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Federal Budget Snapshop 2017

15 May 2017 | by Halcyon

Older Australians downsizing from their family homes have received a push in Tuesday's budget, with new rules allowing sale proceeds to go to voluntary superannuation contributions.

As the government moves to increase housing supply, people who are over 65 will be able to make non-concessional contributions of up to $300,000 from the sale of their principal place of residence so long as they have owned the home for 10 years or more. From July 2018, both members of a couple can participate and contribute a combined amount of $600,000.

The contributions are exempt from the existing $1.6 million transfer balance cap on ...

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Declutter your lIfe

13 May 2017 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail, 13 May 2017.

One favourite piece of furniture could sort your entire interior design, says Halcyon senior interior designer Shereen Tanwan.

Ms Tanwan said when moving from your family home to your retirement home, it was a good time to work out what your favourite pieces of furniture were and to work your new interior design around that.

“For example, I had a home owner at Halcyon Glades who had a round dining table and eight chairs they bought in 1961,” she said. “They had the chairs reupholstered and picked their new home’s colour scheme around ...

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Halcyon Days at Bli Bli

13 May 2017 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail, 13 May 2017.

Site works have started at the $100 million Halcyon Lakeside over 50s community as the developer expands into the Sunshine Coast market.

The earthworks schedule at the Bli Bli project will see house construction start in March or April, and first homeowners are expected to move in by the third quarter of next year.

Halcyon Lakeside, the third Sunshine Coast project for Halcyon, is taking shape on a 13ha parcel within the masterplanned Parklakes 2 community.

Project director Chris Carley said the commencement of Halcyon Lakeside was well timed following the settlement of the ...

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New development to give locals first pick

20 April 2017 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in Nambour Weekly, 20 April 2017.

A new Bli Bli over 50s community is injecting new employment into the Sunshine Coast with developer Halcyon sourcing the bulk of its contractors from the local area.

The $100 million Halcyon Lakeside is now under construction and sees between 60-80 utes, 20-30 trucks, and upwards of 100 tradespeople on-site every day.

Halcyon Lakeside is the company’s third Sunshine Coast project, with completed communities at Caloundra and Bli Bli.

Halcyon Lakeside project Director Chris Carley said the company, which has been developing on the Sunshine Coast for 10 years, was committed to supporting local tradies.

“Halcyon is ...

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How to plan an Easter Egg Hunt

13 April 2017 | by Halcyon

A good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt isn’t just for the kiddies there’s been plenty-a-Easter egg hunt, where the adults are just as eager to get their hands on as many of those colourful eggs as they can… So perhaps it’s time you stepped up to host the annual Easter egg-stravaganza? Follow these easy steps for a fun-filled event, which gets the whole community involved!

Set the date
Not all hunts happen on the same day. A good timeframe would be Easter weekend—or the week before. If you’re planning on hosting outdoors, have a back-up rainy day plan.

Pick the location
Whether the ...

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Technology use for over 50's

07 April 2017 | by Halcyon

Over 50’s are using mobile technology more than ever before. How can you benefit from this upsurge? Why is being involved so important for a more enhanced life.

Computers, mobiles and keeping up with the kids
The driving force behind the adoption of digital technology, mobile devices, computers and online services is largely down to younger family members always being connected, lets face it when was the last time you saw your grand child with their heads glued to their gadgets?

Convenient technology
While many over 50’s have experienced computer technology in their lives, it was more of a treat never really ...

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Six things about money that we should’ve learnt at school…

24 March 2017 | by Halcyon

Some people are good at saving and others are better at spending, perhaps we get better at the whole saving thing as we age, out of necessity, or just because we get used to managing money, either way, wouldn’t it be a good investment in ourselves if we learnt simple money tricks and tips at school? Here are some of the things I wish I learnt, which would’ve probably seen me become a millionaire before I turned 30…

Where should I seek advice?
Traditionally we go to a bank for money advice, which when you really think about it is a ...

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Selling your home to make the move

17 March 2017 | by Halcyon

Thinking of making the move to an over 50’s resort community, but need to sell your home? Here’s some tips and tricks to turn your dream into a reality…

Have you heard the saying, “first in best dressed”, well the same goes for selling your house… A well dressed home will sell faster, just switch on your TV and watch the many shows that take a tired looking home and carry out those little changes that the owner had wanted to do for years but never did, then dress the home in the latest style trends and the home sells and ...

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Do you love a cuppa?

10 March 2017 | by Halcyon

Well you could be doing yourself a huge favour by reaching for the kettle!

During the course of our day we may experience aches and pains possibly from existing conditions or simply just over doing it. Unfortunately these aches and pains can cause stress and fatigue or could aggravate other conditions… There are some wonderful herbs and plants that can help in relieving some of these symptoms.

Sage: It’s a wonderful herb for treating muscle soreness; it helps to relax muscle fibres. It’s also a great natural cough medicine by relaxing the lungs and throat. It works well as a hot ...

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Want to grow your own vegetables?

24 February 2017 | by Halcyon

If you know Halcyon, you know that we’re known for our fabulous veggies! For many years we have been feeding the bellies of many of our home owners and locals! So we think we know a thing or two about growing veggies.

Some people may not be lucky enough to have a backyard that gets full sunlight… Which is generally what most veggies patches thrive off. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with how you can maximise on this shady situation…

Firstly, if your garden gets absolutely no sun unfortunately no vegetable will grow, if you’re lucky enough to get at least ...

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