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21 Highpoint Circle, Valley View * “ANCHORED ATOP LAKE RAY ROBERTS’ LAKE FRONT VIEWS”... 4 bdrms * 3.5 baths * 3 car gar * Handsome library w-wall of bkshlvs; great rm w-wbfp, entertain cntr; computer rm; billiard rm w-balcony overlooks majestic lake; state-of-the-art media rm * Culinary delight isl kitchen w-dbl ovens, dbl MWs, dbl ss refrigs, 5-burn gas cktop, granite cntrtops * Cov patio, loggia outdr kit, fp, saltwtr pool/spa * $680s * Seller will entertain all offers * MLS #11855728... MACE, 940-391-2286

Hemming Rd, Valley View, TX * “THE MOST SPECTACULAR PIECE OF LAND ANCHORED”... Create your very own dream estate home amidst “Million $ Horse Farms” * Pastures in front followed by heavily wooded 200-yr-old live oak trees * Sandy beach and coves * Been in family for decades * Recent appraisal & survey * To settle estate * OUT-OF-STATE OWNER WILL ENTERTAIN ALL OFFERS * MLS #11815985... VIRGINIA, 940-391-2379



3472 Masch Branch Rd N, Denton * “WITHOUT LEAVING HOME”... To settle est * 6-Ac ranch * Denton address * Exemplary Krum ISD * Plenty of space for animals, pool, business, play * 2,393+ sf brick * 4 bdrms * 3 bas * 2.5-car gar* Great rm, corner fp * Study, blt-ins * Formal din, blt-in china * Kit w-granite cntrtops, refrig * Rare find at this $ * REDUCED to $264,900 * Seller RELO * Make Offer * MLS #11915528... JIM/ VIRGINIA, 940-391-2379

202 Randy St., Whitesboro, TX * Once in a lifetime * Own this historic Whitesboro estate home * 5 bdrms * 2 baths * 2-car garage * Storage galore * Would be great investment property as duplex or wonderful in-law suite * Endless potentials * Fabulous access off Hwy 82 and FM 377 * “Blue Ribbon” Schools * MLS #11960554... BRENT, 940-453-5159

McCormick Rd, Oak Point, TX * “ABSOLUTELY THE CAT’S MEOW”... Build the ranch or estate home of your dreams * Corner of Naylor Rd & McCormick * N of Willowbend Polo Club, Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club, Eagles Landing * Loaded w-awesome sandy soil, native trees * Breathtaking sunsets are awaiting you * Perfect for your horses * No restrictions * Nothing else like this on the market in this area * Owner is motivated & will look at ALL offers * MLS #11959035... VIRGINIA, 940-391-2379




83 CR 239, Gainesville * 4-Acre Colonial-Revival Estate * Replica of Monticello * Circular drive * 4,890+ sf * 3 or 4 bdrms * 3.5 baths * 4+ car garage * Adorned w-millwork collected for 25+ yrs * French chateau chandeliers * 2 fps * Culinary delight kitchen * Formal dining * Great rm * Library tiled from Ferrari factory in Italy * Master w-fp * No HOA * SELLER WILL ENTERTAIN ALL OFFERS * $450,000 * MLS #11831859... VIRGINIA, 940-391-2379

9733 Birdville Way, Fort Worth, TX * Bluffs at Heritage... 3,798+ sf * 4 bdrms * 4 baths * 5 living * 2 dining * 2-car side-entry garage * New paint & carpet * Wood flrs * Chef’s delight kitchen w-stainless steel appls * Great Rm w-stone fp * Media rm w-wet bar * Covered patio overlooks sprinklered .23-Ac lush landscaped grounds * Corner lot * Approved for Fannie Mae HomePath Financing * MLS #11930913... MACE, 940-391-2286

CR 155, Whitesboro, TX * Will Subdivide * “SERENITY”... Featuring expansive landscape highlighted by verdant blanket of rich ranching & farming land dotted w-majestic oaks & pecans * Enjoy all that nature has to offer on 50 breathtaking, unspoiled acres w-gorgeous hills, trees, lots of cover for trophy deer, wildlife * Absolutely magnificent views give this place the perfect homesites * Excellent fences, improved pastures, grasslands, good water supply, sandy soil for horses * MLS #11815064... VIRGINIA/EDDIE,940-368-2043



















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“MAGNIFICENT LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION” ... FM 922 E * Valley View, TX * Approx 1 mile from I-35N * Quiet country setting, yet minutes from restaurants, shopping, churches, exemplary schools * Build your “perfect dream” home * Room to roam * Fresh air is FREE * Awesome sandy soil—perfect for horses * Currently fenced for livestock * Seller will entertain ALL offers * MLS #11934950... SONYA, 940-366-0315


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Add affordable home improvements to boost value

