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Old 02-28-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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I'm looking to buy an inexpensive house or condo, and every deal I come across that looks killer is in a 55+ community.

I'm not a fan of this at all. How is it even legal with all the Fair Housing Laws we have? It's total discrimination. What if I were a developer and I wanted to build a community and restrict it to 54 and under? That wouldn't fly, so why can 55 and up?
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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The Fair Housing Act protects homebuyers and renters from discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, familial status and disability. Age is not a protected class under the federal Fair Housing Act.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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The Fair Housing Act protects homebuyers and renters from discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, familial status and disability. Age is not a protected class under the federal Fair Housing Act.
So I can start drawing up plans for my "no old people" development?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area Florida
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So I can start drawing up plans for my "no old people" development?
this bothers you why??? I think the 55+ are awesome...I know at that age personally I dont want to live with children and have to deal with them when I want to swim or go to a show....I cant even believe that there is a thread like this....
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Having lived in areas that had miserable seniors at the community pool that did not want to be around children, I say let them have their places.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Port st lucie
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It comes down to where you are comfortable living. If you have wild parties and loud music I doubt you would
fit in, nor would you be happy living there. Try not to be envious of the 55 and older deals that are out there. Most
of the people are on a fixed income and are no longer working.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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this bothers you why??? I think the 55+ are awesome...I know at that age personally I dont want to live with children and have to deal with them when I want to swim or go to a show....I cant even believe that there is a thread like this....
I'm confused. Old people not wanting to be around young people is okay, but the reverse isn't?
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:26 PM
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So I can start drawing up plans for my "no old people" development?
Yeah go ahead and make one. That will show "them".
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Port st lucie
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This thread is not going anywhere. This guy want to stir up trouble. (troll)
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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Troll, really? Because I don't agree with the idea that it's okay for 54 and under to be discriminated against when buying into a community but not the 55 and up set? Can someone tell me why my line of thinking is wrong?
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