Beautiful Seekonk Colonial is Ready for New Owner!

 

528 Brown Ave Seekonk528 Brown Avenue
Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771
For Sale!
Jen McMorran, Realtor, SRES
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage

If you have been waiting for a great home to call your own in Seekonk, the wait is over!  This lovingly maintained 2500sf Gambrel Colonial is located just minutes from Baker’s Corners in Seekonk and offers wonderful space and charm throughout.  Custom built with a few touches from the original home that was set on this lot, you will love the beautiful living room with wood stove on those cold fall and winters days (that hopefully we are behind us for now!).  The newly renovated kitchen with center island absolutely shines with all appliances included. A great sized family room with another fireplace and an entertainment sized dining room with sliders out to a deck and patio are perfect for sitting and taking a deep breath at the end of the day.  And, the level backyard offers tons of space for summer gardens and play.

528 Brown Ave, Seekonk
4 bedrooms
2 full bathrooms
2500 square feet
Central Air
Hardwood floors
Granite and stainless kitchen
Fully remodeled full bath and laundry upstairs
Great sized bedrooms
Spacious level lot

Are you a commuter looking to make your travels easier?  Then you will definitely appreciate that 528 Brown Ave is just 7 minutes to the South Attleboro MBTA train station and Rt 95.  Traveling north to Boston or south to Providence, this home is in the ideal location!  (As an added bonus, Market Basket is located in the same shopping plaza as the train so super convenient for picking up milk or the last minute makings for dinnner.)  Even getting to TF Green Airport for flights is a dream.

Stay tuned for the open house schedule but please feel free to call 508-930-5259 with any questions.  I have assured these sellers that I am going to find them great buyers to love this home as much as they did … could that be 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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We’ll Leave the Light On For You!

Kensington Office

Such a nice feeling to get out of the house yesterday and back to a little taste of normal. The dogs and I couldn’t do our favorite three mile walk through the trails over at World War I Park in North Attleboro (due to the three feet if snow!!), but we were able to get the kids on the bus and head off to enjoy three laps up and down the plowed roadways and hills around the park.  It was so nice – felt like we had the whole park to ourselves. So pretty. So peaceful.

My day certainly picked up pace after that with appointments, researching updates for buyers and sellers, and getting marketing set for the weekend. (Not to mention homework, chauffeuring to dance, and getting dinner ready before one last drop off to an Art Class then back to the office to finish up a few things.)

Kensington OfficeArriving to this welcoming scene in the middle of winter last night reminded me how lucky I am to work in such a warm comfortable yet productive environment.  If you have been
*wanting to find out more about buying a home,
*wondering if selling your home is the right move,
*interested in New Construction,
*curious what your home might be worth,
*want to explore investment options,
*or a First Time Home Buyer who needs a quick overview of the whole process and would love to pick my brain about real estate, I am happy to schedule time to chat at the office!

At Kensington, we have the technology, space, and comfortable environment to make meeting up easy.  Evenings after work or before your busy day starts are fine with me!  Just give a call/text 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@verizon.net and let’s find a time.   And, of course, we’ll leave the light on for you… 🙂

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

Featured Listing: 122 Lyman St, North Attleboro

Wonderful custom built 3BR ranch offers lots of space, unique light and bright layout, central air, newer windows, and nice established neighborhood with easy access to schools and town parks. Plus, just minutes to shopping, restaurants, and Rt 95 for Boston or Providence commuters.

122 Lyman Street, North Attleboro
$314,900

Stop by the Open House hosted by Sheryle or let’s arrange a private showing. Call or text me at 508-930-5259 and we’ll get that set up!

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

Gorgeous Fall Weekend for Open Houses and Lower Interest Rates!

The sky is falling, the sky is falling…
oh no, that’s right, mortgage interest rates have fallen!!New Construction Open House

Is it time to get out and start that home search again?
With these kind of rates, you can save on your monthly payment or afford more house!

