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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Jun 13, 2018 10:38 PM
steven stewart
Las Vegas, NV

WE do limit them in Las vegas...  I dont remember the exact statue but you are aloud to have so many in an area....  on a personal note I have a elerly home 2 doors down the street from my house,  has maby 5-10 beds. The ambulance and the fire department come down my street for that house once a month that I see.


The revovery house question... I know people who owned them and have seen the houses.  Nothing against the people who live in them but they are not my class of people.  These arent movie stars going to a beverly hills mansion.   I wouldnt want one in my neighboorhood so the area has limited how many you can have and how many people can live in them.

Feb 03, 2015 07:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Yes, too many restrictions.

Oct 03, 2019 08:46 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

In some community - maybe?

Feb 01, 2018 08:30 PM
Hank Dugie
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX
Mr. League City

This is going to be a hot button topic in the near future (depending on your market area)... cities are fearful of violating parts of the fair housing act by disallowing these usages. I wouldn't be surprised to see it play out in court at some point. I wonder what the ruling will be.

Feb 05, 2015 11:12 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I know about restriction for rental properties in Los Angeles county. I've never heard about restrictions for the owner occupied properties.

Feb 03, 2015 03:53 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hank, in DC there are complicated ground rules for this.  There is a maximum number of residents, required professional supervision and there are requirements for a minimum number of square feet between these facilities.  And of course, neighbors hate it when a new group home tries to open.

Feb 03, 2015 12:47 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hank Dugie none of these are protected class, to best of my knowledge. So, it is possible that some HOA may have some guidelines for them.

Feb 03, 2015 12:34 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I have never seen a covenant and restrictions allow multiple family homes unless it is in a multiple family building, like an apartment complex.

Feb 03, 2015 12:27 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes it is a zoning issue. It has nothing to do with anything more then the purpose of a neighborhood, Residential, Commercial or Mixed use.

Feb 03, 2015 09:24 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

This is actually a hot topic locally and some cities are working feverishly to try to enact some legislation to allow such restrictions.  Most local HOAs have such restrictions in their covenants.

Feb 03, 2015 05:36 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It depends on zoning. I have heard it is getting easier to start group homes.

Feb 03, 2015 04:47 AM
Kelly McGovern
Realty Concierge International - Bellingham, MA
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This came up in my town last year.  I believe the town stated that it would be discrimination to 'disallow' this usage.  We had a whole street in town go on the market when one of the houses on that street was bought by the state and was going to be used as a group home.  There was quite an outrage.

Feb 03, 2015 04:32 AM