The 'Straight Story' About Urban Living

Are real estate agents misleading potential home buyers about crime in "up and coming" urban areas?
March 22, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"...agents competing for sales in the area say they are more inclined to shy away from discussing crime because of concerns about federal fair housing laws.Any negative comment about a street or a school, they fear, can open them up to accusations of redlining a neighborhood. Under the Fair Housing Act, it is illegal for agents to steer buyers away from poor neighborhoods."

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Published on Sunday, March 21, 2004 in The Oregonian
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