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WASHINGTON (February 13, 2017) — When making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes, Americans, by and large, take their pets' needs into account, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®. The 2017 Animal House: Remodeling Impact report found that 81 percent of respondents said that animal-related considerations play a role when deciding on their next living situation.
For first-time home buyers who scrimped and pinched to save a viable down payment, the last thing on their mind is taking on a rehab project. But since entry-level homes are scarce, buyers who are desperate to get their hands on something move-in ready might end up paying a lot more for a starter than they anticipated. Or, they might be open to seeing a less-than-perfect home as a diamond in the rough.