Mortgage Interest Rates at Five Decade Low!

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.      –Ralph Marston

With mortgage interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been to truly appreciate where rates are now.

Mortgage rates are now averaging around 3.5%  – they are hovering near a five decade low.  That is right – a five decade low.   And buyers are ready to take advantage of that with mortgage applications up 15% over a year ago.   This is shaping up to be an early and strong spring real estate market in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with mild weather continuing and eager buyers ready to find their next home sooner than later. Interest rates over time

Give a call 508-930-5259 or send an e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com  if you’d like to discuss how now might be the time for you to start your home search.  My team is ready to support and guide you every step of the way from getting pre-approved for your mortgage, finding a home, negotiating an offer, securing a qualified home inspector, and hiring an attorney to review your contracts and coordinate your closings.

Without a doubt, capitalizing on current mortgage interest rates to purchase a home today will absolutely pay off for you as a homeowner tomorrow.  The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment can be significant.  Let’s see how we can make current real estate and mortgage market conditions work for you!

It is my true pleasure to  work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Please let me know what questions you may have and how I can be of the best assistance to you.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
New Homes Team
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

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Stunning New Construction Home – just waiting on You!

Have you been thinking about buying a new house?

Is this the year to finally upgrade and purchase your dream home?

Mortgage interest rates are back at all time lows – yes, rates are now in the 3’s again!

If you have a house to sell, the spring market is definitely off to an early start with high demand, low inventory, and prices on the rise.

AND, if you have always wanted to purchase high-end custom new construction in a sought after subdivision, you are in luck!  We have a gorgeous 2700 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial at 106 Ingall Lane in Attleboro that is ready for you to tour, fall in love, and write up an offer!

Set in Attleboro’s most desirable subdivision, Brigham Hill Estates, this stunning
WB Construction home offers it all!

Enjoy a gourmet kitchen loaded with cabinets, under cabinet lighting, oversized island that seats at least 6, butler’s pantry with glass front cabinets, walk-in pantry, chef’s grade appliances, and style through and through.Oversized island that seats 6

The kitchen then opens to the dining area and family room with gas fireplace. Hardwood floors gleam throughout the entire space. And as a bonus, this home features a screened in porch off of the dining area complete with ceiling fan, electrical, cable, and access to composite deck for continued outdoor entertaining space. An absolute “Wow”!

106 Ingall Lane screened porch

Upstairs the beautiful master suite boasts an oversized walk-in closet and spa-like bath with dual vanities and exquisite walk-in tile & glass shower. Three additional good sized bedrooms,a full bath with double sink vanity, a dedicated laundry room, and tons of extra storage round out the second floor.

Think you need more space? The full basement offers great light through full-sized windows and has been set up to be easily finished.

106 Ingall Lane is currently being offered for sale at $667,000. Now is the time act before more buyers hit the Spring Real Estate Market with checkbooks in hand ready to buy.

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If you are interested in building a house, we do still have Phase III lots available.  I’d love to take you through 106 Ingall Lane to show you why WB Construction really is the premier builder in the Attleboro, North Attleboro, and Rehoboth areas. You can bring a plan you have found, revise a plan we have already built, or just bring some ideas and we’ll create a custom house plan just for you. Custom building is what we are known for and what we do best!

Brigham Hill Estates truly is the sought after subdivision in Attleboro. All of WB Construction’s homes are custom and designed with our clients and for our clients. No two homes are ever the same. Our subdivision at Brigham Hill Estates also boasts all underground utilities so there is nothing to get in the way of the curb appeal of this community. In fact, Brigham Hill Estates is one of Attleboro’s favorite walking spots with sidewalks throughout, amazing home architecture to look at, and wonderful grounds to enjoy. Our homes are also all energy efficient with natural gas for heating, cooking, and even hook-ups can be installed for nice weather grilling.  Come see how you really can live the good life!

