What kind of people live in this building or neighborhood (FAQ#5)?
Many buyers we work with sometimes ask us questions about the building and neighborhood. The most common question would be "What kind of people live in this building or neighborhood?". The answer is, by fair housing law, we as licensed sales professionals, we are not allow to discuss that with our buyers.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of:
- Race or color
- National origin
- Familial status (families with children)
Surely you as a buyers have the rights to buy a home in the building or neighborhood you are comfortable in.
The best advice we can provide is that as a buyer, you can visit the neighborhood you are interested in in different times of the day, different days of the week, and perhaps sit around the coffee shop or restaurants in the neighborhood to see if you love the neighborhood and/or if the neighborhood fits your lifestyle. It is always good to do some research and homework for yourself before you buy a home/property.
Eileen Hsu 許雅嵐 (email: EHSU(@)elliman.com)
Our team specialize in Manhattan New York Condominiums, townhouses, and condops.