While procrastinating about working this morning, I came across an interesting article in my email from the Florida Realtors, "Latest trend in senior housing: Roommates", which on further investigation I see it came from the article "Seniors seeking Roommates: 'Golden Girls,' Please Apply". They talk about seniors renting out empty rooms in their homes to help them make ends meet, while providing much needed companionship.Personally, I think this is a great idea if it helps keep seniors stay in their homes for a little longer. I can see where it would work easily here in South Florida where you own a home with extra rooms to spare. For the seniors in a 55+ community or in a condo community, I could see where this could prove difficult (difficult but not impossible) depending on the association rules and regulations and the ages of the roommates.
What's your thoughts AR community?