Turning your holiday spot to a full-time residence

Many people can vouch for being tempted to move permanently to their favourite holiday spot. After all, what’s not to like about living full time in a beautiful location so many people use as their place of relaxation!

There are a few important aspects when considering a permanent move to your favourite holiday destination, whether to retire, to change lifestyle, or for another job opportunity.

Here are a few pointers to get you started:

  • What sort of lifestyle do you realistically want? Is a lifestyle block for you? If you’re coming from a large city, then you would want to talk to local life-stylers to find out the benefits (peace, the distance between neighbours) and pitfalls. Or maybe you’re into the beach, or perhaps love small-city bustle. Whatever your dreams, put them into a day-to-day context before deciding where you’re going to search for property.
  • Christmas holidays are always going to be action-packed! Lots of things to see and do. What about in the offseason? This is where the locals come in – start up some conversations, and find out if it’s still going to be for you in the winter. Make sure you check out the local Facebook pages and groups to get a flavour of what to expect living there full time.
  • Check out the local news online to see what’s what and who’s who. Pick up a local paper or newsletter from the local cafe, and while you’re there, have a look at what’s happening in the neighbouring areas, because that will provide you with more insights into what will work for your needs.
  • Considerations such as travel time to gyms, the beach, wineries (!), supermarkets, schools etc also need to be factored in.

As you contemplate a lifestyle change, here’s wishing you happy and safe holidays!


Managing Director – New Vision Financial Services & New Vision Real Estate After years in the banking, finance & commercial sector Chris noticed that the industry needed a company with a personal touch that offered their customers a complete solution. In 2015 New Vision Financial Services was created to allow our consultants to use their experience (including approving and structuring large complex commercial transactions through to basic home loans) and to concentrate on offering a personalised service to their clients. With the growth and success of New Vision Financial Services a decision was made in 2019 to launch New Vision Real Estate to provide an end to end solution for client weather they be first home buyers or seasoned investors. Chris has built a team at New Vision Financial Services and New Vision Real Estate that have access to over 70 different lenders, insurers, lawyers, accountants and financial planners giving you more flexibility when making a decision. We offer a full service Real Estate agency offering Sales, Leasing, New Developments, House & Land and Commercial. Call me anytime on 0433 181 544 or email chris@newvisionfinancial.com.au The team at New Vision Financial Services have access to over 70 different lenders, giving you more flexibility when making a decision. Our consultants have had extensive experience within the banking, financial and corporate sector. At New Vision Financial Services we specialise in finance lending for home, investment, business, commercial, asset, debtor and many other requirements. As New Vision Financial Services has progressed, we have developed strong relationships with professional service providers such as; Financial Planners, Accountants, Settlement Agents, Leasing & Equipment Providers, Debt Management Specialists and any more to allow our clients access to a complete suite of services.