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Community Forum on Lending – Why do African Americans pay more in Central Virginia? Part 4

None of the loan officers in attendance, as one observant participant noted, included any “brown faces.”As our Realtors are typically the gateway to home ownership, Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors should play a large part….  Now is the time to start the public discourse, find out where we agree, compromise where we don’t and shine the light on those who are reluctant to improve our industry’s practices.Congress has several bills under consideration right now….  I’m not claiming to be a saint, mind you, I’m just glad that our company’s vision, which encourages all clients to be treated fairly and equitably, actually was met.Finally, loan officers need to involve ourselves in our community.  We must get out of our comfort zone and meet people who are unlike ourselves, either because of race, national origin, age, marital status, sex, color or any other of the traits that differentiate us. We should forge relationships in Charlottesville that will benefit all.

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