Has there ever been a better time to downsize? With the property market attracting record prices throughout the country, seniors are in a great position to swap their big homes for a bigger lifestyle.
The vast majority of older Australians live in detached houses with three or more bedrooms. A large home and garden come with many benefits but also significant expenses, especially in terms of upkeep. If your finances are constrained, necessary household repairs may be out of reach, and gardening, which only gets harder as you get older, is expensive to outsource.
Selling a high-maintenance house to move to a smaller, easy-care home not only has the potential to free up extra cash, it can free up a lot of time too - time that could be better spent with friends and family or exploring your dream destination on the trip of a lifetime.
If you're looking for less stress and more flexibility, don't forget to drop by the upcoming Melbourne Retirement Village and Resort Expo. This free event will be held at the Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley on Sunday March 20 and Monday March 21, from 10 am to 3 pm.
The Expo is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the many different retirement living options available in Melbourne and throughout the state. Meet with Australia's most respected retirement living operators, representing communities of every type and price point, to discover all the advantages of life in a retirement village or resort.
Retirement villages and resorts are a popular downsizing option for a number of reasons. They offer an in-built social life, affordable accommodation, low-maintenance living, recreational facilities, an active lifestyle, safety and security, ready access to services, "lock and leave" homes that make travel easy, and, with so many communities to choose from, a location to suit every way of life.
They are purpose-built communities where seniors can feel at home among like-minded residents who share their values and generational milestones.
They also offer a way of life tailored to Baby Boomer expectations. Downsizing no longer means taking a downgrade. Modern retirement living developments are vibrant environments with an average of five facilities per community, ranging from cafes, cinemas, and pools and gyms, to libraries, community gardens and much more. Onsite amenities promote an active lifestyle, physically and socially, while supporting residents to enjoy life to the fullest in a dynamic atmosphere.
If 70 is the new 50, downsizing is the new upscaling. More time, more freedom, and more variety are the hallmarks of life in a retirement village or resort. Contemporary retirement living caters to sophisticated, engaged seniors with a zest for life and no desire to clean the gutters ever again!
Visit retirementexpo.com.au today to discover how you can make your dream lifestyle come true.