REALTORS, REAL ESTATE AGENTS, BUYERS AND SELLERS BEWARE!
We all know that we cannot violate the Fair Housing Laws. Anyone who tries, must be missing a few brain cells. And I ran across something just a few minutes ago that is prompting this post.
I was on www.Trulia.com and ran across a question from a "Home Buyer" that said the following...
I live in Illinois. Want to buy 2b/2bath condo in Miami Beach walking distance to Jewish area (sinagogue),
the same time want to be close to the ocean. Any places like that? I want to use this condo as a rental property for next 15-20 years and retire there later. Does this plan make any financial sence? How expensive condo insurance? How hard to rent condo with good location? (I copied and pasted the question, exactly as it is posted.)
WHOA! Hello! Does anyone not see the problem here? And would you believe that 3 agents had already answered this question, and not one of them had mentioned the Federal Fair Housing Law?
Call me paranoid, but I smell a setup.
And I do believe 3 agents are treading on dangerous territory. (Well, actually 2. The 3rd is just spam.) Granted, none of them even mentioned the first part of the question, but they didn't state the problem either. Here's the link to this real estate question on Trulia
, but I'm pretty sure that Trulia will delete the question pretty quickly. I just hope those agents read my answer before that happens.
(Correction was made here. I accidentally had "the buyer reads" instead of "those agents read" on the previous line.)
If you need to brush up on the Federal Fair Housing Laws
, follow the embedded link to the web site of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- BTW, has anyone noticed the lack of use of the thumbs up and down feature over the last few months? If anyone else here uses Trulia, remember to help support each other. Just pay if forward a little bit.