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LGBTQ+ Homebuyers and Renters to Be Protected From Housing Discrimination The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making a change that stems from the executive order President Joe Biden signed on his first day in office. It was announced in February 2021 that the Fair Housing Act will now cover those who experience discrimination because

Learn These 4 Steps to Better Serve LGBTQ Clients LGBTQ homeseekers often face an uncertain journey when going through the home search and buying process. Like most minority identity groups, they are at significant risk of discrimination. Take homeownership - LGBTQ individuals are roughly 15% less likely to be homeowners than heterosexuals. Discrimination can manifest itself in a

Stopping Racial Steering Begins with Real Estate Agents The development of racially segregated neighborhoods has dated back to the beginning of American history. Most of the nation’s modern housing problems we see today are a result of biased zoning laws from the 1920s and ‘30s and the urban renewal laws of the ‘40s and ‘50s. It wasn’t

We're Highlighting the Best in Real Estate this International Women’s Day Women have been an intricate part of the real estate industry since its inception in 1794. Since that time, their accomplishments and opportunities have been highly diminished by male-biased laws. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that most real estate boards dropped their gender discriminatory laws. Over

The Fair Housing Act is one of the most progressive collection of laws ever enacted in the history of the United States. These protective measures were put in place to prevent discrimination and establish equality for everyone. Regardless of your fiduciary duty as a real estate agent to follow these laws, providing an honest, fair, and dignified

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