Buyers ISO of Charm & Character

This will be a fun  home search that will take some patience
but a great couple so I know it will be worth it!!

This set of buyers is in search of a  home with tons of character and charm preferring pre-1960 and willing to go back all of the way to 1740s.

369-oldpost-rdThey definitely want a large lot – thinking 1+ acres – or even the illusion of a large lot if they found a home that abutted conservation/park/etc.  Currently they are living in a bungalow in a cute downtown neighborhood which was a nice place to start but now feeling too congested for them.   They are craving space, trees, and privacy.  Being close to a busy road won’t work for them. Antique lovers know homes built “back in the day” were purposefully located close to the road so quiet set-backs are not always easy to come by but, I found my antique colonial set back off the road so I know it’s possible.

Iantique-colonial-fireplacen terms of the home itself, they would like at least three bedrooms, minimum of two baths, a garage if possible, and charm, charm, charm (cookie cutter is just not going to do it for them.)  Some sort of “out” building or separate studio that could be used as a home office would be great – but even a separate space in the house could have potential.  She works from home and would like a feel of going to the office and then leaving it behind when done for the day.

60-short-st-tauntonFor location, they would like to be within 30-40 minutes of Providence.

Do you happen to know anyone in  Southeastern Massachusetts interested in selling a home like this?

We will be ready to get back to the house hunting in January so spread the word…

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

www.BeHomeBeWell.com

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

New listings:
Attleboro, 2 bedroom garden style condominium near town & train, $124,900
Easton, 2 bedroom end-unit townhouse in Easton Crossing, $214,900

Opportunity knocks!! 113 North Ave priced to sell at $259,900

HUGE Price Break!!
113 North Ave in Attleboro
Now $259,900
OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY  11:30-1:00 ~ October 14, 2016
or by appointment (Jen 508-930-5259)

beautiful-turn-of-the-century-home-113-northThe current owners of 113 North Ave in Attleboro  have truly loved living in their home and have enjoyed all that it has had to offer over the years but they are now ready to pass on this wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Colonial to its new owner to enjoy.  Could that be you or someone you know?

I will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2016 from 11:30-1:00pm.  I’d love to have you come buy to take a tour and to spread the word about this true gem.

This home is loaded with gorgeous finish details and beautiful charm.  Such great space for living both inside and out.  Enjoy a good sized kitchen, living room and dining room with gleaming hardwood floors, two full bathrooms, three bedrooms, both a deck and a front porch for relaxing on these sunny fall days, and you can’t beat the location near Bishop Feehan High School with easy access to route 95, the new Attleboro train station, shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and more!

The fantastic new price now provides the opportunity for buyers to come in to make this home their own that they too will love for years to come.

Sellers are motivated and at this price, 113 North Ave won’t be on the market long.

Stop by the Open House on Saturday October 14th or give me a call/text 508-930-5259 to schedule a private showing.

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

www.BeHomeBeWell.com

Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between.

Antique Awaits its Owner

Wow… it has been almost a year since I posted about this wonderful home in Attleboro.  It was purchased in March of last year by an investor, but this home still needs an “Owner” to live there and love it!  With two train stations to choose from, easy access to route 95, spacious backyard, original charm abounding … this home truly could be an amazing find for anyone looking for a unique property in a convenient location.  And if you haven’t heard, Attleboro is absolutely taking off as a sought after community in real estate.   If you know of anyone who may be interested, just send along my information.  I’d love to share the joys of living in an antique surrounded by all of the conveniences you could ever want – I actually live that dream in my 1743 North Attleboro Colonial 🙂

My Post from January 2015:

1780 ColonialHave you ever seen a property on-line and just had to see it?

Last night I had a buyer ask me to find out a little more about a home built in 1780 before she packed up her kids and made the trek down here.

The property is currently vacant, bank-owned, winterized, and electric is turned off.  Normally that means a phone conversation or a few e-mails back and forth with another agent to get the “scoop”.  However, the antique lover in me just had to check out this Attleboro charmer myself so I grabbed a friend and a flashlight and off we went this morning.

First let’s get the negatives out of the way… it is on a main road (and really only about 20 feet off of the main road). Minimally (from what we could see) it needs plumbing updated, floors leveled, chimney(s) rebuilt, some electrical work,  kitchen & bath renovations, updated heating, and yard cleared.  BUT …

1780 Colonial1780 ColonialYou enter off of the back into a mudroom area with wood floors, this leads into a family room area across the back of the home complete with wide pine floors, beamed ceiling, and fireplace.  When facing the front of the house, to your left off of the family room is a small kitchen with wood cabinets which would be great opened up into the fireplaced family room.  In the back corner of the house to your right is a second set of stairs and a full bath.  There are two good sized rooms in the front of the home on the first level with the front entry in between.  Both of these rooms offer great built-ins, closets, wide pine floors,  fireplaces, and more charm!1780 Colonial 1780 Colonial

Upstairs follows a very similar layout… two large rooms in the front of the house each with a fireplace and then one large room across the back that has a small room (above the mudroom) off of it. A second floor laundry is in the back left corner (above the kitchen) and another full bath is in the back right corner (above the first floor bathroom).   The space and plumbing could be there to create a master suite out of the back of the second floor with walk-in closet and ensuite bath.  Plus you could still have two other bedrooms and a full bath.

