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Real estate appraiser Jack Sonceau (right) and his trainee, Devin Minnis, assess a rowhome in Baltimore. Shuran Huang for NPR hide caption

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Appraisal industry tries new tech to limit racial bias

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Paul Austin and Tenisha Tate Austin stand in front of their renovated home in Marin City, Calif. The couple settled a federal housing discrimination lawsuit late last month. ABC Owned Television Stations hide caption

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A "For Sale by Owner" sign is posted in front of property in Monterey Park, Calif., in April 2020. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A number of studies have found that Black-owned homes are undervalued when compared to those of white homeowners. This is especially true in historically Black neighborhoods. A 2018 report by the Brookings Institution finds that adds up to $156 billion in cumulative losses for Black homeowners. Les Hirondelles Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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