Elizabeth Weintraub • Sacramento Real Estate Agent: November 2007

Home Buying With Pets

buying a home when you have petsWhenever I set out in the past to buy a home, one of the qualifying criteria for the home was to find a place where I could hide my cat's litter box. Putting the box in a closet with coats and other odor absorbing garments did not appeal to me. And I'm not a person who enjoys stepping on traces of cat litter scattered about the bathroom with my bare feet. Nope, cat boxes require their own special place in the home. 

I always ask buyers if they have pets before we start looking at homes, just so we can accommodate those pets in the plans to buy a new home. For example, if a buyer has a dog or wants to adopt a dog, it's a good idea to buy a home with a fence -- or at least be prepared to put up a fence. I realize some condo dwellers in New York use those indoor dog pad thingies, but I'm dealing with a cat who is in renal failure right now, and I could not imagine dealing with a pad for a pet day in and day out. If you are buying a single family home in which to live with your dog, a fenced yard will be appreciated by both of you.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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