Springs Article

Less is more for a simpler life

Buyers in search of rightsizing.

Rightsizing is driving owner-occupiers to move into apartments, according to developer QUBE.

Many buyers searching for everything they need and nothing they don’t were being drawn to apartment developments to find a home that is the “right” size, QUBE managing director Mark Hector said.

Many buyers searching for everything they need – and nothing they don’t – were being drawn to apartment developments to find a home that is the “right” size, QUBE managing director Mark Hector said.

“A new breed of buyers is capitalising on the excellent choice of apartments at the moment, looking for a well-located home that reflects their priorities, such as spending less time and money maintaining spaces they don’t actually use, or not having such a long commute to work,” he said.

“Their timing is good too, with the property market perfectly positioned for buyers looking for a deal or to invest in their future.”

Bonnie and Tony Muccilli and their five-year-old son are a prime example of the rightsizing trend.

They sold their large house in Bennett Springs and moved into a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment nearby at QUBE’s Springs Apartments.

“I definitely call it rightsizing or smart-sizing,” Mrs Muccilli said.

“People thought we were crazy, but it’s the best thing we have done.”

“There are no gardens or maintenance of a big yard and house. We can lock up and leave. For us, it’s all about simplicity and living life rather than paying a mortgage for space we don’t need, never used and had to clean or buy stuff to fill.”

Developed by QUBE in collaboration with Erceg Management, Springs Apartments is next to the Springs Shopping Centre.

There are 21 apartments with one or two bedrooms priced from $249,000 (includes the First Home Owner Grant) still for sale at Springs Apartments.

The display apartments on Bennett Springs Drive, off Beechboro Road North in Bennett Springs, are open on Sundays from 11am to noon. Visit springsapartments.com.au.