Friday, August 13, 2010

For Sale: Cambridge Victorian with Dead Dog

This just in from Craigslist:

$995000 / 3br - Buyers want to dig up our dog (Cambridge walk to Hrvd Sq.) (map)

Date: 2010-08-13, 9:14PM EDT
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Beautiful fee-simple town house in fabulous neighborhood near Radcliffe campus. Our deal went south because buyers are grimmed out that our old dog is buried in the garden. Their squeamishness can be your opportunity! 3.5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, original millwork, high ceilings. LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, plus in-law or Au Pair suite or office in fully finished basement (separate entrance.) Drive by and have a look! If you like what you see, call Gail Roberts at Caldwell Banker, 617-864-4430, or email us with questions. 68 Walker st., Cambridge.

68 Walker (google map) (yahoo map)
  • Location: Cambridge walk to Hrvd Sq.
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 1897679567

By the way, we saw this house, and it scared us off long before we heard anything about the poor dog. Do you suppose the buyers fear the garden is haunted? Or are they simply looking for an excuse to get out of the deal, seeing as the place needs a considerable amount of renovation? Nah; couldn't be....

Maybe the sellers should charge more: Not every garden comes with a dead dog.

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