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“Claudia Gollub believes real estate agents have placed “a major bull’s-eye on the back of the Village of Chestnut Ridge.”
Gollub detailed during a public hearing at Rockland County Community College put on by the Department of State’s Division of Licensing Service Wednesday night how she has been repeatedly harassed to sell her house in the village by home buyers. In one instance, she claimed she was threatened about how her neighborhood was changing. “Chestnut Ridge is going full Orthodox, like Monsey,” Gollub said she was told by an unnamed home buyer. “We will make our community aware not to buy your house until you have no choice (but) to sell for the lower-than-market price.”
Gollub’s story was one of many voiced by dozens of residents. The hearing displayed the growing tensions between homeowners and home buyers in the county.
Three representatives from the Department of State listened for three hours as residents recounted their experiences of pushy home buyers knocking on their doors, calling their homes and leaving unwanted flyers.”
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