Classic Buffalo Wing Recipe to Bring Home the Win!

I’m not just a Realtor who is good at finding houses 🙂  I also love finding the perfect recipes for the foods we love best.   If you are looking for the perfect chicken wing recipe, I assure you, this classic will bring home the win every time!

Best Homemade WingsWe pretty much will eat anything that has been “Buffalo-ized” in our house. Chicken, shrimp, mac & cheese, pizza, egg rolls, dips, calamari, French fries, baked potatoes  … we’ve done it all!   So thankful to have discovered this recipe as we now routinely come back to these classic wings  based on the original Anchor Bar recipe from Buffalo, NY. (It’s been a long time since I ate wings in Buffalo, NY , but we make these at least once a week and now prefer them to ordering out in our area!)

About 3 lbs of chicken wings (you can buy the wingettes already set to go, or buy whole wings cut them apart at the joint)
1 Tablespoon peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
1 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (increase slightly for hotter wings)
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Tabasco sauce (increase slightly for hotter wings)
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tablespoons Frank’s hot sauce
6 Tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

1. Toss wings in a bowl with oil and salt. In large zip lock bag, add flour. Add wings to ziplock with flour and shake until evenly coated.

2. Line cookie sheet with foil and oil (I usually use about 1 Tablespoon of peanut oil for added flavor and evenly coat the foil by spreading it around with my fingers. Make sure it is all covered so wings don’t stick.)

3. Take wings out of bag, shake off extra flour, and place on cookie sheets. Do not crowd them so they bake evenly. Place on bottom rack of oven and bake for 20 minutes at 425. Then flip and bake for another 20 minutes, or until wings are cooked through.

4. Time to make your sauce… in sauce pan combine white vinegar, cayenne, garlic powder, Worcestershire, tabasco, salt, Frank’s hot sauce, and butter. Cook on low heat until blended then let turn off heat and let sit (Go low and slow with the heat when cooking the sauce.  If you cook on too high of a heat, the butter will separate from the sauce.)

5. Once wings are done cooking, place in large mixing bowl. (I try to stack them up on the edges of the bowl so when I pour the sauce in, it is a little easier to evenly coat the wings.) Gently toss with wooden spoon or spatula (don’t get too “rough” with them, you don’t want them to lose any of their crispy coating goodness).

6. Serve with blue cheese and celery. Enjoy!!

Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, SRES
Senior Real Estate Specialist
First Time Home Buyer/Seller Specialist
New Construction Specialist
Licensed in MA & RI
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

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Serving clients throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Boston to Attleboro to Providence and all of the communities in between.

Let’s Get You Home

 

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GETTING YOU HOME!
Jen McMorran, Realtor, SRES
508-930-5259
jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
Kensington Real Estate Brokerage
http://www.BeHomeBeWell.com

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You thought finding the right real estate agent,  getting pre-approved by a mortgage officer, searching through listings, riding through neighborhoods, and touring houses to find the right home was the hard part?   That’s just the beginning, but a beginning to what should be a happy ending.  Buying (and selling a home) is process.  See below for a general guide to  keep that process moving along…

Making an Offer:
1. Find a great home
2. Determine offer price
3. Determine amount you will be financing
4. Determine a closing date
5. Jen will complete the offer form for you to review and sign
6. Deposit check to listing office to bind the offer (typically $1000, it does get deposited!)
7. Pre-Approval Letter from your bank or mortgage company
8. MA Agency Disclosure Form signed at first meeting
9. A personal note to the sellers is nice touch depending on situation
Jen sends it all to the listing agent.

Negotiate.

Agree on price and terms

Sign revised contract and check gets dropped off to listing agent to deposit

Contact attorney and home inspector

Home Inspection.
*Looking for major mechanical, structural, safety, and health issues.
1. Jen can recommend trusted home inspectors or check with friends, family, co-workers
2. Must take place typically within 10 days of signed offer.
3. Attending as a buyer is important to learning how the house “works”
and hearing what deficiencies may exist and what to do about them.
4. Negotiate any issues.
Sellers can make repairs, seller can give a credit, or seller can do nothing.

