3 Dog-Friendly Reasons to Buy a Home

Buying a home is a great opportunity to build wealth and make room for a growing family – including your pets! According to the National Association of Realtors, 43% of homeowners are willing to move somewhere that is better suited for their pet. With the lack of dog-friendly rentals and steep security deposits, we can’t say we blame them! Here are a few reasons why today’s dog owners are looking to buy their first homes.

Nearby parks and trails for longer walks

When shopping around for a new home, pay close attention to the neighborhood to determine if it will be a good match. Features like sidewalks, nearby parks and shady trails can make daily walks a lot more enjoyable for you and your pup!

Pet-friendly flooring for easy clean-ups

Are your dog’s claws damaging the hardwood of your rental? Or has your new puppy made one too many accidents on the carpet? There’s not much you can do to fix these concerns when you rent, but when you choose to buy, you can ensure that your dog can roam free with pet-friendly flooring throughout the home! For textured, scratch-resistant, and easy-to-clean flooring, you may want to consider bamboo, cork, or vinyl materials.

Large backyards for playing fetch

A fenced-in backyard is one of the top reasons pet owners consider purchasing a home. If you have an active breed, having a large yard with a fence will be ideal for keeping your best friend happy!

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