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$239,900.00
2800 Cascade Cove Dr
Frisco ISD
Little Elm, TX 75068



Beds: 3 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1601
Garage: 0 Built: 2006
 

Custom built one-story in Frisco ISD with lots of upgrades, in immaculate condition, looks almost new! wood floors, covered brick patio & fenced corner lot, open floorplan and lots more!
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$360,000.00
802 N College St

McKinney, TX 75069



Beds: 4 Rooms: 9
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1950
Garage: 0 Built: 1924
 

Great Opportunity to live in Historical District Charming one-story charmer built in early 1920's with wraparound beaded porches with columns; lots of red oak hardwood floors; new carpet in 2014 in bedrooms, 4 bedrooms and much more!
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$64,900.00
Lot 15 Morning Glen
Waterstone Estates #2
McKinney, TX 75071



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Full Baths: 0 Sq. Ft.: 0
Garage: 0 Built: 0
 

Great Opportunity to build your custom home one acre treed estate lot in gated community; Gorgeous views heavily wooded rolling terrain; great community amenities; next to occupied custom with values of $500,000+!
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$294,500.00
30 Woodmoor, Lovejoy ISD

Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 4 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2187
Garage: 0 Built: 1983
 

Great Interior Remodel Opportunity on one of the most beautiful heavily wooded lots in Lovejoy ISD! Owner has already completed new updates to exterior, new roof, new wood deck, and exterior paint in December of 2015. Priced below market to add your personal decor taste!
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$174,900.00
Lot 39, Willow Creek Ests
Lucas, Lovejoy ISD
Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 0 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 0 Sq. Ft.: 0
Garage: 0 Built: 0
 

Build Your Dream Home in Lovejoy ISD on this affordable two acre estate lot in Lucas, TX. Great opportunity to invest, buy and sell or build in the future. Convenient location to Allen, Plano, Mckinney & Wylie business and commute.
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$289,950.00
6030 Windbreak Trl
Plano ISD
Dallas, TX 75252



Beds: 3 Rooms: 10
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2230
Garage: 2 Built: 1990
 

Gorgeous Bent Trail custom with private, low maintenance yard, remodeled pool, spa, updated fence and lovely landscaping. Lots of tall windows, abundance of wood floors, dramatic master bath with custom shower & glass block, spacious open floorplan views outdoors from many rooms!
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$175,000.00
1100 Creek View Lane
Lovejoy ISD
Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 0 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 0 Sq. Ft.: 0
Garage: 0 Built: 0
 

Spacious 2 Acre Vacant Estate Lot for new homes only in highly rated Lovejoy ISD and Lucas, Texas. Close to Hart Elementary, easy commute to Allen, Plano, Richardson, Wylie, Mckinney, horses allowed.
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  If you plan to build a new home in Lovejoy ISD in 2014, one of the first steps is to find a

   vacant lot for sale that will fit within your total home budget and is in an area where the

    building covenants are compatible with your future dream home.  Both inventories of

    vacant estate lots and new homes are at low levels in Lovejoy ISD as well as many

    other towns and cities in desirable counties and school districts such as those in many

    parts of Collin County and Denton County where these real estate market has rebounded

    in the last three years creating a sellers market where there are more buyers than sellers.


   The supply of inventories for both vacant lots and new homes is predicted to remain well

    below the current demand by new home buyers.  Some of the reasons for this are:

        1. Lack of available residential lots.

        2.  Experienced labor with required skills is in short supply.

        3.  Supplies of some building products and materials are limited or on

              back order from the manufacturer, creating delays in new home starts.

        4.  Many of the smaller custom home builders are finding it difficult to

              obtain financing to build speculative homes...which are started prior

              to being sold.  So, the finished product inventory of new homes is selling

             quickly and in many areas there is only a 2 month supply.

  Low Inventories of both vacant residential lots and new custom homes normally result in

  causing prices to go up.  Thus, if you are considering buying a new home or at least

 acquiring a homesite for building a new custom home in the future...now is the time to step

 forward since the limited supply and increased demand are causing prices to rise.  That

alone in addition to the expectation of interest rates to rise by 2015,  according to what

the financial experts are telling us,  is an excellent incentive to make your move in 2014 if you

are in the market to buy or build a brand new custom home.

