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Old 06-18-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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That's why they call it a 55+ community,

eh?
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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This family was stuck between a rock and a hard place, and I hope they found a comfortable answer to their predicament. Yes, they did sign the HOA contract in blood, and I'm sure they were well aware of the consequences that could ~ and did ~ come later. But life has ways of hurling boomerangs, and too many restrictions makes it too challenging.

HOAs are one of the worst forms of incarceraton there is. I've said it a million times before on these forums and I'll say it again: People are friggin' NUTS to live in HOAs!!!!
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I lived in a communtiy in Arizona where that happened. The parents were killed and the grandparents took the grandchildren in. Just as soon as the school bus started picking them up the complaints started. These were $500K houses and they had to sell and move out. I wasn't far behind them. It isn't that I want my grandchildren full time, it is that I want the choice.
Five years ago $500k house but today but a $150k house.

Seeing as how Arizona home values have slid into the toilet if forced to sell 3 or 4 years ago it was the best thing that could have happened.

I couldn't move into a 55+ community because I enjoy children. The boys next door in the swimming pool on a hot day and the two girls across the street who playfully got into a mud fight in a torrential rain (long story) was comedy you can't purchase at any price.

But that's me and people have a right to purchase into a community without children if they choose to.

Seems the occupants are making a big issue out of nothing. Sell at a loss and move on.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Terra
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Believe it or not this happens a lot in Florida, the community does have the right to evict the family if they have age restrictions. I didnít say it is right but thatís the reality of it.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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HOAs are one of the worst forms of incarceraton there is. I've said it a million times before on these forums and I'll say it again: People are friggin' NUTS to live in HOAs!!!!
You have a choice when you are considering purchasing a home; HOA or no HOA.

In most areas (major metropolitan areas) newer subdivisions (last 10 to 15 years), these subdivisions were developed including deed restrictions (limiting uses for the home, maintaining etc) and HOA's are needed to maintain / enforce these Deed restrictions.

And to be sure, there are some God awful HOA's out there. But, there are those wonderfully run HOA's as well.

Personally, I don't mind an HOA area.
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Old 06-20-2010, 04:18 AM
 
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Believe it or not this happens a lot in Florida, the community does have the right to evict the family if they have age restrictions. I didnít say it is right but thatís the reality of it.
It is right. That's what contracts are for.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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You have a choice when you are considering purchasing a home; HOA or no HOA.

I know. I'm a home-owner and live where there are two culdesacs to a "stem". But, no HOA. And it shows. We call it "the neighborhood of low expectations" because it's very relaxed-looking and no one really cares what the others do, or what their places look like, unless there's criminal activity involved (and we all get very observant of that stuff).

But we like it that way. I'd rather tolerate someone leaving dilapidated vehicles on their front yard, or grass grow 2' ft, than have an association tell me I can't park my boat beside my house or what kind of fence I can have.

It is a choice. I just don't think most people completely think it through in the long goal.

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Old 06-21-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Yep;its the neighborhoods going down that caused the invention of the HOA. Now gated communites are even more popular with HOAs.Its a free choice thing really.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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here's what many fail to recognize.55 plus communities usually consist of a large percentage of residents who are not JUST elderly but also in poor health.this is why a 55 plus community exists.it's not simply a retirement thing as many would wrongly try to imply.most people who have a problem with age restricted communities areusually ant-authority uneducated ,stupid punk kids who seem to believe that the age restriction is merely to **** them off./again..stupid punks..my mother has severe sleep apnea and has to use oxygen and has to get uninterrupted sleep..or she could die..period!! I also have a severe sleep disorder called delayed sleep phase syndrome disorder.i also have to have uninterrupted sleep per night or I can wind up in the hospital.my mother and I both live in a 55 plus for this reason.do I want to live next door to a noisy crying toddler?? hell no! does my mother need to be living next door to a loud (normal) 11 year old? definitely not!! in fact it would be dangerous to be living next to anyone who expects to live a lifestyle expecting to be able to make normal noise.( don't BS me by claiming that kids can be quiet.i'm not retarded ,I have a sleep disorder!!)
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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Given the opriginal post is over three years old, and before today the last post was over two years old, it would be interesting to know what happened to the case.
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