I’ve decided to take on the task of buying a home this year. My previous abodes have been rented. I’ve had leases, rented month to month, but never a mortgage. It’s a daunting task to take on, especially as a single person with a single income and looking for a house in a neighborhood where I could feel welcome and make those four walls a home.
I’m using many tools to find the best place for me. Having about 8 emails a day with possible purchases being dumped into my in box is exciting, but none have hit all the marks just yet. There are multiple sites out there to set up searches, bookmarks, etc.
Living within reach of Wilton Manors, Florida, one of the gayest places in America, I’m not too worried about me being accepted, but I’ve been in other cities in Florida where I know I would never live for me being gay would be an issue.
Trulia builds products that are designed to help you discover a place you’ll love to live. We regularly introduce new tools to help on this journey, and we’re launching an important one today: Local Legal Protections: The Local Legal Protections feature, an employee-led idea, helps homebuyers understand the non-discrimination laws that exist for the LGBT community in the jurisdiction of any prospective home.
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