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BEFORE BUYING THAT DREAM CONDO…ASK THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

Posted by zzz - Lorea Thomson on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 1:22pm.

Look No Further! Beautiful Condos Await!

You’ve been searching for that perfect oceanfront Juno, Jupiter, or Singer Island condominium and now you are picturing yourself on the beach with swaying palms and the Atlantic Ocean breeze in your face.  Hold everything!  There are a few important questions you need to ask before buying a condo and a Waterfront Properties and Club Communities condo specialist can help you get the answers.

First, take a moment and look at the minutes of the condominium association board meetings and see what owners are discussing with the board. Reading the minutes will reveal any projects that may be underway at the complex, owner observations and or complaints.

Secondly, get a copy of the certificate of insurance.  This is a summary of the association’s policy.  Most condo owners will insure their own belongings, along with any other items not covered by the association’s policy.  It is wise to know exactly what the condominium association policy covers and what you will be responsible for. 

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Find out if the complex is “renter-friendly”.   If the renter population is over 10%, there should be clear rental policies, perhaps listed in the by-laws or tacked on as an amendment. 

Finally, find out if there are any deed restrictions on pets.  Even if you have a darling, interior-dwelling feline, it could be prohibited in some buildings. 

The Town of Jupiter is well known for a stretch of “dog friendly” beaches and beautiful vistas from casually elegant condominiums.  Contact any of the Waterfront Properties agents to guide you in your home search at (561)746-7272.


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