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Bend real estate group sues state over pending ban on ‘love letters’ to homebuyers

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Oregon set to become the only state to ban the real estate ‘love letters’

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — A Bend realty group is suing the state over its pending “love letter” ban, which bans homebuyers from adding personalized letters to their offer.

It’s a ban that Total Real Estate Group and Daniel Ortner believe is unconstitutional.

“Oregon’s law banning communications between buyers and sellers is a violation of the First Amendment,” said Ortner, an attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation who is representing the realty group.

This past summer, Gov. Kate Brown signed House Bill 2550, which bans the use of communications outside the scope of a traditional offer. The law which goes into effect Jan. 1 makes Oregon the only state to ban the letters.

Total Real Estate Group filed the lawsuit last week against Oregon Real Estate Commissioner Steven Strode and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

According to Ortner, 20 brokers…

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