Re: Smoking Policies
From: Diana Carroll (
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:38:17 -0800 (PST)
Nice idea but if you need to pre sell a certain number of units before you can 
build, or if you have already built and have units you need to sell yesterday, 
you need to adopt a more flexible attitude. 

A community may not be "obligated" to appeal to buyers, but buyers are likewise 
not obligated to buy their homes in your community. And right now it's a buyers 

Diana from Mosaic Commons where we still have 11 units to sell 3 years after 

Written on a small keyboard, please forgive bizarre typos

On Nov 21, 2011, at 3:35 PM, Thomas Lofft <tlofft [at]> wrote:

> It was written:
> "The down side of this [non-smoking] policy is it somewhat limits the pool of 
> potential people who will buy into your community, but as smoking becomes 
> increasingly unpopular and uncommon this becomes less and less of a 
> meaningful issue."
> I think this is the least important reason of all for not adopting 
> non-smoking [or other healthy communitarian] policies.
> If you don't want predators, face the facts: these are your values and don't 
> need to be defended. If you don't want to accept their lifestyle, I highly 
> doubt you want to encourage them to buy the home next door.
> Even if they are your parents or other relatives, no community has any 
> obligation to accept a compromise of its principles by anyone.
> Tom Lofft
> Liberty Village, MD                         
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