Posts Tagged: washington

Ken Latz – Gay Seattle Realtor

Ken Latz - gay Seattle 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: Ken Latz has been a Seattle resident since ’88, and he is very familiar with the city and all of its diverse neighborhoods and suburbs. He with Gerrard, Beattie… Read more »

Dawn Leverett – Seattle

Dawn Everett, Seattle

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: My goal is to ensure that your real estate experience is exceptional. Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make, and though it is… 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 »

Eric Robison – Gay Seattle Real Estate Agent

Eric Robison - Seattle 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: I became a full-time Seattle Realtor in 2003 after fifteen successful years in advertising as an independent photo producer. In 2013, I was promoted to the position of designated… Read more »

The Advocate’s Queerest Cities in America – 24. Seattle

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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: Like Long Beach, Seattle has an out mayor (Ed Murray) and a… Read more »

Evan Dyer – Gay Seattle Real Estate Agent

Evan Dyer - Seattle 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: Born and raised in Seattle, I focus my Real Estate Business in the greater Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond areas. I have experience in first time home buyers, relocations, and selling/buying…. Read more »

W. Michael Keller – Gay Spokane Real Estate Agent

W. Michael Keller - Spokane Gay Friendly 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: W. Michael Keller has been a Realtor, involved in residential and commercial real estate with Windermere-Manito for the past 15 years. He has been consistently in the top 10-15%… Read more »

Patti Shannon – Gay Friendly Bainbridge Island Real Estate Agent

Patti Shannon - Bainbridge Island Gay Friendly 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: When you work with me, you are guaranteed a professional Realtor with expertise in contract strategy and negotiations, attention to detail and excellent follow up. My years of sales… Read more »

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #9 – Seattle, Washington

Seattle

Beautiful Seattle is another one of the progressive hubs of America so it’s no surprise that it’s also one of the most gay-friendly cities in the country. At almost 5% of the overall population, it has one of the most concentrated LGBT communities of any large city. Also, Seattle has been on the leading edge… Read more »

David Merrick, Gay Vancouver 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: After 25+ years in the retail industry, I have finally taken the opportunity to do something that I’ve always wanted to do – SELL REAL ESTATE! I grew up… Read more »

Brian Lavery, Gay Seattle 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 a Seattle native, and my family has lived on the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle for three generations. I graduated from Washington State University with a Business/Marketing degree,… 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 »

Toni Powell, Gay Friendly Seattle Mover

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: Proud Member: GBSA-Greater Seattle Business Association Seattle Chamber of Commerce BBB-accredited; A+ AMSA-American Moving and Storage Association Washington Mover’s Conference Washington Trucker’s Association. Seattle is a city that makes… Read more »

Ray Gernhart, Gay Washington DC 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: With my successful career of over twenty five years in real estate, I have personally experienced all the ups and downs of the Washington DC real estate market. Since… Read more »

Brian Lavery, Gay Seattle 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 a Seattle native, and my family has lived on the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle for three generations. I graduated from Washington State University with a Business/Marketing degree,… Read more »

Death of the Gayborhood: Queer Aging in the Time of Gentrification

Seattle is experiencing a new era of gentrification, one that doesn’t just bulldoze low income apartment buildings but is also wiping out traditional gayborhoods, severing the links between queer generations. Two artists respond with resilience. Seattle is “broverwhelmed.” Between the tech industry and the real estate developers catering to upscale tastes of the increasingly privileged… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Teresa J. Grassley, Seattle, Washington

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. Teresa J. Grassley has been a real estate resource for her Seattle clients for more than 21 years. Before becoming a realtor, she worked for IBM for ten years… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Erik Cole, Gig Harbor, Washington

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 have experience in foreclosures, short sales along with personal and professional experience with relocation. The West Sound area of the PNW is so beautiful and full of life… Read more »

Seattle Developers Say Condos Have Too Much Liability, Need to be More Expensive

Builders are opting for apartments over condos, experts say, because they don’t face the liability of being sued under the state’s condominium act. Some condo builders still bear fresh memories of multimillion-dollar settlements with homeowner associations. “You’re finding developers saying, ‘Why take the risk of building a condo?’\0x2009” said Matthew Gardner, chief economist at Windermere… Read more »

Seattle Home Shortage Could Continue for Years

Typically home-buying activity falls off during the summer months, but not this year in the metro Puget Sound region, where buyers are competing to buy fewer homes while paying significantly higher prices. The lack of condos and houses for sale is nothing new as real estate agents have been clamoring for additional inventory for more… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Dustin Pruitt, Vancouver, Washington

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. Licensed in Real Estate in Washington and Oregon, my journey to a career in real estate traversed through chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa, a retail career with Starbucks, and… Read more »

Featured Lesbian Real Estate Agent: Marcy Mjelde, Bellingham, Washington

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. Whether you’re planning to buy or sell a Bellingham home, you shouldn’t have to worry about your real estate agent. Marcy Mjelde takes the stress out of the real… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Jay Iseli, Real Estate Agent, Tacoma, Washington

