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First LGB Home Buyers and Sellers Report Released by NAR

June 07, 2019 / Michael Gerrity

In recognition of June being national LGBT Pride Month, the National Association of Realtors has recently released its first-ever Profile of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Buyers and Sellers. The report, which utilizes four years of data from NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, analyses the differences between LGB and other buyers and sellers. The report found that all groups - those identifying LGB and heterosexual - were most likely to purchase real estate because of a desire to own their own home. "The American Dream of homeownership traverses across the spectrum of our society - including sexual orientation - and Realtors always have and will continue to advocate so that anyone who wants to, and is capable of purchasing a home, is able to do so," said NAR President John Smaby. "Realtors have always embraced the significance of the protections secured by the Fair Housing Act, and have encouraged efforts to extend them by amending our Code of Ethics in 2009 to pro...