Cedar Crest part of successful realty, moving program

In 2005, the housing market was booming. Retirees in the Detroit area were itching to sell their houses and move to Fox Run, an Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich. But while Fox Run had several apartment homes reserved, many sat vacant. We couldn t figure out why people were waiting months to sell their house and move.

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Grilled chicken breast on a charred Portuguese roll with pesto mayo, baby arugula, fresh mozzarella, and roasted red peppers got you salivating? How about a Guinness-cheddar burger with caramelized onions on brioche? Or maybe a salad of fresh mixed greens topped with dried cranberries, sugared walnuts, avocado, and aged blue cheese is more your style.

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If you re nearing retirement age, or even if you ve already retired, you should be researching retirement living options. It s the prudent thing to do, says Ameriprise Certified Financial Advisor Samantha Long. You may discover you can enjoy a healthier, happier, more financially stable retirement if you make some changes, but you have to do your research first.

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According to the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR), home prices are rising in most markets across the state. And according to a recent report by the Otteau Valuation Group, a real estate research firm, Home purchase contracts in New Jersey soared in April, recording a 28% increase compared to one year ago.

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The link between nature and health has finally been solidified. British scientists Richard Mitchell, of Glasgow University, and Frank Popham, of the University of St. Andrews, distinguished a direct connection between contact with natural environments and improved health.

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Eleanore Ryder sits quietly at the tall cherry table in front of her living room window, gazing out at a view of wildflowers and mountaintops stretching for miles. [caption id="attachment_14425" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Eleanore Ryder by her tall bistro table overlooking the spectacular view from her Cedar Crest apartment home.

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When Jerry Winnick saw his young son s arm wrapped in a cast, he saw an opportunity for art.

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For all that you ve been through, I think it made you who you are today, 10-year-old Maya wrote to her pen pal, Patricia Shiels. [caption id="attachment_13562" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Pen pals Pat Shiels and 10-year-old Maya meet for the first time at Cedar Crest, where Shiels lives. They had been writing letters for six months.