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What Everyone Should Know About Equal Housing Opportunity

The sale and purchase of a home is one of the most significant events that an individual will experience in their lifetime. It is more than a simple purchase of housing, for it directly impacts the hopes, dreams, aspirations, and economic destiny of those involved. It is for this reason that the Fair Housing Act and other federal and state laws were enacted to guarantee a right to a national housing market free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, and national origin.

The Law

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the law. All persons are hereby informed that all properties advertised on RealtyToWeb.com are available on an equal housing opportunity basis.

The Code of Ethics

Article 10 of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Code of Ethics provides that REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. REALTORS® shall not be a party to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. A REALTOR® pledges to conduct business in keeping up with the spirit and letter of the Code of Ethics. Article 10 imposes obligations upon REALTORS® and is also a firm statement of support for equal opportunity in housing.

Civil Rights Act of 1866

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.

Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States. The law makes illegal any discrimination in the sale, rental of housing, or in any other type of real estate transaction because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities.

Equal Credit Opportunity Act

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program.

State and Local Laws

State and local laws often provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes not covered by federal law.

The Responsibilities for the Seller, Buyer and Realtor

The seller, buyer, and realtor all have rights and responsibilities under the law.

For the Seller

The seller or landlord has a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the sale, rental or financing of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. You cannot instruct the licensed broker or salesperson acting as your agent to convey for you any limitations in the sale or rental, because the real estate professional is also bound by law not to discriminate. Under the law, a seller or landlord cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the sale, rental or falsely deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

For the Buyer

As a buyer you have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

For the Agent

An Agent in any real estate transaction is prohibited by law from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. A request from the seller or landlord to act in a discriminatory manner in connection with a sale or rental of real property cannot legally be fulfilled by the real estate professional.

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