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Your best bet is to work with a Realtor who can get you information on which you can decide whether or not you want to make an offer on the property.
As regards pets, contact the City office and make a complaint.
If you need more specific information on the property let me know.
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Your concerns about the number of pets may be addressed by your local municipality. Every town has different rules regarding pets.