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Nashville Home Sales Up As Prices Fall

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Nashville Tennessee Gay Real EstateMore homes in Middle Tennessee are selling as prices fall. Sales have been up four consecutive months. But, during that time, median home prices have fallen almost 10 percent.

Realtor Kim Fennell says business has been gaining steam. Some houses are getting multiple offers, and Fennell says both of her company’s part-time employees have doubled their hours.

Fennell thinks sales are up in part thanks to lower prices, because many sellers don’t have much choice but to settle for less. “Now I feel like the people that are really selling are the ones that understand if they’ve got to move because of a new job or they’ve lost their job, they’ve got to price it right.”

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British Columbia Home Sales Rise – Outside of Vancouver

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Salt Spring IslandThe British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service(R) (MLS(R)) residential unit sales in the province rose 6.5 per cent to 5,865 units in October compared to the same month last year.

The average MLS(R) residential price was up 2.6 per cent to $535,695 last month compared to October 2010. “B.C. home sales rose three per cent in October compared to September on a seasonally adjusted basis,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA chief economist.

“While consumer demand in Vancouver edged lower last month on a year-over-year basis, strong increases were recorded in the Fraser Valley, Kamloops, Kootenay, the North and on Vancouver Island.”

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Full Story from the Vancouver Sun

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Billy Woomer, Palm Springs

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Gay Friendly Realtors and Real Estate Professionals in Palm Springs

Billy Woomer, Gay Palm Springs RealtorBilly’s specialty is working with clients on an individual basis. His professional wisdom, his passion for his work, and his warm and approachable demeanor are the perfect tools for any type of business relationship. He knows how to get things done.

Billy’s goal is to efficiently assist you through the entire process of selling or purchasing your home with an eye on every dollar.

Billy works in the Palm Springs real estate market. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Coachella Valley, give Billy a call!

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WI: Home Sales Up for Fourth Straight Month

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Wisconsin Gay real EstateFor the fourth straight month, sales of existing homes and condos rose over last year in every region of Wisconsin, while median sales price was down almost everywhere.

Statewide, sales in October were up 13.5 percent, from 3,825 to 4,342, the Wisconsin Realtors Association reported Monday. Median price fell by 7.8 percent to $129,000.

WRA officials again attributed the year-over-year sales rise to the federal tax credit for home buyers ending last July, which resulted in unusually weak sales for the rest of 2010.

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Full Story from the Wisconsin State Journal

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Emily Flax, Provincetown

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Emily Flax, Lesbian Provincetown RealtorEmily Flax has lived in Provincetown since 1998, originally as the owner of a local Guest House and now as a Broker and Provincetown real estate developer. She would be happy to share her many personal experiences and information about Cape Cod as you search for a business, investment property or a home.

As a top producer, Emily works with a real estate team of four other established Provincetown real estate professionals, and together they offer the highest quality of service and accountability to their clients.

The team approach is rare in the industry, and gives Buyers and Sellers a high level of attention and commitment to detail.

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Regina, Saskatchewan to See Drop in Housing Starts in 2012

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Regina and area home builders, who will build close to 1,500 homes this year, will start slightly fewer homes next year, as the new units are absorbed and more resale homes come onto the market, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Total housing starts in the Regina area are expected to increase about 10 per cent from 1,347 units in 2010 to 1,490 units in 2011, but fall back about five per cent to 1,425 in 2012, said CMHC’s fall 2011 Regina housing market outlook released Friday.

“In 2012, a strengthening economy characterized by job growth, rising incomes, and sustained in-migration will maintain housing demand and result in similar activity (to 2011),” said Michael Fabiyi, CMHC’s senior market analyst for Regina.

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Greater Toronto Condo Market Showing Improvement

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Toronto CondosThe high-rise market in the GTA showed another strong month with 2,928 sales, making it the second-best October on record, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) revealed.

Current year-to-date high-rise sales of 23,747 also set a new record for most high rise sales in a year – surpassing the 22,316 high rise sales recorded in 2007, reported RealNet Canada Inc., BILD’s official source of new home market intelligence.

The big contributor to this strong performance comes not from the City of Toronto, but from York Region, which saw high-rise sales more than double over its October 2010 counterpart, resulting in a 33 per cent increase year-to-date.

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Alberta Likely to See Increase in Housing Starts in 2012

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Alberta Gay Real EstateAlberta will be the exception to an otherwise overall national decline in housing starts next year, according to a forecast out this week.

The 2011 Housing Forecast, released Tuesday by Altus Group, predicts Alberta’s housing starts will increase by 11.7%, coming on the heels of a 8.1% decline this year compared to 2010.

The reason is a growing economy that is quickly adding jobs, leading to population growth. Most other provinces will see a double-digit drop in starts, with only Manitoba seeing a more moderate drop of 5.3% next year.

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Full Story from The Canadian Real Estate Magazine

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Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Tom Stoll, Dallas

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Gay Friendly Texas Realtors and Real Estate Professionals

Tim Stoll, Gay Dallas RealtorTim Stoll serves the entire Dallas Metroplex, and is an expert in the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market – he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling Dallas real estate to his clients.

You need someone you can trust for up-to-date Dallas real estate information – and Tim is eager to serve you. Here are some things Tim can do for you:

Find Your Next Home

Tim knows the Dallas area inside and out! He will work with you to help you find the right home at the right price, including all the neighborhood amenities – and he will take into account the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.

Sell a Home

When it’s time to move, you need someone who knows advertise your home, find prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee your inspections, and supervise your closing. We can take care of everything for you, from beginning to closing.

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Toronto’s Top Ten Neighborhoods

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Toronto NeighborhoodsHome sales continue to rise in Canada, according to the latest monthly report by The Canadian Real Estate Association. Existing real estate purchases rose 2.7 per cent in September compared with August and up 11 per cent year to year. While sales slowed in other parts of the country – Canada’s largest metropolitan area experienced the most dramatic increase.

The number of resale homes sold in Toronto in September rose more than 20 percent over the same time last year. The average price of a home sold in Canada also rose 6.5 per cent to $352,600 since September of 2010. The average price in Toronto is much higher at approximately $460,000.

Though the price of homes isn’t deterring people in Toronto from buying homes – demand is outpacing supply. To help you decide where to buy a house, Toronto Life magazine is releasing their annual real estate issue on Thursday and in it, they list the top 10 neighbourhoods in Toronto.

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Full Story from Global Toronto

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