Know What Will Be Required Of You In A 55+ Community

When deciding to live in a retirement community, you’ll probably sign an agreement which states what you can expect from the community and what the community will expect from you. If you have never lived in a home or condo with a community organization, like a homeowners association (HOA), you may be surprised to discover yourself limited in more ways than you anticipated. Rules for parking, decorating your home, lawn maintenance and more may be in place.

Living in an HOA or Condo community is like politics.  Some things you will like and some things, not so much.  All of that being said, the overall intent of community associations are to make policies that are best for the community.

Some 55 and over communities have rules in place restricting who can live in the property. For example, you may find out that both a husband and wife need to be at least fifty-five years old. Some retirement communities do not allow kids to be residing in the property at all. Often people ask if they can purchase into a 55 and over community if one of the spouses is less than 55. These are questions that should be researched before buying.

You may be wondering how it is lawful for a community to be able to discriminate based on age. There is an exception in the fair housing act called The “Housing For Older Persons Exemption”. You can read more about this on HUD.GOV website.

Make sure you are OK with the answers before you buy.
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What is a 55+ and Older Community?

55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities are neighborhoods that have been built for adults who are at least 55 years of age. The age limit is not always set in stone. In Florida there is an 80/20 rule, meaning that 20% of the residents can be under the age of 55. Each community can elect to conform to the 80/20 rule or not. Many seniors living in 55+ retirement communities are in fact retired from their nine to five jobs although there are many still working either full time or part time. Retirement communities can be single family homes, condos or even apartment living.

55+ Active Adult Communities are an attractive option for older home buyers. They offer a broad range of choices all of which are designed to make retirement more attractive, healthier and more enjoyable than it would be if you were to buy and live in an “All Age” community. Most often, these communities offer plenty of amenities and clubs to keep you busy and they can be gated for additional security.

There is much to consider when buying a home or a condo in a retirement community. There are things you should know before Buying. It is considerably different buying what may be your last home than buying your first home. There are some factors that are unique that cater to older buyers.

Retirement Communities – Buying A Home Or Condo
Weigh the positives and negatives of each housing type.
Before looking at retirement communities, decide on what kind of housing that’s most desirable to your budget and lifestyle. You want to buy a property that you can be happy with.  Single-family homes offer more privacy, but a usually harder to maintain (although many communities provide maintenance and upkeep services – for a price), while condos are generally much easier to maintain, but offer less privacy. Make sure that you have an understanding of which housing choice may be the best fit for your financial and lifestyle choices.

In Palm Beach County, Florida there is a large corridor of more than seventy 55+ communities. You can click on the following links to find

Homes for Sale in Boynton Beach
Homes for Sale in Delray Beach

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55+ Home Search – Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth

There is no easier 55+ Home Search in Palm Beach County than this one.  The following will be displayed for each of the
communities

1. Community Name   2.  City   3.  Year Built
–                      4.  Cafe?  5.  Pet Policy  6.  Start Price

Simply click on any of the 55+ community names and Waa Laa, you will see all homes currently for sale in that community.

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The Harelik Team 55+ Communities Feedback Request

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******* 55+ Communities in Boynton Beach

 

Boynton Beach is located in the heart Palm Beach County, Florida.  Click to see more than seventy
55+ Communities in Palm Beach County

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55+ Homes for Sale in Boynton Beach
 all of which offer a lifestyle to be envied having more amenities and club activities than you can possibly use.

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BUYING IN A 55+ COMMUNITY IN BOYNTON OR DELRAY BEACH?  START YOUR SEARCH HERE


In Boynton Beach, Delray Beach or in Palm Beach County, Florida, there are more than
seventy 55+ communities.

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GL Homes Valencia Communities?

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Homes for Sale in:
Valencia Bay
Valencia Cove
Valencia Falls
Valencia Isles
Valencia Lakes
Valencia Palms
Valencia Pointe
Valencia Reserve
Valencia Shores

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How many 55+ Community Homes are for sale in Palm Beach County?

 

Do you know how many 55+ homes are for sale in
Palm Beach County
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Do you know how many homes for sale in the
9 Valencia Communities?

The answers are at the bottom of this post

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55+ Communities Homes for Sale

Want to see all of the Valencia Homes for sale by individual communities.  Click any of the links below.

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Homes for Sale in:
Valencia Bay
Valencia Cove
Valencia Falls
Valencia Isles
Valencia Lakes
Valencia Palms
Valencia Pointe
Valencia Reserve
Valencia Shores

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As of this date 2/1/2018
There are 2,317 55+ Homes for Sale in Palm Beach County
46 of which are mandatory membership County Clubs

There are 147 Homes for Sale in the
9 Valencia Communities
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My First Experience at Pickleball.

Today was my first experience being on a Pickleball court.  I live in Villaggio, a 55+ community in Palm Beach County, Florida.  We are considering putting in Pickleball courts.  In an attempt to expose Pickleball to our Villaggio residents, every Tuesday and Thursday they hold Pickleball demonstrations for those who are curious or want to try it.

I’m an avid tennis player.  I play tennis 4 times a week (weather permitting).  My first reaction to trying Pickleball was very positive.  Do I think I’d like to have pickleball in the community?  You Bet.  Not only would it enhance the value of the properties in Villaggio but would offer a new non demanding sport for those who would enjoy it.  I also think I’d like to play more Pickleball. 

Above is a graphic that I made to show some of the differences between Tennis and Pickleball.

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Villaggio
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55+ Communities in Palm Beach County, Florida, give us a call. 

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55+ Communities, Amenities and Activities in Palm Beach County

 Wouldn’t you like to enjoy Amenities like those shown below?

The pictures above show samples of Amenities that you’ll find in many
55+ Active Adult Communities
in Palm Beach County.
Click to see many 55+
Boynton Beach Homes for Sale and
Delray Beach Homes for Sale.

The community pictured above is Villaggio.  Click to see all
Villaggio Homes for Sale.  

The Amenites, Activities and Clubs that you’ll find in these 55+ communities offer a carefree and active lifestyle like no other.

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10 Questions to Ask When Buying into a 55+ Lifestyle

 Assuming that you love a home or a particular 55+ community

Be Sure to Ask these  Contact  The Harelik Team with additional questions.

  1. The AGE of the Community or the home. Generally speaking, older communities and homes are usually less expensive.

  2. The SIZE of the Community. The size can generally tell you about the activity level.  Very small communities are usually less active.

  3. What do ASSOCIASION DUES cover? Some things may include cable TV, external painting, roofs, etc.

  4. How healthy are the ASSOCIASION RESERVE FUNDS or DEBT? If the debt or reserves are not healthy, it may end up as a special assessment later on.

  5. What does the ASSOCIASION INSURANCE cover? You’ll need to decide what supplemental insurance coverage you may need.

  6. Are there any SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS currently or in the future. You don’t want any surprises about special assessments.

  7. Are there any ASSOCIASION RESTRICTIONS that might not meet your requirements. Restrictions such as home painting, rent policy, parking, vehicle restrictions, etc.

  8. Do the AMENITIES AND ACTIVITIES meet the criteria you’re looking for. Some communities are much more active than others.

  9. How many UNITS FOR SALE in the community. A large number may be a sign of a problem.

  10. How are MANAGEMENT AND COMPLAINTS handled? Is it managed by a qualified professional company? Do they handle owners’ requests and complaints quickly?

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