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n addition to filling practical needs, home improvement projects often can increase the value of a home with minimal investment. Some projects add more value than others, however. So if you’re looking to sell soon, or just add value without breaking the bank, opt for projects with great returns on investment. But knowing which ones will yield a nice return can be tricky. To help, the home

improvement experts at Linear, a manufacturer of wireless residential systems and products, are advising homeowners on affordable modernization projects that add instant value to a home: I Security Systems: When considering the cost versus return on investment, security systems offer instant value, since they increase a home’s market value, reduce homeowners insurance and install quickly and easily. Security system technology has really

adapted to the modern lifestyle, so homeowners can now monitor and manage systems 24/7 from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. I Garage Door Operator: An updated garage door operator offers built-in safety features, ultra-quiet operation and other improvements that add significant value over an erratic and noisy older model. Often ignored, battery backup units on garage doors grant access

during black-out conditions, something to appreciate during adverse weather conditions. I Central Vacuum System: Homeowners with a central vacuum system enjoy more convenient cleaning and better air quality, but because it’s considered by many to be a luxury item, homes with a centralized vacuum system can see an increase in value by as much as two or three times the cost of the system. And installing a system can

be practical, even on a budget, as systems come at a range of price points. For example, Linear offers both disposable bag and bagless central vacuums that vary in their cleaning capacity based on the size of a home. I Whole-house/multiroom audio: Although a bit more expensive than other improvements, a distributed audio system is great for turning your home into an entertainment venue for hosting parties or supreme personal use. I Video Intercoms: Especially useful for larger houses or work-from-home offices that get frequent deliveries, a video intercom is great for security and convenience to let homeowners know who’s at the door before revealing whether anyone is home. New models like Linear’s VMC-1 also send email or text alerts with pictures when a homeowner is away, giving snapshot views of who has come and gone. They also make a great first impression for people considering a home purchase and are affordable to install and operate. More home improvement ideas, and a network of skilled installers who can finish your project quickly and affordably, can be found at locator. There are many different ways to affordably make your home stand out from a crowd and boost its value. -StatePoint

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9843 Walnut Hill ~ Providence Village Charming 2 story, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in Providence Village. Beautiful wood floors downstairs and tile in kitchen and bathrooms. 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, 2 car garage and good sized backyard. Experience all the amenities of Providence: amazing pools, walking and jogging trails, mini golf, clubhouse with gym, fishing lakes, parks, and much more. $152,900. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

1905 Breaker Ln. ~ Flower Mound Lovely home sits on 1.62 acres in desired subdivision off Lake Grapevine. Lots of windows to enjoy gorgeous views of lake & treed lot. Two master bedrooms, lg study, wood floors, granite counters, lg baths, 3-car garage + work space, infinity pool, community boat launch, mt biking & hiking trails, Quick walk across property to lake, beautiful fountains throughout neighborhood, & much more. $660,000. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

1200 Chattahoochee ~ Savannah Spacious home in lovely Savannah with a charming balcony. Cape Cod-style home conveniently located on a corner lot with quick access to 380. Convenient to toll road and to Denton. House needs a little TLC. $159,000. Call Marla 940-395-0414

1913 Emerson ~ Denton Charming, bright 3 bedroom home with lovely backyard, deck & view of the park! Brand new paint inside and out! New carpet and laminate wood-like floors! Open, kitchen, breakfast and living area, lots of windows for natural light. Enclosed porch for additional living space. $174,500. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

831 Old Justin Road ~ Argyle Beautiful 4 bed, 4 bath country estate on treed acreage with circle drive. Stunning views, vaulted ceilings, honed marble floors, Klinker brick fp. Kitchen has wood floors, copper countertops, movable island & huge walk-in pantry. Master suite has a gorgeous double vanity, huge shower w/3 shower heads, claw-foot tub, & add’l fireplace. Charming barn has 3 sets of double doors with plenty of room for tractors.Potting shed, full apt, w/kit, living area & upstairs sleeping loft. $675,000. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

4227 Boxwood ~ Denton Lovely 3 bedroom home w/study in Pecan Creek! Family room is open to kitchen & breakfast area, lots of natural light. Incredible details, archways, crown molding & decorative light fixtures. Formal living & dining rooms. Master suite has lovely view, plantation shutters, garden tub, & separate vanities. Peaceful backyard setting w/stone walkways, arbor & beautiful landscaping. Backs up to greenbelt area w/lots of trees & picnic area. $294,900. Call Marla 940-395-0414. NEW LISTING: 2204 Crestmeadow 5/2/1. $169,000. Call Josh White 940-390-9518 for info. LAND: Lot 6 FM 261 ~ Valley View 2.65 Acres, $39,999. Call Josh White 940-390-9518

112 McCubin ~ Valley View Building located on the Square of Valley View and close to I-35. Great opportunity to start a restaurant. Appliances also for sale. $169,000. Call Josh White 940-390-9518 for more information.

0 Shady Rest Lane ~ Corinth Half an acre lot in a country setting ready to build on! Drive down the tree-lined road and turn in the gravel drive into beautiful country living with mature trees and convenient access to 35, Denton, Corinth, and Lewisville. $60,000. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

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3220 Brooke ~ Denton 3/2/2. Great home close to Evers Elementary. $129,000. Please call Josh White 940-390-9518 for more information.

629 S. Ruddell ~ Denton 2/1 Investment home or first home! You get to choose. $69,000. Please call Josh White 940-390-9518 for more information.

