Category Archives: Federal

Legal Update – New Fair Housing Disclosure Form Available

The new Fair Housing Disclosure form pursuant to Public Act 16-16 is in effect and available on the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) site and may be accessed here. The statement of purpose of the Bill that passed … Continue reading

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The basic reason why there just isn’t enough decent housing for the poor

By Emily Badger July 26, the Washington Post At the very bottom of the housing market, where families live on a fraction of what the typical American household makes, the math simply doesn’t add up. The market can serve up … Continue reading

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White House to boost low-income solar movement

The Hartford Business Journal, July 21, 2016 President Obama has taken a liking to financing programs to provide solar panels to low and moderate-income homeowners – a movement that’s been spreading across Connecticut.Obama’s so-called Clean Energy Savings for All Americans … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things REALTORS® Should Know About New FAA Regulations on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Commercial drone use in the real estate business got a boost today with the release of the Federal Aviation Administration’s final rule(link is external)governing small unmanned aerial systems, or UASs, in the national air space. Drones are increasingly being used … Continue reading

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Looking to Rent? Five Questions to Ask to Avoid a Scam

FAST FACT: First and last month’s rent, plus deposit, is a significant chunk of cash. Scammers know it, and have mastered the art of stealing it. It’s tough enough to find an affordable rental in today’s tight market, so when … Continue reading

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Fair Housing Act: Criminal History-Based Practices and Policies

Almost a third of Americans have a criminal record. In many cases the reason for the record is a minor infraction that occurred decades ago. Minorities are disproportionately represented among those with a record. To help providers develop housing policies … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss These Home Tax Deductions

From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns. Read more at http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/tax-deductions/home-tax-deductions/#ixzz3sXPpxjyV

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