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Your house is very special: In bidding wars, more Charlotte homebuyers try personal notes

Jack Capitano quoted in The Charlotte Observer The Charlotte Observer 8/7/2016

Horack Talley litigator Jack Capitano was quoted in the Saturday digital and Sunday print editions of The Charlotte Observer.

In Deon Roberts' article, "Your house is very special: In bidding wars, more Charlotte homebuyers try personal notes," Jack replies to the reporter's questions regarding homebuyers self-identifying their sex, race, religion, etc. through the use of personal letters written to the seller in an attempt to sway their decision in their favor.

The tactic is being employed by many buyers frustrated by today's tight residential real estate market; however, an unintended outcome could be a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. Jack said, "Generally speaking, it's going to be a very tough case to show a sale was based on discrimination." 

To read the full article, please visit The Charlotte Observer's website

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