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Maddy Crozier

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Maddy Crozier is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago, Illinois. She covers the Northern Illinois region as well as news, trends, and lifestyle content for 55places.com. She has written about the most popular, best-selling, and best up-and-coming active adult communities as well as topics on downsizing, affordability, and retirement trends. Maddy previously worked as a Content Intern at 55places.com where she assisted the Content and Marketing team with drafting newsletters, researching active adult communities, writing blog posts, and doing community outreach.  An Indianapolis native, she also writes for Edible Indy, a digital and print magazine about the sustainable food movement. Her writing on local food initiatives and seasonal food traditions appears regularly on the Edible Indy website.

Currently, Maddy attends DePaul University as a graduate student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse program. As an undergraduate, she was inducted into the Pi Epsilon Pi National Writing Honors Society. She also served as a peer writing tutor, writing groups facilitator, and research team member in the university’s writing center. Maddy now continues her studies at DePaul to pursue a graduate degree, which she expects to complete in June 2020. In the upcoming academic year, she will work as a Graduate Assistant in her department and present research projects at the Writing Program Administrators Conference and International Writing Center Association Conference.

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131 Articles by this Author

  • How to Apply for a 62+ Loan

    by Maddy Crozier on April 16th, 2021

    The 62+ Loan™ is a home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) that gives active adult homeowners an opportunity to eliminate their traditional mortgage payments in exchange for monthly cash flow, which can facilitate financial flexibility and a more active retirement lifestyle.


  • Illinois Communities With Their Own Restaurants

    by Maddy Crozier on April 2nd, 2021

    Having a restaurant in the community means there is always a great meal nearby. By having a familiar neighborhood restaurant in a convenient location, residents always have a place to gather with friends and family without needing to travel far from home.


  • Can You Refinance Into The 62+ Loan™?

    by Maddy Crozier on April 2nd, 2021

    Active adult homeowners know the importance of finding the right mortgage that fits their needs, budget, and lifestyle. But for active adults and retirees who seek more financial freedom, economic security, and peace of mind, there might be a better option than a traditional mortgage: The 62+ Loan™.


  • The Ultimate Guide to Selling Your Home on 55places

    by Maddy Crozier on March 26th, 2021

    Active adults across the country can work with 55places to put their homes on the market before they make their next move into an active adult or active lifestyle community. The 55places national Partner Agent Program pairs homeowners with real estate experts to sell homes quickly and efficiently.


  • What Are Multigenerational Homes?

    by Maddy Crozier on March 19th, 2021

    One of the latest real estate trends in active adult real estate is the increased popularity of multigenerational homes. Whether you're interested in learning more about this trend or planning for your family's future, it's worth exploring the benefits, features, and challenges of multigenerational homes.