Purchase and Sale Agreement (P&S)
Overriding contract to the offer in the sale of the home
Worked on and agreed upon by both the buyers’ and seller’s attorney
Make additional P&S deposit – bank check to listing company

Appraisal.
Ordered by your mortgage company.  Paid for by you.

Completing Mortgage File.
Submit anything & everything your mortgage company asks for,
when they ask for it,
and no matter how many times they ask for it 

Mortgage Commitment.
Your loan along with the property you are purchasing have been approved by the bank
You likely will still have a few conditions on your to-do list – make sure “to do” them

Clear to Close from mortgage company (nothing left on your mortgage to-do list)
Closing Disclosure issued and three days later… Closing!!

Then guess what? You’re Home!

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.

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Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Boston – Attleboro – Providence
and the communities in between.

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.

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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Seniors Real Estate Specialist – I am at Your Service!

 As I look forward to another successful year serving all of my clients and referrals, I am so pleased to announce my most recent accomplishment…    

Jennifer McMorran Earns NAR Designation in Seniors Real Estate

Head shot Jen McMorranAttleboro, MA, January 2018 – — Jennifer McMorran with Kensington Real Estate Brokerage has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®.

McMorran joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

Working with seniors to meet their housing needs requires an expert understanding of their unique lifestyle and financial needs, and the SRES® designation means that a Realtor® has that understanding. Whether they are buying, selling relocating or refinancing, seniors can be confident that Jennifer McMorran, a Realtor® designated SRES®, will be able to help them every step of the way.  As one of the Attleboro area’s top producing Realtors®, she enjoys growing both personally and professionally through each transaction and is eager to put her knowledge and experience to work for her clients and referrals.

Jennifer McMorran is a successful Real Estate Sales Associate with Kensington Real Estate Brokerage.  Licensed in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, she enjoys serving clients anywhere from Providence to Boston.  She has a true passion for mentoring First Time Home Buyers, guiding clients through New Construction, assisting Seniors in their housing decisions, and partnering with Sellers to get their homes sold.

SRES® Council, founded in 2007, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 15,000 active members of the organization world-wide.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

For more information, visit SRES.org.

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If I can ever be of any assistance to you, your friends, or your family with any real estate needs,  just to give a call/text 508-930-5259
or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.   

I am at your service…

Don’t be scared… get the facts!

Jen McMorran, RealtorMortgages and the home buying process continually evolve and change to meet the needs of the ever changing consumer, adjust to the state of over all economy, and facilitate a strong housing market without becoming irresponsible again.

So, “No”, it is not like when your parents bought a home 20 years ago or even when you friend bought a home 5 years ago.  But knowledge is power.   As long as you know the facts, you too can be on the path to home ownership which most financial advisors still believe is one of the best long term investments you can make with your money.don't be scared to buy a home
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And of course, educating and sharing the facts is one of my favorite roles as a real estate agent.  Whether I am working with first time home buyers, move-up buyers, empty-nesters, or retirees … the entire transaction moves along smoother when we take as much of the uncertainty and fear out of the process as we can.

Did you know that there are still 0% down payment mortgage programs, 3.5% down payment mortgage programs, and then of course 10%, 20% …  The key is to work with a mortgage professional who will talk you through all of your options.

Did you know you don’t have to have a perfect credit score to qualify?

Did you realized that buying a home can ultimately be less expensive than renting?

Steph and Derrick SoldRemember until you discuss your current situation and goals with a mortgage and real estate professional, you may not have all of the facts.  I am always available as a resource to you, your friends, co-workers, family members… feel free to call, text, 508-930-5259 or e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com any time!!  I only recommend the best when it comes to mortgage professionals, attorneys, home inspectors, etc. as they are essential to successful transactions.  Again, please do not hesitate to reach out if you are in need of a referral or just trying to figure how to start the process.   It’s what I do… share information to help buyers and sellers meet their goals.

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.

Kensington - Jen McMorran

Welcome Home to 200 Rocky Hill!

Set in Rehoboth, Massachusetts,
200 Rocky Hill Road is a wonderful place to call home!

Great sellers! Easy to show by appointment.
Contact Jennifer McMorran, Realtor, call/text 508-930-5259 or jen.mcmorran@gmail.com
For more detailed listing information, click here.

