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Ever thought of downsizing?

Moving into a retirement village is a great opportunity to be independent, and have your home maintained, while freeing up a bit of capital. Retirees looking to move out of a house that is now too big for them can benefit from a federal government initiative announced last year.

The changes in the 2017-18 budget mean that from July 1, 2018, people aged 65-plus who have owned their primary residence for more than 10 years will be able to sell it and contribute up to $300,000 from the proceeds of the sale into their superannuation. Each member of a couple can take advantage of this measure from the same home sale, meaning a couple can contribute up to $600,000.

Gawler Community Retirement Homes is a not-for-profit organisation that offers retired people aged 55 and over the opportunity to downsize and still live independently within the community they know and love. Residents can live as they wish within their homes, while staff maintain the property, even if it’s as simple as changing a light globe or replacing a hot water service.

This means residents can live as privately as they like and still know they don’t have to worry about organising any maintenance themselves. Plus many of your expenses are covered by a weekly services fee and administered for you.

There are a range of units available to suit a variety of budgets. Our ‘Subsided Entry’ level units are great for people without a lot of capital behind them. Once you have an agreement, there is no requirement to sign a new lease every 12 months; your contract allows you to live in the home as long as you want.

For a resident funded residence, you purchase the home, treat it as your own home for as long as you need; then receive a refund when you move out. And because there is no stamp duty or conveyancing fees you save up front; for a unit valued at $200,000, it is a saving of about $9000.” Check out our current vacancies or contact the office staff for information about what we can offer you.