Think outside the house, encourages Personal Moving Consultant Mary Wolfe, who helps futureFox Runresidents sell their homes and move.

Tell Richard and Joyce Parmenter they re too young to live at a retirement community and they ll respond: Better to move in a year too early than a year too late.

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Light carpeting and walls helped sell Harriet Fairbrother s house in near-record time and for more money. Even the dark family room paneling was painted a soft cream color. When Harriet Fairbrother decided to move from Farmington Hills to Fox Run, in Novi, she invited Mary Wolfe, personal moving consultant for Erickson Realty & Moving Services, to assess her house for buyer appeal.


Barefoot fourth-graders get hosed down after planting flowers at Fox Run. When Fox Run opened in August 2003, Roy and Barb Birmingham were two of its five original residents. By that September, they had some 60 neighbors. That s when flowers started arriving from the fourth-grade class at Franklin Road Christian School next door.

It s a safe bet that the people gathered at Fox Run s Performing Arts Center (PAC) for a Movies That Make You Think screening this April never expected to watch Nanook of the North, a documentary filmed in the Arctic in 1922. Then again, the audience never knows what movie they ll see.