Cat is sold with a house - level 2

Cat is sold with a house - level 2

21-10-2014 07:00

An Australian couple was selling their house. They said to the estate agent that their cat would go with the house. They meant it as a joke, but the estate agent wrote it into the contract.

Somebody offered to pay $2.2 million dollars for the house, and this person insisted on getting the cat, too. Without the cat, he would pay $140,000 less for the house.

The couple was happy to get 2.2 million dollars and they sold the house with the cat.

Difficult words: estate agent (a person who sells and rents building for clients), contract (a piece of paper about the thing which you’re selling), insist (to want something).

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