We are experts in new homes, working with builders, and marketing and selling vacant

residential estate lots for new home.  Call us at 972-612-2277 for experienced, honest, and

professional assistance and representation in the sales of new homes and residential

homesites.





   

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$198,900.00
1865 SAWMILL DRIVE

Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 0 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 0 Sq. Ft.: 0
Garage: 0 Built: 0
 

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February 28th, 2014 4:59 PM


It is March and now is the time to Spring into Action!  Now is the time to list your property with us!

Why?

1.  The supply of homes and properties for sale is very low.  This means there is less competition in the marketplace.

2.  Because there is very little supply, but also huge demand... new listings are attracting immediate attention.

3.  Also, interest rates are still exceptionally low.


We have buyers wanting to buy homes or looking for vacant estate lot properties to build a new home.

We have buyers looking for properties, and need more properties to sell.

Call us today at 972-612-2277 to find out what the value of your current home or property is.




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$198,900.00
Sawmill & Orchard Gap
Lovejoy ISD
Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 0 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 0 Sq. Ft.: 0
Garage: 0 Built: 0
 

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Charming single-story traditional home in Lucas, Texas, will be open for viewing this Saturday, October 26, from 1-3pm.  Come see this special one story mini-ranch estate with abundance of recent updates, complete new kitchen, and beautiful hardwoods on spacious 4.128 acre estate lot in a close-in part of Lucas, near Allen, Plano, Fairview, Mckinney, Frisco and Wylie.

This is the perfect equestrian property for horse lovers, or if you want to build a guest house or in-laws cottage.  There is plenty of space behind the home, and the property is not deed restricted according to recent title search by a local title company. So, the buyers will just need to comply with the City of Lucas building requirements for adding a detached guest house, which is one of the most requested requirements prospective buyers are currently indicating they want in the larger acreage properties in the Lovejoy schools area.*

The sellers have recently painted inside and out, added faux paint finishes, updated decor lighting, new stainless steel appliances, new custom cabinetry in kitchen, and travertine floors in kitchen, breakfast and utility rooms.  The home has two spacious living areas, both with their own fireplaces and abundance of custom built-ins.  The family room has an adjacent study area with walls of bookcases and a custom built-in dry bar with tiled countertop.
Both living areas as well as the formal dining room, foyer and hall to bedrooms have recently updated hardwoods.

This lovely country estate property at 1300 Rock Ridge Road in Lucas, TX, will be open this Saturday, October 26, from 1-3 pm for viewing. 

Photos & more information can be seen on our website at:

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 For more information, please call Ms. Jeanie Elliott, Lovejoy ISD Country Property Specialist Since 1980,  at 972-612-2277 or email her at jeanieelliott@jeaniesproperties.com

*All information subject to buyers verification with City of Lucas.


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$389,501.00
1300 ROCK RIDGE RD, Lovejoy,

Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 3 Rooms: 9
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2650
Garage: 0 Built: 1983
 

Close-in, Charming recently updated single story on 4.128 acres in Lovejoy ISD with 3 bedrooms, 2 large living areas, each with their own fireplaces. Property is almost 1,000 feet deep, great horse property, and plenty of land to add-on build a separate guest house or cottage for grandparents!
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$389,500.00
1300 Rock Ridge Rd
Lovejoy ISD
Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 3 Rooms: 8
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2648
Garage: 2 Built: 1983
 

COMING SOON! Beautiful Lovejoy ISD single-story, traditional with 2 living areas, 2 fireplaces, updated kitchen with grainite counters & new cabinets, abundance of hardwood and travertine floors, on 4.128 acres, ready for horses.
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$180,000.00
Lonesome Spur Trl
Frisco ISD
McKinney, TX 75070



Beds: 3 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1913
Garage: 2 Built: 2005
 

