My current home is way too big for my needs and I have just turned 50. I need to downsize and have been seriously thinking about buying one of these small 2-3 bedroom houses inside a 50+ village. (Not a Retirement Village) I have checked out many websites and these places appear to be exactly what would suit me. They are also quite cheap (around $200,000) which would leave me money left over to do some travelling. Im hoping you know the kind of place I'm talking about, very similar to the Big 4 Caravan Parks whereby they have a pool, a spa, tennis courts etc., and low maintenance.
So I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these places - any useful info, pro's or con's I may not have thought of. I am aware that I would still have to pay monthly fees, although I would own the property outright. This is obviously for maintenance, rates etc.,
My ideal place would be around the Sunshine Coast / Hervey Bay area. As many of you know I have a daughter and her family in Queensland.
For anyone who doesn't know the type of place I'm referring to, here is an example:
I would appreciate any input you have to offer - Thanks