Demand for affordable over-55s accommodation west of Sydney has never been higher, with strong sales at Active Lifestyle Estates Stoney Creek at Marsden Park resulting in a fast-tracked stage two, which has just hit the market.
With more than 95% of stage one sold, stage two was announced three months ahead of schedule at the estate’s recent open day, where five new home designs were unveiled.
Proud new home-owners Kevin and Janet Finn purchased one of the last homes in stage one, after searching for somewhere relaxing to retire and downsize from their family home.
“We first saw an ad in the paper for Active Lifestyle Estates Stoney Creek about twelve months ago, when Kevin decided to retire and my work was winding down,” Ms Finn said.
“On a whim, we decided to visit the estate, and actually signed our contract that day.
“We wanted a better lifestyle for ourselves in retirement. The idea of being in a community with like-minded people, regular social events and activities, and the security to lock-up and go on holiday really appealed to us.
“Although what really sealed the deal was no stamp duty, no rates and no entry or exit fees. It was just so affordable for such a beautiful new home.”
Ingenia Communities Chief Operating Officer Nikki Fisher said many seniors were unaware there were ways to avoid paying stamp duty costs.
“The Active Lifestyle Estates model is unique in that buyers purchase a new, architecturally-designed manufactured home and lease, rather than own, the land,” Ms Fisher said.
“This eliminates the requirement to pay stamp duty, ensuring a much more affordable entry price point and freeing up a substantial amount of equity raised in the sale of their previous home.
“With brand new homes starting at just $285,000, compared to the median house price of $677,000 in Blacktown[i], Active Lifestyle Estates Stoney Creek offers an affordable alternative housing solution to seniors in today’s property climate.”
Place a deposit before 30 June 2016 and receive a special welcome gift! On the settlement of your new home you will receive a $2,500 gift card* plus you’ll go in the running to win a cruise valued up to $20,000* (*terms and conditions apply).
If you’re interested in finding out more about Active Lifestyle Estates Stoney Creek, please visit www.liveinmarsdenpark.com.au or call Project Sales Manager Rachel Pullicino on 0459 995 919.
[i] Residex Suburb Report – Blacktown 2148 NSW