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Fair Housing Law is a critical element of real estate today after a history of tremendous segregation in the United States including in our housing. Today, I still see racism and other bigotry against protected classes in my field. That said, fair housing implications can go beyond what you would expect in order to protect those that need protection. In some cases, even if there is no discrimination on the part of a real estate agent, they can be in legal trouble for being in breach of fair housing law if they offer their opinion about certain questions rather than being "the source of the source".
Disclosure: Keep in mind that I am not an attorney and that an attorney is best consulted for opinions on the law.
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The Problem with Asking "What is the Best Area to Buy In?" or "I Want to Only Consider Neighborhoods with Low Crime In My Search" or "What Are the Best School Districts?"
The Solution to Asking "What is the Best Area to Buy In?"
The Solution to Asking "I Want to Only Consider Neighborhoods with Low Crime In My Search."
The Solution to Asking "What Are the Best School Districts?"
Guides Published by Others in the Subject:
(questions include: 1. Is this a safe neighborhood? 2. Are there churches nearby? 3. Are there good schools in the community? 4. Is the neighborhood good for families? 5. Is my service animal accepted? 6. Is this building wheelchair accessible?)