The first measure called for those selling the condo to alert those possibly buying the condo that disabled and/or elderly people were evicted. The theory is that potential buyers would get with the guilt and refuse to buy it, thus making it potentially costly for a developer to sell a place where people were evicted. Considering people don't find it scary to spend half a mil to buy a flea-ridden shotgun shack in these parts, we're thinking the potential of bad karma won't scare people, but tenant activists said protests in front of recently converted buildings last fall scared off potential buyers. It is unknown, however, whether potential buyers were scared off by social conscious or by being screamed at by noisy protestors.