Lake Conjola community welcomes its first residents

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Ingenia Lifestyle Lake Conjola is well on its way to becoming a thriving community, with its first residents already settled in their new home and more than 70% of Stage 1A and 1B already snapped up by keen downsizers.

When Lake Conjola locals Karen Steins and her husband Jeff made the move to Ingenia Lifestyle Lake Conjola in April 2018, they weren’t expecting how much they’d love the community and the new lifestyle that came with it.

“We have always lived on big blocks of land – our last home we’d lived in for 18 years. A big part of our five-year plan was to downsize and move into a home we loved that didn’t require a lot of maintenance, we could not be happier – we have all the room we need, we absolutely love our home.” Mrs Steins said.

“We had looked around for a little bit before we came across this wonderful area, and although the lake is beautiful, we loved that there wasn’t any hidden stipulations and we were confident taking this next step in our life – owning our own home.

“We were in our caravan for a few months before we moved in, so we’re waiting until the end of the year to go traveling again. We love that we’ll have the opportunity to travel more – we can just lock up our home and know that everything is safe and being looked after in the community.”

To showcase the community’s success and celebrate its first residents, Ingenia Lifestyle Lake Conjola is throwing open its doors on Saturday 19 May from 10am until 12noon to locals looking to experience the community lifestyle for themselves.

Ingenia Lifestyle Regional Sales Manager Rachel Pullicino said the open day was the perfect time for downsizers to explore the community and experience first-hand the community life at Lake Conjola.

“With our very first residents moving in, our open day allows locals to talk with our new residents and see why they made the move to Lake Conjola,” Ms Pullicino said.

“Lake Conjola’s popularity among downsizers, from both the local region and those seeking a sea change is on the rise, with our community set to welcome many more new residents in May and June.

“With so many of our homes in Stage 1A and 1B already snapped up by downsizers, we have just released a selection of new homes in Stage 2A ahead of schedule, just to keep up with the booming demand.

“Our location really says it all, residents have the luxury of a quiet, tranquil seaside community that’s within easy access to all the major amenities in the Shoalhaven region.”

Brand new architecturally designed homes in Stage 2A are available from just $325,500, featuring modern kitchens, open plan living and dining areas, plus an integrated outdoor space. Click here for more

The Benefits to Downsizing in Your Early 50s

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Making the move in their early 50s has allowed Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania downsizers, Lynette and and her husband Peter, more flexibility, security and the ability to make new friends.

Since downsizing from their New Farm property, Lynette and  Peter have been able to travel for up to eight months at a time knowing that their home was secure.

“We downsized into Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania when I was just 48 years-old and my husband had not long turned 50 and used it as our base while we travelled around Australia,” Mrs Ward said.

“It was great downsizing when we did – we were able to be close to family and still have the flexibility to travel where we wanted.

“Knowing that if we choose to go away for a weekend – or longer – that our home is safe and that our neighbours are keeping an eye on it for us was also a major drawcard for us when choosing where to downsize to.

“We have great neighbours here at Ingenia, but they are more than that; they are now some of our closest friends.”

Guests are invited to Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania’s Open Day on Saturday 12th May, 10am to 2pm to view the new Stage 5A display homes, enjoy free coffee and a light lunch, plus have the opportunity to meet and mingle with residents and Ingenia staff.

To RSVP click here

Creating community connections

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Ingenia Lifestyle Lara Project Sales Manager, Dianna McGrath has always connected with the Lara community through youth groups, school sports, and local activities and committees.

She has been a member of the Lara Chamber of Commerce for more than two years and has been on the local food and wine festival committee to help drive tourism to the region.

However the most recent connection she had a hand in was in her own community, occurring between two new residents, Faye Youla and Pam Youren.

“They moved in about the same time and were both nervous. After the introduction to each other now they are the best of friends, inseparable, like Thelma and Louise,” Dianna said.

Faye said since moving into the community everything is falling into place and she couldn’t be happier.

“I moved to Ingenia Lifestyle Lara in October last year and am so glad that I did – the community makes me feel so comfortable and safe living on my own. When I moved into the community, everyone was just so friendly and welcoming, especially Pam.

“Pam moved into Lara around the same time as me, and we just clicked right away – Dianna is right she is the Thelma to my Louise,” Faye explains.

For Pam, it took her a few visits before making the decision to move in.

“Coming into the community and seeing how friendly everyone was made me fall in love with the community even more.

Making a world of difference in Lara

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A genuine, natural, people person and long-time Lara local, Dianna McGrath, shares a slice of her life as a Project Sales Manager at Ingenia Lifestyle Lara, near Geelong in Victoria.

Dianna has always loved the Lara area with its easy coastal lifestyle for all ages to enjoy; whether it’s swimming or surfing at the beach, taking a short trip to Geelong’s waterfront, a train to Melbourne or a lovely drive inland along the Great Ocean Road.

