Even though millions of Americans buy a home each year, there’s no exact science to it. Each person has a different set of variables to consider, including those in the LGBTQ+ community. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate the process completely in the dark. Here are 9 things every LGBTQ+ homebuyer should know, along with resources to help you find and settle into the home of your dreams.
1. You have rights against discrimination
In another win for equality, a federal judge recently ruled that the LGBTQ+ community is protected against housing discrimination. That means that no matter where you live in the country, no seller can refuse to sell you a home based on your sexual orientation or gender identity. Unfortunately, we live in an imperfect world, and there is no guarantee that you won’t run into prejudice at any point.