Not sure if this should go here or in the more general "home" forum...we bought our house 7.5 years ago and have no intention of selling anytime soon. But we get quite a few notes in our mailbox and even phone calls from real estate agents asking if we are thinking of selling or if we know anyone in our neighbourhood who is, saying that they have clients who would like to buy in the neighbourhood. Our *house* is nothing special - we got it quite cheap because it had not had much updating done since it was built 40 years ago. We are slowly doing renos as we have money available (just did the kitchen!) but the neighbourhood and size of yard are great and really why we bought it.
As everywhere, it's quite popular in some neighbourhoods in our city to buy up older homes and build multi-unit dwellings on the lots. Something that always causes lots of arguments! However, I have not noticed that happening anywhere in our neighourhood until just the last year when a house around the corner from us was sold and a multi-unit place is going up now. I was really surprised! Our place is a semi-detached as are all on our street so I do feel that is someone was able to buy both houses you'd get quite a nice size lot to build a new place.
Anyway, just wondering - does anyone else get "pestered" like this? In a way it's nice to know that our place/neighbourhood is in demand (I assume it is) and occasionally I get intrigued and wonder if we should consider selling. But at this point we couldn't really afford anything better so why bother. Or do real estate agents just do this to drum up business?