Ashby Ponds
Now closer to both her children and grandchildren, Elaine Wienholt enjoys a wonderful new life at Ashby Ponds.
For the last 13 years, Elaine Wienholt lived in a condo at Ellicott Hills, a small 55-plus community outside of Baltimore, Md. Her life changed forever when she accompanied her friend (and son-in-law’s mother), who was selecting her new home at Ashby Ponds . “I fell in love with the atmosphere and many activities,” she says. “I also liked how close it was to our children and grandchildren.”...
Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek resident Ruth Holzschuh is pictured with beautiful, painted eggs from Romania and a pair of Dutch wooden clogs, mementos from some of her world travels.
The walls of Ruth Holzschuh’s sunny residence at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans., are adorned with unique mementos from her many, far-reaching travels. “I’ve visited 87 countries, soon to be 89 when I tour Australia and New Zealand in November,” notes Ruth. “My home is full of my unusual finds.” When Ruth decided to move to a retirement community, she knew she wanted her interesting...
Linden Ponds
Personal Moving Consultant Lynne Ford (right) helped Aileen Harvey prepare for her move to Linden Ponds.
Aileen Harvey previously lived in a condo in Waltham, Mass., but after her husband passed away, she started thinking about moving to a retirement community. She had visited Linden Ponds , an Erickson Living community in Hingham, and liked what she saw. When two of her children were visiting from out of state, she brought them to visit the community as well. The whole family agreed that Linden...
Man conducting an home inspection on siding of a house
Surprises may be fun on birthdays and holidays, but they’re the last thing you want when you’re selling a house. So before you put a “for sale” sign on the front lawn, it pays to have a prelisting home inspection. What is a prelisting home inspection and why is it important? This basic home inspection is ordered and paid for by you, the seller, and it takes place prior to putting your house on...
Charlestown
Forest and Dayle Dawes moved to Charlestown from Arnold, Md., one year ago.
Dayle and Forest Dawes agreed that in 2017 they would move from their Arnold home of 35 years to Charlestown , an Erickson Living community located about 40 minutes northwest in Catonsville. So in February 2016, Dayle and Forest joined Charlestown’s priority list and planned to have more than enough time to downsize and get the house in order when the unexpected happened. “We were only on the...
Jack Lane and his wife Candy are downsizing from 3,700 square feet of living space to 1,400, and they say they couldn’t be happier about it.
Downsizing from 3,700 square feet with a finished basement to 1,400 feet of living space might have some people down in the dumps. But not Candy Kane and her husband Jack Lane, who will be moving to Wind Crest , an Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo. “We’re looking forward to it,” says Jack. “There’s so much about our current space that we don’t really use.” Going gangbusters...
Brooksby Village
Daniel and Theresa Conlon sold their Andover house and moved to Brooksby Village using moving professionals and resources recommended by Brooksby Personal Moving Consultant Laurie Phillips.
Daniel and Theresa Conlon’s home of 53 years in Andover, Mass., was the only home they’d ever owned. So when the couple began considering a move to Brooksby Village in Peabody, the notion of selling their home, packing up a lifetime of memories, and unpacking in a new apartment was initially daunting. “We really didn’t have any idea where to start,” says Theresa. Enter Laurie Phillips, Brooksby’s...
Thin strips of shredded paper
How often have you thumbed through drawers of tax documents, cancelled checks, medical bills, sales receipts, credit card statements, property and insurance records, and manuals and wondered what in the world to do with it all? Like most people, you probably close the drawer and decide to worry about it another day. That day usually comes when it’s time to relocate and moving those piles of...
The word FED in front of a calculator and a background showing charts marking rate hikes.
With the recent rise in the Federal Reserve’s short-term interest rate, analysts, along with prospective home buyers and sellers, have turned their attention to the housing market. The big question on everyone’s mind has been: What impact will the Fed’s increase have on the spring selling season? By most indications, the prospects look very good for buyers and sellers. For months, the Federal...