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Town of Lucas, Tx City Council Annexes Rest of Cimarro...

Lynda Roundtree, one of our Lovejoy buyer and listing specialists attended last week’s Lucas city council meeting.  Below are her notes …   The Lucas, Tx city council voted to annex the remaining lots in Cimarron, Edgewood Estates and Claremont Springs that were not part of the city of Lucas.  Several residents showed up to express their displeasure at being annexed.  They felt that …

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 …

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 …

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    

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 …

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, ...

What’s Going On Under the Bridge on Blondy Jhune...

I couldn’t figure out why it was taking so long to finish the new westernmost bridge on Blondy Jhune Rd.  I thought the work had been completed but I could see trucks and a backhoe there.  So I went down to take a look under the bridge and saw the pictures below. Joni Clarke, the town manager, told me the bridge had been completed …

Lucas Estate Life Magazine Has Just Arrived!

Click on either image to see full size.  On the left is the cover of the inaugural edition of Lucas Estate Life Magazine and on the right is the cover of the most recent Fairview Estate Life Magazine The first edition of Lucas Estate Life Magazine has just hit the mailboxes and no one's more excited than me. We've been advertising in the Fairview ...

Update with Joni Clarke, Lucas City Manager

Hi Everyone, I met with Joni Clarke, the city manager for Lucas, and she was kind enough to share some things happening I wasn’t aware of.  Here’s a quick summary Those two wonderful new bridges on Blondy Jhune Rd cost $1 million apiece.  I knew bridges were expensive but had no idea they cost that much.  They were well worth it and that was …

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 …

2017 Mid-Year Lovejoy ISD Agent Production

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 …

Lovejoy Announces Student Fees for Extracurricular Act...

A Message from the Superintendent Dear Lovejoy Community: Budget Approved – Fees are Lowered Around midnight last night, our Board of Trustees approved the 2017-2018 budget.  It was an incredibly difficult task because the Board was focused on protecting the Lovejoy experience each of your children has in classrooms district-wide.  The challenge came from the Texas Legislature’s unwillingness or inability to pass a new …

Lovejoy ISD is in the Crosshairs For Losing State Fund...

Here’s the Story and it’s not good news for Lovejoy ISD or Frisco ISD.  Ted Moore, our Lovejoy superintendent met with several of the Lovejoy ISD Realtor ambassadors a couple of months ago and told us it was a possibility.  This is one of the reasons Lovejoy is recruiting non-district paying students and has also set up a tuition based Pre-K program.

Last Week’s Listings Going to Title

In addition to the sales and new listings last week we just posted, we also had three homes go under contract. 651 Oakmont Court, shown below, is a gorgeous Fairview/Lovejoy ISD home and is listed at $1,495,000. https://grisak.com/properties/651-oakmont-fairview-tx/ 411 Oak Brook in Forest Creek Estates of Lucas is also a Lovejoy ISD home.  The home is on a beautiful creek and cul-de-sac lot.  It’s …

Ted Moore Dispels Some Lovejoy ISD Rumors

Ted's right.  Every year about this time, we start hearing rumors, most of which are completely unfounded.  So here it is right from the "super's" mouth.

Ted Moore, Lovejoy ISD Super Dispels Rumors

Ted’s right.  Every year about this time, the rumor mill starts to crank up.  Here’s an update straight from the super.

1040 Hart Road in Fairview is now in Title

This is our third listing in a row to go into title within a day or two of hitting the MLS, but this one’s a little different from the others.  The first two were traditional newer generation homes in Fairview with Lovejoy ISD, but this home is basically being purchased on land value. With Fairview lot prices in the $450’s in the newer, ultra high end developments …

Blondy Jhune Rd Bridges Under Construction, Lucas, Tx

Rhonda and I have lived in Lucas for 17 or 18 years now and one of the things we appreciate most is Blondy Jhune Rd.  We make that drive just about every day going to and from work and not a day goes by I don’t appreciate the beauty and thank my lucky stars we live out here.  I love to look out to the …

Fairview and Lucas Real Estate Market Share by Office

Selling a home in Fairview or Lucas? Our Keller Williams Allen office has more market share than the next NINE real estate offices COMBINED. It's actually more than that, we just had to stop at 10 offices on the chart. Tom Grisak Estate Homes is the top team in the KW Allen Office. With 200 agents, Tom is also the top selling agent. He's ranked ...

614 Walker in Lucas and 241 Columbia Court in Prosper ...

Kelly Pearson had a great Friday.  She sold a pretty home in Prosper pictured above and priced at $689K.  And before that, she sold this nice home in Lucas with Lovejoy ISD. Well priced and well cared for homes like 614 Walker don’t last long.  We’ll leave the site up for awhile if you’re interested in seeing it. Great job Kelly and thank you Mark and …

Texas Monthly Magazine Gives High Marks to Both Allen ...

I've always referred to Lovejoy, Highland Park, and Southlake Carroll as "The Big Three".  Not because of their size, but they're always the public school districts leading the rest of the pack when it comes to quality education.  These aren't private schools, but they're as close to private as you'll ever get in a public district. We move families out of Highland Park every ...

265 Bee Caves in Lucas Sells

Sometimes we have to fight tooth and nail to get a home closed and other times they are easy.  This one was easy because the home was priced right, well cared for, and both the buyer and seller were reasonable during the transaction.  It was a win/win, the kind we always like.  We represented the seller of the home and Erin Hickman, our top …

February 22nd – Listings Update

Sorry for the voice and clearing throat.  Allergies already. Click Here to see our listing activity.

Lovejoy High School Ranks #222 in Nation

Not that we’re bragging, but we’ve got a pretty good high school      

614 Walker and 471 Oakwood Trail Are Now Under Contrac...

These two nice homes just went under contract.  614 Walker is in Lucas and 471 Oakwood Trail is in Fairview.  Both of these homes are in Lovejoy ISD which recently tied for the highest rating given by the Texas Education Agency.  Click on the pictures to see these homes and follow this link to learn more about Lovejoy ISD. +Sold 614 Walker, Lucas Year ...

A Correction To My Earlier Lovejoy ISD Post

For the sake of accuracy, I am reposting an article I wrote last week.  I stated that Lovejoy ISD was the top school district in North Texas.  That’s only partially true. Lovejoy ISD is tied with one other school district with the highest ratings awarded by the Texas Education Agency.  The other school district, Eanes ISD, located in Austin, also had a TEA rating of …

The Village at Fairview Will be Undergoing a Major Ren...

This is exactly what this development needs.  In my opinion, it was a poor design from the beginning.  All the neat, little, boutique retail space along with several great restaurants (like Glorias and Patrizio’s) were hidden behind the big box stores.  Patrizio’s has already shut down, but Gloria’s is still rocking.  I’m excited to see this all going on.  The demographics for this type …

Are We Already Seeing Signs of A Great Real Estate Mar...

At this time of year, Realtors, Buyers, and Sellers alike are all wondering what 2017 will bring us.  I’m starting to think this might turn out to be yet another great year for Collin County real estate.  Here’s why … Below are two homes that went into title the same day they hit the MLS.  265 Bee Caves in Lucas, priced at $699K is the …