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Denton Record-Chronicle

June 2011

Real Estate

HOWCASE

A monthly guide of Denton County property for sale & information on buying, selling and enhancing property

To advertise in Showcase, please call 940.566.6823

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HOWCASE June 2011 Advertiser Index

Century 21, Judge Fite Co ............................................................................................................................19 CRS Page ........................................................................................................................................................9 Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®. ..........................................................................................................................4 Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® – Flower Mound ..............................................................................................20 First State Bank ..............................................................................................................................................6 Gohlke Building Products ............................................................................................................................14 Jimmy Brown, REALTORS® ..........................................................................................................................15 Keller Williams Realty ..................................................................................................................................24 Keller Williams Realty - Marianne Lamb..............................................................................................12 Ken Stockdale, REALTOR® ..........................................................................................................................21 Mercedes Homes............................................................................................................................................23 Morelle Miller, REALTOR® ..........................................................................................................................18 Real Estate Corridor ........................................................................................................................................8 Real T Team - Results Team ............................................................................................................................7 Sendera Title..................................................................................................................................................11 Team Henderson Realty ................................................................................................................................17 TLC Electrical................................................................................................................................................22 Williams & Williams, REALTORS® ................................................................................................................3 Williams & Williams REALTORS ®..........................................................................................................5 Wyndham Custom Homes ............................................................................................................................16

Real Estate Showcase is published by The Denton Publishing Co., a subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. Sales Representatives may be reached at 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201 (9-5 M-F); 940.566.6823; or at classdisplay@dentonrc.com FA


WILLIAMS WILLIAMS (940) 383-2712 R E A L T O R S

Joy Testa

940-367-9157 Cell

Brent Chow

940-453-5159 Cell

Jim Miller

940-594-4000 Cell

Lone Star Pride • Superstar Service

Wanda Perry

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Mace Renfro

940-391-2286 Cell

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Evelyn Hand

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545 FM 1306, GAINESVILLE * PICTURESQUE NORTH TX HILL COUNTRY MANOR... $95 per sf * $340’s * Main hse— 4 bdrms * 2.5 baths * 2+ car gar+1 carpt * Liv w-stone wbfp * Fam rm * Game rm/4th bdrm * Office * Isl kit wgranite cntrtops, knotty alder custom cabs, blt-in china, SS appls * Crown mold * Hd-scraped maple wd flrs * Util rm w-Eng stain glass wndws * Master wing w-jet tub * 4 zones * Guest qtrs/man cave w-liv, bdrm, ba * 3-stall barn * Well * No city taxes * No HOA * MLS #11592982... VIRGINIA, 940-391-2379

YOUR OWN HAWAIIAN TROPICAL OASIS IN CORINTH...

$54 SF * BEST $ IN SOUTHRIDGE...

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2001 Bowie Lane, Corinth • “ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST INTERIOR * SOUTHERN LIVING CORNER SPRINKLER GROUNDS”... 3,278+sf * 4 bdrms * 2.5 bas * 2-car gar HEAVEN * Formal living * Formal dining * Family rm w/corner brick FP * Upstrs-authentic English Billiard Gameroom * Chef’s delight island kit * Morning rm * Gazebo * 7 banana trees * H/A dog oasis w/indr-outdr dog run * Gardeners shed * Boat parking * No HOA * MLS#11600235 * VIRGINIA/JIM 940-391-2379

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909 Sandpiper Dr. * 4 bedrooms * 3 baths * 2-car garage * Living w/fireplace * Formal dining * Morning room * Tile floors * Skylight * Sprinklered landscaped grounds * Storage shed for dad’s toys * $119,900 * Close by June 30th & request up to 3.5% sales price for closing cost assistance. * MLS#11581754 * MACE 940-391-2286

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685 CR 386, Valley View * SPECTACULAR RANCH EST! NO CORNERS WERE CUT... Solar TX-style ent gate leads you inside * 4 bdrms * 3 bas * Porte-cochere * 2+ car gar * Gream rm * Formal dining * Morning rm * Gourmet kit w/custom maple cabs * Master w/jet tub, bidet, wardrobe rms * Andersen drs & wndws * Well * Sprinklered grounds * Cattle & horse barn * Huge wkshop & RV/implement stg * Pipe fencing * Loafing shed * $440’s * MLS #11587621... SONYA, 940-366-0315

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100 Shasta, Hickory Creek * BEST PRICE IN HICKORY CREEK’S LAKEVIEW AT POINT VISTA... $254,900 * Absolutely stunning 4 bdrm, 3.5 bath, 2-car garage English manor * 5 living—formal living, family rm w-stunning fp, study, game rm or 4th bdrm, sunroom * Formal dining * Morning rm * Spectacular chef’s delight kitchen w-custom cabinets, Corian cntrtops, well-equip appls * Gorgeous hardwd, tile, & carpet * Walk down to Lake L’ville * MLS #11592487... EDDIE, 940-368-2043

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FM 455 & Indian Trail, Sanger * “ONCE PART OF A MUCH LARGER RANCH, THIS TRACT REMAINS IN THE HANDS OF HEIRS”... Reduced to $13,698 per Ac * Seller will subdivide 365+/- Acres— 100+/- Ac w/17-Ac lake, dramatic cliffs, overview of Clear Creek valley, 4-wheeler or horseback country * Better than Aubrey or Pilot Point * 260+/- Ac .25 mi Clear Creek, 1 mi frontage FM 455 & Indian Trail Rd * Many scenic bldg sites * Pastures, ponds/tanks * The best of North Texas Hill Country * 4 mins to I-35 * MLS #11488365... JOY, 940-367-9157

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1000 N. Chico, Decatur * Too precious to search any longer! * Your eyes will open when you view this recently updated 1290 sf home * 3 bedrooms, 2 baths * Wood laminate & ceramic tile floors * Recent roof, dishwasher, range * Designer paint in spacious master and secondary bedrooms * Covered patio & storage shed * Could be your best view today! MLS#11594598 * EVELYN 940-595-1609

Welcome Home to 624 Headlee Drive in ever so popular north Denton. 4/2.5/3-car garage plus workshop nestled on breathtaking landscaped grounds. 2 living, 2 dining. Storage galore. Priced to sell quickly at only $159,900. Don’t miss this one. Call Brent Chow for private showing 940-453-5159

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Ebby... The First Name In Real Estate!

