• 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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  • Personal Development Is Key To Building Your Business Personal Development Is Key To Building Your Business

    0 comments / Posted on by Steven Rivera

    Personal Development Is Key To Building Your Business

    You can not just learn about your industry, take a couple of training courses then run a successful business. A lot of people get trapped only focusing on there day to day operations then they are confused about why they are not reaching their goals.

    The problem

    Focusing on your day to day operations is very important but focusing on your personal development is equally as important (maybe a little more important.) I'm going to tell you this in simple terms ... if you are not growing yourself you will not be able to grow your business. You are your business so you need to grow both together.

    New Things

    The world is changing rapidly. There are always new techniques, new strategies, and new ways of thinking. You need to be constantly keeping up with these new developments, strategies, and trends to stay ahead of your competition. If you are not keeping up with these things then someone else will and the results will show in their favor. I'm sure the last thing you want is to see your competition beating you just because they put in the extra effort to grow themselves. 

    Now you might be asking ... What can I do to increase my personal development?

    Mentor

    If you are having trouble you can seek out a mentor. A mentor is somebody that is already good at what you are trying to do and has a proven track record. So look for people who are successful in...

    You can not just learn about your industry, take a couple of training courses then run a successful business. A lot of people get trapped only focusing on there day to day operations then they are confused about why they are not reaching their goals.

    The problem

    Focusing on your day to day operations is very important but focusing on your personal development is equally as important (maybe a little more important.) I'm going to tell you this in simple terms ... if you are not growing yourself you will not be able to grow your business. You are your business so you need to grow both together.

    New Things

    The world is changing rapidly. There are always new techniques, new strategies, and new ways of thinking. You need to be constantly keeping up with these new developments, strategies, and trends to stay ahead of your competition. If you are not keeping up with these things then someone else will and the results will show in their favor. I'm sure the last thing you want is to see your competition beating you just because they put in the extra effort to grow themselves. 

    Now you might be asking ... What can I do to increase my personal development?

    Mentor

    If you are having trouble you can seek out a mentor. A mentor is somebody that is already good at what you are trying to do and has a proven track record. So look for people who are successful in...

    Read more