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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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139 Articles by Maddy Crozier

  • Can You Make an Offer on a House That's Under Contract?

    by Maddy Crozier on June 18th, 2021

    When homebuyers see that the seller of a home has already signed a contract with another potential buyer, it makes sense to believe that the home is no longer available. But even when a home is under contract, there may still be a good chance that homebuyers can get the house of their dreams, or at least make an offer on it.


  • Why Right Now Is the Best Time to Buy a Home

    by Maddy Crozier on June 11th, 2021

    For some active adult homebuyers, right now is the best time to buy a home. Others may benefit from more time to plan and prepare to buy their retirement dream home. To help you make your decision, consider some of the reasons why right now might be the right time for you to purchase a home.


  • Exploring 55+ Communities Near Chain O'Lakes in Illinois

    by Maddy Crozier on May 28th, 2021

    Active adults who want to retire on a lake in Northern Illinois can find a variety of active lifestyle communities with homes for sale. If the lakefront lifestyle appeals to you, keep reading to discover five active adult communities with homes for sale near Chain O'Lakes in Illinois.


  • Should You Buy a House at an Auction?

    by Maddy Crozier on May 28th, 2021

    Active adult homeowners who want to forego the traditional homebuying process or begin investing in real estate may want to explore the world of real estate auctions. While auctions can reap rewards, they also come with plenty of risks. Keep reading to consider whether you should buy a house at an auction.


  • Models Now Open at Del Webb Nocatee

    by Maddy Crozier on May 27th, 2021

    Del Webb Nocatee has announced the opening of its model homes for homebuyers to tour and explore. The new construction homes come in a variety of home models and floor plans to choose from with a desirable location in Northeast Florida.