You can live in a Philadelphia condo with a large dog. It just may take a little more work to find the right building and a little more consideration picking the best unit.
Each homeowners associate has their own rules about what pets can live in their building. Your Realtor (and I can be that Realtor) can call the buildings you are interested in to find out what the rules are. If buildings permit dogs, they typically have a size or pound limit. Some buildings prefer to exclude certain breeds. Other buildings, like the one we found for Stella (in the image above), don’t limit size but do the number of pets in each residence.
Even though we ask for the buildings pet rules, it is important that you confirm your understanding when you read over the condo documents. After you have an agreement of sale, there is a prescribed amount of timefor you to review these sometimes long legal documents. If you find something in the docs that you cannot live with (within the allotted time) you can back out of the agreement to purchase without penalty.
Some other issues that helped Stella’s family choose their new home were noise and street access. We found a unit that did not face the street. The building they chose had a courtyard which had less traffic noise. This family also opted for a lower floor. The elevators don't operate during a fire (or fire drill). Getting down multiple flights of stairs, alarm blaring, with a 145-pound dog, could be difficult. This was one of the reasons Stella's family decide that the second floor was right for them.
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Author:Erin Knight Phone: 215-480-6613 Dated: March 20th 2019 Views: 612 About Erin: Philadelphia is one of the great livable cities — a place where you can walk to any number of fant...
Sal is a veteran real estate agent who has called Philadelphia his home for over 20 years. He has lived all over the city in everything from a 6 bedroom Victorian townhouse he restored in South Philly, to a rehabbed house in Graduate Hospital, to his current home: new construction in Northern Liberties.
In his previous life, he had over 20 years of experience in the pharmacy industry as a data analyst, which gives him the eye for detail and makes him a "numbers guy" that supplements his love of real estate. Sal holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
Sal is well versed in every aspect of real estate sales — and there's not a question you can ask him he hasn't heard. He has a great knack for helping first time home buyers as well as investors, move-up buyers and renters alike.
When Sal isn't selling houses, you can find him riding his motorcycle, cooking, baking, restoring old technology including antique radios and clocks, collecting mid-century furniture, working on cars and singing in various choruses.