940-891-3229

$127,500

1100 Cogburn Court

$114,900

2817 Arabian Avenue

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Previous model home with four 10' x 10' office spaces in enclosed garage area. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 living areas, 2 dining areas, including 10' x 34' game-media room up. Home could be changed to a 3 bedroom and 2-car garage with a little modification. Great investment property. Great location. Jack Ragsdale 972-989-2716

2905 Oakshire Street

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$312,000

Beautiful four bedroom, three bath home with a study. Large kitchen with 9-foot island and lots of storage. The master has a sitting room, exit to the backyard and large walk-in closet. The backyard flower beds have drip water system with timer, and there is a 12-station sprinkler system also. The lot is large with many trees and movable wood decks that are good for family and friends. Come and live the country life near to all amenities. William Harris 940-594-9106

$130,000

Totally updated home with designer colors. Upgrades galore to include wood floors, tile, and very private backyard. Open floorplan with split bedrooms. Movein ready! Shawn Strodoski 469-233-0641

6017 Welch Avenue

$144,500

Move-in ready 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, beautiful windows, huge living area with fireplace. Formal dining or study, large kitchen, breakfast area and utility room. Oversized two-car garage, covered patio and well landscaped yard with wood fence. Master bedroom bath includes separate vanities, separate shower, and walk-in closet. Sought after Sundown Ranch Addition includes walking trails, pool, park, ponds, etc. Jack Ragsdale 972-989-2716.

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Beautiful house with spacious rooms! Living room is 28 feet long with vaulted ceilings. Large covered patio with grill and skylights is great for entertaining, and do not forget the wine fridge in the kitchen! Large backyard. Driveway extension perfect for storing your RV or boat. Beautiful study with built-in wood shelving. And at night the home is accented with landscape lighting, one of the few on the street. Come take a look. Laura Mauelshagen 940-300-8997

$209,000

Gorgeous. Quality semi-custom build in a hard-to-find mid-pricepoint in Ponder. Quality, energy-efficient 2x6 exterior walls. Post Tension slab. Beautiful wood & ceramic tile floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, updated lighting and hardware. Media room wired for sound. Built-in shelving and desks throughout the home. Large yard backs to open area. Small town living near metro in the recognized Ponder school district. Cathy Krause 214-300-5791

3214 Avon St.

$109,900

A lot of house for a great price. 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 living areas, 2 dining areas, large utility room. Recent new paint and carpet. Large very nice lot with mature trees. Good area of Denton with schools, shopping, medical, etc. within easy driving distance. 12-month home warranty provided by seller. Great starter home or f0or a large family wanting to keep their payment low. A must-see for the bargain shopper. Jack Ragsdale 972-989-2716

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$282,500

Brick & stone 5 bedroom, 3 and a half bath in beautiful Saratoga addition and award-winning Northwest ISD. Great access to DFW Airport and the Metroplex. Home is great! Amenities include French country kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, stone cooking hearth, tile in all traffic areas, dramatic arches, niches, designer colors, huge living up, study down, hail-resistant roof, energy effecient, and fenced yard. Jack Ragsdale 972-989-2716

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25x22 crappie house to spend winter or summer with ac and heat. How relaxing to spend the night on the water, the day sunning on the upper deck or get into your boat just out the door to play on the lake. Large shop 40x18, boat ramp, paved drive and parking. This property has so much to offer. Room to build your dream home. Jamie K. Miller 817-505-6886. Julie Downe 817-239-2390.

$155,000 863 Post Oak Place

Spacious open floor plan, large master bedroom with a sitting area, ceiling fans throughout, covered front porch,and a nice clean kitchen are some of this home’s great attributes. Seller does not wish to move furniture and appliances and is negotiable on inclusion. Alana Hosea 214-796-4684

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1210 Continental Congress

449 Cozy Cove Ct.

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3 bedroom, 2 bath home located near highways 35E & 121 and with-in walking distance of Lewisville’s central park. Recent updates include: tile countertops, master bathroom, interior paint, etc. Seller is motivated and willing to provide a flooring allowance and or closing assistance with an acceptable offer. Scot Sebeniecher 972-345-3201

$139,000

Well maintained property that is move-in ready and within walking distance to the elementary school. Large utility room w-built-in pantry. Spacious master bedroom with a separate shower, garden tub and walk-in closet. Alana Hosea 214-796-4684

12836 Travers Trail

862 Meadowlark Drive

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For lease $1800/month. 1 yr min. lease, $25 application fee. Approximately 2195 sq. ft. Beautiful custom home. 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2-car garage on 1 acre in Aurora Vista Community, NW ISD. Large dining room and family room. Jamie K. Miller 817-505-6886 or Julie Downe 817-239-2390

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Great building site for your dream home, horses permitted. Boliver co-op water nearby. No Restrictions. Approx 208 ft. road Frontage. Anna Blalock 940.453.3348

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Desired and Convenient Wedgwood Addition close to schools, shopping, hospitals, and dining. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage with fenced side entry. Good home or investment. Some TLC needed. Residential Service Contract provided by Seller. This is an estate property and no Sellers Disclosure is available. However, attached is the Addendum For Seller's Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and Lead-Based Paint Hazards. Jack Ragsdale 972-989-2716

2901 Santa Monica

$298,900

First time ever on market. Superior construction on 1.6 acres Tuscan-style home, stucco-like exterior with red tile roof. Ample rooms with parquet flooring. Sought-after Montecito neighborhood. 1.607-acre lot. Unique opportunity to own classic Denton home. Some handicapped modifications. Patrice Easley 817797-1449

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Virginia Williams, ABR, CCIM, CIPS, CRB, CRP, CRS, GRI, LTG, RCC, RRC, SRES Cell (940) 391-2379

940-383-2712

800-6-Denton (outside of Texas) virginiawilliams.realtor.com

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13195 BURNS BRANCH ROAD, KRUM * “ABSOLUTELY THE BEST KEPT SECRET”... Secluded in the western part of Denton Co. * Stunning 3 bdrms * 2.5 baths * 2-car garage * Brick, rock/stone, & wood ext ranch house * Fantastic family rm w/vault clngs, fabulous stone FP * Kit w/ss appls, custom cabs, b’fast bar * Breathtaking vistas from expansive cov back patio & cov front porch * Clean air, colorful sunrises & sunsets, quiet evenings, moonlight, & endless star gazing will also convey * MLS #11563467 * $279,500 * EDDIE, 940-368-2043

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3851 ELM BOTTOM CR * "1 OF FINEST EQUESTRIAN PROPS AVAILABLE AT THIS $ IN MILLION $ HORSE COUNTRY, U.S.A."... Reduced to $449,900. Spectacular main home w-brick & stone ext * 7-stall barn w-tack rm, hot & cold wtr, hay stg, 14' isleway, auto wtrs * Awesome sandy soil * Manicured horse pastures fenced & cross-fenced w-pipe-cable & T-post w-slick wire * Must-see prop for serious buyer who wants country living w-convenient city access * Adjoining house & 3 Acs also for sale * MLS #11526591 * VIRGINIA/EDDIE, 940-368-2043

