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12 Gifts of Christmas – Downsizing Edition

Date Posted: December 11, 2022

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Downsizing to a Land Lease Community presents the opportunity to unlock a world of lifestyle-enhancing benefits all year round. 

In the spirit of the festive season, we’ve transformed the classic 12 Days of Christmas tune to illustrate the many ways you’ll live a fun and fulfilling life when you downsize. 

On the first day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, more money in my pocket from freeing up equity 

The biggest way your bank account will benefit from downsizing to a more affordable home, is freeing up the equity that’s sitting in your current home. This cash can then be used to pay off your mortgage, invest or spend – the opportunities are endless. To learn more about how you can free up equity when you downsize, read our blog.  

On the second day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, a home within a safe and secure community 

Downsizing to a secure community means you can lock-up and leave for a worry-free holiday. So, when you’re dashing through the sun on your next adventure, you can rest assured your home will stay safe and sound until you return.  

On the third day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, a home that’s surrounded by luxury facilities 

Land Lease Communities feature all the facilities you’d expect to find at a 5-star resort. From indoor pools, saunas and movie theatres, to outdoor bowling greens, tennis courts and BBQ areas, you can enjoy all your favourite holiday activities from the comfort of your home. 

On the fourth day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, neighbours who are always there for me 

Christmas is the time to be around good company. So, if you’re unable to be with family and friends, there’ll always be neighbours and community members to share in the festivities with you when you live in a Downsizing Community. 

On the fifth day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, the freedom to live the life I want to lead 

Whether you’re a workaholic or a serial daydreamer, you’ll be free to live life your way in a Downsizing Community. Many homes in Downsizing Communities come with a dedicated study or home office room where you can spend your days working away without the morning madness. If keeping active is your style, you’ll have the benefit of facilities on your doorstep like gyms, bowling greens and tennis courts. When it’s time to unwind, the pool and spa will be close by. 

On the sixth day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, a brand new home that saves on energy 

Because your home is newer, smaller and potentially more efficient than your current home, you may find that you start to save on household bills because it requires less energy to heat and cool. 

On the seventh day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, the opportunity to move to the location of my dreams 

Whether you’ve always dreamt of living by the sea or near the trees, moving to a Downsizing Community enables you to live out your dreams in your desired location. So, get ready to feel the sand beneath your toes or breathe in the fresh country air – your ultimate lifestyle experience is waiting for you! 

On the eighth day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, more time to spend on the things that matter to me 

Downsizing to a smaller, low-maintenance home means less time fixing and cleaning up, and more time doing the things you love. Downsizing also encourages you to declutter, reassess the things you need and take with you only the things that bring you joy. With less time spent on cleaning and maintaining your home and garden, you’ll have much more time and freedom to live life to the fullest. 

On the ninth day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, the chance to start new hobbies and activities  

Group activities and community excursions play a big part in Downsizing Communities because homeowners generally enjoy an active and vibrant lifestyle. This means moving to a Downsizing Community presents you with a range of opportunities to meet new people, make new friends and enjoy group activities. From community sporting events and BBQs, to movie nights, games nights, exercise classes, excursions, happy hour and more, there’s so much fun to get involved in – if you choose to. The beauty of living in a Downsizing Community is that there’s a whole range of activities available, and you get to choose how much or how little you’d like to take part in. 

On the tenth day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, access to facilities that keep me fit and healthy 

Land Lease Communities feature a range of luxury health and sporting facilities, making keeping active easy for homeowners. Some communities make it extremely easy to enhance your overall wellbeing by having a dedicated wellness team that delivers programs and activities designed to support health and fitness for over 50s. So, whether you’re looking to tone up, reach a certain step count or just have some fun while getting active, there’s something for all wellness goals at a Downsizing Community. 

Read our blog Downsize to better health and fitness to discover all the ways downsizing to a Land Lease Community can help you improve your physical health and fitness. 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, downsizing gave to me, a sense of belonging in a like-minded community  

When you call a Downsizing Community home, you’ll become part of a supportive and well-connected community. Because these communities attract like-minded people who respect their neighbourhood and the people in it, the sense of community and connection is palpable. 

On the twelfth day Christmas, downsizing gave to me, fun, adventure and holidays aplenty! 

Making the move to a Downsizing Community helps you to free up time and money to dedicate towards planning and ticking off all the holidays on your bucket list, which helps to create a lifestyle of fun and adventure. Plus, your holiday vibes won’t end when you arrive back home. With resort-style amenities at your fingertips, your lifestyle will feel like a holiday that never ends. Learn more in our blog, Downsize your home, upsize your holidays

Wishing you an excellent festive season!  

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