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Peculiar real estate cases
Contributor Names
Carrera, Miguel de la (Narrator)
Carrera, Antonio de la (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
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Subject Headings
-  Cuban Americans
-  Lawyers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Antonio de la Carrera and Miguel de la Carrera.
-  Summary of audio segment: There are peculiarities in the real estate area. One is that generally no two persons can buy a house, so they need their cousin, their compatriot from the same town, whatever. So on paper there no less than three persons buying the house, when in reality there are only one or two persons who really own the house. And there very rarely any problems afterwards [contrary to expectations]. Very rarely do you find the person who makes a claim on the house, or demands a share from the real owners. He saw that once only, and only once did he have a case where a man demanded that his name be extricated from the mortgage. Of all the Latins, AC says, the most difficult are the Dominicans, in that sense. AC always says,"This is a Dominican deal". They come in, 2 or 3 of them, never know which is the real owner. And sometimes they're buying from 2 or 3 others, some of whom, sometimes none of whom, are the real owners of the property. So you have to deal with a 3rd party, who dictates everything, but who doesn't appear as either a seller or a buyer. But, though you might expect problems in those deals,there are no problems. They usually are very friendly to one another, they come from the same town. For example, there are two towns in the Dominican Republic, Laguna Salada and Rancette. You'll be surprised how many people from Laguna Salada and Rancette live in Paterson. They all know each other, are either related or whatever, have known each other all their lives. And they do things that AC thinks an Anglo Saxon or a Jewish attorney would shoot himself before proceeding with something like that. Well, fortunately, nothing has happened.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A015
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. Peculiar Real Estate Cases. -09-03, 1994. Audio.

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Carrera, M. D. L., Carrera, A. D. L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) Peculiar Real Estate Cases. -09-03. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. Peculiar Real Estate Cases. -09-03, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.