Realtor advertises condominium is 'not a mixed community'


I've been reading quite a bit about redlining and discrimination in housing lately. Tragically, minorities tend to pay higher interest rates on mortages, even after adjusting for factors like income and credit scores.

But for sheer disregard for law -- and any definition of morality or ethics -- it's hard to beat this now "retired) real estate agent who tells a prospective buyer (a hidden camera investigator) that the development does "not have a mixed community" and goes on to say that African American do not keep their yards neat.

Most Realtors -- the ones I know personally -- are ethical people who care about their clients. But I can't help but wonder how common this illegal "steering" towards segregated neighborhoods is.

Congratulations to the news crew on this case for great work.

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