I’d love to assist with your home search. Whether you decide on new construction at Brigham Hill, we locate another subdivision for you to build, or we find you an amazing existing resale home, I know there is a great property out there waiting for you.

It is my true pleasure to  work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Please let me know what questions you may have and how I can be of the best assistance to you.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
New Homes Team
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

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Rethinking the Economic Slowdown Forecast

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited | MyKCM

Recently, KCM (Keeping Current Matters) reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020 and that 42% of consumers currently looking to purchase a home also agree that a recession will occur this year or next.

However, the U.S. economy has performed well in the first quarter of 2019 and that has caused some experts to change their thinking on an impending economic slowdown.

Here are a few notable examples:

Anthony Chan, Chief Economist at JPMorgan Chase

“I feel really comfortable that the economy is slowing down this year, but not going into a recession… It doesn’t look, to me, like the odds of a recession in 2020 are there.”

Dean Baker, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic & Policy Research

 “To sum up the general picture, the U.S. economy is definitely weakening… However, with wages growing at a respectable pace, and job growth remaining healthy, we should see enough consumption demand to keep the economy moving forward. That means slower growth, but no recession.”

Lisa Shalett, Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley

“I’m not convinced a recession is coming soon… I see an improving housing market (low rates help), a rebound in bank lending, a tight labor market, higher oil prices and well-behaved credit markets. All these point to a stable U.S. economic outlook.”

Bottom Line

We are seeing a stronger economy than many had predicted. That has caused some experts to push off the possibility of a recession further into the horizon.

I’d love to talk with about your housing needs and finding you in a place where you’ll feel financially secure and comfortable being Home!

 

Always happy to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

 

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

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You can own a home!!

Are you wondering if buying a home is a possibility for you?

Do you dream of personalizing a home to your own tastes and lifestyle?

Are you tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage and being limited their rules?

Being a first time home buyer is very exciting – and a little bit scary for some :), but I have an awesome team of experienced professionals who can help get you ready and guide you through the entire process.   I am just a call, an e-mail, or a click away to start your home search so let’s find time to chat about your needs, your wants, and your budget.  In the meantime, here are 3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Homeownership come true…Making Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

First Time Home Buyers are one of my specialties and I have many satisfied “first timers” who made it through the process.  Happy to make a connection if you’d like to talk with someone who has recently been through a complete transaction from searching on-line to getting their keys at the closing table.  And as they will all attest to, I have lots of stories to share from my vast experience in real estate over the past 20+ years 🙂  Every deal seems to have its own nuances these days, but be assured, I have a solid reputation in the real estate industry, I always have an eye on the big picture while working through the little details, and I am committed to the goals of my buyers and sellers.

 Always happy to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

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Why own a home?

Are you thinking it is time to make the move into to homeownership?
Helping buyers purchase the right home is what I do.
Put my extensive experience as a real estate professional in local residential home sales to work for you!  Just give a call 508-930-5259 or an e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.
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Not sure where to start?  First Time Home Buyers are one of my specialties.  I have the patience, knowledge, and the right team of professionals to guide you through the entire process.  I surround myself with professionals who understand that as a First Time Home Buyer you are going to have questions, you are going to be getting advice (good and bad) from family and friends,  and that you aren’t even going to know enough about some parts of the transaction to know you should be asking questions.  That is when we make the biggest difference for you.  We aren’t just about numbers and deals… we are about working with people to assist them in making the best decisions they can when it comes to their upcoming homeownership move.

When you make the choice to work with me, you will also have the opportunity to work with some of the best mortgage officers, home inspectors, attorneys, and contractors around.  We have a track record of respect in the industry and success in reaching our clients’ home ownership goals.  The best part … we are ready now to work hard for you!

Always a pleasure to be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home. I love to work hard for my clients and your referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Assocate
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

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Serving clients throughout
Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Boston – Attleboro – Providence
and the communities in between.

Looking for a first home to make your own?

