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Hold your horses

Carousel horse collectors bring their favorite collectible from the 1900s to their new home

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January 4th, 2018
Personal Moving Consultant Kristine Kluge and resident Larry Horvath discuss the successful move of Joan and Larry’s carousel horse to their new home at Fox Run.

Personal Moving Consultant Kristine Kluge and resident Larry Horvath discuss the successful move of Joan and Larry’s carousel horse to their new home at Fox Run.

 

There’s no challenge too great for the professionals who help people move to Fox Run—as evidenced by their recent successful transportation of a real amusement park carousel horse to Joan and Larry Horvath’s apartment home. 

Longtime members of the National Carousel Association, Joan and Larry had a collection of six carousel animals. They wanted to bring a beige horse from the 1900s to Fox Run, the Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., where they were moving.

“We just had to move it with us,” Joan says.

Call in the experts

The Horvaths had access to Erickson Realty and Moving Services, a special program that offers complimentary coordination of all realty and moving needs, including downsizing, home staging, packing, and selection of a real estate professional. 

Personal Moving Consultant Kristine Kluge met with Joan and Larry at their former house in Milford and created a to-scale replica floor plan to determine where they would put their carousel horse as well as Larry’s collection of 25 antique radios. 

The couple hired Professional Movers, a Fox Run-preferred moving services partner, which has experience in moving amusement park carousel animals.

“Everything with our move was handled smoothly,” Joan says. “We didn’t have to worry about anything.”  

The Horvaths sold their house in just three days. They now live in a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment home at Fox Run.

“The economy has improved greatly, so there are many buyers ready and not enough homes available,” says Kluge. “We have actually seen houses of new residents sell quickly, some in just one day.”

 

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