MarketWatch: How ‘redlining’ still hurts home values

MarketWatch, April 26, 2018: How ‘redlining’ still hurts home values

The housing market’s recovery has lifted property prices nationwide — but many homes located in formerly “redlined” neighborhoods haven’t seen the same benefit.

Though practice was technically outlawed in 1968 with the Fair Housing Act, its most pernicious effects are still visible today. On average, a home located in an area that was given a “hazardous” rating back in the 1930s is only worth 85% of the median value of a home in surrounding, non-redlined neighborhoods, according to a study from real-estate website Zillow ZG, +0.25%

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