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The couple's children have left the nest and are now spread all over the map. Howard and Laura Leavitt, both 60, had just returned home to Seattle from a Thanksgiving trip to visit their daughter – and first grandchild – in Santa Monica, Calif. In a few short weeks, they would pack up and spend Christmas with their son and his family in Boulder, Colo. "And that's just two of the four kids," Laura said. "I think this last trip showed us that we'd like to live closer to at least one of them. Howard still travels so much that he could really live anywhere and I could do all of my editing work with a laptop. "To tell you the truth, I wouldn't mind if the house sold when we were gone. But I just don't have the time and energy to do make the necessary changes for us to put it on the market." When you are buying a home, think location, location, location. When you are selling a home, think return, return, return. The sale of your residence may be the best chance you'll ev...