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7 things you’ll love about your Downsizing Community home

Date Posted: October 14, 2022

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If you’ve considered downsizing your current home, then you’ve probably given some thought to the type of home or community you’d like to downsize to. From purchasing a smaller home, to buying an apartment, to making the move to Downsizing Community or Retirement Village, there are so many options.

Choosing your downsized home is a deeply personal decision, based on your own unique situation and preferences.

We believe that the homes within Downsizing Communities offer the perfect combination of low-maintenance ease, privacy, space and vibrant opportunities. Here are some of the benefits you’ll experience when you purchase a home within a Land Lease Community.

  1. Low-maintenance living

Forget spending your free time fixing up things around the home and garden, your new home will require little to no upkeep. This means you can spend your time doing the things you really love.

  • Lower household bills

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.

  • Great quality inclusions

Most homes come with ready-to-move-in inclusions like luxury kitchen appliances, heating and cooling, floor coverings, window furnishings, landscaping and more.

  • Practical, functional and accessible floorplans

The reality is that as we age, our agility and mobility can begin to decline. While Downsizing Communities generally attract younger homeowners than Retirement Villages, they do offer homes with functional and accessible floorplans that remain liveable and comfortable as you age.

  • Landscaped gardens

Typically, homes within Downsizing Communities feature their own enclosed and landscaped backyard, which is highly appealing if you want your own private outdoor space to unwind or entertain. If you’re purchasing a brand new home, you may also have the opportunity to personalise the landscaping style to suit your own preferences.

  • Enhanced Privacy

If sharing walls, ceilings or floors and living in close proximity to your neighbours isn’t your style, then a Downsizing Community home could be ideal, as they are typically stand-alone homes with their own front garden, back garden and carport or garage. This means you’ll enjoy more space and enhanced privacy.

  • Personalisation opportunities

When it comes to purchasing a brand new home, many Downsizing Communities offer homeowners the opportunity to personalise the interior, exterior and garden design, as well as add on optional upgrades and extras. From the paint colours, to the flooring, tapware and landscaping, you could have the opportunity to add your own personal touches to your new home before you move in.

Be sure to check with each community for their personalisation options and availabilities. For more helpful information when it comes to choosing your ideal home, read our blog, 6 Key Considerations For Your Downsized Home.

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