More About Animals and Real Estate
A year ago, I listed a studio condo in Koreatown. I had a truckload of agents and buyers, clamoring to see it. Multiple offers were written. Hey that's generally 'all good' if you're a listing agent--only thing is, the offer count would've been even higher if the building allowed pets. One couple was incensed, "If we're the owners, how can they tell us we can't keep our ten-year old house cat." Another asked mockingly, "What're they gonna do--stage a kitty eviction?!"
Many are marrying later--if at all, and having kids later--if at all. Perhaps for these reasons (and others), the companion animal is becomingly increasingly present in contemporary, urban, American life.
Point is, whether you like animals or not, if you're living in a community bound by C.C. & R.'s (covenants, conditions, and restrictions) and animals aren't on the welcome mat, you're courting a smaller buyer's pool. Smaller buyer's pool, less demand, hey you don't need an Econ degree to figure where I'm going.
Labels: Flora and Fauna