‘Love letters’ causing a stir in NC real estate as home buyers try to set themselves apart


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) – Love is in the air with people trying to get an edge when it comes to buying a home.

“We were kind of rockin’ and rolling the past year with these love letters and our clients were really benefiting from them,” Jenn Davis, a realtor for Charlotte Living Realty said.

But we’re not talking about date night.

The infatuation with real estate in North Carolina has caused buyers to write love letters for years.

“It was a great way for people to set themselves apart,” Davis said. “Especially if they were lacking in downpayment, contingency, anything like that that might be considered less desirable.

It’s been a fairly common practice until recently.

Oregon banned love letters saying those personal notes can lead to a fair housing violation. Sharing things seemingly harmless like the fact that you have a 4-month-old son could tug on the seller’s heartstrings, but it could also put you at…

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