Looking at buying a Geelong over 55's retirement home? Start the life you have already envisioned.
Step 1 - Review & Enquire
To review our Country Club information you have an number of options:
- Review our Country Club information online
- Visit our Country Club during business hours
- Send us an e-mail with your enquiry to receive an information pack
- Ring us on our FreeCall number 1800 255 578 so that we can answer your initial enquiries.
Step 2 - Our Lifestyle Consultants or Country Club Managers will contact you
We will be in touch to see that you have received the information and answer any further questions. We also encourage you to contact us at any time suitable to yourself, either online, by phone or at the Country Club.
Step 3 - Visit our Country Club
If you have not already done so, we welcome you, friends and family to visit our Country Club at any time between Monday to Friday 10am -4pm or by Private Appointment.
We will provide a tour of our Country Club and homes on display. We also strongly recommend that you attend one of our Open Days, Luncheons and/or Events so that you can meet the residents that call Bellarine Lakes their home – They live the Bellarine Lakes Country Club lifestyle every day!!
Step 4 - Review financial information
Our Lifestyle Consultant or Village Manager will run through all of the financial information with you and provide you with all of the relevant information for you to review at your leisure and with significant others. We want to ensure you are clear with all of your financial requirements and lifestyle opportunities.
Step 5 - Tentatively secure A Unit "Hold"
You’ve seen the home you want and would like to secure it straight away!! Then we recommend a HOLD for 7 days to reconfirm your position – No deposit is required.
Step 6 - Confirmation deposit
You now wish to reserve your home. A deposit up to $5,000 (fully refundable) is required. No further payments are required until settlement of your home takes place. The deposit will be deducted from the final payment required at settlement.
Step 7 - Contracts
Once a deposit has been paid and you provide us with your legal representative's details, our lawyers will draw up a contract and send them a copy of the contract. You must then hold on to this contract for 21 days before signing and returning it to us. This again ensures that you and any advisers fully understand terms and conditions.
Step 8 - Place your home on the market
You generally have 90 days from the date the contract was drawn up as a settlement lead time. Our Lifestyle Consultants work with you during this process to understand where you are positioned and ensure that you have our support during this period.
Please note that time frames for settlements will vary pending if your home is fully established versus a planned future build….. Again we work with you, our project teams, your agent and legal representative to ensure all parties are aware of progress.
Step 9 - Settlement
Settlement is the final process of transferring ownership of your home. The balance owing on your home is now paid. Don’t forget… there is NO STAMP DUTY to pay.
Step 10 - Move in
You have made it!! We welcome you to your new home and your Village Manager and residents will make this a smooth transition for you.