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Downsizing or Equity Release

How can you free up equity? You’re thinking of retirement and in doing so you have lots of questions. Where do you want to live? What do you want to spend your time doing? How will you support any potential future care needs? How do you deal with your finances? When you’re thinking about your…

Mayor of Christchurch Opens Monterey Retirement Apartments

The Mayor of Christchurch Councillor Nick Geary has officially opened Monterey, our first Platinum Skies retirement development in Christchurch. Planting a Monterey sapling, the development’s namesake, to commemorate the opening, the Mayor commented: ‘It is my pleasure to open Monterey for the people of Christchurch, Platinum Skies have created much needed high quality retirement housing…

Our Guide to Retirement in Christchurch

Retiring in Christchurch could just prove to be the best move you’ll ever make. There’s something for everyone in this thriving Dorset market town, which is situated on the South Coast on the banks of the Rivers Avon and Stour. Getting around Christchurch is easy, with plenty of adventures accessible by road and rail. So,…

A new way to release equity with Platinum Skies

We are rapidly learning that so-called ‘easy-one-step’ solutions for a trouble-free retirement turn out to be quite the opposite. Many retirees are stuck in homes they can’t afford to maintain, searching for ways to generate capital from their biggest asset, their home. Equity release is increasing its UK market share year-on-year with £2bn withdrawn through…

Downsizing – At a Price that’s Right for You

Having a brand new, beautifully appointed property that is easy and inexpensive to run, in a location where people really aspire to live, with all the money worries put right behind you, forever, is an enormous boost to a person’s quality of life and of course, their health. However, many retirees have calculated after purchasing…

Downsizing – Where to Begin?

Downsizing is definitely the buzz word of the moment. So the question is, why do so many people, who are more than ready to retire and would love to free up their assets, feel downsizing isn’t all it’s cracked-up to be? Maybe that’s how you have been feeling and you’re not alone. The most common…

Monterey Show Home Opening in Christchurch

We have already had so much interest in our retirement apartments in Christchurch so we are thrilled to be announcing the opening of our pre-launch Show Home for Monterey. 1. Show Home & bookings The Show Home will be open from the 21st February, Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, so what are you waiting for? Book your VIP…

Christmas Events near Christchurch 2016

Christchurch is home to our Monterey property of exclusive one and two bedroom retirement apartments. It’s a great community which Monterey sits at the heart of and is especially magical around this festive time of year! There are a host of local Christmas events to attend and we’ve picked some of our favourites below: CADArts…

Activities to take up during autumn

The colder months definitely bring on a desire for hibernation. Everyone loves to turn the heating up, put on some warm woollies and snuggle under a blanket with a cuppa. At this time of year it’s tempting to resort to watching TV as your main activity. Although we love TV, and keeping up with your…

Things to do with the family during the autumn

Don’t leave a leaf unturned! Have you noticed how the grand-kids just can’t stop themselves from picking up those crunchy red and brown leaves when you take them on a walk during autumn? Then you get home and they refuse to relinquish said leaves to the outdoors and insist on carrying them round the house?…

Platinum Skies top tips for preparing for winter if you are over 55

Here at Platinum Skies the seasons are changing and we thought we’d put together a post on how to prepare for the winter ahead. Have a look below at our top tips: Remember your extremities It’s easy to forget that keeping your extremities covered and warm to protect them against exposure can do a great…