There is a lot to think about when you are out looking for your next house. You want to be sure you can see the whole family living there and that you can imagine years of happiness in that house. You also want to get a feeling that the property meets your needs and can further contribute to your happiness.
If you have animals, then there is another area of concern that you need to have each time you go to view a house that you are thinking about buying. Here are some things you want to consider about a house when deciding whether or not it is right for both your family and your pets.
Does the yard have plenty of room for your animals?
The size of yard you need will depend on the type of animals you have. If you have small dogs, then you can get by with a small yard. If you have large-sized dogs that have plenty of energy, then you will obviously want a yard that gives them the space they need to run around. If you have chickens, then you'll want to make sure the yard has a good place for you to set them up. If you have livestock, then not only will you need the appropriate room, but you will also need to verify that the property is zoned for the type of livestock that you have.
Does the yard already have proper fencing?
If the yard already has the proper fencing to contain your animals, then you can consider this a huge added bonus when it comes to putting in an offer on the house. However, you also don't want to be too discouraged by the lack of fencing. You can have it installed on your own, which gives you the benefit of going with the type of fence that you prefer to have put up. If you are handy, then you may even be able to put up the fence on your own.
Does the inside of the house work for your pets?
If you have pets with sharp claws that you are going to allow to run around the house, then you will want to be a bit more excited to see carpet throughout the house. However, if you have dogs or other pets that can do a great deal of shedding, then you'll probably prefer to see hard flooring that you can simply sweep up. One thing to keep in mind with regards to the flooring is it is quite easy to go ahead and change to meet your needs after closing escrow on the house.
Talk with a real estate agent like Gail Garriss - Coldwell Banker as you start your home search so that you can find the best home for you.