Feel free to get started with us this weekend… Vince and I are hosting Open Houses at two great properties in Attleboro – 1158 Park Street and 1400 Commerce Way.

1158 Park Street is up and ready for it’s new owner!!

1400 Commerce Way (Flynn Terrace) is well underway. Exterior work is getting finished up and interior work is moving right along. One car units should be ready for delivery in early January. Two car units should follow along 6 weeks after the one car units.  Both are ready for touring to get feel for layouts and quality of construction.

Don’t forget to get pre-approved or to get a 2nd opinion by a trusted lender.  Let me know if you I can get you more information!!

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

Pricing Your Home to Sell

BUYERS DETERMINE HOME VALUES!

Buyers determine the value of your home.
Buyers determine the value of your home.
Buyers determine the value of your home.

Buyers and SellersOK, there, I have said it.  Now, if you are planning on putting your home on the market this spring in the North Attleboro area, please repeat this three times to yourself – out loud 🙂  There is no getting away from this concept.  As a listing agent, I present an analysis of price for your home.  When you start thinking about your list price,  remember, almost everyone has access to this same information I am presenting – buyers, buyer’s agents, and appraisers working for the buyers’ banks.  Don’t think you can fool anyone into believing your property is worth more than it is.

First I  look at Sold prices for those homes with similar features that have Sold in your area recently.  Sold prices indicate what a buyer was willing to pay for that type of home in that location.  Yes, there are negotiations that go back and forth between buyers and sellers, but ultimately the buyer makes the final decision whether to proceed with the purchase of your home.   Simply put, you can’t sell your home without a buyer even in the best of sellers’ markets 🙂   As a listing agent, I have to consider “Sold” data first and foremost as those closed properties tell the story of the housing market you are about to enter as a seller.   Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssse listen and pay attention to those numbers.  When listing your home, it is important switch your thinking from a seller’s perspective  to that of as an educated buyer to make the best decisions.

At our listing appointment, I will also show you active sales to give an indication of your current competition – definitely something to consider especially if you are looking for a quick sale.  If you need a quick sale, you should price it slightly under the competition. If you have a little time and desirable features  that set your home above the rest (and not just make it unique and desirable to a smaller set of buyers!!), you should price it competitively or perhaps slightly higher  BUT you have to be reasonable or you will lose market time and buyers’ attention.  The activity you have on the first two weeks of your listing is great indicator of how buyers and agents feel about your property and the listing price.

Consider these thoughts when establishing your list price:

•What you paid for your property does not effect its value.

•The amount of money you need to get out of the sale of your property does not effect its value. Buyers aren’t just going to give you more money because you want it or need it.

•What you think it should be worth because your neighbor sold for “x” last year does not effect today’s value (typically we look back 2-3 months). And keep in mind, neighborhood “chat” is not often the best way to get accurate information.

•What another real estate agent “says” your property is worth does not affect its value. There must be data to back up any price opinion and a buyer willing to pay to confirm it.

•The value of your property is determined by what a ready willing and able buyer will pay for it in the open market, which will be based upon the value of other recent closed sales, the amount of available inventory, rates and other variable.   BUYERS DETERMINE VALUE!!

•DO NOT automatically list with the agent that suggests that you list for the highest price.  Look at the data used to determine that list price – would it seem reasonable to you if you were a buyer?

There are a lot of variables that go into pricing a home.  Unique properties can present a challenge but again, put yourself in a buyer’s shoes.  What would you consider a reasonable value if you were to purchase your house on the open market?  What kind of “deal” would you be looking for on this type of property?  What is the toll on your life if you list too high and your home lingers on the market for an extended period of time?  Can you afford this financially?  Can you afford this emotionally?  I do my best as a listing agent, to consider all of these variables when listing your home.   Together, we can combine the current housing market data and your honest situation to produce the best pricing strategy.

Jen McMorran, Realtor       508-930-5259           jen.mcmorran@verizon.net    North Attleboro Plainville Real Estate

 

Let me know how I can help you…

 

 

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.