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

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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

Norton 3BR, 1.5BA Townhouse – Great Value!

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OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY  (June 26, 2016)

12:00-1:30

Great Value!!
104 Newcomb St, Norton
Value Range Priced
Seller eager to negotiate offers between $209,000-$224,900

Can’t make the Open House?  Kim Zogalis  and I are  happy to accommodate showings… just contact either of us and we will get that set up!

New tile floor, fresh updated bath, new stove, new light fixtures- it’s time to come check out the NEW UPDATES in this wonderful 3BR, 1.5BA Townhouse set in a beautiful wooded serene setting in a  great condominium complex of 12 units. This townhouse is such a great place to call home and so conveniently located just over the Easton line and minutes to 495, the Mansfield commuter rail, Wheaton College, Mansfield Crossing shopping mall, great restaurants, and more.

Enjoy THREE good sized BEDROOMS, living room with large picture window, dining room with sliders to deck and wooded views, plus a FULL BASEMENT for great storage or additional living space and the wonderful ease of condo living! This summer enjoy the private deck, a beautiful GREEN SPACE for outdoor activities, and CENTRAL AIR for those warm summer days. Perfect opportunity to bring your personal style and customize this great space just for you.  Sellers have loved their time at 104 Newcomb Street in Norton but are ready to move on to their new home.

Easy to show!  Just call, text 508-930-5259,
e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or fill out the contact form below for your private showing or to request more information.  Kim and I are happy to accommodate a showing around your schedule.

Sellers are eager to negotiate offers between $209,000-$224,900.

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.

 

Another Happy Customer (and Realtor!)

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It is always such a pleasure to close on a home after working with clients for an extended period of time.  Some real estate agents prefer not to work with buyers who are “thinking” or “just starting to look”.  For me, having the time to develop a trusting relationship with clients over months (or even years) is an added bonus.  They understand I am not in real estate for the quick sale and that truly  I care about finding them the “right” home or helping them to sell at the right time. As a small local business woman wanting grow, I need clients to feel comfortable referring me to their friends and family.  Building my real estate business and basing it on my reputation and referrals is so important to me as I’d love to be working  hard as a Realtor in the surrounding communities for a very long time!

Please let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you or if you know anyone who could use my assistance,  feel free to share my  contact information (Jen McMorran, Realtor ~ 508-930-5259 ~ jen.mcmorran@gmail.com)

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.

The Massachusetts housing market really is still moving along steadily with rates back in the 3’s.  A great time to buy and sell.  First time home buyers, first time home sellers, move up buyers, empty nesters, investors… let me know how I can help you!

 

 

A Great Place to Call Home! 104D Newcomb St, Norton

IMG_9994Great Value!!
104 Newcomb St, Norton
Value Range Priced
Seller eager to negotiate offers between $209,000-$224,900

  Kim Zogalis  and I are  happy to accommodate showings… just contact either of us and we will get that set up!
New tile floor, fresh updated bath, new stove, new light fixtures- it’s time to come check out the NEW UPDATES in this wonderful 3BR, 1.5BA Townhouse set in a beautiful wooded serene setting in a  great condominium complex of 12 units. This townhouse is such a great place to call home and so conveniently located just over the Easton line and minutes to 495, the Mansfield commuter rail, Wheaton College, Mansfield Crossing shopping mall, great restaurants, and more.

Enjoy THREE good sized BEDROOMS, living room with large picture window, dining room with sliders to deck and wooded views, plus a FULL BASEMENT for great storage or additional living space and the wonderful ease of condo living! This summer enjoy the private deck, a beautiful GREEN SPACE for outdoor activities, and CENTRAL AIR for those warm summer days. Perfect opportunity to bring your personal style and customize this great space just for you.  Sellers have loved their time at 104 Newcomb Street in Norton but are ready to move on to their new home.

Easy to show!  Just call, text 508-930-5259,
e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or fill out the contact form below for your private showing or to request more information.  Kim and I are happy to accommodate a showing around your schedule.

Sellers are eager to negotiate offers between $209,000-$224,900.

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.

 

A great place to call home! OPEN HOUSE, THURS 5:30-6:30 at 104D Newcomb St, Norton

IMG_9994OPEN HOUSE, THURSDAY
104 Newcomb St, Norton
Value Range Priced
Seller eager to negotiate offers between $209,000-$224,900

Stop by Thursday to see Kim Zogalis at the Open House or call to schedule a private showing!
New tile floor, fresh updated bath, new stove- it’s time to come check out the NEW UPDATES in this wonderful 3BR, 1.5BA Townhouse set in a beautiful wooded serene setting. This townhouse is such a great place to call home conveniently located just over the Easton line and minutes to 495, the Mansfield commuter rail, Wheaton College, Mansfield Crossing shopping mall, great restaurants, and more.

Enjoy THREE good sized BEDROOMS, living room with large picture window, dining room with sliders to deck and wooded views, plus a FULL BASEMENT for great storage or additional living space. This summer enjoy the private deck, a beautiful GREEN SPACE for outdoor activities, and CENTRAL AIR for those warm summer days. Perfect opportunity to bring your personal style and customize this great space just for you.  Sellers have loved their time at 104 Newcomb Street in Norton but are ready to move on to their new home.

Can’t make the Open House?  Just call, text 508-930-5259,
e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or fill out the contact form below for your private showing or to request more information.  Kim and I are happy to accommodate a showing around your schedule.

Sellers are eager to negotiate offers between $209,000-$224,900.

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.

 

Olde Orchard Estates – a neighborhood buyers wait for!


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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 $560,000.  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.

 

Selling from Declutter to Close!

Want to sell your home?  Start with the basics.

Together we can get you from Decluttering to Sold!