Fabulous 3 bedroom, 2 bath single story with study, formal dining & family room with FP, fenced backyard in popular Craig Ranch North! Exemplary Frisco ISD, great master planned community in McKinney, TX.
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$315,000.00
6405 SAPPHIRE DRIVE
Frisco ISD
McKinney, TX 75070



Beds: 4 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 3351
Garage: 3 Built: 2004
 

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$150,000.00
1721 Forsythe Drive, Savannah

Aubrey, TX 76227



Beds: 2 Rooms: 7
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1549
Garage: 2 Built: 2004
 

Welcome Home To Savannah! SOLD BY JEANIE ELLIOTT IN 2013, REPRESENTING BUYERS of this cozy one-owner cottage with many upgrades and great floorplan with study and family room, double fireplace, front porch, screened in back patio, granite countertops, gas cooktop, and stainelss steel appliances, near Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Little Elm and Denton.
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 Having been in the Dallas/Plano real estate markets full-time for over 32 years, after starting my professional career of service in my 20’s,  I can easily refer to myself now as a veteran or “seasoned” real estate pro. However, some real estate colleagues I know that have also been in the industry as long as I have or even longer, tell me they don’t advertise their total years of experience and instead choose to cap their tenure of real estate experience at around “25 years” so they are not thought of or referred to as seniors.  Although it is a common trait of many “Boomers” not to think of themselves as seniors, I personally don’t mind identifying myself as a working senior Realtor.

 

As both a member of the Baby Boomer Generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) and as a member of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council, I enjoy working with and representing consumers in the age 50 and older markets. Since I already have a great deal in common with this largest living generation of home sellers and home buyers, I find it easy for me to relate to and assist them in their real estate endeavors.

 

Many of my clients and friends in this age group prefer to refer to themselves as “active adults,”and want to live in the top 55+ active adult communities in North Texas. They are mostly interested in those communities that can offer them the best value for the types of housing, specialized activities and neighborhood amenities that cater to their lifestyle.  They frequently seek out a master-planned community that is age restricted to other 55+ residents that are near retirement, semi-retired or retired and look for communities that offer social activity opportunities to interact with other residents that have similar interests.

 

 Some of the world class community features most frequently requested include tennis courts, indoor and outdoor Olympic pools, championship golf courses, state-of-the-art fitness centers, walking and biking trails, community ponds or lakes, learning centers, special classes, organized travel, hobbies and entertainment, and upscale clubhouses featuring lounges, grills and casual or fine dining.  In addition, energy efficient homes and yards that require minimal maintenance and communities where the main entrances are either guarded or gated are often high on their wish lists when shopping for a residence in these active adult retirement communities.   Proximity to a wide range of shopping and retail centers as well as the finest medical facilities and hospitals are also of major importance to this 55+ active adult group of home owners.

 

Here are four of the most popular 55+  active adult communities in the North DFW area, according to the feedback I have received from past clients that have cast their votes of approval for those they liked the best in recent years.  These four 55+ active adult communities are in the Town of Fairview, City of Frisco, City of Aubrey, and City of Denton, Texas.

                                                                                                                                                                

     Heritage Ranch and Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club, Fairview, TX 75069

     ( located in Collin County near the City of Allen and the City of McKinney)

 

     Del Webb Frisco Lakes and Frisco Lakes Golf Club, Frisco, Texas 75034

     (located in East Denton County on the shores of Lake Lewisville in Far

     West Frisco near the Town of Little Elm)

   

     Isabella Village at Savannah, Aubrey, Texas 76227

     (located in East Denton County in Savannah near the Town of Prosper, Texas)

      Robson Ranch and Wildhorse Golf Club, Denton, TX 76207, Denton County


If you own a home or real estate in these areas you are wanting to sell or are interested in buying, living and relocating to any of these North Texas 55+ active adult communities, give us a call to discuss how our SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist sales and marketing training can be an advantages in helping you accomplish your home selling or home buying goals.

  Jeanie Elliott is a designated SRES Seniors Real Estate Specialist and member of the SRES Council since 2010.
 


