Happy 2013

I trust the festive season was good to you and the new year safe. As I write though, Tasmania and New South Wales are under threat of fires – our thoughts go out to those adversely affected and we keep our fingers crossed that no more damage or loss of life is sustained.  I am pleased to report that our Hobart village is safe and sound. This time of year sees nature unleashing its power through fire, flood and cyclones. 2011 was a year when we saw all forms of disaster hit at this time – it only seems like yesterday that we watched to see how our village in Rocky would cope with rising flood waters and Cairns braced itself for cyclone Yasi. Thankfully both villages were high and dry and no damage occurred.

2013 will be an exciting year for Oak Tree. On New Year’s Eve, we received official approval for the commencement of three new villages – our long awaited Newcastle village in Cardiff, our second village in Yeppoon (Capricorn Coast) and a new village in Toowoomba.  We are ready to commence marketing in all of these villages and would welcome your expression of interest if the areas make sense for you.

Additionally, we are hoping to commence our Orange NSW village during the year. Townsville is also a likely development as we wait for council approval to come through. Both of these projects are likely to be met with strong interest as supply is very limited in both catchments.  As always, we’ll be focused on preloved villas in our villages that have sold out and where resales become available. It makes sense for you to enquire and have your name go on our waiting list if the village interests you.

I trust 2013 will be a great year for our staff, our residents and our future residents. If this is the year that you are contemplating a change for the better, we would love to feature in your thoughts. It’s as simple as picking up the phone and calling us and it costs nothing to have a look.

I look forward to bringing you updates on the group each week throughout the year – there are always things happening at Oak Tree.

Warm Regards,

Mark.

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