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Notwithstanding anti discrimination laws which may disallow a seller to only sell to other Jews exclusively. Suppose a Jewish fellow - living outside of Eretz Yisroel - lives on a block which is mostly Jewish and wants to sell his house. The highest offer he has received from a non Jew is more than the highest offer he has received from a Jew. Is there any basis in Halacha which compels him to sell it only to the Jew? Is there a difference depending on the price differential? (sources)

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Gemara avoda zara 20 lo sechaneim,Shulcun Aruch 151:8 (Eretz Yisroel).Regarding buying and selling there is a Mishna Brura will find it. –  sam May 30 '12 at 18:43
Why does it matter who else lives on the block? –  Double AA Aug 14 '14 at 19:03
@DoubleAA: It may, it may not. If the block is not Jewish it does not effect his neighbors, however if it is Jewish it does effect the neighbors. –  Gershon Gold Aug 14 '14 at 19:10

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