Jani, Home Buyer in Plano, TX

plumbing / other major renovations coming up?

Asked by Jani, Plano, TX Wed Jul 2, 2014

FL Jupiter's Ocean Trail Condos are around 30 years old now so I'd guess plumbing starts to be in renovation condition soon? Does anyone know planned schedule (or even better, cost) of major renovations in Ocean Trail?

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Try the management company at: http://www.bristolmanagement.com/index.php?id=1
They might be able to answer your questions. The condo minutes are always your best source of information. Are you a resident?

Thank you,

Michael DaSilva
Keller Williams Realty of Jupiter
4455 Military Trail, Suite #100, Jupiter, FL 33458
Cell: 561-602-5111 / Office: 561-427-6100 / Fax: 415-689-2860
Web: http://southflrepro.kwrealty.com
E-mail: mdasilva@kw.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 3, 2014
Like Chase said, you should have an inspector come and let you know for sure. It is never a good idea to let your plumbing problems go untreated. You could also try talking to the management company. That is usually the most reliable place to find this kind of information. http://www.arescuerooter.ca/st-catharines
Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015
I would assume that some are coming up. I would call and have an inspector come and tell you. They should be able to help you with all of the things you may need to have updated. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you! http://www.callthedraindoctor.com
Flag Tue Jan 6, 2015
Thanks for the pointer. Not a resident but considering options in Florida since I don't get much ocean view in Dallas TX. :) The reason I asked specifically about plumbing is that I've heard some horror stories about insanely expensive ($50k+/apt!) and long-running plumbing renovations in some older buildings.
Flag Fri Jul 4, 2014
It depends on the company you hire for your plumbing renovations. Also, there are other factors that can change how long a project like that will take, like the size of your house. The best option might be to contact the different companies close to you and have them give you an estimate. They will give a more accurate estimate if they can look over your house. Just make sure to get it in writing before you hire them. http://www.actionplumbingandheating.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Yesterday at 8:39am
It can be very difficult to realize that you need a repair like this. Sometimes it's better though to just get the repair and have more of a guarantee that you won't need as much help in the long run with the plumbing. You wouldn't want to deal with something for the next two or three years when you can make one repair now and then be comfortable with it for the next few years.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 8, 2015
Before you decide to renovate, call in a plumber and have them look at everything. They can tell you whether a full overhaul is warranted or not. Plumbing is typically built to last for a while, so it being a certain age doesn't mean it's crumbling. However, it could still be in bad condition, depending on the kind of use it got over the years. So shop around for plumbers, make some calls, and do your homework. Just because a company is recommended doesn't mean they can meet your needs the best, so you have to be careful. Once you find a good one, have them inspect everything and give you an idea of what the situation is. Then just go from there.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 27, 2015
I would talk to management about it, especially if you are a bit concerned about the system being old. Plumbing is something that should have fairly regular up-keep, especially cause drains can get clogged. I come from a household that has four girls, and we needed to have our drains cleaned all the time.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 5, 2015
I would imagine that your plumbing is about due for at least some sort of maintenance. If you're planning on renovating other parts of your house, though, you might as well add in the plumbing. I would check with a plumbing maintenance company to see what sort of work needs to be done on your pipes. They'll probably know when the right time for a renovation is. http://www.greaneyandsweeney.com.au/services
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 28, 2015
If that place is 30 years old and there haven't been many plumbing issues, it's doing well! It might be good to check them out though, to make sure there aren't any unseen problems. Trust me, you do not want to have a leak somewhere without knowing about it. Water damage is scary stuff. http://www.plumbperfect.ca/brampton-plumbing
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 23, 2015
Yes, I agree that checking out the plumbing would not be a bad idea. You can just get a plumber or a plumbing contractor come look at your system to see what the state is. If you haven't had any problems yet, then you are probably in good shape! There is no reason to replace things unless there is obvious wear and tear.
Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015

As the only condominium project on the sand in Jupiter, Florida there is always much interest in units at Ocean Trail. High rise buildings on the beach require maintenance as the sand and sea cause havoc with the structure and at anytime one can see a concrete restoration project underway somewhere. I know of no major planned restoration project on any of the buildings at Ocean Trail but if you are considering a purchase in the development make sure you do your compete due diligence including the review of financials, budgets and what is currently planned for future capital expenditures. Make sure your contract is written to protect you during the information gather process.

