Thursday, October 20, 2011

Article: Better neighborhood lowers obesity risk

Today I received my daily email from Florida Realtors Association which highlights news headlines for our industry.

I was a bit surprised to find a link to an article that says obesity is higher in "bad" neighborhoods: http://bit.ly/n8TT9o

I'm not surprised at the data.  What I am surprised about is FAR sending it to members.  I always see agents violating Fair Housing Law by giving opinions about "good" and "bad" neighborhoods, especially on Trulia forums.  By law, Realtors cannot give out any kind of opinion on neighborhoods, to prevent steering based on perceived racial or cultural issues.

So, for FAR to promulgate this article on the effect of "bad" neighborhoods seems contradictory at best, since we are supposed to be racially and culturally neutral in providing services.  What do you think?

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