Sell home, downsize and have money to invest or spend
BABY boomers were taught early to bed and early to rise was the way to achieve health, wealth and wisdom.
We now know there's a bit more to it than that but being healthy, financially comfortable and content (if not exactly wise) is within reach of most over-50s.
While few of us have enough super to keep us in the style we deserve, many over-50s own their home.
Selling up, downsizing and having money to invest or spend is a logical option.
Downsizing and moving to a lifestyle resort will free up the cash from the family home, create opportunities for healthy activities and a social life that enhances contentment.
Living Gems developed over-50s' lifestyle resorts with affordability, activity, fun and community in mind. An independent international committee voted Living Gems The Best Over 50s' Housing in Australasia and has nominated the Queensland Company for a Best in the World Award. Living Gems residents are delighted to own a brand new architect-designed home and have money left over.
They love the resort lifestyle, the choice of activities and enjoy a busy social life in a community of like-minded people.
Nola and Hedley Green sold their Sydney home and moved to a Living Gems Resort with their cat Tiga in 2013. Nola says they love the warmer Queensland climate and the lifestyle. "Playing mah-jong, working out in the gym and swimming in the pool are among our regular activities," she says. "We enjoy happy hour in the country club and the weekly lunches." Gail Harvey is living it up at Living Gems "I chose this lovely resort because the beautiful, architecturally designed homes are an investment in the future. I now own my own home and I didn't have to pay entry or exit fees," she says. "I did a lot of research about the differences between retirement villages and residential resorts. Living Gems scored 10 out of 10."
Visit www.livinggems.com.au or phone 1800 785 594 for more information.