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Giving The Fingerprint: Home Law Raises Concern

March 16, 2009
CBS2 – Chicago
3/12/2009

 

thumbprintReal estate certainly has its risks and fraud is a growing problem, but now there’s a new law that’s supposed to protect buyers. As CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports the new law will also place an unusual burden on the seller.

Fingerprinting is something we often associate with crime. So the fact that Cook County home sellers will soon have to provide a thumb print left some people shocked.

“I wouldn’t like that at all. I don’t think that’s necessary,” said Chicagoan Donald Hayes.

“I don’t know what I think about that. Not very good, I think, said Jenny Armstrong of Lake Villa.

The new law, which is set to go into effect June 1, 2009, will force anyone selling property in Cook County to provide a thumbprint from their right hand.

The story continues …..

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