Custom-built doctors’ offices. Well designed for easy flow of patients, staffers, nurses & doctors. Top quality finish out: travertine, granite, etc. 8 exam rooms per side; multiple offices, 1 w/private bath, extensive nurse stations, large staffer area. Large dual access central lab w/two lg storage closets. Each side has employee bathroom as well as patient bathroom. Large dual access central break room. Near Presby. Call Marla 940-395-0414.


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“Celebrating 40 years in Denton!” 3657 TUSCAN HILLS CR. Gated Community – Custom Kent Key home overlooking Unicorn Lake. MLS #11888526

3017 MONTEBELLO, Tuscan Hills – Corner lot, 6,695 sq. ft. $80,000


2006 LESLIE, Denton, Spacious 3-2-2 on treed lot. New paint & carpet. Close to UNT & easy access to I-35E. $124,900. MLS #11936220

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here’s no doubt that Americans spend a fortune on lawn care annually. But you can trim your costs without sacrificing your beautiful yard. And if you need more motivation than saving money, remember that many of the lawn care practices that are good for your pocketbook are great for the planet. Why Green Matters

Sure, green lawns are a pleasure to look at…but there’s much more to it than that! Consider this: I Environmental Benefits: Trees, shrubs and grass remove smoke, dust and other pollutants from the air. I Lifestyle Benefits: Wellplaced plantings offer privacy and tranquility by screening out busy street noises. Do you have children or pets? Turf is necessary for play

space. I Economic Benefits: A green lawn can improve property value. Efficient Irrigation When you’re standing out there with a hose, it can be hard to gauge when to stop. Without efficient water distribution, you’re liable to waste water and harm your lawn and plants. However, an irrigation system can help remove that guesswork.

And opt for a licensed contractor with an established reputation for your installation. They can help avoid common do-it-yourself pitfalls, such as uneven sprinkler coverage and poor water pressure. Smart Technology Consider investing in a smart system that uses sensors to measure moisture levels in soil. Professionally installed, properly main-

tained sensors can potentially save a household more than 11,000 gallons of irrigation water annually, according to Environmental Protection Agency estimates. A good soil sensor will also have extra capabilities, such as the ability to detect soil type and adjust calculations accordingly. For example the Toro Precision Soil Sensor, which is installed without digging, is the only such sensor to offer freeze detection that prevents irrigation when temperatures approach freezing. Don’t let the initial installation costs of an irrigation system dissuade you. Not only will you recoup the cost over time, but many municipalities and water districts nationwide offer homeowner rebates for installing water conserving irrigation products. Check with your local water district or municipality for rebates in your area. Optimize Don’t be afraid to upgrade your motorized lawn care equipment or parts when necessary. From lawn mowers and electric hedge trimmers to the controller, valves and sprinklers of your irrigation system, efficient alternatives may entail upfront costs, but will optimize savings over time. For example, leaking valves are a major source of water loss, so check them annually for issues. Also, a simple immediate upgrade you may want to consider is replacing your spray nozzles with more efficient ones designed to eliminate runoff and reduce water bills. To calculate how much money you can save with a model like the Toro Precision Series Spray Nozzle, visit n_calculator.htm. With a few eco-friendly tweaks to the way you care for your lawn, you can save some green from your wallet and some time. -StatePoint

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1105 Wisteria



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502 N. Broad

3906 FM 2071

REDUCED! $127,500

Your chance to own a piece of Saint Jo history—the Pedigo House! Inviting front porch great for afternoon tea. Trayed ceilings, wood floors and large open rooms! Built-in display cases and dressers, Dearborn heaters, 4 fireplaces, window seats and a large backyard for the kids to play! Kitchen and breakfast area were added in the 1970s! There is a full unfinished basement! Call Laura Brewer at 940-367-0329




Home sits on treed lot that affords great views of sunsets and wildlife. Open pasture for horses and cows. Open floorplan with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, vaulted ceilings, large wood mantel, jetted tub, covered patios, plus much more! Call Laura Brewer at 940-367-0329

8709 Old Stoney Road


Country home on 3.43 acres. Vaulted ceiling and stone, wood-burning fireplace. Large master, master bath has double sinks and walk-in closet, split bedrooms. Kitchen has lots of cabinets and a long breakfast bar. Bay window in eating area. Property is fenced in 2 parcels for livestock. Call Jamie K. Miller-Riley at 817-505-6886 or Julie Downe at 817-239-2390


Charming and beautifully maintained home in the heart of Decatur. Four bedrooms, two of which are on the ground level. Two full baths. Two large living areas. Great home with lots of storage. Oversized landscaped backyard with in-ground diving pool. Call Julie Downe at 817-239-2390 or Jamie K. Miller-Riley at 817-505-6886

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1201 S. Hatcher





617 Norwood Dr.

Renovated home in established Bellevue Subdivision, 3/2 with large living areas—one being a gameroom perfect for a pool table—plus a bonus room/study. Lots of character with circular drive and mature trees. Large backyard with fence and two sheds. Must see! Call Jamie K. Miller-Riley at 817-505-6886 or Julie Downe at 817-239-2390





Charming home in Providence Village. Near lake and fishing. Come home and enjoy a movie with the family in the large media room. 5 bedroom home with 3 living areas for privacy! Great community! Jogging trails, water park, lakes, fantastic clubhouse. Call Laura Mauelshagen at 940-300-8997



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10386 Cedar Lake Dr.




