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There's been some misinformation in general and some angst from conservatives.
So let's clear it up and remind folks that change that involves PROGRESS is not something to fear
So get over it.
Where did the term "master bedroom" actually come from?
Contrary to what some people think, it actually did not begin during the years of slavery on US soil. It actually has less pernicious roots in a mid 20th century Sears catalog.
In the catalog, it was the first time most working class and middle income families had more than 1 or 2 bedrooms, and the term was used to explain the craftmanship of designing a "master" suite.
I can hear some of the critics, "So why do we need to change it?"
The term "master" has a heavy negative cultural connotation and any time it's been used in common language, it never meant "Oh look at the master craftsmanship of this bedroom and bathroom!"
They thought of the leader of the house or property, and for some others, the thought was "Why am I calling this room where me and my spouse sleep a 'master's room?"
Let's put it in a way that more people can relate to:
A lot of guys love having their "man" cave. What if it was called the "everybody cave" or just "the cave?" The meaning changes. Now it's not your space to decorate how you want and have your space to unwind.
How has the real estate agent community responded?
Many builders had already made a change before 2013, choosing to use "owner's suite."
Many real estate groups at the state level have already changed to using other terms, such as "primary bedroom," including NOMAR in New Orleans.
and other industries have followed suit by addressing similar language in their own vernacular.
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Will it ever be outlawed though?
The government is bound to law as it is written.
HUD and the Fair Housing Act have made discriminatory language and practices illegal, but the use of "master" has a harder path to proving any discrimination. Because it's earliest use was in a Sears catalog and the definition was expressed about style and design, it will be very hard for the federal government to find a legal basis to outlaw the term altogether.
They can provide guidance, suggesting it's use be diminished but lawyers may have a hard road ahead if this is sought.
A more effective strategy in this situation is what's already occurred without a legal requirement
Cultural and Social Pressures
Many of the private organizations of Realtors have already made changes because their members and leaders simply said, "Yes this is an offensive term. Okay, let's just revise the words we use in our listings and when we show houses."
It was a simple change and chances are it won't take long for the term to dwindle drastically.
What's your thoughts on this? Should we seek to make the term illegal? If yes, what can we use to support this legislation?
These low-cost and simple projects are the best way to refresh your home and create a nurturing space.
Outside Your Home
Inside Your Home
Here are some other fun ways to enjoy Spring
Enjoy Spring’s Many Wonders
Wanna fix up your new home or renovate as an invetor?
Light has a direct effect on our moods and energies. Some research has even shown light and color to improve health outcomes.
You can use this same simple trick to rejuvenate your household's energy, as well as soothe any anxiety or discomfort that this year may have brought.
Highlight the room in warm yellows, oranges and pinks, to enhance the feeling of warmth and safety.
What other colors do you prefer and why?
Leave us a comment.
2. Check for pipe leaks and perhaps have a video plumbing inspaction once a year or once every other year to prevent soil being weakened due to water.
3. Wrapping exterior pipes prevents breaks in pipes when temperatures drop. Also, leave water dripping softly when temperatures are below freezing to prevent pipes from busting with ice.
4. Get a good deep clean of your windows, walls and dusting furniture and also under and behind furniture.
These are my top picks for each area: New Orleans, Westbank, Northsore and Jefferson Parish.
Text or Email to schedule a phone call or make an offer:
337-371-0037 or 504-535-4353
3 Months or 2 years is really up to you in most cases but...
Before we go over the factors, when will be best for you personally? Here's how to know if you are personally ready to buy.
Factors of Readiness
Do you have your income documents ready?
One of the most frequent issues is that some people have not filed their taxes or have not reported all of their income. In my circle, a lot of us have small businesses, do freelance work, or have online businesses. As a result, it's up to us how much of that income we actually report.
Banks, federal and state government bodies... no one is helping so, what can you do?
With that being said, here are some options for property owners.
My top suggestion is this:
The best option is to apply for Section 8 voucher approval. Most states provide rental assistance and it is possible that your tenants could secure all or part of their rent and remain in the unit.
You and the property also have to meet certain requirments, but it is worth the effort if it means securing your income and property ownership.
Here are other suggestions from outside sources.
Leverage the full range of solutions available to landlord
Here are a few options to avoid complete loss of rental income:
Jessica Bordelon, Agent,
New Orleans, LA., with Bennette Dukes Realty, 504-644-1111