Do I have to be 55+ live in a 55+?
So let’s break it down….
How old do you have to be to purchase a 55+?
The owner of the home needs to be 55+. The home owner’s association will need proof of age such as a license before you purchase the home. Age is not protected under the federal Fair Housing Act. Therefore, communities can set limits on who can buy or rent their properties based on how old they are.
Can my daughter or son live with me?
Yes as long as they are over the age of 19.
Can my grandchildren visit?
Yes. Yet a 55+ community can also set guidelines for how long underage visitors (such as grandchildren) can stay with community residents.
Many communities in our area, such as The Villas at Chancellor’s Glen understand that grandchildren are apart of your life so they even have designated pool hours for when grandchildren can swim. Salem Manor in Bensalem even offers a playground for grandchildren.
If you want to explore your 55+ options, call me. I am happy to help make community suggestions or even match you up with a community that meets your needs. Contact me at 215-757-7257 or TheSwainTeam@gmail.com
Carol Swain. A senior real estate specialist with 25+ years of experience in the real estate industry.