Fabulous Price Adjustment to $599,900 for this Gorgeous Seekonk Estate!

Prestigious 735 Prospect St

Scott will be hosting an
Open House, Sunday 12-2
735 Prospect Street, Seekonk, MA

This beautiful 4BR, 3.5BA Seekonk Estate set on prestigious Prospect Street truly offers it all.  Enjoy approximately 4000 square feet of thoughtfully planned living spacing perfect for everyday life, relaxing, and entertaining.

Searching for a home that easily lends itself to an an in-law set-up or would you love expanded space for fabulous entertaining both inside and outside? This is it!

Gorgeous living room with picture window and fireplace, eat-in kitchen with granite and cabinetry galore, formal dining room boasting gorgeous wooded views, master suite with hardwoods, plus additional private bedroom suite including attached full bath with access to deck & finished lower level, huge family room above the 3 car garage, and a lower level that has to be seen to appreciate!! (1000sf in lower level offers a spacious great room area with fireplace, game room with walk-out to patio, full kitchen, half bath, office, and storage!)

Equestrians take notice as the almost 3 acre lot and mint condition barn is perfect for relaxing and enjoying your horses!!

Call/text me 508-930-5259  or send an e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com to set up a  private showing of this beautiful property … you won’t be disappointed!  Newly priced and ready to sell at $599,900.

Click on images below for larger view and self guided slide show.

Jen McMorran Jen McMorran, Realtor
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
508-930-5259
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2 Hemlock Way, North Attleboro **SOLD! **

2 Hemlock Way

SOLD!2 hemlock

2 Hemlock Way
North Attleboro, MA

$430,000

For Katie and Jay who had been searching for a 4BR, 2.5BA Colonial with great space, in great condition, in a great neighborhood… their search is now officially over!  They stopped by my Open House and immediately knew it was the one.  Congratulations to them and the sellers … Katie and Jay are now the owners of 2 Hemlock Way.

2 HemlockI also sold 2 Hemlock 6 years ago at my first Open House on Father’s Day.  We received five offers that day and it was under agreement the next.  No matter what type of market you are in, if you have a well maintained home, price it competitively, and market it right… it will sell.
And, it will sell fast!

 There is a sad part to this story, three other couples also fell in love with this home that first weekend on the market … multiple offers are great for getting solid buyers and a solid price, but making the call to say “you didn’t get it” is so hard!!  If you think you have a similar home you’d like to sell, please let me know.  I’d love to find the buyers who missed out on 2 Hemlock another wonderful place to call “Home”.  Give a call/text 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com to chat about your home and what you are thinking about for your next move.

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Flynn Terrace … How about moving on a gorgeous late fall day?

Flynn Terrace Units 1 & 2
Flynn Terrace Project Lot PlanFlynn Terrace Update

1400 Commerce Way, Attleboro, MA

Showings by appointment
Call/Text Jen at 508-930-5259

Just a mile to Rt 95 and minutes to the train.
Perfect commuter location and a picturesque wooded setting.

Unit 2 kitchen
I am very excited that we now have eight happy homeowners at Flynn Terrace.  Units 21-21 are SOLD.  Units 1-4 are SOLD.   And if you can believe it, we now have units 5-8 and 17-20 all under contract for delivery at the end of August.

 

framing 5-8 framing 5-8For those buyers  thinking Flynn Terrace is still the next home for them, we currently have framed units In Phase III and IV to tour.  Though all under contract, those units should be nearing completion in July to give you a real feel for layouts and space.

Framing should start on Phase V (units 9-12, $314,900 middle, $319,900 end) beginning of Summer for late fall delivery.  Units 9-12 all feature two car garages, 1588 sf of beautiful living,3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, master suite with walk-in closet & master bath, hardwood floors, central air, gas heat, granite, stainless applicances, patios and the best part… you get to make the selections for paint colors, flooring, backsplash, counter tops, and more!

Unit 3 KitchenWhether you are really serious or just curious about making a move to Flynn Terrace, I’d love to schedule time to tour you through the site of these beautiful upscale homes.  With some notice, I may even be able to ask one of our proud homeowners if we could give a quick tour of their unit.

3 main bath (2)3 living room view of stairway


4 living room

Now is definitely the time to reserve your unit for next Fall delivery.  And if you have a home to sell, I’d be happy to explain how the process would work and assist in getting your current home on the market and SOLD!

Give a call or text anytime 508-930-5259 with questions or to set up a showing.
I am usually not too far away so can accommodate most requests with a little notice.

