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.

Pristine Sharon Ranch – $359,900 OPEN HOUSE, Saturday 12-2

Loaded with updates, 36 Pole Plain Road is in pristine condition and in a prime location.  Tucked away on a wooded lot in a sought after neighborhood in the Heights of Sharon, this 3 bedroom Ranch is just a mile and a half to Route 95 and minutes to the train.  So convenient to everything including schools, uptown, beaches, parks, shopping, restaurants, and more.  This home won’t last on the fall market long!

Check out photo gallery by clicking here.

Updates include: heating system, hot water, windows, appliances, gleaming hardwood floors, exterior and interior paint

Join me for the Open House on Saturday or call for a private showing. Sellers are very accommodating so let us know what may work for you!  Home always looks great so coordinating a showing on short notice could work as well.

36-pole-plainOpen House, Saturday

12:00-2:00 pm

36 Pole Plain Road

Sharon, Massachusetts

Directions:  Take exit 8 off of Route 95 onto South Main Street.
Travel approximately 1.5 miles
(You will pass Ward’s Berry Farm, Moose Hill Audobon Wildlife Preserve, and then the Heights Elementary School)
Take a left on to Pole Plain Road.
You will find 36 Pole Plain Road tucked away on a nice lot approximately .2 miles down the road.

Whether you are a first time home buyer, empty nester, young family, commuter, or merely a fussy home buyer, 36 Pole Plain is absolutely work checking out.  Homes in the neighborhood are selling for even more – one just went under agreement in the $500s so if you are thinking about more improvements or expansions, they will hold their value in this area.  Don’t miss out on this affordable option in the Heights.

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.

29 Regatta Drive in Attleboro … Better than new!

New to the Market!
29 Regatta Drive, Attleboro
Offered at $419,900

OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, June 26th

1:00-3:00
or contact Jen for an appointment (508-930-5259)

29 Regatta garage and drivewayWhy build when you could move right in to this
gorgeous 3BR, 2.5BA Colonial located at 29 Regatta Drive in Attleboro?

Built in 2009, this well built home offers solid construction, wonderful open floor plan, and beautiful finishes. The first floor boasts gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless appliances, center island and is open to the dining area with sliders to the deck and the living room area. The master suite is stunning with extra windows for light and bright feel, walk-in closet, en suite bath, and tons of space. Need storage? The two car garage, walk-out basement, and huge attic provide ample space for all of your storage needs. Also enjoy gorgeous wooded views, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, tons of windows, recessed lighting, composite deck, new central air system, first floor laundry, sprinkler system, and more!

This home sits on a 1+ acre wooded lot in a sought after spacious cul-de-sac location of a very appealing established neighborhood. 29 Regatta yard and deckTo find us, take Slater Street to Mohawk, then take a left on Woodstock followed by a right onto Regatta Drive. Follow the pretty tree lined street to the end to find this home anxiously awaiting its new home owner. Great retreat for those commuting to Boston or Providence areas with easy access to Attleboro’s new train station and the commuter rail.

All appliances are included in the sale and this home has absolutely been meticulously maintained. Truly, all that is missing is you! 29 Regatta Drive in Attleboro is absolutely one of those rare homes you can just move into and enjoy!

Click this link for more information and more photos… you won’t be disappointed!!

Jen McMorran Head Shot (2)Jennifer 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.

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

 

41 Olde Tower, N Attleboro ~OPEN SATURDAY 11:00-1:00 ~

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OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY 11:00-1:00
41 Olde Tower Lane, North Attleboro
Offered at $574,900

Great sellers so easy to show by appointment as well.


Please contact Jen (508-930-5259, jen.mcmorran@gmail.com)  for a private showing.


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41 Olde Tower Lane in North Attleboro, Massachusetts is the type of neighborhood and luxury home that buyers wait for!  If you are relocating from another area or State, you can feel absolutely confident about your decision to settle in Olde Orchard Estates.

 

009-195299-41oldtower-23_4007477This spectacular luxury home sits on a spacious cul-de-sac lot with other high-end classic homes.  As soon as you step into the foyer with soaring ceilings, however, you will note that this gorgeous Contemporary Colonial is simply a step above the rest and  unlike any other homes on the market right now.  3100 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, Contemporary Colonial,   41 Olde Tower Lane in North Attleboro is just the right blend of contemporary style and desirable classic features to make it a real Home . Listed at $574,900.  Contact me now for your private showing… you won’t be disappointed!

