More time for family, friends, fun and travelling are just few of the motivators for buyers who have made the decision to rightsize with their new home at Mankara in Manning.
Your chance to rightsize your way happens at the Mankara Open Day where you can save 5% off* the purchase price of your new apartment by signing up on the day.
Saturday 26 February 2022
9.30am – 11.30am
52 Bickley Crescent, Manning
No need to RSVP, all welcome
“You only have one go at life so you may as well live it,” says 69-year-old Fred who has bought a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on the top floor of the community with his wife, Robyn.
“We didn’t hesitate!,” he said.
“We had been looking for ages for a right size apartment and just couldn’t find what we wanted.
“Robyn and I are extensive travellers, so we were looking for an apartment which was totally lock up and leave and close to everything we need and Mankara fitted this perfectly.
“This is a right size home for our right size lifestyle.”
For buyer Sandra, who is a keen planter, she is looking forward to focusing on maintaining smaller green spaces and putting her energy towards enjoying her days off instead of feeling guilty about the looming chores.
“Sure, I could have put off moving until I’m older, but why wait? I’m 65 now and want to enjoy my freedom with a low maintenance and brand-new home!,” Sandra said.
“I am looking at volunteering, visiting community gardens and still enjoy working part time. This move won’t change that, if anything it gives me greater freedom to live my life the way I want to,” she said.
Southcare Chief Executive Officer Dr Nicky Howe, who is part of the team powering the new development said the move to rightsize showed no signs of slowing down.
“Rightsizing is so popular because it opens your world up to so many new possibilities for retirement living.
“It’s a time to be celebrated as you enjoy the next phase of life without the maintenance and upkeep of the traditional family home.
Figures from the “Rightsizing: Australian Prime Insight 2020” report released by Knight Frank, substantiate that.
The report found that ‘active retirees’ — those who are over 55 and favour city or urban living — are looking to ‘rightsize’ rather than downsize in retirement, preferring a home that suits their lifestyle, rather than just trading their family home in for something smaller.
The move to a low maintenance, lock and leave lifestyle makes apartments an attractive option for many.
“The key to finding an apartment that works for you is to choose one that can be personalised the way you want, is close to all amenities like shops, services, parks and the CBD, and if you really want to tick the right boxes, choose an apartment that is fully finished so all you need to do is turn the key!
“The great thing about buying off the plan is that it gives you time to sell your current home in the time it takes this one to be built,” Fred said.
“And for our home at Mankara you own the property outright, there are no land lease arrangements as like many other types of retirement places. You are free to sell anytime or pass the property onto your family without any embargoes to worry about.
“This lifestyle gives us the flexibility and savings to allow us to keep living life.”
Mankara is located at 52 Bickley Crescent in Manning and apartments are selling from $309,000. When complete, the community will have 82 strata titled turn key apartments over 4 levels, a café and community centre on the ground floor and a roof deck for entertaining.
View available apartments or get in touch by emailing email@example.com, calling 9032 6489 or visiting the display suite at 52 Bickley Crescent, Manning on Saturdays from 1-3pm or by appointment anytime.
*Eligibility conditions apply. Reservations must be made on 26 February 2022 to take advantage of this offer. Price discount does not apply to apartments 1 or 26.