Illustration of an interior room with sofa, paintings on wall, and potted plant

In recent years, home staging has become a popular way to attract potential buyers—and for good reason. Staging has been shown to increase the value of a home by 6% to 20%! But unlike many of the home improvement shows on television would have you believe, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or time. Just a few small investments can make a big difference.   

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

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.  

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.

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?

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. 

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. 

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.

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.