National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals

NAGLREP LGBT Home Buyer & Seller Survey

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Survey Results

Knowing that it is important to study the mindset of the LGBT community as it pertains to homebuying, and with the Supreme Court preparing to rule this June on marriage equality, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and NAGLREP have teamed up to conduct the largest survey of LGBT homebuying preferences. Key findings of the research include:

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Attitudes about home ownership

The Value of Homeownership:

89% of LGBT homeowners firmly believe that home ownership is a good investment, and 75% of non-homeowners feel the same.

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LGBT home life and neighborhoods

Sound Economic Reasoning:

82% of LGBT millennials are concerned about rising rents, and 59% plan to have children in the future, making the motivation for homeownership stronger.

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Concerns about housing discrimination and marriage equality

All Eyes on the Supreme Court:

The LGBTs surveyed believe a Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality would make them feel more fiscally protected and confident (81%), which are key drivers in a strong real estate market.

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LGBT home life and neighborhoods

Housing Preferences:

LGBTs were most concerned about living in a neighborhood with low crime (80% very important), living in a state with an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance (75% very important), and living in a progressive community (70% very important).

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Concerns about housing discrimination and marriage equality

Concern for Discrimination:

73% of LGBTs are strongly concerned about some aspect of housing discrimination, either in purchasing a home or renting. The concern includes discrimination by real estate agents, home sellers, landlords and neighbors.

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