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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Jensen Website launched in November!


Over the years we have been complimented on the information and ease of using our website.  We spend a lot of time with the experts at the Worx Group in Prospect CT.   We rely on their expertise to maintain a site that will benefit our customers looking for an affordable place they can call home in a Jensen community.
In November, Jensencommunities.com 2.0 will be launched. We are very excited with the upcoming changes!  In creating the new site, we adhered to the following beliefs:

  • Jensen’s Website should provide the information customers want to have and not just what we want to say.
  • Ease of use is a top priority including simple navigation around and into the site.
  • Customers should decide where they want to start and how far they want to drill down.
  • A website should conveniently provide several ways to find information as well as the ability to easily contact Jensen people.
  • Opportunities to share information with family and friends.
  • Photos need to bring communities and homes to life.

On the new Jensen’s website you will therefore find:

  • Quick and easy community or sales information.
  • Help if you are unsure where to begin.
  • On-going Open House dates and times.
  • Directions to Open Houses, Homes for Sale and Community Offices.
  • The highlights that make each Jensen Community a great place to live.
  • Numbers to call and Information Request Forms whenever you want more information.
  • More photos of Homes for Sale, Jensen lifestyle in well-manicured communities and surrounding areas.
  • Phone numbers for communities and home information, as well as our Corporate Office.

Thank you for following our Blog and we look forward to hearing from you on our new Jensen Website.

Kris Jensen III

Get in on the Good Life!®
800-458-6832

Friday, August 22, 2014

Good Bye Summer…Hello Fall!


The end of summer is here and I look back on the great time had with my fellow residents.  There were so many events that we never had “nothing to do”!   There were events that made us all feel like kids again such as ice cream socials, pool parties & parades.  It’s events like these that make me realize how much fun we have and reminds me why I chose to move to a Jensen community.
Heading into the fall I look forward to all the colorful foliage and great weather.  We start to plan for the holidays and all the get togethers.  I am looking forward to spending time with my family, but also all the end of summer picnic, Oktoberfest, Foliage Trip, and Thanksgiving at the Clubhouse with our friends that are planned for the upcoming months. 

We are thankful for another great summer and here is to a beautiful fall!

Until Next Time,
Get In On It

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Enjoying the Good Life!


One of the things I love about my home at Jensen communities is the fact that I have all the benefits of homeownership with a reduced amount of responsibility which frees me up to do other things I enjoy.  I recently was reminded of this fact when I invited some of my friends over for a summer BBQ.
 
I’m finding it’s the simple things in life that brings me most fun and cooking on my grill, outdoors, with friends is one of them!  Before moving to my home at Jensen’s I lived for a while in a condominium.  I remember one of the things I did not like most was the fact I had no private backyard and as such, I could not own and use an outdoor grill.  As a result of no grill there were no backyard get-togethers and consequently, less fun.
 
But now I have it all!  My backyard is large enough and private enough to enjoy friends with a summer BBQ, yet small enough so that I can easily maintain it.  In fact, Jensen’s really does all the heavy lifting by maintaining all my shrubs and trees on the property.  I still enjoy my flower beds and a few vegetable plants (which I could not have at my condo).  In some Jensen communities, even the grass cutting is included, but I find that the small amount of cutting only takes minutes and is good exercise.  I couldn’t be happier with my investment because it is the perfect blend of homeownership and low maintenance—a blend that is at a level I can handle for years to come!
 
I hope to get in a few more BBQ’s and outdoor events prior to fall—at my home and in my yard!  Here’s to flyin free in the summertime!
 

--Flyin Free

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Are You Looking for a Smaller Home?


While many are looking to downsize from a larger home, it is usually more about right sizing the number of rooms with appropriate square footage practical for you.  A well planned and efficient home will give you the realistic luxury that you need within your budget.  It will cost you less and have a positive impact on the environment.
Here are several questions to consider:

  • What frustrates you about your current home?
  • What has you thinking it might be time to make a move in the first place?
  • What will you be happy to leave behind when you move to your new home?
  • If you have $35,000 to spend on your current home, where would you spend it?
  • Where would you want to relax in your new home?
  • How will you entertain in your new home?
  • Will it be a full time or part-time place to enjoy a new environment?
  • Do you expect to have overnight guests or want to encourage them to stay in a nearby hotel?
  • Will you need an office, hobby or spare room to suit your interests?
  • What are some “must haves” in your new home list?
We appreciate customer input and would like your advice.  Please respond or comment with three things you would not want in a new home and three you would like in a smaller, more realistic and efficient home.