Call Jeanne Jacobs at 940-230-5643 or Everette Jensen at 903-647-9290

Lovely ag exempt 63 acres with tank, barn, greenhouse, PLUS 1970s home with spacious rooms and easy access to I-35. Split bedrooms with open living, dining all on tree-shaded front of acreage. A true Texas ranch. Acres are leased for Ag Ex. Call Patrice Easley at 817-797-1449




Beautiful brick 4/2.5/2 home with open floor plan. Updated granite countertops, flooring downstairs and in game room. Covered extended patio runs the length of the house which would be fantastic for get-togethers in the huge backyard.





2156 Crockett Dr.


Move-in ready custom-built home. Amenities include granite counters, updated fixtures, paint, ceramic wood-look floors in laundry & baths. Landscaped backyard w/10-ft privacy fence, heated pool, spa & rock waterfall w/remote, large patio area with kitchen. Huge gameroom up. Call Tammy Huddleston at 940-382-4503





Amazing 5 bedroom, 3 bath home! It’s like living in a Disneyworld vacation at home! Lighted tennis, basketball courts, clubhouse, waterpark, 3 pools & fitness, home has a media room and enclosed patio to enjoy and relax anytime and enjoy the breeze & lake view in the back. ALL STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES STAY! Call Julie Mendoza at 940-300-3827




116 Indian Trail


Trees, trees! Beautiful 3/2/2 home approx. 2,600 sq. ft. 31x36 2-stall horse barn on approx 33 acres. Country living close to city. 3 porches to view wild turkey and deer with nature at its finest! Call Julie Downe at 817-239-2390 or Jamie K. Miller-Riley at 817-505-6886

Country living close to the city! 2-story vaulted living room with brick fireplace to ceiling. Prestigious neighborhood with park, ponds, gazebo, jog trail. Near equestrian center. Approx. 25 mins to downtown FTW. Visit

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Tasteful updates with fantastic location in established neighborhood. Large lot with shade trees, gated driveway, permanent basketball goal and generous patio. Great home for entertaining with extra large kitchen and eat-in area that opens to (2) living areas! Oversized ceramic tile, specialty backsplash in kitchen, crown molding, recent counters and fresh paint. Lovingly maintained and move-in ready! Easy access to Loop 288, University and I-35. Call 940484-7200 CODE: 920IMP







Designer touches everywhere in this custom home on a large double lot. You have one of the largest parks in Denton across the street, but you have your own park in your backyard. Sports courts, sun deck, saltwater pool, and custom play house. Cozy covered porch with a stone fireplace. The landscaping sets off the exterior attributes of this home as well. If it has all this on the outside you will have to see the inside; it tops it all. Call 940-484-7200 CODE: 2232FAI




Oakmont custom, golf course lot, HUGE OAKS, fantastic view, study, wonderful kitchen with brick cooking area, 8 burners, sink in split island, builtin frig, tile counters, wine rack, wood ceiling in breakfast, walk-in pantry. Laundry room with sink & chute. Double fireplace from family to dining, FP in kitchen, wetbar, water softener. Beautiful trim and finish out, cement tile & copper roof, 8’ doors. Much more! Call 940-484-7200 CODE: 1301WOO



This is one of the most popular floor plans by the builder. There is an abundance of space and storage in this home. Open kitchen with wood floors spills out into one of three living areas the home has to offer. Upstairs you will find a very large living area and very nicely proportioned bedrooms. The downstairs master has dual vanities, separate shower and garden tub with walk-in closets a bonus. Front room is a combination formal living and dining. Call 940-4847200 CODE: 8505SEV










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Sweet 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the desired Corinth area. Features include tile roof, huge covered front porch & decorative landscape lighting, recently added laminate floors, custom fireplace, built-in shelving, decorative paint colors, upgraded kitchen cabinets, smooth cooktop, & stainless steel appliances. Master features handtroweled texture, separate his & her vanities, & garden tub. Big yard with covered patio. CODE: 3304FAI




SPACIOUS and move-in ready. Look at the room sizes. Great natural light, wrought iron spindles, hardwood floors, custom window treatments, Bose surround sound, gourmet kitchen, island, butler’s pantry, tile floor and backsplash, window seat in breakfast, windows galore. Huge master features walkin shower, jetted tub, separate vanities, lots of closet space. Relax on the covered front porch. Call 940-484-7200 CODE: 4213SWE






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Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2 acres in Canyon Lake Estates. Large master with sitting area, walk-in closets, separate vanities, garden tub and separate shower. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast bar. Sprinkler system, storage building and workshop. CODE: 6012CAN



Fantastic location for those wanting to live near Old Town Lewisville, medical district, or wanting easy access to DCTA commuter train. Moments to Lewisville, Frisco, Coppell, etc. Hard-to-find oversized secondary bedrooms, spacious kitchen, 42-in. cabinets, stainless appliances, tile in wet areas. Large covered porch to enjoy sunset, extra-long drive with rear entry. Huge attic storage that is decked and enclosed (13x26). Call 940-484-7200 CODE: 682CHA

