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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. 

Cool it

Mary Lou Finch

When Mary Lou Finch contemplated moving from her Overland Park home of 18 years, she dreaded what she thought would be a difficult undertaking. “I couldn’t have been more wrong,” says Mary Lou, who moved last year to

Pam Silverwood and David Hack

In January, Pam and David became residents at

Mildred and David Cohen

No sooner had David and Mildred Cohen listed their Holmdel, N.J., house when they had an acceptable offer. 

“It was a lot easier than we expected,” says David. 

During their first open house, the first visitor submitted an offer for just $5,000 less than their asking price, proving the real estate market is truly on the ups.