This inviting Colonial with farmer’s porch is ready for its new owners to enjoy all of that it has to offer.  Featuring over 2500sf of living on the first and second floors, every room feels comfortable and ready for relaxing, entertaining, and just every day living.  Plus the finished lower level offers additional square footage that could be used for a variety of purposes – recreation room, media room,  fitness room, home day care, home office/business,  crafting/sewing room –  the possibilities are endless.

Inviting Farmers' Porch200 Rocky Hill Road is a three bedroom, two and a half bath Colonial with two car garage set on 1.4 acre wooded lot in the sought after town of Rehoboth – one of Massachusetts oldest towns dating back to 1643 and the birthplace of public education.

As soon as you enter off of the farmer’s porch, you can feel the difference between this home and other smaller traditional Colonials. All of the rooms a great sized for ease in making them function and feel comfortable.  Enjoy a living room with pellet stove off of the foyer for sitting and relaxing. The living room then leads to the family room area which features a wood fireplace and sliders to the deck and is open to the eat-in kitchen with island.  Hardwood floors in the kitchen and family room area which run across the whole back of the house, tie the space together as it leads into the huge dining room ready for all of your gatherings of friends and family.

Upstairs enjoy a spacious master suite with walk-in closet and the master bath featuring double sinks, jetted tub, and walk-in shower.  The second bedroom is great sized and also boasts an incredible walk-in closet.  And the third bedroom- again very spacious – features double closets and wonderful views of the backyard.

Adding approximately another 500 square feet of living area, the finished basement offers tons of possibilities!

With so much to offer, you won’t want to miss seeing this wonderful home!

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Tucked away off of Rocky Hill Road on a beautiful wooded lot,  you’ll love the serene setting and location with the access to major routes or the commuter rail for commuting to Providence or Boston.   Are you a golfer?  Countless golf courses and country clubs are within just minutes.  Historic Rehoboth, Massachusetts has so much to offer!

For more information or to schedule a showing, please call/text 508-930-5259, e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or simply fill out the form below.  I look forward to being in touch with you!

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.

Kensington - Jen McMorran

New Listing! Move-in ready 3 bedroom Townhouse!

Exterior 10 Fuller Unit 4

10 Fuller Ave, Unit 4
Attleboro, MA

Why rent when you could own this beautiful 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse at Willow Court in Attleboro?  Offered at $229,900 this condo is FHA approved offering great mortgaging options and the complex has a professionally well-managed condo association with a low condo fee of only $190.   This fee allows ease in living as exterior maintenance, landscaping, lawn mowing, and snow removal are all taken care of for you.

Enjoy an awesome END UNIT townhouse with open roomy layout.   The large living room offers space for relaxing on a sectional as well as great light from the triple windows.  IMG_3979

The large eat-in kitchen features newer high end stainless steel appliance including a gas stove for those that love to cook, an elegant bow window, and a sliders to a private deck.

The living room and kitchen also feature newer flooring installed two years ago.  Upstairs boasts new carpeting throughout that was just installed the end of May, a huge master bedroom with two closets & plenty of room for a king size bed as well as dressers, two additional bedrooms with closets, a full bath with tub/shower, and access to a full attic with standing room & tons of storage.

Need more space? The full basement offers perfect opportunity for finishing with great ceiling height, lots space, and has been fully waterproofed by Basement Technologies system that comes with a lifetime warranty to transfer to new owner.

Willow Court CondominiumsEach unit at Willow Court is deed two parking spots.  The parking spots for Unit 4 are conveniently located right outside of the front door with four guest parking spots right nearby.

Once again, I am grateful for awesome sellers 🙂  They are very accommodating, so just call/text 508-930-5259, e-mail jen.mcmorran@gmail.com, or fill out the contact form below to let me know when you would like to schedule a showing.

Showings start on the weekend of June 3rd and 4th.   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!

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.

Perfect Affordable Carefree Condo Options!

Do you know someone looking to own their own home that would  also love the simplicity of condo living?  How does it sound to be able to enjoy lush grounds and landscaping without having to mow a lawn or weed a garden?   Love to relax around a pool but don’t have the energy or know-how to maintain it? With winter approaching,  wouldn’t it be awesome to have someone else plowing and clearing the snow?

