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Living Longer, Living Better | Real Estate

Home-swapping vacations gaining in popularity

Don and Barbara Dennis were the classic definition of “house poor.’’

They had used so much of their money buying a beautiful home on the water in Marblehead in 2004 that they had little left to travel as they used to with their sons. But then the couple realized the house itself was a valuable bargaining chip.

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