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.

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

Revive your Kitchen Cabinets with Paint!

DIY Paint How To’s from my favorite Pro’s at This Old House

Repainted Cabinets This Old HouseIt is a dreary rainy morning here in North Attleboro.  I am definitely moving in slow motion as I clear up the remnants of the morning rush out the door to the school bus and I can not help but focus on my tired  kitchen cabinets in need of, well … “something”.   Reface, replace, repair???  I am definitely ready for something!  Coffee is brewing, kids’ breakfast bowls are away, and the last crumb has been wiped off the counter so it is on to This Old House for ideas 🙂   (My home is an antique colonial built in 1743 and my “home” growing up was an antique built in the 1830’s which is why I have always loved these guys, their magazine, and now their site.  BUT, this is a great site filled with “tried and true” advice for for any homeowner!)

I came across this article on how to paint your kitchen cabinets.  It is a very simple process just make sure you take time with each step – especially preparation!!   And of course,  at the end, accessorizing with new fun hardware can take them up to a how new level of style.  Below is the general overview section of the article.  Click here for the first step and then click “next” in the upper right hand corner to continue on step by step.

Table Illustration Kitchen Cabinet

Illustration: Gregory Nemec

Overview

Painting kitchen cabinets is, like any painting job, a simple task. But mastering the perfect glassy finish is all in the prep work. Before brush ever hits wood, there has to be a lot of time devoted to getting the surface ready to accept paint. That means properly cleaning, sanding, and priming every inch of the surface, or the finish color won’t stick well.

Cleaning is the most important step in the process. Years of greasy fingerprints and cooking splatters can leave a layer of grime that inhibits paint adhesion. You can remove most of the gunk with TSP substitute (a cleaner from DAP or Savogran) or a degreaser—the former if the cabinets are not too dirty, or the stronger degreaser if the grime is thick—but it may take a couple of passes. After that, you’ll need to rough up the surface with some 100-grit sandpaper to help the paint stick.

The primer you use can also make or break the finish. To get a glassy surface, you need to use a “high build” sandable primer, such as Eurolux from Fine Paints of Europe, to best fill the wood and even the surface. The sandable part of that equation is imperative, so that you can smooth the surface before painting on the finish coat. You may even need two coats of primer to completely fill the grain.

To keep the doors and drawers flat as the paint levels, make yourself a pronged drying rack by drilling screws up through several pieces of scrap wood. That way you can flip your work as soon as it’s dry to the touch. Also, screw cup hooks into the edges of doors and drawers so you can grab hold and move them without fingerprinting the paint; then hang them up for out-of-the-way drying.

The formula of finish paint you use contributes to the smooth look. Traditionally, painting cabinets for a high-traffic area such as a kitchen required using oil-based paints. However, working with oils can be messy, and the fumes are toxic. Fortunately, while latex paints will never quite self-level and flow as well as oils, they’re getting close. Latex formulas specified for cabinetry—labeled “100% acrylic”—will create an even, durable finish. And, in many cases, they’re also low in volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, which make that noxious paint smell.

As long as you’re sprucing things up, consider changing the hardware or putting on a faux finish for that added wow factor.