Category Archives: Buying a Home
The Advantage Today of Owning a Single-Family Home
Life is unpredictable, as anyone who has lived for any length of time probably knows pretty well. Sometimes, even when things seem to be at their best and going smoothly, out of the blue, life throws us a curveball. Certainly, many of us probably feel like that right now, as we find ourselves in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic. Without question, COVID-19 has changed life as most of us know it, at least for the foreseeable future. We have […]
Buying in the Gayborhood? There are Financial Benefits of Home Ownership.
For most people, buying a home is a very important and momentous decision in life. Often, when people think about purchasing a home, the things that excite them most are intangible things – things like having a place of their very own to make memories and share life’s moments, big and small, getting to know new friends and neighbors, and enjoying all that the community has to offer. And without question – these are the things that truly make a […]
Combining Households? Here’s What You Need to Know.
Perhaps you’ve discovered this article because you find yourself in a relationship that makes you very, very happy – happy to the point that you’re considering moving in with the man or woman of your dreams. If so, congratulations! Love is wonderful, and there’s truly nothing in the world quite like it. Maybe you’re young, and unencumbered, and falling in love for the first time. On the other side of the coin, perhaps you’re 30, 40, or 50. Perhaps each […]
Winter in Real Estate: Tips for those who feel the chill.
Seasoned (pun intended) real estate professionals understand that the winter months can be difficult to negotiate (no pun intended) for those in the business of buying, selling, and building homes. The weather in most of the USA is inhospitable, and can put many projects and plans on hold, until the springtime market kicks in and buyers again resume their house-hunting activities. But those who plan for the winter slowdown actually view the cyclical time-out as an opportunity, and sometimes even […]
The LGBTQ Community and Fear of Housing Discrimination
LGBTQ people face discrimination in a number of ways every day, including in the housing industry. Those who are looking to purchase a home may be very reluctant due to stories they’ve heard about real estate agents, sellers, and lenders discriminating again st them. Studies done by Freddie Mac show that almost half (46%) of the 85,000 LGBTQ renters they surveyed are concerned that they will be discriminated against in their hunt for a house. The same study showed that […]
Should You Change Real Estate Agents?
Being a member of the LGBTQ community may make you hesitant about simply hiring any real estate agent. You want to make certain the person you’re working with is going to be able to help you find the home that fits all of your needs, while also respecting who you are. In some cases, you may find that the agent you’ve hired doesn’t seem to be on the right track. Should you look for someone new? Here are a few […]
U Street, a Home to the LGBTQ Community in DC
Situated in the Northwestern part of Washington, D.C. is an area known as the U Street Corridor. It’s sometimes referred to as Cardozo or as the Cardozo/Shaw district, too. This area is a residential and commercial neighborhood that is made up of nine blocks of U Street, starting at NW 9th and ending at NW 18th street. It’s bordered on the north by Florida Avenue NW and by S Street NW on the south. The area has gone through a […]
The Downsides of Gentrification on the Gay Neighborhood
When people think of gentrification, they often think of older, rundown neighborhoods being reinvigorated and restored. Gentrification can do a lot of good to a neighborhood. It brings new life back into sections of a city that once flourished but then were typically hit by hard times. These areas often become home to a large amount of crime while in disrepair, so gentrification helps eliminate this. Run down neighborhoods also tend to become home to those that the more affluent […]