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3326 & 3330 E. UNIVERSITY DRIVE * Location, Location, Location... 3326 E. University Drive w-3,200 sf+ metal bldg w-office, large receptionist rm & showroom w-4 rollup bays, brick bldg in back for storage... 3330 E. University Drive w4,000 sf+ metal bldg w-glass front, 3 roll-up drs, heat & air in office & showroom * Secured fencing around both bldgs, all in 1 fenced area * $3,500 monthly income * MOTIVATED SELLER * BRING ALL OFFERS * Reduced to $529,500 * MLS #11534961... EDDIE, 940-368-2043 “72+ AC-WISE CO HORSE TRAINING FACILITY”... BA RN

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W.E. “Eddie” Williams, III, Broker Specializing in Farms & Ranches, Acreage, Residential & Commercial Cell (940) 368-2043

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653 MILTON, LEWISVILLE * “SELDOM DO HOMES AT THIS $ BECOME AVAILABLE IN THIS AREA” . . . Fabulous 1-story * Gorgeous landscaped grounds * Century-old trees * Within walking distance to Central Elementary School, Adult & Community Education, Purnell Support Cnt, Historic Downtown & I-35 * Totally refurbished * 3-2-1 carport * 2 liv * Screened-in sunrm overlooks wood decks, arbor, gardens, stg shed * $1,500 Buyer’s CC * Reduced to $130’s * MLS #11552902... EDDIE, 940-368-2043

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618 CLAREMONT COURT, COPPELL * FIT FOR A KING... Gorgeous .185-Ac cul-de-sac * 2,076+sf * 4 bdrms * 2 bas * 2+ car gar * Formal living * Family rm * Formal dining * Morning rm * Well-equip chef’s delight kit wgranite cntrtops, ss appls, gas cktop * Surround sound wiring * Hardwood flrs * Backyd oasis w-stone patio, spa, fire pit, custom stain fence & electric gate * $254,900 * MLS #11587035... EDDIE, 940-3682043.

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5564 FM 920, BRIDGEPORT * “VIEWS AS ENDLESS AS THE TX SPIRIT”... * $520s * 1 of the few diamonds left intact at this $ in Metroplex * Haven of wildlife * Willow Creek * 2 Ponds/lakes * 3 Wells * Sandy loam * 2,242 + sf Main hse * 3 bdrms * 2.5 bas * Cov verandas * 2,000+sf Wkshop * 3 Loaf Sheds * Horse Walker * Arena * Storm Cellar * Fenced & cross fenced w-pipe & cedar fencing * MLS #11567041 * VIRGINIA, 940391-2379

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5621 HWY 287, ALVORD, TX * Location... Location... Location * High traffic area * Alvord, TX * Gated entrance leads you to 3 acs of land waiting for the perfect owner who enjoys the peace & quiet of country living, beautiful sunsets & watching nature’s wildlife * 2,630+sf home * 3 bdrms * 2.5 baths * 3 carport * 2 living * Well * Cattle pens * Fenced * Cross-fenced * New lateral lines, compressor * Utils avg $215 per mo * $180s * MLS #11538843... VIRGINIA, 940-3912379

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103 RANCH ROAD * "PERFECTLY SITUATED ON .37 AC SPRINKLERED LANDSCAPED GROUNDS"... Sophisticated * 4 private bdrms * 2.5 baths * 2-car garage * Grand great rm w-12’ elevated clngs, stunning stone fp * Incredible bltins * Well-equip chef’s delight gourmet island kitchen wCorian cntrtops, handsome cabinets, walk-in pantry, eat bar w-stone * Rich millwork & upscale detailing thruout * Sparkling 46 x 24 gunite pool, spa, rock waterfall surrounded by tropical oasis * Huge covered entertaining patio area * $224,900 * EDDIE, 940-368-2043

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1716 PEREGRINE, CORINTH * Reduced to $70sf, $174,900 * “FABULOUS 1-STORY HOME SITUATED ON CUL-DE-SAC”...2,492+sf * 3 or 4 bdrms * 2 bas * 2 or 3 Living areas * Formal Dining * Gorgeous Great Rm wdistinguished fp * Study or 4th bdrm * Billiard/SunRm * Gourmet Chef’s delight Kitchen w-gas cktop, working/counter space galore, handsome cabinets * Rich millwork * Sumptuous Master w-jetted tub * JIM, 940-594-4000 FA


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750 E Harpole Rd. — Argyle — $1,249,900 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, 5-car garage with full guest/mother-in-law quarters on 6.2 acres. This home has it all: pool, 4 stall barn w/tack & wash stall, stock pond, covered patio, balcony, wood and pipe & cable fencing, sprinkler system. The amazing floorplan is perfect for entertaining. Large, light & open rooms, gorgeous wood floors, stunning views from every window. The guest quarters has its own separate entrance & garage. You have to see this property to fully appreciate everything it has to offer.

7712 Mosspoint Ct. – Denton 4/2.5/2 Immaculate & move-in ready. Updated tile, laminate wood floors, paint, fixtures. Master bedroom down, 3 bedrooms up, large gameroom up with built-in desk-work center. Large kitchen, butler’s pantry, brick corner fireplace in family room. Master bath has his & her sinks, updated tile shower, walk-in closet. Sprinklers, 10x40 concrete patio, storage shed, large cul-de-sac lot. All this house needs is a new owner. $159,900

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4104 Colina Ave. – Denton Barely lived in 4/2/2 in Forest Meadows Subd. Light & open floor plan, 2 living, 2 dining, rounded corners, granite countertops, island, tile floors, split bedrooms. Huge master bedroom & bath w/large walk-in closet. Gorgeous drive-up appeal, brick & stone, stone-lined flower beds. Great location close to schools, parks & shopping. $179,900

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3505 Andalusian Dr. – Denton 3/2/2 Immaculate and move-in-ready! Light & open floor plan. Huge living area with brick corner fireplace, 2 dining areas, large kitchen with tons of cabinets and countertop space, butler’s pantry, 5x9 walk-in pantry. Master bath has separate tub & shower. Large walk-in closet in master bedroom. 2inch blinds, security system, ceiling fans, sprinkler system, patio in backyard. This home is vacant and ready for new owners. $129,900

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1436 Rice Ave. - Gainesville 6.33 acres of beautiful land ready for you to build your dream home or perfect for allowing your livestock to roam. $79,900

1013 Barbara St. – Denton Custom new construction home ready for move in. 3/2/2, light & open floor plan, tile in entry, baths, kitchen, breakfast & utility room. Split bedrooms, walk-in closet in master, large living area, open kitchen. Full sod front & back, wood privacy fence, covered back patio. Buy this home or choose a lot in the subdivision to build your dream home. $121,000