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I get this questions a lot from home buyers that are wanting to live in the Lovejoy School District because they want their children attending the highly-rated exemplary schools, but they don't want a large acreage property to maintain. 

 

The majority of the neighborhoods in the Lovejoy Schools areas are on acreage lots of at least one acre or larger home sites.  Those subdivisions in Fairview are mostly areas where the homes are on one acre or more.  Those subdivisions in Lucas are mostly homes on 1.5 to 2 acre lots or more.  This was established many years ago, due to the ranch estate type of developments that were designed for septic systems since city sewer was not available.

 

However, I have marketed, listed and sold to many families and individuals that request the Lovejoy ISD Exemplary schools for their children but do not want the one-acre or larger home sites that dominate the Lovejoy schools market areas.

 

So, where do you find homes for sale in Lovejoy ISD that are on smaller lots that are more similar to what you would most likely find if you were purchasing in the larger Collin County cities and school districts like those in Allen, Frisco, Plano and McKinney?

 

Here is the list of the areas where homes are located on smaller lots, and homes for sale may be available for families that don’t want the larger 1-2 acre estate lots but want the Lovejoy schools.

 

Lovejoy ISD - City of Allen – subdivisions:

 

These areas are primarily normal city lots, but presently attend all Lovejoy schools. The majority of the lots are approximately + .20 to .35 of an acre, and are on city sewer.

 

Bellegrove

Stacy Ridge

Country Brook

 

Lovejoy ISD - City of Lucas - Seis Lagos Utility District – subdivisions:

 

These subdivisions are part of the Seis Lagos Utility District, which has its own MUD sewer. Most of the lots are approximately + .30 to .50 acre lots,  although some of the homes in Seis Lagos are on home sites that could be as large as .75 of an acre.

 

Commons of Camden

Seis Lagos II

Seis Lagos I & Seis Lagos III – (areas/homes split between Lovejoy ISD & Wylie ISD).

 

Lovejoy ISD - City of McKinney – subdivisions:

 

Serenity  - Although new homes are still being built, homes that have sold or are for sale, as reported by NTREIS MLS, have lots that are approximately + .33 to .75 of an acre.

If you are in the market for a home in Lovejoy ISD, and want to view homes for sale in these Lovejoy areas, please give us a call to discuss our services at 972-612-2277.

 

Best regards,

Jeanie Elliott, Broker/Owner, M.S.
Lovejoy ISD/Allen Specialist Since 1980
ABR, Accredited Buyers Representative
Jeanie Elliott, Inc. Realtors

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*Note:  All information is according to the Collin County Tax Appraisal Office and the NTREIS, North Texas MLS records, and is subject to purchasers, sellers, and any and all other interested parties verification, and subject to change. 


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Some of the smaller cities or towns in Collin County, Texas, where I live, may allow one horse per acre or even two horses per acre, in some cases, for rural residential ranch properties. However, if the property is within a deed restricted subdivision and has a homeowners association, the subdivisions deed restrictions and HOA will determine if horses are allowed at all, how many horses per acre or lot are allowed, and what other requirements must be met for horses to be kept on the same property with the horse owners residence or even within the subdivision if the owner purchases more than one lot. So, if the property being considered is in the city limits but not a subdivision, the city will be the one to determine what is allowed. If the property is in a deed restricted developed subdivision, the subdivision determines if horses are allowed, number, etc.

It is not uncommon in some of these areas where I have sold many equestrian properties for over 30 years such as the City of Lucas, Town of Fairview and City of Parker, to allow one horse per acre if the property is zoned for rural residential ranch estates and houses and is not located in a subdivision. However, having grown up in a rural area and with a family that owned and kept horses on our farm and ranch properties in the past, I learned from experience and from many equestrians and horse lovers over the years, that they recommend at least two acres of land per horse or more. Ideally, if you plan to have two horses, then a four acre estate lot or ranch estate would work well for two horses.

