Families come in all shapes and sizes and with all different kinds of members, and for those that include a pet, finding a place to call home comes with a few more considerations. According to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS®, 81 percent of Americans take their pets into consideration when deciding on their next living situation. In fact, 89 percent of those surveyed said they would not give up their pet because of a housing restriction or limitation. And if a home is not ideal for an animal, one-third of pet owners would not even put in an offer on a home.
Check out the National Association of REALTORS® 2017 Animal House: Remodeling Impact report for more information about how animals work into real estate decisions. Speak with a REALTOR® in your area about questions and considerations pet owners have when considering purchasing a home.