Are you looking for an affordable home that you can make your own while mortgage rates remain low?  Love the idea of being just blocks from the train station for easy commutes to Boston or Providence?  How about being just a short stroll from amazing restaurants and pubs like Canova’s and Morin’s?  Or close to the YCMA for your daily workouts,  a relaxing swim, fun classes for kids, or getting together with other community members? Or do you enjoy hanging out at the library curled up with a good  book?

IMG_0999Well, if you make 128 Union Street in Attleboro your next home, you can have all of that to enjoy!


Very accommodating sellers … Easy to show by appointment as well!

128 Union Street, Attleboro
NOW $214,900

IMG_1004Tucked away off of Union Street down a shared driveway you’ll find a solid 3 bedroom Colonial full of charm and potential AND a HUGE private backyard.  This truly is a little gem of a property!    Located just blocks from Attleboro’s vibrant downtown,  you will enjoy a newer roof, windows, driveway, and shed.  Great space includes an eat-in kitchen, good sized family room, a living room, and spacious full bath on the main level and three bedrooms on the second level.   Hardwood floors throughout almost the whole home except for tiled kitchen and carpeted living room.  The fenced backyard is perfect for outdoor gatherings with friends and family with plenty of space for relaxing, entertaining, and playing.

Stop by the Open House on Saturday or let’s schedule a private showing.  Sellers are great to work with and usually just need a little notice.  Please feel free to contact me by phone 508-930-5259, text , e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or simply fill out the form below.

And if I can ever be of any assistance to you or anyone you know who is thinking about buying or selling a home, please be in touch.  I love to work hard for my clients and their referrals throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Assocate
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Serving clients throughout
Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Boston – Attleboro – Providence
and the communities in between.

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Don’t be scared… get the facts!

Jen McMorran, RealtorMortgages and the home buying process continually evolve and change to meet the needs of the ever changing consumer, adjust to the state of over all economy, and facilitate a strong housing market without becoming irresponsible again.

So, “No”, it is not like when your parents bought a home 20 years ago or even when you friend bought a home 5 years ago.  But knowledge is power.   As long as you know the facts, you too can be on the path to home ownership which most financial advisors still believe is one of the best long term investments you can make with your money.don't be scared to buy a home
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And of course, educating and sharing the facts is one of my favorite roles as a real estate agent.  Whether I am working with first time home buyers, move-up buyers, empty-nesters, or retirees … the entire transaction moves along smoother when we take as much of the uncertainty and fear out of the process as we can.

Did you know that there are still 0% down payment mortgage programs, 3.5% down payment mortgage programs, and then of course 10%, 20% …  The key is to work with a mortgage professional who will talk you through all of your options.

Did you know you don’t have to have a perfect credit score to qualify?

Did you realized that buying a home can ultimately be less expensive than renting?

Steph and Derrick SoldRemember until you discuss your current situation and goals with a mortgage and real estate professional, you may not have all of the facts.  I am always available as a resource to you, your friends, co-workers, family members… feel free to call, text, 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com any time!!  I only recommend the best when it comes to mortgage professionals, attorneys, home inspectors, etc. as they are essential to successful transactions.  Again, please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need of a referral or just trying to figure how to start the process.   It’s what I do… share information to help buyers and sellers meet their goals.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Assocate
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

real estate for real people.

Serving clients throughout
Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Boston – Attleboro – Providence
and the communities in between.

Kensington - Jen McMorran

It’s happening… Ides Hill!!

Soon thisIMG_8212 (2)

will become that…

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featuring gorgeous kitchens like this …

Model Kitchen Ide's Hill Common

 

custom designed bathrooms like this…

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and beautiful living rooms like that…

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What are you waiting for?  These 3BR, 2.5BA custom NEW Townhomes on Commerce Way in Attleboro will sell fast!   At Ides Hill Commons we will be building twelve  one-car units and twelve two-car garage models.   All of these custom new Townhomes  will feature approximately 1600sf of living, hardwood & tile floors, granite counter tops,  stainless steel appliances, gas fireplace, central air, gas heat, energy star ratings, and the ease of carefree classy condo living.  Located just a mile to Route 95 and minutes to the train.  Priced $324,900-$329,900 with a condo fee of only $220/month.  It is no wonder our project of twenty-four townhomes across the street at Flynn Terrace sold out in just a year!

