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

Pre-Game Open House at former Patriot Coach’s house!!

How about spending your Pre-Game over at a former Patriot Coach’s home?

Swing by before the big game
then figure out your moving plans during commercial breaks.

front 9 HorseshoeOPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY 11:30-1:00

9 Horseshoe Drive
Plainville, Massachusetts
Offered at $399,900.

Are you looking for a great existing home to make your own in 2016?  Offering space for everyone, you have to check out 9 Horseshoe Drive in Plainville, MA.  This beautiful multi-level contemporary was the first to be built on Horseshoe Drive in Plainville (and was designed for Ronald Meyer of the New England Patriots!).    As the new homeowner, you will enjoy 2500 sf of living, 3 true bedrooms (but could be used as a 5 bedroom home), 3 full baths, a  spacious three season sunroom with wrap around deck, two functioning fireplaces, spacious family room, 2 car garage, gorgeous grounds, a spring fed pond for ice skating & fishing, and so much more! pond 9 Horseshoedeck view to pond 9 HorseshoeThere is some updating to do (unless you love carpet –  honestly, though, it is a high-end carpet in great shape)  but the space in this home is incredible and the views spectacular.  With a little vision and patience, this home could absolutely be a show place.

For your work commute, 9 Horseshoe Drive is just 2 miles from Route 495.   You can then easily access Boston and Providence by route 95 or train.

Easy to show and sellers are eager to pass this home on to an appreciative buyer.  Just give a call or text 508-930-5259 or send me an e-mail at jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.  I’d love for the sellers to be able get this hidden gem into the right hands!

For more information on this property, click here.  You’ll find more pictures and a complete report.   Seeing truly is believing in this case though so if you are even just a little intrigued, stop by the Open House or make an appointment!

(Though this property abuts the town-owned pond, the current owners were not required to obtain flood insurance by their mortgage company. Listing courtesy of Anne Darling and Sheryle DeGirolamo.)

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

respect, reputation, & referrals.
real estate for real people.

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

 

Waterfront Contemporary – Plainville, MA

front 9 Horseshoe
9 Horseshoe Drive
Plainville, Massachusetts
Offered at $399,900.

Are you looking for a great existing home to make your own in 2016?  Offering space for everyone, you have to check out 9 Horseshoe Drive in Plainville, MA.  This beautiful multi-level contemporary was the first to be built on Horseshoe Drive in Plainville (and was designed for Ronald Meyer of the New England Patriots!).    As the new homeowner, you will enjoy 2500 sf of living, 3 true bedrooms (but could be used as a 5 bedroom home), 3 full baths, a  spacious three season sunroom with wrap around deck, two functioning fireplaces, spacious family room, 2 car garage, gorgeous grounds, a spring fed pond for ice skating & fishing, and so much more! pond 9 Horseshoedeck view to pond 9 HorseshoeThere is some updating to do (unless you love mauve carpet –  honestly, though, it is a high-end carpet in great shape)  but the space in this home is incredible and the views spectacular.  With a little vision and patience, this home could absolutely be a show place.

For your work commute, 9 Horseshoe Drive is just 2 miles from Route 495.   You can then easily access Boston and Providence by route 95 or train.

This home is easy to show and sellers are eager to pass this home on to an appreciative buyer.  Just give a call or text 508-930-5259 or send me an e-mail at jen.mcmorran@gmail.com.  I’d love for the sellers to be able get this hidden gem into the right hands!

For more information on this property, click here.  You’ll find more pictures and a complete report.   Seeing truly is believing in this case though so if you are even just a little intrigued, stop by the Open House or make an appointment!

(Though this property abuts the town-owned pond, the current owners were not required to obtain flood insurance by their mortgage company. Listing courtesy of Anne Darling and Sheryle DeGirolamo.)

Jen McMorran, RealtorJennifer McMorran, Realtor
New Construction & First Time Home Buyer Specialist
508-930-5259
Jen.McMorran@gmail.com
www.jenmcmorran.realtor

respect, reputation, & referrals.
real estate for real people.

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

 

Welcome to Plainville!

Relocating to the Plainville Area?entering plainville

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!

Penn National Breaks Ground On Plainville Slots Parlor

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!

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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!”

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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.

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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.