Things to Know Before Buying a Pet-Friendly Home in Boca Raton FL

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Things to Know Before Buying a Pet-Friendly Home in Boca Raton FL 


There are things to consider before buying a pet-friendly home in Boca Raton FL.  This is especially true when you are making the move with pets.  Below are some great tips to help you.


What type of house are you looking for? Do you know?  Is a single family home better than a a condo? 

things to know before buying a pet-friendly home in boca raton fl

Maybe yes, maybe no.  Do your dogs bark a lot?  Do they fall within the condo's pet rules and regulations as to breed, number and weight?  Do you mind going up and down an elevator to walk the dog at all times of the day or night? 

If the answer to any of these is yes, then a single family home might be a better way to go.  No one will complain about your dogs' barking, unless you leave them outside.  And that's not a good idea in south Florida because of the heat, among other things.  

A single family home within a homeowner's association may still have rules and regulations as to what type of pets you may have, for example, aggressive breeds, number or size.  

Some people have no issue with pet restrictions in condos in Boca or Highland Beach.  It works for them, and that's great.  But please consider all your options before diving in so you won't have any surprises later on.

If you're over 55, you have the additional option of a pet-friendly villa.

Pet-friendly villas are available in both condo and homeowner's associations.  You  still have rules regarding your furry friends, so don't forget to check.  Not everyone is familiar with what a villa is.  In a villa, everything is on one level.  It's like a condo, and it's usually attached on one or more sides.   A villa may or may not have a garage.


Don't forget to consider your pets.  They're like children and moving can affect them too.   Moving an older cat to a new home takes planning.  And here are 5 tips to help your dog adjust to your new home in Boca.


So many things to consider when planning a move with pets!  I did it and so can you.  But, it takes planning.  


If you have pets and are thinking of buying or selling a home on Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach or Highland Beach, I will help you figure out the best way to go and help you find your new pet-friendly home.  


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Comments (8)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Loved your picture, Elyse.  No one should doubt your expertise in serving home buyers  whose moves need to accommodate a beloved pet or two.

Sep 21, 2021 12:02 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thanks Nina.  Like you, it's a labor of love.

Sep 22, 2021 05:08 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Pets can put some very serious restrictions on buyers.  Something that definitely needs be researched before making offers.  Mark

Sep 21, 2021 02:58 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Absolutely Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint .  They are part of the family!

Sep 22, 2021 05:09 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Having a pet friendly property is especially important for older people who have had their companion for years

Sep 21, 2021 06:13 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

You're right Ed Silva .  And that's where most of the restrictions are.

Sep 22, 2021 05:10 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Elyse- you are the person I would turn to if I were looking for a pet-friendly home in Boca Raton.  You can't assume that pets are always welcome. 

Sep 22, 2021 11:55 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Hi Kathy -  Thank you for your vote of confidence.  And you're so right.  Even when pets are welcome, there are often restrictions and condition, especilly in condos.

Oct 03, 2021 03:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Elyse it feels like ages since we connected hope all is well with you and I loved the photo in your post:)Endre

Sep 22, 2021 11:30 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Hi Endre,  Yes, it does.  I hope all is well with you too.  Glad you liked the photo :-)

Oct 03, 2021 03:37 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Elyse is that your puppy?? Inquiring minds want to know. Endre

Oct 03, 2021 11:41 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with prospective home buyers.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Oct 17, 2021 08:08 AM