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Old 03-22-2015, 02:48 PM
 
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My sister and I plan to relocate back to Florida (grew up on St. Pete). We have three large senior dogs. A manufactured home community with good amenities is what we are looking for. I am interested in Cypress Lakes in Lakeland, but have not found out the details of their pet policy yet.

Any other suggestions? We do not want to go to South FL.

Thanks for your responses.
Karen
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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My sister and I plan to relocate back to Florida (grew up on St. Pete). We have three large senior dogs. A manufactured home community with good amenities is what we are looking for. I am interested in Cypress Lakes in Lakeland, but have not found out the details of their pet policy yet.

Any other suggestions? We do not want to go to South FL.

Thanks for your responses.
Karen
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I don't have dogs and just moved to a Park in Lakeland. The one I am in, does not allow dogs other than service animals. I was surprised just how many 55+parks in Lakeland don't allow dogs. I think Lakeland Harbor Manufactured Home Park allows dogs It's in No Lakeland. I think if you find a park that does allow dogs, you will end up having difficulty because of 3 dogs. Also I was very surprised how much lot rent is, in Lakeland and the general area. It can get very high and fast. I would not want So Florida either. Best of Luck.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
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Exclamation Know Your HOA!

Because of rising HOA fees, many communities get better rates if they do things that lessen liability -- and maintenance.

This includes pets. And the other BIG issue is now smoking "on campus" And visiting house guests and underage minors (like grandkids) to your property. Or what kind of vehicle and how many can be parked on your property. Or driving golf carts around the community. And what hours, etc.

There could also be substantial fleecing by requiring additional deposits for "permits" on some of these items.

Be sure you understand the HOA rules by obtaining a copy BEFORE you sign!
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:35 AM
 
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I'm a dog walker and in Vero Beach we have manufactured home communities with large-ish dogs but the problem is going to be you have THREE.

Yes there are breed restrictions, too, but it makes sense that in a manufactured home community they're going to have limits like TWO only, considering you have small "yards". And small streets, too.

If you google, you can find sites with ALL the manufactured home communities listed and just start calling them.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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Because of rising HOA fees, many communities get better rates if they do things that lessen liability -- and maintenance.

This includes pets. And the other BIG issue is now smoking "on campus" And visiting house guests and underage minors (like grandkids) to your property. Or what kind of vehicle and how many can be parked on your property. Or driving golf carts around the community. And what hours, etc.

There could also be substantial fleecing by requiring additional deposits for "permits" on some of these items.

Be sure you understand the HOA rules by obtaining a copy BEFORE you sign!
Not to mention that they can be changed, mismanaged and run by power hungry people. I always had a problem with people telling me what I can and cannot do. Breaking the law is one thing, hanging the "wrong colored curtains" is another especially after someone paid 250k for "their" home. HOA is a Florida racket that went wild.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Not to mention that they can be changed, mismanaged and run by power hungry people. I always had a problem with people telling me what I can and cannot do. Breaking the law is one thing, hanging the "wrong colored curtains" is another especially after someone paid 250k for "their" home. HOA is a Florida racket that went wild.
yeah, you don't belong in an HOA - you wouldn't be able to get along w/ your neighbors -some people are ale to comply with simple rules, others think they're living in Nazi-era Germany...if you can't follow simple rules, you really owe it to yourelf and others to find a non-HOA community - everybody will be better off that way......
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:03 AM
 
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yeah, you don't belong in an HOA - you wouldn't be able to get along w/ your neighbors -some people are ale to comply with simple rules, others think they're living in Nazi-era Germany...if you can't follow simple rules, you really owe it to yourelf and others to find a non-HOA community - everybody will be better off that way......
It's more a question of asking why those rules exist in the first place. In many cases there is no reason other than "because they're there." Some people are very happy conforming to an arbitrary standard that serves no useful purpose, they can be very happy in an HOA; others would like to choose the color they paint their front door, which can be a problem in many.

Of course there are also the "HOAs Gone Wild" where a board member or two becomes drunk with power and enforces their own preferences whether or not they appear in the bylaws. Of course, they and their cronies are exempt from such enforcement.
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:32 AM
 
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3 is hard, most places only allow 2, you might have to rent a house. and it depends on the breed. Standard poodles or black Labs might be allowed but dangerous breeds may not.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It's more a question of asking why those rules exist in the first place.
Like-minded people who agree to live in a community with rules on how a community should look or be operated. Nothing wrong with that. If you can't comply, you really ought to look elsewhere instead of buying there, breaking the rules, being a jackass to the HOA. There are plenty of options outside of HOAs if you don't like living in a community with certain rules.
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