Bob Pennypacker – Healdsburg Gay Realtor

Bob Pennypacker - Healdsburg Gay Realtor

Healdsburg Gay Realtor in the Sonoma Wine Country

Bob is a Healdsburg gay Realtor in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country

Connect the dots in Bob Pennypacker’s life and you’ll see quite an interesting journey extending from Northern California to Sweden, Norway, Japan, France, the Middle East, India, Nepal, Kenya, Brazil, Zanzibar, New York City and back to Healdsburg. He studied in some of these locales, lived and worked in others, and explored other destinations across the globe.

As a young man, Bob had the vision to combine his passions for travel and languages (he speaks Swedish and French, plus some German, Italian and Spanish) with architecture. “It is a global profession,” explains Bob. “Architecture was my ticket to travel.”

After earning a Master’s degree in the field of architecture from Columbia (with Honors), Bob’s vision became reality. Life and work took him around the world helping others realize their visions. He worked in Aurland, Norway in his first job, went on to help design airports in Saudi Arabia and beyond, new towns in Asia and consulted for Disney and Universal as they opened theme parks in France and Central Florida. His stellar career took him to exotic locales and mega projects spread across the globe.

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Healdsburg Gay Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Terry Young – Chicago Gay Realtor

Terry Young - Chicago Gay Realtor

Chicago Gay Realtor Committed to Great Service

Terry Young has been a very successful Chicago gay Realtor for over 20 years! His success is attributable to his integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness. He has an incredibly strong commitment to comprehensive service, pays attention to every single detail, has an in-depth knowledge of Chicago real estate, and a willingness to always go the distance to make sure his clients are ALWAYS satisfied!

Terry’s clients greatly appreciate his honest and thorough approach to business and professionalism. His diligent approach provides his clients with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their transactions are handled effectively.

On top of all this, he is also a very skilled negotiator, helping his clients know that he is always in their corner, working to achieve the best results for them.

See Terry Young’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here

Chicago Gay Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Andrea Testa – Long Beach Lesbian Realtor

Andrea Testa - Long Beach Lesbian Realtor

I’ve been known to be a bit of a project manager, I coordinate listings to be painted, cleaned, staged, photographed, and listed to not only the Multiple Listing Service but also to many other websites beyond Zillow, Redfin, Realtor, etc. My marketing is top notch and many people see it and are ready to jump to see the listings. I have an impeccable reputation among other Realtors in my vast general area and have only 5 star reviews from clients, lenders, agents I’ve worked with, etc. 

I love working with referrals, first time home buyers, investors, multi family homes, both buyers and sellers! I love my job and I think it shows.

As Long Beach gay Realtor, I love working in the area I live and have served over the last 20 years. Bixby Knolls, Cal Heights, Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, Seal Beach, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Huntington Beach, Carson, Westminster, Garden Grove and beyond.

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Long Beach Lesbian Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Thomas Kier – Whidbey Island Gay Realtor

Thomas Kier - Whidbey Island Gay Realtor

Whidbey Island Gay Realtor

Prior to my move to the Northwest, I worked for 17 years as an Executive in Film Marketing with the Walt Disney Studios. It was there I developed a strong business sense – backed by professionalism, integrity and the art of negotiation.

As a Whidbey Island gay Realtor, I am very detail-oriented and committed to staying with a project to the very end. I feel my past business knowledge, as well as, my experiences as a home seller and buyer qualify me to help you make the right decisions.

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Oak Harbor Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

A Real Estate Primer – Washington Blade

A Real Estate Primer - Washington Blade

When working with first-time buyers, I often hear them say, “I have a stupid question.” I automatically respond that there’s no such thing.  What they think may be a stupid question almost invariably has been asked before by many other people in the same situation. The answer to a stupid question almost always makes you smarter, so what they really have may be a “smart question.”

Several questions that were recently asked of me have prompted me to take another look at what I discuss in my initial buyer consultations, so let’s start there with a short real estate primer.

Real Estate Primer

Buyer Consultation is an initial meeting with a buyer, whether face-to-face, by telephone, or by Zoom or similar interactive means, where we exchange information about the buyer’s needs and the services I provide and determine whether we shall work together exclusively and for how long.

If we decide to go forward, we sign an Exclusive Buyer Representation Agreement, which allows an agent to be the buyer’s advocate by solely representing the buyer’s interests in a real estate transaction, protecting the buyer’s confidentiality, and providing essential services reserved for a client-based relationship. In the DMV, absent such an agreement, agents must legally represent and owe allegiance to a seller they have never met of a property they have never seen.

