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Old 04-12-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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Anybody considered Santa Rosa, CA?

Nope...........not me
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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I've lived in communities without any restrictions and my experience is that too many problems that can crop up... especially when several of the homes are rented out, which can happen when the economy is in a downturn.
Sounds like my neighborhood. Beautifully kept up by the first owners, but as the houses resell it just gets worse and worse.

For example, the house to our west had an addition put on the back, and the construction debris was left in the back yard all winter. The pile was tall enough it could be seen over my 6 foot fence.

When it was finally hauled away (another neighbor called the city) the back yard was a mud hole. Still is. The addition was put on 4 years ago.

This is just one example, there are many. I live in a neighborhood full of pigs.

I would welcome some restrictions around here. Luckily the area we are planning on moving to when we retire has some rules and regs.
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile 55 plus....

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My parents just sold thier home in Oakmont, in Santa Rosa, California in Sonoma County.

They raved about the place the entire 11 years they lived there, and they never even played golf. I enjoyed visiting - the neighborhood is really beautiful. I really enjoyed walking in the neighborhood.

Wine country is a nice place to be or to visit - my father worked in a winery a few days a week and neither of them got bored. I'd never have known the place was 55 plus unless I was really paying attention.

Anybody considered Santa Rosa, CA?
I have not until I read your post. We discovered Healdsburg, CA quite accidentially - can you give me a price range where they were? My husband was in love with this whole area....and we play golf.
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Anything in California always seems to be so expensive. It is very beautiful, though..... the part I've been to.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Anybody considered Santa Rosa, CA?

Nope...........not me
Care to say more?
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:55 AM
 
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Originally Posted by elizamary
Anybody considered Santa Rosa, CA?

Nope...........not me

Care to say more?>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I was just being funny.........sorry.

We are very happy living in our 55+ community in DE. Want to visit CA someday but the gas is so expensive.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Santa Rosa's nice but too expensive for me. Plus, I like getting just a taste of winter and fall here in the GA mountains.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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Santa Rosa's nice but too expensive for me. Plus, I like getting just a taste of winter and fall here in the GA mountains.
My two cents thrown in the rink.

De is a nice place to live and not that expensive. not far from the beach and we get all seasons with mild winters.
I understand DE is becoming the new Florida.
A lot seniors are moving here. 55+ communities springing up all over.
Our Community is brand new and not completely filled up. Been here 1 year and 2 months...........loving it.
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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My parents just sold thier home in Oakmont, in Santa Rosa, California in Sonoma County.

They raved about the place the entire 11 years they lived there, and they never even played golf. I enjoyed visiting - the neighborhood is really beautiful. I really enjoyed walking in the neighborhood.

Wine country is a nice place to be or to visit - my father worked in a winery a few days a week and neither of them got bored. I'd never have known the place was 55 plus unless I was really paying attention.

Anybody considered Santa Rosa, CA?
Nothing for less than 515K
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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Beware ...........of the 55+ parks with the long or short term lease of the land only. Check your State Laws to see if the property owners can give you a short notice and force you to move so they can sell the property.
Also read to see what can happen if the property is sold to a new owner. Is your current lease still honored. You might get a BIG SURPRISE.
New Owner ...New Lease and terms ??
Read your lease agreement very carefully looking for a clause thats allow this devestating behavior to take place. It has happen to several parks in Washington State that I personally know of with tragic results for the home owners.
In looking at the Parks where I live, I went in and interviewed many current residents only to find out that none that I talked to had an Attorney review the lease before signing it. Unbelievable. Many of these people were retired professionals to boot.
What are they thinking.

It's not all cream and peaches out there folks .....Be careful.

Silverfox
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