Lake Conjola | Resident Stories

Coastal living and more Happy Days

Since its official opening last year, Ingenia Lifestyle Lake Conjola has experienced an influx of interest from budding downsizers looking to free up equity and live out their golden years with greater financial freedom.

Current reports from CoreLogic show median house prices in Lake Conjola ($627,000) are almost double the $332,500 starting point of homes at Ingenia Lifestyle Lake Conjola.

This sharp difference in price is allowing buyers to free up funds to invest in living the ultimate coastal lifestyle.

Two of Ingenia Lifestyle Lake Conjola’s first residents, Chris and Karen Ryan, moved from Ulladulla in 2018 after making the decision to downsize and invest in their retirement.

“Downsizing before retiring made sense for us, it has allowed us to have more options – we have the ability to go on holidays and invest in hobbies that we love,” Mr Ryan said.

“Since moving into Ingenia Lifestyle Lake Conjola we have been able to go on a couple of trips in the caravan, through the Warrumbungles mountain range and also down into Victoria.

“We have also been able to buy a boat, it’s an old wooden clinker and it is perfect for cruising down the lake and going fishing — I can see myself using it much more once I retire.”

Mr Ryan noted that the option of a land lease community had enabled him to secure a new home at a lower cost.

“We would not have the same benefits if we had bought somewhere in town — moving here has allowed us to have peace of mind and has hopefully brought my retirement forward by at least 18 months,” he said.

Ingenia Lifestyle Lake Conjola Project Sales Manager Catherine Brasier said since opening Lake Conjola, the community had been well received by keen buyers like Chris and Karen looking to downsize and live out their golden years financially free.

“Ingenia Lifestyle’s simple approach to downsizing and freeing up home equity is one of the top motivators we have seen with our first residents,” Ms Brasier said.

“The community has been designed to specifically improve the lifestyle of downsizers looking for an affordable alternative for their retirement.

“Our residents are already achieving the next step in their downsizing dream — they now have extra cash on hand available to spend on holidays, upgrading their car or buying a boat.

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