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Raising awareness about housing accessibility is important as it is often hard for those with disabilities to find accessible homes. In fact, according to HUD, only a small percentage of homes are livable for those who live with mobility impairments. However, raising awareness makes it easier to find better housing accessibility. Here is all you need to know about buying an accessible home:

1- Know the types of accessible homes

Knowing the right terms for what you are looking for can help you find a better fit for your needs.

  • Universal design: This home is accessible for people of all ages, abilities, etc.
  • Adaptable design: These homes adapt to fit changing needs.
  • Aging in place design: These are homes that allow people to stay put in their homes as they age. This is regardless of any changes in abilities.
  • Barrier-free design: Here, modifications remove existing barriers for those with disabilities.

2- Find an experienced realtor

Working with a trusted and experienced real estate agent is the key to finding the right home for your needs. In fact, realtors know and understand your unique goals as a buyer, and will do their best to find a home that fits your needs. In addition, they might now of existing home listings that comply with housing accessibility, and can help you find professionals to work with if you need further assistance.

3- Know your rights

If you have a disability, the Fair Housing Act protects you from discrimination during the home buying process. In fact, mortgage agents, sellers, and agents are prohibited from discriminating against you because of your disabilities while you are looking for a home. Furthermore, knowing your rights and understanding what is expected of all parties involved can help you be more successful in finding the right fit for your needs.

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Looking to find the right fit for your needs?

AMG International Realty is a global real estate firm specializing in Florida. If you are you looking to buy, rent, or sell in Florida we are here to guide you through every step of the way. From mortgage applications, to finding your dream home and closing the deal. In addition, we are here to help you find the right fit for your needs. For more information about how we can help you find the right accessible home for you, contact us today!

Chat with me on WhatsApp: +1 (305) 318 6968 (Heloisa Arazi).

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