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Old 11-23-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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It appears Vegas Joe will not be one of my neighbors.......LOL
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Seriously? Are you a troll in disguise or something? That has to be one of the dumbest comments in this entire thread, and there have been some doozies.
Actually having lived in one of these communities, I can agree with him. Aside from the constant whining about grandchildren using the pool, I know of two incidents where people were forced to sell because their children died and left the homeowners with orphaned grandchildren. That and trying to starve Schoold Districts left me with the same impression.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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It appears Vegas Joe will not be one of my neighbors.......LOL
And I wonder who will be the happier about it, you or him?
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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It appears Vegas Joe will not be one of my neighbors.......LOL
Nor Boompa...

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I am the first to say HOA Covenants, age restricted, etc. neighborhoods are not for all. That said, the rules are there and if one does not want to live under them, then do not.

Also if one does did not understand the rules, then shame on them for not reading/paying attention.

All I know is I am living in my 4th HOA controlled neighborhood, and while not age restricted, I understood the rules and agreed to them and I will live accordingly to them or move on. My choice(s).

I admit it was a learning curve but after the first time, I did learn. Seems some never do thus maybe they are destined/deserve to make the same mistakes over and over even with all the "information" readily available as on various chats like this one.

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Old 11-23-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Nor Boompa...

Escort:

I am the first to say HOA Covenants, age restricted, etc. neighborhoods are not for all. That said, the rules are there and if you did not want to live under them, then do not.

Also if you did not understand the rules, then shame on you for not reading/paying attention.

All I know is I am living in my 4th HOA controlled neighborhood, and while not age restricted, I understood the rules and agreed to them and I will live accordingly to them or move on. My choice(s).

I admit it was a learning curve but after the first time, I did learn. Seems some never do thus maybe they are destined/deserve to make the same mistakes over and over even with all the "information" readily available as on various chats like this one.
So if/when the time comes can I pick your brain?
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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So if/when the time comes can I pick your brain?
Feel free.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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Nor Boompa...

Escort:

I am the first to say HOA Covenants, age restricted, etc. neighborhoods are not for all. That said, the rules are there and if one does not want to live under them, then do not.

Also if one does did not understand the rules, then shame on them for not reading/paying attention.

All I know is I am living in my 4th HOA controlled neighborhood, and while not age restricted, I understood the rules and agreed to them and I will live accordingly to them or move on. My choice(s).

I admit it was a learning curve but after the first time, I did learn. Seems some never do thus maybe they are destined/deserve to make the same mistakes over and over even with all the "information" readily available as on various chats like this one.
I fully agree with you. We live in an HOA community too but it is not age restricted. I don't have a problem if the elderly only want to live with the elderly. If that is their cup of tea, so be it. I was just making the point as to why I think the 55+ places reek of hypocrisy. Really they are 19+ places as the only people who really are banned from them are children. As long as one member of the household is 55+, all the other residents can be any age except under 19 or 18. And in some of the places in Anthem, nobody in the residence is 55+. Like I said, if you are 55 and have a wife that is 45 and 2 adult children and you die, they ALL get to stay in Anthem even though none of them is near 55 but if you have grandma and grandpa both over 55 and their daughter and son-in-law are killed in a traffic accident, their kids will have to be placed in a foster home because Anthem will not allow grandpa to take the kids. That to me just reeks of bull. But like I said, it is certainly their right to have whatever rules they want. Even stupid ones.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I fully agree with you. We live in an HOA community too but it is not age restricted. I don't have a problem if the elderly only want to live with the elderly. If that is their cup of tea, so be it. I was just making the point as to why I think the 55+ places reek of hypocrisy. Really they are 19+ places as the only people who really are banned from them are children. As long as one member of the household is 55+, all the other residents can be any age except under 19 or 18. And in some of the places in Anthem, nobody in the residence is 55+. Like I said, if you are 55 and have a wife that is 45 and 2 adult children and you die, they ALL get to stay in Anthem even though none of them is near 55 but if you have grandma and grandpa both over 55 and their daughter and son-in-law are killed in a traffic accident, their kids will have to be placed in a foster home because Anthem will not allow grandpa to take the kids. That to me just reeks of bull. But like I said, it is certainly their right to have whatever rules they want. Even stupid ones.
lets try again, try reading this and get the facts straight, federaly controlled not controlled by the developer.

I live in a 55+, a family just moved in, bought a resale home, he is 55, wife 54, two kids 12 and 14, completely legal.

Fair Housing -- It's Your Right - HUD
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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lets try again, try reading this and get the facts straight, federaly controlled not controlled by the developer.

I live in a 55+, a family just moved in, bought a resale home, he is 55, wife 54, two kids 12 and 14, completely legal.

Fair Housing -- It's Your Right - HUD
It may be legal as far as the government goes but it is NOT LEGAL as far as the rules of almost all 55+ communities go. I know it is not legal in Del Web communities and it is right here in the rules and restrictions:

CC&R’s Article 4 Section 2(a): Age Restrictions
Each dwelling unit in Sun City Summerlin, if occupied, shall be occupied by at least one (1)
person not less than fifty-five (55) years of age and no person eighteen (18) years of age or under
shall reside in any dwelling unit.
To the extent required by any applicable Federal or State law, at
no time shall less than eighty (80%) percent of the Lots subject to this Declaration be occupied by
Single Families where at least one member of the Single Family is fifty (55) years of age or older.

I put in bold the rule and you can see it here:http://www.suncity-summerlin.com/Gov...ion_Policy.pdf

And I know it is well enforced there. I live almost within walking distance of the place and talk to people there all the time. You can get a 2 week permit for a visit and that is it. No minors allowed period.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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