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Old 03-18-2019, 10:03 PM
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don't blame her .....some neighbors just have different values..... Btw it's worse now and they have like 10 pit bulls, good dogs, but the barking is a little too much sometimes
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Bruce W View Post
Did you ACCEPT the offer - if so, you have a CONTRACT. But, in this situation, I think you are realizing the buyers need to get out of this. Get the agent to return the deposit (they will probably be looking for an "out" anyway - and probably SHOULD!). Cancel the contract. ASK them if they will testify against the bitch - HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal) would probably have a FIELD DAY with her! They could even bring in Rev. Al! Seriously, the agent brought you a willing and able BUYER, so they (agent) SHOULD expect to get something out of it. Sue that lady 'til it HURTS - to get the agent's commission, your "loss" of a sale, pain and suffering, and probably violation of a couple of Federal laws!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe she'll have to sell the house to pay the legal fees! Then, the buyers can move in.

If you have a good agent, they may even chalk it up to a "bad day" and not want to go after commission, but that bitch should SUFFER ($$$$$'s) for her idiotic confrontation!

Keep us posted - we may have to bring in "Big Al" to straighten this out! And you DON'T want "Big Al" to get upset!

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Yes the offer had already been accepted prior to this happening. My agent is a close friend of mine. The buyers are getting their deposit back and we have moved on. There was another very interested party. Hopefully we have another offer coming. And hopefully these folks will be of acceptable color.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:58 AM
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I would not want to live next to Hispanics either, and I'm Hispanic.
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Danny33486 View Post
I would not want to live next to Hispanics either, and I'm Hispanic.
If they make home made tortillas and cook alot they can move next to me! I might even pay for their yard service!
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:35 AM
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Hello, good luck with the sale, it is a sad time when someones color, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation gets prejudiced, they should be judged on whether or not they are a**holes! Not sure about a legal standpoint, if you get another buyer and it all goes through maybe chalk this one up to experience, good on you for protecting your child from this kind of thing, I have unfortunately been on more than my fair share of racism and bigotry, it used to hurt, now I live in a place where nobody gives a toss about any of that and just judge you on who you are.
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by houtxfisher View Post
Secondly, even if the neighbor flat out told any perspective Mexicans, Latinos, Hispanics, etc... they do not like Hispanics, and do not like living next to them -
Is this opinion not freedom of speech? Being a bigot is not illegal that I am aware of. Thirdly, I don't think a neighbor would be successful in recovering damages against another neighbor because what is your standing?
To be honest, I am not certain. I see what you are saying, but also know that discrimination of protected classes is taken very seriously in real estate transactions. I am not sure, however, if that extends to a neighbor, or just the owner/landlord.


Your standing is any financial damages incurred resulting from a non-sale, if the former buyer would testify that had the incident not happened, they would have gone through with the sale. Financial damages would be mortgage payments and bills associated to the property after the settlement date on the offer.
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:50 AM
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I'd start by sending a threatening letter from an attorney.

Then i'd contact law enforcement, file a report, letter from attorney stating she'll be charged with trespass if steps foot on your property, install a camera for proof, and press charges as aggressively as possible. I'd be a visit from law enforcement warning her about staying off your property would scare her away.

To those asking what law she broke.. You're liable for your words even if free to say them.. Ask people who get sued for Nuisance(the case here) ,Defamation, slander and libel. To the OP if you want to file a lawsuit read up on Private Nuisance. You could simply have an attorney write into the letter the lost income she's caused you, mention private nuisance and advise her to get counsel. She'll at least search the internet to see what risk she's put herself in.

If you suspect she's wealthy i'd go with a threatening letter but if she's not i'd use law enforcement route.

Genuinely feel sorry for you.

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Old 03-19-2019, 06:25 AM
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The only possible civil damages from a lawsuit would be additional carrying charges for as long as it takes to find a new buyer. If you ended up selling for a lower price, you would have to prove that you sold it at the current market price to potentially get additional damages. This is of course if you win in a lawsuit. It doesn't seem like a sure winner, so you may have to pay a lawyer for time & expense in order to bring a lawsuit.

