As some of you know, I do a LOT of RNC work, and I am always going to new developments. Currently, we have two "55 and older" developments that we are involved in. In the model is the association bylaws, which clearly state that someone 55 or older must live in the home or they won't sell it to you.
How can they do that? That's discrimination based on age, is it not? How is this different from saying "No blacks allowed" or "No queers"? Federal Housing Laws prevent realtors from discrimination based on age, race, or preference, so how can a builder do this?
PLUS, these 55 and older developments are chock full of old people who have nothing left to do in life except time the furnace and log it so they can call and say "It runs TOO MUCH!".