Leasing agents have found that townhouses that are pet friendly are seeing strong demand.“There are a lot of two bedrooms in the area but when townhouses come up, especially when they allow pets that’s what you see demand rise.”The townhouse rented at $520 a week at the first open home when six different groups inspected the property. Philip De Bella in the Di Bella roasting room at Albion. He started out bagging beans in his garage at New Farm. Picture: Campbell Scott.THE townhouse that kicked off the Di Bella coffee empire has been snapped up by a keen tenant on its very first inspection.Funnily enough, the new resident had no idea that Philip Di Bella used to stack bags of coffee beans in the garage when he started his coffee business.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoBrisbane coffee king Phillip Di Bella sold the New Farm townhouse for $661,000 last month.Leasing agent Eadan Hockings of Living Here Cush Partners said “the person who bought it knew that and was pretty chuffed”, but the tenant was driven by the property’s pet friendly status. The Brisbane CBD is less than 4km away.