A Subdivision Divided by Derision!

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A Subdivision Divided by Derision!


For some people, peace and quiet reign over all else. Noises that were once welcome, become intolerant, unacceptable! Splashing in the pool, unbridled laughter or a child's squeals can assimilate to sharp fingernails scraping across a chalk board.


Single-minded home owners in a condo community have now prioritized turning the age-diverse subdivision into an all adult subdivision. They depend on a low voter turnout to achieve the desired wishes, despite overwhelming pushback.


Rather than change their circumstances by finding another community that caters to the 55+ consumer, members of the Board rally together, in an effort to make everyone else bend to the intended goal. No matter the cost to surrounding neighbors.


Potential pitfalls of changing to a senior community:

  • Homeowners may get less for their home when they sell


  • Smaller percentage of buyers looking for a 55+ community


  • Buyers will not appreciate the grandfathered diverse group in place


Plus, the youthful dynamic within may experience petty complaints, undue harassment because they are on the outs, no longer an integral part of the community. When part of an active Home Owner's Association, let your voice be heard LOUD and CLEAR and VOTE!


Otherwise, decisions that can adversely affect everyone but a small group of people, will be made without you.




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Comments (6)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I have seen a board get carried away too many times and create more problems than the one or two they thought they solved.  Luckily, I see less of that now in Las Vegas.  Hope it stays that way.

Oct 06, 2020 07:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Wanda... I have not seen that happening in my market. We've had an influx of new 55+ communities and active adult communities in recent years and mostly I see people who want to live in those sell their current homes and move on.

Oct 06, 2020 08:50 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

This is the first time ever of hearing of this type of situation Rocky Dickerson. It would benefit everyone in the subdivision if those who are unhappy, moved to a neighborhood more conducive to their liking!

Oct 06, 2020 04:03 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

There is a first time for everything Nina Hollander! If someone becomes disenchanted or unhappy with their living arrangements, they can choose to move rather than getting an entire subdivision of people in an uproar.

Oct 06, 2020 04:13 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
Yes, the laws of unintended consequences will be in play there soon! L.

Oct 12, 2020 12:34 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Am thinking the art of persuasion will not be in play here Lynn B. Friedman as long as people show up to vote!

Oct 12, 2020 03:48 PM