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 real estate agent in Tacoma, Washington – 7 Years experience serving Tacoma’s LGBT community. See Jay’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and Real… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #8: Capitol Hill, Seattle

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The tenth place finisher is in Philadelphia: 8. Capitol Hill (Seattle), with 6.56 percent of the vote Seattle’s queer neighborhood may not have cracked the top five, but many of us know how lovely it is. We say give it a few more… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Eric Robison, Seattle, Washington

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 designated Seattle Broker/Agent, who uses his Seattle real estate expertise to meet his clients’ expectations! Seattle is renowned for its welcoming, thriving LGBT community. All are… Read more »

Condo Prices Up Again Along the West Coast

Condominium prices rose again in June in downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco and downtown Seattle, according to The Mark Company’s Condominium Pricing Index. According to The Mark Company Trend Sheets, the value of new construction condominiums in downtown Los Angeles was up eight percent in June over the previous year. In San Francisco, the value… Read more »

Is the Seattle Gayborhood Vanishing?

Census data show the number of same-sex couple households increased in nearly every neighborhood in Seattle between 2000 and 2012.* Citywide, the number jumped 52 percent, bringing the total to about 7,500 households. The big exception: Capitol Hill. Seattle’s “gayborhood” experienced a 23 percent drop in same-sex couple households in this period. The Census Bureau… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Brad Hinckley, Seattle, Washington

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. Based in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area, I’m an experienced, professional, friendly real estate agent with CPA license and 2 Stanford degrees. See Brad’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network… Read more »

Seattle’s Condo Comeback

After a drought of new condo construction that spanned four years between 2009 and 2013, condos are making a comeback…and just in time, too. The massive Insignia Condo project on the edge of Belltown was the first out of the gate. Covering an entire city block, Insignia is on target to be the largest condominium… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Tony Navarra, SeaTac, Washington

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. Tony is a fun, easy-going professional real estate broker who loves helping you make the deal happen. SeaTac is halfway in-between Seattle and Tacoma. See Tony’s Expanded Listing on… Read more »

Seattle Waterfront Gondola Proposed

The family that owns the Great Wheel Ferris wheel on the Seattle waterfront is proposing a downtown gondola line that would carry tourists and commuters on elevated cable cars. The proposed gondola would travel above Union Street between the waterfront and the state Convention Center with a stop at the Pike Place Market. The goal… Read more »

Are Seattle Renters Being Priced Out of the Market?

In the next few years Amazon said they will hire an additional 12,000 employees and they all have to live somewhere. But at what cost? The rapid redevelopment could become an epidemic for all of King County. The average one bedroom in South Lake Union costs $2,200. That’s more expensive than many of the trendy… Read more »

Seattle’s South Lake Union Rents Surpass Parts of San Francisco

Rental rates are creeping up in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, surpassing prices in even some of the hottest neighborhoods in San Francisco. According to an analysis by online real estate company Trulia, the median rental price per bedroom in South Lake Union comes in at a whopping $2,248. That makes it the most expensive… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Hub Krack, Washington, DC

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. Hub has been a full-time Washington, DC real estate professional since 1999. See Hub’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals in… Read more »

In DC, Urban is The New Suburban

The D.C. market is hot and buyers are looking for proximity to entertainment and smaller, more energy-efficient spaces. (Photo public domain) Whether we’ve worn Coco Chanel’s little black dress or an impeccably tailored Ralph Lauren tuxedo, it’s clear that black evening attire has long been associated with elegance, both understated and timeless. In 1983, however,… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Ken Latz, Seattle

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. My goal is your excellent experience. I’m professional and fun. Call – I’ll prove it! Seattle’s bustling with gay/lesbian options. Many water, mountain and city activities to choose from…. Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Brian Lavery, Seattle

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. Brian Lavery has been selling homes in the greater Seattle area since 1992! Seattle is one of the top GLBT cities in the country, and Washington state passed same… Read more »

Living in Tacoma – Where Are the Gayborhoods?

Tucked between the big queer paradise known as Seattle and the little queer paradise known as Olympia you’ll find a resplendent medium-sized queer paradise: Tacoma, Washington. Equally damp and flannel-friendly as its neighboring cities, it’s pretty much raining lesbians in Tacoma. Tacoma hasn’t always had the most gleaming reputation, but over the past 15 years… Read more »

New Condo Options in Washington, DC

“DC Metro [Region] Closes 2012 with Double-Digit Price Growth” shouts the headline of an article posted on the home page of Real Estate Business Intelligence on Jan. 10. It’s true that 2012 was a better year for D.C. Metro real estate, with median housing prices up 10.5 percent over 2011, and the number of sales… Read more »

Northwest Home Prices Lagging Behind Rest of Nation

U.S. home prices rose slightly in October but the Pacific Northwest is trailing the rest of the nation. Lender Processing Services Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based real estate research firm, said its index of U.S. home values rose slightly in October, but both Oregon and Washington saw price declines steep enough to rank among the worst… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jay Iseli, Tacoma, Washington

