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Rare Modern-Contemporary Waterfront Home on Eagle Mountain Lake FTW, TX 76179

7812 Skylake Drive Fort Worth, TX 76179   

$ 499,900


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Modern-Contemporary home on Eagle Mountain Lake has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,342 SqFt and appx 30′ water frontage.    

Take a Virtual Tour Live the waterfront lifestyle in this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home. The Architect built this home to commercial specs and is energy efficient. In the master you’ll find a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, his & her sinks, walk-in closet, plus a 7×4 sitting area. There is also a jetted tub the Jack-n-Jill bath between bedrooms 2 & 3. A small courtyard off the main hallway would make the perfect Zen garden! The huge loft with a full bath upstairs overlooks the living room and kitchen below allowing for a multitude of uses. Living room has fireplace imported from Belgium and a wall of windows overlooking the water. 3rd garage is for a small car or golf cart. Little yard maintenance. Superbly insulated & climate efficient with 4 AC/Heater units keeping your utility costs down even on hot summer days! The utility room has a sink, folding table, room for a freezer & extra cabinets. Other features include a sprinkler system which pumps from lake, dock, hot water pump system, built-in wine chiller in kitchen, skylights, fabulous views, new flooring, fresh paint, and much more!

Call Kelly for a private tour at 817-714-2898   


A Sign in the Yard Doesn’t Mean the Owner is Desperate to Sell!


It is a sign o’ the times; distressed properties are for sale!   Today the market is flooded with more foreclosures and Short Sales than I have ever seen in my near decade of practicing real estate and it’s forecasted to  get worse before it get’s better.

 You’ve heard those sayings: “If it sounds too good to be true, it is” &  “You get what you pay for”.  That holds true [pretty much] in the real estate world too!  Bank owned, or short sale properties seem like a great deal at first glance but are typically priced in line with what an “AS IS” price would be for a property in its condition.  Buyer’s need to beware of the cost of repairs exceeding the true market value once completed after the sale.

As I see it,  foreclosure listings are not grotesquely reducing their asking price as a way to undercut the rest of us or so a Buyer can  get a steal-of-a-deal;  they’re pricing their properties based on one or more suggested list price of a professional BPO (Broker Price Opinion). Banks  are not in the business of giving houses away and those BPO’s are conducted by local real estate agents advising them on how to get TOP DOLLAR in as short amount of time possible! I cannot imagine any Realtor who would be suggesting prices below anything but top dollar as that negatively effects their own hometown economics! 

While it is true that foreclosure sales have negatively affected the value in some neighborhoods,  A savvy agent will consult a traditional seller to price their property inline with recent sales as well as current competition (just like an appraiser will do).  I’d like to consider myself a “savvy agent” and I do tell my clients to price their property respective to current market conditions but even still I constantly see ridiculously low offers.  I’m sure there are plenty of stories of Buyer’s getting a deal but my rant today is merely to say I’m looking forward to the day when the mentality out there isn’t that if there is a sign in your yard, you must be desperate to sell and buyer’s stop making crazy low offers on homes that are clearly not over-priced. 

(quick disclaimer: Every city is like a snowflake with their own unique set of market conditions affecting their communities so I can only speak for what I see through my eyes here in Fort Worth, Texas.)

Happy Hour and S’mores? You had me at HELLO!

Tillman's S'mores by habitatgirl.

Photo provided by habitatgirl


  The old childhood favorite is now served up with oooh-ahhh style! What is typically saved for kids at campfires is delivered table-side in the swanky, yet casual restaurant Tillman’s Roadhouse at 2933 Crockett Street in Fort Worth.    

 All eyes lit-up when a wood plank generously covered in all the ingredients necessary to create our S’mores was brought to the table.    From it we could choose between 3 marshmallow flavors (Maple, Orange, & Coffee) but rest assured these humongous puffy pillows of  oooey-goooey flavored goodness are not store-bought. There is also a generous portion of semi-sweet chocolate squares, and homemade graham cracker crisps for you to start your concoction!    