But wait, there’s more… off of the second floor bath is a staircase to the third floor which appears to have had two other finished rooms at one time. On the third floor, it is clear, the chimney will need help (it has fallen in). The basement offers lots of usable space, tall ceilings, and cement floor.1780 Colonial 1780 Colonial

Set on a spacious almost half acre lot abutting a little stream, this Colonial rehab is clearly not for the average buyer …but if you love a home with a story, have vision & patience, and access to some cash (either in your account now or through a 203k loan program), the unique charm and space is there inside and out to keep the right buyer happy for years to come!

Listing courtesy of: Daniel Saffer, , Inc.

Let me know if this looks like a future home for you, I’d love to walk you through it.

And certainly let me know if you’d ever like me to preview a property
or schedule a showing for you.

I am just a call, text, or e-mail away…

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
(and Antique lover & home owner!)
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

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Kensington - Jen McMorranServing clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and the communities in between

 

Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…

We’ve got it all available this Saturday and Sunday for you to check out!

Models Open at Flynn Terrace
Flynn Terrace Units 1 & 2Saturday 10am-12pmUnit 22
1400 Commerce Way, Attleboro
$307,900-$312,900

 

Model Open (and ready to sell!) at Brigham Hill Estates
24 Brigham Hill24 Brigham HillSaturday 12pm-2pm
AND Sunday 12pm-2pm

24 Brigham Hill Rd, Attleboro
20 new lots just opened in Phase II
to build your Custom Home.
From $495,500

 

New 3BR, 2.5Ba Colonial Up & Ready!
1158 Park St1158 Park Street, Attleboro1158 Park St
Saturday 12:30pm-2:00pm 
Set well off of Park Street
on private way.
$374,900

 

Beautiful and luxurious restoration and remodel!
North Ave115 North Ave, AttleboroNorth Ave kitchen
Sunday 12:00-2:00
Value Range Priced $299,900-$334,900

 

65 Broad StreetAnd if you’d like to borrow something blue we have
65 Broad St, North Attleboro
Nicely updated 2BR, 900sf rental
$1100/month

Classic 1910 Beauty with Contemporary Function

009-Living_Room-1421953-mlsThese pictures just say it all!
Stop by and see Anne at her
Open House Sunday 12-2. Or, give me a call/text 508-930-5259 and let’s set up a private showing. I’d love to show this charmer to you … A perfect blend of history, beauty, and function plus convenient location to Route 95, train, shopping, restaurants, and more!

Open House, Sunday 12-2
115 North Ave, Attleboro
4BR, 2BA Colonial
Fully Applianced
Value Range Priced $299,900-$334,900

Jen McMorran, Realtor   *  508-930-5259  *  jen.mcmorran@verizon.net
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage * http://www.jenmcmorran.realtor

Loyalist or Patriot?

Blizzard of 2015… Snowed in with two 8th graders studying for their history mid-term on the Revolutionary War, but it’s not all that bad!

Growing up in Rochester, NY it all just seemed like a bunch of dates and cities to memorize – not relevant at all to my 13 year old life.  Now living in Massachusetts, it is quite fun to see how the kids make way more sense out of it than I ever did (and I am enjoying relearning it too).

Walk the Freedom Trail, take a Duck Tour, hit Boston on a shopping expedition, or just stroll down the streets of any small Massachusetts town … history is all around you.  The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party  united the Colonists against English rule.  Many of the battle sites of Revolutionary War are a part of our everyday lives.  Really, this is where it all started…  (The girls would also note that one of our standard household beers has claimed the name of a famous Patriot – I do enjoy an occasional Sam Adams.)

The city of Boston and its surrounding areas provides such a rich history of people, culture, and architecture.  Our museums and theaters are filled with the best of the arts.  Our hospitals and universities receive international acclaim and attraction.  Not sure there are fans any more loyal than those of the Red Sox, Bruins, or Patriots – through thick and thin, inflated and deflated – our fans stand strong no matter what!

And, the architecture… I love the stories that the houses in New England share.  From the early period Saltbox to the classic Georgian Colonial,  to the Greek Revival period, to the Picturesque Period of Gothic and Victorian styles…they all reflected a blend of current local society and the influences brought to America from overseas.

Now for a little Revolutionary War and Architecture Trivia… 
During the Revolutionary War, most Colonists aligned themselves with one of two groups. The Patriots united to establish their independence from England.  The Loyalists stayed allegiant to English Rule and the King.  Did you know that some Loyalists secretly expressed their allegiance to the King through architecture?

Which of these homes secretly indicated that
the residents remained loyal to the King and English Rule?

Colonial

Colonial
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jen McMorran, Realtor * Kensington Real Estate Brokerage * jen.mcmorran@verizon.net * 508-930-5259 * http://www.jenmcmorran.realtor

(Answer:  Look at the chimneys.  The secret sign that a homeowner was a loyalist was that they painted their chimneys white with a black rim around the top. A fun fact compliments of Jodi O’Brien during a recent course on Architecture I attended. )