48 companies sued for denying tenants with criminal records

Florida’s state Realtor association is warning its more than 187,000 members against blanket policies that deny housing to tenants with criminal records.

RuListing matches buyers and sellers, but will it connect agents?

RuListing is a national platform for matching private sellers with buyers and renters, and it’s a lead source for agents.

Why the biggest challenge to local real estate isn’t iBuyers

Regular Inman contributor Teresa Boardman talks about how Zillow Offers just launched in the Twin Cities and what buyers and sellers truly need in her market (and probably yours, too).

Facebook unveils new housing ad controls, settles discrimination lawsuits

Social media giant Facebook is making significant updates to its online ad platform for housing, employment and credit ads as part of its settlement agreements ending five prior discrimination lawsuits filed against it.

Why 2019 will be a big year for the LGBT community and real estate

As NAGLREP joined NAR last year in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, together we repeatedly pointed out a missing piece — protecting LGBTs.

HUD Alleges Facebook Fair Housing Violations

In a formal complaint filed on Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) accused Facebook of allowing landlords and homeowners to use targeted Facebook ads to discriminate against potential tenants and buyers based on race, color, religion, familial status, sex, national origin and disability. HUD alleged Facebook’s “targeted advertising” limits housing options […]

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Redfin CEO addresses the industry’s role in perpetuating housing segregation

Many of America’s cities are still segregated, and the real estate industry — including Redfin — may be playing a role in that deep divide, according to Glenn Kelman, the often outspoken CEO of Seattle-based real estate brokerage Redfin.

.realtor™ + .realestate: For Your Agents and Everything They Do

NAR PULSE—When your agents do well, your brokerage does well. On September 18, NAR will be launching .realestate, a new unrestricted top-level domain to support everything you and your company does. From Beachfrontproperty.realestate to Luxuryseattle.realestate, the possibilities are endless. Be first in line to swoop up .realestate domains for the neighborhoods and areas of expertise […]

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DOJ rescinds guidance documents on housing discrimination, mortgage tips

The Department of Justice rescinded two dozen law enforcement guidance documents on Tuesday. Among them were directives and brochures on housing discrimination and mortgage and home equity loan advice.

HUD approves $5B Hurricane Harvey recovery plan for Texas

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday the approval of a $5 billion disaster recovery plan for Texas.