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 was born and raised in Tacoma and am intimately familiar with the Tacoma real estate market – including its neighborhoods, recreation and businesses. I have focused my business… Read more »

Seattle Home Prices Jumped 5.5% in November Over 2012

Home values in the Seattle metropolitan area in November posted their largest monthly gain since 2007, according to a report from Seattle-based online real estate listing service Zillow. Zillow’s Home Value Index tracks the median valuation of all single-family houses, condominiums and cooperatives in a given area, regardless of whether the properties have sold within… Read more »

Washington DC Market Remained Strong in October

Office and apartment vacancy rates in the Washington, DC, area are both lower than national averages, Washington Business Journal reported. Nationwide, the office vacancy rate for the final quarter of 2012 is 15.7 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors, the Business Journal reported: The office vacancy rate in the District is 9.4 percent…. Read more »

Seattle Real Estate Prices Surged in 2012

Prices for Seattle real estate have risen significantly in the past year, according to the most recent stats from the NWMLS. Shrinking inventories of homes for sale have contributed to significant demand and an increasingly competitive buyer’s market in the greater Seattle region. Northwest MLS home sales, which cover the Puget Sound region, are outpacing… Read more »

Should You Rent or Buy?

Last week’s business column in the Blade discussed the developing status of Washington as a hip place to live, and certainly the increasing number of young people between 25-35 moving here would seem to support that. One decision faced by these newcomers (and not-so-newcomers) is whether to rent or buy a place to live. Initially… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Corey Eubanks, Vancouver, Washington

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 Realtor. I work in the Vancouver, Washington region, just north of Portland, oregon – I’m licensed and working… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Denny Horner, Washington, DC

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. Denny is one of the Washington DC area’s hardest working realtors. he has the education, skills, and knowledge to help his clients through the real estate process, making it… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Brad Hinckley, Seattle, Washington

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. Brad is a licensed Seattle Realtor(R) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has two degrees from Stanford University: an MBA and a BA in Economics. He also has… Read more »

Seattle Home Prices Up 3.1% in August Over 2011

Home prices in the Seattle metropolitan area continued to rebound in July, according to one closely watched measure. Prices were up 3.1 percent from July 2011, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index. It was the third straight monthly year-over-year gain, and the biggest increase since the housing market collapsed five years ago. At… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Mark Yonkovich, Bellingham, Washington

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. Buying and selling a home in Bellingham (or anywhere) can be stressful and complex – Mark can put his 15+ years of buying, selling, flipping and owning investment property… Read more »

Seattle Median Real Estate Prices Up 11%, But Overall Market More Mixed

Adding to the recent stellar news regarding Seattle’s real estate market, this month’s stats show another big median price increase compared to last year, and a continuing surge of home sales. The median home price in Seattle rose 11.1 percent year-over-year in June, to $425,000. Sales, at the same time, were up 13.2 percent compared… Read more »

The Lesbian Guide to Living in Spokane

It’s been nearly a year since my official return to Spokane, the place I grew up before leaving for college and travel, and I’ve found a few things to be true. First, there is an LGBT presence in the city, but you’re going to have to look for it. Second, Spokane is trying to brand… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: A. Daniel Bouchard, Washington, DC

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 Washington, DC Life is hardly ever absolute or simple! And home buyers and sellers are constantly confronted with dilemmas and uncertainty,… Read more »

WA: Seattle Home Prices Drop, Sales Jump

September home sales in Seattle increased 26.2% when compared to the same month last year, DataQuick said Wednesday. Sales in the area were spurred in part by reduced home prices across the market, the real estate data firm concluded. The metro area, which includes Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue, saw 3,747 new and resale home closings… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Marcy Mjelde, Bellingham, WA

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 Washington Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Whether you’re planning to buy or sell a Bellingham home, you shouldn’t have to worry about your real estate agent. Marcy… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Jay Iseli, Tacoma, Washington

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 Washington State Realtors and Real Estate Professionals I was born and raised in Tacoma and am intimately familiar with the Tacoma real estate market – including its… Read more »

Seattle Real Estate Sales, Prices Slipped in April

How did King County’s real-estate market perform in April? That depends on where you look — and whom you ask. Countywide, the number of houses sold and the median price they fetched both fell nearly 7 percent from April 2010’s figures, according to statistics released Thursday by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Last month’s median… Read more »

DC: Pending Real Estate Sales Soaring

A real estate information company says pending home sales in the Washington, D.C., market has showed the largest year-over-year increase in 10 years. RealEstate Business Intelligence says the number of contracts signed in February was up 33 percent from the same time last year, the biggest increase in more than a decade. The company added,… Read more »

Gay Realty Watch – Seattle

We continue our look into local real estate markets with large gay and lesbian communities. Today, Seattle – home to Capitol Hill, a thriving leather scene, and a burgeoning lesbian community, too! Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in the Seattle real estate market at the moment: U.S. home prices edge up in July,… Read more »