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aking the most of your home’s outdoor spaces can do wonders for a property’s overall value. What’s more, some updates can also potentially lower your home’s energy bills while increasing its efficiency. “There are many adjustments and additions, at various price points that homeowners can make to outdoor spaces that will make a big difference in their bank account,” says James Walbridge, President of Tekton Architecture and member of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Custom Residential Architects Network. To help get homeowners thinking along these lines, Walbridge offers the following advice: Orientation The most efficient outdoor space allows sunlight to enter the home during the winter months while reducing it in the summer. To achieve the optimal effect, determining the sun’s path in relation to your home is the most critical factor to consider. According to Walbridge, the southern-facing side of the home is normally the most beneficial place for outdoor space. However, working with an architect

can ensure you’re making the best choice for your particular property and home orientation. Shading Properly placed trees and plants are the easiest way to ensure shade during the summer months, which keeps the home cooler and air conditioner use to a minimum. When selecting shrubbery, look for drought-tolerant plants that don’t require much water and maintenance, which will also reduce your water bill. Additionally, opting for trees that lose their leaves in the winter allows the lower winter sun to enter and warm your home while still acting as a wind barrier. Awnings and trellises are popular ways to decrease direct exposure to harsh sunlight in the summer. Trellises are usually permanent additions; however awnings can often be retracted in the winter. If your budget is a little larger, consider an extension of your roof, a porch or a permanent overhang. Extend Your Living Spaces French doors or folding window walls are aesthetically pleasing ways to extend the indoors, out. Both will allow air to move through the house, reducing

the need for heating or cooling. In climates with all four seasons, a few extra steps are needed to ensure outdoor spaces serve their purpose. Windows or glass sunrooms should be properly sealed or protected with films to ensure there is no leakage of air. These spaces should also be closed off properly during the winter months. Whenever possible, install energy saving windows and doors. These products might have a larger cost upfront, but will reduce energy costs over time. Finally, take advantage of natural weather conditions when designing outdoor space. “In a dry climate, fountains, ponds or pools can help cool things down. Meanwhile, features like a wraparound porch work well in a humid client,” Walbridge said. An architect can help homeowners maximize energy savings on existing outdoor space or design a new area. To find an architect in your area, visit: With a few upfront costs, you can lower your bills long-term and improve the look and feel of your home’s outdoor spaces. -StatePoint



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Cross Roads ~ Move-In Ready!

Corinth ~ Welcome Home!

Carrollton ~ Totally Updated!

Great 3 bed, 2.1 bath home, enjoy community amenities and an elementary school within walking distance. Slate floors and wood laminate throughout. Jogging trail, clubhouse, pools—this is a great community! $151,000. Call Tracey 469-358-3008.

Very nice updated 1-story on large corner lot! Granite counters, tumbled marble bksplsh, new applc 2013 in open isl kit. Split master, spacious living, French doors to study, freshly painted interior, A/C & fence replaced in 2012. HUGE. $179,900. Call Dottie at 972-317-9420.

4 bed, 2.1 bath home w/formal dining, bamboo floors, kitchen w/granite, island, tumbled stone backsplash, ss appliances, gas range, built-in microwave, oversized tile floors, spacious living w/vaulted beamed ceiling, skylights & fireplace. $209,900. Call Ben 972-342-5029.

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Highland Village ~ Wonderful Wooded Lot!

Highland Village ~ Couldn’t Ask for More!

4 bed, 3 bath with huge rooms! Large family room w/vaulted ceilings, fireplace & wetbar. Solarium or mud room, large kitchen w/breakfast bar and built-ins. Hardwoods in entry and formals. Lovely backyard with pool. $250,000. Call Charlotte 214-808-8612.

2-story located in sought-after Castlewood of Highland Village. 5/4/2, 4 living, study, hand-scraped hardwoods, cascading iron staircase, gourmet island kitchen, spacious master w/sitting area overlooking large patio and mature trees. $369,900. Call Cammy 214-724-0331.

4 bed, 3 bath house with 3 living areas + study. Master and two bedrooms down. Hand-scraped hardwood floors, granite counters, study, built-ins, outdoor gas grill, 2nd story deck and balcony. $379,500. Call Fred 214-232-8597.

Copper Canyon ~ Come Build Your Dream Home!

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Argyle ~ Approaches Perfection!

8.87-acre estate lot located in the very back of Hidden Creek Estates. Horses permitted, located in the highly rated Lewisville School District. Heavily treed oaks and rural landscapes. Located minutes from shopping at FM 407 and FM 2499. $474,600. Call Ron 214-704-7640.

Elegant, richly appointed custom home on 4.5 acres! Brazilian cherry hardwoods, 5 fireplaces, pool, hangar, private pilot activated lighted air strip. $624,900. See a VISUAL TOUR at Call Dave Ryer @ 972-317-9408. For 24-hour recorded info call 800-793-5557 ext. 4004

Breathtaking custom hm on 1.11-acre creek lot! Beautiful wd flrs, extensive built-ins & custom touches, executive study, energy-efficient upgrades, oversized 4-car garage & tons of storage. Knotty alder cabs, granite, huge isl in gourmet kit. Enclosed patio overlooks lrg deck & treed bkyd with creek! $599,500.

