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Coast is the place to be

26 August 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in My Weekly Preview, 26 August 2016.

A strong presence in Queensland’s retirement capital has delivered Halcyon almost $38 million in sales this year from its over 50s communities in the Sunshine Coast region.

The company’s Halcyon Lakeside at Bli Bli has sold 51 homes totalling $27 million while Halcyon Glades at Caboolture North in the Brisbane-Sunshine Coast corridor has picked up 24 sales valued at $10.5 million. Recent CoreLogic RP Data research reveals that the Sunshine Coast is the most popular residential destination for over 65s in Queensland.

The report stated that the area was the most popular non-capital city ...

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Over 50 and making new friends…

25 August 2016 | by Halcyon

Do you ever watch your grandchildren in the playground making new friends? They find a kid who looks roughly the same age, enter the playground and start playing with that kid, that’s it, it is all so easy! As we get older it’s a little more complicated to just walk up to people and start a conversation let alone strike up a friendship.

Our lives these days are so busy with work and family that when we do find ourselves with some spare time we realise that we don’t have anyone to play with! Well rest assured there are a few ...

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Why would you move interstate when you’re over 50?

19 August 2016 | by Halcyon

So you’ve found yourself with an empty nest but you’re busier than ever, you’ve got plans all the way til Christmas 2018! You’re earning so many frequent flyer points visiting family and friends that you haven’t seen for years or maybe traveling to warmer places in winter, either way you seem to be spending more time interstate than at home!

This is a scenario that so many over 50’s find themselves in when they get to that stage in life when the kids have moved out or won’t move out unless you move out, work is not taking up most of ...

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Cruise into your next adventure…

12 August 2016 | by Halcyon

Australians love a holiday (tell us something we don’t know!!) more specifically they love a cruising holiday… More than one million Aussies (that’s 4.5% of the national population) took a cruise holiday in 2015.

There’s no doubt that you have thought about going on a cruise, it’s hard not to given it’s major breakthrough in the Australian tourism market in 2004. So people have been talking about it… a lot, the old saying “you either cruise or you don’t” rings loud in my ears.

There are the common misconceptions of a cruising holiday that hold you back. There’s more to a cruise ...

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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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