Friday 4 October 2019

Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer.. and the cat?!?

When you are making an offer on a house, you don't have to adhere strictly to the appliances included as per the listing.  If you would like to include the fridge, stove, washer, and dryer, go ahead and ask for them.  They may say no, or they may agree, particularly if your offer is acceptable otherwise.  The joke I have always used in discussing this situation is that you could ask for their pet poodle Fifi and if they agree, then Fifi is included.

And then along comes [this article about a situation down in Australia] where someone has actually included a pet cat in a purchase agreement.  And not only included the cat, but also paid quite a hefty $140,000 premium over asking price with the added inclusion.  You have to wonder how well that sits with the bank or mortgage company if they are financing the purchase - what value do you assign to a cat?  Certainly not $140,000?

So totally setting aside judgement and comments about their sanity or good sense, it does provide a great real life illustration of my exaggerated (although not so make-believe now) example of Fifi as an inclusion.  The main point being that everything is negotiable in a real estate deal, so keep Tiffany the Cat in mind when making an offer and looking at the list of inclusions.


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