Easy Pear Salsa – it’s another good one!

rachels black bean salsaI am still a huge fan of my favorite Black Bean and Corn Salsa.  This year-round delicious pleaser continues to wow crowds whether at a backyard BBQ, sitting poolside, or snuggled onto the couch to watch the Super Bowl.  BUT, I now have another fresh tasting salsa recipe that a good friend introduced me to.   I could easily devour (and have devoured – sorry Jess!) an entire the bowl if left in front of me.

Weight Watchers Pear Chutney

I am now officially adding this Easy Pear Salsa to my list of favorite recipes.  The sweetness from the pears, the acid from the lime juice, along with the hot spiciness from the jalapenos is just perfect.  Awesome on a tortilla chip or something sweet and spicy to liven up blackened fish or chicken – I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

This recipe is definitely worth bringing to any picnic or cookout this summer!!  (Jess mentioned that her recipe came from Weight Watchers – the photo from the Weight Watchers site to the left will link you to their “Pear Chutney”.  I’m thinking if I called it chutney, I  might not get as many people willing to try it 🙂 . )

Ingredients:

2 ripe Bosc or Anjou pears diced to fit on a chip (I leave the skins on)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 finely chopped jalapeno (no seeds)
1/4 cup dried cranberries (I dice them small again to fit on a chip. If you do chop them, don’t be surprised that your dip turns pink )
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (one lime)
approx 1/2 teaspoon salt (add a little at a time to taste)

Directions:
Chop pears, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, and cranberries.
Add to bowl. Toss gently.
Add fresh lime juice. Add salt to taste. Gently toss.
Let sit 10-15 minutes.

Serve.

Awesome with tortilla chips, Triscuits with Brie cheese, fish, blackened chicken or just in a spoon!!

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
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.

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Another happy ending and new beginning…

Another happy ending at 19 Sheffield St in Attleboro, Massachusetts!

SOLD Justin and GiannaI could not be happier for these first time home buyers who fell in love with this meticulously maintained three bedroom ranch in their dream neighborhood and for the sellers who are now moving on to their next chapter.   Though we all hear about the importance of on-line real estate marketing  with buyers flocking to Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and the multitude of social media sites… I know never to underestimate the importance of sticking to the basics and the traditional avenues of marketing as well.  In this case, just a couple of signs were enough to ignite of the process of bringing together this amazing home with the perfect buyers.

Within hours of me putting up the For Sale sign in front of the house on Sheffield Street along with a directional sign at the end on North Main St,  I received a call that some very excited buyers wanted to make an appointment and see the home as soon as possible.  They had been hoping a property would come available in this neighborhood, and couldn’t believe their luck.  After searching for a home through the fast paced Spring and Summer markets, they and their agent knew not to waste time.

Calls continued to come in that Saturday as buyers and agents noted the new listing on-line.   We had multiple offers submitted by Tuesday, with the sellers accepting the winning bid that evening.

These sellers clearly took pride in their home both inside and out which absolutely shined through in the marketing photos as well as when buyers toured in person.  What a pleasure to work with them to get their home marketed and sold quickly.    And what a nice feeling to know that they are passing on this gem to such appreciative first time home buyers who will absolutely enjoy it for years to come!!

If I can ever be of any assistance to you or anyone you know thinking about buying or selling a home, please feel free to contact me by phone 508-930-5259, text , e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or simply fill out the form below.  I love to work hard for my clients and their referrals!!

Jen McMorran, Realtor

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
MA & RI Licensed Real Estate Sales Assocate
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.

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New to the market! 88 Slater Street, Attleboro ~ Beautiful 3BR, 2.5BA Colonial

New to the Market!

88 Slater Street, Attleboro
Easy to show by appointment
Contact Jen McMorran to schedule your private showing

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Welcome Home!
88 Slater Street, Attleboro
$435,800

Don’t miss this beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Colonial with two car garage set on a gorgeous professionally landscaped lot in sought after Attleboro, MA.  Tucked away off of Slater Street, 88 Slater Street is just minutes to all of the conveniences of downtown as well as the new train station for Boston and Providence commuters.

This home offers wonderful manageable space for relaxing, entertaining, working, and living.  Enjoy a high-end stainless steel kitchen with blue pearl granite and warm wood floors.  The kitchen opens to a family room with hardwood floors and sliders to a wonderful three season room.

Love the outdoors?  This spacious three season room is the perfect extension of living space featuring a ceiling fan and awesome wooded views.  Or, enjoy a warm cup of tea or refreshing cool drink as you relax on the composite deck and take in the beautiful perennial gardens.

DSC_6788A more formal sitting room is located off of the two story front foyer featuring a fireplace and great space for reading a book or quiet conversation.  For entertaining and gathering, the dining room boasts great space and great light from the triple windows in the front.  DSC_6836Also on the first level, a newer addition created a two car garage offering loads of additional storage in the attic space, a mudroom area, an awesome home office space with tons of windows, and a luxurious laundry area with farm sink, high end washer/dryer system including a dryer cabinet for delicates.

Upstairs, the master suite features a walk-in closet and master bath with Jacuzzi soaking tub and walk-in shower.  The main full bath also boasts a walk-in shower.  The upstairs is then completed with two other ample sized bedrooms and landing open to two story foyer with gorgeous palladium window.

Continue scrolling down for photo gallery of this beautiful home.

Showings start now!   Let me know if you have any questions or if you’d like to schedule a showing …  just fill out the contact form below, e-mail at jen.mcmorran@gmail.com or give a call/text 508-930-5259 and I will get right back to you!

88 Slater Street Welcome Home

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!

 

 

Happy Day!

Wishing all who take on the role of “Mom” by
caring, providing guidance, being patient,
and sharing unconditional love
a Very Happy Day.
You make such a difference for so many people!

happy dayMoms, Dads, friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, neighbors, nurses…

you know who you are and the kids (and not so young kids) who need you know who you know who you are are as well.

Today let’s celebrate anyone willing to help fulfill the position of Mom!!

 

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.

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

Don’t become a flat squirrel

To my dearest clients… and you know who you are 🙂

Be decisive

Saw this quote on Facebook the other day and just had to smile… It really is so true.  We all can get caught up in trying to make a decision occasionally.  But, truthfully, a prolonged torturous decision making process can  waste time, create unnecessary anxiety, and cause us to miss out on opportunities (and some of those may be great opportunities).

I see this a lot of this in real estate.  Buying a home and selling a home are definitely big decisions.  Clients have to consider their current financial situations as well as what they anticipate for income in the future.   Plus, they  need to consider their lifestyles… where do they commute to work or do they need space to work from home?  Do they have kids, are the planning to have kids, are older parents planning to move back in?  Are they handy or do they prefer new construction or condo living?   Do they need green space for pets or want space to create a garden?  Is a garage a must or could they live without one?

Brigham Hill Estates, AttleboroSo many buyers wonder, “What if something better comes on the market?”.    Sellers wonder, “What if I could get more money from my house?”.   The truth is none of us have a crystal ball to see into the future.  Life is about making the best decisions you can with the information you have at the present time.   That’s all any of us can do whether it be in our personal lives, professional lives, or in the middle of a real estate transaction.

Larissa, Erek, and XavierDon’t let yourself become a flattened squirrel 🙂  There are very few things in real estate that can not be worked through.  If you make a decision with a particular goal in mind, I will do everything I can to help you attain that goal whether buying a home or selling a home (and if I just don’t think it will work, I will let you know that as well!).  The best part of my job is seeing smiling faces at the end of a transaction and I will work hard to get us there.

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.

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