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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Denny Horner, Washington, DC

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Gay Friendly Washington DC Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Denny Horner, Gay Realtor - Washington DCDenny 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 less stressful. He strives to put his clients at ease.

Denny grew up in Western Pennsylvania, and knows the importance of family, friends, and offering assistance to others when needed. These values have been of great help in the Washington DC real estate market.

Denny lives in Washington, DC’s Logan/Shaw neighborhood, and loves travel, music, theater humanitarian work and scuba diving.>p>If you’re looking to buy or sell Washington, DC area real estate, give Denny a call!

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Clearwater, Florida Real Estate Offers Miami Atmosphere at Cut-Rate Prices

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If “south of the border” means either Arizona or Mexico to you, you’ll need to get out your map or Google this small, friendly city northwest of Miami. Clearwater has 106,081 residents on the Gulf Coast. The Tampa International Airport is just a 25-minute drive away.

Famous for pristine beaches that stretch for miles, the city has 26 golf courses close at hand and a cornucopia of restaurants and boutiques. Clearwater’s residents and investors enjoy a lifestyle that’s the envy of Miami, a four-hour drive away, for a fraction of the cost.

In response to the economic challenges of a real estate market in slow recovery, Water’s Edge in downtown Clearwater slashed prices last year by up to 50 per cent to capture markets. “Since July 2010 we have sold 50 per cent of our inventory at up to 50 per cent off the original prices,” says Dave Traynor, director of sales for Water’s Edge from his office in Clearwater -adding that buyers are from all over the U.S. and Canada, with Canadian interest stretching from B.C. to Quebec.

Full Story from the Calgary Herald

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Negotiating the New Normal in Real Estate

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House Going UnderwaterMost locals know that real estate prices have corrected significantly from their artificially high peak. As a result, the real estate landscape has changed–here’s how those changes may impact buyers and sellers.

You may have heard that many homes today are “underwater”–but that isn’t a reference to flooded basements. It means that the house is worth less than what is owed to the bank. Some homes have a second mortgage or a home equity loan in which case more than one bank may be owed on the property.

A seller in this situation could pay out of pocket the difference between what is owed to the bank and the net proceeds (after expenses) of the sale. For example, the seller owns a house that can be sold today for $500,000; her expenses to sell the home are $30,000 and she owes $520,000 to the bank. In order to sell this home she would need to have an additional $50,000 in cash. A buyer interested in purchasing a house that is “underwater” would want to verify upfront that the seller has that money available and is planning to make up the difference.

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Full Story from Patch.com

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Mortgage Crisis Mystery Solved: The Gays Did It

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Linda Harvey“Just as a child is far less likely to suffer abuse in the home of his/her married, heterosexual parents, so the opposite is true. Where the structure is sin-based, other sins are more likely to scurry in through the cracks. Substance abuse and self-destruction accompany sexual deviance. And some of this means poor decisions about finances.

“The mortgage crisis was the sin of temptation being offered by those who relaxed legitimate standards, offered to those without the personal standards to resist. This easy-pay physical structure was too good to be true, and appealed to an increasingly covetous segment of our culture.

“Sexual and material covetousness are usually sin siblings. It would be interesting to study the families who have defaulted on mortgages for the correlations between structural and/or functional weaknesses like infidelity, divorce, gambling or porn addictions, job instability, credit card default, domestic abuse, sexual deviance, and criminality. There is also a high likelihood that poor or no church attendance would show up as a factor as well.” – Linda Harvey, head of the SPLC-certified hate group, Mission America.

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Full Story from Joe.My.God

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Tiffany Thompson, Los Angeles

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Gay Friendly Los Angeles Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Tiffany Thompson, Realtor - Los AngelesWhen you’re looking to buy or sell your home, you want a top agent on your side. As one of the highest ranking Realtors in my office of nearly 200 agents, I’ve earned the trust and respect of my clients as well as the Realtor community. I pride myself on customer satisfaction, saving my clients tens of thousands of dollars when negotiating their sales. I’d love to help you have the best real estate experience possible too.

