A San Jose man is paying $1,500 a month to rent a studio in the Willow Glen neighborhood.
But there's a catch: you can't get that same price in the high-priced Silicon Valley. Well you can, if you are cats named Tina and Louise.
The pets' owner, David Callisch, pays what looks to be a bargain to house the cats in the apartment.
"It's something I didn't plan for," he said. "But you know money doesn't discriminate between sex, race, or even species, especially in the Valley."
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Callisch said he is in and out of town and his daughter went away to college.
"From the real estate point of view, it may sound a little bit funny, but it's clever and creative," said Sophia Delacotte, a real estate agent. "And I like it."
A family member does visit to feed the cats.
Callisch said the animals are easier to rent to than people -- at least so far. Local real estate agents said the studio's market value could for as much as $1,900 a month.