Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

If you have pets, you will likely be in search for pet friendly features such as fenced back yards, dog door access, durable flooring and feeding nooks. Renting may have limits to pet ownership, and those limitations can be a catalyst to buying a home. We have 4 dogs and a cat! Sellers may consider highlighting their pet friendly features.

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet!   Read More…

Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?

For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning your own home and building your family’s wealth through your monthly mortgage payment.

It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased (which made your dreams come true) might not be the home that will allow you to achieve the rest of your dreams. The good news is Learn more…

How Do Your Pets Factor Into Your Home Search?

68% of American households have a pet, according to the most recent APPA Pet Ownership Survey. If you’re a pet owner, you likely treat your furry, feathered, or scaly friend as a member of your family. With our pets being such a big part of our lives, it’s important that our home search include amenities and features that support a pet-friendly lifestyle.

Close proximity to amenities can save you time. Such amenities may include a good veterinarian for routine care or emergencies, a pet store carrying favorite supplies, dog-friendly parks, and a groomer for toe nail trims and styling.

Home features promoting pet safety and comfort can reduce stress for them and you. Features to keep in mind when searching for your new home may include a fenced yard, a cat/dog door or place to install one, a cozy fireplace for cooler months, wide window seals for cat perching and a closet for a cat litter box.

Most importantly, check local ordinances and regulations for your chosen neighborhood that might affect their activities.