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California Realtors: What are the laws or rules regarding buying a home for my mother in a 55+ park?

I am UNDER 55 but I want my ederly (over 55) handicapped mother to live in it so she is nearby and not so far away. Can I still buy a home legally even though I will not be residing in it whatsoever?
What does the space rent normally cover? Will it pay property taxes, water usage, property insurance, etc?
Possibly looking to buy in Temecula, Murrieta, Sun City, CA. Thank you. 
  • March 04 2013 - Temecula
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Yes to my knowledge you may own the property, while your Mother lives in it. I would contact the particular residence to be sure of their rules.
  • September 01 2013
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There are many 55+ communities in Hemet that will allow for the buyer to be under 55 years old however the residences must be within the age requirements.

As stated previously each HOA does have some ability to adjust their guidelines however the community is the one that is age restricted not the properties individually.

On the other hand if you are talking about a mobile home park our office has never worked with an age restricted mobile home park before therefore would not be able to give accurate advise.
  • August 24 2013
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you will have to check with the association, most the owner must be over 55.. and many will not allow the unit to be rented... becareful... get help!
  • April 27 2013
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Anyone can buy and own real estate if over the age of 18.  I have experience in adult children having title to age restricted communities, but a covenant needs to be signed that occupants over the minimum age and their care takers comply with the HOA rules.  It's case by case
  • April 25 2013
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It's our understanding anyone any age over 18 can buy property. At least one Occupant needs to be 55+.  If that party has a care taker, there are special rules that allow under 55 for that party.
  • March 05 2013
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Generally speaking to purchase in a 55+ age restricted community the buyer must be 55 or over, and anyone else living in the unit or residing there for more than a couple of weeks must be 45 and over.  This is due to the preferred property tax rate these communities have as a result of the age restrictions. 

As far as the space rent, property taxes and property (personal) insurance is not usually covered.  Every park differs, but if you contact the management office they can tell you the specifics.
  • March 04 2013
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