Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years we have been asked a number of Questions regarding Riverbend Village. Here we have collated those most frequently asked questions. Click on a topic heading for more information on your chosen question(s). If you find that you still have questions that are not covered by these topics, please feel free to contact the relevant Riverbend Village

1What is Riverbend Village?
Riverbend Village is a secure, resort-style residential community consisting of affordable, newly constructed homes that have been purpose designed for active residents age from 50 years. Riverbend Villages are designed and managed with active over 55’s in mind. Whether you are working, retired or planning retirement these master planned villages offer everything you need and want at a price point you can afford and still allow for all other luxuries life has to offer.
2Where are Riverbend Villages Located?
We currently have two villages.1. Riverbend Village Ballina1 Riverbend Drive Ballina NSW – Map2. Riverbend Village Burpengary722 Morayfield Road Burpengary QLD (entrance off Ogilvy Road) – Map
3Who Owns and Operates the Riverbend Villages?
The Riverbend villages are family owned and operated. The Queensland based family has been operating various parks and villages throughout QLD and NSW since 1994. The Riverbend Group has been in operating since 2012.
4What facilities does Riverbend Villages have?
Our Riverbend Villages have a wide range of facilities. Some of the facilities you could expect to see in our Villages might include a multi use recreational centre, lawn bowl rinks, resort styled heated swimming pools, gymnasiums, well stocked libraries, games rooms (including billiards tables), BBQ facilities, village courtesy bus and vast areas of landscaped grounds. Other activities are run in the recreational centers by either residents themselves or through the village managers.
5Do Riverbend Villages have onsite managers?
Yes. There are experienced on-site managers who are a phone call away that take care of the villages on a daily bases along with additional staff to maintain the facilities, the grounds, mow residents lawns and generally take care of village operations.
6Do I own my Own Home?
Yes. All residents are home owners. We do not allow any rental properties or subleasing in our villages. Riverbend Village homes are affordable because ownership of the land is separate from ownership of the home. Although you do not own the land, your right to live in your home is guaranteed and protected by law for an indefinite period. Home buyers enter a Site Agreement over the land on which your home is situated. You are able to sell your home when you wish, retain all capital gains you make and there are no exit fees either.
7I need to sell my current house. How do I secure my Riverbend Village Site?
For Riverbend Village Burpengary a $2,000 fully refundable holding deposit secures your chosen site for a period of 2 months whilst you sell you current home. A full refund of your holding deposit can be arranged at any time within this period.
8How do I purchase a house?
The village manager or owner will invite you to select a site, then help you choose a home design and make any additions or deductions for your chosen home design. You will then be presented with a schedule detailing the cost of your home. If you are happy with the price, you will be asked to enter a standard building contract for the construction of your new home. We are here to help you and make this an enjoyable experience for you, not a stressful one. Should you wish to ring or call back and see us at anytime during this construction period, you are welcome to do so.
9How long will it take to build my new home?
Once you’ve paid your initial Deposit to Build, we like to say between 14-16 weeks; in case of any wet weather issues or industry shutdowns. During the development of Riverbend Burpengary we will also have display homes of various designs available for purchase. These will be available to move in straight away.
10What is the warranty on my home?
All homes are covered by a structural guarantee for six years and six months.
11Are pets allowed in the villages?
Yes. Pets on application. Please ask us about this.
12Who maintains the lawns and gardens?
Within Riverbend Village staff are employed to maintains the lawns around the homes and street areas as well as the gardens in the common areas and around the recreational center. We ask residents to be responsible for maintaining their gardens in their yards.
13Is government rental assistance available?
Home owners receiving Centrelink or Veterans Affairs benefits may be entitled to rent assistance. Relevant government departments will need to verify eligibility. You will need to discuss this with them directly.
14Can my family visit and stay with me?
Your family and friends are always welcome to visit the village for a holiday. Additional fees may apply if more than two people occupy your home on a longer term basis. (i.e more than a two weeks) Children must be supervised at all times.
15Can I sell my home?
You may sell your home at any time or leave it to a beneficiary in your will. There are no exit fees and home owners retain 100 per cent of their capital gain. Future owners must agree to a Site Agreement and must be in the over 55’s categories.

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