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Jeanie's Top Picks For Collin County Real Estate Cities, Towns & Country Areas
May 27th, 2010 8:51 AM

The real estate business is always changing, and a new rule of thumb is to move approximately every 7 to 10 years where the market is moving if you want to position one of your most important investments, your personal residence, in an area where there is the most potential for growth, appreciation and demand of desirability of location by current buyers.  If you have been in your present home for 7 years or more, you most likely should consider selling and moving to maximize your investment potential.  I would love to discuss the reasons and advantages with you, please contact me at the phone number at the end of this blog post.

Having specialized in the residential real estate business in Collin County, North Dallas, and the North Texas area for over 30 years now, I have seen this pattern many times, and watched as areas became more in demand, then started to stabilize, and eventually slowed down dramatically in terms of appreciation and desirability with the current market home buyers.  Also, I am in constant contact with potential home buyers as well as existing home sellers on a daily basis and have the opportunity to start to see these cycles early on, when they begin to change, increase or decrease from the constant feedback that is available to me through the normal flow of the residential real estate business I am involved with and in communications with many others like myself that are also transacting business in all areas of real estate matters that are influencing these changes.

My opinion may change from time to time and year to year based on this feedback and normal flow of real estate business and communications with key people in the industry.  However,  for 2010 these are my top picks and choices for Collin County for my favorites and the best cities, towns and country areas of where to purchase, invest and buy your personal residence for best results over the next 7 year period or more. Please take into consideration that as of today, May 27, 2010, my top choices and picks have been at least partially based on the 2009 Texas Education Agency Ratings for Schools and Districts, which will soon be over a year old.  So, after the new information comes available for the 2010 TEA, Texas Education Agency, ratings of schools and districts, which is due to be released on July 30, 2010, then some of the top picks and choices may change.  However, since these TEA school district ratings are only one factor of many I used in making my choices, I would expect this information to be affected only minimally for the remainder of 2010.

Note:  I am listing these in order of top picks; the first being listed would be the number one overall best choice as you read from left to right.  Again, all of these top picks are for Collin County, Texas.

Top Overall Collin County Cities:

Frisco, Allen, Wylie, Plano, McKinney

Top Overall Smaller Towns or Country Communities: 

Prosper, Fairview/Lovejoy ISD, Lucas/Lovejoy ISD,  Parker, Celina

Best Place to Build or Buy a New Custom Home under $600,000:

Lucas/Lovejoy ISD, Prosper, Wylie/St. Paul, Allen, Melissa

Best Place to Purchase or Build a Luxury Custom Homes Above $600,000:

Frisco, Fairview/Lovejoy ISD, Parker, Allen, Lucas/Lovejoy ISD, Plano

Best Place For Seniors Real Estate & Active Adults Communities:

Frisco, Fairview, Wylie, McKinney, Plano

Best Place for Luxury Homes on Larger Home Sites of 1.5 Acres or more:

Fairview, Lucas/Lovejoy ISD, Parker, Prosper, Celina

Best Place To Build Most Affordable Custom Home on Acreage Lot:

Wylie/St. Paul, Melissa, McKinney

Top School Districts (Exemplary* or Recognized by TEA)

Lovejoy ISD*,  Prosper, Frisco, Allen, Wylie, Melissa, Celina

Oher smaller Collin County Communities of Interest to watch:

Community ISD, Blue Ridge, Princeton ISD, Farmersville

Information to take into consideration if public schools are important:


Note: School District Ratings for 2010 will be released on July 30, 2010, and the information above my be influenced and changed after this updated information is available for review.

*Note:  Lovejoy ISD was the only overall school district rated Exemplary for 2009; however, due to the smaller size of the Lovejoy ISD district, the other districts are also highly favorable, as size of district, number of schools, and total enrollment are also factors in the ratings making it more difficult for larger school districts like Frisco and Allen to achieve the higher ratings.

People call me every day from all over the country and even overseas and ask me for my opinions and this information on the best places to buy based on their individual lifestyles, needs and budgets.  The above represents my top picks and choices of areas, cities, towns and growing country communities for the Collin County area of North Texas for 2010.

Please contact me to discuss and for more information.  I would love to discuss the opportunity of representing you in the purchase or your next home or the sale of your existing home, and look forward to hearing from you soon.  Please call me.  I love phone calls, and the best way to reach me is on my direct business line at 972-612-2277 most of the time.

Your Referrals Are Appreciated!

Jeanie Elliott, Broker/Owner

MS In Business & Education

Jeanie Elliott REALTORS, Since 1980

SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist

ABR, Accredited Buyers Representative

SFR, Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource Broker

ALHS, Accredited Luxury Homes Specialist

CHMS, Certified Home Marketing Specialist

972-612-2277  Direct Office

Specializing in all Collin County, North Dallas and North Texas areas, Allen, Celina, Fairview, Frisco, Lovejoy ISD, Lavon, Lucas, McKinney, Melissa, Parker, Plano, Prosper, St Paul, Wylie, Murphy, Community ISD, and Richardson Foreclosed Homes, Luxury Homes, Country Estate Properties, Estate Lots, Active Adult Communities For Seniors, Gated Communities and Builder's New Custom Homes.




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