Ticking off a bucket list of adventures


South East Queensland downsizers can continue to tick off their bucket list with Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania’s lock up and leave lifestyle becoming an increasingly popular option for the over 50s.

Under the innovative land lease ownership model, downsizers can purchase a brand new home and lease the land while eliminating the need to pay stamp duty fees with no complicated exit fees.

Project Sales Manager Wendy Hobson said those who look to downsize and relocate to an over 50s lifestyle community often pay less for their new home, which provides them with more capital to fund their senior years.

“Many residents can look forward to easily planning a trip with a ‘no fuss’ home that requires little maintenance, located in a safe and secure community.

 “Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania’s affordable lifestyle has been a big part of the freedom that residents experience while they’re off travelling around in their RVs or caravans or overseas ticking off their bucket list,” Wendy said.

Residents and grey nomads Lee and Norma Falconer love being part of their Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania community – that is – when they’re not busy travelling.

“We downsized from our home after close to 40 years living in the Logan region so we could live more of a lock and leave lifestyle.

“Last year we were away for four-and-a-half months – we towed the caravan down to Ingenia Holidays White Albatross and then up to Far North Queensland where we cruised on a cargo ship, it was fantastic!

“We have also been on some overseas trips with more planned too,” Lee and Norma said.

They both agree the best thing about living in a lifestyle community has been the variety of opportunities to lock and leave but also the social connections the community provides.

“We love being at home sitting out on the front patio in the afternoon talking to people as they come past.

“We have made so many friends living in this community – it’s nice to know our home is safe while we are gone, the garden is maintained and our neighbours just help keep an eye out,” Lee and Norma said.