 

Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, the town of North Attleboro offers a wonderful community atmosphere, loads of restaurants and shopping opportunities, easy access to highways and commuter rail,  and great recreational areas like World War I Park & Zoo, Julia’s  Garden, Falls Pond Beach, the World War II Public Pool and more!   Whether needing to travel north to Boston, south to Providence, or west to Marlborough, North Attleboro provides a central location convenient to traveling through Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

And Olde Orchard Estates…  every home is designed differently offering its own beautiful unique style, spacious yards, and peaceful setting as it is just one street ending in a cul-de-sac.  Olde Tower Estates is the perfect alternative to the more sprawling subdivisions.

Jen McMorran Head Shot (2)Jennifer 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.

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

 

Classic Buffalo Wing recipe… can’t go wrong!

Warm things up on  chilly Super Bowl Weekend  with classic Buffalo wings!
Best Homemade WingsWe pretty much will eat anything that has been “Buffalo-ized” in our house. Chicken, shrimp, mac & cheese, pizza, egg rolls, dips, calamari, French fries, baked potatoes  … we’ve done it all but routinely come back to these classic wings  based on the original Anchor Bar recipe from Buffalo, NY. (It’s been a long time since I ate wings in Buffalo, NY , but we make these at least once a week and honestly prefer them to ordering out in our area!)

About 3 lbs of chicken wings (you can buy the wingettes already set to go, or buy whole wings cut them apart at the joint)
1 Tablespoon peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
1 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (increase slightly for hotter wings)
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Tabasco sauce (increase slightly for hotter wings)
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tablespoons Frank’s hot sauce
6 Tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

1. Toss wings in a bowl with oil and salt. In large zip lock bag, add flour. Add wings to ziplock with flour and shake until evenly coated.

2. Line cookie sheet with foil and oil (I usually use about 1 Tablespoon of peanut oil for added flavor and evenly coat the foil by spreading it around with my fingers. Make sure it is all covered so wings don’t stick.)

3. Take wings out of bag, shake off extra flour, and place on cookie sheets. Do not crowd them so they bake evenly. Place on bottom rack of oven and bake for 20 minutes at 425. Then flip and bake for another 20 minutes, or until wings are cooked through.

4. Time to make your sauce… in sauce pan combine white vinegar, cayenne, garlic powder, Worcestershire, tabasco, salt, Frank’s hot sauce, and butter. Cook on low heat until blended then let turn off heat and let sit (if you cook on too high, the butter separates so go “low and slow” with the sauce).

5. Once wings are done cooking, place in large mixing bowl. (I try to stack them up on the edges of the bowl so when I pour the sauce in, it is a little easier to evenly coat the wings.) Gently toss with wooden spoon or spatula (don’t get too “rough” with them, you don’t want them to lose any of their crispy coating).

6. Serve with blue cheese and celery. Enjoy!!

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.

Basics of Buying a Home

MAR LogoThe Massachusetts Association of Realtors is such a wonderful resource for agents and consumers.  Check out the buying process – “simplified”.

10 Steps to Buying a Home

1`. Are you ready to buy and own a home?Family Home Purchase
2. Get a handle on your credit score

3. Get pre-approved for a mortgage
4. Determine what you can afford
5. Decide what you want in a house
6. Get help and consider working with a REALTOR®
7. Make an offer
8. Home inspection
9. Purchase & sale agreement

10. The closing

 

  1. Are you ready to buy and own a home?

This might seem like a simple question, but there is a lot to owning a home. There is the actual process of buying the home to the demands of being a home owner. If you are prepared and owning a home is right for you, then follow these next steps.

  1. Get a handle on your credit score

The vast majority of home buyers need a mortgage loan to buy a home, but because of the recent financial crisis, securing financing can be difficult.  Lenders make their decision on whether to issue a loan based on the likelihood they will be paid back. To do this, they look at your credit score.  The higher your credit score, the better chance you have for obtaining financing. Unfortunately, there can be errors on your credit reports that can impact your credit score. To prevent this, make sure to obtain your credit report from any of the three credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) and correct any errors prior to applying for a mortgage. https://www.annualcreditreport.com

  1. Get pre-approved for a mortgage

“Pre-approval” means you have met with a loan officer, your credit files have been reviewed and the loan officer believes you can readily qualify for a given loan amount with one or more specific mortgage programs. Based on this information, the lender will provide a pre-approval letter, which shows your borrowing power and that you have the ability to go through with a purchase.

  1. Determine what you can afford

While getting a pre-approval letter is an important step, determining what you can afford is a personal decision. Only you know what feels comfortable. Remember, in addition to your loan payment (that includes principal, interest, taxes and insurance) there are also heating and cooling costs, water and sewer bills and potentially maintenance and association fees.

  1. Decide what you want in a house

Make a list of the features and benefits you want in a home. Consider such things as pricing, location, size, schools, amenities and design. Consider your priorities. If you can’t get a home at your price with all the features you want, then what features are most important? For instance, would you trade fewer bedrooms for a larger kitchen or a longer commute for a bigger lot and lower cost? Finally, consider your needs in several years.

