When buying a home, you’ll have to think about a lot of different things as a pet owner. We can help you find the appropriate house that matches your individual needs at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Before making a financial decision on which home to buy for your dogs, we recommend examining the following elements. Then call us at (310) 373-0021 for help.

Consider the pet laws in your area

When we say “local,” we don’t just mean regulations that apply to the entire city; we also mean legislation that may apply to the HOA or condo community where you live. Breed-specific regulations exist in several localities, prohibiting some pets from living on city property. Some HOAs allow just specific sorts of pets or limit the number of pets that can be kept. Pets are not permitted in some condominium buildings.

Your pet’s personal space

Is there a yard on the property? Is it enclosed? If not, keep in mind that there may be restrictions on your capacity to construct a fence. Some HOAs have restrictions on the style or type of fence that can be installed, while others don’t allow it at all. If you’re looking for a condo, search for one with a dog run or other pet-friendly amenities. Newer buildings generally provide a room for your pet since more people consider their dogs like family.

Outdoor possibilities for your pet

If you have a dog, you’ll need space to walk it. You could wish to be close to a park, a dog park, or some other green space. If you plan to walk three times a day, you’ll want to look for a property in a well-established community with sidewalks. Keep an eye on how busy the neighborhood is as well; living too close to a busy or loud motorway might frighten some dogs and even cats.

The grounds

Hardwood floors, according to most experts, are the finest option for pet-friendly houses. If scratched, they may be repaired, and they do not stain. Carpet is frequently referred to as the worst option since pets can quickly damage it, lowering the resale value of the home. Cats can claw the carpet, dogs can track mud, dirt, and other stains, and carpet often traps odors.

The layout of rooms

If you have larger pets, you’ll want a place where you won’t trip over them all the time. You’ll need enough space for a cat or dog bed or a scratching post. Keep your pet’s needs in mind if you plan to move to a smaller location than the one you now have.

We look forward to hearing from you if you are ready to locate the house of your dreams for you and your pet. We can get started right away if you call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021.