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Retirement villages and Over 50’s communities explained

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

To keep it simple, here are the key differences and the different fees involved in purchasing in a retirement village vs an Over 50’s community.

Legislation:
Retirement Village: Regulated by the relevant Retirement Village Act in each state and territory.
Over 50’s Community: Operate under legislation in each state and territory. In Queensland it is the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003. You own your home and the land tenure is secured by a Site Agreement, which is guaranteed by State Government legislation.

Ownership:
Retirement Village: There are different tenure agreements such as Strata Title, Loan Lease, Leasehold or ...

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Mamma Mia! Home owners say I Do, I Do, I Do to the performing arts

25 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Whether it’s singing along to your favourite musical, laughing so hard that your belly hurts or admiring the spectacle of the ballet, a visit to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) at South Bank in Brisbane is always memorable … that is, when you get the time or manage to drag hubby along.

But living in a Halcyon community means seeing a show at QPAC need not be a once-in-a-blue-moon event. Not only is your transport – the community bus or a train trip - taken care of, but there’s no need to drag your reluctant other half along!

You’ll have plenty ...

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Performing arts delights when living in a community

18 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Whether it’s singing along to your favourite musical, laughing so much that your belly hurts or admiring the spectacle of the Ballet, a visit to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is one to be remembered and something that we love to enjoy… that is when we get the time, or can drag the hubby along.

Now that you live in a community visiting the Performing Arts Centre once in a blue moon is a thing of the past. Not only is your transport taken care of, but you don’t even need to drag the husband along. Based on community interest, ...

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Community living not only for you but your motorhome too

18 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Living a ‘lock and go’ lifestyle is one we’ve all dreamt of… a ‘one-day’ mentality. The ability to lock up the house and go off on a whim, not having to worry about the bins, the mail, your pet or the security of your home… and let’s not talk about actually having the time to do this… I mean who is going to mow the lawns whilst you’re away?

And let’s not forget about when you get home, unpacking the van then having to drop it back to where it's stored. Well, now you live in a Halcyon community, these problems ...

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Over 50’s communities… Fun for the young and young at heart

18 January 2018 | by Halcyon

Are you thinking…. Did I read that right? Over 50’s communities are fun for both young and old (young at heart)?

I’m telling you, yes, it is. Our communities are a ball of fun for your grandkids, I mean if you didn’t have a pool, tennis court, bowling green and cinema in your family home, then you are going to be in the good books with the grand kids.

There is the connotation that an over 50’s or any gated community is not welcome to anything that makes noise; kids, pets, etc. But really its quite the contrary. Our communities are thriving ...

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Pickleball appears on the ABC news!

11 January 2018 | by Halcyon

The team was recently interviewed by the ABC as part of their coverage of the fastest growing sport, Pickleball! Halcyon Glades has the first purpose built court in Australia, with home owners meeting twice a week to pull up their socks and have a hit.

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What does Christmas look like at Halcyon?

21 December 2017 | by Halcyon

Is it your year to host Christmas for your family? Or are you visiting your relatives or a friend? Or is it your off year, where you have no plans and you are at home by yourself or with your other half. Well whatever you have planned, living in a community doesn’t change how you spend your Christmas… actually, it makes it that little bit better.

When living in a Halcyon community, there are no restrictions to having your family over for Christmas. The grandkids can enjoy the morning in the pool, have that big family lunch in your home, or ...

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Are you a Queensland Baby Boomer ready to unlock the wealth you have worked hard to achieve?

11 December 2017 | by Halcyon

Many of us have worked hard to own our own home…maybe because that’s because there was no smashed avocado on toast 20 years ago. For Baby Boomers the benefit of property ownership is that the wealth is in our home and most of us are now looking to lock in our capital gains and move to a lifestyle that is more suitable.

I’m not talking about getting older and needing care, but more wanting the freedom, fun and social aspect that comes with living in a community. The question is, how do you get the lifestyle whilst protecting your capital gains ...

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Australia’s modern retirees are enjoying 8,000 work-free days and they want lifestyle – how will you enjoy yours?

11 December 2017 | by Halcyon

They say that between your kids leaving home to moving into a nursing home or some type of care, there are 8,000 days… That’s over 20 years to enjoy life and do all those things you never had time for.

Traditionally the Aussie retiree worked until they died and there was no ‘retirement’ years to enjoy. But great health and wealth mean Baby Boomers have an opportunity to start a new phase of their life. Whether it’s making a seachange or tree change, many take the opportunity to re-engage with some fun, friends and fitness.

Halcyon is one of just eight operators ...

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Neighbours all moved on and surrounded by rentals or loud party people. Want to live where everyone knows your name…

11 December 2017 | by Halcyon

Unfortunately, communities change and for many of us the street you raised you kids in doesn’t have a sole you know.  Long gone are the days where your next door neighbour waved each morning as you left for work, or put out your garbage bin for you if you forgot.  What about when you liked your neighbours enough to catch up for drinks and socialise. These days with many more renters moving in next door and changing every six months, that ‘old school’ mentality is gone… unless you live in a Halcyon community.

Living with like-minded people who share similar interests ...

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