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No agents. No fees. No hassles. Selling the house to your kids can be a smooth move

WHEN JACK and Jaye Hickey decided to sell their classic six-bedroom, Cape Cod house on the 17th tee of the Skokie Country Club, in Glencoe, Ill., they counted on the usual headaches. Open houses, listing agents and a broker's fee are par for the course. But

before they even spoke with a real estate agent, an unlikely buyer emerged: Roger Hickey, 43, the youngest of their five children. "It had never entered my mind to sell the house to one of my children," says Jack, 78, "but Roger had given it a lot of thought."

It would take some effort, but...

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