Pets And Homeownership

Dated: 09/18/2019

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The American Pet Products Association reports that 68% of U.S. households, or 85 million families, own pets. In fact, home buyers are keenly aware of how the properties they view will fit the needs of their pets, according to the Remodeling Impact: Animals in Homes report compiled by the National Associations of Realtors®.


The top three remodeling projects for pet owners include: fencing in a yard (23%), adding a dog door (12%) and installing laminate flooring (10%).


While pets are popular, Realtors® agree that sellers need to be aware of how most buyers - even those who own pets - can be turned off by pet smells, food and water bowls in the kitchen, and the pets themselves being on the premises during a showing.

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Rachel Librach - CalDRE #02081922

I understand that buying a home can often times be one of the biggest financial decisions of a person's life. Not only can the whole process seem stressful, emotional, and time consuming, but if you a....

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