Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Time to Get Off the Fence!

Have you seen the TV advertisement with the family literally sitting on the fence and the little girl saying, "Mommy I want one"?

For those who have been sitting on the fence waiting for the "bottom", their wait may be over. Although no one would say we are completely out of trouble, it is a great time to buy if you are confidently in a position to do so. With a strong equity position and secure source of income, what better time to purchase a first or second home than right now with interest rates as low as they may ever be and home prices at their lowest levels in years?

Some might say that they will wait until the market actually bottoms out but history will show that most people buy on the upswing when the market has already started its upward climb. If you are planning to buy, use, and hold the property for at least five years, it should be better to buy as close to the bottom as possible and take advantage of today's low rates and prices.

Sellers are more eager than even six months ago to make a deal. Thoughtfully consider your reasons to purchase a new or additional property. Make sure you would buy the property regardless of whether or not it may appreciate. Take a sober and realistic look at your resources. And then armed with rational reasons and the steam to back it up, jump right off of that fence and make the deal of a lifetime!

"Get in on the Good Life!"

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pride In Ownership

Pride in ownership is what sets a Jensen community apart from other manufactured housing land lease communities. We pride ourselves on distinctive entrances with clear signage and colorful plantings.

All common areas in each community from New Hampshire to Georgia show regular attention to detail. Our clubhouses receive regular updating and even replacement as is the case with our new Community Building at Crestwood in Concord NH.

People move to a Jensen community because they see the pride in ownership. Resident's take both pride in their homes and yards. Green thumbs abound! Drive through any Jensen community to see how well kept they are. Special gardens, patios, decks, and plantings make each home distinctive. It is great to have your own yard as long as you don't have too much to maintain!

Community rules and regulations help to ensure that everyone is on "the same page" when it comes to upkeep. By knowing what is expected, all residents can enjoy a nice, peaceful, quiet and safe neighborhood.

As you look for a new home and place to live, consider the pride of ownership of your propective neighbors as well as the developer or community manager.

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