However, as I mentioned above, the most common number of horses allowed on the older ranch estate properties in the Lucas, Fairview and Parker areas has been one horse per acre. Some areas of course, don’t allow horses at all in the subdivisions and others may allow more horses per acre (some may allow 2 horses per acre).

This is one thing to keep in mind if you plan on having a specific number of horses and are in the market to buy a country estate home for you and your horses to be able to live together on the same acreage estate lot(s).

In the case of Lucas, Wylie, Parker and Fairview, some residents and horse back riders adapt to the smaller amount of acreage for a typical two-acre estate lot property by taking advantage of the 25.5 mile long trail on the Corps of Engineers land on Lake Lavon, maintained by the Trinity Trail Preservation Association (TTPA) to help their horses get adequate exercise, to bond, and to relax and enjoy the trails with other horse lovers.

I have already mentioned that size and zoning of the property being important, but other things to consider include the topography of the land and amount and type of plant life.

Although I have seen properties that allow horses in areas where there are deep creeks and low lying flood plains, generally these are not as good of choices for horses. Generally, more level land works best with some large shade trees and natural pasture that is free from plants that may be poisonous to horses.

Of course, if the property is large enough for a pond or shared pond, that would be a great plus, and don’t forget to have the water checked to make sure it is safe and healthy for them. In existing properties, often there would be water already available at the barn where the horse are kept, either city water or in larger tracts it could be well water. Again, in the case of well water, don’t forget to get it tested to assure it is healthy.

The type, size, age and facilities available in an existing barn as well as the type and amount of fencing and fenced areas are all important in any resale properties for sale. If the country estate property being considered does not already have existing barn and fencing suitable for keeping and maintaining your horses, then the costs of building these on the existing acreage lot and any deed restrictions and building requirements for doing so are another major consideration before entering into a purchase contract to buy.

One last thing I would like to mention is to try to meet the neighbors or at least observe if they might be horse friendly neighbors and are already keeping their own horses on the other acreage properties that are near you. If they are horse friendly, and the other items already mentioned are in your favor, then you might have found the “right place” for your next home and one where you and your horses can truly enjoy “home sweet country home.”

Although I mentioned the Lucas, Fairview, Parker, and Wylie areas as being some of the favorite areas of Collin County that are close-in to the Dallas Metroplex where acreage homes and home sites may be available for sale that do allow horses, there are other cities and towns to consider that too offer some of the best opportunities in North Texas to own or build an equestrian property. I have sold horse properties in McKinney, Celina and Prosper, and these areas all offer existing equestrian homes or acreage estate lots for building a new country estate home in areas that are designed for having horses. In some cases the number of acres per lot may be larger and will accommondate keeping more horses on the property. Celina and McKinney are great choices for finding larger acreage estate properties, lots and home sites.

If you are in the market to buy or sell an equestrian home, we would appreciate your consideration in choosing Jeanie Elliott Realtors, as your broker of choice and country property specialist for Collin County, Texas. Please give us a call today at 972-612-2277 to discuss our special seller or buyer client services. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and providing you with experienced, professional assistance in helping you locate, buy, lease or sell a country estate home or horse property in Lucas, Fairview, Parker, Lovejoy ISD, McKinney, Celina, Prosper, Wylie and  North Texas.  Some of the equestrian homes for sale in Lucas that we have just sold in 2012 are listed below:

  Lucas TX Real Estate - Equestrian Property

   Lucas Texas Estate Home - Lovejoy ISD

   McKinney ISD Real Estate -  Lucas Equestrian Home





 


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Looking for a place for you, your family and your horses that is within a short commute of North Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Allen and McKinney businesses where you drive to work daily?

Then, take a look at the Lucas, Texas area for horse properties and homes on acreage that have the larger estate lots that will provide some open space, and will allow a few horses to be kept on the same property with the owner’s residence. There are some beautiful areas in Lucas that are in neighborhoods that do allow horses that will fulfill your need as well as the needs of your horses.

You can find some beautiful acreage property that is perfect for the type of barn and fencing that a few horses require. You might even find the right house that already has these equestrian facilities in place and ready for you to move your horses there as soon as you can buy and close on your country estate dream home in Lucas, TX.


