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Does personality determine your retirement?

One of the interesting things we observe working with many downsizers, and evident at our recent events, is that retirement is not a one-size-fits- all. As part of your retirement journey it may be helpful to ask “what retirement personality am I?”

How to make life plans, designer style

Design tends to be seen as a specialist skill that traditionally refers to areas like graphics, architecture, interiors, or computer software. Recently two Stanford University lecturers translated their design thinking, taking it outside the design box and brought it into life thinking.

Lifestyle communities – the Ingenia difference

For many active retirees, making the most of their retirement lifestyle involves a move to a lower maintenance home. A home designed with this in mind can be found in over 55s communities, or retirement villages, or gated estates. Deciding which option is best for your circumstances will involve understanding the various financial arrangements these communities have in place, as it is quite difference to a normal home purchase.

What is a Land Lease Community?

Lifestyle-focused land lease communities are one of the fastest and most popular living trends for downsizers, setting new benchmarks in lifestyle communities. They are specifically tailored to the needs of active seniors allowing them to secure a brand new home, and are playing an important role in the provision of affordable housing for over 55s.

Comparing Retirement Villages to Lifestyle Communities is like Apples and Oranges

Downsizing to a retirement community can be an exciting time, but it pays to do your research and crunch the numbers. by Rachel Lane There are so many different terms used by operators, from the more traditional “retirement village” or “over 55s community” to the more contemporary “gated community”, “lifestyle resort” and even “aged care”. While it may seem that there are too many different financial arrangements to compare, the reality is that most retirement communities are either a Retirement Village or a Land Lease Community, and the differences are important.