Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March Madness

Whether or not we enjoy winter weather, it is easy to get a little itchy this time of year.  The cold temperatures and shorten days limits our access to sunshine and its positive effects.  Thanks to the high school and college basketball tournament games over the past week there was a lot of excitement leading up to the “Big Dance” selection shows for the upcoming men’s and women’s collegiate tournaments.
Winter typically makes for slower times in the housing market but despite the blizzard this year we have generally had some good weather for open houses and showing homes.  This has been great for people out looking and taking advantage of a great time to buy a new or resale home.  As the market continues to heat up, those who act now will likely look back and know they moved at just the right time.
At Jensen’s we will continue to offer Open Houses as winter turns into spring.  We look forward to the bulbs popping and buds blooming!  There is nothing better than landscaping coming back to life and how it complements a home and site.  Please come visit and take a look.  You can find information on our Open Houses on each individual Community Page.  Click here to see where we have communities.
We hope you enjoy March Madness and all the excitement of the college games.  When you need a break in the action, treat yourself by getting outdoors and looking at homes for sale.  You will find some of the best values in a long time.  Unfortunately, like the tournaments the low prices will not last forever!
Kris Jensen III
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Signs of Spring

Spring is in the air!!! The first day of spring is less than a month away, but I’m already starting to see signs of the good weather around my Jensen retirement community.  And wow, after the pounding we took this winter with the snow and the cold, I’m ready for some sun and warmth!
Some people grumble about March – it lingers, dredging up last-ditch attempts at snow and generally acting like full-fledged winter – but I look forward to it.  I know the end is near when the calendar hits March 1st, and I love to take note of the harbingers of the season, such as:
  • It stays lighter later.  Sure, it’s only a little bit longer a few minutes every day – but by weeks end, I’m always amazed by how quickly that time adds up.
  • Spring training for baseball starts!  Nothing puts me in the warm-weather mindset than seeing sunny Fort Meyers in the sports news! 
  • The cherry blossoms start blooming – and the National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place.  When the kids were young, my wife and I took them to Washington, D.C. during their spring break to see the blossoms in all of their glory.  Now I always looked forward to that national symbol of good weather coming. 
As for my Jensen community, the signs of spring are everywhere– the crocus flowers, their purple buds poking through the snow slogged ground, and the robins returning to the awakening dogwoods. Folks are talking about getting back on the golf course, starting the pool season and breaking out the warmer weather clothes. You can see my neighbors begin walking outside more, prepping their gardens and perennials and even making plans – for spring!
Flyin’ Free