House passes Equality Act in step toward LGBT housing protections

Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wisconsin banned discrimination only on the basis of sexual orientation, not gender identity.

Discrimination fears keep LGBT homebuyers on sidelines: Poll

Fear of discrimination by new neighbors, agents and sellers is keeping LGBT renters from making their first home purchase, according to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals third annual LGBT Real Estate Report released …

WATCH: Doubling down on diversity

Learn how to implement diversity as a business strategy in your business from Realogy’s Tanya Narvaez-Reu, NAGLREP’s David Siroty, Keller Williams’ David Acosta and Char Luxury Real Estate’s Randy Char onstage at Inman Connect New York. 

Zillow, Realogy support bill for LGBTQ protections in housing

Zillow and Realogy joined 159 other businesses to announce their support of the Equality Act, ahead of its expected reintroduction into Congress next week.

How real estate gave Jamie Zapata a new lease on life

Fifteen months ago, Jamie Zapata began her career as a real estate agent after facing decades of discrimination at other jobs for being a transgender woman.

5 things to remember when working with LGBT clients

Homeownership rates among LGBTs are only at 49 percent compared to the overall 64 percent. To get to a point of equality, the Realtor community will need to continue to be inclusionary and welcoming. Here are some helpful hints when working with LGBT c…

Real estate responds to Trump administration’s reported trans policy change

The report has already sparked protests and activism across the U.S. over concerns that such a policy change would lead to fewer protections against discrimination for the transgender community.

LGBT Homeownership: Affordability and Fear of Discrimination Dominant Deterrents

The LGBT community is largely holding back from homeownership, according to a recent survey conducted by Freddie Mac in collaboration with Community Marketing and Insights, which polled 2,313 LGBT community members in the U.S. aged 22-72. In fact, compared to the national average of 64.3 percent, only 40 percent of LGBT households are likely to […]

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Realogy throws support behind LGBT housing protection bill

John Peyton, president and CEO of Realogy’s Franchise Group, announced his parent company’s support of the Fair and Equal Housing Act, a bill up for consideration by Congress that is designed to prevent anti-LGBT housing discrimination nationwide. 

Marriage Equality Continues as LGBT Homeownership Driver: Report

It has been more than three years since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, paving the way for the continued increase of LGBT married couples purchasing homes, according to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals’ (NAGLREP) second annual LGBT Real Estate Report, an online survey of 485 members […]

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