Downsizing
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We’ve got the solution for your 2022 resolutions!

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With the arrival of a new year comes the motivation and inspiration to set goals and resolutions for the year ahead.

What resolutions are on your list for 2022?

For many, the decision to downsize is a goal that gets added to the ‘to-do’ list and put on hold as life gets in the way.

If you’re considering embarking on your next chapter, here are five reasons why 2022 could be the perfect time for you to start your downsizing journey:

1. Make the sea change, tree change, e change or me change you’ve been waiting for

Have you always dreamt of living by the sea, close to the countryside, in an energy efficient home or within a community that enables you to live your life, your way?

After spending two years in and out of lockdowns, it’s never been more important to love the location, community and home that you live in. For many, the time spent in lockdown further highlighted their need to upgrade their large, time-consuming family home for a smaller, lower maintenance model that’s conducive to a lifestyle of relaxation. Or, it made their desire of moving to coastal or countryside location feel much more urgent. If you can relate, then downsizing in 2022 could be exactly what the doctor ordered!

When you make the move to a Lifestyle Community, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of living in a well-connected neighbourhood within a lifestyle-enhancing location. You’ll also spend less time fixing and cleaning up your home, and more time doing the things you love – like spending time with the grandkids or hitting up your community’s incredible amenities.

Goodbye home maintenance, hello holiday lifestyle!

2. Strike while the property market is hot

When it comes to the condition of the property market, there’s never been a better time to sell your home. Many segments of the housing market have seen strong price appreciation since the easing of COVID restrictions in October 2021. This means you’re likely to rake in high capital gains if you sell your home in 2022.

The proceeds from your existing home can then be used to pay cash for your new home, pay off debts, supplement your retirement income, boost your super, or more excitingly, make your dream holiday a reality. This means you can stop dreaming and start living!

3. Enjoy a strong sense of community

With two years spent isolated from friends, neighbours and loved ones, moving to a close-knit community is an appealing idea for many. We find that one of the biggest reasons people make the decision to downsize, is the supportive and well-connected community they become a part of.

Lifestyle Communities attract like-minded people who respect their neighbourhood and the people in it. As a result, the sense of community is palpable – and you never feel lonely.

If you love the idea of belonging to a community that values safety, security, connectedness and fun, then downsizing could be the perfect move for you in 2022.

4. Move in while you’re young enough to enjoy it

Lifestyle Communities feature low maintenance homes and incredible amenities, and so it makes sense to move in while you’re young enough to enjoy all the benefits.

You don’t have to wait until you’re retired to move into a Lifestyle Community – you can remain working full- or part-time while making the most of the world-class amenities on your doorstep. In other words, you can have your cake and eat it too!

5. Do your bit for the planet, and benefit

Lifestyle Communities feature brand new homes with energy efficient solutions and appliances. This means both your back pocket and the planet will benefit!

Some communities take sustainability to new heights, like our very own Lifestyle Meridian in Clyde North. Our smartest community yet, Lifestyle Meridian and its homes will be powered by a solar-powered micro grid than enables homeowners to save up to 50% on their energy bills. Oh watt a feeling!

If you’d like to be part of the solution (not the pollution) and say hello to lower bills, bigger thrills and total lifestyle ease, then our clever, connected community could be the perfect place for you to downsize in 2022!

You can learn more about our state-of-the-art community here.

If you’d like to learn more, or get started on your downsizing journey, please come and visit us at one of our communities – we’ll be happy to show you around so you can get a feel for community living. It’s a new dawn, a new day, a new life…and we’re ready to help you feel good in 2022!