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April 4, 2014

Fair Housing Rules Affect WNY Buyers


Fair Housing Rules prevent Realtors from giving their opinion on neignborhoods.

Fair Housing Rules prevent Realtors from giving their opinion on neignborhoods.

Fair Housing Rules Stop Us From Answering Some of Your Questions!


What a New York Realtor® cannot tell you about a neighborhood might surprise you. We recognize that the purchase of your Western New York home is a huge life altering decision and you want to make sure that you have not only the perfect home, but also that have all the facts you need to make that decision.

Fair housing has been in the news in Western New York lately and it is a good time to explain how Fair Housing affects the Western New York Buyer.  As a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Realtor® in the State of New York we must adhere to strict rules regarding housing because of the Federal Fair Housing Act.

We cannot discuss things like schools, crime statistics, and demographics.

We cannot render or express an opinion about the status of the neighborhood.


We understand as Western New York Buyers, your need to know the answers to your questions regarding these topics!

The Federal Fair Housing Act keeps us from making certain determinations about a neighborhood. We have put together some resources to answer your very important questions. The Internet is a wonderful resource and there are many great resources in addition to this list.

In addition to our showing of your potential WNY home, we suggest that before you decide to put an offer on a Western New York home that you:

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