Lantana ~ Stunning Custom Dream Home

Flower Mound ~ Wide Open Spaces!

Woods of Argyle custom w/5 acres, 4-stall barn & pool. Handsome study, family room w/built-ins. Kitchen w/gas cooktop, granite c-tops & stucco stained walls. 4 large bedrooms & 3.1 baths & 4-car garage. Bring your horses! $754,900. Call Gary 214-676-5610.

30+ acres near the city! Cathedral ceilings, formal dining, walk-in pantry. Updated in 2013. 4-car with full apartment, 10-stall barn, outdoor arena, concrete slab storage bldg. Several ponds, abundant wildlife. $899,900. Call Sherry 214-794-6045.

Bartonville ~ Country Paradise! Beautiful one-story on 8+ acres w/gated entry, towering trees, pond, 3-stall barn, sparkling pool & 2,257 sq. ft. workshop w/guest quarters. 4/4.5/2, 2 living+study. Breathtaking views in every direction. Ag exempt. $999,900. Call Cammy 214-724-0331. EA

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3225 Broken Arrow Dr. – Denton – $154,900 Absolutely immaculate custom home in the Wilson elem school district on a large, treed & sprinklered landscaped lot. Great location close to schools & parks. Wonderful floor plan, large family room with floor-to-ceiling brick gas starter fireplace, built-ins, ceiling fans, 2-inch blinds, updated kitchen. Great master bath with his & her sinks, sep tub & shower, 2 walk-in closets. Relax on the large tile back patio and enjoy the views of the peaceful and private backyard.


5 Roger Circle – Krum – $114,900

Wow, what a wonderful home that is move-in ready and has all the whistles and bells. The light and open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. A gorgeous tiled gas fireplace and wood beam ceiling highlight the large living area. The amazing kitchen has granite counters, tumbled marble backsplash, huge granite island with pull out drawers & electric, custom cabinets, tons of storage and a large pantry. A few other fantastic highlights: tile & wood laminate floors, split bedrooms, new hvac, new exterior paint, custom metal work in the guest bath, large fenced back yard and the list just keeps on going. Don’t miss your chance to call this home yours!

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645 Chaparral Ct. – Highland Village – $354,900

Absolutely immaculate, completely updated home inside & out that shows like a model. The light & open floor plan is highlighted by hardwood floors, 18-inch tile, warm & inviting colors, master bedroom & 2nd bedroom down, 2 fireplaces, dramatic vaulted ceilings, and the list just keeps going. The kitchen with granite, tumbled marble backsplash, island, and over-&-under lighting overlooks the breakfast and family room. The large master bath has his-&-her vanities, Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, & a huge walk-in closet. 2 bedrooms with Jack-&-Jill bath & game room upstairs. Great location, cul-de-sac, beautiful landscaping, trees, large wood deck, sprinklers, & solar screens make this home a showstopper.



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2820 Dana St. – Denton – $129,900 New construction 3/2/2 home perfect for first-time buyer or investor. 1388 sq. ft. light & open floor plan, tile, large utility room. Hardiplank siding, covered porch, great location. Super energy-efficient home with radiant barrier, low-E windows, and more. Don’t miss your chance to call this home yours or build on another lot in the neighborhood.

1316 Cordell St. – Denton – $52,900 Incredible vacant 65x124 lot in the heart of Denton perfect for building your own investment property or home. Currently zoned Commercial NRMU12. Great location close to UNT & TWU, University Dr. & Rayzor Ranch.


1521 Bolivar St. – Denton – $129,900 Wow, what an amazing historic home built in 1917 close to UNT, TWU and shopping. The gorgeous treed lot is perfect for giving shade as you relax on the large covered front porch or you can enjoy the covered back porch in the huge backyard. The floorplan is light & bright with many updates. Updated roof, paint & hvac.

New Construction Homes from the $120’s Audra Oaks Subdivision Bellaire Crossing Subdivision

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Summerfield Summerfi eld Addition Open Sundays 12:00-6:00pm 411 Glenwood St, Gainesville

Build On Your Lot! • Low Money Down • Home Plans Starting from $63 per Sq. Ft. • Perfect Credit is NOT required • DFW and Surrounding County Locations

• Choose From Over 20 New Floor Plans • Professional Design Consultation • One Closing – seller pays most closing costs • Land Equity = down payment, even if not owned

