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Featured Gay Realtor: David Sommer, Keller Williams Check Realty Real Estate, Arizona
With over 10 years of Sales, Advertising and Marketing experience you are hiring a well rounded realtor who can help you get the most out of your real estate transaction. Whether it is price, ease, convenience or a unique set of circumstances I will be 100% focused on your needs. The attention to detail and the emphasis I place on educating clients throughout the process have earned me high praise from clients. Many clients have found me through the web […]
LIFE ON RAINBOW STREET: LGBTQ+ Superheroes and Where they Live
It’s been refreshing to see more and more LGBTQ+ superheroes living out in the open over the years and being embraced in mainstream culture. Though we’re still awaiting better representation in the Marvel and DC movies, the comics and TV series are certainly embracing the diversity of our world (and beyond). But where the sexuality of our superheroes may be more diverse, what about their geographical locations? It’s all well and good having a dozen LGBTQ+ superheroes but not if […]
Blazing the Trail Ahead of the Equality Act
Increasing Awareness of LGBTQ Housing Discrimination At GayRealEstate.com, we are passionate about providing the best possible real estate experience for LGBTQ buyers and sellers across the country. We understand that while much of that has to do with finding the perfect home, it is even more important to ensure that the perfect home is in a community where LGBTQ buyers will feel safe, respected, and protected against discrimination in all areas of their lives. Of course, that should include purchasing […]
Will Airbnb Units Rescue the Housing Shortage Across America?
I live in a beautiful single level condominium in Palm Springs, CA – It’s Paradise. In late February a unit across the green belt from me sold for a record price. At first I was a little stunned, because it was a mediocre fix-and-flip, and then came the “Seasonal Rental” sign, “oh, an investor” I thought, followed shortly by Coronavirus/Covid-19. I obviously felt bad for the new owner who had purchased not just the unit itself, but window coverings, towels, […]
The “New Normal” in Residential Real Estate – Home Buying 101
Needless to say the coronavirus has had devastating effects on individuals and families across the country, the stories and images are heartbreaking. All of us have been personally affected in one way or another – as I write this article my Uncle Bruce is receiving hospice care in Denver, CO after contracting Covid-19 at his memory care facility. As the White House came out yesterday with a recommended path forward for the states around the country, I thought it would […]
Five Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Second Home
Without question, buying your first home is a momentous occasion. It’s a huge milestone in most people’s lives. It’s exciting. It’s wonderful. And if we’re being honest, it can also be a little intimidating. After all there’s a lot to learn. By the time you’re considering buying a second home, chances are that you’re at a different place in your life. You probably feel more prepared, more knowledgeable, and less anxious – and understandably so. Certainly, when you buy your […]
How Much Does It Cost to Sell My Home?
Selling a home is a big decision, and it’s one to which most people give a great deal of thought. After all, for many of us, our home is one of our most valuable assets. We want to think carefully and thoroughly about all aspects of the sale – not only about our list price, or the anticipated time it might take to sell the home, but also about the costs that might be associated with selling. At GayRealEstate.com, we […]
The 1031 Exchange : What You Should Know
At GayRealEstate.com, we are dedicated to helping members of the LGBTQ community with all of their real estate needs. We realize that each of our clients is unique, and each client has his or own story, goals, and real estate dreams. Many of our clients have made the decision not only to purchase personal homes, but also to purchase rental and investment properties, and it has been our privilege to pair those clients with agents who know their communities well […]
It’s true, the Gayborhood is changing.
Prices and rents are rising as many longtime residents of neighborhoods like The Castro in San Francisco, The Village in New York, and Boystown in Chicago are aging up, moving out and taking their businesses with them. Time-tested old gayborhood haunts can still be found in each and are fun for a weekend but, for most homeowners, they are hardly sustainable places to live. The disappearance and gentrification of the gayborhood does not mean that you cannot find your own […]