For Marissa Klee-Peregon, 27, Nimblewill Cooperative in Kalamazoo is a space where she can practice interdependence, instead of independence. A cooperative home, or “co-op,” which centers the experiences of queer and trans people, Nimblewill, Klee-Peregon [...]
Where Cannabis and Community Meet: This Lesbian-Owned Detroit Home Is Also a Bud-and-Breakfast for Femmes and Friends
You’ve heard of a bed-and-breakfast. But have you ever heard of a bud-and-breakfast? Copper House is, holistically speaking, an oasis in the middle of northwest Detroit for the conscious cannabis consumer. And if you need [...]
It’s the newest show on the HGTV network and it’s filmed right here in Detroit. “Bargain Block” stars personal and professional partners Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, transplants from Colorado, and follows the couple as [...]
Home is where the heart is, but sadly too many people are heartless when it comes to those who are homeless. Especially when those people are trans women of color. Ten years ago when Kayla [...]
A couple of blocks east from Manhattan’s Empire State Building in the neighborhood known as Murray Hill, 25-year-old Taiwan-born photographer Hsiang-Hsi Lu fires off a Grindr message. “He’s Taiwanese!” Lu remarks with a tinge of [...]
Whether settling down to start a family, putting down roots in a great location or simply expanding one's space, home ownership can be a thrilling part of anyone's life regardless of their reasons. However, it's an unfortunate reality that LGBTQ people often must take extra care to ensure that the place in which they choose to settle down is affirming of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The LGBT community is aging and, as a result, its elder care needs are growing. It is estimated that by 2030 there will be over 7 million LGBT adults aged 65 or older in the U.S. who will need to find inclusive housing options.
Though real estate can make for a great investment, it's not always easy to start building a robust portfolio. Like many other real estate investment firms, Jeddo Corp seeks to help clients develop one, however, its methodology is unique: artificial intelligence. A wife and wife team based out of both Ann Arbor and the San Francisco Bay Area, Nada and Sabra Djomehri saw an opportunity for their business to blend both of their specialties.
Finding the right home in the right neighborhood can be difficult, especially if you’re hoping to find a progressive and safe space that is accepting of anything that isn’t white and heteronormative in nature.
As more rental properties appear across Michigan it is more important than ever to keep the tenants in your rental properties happy, comfortable and, most importantly, in place. Your favorite tenants are probably the ones who care for your property and pay their rent on time and possibly may just have the means to purchase and move away from your investment.
It’s a Monday morning and Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, the visionaries behind the Taylorsville, N.C.-based, eponymous company that bills itself as “classic modern home furnishings,” are looking at another long work week ahead but excited about the weekend’s events.
Berenice Abbott once said, "The world doesn’t like independent women. Why, I don’t know, but I don’t care." It's that attitude about life that made Abbott one of the major figures of 20th Century photography. [...]
Jeff Hammerberg is the founding CEO of GayRealEstate.com, a service connecting clients with compatible agents, and is releasing his new e-book "Real Estate Tips for the LGBTQ Home Buyer: Your Guide to Purchasing the Home of Your Dreams" for free download.
If Alexander Weyer had to put a postmark on when he decided to build a tiny home, he’d guess it started about three years ago just as most of his thoughts begin: under the stars. Weyer, an openly gay practicing astrologer and herbalist, was visiting a friend one night in Detroit, thinking about life’s grand design and how freeing it would be to downsize.
The group is called Phoemale and, for anyone wondering, is pronounced just like the word "female." The unique spelling represents the words “phoenix” and “female” combined and the group celebrates women rising from the ashes. More specifically, Phoemale is a non-profit organization that enables women to empower fellow women in Metro Detroit who are rebuilding their lives after overcoming domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or homelessness.
It has been more than three years since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, paving the way for the continued increase of LGBTQ married couples purchasing homes, according to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals’ second annual LGBT Real Estate Report. NAGLREP, with more than 2,000 members, is one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ trade associations.
PRRI Research Reveals Need for Anti-Discrimination Language The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in March it is revising its mission statement to remove anti-discrimination language. The proposed draft of the new HUD [...]
Thirty-four of Michigan’s most stunning architectural gems are on full display in the new book “Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy,” a passion project of author Brian D. Conway and photographer Jim Haefner that took more [...]
Event Attendees Reflect on Progress, Discuss the Long Road Ahead If every neighborhood is to become a place of opportunity, it's time for fairer housing - to include the LGBTQ community - and stronger enforcement [...]
BY BTL STAFF The 2015 Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality has paved the way for more LGBTQ home purchases, according to the 2017 National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) Homeownership [...]
BY BRAD BELL When I hear friends talk about the local real estate market, the word I hear over and over again is "hot". For buyers and sellers its means fewer homes are on the [...]
When it comes to increasing a community's property values, gays add more than curbside appeal, says author Ross Benes in his new book, "The Sex Effect." Published by Sourcebooks last month, "The Sex Effect" undresses [...]
BY EMELL DERRA ADOLPHUS When it comes to increasing a community's property values, gays add more than curbside appeal, says author Ross Benes in his new book, "The Sex Effect." Published by Sourcebooks last month, [...]
Members of the community look forward to the eclectic, diverse group of artists invited to Detroit each year for the Palmer Park Art Fair. The neighborhood event May 6-7 is produced by Detroit-based Integrity Shows [...]
It was never Jeff Mitchell's intention to move to Hamtramck, but he found and fell in love with a "hidden gem" on Yemans Street. The Chicago-style home was built in 1999 from the ground up [...]
By Lyndsay Wilson "I'm good with color" you tell your friends, and you truly believe that in another life, you could have been an excellent interior designer. Then how did it happen that your living [...]
By Emell Derra Adolphus Congratulations! You're moving in with your partner and are about to enjoy two to five years (depending on if gays or girls) of uninterrupted living-together bliss. But before you even think [...]
By Ed English Before making that big move-in with a special someone, you should know: When you break up, your home isn't where the heart is anymore. Not as you knew it, anyway. There's, you [...]
Spring is just around the corner - thank you, Mother Nature! - and that means it's time to put on your cleaning pants. But before you muster up the motivation needed to tackle your annual [...]