YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

The Living Gems Team has been developing Lifestyle Resorts for a long time, so we know you will probably have a few questions you would like answered. This page highlights some of the reasons why we think you should place Living Gems at the top of your list. Of course, if you have any additional questions that are not addressed here, then please contact one of our friendly Sales Managers and simply ask. They would love to hear from you!

 

How good are Living Gems Resorts?

Living Gems has been creating classy lifestyle communities for Australia’s baby boomers for decades. We’re a family-owned company that specialises in developing and managing, what we think, are the finest Lifestyle Resorts in Australia. We don’t operate retirement villages, aged care centres or nursing homes – they’re just not our thing!

Our Resorts are designed for active over 50s (whether retired or thinking about retirement) who wish to live in a friendly and welcoming community of like-minded individuals.

 

What does Living Gems think about Deferred Management Fees?

In short, we hate deferred management fees and we don’t understand why anyone would willingly agree to pay them.

You’ll be pleased to know that people residing at Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts will never pay deferred management fees. It’s one of the things that makes our model of retirement living so special.

Better still, if your home generates a capital gain when you sell, then that capital gain is yours! Whilst nobody can guarantee a capital gain, it’s comforting to know you could actually generate a financial profit by moving into a Living Gems community.

 

Can investors buy into a Living Gems Resort?

Only those looking to invest in a fantastic lifestyle need apply!

You already know Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts are designed for owner-occupiers who are over the age of 50. That’s not to say that we will turn away younger people (we don’t believe in age discrimination!), it’s just that our facilities and homes are designed to meet the needs of the ‘young at heart’.

 

I’m looking for a brand-new home. What’s the buying process?

It’s a really simple and FUN process:

  1. Visit your preferred Living Gems Resort (and fall in love with the community and the awesome facilities!).
  2. Select your preferred vacant site.
  3. Select your preferred home design (with so many floor plans to choose from; there is something to suit every taste and budget).
  4. Agree on a price (no surprises or hidden fees).
  5. Watch the process! As quick as 14 weeks, you’ll have your dream home!
  6. Live your best life!

 

Are the new Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts affordable?

YES, they are.

If you’re interested in moving into a Lifestyle Resort and haven’t yet visited a Living Gems community, then you may end up paying more for less. If you don’t believe us, then take a look for yourself.

The latest Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts represent unrivalled value of money, with SUPER homes and the very best in recreational facilities. For example, at Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront you can buy a brand new, quality home with the highest level of inclusions for only $363,000 and then have access to around $10,000,000 worth of exclusive-use, award-winning recreational facilities.

We challenge you to find better value for money and we invite you to compare us with the rest.

 

What happens after I move into a new Living Gems Lifestyle Resort?

PLENTY!

HOWEVER, let’s start by telling you what WON’T HAPPEN:

  • You WON’T be treated like a number and you won’t be forgotten by Management
  • You WON’T be hit with hidden charges.
  • You WON’T be made to feel unimportant or neglected.
  • You WON’T have to worry about making new friends.
  • You probably WON’T want to leave! But if you do, then at least you WON’T be crushed by deferred management fees.

SO, let’s list a few things that WILL HAPPEN:

  • You WILL have access to the Resort Managers to discuss any concerns or issues you may have.
  • You WILL have access to a special Home Owners Committee that exists at every Living Gems community. Committees are comprised of fellow Home Owners who are responsible for representing and promoting your interests.
  • You WILL be protected by strict Queensland State Government legislation. Our industry is regulated by the authorities – which means peace of mind for you. You’re probably not accustomed to this type of protection in suburbia!
  • You WILL a join a community of like-mined people who are interested in many of the things that interest YOU.

Living Gems cares about fostering a sense of community, a sense of belonging and heaps of FUN.

 

I can’t wait for a new home to be built. Can I move into a new home RIGHT NOW?

Yes – absolutely and definitely!

We have a range of brand new homes available for sale and occupation TODAY. Our Lifestyle Resorts at Pacific Paradise (nearly sold out!), Caboolture, Toowoomba and Logan Village (all selling fast!) each offer a number of ready-built homes available for you to inspect and purchase RIGHT NOW. There’s no need to wait, so drop in for a no obligation visit.

 

Does Living Gems allow pets – and what about visitors?

OF COURSE!

We know that your pet is an important part of your family. We get it – we’re pet people too! Our manicured grounds, internal thoroughfares, along with our purpose-built dog runs provide ample space for you and your furry pal.

Of course pets are welcome!

 

Is my home guaranteed and who’s the builder?

We guarantee your home guarantee. You’ll be pleased to know your new home will be covered by a long, government-mandated guarantee. It’s the law – and you are protected.

Living Gems’ homes are designed and built to the highest standards. We’ve been doing this for decades and we understand what’s expected. We’re proud of our homes and we think they’re the best.

Our construction division is headed by the Founder of Living Gems, Peter Puljich. Peter has held a Queensland Master Builders Association building licence since 1980 – so you can rest assured he knows what he’s doing.

Peter is an old-school, no nonsense type of builder. He doesn’t take short cuts and he demands that our Home Owners are treated like family. Others have come and gone, but Peter is still delivering. You just can’t beat that type of experience.

We build more than just nice houses and Country Clubs – we build communities.

 

What facilities do you provide at the new Living Gems Resorts?

We’re glad you asked!

Our pride and joy are our premium, multi-million-dollar, award-winning Country Clubs. Our newest Resorts feature some of Queensland’s most tasteful and prime Country Clubs. These Country Clubs offer a HUGE number of facilities. We’ve recently released brand-new ballrooms with theatre stages, gymnasiums, swimming pools, music rooms, arts and crafts studios and much more.

A number of our new Resorts feature an indoor pool, a fully-fledged ten-pin bowling alley and even a golf simulator – not to mention the bowling green, tennis court and indoor games room – there’s so much to do!

 

Can the Resort Operator remove me from the Resort?

No. The Resort Operator does not have that power. People living at our Resorts typically own their homes on an outright basis. Living Gems homes are affordable because ownership of the land is separate from the ownership of the home. Although you do not own the land under your house, your right to live in your home is guaranteed and protected by Queensland State Government law for an indefinite period of time.

Why buy the land under your house if you don’t need to? You buy the house and save the money that you would otherwise spend on the land – who said affordable housing is a myth?

 

Are Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts for retirees only?

We love everybody!

At Living Gems, we are blessed to have Home Owners from all walks of life – those who are retired as well as those who are considering retirement.

 

Does Living Gems employ on-site Resort Managers?

Yes indeed. Our on-site Resort Managers are amongst the best in the business. Aside from our wonderful Home Owners, they are the engine room of our organisation and we could not operate without them.

In addition to maintaining the common area facilities, our Resort Managers are there to lend an ear, a helping hand and to offer some friendly advice when needed. They are the perfect conduit between the Resort Operator and our Home Owners.

 

Can I store a recreational vehicle?

The ‘grey nomad’ phenomena is alive and well at all Living Gems Resorts. Our establishments are literally bursting with caravans and recreational vehicles. Many of our Home Owners are seasoned travellers who simply cannot live without being close to their RV’s.

Living Gems has created a special new range of home designs that can accommodate large caravans inside the garage of a standard home. Don’t worry – depending on the home design, you’ll still have plenty of room to park up to two full-sized motor cars alongside your pride and joy without compromising the functionality of your new home.