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Real Estate

Counter Culture By Jessica Abels CTW Features

In recent years, outdoor kitchens have taken the backyard barbecue from low-key to luxe, and the latest innovations in design are no exception. “The staycation and all of that has been very popular for some time, but what we’re seeing now is that people are really investing the money to make those outdoor areas as comfortable as the indoor areas,” says Patrick Byrne, executive vice president at Roanoke, Va.-based Atlantis Outdoor Kitchens. According to Byrne, outdoor kitchen design is becoming even bigger and more elaborate. “They’re bigger than many indoor kitchens,” he says, noting that intricate details like arched valances, fluted columns and advanced stonework are popping up, along with added counter space. “Kitchens are more packed with features and functionality,” says Russ Faulk, an instructor with the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s continuing education program and a vice president at Kalamazoo, Mich.based Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. “Where at one time it was pretty much a grill, a sink and a cabinet, then a refrigerator became pretty standard, then an ice maker became pretty standard, now we’re seeing, according to a survey by the National Association of Homebuilders, I think it was almost 60 percent of designers, builders and architects sur-

veyed said a wine chiller was a must-have feature in an outdoor kitchen.” In addition to kitchens expanding, Faulk also says a major trend is in fully sheltered kitchens. Many homeowners want to use their spaces year-round, so Faulk says they are opting for pavilion style shelters with open walls. In mosquito-prone climates, removable screens are great for keeping springtime insects at bay, he says. Pizza ovens also are popular added perks, and Faulk says the next big innovation in outdoor kitchens will make clean-up a breeze. “We’re all still waiting for an outdoor dishwasher to hit the market, but it hasn’t happened yet,” he says, adding that he believes one will debut sometime next year. “Everybody in the industry is waiting for somebody to get it done.” Faulk suggests keeping functionality in mind. “Don’t shortchange the countertop area,” he warns. “You see a lot of people putting in all the equipment they want but then they only give themselves a square foot of counter space to work with. Think about the prep work, think about serving, think about where you’ve got to put a platter. You’ve got to have space to work.” Finally, no matter what the trends, make the kitchen your own. “It’s whatever you want it to be, and whether it fits your home,” Byrne says. © CTW Features

Image courtesy of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Indoor sensibilities like extra counter space and a wine chiller are the new norm for outdoor kitchens. Up next – the dishwasher

Top of mind: Countertops are getting recognized as built-in bonuses for outdoor kitchens. Pizza ovens and other small appliances finally have a home, and you have more prep space.

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Patty McCallum, Broker

FREE CMA!!

**WOW** BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT STONE HOME ON 15.11 ACRES! LIVE LIKE A KING ON THE HILL! Horse lover’s dream with LAKEVIEWS GALORE! More acres available up to 40 ACRES! Open floor plan features FABULOUS rock fireplace and WALL OF WINDOWS with backyard OASIS! Sit in custom built pool with hot tub and watch the sun set or enjoy the LAKEVIEWS! Metal building to store your toys. Loafing shed for your horses. $825,000.

www.RealEstateCorridor.com

940-365-9868

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ENJOY THE START OF SUMMER IN A NEW HOME

Mariella Cudd, CRS, GRI, CDRS, SRES O: 940/484-0036 H: 940/595-5540 Cudd Realty

Marianne Lamb, CRS, ABR D: 940/591-0616 O: 940/484-9411 Keller Williams Realty

Myra Oliver, CRS, GREEN, GRI

Jim & Linda McKissack, CRS

O: 940/594-6466 Keller Williams Realty

O: 940/484-9441 M: 940/383-6683 Keller Williams Realty

Toni Martin, CRS M: 940/391-6844 Keller Williams Realty

Rahna Raney, CRS, ABR 940/391-0016 Keller Williams Realty

Kaye Spence, CRS O: 940/591-6609 H: 940/387-8690 Keller Williams Realty

Virginia A. Williams, CRS, CCIM, CRP, CRB, GRI, LTG, RRC O: 940/383-2712 M: 972/434-SELL Williams & Williams, REALTORS速

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Wanda L. Perry, CRS, GRI O: 940/383-2712 X238 M: 940/736-8776 Williams & Williams, REALTORS速

Barbara Russell, CRB, CRS, GRI O: 940/566-2730 H: 940/368-7672 Barbara Russell, REALTOR速

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Real Estate with pillows, throws and rugs.” This season, “Neutrals are transitioning to cooler hues like a gray-cast taupe rather than warmer tones, and charcoal gray rather than dark, chocolate brown,” Wicker adds. “We’re seeing these cooler neutrals partnering with anything from fun yellow, orange and pink to calmer wheat, brass or vellum hues.” Whatever the purpose of an inside-out exterior, the same interior design principles should guide the selection and placement of furnishings. “They might apply even more so,” Williamson says, “because there are more interferences by which you need to scale things and consider the colors.” Start by finding or creat-

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ing a focal point, such as a cabana, fireplace or water feature, she suggests. This visual anchor, along with natural landscape features and the home’s architecture, will help determine the color palette, materials and lighting that will be used throughout the outdoor living space. Balance, repetition, contrast and variety are important design principles to take into consideration. Contrast and texture can be introduced underfoot, as flooring for the outdoors has come a long way. “It’s a lot richer – not just your brick patio,” Pressman says. “You have woods, tiles, stones. You can use just about anything you’d use indoors as long as it’s slip-resistant.”

A room with a view By Dawn Klingensmith CTW Features

For years, the trend in outdoor living has been to integrate the interior with the exterior to get the best of both worlds. This means bringing comfy furniture and highperformance appliances outside, and developing materials and technologies to help them withstand the weather. The recession may have dampened spending overall, but it drives the “inside-out” movement as people forgo vacations and nights on the town to make the most of their outdoor living space. Homeowners want to step into their backyards without leaving the comforts of home. That means bringing indoor practicalities like task lighting and coat racks into the great outdoors. And then there are those who want to feel as though they’re worlds away. “The style in outdoor living this year can be summed up in two words: luxury resort,” says Elaine Williamson,

owner of her self-named Frisco, Texas-based design firm. Her clients want amenities like decked-out cabanas that give the impression that an umbrella drink is soon to come. “We’re truly turning yards into places you’d visit on vacation.” Both groups, the nesters and escapers, are fueling a “design revolution” in outdoor furniture and furnishings, says Rob Pressman, principal of TGP Inc. Landscape Architecture, Encino, Calif. “Exteriors used to be more raw in the sense we didn’t have all these sophisticated materials. Now, all the interior elements are available for the outdoors.” Manufacturers are offering outdoor furnishings that would look right at home in a living room or even a fourstar hotel suite, including deep, comfy sofas with silky upholstery, accent pillows with elegant piping, and fringed throws. “Think tufted, rounded and luxurious,

with not a bit of wrought iron,” Williamson says. “Think damask. Nautical stripes and big tropical florals on vinyl are a thing of the past.” Companies like Patio Heaven and Kannoa offer outdoor sectionals, sofas, loveseats and ottomans that seem like they would be out of their element outside, due to the richness of their materials and their detailed construction, but they’re designed to withstand full exposure to wind, rain and sun. “You can leave them unprotected. You can spray them off with a hose,” Williamson says. “Some manufacturers are so bold as to offer them in white.” White is “popping up everywhere,” agrees Gina Wicker, creative and design director for Glen Raven, N.C.based fabric design firm Glen Raven Inc., which makes Sunbrella outdoor and indoor fabrics. “It makes the perfect canvas for seasonal updates

