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Joan Mccall, Home Buyer in Toms River, NJ

Which communities over 55 allow under 55's to purchase and live in, in the Toms River and Manchester are? I can not seem to get a straight answer.

Asked by Joan Mccall, Toms River, NJ Mon Feb 3, 2014

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We live in Holiday City, there is a growing under 55 community. Why many parents buy the home for the kids (family) to live in. Its a win win situation. A first this year is school buses driving down Jamacia Blvd.

Good luck, a great location to buy and live.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 5, 2014
So did you buy people, yes its growing young folks and the state/city and association sees nothing.
Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014
Are you saying Holiday City will sell to a 46 yr .old with no problem?
Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014
Are you saying Holiday City will actually sell to a 46 yr. old?
Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014
Are you saying holiday city actually will sell to a 46 yr. old?
Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014
Are you saying I could call Holiday City and see if they are willing to sell to a 47 year old?
Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014
Hi Joan,

According to the New Jersey Department of Housing and Urban Development, all Adult Communiites are permitted to allow up to 20% of their community to owners under 55 years of age. Unfortunately, most of the Adult Communities in Toms River and Manchester have not kept their records accurate over their many years of existence and therefore do NOT allow any residents under 55 years of age.

Your best bet would be a NEW Adult Community such as Del Webb's Riverpointe or Ryan Homes Legacy at Woodlake (which just sold out). The NEW Adult Community's obviously have a system in place to ensure compliance within the NJHUD regulations.

Hope that cleared it up for you?


Web Reference: http://FlanaganRealty.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 3, 2014
Hi Joan, Homestead Run, and affordable, active adult 55+ in Toms River is in compliance with the 80/20 allowance. How far away from 55 are you?
Flag Tue Feb 4, 2014
As you can see from the answers below your options are very limited when trying to purchase and occupy a home in a 55+ community. Your bet bet is to work directly with a competent real estate agent who works regularly in Ocean County. You can then be assured of getting " a straight answer".
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 4, 2014
Charles correct a good agent knows the ins and outs of each community.
Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014
Can't get a straight answer in Tom's River! ---------Let me get this straight, a person not 55 wants to buy and live in a community that is designated as a 55+ community. Such a question is undeserving of a response. That's a straight answer.--------------- It's a 55+ community! Go live someplace that is not a 55+ community. That is a straight answer.------------------ The provision allowing underage occupants is to accommodate SURVIVORSHIP issues, not to let in folks who are not supposed to be there. -----------It never fails that when such provisions are allowed, there will be those wanting to distort the purpose. =======Straight answer......Buy a place in an all ages community. .........and please,,,if it says one pet...don't smuggle in a couple of bonus critters.--------Best of success, ------Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate Remax Realtec Group, -------- Palm Harbor, FL------ 727.420.4041 ------http://FIrstLookHomes.us.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 3, 2014
With all do respect, Annette; keep your opinion (and your links) in Florida. And it's Toms River, not "Tom's River". Thank you, Jim.
Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014
Hi, there are different answers depending on the community & their specific restrictions. Overall adult communities, 55 yrs & older, do not allow anyone under 55 to purchase & /or live there unless they are a spouse of someone 55yr or older ( & may allow an adult child at least 19 yrs to live with them). Some communities both husband & wife must be 55yr. . In communities that are new construction there is the 80/20 rule where 20 % of buyers can be 48 yrs & older.
Hope that helps to answer your question. You are welcome to call me directly.
Best regards,
Annie Baran
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 3, 2014
Hi Anna,
Thank you for that information. Can you give the names of any of the newly constructed communities that would allow a buyer to be 48 yrs & older? Thank you!
Flag Wed Aug 10, 2016
Seems Holiday the new young 55+ optional one. its all money based. Why one merely has to look around the community. The bikers, runners etc.
Flag Thu Sep 11, 2014
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