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723 Bending Oak, Fairview, Texas Is Now For Sale

We’ve sold many beautiful homes up here in Fairview, Texas, but I can’t think of one more highly finished out than 723 Bending Oak.  It really is a gorgeous estate home, both inside and out.  It’s situated in Lovejoy ISD, one of the finest little school districts in the state of Texas.  The home is priced at $2.2 million and will be ready for …

723 Bending Oak in Fairview Just Listed

Every time I think “Well, I won’t see another Fairview home as nice as that for awhile” another one comes along that challenges it.  And it happened again. 723 Bending Oak is just stunning.  It’s located in Tranquility Farms, one of Fairview’s most prestigious developments and kids attend the fabulous Lovejoy ISD, one of the best school districts in the entire state of Texas.  ...

Lakes of Fairview, Texas Introduction

The Lakes of Fairview is a proposed 60 acre development near the intersection of Hart Rd and Country Club in Fairview, Texas.  Here are just a few of the highlights and much more will be provided as it comes available   Steve Dinapoli is the highly regarded developer.  He has just completed two highly successful high end developments in Fairview called Three Oaks and …

1401 Red Oak Trail in Fairview Now Under Contract

1401 Red Oak Trail in Fairview’s Oak Meadows is now under contract.  The home is priced at $2.25 Million and is currently under construction.  This is another of Ron McHam’s beautiful custom homes and we’re all looking forward to seeing it all come together.  We’ll be updating the pictures as the home is being finished out.  It should be ready for occupancy in February …

Compare City and School Taxes in the Towns We Speciali...

You might be surprised to learn which city and school district has the highest taxes.  We'll break it down for you on a $500K home right here.

As Predicted (and Hoped For) 146 Estelle in Lucas is N...

We’ve all been hearing rumblings of a “market shift” for some time.  That is, a shift in leverage from the seller’s to the buyer’s side.  We’re a little nervous about it but then again agents are always nervous about the market.  Is there really a shift going on?  If so, has it started and if so, how long until we really start to see …

146 Estelle Ln in Lucas, Tx Now For Sale

Every so often, we get a listing on a home we think will sell quickly.  We’re always cautious about saying that because if it doesn’t, we have mud on our face.  But we’re going to roll the dice on this home and speculate it will be our next property to go into title.  This home will appeal to active buyers for quite a few …

Kingdom Estates Lots in Fairview Now Being Developed

In Fairview’s luxury home market the progression has been Oakwood Estates  (developed about 15 years ago),then Stone Creek, Tranquility Farms, Three Oaks, just this past year Oak Meadows and now, Fairview’s newest estate home address, Kingdom Estates.  Like the others, it will be very special.  There are creek lots, wooded lots, open lots, 2 acre lots and larger so there’s plenty to choose from.  The streets are currently …

Lucas, Texas, a Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Ci...

Here’s why I love living in Lucas.  What a treat to enjoy this open land, farms, and ranches along with the animals that come with them like emu’s, dogs, guineas, roosters, cattle and of course horses.  We saw these guys yesterday near our home.  Then I had a business luncheon at Glorias Restaurant in Fairview.  It took me 8 minutes to get there from …

411 Windsor Court in Fairview For Sale

We’ve just listed a very nice single story home in Fairview at 411 Windsor Court.   It’s a nice size for Fairview and so much more affordable than the new homes coming out of the ground with an average price of $1 Million.  Great Lovejoy schools and kids can walk across the street to the original Lovejoy Elementary.  Nice pool setting and big gameroom upstairs …

146 Estelle Ln in Lucas Now For Sale

We're really excited to share several new listings, two of which are not on the MLS yet.  The first of the three, pictured below, is one of them. I've always thought this was a very classy and attractive home even when it had it's prior composite roof.  I just love the "hill country" look.  The seller's beautiful, new standing seam roof completed the look. ...

1361 Red Oak Trail in Oak Meadows of Fairview

We are almost sold out in Fairview's gorgeous Oak Meadows.  There are four homes currently under construction and two more to start soon.  We have two lots left, and that's it.  This will be one of Fairview's premier custom home communities, there's no question about that.  And kids will attend Lovejoy ISD, one of the top rated school districts in the entire state of ...

735 Blondy Jhune Rd in Lucas Sells

It’s not every day a Realtor gets to sell a log cabin in the Dallas area and it was a first for me too.  It’s located on Blondy Jhune Rd, my favorite in the entire area.  Visit the site and you’ll see why I like it so much    

1080 Hart Rd in Fairview is Now in Title

This 8 acre tract of land is located right down the street from prestigious Tranquility Farms and abuts Willow Point Estates.  There’s an old home on it, but the value is all to the land.   Larger tracts like this don’t come onto the market very often, especially those located in Lovejoy ISD, one of the finest school districts in the state of Texas.  You feel …

1155 Christian Lane in Lucas Is Now in Title

A very special Lucas, Tx property just went into title.  It has 5 acres, two deep ponds with fountains, a huge old barn that’s just been renovated, pipe fencing, privacy gate, a gorgeous infinity pool, and unobstructed views over the trees to the north.  It’s also in Lovejoy ISD, one of the best school districts in the entire state and just minutes from 3 million …

Are We Heading Into A Market Shift?

After 6 straight years of a solid real estate market here in the Dallas area, we agents are a little spoiled.  Many believe the market is just going to continue booming and there’s nothing to worry about.  But there also many real estate analysts who’ve been predicting a market shift from the seller side to the buyer side for some time now.  Every cycle …

We KNOW Lovejoy Real Estate!

