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Downsize your home, upsize your holidays!

Date Posted: November 3, 2021

Holiday season is just around the corner, and excitingly, many Australian states are implementing plans to ease and lift travel restrictions just in time!

If you’re a keen holiday goer who’s looking to do more travel before, during and after retirement, here’s how you could enjoy bigger, better holidays when you downsize to a Land Lease Community.

Freedom to splurge

By downsizing to a more affordable home, you can free up a significant amount of equity that’s tied up in your current home.

The proceeds 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’ll have the financial freedom to travel wherever and whenever your heart desires! Say hello to bigger holidays, more often! Where will you go?

Buy that caravan!

Still got your eye on that caravan? By downsizing to a smaller, affordable home within a secure community, you’ll not only free up equity, but enjoy lower living costs. Some Land Lease Communities also offer discounted electricity and insurance options. This means more money to add to your caravan fund!

Downsizing to a newer, smaller home can also mean:

  • Lower power bills because you won’t have to use as much energy to heat and cool your home;
  • Less money going towards repairs and maintenance;
  • Lower household insurance costs because you live in a secure environment;
  • And some downsizing options such as land lease communities eliminate council rates, meaning you get to keep more money in your pocket (or in the caravan fund jar!)

Holiday for longer

Downsizing Communities provide all the benefits of living in a secure environment, so you can lock-up and leave on longer holidays without worrying about the safety and security of your home.

Land Lease Communities typically feature gated entries, live-in managers and community-minded homeowners who will keep an eye on things when you’re away, offering you greater peace of mind, and eliminating the need to cut your holidays short.

This is especially reassuring if you’ve caught the travel bug and enjoy jet-setting or road-tripping throughout the year, or if you’re keen to embark on longer adventures.

Enjoy holiday mode at home

For the times you want to enjoy holiday vibes at home, Downsizing Communities make it easy! Offering luxurious resort-style amenities 365 days of the year, there’s no need to leave your home to enter holiday mode.

Here are some of the incredible facilities that you may find on your doorstep:

  • Homeowners’ clubhouse
  • Indoor pool and spa
  • Gymnasium
  • Wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Cinema
  • Tennis court
  • Bocce or croquet lawn
  • Workshop
  • Bowling green
  • Craft and art studio
  • Function space
  • Some communities even have fishing boats!

In need of some camping destination inspiration? A little while ago we asked our Facebook followers to let us know their favourite camping spots. Here’s what they shared:

  • Blanchetown SA
  • Saltwater & Taree NSW
  • Lake Catani, Mount Buffalo VIC
  • Woodgate QLD
  • Potters Gorge WA

To discover more benefits of downsizing to a Land Lease Community, take a look at our blog.

Photo by Anna Demianenko on Unsplash