MYHOMESVALUE.COM FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT
At MyHouseValue.com we are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation.
We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. All individuals who take part in the products and/or services offered by MyHouseValue.com hereby are to abide by and strictly follow all Equal Opportunity Laws and regulations.
For a copy of the laws and requirements for your understanding and review please click here - Equal Opportunity Laws. Remember, even if you are selling For Sale By Owner you must abide by Equal Housing Opportunity - It Is The Law. IF YOU DO NOT FULLY INTEND TO ABIDE BY THESE LAW, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.For a copy of the laws and requirements please click here - Equal Opportunity Laws.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Federal and state fair housing laws were put into effect to create an even playing field for home buyers in all areas of a real estate transaction. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and national origin.
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1866
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.
FAIR HOUSING ACT
The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 ( amended in 1974 and 1989 ) made fair housing a national policy throughout the United States of America.
This law prohibits discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable based upon race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in commercial facilities and places of public accommodation.
EQUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITY ACT
The federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone on a credit application due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of an applicant's income comes from any public assistance program.
Home sellers, prospective home buyers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and loan officers all have rights and responsibilities under the law.
The home seller, the home seeker, and the real estate professional all have rights and responsibilities under these laws.
FOR THE SELLERS
As a seller or landlord of real estate in the United States of America, you are obligated not to discriminate in the sale, rental or financing of your property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. You also cannot do so through your licensed broker or salesperson. A licensed real estate agent is also bound to abide by discrimination law. In either case, you may not set any discriminatory terms or conditions in a purchase contract or a lease. You may not deny that housing is available or advertise a property's availability only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
FOR THE REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
Agents in a real estate transaction may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. They also may not follow such instructions from a home seller or landlord.
FOR THE HOME SELLER
You should know that as a home seller or landlord you are obligated not to discriminate in the sale, rental and financing of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. You may not instruct the licensed broker or salesperson acting as your agent to convey for you any limitations in the sale or rental, because the real estate professional is also obligated not to discriminate. Under the law, a home seller or landlord cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the purchase or rental; deny that housing is available or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.
FOR THE HOME HUNTER
You have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.
This includes the right to expect:
- Housing in your price range made available to you without discrimination
- Equal professional service
- The opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices
- No discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing
- No discrimination in the financing, appraising or insuring of housing
- Reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities
- Non-discriminatory terms and conditions for sale, rental, financing, or insuring of a dwelling
- To be free from harassment
WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THE LAW HAS BEEN VIOLATED
Discrimination complaints about housing may be filed with the nearest office of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or by calling HUD's toll-free numbers, 1-800-669-9777 (voice) or TTY (800) 927-9275 contact HUD on the Internet at http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm.
* If you should determine that anyone associated with MyHouseValue is acting against the spirit of the policies listed above or violating a law, please
make us aware of the situation, so that we may take immediate corrective
action. THANK YOU