Status by Unit Number and Type:

Two Car Garage Units:
1 SOLD
2 SOLD
3 SOLD
4 SOLD
5 Offer Accepted (August)
6 Offer accepted (August)
7 Offer accepted  (August)
8 Offer Accepted (August)

9 Available $319,900 (Late Fall)
10 Available $314,900 (Late Fall)
11 Available $314,900 (Late Fall)
12 Available $319,900 (Late Fall)

One Car Garage Units: SOLD OUT, no more one car garage models available in complex
17 Offer Accepted (August)
18 Offer Accepted (August)
19 Offer Accepted (August)
20 Offer Accepted (August)
21 SOLD
22 SOLD
23 SOLD
24 SOLD

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

Featured Listing… 735 Prospect Street, Seekonk, MA. Simply Beautiful!

Prestigious 735 Prospect St

This beautiful Seekonk Estate set on prestigious Prospect Street truly offers it all.  Enjoy 4000+ square feet of thoughtfully planned living spacing perfect for everyday life, relaxing, and entertaining.

Searching for a home that easily lends itself to an an in-law set-up or would you love expanded space for fabulous entertaining both inside and outside? This is it!

Gorgeous living room with picture window and fireplace, eat-in kitchen with granite and cabinetry galore, formal dining room boasting gorgeous wooded views, master suite with hardwoods, plus additional private bedroom suite including attached full bath with access to deck & finished lower level, huge family room above the 3 car garage, and a lower level that has to be seen to appreciate!! (1000sf in lower level offers a spacious great room area with fireplace, game room with walk-out to patio, full kitchen, half bath, office, and storage!)

Equestrians take notice as the almost 3 acre lot and mint condition barn is perfect for relaxing and enjoying your horses!!

Call or text me at 508-930-5259  or send an e-mail jen.mcmorran@verizon.net to set up a  private showing of this beautiful property … you won’t be disappointed!  Priced to sell at $649,9009.

Click on images below for larger view and self guided slide show.

Jen McMorran Jen McMorran, Realtor
jen.mcmorran@verizon.net
508-930-5259
First Time Home Buyers
Existing Home Sales
New Construction
Antique Homes

Kensington Real Estate Brokerage – Servicing clients from Boston to Providence!

North Attleboro, Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Mansfield, Norton, Foxboro, Sharon, Seekonk, Cumberland, North Smithfield, Providence, Lincoln

Cute Twist on a Classic for Easter

Gotta love a deviled egg…

How cute are these? 

Upstate New Yorkers love their deviled eggs! How cute would these be for taste of home on the Easter table?  Turn deviled eggs into adorable hatching chicks
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Wishing all who celebrate a wonderful Easter celebrating with friends and family!

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

First-Time Home Buyers… Five Common Mistakes (and how to avoid them!)

First Time Home BuyersTis the season … the Spring housing market is taking off.  If you are first time home buyer, now is the time to get prepared with the basics so you can take advantage of new inventory coming on the market and the continued low interest rates still under 4%  (and if you’re new to it all, under 4% is great!).

5 Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Finding Home1.  They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.

 2.  They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.

 3.  They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the home buying process.

4.  They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.

5.  They don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.
Source: Real Estate Checklists and Systems, www.realestatechecklists.com.

 

How to Avoid 5 Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

1.  They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.
ASK QUESTIONS!
What is the current interest rate? What will my monthly payment be including taxes & insurance?
What happens if the rate goes up?
What happens if the rate goes down? Is there a program to make sure I get the lower rate if it decreases before I close? Is there a fee for that program?
What are the fees involved with this loan? Will I be charged PMI (private mortgage insurance)? Can I avoid that?
What do I need for a downpayment?
Can I get a gift of money from friends or family to put towards my downpayment?
If I am buying new construction which won’t be ready for a few months, can I lock an interest rate in now? Are there any extended rate lock programs available?

2.  They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.
The Spring market can move at a fast and furious pace … BE PREPARED and READY to make an offer!  
If there is a listing you love and think is a good value, chances are hundreds of other buyers and agents are thinking the same thing. Let’s set up a search NOW so you get daily updates of homes in your price range. Even if you are thinking Summer, now is the time to get comfortable with the market and a better feel for what you like and what you can afford.
Then, set up time to meet with a mortgage officer. This is a great time of year to do it since you already have much of the paperword handy from filing your taxes.  They will consider your credit score, income, debt, and assets when figuring out the mortgage amount for which you will quality.  Remember, you need to be comfortable with the monthly payment!!  You know your lifestyle, so even though you may qualify for a higher  mortgage amount that doesn’t mean you have to search that high.  If you are a solid borrower, they will give a prequalification or pre-approval letter that we can then present to strengthen any offer you may make.  If the mortgage company, feels you need to wait a bit to work on credit or decrease debt, ask them what specific things you should work on and pay off – it will make a difference.

3.  They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the homebuying process.
I truly enjoy sharing the knowledge I have gained over the years both personally and professionally to make a first time home buyer as comfortable as possible with the process. I have no expectations of you except that you will be honest, willing to listen & learn, and ask a million questions along the way. You’ve never done this before and honestly things are constantly changing in Real Estate. Friends and family will have their opinions, but remember how important it is to get the facts and to form your own opinion. I am ready to guide you from starting your search to closing on your first home.

