtor who is committed to excellence and to giving his clients professional, result-oriented service. He also believes in the best ethical standards, and that… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Shea Steel, Portland, Oregon

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. Shea is a multi-million dollar selling agent living in beautiful Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about the Portland real estate business, and provides impeccable customer service and satisfaction to… Read more »

Portland Housing Inventory Increases, Sales Up

Rising prices finally have induced Portland area homeowners to list their properties. For the first time in recent memory, the number of homes going up for sale turned positive, according to figures today from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. The increase in new listings was matched by increases in pending sales, closed sales, the average… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: David Krause, Portland, Oregon

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 run a full-service home sales and marketing firm in Portland, Oregon that’s committed to your success. When you buy your next home, you’ll have many opportunities and challenges,… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ron Milligan, Portland

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. Ron Milligan is Portland’s condo pro! He’s a specialist in condominium and townhouse associations, covering downtown, The Pearl, and Portland’s many other neighborhoods. Ron always has the latest Portland… Read more »

Portland Home Prices Dropped Again in November

Home prices in the U.S. dropped in November, the third consecutive month for them to do so according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index. The decline isn’t unusual for fall, which typically follows the peak buying season. But prices were still down compared to the same time in 2010. Portland home prices declined… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Kelly Stafford, Portland, Oregon

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 Portland, Oregon At Home Sweet Home Realty, we list properties for just 4% total commission, a great savings for the home… Read more »

The Advocate’s 12th Gayest City: Portland, Oregon

Bisexual Sleater-Kinney alum Carrie Brownstein has fun on Portlandia (“Put a bird on it!”) playing with the rep of the city’s hipster, hyper-locavore, hyper-literate, boycott-ready, feminist, fleece-clad denizens. But there’s other fun to be had here too. Visit the arty Pearl and Alberta districts; stay at the Ace Hotel; read at the country’s largest indie… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Bob Magazu, Portland, Maine

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 Maine I am a Broker, Realtor, Re-Location Specialist, and a Senior Real Estate Specialist ( SRES) who enjoys finding or selling… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Kathy Mollere, Portland, Oregon

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 Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals I know you have literally thousands of Portland realtors you can choose from for your next Portland real estate sale…. Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Scott Werner, Portland, Oregon

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 Portland Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Scott has been involved in home remodeling and old home restorations for 10 years. The transition into a career in Portland… Read more »

Portland Real Estate: Where the Gays Are

A reader sends the above map and writes: I read with interest your reader’s letter about Portlanders blaming gays for changing Portland from “pleasant but affordable” to “a super-hip but very expensive place from which families are fleeing.” First, I assumed that Portlanders blamed Californians for raising home prices, e.g., the “Don’t Californicate Oregon” bumper… Read more »

OR: Portland Home Prices Fell Again in May

Home prices are still falling both locally and nationally. Clear Capital, a Truckee, Calif.-based real estate data firm, said its index of U.S. home prices declined 7.6 percent from a year ago and 2.3 percent from the prior quarter. Clear Capital said Portland Metro home prices fell 10.8 percent compared to a year ago and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Bonnie Roseman, Portland, Oregon

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 Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Bonnie was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in Berkeley. She moved up to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and has… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Eric Joy, Portland, Oregon

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 Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Eric is a Portland, Oregon realtor who is committed to excellence and to giving his clients professional, result-oriented service. He… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Shea Steel, Portland, OR

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 Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Shea is a multi-million dollar selling agent living in beautiful Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about the Portland real estate… Read more »

OR: Portland Real Estate Has Another Difficult Month

February was another dismal month in residential real estate with deep declines in new listings, pending sales and prices. The median home sales price in the Portland metro area finished the month at $213,700, down 9.1 percent from February 2010, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s monthly Market Action report. The average sales price… Read more »

Portland, Maine Office Vacancies at New High

Drew Sigfridson is a property broker with The Boulos Company, which has just released a survey on the office market in Maine’s biggest city. He says there’s now almost 1.3 million square feet of desk and cube space sitting empty–that’s 11.2 percent of all available space. “Essentially what we saw in 2008, 2009, 2010, was… Read more »

Lesbian Portland Realtor: Tina Schafer

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 Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Tina sells real estate in Portland, Oregon, and loves to work with the gay and lesbian community. Tina’s a Platinum… Read more »

Lesbian Portland, Oregon Realtor: Celia Lyon

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 Portland, Oregon Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Celia was a San Francisco Bay Area resident for a number of years, but was born in Oregon, and has… Read more »