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Getting your ducks in a row before you start house hunting

  I have spent over 25 years helping buyers find their right home. I can help you find your right home. I have years worth of helpful information on my website for you to explore. Even if you have bought a home in the past this information might be of interest. I cover mortgages, hiring an agent, free home searches and much more. If you have any questions just ask .

Fair Housing Declaration Part 4 of 4

  Part 4 of my series on discrimination n Real estate is about the Fair housing Act. This shows buyers and sellers the dos and do n0t's, rights and penalties under the law. It is a important law that guarantees that no one can refuse to sell or lease property to anyone because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin. Please checkout the whole Fair Housing Act with the United States Department of Justice. I have included some excerpts from the ACT. Sec. 805. [42 U.S.C. 3605] Discrimination in Residential Real Estate-Related Transactions (a) In General.--It shall be unlawful for any person or other entity whose business includes engaging in residential real estate-related transactions to discriminate against any person in making available such a transaction, or in the terms or conditions of such a transaction, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. (b) Definitio

REALTOR’s ® Find A Way To Tackle Discrimination

In Part 3 of discrimination in real estate        I want cover the  One America Principles.      These principles were  created by the Department of     Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) in 1997.  The information on One America Principles is long  but is very important to all buyers.     Here is a list of  principles that I follow:I welcome you and want to do business with you. I will base my decision and opinions of you on who you are, not on any preconceived stereotypes or ingrained value judgments. I subscribe to the federal Fair Housing Act and its principles. I embrace and celebrate the strength that diversity brings to our communities and our nation. I will help you find opportunities to buy the home you choose. I will market home ownership to the public and reach out to people who may not know that home ownership is a realistic option. I will make sure you know there is a full range of housing choices available to you and encourage you to consider all communities an

Trying To Get a Handle on Discrimination in Real Estate

    In Part 2 of my blog on NAR’s (National Association of Realtors) Discrimination in Real Estate, I am proud to announce that I have received my (AHWD At Home With Diversity® designation through the National Association of Realtors. I have  attended the seminar that  covered an in-depth discussion on Diversity, One America Principals and the Fair Housing Act.  The most important thing I took from the discussion was the meaning of diversity.  I am going to start with the meaning of Diversity. “Diversity means to consider all people as unique and recognize, understand, and appreciate their individual differences and multiple perspectives without judgment. Diversity is often associated with race and ethnicity, but we are diverse in a wide variety of ways, and dimensions of diversity also include “gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.” If you missed Part 1 please check out the NAR - National

Tackling Discrimination in Real Estate

  NAR ( National Association of Realtors®) Training to Tackle Discrimination in Real Estate       This is Part 1 in my series on how The National Association of Realtors® (Nars ) is trying to handle discrimination in the real estate industry.    I am passing on the information about what NAR’s is trying to do and how I am responding. The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, with more than 1.4 million members that are involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. They are the #1 industry leader in support of the fair housing act. At the end of 2020 The National Association of Realtors® announced a new interactive trainin g platform designed to help combat discrimination in America's real estate market.The National Association of Realtors® has on going anti-discrimination training and backs efforts that encourage diversity, fight racial bias and build more inclusive communities. Please check out the NAR - Na