I love this idea. Building housing around safe trails connecting neighborhoods. What could be better? Would you like to live there?
Trulia featured a truly bizarre article on requests that real estate agents received from clients- and granted. Here's the strangest request I've received… for meow…
No cat? No sale
“The most absurd request I got during a home sale was for the cat to be included in the purchase. The buyers fell in love with the cat during the sale process and decided to ask for the cat to be included in the contract. The sellers were willing to give it to them! (This would never happen with a dog. Just sayin’.)
It was actually an estate sale, so the children of the former owner, who had recently passed, were happy to give the animal to a good home.” —Patty Brockman, Windmere Real Estate, Portland, OR
Check out the whole range of absurb situations that other realtors got themselves into, including sleeping in hallways, dealing with boulders, and ferrets, in the article on Trulia's blog.
These situations may seem difficult, challenging, and yes, absurb, but a lot of the time, it's the eccentric that makes this job fun. I enjoy working with a variety of people and encountering new or bizarre situations at work on a daily basis!
I was recently interviewed for this article from HomeVestors, Inc. commenting on the thriving housing market and how it continues to gain steam.
Here's my excerpt:
In Portland’s market, there is almost no inventory of residential properties to purchase or rent. Based on our projected increase of population in the next 20 years, we are in desperate need of housing, and that need is only going to grow,” said Patty Brockman, Principal Broker at Windermere Real Estate in Portland, Oregon. “The inventory of available homes hasn’t been this low since 2005 and that means that everything is selling for above asking price. Across Oregon and much of the West Coast, the inventory is expected to remain low alongside the the huge influx of people coming here in the next 15 to 20 years. This is evident across the state, and for the past 2 years in a row, Oregon had the highest amount of people moving in and lowest amount of people moving out as compared to other states.