The Black Lives Matter movement is forcing many White people to open our eyes to inequalities we have long ignored. One such issue is neighborhood segregation and unequal access to homeownership.
Since the Fair Housing Act passed in 1968, the gap between Black and White homeownership rates has widened —growing from 27 percentage points in 1960 to 30 points in 2017—and the Black homeownership rate has actually stayed almost exactly the same.
After many years of silence, White communities are beginning to talk about the ways segregation shuts Black, Indigenous, and People of Color out of opportunities to gain wealth, attend well-funded schools, and be safe in their homes.
Many White people are asking, “What can I do?”
Before we can take any action to desegregate our neighborhoods, we need to understand three unsettling truths about neighborhood segregation.
Truth 1: The segregation of our neighborhoods was deliberate, legal, and rooted in racist lies…
JUST SOLD 1205 Manhasset Place, Madison on 5/1/20 for $268,500 by Carlos Alvarado!
3 bedrooms | 2 bath | 1,497 sq ft
Congratulations to our clients Judy and Larry on the sale of their home. Accepted offer received right before we went into quarantine and thankfully everything went smooth through closing. Shout out to co-broke Melissa LeGrand for her awesomeness.
JUST SOLD 3546 Heather Crest, Madison on 4/21/20 for $222,500 by Carlos Alvarado.
2 Bedroom | 1 baths | 1,017 Sq Ft
JUST SOLD by Carlos Alvarado! Buyers were once again in competition (inventory remains low) but with Carlos’ experience and amazing negotiation skills, they got the house! Congratulations to the Buyers and the Sellers on a successful closing! Contact us to find out how we can help you in your home search or listing.
JUST SOLD 8422 Elderberry Rd, Madison on 4/15/20 for $326,500 by Carlos Alvarado!
4 bedrooms | 2.5 bath | 2,273 sq ft
Buyers patiently waited to find their perfect home and it was worth the wait! Even in a very competitive market Carlos was able to negotiate a great value for his clients on this spacious 4 bedroom home. We are all excited they will have more room to create memories for their family. Congratulations to both Buyers and Sellers!
JUST SOLD 208 N Allen Street, Madison on 4/17/2020 for $480,000 by Carlos Alvarado!
3 bedrooms | 2 bath | 2,039 sq ft
Happy Sellers to be certain when they accepted a great offer within days of listing. With our newly refined COVID-19 systems/processes, virtual meetings, and electronic negotiations, we can help buyers and sellers navigate their real estate needs during this time and stay safe. The closing might not be as fun, but the job gets done!
JUST SOLD! 2666 Research Park Dr, Fitchburg WI on August 15, 2017 for $247,500. 3BD, 3.5BA, 1937 SqFt Beautiful end unit, private entry townhouse duplex/condo with nice deck overlooking the side yard. Congratulations to the buyers and sellers! â€‹