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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 ...

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 …

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 …

753 Otto Court in Allen Sells

Competing with new construction in the same area is always a challenge, so we were thrilled to get this one closed.   https://grisak.com/properties/753-otto-ct-allen-tx/

201 Summer Hill in Fairview Closes

Great job Lynda on this sale!  This home went under contract the day it hit the MLS! https://grisak.com/properties/201-summer_hill-fairview/

Another Property Goes to Title Before Hitting the MLS

Every year we sell homes before they hit the MLS.  Sometimes it’s one of our agents representing the buyer, sometimes it’s one of the agents in our Keller Williams office (we have 215), and sometimes it’s agents who are not with KW at all.  When this happens, the general public never even realizes the homes were for sale. FYI, we get listings on our site …

Contesting Your Collin County Appraised Property Value

You might have found yourself in the same situation we were in this year.  The value of our home has been slowly but steadily increasing per the Collin County Appraisal District, but it was in such small increments, it just wasn’t worth the time to contest.  However, this year we saw a big jump in our assessed value so I decided to appeal it.  I didn’t get much in …

Texas Shines Again!

  The Star is Big and Bright!

Our Team Members Roll Up the Sleeves for Keller Willia...

KW is a culture, not just a company.  Here’s another example. Once a year KW offices all across the nation pitch in to give back to the community.  We all take the day off to contribute in one way or another.  We’ve built homes, delivered items to the needy, helped with Eagle scout projects, etc. This year we elected to work at the Connemara Meadow Preserve in …

111 Weston Dr is Now Ready for Showings

We advise people all the time unless they’re dead set on building new, they’ll get SO much more for their money buying existing. It’s not just the dramatic increases in concrete, roofing materials, and everything else that goes into a home. Land prices have escalated tremendously, especially in high demand Fairview with Lovejoy ISD. Here’s a great example. This beautiful Fairview/Lucas home backs up to …

Never Ignore Drips Coming From Your Attic

Thank you Tony Bohnencamper, our Nextdoor Neighbor for this reminder and tip... With the temperatures rising, it won't be long before our air conditioners are running practically non-stop. I would like to offer this friendly reminder. If you see water dripping from a pvc drain line on the exterior of your home, your HVAC system is trying to tell you that your main condensation ...

April Team Production Keller Williams Allen Office

Every month our Keller Williams Allen office shares the agent and team production.  There are 215 agents in our office.  These results are for the month of April.  Congratulations Team and a big thank you to all of our clients for allowing this to happen!  

Lynda Roundtree Joins The Grisak Group

We are so pleased to announce Lynda Roundtree has joined our team.  She provides years of experience as a Realtor specializing in both listing and buyer representation in Allen, Fairview, Lucas, and Parker.  She lives in Lucas and knows the Lovejoy area inside and out. Lynda has been a consistent Keller Williams top producer and her clients love her.  She already has two of her …