When is the right time to buy a new home? For Mankara’s newest resident Sandra, she says simply: “there’s no time like the right time!”.
Sandra bought a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor apartment as a practical solution for her life stage as she eases into part-time work and more free time.
“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!,” she said.
“Plus the bonus is that I will hopefully be able to meet likeminded people in this new community.
Part of the motivation to move was that Sandra’s current home needs ongoing gardening upkeep and ad-hoc maintenance.
“I am a keen planter and like being productive but am ready to focus my attention on smaller green spaces and put my energy towards enjoying my days off instead of feeling guilty about the looming chores.
“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.