I hope you have bought a townhouse by now. I know you were going to buy one that I had listed, but you needed to wait until January, 2013 which was too long for my clients. Still -- to answer your question. My client bought a co-op in Bon Aire and was told she could have one indoor cat when she went for the interview. As far as buying being better than renting, if you have a pet you are much better off buying, because many home owners and condo owners do not allow pets when they put their homes on the market for rent. I hope this helps.
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