Hispanics most likely to get family help to buy a home: Redfin

Redfin report found that 52 percent of Hispanic homeowners lived with family or friends without paying rent to save for housing costs. For many Latino households, buying a home is an extended family affair. Hispanic homeowners are more likely than people of other races or ethnicities to receive financial help with housing from family members, … Read more

Realtor.com launches microsite with fair housing resources

Visitors to “Realtor.com for Everyone” are able to search for Realtors who have completed NAR’s At Home with Diversity certification. Realtor.com, the official listing site of the National Association of Realtors, has launched a new microsite focused on providing fair housing resources to renters and homebuyers. First teased in May, the new site is called Realtor.com … Read more

Real (Estate) Talk: What one realty firm is doing to boost Black homeownership

This year, the federal government has taken steps to recommit to fair housing, but what can be done locally? Here’s what this Wisconsin firm is doing to help would-be homebuyers overcome barriers to homeownership. June is National Homeownership Month, making now “a time to share our stories and create opportunities for future homeowners.” Yet, in … Read more

Woman files complaint alleging discrimination in home appraisals

The valuations of an Indianapolis property owned by Carlette Duffy’s, a Black woman, more than doubled when she removed anything from her home identifying her race. A Black, female Indianapolis homeowner and the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana have filed a complaint with the federal government, claiming that appraisers violated fair housing laws when … Read more

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