  1. Get help and consider working with a REALTOR®

A local REALTOR® truly knows the local market. They have been in many of the houses that are for sale in the market that you have seen online. They understand why certain homes in certain neighborhoods are priced the way they are.  They are also in the best position to help you find the house that most closely matches what you want in a home. Most importantly, a REALTOR® will be looking out for your interests

  1. Make an offer

Once you have found a house that you would like to buy, you need to make an offer to the owner. In a typical situation, you will complete an offer along with a $1,000 deposit that your REALTOR® will present to the owner and the owner’s representative. The owner, in turn may accept the offer, reject it or make a counter-offer. The owner’s response will determine your next step. (Please note: In some markets, it is not unusual to go directly to signing a purchase & sale agreement. Working with a local REALTOR® will be able to easily guide you through the process)

  1. Home inspection

After your offer is accepted, it is routine to have a home inspection. During these examinations, a licensed inspector determines if there are material physical defects and whether expensive repairs and replacements are likely to be required in the next few years. Such inspections for a single-family home often require two or three hours, and you should attend. This is an opportunity to examine the property’s mechanics and structure, ask questions and learn far more about the property than is possible with an informal walk-through.

  1. Purchase & sale agreement

Provided you are satisfied with the home inspection, the next step is to sign a purchase & sale agreement. This document details the specifics of the transaction, such as: repairs to be completed; fixtures to remain with the property the property’s status regarding lead paint; and, if a septic system exists, the confirmation of a Title 5 certificate (in Massachusetts).  The closing date is finalized and a five percent deposit is made (which is held in escrow until the closing). If you have any questions about your legal rights or responsibilities, you should consider consulting an attorney.

  1. The closing

This is the day when you will become a home owner, but there are several steps that are necessary. Prior to closing you will have a walk-through of the home you are buying. This is to make sure repairs (if any) were made and that the house is in the same or better condition than when you made the offer. Most lenders will require that you have a home owner’s insurance binder (proof of insurance) before they will close the loan. Many buyers also purchase title insurance that is bought with a one-time fee at closing. Title insurance protects owners in the event that title to the property is found to be invalid. After signing the loan documents (and there are many), the sellers will receive the remainder of the payment from the closing attorney and you’ll be handed the keys.

Disclaimer:
These steps are intended to provide a general guideline on how the home buying process works, however every transaction can have its own special situations or circumstances and might not be covered in this document. This publication is intended for educational use only. Opinion or suggestions in this publication do not necessarily represent the official policies or positions of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®.   The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® does not accept responsibility for any misinterpretation or misapplication by the reader of the information contained in this article.  The publishing of this material does not constitute the practice of law nor does it attempt to provide legal advice concerning any specific factual situation.  FOR ADVICE ON SPECIFIC LEGAL PROBLEMS CONSULT LEGAL COUNSEL.

Belt Up your Decor!

Tired of seeing the fifty ways to repurpose a wood pallet?  Listen, I still love the look of those weathered wood planks but I agree, those posts are getting a little monotonous.   My friend Anne just shared this idea… so cool!  There is something about the warmth and richness of leather that is almost like a hearty glass of red wine at the end of the day 🙂  Now imagine a unique leather rug on the floor, you curled up on the couch sipping  your favorite tea  and reading a fabulous book by a fire crackling in the fireplace.  Ahh…

The designer Ting who created these masterpieces currently has design studios in London and Los Angeles.  Thinking she might be a little outside my budget.  Wonder what it would take to make something like this?

Maybe I could start with the seat of a chair or a placemat…Vintage Belt Place Mats.  Sketch, London, 2005.

Though this door is amazing- functional plus a design element.

Elevator Door.  Private Residence, Chicago, 2011.

I bet some of our more contemporary buyers at Ides Hill Commons or Flynn Terrace could go for this when customizing their new Townhomes. (We have one buyer who is now creating his own industrial looking curtain rods with plumbing fixtures – his window treatments are going to look incredible, I can’t wait to see how all of his finishes come together!)

So who is going to figure out how to do this and not have it look like a project from Trading Spaces?  (How is that for a throwback to the beginnings of DIY TV?!? Ahh… the good old days.)

Let me know and I will hit every thrift store in the area to create a stockpile of leather belts for you!

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 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 ~

Happy Buyers, Happy Realtor!

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If talking about home buying and selling with friends and family, please know I love (and so appreciate!!) that the majority of my business comes from referrals.

Truly no better compliment than to be trusted to empower others to achieve their real estate goals.  Call, text, or e-mail anytime… I’m ready!

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
real estate for real people.
Kensington - Jen McMorran