When Dianna’s mother downsized the family home, they went on the journey together and ultimately decided on Ingenia Lifestyle Lara.

The pair couldn’t sing higher praises for the community – a place where Dianna instantly noticed how much seniors were gaining from their new lifestyle.

“I joined the community soon after as the lifestyle coordinator – a job I knew I could support and guide new and existing residents.

“This has been the most rewarding part to my new career,” Dianna said.

Since starting at Ingenia, Dianna has witnessed the community around her grow with more services, retail and specialities stores expanding, and new real estate developments in the surrounding suburbs for younger families which is now bringing in more seniors who are wanting to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Having to re-locate her own mother, Dianna knows first-hand the emotional process that comes with selling the family home.

“It’s with this knowledge I can help other people and their families move into the community and it’s so nice to receive cards and letters as a token of appreciation for going above and beyond.

“And that’s why I do this…to see the joy and the smiles and the happy families, because I was once there when my mum moved in and I know what they’re going through,” Di explains.

Ingenia Lifestyle Lara has brand new homes selling now. For more information contact Dianna McGrath on 0476 839 644 or visit www.liveinlara.com.au

Gold-Class resorts coming to Coffs Harbour, NSW and Hervey Bay, QLD

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Ingenia is excited to announce the next lifestyle communities to launch under the new Star Collection brand after Latitude One will be Plantations, situated on New South Wales’ mid-north coast at Woolgoolga and in Hervey Bay on QLD’s Fraser Coast.

The Star Collection are Ingenia Lifestyle’s contemporary gold class resort-style communities offering the perfect combination of beautiful premium style home designs surrounded by an enviable lifestyle and resort facilities.

Plantations by Ingenia Lifestyle 

Located 20 minutes north of Coffs Harbour, the brand new Star Collection community will comprise 19.5 hectares of master planned, resort style community for over 55s, with first homes due for completion from late 2018.

Ingenia Chief Operating Officer, Nikki Fisher, said the latest acquisition was an excellent addition to the current cluster of the Group’s communities on the NSW Mid-North Coast.

“Plantations will extend Ingenia’s presence in the region after the popularity of our South West Rocks community has seen all available home sites now sold out.

“With the population of over 55s in the Coffs Harbour area anticipated to rise by nearly 20% by 2026, there is an increasing need to provide more affordable and manageable sized homes in the region,” Nikki said.

Set in the seaside town of Woolgoolga, Ingenia Lifestyle’s new community is in an attractive location for seniors looking to downsize with shopping centres, Coffs Harbour Base Hospital and Coffs Harbour Airport all easily accessible.

Also within close proximity are a number of beaches popular for surfing, fishing, diving and snorkelling, in addition to the headlands which are great for whale watching between the months of May and October.

For more information on Plantations please contact Wendy Hobson on 0448 714 021 or visit www.liveincoffsharbour.com.au.

Hervey Bay – Coming Soon

Ingenia will introduce the third Star Collection project to Queensland’s Fraser Coast region with a brand new, innovative eco-sustainable community.

Positioned at the gateway to Fraser Island, the over 50s lifestyle community will deliver 200 brand new premium homes for downsizers looking to live within the Hervey Bay region.

Regional Sales Manager, Sharon Manson, said the master plan will focus on providing a balance of affordability and value.

“There has been strong demand for more seniors living in the area, and Ingenia understands the market diversity.

“We have placed a real focus on what our clients need in their new home, this includes eco-sustainable features that aren’t found standard in any other village in the region.

“Home designs with raked ceilings will maximise the natural sunlight and provide a light and airy feel and the seamless indoor outdoor living spaces will provide covered, private entertaining alfresco areas making them ideal for the sub-tropical climate,” Sharon said.

The homes will incorporate environmentally sustainable features using the principles of passive home design which take advantage of the climate to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home through cross-ventilation, while natural light and a passive solar system will help to reduce utility bills in the home.

If you’d like to know more you can register your interest at www.liveinherveybay.com.au or call Sharon Manson on 0448 165 524 for more information.

New Star Collection Community to open on the Mid-North NSW Coast

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Ingenia is excited to announce the second lifestyle community to launch under the new Star Collection brand will be Plantations, situated on New South Wales’ mid-north coast at Woolgoolga.

Located 20 minutes north of Coffs Harbour, the brand new Star Collection community will comprise 19.5 hectares of master planned, resort style community for over 55s and commence initial sales in late 2018.

Ingenia Chief Operating Officer, Nikki Fisher, said the latest acquisition was an excellent addition to the current cluster of the Group’s communities on the NSW Mid-North Coast.

“Plantations will extend Ingenia’s presence in the region after the popularity of our South West Rocks community has seen all available home sites now sold out.

