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You’re Seeing The Inside Pictures First – ...

Visiting our site frequently can pay off if you’re in the market to buy a home in Collin County.  You’ll find our listings are often posted on our site days, and sometimes even weeks, before they hit the MLS.  This beautiful single story home with pool on a one acre cul-de-sac lot has just been listed.  It’s located in Lovejoy ISD, one of the …

861 Maverick Court in Fairview Just Listed

You’re seeing it first.  This beautiful home will not be ready for the MLS until the week of February 12th, however please let us know if it might work for you and we’ll see if we can get you in earlier. There’s lots to like about the home.  First, it’s a single story.  Every bedroom has its own bathroom.  Lots of hardwood floors.  Beautiful …

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.  ...

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 ...

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 ...

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

Two Fairview/Lovejoy Home Sales This Week

We’ve just closed on two more Fairview and Lovejoy ISD homes.  The first property shown below is a good example of what’s happening in Fairview and Lucas.  Land has become so expensive, more and more older homes being taken down for new construction.  That’s what happened on this property. Erin Hickman and I were flying the lot for our site when we met the …

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 …

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 …

Two New Listings Not on MLS Yet

Here are two more homes we’ve just listed.  We are projecting they will be on the MLS by this Friday, but if you’d like to get in beforehand, please let us know.  We might be able to accommodate you. Our Starcreek homes have been selling briskly and it’s no surprise why.  It’s a wonderful family friendly neighborhood with it’s own community.  It’s almost walking …

One in, One Out, and One Coming

This week we had one home go into title and one came out as a sale.  We should have another nice (and affordable) Lovejoy ISD home to announce later this weekend and I’ll share that once the agreement is signed.  Needless to say, you have to keep your pipeline full in this business or you’ll never survive. I’ve learned something about myself over the years. …

Three Closings and Four New Listings This Week

We've had a very busy week !  We represented the Sellers on the sale of their  home in Parker at 4302 Red Oak Circle.   It has a gorgeous outdoor living area and pool as shown below Listed Price $699,000 Our Clients then bought this beautifully remodeled 1980's home at 2516 Antlers Court in Plano pictured below Listed Price $375,000 Oak Meadows Only Has 3 Lots ...

New Pictures of 1661 Goose, Lucas

Although this home is under contract it’s  just been completed and we wanted to show you the pictures.  It illustrates what many of today’s buyers find appealing. The style is considered “transitional”.  Not contemporary and not the darker traditional either.  Open living areas, lighter cabinets and countertops, light and bright. Really a pretty home. The address is 1661 Goose Lane in Lucas and it’s also …

471 Oakwood Trail, Fairview Closed Today

This is quite possibly the most iconic home in Fairview.  It’s on a phenomenal corner lot with huge trees and the home sits high on top of a hill.  You look up there and it’s just so impressive.  And from up there looking down to the trees, circular driveway and street is just as dramatic.  It’s the home many publications use to promote Fairview. It …

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 …

Say Goodbye to Another Fairview/Lovejoy ISD Tract Land

Fairview is a small town only about 9 square miles in size and with all the recent development, there just aren't many tracts of raw land left.  This tract of land has always intrigued me.  I've looked at it on Google maps countless times and wondered with such a premier location, wedged between two high end custom home developments, when someone would finally figure out a ...

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 ...

Something You Don’t See Every Day

This is something you don’t see every day. I was driving to one of our listings in Fairview eastbound on Stacy Rd when I saw this large cable dangling in the middle of the street. This is the intersection of Greenville Ave and Stacy Rd. You might recognize the 7-11 on the left. No police cars, no warning, no nothing.  Very odd. By the way, …