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Who to contact for cities and schools Denton County communities range in size from nearly 100,000 to just over 500 — from the suburban areas in southern Denton County to the smaller, agriculturally surrounded communities in the north. In the central part of the county, Denton and the Lake Cities (Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas and Shady Shores) continue to deal with the growth flowing north and west from Dallas and Collin counties, respectively. The following information from the North Central Texas Council of Governments includes population estimates and contact information for each of the county’s many communities. Argyle 2010 pop. est.: 3,400 506 N. Highway 377 P. O. Box 609 Argyle, TX 76226 940-464-7273 Fax: 940-464-7274 Aubrey 2010 pop. est.: 2,600 107 S. Main St. Aubrey, TX 76227 940-440-9343 Bartonville 2010 pop. est.: 1,400 1941 E. Jeter Road Bartonville, TX 76226 817-430-4052 Fax: 817-430-9433 Corinth 2010 pop. est.: 19,750 3300 Corinth Parkway Corinth, TX 76208 940-498-3200 Fax: 940-498-3247 Cross Roads 2000 census pop.: 603 1401 FM424

Cross Roads, TX 76227 940-365-9693 Fax: 940-665-6898 Denton 2010 pop. est.: 110,300 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201 940-349-8200 972-434-2520 (metro) Fax: 940-349-8236 Double Oak 2010 pop. est.: 2,600 320 Waketon Double Oak, TX 75077 972-539-9464 Fax: 972-539-9613 Flower Mound 2010 pop. est.: 62,950 2121 Cross Timbers Road Flower Mound, TX 75028 972-874-6000 Fax: 972-874-6460


Hickory Creek 2010 pop. est.: 3,750 1075 Ronald Reagan Ave. Hickory Creek, TX 75065 940-497-2528 Fax: 940-497-3531

Lake Dallas 2010 pop. est.: 7,300 212 Main St. P.O. Box 368 Lake Dallas, TX 75065 940-497-2226

Highland Village 2010 pop. est.: 15,250 1000 Highland Village Road Highland Village, TX 75077 972-899-5132 Justin 2010 pop. est.: 3,150 415 N. College Ave. P.O. Box 129 Justin, TX 76247 940-648-2541 Krum 2010 pop. est.: 4,000 102 W. McCart St. P.O. Box 217 Krum, TX 76249


Lewisville 2010 pop. est.: 96,450 151 W. Church St. P.O. Box 299002 Lewisville, TX 75057 972-219-3400 972-434-1112 (metro) Lincoln Park 2000 census pop.: 517 110 Parker Parkway Aubrey, TX 76227 940-365-2839 Little Elm 2010 pop. est.: 24,000 100 W. Eldorado Parkway Little Elm, TX 75068 214-975-0400

Northlake 2010 pop. est.: 2,300 1301 FM407 P.O. Box 729 Northlake, TX 76247 940-648-3290

Roanoke 2010 pop. est.: 7,500 108 S. Oak St. Roanoke, TX 76262 817-491-2411

Oak Point 2010 pop. est.: 2,700 100 Naylor Road Oak Point, TX 75068 972-294-2312

Sanger 2010 pop. est.: 7,050 201 Bolivar St. P.O. Box 1729 Sanger, TX 76266 940-458-7930

Pilot Point 2010 pop. est.: 4,100 102 E. Main St. P.O. Box 457 Pilot Point, TX 76258 940-686-2165

Shady Shores 2010 pop. est.: 2,450 P.O. Box 362 101 S. Shady Shores Road Lake Dallas, TX 75065 940-498-0044

Ponder 2010 census pop.: 1,150 405 Shaffner St. P.O. Box 297 Ponder, TX 76259 940-479-2396

The Colony 2010 pop. est.: 40,100 6800 Main St. The Colony, TX 75056 972-625-1756

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Serving Denton Over 40 Years 1800 N. Carroll Blvd., Ste. F, Denton, TX 76201 940-566-1515 SOUTHRIDGE DUPLEX Wonderful architecturally designed, 2-level contemporary duplex on a treed lot in Southridge. Designed with owner-occupied and tenant sides, each unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2-car garage. Great opportunity to live in a beautiful home and also have income. $225,000. Call today to see.

RESIDENTIAL LOTS Three residential lots on Gould Street in Pilot Point, Texas. Can be purchased individually or all three. Priced to sell at $7,000 each. Call for details.

RESIDENTIAL LOT Take a look at this beautiful residential lot located on Cove Drive in Shady Shores. This lot has nice trees, 11,000+ sq. ft., and is lakefront accessible. Survey available. $30,000.

LARGE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING Located on the corner of Malone and Crescent, just one block south of University Drive, this 1.5-acre property is zoned NRMU12. The nearly 12,000-squarefoot brick facility is suitable for medical, office, multifamily, retail, school, day care, etc. Property has 80 parking spaces and 3 curb cuts. For additional information, please contact our office. FE


RE/MAX Cross Country announces top April producers

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Tracey Clifton

Debbie Lief

Brent Nelms

Raisa Wilfong

April was another fantastic month for RE/MAX Cross Country! April sales volume was up 98 percent from April 2012 yes, almost double! This was the best April since 2006. The number of units closed was 70 percent higher than in April 2012. Leading the office were the

following associates:  Cammy Turgon, RE/MAX International Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012 RE/MAX Platinum Club: over $2 Million in Closed Sales Volume, Top Production, Top Sales Volume and Top Number of Units Closed.  Tracey Clifton and Debbie Lief Team, Certified Distressed Property Expert (Debbie): over $1 Million in Closed Sales Volume, Top Team Sales Volume, Top Team Production and tied for Top Team Units Closed.  The Lisa Riney-Healy and Charlotte Wilcox Team, 2012 RE/MAX 100% Club members: over $1 Million in Closed Sales Volume, tied for

