Real Estate Tips From a New Homeowner

Have Multiple Dogs? Find A Home That Fits Your Family's Needs

Before you became an adult, you may have known that you would adopt dogs. So, now that you are older, you may rent an apartment or home that allows several dogs. When you are ready to become a homeowner, you should consider details that relate to having canines in your family.

For instance, a tiny home will not be a great fit for two large-breed dogs because they will not have much room to move around inside the house and cause congestion for everyone. So, you should look for features in the homes for sale that will accommodate the needs of you and your dogs.

Low-Maintenance Flooring

If you have carpeting, you may know that it can require a lot of time and effort to maintain. You must decide between cleaning the paws of your dogs before they come inside or keeping a vacuum nearby so that you can pick up all the dirt that gets tracked inside the home. When your carpet is often excessively dirty with various stains, the lifespan will naturally be shortened.

Finding a home with a floor type such as tile will reduce the overall maintenance. You will not have to worry as much about dirt and stains because tile is resistant to a lot of wear and tear.

Neighborhood Sidewalks

When you want to go outside and take your dogs for a walk, you may not be comfortable with having to walk in the middle of the street or on a dirt path. So, you should not hesitate to demand that a neighborhood has paved sidewalks all over before you consider moving there. This will not only protect your dogs from vehicles, but it will keep you from putting yourself at risk as well.

Fenced-In Yard

A property that is not fenced in is not ideal for dogs because they can escape so easily. Having to take them outside on a leash every time can become a repetitive task. You can solve this problem by only looking at homes with fences in which the backyard is fully fenced in. If you have large dogs, you should also make tall fencing a priority to prevent your dogs from jumping over.

Dog Parks

If you want to be able to go for a walk and get to a dog park where you can meet other dog owners and your dogs can play with other dogs, you need to make this a priority. You will have to analyze the routes that you would have to take from a potential home to the nearest dog park.

Considering these features in your home purchase will give you confidence in your decision. 

About Me

Real Estate Tips from a New Homeowner

While some people "wing it" when purchasing their first home, I went about the process differently. I put a lot of research into home market trends before even deciding where I would like my new home to be located and learned about all of the steps of the buying process. Once I was ready to start looking at homes, I hired a real estate agent who was very impressed with all the knowledge I had accumulated about the home-buying process before I even owned my first home! I love learning, so I actually greatly enjoyed learning all about real estate, and I am still keeping on top of the latest real estate news and trends since I know they will come in handy when I decide to upgrade into a larger home in the future. I decided to help others by sharing what I have learned on a blog!


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