When you buy Santa Cruz real estate, you need to be aware of your rights. Not everything is as cut and dry as some may want you to think. The following is a list of many of those rights:
• Nondiscrimination – In this case, discrimination means being denied unfairly. If you can afford a home, you have the right to buy it no matter what neighborhood it's in. The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate because of race, handicap, whether you have children or not, and many other issues.
• Fair lending – This goes hand in hand with nondiscrimination. To be denied a loan, there has to be a fair reason, such as insufficient income or an unacceptable credit history.
• Forceful measures - You can't be threatened, coerced or intimidated into not