Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek resident Ed and Betty Johnson

Residents Betty and Ed Johnson first visited Tallg...Creek in 2007 right after the active, Overland Park, Kans., community opened its doors. 

“We were visiting friends for dinner, and though we weren’t ready to move, we thought it was a lovely place,” says Betty. 

Seabrook residents Ruth and Alan Clarin

Ruth and Alan Clarin are proof positive that the real estate market has turned. Their two-bedroom Wanaque, N.J., condo sold in just two days. 

“It was such a relief,” Alan says. 

scales graphic holding house and money

Even though the housing market is booming in many areas throughout the country, you could miss out on the opportunity to sell your house if it’s not priced correctly. Too many people believe their homes are valued higher than they actually are.

Fox Run
Harold and Eleanor Freers

Howard and Eleanor Freers built a house in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., in 1965. They lived there for nearly half a century, raising a family. But last year, the couple decided to sell their house so they could enjoy maintenance-free living at

Ashby Ponds
house graphic with sold sign

When Donald Tanner decided to move from his house in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to

Maris Grove resident and his dog

Grove resident Hal Burke says the ease and speed of moving from Bel Air, Md., to Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., was like winning the lottery. 

Roy Baum and his dog at Charlestown

Roy Baum is a busy man. A retired reverend, artist, musician, part-time caregiver, and massage therapist, Roy didn’t want to spend months trying to sell his house. Fortunately, he didn’t have to. His Gwynn Oak home went from ‘For Sale’ to ‘Sold’ in just two days.

Fort Worth, Texas, house sold

Jane Strange knows that when it comes to real estate transactions, the deal isn’t done until the ink is drying on the paper.

pitcher of lemonade

Selling a house during the hottest months of the year may seem untimely. It’s true that many people are planning and enjoying vacations, pool days, and staying inside their cool homes. But if you want to sell your house in the summer, you need to be proactive in showing it to potential buyers. And believe me, they’ll be out looking. 

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