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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

April 26th, 2017 Activity Report – The Grisak Gr...

Hi Everyone, here's our weekly activity report which goes out to about 1300 people on our email list.  We keep this report quick and don't go into too many details whereas our client reports are much more comprehensive. If you're interested in any of these properties just to look at, buy, or just see what they sold for (if they do) we'd be happy ...

Everything You Need to Know about Septic Systems

Virtually 100% of my acreage sales are on septic systems, so I know more about them I ever thought I would 🙂 Tomorrow I’m going to be sharing with Keller Williams agents my knowledge of them.  I won’t be getting down in the weeds, but I will just give you a quick working knowledge of them.  I’ll also explain the advantages and disadvantages of …

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 …

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 …

Catching up on our Weekly Activity

What a fast paced two months we’ve already had in 2017.  $15.2 million sold and in title whereas we sold $50 million last year in total.  The weather has stayed warm through winter so the buying season started early.  Buyers are stirring and they aren’t just kicking tires.  They’re already making their buying decisions.  That means they are not going to wait to see …

2701 Timber Trail in Lucas Sells

2701 Timber Trail just sold in Lucas.  It went under contract quickly and it’s not difficult to understand why.  It represents what many buyers today are looking for … light and bright, hand scraped hardwood floors, granite, and lighter colored cabinets.  We represented the seller on this transaction.  The home was priced at $777,000 and was on 1.45 acres.

The Lucas Lifestyle

Sixteen years ago, Rhonda and I bought a one acre lot in Fairview’s beautiful Oakwood Estates to build our home.  But something just didn’t feel quite right.  Oakwood is a gorgeous neighborhood, but we finally decided we wanted to experience something a little more rural and with acreage for horses. We began looking in Lucas and eventually bought a home on five acres with a …