Lucas is the perfect place for horse properties and equestrian homes on estate lots!  Jeanie Elliott Realtors has sold hundreds of horse properties and homes and estates lots in Lucas that were the perfect place for the owner's horses.

Most of the Lucas area consists of homes on acreage lots of about two acres, and some are on larger estate lots of three acres and larger. In addition, there is still some areas of Lucas where farm and vacant agricultural land can be purchased and developed into a larger, 5 to 10 acres or more, equestrian property or luxury estate home, if you want even more space and have more horses than the existing properties that are on the market for sale will accommodate or will allow according to their areas existing deed restrictions.


Lucas, Texas, is a great community to live and is a close commute to Collin County businesses for work. In addition, there are some other beautiful communities and towns that can provide the opportunities to own your own equestrian property. Some of the areas that are favorites with my clients when we are searching for horse properties that have these larger acreage lots and resale homes on acreage that allow horses and are a close commute (within a 15-30 minute drive of major cities), include the Town of Fairview, City of Parker, City of McKinney, City of Celina, and City of Wylie, Texas. Many of these areas can provide the perfect place for equestrian use too.


When you are ready to buy or build an equestrian real estate property, call us to assist you with all the many details that go along with land, farm and ranch, and country property, real estate transactions and sales. We are experienced in the special issues that horse properties can bring including septic systems, surveys, inspections, covenants, home owner associations, water issues, and restrictions on how many horses can be kept on the property, to name just a few.


We make it our goal and priority to find you the right equestrian home, horse property or horse ranch, and one both you and your horses will call “home sweet home” for many years to come. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or relocate, Jeanie Elliott Realtors can help!

 We recently sold in 2012,  four Lucas TX estate home, equestrian properties.  For more information about horse properties for sale in Lucas, Texas, read:

 Lucas Texas Real Estate - 2012 - Equestrian Real Estate

Lucas Luxury Estate Home - 2012 - Horse Property/McKinney ISD

 Lucas Texas Estate Home - Home Renovation - 2012

 

 

 

 




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Undecided if you should lease or buy a home? 

 In some markets that are considered exclusive areas because the population is relatively small in comparison to neighboring large cities they border, and are currently considered to be hot markets due to the current low supply and high demand, the availability of desirable, well-maintained, rental homes are very few and hard to come by.  Thus, it pays to determine if leasing one of these "luxury lease" homes is the best option, or if it makes more sense to purchase a house since interest rates are at record lows and the inventory of homes for sale in these areas are also very low when compared to the last 4 years.

 Some of these areas in the Collin County and North Texas real estate market include the popular cities and towns of Fairview TX, Lucas TX, and Prosper TX,  which all have that desirable "small home town feel" and can boast about their award winning school districts.   The homes for rent or lease in these areas, for the most part start around $1,500 a month on the low end as far as rental rates go; and the average "luxury lease" rental is around $2,500 to $3,500 per month.  The  properties in these areas in the middle or average rental range, and even more so with  those in the upper end of the rental rates which can go as high as $5,000+ per month, could end up costing the tenants far more than going ahead and buying a house now while home financing interest rates and terms are very low.  It is important to note, that purchasing a home also may have some tax advantages for most people, and that needs to be taken into consideration as well.

Our website has 16 great financial tools and mortgage calculators that help today's future home buyers or potential tenants to decide if renting a house versus buying a home is their best option.  These mortgage tools provide information in comparing and budgeting for whichever choice they make.

 It takes more than comparing the anticipated mortgage payment to the desired monthly rental payment to be able to answer this question. There are other factors to consider with owning, including property taxes and homeowners insurance payments that are required for ownership and to satisfy any lenders mortgage requirements.

Check out the RENT VS BUY CALCULATOR on our website to help you with this important decision.

This calculator compare the fees, taxes, and monthly payments to help you determine which of these two options might work best for you.  The Rent VS Buy Calculator report uses the original purchase price, insurance fees and property taxes payable at the time of sale and closing.  However, keep in mind that annual homeowners insurance and property tax costs are subject to change, and these amounts may increase in future years.