“With the population of over 55s in the Coffs Harbour area anticipated to rise by nearly 20% by 2026, there is an increasing need to provide more affordable and manageable sized homes in the region,” Nikki said.

Set in the seaside town of Woolgoolga, Ingenia Lifestyle’s new community is in an attractive location for seniors looking to downsize with shopping centres, Coffs Harbour Base Hospital and Coffs Harbour Airport all easily accessible.

Also within close proximity are a number of beaches popular for surfing, fishing, diving and snorkelling, in addition to the headlands which are great for whale watching between the months of May and October.

For more information on Plantations please contact Wendy Hobson on 0448 714 021 or visit www.liveincoffsharbour.com.au.

Port Stephens residents snap up new homes at $100m Latitude One lifestyle community

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Port Stephens residents have leapt at the chance to become the first in Australia to experience Ingenia’s new concept in over 55s resort living, with the launch of the Star Collection.

Locals have snapped up the majority of homes at Ingenia Lifestyle’s Latitude One community with the first release selling out in a matter of days and the next release 75% reserved.

Set on 29.2 hectares in the leafy suburb of Anna Bay, the $100 million Latitude One community will be the first of Ingenia Lifestyle’s new Star Collection communities to open.

The Star Collection are contemporary gold class resort-style communities offering the perfect combination of beautiful premium style home designs surrounded by an enviable lifestyle and resort facilities.

Since construction began in mid-2017, local interest has grown exponentially with the number of sales and enquiries exceeding expectations. First residents are set to arrive in April 2018 and a new display village in the next sales stage will be launching in May 2018.

Project Sales Managers Sheree Richardson and Catherine Booker said the gold-class seniors living concept combines Ingenia Lifestyle’s unique and popular land
lease ownership model where residents purchase a brand new home but lease the land.

“The popularity rests with the simplicity of the model and the innovative architecture of the homes – which have been designed to be light and airy year-round.

“There has been a very strong demand from over 55s in the area, and we have even had a number of couples buy off the plan after hearing that their friends had purchased a new home in the community,” Sheree said.

The Ingenia Lifestyle land lease ownership model eliminates the need for residents to pay stamp duty and removes a significant component of start-up costs. If or when they decide to leave, there are no exit or DMF fees to pay and residents keep 100% capital gains made on the property.

“The opportunity to downsize and free up cash reserves while remaining close to friends, family and local amenities has been a major drawcard, with many buyers suggesting the extra funds will allow them to travel more frequently.

“Tapping into that lock and leave trend, our community will include caravan and boat storage, with community management and maintenance staff to keep an eye on your home while you’re on the road,” Catherine said.

Latitude One will introduce new premium home options with an array of resort facilities including a resort-style pool, multi-million-dollar clubhouse, wellness centre, fully-equipped gym, business centre, competition-standard bowling green, heated pool, spa, sports bar and cinema.

For more information call Project Sales Managers Sheree on 0408 295 737 or Catherine on 0427 900 501 or visit www.liveinportstephens.com.au.

Downsizers make their move as property markets peak

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Many Sydney-based seniors are taking advantage of peak property markets – making their move now to downsize, free up equity and fund a more comfortable future.

The Lake Macquarie region has become a sought after location for seniors looking for a lifestyle change with Ingenia Lifestyle delivering a new benchmark in affordable yet stylish living at The Grange in Morisset.

Nestled at the gateway to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, on the shores of Lake Macquarie and just one hour drive north from Sydney, the region has become a destination of choice for many downsizers looking to maximise a more active lifestyle.

Project Sales Manager, Jason Webb, said clients are swapping the city suburbs for a more relaxed coastal lifestyle.

“Our regional and coastal communities are benefitting greatly from Sydney’s peak property market, with the enquiry levels from Sydney couples increasing over the past few months.

“Downsizers have snapped up more than 70% of Stage One and with this increasing demand Stage Two launched at The Grange’s recent Open Day in March.

“With the amenities of Lake Macquarie at their doorstep, combined with the serenity of the suburb, clients are getting the best of both worlds and the demand for over 55s housing is skyrocketing,” Jason said.

When Ingenia Lifestyle residents Barrie and Norma Ross decided to downsize from their home in Sydney, they didn’t realise how much they would love the
community and their new lifestyle.

“After living in Sydney for most of our lives, we wanted to get out of the city for a more relaxing lifestyle.

“Living at The Grange gives us the option of enjoying the serenity but still being close enough to important amenities and just a 90 minute train ride to Sydney if we do want to head in.

“If anyone is considering a move to The Grange, come in and really experience the community life, social events and location for yourself – you’ll never want to leave,” Barrie said.

Ingenia Lifestyle The Grange has brand new homes available now, selling from $337,000. Contact Jason Webb on 0458 018 332 or visit www.liveinmorisset.com.au

The new BE ACTIVE! social and lifestyle program commences

Ingenia Lifestyle is excited to introduce a new social and lifestyle program into our communities aimed at keeping residents healthy, active and entertained; and it’s all for free.

