Tips for Buying In Planned Communities

BSR0901We’re seeing a lot of increased interest among our clients in planned communities like Egret Landing, Admiral’s Cove, and Abacoa. Jupiter Florida real estate has no shortage of great planned communities and each one has its own unique character and specific appeal. It’s important when picking a Jupiter home for sale in a planned community that you take the time to find just the right one for your family’s needs; remember, your home is an investment, so there’s nothing more important than doing due diligence to ensure you’re investing wisely.

A great place to start is your local real estate experts — that’s us. We can help you find information about individual communities with respect to their planning and development history, and what each community has in store for the future. Many planned communities are not fully “built out,” so there are changes coming down the pike in terms of undeveloped space that may or may not be planned in a way you find inviting or appropriate.

Visiting the individual homes within the communities you’re interested in is of course a must; but it’s just as important to take the time to look around beyond those four walls as well. Visit the amenities that attracted you to the particular planned community, and see how well they’re being maintained and whether the activities you expect are taking place.

Finally, there’s no substitute for experience. See if you can talk to local homeowners about the challenges and opportunities they faced when they moved into each planned community, and find out whether the available schools, healthcare facilities, recreational opportunities, social activities and retail establishments have turned out to be everything they’d hoped, and what they expect to see in the years to come. The fewer surprises before you buy, the better!

Real Estate North Palm Beach: Inspections Are Key

NorthPalmBeachLooking for a homes for sale in North Palm Beach is exciting; it’s a fantastic area with a great market, and plenty of opportunity to find the perfect home. Indeed, even looking at North Palm Beach homes for rent is fun, and for many of the same reasons.

But unless you buy and sell real estate for a living — and often, even if you do — there are a lot of things you can miss when you’re checking out real estate. North Palm Beach is a fantastic place to wind up buying property, but a professional home inspection can make the difference between a home you’ll love forever and an investment you’ll regret.

Any real estate investment represents a lot of money changing hands; indeed for most people, the purchase of their home will be the largest single investment they ever make. This is why it’s so critical to make sure you’re covering all the bases, and why the cost of a professional home inspection is so worth it. Most professional inspections, even those that cover every aspect of the home from the foundation to the roof and everything in between, cost just a few hundred dollars. The peace of mind that brings, plus the potential to avoid costly problems later, is well worth the money.

A home inspection contingency in your real estate contract is a great way to ensure your North Palm Beach home investment won’t get off the ground without knowing the home is everything it’s represented to be. Your real estate professional can help you design a purchase agreement that hinges upon a successful inspection that uncovers no significant issues that might bite you down the road; and they can likely help you find a professional inspector that has experience with the North Palm Beach area.