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Old 10-22-2016, 10:29 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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Lost cause. <sigh>
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:39 PM
 
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Lost cause. <sigh>
Okay I get it, I don't exactly fit the older demographic of this site and its users but there has to be some sort of way!
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Check out Silver star village. It's gated and right on a bus line. It's in a not so great part of town but your options are limited.

http://www.bayshorehomesales.com/communities/SilverStar
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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So where is the region with the most affordable houses?
I'd just be guessing but I'd think central Florida....there are several smaller towns (personally I'd be happy with) like Lake Wales, Sebring, Wachula.....something about those small FL towns are comfortable and safe, imo and away from the congestion that we're seeing now in larger areas like the Gulf Coast (TB, Sarasota/Bradenton for instance). Most would find it dull, but imo if you've done a lot and are ready to settle and relax those small towns would be fine......
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My hometown is filled with these OP. Every cheap place to live has 55 and older placed on it. I question the legality of it. So they don't want young people living there? Used to be legal to ban black people from neighborhoods too. With affordable housing across Florida becoming non-existent I suspect this is going to be called into question more. I bet if it reached a high court it would be ruled that you can't discriminate against homebuyers based on their age, in this case, young people.
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:52 PM
 
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My hometown is filled with these OP. Every cheap place to live has 55 and older placed on it. I question the legality of it. So they don't want young people living there? Used to be legal to ban black people from neighborhoods too. With affordable housing across Florida becoming non-existent I suspect this is going to be called into question more. I bet if it reached a high court it would be ruled that you can't discriminate against homebuyers based on their age, in this case, young people.
So are you telling me that I have a possible court case or rather a civil action case?
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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So are you telling me that I have a possible court case or rather a civil action case?
Just realized you are the OP. I suspect so, yes. It would probably take just one person to take these communities to court and then they can be dismantled. A neighborhood can't discriminate based on age.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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Just realized you are the OP. I suspect so, yes. It would probably take just one person to take these communities to court and then they can be dismantled. A neighborhood can't discriminate based on age.
This isn't the first time someone thought of about the legality of senior communities and they mostly survive legal challenges. Co-ops and covenants on property are generally legal.

About the only lawsuit a senior community lost was Sun City refusing to annex an adjoining area. The rational for not annexing was, the adjoining area had kids which meant Sun City would be responsible for contributing to a school system which it currently did not do. I believe the federal government sided with the folks that's worked in Sun City and wanted to be annexed and the annexation proceeded.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
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This isn't the first time someone thought of about the legality of senior communities and they mostly survive legal challenges. Co-ops and covenants on property are generally legal.

About the only lawsuit a senior community lost was Sun City refusing to annex an adjoining area. The rational for not annexing was, the adjoining area had kids which meant Sun City would be responsible for contributing to a school system which it currently did not do. I believe the federal government sided with the folks that's worked in Sun City and wanted to be annexed and the annexation proceeded.
I don't believe it. I have never heard of a senior community being taken to court because they discriminate against young people.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:50 PM
 
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So long as one of the main resident owners is 55 or over, this should not be an issue. My aunt had her home in a 55+ community as she needed a 24 hr care taker.

Yes OP, you can find first time home owner assistance. Have a stable income consistent with the ratio of affordability. HUD has programs ..

I'm looking at land in the ga region...to build a self sustaining home. The govt is currently processing the grant to aide on the acquisition. Apparently they actually want ppl to conserve thru alternative energy sources . Rural property can be had...
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