Also, don't forget to check out all the other great, free mortgage, budget and financial tools on our website that should also help you with your personal financing plans and goals, regardless if you decide to buy a home or go with leasing a rental property.

Regardless if you decide you might want to lease a house or buy a home, both today's home buyers and tenants need to have a buyers broker that represents their best interest in either transaction.  As a designated, ABR, Accredited Buyers Representative broker, I have both the skills and experience to make your sale or lease process a smooth and successful one.  And, most of all, I love working with home buyers and tenants that want to live in the Lovejoy ISD, Lucas, Fairview, and Prosper, Texas, communities and school districts.

Give me a call today at 972-612-2277.  I would love to answer your questions.

Jeanie Elliott, ABR, ALHS, SRES

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  Most experienced real estate professionals will tell you that when it comes to best places to invest for the future such as in the case of purchasing a main residence and putting down some roots for family living,"location, location, location" says it all in the residential real estate in North Texas.

  It was recently reported by The Dallas Morning News in January of 2013, that with the six lane expansion nearing completion in Prosper along Preston Road and in the area of Preston and the North Dallas Tollroad corridor, that this small North Texas City of approximately 13,500 residents is now in an excellent position to really "BOOM" with new real estate development and growth. In the article below it was reported that, according to the City of Prosper, February, 2014, is the scheduled completion date for all six lanes through Prosper, and that this is a major factor in leading the city's present growth expansion to attract more families to want to move to Prosper, purchase a new home, and relocate to the area with easy commute to work locations throughout the North Texas area and DFW Metroplex.

 Check out the following for more details about the latest on "Prosper the next North Texas Boom!"

  Dallas Morning News, Jan. 2013 - Prosper TX -The Next North Texas Boom Town.

On a personal and professional level, the clients that have recently purchased their homes from me all tell me they love the area, the location, the schools, and  they are very glad they made the decision to move to and purchase a home in Prosper and in Prosper ISD.

If you are considering relocating to Prosper, I would love to assist you in your home buying process and be your ABR, Accredited Buyers Representative Broker.

Check out our free MLS search of Prosper TX Listings to see the homes and properties that are available for sale now:

Prosper TX Listings - Prosper Texas Homes For Sale

 Also, please feel free to call me at 972-612-2277 or email me here at:

 jeanieelliott@jeaniesproperties.com  if I can answer any questions about Prosper real estate purchase opportunities that are right for you and your family, and to set up an appointment to view some of the Prosper TX listings that are currently on the market and for sale.

Don't Forget To Ask Me Why You Need An ABR Buyers Broker To Represent You And Find Your Dream Home In Prosper, Texas.  

 


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December 1st, 2012 11:43 PM

 

 Preparing Your Home For Holiday Showings & Sale - 9 Seller Tips!

 

If you do, indeed, celebrate the Season and decorate for the holidays while your home is on the market for sale, the following summary of staging tips should help you prepare for showings to any prospective buyers that might be shopping during this busy time of the year:

   1.  Keep your holiday decor to a minimum...

  2.  Avoid displaying too many holiday collections...

  3.  Decorations should be in good, like new condition...

  4.  Use an artificial tree...

  5.  Use care leaving tree lights on for showings...

  6.  Keep artificial fireplace mantle decor simple...

  7.  Use winter scented home fragrances or candles...

  8.  Use bright, undated outdoor lighting & ornaments...

  9.  Set  holiday background music volume to low...

 To read the full article on "Staging Your Home For A Holiday Sale," 

and get more information about how to prepare your home for showings during the holiday season, view the full page article at:

staging for a holiday sale.

For more information on staging your home to sell during the holiday season, call Jeanie Elliott at 972-612-2277. Jeanie is a CHMS, Certified Home Marketing Specialist.  The CHMS designation is the only Home Staging program and designation recognized by the Texas Association of REALTORS.  A CHMS home staging and marketing plan is included at no additional costs when you list exclusively with and sell your home through Jeanie Elliott REALTORS as your broker/agent representative in the sale.

