During the weekend of April 28th-29th, REALTORS® across West Hawaii and the United States will be hosting thousands of open houses as part of the 3rd Annual REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend. The goal of the event is to give buyers the opportunity to easily see a wide range of homes for sale in a single weekend.
National Fair Housing Month
Nationwide Open House Weekend is being held in April this year to also promote National Fair Housing Month. National Fair Housing Month celebrates the Fair Housing Act, which was signed into law on April 11, 1968, when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was meant as a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The 1968 act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap and family status. Title VIII of the Act is also known as the Fair Housing Act (of 1968).
How To Find Homes For Sale That Will Be Open During the Nationwide Open House Weekend
Nationwide Open House Weekend, held locally by the West Hawaii Association of REALTORS, comes amid a good time to think about purchasing real estate as a first time home buyer, move-up buyer, or investor. Prices are at pre-bubble levels and interest rates are at historically low levels. Confidence in the economy and the housing market in general is increasing. Buyers are entering the market again and have pushed sales up for the past eight straight months.
Looking ahead, homes put under contract in March indicate that sales should continue to go up in the next several months. As always, working with a local REALTOR® is your best bet when it comes to buying or selling a home.
Hawaii Life will be participating in the Nationwide Open House Weekend on April 28-29, 2012. Look for our “Open House” signs above with blue and white balloons!
To find homes for sale that will be open during the Nationwide Open House Weekend, look for blue and white balloons on Open House signs April 28th-29th.