Welcome Buyers to your HomeAs a Realtor, I suggest that before you think about major projects that could be completed to attract buyers, first stick to the basics. Elizabeth Weintraub had some great suggestions and I added a few of my own based on years of working with a variety of buyers and sellers.  You would be amazed how these simple concepts can make an extraordinary difference.  (And, you’ll likely note other sellers who have overlooked them when you are out looking for your new home!)

Commit to selling

  • 1. Disassociate yourself with your home
  • 2. Your home should now become a “house”, a product to be sold just like any item at a store
  • 3. Realize that this house will no longer be yours
  • 4. Say “farewell” to each room and look to the future

De-Personalize

  • 1. Time to pack up personal photographs and other family mementoes. Do not distract buyers with your “stuff”.
  • 2. We want buyers to envision their personal treasures in your home and on your walls. We want them thinking about how they could make this their next home (and not be distracted by trying to figure out what type of people are currently living in the home.)

De-clutter

  • 1. If you can live without it while you sell, pack it up!
  • 2. If you don’t use it, either give it away or throw it away. Why pack it to store at your next house?
  • 3. Scale down your book shelves and leave some empty space on them by removing books, knick-knacks, photographs, etc.
  • 4. Clear kitchen counters of everything. Put soaps, paper towels, etc. under the counter. For ease, place it all in one basket then put away for showings.

Organize closets, pantries, and cabinets

  • 1. If your closets and cabinets are organized, buyers will assume that the rest of your home has likely been cared for as well. (If things are messy or falling out, that will definitely send the wrong message!)
  • 2. Stack dishes, mugs, and glasses neatly.
  • 3. Face canned goods and boxes all forward.
  • 4. Place clothes on matching hangers and have them facing the same direction. Remove items that are out of season to make the closet seem more spacious. (We never want buyers concerned about a lack of storage!)

Rent a Storage Unit

  • 1. While homes typically show better with furniture, less is more. Remove any pieces that may interfere with what should be walkways and doorways and those that are oversized for the room.
  • 2. Take out extra leaves from dining tables to create more space. Also store extra chairs.
  • 3. Make sure to leave furniture that helps to define a room’s purpose and make sure the “purpose” has sensible widespread appeal.

Replace/Remove Excluded Items

  • 1. Many sellers like to exclude favorite “items” when listing their homes.  Buyers on the other hand might like them to convey with the property (i.e. refrigerator, chandeliers, window treatments, swing sets, etc.)
  • 2. Better to remove them and/or replace them before the buyers know what they are missing.

Make Minor Repairs

  • 1. Cracked floor or counter tiles.
  • 2. Patch holes in walls and ceilings.
  • 3. Fix leaks.
  • 4. Fix doors that do not close and drawers that may get caught.
  • 5. Paint rooms a neutral color. Check out popular home décor magazines for current color palates.
  • 6. Make sure all light fixtures and light bulbs work.
  • 7. Update curtains, bedspreads, table cloths etc. Again we want buyers to see the home not become preoccupied with your personal style.
  • 8. Clean carpets and floors! You may be used to the spots on the floors but buyers are going to notice them all.

Make the House Sparkle

  • 1. Wash windows inside and out.
  • 2. Clean exterior making sure to get rid of any mildew, dirt, etc.
  • 3. Dust window sills, mouldings, heating elements, lighting fixtures, etc.
  • 4. Recaulk tubs, showers, and sinks.
  • 5. Polish faucets, door knobs, cabinet pulls, and mirrors.
  • 6. Make sure to eliminate any strange odors (pets, smoking, strong cooking, mildew/mold). Smells are an immediate turn off to many buyers and not a good impression.
  • 7. If carpets cannot be cleaned, replace them.

Curb Appeal

  • 1. The curb appeal of your home is the first impression you will make on buyers.
  • 2. Keep the yard clear of toys, trash, dead plants & shrubs
  • 3. Mow the lawn.
  • 4. Trim bushes.
  • 5. Paint trim, railing, and front door if needed.
  • 6. Think about shutters as a nice addition to your exterior.
  • 7. Have house numbers clearly visible and looking sharp. (Spray paint can do wonders on mailboxes and house numbers.)

Now Scrutinize!

  • 1. Walk up to the front door. Are you compelled to see what is inside? Is it welcoming?
  • 2. Go inside and check out each room. Linger in the doorways as a buyer would. What is your impression? Do the rooms impress you? Do they have impact?
  • 3. Should you move anything? Should you remove anything? Check out other listings on-line in your price range and make sure you can compete or better yet, that your home shows better!

Still confused? As a Realtor I work with all sorts of buyers and know what they are looking for in a home.  Though it is not always easy to deliver news to a seller about the state or decor of their home, it is part of being a Realtor.  I’ll be honest, but know it is because I am committed to helping you as a seller through the entire process – Decluttering to Close!

Welcome to Plainville!

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Hard to believe that after years of hearing about gaming proposals in Massachusetts, one is finally becoming a reality – and in Plainville!  Penn National has broken ground on the new $225 million Plainridge Park Casino just minutes from me in North Attleboro and surrounded by some of my other favorite area towns such as Mansfield, Foxboro, North Attleboro, and Wrentham.  Anyone relocating to the area can find a wide range housing options with easy access to the new facility which is located right off of route 495 and also offers easy access to route 95.   Are you drawn to the city life in Providence or Boston areas?  Traveling route 95 will get you to work and back home.  Love rural the privacy of rural life?  The suburbs offer so many options – rich history for the antique lovers, new construction for the contemporary buyers, townhouse communities for ease of living.  Give a call or an e-mail and let me know what you are looking for.  Click here to check out listings currently on the market.Now is a great time to get a feel for the different towns or cities that may interest you.  And, Welcome to Plainville!

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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.