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US real estate website helps consumers find accessible homes

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Barrier-Free Home is a “one-stop-shop” for barrier-free homes and apartments. With extensive data on each home/apartment, photographs and feature lists, finding a wheelchair-accessible home becomes much easier. If you are a real esate agent, Realtor® or a property owner, Barrier-Free Home encourages you to advertise your universal design home or apartment to our large, interested audience. With a clean, understandable user interface, low advertising rates and a large list of features, Barrier-Free Home can help both buyers and sellers of barrier-free homes. If you have mobility limitations or are physically disabled, Barrier-Free Home can help you find a suitable accessible home or apartment. After the passage of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), the construction of new accessible apartments has grown greatly.

However, finding these apartments or obtaining a list of features is still difficult. With the wide range of apartment styles and price ranges, determining if an apartment is right for you is a time-consuming process. Finding a home that is universally-designed for wheelchair-accessibility can be even more difficult. Since there is no overarching law that requires the construction of barrier-free homes, growth in this segment is sporadic and driven by the individual home buyer's needs. Thus there is no guarantee that a home labeled as wheelchair-accessible meets the requirements of the ADA (or VA requirements). Because of this, it is difficult to know if a home will be suitable without visiting it. Barrier-Free Home is a site devoted to the wheelchair-accessible, Universal Design, ADA or barrier-free home and apartment market.

Click here to go to the Barrier Free Home Website.

 

Please note that The Home Modification Information Clearinghouse does not endorse this organisation and has no fiduciary relationship with it.


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