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A brand new lease on life

Savings, social circles and security were among the many reasons why Lesley Pink, resident at Ingenia Lifestyle Hunter Valley, chose her brand new home and the unique land lease model for her new lifestyle.

Lesley commenced her downsizing journey to focus on beginning a brand new lifestyle within a community of like-minded friends with the added benefit of security.

Owning a brand new home for the first time, Lesley found the unique land lease model a huge plus in allowing her to be able to purchase a design that best suited her.

“I was on acreage living in a five-bedroom home before downsizing, so I found the land lease ownership model, with its no stamp duty and no exit/DMF fees, was a huge financial benefit for me.

“I volunteered to be a social representative and now organise the community’s happy hours, water aerobics, tai chi to name a few so everyday there’s something to do – you’re never lonely,” Lesley said.

With a love for travel, Lesley values the added security from living in an over 55s community and plans to lock up and leave to travel, making the most out of her Ingenia Gold Card which gives her access to a 25% discount on her accommodation with Ingenia Holidays.

When asked to give advice for anyone considering downsizing into an Ingenia Lifestyle community – “it’s one of the best things you’ll ever do!” Lesley exclaims.