Wood decking, fencing, structures and furnishings can enliven and add dimension to a space with deep, vibrant colors that go far beyond the basic browns, like Olympic Exterior Stains’ Harvest Gold, Avocado and a lipstick-like shade called Rosewood. When applying design principles to wide-open spaces, the areas where people tend to fall down are scale and proportion. Where intimacy is desired, a pergola “scales everything down to create the feeling of an outdoor room,” says Jeff Hutton, author of “Inside Out: The Art and Craft of Home Landscaping” (Breakaway Books, 2007). Finishing touches also have an indoor sensibility. “I have seen more and more interest in outdoor sculpture and art used in the landscape,” Hutton says. Though perhaps not on the same level as Rembrandt, specially treated oil paintings resistant to sun, rain and snow are cropping up on fences and above outdoor sofas. CB2

offers versatile furnishings conveniently designed for outdoor and indoor use, including the Garcon Rolling Bar Cart that collapses for storage. “People want flexibility,” Pressman says. “Things used to be more defined, and spaces were zoned according to use, so you’d have your grill in one place like a little outdoor kitchen. But as families and kids grow, people like to be able to do different things and move things around.” Williamson also has noticed a preference for what she calls “free-range fires.” She especially likes the portable line of chic fire vessels by Planika Fires, which are safe for small or enclosed spaces because they burn smokeless, nontoxic biofuels. With all the furnishings available for outside, it’s important not to lose sight of two things: Plantings still make the best backyard decorations, and less is more, even outdoors. © CTW Features


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DUPLEX for sale! Unit 1144 has an open living room w/floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace all open to breakfast area w/wet bar. Kitchen has ample cabinet space w/built-in pantry, microwave, electric cooktop. Master bedroom down w/ceiling fan and outside entry to back covered patio. Master bath has his-hers vanities, walk-in closets and tub-shower combo. Upstairs: 2 bedrooms, game room area, full bathroom, plus an added room great for home office, play room, or added storage. There is a small open patio w/fenced side yard plus an open backyard area with rear-entry 2-car garage for both units. Unit 1142 has the same floor plan without the additional upstairs game room area. Both units are for lease as well. Price to sell both units—one building. 1142 Oakhurst (left side of duplex) CANNOT BE SHOWN AT THIS TIME. DO NOT DISTURB THE TENANT.

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Custom Home in Forrestridge with a POOL! Wood floors in the entry, formal living, formal dining and kitchen. Beautiful Kitchen w/granite counter tops, island w/griddle-smooth cook top, built-in microwave and trash compactor, built-in desk area, under-counter lights, and breakfast bar looking out to pool. Family room w/built-in entertainment center, granite faced fireplace w/gas logs, vaulted ceilings w/amazing view of pool. Oversized master w/sitting area, master bath w/garden jet tub, sep. tiled shower, linen closet, hisher sinks and oversized vanity. Guest suite down w/walk-in closet and full bath. Upstairs are 2 additional bedrooms both w/walk-in closets, full bath, and game room w/game closet. This is a MUST SEE!

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Beautiful immaculate home that shows like a model! All the upgrades from wood floors, stone fireplace, crown molding, granite countertops, tile backsplash, butler’s pantry, 5 bedrooms, game room, media room, plus a study w/built-ins and walk-in closet that can double as the 6th bdrm. Oversized family room w/vaulted ceilings all open to kitchen and breakfast area. Home has tons of storage w/walk-in closets in all bdrms, study, media, plus walk-in pantry, understairs storage! Split bdrms up both w/a Jack-n-Jill bathroom. Large open covered flagstone patio in private backyard. 3-car garage with gorgeous curb appeal. Come see this amazing home with all its upgrades thruout! Perfect home for entertaining or raising a large family. See more photos at www.mlamb.com or call 940-591-0616.

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Large corner lot..Immaculate Home! This one is a MUST SEE! Entry opens to formal dining room. Large open floorplan has the kitchen and breakfast area all open to the family room. Kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space w island, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar and tile floors. Split bedroom arrangement w the master bedroom tucked behind the family room for added privacy. The master bath has a garden tub, separate shower, and walk-in closet. 2 addt. bdrms w/walk-in closets, vaulted ceilings. Covered patio, storm doors, and 2-inch blinds thru out are added extras. HOA dues include: 5 pools, 5 tennis courts, 2 fitness centers, front & side yard maintenance, basic cable, and 24-hour home security monitoring, Lantana Live.

Immaculate Home. Formal living and formal dining all open. Kitchen with smooth cook top range, tile floors, ample cabinet and counter space, walk-in pantry all open to breakfast area and family room. Family room features a brick wood-burning fireplace, ceiling fan, and vaulted ceilings all open. All bedrooms up with large game room. Oversized master bedroom w/space for sitting area. Master bathroom has garden tub-shower combo, his-her sinks, linen closet, and large walk-in closet. Both additional bedrooms have great closet space and ceiling fans. Hall bathroom has separate sinks and medicine cabinet. Extras: 2-inch blinds thru out, open patio area, new fence (2010), sprinkler system, and security system.

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Additional Listings: 9020 Kingston Drive-$234,900-ForeclosureRobson Ranch 1618 Suncrest Drive-$223,899-Foreclosure-POOLKeller 4668 Park Bend Drive-$144,900-ForeclosureFort Worth

4510 Black Walnut

$189,000

Immaculate house! Custom decor thruout! Covered porch and covered patio perfect for the outdoorsman! Open floorplan w/large eat-in kitchen w/tile backsplash, gas range, breakfast bar, tile flrs, pantry all open to fmrm! Sunroom that can double as a study or 5th bdrm! Master bdrm & bth plus 2 bdrms down w full bath and then game room up w 4th bdrm and full bath. Upgraded fixtures thruout, professional landscaped yard, custom drapes. The home has it all! Home has ample storage thruout! You will not be disappointed w the home! Perfect floor plan for any growing family! See more photos at www.mlamb.com or call 940-591-0616.

