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July 7, 2010

4 Tips on Pet Friendly Housing

Hi Everyone,

As odd as it may seem, but happy mid-week (already?).

There is an increasingly important item that I would like to touch on today, which is very important to quite a lot of people who are looking for a home to Rent to Own.

This topic is regarding "Pet Friendly Housing". To those of you without a pet, this is a non-issue for you, however, for those of you with a dog, cat (or perhaps even a wolf?), this is very high on the priority list for you. There are quite a bit of sites that dedicate themselves to these types of accommodations (if you know of any that you can recommend, please let us know and we will add it to our Blog to help out our fellow readers).

A few tips that are worth mentioning here:

1. For any homeowners that are Renting to Own their home: Please specify within your "Home Available" Ad(s) whether pets are permitted or not. This can save you time by letting you weed out those who are truly the best pre-qualified fit for your home.

2. For anyone looking to Rent to Own a home, you will want to note within your "Home Wanted" Ad that you do have a pet (or pets), the type of pet, and any other pertinent info for the seller.

3. Make sure that you understand and realize any potential surcharges for keeping a pet in the home. Make sure that you have all charges in writing and whether they cover the term of the Lease Option (Rent to Own), or are per year charges, and/or are per pet.

4. If the size/weight/type of the pet is a factor, please also make sure you have this documented and in writing.

For those of us who have a pet at home, they quickly integrate themselves into our families. Unfortunately, there are some people who will look at this as an opportunity to scam you for extra money for keeping your pet, so make sure everything is documented and preferably notarized, as well.

As a side note, and off-topic, we have added some new features to the Advertising Opportunities that are available on HomeRun Homes (http://www.Lease2Buy.com), and you can click here to view the PDF. If you are unable to view or open the attachment, you can have our "Advertising Opportunities" sent to you by visiting this link.

Have a Great Day, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !!!

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