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UK’s SAGA moving into the 'youthful' retirement village space

August 24, 2015 News

In Britain, SAGA is an institution. A commercial business which acts like a not for profit, it dominates the travel and insurance markets for people aged 50+. Think NRMA on steroids. Its magazine prints 11.5 million copies. Read Story

Another village break-in – “contemptible and disgusting”

August 24, 2015 News

Folkore says retirement villages are 'safe havens' because they are 'gated estates' where any suspicious character is immediately identified and challenged. Read Story

Valuations increasing on the back of improving discounts

August 17, 2015 News

We are hearing reports of very healthy increases in village valuations on the back of both private and not-for-profit operators, proving to be willing buyers. Read Story

Bellwether NZ ‘housing starts’ takes a hit in June – Australia to follow

August 13, 2015 News

For retirement village sales, the next three months is the crucial residential sales period leading up to the November/pre-Christmas peak - a time which sets the sentiment for village sales through to next Easter. Read Story

Henley on Broadwater supported living predicts 106 sales in two years

August 12, 2015 News

Talking to Patrick Smith about his Grande Pacific purchase, he says his current sales rates indicate he will have sold all 106 apartments by end 2016. Read Story

New boutique fund managers in health and village space

August 11, 2015 News

Barwon Investment Partners is seeking new funding and investment opportunities in the village, MHE and care spaces Read Story

Clive Palmer to sell Coolum Resort for a retirement village?

August 11, 2015 News

It looks like Clive Palmer could be selling his Coolum Resort with reports in Brisbane’s Courier Mail he has recently been approached by more than one retirement village developer keen for a near-beachfront property; but Palmer has denied he is selling. Read Story

Village security increasingly challenged

August 10, 2015 News

Every week we review the media coverage of retirement villages across the country. What is increasingly apparent is the escalating number of break-ins of village homes and the growth in assault. Read Story

Ray White commits to support ‘downsizing’ to retirement villages and aged care

August 06, 2015 News

On Monday, Ray White Chairman and principal, Brian White (pictured), announced the group’s long term commitment to deliver tailored downsizing services to people struggling to manage the sale and move from the family home to a retirement village or aged care. Read Story

Minimum apartment size set at 35sqm in NSW

August 04, 2015 News

The NSW Government has set the minimum apartment size to provide clarity for councils in zoning and planning, as well as developers. Read Story

New Zealand villages say they deliver twice the satisfaction of Australian villages

August 03, 2015 News

Once again the New Zealanders are followers to Australia’s lead. Read Story

Bethanie (WA) invests $58M in its 7th village and care project

August 03, 2015 News

The WA retirement and care arm of Churches of Christ, Bethanie, has commenced construction of a 112 bed care facility plus 62 apartment village. Read Story

Village nuns won’t sell to Katy Perry

July 28, 2015 News

Here's a bit of silliness from Los Angeles. The five remaining nuns of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, aged between 77 and 100, moved out of their convent home into retirement villages five years ago. Read Story

Vale Terry Macdonald, respected resident representative

July 28, 2015 News

Terry Macdonald has passed away after a short illness on 6 June, one week shy of his 77th birthday. Read Story

Rachael Stonier launches ‘re-sale’ compliance workshops

July 27, 2015 News

Rachael Stonier and her village specialist accounting and consulting firm, Focus RV, are staging a national seminar series on Re-Sales Administration for Retirement Villages. Read Story

Another club looks to add a village and care facility - Blacktown Workers Sports Club

July 23, 2015 News

The number of clubs seeking to utilise spare land to build a village with co-located care to support local, ageing members is on the increase. Read Story

Ingenia closes year with 100 MHE sales in 12 months

July 22, 2015 News

Manufactured home estate operator, Ingenia, has announced it has sold 100 homes in the 12 months to June 2015 - figures which are 20 per cent higher than its earlier forecast of 75 to 80 sales. Read Story

Supported living operator Freedom grows to 13 villages across three states

July 22, 2015 News

Out of the blue, Freedom Aged Care has bolted to the front of the supported living sector, now owning 13 villages across Victoria, NSW and Queensland. Read Story

Four facts about retirement villages that’ll make your hair stand on end

July 17, 2015 News

This was a headline this week from a blog by Katherine Hawes (pictured) of Aquarius Lawyers in Sydney, drumming up business to review retirement village contracts. Read Story

Oceania considers floating as it plans up to $500m expansion

July 17, 2015 News

One of New Zealand's largest privately-owned aged care and retirement village companies, Oceania, is considering a public listing of around $500 million, in order to raise more capital to expand after making a loss in its 2014 financial year. Read Story

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