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Showing posts with label pet friendly housing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pet friendly housing. Show all posts

July 9, 2010

Neighbors, Community, Charity, and Giving...

Hi Everyone,

   A Happy Friday to everyone out there. We had some great feedback regarding our Blog entry from Wednesday, titled, "4 Tips on Pet Friendly Housing", and we are glad that these tips were helpful. We are always available to answer any questions that you have via the comments section on our Blog.

   I would like to officially deem this weekend as, "Good Neighbor Weekend", and here are a few things that I suggest on this 2-day romp of "giving and caring".

   First: Make it a point to have a friendly discussion with one of your neighbors at least once this weekend. If he or she is outside, then stop your car and have a chat with them. Ask them how things are, how their family is, and how their work is going. This might seem elementary to some people, however, there are some who just cannot find time to do these things (I'm guilty as charged !). If you live in an apartment, visit a neighbor down the hall. It's all about interaction with people who share a common theme with you - location.

   Second: Get involved in your community. Now that the warm weather is here, many towns have weekend clean-up days. get involved in one of these. If you have kids, make sure you bring your kids along as well. It's important for them to see their parents pitching in. It sets a great example for them, helps keep your town clean, and strengthens your sense of community.

   Finally: Charity. This is a tough one nowadays, since most can barely find money to buy food and pay for basic essentials. But remember, it does not have to be money that you donate; you can donate non-perishable food (cans), old clothing, and other items. You can just ring a local religious organization, a non-profit charity, or you can even drop some items off in those large containers that are stationed in some shopping center parking lots (most are put there by the Salvation Army).

   The benefits to your neighbors, your community, and people in need are obvious. What's more, the feeling of "doing good" will carry over into your every day life and will shed some light on you. It's really amazing.

Try it out this weekend and let me know how it went.

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

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 !!!