Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Forward!

The cold weather and amount of snow still piled up has delayed the spring selling season but please don’t let it stop you from putting your home on the market or looking for your new dream home.  Those buyers seriously looking for a new home are out in earnest.  You can take advantage of the spring market by having your home and yard ready to list as soon as possible.  If you are a buyer, take advantage of the current pricing before real estate heats up in 2014!

Jensen’s is looking forward to helping you “Get in on the Good Life!” in one of our 31 communities from New Hampshire to Georgia!

Kris Jensen III
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring is almost here!!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I know that I am ready for Spring!  This has been a crazy cold winter.  But even thru all the dismal weather we have had some great events at the community building.  There was a Super Bowl Party, lots of pot lucks, a soup luncheon and a Valentine’s Day party.  It was nice to see so many friends and neighbors at all of these events and other activities that took place in February.

Hopefully March brings out some flowers that have been “resting” through the winter.  Soon enough the birds will begin to fly back and the leaves will start appearing on the trees.  There is also St. Patrick’s Day celebration with corn beef and cabbage as well as the monthly pot luck dinner to look forward too.  The change of seasons also means that we will lose an hour of sleep but the better weather is worth it! 

I almost forgot to mention that we are on Facebook, so make sure you “Like” us on Facebook to see pix from all these great events and other fun pictures.  You can also see photos from these events on our website which is

Happy Spring!

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Simply Affordable

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  Leonardo da Vinci
The anticipation of life in retirement on a fixed income is a humbling experience.  But seeking out more simplicity in retirement is more than just living comfortably on what you have saved.  Thoreau went into the Walden Woods to try and live as simply and as richly as he could.  It seems that those contemplating retirement could also benefit from getting into this state of mind.  We each get to define a retirement lifestyle for ourselves.  If we can shed unwanted costs and some of the things we have gathered over the years our lives can become more meaningful in other ways.

As our lives progress, we create a family, gather friends and build relationships.  These are surely the richness of life.  Unfortunately, we also accumulate a lot of stuff like a home or two, vehicles, boats, RV’s, furniture, clothing, and keepsakes.  While these things help us to enjoy our family, friends, and relationships, they can also be a burden when we want to make a move into a new home or lifestyle.
It seems that more people in their middle years (if they haven’t already) start to seek out more purpose and/or find opportunities to give back.  A simpler life, home and finances provide the freedom of time and money to be more purposeful when you have more time to make the most out of life.

A more physically and financially manageable place to live is key to achieving that goal of finding more freedom in your life.
At Jensen communities, we can help with a Simply Affordable Home in an outstanding neighborhood.

Kris Jensen III

Get in on the Good Life!®

Monday, February 17, 2014

Enjoying the Good Life Affordably

Simply affordable living means having your monthly costs well within your means.  What you pay for your home and community needs to fit your lifestyle and pocket book.

Enjoying the benefits of private community amenities does not have to cost a lot.  A comfortable clubhouse, swimming pool and pleasant common areas to walk and enjoy make life richer.  They are also great places to meet and enjoy new friends as well as family.

The Labor Day to Memorial Day period tends to be the most active in a Jensen community.  While summers are quieter with residents taking vacation or spending time with family, winters is the time for events, activities and trips out to eat or visit a special location.

Here are a few links to some recent events you may be interested in:

Beechwood in Killingworth CTNew Year’s Brunch

Crestwood in Concord NHSoup and Sandwich Lunch

Wymberly in Martinez GACoffee Time

Country Lakes in Little River SCPolar Bear Plunge

Southern Palms in Ladson SCSuper Bowl Party

More Community News can be found at: and choosing a State and Community.


Kris Jensen III

Get in on the Good Life!®


Friday, January 31, 2014

Improve Your Life

Moving from your current home is all about improving your life.  If your home no longer meets your needs, it is time to make the decision to move and find a home that makes sense.
Too much yard work?  Do stairs feel more like a mountainside than the way to your bedroom?  Are those never used rooms’ just places to clean?  Does the old fashion room layout meet your needs today?  Do you relate to your changing neighborhood anymore?

An honest assessment of your home is a good place to start before you begin looking for a new home.  Consider what you like and don’t like.  There are aspects of your home that you can’t live without and also things you no longer want to live with.  If a written list helps you organize your thoughts, make one!  This is also a good way to share ideas with your spouse or partner.
Be proactive and realistic changes can significantly improve the quality of your life.  There are many housing options out there; you need to find one that will help you get more out of your time and money.  End your dissatisfaction with your home and start a search for a more practical home that will improve your life!

Kris Jensen III

Get in on the Good Life!®

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Planning Your Get-a-Way!

I hope you all survived the Polar Vortex that engulfed the country!  While there wasn’t much escaping the frigid temperatures anywhere in the US during that weather episode, the winter months are typically the time that many get out of the cold and enjoy some warmth in the southern climates.

These trips aren’t just about getting away from the cold and snow.  They are also times to explore new cities and towns to try on a new lifestyle.  They are for falling in love with a different part of the country where you always wanted to live.

Whether it’s fishing, golfing, hiking or visiting historic sites that you are interested in, these trips give you just a taste of what could be your new home if you are committed to moving at some future date.

We encourage you to explore your interests.  Jensen’s has plenty of locations you may wish to visit near well-known vacation and retirement spots.  Starting with Maryland’s Eastern Shore and down through the Carolinas and Georgia, we have an affordable home for you.

We welcome your visit and look forward to helping you.  Safe travels!

Kris Jensen III

Get in on the Good Life!®


Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Greetings!

The holiday season is in full swing here at my Jensen community.  We had a great turnout at our Harvest Dinner where we had a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings including great desserts.  Our annual food drive kicked off and we already have several containers filled with non-perishable food items.  We had a special treat this year in the community building, since Hanukkah starts the day before Thanksgiving we celebrated with the traditional lighting of the menorah and had some homemade potato latkes with applesauce, cookies in the shape of menorahs & dreidel’s.  After we lit the first two candles we all learned how to play the dreidel game…boy did we all feel like kids again eating the chocolate coins!

Here is my special guest blogger Flyin Free…

Thanks “Get In On It.”  I am really looking forward to teaming up with you this year for the Holiday Supper and Charity Event at our Jensen Community.  We always look forward to the fun that goes along with seeing our neighbors and also giving back to the greater civic community in which we live.  Lots of planning has been going on behind the scenes with you, I and the organizing committee and everyone feels the excitement in the air.  It takes a lot of coordination to decorate our Jensen Community Club house hall where we gather for the dinner.    With several new homes that have been built and sold this year, our group is more dynamic and stronger than ever.  I love the fact that Jensen’s continues to attract new and interesting home buyers but also has a good majority of folks who discovered our community years ago!  It continues to be a really good mix of special people.  With this year’s celebration, even more great experiences and memories will be created.   After all, what really counts in life are the relationships we nurture and the priceless experiences created because of it.

Flyin’ Free

Happy Holidays!
Till Next Year
Get In On It & Flyin Free