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: 623 About Erin: Philadelphia is one of the great livable cities — a place where you can walk to any number of fant...
I have 14 years’ experience in residential and commercial properties throughout the Philadelphia area and inner ring suburbs. In my former life, I practiced law in Philadelphia in the areas of Premises and Products Liability, which translated beautifully into having a deep understanding of how houses “work” and Contract Law, not to mention being in the midst of my second personal renovation.
I live with my family in Germantown in a Queen Anne and previously lived in Fishtown until 2011. I am originally a native of Rochester, NY (go Wegmans!) and attended undergrad at Eugene Lang in New York City and University of Rochester, where I received a BA in Political Science in 1998. I attended Law School at State Universit y of New York at Buffalo School of Law where I received a Juris Doctor in 2003 and became a member of the PA Bar as well in 2003. I practiced in Philly for 2 1/2 years before making the leap to real estate, my true love.
I am a dog fanatic with a beautiful Husky/Collie (I’d guess?) mix at home…I can most likely find you a rescue dog too if you’d like one for your home! I am a sucker for old homes with original details, Back staircases, stained glass but love elements of most periods of design.
When I’m not selling houses, I can most often be found hanging out with my two young daughters at all the kid hot spots in town.
2014 & 2018 Space & Company Leadership Award
2017 and 2012 Space & Company Top Producer Transactions Award
2017 Space & Company Double Digit Sales Growth Award
2016 Best Realtor-Philadelphia Home Magazine
2013-2015 Five Star Real Estate Professional Award