Pets and Condominiums

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

It's exciting to plan the purchase of a condominium. It may be the first home you will own, or you may be anticipating the maintance free living style of a condominium. 

Something to keep in mind is to check the rules and requlations of the condo complex you are considering concerning pets, if you are planning on bringing yours along or have plans to become a pet owner. 

The rules vary greatly in condominiums from pets not being allowed, to only certain pets, say cats, being allowed. There can be weight restrictions, usually 25 pounds seems to be the derermining factor. Some rules will restrict certain breeds, especially of dogs that may require higher insurance rates. 

I have come across some condo buildings where the rule is that the pet being considered, mostly dogs, need to be interviewed by the association, or other unit owners. Dogs in formal wear






Always ask to see the condo documents if pets are a concern, as this is where it will state ifpets are allowed and if there are any restrictions.

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Pet restrictions are good to know...here it can be quantity, kind, weight and sometimes for dogs, height at the shoulder...prepping a puppy for an interview would be an interesting task.

March 27, 2012 03:15 AM
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Ginny Gorman
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Donna, pets are a concern for most buyers when buying a condo and they should ask up front before falling in love with the condo...we all love our pets.

March 27, 2012 04:14 AM
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Donna Quinlan
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Sally & David - Many similarities. Yes, good for buyers to know the rules up front.

Ginny - I agree, most people will not part with their pet for any home purchase!

March 28, 2012 05:03 PM
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Very good advice for prospective condo purchasers.  Many find that their much loved pets will not be welcome in the condo building.

March 29, 2012 07:01 AM
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Donna Quinlan
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Roy - I agree. It is better for buyers to know up front, before they really fall in love with the condo.

March 31, 2012 04:01 AM
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A good reminder to buyers to always check the condo docs, Donna. There are sometimes little things in there that you might not realize are RULES. Good post.

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