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67 Words to Exclude from Listings
It is important for Realcomp Subscribers to abide by Fair Housing rules and not use any words in listings that could be considered discriminatory.

The list below was the product of a negotiated settlement and not a court ruling. Therefore, there may exist words that could be considered discriminant that are not included in this list:

    able bodied
    adult living
    adult community
    adults only
    African
    agile
    alcoholics, no
    Asian
    bachelor
    blacks, no
    board approval required
    Catholic
    Caucasian
    Chicano
    Chinese
    children, no
    colored
    couple
    couples only
    crippled, no
    deaf, no
    drinkers, no
    employed, must be   
    empty nesters
    (ethnic references)
    handicapped, not for
    healthy only
    Hispanic
    impaired, no
    independent living
    Indian
    Irish
    integrated
    Jewish
    landlord (description of)
    Latino
    married
    mature couple
    mature individual
    mature person(s) 

    membership approval required
    mentally handicapped, no
    mentally ill, no
    Mexican-American
    Mormon Temple
    mosque
    (nationality)
    newlyweds
    (# of) children
    older person(s)
    one child
    one person
    Oriental
    physically fit
    Polish
    Puerto Rican
    retarded, no
    seasonal worker, no
    shrine
    singles only
    single person
    smoker(s), no
    Soc. Sec. Ins. (SSI), no
    tenant (description of)
    unemployed, no
    white
    white only

 

9/2016: Additionally, the use of
"family home" is strongly
discouraged. 
   
                            

Source: Conciliation Agreement & MLS, (REALTOR.org, Nov. 1995).

For more information on Fair Housing Laws, visit: HUD.gov Fair Housing Laws

Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2016