Why own a home?

Are you thinking it is time to make the move into to homeownership?
Helping buyers purchase the right home is what I do.
Put my extensive experience as a real estate professional in local residential home sales to work for you!  Just give a call 508-930-5259 or an e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.
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Not sure where to start?  First Time Home Buyers are one of my specialties.  I have the patience, knowledge, and the right team of professionals to guide you through the entire process.  I surround myself with professionals who understand that as a First Time Home Buyer you are going to have questions, you are going to be getting advice (good and bad) from family and friends,  and that you aren’t even going to know enough about some parts of the transaction to know you should be asking questions.  That is when we make the biggest difference for you.  We aren’t just about numbers and deals… we are about working with people to assist them in making the best decisions they can when it comes to their upcoming homeownership move.

When you make the choice to work with me, you will also have the opportunity to work with some of the best mortgage officers, home inspectors, attorneys, and contractors around.  We have a track record of respect in the industry and success in reaching our clients’ home ownership goals.  The best part … we are ready now to work hard for 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

real estate for real people.

Serving clients throughout
Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Boston – Attleboro – Providence
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!

Jesse and amanda recommendation

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

 

Bring back the walls!

We are entering a new era of home architecture and floor plans… gone is the strong popular desire for completely open concept homes.  Homeowners are now asking for more walls!

With advances in technology, more and more of the workforce is spending their day away from the corporate office.   Mobile technology has actually increased the need for private spaces where professionals can stay connected to their companies and clients without interference from others around them.  Almost half of my current buyer client base is asking for a private office space in their new home.  (I also have a lot of families planning ahead and searching for split levels or other floor plans that offer living on separate levels as both kids and parents get older.)

24 BH kitchen island to family rmThat said, life still happens at home!  Open concept kitchens with dining areas and huge islands are still great for resale… not to mention family chats, homework, cooking, entertaining, and relaxing.  We have built some amazing kitchens in our custom new construction by WB Construction at Brigham Hill Estates.  Let me know if I can get your more information on this premier subdivision!  Phase II lots are open now and foundations are going in… very exciting!!

And, if you are looking for a great existing home to make your own for the new year that offers space for everyone … you have to check out 9 Horseshoe Drive in Plainville, MA drive up 9 HorseshoeThis beautiful multi-level contemporary offers 2500 sf, 3 bedrooms (but could be used as a 5 bedroom), 3 full baths, 3 season sunroom with wrap around deck, 2 fireplaces, spacious family room, 2 car garage, gorgeous grounds, pond for ice skating & fishing, and so much more! landing 9 Horseshoepond 9 HorseshoeThere is some updating to do deck view to pond 9 Horseshoe(unless you love mauve carpet –  honestly, though, it is a high-end carpet in amazing shape!!)  The space in this home is incredible and the views spectacular.  With a little vision, this home could absolutely be a show place.

Click here for more photos and details.

Priced at $399,900.  Easy to show.
Just give me a call/text 508-930-5259 or
e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.
We’d love for the sellers to be able get this hidden gem into the right hands!

First Time Home Buyer Myths

Have you been thinking about buying your first home?
What do you think is holding you back?

Make sure to get the facts before:
* spending more money on increasing rents which
may limit your ability to save for a down payment
OR
*you miss out on still historically low interest rates.

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I am so pleased to work with a variety of lenders that I trust to get the job done.   I only recommend Mortgage Officers who are willing to take the time to answer questions, explain processes, and work with you on accomplishing your goals.   And, always feel free to contact me as well with any questions or happy to set up a meeting … just call/text 508-930-5259 or jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jen McMorran, Realtor
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
http://www.jenmcmorran.realtor
http://www.BeHomeBeWell.com
Kensington - Jen McMorran

New Construction Specialist, First Time Home Buyers,
Townhomes & Condominiums, Exhisting Home Sales, Antique Homes

Working with buyers and sellers from Providence, RI to Boston, MA.

 

Black Bean Brownies – yuck to yum!