If you do not need to be on the sand there are other options in Jupiter with an ocean view. You also have on the beach option on Jupiter Island, Singer Island and in Juno Beach. We just had a client put an amazing town home on the market with an ocean view from the 3rd floor for well under $400,000 and it is beautiful! Many choices out there but buyers must be careful as the market is a bit tricky right now.

There are different association for each of the 5 buildings in Ocean Trail and different management companies involved and there is a master association as well. One may have a totally different concrete restoration project schedule, reserves, etc. so dig and get all of the information you require. As we tell our client base, fully informed decisions are the best decisions when it comes to real estate purchases so make sure you have everything you need and if we can be of help in any way just let us know.

Fins up.....

Tom Priester
Principal Broker

Paradise Sharks Real Estate

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2015
If it's been 30 years since plumbing work was done, then it's definitely something that should be done as soon as possible. I think you should contact a good plumber to come and look at everything before you're ready to actually get the work done. That way, you'll have a good idea of exactly what needs to be done.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 14, 2015
That may not be the wisest course of action. I don't think the original poster even lives in the condos. He is more interested in the state of the units and their renovation schedule. He should probably wait until the condos have been renovated before purchasing one. After 30 years, you have to assume that this will be done soon.

Flag Thu Jan 22, 2015
Thanks for the information. As a matter of fact, we do have some major renovations coming up. My husband and I have been wanting to finish our basement by putting a bathroom and kitchen in, and then a bedroom or two. We'll be needing to hire a general contractor, but more importantly we'll be needing to hire a plumber to help us figure out where to put the kitchen and bathroom. http://www.bcpsi.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 17, 2014
I think i am having some plumbing issues at home. I have tried to take care of it myself but the fix doesn't last long. I wonder if it is something I will need to have a plumber to come out and fix it for me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 16, 2014
When you are having plumbing issues it is very important to contact a professional quickly. Delaying repairs can result in more extensive pipe issues that will cause severe damage. Having broken pipes may lead to flooding and other problems that are very frustrating to clean up. Having a plumber quickly address problems will ensure that your home continues to operate worry free.
Flag Tue Jan 20, 2015
You should check with the people that would be in charge of the project. Chances are there is some sort of manager that would be able to give you some of the information. Talk to that person, the plumbers doing the work, and anybody close to the project. you should be able to get the information you need pretty easily.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 18, 2014
HI, Eugene is correct, if you check with the management company they will give you an idea of what repairs have been made and what would be next. The office is on site, and they have always been very helpful. Hope this helps. With new restaurants, close to the beach, lagoon, shopping, etc. Its a great place to be.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 28, 2014
Thank you for your answer, Eugene. My apartment building desperately needs some renovations, but management has been dragging their feet. I wonder if offering to chip in would get them moving. It is worth a shot.

Flag Fri Oct 31, 2014
They only way you would be able to figure this out is to speak with the management. If there haven't been any issues with the plumbing, I wouldn't be holding my breath. They may hold off until it is absolutely necessary.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 27, 2014
Plumbing can be really tough to renovate without help. You can hire a plumber or contractor to help you with all the details. You want to make sure it gets done right, because plumbing is probably the most important system in your house. http://www.epgi.com.au/plumbing
Flag Tue Jan 13, 2015
I agree with Eugene. Management will be able to guide you the proper direction. Hopefully the repairs needed aren't too intensive. Good luck to you Jani. http://www.allenplumbingnw.com
Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014
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