The BE ACTIVE! program has been introduced to enhance the lives of residents with free monthly events, social engagements and health and wellness workshops run by Ingenia Lifestyle’s community management, with help from the resident social committees.

Ingenia Chief Operating Officer, Nikki Fisher, said the events-based lifestyle program focuses on six key event types and has been well received by residents.

“The feedback received was that the program is supporting, improving and maintaining the lifestyle benefits of residents, helping us to create stronger, healthier and more social communities.

“There’s BE PLAYFUL! for games and activities; BE WELL! with health and wellness activities and workshops; BE WELCOMED! meet and greet events for existing and new residents; BE SOCIAL! with parties and social events for residents; BE ENTERTAINED! includes events and excursions; and BE INFORMED! is for our resident forums and community updates.

“The exercise classes, the welcome morning teas, trivia and bingo have all been a big success and we are very lucky to have a wonderful group of residents in each community who assist and drive many of the programs,” Nikki said.

Secretary of the Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania social committee, Lynette Ward said along with the BE ACTIVE! program there are also many other activities to take part in on a daily or weekly basis.

“There are many social hours, exercises, swimming when weather permits, craft and chat, dog walking or puppy sitting, and just chatting with neighbours.

“You get a new perspective on life and you get to know lots of your neighbours who have the same interests and aspects on this lifestyle,” Lyn said.

The BE ACTIVE! program has a well-rounded calendar of events and activities and has helped residents establish and build connections, growing the happiness index within Ingenia Lifestyle’s communities.

“The BE ACTIVE! program is a great success and now means we can focus on delivering on Ingenia’s vision, to create community,” Nikki said.

Hear what our residents are saying…
“The residents are really enjoying the BE ACTIVE! program. We particularly enjoyed the Circuit Class. Love life, love Ingenia.”
Margaret – Ingenia Lifestyle Chambers Pines

“Monthly bus tours, Thursday bingo, Saturday movie days. We all have a chit chat, a laugh and it’s good!”
Vincent & Kerry – Ingenia Lifestyle The Grange

“Bingo for me is a great way to meet people in the village.”
Kerry – Ingenia Lifestyle Ettalong Beach

 

Hear what our village managers are saying …
“The BE ACTIVE! program has been well supported at Hunter Valley. The activities allow the residents to get engaged and think of their health and wellbeing. The calendar of fun filled events brings happiness to our community.”
Renae Procter – Park Manager, Ingenia Hunter Valley

“The BE ACTIVE! program is a ‘big hit’ at Bethania. The organised activities are very popular, especially trivia type activities, and the biggest success has been the  welcome by residents and staff at the Be Welcomed Morning Teas.”
Linda Thompson – Village Manager, Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania

“BE ACTIVE! has provided additional activities and also provided activities that residents may not usually participate in. Every time a BE ACTIVE! program has been provided everyone has enjoyed themselves.”
Bethany Jones – Village Manger, Ingenia Lifestyle The Grange

Connectivity and community draw downsizers to Morisset

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More than 150 people flocked to Ingenia Lifestyle The Grange’s recent Open Day to experience the lifestyle community’s offering and learn more on how downsizing could contribute to their financial health.

Ingenia Lifestyle The Grange Project Sales Manager Jason Webb said the Open Day was a fantastic weekend for the community, with huge numbers coming through the doors looking to downsize, free up their equity and maximise their lifestyle.

“We had a high level of interest recorded from all visitors, and our guests on the day were given priority access to tour the new stage and see how our community combines lifestyle and luxury,” Mr Webb said.

The Morisset region has become a sought after location for seniors looking for a lifestyle change.

Nestled in the gateway to the Hunter Valley, on the shores of Lake Macquarie and just one hour drive north from Sydney, the region has become a destination of choice for many seniors moving away from the city to free up the equity in their old home.

Ingenia Lifestyle has delivered a new benchmark in affordable yet stylish living for Morisset, attracting many downsizers to the region who are seeking to maximise their active lifestyle.

Guests were invited to sit back and enjoy a soulful Saturday with entertainment from a Beatles tribute band and a delicious selection of local food trucks.

Ingenia Lifestyle Project Sales Manager Jason Webb said residents have the best of both worlds in Morisset, with the amenities of Lake Macquarie at their doorstep combined with the serenity of the suburbs.

“Downsizers have snapped up more than 70 per cent of stage one with the second stage launching at this weekend’s Open Day as the demand for over 55s housing and age-appropriate living requirements skyrockets,” Mr Webb said.

“Our regional and coastal communities are benefitting greatly from Sydney’s peak property market, with the enquiry levels from Sydney couples increasing over the past few months.”