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930 Bentwater, Lucas, Tx Under Contract

One of my favorite single story homes ever, both inside and out, has just gone under contract.  Classy looking home and beautifully finished out.   930 Bentwater, Lucas

2718 Timber Trail in Lucas is a Stunner!

Take a look at this fantastic single story home in Lucas with Lovejoy ISD!    It’s located in Wolf Creek, one of the most popular developments in Lucas with tons of kids and LOVEJOY ISD!  

Two Homes and a Lot Sale Today

We had two home sales and a lot sale today … 2 Woody Crest Circle in Fairview was listed for $819,000.  We represented the buyer on the transaction. 2 Woody Crest Circle, Fairview 181 Summer Hill was listed for $835,000.  We represented the seller on the transaction. 181 Summer Hill Lane, Fairview 115 Winding Creek, a 2 acre lot, was listed for $189,000.  We …

Lucas, Texas City Council Approves Recycling Program

The City of Lucas Council meeting (January 18, 2018) was packed with residents wanting to express their support for a city wide recycling program.  Earlier this year,  Barnes Waste Disposal  Services, the city‘s contracted trash collector, informed the city that it would no longer provide recycling services.  The cancellation of recycling services gave birth to the “Save Lucas Recycling” movement. Tonight the city presented two optional proposals for subscription recycling services for residents.  All city council members expressed their support …

1155 Christian Lane and 146 Estelle Lane in Lucas Both...

We closed on two very nice Lucas homes with Lovejoy ISD on Friday.  This is the second time we’ve sold both of these homes. Those who know me have heard me say so many times how special the home shown just below is to Rhonda and me.  We started out in Lucas in this home 18 or so years ago.  We raised our son there …

How Do You Tell Someone There’s Little to No Val...

Imagine you’re a homeowner in Lucas, Tx on a really nice 8-10 acre tract of land. You’ve raised your family there, added square footage to the home, and done some upgrades. The home is about 30 years old and you’re finally ready to sell. So in walks Tom  and tells you he thinks there’s very little value in your home, but there’s some great news too. …

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 …

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 …

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

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

One of the Many Reasons We Love Living in Lucas

Here’s a message on Next Door from a resident in our neighborhood. You won’t see anything like this in Dallas … “Found two cows and a calf running loose on Brockdale Park. I have them locked up at trailhead parking. Contact me to release them. I can help herd them home by horseback if needed”. And believe it or not, we’re only 10 minutes …

Keller Williams Allen Office Wallops the Competition i...

These days, it seems everyone is number one.  That’s why when I say it, I always back up my statements with facts and statistics. Our Keller Williams Allen Office is not only number one in the Allen, Fairview, Lucas, and Lovejoy areas, we’re also dominant.  I’m not exaggerating, it’s just a fact.  We KNOW this area.  Below are the 2016 year end market share …

Macy’s in the Village at Fairview Survives the C...

  It appears the Macy’s in Fairview is not on the list to be shut down.  Rhonda likes that store and it’s a nice tax base for Fairview, so I’m happy. However the Macy’s in Collin Creek Mall is going to be closed.  Too bad, some good people are going to lose their jobs. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/01/04/macys-identifies-68-stores-close/96169742/

Some of Our 2016 Higher Priced Home Sales

Every so often, I’m contacted by someone asking me what happened to a home we had on our site.  For some reason, they want to see the pictures again.  I have to tell them the home closed and we remove them from our site right after that happens.  We do this for a couple of reasons. First, most people just want to see what we have …

614 Walker in Lucas Just Listed

We’ve just listed this wonderful single story home in Lucas.  Kids attend Lovejoy ISD, one of the premier school districts in North Texas.  Lots of handscraped hardwoods, granite, plantation shutters, beautiful private pool setting, outdoor kitchen.  It also has a detached two story building which provides more garage parking.  There’s room for 7 cars.  We’ll be adding interior pictures in the next several weeks …

Another Day and Night in Lucas

Driving home today down my favorite little Lucas street, I was thinking how much I love this little road.  After 15 or so years of living out here, you’d think it would be old hat by now.  But I never take it for granted and appreciate the beauty every time. Further on, I drove past horses and longhorn cattle grazing right at the end of our street. …

Starbucks in Lucas? Yes, it’s true and a Wendy&...

A Starbucks in Lucas?  I haven’t seen my wife Rhonda this happy in a long time!  According to her “a coffee shop is exactly what we needed!”  As I always say – “A happy wife, a happy life!”  🙂  A Frosty from Wendy’s is more my style!  Either way, I’m sure the teachers, students and residents in Lucas and  surrounding areas, will love the …

My Two Favorite Home Sales … Ever!

Some time ago an agent asked me “What was your favorite home sale you ever had?”.   I couldn’t come up with an answer back then.  There have been so many special homes I’ve listed and sold over the years.  Spectacular homes on incredible lots.  Homes I’ve sold that really helped a seller out of a tough situation.  Homes with problems. How could I just …

Fairview or Lucas? Lucas or Fairview?

People still ask me this question quite often, “Where’s the better place to live, Fairview or Lucas?”  Of course, that’s an impossible question to answer.  There are a lot of similarities, but there are also some differences. Both towns share Lovejoy ISD (although there are four other school districts in Lucas and one other school district in Fairview), the great majority of the homes …

So Who Really Needs a Local Real Estate Expert?

I just closed on this very nice home in Lucas. Texas with Lovejoy ISD schools. I represented the seller.  Here’s the link to the home on our site http://tinyurl.com/cllq5a4 There’s a story here that provides a perfect example of why it’s always smart to work with a Realtor with local knowledge and experience whether you’re buying or selling a home.  There’s no substitute for …

The Top Five Reasons People Sell Their Homes in Fairvi...

I often talk about why people locate to these wonderful family communities of Fairview, Lucas, and Parker.  Quality school systems, extra land, and great shopping within just minutes of home.  But one thing I’ve never discussed is why these same homeowners eventually sell their homes. This is not a scientific poll.  I can’t speak for other parts of the country or even other areas of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.  But …