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?

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.

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.

Ann's Choice
Bernice Segal’s place to relax in her home at Ann’s Choice is her sunny bay window alcove.

After she stopped driving, Bernice Segal felt isolated in her two-bedroom condo in tiny Yardley, Pa. She wanted to be around people, but her neighbors all worked.

Tallgrass Creek
Kyra and Jerry Warsnak are comfortable in their new home at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans., after using the community’s recommended services.

When Kyra and Jerry Warsnak recently settled into their new home at Tallgrass Creek, they breathed a sigh of relief. 

Margaret and George Steffens hired one of Riderwood’s preferred real estate agents and sold their property in just four days.

“We’ve never had such an easy time moving.” 

That’s what Margaret Steffens says about the move she and her husband George made last year from Easton, Md., to Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.