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More Than Half Of All Renters Have At Least 1 Pet, Zillow Finds | Inman

Based on a brand new report, renters are trying to find pet-friendly houses and Austin, Dallas and Fort Value, Texas, are the pet-friendliest cities within the U.S.

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Renters with pets may wish to take a look at the Lone Star State.

Utilizing knowledge from rental listings in its large on-line actual property portal, Zillow discovered that the highest three cities within the U.S. for leases that enable pets are all in Texas.

That’s key info for each tenants on the lookout for a short lived place to dwell and landlords searching for to fill their houses. Zillow discovered pets are the No. 1 most sought-after amenity by far, and greater than half of all renters have at the least one pet.

“Pet possession soared through the pandemic,” mentioned Amanda Pendleton, Zillow’s house traits skilled. “Pets are extensively thought-about a part of the American household, so it is smart that they issue into transferring selections and influence housing preferences.” 

Landlords who don’t enable tenants to have pets are successfully limiting their potential renter pool.

Fifty-nine % of renters in 2022 reported having at the least one pet, Zillow mentioned, citing its Client House Developments Report. That’s up from 46 % in 2019.

Austin, Texas, topped the checklist with the best share of rental listings permitting renters to have pets, in response to the report. 4 out of 5 listings within the Texas capital are pet-friendly, Zillow discovered.

That was adopted by Dallas, the place 78 % of rental listings mentioned the house allowed pets and Fort Value, Texas, with 77.2 %. San Antonio was additionally inside the high 10 for pet-friendliness with 75.8 %.

Simply over 55 % of rental listings on Zillow report permitting pets:

  • Austin, Texas – 80.8 % 
  • Dallas, Texas – 78 %
  • Fort Value, Texas – 77.2 %
  • Charlotte, North Carolina – 76.6 %
  • Denver, Colorado – 76.5 %
  • San Antonio, Texas – 75.8 %
  • Indianapolis, Indiana – 74.7 %
  • Kansas Metropolis, Missouri  – 73.4 %
  • Seattle, Washington – 73.1 %
  • New York Metropolis  – 72.2 %

Twice as many renters filter for pet-friendly listings than some other amenity on the location, Zillow mentioned.

“Renters with pets who’re planning to signal a brand new lease this 12 months face even stiffer competitors as a result of they’re restricted to flats the place their furry associates are allowed,” Pendleton mentioned. “This knowledge reveals us that in sure cities, pet-friendly flats are simpler to seek out.”

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