It used to be that condo associations limited their pet restrictions to two pets per household. Then some buildings started throwing in weight restrictions. These days, it’s become commonplace to ban certain dog breeds.
This is particularly true in new-construction buildings, where you can expect CC&Rs to specifically state that Pit Bills, Presa Canarias, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Mastiffs or any other fighting breed cannot live in the building. There are also sometimes more restrictive weight limits for dogs (i.e., only 100 pounds combined for two dogs per unit).
With older condo developments, you’re probably good to go if you own one of the aforementioned breeds, unless there is a weight restriction or the particular HOA has amended its CC&Rs to ban the breeds. So before you write your offer on that nice 2BR condo in Pacific Heights, check to see if you’ll be able to bring your dog along.
I toured The Heights yesterday, a 13-unit, two-building condo development on California and Divisadero on the border of Pacific Heights/Lower Pacific Heights. There are two- and three-bedroom residences available, all with parking and unique floor plans. Finishes are all high-end, running the gamut from Bertazzoni ranges and Liebherr refrigerators to Carrera marble and quartz countertop islands and Heath Ceramics backsplashes.
The more desirable of the two buildings fronts California Street and has nine condos over a commercial space (and an elevator). Four of the units have list prices ranging from $1,249,000 for a 2BR/2BA, 1273-square foot condo to $1,949,000 for a 3BR/2BA, 1920-square foot unit. (They’re waiting to see how sales go on these initial units before pricing the remaining condos, which range in square footage from 1,371-1,693.)… Continue Reading