Contracts Pending: 6 Royal Oaks-$359,900-Forrestridge-POOL 4265 Jenny Lake-$106,900-Foreclosure-Fort Worth 6749 Red Rock-$109,900-Foreclosure-Watauga

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ta or two hanging from a tree. “Dominoes is a great option for backyard game playing,” she says, since the tiles are heavy enough to stand up to even moderate breezes. Technology has opened up a new era of outdoor games. There’s something for every audience. Play something new (hook up a Wii to a TV), old school (Monopoly), athletic (volleyball) or even a little risky (poker). James McNair, co-author of “Burger Parties” (Random House, 2010), likes to place board games on tables and let his guests choose while he grills up their burgers. “Any great burger pairs

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Waiting for the next holiday or birthday to throw a backyard bash? Well, wait no more – from last-minute game nights to themed parties, affordable backyard entertainment can be even easier to pull off than indoor dinner parties. The key to a good time, experts say, is a thoughtful combination of entertainment – like a theme, décor and games – and imaginative food, that complements the theme and spices up the party. Just ask Cynthia Nims, the Seattle-based author of

“Gourmet Game Night” (Ten Speed Press, 2010). Adding the unexpected idea of “gourmet” to the enduring concept of game night “breaks us out of that mold that seems to always associate convenience foods with having friends over to play games: pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, pretzels,” Nims says. A game night party could have a South of the Border theme, Nims says, with bright tablecloths and napkins in turquoise, yellow, blue, orange and red; small cactus plants on the table; chili pepper lights strung around the yard; and a piña-

Inside out: Cushion and fabric details that have come to be expected in family rooms are making their way outside. Embroidery, tufts and piping are finding new places to shine in the backyard. This shady setting is the perfect place for a board game.

Tasty treats: Be creative when preparing fun summer food, such as yummy ice cream sandwiches. well with an evening of games,” McNair says. “You might choose to make mini burgers because they are easy to eat while continuing to play.” Serving burgers doesn’t mean the party can’t be classy, McNair says. “I recently hosted friends for a ‘Sip and Slide’ evening, combining two contemporary restaurant experiences – the wine bar and mini burgers (sliders). I had candles everywhere and had asked my guests to come dressed up for a glamorous night on the town.” Don’t forget the kids, says Kathy Peterson, co-host of “The Balancing Act” on Lifetime Television and author of “Kathy Peterson’s Great Outdoor Decorating Makeovers” (Watson-Guptill, 2004). “Simple games like croquet and badminton are old-time favorites that don’t require a lot of set-up/breakdown,” Peterson suggests. Use color to set the mood without breaking the bank. “Tablecloths, candles and flowers with lots of color will go a

long way to create the mood,” Peterson says. “For sit-down outdoor dinners, I like to create place cards with each person’s name along with the meaning of their name. Everyone really enjoys learning what their name means.” © CTW Features

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Sheri Giblin

Outdoor celebrations don’t need a reason or a season – just food, friends and fun

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Who to contact for area cities 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 www.argyletx.com

1941 E. Jeter Road Bartonville, TX 76226 817-430-4052 Fax: 817-430-9433 www.townofbartonville.com

2121 Cross Timbers Road Flower Mound, TX 75028 972-874-6000 Fax: 972-874-6460 www.flower-mound.com

Corinth 2010 pop. est.: 19,750 3300 Corinth Parkway Corinth, TX 76208 940-498-3200 Fax: 940-498-3247 www.cityofcorinth.com

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

Cross Roads 2000 census pop.: 603 1401 FM424 Cross Roads, TX 76227 940-365-9693 Fax: 940-665-6898 www.crossroadstx.gov

Highland Village 2010 pop. est.: 15,250 1000 Highland Village Road Highland Village, TX 75077 972-899-5132 www.highlandvillage.org

Denton 2010 pop. est.: 110,300 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX 76201 940-349-8200 972-434-2520 (metro) Fax: 940-349-8236 www.cityofdenton.com

Aubrey 2010 pop. est.: 2,600 107 S. Main St. Aubrey, TX 76227 940-440-9343 www.aubreytx.net

Double Oak 2010 pop. est.: 2,600 320 Waketon Double Oak, TX 75077 972-539-9464 Fax: 972-539-9613 www.double-oak.com

Bartonville 2010 pop. est.: 1,400

Flower Mound 2010 pop. est.: 62,950

Justin 2010 pop. est.: 3,150 415 N. College Ave. P.O. Box 129 Justin, TX 76247 940-648-2541 www.cityofjustin.com Krum 2010 pop. est.: 4,000 102 W. McCart St. P.O. Box 217 Krum, TX 76249 940-482-3491 www.ci.krum.tx.us Lake Dallas 2010 pop. est.: 7,300 212 Main St. P.O. Box 368 Lake Dallas, TX 75065 940-497-2226

www.lakedallas.com Lewisville 2010 pop. est.: 96,450 151 W. Church St. P.O. Box 299002 Lewisville, TX 75057 972-219-3400 972-434-1112 (metro) www.cityoflewisville.com 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 www.littleelmtx.us Northlake 2010 pop. est.: 2,300 1301 FM407 P.O. Box 729 Northlake, TX 76247 940-648-3290 www.town.northlake.tx.us Oak Point 2010 pop. est.: 2,700 100 Naylor Road Oak Point, TX 75068 972-294-2312 www.oakpointtexas.com Pilot Point 2010 pop. est.: 4,100 102 E. Main St.

P.O. Box 457 Pilot Point, TX 76258 940-686-2165 www.cityofpilotpoint.org Ponder 2010 census pop.: 1,150 405 Shaffner St. P.O. Box 297 Ponder, TX 76259 940-479-2396 www.pondertx.com Roanoke 2010 pop. est.: 7,500 108 S. Oak St. Roanoke, TX 76262 817-491-2411 www.roanoketexas.com Sanger 2010 pop. est.: 7,050 201 Bolivar St. P.O. Box 1729 Sanger, TX 76266 940-458-7930 www.sangertexas.org Shady Shores 2010 pop. est.: 2,450 P.O. Box 362 101 S. Shady Shores Road Lake Dallas, TX 75065 940-498-0044 www.shady-shores.com/ The Colony 2010 pop. est.: 40,100 6800 Main St. The Colony, TX 75056 972-625-1756 www.thecolonytx.gov

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Serving Denton Over 40 Years 1800 N. Carroll Blvd., Ste. F, Denton, TX 76201 www.jimmybrownrealtor.com

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702 S. Elm

Bernie Kay Brown

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WHAT A BUY!!! Take a look at this exceptionally maintained beauty! The open floorplan offers a living area with fireplace, a dining area, a great kitchen with island, a nice utility room, and a half bath downstairs. Extensive windows allow mom to work in the liv/din/kit while watching the children in the fenced backyard on the elaborate playground equipment that stays with the property. The upper story has three bedrooms and two baths. This great property sits on a corner lot and is ready for you. $125,000.

A GREAT BUY!!! Lovely 3-2-2 with split bedrooms. Open floorplan with vaulted ceilings, living area with corner fireplace, opening into kitchen with bar and sunny breakfast nook, and great backyard views. Formal dining room could be a study, music or sitting room. Large master bedroom, fenced yard, patio, and storage building. A great buy at $121,500.