There was something about the open flame at the table surrounded by a round of stiff cocktails that got us gals snickering, so we let the boys handle the skewers while one-by-one we held out our delicate cinnamon-kissed cracker who’s chocolate square nested atop waited patiently to be mounted by a charred marshmallow (quite sexy really once the smashed melted mixture starts to run down well, just about everything). We are licking the sides of our mouths, smacking the tips of our fingers clean until the giggles turn into hard-core laughter…. and you though wet-naps were only for spare ribs.  Ha!  

I am looking forward to actually having a meal here. The plates that kept coming out looked and smelled divine! Tillman’s is definitely a date-place, and a crowd pleaser and so far gets 5 stars from this foodie!

Eagle Mountain Lake Waterfront Property NOW 435,000-Ft. Worth

February 10, 2010 Leave a comment

 7852 Skylake Drive Fort Worth, TX 76179 

Home has separate guest quarters which could be a home office with a separate entry for your customers! Original owner. Home has been well-maintained and is in move-in condition. With some updating this could be a showplace! 

3,582 SqFt,  built in 1976, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3 living areas! ENJOY THE WATERFRONT LIFESTYLE with cool breezes and views from multiple decks. This stunning home at 7852 Skylake Drive which cantilevers over the rocky shore of Eagle Mountain Lake offers approx. 128′ of water frontage. This unique property has separate quarters which includes its own living area, loft, private bedroom and bathroom as well as access to the observation deck; the perfect spot to meet for morning coffee or sunset dinners! The main house has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and offers multiple water views. Envision yourself on the master suite private balcony enjoying the sound of the waves washing ashore while reading your favorite book! Other features include: 2 fireplaces, a 40′ boat slip, full yard sprinkler pumped form lake water, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, pier & beam Steel foundation, 12″ concrete walls, AC & hot water heaters are less than 2 years old. MLS# 11133760 Call Kelly today at 817-714-2898 for more info or to schedule a private tour.

Gormet Kitchen, Salt Water Heated Pool & Spa, 3 Car Garage- Fort Worth

February 10, 2010 Leave a comment

 Virtual Tour: 

$385,000 – 7645 Eagle Ridge Circle Fort Worth, TX 76179 has 2,961 sqft, built in 2005, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage, single story. Granite Kitchen has 7ft island, custom cabinetry, tumbled marble backsplash, 5 burner Jenn-Air gas cooktop, stainless appliances, built-in bill station, walk-in pantry & breakfast bar which overlooks the sparkling heated salt water pool & spa. Master has his & her closets, separate sinks, jetted tub & oversized shower. Efficient INSTANT hot water on all faucets, dual flush toilets, Radiant barrier roof, Trex decking. Other features include keyless entry, wood, carpet & ceramic tile floors, Jetted tub in master, jack-n-Jill bath between bedrooms 2 & 3, remote control gas fireplace, side entry 3 car garage, plumbed for gas grill on patio,  Stainless Fridge stays, View of Eagle Mountain lake from backyard, and MUCH MORE!  MLS# 11261531. Call Kelly Schipper for a private tour at 817-714-2898.

Eagle Ridge Circle


Hello Friends! Welcome to my new blog “Kelly’s Connection”

February 10, 2010 Leave a comment

I promise not to bore you with just new listings, or price changes but bear with me while I get them uploaded for the first time! I want to give everything in my marketing arsenal available to my clients so that they know selling their home is my TOP PRIORITY. I’m excited to see what kind of new traffic blogging will bring!

Dreamy Log Home on 5 acres, no city taxes or deed restrictions- Fort Worth

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment
 9218 Westfork Trail Ft. Worth, TX 76179
9218 Westfork Trail


 DREAMY LOG HOME! 2,104 sqft, built in 1984, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Horses are welcome to this property located on 5 acres in unincorporated Tarrant County w/ NO DEED RESTRICTIONS! The home features appx 2, 800 of gorgeous patio decking including a 15×12 private patio off the master suite. The master bath features a jetted tub, his & her sinks, walk-in closets; separate shower and make-up vanity! Kitchen has granite countertops, 20″ ceramic tile flooring & Stainless appliances. Logs are cedar & white Pine, bleached and sealed in 2009. Roof, two Trane AC unit heat pumps & two  50 gallon hot water heaters appx 1 year old. Mineral Rights DO NOT convey! MLS# 11299408 Call Kelly today at 817-714-2898 for more info or to schedule a private tour. 

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