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Old 08-28-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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Question: I live in Yuma, AZ. If a community is posted (street signs) as a 55+ community, must it have an HOA? Can a community (not a private park) restrict residents by age? Where might one go to find information regarding 'do's and don'ts' for such a neighborhood?
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Sounds like we have a home in the area you are talking about-Yuma East in East Yuma at Fortuna Road. It is indeed a 55+ community, has an HOA ($30/year), and a community center that you can join for a nominal fee. They have regulations, but they basically want you to keep your property 'not trashy'. It's an older community of ground level manufactured homes from the '85-95' or so era. There are some newer ones as properties were sold and set up individually, and some of the older homes are replaced. If you want to 'do something with your property', you are asked to notify a board member. It's pretty laid back but seems to work because it's always neat and tidy. If you want to make changes, they probably aren't going to have any problem if you are able to get a county building permit. RV's are allowed on your property. They strictly enforce the age requirement which is completely spelled out in the regulations. Real Estate offices in the area are very aware of the restrictions. You could talk to them. Lots are pretty small, so minimum upkeep. We DID NOT have to get permission to cut down all trees on our lot.

btw, we bought a house 'up north' in a non 55+ community. Big mistake. Nice place (really nice), but we are nervous about every sale in the neighborhood. With the very low house prices, 'anybody' can buy. And, sometimes several people are rented to at the same house to afford it-scary. House goes up for sale next week. We're just going to spend the entire year in Yuma. You get spoiled. Different strokes for different folks.

Boni
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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Hi,
Sounds like we have a home in the area you are talking about-Yuma East in East Yuma at Fortuna Road. It is indeed a 55+ community, has an HOA ($30/year), and a community center that you can join for a nominal fee.
FYI - You're responding to a post from someone who asked their questions in 2010 and then never visited this board again.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Hi, My Husband and I live in Apache Junction, AZ in a manufactured home resort style community. We love it but are in the process of selling our homes. Have you considered living in Arizona? If so would like to talk with you about our home. Please just reply.
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