Ben Carson takes aim at emotional support animals at NAR conference

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson took a shot across the bow at emotional support animals, reaffirming a 2013 agency mandate banning the proliferation of service animals and the questionable online certificates deployed to register them.

Commemorate the Fair Housing Act at RLMTE

NAR PULSE—Pledge your commitment to Fair Housing at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., May 14-19 by signing the display in the lobby of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. After pledging your commitment, visit NAR Booth No. 1707 on May 16-17 to pick up a 50th Anniversary Fair Housing Act […]

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See You at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

If you’re a REALTOR®, the month of May brings one of the most exciting meetings of the year: the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. For brokers, this major gathering offers many meetings and special events from May 14-19, including opportunities to tour the REALTORS® Trade Expo on May 16 and 17 […]

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Visit Booth No. 1707 at the REALTORS® Expo

NAR PULSE—Visit NAR Booth No. 1707 at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 16-17 in Washington, D.C.! Get your .realtor™ web address; earn a reward with the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program; learn about discounts and special offers from the REALTOR Benefits® Program; commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act; […]

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Report Finds Housing Discrimination Still a Challenge

On April 11, 1968, the Fair Housing Act was enacted in order to prohibit discriminatory housing practices against protected classes—race, color, religion or national origin—and was amended over the years to include protections for sex, familial status and disability. In April, the Fair Housing Act celebrated its 50th anniversary. While progress has been made and […]

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Analysis: Appreciation Lags From Redlining

Homes in neighborhoods that were redlined in the past have not caught up to their counterparts in value, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. The average “hazardous” home—as deemed by the now-defunct Home Owners’ Loan Corp. (HOLC), a GSE of sorts—are at 85 percent of the median value. The median of a neighborhood […]

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Fair Housing: From Dream to Reality

April 11, 2018 marks 50 years since the Fair Housing Act legislation passed, but for some Americans, the “American Dream” of homeownership remains just that—a dream. Although significant strides in fair housing have been made since the 1968 passage of the Fair Housing Act, there’s still work to do in order to achieve its intended […]

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ICYMI: Facebook Ads Violate Fair Housing, Alleges Lawsuit

Facebook has made headlines this past year for multiple platform changes, such as a modification of its algorithm to prioritize local news and a new system for rental listings within its Marketplace storefront. Now, the company is under fire for possibly violating the Fair Housing Act, which does not allow bias against color, religion, handicap, […]

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