Posts Tagged: tennessee

Russell Orlowski – Gay Knoxville Real Estate Agent

Russell Orlowski - Knoxville Gay 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: Like my personality, I am a very easy-going Realtor. My philosophy is to take a soft, low pressure approach with my clients so they never feel rushed or pressured… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Russell Orlowski, Knoxville, Tennessee

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. Russell has over 11 years of local real estate knowledge in the Knoxville market, and would love to help you buy or sell a home. See Russell’s Expanded Listing… Read more »

Where is Memphis’ Gayborhood?

Where is the gayborhood in Memphis, Tennessee? The Dallas Voice points to Midtown: Memphis extends east toward Midtown, where many area businesses are popular with gay visitors. In Overton Park, you can tour the excellent Memphis Zoo and the acclaimed Memphis Brooks Museum of Art… South of Downtown, the 901 Complex is one of the… Read more »

Where is Nashville’s Gayborhood?

We wondered where the Gayborhood was in Nashville, Tennessee. Wikimapia helped us out: The 3 blocks on Church Street from 15th to 18th are home to many GLBT businesses including nightclubs like Blue Gene’s, Play, Tribe, Blu, Restaurants like Red and the Church Street Cafe, and the Outloud Bookstore. It is a growing area for… Read more »

Nashville Commercial, Industrial Real Estate Markets Looking Strong

Nashville’s office and industrial real estate markets ended the year on a promising note. The average asking rent for office space increased and the vacancy rate dipped in the fourth quarter, according to a new market report from commercial real estate brokerage Cassidy Turley. The area’s vacancy rate now stands at 10.6 percent, down from… Read more »

Nashville Home Sales Up 33% in October

Nashville-area home sales increased by 33.8 percent in October compared to a year ago, according to a new sales report from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors. According to the report, 2,312 homes were sold in the area last month, up from 1,728 a year ago. Year-to-date home sales are up 26 percent. “Home sales… Read more »

Nashville, Tennessee Home Sales String in Third Quarter

Home sales are supposed to be weak during a presidential election year, but Nashville-area home buyers apparently haven’t heard that bit of conventional wisdom. The market is stronger than it’s been in years. “We’re seeing everything way up,” says Andrew Terrell, a Realtor with Pilkerton Realtors. “Nothing has slowed down.” Nashville-area home sales in the… Read more »

USA, TN: Nashville May See New Wave of Foreclosures

Just as it appears that the worst of Middle Tennessee’s foreclosure crisis has passed, new research suggests that 2012 may usher in a second wave of foreclosures in the Nashville area. In 2011, about 11 percent of home sales in the Nashville metro area were foreclosure-related, which is a 31 percent drop from 2010, according… Read more »

The Advocate’s 8th Gayest City: Knoxville, Tennessee

The state’s legislature has been an unmitigated disaster for our rights, making a law to prevent cities from adopting LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination ordinances (although, happily, the ridiculous “don’t say ‘gay’” bill is dead for now). Nevertheless, Knoxville has defiantly produced a robust gay scene, including the University of Tennessee’s Commission for LGBT People; a welcoming spot… Read more »

Nashville Home Sales Up As Prices Fall

More homes in Middle Tennessee are selling as prices fall. Sales have been up four consecutive months. But, during that time, median home prices have fallen almost 10 percent. Realtor Kim Fennell says business has been gaining steam. Some houses are getting multiple offers, and Fennell says both of her company’s part-time employees have doubled… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Justin Broadway, Gatlinburg

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 Tennessee Realtors and Real Estate Professionals I’m a Gatlinburg real estate broker who specializes in properties in the Great Smoky Mountains. I focus on the details, so… Read more »

TN: State Restricts Builder Resale Fees

Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill that bans private transfer fees on home sales, joining Tennessee with 35 other states that have taken similar measures. “These fees infringe on property rights and hurt Tennessee consumers,” State Sen. Lowe Finney, D-Jackson, who sponsored the senate bill, said in a prepared statement. “They have no… Read more »

TN: Nashville Foreclosures Jumped at End of 2010

CoreLogic reports that the Nashville-area foreclosure rate ended 2010 at 1.89 percent, 16 basis points higher than a November number that was itself up 17 beeps from October. We can take some solace from the fact that Middle Tennessee’s housing market is still in much better shape than the nation’s — December’s foreclosure rate was… Read more »

TN: Memphis Area Foreclosures on the Rise

“Some of them lost jobs and they could just not afford it at all,” said listing broker Jim Abell. Abell works as a real estate agent and broker hired by Fannie Mae to fix up the foreclosures and get it back on the market. He says Germantown and Collierville have become foreclosure hot spots. “I… Read more »