I’ve represented clients in the gay community since 1995, covering single family homes and condos, standard sales, bank owned REO and short sales, in areas including Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Culver City, West Hollywood, Hancock Park, the Hollywood Hills, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Los Feliz, Silverlake, and more.

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Canadians Buying Up Arizona Real Estate

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Arizona Real EstateResidential property in Arizona continues to be a hot commodity for Canadians.

According to the Canada Arizona Business Council, there has been a $1-million luxury home sold to a Canadian buyer every week in Arizona for nearly two years.

“And the statistics does not reflect the total residential and commercial real estate categories where Canadians have been some of the most dominant investors and/or buyers,” says the council.

“Not only are the Canadians buying luxury residential real estate in Arizona, the majority are cash buyers and the trend is increasing in all industry segments due directly to the 84 non-stop flights a week in season,” said Glenn Williamson, founder and chief executive of the council. “There are over 600,000 Canadians coming to Arizona and this increased connectivity is having a direct impact on Arizona’s economic development, which now includes Canada as a major bi-lateral trade partner on the state and municipality levels.”

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Full Story from The Calgary Herald

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WA: Seattle Real Estate Market Heating Up

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Wednesday afternoon, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman posted an interesting story on Redfin’s Seattle blog: “Everything Changed in the Past Six Weeks”

Bryon Ziegler, part of Redfin’s crack Capitol Hill team, just wandered into my office to talk about bidding wars. The last ten straight offers he has handled all turned into bidding wars. This isn’t just the usual $300,000 bank-owned property being auction-priced for a quick sale.

Except for maybe Belltown condos–which are like a vast, derelict Atlantis, all underwater–every decent listing seems to be getting multiple offers. Bryon just put in a multi-million dollar all-cash offer on a home that had been on the market for 300+ days, only to have two other offers turn up at the same time.

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Full Story from the Seattle Bubble

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Florida Home, Condo Sales Rose in March

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Gay Florida Real EstateFlorida’s existing home and existing condo sales rose in March, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors(R). Existing home sales increased 12 percent last month with a total of 18,522 homes sold statewide compared to 16,540 homes sold in March 2010, according to Florida Realtors. Statewide sales of existing condos last month rose 24 percent compared to the year-ago sales figure.

Seventeen of Florida’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) reported higher existing home and existing condo sales in March; 17 MSAs also had higher condo sales. It’s the fourth consecutive month that Florida Realtors has reported higher year-over-year existing home and existing condo sales statewide.

“A variety of housing opportunities is available at attractive prices across the state, while mortgage interest rates remain historically low,” said 2011 Florida Realtors(R) President Patricia Fitzgerald, manager/broker-associate with Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound and Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. “Favorable conditions like these spark the interest of buyers – who should consult a local Realtor to find out more about their local markets.”

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Full Story from the Star Global Tribune

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Sylvia Pardo, Asheville, NC

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Gay Friendly Western North Carolina Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Sylvia Pardo, RealtorSylvia is an Asheville resident with an inside-out knowledge of her Fairview neighborhood and the rest of the Greater Asheville area.
Sylvia vacationed in Western North Carolina in the ’80′s and ’90′s and fell in love with the area, finally moving here in 2003. She came to Asheville’s real estate market from Miami, where she had been a Broker-Realtor for 15+ years, working in both residential and commercial Miami Real Estate sales.

She focuses on what her clients want and need, and provides top notch customer service.

If you want a realtor who will go the extra mile, contact Sylvia for your next Asheville real estate sale or purchase.

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MA: Home Prices and Sales Dropped in March

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Massachusetts Real EstateSingle-family home sales in Massachusetts declined in March when compared with the same month last year.

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors said home sales fell 22.4 percent while The Warren Group – a real estate tracking firm – said sales dropped 14.4 percent. The two organizations use different numbers to track home sales.

In Bristol County, sales dropped 36.2 percent in March to 178, the Warren Group said. Home prices in the county slid 2.2 percent to $225,000.

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Full Story from PBN.com

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