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Sad News for Chicago Real Estate

August 11, 2010

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As a proud real estate and relocation professional it is always upsetting to hear disturbing news about our profession.
Mary Ellen Podmolik reported in today’s Chicago tribune that “The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday that it had filed an administrative complaint against homeowners Daniel and Adrienne Sabbia, real estate agent Jeffrey Lowe and prominent Chicago real estate firm Prudential Rubloff Properties. The agency charged that they violated the Fair Housing Act when the Sabbias backed out of a verbal agreement to sell their home to the Willborns, who are African-American.”
“It was what we considered to be a dream house,” Willborn was quoted to have sai; he is the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program “The Michael Baisden Show.”

 He further was quotes as saying “I was appalled.  The feeling that my entire family has, it’s hard to describe. You’re talking about 2010. I don’t know if people realize it, but we elected an African-American president, so it’s not asking too much to be able to live where we want to live.”

Read the entire article here.

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