Will The Gays Save California Real Estate?

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San Diego real estate has been some of the hardest hit in the housing slump. But now that the California Supreme Court has cleared the way for gay marriage, the gays might be coming to fix everything.
That, at least, is what one California real estate company is hoping. Luke Mullins, who pens some of the most interesting dispatches on the housing market, reports today that a San Diego realty firm is pitching discounts meant to attract gays looking to take advantage of the same sex marriage law. To get married in California, you need to be a resident, so out-of-state gay couples might consider buying a home to establish residency. [Editors note: Turns out there is no residency requirement in California. Apparently real estate agents are just hoping that the gays can't read the law.] And now they can even have their wedding paid for out of the real estate agent's commission!
Details after the jump.


From Mullin's Home Front column:

Whether choosing to make California their primary or secondary residence by buying a home in San Diego, domestic partners seeking to take advantage of the new Same Sex Marriage Law in California can now get their wedding reception or a honeymoon getaway compliments [of] Wellsford Realty. With the purchase of a condo or home using their services, Wellsford Realty is rebating 33% back on the commission which can be used to celebrate their wedding day or plan that long awaited perfect honeymoon.


The Gay Marriage Home-Buying Discount
[US News & World Report]

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