Top Team Units Closed and Top Team New Listings.  Brent Nelms Team, 2012 RE/MAX Executive Club: over $1 Million in Closed Sales Volume and tied for Top Team Units Closed.  Raisa Wilfong, 2012 RE/MAX 100% Club: over $1 Million in closed sales volume.  Dottie Curry, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert, RE/MAX International Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012 RE/MAX Platinum Club: Top Number of New Listings. Congratulations April top associates! To contact an outstanding

RE/MAX Cross Country REALTOR, call 972-3179586. Visit them at their Victorian office at 1990 Justin Road (FM 407) in

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Tips for choosing carpeting for your home



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s updating your flooring on your home improvement to-do list this season? From color to style to performance, there’s a lot to consider. Learn how to find flooring that fits your lifestyle and reflects your family’s personality. “Before getting started, you should ask yourself four important questions about each room you’re remodeling,” says Keesha Hargis, Director of Home Trends at Flooring America, a national flooring retail cooperative, comprised of 500 independently owned retailers. I Who uses the room? Is it for the entire family? Is it for guests? Is it a secluded oasis? Will pets be allowed in this room? I How is the room used? Will the room be used for active living and entertaining or tranquility and solace? I What’s the feel you want? Are you aiming for lively, calming, formal or fun? I Will your floor be the art or a backdrop? A neutral carpet or floor makes a great canvas for bold furnishings and accessories. But a bright color or boldly-patterned area rug or carpet, combined with simple furniture can transform a floor into the star of a room. When possible, start with a rug and decorate around it. Priorities If your family is busy and active, you may be

concerned that your choice in carpet is limited by durability needs. However if you’re do your research, you will realize that you don’t have to give up, function or comfort. “Any room can be stylish, trendy and functional with today’s carpet options,” says Hargis. No one wants new carpeting that quickly shows matting, crushing and wear, so when reviewing options, look for dense fibers resilient to every day abuse. But don’t sacrifice soft surface flooring for durability. “Soft” and “strong” are no longer competing priorities, thanks to manufacturing innovations. For example, a new, eco-friendly, familyfriendly carpet, the Tigressá Cherish carpet, is seventy-five percent finer than current soft carpet standards and has more fibers per square inch than other carpets, allowing for daily wear to be spread more evenly. Its color enhancement system protects each fiber, allowing for deeper color and textures. Flooring choices today are wide-ranging, so check with a trusted local independent flooring retailer who can offer design and performance recommendations based on your priorities. To find a retailer near you, visit By identifying your style and priorities, you can find the perfect flooring for every room in your house.

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Your Dream Home Awaits You. ..

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1120 20 H Harbor b L Lane ~ H Hickory ik C Creekk ~ $$2,500,000 2 50 500 000 Elegant living at its best! No detail forgotten! Over 12,000 sq. ft. of comfortable living. 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3 half baths, 4-car garage. New roof, AC, pool, venetian plaster & paint in 2012. Large living area, billiard room, china room, stained glass doors and windows, quartersawn oak throughout. Fabulous master closets, towel warmers, gym, sauna, lighting rod system. Tiffany light fixture, guest quarters and much more! For a Private Viewing Please Contact Shawn Oliver. ®

Shawn Oliver, REALTOR

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Massive Living Estate Sale of Ms. S. Goldfield (Previous owner & designer of famous Champ D’ Or Mansion)

An Estate Sale Like Denton County May Have Never Seen Before! At Above Lisng at 120 Harbor Lane, Hickory Creek (Also Known as 1850 Turbeville Rd. 75065. Corner of Harbor & Turbeville Rd) Friday, June 28th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm • Saturday, June 29th 8:30am – 5:00 pm • Sunday, June 30th 11:00am – 4:00 pm CASH or Approved Funds Only. No Checks. Exquisite over 12,000 sq. . mansion filled including:Finest of crystal, art, magnificent rugs, 1000’s of decoraves, pao furniture, linens, wardrobes, 1000’s of books from esquisite library collecon. French Louis XVI Gilded Carved Wood Center Table, 19th Century French Louis XIV Marquetry Commode, Gilt Wood Lounge Chairs/Oomans, Charles Pollock Dining Table, 18th Century Walnut Armoire, Louis XV Style Giltwood Vitrine, Ladro Cinderella, Carved Gilt Wood Mirrors, Magnificent Clocks, 19th C. French Louis XV Style Iron Table Base w/ Texas Peal Stone Top, Cameron Collecon Round Banquee, 18th C. French Normandy Armoire, Custom Chanel Rug, Magnificent Brunswick Pool Table. Too much to list. Must experience to believe! Plus: Shirley’s Personal 2010 Volkswagon Converble See or or estatesale.nett the week of sale for more details.

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Monthly Real Estate Showcase magazine of the Denton Record-Chronicle.

06 homes 2013  

Monthly Real Estate Showcase magazine of the Denton Record-Chronicle.