Category Archives: Gay Realtor News
Hell’s Kitchen – Don’t Let this LGBTQ Neighborhood’s Name Fool You
Hell’s Kitchen is one of the more notorious-sounding neighborhoods in New York. Just based off the name, it certainly doesn’t sound like a place you’d want to move. While it’s true that the area did once have a poor reputation, in recent years it has undergone gentrification. While it was originally the home of many poor immigrants, today Hell’s Kitchen is populated by many actors and young professionals. It’s also one of New York’s primary LGBTQ communities. How Hell’s Kitchen […]
NO LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS FOR ANTI-GAY HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN 28 STATES
While 28 States Provide No Non-Discrimination Housing Laws To Protect LGBT Members, GayRealEstate.com Is Dedicated to Matching Members of the LGBTQ Community With Gay, Lesbian and Gay Friendly Realtors Offering Free Buyers Representation. While there are no federal laws which specifically address housing discrimination against LGBT individuals, GayRealEstate.com, a service connecting clients with compatible agents, remains committed to the mission of finding safe, welcoming homes for LGBT individuals In United States housing law, only 21 states prohibit discrimination based on […]
CEO’s Vision Leads GayRealEstate.com
GayRealEstate.com has been around for over 25 years! We wanted to share a little bit with you about how the company was started – from the CEO himself, Jeff Hammerberg. We did a quick interview with him so you can get to know him and see how his personal experience leads the vision of our company! What do you love about your job? I have the amazing opportunity to align fellow members of the LGBTQ community with a top gay […]
Salt Lake City May Expand LGBT Protections
For many people, Salt Lake City is always a surprising entry on any list of top LGBT cities. It’s easy to forget that the city itself is actually much more liberal and welcoming than many parts of Utah. It has a number of LGBT-owned businesses, bars, restaurants, and clubs. Despite the fact that the Mormon Church is based in the city, it’s not at all what many would expect. Even the church has supported a number of bills aimed at […]
Questions to Ask Before Any Potential Move
Many people have questions about the city they are considering moving to, but if you’re a member of the LGBT community, you’re likely to have many more questions than the average person. That’s because you will want to know if you’ll be accepted in your new home. A gay or lesbian real estate agent can be very helpful in this process, especially if you haven’t made the move yet and are in need of help finding a home. If you’re […]
2015 National LGBT Real Estate Conference a Success
On October 12th through the 14th, gay and lesbian real estate agents, lenders, appraisers, and many others who work in the industry headed to Fort Lauderdale for the 2015 National LGBT Real Estate Conference. This annual gathering is organized by the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals and included a number of speakers from some of the top real estate agencies and other organizations in addition to breakout sessions, presentations, and more. This was the second year […]
Now that Gay Marriage is Legal, What Does it Mean for the Mortgage Market?
On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling on the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. This ruling gave gays and lesbians the right to marry in all states and struck down all current gay marriage bans. While we may not realize exactly how this ruling affected the country for a few years, experts are already anticipating changes in a number of industries. Those in the real estate industry have a few predictions for how same-sex marriage […]
How Legal Gay Marriage Will Effect Getting VA Loans
When the Supreme Court handed down their landmark decision on June 26, 2015, that reversed the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and effectively made same-sex marriage legal in all states, it affected more than just LGBT couples. It also affected the mortgage market in a number of ways. The first is that now same-sex couples can legally marry in any state, and those marriages are recognized throughout the U.S. This means that they now have all of the […]
My Partner and I Want to Hire an Agent to Help Us Purchase a Home. What is the Difference Between an Agent and a Broker?
The term ‘real estate agent’ is generally used interchangeably between both types of agents, but there is a difference. Following is a general definition and duties of an agent and a broker. Real Estate Agent A real estate agent is a person that has passed both state and national exams to become licensed by the state where they will be working. The requirements vary, depending on state laws, but general qualifications include minimum age and education and/or experience and real […]
My Partner and I Are Making an Offer On a Home, What Does All That Lingo Mean?
When purchasing a home, you will hear many different terms. When you make an offer, you will do so on what is usually a standard form that is called a purchase offer agreement. That is the document that outlines factors including the price you are willing to pay and any contingencies that you would like met. This document will not become a legal contract until you, your partner and the sellers sign it. Following are some other definitions for lingo […]