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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

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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!

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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

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

All Age JENSEN communities®


Most people know that Jensen’s owns and manages manufactured housing communities for people 55 and over.  This market niche evolved from the desire of customers to live in communities without young children and around more people their own age.  Smaller one floor homes, and yards that provide privacy and independence are perfect for those ready to shed the too big house and laborious yard while still enjoying the American Dream.
It may be a best kept secret that Jensen’s also has several communities for people of all ages.  These communities still have the same quiet and low maintenance lifestyle that our 55 and over locations enjoy but allow people of any age group to take advantage of the benefits.  Small homes and yards are also great for small families of all kinds with neighbors of all ages to get to know and help each other.
Those of any age can check out our five New Hampshire communities in Nashua (River Pines), Concord (Crestwood), Tilton (Hemlocks), Lebanon (Hannah Village) and Dover (Farmwood Village) as well as our all age communities in Cambridge MD (Southside Landing) and Aiken SC (Crossroads).
In this day and age, it pays to have a house that complements your family size and lifestyle.  A home in a Jensen all age community may be just right for you and your family.
Kris Jensen III
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Road Trip North


I love road trips!  It must be that sense of adventure the open road and auto travel brings.  It really gets my wheels “spinning!”  Now that spring has sprung, two of my friends that live in nearby Jensen Communities will join me as we travel back to our hometowns up north.  It is a perfect time to travel as everything will be coming into bloom as we head up through the Mid-Atlantic States and on into the greater part of the northeast.  This year we all decided to take our time and visit some of the Jensen Communities along the way.  We have been researching online at www.jensencommunities.com for the destination points and I am excited that the plan is near complete.

I will be picking up my two friends in Myrtle Beach, SC at the two Jensen Communities located on the Grand Strand and then we will head north.  Our first visit will be Coastal Plantation in Hampstead, NC.  Wilmington has some great restaurants and NC is strategic and for folks who want to remain a little closer to their northern friends and may find this community perfectly situated.

From NC we will travel up I-95 on into MD; cutting across the Chesapeake Bay which leads into eastern MD.  We plan on spending some time at both Southside Landing in Cambridge and Hyde Park in Easton, MD.  Both communities are situated in very historical towns, are minutes from the Chop Tank River and local eateries that offers some of the best MD crab cakes in the country!

After a couple of days in MD our party plans on heading into NJ and then New England.  My travel friends will be visiting family near Trenton, NJ which is only about 20 minutes from Deep Run—another Jensen Community that offers spacious homes, many of which have carports and sunrooms as well as densely wooded home sites.  I will proceed into CT and plan on stopping in Southington where I will visit the Jensen Corporate Office.  I am looking forward to meeting some of the original Jensen family who are still part of the management of the organization.  It is nice to know that they appreciate and care enough about the folks that invest and live in a Jensen Community to welcome them for a visit to the Corporate Office. 

Someday I plan on taking a trip into NH and NY where even more Jensen Communities are located.  Although I enjoy my home in the south, I have often wondered about how life is up north in a Jensen Community.  Until then, our current trip is planned and we are excited.  Looking forward to a nice three week adventure!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

People Buy from People


Overwhelmingly customers begin shopping for a home online.  We hope you find our current website useful and that it has the information you need to help you make the big decision to improve your life.  A new site is in the works and we look forward to launching it over the summer.  With new technology, software and architecture, the new site should be even easier to navigate and more helpful as well as more accommodating on your tablet or mobile devises.
While websites can provide helpful information to educate you on what a home builder has to offer, it cannot help you in the same way a person does through the home buying process.  People are still the key in helping people buy homes.  Computers and websites can layout the facts and numbers, but a professional sales representative and housing consultant should always be there for you as a customer guiding you along the way.

Jensen Sales Representatives are trained to listen and learn what is important to someone buying first and foremost.  Until we are Customer Mission Focused we cannot help you the way only a live person can and should.  Phone calls, emails and text messages are very much a part of communicating with home buyers in the digital world.  We understand that it is the people on the business end of electronic devices that can make a difference for you.
If you are in the hunt for a new home, Jensen’s sales people are here for you.

Kris Jensen III

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring has Sprung!!


I don’t know about you, but I am happy that Spring is FINALLY here!  It’s nice to get outside to see all the trees starting to bloom, not to mention the smell of the beautiful flowers.  I am also looking forward to taking some walks in the community and having my windows open to let it the fresh air.

April was a month filled with lots of fun events at the Clubhouse.  In April there was the Ice Cream Social, several game nights, and a pancake breakfast.  May is shaping up to be another month filled with exciting activities.  I am looking forward to the pool opening for Memorial Day Weekend. We usually have a party to kick off the summer in style!  It also means that most of our “Snow Birds” will be back from their Winter homes.

We are planning Memorial Day picnic in the afternoon after going to the town parade.

Enjoy the nice weather!

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