Real estate deals often enough go in the crapper for all sorts of reasons, this is one of those reasons.
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Danny33486 View Post
I would not want to live next to Hispanics either, and I'm Hispanic.
I'm so glad you moved out of your place across the from me!!




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I'm so glad you moved out of your place across the from me!!




You had a Hispanic wife living there! Lol.

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Old 03-19-2019, 07:07 AM
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You had a Hispanic wife living there! Lol.

Two in one neighborhood sets a bad example!
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:11 AM
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You can't blame them I wouldn't want to live next to her either. If they are willing to testify or if you have a credible witness to what your neighbor told you then you have a case that will hold up in court.
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
Two in one neighborhood sets a bad example!
Hey Mods....I'm jus' teasin'....my wife is Cuban.
Please don't give me an infraction.
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:24 AM
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Yes the offer had already been accepted prior to this happening. My agent is a close friend of mine. The buyers are getting their deposit back and we have moved on. There was another very interested party. Hopefully we have another offer coming. And hopefully these folks will be of acceptable color.
I hear it all the time when trying to sell a home to a WASP.
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by LongIslandFisherman View Post
…..bump in the road …. sue sue sue !
That's the answer today …. sue sue sue !
I'm not a fan of this current sue happy society, but I really think this one is sue worthy. Law suits are intended to right real wrongs and the financial losses that result from them. This case is pretty much that. These buyers did nothing but being born the "wrong" color. The laws are very clear regarding real estate transactions and discrimination. If the OP / Buyer chose to sue, I'd say they would be well within their rights. A wrong happened that caused the seller to loose a substantial sale.

Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
The bottom line is not a single neighbor wants the unknown despite color or beliefs. They are fools for running and the neighbor is a fool for doing what they did. New neighbors are seldom welcomed in most places as they aren't known to the neighbors..!
I don't think the buyers are fools for pulling the plug. I most certainly would too. Who wants to live next to a racist pig that hates them based on just being born a certain color? My buddy is gay, and lives next to a guy that hates him for it. It's been years of pure hell. He covertly vandalizes his property, leaves little "messages" written on his trash cans, and all kinds of Junior High type behavior. Life is too short to live with a##holes like that. By the way my buddy DOES NOT fit the "stereotype" in any way. It took the neighbor a few years to find out, and when he did, that's when the crap started. Live and let live for god sakes!!
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
I hear it all the time when trying to sell a home to a WASP.
It always amazes me how open people are with their racism. I get a ton of questions about "Do a lot of black people live around here? Mexicans?" Those are common, say, 1 in 5 to 7 clients. More rare, but does happen is the " Are there a lot of (insert bold racial slur here) in this area?"

I get asked about racial demographic more than how good the school district is.

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Old 03-19-2019, 07:49 AM
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What did she do that is illegal? I get making threats will cross the line, but if she's just being a racist asshole what's the offense?
https://www.justice.gov/crt/criminal...t-fair-housing
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:55 AM
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When I bought my house I had a strange feeling the owner was trying to keep me away from the neighbor. When I met them I thought a nice old retired couple. The husband started joking about the dead bodies in the back yard he burried and it took the wife all of about three times of meeting me before the N-Bomb started to fly freely in normal conversation used as a verb, agitative and noun.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:30 AM
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There's a house at the top of our hood up for sale, just a small starter ranch. Next door is a real beater raised ranch with a hermit-type guy living there, trash, containers, and stuff piled up all over his property, although the property is considerably overgrown, somewhat hiding the hoard. I walk the dog by there every morning so I get a "day to day" view of the properties.

House for sale has been sitting empty for months. Feel bad for the owners. The hoarder hermit guy keeps to himself as far as I know, and he does leave every morning so I'm pretty sure he works somewhere. But the visual is bad, I sure wouldn't want to live next to that.
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Sounds like it's time to have some big as mariachi band parties in the back yard?
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