TOM & JOE’S CAFE Tom & Joe’s Cafe, a landmark in Denton for many years, known for its fine home cooking, is now available for sale. A nice corner lot with good exposure, it is a great location for another restaurant or other commercial business. If you’re interested in starting a business or moving an existing business, this might be the place you’re looking for. $179,500

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Behind on home payments? Don’t be foreclosed on — let us help. Call us @ 940-395-3033. 1712 Spanish Moss Way, $149,900

53 Campbell Rd, Sadler, $479,900

1976 Lariat Dr, Justin, $150,000

Over 2,400 sq. ft. 4/2.5/2 Call 800-249-2999 ext. 2938

Conference center and home 17 ac Call 800-249-2999 ext. 3385

Three Large bedrooms Call 800-249-2999 ext. 3390

286 S. Meadows Dr, Decatur, $199,500

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Log home for just $285,000 Call 800-249-2999 ext. 3389

Only $253,900 3/2/2, Study, 2,277 sq. ft. Call 800-249-2999 ext. 9727

10185 Timber Trail Dr, Dallas, $189,900

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1409 Sun Breeze, Little Elm, $124,999

3656 Fairview, Corinth, $129,000

2026 Wheeler Creek, Gainesville, $375,000

Open Floorplan, Close to shopping Call 800-299-2999 ext. 3386

3/2.5/2, Wood flooring, fresh paint Call 800-299-2999 ext. 9725

Over 2,800 sf, Custom w/wood flooring Call 800-299-2999 ext. 3325

Foreclosed and Refurbished 3417 Raintree Dr., Alvarado, almost 1,500 sq. ft. —refurbished foreclosure — $39,900— (800-249-2999 ext 3393)

LAND 6700 Castle Royale —In Cleburne—at the RETREAT Lot in Resort community, comes with membership to country club $20,000 1812 Brookfield Dr. — Justin 2.5 ac, property has septic, wired for electric,water to street, $60,000 (800-249-2999 ext 3396)

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2304 Acorn Bend ~ Denton

813 Countryside ~ Aubrey

2118 N. Elm ~ Denton

Huge updated home in coveted Guyer district. Solid surface flooring throughout. Large rooms, great storage, 3 living areas and 2 dining areas allow for large gatherings. Bedroom and half bath downstairs; would also make a great study. Freshly painted inside and out. Hot tub house and huge hot tub in backyard, plus a deck and covered patio. Gorgeous lawn, beautiful floors, lots of updates! $199,900. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

3 bedroom, 2 bath home w/covered front porch in a beautiful neighborhood. Wood floors in the kitchen and entry, BIG backyard with nice patio. 2 walk-in closets in master. Master bath has a jetted tub, huge linen closet. Split bedroom concept. Breakfast bar and smooth cooktop in the kitchen. Brick fireplace with hearth in the living room. A must see! Just down the road from the new library and community center. Great location, price & condition! $109,500. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

Charming 2.1 cottage with hardwood floors on a large lot with big trees. Covered front porch, close to downtown. Great for first time homebuyers or home investors. Buyer to verify all measurements. Tenants will be moving out June 14th. $76,500. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

916 Dixon ~ Denton

112 McCubin ~ Valley View

3/2/2 Great home located within close proximity to Building for sale. Located on the Square of Valley View and Loop 288. $117,000. Please call Josh White 940-390- close to I-35. Great for anyone wanting to start a restaurant. Appliances also for sale. $199,000. Please call Josh 9518 for more information. White 940-390-9518 for more information.

305 Meadow Lane ~ Denton Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath split bedroom concept home. Custom updates, family room, dining and kitchen are all open. Kitchen has been remodeled and modernized, updated cabinetry, hardware, lighting, faucets, appliances. $114,500. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

905 Skylark ~ Denton

1451 Trent Road ~ Krum

1100 Laguna ~ Denton

Mid-century modern home meets California contemporary. Large home on beautifully treed lot. Home has 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, spacious bedrooms, master bedroom has private sitting area and private balcony. Kitchen has been updated with tile countertop, tumbled Travertine backsplash, new sink. Wonderful storage throughout this home.You will feel like you are on vacation in your own home. $219,500. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

Custom-built country estate on 4 acres, 4.8 miles from intersection of 380 at I35. Hardwood floors, soapstone countertops, stainless steel appliances, high-end cabinetry, walk-in pantry, open concept floorplan, split bedrooms, portecochere, media room, exercise room, fourth bedroom has French doors and coud be an office, each bedorom has its own bathroom, horses are permitted, quality throughout, move-in ready. $349,900. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

Great 3 bedroom home in established neighborhood. Beautiful hardwood floors and lots of storage make this a wonderful home for the first time homebuyer or for an investment property. $82,000. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

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• 0 Hartlee Field Rd, 9 acres, $490,050, off 428 near Denton water park. • 0 CR 410, 102.030 acres, $306,090, Gainesville: Property includes hay meadow, lots of wide open areas, mature trees including native pecan and wild plum, fenced on 3 sides - front, side and back. This is a fabulous horse property. • 00 CR 410, 102.030 acres, $306,090, Gainesville: Property includes 2 ponds, a wet weather creek, mature trees including native pecan and wild plum, and lots of wide open spaces. This is a fabulous horse property. FA


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805 Pace, Denton 76209 - OPEN floor plan, recent carpet, blinds & ceiling fans throughout, high ceilings, large kitchen and breakfast area. HUGE living room, decked backyard. FABULOUS home for the price. $108,900. MLS #11596789

1107 Thomas, Denton 76201 - Vintage tile baths, updated kitchen & freshly painted rooms 3/2/2 on large fenced lot. 36-foot detached studio with AC has huge doors & convenient storage. Trees & great location, too! $149,900. MLS #11595438

1325 Cambridge Lane, Denton 76209 - Adorable home, established neighborhood, Wilson Elementary. Two living areas, two dining areas and a wet bar! Master bathroom is huge with two closets, two dressing areas and separate sinks. $159,000. MLS #11592547

2516 Santa Fe Trail, Sanger 76266 – 4/2/2 has split bedrooms; hardwood flooring in living areas; oversized bedrooms; kitchen with tumbled tile countertops, walk-in pantry and custom cabinetry; 8x12 storage shed stays. $205,000. MLS #11597966

310 Hardeman Blvd., Justin 76247 - Lovely brick and Austin stone home shows like a model! New carpet, 3-car garage. Kitchen with granite island & countertops, open floor plan. Unique architecture, quality workmanship. $234,999. MLS #11589822

9214 Chisum Rd., Dish 76247 – Lovely 3/2/2 on 1.6 acres with 16x24 storage shed in back. Split bedrooms, kitchen with granite, open floor plan, master bath w/separate shower, tub & dual vanities. $239,000. MLS #11582367