4.  They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.
There is more to an offer than just sale price. As a buyer’s agent, I always urge buyers to think about presenting a strong offer.
Present a $1000 check as a deposit with the offer (If the offer is accepted, that money will be applied to the amount you ultimately need to bring to the closing anyway. If the offer is not accepted, the check gets handed back to you.)
Have a pre-approval letter from a reputable bank ready to submit with your offer.
Think about the closing date – would a quick closing work better for a seller or an extended closing? Maybe a seller would like flexibility with a closing date because they are searching for a new home themselves or building one?
Are you looking to have closing costs paid for so there is less money out of your pocket? If you are in a bidding war with other buyers, consider offering over the ask price so you can finance your closing costs into the mortgage (The seller would credit you back that amount at closing. Sometimes this can lead to issues with the bank’s appraisal of the property so make sure to discuss with your buyer’s agent.)
Time is of the essence when selling a home. Make sure dates for inspection, Purchase and Sale signing, and mortgage commitment are reasonable but not drawn out. A seller does not want to lose marketing time if your deal is not going to go through.

5.  They don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.

You likely will not be in your first home forever. Think into the future about when you try to sell this home. If it is a hard location to sell now, it is most likely going to be a hard location later as well. When you sell, you will be paying the agent’s commissions (typcially 5%). Do you think this home will appreciate to cover that and allow you to purchase a new home? Are there major projects that need to be done now? Buyers are going to want those projects to be completed when you sell or they are going to expect a drastically reduced price to adjust for that. Every property will have its advantages and disadvantages. Let’s discuss those now and anticipate how to correct for them in the future.  Your offer should reflect your concern with resale value.

I really do enjoy working with First Time Home Buyers so please let me know when you are ready to start the process.
I am ready to guide you through the whole the process, from search to close!

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

New Surprises Every Week over at Flynn Terrace!

Flynn Terrace, 1400 Commerce Way, Attleboro, MA 02703

Heat is on, walls are plastered, trim work is underway, and now the finishes start that will transform these spacious units into beautiful homes!

Hardwoods, tile, cabinets, countertops… there will be a lot going on over the next few of weeks.  These units will go fast once a finished product is available for viewing.  Give a call (508-930-5259), text (508-930-5259), or e-mail jen.mcmorran@verizon.net to schedule a tour through the units to get a feel for layouts and finishes available.  Please do not go unaccompanied as it is still a construction site.  Easy to show with a little notice!

Let me know if you’d like to get on my weekly update list… we currently have Units 24 and 21 under agreement (mid-January closings expected).  Just send a quick e-mail with “Flynn Terrace Update” in subject line to jen.mcmorran@verizon.net and I will add you to my list.

Click here for floor plans, two car floor plans, pricing, general specifications, and allowances & add-on’s.

Jen McMorran Jen McMorran, Realtor
jen.mcmorran@verizon.net
508-930-5259
First Time Home Buyers
Existing Home Sales
New Construction
Antique Homes

Kensington Real Estate Brokerage – Servicing clients from Boston to Providence! North Attleboro, Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Mansfield, Norton, Foxboro, Sharon, Seekonk, Cumberland, North Smithfield, Providence, Lincoln

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.

Perfect home with full In-Law for Contemporary liftstyle!

Beautiful 4300sf Colonial built in 2007 on a premium cul-de-sac lot with private 1100sf in-law set behind the garage
Beautiful 4300sf Colonial built in 2007 on a premium cul-de-sac lot with private 1100sf in-law set behind the garage

Set on a picturesque cul-de-sac lot in a sought after area of North Attleboro, this magnificent 4300 square foot Colonial features a well-thought out floor plan perfectly suited for a contemporary lifestyle and household.  The main home boasts 4 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, office with French doors to wrap around porch, formal dining room with wainscoting and hardwood floors, and a gorgeous kitchen open to an eating area and great room with fireplace.   Enjoy privacy and style in the separate and beautiful in-law offering a first floor master bedroom with master bath, open concept dining area and great room with soaring ceilings, plus a second floor loft area perfect for an oversized office or additional guests.  Other amenities include two+ car garage with access to in-law and main house, mudroom, first floor laundry, two story foyer with double closets, central air, sprinkler system, and an absolutely massive 2500 square foot full walk-out basement ready to be finished.  Just over the Cumberland line,  this home’s location is great for Boston and Providence Commuters as well as those wanting to be close to Rhode Island friends and family.  Truly is a must see property!   If you are thinking about blending households with older parents or grown children, this home’s layout can not be beat.  Just give a call or an e-mail to set up your private showing.