• Consider Your Pets When Buying a Home Consider Your Pets When Buying a Home

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    Consider Your Pets When Buying a Home

     

    If you have dogs, cats, or other pets in your family, you'll want to take their needs into account when you're looking to buy a house. Yes,really. Your furry friends might seem easygoing, but certain homes—and neighborhoods—are more pet-friendly than others.

    Here are some things to consider that often get overlooked; keep them in mind when looking for place where you and your pets can live in peace.

     

    1.  Consider the local pet laws.

    Even if you own a piece of property, it's not guaranteed that your pets will be welcomed there.  Depending on the number and the breed, there may be restrictions especially within an HOA condo development.  

    Some considerations

    • Some HOAs or condo developments restrict the number or type of pets you can have, or spell out how your pet must be restrained in common areas
    • In condo developments, there is often a limit on the number of pets per unit.
    • If you have a breed that tends to bark a lot, find out if your HOA enforces any noise ordinances.

     

    2. Check out the yard and fencing.

    Having a yard where pets can roam is amazing, of course, but keep in mind that if you want to keep your pets in (or other critters out), you'll have to have a fence—or build one.

    There may be zoning laws that only allow underground electric fencing, restrictions on the size or materials allowed for outdoor kennels or dog runs, and most neighborhood zoning will not allow animals to run free, so if you’re looking for a country setting, always...

     

    If you have dogs, cats, or other pets in your family, you'll want to take their needs into account when you're looking to buy a house. Yes,really. Your furry friends might seem easygoing, but certain homes—and neighborhoods—are more pet-friendly than others.

    Here are some things to consider that often get overlooked; keep them in mind when looking for place where you and your pets can live in peace.

     

    1.  Consider the local pet laws.

    Even if you own a piece of property, it's not guaranteed that your pets will be welcomed there.  Depending on the number and the breed, there may be restrictions especially within an HOA condo development.  

    Some considerations

    • Some HOAs or condo developments restrict the number or type of pets you can have, or spell out how your pet must be restrained in common areas
    • In condo developments, there is often a limit on the number of pets per unit.
    • If you have a breed that tends to bark a lot, find out if your HOA enforces any noise ordinances.

     

    2. Check out the yard and fencing.

    Having a yard where pets can roam is amazing, of course, but keep in mind that if you want to keep your pets in (or other critters out), you'll have to have a fence—or build one.

    There may be zoning laws that only allow underground electric fencing, restrictions on the size or materials allowed for outdoor kennels or dog runs, and most neighborhood zoning will not allow animals to run free, so if you’re looking for a country setting, always...

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  • How I read 10 books a month driving my car… How I read 10 books a month driving my car…

    0 comments / Posted on by Steven Rivera

    How I read 10 books a month driving my car…

    When it comes to business, especially in the real estate industry you spend a lot of time driving around in your car. Between commuting back and forth to work and driving around to client meetings and business trips you can spend countless hours in your car. When you are driving there is nothing you can do but just listen to music, right?

    Wrong

     

    What if I told you that there was a way for you to obtain a plethora of knowledge, guidance, and motivation all while doing the driving that you are doing already. Most people do not utilize their time in the car efficiently. They listen to the radio, call their friend to chat, or just do nothing.

    What you NEED to be doing is listening to audio books while in your car. This will allow you to absorb all of the information of a book while in your car by just simply listening. You are usually wasting a lot of valuable time by just driving so now you can learn tools to help you run your business while on your travels.

    Amazon Audible has an endless library of books to choose from. If you CLICK HERE you will be able to try out this service absolutely free for 30 days to see if you like it. With all the driving that I do, I average about 10 books a month, and never have to read a single...

    When it comes to business, especially in the real estate industry you spend a lot of time driving around in your car. Between commuting back and forth to work and driving around to client meetings and business trips you can spend countless hours in your car. When you are driving there is nothing you can do but just listen to music, right?

    Wrong

     

    What if I told you that there was a way for you to obtain a plethora of knowledge, guidance, and motivation all while doing the driving that you are doing already. Most people do not utilize their time in the car efficiently. They listen to the radio, call their friend to chat, or just do nothing.

    What you NEED to be doing is listening to audio books while in your car. This will allow you to absorb all of the information of a book while in your car by just simply listening. You are usually wasting a lot of valuable time by just driving so now you can learn tools to help you run your business while on your travels.

    Amazon Audible has an endless library of books to choose from. If you CLICK HERE you will be able to try out this service absolutely free for 30 days to see if you like it. With all the driving that I do, I average about 10 books a month, and never have to read a single...

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