If you're interested in buying or selling a home in the highly popular Lovejoy ISD (a perennial top school district in Texas), Keller Williams is your go-to real estate company.  We KNOW this market.  In fact, our Allen office has more market share than the next 8 real estate offices combined! Now that the kids are back in school and the market has cooled ...

861 Saddlebrook in Lucas Sells

Lynda Roundtree, CLHMS represented the buyer of the home.  Lynda represents both buyers and sellers and specializes in the Lucas, Fairview, and Lovejoy ISD market

Launch Party for Lucas Estate Life Magazine at a Neat ...

One of the things I really love about my job is getting to visit these beautiful new homes coming out of the ground.  I usually see them when they're for sale, however this one wasn't quite completed. The owners of the home, MJ and Brandy Breaux, were nice enough to let Jonathan Price, the Lucas Estate Life Magazine editor use their home for the ...

Lovejoy ISD Traditions

First Week of School I often talk about the wonderful ratings Lovejoy ISD earns every year from the Texas Education Agency (top three school district this year for all complete grade 1-12 districts).  There are a lot of forces working behind the scenes to make that possible, not the least of which is the awesome parent participation and interaction with the administration.  Some of ...

Fairview, Lucas, and Lovejoy ISD Agent and Office Mark...

Many years ago when I made the jump from commercial real estate to residential, I was surprised at how agents said either they or their company was number one this, or number one that.  It seemed like everyone was number one and I didn't know who to believe. I was so green, I didn't even know the MLS keeps track of every agent and ...

Three Lovejoy Homes Sell

We've just closed on three very nice Lovejoy ISD homes, one in Lucas and two in Fairview, Tx.  These homes are all representative of the most popular price point in these two towns, $700K to $900K. 205 Dumont is located in Thompson Springs of Fairview, one the most popular developments.  It was listed at $799,900.  Michel Morales, also in our Keller Williams Allen office, ...

Lovejoy ISD Finishes in Texas’ Top Four With Hig...

SchoolDigger is the “goto” site for school ratings. Here’s the entire list of Texas schools in case you missed it. It seems Lovejoy ISD, Highland Park, and Southlake Carroll are always right there with each other.  Those are three superb school districts that have two things in common. First, they are property wealthy districts.  Unfortunately, quality education costs a lot more than the government …

Two Nice Lots For Sale in Fairview’s Fabulous Tr...

There are only three lots left in fabulous Tranquility Farms of Fairview, Texas and here are two of them.  The third lot is priced well above these two lots. The development sold out some time ago so the only lots left are re-sales.  Take a look at some of the homes in Tranquility Farms and you’ll see why it’s such a premier development. Tranquility …

The Differences Between Commercial and Residential Rea...

My first decade and a half in real estate was devoted purely to commercial real estate.  My past 17 years have been strictly residential, so you might consider me kind of a hybrid. If you’re trying to decide whether to get into commercial real estate or residential here are some of the major differences I’ve noted. Commercial Negotiations Take Longer Than Residential Commercial transactions …

Two Nice Lovejoy Listings Hit the MLS Today

Two new properties just hitting the MLS.  Both of these homes are in Lovejoy ISD.  Many people think you have live on acreage to be in Lovejoy, but that’s not the case.  This is one of the Allen subdivisions which feed into Lovejoy ISD on a city lot.  It also has public sewer rather than septic.  This has the Goodman Home quality, wood floors …

Lovejoy ISD Agent And Office Market Share Mid-Year Rep...

 With exactly half a year remaining, Tom’s sales volume to date is more than three times his closest competition.  He also has an impressive 8% of the entire Lovejoy market listed by volume. Who knows what the rest of the year will bring, but if this holds up, it will be Tom’s 17th consecutive year to lead Lovejoy ISD in sales volume. FYI, Lovejoy …

We still have half a year and many, many Lovejoy sales to go, but at mid-year, Tom’s more than three times ahead of his closest competition in Sold Volume and has about 8% of the entire Lovejoy market listed by volume.  Who knows what the rest of the year will bring, but if this holds up, it will be Tom’s 17th consecutive year to …

The Spammers Are At It Again

I just received this notification from Malwarebytes.  Coincidentally, I was planning on another blog alert in the next couple of days about a very dangerous email ploy which redirects the buyer’s wiring instructions after a closing to a bogus account.  So please beware!   SPECIAL BULLETIN Dear , A new strain of ransomware, a Petya-esque variant being called Petya/NotPetya, is swiftly spreading across the globe today, …

Two Homes in Title This Week, and It’s Only Tues...

Every Realtor on earth wishes these summer selling months would last forever, but we all know they won’t.  Things will slow down as we enter into the cold months and I’ll probably be crying the blues in January.  But for now, we’re all pushing hard.  Here are two homes we just put into title. I can’t think of two more diverse homes than the …

Three Sales and One New Home in Title

When I was in college, for some reason I remember a marketing course where we discussed the most popular words used when naming residential streets and apartment complexes.  One of those words was “Oak”. This week we had three sales, a lot on Red Oak (which is in Oak Meadows), a home sale on Oak Brook, and another home sale on Oakwood Trail in Oakwood …

My Saturday Morning

If you’re a tech person, you’ve probably had times when nothing works.  This is how my Saturday started off. I received a text from Rhonda on my desktop saying she’d been trying to call me but it was going right into voicemail.  I knew my voicemail wasn’t full so I was mystified.  I took my phone out of its charging cradle and it was dead.  So I …