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She said she wouldn't sell family home to Trump supporters. Now, it's off the market

President Donald Trump addresses the NRA Annual Meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, on Friday, May 4, 2018.
President Donald Trump addresses the NRA Annual Meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, on Friday, May 4, 2018. Dallas Morning News/TNS

A woman who stirred some controversy and raised a few legal questions — telling her real estate agent not to sell her family's Sacramento-area house to a Donald Trump supporter — apparently no longer has the home listed.

A tweet posted this week by Ryan Lundquist, runner of the Sacramento Appraisal Blog, claims the Carmichael property was taken "temporarily off the market" shortly after the owner's no-Trump policy made national news near the end of March, and that the property listings have been recently withdrawn.

The seller wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, but her realtor, Elizabeth Weintraub, spoke openly to media, saying it was the first such request she had received for a listing. Photos appearing in a CBS 13 video and posted on Weintraub's website confirmed that the home is in Carmichael, but it is no longer an active listing.

A few experts debated whether the anonymous seller's demand was legal in the first place. While the Fair Housing Act does not explicitly stop discrimination on grounds of politics, one lawyer told CBS 13 in March that it's a First Amendment violation and would represent an unlawful contract.

Searches on real estate websites including Zillow, Redfin and Open Listings confirm that the anti-Trump house, which had an asking price of $625,000, is no longer up for sale as of Friday, and public records do not indicate that it sold.

Though unnamed, the homeowner appeared in a video interview with CBS 13 explaining that her no-Trump-supporter policy was an issue of "principles, morals and ethics."

The listing made its way to Fox News and Breitbart headlines.

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