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Boston condos for sale and pet restrictions

While searching for a Boston condo for sale for one of my clients I encountered several with pet restrictions. Pet restrictions are common and variable. Some condos prohibit pets and some allow cats but not dogs and some will allow cats and dogs with height, weight, and or breed restrictions.  There are number limits too.

I also know of some townhouses that allow any kind of animal except for birds.

When there are height and weight limits for dogs I generally call the association or the listing agent or both and do my best to determine what those limits are.  More often than not those limits do not even exist, yet they remain in the MLS as restrictions.

That means some interested Boston condo for sale buyers with pets won’t even consider the unit which makes the pool of buyers smaller and ultimately means the unit will take longer to sell and sell and most likely for less money.

People who are selling units that are part of an association should find out exactly what the rules are and make sure that the information for Realtors and buyers is accurate and up-to-date.

Recently I have seen more associations that have “breed” restrictions for dogs. So far no one has been able to tell me which breeds are not allowed which could be problematic if it is on a case-by-case basis.

Updated: Boston Real Estate Blog 2022

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