Black Bean Brownies

 Listen, I thought the same thing – YUCK –  but my curiosity took over so we gave this recipe a whirl.  My opinion quickly shifted from yuck to YUM! 

Black Bean Brownies
These aren’t the ooey gooey brownies that I love so much, but they definitely satisfy a chocolate craving.
One little square with a cup of steam black decaf coffee or a small glass of red wine at the end of the day… life just seems right again.

 

Ingredients:
1 14 oz can of black beans, rinsed
2 large eggs
½ c. cocoa powder
¾ c. sugar
½ tsp. oil
1 Tbsp. almond milk (or can be dairy)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. fresh ground coffee (grind coffee beans in a grinder or use instant coffee)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (divided)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.

Combine all of the ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  (At this point, I was smelling black beans and chocolate so was still skeptical.  Just wait, though, once they bake you too will be a believer!)

Fold in half of the chocolate chips.

Pour into the 9×9 pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

Mine came out a very cakey but with a very moist consistency and actually rose to about an inch thick.Black Bean Brownies

Go on… you know you are curious…
give it a try!!

 

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jen McMorran, Realtor
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

Kensington - Jen McMorran

real estate for real people.

First Time Home Buyers ~ New Construction Specialist ~ Antique Homes ~
Exhisting Home Sales ~ Condominiums/Townhouses

You have today!

Today is the day to love, believe, do, and live

You have today… let’s go!!

I am working today to serve my clients… can I get you any information on selling your home?  building new construction? buying your first home?  downsizing? transitioning to condo living?  It would be a pleasure to chat with you and
learn how I can best help to prepare you for in your next move.

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
http://www.jenmcmorran.realtor

Kensington - Jen McMorran

Realtor.com (or .con) ?

22 cottageYou are browsing through listings on Realtor.com.  You know, just for fun.

And it happens, a home appears on the screen that may be “It”.

Hesitant to call and schedule an appointment, you fill out the “tell me more about this property” form in hopes the listing agent will send along some special tid bits of information on that listing.

Well, sadly, as it is with much of what we find on the World Wide Web, this contact form is not going to give you what or whom you are expecting.

The “tell me more about this property” form is not to provide you, the consumer, a service. This “form” is instead a tool Realtor.com uses to make additional money by charging agents for buyer leads (even on their own listings).    Your contact information is passed on to someone who has paid for “your lead” and may not to the agent associated with that listing.

If Realtors and brokerages choose not to pay the monthly fee, inquiries on our own listings are randomly distributed to those willing to pay a fee for leads.

For Sale by Jen McMorranSo, how can you get more information on the property from the listing agent who actually has direct connection to the sellers and has taken the time to “learn the house”?  Scroll almost all of the way down the property information page to the section entitled “Listing Provider”.  There you will find the Listing Agent’s name.  Since I have a profile all set up, you just need to click on Jen McMorran and that link will bring you to my agent page with all of my contact information.  I’d then be happy to send along any information I have (as I am sure any list agent would!!)

Real estate websites absolutely play a vital role in marketing properties and reaching the most consumers. I just feel it is so important for consumers to understand how these sites work.  If you are directed to an agent does not understand a property (or projects like our new construction), you as a buyer run the risk of being misadvised and/or missing out.  (Sadly I had this happen to two buyers this past spring when our Flynn Terrace townhomes were selling so fast.  Those two buyers missed out and a third had a pretty stressful transaction as they used the random agent assigned through Realtor.com to represent them.)

So, if you don’t have an agent and want “more information” from a source who actually has it, scroll down to the Listing Provider section.  If you do already have a relationship with an agent, give them a call and let them know you think you may have found the “one”.  They can then make the calls for you.

Real Estate transactions can be stressful enough… no need to make them more stressful.   Rely on the listing agent who knows the property best for more information or call the agent who knows you and your needs the best!

Jen McMorran, Realtor
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor
http://www.BeHomeBeWell.comKensington - Jen McMorran

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
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

2 Hemlock Way, North Attleboro **SOLD! **

2 Hemlock Way

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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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