Moving to a new neighborhood brings with it a long list of questions. What are the neighbors like? Are there kids in the area? It is safe? What are the best places to shop?
Once you’ve made the decision to relocate, these questions and more are bound to arise. Many questions can be answered by your Realtor or your contractor, but information on others may be less forthcoming. As realtors are bound by an oath that upholds fair housing and non-discriminatory practices, there are certain questions they just cannot answer. So, issues like churches in the area or the demographics of your neighbors are simply off-limits.
The Fair Housing Act: why your Realtor can’t always tell you what you want to know
What a Realtor can and cannot disclose is dictated…