We look forward to your ideas!  Thank you for your help.

Kris Jensen III

Get in on the Good Life!®
800-458-6832

Monday, July 21, 2014

Twelve Reasons to Move Sooner

Once new home buyers get settled in their Jensen community® we very often hear them say, “I wish we did this sooner”.  Making a move can seem like it will take more time and effort than what it’s worth.  But what is motivating you to think about making a move in the first place is usually exactly why the benefits of making a move (and spending the time and effort) is worth it.

The inertia that sets in with our current housing can be very limiting and counterproductive.  Here are ten reasons to move sooner rather than later:

  1. It is a great time to buy.
  2. You’re tired of cleaning rooms that you never use.
  3. You’re tired of spending nights or weekends cutting grass, weed whacking and pulling weeds.
  4. Reducing monthly housing costs would give you more money to do what you want.
  5. A home in a private community will make traveling easier.
  6. A master bedroom and bath is just what you need.
  7. With time to entertain family and friends, an open floor plan would be a lot more fun.
  8. You still like to garden just not in a large yard.
  9. Your current neighborhood just isn’t what it used to be.
  10. A more accommodating home now will help you stay independent longer.
  11. A change would reduce your current stress level and make you feel younger.
  12. It is the time to sell and take advantage of good home prices.

Reflect deeply on why you are thinking about making a move.  Be honest with yourself (and your significant other) on what you want to do with the rest of your life.  Then go out and find the best home that will help you fulfill your goals.

We hope we can help.

Kris Jensen III

Get in on the Good Life!®
800-458-6832

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy 4th of July!!


Summer has officially arrived!!! All of us in the community look forward to the start of summer because the pool is open, fun outdoor events such as the ice cream social and Fourth of July parties are coming up, and so many beautiful colors are out in full bloom.  We mark the start of summer with our annual pool party and picnic.   Everybody gathers in the community building or out by the pool and we relax and enjoy the camaraderie along with some traditional summer fare. 
Not only do we get to enjoy chatting with old neighbors, but we also get to meet the new people that moved in over the winter.  We bring our favorite summer dishes to share and try new creations as well. I was reading my favorite magazine called “Taste of Home” and they had a whole section of Patriotic Desserts that are perfect for July 4th. Here is a link that will take you to all sorts of great ideas for your celebration, just click on Taste of Home: Flag Recipes.  My contribution will be to make the “Patriotic Pizza”.


I almost forgot my other favorite part of the July 4th celebrations is watching the great fireworks display in town.  It really makes me feel like a kid again!

Have a Happy & Safe July 4th!

 Get In On It

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Happy Fourth of July and Welcome to Summer!


The summer really seems to fly by once the Fourth of July has come and gone.  May’s Memorial Day Weekend can be considered the unofficial start of summer even though the Summer Solstice on June 21st is the official start of the season.  The pace of summer with its outside activities, vacations, picnics, parties, family gatherings for graduations and weddings happily crowd our schedules.

Time, one of the most valuable commodities of all, is at a premium in the summer.  Finding or making more time give us an advantage to enjoy the expanded list of past times available to us.  If we have less to do in and around the house, it can be to our advantage.

Give consideration to where your time is going especially for those routine and required chores that must get done.  If you are enjoying the free time you have you’re doing it right!  If you are feeling increasingly burdened by your current home and yard, it may be time to start thinking about moving to a more accommodating and more leisurely lifestyle.  A smaller, more modestly sized and one-floor home will give you more opportunity to pursue your dreams.  Why stay weighed down with the drudgery of excessive house maintenance when there are more satisfying ways to live?

We hope you can get more out of life and really enjoy the good times this summer with family and friends.  Happy Summer to you all!

Kris Jensen III

Get in on the Good Life!®
800-458-6832
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