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Congratulations! You have spotted all problematic language which runs contrary to the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA).

Ideal bachelor pad:
This language shows a discriminatory preference against families.

Walking distance from synagogue:
This language indicates a religious preference. Also, the reference to "walking distance" may be insensitive to buyers who are handicapped or have a different personal definition of what distances are comfortably walkable.

Great home for a handyman:
This language is highly gendered and is to be avoided.

Safe neighborhood:
Defining a full neighborhood as safe may signify in prejudice against a protected group.

Perfect home for newlyweds:
This language may improperly deter a single buyer or older couples.

Vietnamese neighborhood:
By referencing a specific ethnicity, this language implicitly signals the neighborhood is not a good fit for others who are not in this group.

Pelican Grove

The printing or publishing of an advertisement for the sale or rental of residential property that indicates a wrongful discriminatory preference is a violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA).

Real estate advertising guidelines are issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The guidelines are the criteria by which HUD determines whether a broker has practiced or will practice wrongful discriminatory preferences in their advertising and availability of real estate services.

HUD guidelines also help the broker, developer, and landlord avoid signaling preferences or limitations for any group of persons when marketing real estate for sale or rent.

Review the following websites and spot all the language that may run afoul of the FFHA.

You need to locate two examples of prohibited text on each set of listings before proceeding.

Amazing Beach Views! Acceptable

Ideal bachelor pad Ideal bachelor pad:

This language shows a discriminatory preference against families.
get ready for party time! Perfectly equipped for year-round outdoor living Acceptable with disappearing doors in the primary bedroom providing easy access from the kitchen to the covered heated porch.

Immaculately maintained Acceptable and ready for for you!

Welcome to this beautiful home! Acceptable

Conveniently located near shopping centers, schools and dining plus walking distance from synagogue! Walking distance from synagogue:

This language indicates a religious preference. Also, the reference to "walking distance" may be insensitive to buyers who are handicapped or have a different personal definition of what distances are comfortably walkable.
This one won't last. Come and see it before it's too late!

Also enjoy the large lot providing an expansive backyard! Acceptable

Charming Property! Acceptable

Newly listed. Acceptable This home is located in a cul-de-sac lot with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Energy-efficient air conditioning and furnace (less than a year old). Solar upgrade available. Public transportation nearby. Acceptable

Schedule a tour today! Acceptable


Ready for your dream home? Acceptable

Kitchen equipped with custom tile and black granite countertops. Paid off solar panels and NO HOA! Acceptable Why rent when you can buy?

Great home for a handyman! Great home for handyman:

This language is highly gendered and is to be avoided.

Upgrade your lifestyle! Acceptable

Newly complete remolded kitchen and main bathroom with 2 refrigerators, plus a washer and dryer. Gardener included. Pets limited to service animals. Acceptable

Plus, a built-in gas grill with spacious outdoor gathering areas.

Safe Neighborhood Safe Neighborhood:

Defining a full neighborhood as safe may signify prejudice against a protected group.

MUST SEE!!! Immaculate, upgraded 3 bedroom, 3 bath home that shows just like a model home. Acceptable

This home will go fast Acceptable make your appointment to see this home today!

Vietnamese neighborhood Vietnamese Neighborhood:

By referencing a specific ethnicity, this language implicitly signals the neighborhood is not a good fit for others who are not in this group.

This single- story home is so spacious your family will never feel crowded! Additionally, the home features direct access to the enlarged garage with tankless water heater for instant hot water. Plus, entertain with the outdoor kitchen. Acceptable

What are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment now!

Perfect Home for Newlyweds! Perfect Home for Newlyweds:

This language may improperly deter a single buyer or older couples.

Notable features include cathedral ceilings in the formal living room and dining area, open concept kitchen Acceptable with a picturesque island leading to the family room with fireplace.

Never run out of space again with the large L-shape walk-in closet. Perfection! Acceptable

Glorious Apartment for Rent Acceptable

Turn-key condition. Acceptable Fully furnished with in-unit washer and dryer. Floor plans include new wood flooring, and granite counter tops. Large but cozy property. Kids welcome. Acceptable

References required Acceptable

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