SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento area home is up for sale, but it comes with a catch.

The homeowner has a political preference in mind for the next owner of her house, which has been in her family for decades.

“She entertained people from all walks of life,” said the homeowner who asked we not use her name for fear of retaliation.

“I told her [the realtor] that I didn’t want her to sell it to a Trump supporter,” said the woman.

She wants a sale contingent upon how someone votes, but is that legal?

Attorney Allen Sawyer doesn’t believe so.

“That’s an unlawful contractual term that infringes the freedom of association and first amendment rights,” said Sawyer.

But that doesn’t prevent a seller from discussing this kind of request during a sale.

“We can ask somebody how they voted, but they don’t have to tell us,” said realtor Elizabeth Weintraub.

She says the “no Trump supporter” request is a first for her.

According to the Fair Housing Act, political party affiliation doesn’t fall into one of the seven protected classes. They include race, religion, color, disability. National origin, sex and familial status.

“People have a right to believe what they want to believe and they shouldn’t be restricted from purchasing property based on that,” said Sawyer.

Despite the legal issues, certified appraiser Ryan Lundquist says the seller may be limiting the pool of potential buyers.

“39 percent of voters voted for Donald Trump in the Sacramento region. That’s an absolute fact,” said Lundquist.

To this homeowner, that may not matter. She says the point is more important than the money.

“When you’re talking about principals, morals, and ethics, it’s very very deep,” said the homeowner.

Comments (80)
  1. Bill Reece says:

    You would never be able to get the obumo smell out !

  2. David Alster says:

    The Trump voting buyer will have a better credit score for the mortgage qualify.

    1. It’s precious that you’ve been tricked into not only believing that but into declaring it publically.

  3. Donna Gastin says:

    Hey, if a doctor can refuse to treat you because of religious faith compels you to refuse then This woman can say do not sell to Trump supporters.

  4. And this is why lefties cannot be trusted with the Consitutional and civil rights of others.

  5. Sanchez Arep says:

    Since when does the 1st restrict we the people? The 1st restricts the Government not the people.

  6. Apparently the real world is of no use to those who continue to believe in the Obama fantasy/mythology…what a shame and they don’t even realize how bigoted they really are..Self-reflection is sadly aquality that is missing from those on the left…actual critical thought is missing..

  7. Paul Howard says:

    Of course a homeowner can legally refuse to sell their home to a Trump supporter. Further, if I were a non-Trump supporting buyer, I’d be more interested in the house. Given that, she may expand her pool of potential buyers rather that limit it.

    1. As much I think she is morally wrong o do this. Agreed. She will likely get a bigger sale price with all the free publicity. If anything she is taking a leaf from Trump’s book. Trump said controversial things, that got him noticed. He did not care how many he annoyed, but how many he pleased. It’s how he won and was the only way he could have won.

    2. Morally, it is a disturbing trend. All forms of discrimination are wrong. Be it refusing a house or jobs for a black person, or a Trump supporter, it is all the same. I hope the US sorts this out, maybe if Trump does well, and let’s hope he does, many will soften their views against him.

  8. Don Jenkins says:

    How long has this dump been on the market? When I listed my home, I received the first of four offers less than six hours after it was listed … at $10K over asking price! Oh yeah … I had NO RESTRICTIONS on who could buy my house (it was a liberal who ended up buying it).

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