Audio Recording Peculiar real estate cases
About this Item
- Peculiar real estate cases
- Contributor Names
- Carrera, Miguel de la (Narrator)
- Carrera, Antonio de la (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- 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
- Digital Id
- Online Format
Rights assessment is your responsibility.
The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.
The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.
Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact the Folklife Reading Room for assistance.
Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. Peculiar Real Estate Cases. -09-03, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003943/.
APA citation style:
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, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003943/.
MLA citation style:
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, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003943/>.