Buying or Selling a Home

The Fair Housing Act

What is steering?

Real estate firms and agents also are covered by the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits them from steering, a practice of showing potential buyers homes located only in certain neighborhoods. For example, a firm or agent might be accused of steering if the homes shown to prospective black buyers were located only in black neighborhoods.

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