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Don’t Let Complex Contracts Scare You Away From Retirement Village Living

Don’t Let Complex Contracts Scare You Away From Retirement Village Living

September 8, 2014
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Retirement Villages have been in the firing line of late, with recent media focus on what many might consider unconscionable fees charged to residents and the complexity of contracts that could bamboozle even the sharpest of seniors.

The ABCS’s Alan Kohler weighed into the debate, while the […]

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Does Fear of Change Stop You in Your Tracks?

Does Fear of Change Stop You in Your Tracks?

July 30, 2014
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I’d like to tell you about two widows in their seventies, who have been best of friends for many years. Joan recently moved into a retirement village; Valerie still lives in her home of 40 years.

Soon after Joan settled into her new apartment, the retirement village […]

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The Flip Side to Downsizing: HOUSING AFFORDABILITY FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

The Flip Side to Downsizing: HOUSING AFFORDABILITY FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

May 9, 2014
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Recent articles on housing affordability focus on first time home buyers being priced out of the real estate market. 

What gets a lot less press, but may be even more important, is the affect this is having on the 50+ Australian population.

There is a pervasive assumption that […]

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Hmmm… Do You REALLY Know What Your Partner Wants In A New Home?

Hmmm… Do You REALLY Know What Your Partner Wants In A New Home?

April 25, 2014
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If you have been in a long-term relationship, you both might think you already know each other’s positions on most issues. After all, you have been through a lot together, and there have been many instances where your intuition about your partner’s thoughts on an […]

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Downsizing at the time that’s “RIGHT” for you

Downsizing at the time that’s “RIGHT” for you

April 8, 2014
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From time to time in this blog we will draw on our experiences with older Australians who were, as you may be, ready for a lifestyle change. We will introduce you to a challenge or an opportunity they discovered as they  looked into selling their home and moving […]

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Downsizing, Rightsizing or Simply Simplifying ?

Downsizing, Rightsizing or Simply Simplifying ?

March 11, 2014
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Whether you call it downsizing or right-sizing, housing choices for the over 50 brigade are mostly about simplifying. Referred to as “downsizing”in recent literature, this term, for many mature Australians, has a ring of gloom and doom about it, implying the beginning of a downward slide […]

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