Well… I have two affordable and meticulously maintained options for you!

Open House, Saturday, December 2
12:30-2:00
2 Adam Street, Easton
$214,800
Easton Crossing!

dinig-area-to-living-room-2-adamWelcome to Easton Crossing… this sought after, well-established condominium complex is set just off of Washington Street in South Easton.  Easton Crossing boasts gorgeous grounds, a club house available for functions, an in-ground pool area,  tennis courts,  exercise room, spacious green areas, fenced in dog park, and an awesome location.  End units are far and few between so 2 Adam Street, Unit 9 is a rare offering.  This light and bright unit features extra windows in the living room, dining room, and both bedrooms.  Enjoy freshly painted walls, new flooring on the first floor,  great open floor plan, sliders to a private patio, security system, and air conditioning.  Pet friendly and FHA approved complex!!

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Or does the idea of being located a closer to Providence while still enjoying easy access to Boston by way of Rt 95 or the commuter rail entice you? Contact me to see:

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Attleboro, MA
$124,900

 14 Dailey Street, Unit F is located in Woods Edge Condominiums just minutes to a thriving Attleboro center and newly renovated train station.  This garden style condo offers 960 square feet of living, two bedrooms,  awesome open floor plan, new flooring, stainless and granite kitchen, tons of closets (master bedroom offers two closets, guest bedroom features a walk-in), and a great complex with sprawling green grounds, plenty of parking, in-ground pool, laundry in the building, and electric bills that average under $50/month which include the electric heat.  Great affordable option for owning your own home!  Pet Friendly complex too!!

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As an added bonus, I am working for two sets of awesome sellers!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a showing (Jen McMorran, 508-930-5259, jen.mcmorran@gmail.com).  I’d love to help you make yourself at home in either of these great condos…

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

www.BeHomeBeWell.com

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
Attleboro, 3 bedroom uptown Colonial with great backyard, low $200’s
Easton, 2 bedroom end-unit townhouse in Easton Crossing, $214,900

What it takes!

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SOLD!!  36 Pole Plain, Sharon   $348,000

As many of my clients have learned this fall, real estate can be hard work!  There can be so many variables involved in a deal that are tough to predict.  I love to pull up statistics and analyze data, but in the end, data can’t always predict buyer or seller behavior.  After all, it is people we are dealing with when buying and selling homes. And people vary immensely when it comes to their motivations, negotiating styles, and values.

I hear so often from other professionals in my field…
Open houses don’t sell houses.
Print media like newspaper ads and mailings don’t do anything.
Zillow is all that matters.
Social media is the key.
Search Engine Optimization should be an agent’s focus.

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FOR SALE ~ $214,900

The fact is, we don’t know exactly what will resonate with each specific buyer or seller out in the market place.  When listing your property, my job as a Realtor is to assist you with preparing your home to hit the market and then to expose your property to as many likely buyers as possible.  I need to have a good working knowledge of your property  and understand any objections buyers may have so I can address those with solutions whether immediately or with a follow up call or e-mail. When with potential buyers at your home, I am constantly trying to gauge what aspects of you property or location might be most important to highlight with each buyer through simple questions and careful listening.   Not everyone is able to make a decision right away, that is where my patience and persistence pay off.   And then it is making sure your property is constantly being exposed whether on-line, through print media, or networking with other agents.  My job is to sell your home and I will do what it takes to get it Sold!

I recently worked with Liz and Ed to list and sell their home at 36 Pole Plain Road in Sharon.  So wonderful to assist them as they begin a whole new journey with their family and the testimonial below from them was an added bonus – it truly sums up what I work towards in all of my client relationships.

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And, in case you were wondering, the buyers were a result of coming to two of my open houses!

If you’d like to talk about buying or selling a home, just let me know.  And always feel free to share my contact information (508-930-5259, jen.mcmorran@gmail.com) with anyone you may know in need of assistance.

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

www.BeHomeBeWell.com

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
Attleboro, 3 bedroom uptown Colonial with great backyard, low $200’s
Easton, 2 bedroom end-unit townhouse in Easton Crossing, $214,900