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Flexibility to live where and how you desire

If your circumstances change in retirement, it is important that your village provider offers you flexibility if you need or wish to make a move.

Flexibility to live where and how you desire

If your circumstances change in retirement, it is important that your village provider offers you flexibility if you need or wish to make a move. At Aura Holdings we always put the needs of our residents first and aim to cater to any changes in their lives. Being adaptable is essential.

You may have found a buyer for your current home before construction was complete on your new village or you may need to downsize within your current village from a three-bedroom apartment to a smaller apartment. At times, our residents may wish to move to another retirement village nearer to family or just decide a sea-change from the city to the coast is for them!

We will be happy to assist you to move to another Aura apartment or village. You will be very welcome to take up temporary residence in one of our established communities in southeast Queensland while you await construction of your new apartment.

Gay and Mal Stapleton are currently living at The Atrium Lutwyche, and getting to know Brisbane, while their new beachside home at The Pavilion North Kirra is under construction.

The Stapletons sold their home at Pottsville in northern NSW sooner than expected. “It left us up in the air and undecided whether to continue with Aura’s development or move elsewhere,’’ Gay says. “Vickie (The Pavilion’s sales consultant) told us about Aura’s transfer program and how we could live in another village until our apartment was built, so we lived with our daughter for a while and on February 18 we moved into The Atrium at Lutwyche.

“The transfer program took the pressure off us knowing we had somewhere to go. We were even thinking of buying another apartment in the meantime but we were worried we might get stuck trying to sell later.

“We think this apartment here in Lutwyche is so beautifully built and laid out. It’s north-facing on the fourth level and the sun shines through all day. Residents are happy to be living here.

“I have a plan of the Kirra apartment on my fridge I keep looking at. I have got some good ideas from the girls living here for ways to furnish the apartment as they all have their own looking so good.

“We are actually getting to know Brisbane and starting to find our way around. I’ve never lived in a big city before, however we are keen to get back to the Gold Coast where our family live and we’re used to hearing the sound of the sea. I promised myself that if we bought an apartment it would have to have a sea view.’’

Gay and Mal have enjoyed the opportunity to form friendships with the other residents at The Atrium Lutwyche and have felt very welcome. “I’ve got to know Rosemary, another resident here, and we walk together in the mornings along the pathways around Kedron Brook,’’ Gay says.

When The Pavilion is completed, Gay and Mal will leave Lutwyche and move into their new two-bedroom apartment on the fifth floor with stunning views of the ocean. But perhaps with the benefit of Aura’s transfer program it may not be their final move!

“We may even consider looking at a move to a three-bedroom apartment at The Pavilion if one becomes available. I wouldn’t mind considering that in the future,’’ Gay says.

Unlike other village operators, if a resident decides to move within or between any Aura development they won’t be charged the Deferred Management Fee twice. The DMF will only be calculated after the resident’s final move from an Aura property and then it will be calculated pro-rata based on the time residing in each apartment and to a maximum five years. For more information about the calculation of the DMF please speak to your sales consultant.

Many of the large corporate retirement village operators also insist that their residents pay refurbishment costs (such as repainting and recarpeting) on their current apartment if they change apartments. In fact, Aura residents never pay refurbishment costs when they move. This is a real point of difference for Aura.

Several residents of The Atrium and The Avenue Maroochydore lived happily at Kingsford Terrace Corinda in Brisbane’s inner west while awaiting construction of their own apartments. The residents of our villages now look forward to welcoming the buyers of Somerset Indooroopilly and The Ninth Middle Ridge Toowoomba when they join their communities for a temporary stay.

With flexibility, you can be assured that if you need to make a change to the way you live, then Aura staff will be able to accommodate your desires.

For more information about Aura Holdings’ resident transfer program or information about moving to one of our villages, please call (07) 3397 2930 or go to auraholdings.com.au

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