We have one model left to show over at Flynn Terrace before it closes on February 25th.  Please let me know if you would like to schedule a tour this weekend or early next week.  Once buyers see the high end finishes and quality construction that goes into our builds, they are sold!  Bring your check book and get ready to write up a contract as you will not want to miss out on these.  We are anticipating delivery for summer 2016 (and crossing our fingers that the weather continues to cooperate in hopes of working right through to completion without any “snow days”!).

Think about meeting with a mortgage officer sooner than later as well.  With new construction projects, many lenders have different requirements so best to get that information upfront.  And, if you have a home to sell, now is the time get it on the market… it is absolutely true, buyers are out there fighting over homes because of such low inventory on the market right now.

Give a call, text 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.  Let’s set up a time to tour and get your all of the information you need to make your next move.

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

real estate for real people.
business earned through respect, reputation, & referrals.

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

 

 

Respect, Reputation, & Referrals

New Year 2016No doubt, now that the New Year is upon us,
real estate will become a hot topic of conversation.
It could be talking about purchasing a new home, bragging about a deal someone got on their new home, shock at what a neighbor’s home just sold for,
or what an amazing mortgage interest rate someone just locked in on their refinance.  You will hear it all!

If by chance you come upon a friend or family member talking about buying or selling their home, please know I love (and so appreciate!!) referrals.  I am honored to have had such a wonderful year working with amazing buyers and sellers.  My biggest achievement in 2015 was that the majority of my business came from referrals.  photo (24).JPGClients who have worked with me and closed on their homes have shared their positive experiences with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and customers.  Even my clients who were active in the purchase, selling, or building process have passed along my contact information.

In addition to what I personally offer my clients, I also understand that successful real estate transactions are a group effort. Over the years, I have collected a great team of mortgage officers, attorneys, home inspectors, and contractors.   I have also established myself among my fellow real estate professionals as someone who is respected, eager to work hard, and ready to communicate throughout the process to the benefit of all parties.  My reputation is my brand and I am committed to maintaining my brand! I want buyers, sellers, investors, builders, and  Realtors to feel confident when they see my name associated with a transaction.

Truly, there is no better compliment than to be trusted to empower others to achieve their real estate goals.  Call, text, or e-mail anytime… Believe me, I am ready to put my experience, patience, and perseverance to work for you or anyone you may know!

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction Specialist
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

respect, reputation, & referrals.
real estate for real people.

Kensington - Jen McMorran Serving clients throughout Massachusetts.
Attleboro to Boston and  the communities in between!

~ First Time Home Buyers ~ New Construction ~ Antique Homes ~
Townhomes & Condominiums ~ Existing Home Sales ~

First Time Home Buyer Myths

Have you been thinking about buying your first home?
What do you think is holding you back?

Make sure to get the facts before:
* spending more money on increasing rents which
may limit your ability to save for a down payment
OR
*you miss out on still historically low interest rates.

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I am so pleased to work with a variety of lenders that I trust to get the job done.   I only recommend Mortgage Officers who are willing to take the time to answer questions, explain processes, and work with you on accomplishing your goals.   And, always feel free to contact me as well with any questions or happy to set up a meeting … just call/text 508-930-5259 or jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jen McMorran, Realtor
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
http://www.jenmcmorran.realtor
http://www.BeHomeBeWell.com
Kensington - Jen McMorran

New Construction Specialist, First Time Home Buyers,
Townhomes & Condominiums, Exhisting Home Sales, Antique Homes

Working with buyers and sellers from Providence, RI to Boston, MA.