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May 31, 2020
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Retirement is the Right Time to Rightsize

You’ve dreamt of the day when the kids have moved out and you finally have free run of the house. But when the time comes, the family home can become more of a burden than a blessing. With a seemingly never-ending array of chores taking up your well-earned retirement time, there has to be a better way.

You’ve heard of downsizing, where retirees sell their too-big homes and move into luxury apartments and villas, but that often necessitates the sale of some treasured belongings. It may be your cherished family dining room table or your collected pieces of art, or family mementoes. If you aren’t quite ready to downsize, but still want to make a change, rightsizing might be the movement for you.

 What is rightsizing?
Working hard to maintain the family property when the kids have moved out can be difficult. You may have imagined your retirement years would be focused on travel, hobbies, and relaxation; but Retirement is the Right Time to Rightsize the time comes and your days are still filled with cleaning and maintenance. For many, downsizing to an apartment with less space is desirable. However, there are a growing number of retirees that want the same benefits, without losing the space. With rightsizing, you can enjoy your spacious abode, while someone else does the work for you.

Benefits
There are a number of benefits to rightsizing in your retirement years. Developers are listening to what the over 50s want, and are providing for them like never before.

• Security – Gathering the finances to ensure your property is secured and private can be a struggle. However, these days, it is often a necessity. One of the benefits of relocating and rightsizing is the security and privacy options available to you. Cameras, gates, and alarms are all in place and monitored, giving you the comfort and freedom to travel both near and far.

• Maintenance – Imagine enjoying the luxury of a pool and garden without having to clean, mow, or prune. This can be a reality. Additionally, painting and repairs can be taken care of for you, cutting down on the time you would need to find the right person for the job.

• Location – Suburban-living may have suited all of your familial needs, but now is your time to get active and enjoy your life to the fullest. Despite rightsizing apartments taking up the same amount of space as a single-level house, these residential towers can be located in the most sought-after spots. Imagine waking up to a breathtaking view of the beach, or living within walking distance to shopping centres, golf courses, and entertainment venues? Now you can.

• Designer Design – Trends vary and change, and renovating your home to keep up with the latest looks can be expensive and exhausting. Luxury apartments can be crafted by internationally renowned architects, with
interiors fitted with the best appliances and everything you need to enjoy your time and entertain your family and friends.


The right ‘sizing’

What sets this type of living option apart from the rest is the size of the apartments. These luxury apartments can be elevated ground floor, half floor, or full floor, with multiple bedroom and bathroom options. Courtyards and pools are also enticing features, so you can invite the grandkids over and keep them busy for hours.

Retirees have been searching for a low-maintenance and convenient lifestyle without trading in the luxury feel and space. With so many incredible lifestyle options to embrace, it is the perfect time to retire from work, but not from life!

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