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ABOUT THE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER GUIDE

The First-Time Homebuyer Guide is an informational resource that seeks to educate potential First-Time Homebuyers about the process needed to purchase a home for the first time. We offer tips, highlight concerns, and generally explain the home buying process to make it easier to understand. We’ll be updating the content over time, so make sure to come back and check it out in the future.

FEATURED TOPIC – FAIR HOUSING

Fair Housing Makes US Stronger.

This year, The National Association of Realtors® commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. As a leading advocate for homeownership, NAR is a strong supporter of the Fair Housing Act, legislation passed in 1968 prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status and national origin.

As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity. We ask all Americans to join us in this commemoration and stand together with us in this commitment.

To learn more about NAR’s commemoration of the Fair Housing Act please visit our Fair Housing Stories section accessible here.



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