The ban on “love letters” in real estate has been blocked. Learn more here. By Jayati Ramakrishnan | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Prospective homebuyers in Oregon can continue to send “love letters” to win over sellers in a competitive housing market.
A federal judge on Wednesday permanently blocked a ban on the personal messages some buyers write to sweeten their offers on homes. The Oregon Legislature had approved the ban last year, saying such letters could aid sellers in illegally choosing buyers based on factors like race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation, which would violate federal fair housing laws.
The Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative public…