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Life begins at 50

What’s next for super?

05 August 2016 | by Halcyon

Here’s a summary of the super changes…that will come into effect from 1 July 2017 if passed by the parliament, we will also focus on the changes being made to the transition to retirement policy, so you can have a better idea in terms of what’s happening to your nest egg.

Snapshot of changes…

• Reduction in annual concessional contribution caps, with an ability to carry forward unused caps.
• A lifetime non-concessional contribution cap of $500,000 to replace the annual caps and bring-forward rules.
• A limit on pension phase balances of $1.6 million per person (for new and existing income ...

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Good neighbours

29 July 2016 | by Halcyon

It’s always been very easy for home owners at our lifestyle communities to become friends, given that most people living here have similar interests or develop similar interest as a result of living where they live, but now we are seeing it go one step further with groups of friends making the move together.

It does make sense, friends often experience life shifts at roughly the same time, kids leaving home, working shifts from working 70 hours a week to a more sane level, grand kids come along, travelling, a desire to be able to leave whenever you want and the ...

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Luxury by the water

23 July 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, 23 July 2016.

Absolute waterfront and on-site boat mooring are drawing in baby boomers to this exclusive community.

Since launching to the market in June 2014, 74 properties totalling $55 million have sold at Hope Island’s over 50s community Vision by Halcyon.

The average sale price is $750,000 with baby boomers jumping aboard the aquatic lifestyle. Only one of the community’s 21 canalfronting residences remains after buyers honed in on the opportunity to live on the waterfront.

Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann said Vision’s luxury waterfront homes represented some of the best over 50s living ...

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Benefits to keeping active over 50

22 July 2016 | by Halcyon

Did you know that on average one in four people between the age of 65 – 74 exercise regularly! Also… once you turn 30 if you don’t work on your muscle mass, you could lose 10% of mass every decade… Ok, we will stop mentioning these extraordinarily interesting facts and start talking about all the wonderful things that happen when you do exercise.

Whether you are already exercising on a regular basis or are planning to start here are some tips that will surely add years to your life and life to your years!

Just remember exercise doesn’t have to be a ...

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7 great reasons to take a winter break

15 July 2016 | by Halcyon

For many of us in Australia, winter has well and truly settled in, cold weather, rain, bleak skies. So now is the perfect time to lock and go and just take a break from everyday life…

You may not believe this, but there are so many great benefits when travelling in winter, to see them just look beyond the weather forecast.

Here are just some of the perks of setting off on an adventure:

1.     Beat the winter blues
If you have a mindset that holidays must be filled with warmth and sunshine, ask yourself why. Perhaps this thought has restricted your desire ...

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It’s so easy being green…

08 July 2016 | by Halcyon

In terms of green building and sustainable building practices, Australia is at the leading edge, using design and planning processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient

Over the past two decades Australia has led the way in green initiatives, one could say that because of the harsh Aussie environment we have been forced to think outside the box and deliver innovative solutions when it comes to building and designing green.

It’s only natural that this initiative would flow through to the every day home owner.

First off, lets look at the benefits of building green:

LESS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

HEALTHIER PLACES TO LIVE

FUTURE-PROOFED ...

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Recipe: Roast Beef

01 July 2016 | by Halcyon

Ingredients
1kg eye-fillet of beef
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra to brush
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
30 thin slices flat pancetta, rind removed
2 cups roughly chopped onion, carrot, celery
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 cup (250ml) Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz
1 bay leaf
2 cups (500ml) Campbell's Real Stock Beef

Method
Step 1:

Trim fillet of all fat and sinew, reserving the trimmings. If the fillet is the tail end, fold the thinnest end underneath to ensure even cooking. Make small incisions in beef with a sharp knife and push ...

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Halcyon cures winter blues

30 June 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caboolture Shire Herald, 30 June 2016.

Homeowners at Halcyon’s over 50s lifestyle communities are welcoming winter this year as the developer’s sustainability initiatives help keep homes warmer during the cooler months.

Initiatives such as Hebel panelling and thermal insulation are eliminating the need for heating. Each Halcyon home across southeast Queensland also has light-coloured roofing, waterefficient fixtures and other environmentally sensitive elements to reduce energy costs.

Halcyon Glades homeowners Carolyn and Tony Kellerman recently monitored their Caboolture home’s insulation power through thermometer testing.

They discovered there was 4C to 5C difference between the inside and outside temperatures during the day. ...

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Stylish lock-and-go living on offer

30 June 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caboolture Shire Herald, 30 June 2016.

Halcyon Glades, one of the fastest-selling over 50s lifestyle community on the northside of Brisbane, has reached another milestone in its evolution with the community’s exclusive multi-million dollar lifestyle and recreational precinct now open.

Homeowners are already making use of the2 25mh heated swimming pool, championship-sized bowling green, communal garden, floodlit tennis court with pavilion and pickleball courts – a small court combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis.

The highlight of the precinct is the Recreation Club, featuring an indoor gym, library and cinema, craft room, fireplace, dance floor, kitchen with bar, ...

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The Bucket List

24 June 2016 | by Halcyon

Fifty is as good a time as any to take stock of what you’ve accomplished in your life. It’s also the perfect time to work out what more you’d like to do, what’s stopping you?

Here’s a list of things that we think you should do at least once in your life…

1.  Walk/Dance barefoot in the rain
2.  Go on a road trip with friends
3.  Have a complete make-over
4.  Learn a new language
5.  Take dance lessons
6.  Go horseback riding
7.  Travel to an exotic destination
8.  Go skinny dipping
9.  Build something yourself (Ikea assembly, while impressive, ...

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