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What You Need to Know About LGBT Property Ownership Discrimination

Real estate agents often discriminate against LGBT renters. Here’s everything you need to know about LGBT property ownership discrimination.

Despite moving forward in many areas, the United States still has work to do in real estate equality. LGBT renters who are planning to become homeowners report still feeling a lot of anxiety and fear about discrimination. The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) has found that:

  • 44% of NAGLREP members believe that discrimination fears cause LGBT renters anxiety about the process and neighbors.
  • 40% report concerns over how neighbors would react if they started a family.
  • 36% report that LGBT renters are anxious and concerned about hiring the right real estate professional.
  • 31% of LGBT renters are predicted to withdraw from home-buying efforts.

Discrimination in the home buying process is unfortunate, but it is something that many LGBTQ homebuyers experience. Discrimination often takes the form of:

  • A real estate agent refusing to work with you
  • A real estate agent only showing homes in known “gayborhoods”
  • A seller suddenly taking the house off the market
  • A lender requiring additional steps for financing

Have you been discriminated against when looking for a home? Contact a Pride Legal LGBT Discrimination Attorney today!

So what are LGBTQ renters supposed to do to ensure that their home buying and homeownership experience is fair and successful?

The first step is making sure that you work with the right professionals. Buying a home is often a team process, and you need people on your team who will have your best interests at heart.

At Pride Legal, we can help. We can help you partner with the right legal and real estate professionals, so you know what your rights are being protected as you move toward homeownership.

Contact Pride Legal

If you or a loved one is a victim of LGBT property ownership discrimination, we invite you to contact us at Pride Legal for legal counseling or any further questions. To protect your rights, hire someone who understands them.


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