Longtime friends make the move together
Local Logan couples Lyn and Mal Semper and Paul and Julie Creamer have been friends for more than 30 years, they’ve been neighbours and travelled the world together.
Now they are going to be Halcyon Rise homeowners, with both couples snapping up homes in the latest release.
The couples had discussed ‘next steps’ with each other, tossing up ideas to buy land and build homes together when Mal Semple saw a TV commercial for Halcyon.
"I knew that Dr Bevan Geissmann had started Halcyon many years ago as he had been our family GP for a long time,” Mal said.
"We went for a drive to see Halcyon Rise, which is only five minutes from our acreage in Buccan, and it started to tick a lot of boxes.”
They told their friends about their discovery and Paul Creamer admits they weren’t “greatly enthused” with the idea until they came and visited for themselves.
"I'm in the buildng industry and I had worked on a few of Halcyon’s competitors so I wasn’t that excited about the prospect until we went and looked at a Halcyon community and things fell into place,” he said.
Julie added: “We were really excited by what we saw and we really have Mal to thank for coming and finding it first. I’m ready to move in right now.”
Mal said he and his wife were "blown away" at how fast their longtime friends committed to a home at Halcyon Rise.
"From our perspective, it's pretty cool that we will be moving into the same community together,” he said.
"We've been camping at Kingscliff together for 20 years, so the plan is to hook the caravan up and hit the road.”
While the two couples won’t be directly next to each other this time around, they will be very close when they move into their homes later next year.