Pets and Condominiums

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Real Estate Agent with Equity Real Estate Luxury Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all Love our Pets but Sometimes Condo Developments Don't

Pets and Condominium Projects don't always go together so let your Realtor know if you have pets when looking to buy a condo, townhome or a home in any type of Planned Unit Development. 

We all love our pets and I see people make major sacrifices for their pets.  Condominium Projects and Planned Unit Developments have Rules and Regulations with regards to pet policies.  Some allow them and some simply don't allow them at all. Those that allow them usually do have certain restrictions which may be the number of pets, the size of the pet and the type of pet.  I've seen some just allow cats and other restrict it to one dog with possibly a size limit.

Be sure to work with a Local Realtor who knows the local developments and what their pet policies are.  I have found it helps save time in looking at property for sale when I know up front if my client looking for a condo requires one that allows for their pet.  It sometimes can narrow down our selection of condos to just a handful.

In the Park City Utah area,  I have second home buyers that would like to be able to bring their pets with them when they use their property that is placed in a nightly rental pool.  Some condominium projects that do allow pets will typically allow owners to bring pets but not guests.  You also need to discuss with your property management company that you will occassionally bring a pet since Property Management Companies may have pet policies for properties that they manage.

 

Comments (6)

Jeff Kessler
Austin Homes, Realtors www.OwnAustin.com - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Great post.  I sell a lot of Condominiums and that is one of my top 10 questions to ask. 

J.

 

Oct 23, 2007 02:12 AM
David & Lisa Webber
RE/MAX Executive - Crofton, MD
www.webberteam.com
Yes, very important to keep in mind.  Some people really feel that their pets are like their children so you want to make sure you don't miss this point or you the REALTOR will be on the hotseat!
Oct 23, 2007 02:20 AM
Jim Novak
CENTURY 21-1st Class Homes - Schaumburg, IL
Good post, make sure the pet rules aren't grandfathered in.  Just because you see pets in the building does not mean they still allow them.
Oct 23, 2007 02:22 AM
Julie Olsen - Park City Utah Realtor
Equity Real Estate Luxury Group - Park City, UT
Jim- Thanks for bringing up grandfathered pet rules!  There is an older condo project where that is the case here in my area.
Oct 23, 2007 02:24 AM
Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor

Most of our condos allow pets for owners but not for tenants, but some in Keystone don't allow any pets at all!  It is an important question and something a newbie agent needs to grasp early on in the game! 

Good post Julie!

Oct 23, 2007 03:27 PM
Jonelle Simons
Windermere Real Estate - Park City, UT

Yes. We should keep that in our mind and ask the client ahead so at least we are prepared for the showing and everything plainly smooth deal.

Sep 30, 2009 10:37 AM