Have a pet? Considerations in selecting a condo


Families with pets could attest that they view these fur companions not just as pets but also as part of the family. Just as any member of the family, their needs and comfort should be appropriately met. So when selecting your next condominium, it is important that you learn  things such as levels of pet love, living with them under the same roof, and many more.

Levels of pet love

According to the research on Psychosocial Development in the United States, love is more of a developmental progression of stages that requires growth and change. Pet lovers are classified into three – Basic, Attached and Involved. 


Find a pet-friendly condominium 

If you have a pet or decided to have one, you now need to find a condominium that allows pets for its residents. But how welcome would your furry friends be in these condominiums? What are their restrictions? Sure, a pet may be allowed but there might be a limit to the number of pets you may have, the type of animal permitted on the property, the size of the pets, and their limit when it comes to noise disturbance. Make sure to read up on the rules and regulations before making that decision as each condominium association and management have different rules about our furry friends.

Find a condominium with pet-friendly amenities 

You may take it a step further and find not just a condominium that tolerates pets but one that welcomes and embraces them. There can be condominiums with pet-friendly amenities that can make your life easier as a pet owner. This can include things from grassy areas for relief, pet-washing stations, pet drinking fountains, and the like. 

Find the ideal location 

What level your condominium is located is important especially if you would be regularly walking your pets. It is much easier to find a condo unit that is in a neighborhood that is safe and convenient to walk around. The literal condo floor also matters as staying on the 20th floor means taking a long elevator trip down as compared to one on the 3rd floor. 

Pets can be sensitive to noise so finding a unit away from the common areas can be good for your pet, especially if you know how your pet responds to noise. This makes corner units and units away from the elevator ideal. 

Find the right unit size 

A big unit is not always necessary for a pet. What matters is catering your unit size based on the energy levels of your dog. Hyper dogs may require more space while the ones with lesser energy do not need them as much. But regardless of the size of the unit, even energetic dogs can find joy in a small urban dwelling as long as their needs are met. Your unit can be small but if the surrounding area is pet friendly and lets you conveniently walk your dog in the mornings, you can give your pet the exercise they need. 

Your next condominium 

Find your next condominium for your family and your fur baby. A trusted real estate brokerage company can help narrow down your choices, find you the best deals, and spare you the additional hassle of finding the right home for you. Santos Knight Frank is a renowned real estate services agency that has a great track record of serving clients with services such as occupier services & commercial agency, investment & capital marketsresidential & sales leasing, property marketing, research & consultancy, valuation & appraisal, project management, asset management,  property management, facilities management, technical services & engineering solutions. Just visit our website and speak to our real estate practitioners at https://santosknightfrank.com/

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