Authored By Valerie Blake
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Fix or Sell As-Is – BHGRE

Fix or Sell As-Is - BHGRE

When you’ve decided to move on — whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, accepting a fantastic job offer in another city, or fleeing to (or from) the suburbs — think long and hard about what you really need to do to get your house market-ready. You may be tempted to go into renovation mode, but you might be better off selling your house as-is. So… fix or sell as-is?

Anything that impacts the home’s operation needs to be fixed before you list, including a leaky roof, a broken furnace, plumbing and the electrical system. These are all things sellers are legally obliged to disclose. If not, a home inspector will identify them to a potential buyer, possibly leading to an offer being withdrawn.

Here are some things to consider when selling your house.

Fix or Sell As-Is: Renovation ROI may not be there

Most home renovations don’t pay off instantly. Complete bathroom and kitchen renovations add the most value but also cause the most disruption and can be very expensive. If these rooms haven’t already been renovated, don’t start now. Focus on making sure the existing selling features of the home are in great shape.

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Colton Christner – Las Vegas Gay Realtor

Colton Christner - Las Vegas Gay Realtor

Las Vegas Gay Realtor Since 2017

Colton was born and Eastern Iowa where he received his bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa. After college, he traveled the nation working at various Non-profits before settling in the area. 

Colton is a Las Vegas gay Realtor focusing on both buyers and sellers, he gives his clients A+ service by providing them with transparent communication, attention to detail and ultimately puts their interests above anything else.

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LGBTQ Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Solar Power Could Provide 45% of US Energy By 2050

Solar Power - Pixabay

The Biden administration on Wednesday released a new report that shows how the U.S. could boost its use of solar power to as much as 45 percent of U.S. electricity use, an effort that could help the U.S. meet goals to limit climate change.

The Energy Department study outlines three possible scenarios including two in which the U.S. grid is 95 percent decarbonized by 2035 and an ambitious third one in which the grid is fully decarbonized by 2050. One way to fulfill that scenario would be to have solar power comprise 45 percent of electricity generation by 2050.

To reach the target, the U.S. would need to produce twice as much solar energy annually as it did in 2020 over the next four years before doubling the output again between 2025 and 2030.

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Getting Your House Ready to Rent

Getting Your House Ready to Rent

Even if you bought your home to live in rather than as an income property, you may end up renting out your house at some point. A contract opportunity on the other side of the country (or the world), a drop in property values that means you want to build up more equity in your home before trying to sell it, or a formal or informal sabbatical might mean you want to rent rather than sell.

Here’s how you can get your house ready to rent. While it may seem like a lot of work and a moderate amount of money, it’s well worth it. Good tenants are attracted to well maintained, trouble-free properties, and good tenants are hopefully the only kind you’ll ever have to deal with.

Start With The Exterior

Make sure all your exterior maintenance is up to date. That includes landscaping, raking, gutter cleaning, roof repairs, and checking, cleaning and replacing exterior lights and/or sensors. Test and repair any exterior railings and make sure pathways are safe. Replace any broken interlock.

Get the screens cleaned and the exterior windows washed.

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Is Irrational Exuberance the New Normal? – Realty Biz News

real estate trends and irrational exuberance - deposit photos

Sooner or later every real estate boom comes to an end. Real estate has been the poster child for a “V” shaped recovery during the COVID-19 economic recovery. But now, that real estate exuberance is facing an affordability plateau that might finally dampen some of the irrational exuberance.. There are two strong economic forces at work here. Both involve the lack of affordable housing. There can be no denying that the U.S. is experiencing the highest level of demand for affordable housing since millions of servicemen returned from WWII.

The WWII Housing Boom That Reshaped America

The G.I. Bill almost single-handedly built the American middle class by addressing the core social needs of unemployment, education, and health care. And importantly, it did so through government-backed, low-interest, fixed-rate mortgages with zero or low-down payments with up to 30-year terms. In effect, the G.I. Bill put homes within reach of all but the poorest American vets. The American suburb was born.

It was several years earlier when President Roosevelt laid the groundwork when he said, “A nation of homeowners, of people who won a real share in their own land, is unconquerable.” This was an affordable-home revolution from our past. But what does that have to do with today’s need for affordable housing? More than a little. Although the 20-year war in the middle east is ending, there will not be 15 million vets coming home in search of a family home. But there are still millions of Americans in search of an affordable family home.

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Authored By Brian Kline
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