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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

Village operator focus: Gannon Lifestyle Group delivers 75 new village homes in FY14-15

July 16, 2015 News

Over the past 12 months, the SA-based Gannon Lifestyle Group has sold 75 new village homes and serviced apartments across four villages. Read Story

SA Freemasons utilises Stockland $78M to attract new members

July 16, 2015 News

South Australia’s Freemasons have announced they will establish a $60 million benevolent trust following the sale of eight retirement villages to Stockland for $75.8 million. Read Story

Lend Lease purchases prestige Sydney vertical village

July 15, 2015 News

Lend Lease Retirement continues to test vertical village and prestige strategies with the purchase last month of the 56-unit Trebatha Apartments in Elizabeth Bay, overlooking Ruschcutters Bay and Sydney Harbour. Read Story

Ingenia sells three rental villages to Eureka

July 14, 2015 News

Ingenia has sold its Mildura, Shepparton and Albury rental villages to Brisbane-based Eureka with 172 village units selling for $38,663 per unit. Read Story

Stockland buys eight Masonic Homes villages for $75.8M

July 14, 2015 News

Stockland has acquired 980 village homes across eight villages in South Australia from the not-for-profit operator, Masonic Homes. Read Story

Stockland first village operator to achieve national Lifemark accreditation

July 10, 2015 News

Recently Stockland CEO Stephen Bull, flew the 49 managers and 49 Resident Committee Presidents of the 49 villages across Australia that Stockland owns and manages, into Sydney. Read Story

Retirement village and aged care lessons from China

July 10, 2015 News

Last week we had the pleasure of a visit to our offices by Tom Hill, CEO of the Chinese subsidiary of the US giant of village and care goods and services, Direct Supply. Read Story

ACSA Perth Conference delivers world class speakers from eight countries: Perth 1-3 Sept

July 09, 2015 News

World class international speakers dominate the program of the joint ACSA/IAHSA conference in Perth in seven weeks time. Read Story

Summerset annual earnings predicted to rise by 39% as sales surge

July 09, 2015 News

The New Zealand retirement village sector continues to boom. Summerset, NZ’s third-largest listed retirement village operator, expects annual earnings to rise by as much as 39% as it experiences record sales of units. Read Story

Gladstone Councilor states dire need for retirement villages

July 09, 2015 News

Maxine Brushe, a veteran councillor on the Gladstone Regional Council, is strongly advocating for a new retirement village in Gladstone. Read Story

Resident catches a thief – and A Current Affair does another beat-up

July 09, 2015 News

What happens when a resident is not listened to? A story on A Current Affair - no matter how old the story is - could shows us. Read Story

‘Stronger for longer’ - no significant changes to house pricing until late 2016

July 09, 2015 News

With retirement village sales rates closely aligned to stable pricing of the family home, operators can rest easy with housing prices predicted to hold at least up until Christmas 2016. Read Story

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