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Old 08-21-2017, 09:42 PM
 
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There are plenty of HOA communities with similar amenities as 55+ communities.
Can you explain how they work? I really don't know much about them.

I dealt with HOAs when I had my condominiums. Are they the same thing?
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Summerlin South
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I am now just old enough to move into a 55+ community. A while back while visiting a friend of mine who lives in a 55+ community in Southern California - a very nice one. It seemed to be a bit "old" for me. One sight that I won't forget is an elderly gentleman sitting on one of those old fashioned aluminum patio chairs with the nylon webbing in his open garage, no shirt, man boobs down his waistband with a clip board and pen writing down the license plate numbers for all cars coming and going. That there creeped me out with the 55+ communities. I live in Red Rock Country Club but fortunately does not seem to have a lot of kids running around as my old 89149 gated community of 31 executive semi custom built homes. 1/2 acre lots and all the kids played in the street like some sort of trailer park. Do note however that most of the current homeowners purchased these houses at a 70% discount after the crash. When I sold in late 2015, I was just one of four original pre crash homeowners.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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I am now just old enough to move into a 55+ community. A while back while visiting a friend of mine who lives in a 55+ community in Southern California - a very nice one. It seemed to be a bit "old" for me. One sight that I won't forget is an elderly gentleman sitting on one of those old fashioned aluminum patio chairs with the nylon webbing in his open garage, no shirt, man boobs down his waistband with a clip board and pen writing down the license plate numbers for all cars coming and going. That there creeped me out with the 55+ communities. I live in Red Rock Country Club but fortunately does not seem to have a lot of kids running around as my old 89149 gated community of 31 executive semi custom built homes. 1/2 acre lots and all the kids played in the street like some sort of trailer park. Do note however that most of the current homeowners purchased these houses at a 70% discount after the crash. When I sold in late 2015, I was just one of four original pre crash homeowners.
Have been (a visitor) in several 55+ communities since the 80's. MY father lived in one.

I have NEVER WITNESSED this. So you think ever 55+ community has someone that does this?

Grew up in upscale neighborhood with lots of kids in the 60's. Very little traffic and we played 4 square in the street sometimes in the evening. AT least we were outside getting exercise, not tied to a video game or cell phone.

I was at an auction at Red Rock on Sunday. I have never met a ruder group of day time drunks in my life.
A few I asked if they lived there and said yes. Always had a bad feeling about that place, my RE agent told me, I wasn't alone. And she wished she could figure it out.(Funny thing is she wouldn't move there either.) Now I guess I know. If these are your neighbors, you have my sympathy.

They were actually screaming out what they paid for a diamond ring, how big their house was, blah blah blah. YUCK. Totally classless.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:38 AM
 
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^^^ I don't know if it was what we did as kids or the stuff about Red Rock. But thanks for all the reps!
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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Why would you want to ruin it for those 55 and older who specifically want to live away from people younger than themselves?
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:29 PM
 
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I wish. As someone who hates kids a 55+ community would be ideal.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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There are plenty of HOA communities with similar amenities as 55+ communities.
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Can you explain how they work? I really don't know much about them.

I dealt with HOAs when I had my condominiums. Are they the same thing?

For one, check out The Club at Madeira Canyon.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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There are plenty of HOA communities with similar amenities as 55+ communities.
Name one that has a computer room, a ceramics room, a art room, one that has a group that checks in on people and brings those that are single a birthday gift has a Christmas dinner for those with no family, free of charge. Almost twice a month activities. Some have a restaurant on site.
And I'm just getting started.

They might have a pool and a few activities but not the rest.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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The Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA) is an exception that allows communities to operate as "over-55" or "overage" housing. To qualify for this exemption, the following criteria must be met:

At least 80% of the units must be occupied by at least one resident over the age of 55;

The community must publish and adhere to policies and procedures demonstrating an intent by the housing provider (the association) to provide housing for persons 55 years of age or older; and

The housing provider must engage in appropriate age verification procedures that includes a community census from time to time.


What the community does with that 20% of residents under 55 is pretty much up to the community. On April 1, 1999 the United States Department of House and Urban Development published Federal Regulations implementing the Housing For Older Persons Act of 1995. Basically, HUD does not care how a community handles the 20% under 55.


So, check around. You may be able to get into one of those 55+ community under this loophole.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:06 PM
 
Location: CA
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Some communities allow under 55 just let them know you're seeking peace and quiet and you're a good fit.
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