Fox Run Sales Director Allison Murphy says that low interest rates coupled with low inventory is resulting in bidding wars on houses, where sellers are getting top dollar.

Understanding the American housing market in 2020

Allison Murphy, Fox Run’s director of sales, says people have continued to join the priority list, reserve apartment homes, and move to the community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the first—and most beneficial—steps people often take on their journey to moving to Fox Run is joining the community’s priority list, which is a preferred membership to secure a position for an apartment home. By securing that position, prospective members will be notified when their desired apartment becomes available. 

Rachael Frizzell moved to Fox Run in March and says Personal Moving Consultant Kristen Yaquinto and her team made the whole process easy and enjoyable.

Rachael Frizzell moved to Fox Run in March, just a few days before Michigan and most of the rest of the world began sheltering at home to slow the spread of COVID-19—and she says the timing couldn’t have been better. 

Fox Run Personal Moving Consultant Kristen Yaquinto was available throughout the coronavirus pandemic to help prospective residents with downsizing and decluttering needs, using a variety of ways to help ensure a successful outcome for her clients.

Decluttering and downsizing can be a challenging process. If you’ve lived in your house for many years, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of stuff you no longer need in your closets, basement, and attic. Sorting through and parting with personal items is often difficult because of our emotional association with them.

Karen Luetje says the Fairmont apartment home she shares with her husband Bob has ample living space.

When it comes to selecting an apartment home at Fox Run, community members can choose from among a variety of spacious one- and two-bedroom styles.

Bob and Sue Van Vleet spend their winters in Florida and come home to Fox Run for the spring, summer, and fall.

For many Michigan retirees, spending the winters in a warm climate like Florida and returning home to be with family and friends for the spring, summer, and fall strikes the perfect balance. Moving to a retirement community like Fox Run doesn’t mean your snowbird days are over. In fact, many residents say living at Fox Run makes it easier to get away for months at a time.

An exterior shot of the community, featuring a lovely gazebo and a still pond, all in bloom for spring

Decisive action at Fox Run makes COVID-19 transition easier for residents

When stay-at-home orders were enacted around the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic, simple things like buying toilet paper, getting exercise, and staying in touch with loved ones became difficult.

Marj Taylor hosts a show about birds and birdwatching on Fox Run’s in-house TV station. She's seen here on the set, wearing a purple sweater.

Marj Taylor, who lives at Fox Run in Novi, Mich., has a Ph.D. in American literature and spent her career as a high school teacher. She worked in the English department at Ernest W. Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Mich., where she developed a filmmaking course available to students as an elective.

Jeanette Coviak, seen here with short hair and a floral shirt, has lived at Fox Run for about 15 years and was recently elected to the Resident Advisory Council, which serves as a liaison between community members and staff.

Jeanette Coviak has lived at Fox Run since 2005. She’s always been an active member of the community, but she recently decided to get even more involved by running for the Resident Advisory Council (RAC), an important and influential committee that serves as a liaison between community members and staff.