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No Gardening, No Worries: Downsizers Seek Low Maintenance Living

19 Jun 2018 #

While many West Australians are more than happy to maintain an older home on a quarter-acre block and spend weekends weeding, mowing and repainting in exchange for space for the kids to run around, such homes no longer suit a large proportion of the population.

For many singles, professional couples or retirees, the perfect Sunday morning is spent relaxing with family, reading the newspaper over brunch at the favourite local café or walking the dog amongst the serenity of natural landscapes, not dusting, mopping, weeding and mowing at home.

For the ageing population, simply keeping up with home maintenance can be problematic due to less mobility, or they would rather be enjoying the fruits of a well earned retirement and be out on the golf course than doing the housework.

Those buying into The Retreat, Mandurah Quay are typical of a growing band of downsizers who want to be able to lock up and leave home to travel for periods of time without a care in the world.

Low maintenance living need not mean downsizing to an apartment or townhouse; all the homes at The Retreat follow low maintenance principles of using durable materials and easy to clean flooring, surfaces and gardens so that its virtually designed to look after itself.

Local Retreat residents had this to say about their experience buying into this exclusive pocket; “The Retreat is the best kept secret location in Mandurah by the estuary. It is a great location for amateur fishing and crabbing and has some wonderful walks along the estuary. The area is teaming with birdlife of many species and also dolphins frequent the quay area. A great quiet retirement location.”

In the long term, a low-maintenance home not only frees up much of your spare time and makes day-to-day organizing a breeze, but it can also save you considerable sums of money as there will be no need to repaint or re-stain and with the homes planned with passive solar design in mind it reduces the need for heating and cooling.

If you are in the market for a new home, and the idea of low-maintenance living appeals to you, speak with our helpful sales team on 0447 816 745. Then look forward to spending your extra free time on the things you enjoy in life.
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