Consumers prioritize pet-friendly homes

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REALTOR Magazine

About 70% of American households share a home with at least one pet, mostly cats and dogs. Recent consumer studies show that a household’s furry friends have a lot to say in real estate decisions.

Americans are willing to move to better accommodate their pet and they’re on the hunt for more pet-friendly home features, according to a survey conducted last year by the National Association of REALTORS® on pets’ involvement in the home buying and selling process.

A recent Homes.com survey attests to that. Of 1,600 homeowners surveyed, 68% of respondents who weren’t already living in a pet-friendly home said they have moved for the sole purpose of accommodating their pets. Two-thirds indicated they moved from renting to homeownership specifically to either get a pet or keep their current pet happy, the survey shows.

Read the story here: Consumers Are Moving for Their Pets