Community Content Manager

Karl Schuster

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Karl Schuster worked as the Neighborhood and Community Content Manager for and where he oversaw the creation of community profile pages, newsletters, and blog posts. He also worked as part of the 55places editorial team to develop relevant content for active adult communities and trends. As a semi-professional touring musician throughout most of his younger adult years, Karl has traveled much of the country meeting people and seeking new experiences. After a ten-year educational hiatus, Karl returned to Northeastern Illinois University to complete a degree in sociology.


82 Articles by Karl Schuster

  • Pen Pals for Seniors

    by Karl Schuster on September 24th, 2021

    Though it may seem like something of an outdated practice, there are many great reasons for seniors to have pen pals. The intellectual stimulation of meeting a new person is a vital human need, especially for seniors. Plus, the care that goes into handwriting a letter can't quite be matched by email, Facebook, or text messages.

  • Building 2 at The Atrium at MetroWest Nearing Sell Out

    by Karl Schuster on September 24th, 2020

    In Fairfax, Virginia new homes are selling at quite a brisk pace at The Atrium at MetroWest. As of this writing, Building 2 is nearly sold out, and interest in the remaining units remains notably strong. However, this is hardly shocking as the modern 55+ community generated quite a buzz as early as its groundbreaking in 2018.

  • How to Make an Offer on a House

    by Karl Schuster on September 18th, 2020

    The homebuying process is truly a unique mix of emotions and legal obligations. Finding a home you love can be easy for some people, but the process of signing on the dotted line requires a careful, methodical approach. We've decided to demystify the process and help you better understand how to make an offer on a house.

  • 12 Things to Avoid When Downsizing Your Home

    by Karl Schuster on September 4th, 2020

    As families and income typically grow in middle age, most have experience looking for a larger home. Downsizing, on the other hand, is a new experience for most retirees. To help retirees looking to downsize, we've identified some common issues to try and avoid when downsizing your home.

  • 55+ Communities Where You Get the Most Home for Your Money

    by Karl Schuster on July 29th, 2020

    55places enlisted the help of its data science team to curate a list of 20 communities where homebuyers can maximize their dollar without sacrificing a prime location or the kind of amenities that make 55+ communities so attractive in the first place.