Consumer Advocates Seek to Protect Oregon Home Buyers

Today OSPIRG and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) are filing an amicus brief in the Oregon District Court supporting a lawsuit challenging an Oregon law that prohibits real estate agents from offering rebates to home buyers.

“The Oregon law restricts price competition and harms consumers,” said Charlie Fisher, OSPIRG State Director. “Real estate agents representing buyers should have the ability to rebate a portion of their 2.5–3.0 percent commission to their clients,” he added.