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A Pet Owner's Guide to Buying a Home

20181120144133646If you have dogs, cats, or other furry friends, you will want to think about when you're looking to buy a house. Not all homes and neighborhoods are pet-friendly.

4 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN YOU ARE BUYING A HOME.

1. WHAT ARE LOCAL PET LAWS?

It's not guaranteed that your pets will be welcome in your new neighborhood. Make sure you check your city and state laws for possible breed restrictions or limits on the number of animals allowed in a home. 

2. DOES THE HOUSE HAVE PET FRIENDLY FLOORS?

Carpet is bound to be destroyed by claws and dirt, so opt for distressed hardwood floors instead. Your pet and your wallet will thank you. 

3. CAN YOUR PET HANDLE THE STAIRS?

If your pet's growing older, consider if they'll be OK with stairs in a multilevel home. To help your pups travel up and down with ease, look for a place that has a carpet runner on the stairs. 

4. IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE FOR PETS TO ROAM?

Your four-legged friend needs plenty of room to walk and play.  When you're shopping for houses, peak around the neighborhood for parks and walking trails close by.  

ASK THESE QUESTIONS, AND BOTH YOU AND YOUR FUR BABIES ARE SURE TO FIND YOUR FOREVER HOME. 

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