Buying a Jupiter Oceanfront Condo
With supply down to record lows we have seen prices escalate for oceanfront condos in Jupiter. Many condos have no listings for sale while others may have just one or two units for sale. If it is a good location in the condo most likely it will sell rather quickly. What is selling and what isn't selling? If you don't have an ocean view you will find it difficult to sell no matter what the price. Original condition units in need of major upgrades are also a bit more difficult to sell. Most buyers are buying an oceanfront condo because they want a view and they don't want to do complete remodels.
Buying Jupiter oceanfront condo tips
What to look for when buying an oceanfront condo. It may sound very stupid but by the best location and view and not the nicest remodeled condo. You can always remodel but you will never change the view or location. That building you are looking at next door will always be there. Many older condos have small rooms and galley kitchens. Ask which walls can be removed or partially removed to open up your views. You may have to rearrange your kitchen but it will be worth it. Check closet space. Remember you don't have a basement or a garage to store stuff. Ceiling height? Many older condos have 8 ft ceilings and the builders in the day added fake drop down ceilings for design and A/C duct work. Many of the ceilings can be raised and even a few inches in ceiling height will make a tremendous difference.
Ocean properties take a beating from salt air and spray. Many windows will be frozen shut or sliders will have bad rollers and sliders can be expensive to replace. That is one of the biggest costs in an ocean condo. Bathrooms were small and many buyers are replacing tubs with showers. Space is crucial. Pocket doors are great options for condos. The washer and dryer closet space. Can a full size washer /dryer fit in the old closet space? You would be surprised how large washers and dryers are now. Look at instant hot water heaters as an option for replacing that large water heater. Remember they need a lot of power and many older condo will need to upgrade the electrical panel box. Lighting is another factor. Many remodels include dropping ceilings in certain areas to add drop down lighting. Condos don't have many windows so light can be important.
Storage, does the condo have A/C storage and just how large is it? Do you have room for bikes? Garage spaces. Many condos have garage spaces but some can be pretty tight. Take a look and see what garage space you have and can your car fit into the space?
There are so many things you don't think about when buying a condo as it is quite different then living in a single family home. Call me to help you find that perfect Jupiter oceanfront condo today. We are oceanfront condo experts.Posted by Jim McLane on