 


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 Testimonials - What better way to answer the question...why work with Jeanie Elliott of Jeanie Elliott REALTORS?

August, 2012:

"Our house sat on the market for over a year with a previous agent before we decided to work with Jeanie.  She came in and helped us get things in order, and provided insight into details to help get the house sold.  I think her most valuable asset though was her communication both with us and also the other agents.  She followed up after every showing to ensure any questions potential buyers had were answered, and provided the feedback to us to help improve our showings.  Jeanie is truly a professional real estate agent."

Matt J.
Lucas, Texas

 August, 2012

 

For more testimonials or recommendations from clients of Jeanie Elliott REALTORS, go to "Testimonials" 

Jeanie is a Certified Home Marketing Specialist, CHMS, which is all about staging the seller's house for marketing and to sell at the best price and in the shortest time for the market conditions and area where it is located.  Complimentary "Home Staging" assistance is included at no additional cost for sellers that offer and sell their properties exclusively through Jeanie Elliott REALTORS as their listing broker.

 


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$329,900.00
5 JANNA WAY
Plano ISD
Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 4 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 3180
Garage: 0 Built: 1994
 

UPDATED SINGLE STORY, ONE OWNER CUSTOM IN LUCAS TX WITH SPACIOUS 2 ACRE ESTATE LOT AND 2002 POOL & SPA. PLANO ISE, CLOSE TO SOUTHFORK & ALLEN TX & PLANO TX SHOPPING! TREES, UPDATES, WOOD FLOORS, CLOSE-IN!
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$384,000.00
1601 SNIDER LANE
Mckinney ISD
Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 4 Rooms: 11
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 3004
Garage: 0 Built: 2006
 

SALE PENDING JUNE 2012! Beautiful Traditional With Many Exquisite Upgrades & Custom Decor Built For Original Owners in 2006 on spacious 3 Acre Estate Lot in Lucas, Near Lake Lavon, Huge Unfinished Bonus Room, Pipe Fencing & 2,400 Older Barn makes this great for horses, vineyards, and close to fishing and boating.
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$275,000.00
26 BROOKHAVEN DRIVE
Lovejoy ISD
Lucas, TX 75002



Beds: 4 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 4073
Garage: 0 Built: 1983
 

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 Thinking About Listing And Selling Your Home During The 2011-2012 Holiday Season?  Here Are The Top Five Reasons Why It May Be A Good Idea:

   1.)  Prospective home buyers may have extra time off during the holiday season to look for their next home, and yours may be the one they want.

   2.)  Many sellers take their homes off the market around Thanksgiving week and don't relist them until after the first of the year or even later in the Spring or early Summer.  But, for those sellers that do offer their homes for sale during the holiday season, they may be able to get an offer closer to their asking price because of the more limited supply of homes normally for sale during the holiday season.

    3.)  Home purchasers that are shopping just before the end of the year may be motivated to close before the end of the year for tax purposes, and could be highly motivated to buy before the end of the year, and willing to wait to move in after the holidays or after the beginning of the New Year.

   4.)  Sellers that incorporate customized holiday lights and decorations in their individualized "home staging" may enable their property to "show better" if it is done tastefully with the benefits of a CHMS, Certified Home Marketing Specialist Broker, that knows how to "holiday stage" the home to be appealing to these holiday home buyers with just the right touches.

   5.)  Because a large number of relocation buyers transfer to the area in January, having a home on the market at the end of the year can capture the transferees who may be motivated and don't want to wait until the Spring or Summer markets when more sellers list their houses and put their properties up for sale.

  Need a CHMS, Certified Home Marketing Specialist Broker To Help You With Listing, Staging and Pricing Your Home For Success During The Holiday Season?   Call Jeanie Elliott, A CHMS Broker Specialist, for more information. 

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$124,500.00
1409 POTOMAC DRIVE

Plano, TX 75075



Beds: 3 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1582
Garage: 0 Built: 1963
 

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