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Old 10-26-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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That has come up in other threads discussing the problems with active 55 communities. It was mentioned a couple of times by folks in discussing the attempts within some communities to take over the HOA. Also mentioned were cliques who then went after other residents they didn't like etc etc etc.

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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So then its up to their HEARTS and SOULS to give these people some time to sell........Everyone should understand.......Life doesn't go as planned.
That is a great point that life doesn't go as planned and that is probably a great reason NOT TO BUY in an active 55 community because it doesn't give you the flexibility to deal with the curves life can throw you. However if you do buy you are signing a document that puts you in a situation to not be able to deal with some of the curves. Some might say this is another example of the housing bust raining on the options folks thought they would have. Folks a few years ago probably purchased assuming they would have no problem selling down the road. Ooops pot holes!
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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A question. If a resident of an active 55 becomes ill and needs long term at home care. Does that care taker need to be over 55 in order to not fall under the restrictions?
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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A question. If a resident of an active 55 becomes ill and needs long term at home care. Does that care taker need to be over 55 in order to not fall under the restrictions?
No. The regs provide for at least ONE person being 55 or older.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I feel sorry for the little girl, but these people knew what the policies of their development were before they bought there. Is it fair for the rules to be rules only for others? What about all of the seniors there who don't want to put up with kids? It's a tough situation, but the rules should be the same for everyone.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Every time these people feel the pressure from the HOA they whine to the media and the media suckers play right into their hands.

They didn't even buy their house. Grandmother inherited it and signed all the agreements to abide by the rules when they moved in without the child. They didn't take the child in when she was six; they took her in as an infant and were asked to move when she was a toddler. They have stalled and stalled all this time during when they could have sold the house for a profit but now that the housing market is not so lucrative, they are crying poor.

This is no environment for a child anyway. She needs to be where she can run and play and make some noise with other kids. If the HOA decides to let her stay, the next thing we will be hearing about in the news is that the mean old HOA won't let her ride her bike, have sleepovers, or do the things kids do when they live in areas which are more kid-friendly. She will be the loneliest kid on the block because she will be the only kid on the block.

And what about the other tenants? They bought into a neighborhood that did not include having children. Obviously then that's what they wanted. What about their rights and concerns? They have their rights too.

This is a case that should be tried in court and not in the media. Let the courts decide if the grandparents are even fit to take care of the child other than using her to draw attention to themselves and their needs. It's another balloon boy story as far as I am concerned.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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No. The regs provide for at least ONE person being 55 or older.
Yup I should have realized that. Another question if the older (over 55 dies) does the younger under 55 have to move out even if the property was jointly owned.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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If they didn't make the conscious decision to buy in restricted housing it should not surprise they don't have the buy in to the rules.
This seems a bit like saying if someone gives me a free trip to Mexico I don't have to obey the laws there. If I don't "buy into" Mexican laws, I'd better not go; and I would think the same applies here.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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So then its up to their HEARTS and SOULS to give these people some time to sell........Everyone should understand.......Life doesn't go as planned.
They've already had YEARS to sell.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Yup I should have realized that. Another question if the older (over 55 dies) does the younger under 55 have to move out even if the property was jointly owned.
While it may be difficult, the answer is generally yes.

Now, if the younger party can get a person 55 or older to move in - roomate perhaps - then, they can remain.
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