Considering your 4-legged members of your Home when moving

According to a study recently conducted by Pew Researchalmost half (44%) of respondents between the ages of 18 to 49 in the United States say that it's "not too likely" or "not at all likely" they will ever have kids.  That surprising statistic is up by 7% from a similar poll conducted in 2018. The reasons varied from not wanting kids, financial reasons or not having a partner.

*Subsequently, it's estimated that two out of every three homes in the United States includes at least one pet, estimated to be about 393.3 million.  95% of pet owners consider their pets to be family members.

Given these statistics, it's not a surprise that pets are now being considered as an integral part in the decision making when purchasing a new home.  They're not only being considered, Buyers are also willing to move to help accomodate their pet.

According to the National Association of Realtor's findings, of the 1,600 homeowners polled, 68% of respondents who weren't living in a pet-friendly home at one time said they moved for the sole purpose of accomodating their pets.  More renters became home buyers because their pets weren't allowed in their rentals.

It seems as if Buyers are seeking more pet-friendly homes more than ever.  When keeping their pets in mind they're looking for more space, secure fencing, nearby pet-friendly parks and play areas and larger back yards.

*Pet Ownership Statistics

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