Happy Fall! (Happy Projects!)

Old Post Road, North Attleboro Need any help compiling your Fall To-Do list?
This Old House suggests the following six projects  to think about now …
well before your holiday guests start arriving!!

vacuuming vent register and grill for better heat circulation, fall easy upgrades for upkeep1. Drain and Store Hoses garden hose dripping and wound up in grass, fall easy upgrades for upkeep
2. Light your Pathways
3. Move Cold-Sensitive Items Inside
4. Dust Heating Vents
5. Upgrade Your Thermostat
6. Extend Downspouts

Cool mornings, warm afternoons, and then back to cool evenings could only mean one thing – fall is here! We have really had some beautiful days in North Attleboro these past couple of weeks. The weather has been perfect for apple picking, checking out the fall foliage, enjoying the kids’ practices and games, hiking the endless trails of New England, and even getting in some beach trips (especially now that it is after Labor Day you can take your canine friends to many of them).

BUT… With only 14 more weekends until January (yikes!), we really should also be taking advantage of these nice fall days to prepare for the harsher weather to come. I know we have our standard Fall To-Do list … closing the pool, cleaning & putting away pool furniture, clearing out gardens and mulching, raking leaves, picking up chestnuts, finishing up exterior painting projects.  This Old House is always great for adding a few more projects to our list 🙂

Jen McMorran Jen McMorran, Realtor
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508-930-5259
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First Time Home Buyers!

Pat and Meg ClosedAttention First Time Home Buyers in the North Attleboro, Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Foxboro and Mansfieldyear fixed rate loan is still below 5% (4.375% average today), interest rates are predicted to creep up the second half of 2014.

If you can afford to buy now, let’s find the home that home fits your lifestyle and budget.  This truly is a great time to make a move.  Your money is going buy more home now than when interest rates increase (as interest rates increase you pay more to the lending institution in interest each month which then decreases your buying power)

And, there are still some great affordable homes in North Attleboro, Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Mansfield, and Foxboro areas if you are looking in the Southcoast area of Massachusetts.   Clients and I even found solid homes in the Metrowest area at an affordable price point.  They settled on a property in Ashland that needed some updating but nice layout, nice lot, and a really nice location – a few cans of paint and it is already looking like a whole new house.   The  best part … it is a house that they truly grow into and make their Home.

Contact a mortgage professional, let me know what you are looking for in a home, and then let’s have a look at the inventory.  Happy to pass along names of some of my trusted mortgage professionals.   Just give a call, text, or e-mail. Together we can put together a plan for buying your first home and make it happen!!    Jen

Jen McMorran, Realtor  508-930-5259    jen.mcmorran@verizon.net

What Is A Mortgage Rate?

A mortgage rate is the interest rate on your home loan. There are many factors that go into deciding what your interest rate will be when securing a mortgage including inflation, the Federal Reserve, the yield on the 10 year treasury note, your credit score and the mortgage company’s specific fees.

How is the Interest Rate Different from the Annual Percentage Rate (APR)?

The interest rate is the rate on the loan itself and does not take into account closing costs. The APR is the interest rate with the closing costs or closing credits accounted in it. The APR provides a more “apple-to-apples” comparison across loans, as long as the same types of costs are included in each home loan.

Be Home. Be Well.

 

Welcome to Be Home. Be Well.   

This truly is a site that reflects Me – my professional side as a real estate agent and also my personal side as a mother, wife, friend, and community member.   I couldn’t be great at either without the support of my friends, family, community, and trusted business affiliates.   I love getting new clients referred to me by people I know.  People who know me, know I care about my clients and doing everything I can to help them make the right decisions when it comes to real estate.  Starting off a client relationship with a baseline of trust always makes the home buying or selling process easier to work through – and if you’ve been through it, you know it is a “process” and there are always things to “work through” 🙂   But, we can get it done!

Be Home.

Already in your “Home”?

Need a contractor?  Thinking about refinancing and need a mortgage officer?  I have my favorite “people” to recommend. Feel free to contact any of them.  And if you have someone you think would be great to add to my list, please let me know!

Wondering what home improvements are worth tackling?  Looking for DIY tips?   Anyone who has been house hunting with me knows my imagination is always going as we tour properties.  Taking down walls, reconfiguring layouts, redesigning exteriors, splitting spaces, putting on additions… so many features of a home can be readjusted to meet a new homeowner’s needs.  I am one proud Real Estate Momma when clients send me “before and after pictures!”

Be Well.

When you’re not searching for or working on your Home, it is so important to also Be Well.  Enjoy your kids, your spouse, your friends, your pets, your hobbies… I love sharing favorite recipes, local ideas for fun, great get-away ideas, clever projects, cool new games, good books,  and my favorite – great deals !   I  love getting others’ ideas as well!  Check out the “Home Life” tab for my favorites and please share yours as well.

Over the past years, I have learned that a sense of “community” is absolutely invaluable.  I want to make sure that I support my local North Attleboro community members as best I can and I hope that you do the same whether you are in North Attleboro, Plainville, Attleboro, Wrentham …  Boston … where ever!  Check out Community Connections for great local businesses, direct sale “Besties”, Community Events, Town information,  etc.  The more we support  each other, the more we will all succeed and Be Well.

opZomism and brAvery… named for my favorite girlies.  Our family has learned first hand that a little opZomism and brAvery can go a long way in getting your through some of life’s biggest challenges.  Check out our updates and favorite causes.