What Do Pets Do to the Resale Value of Your Home?

November 12, 2010  |  

(Time) — Answer: They can potentially do pretty much the same thing to your home’s value that some pets do on the rug.  Waking up to the smell of cat urine on a freshly stained carpet, a Boston Real Estate Now blogger wondered how much of an impact cat-pee stink—and pet ownership in general—might have when the time comes to put the property on the market. So he asked a Boston-based real estate agent, who said that pet hair and pet stank can do major damage to a home’s resale value. The agent specifically mentioned a condo that sold for $20K or $30K less than it should have because of the property’s cats:

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