Friday, May 17, 2013

Advantage: Land Lease!

Prospective home purchasers sometimes stumble upon and are pleasantly surprised to realize the appeal of land lease communities.  They are out looking for a new home and discover an attractive land-lease community.

Unless they have lived in a manufactured or mobile home community before, the idea can trip them up as it seems to go against what they’ve believed all their lives.  Why should they start leasing land when owning it has worked for many years?
A land lease can work at most any stage of life, but the size of the homes and sites typically attract younger/first time buyers, small families, unmarried people and retirees.  The reason a land lease works is that it enables residents to own a single family home while enjoying the benefits of a private community at an affordable price.  The benefits include:

  • Affordable living in a well-maintained community
  • Private community amenities
  • Annual shrub trimming and tree maintenance, landscaped common areas
  • Professional accredited community management
  • Private, enforceable community Rules and Regulations
  • Low-maintenance housing costs less for upkeep, letting you use your money for more enjoyment with less financial stress
Compare your current expenses and worrisome lifestyle to that of buying a home in a land lease community.  You just may find that the financial value and added benefits will allow you to get more out of life!

Kris Jensen III

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Spring is here!!

Spring is FINALLY here after the long winter.  It is nice to see all of the flowers with such vibrant colors and the trees with the increasingly green leaves around the community.  Since I am retired I can sit back and enjoy everything that spring has to offer.  Not working also gives me the opportunity to catch up with my neighbors by walking around the community while enjoying the fresh spring air. 

It is enjoyable to freshen up our planting beds with mulch with the daffodils and tulips already up and by planting some geraniums and other brightly colored annuals.  It is also time to plant my small vegetable garden for some fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and any other vegetables this summer. We have a community garden area for our vegetable gardens which is a fun way to interact with my neighbors. It will be nice to walk out to my section of the garden and pick fresh produce to make delicious meals and share some vegetables with my Jensen friends.

I am also looking forward to spending time with my family when we gather to celebrate Mother’s Day.  It is my special day because I am treated like royalty and don’t have to cook.  One of my favorite Mother’s Day desserts is Strawberry Corn Cakes (check it out on  My daughter & grandchildren make this dessert every year; it has become a tradition for our Mother’s Day gathering.

Hope your spring gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and take advantage of the many seasonal hobbies and activities!

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