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    All About Fair Housing

    Many don’t realize that as Realtors, we are held to a very high standard of ethics. Part of this is our practice of fair housing.

    Did you know that your Realtor can’t talk about most demographics in a neighborhood? The Civil
    Rights Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of homes. Protected classes are off limits, so you won’t find me answering questions about or discussing a person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familiar status or handicap. If you’re buying or selling a home, you shouldn’t either.

    It’s the law, and I think it’s a part of the real estate industry that is often over looked. Now you know, and here are some web resources:

    http://hud.gov/fairhousing
    http://www.fairhousing.com
    http://www.nationalfairhousing.org