Friday 4 October 2019
Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer.. and the cat?!?
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.