212 Martingale Drive, Oak Point 75068 - 4,443 sq. ft. on 2.5 acres with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, & 3-car garage. Two master suites on first floor! Media & game rooms, outdoor living area. Ideal for entertaining & horses welcome. $585,000. MLS #11580289

3214 Friesian Court, Denton 76210 – 4/2.5/2 has 2 living & 2 dining areas. Formal living room, family room with fireplace, upstairs game or media room, all on a corner lot. Large backyard with new fencing. Lots of home for the price! $153,500. MLS #11586035

3501 Saint Johns Drive, Denton 76210 – 4/2.5/2 in a cul-de-sac; island kitchen w/tile backsplash; formal living & dining; large 2nd living w/fireplace; enormous master bedroom; private landscaped yard. Community pool, highly-rated schools. $165,000. MLS #11587339

1306 Ballycastle, Corinth 76210 - Pristine 1-story golf course home has large living, 2 dining, granite & stainless in kitchen, 3 bedrooms + large study. Covered flagstone patio, extensive crown molding, ceiling fans, plantation shutters. Trees, too! $259,000. MLS #11584176

1454 Rolling Acres Dr., Argyle 76226 – Argyle Schools! 3,416 SF on 1.7 acres with fenced area for animals, detached workshop w/ elec., covered parking for 3. 3 bedrooms each with bathroom; open living/dining w/wall of windows looking out to park-like patio & yard. $370,000. MLS #11580615

1121 Cogburn Court, Shady Shores 76208 - Cielo Ranch! Grand entry, living w/ built-ins, large study, gourmet island kitchen, incredible master closet, game room, full outdoor living area, elegance & custom touches throughout. $398,000. MLS #11591967

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The Best Address In Real Estate ARGYLE

677 Granite Cir.

CORINTH

3602 Leeds

CORINTH

3605 Sussex Ct.

SANGER

7100 Huntington

$639,000. 5/4.1/4, little over 9 acres nestled in forest of trees with creek. Extensive improvements and additions! Main house has wrap around porch. 4 balconies.

$339,000. 5/4/3/Pool on corner lot! Island kitchen has granite, tile, SS appl., gas cooking. Master is down w/sitting area. Neutral colors. GR is up w/4 other bedrooms.

$330,000. 5/4/2, cul-de-sac lot! Wood floors, curved staircase, master down w/sitting area. Heated saltwater pool-spa. A must-see!

$289,000. 3/3/3, on 2 acres! Island kitchen, granite counters, slate floors, brkfst bar. Split plan, media up. Scraped wood floors in entry, form. dining, family. Stone FP.

Lee Conte-Vaughn . . . . . . . . . . (972)355-5686

Donna Robichaux . . . . . . . . . . .(972)355-5639

Mike Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(972)355-5617

Julie Baxter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(972)567-7875

JUSTIN

SANGER

DENTON

CORINTH

511 S. Hardeman

2504 Wichita Trl.

2124 Savannah Trl.

2710 Zachary Dr.

$206,000. 4/2/2, split bedroom plan, 1-story, formal dining. Large study/library could be used as formal living. Tooled & footed cabinetry in kit. & mstr bath.

$175,000. 4/3/2 in Northridge has living room w/vaulted ceiling, brick FP, wet bar, wood floors. Master w/access to back yard. Loaded with upgrades.

$165,000. 4/2/2, beautifully landscaped, tastefully decorated home. Tile counter tops in kitchen, master w/ walk-in closet. Utility room has closet.

Kay T. Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (940)391-3058

Mitzy Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . (972)355-5641

James Chastain . . . . . . . . . . . . (972)355-5633

CORINTH 2120 Meadowview Dr.

CORINTH 2029 Yellowstone Ln.

FT. WORTH 4229 Shagbark Dr.

$150,000. 3/2.1/2, outdoor oasis w/pool, 2 patios, landscape! Recently remodeled kitchen w/custom cabinets. Wood floors, recent carpet. Faux paint treatments.

$129,800. 3/2/2, Spanish tile entry, dining and kitchen. Upgraded roof. Comfy home in quiet neighborhood. Fully insulated garage with heat and air.

DENTON 2908 Newport Ave.

$119,000. 4/2.1/2, Keller ISD. Wonderful home with two living areas and two dining areas and a wet bar. Seller is very motivated!

$118,900. 3/2/2, updated floors, blinds, paint, fence, storm door. Work space in garage. Pride of ownership shows in this one!

James Chastain . . . . . . . . . . . . .(972)355-5633

Francisco Aguayo . . . . . . . . . . .(214) 850-0649

Karen Sefcik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(972)355-5659

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$240,000. 5/3.2/4, home features separate living for 2 families on 1 acre. Main home has 3 bdrm, 2.5 baths, 3-car gar. #2 home has 2 bdrm, 1 bath w/1-car gar. Main home has wood floors. Patios, courtyard. Donna Robichaux . . . . . . . . . . .(972)355-5639

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DENTON

2102 Oak Tree Dr.

DENTON

2801 Anysa Ln.

DENTON

1913 Lee

$109,900. 3/2/2, super deal in residential neighborhood. Convenient to schools, shopping, major highways. Great 1st home, great investment property!

$105,000. 3/2/2, family room w/soaring ceilings! Kitchen has great counter space & brkfst bar. Large WI closets. Designer paints. Large back yard w/patio.

$105,000. 3/2/1, great home for 1st time buyers! Nice landscaped yard w/low maintenance, trey ceiling in master, large walk-in closets, skylights in bathrooms. Extra wide driveway.

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940-387-8677 “Celebrating 37 years in Denton!”

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D CE U D RE

3904 IMMEL DRIVE, FLOWER MOUND – 2-story 5 BR, 4.5 BA home on 2.1046-acre corner lot in Immel Estates Addition. Great fam. floorplan w/2 stairways, 3 liv areas, sep study, 2 din areas, butler’s pantry, WBFP, updated Mstr bath, new SS dishwasher, cooktop, oven & microwave, 2 new 50-gal water heaters, 3 floored attic spaces, carpet/tile/hardwood flooring, diving pool w/spa, cov patio. 1,056 sf barn-workshop. MLS# 11547203. $695,000. R ! HE ION T R CT FU DU RE

3101 MONTECITO DR. – 5/4.5/3 on 1.3 acre in beautiful, original Montecito. Every inch of this wonderful family home has been updated and/or maintained with an eye for perfection. 3 living areas, unequalled storage, many amenities, beautiful pool and landscaping. NEW ROOF in 2010. MLS# 11532185. $470,000

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1146 OAKHURST. – 4/3/2 in beautiful established neighborhood. 2 dining areas and large kitchen. Lovely garden landscaping. MLS# 11511536. $169,000

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3249 BENT CREEK – 3/2/2 one owner home in great condition, large great room with wbfp, open kitchen, 2 dining areas, split master, covered porch, nice landscaping, well-built backyard workshop w/electricity. MLS# 11569435. $124,900

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513 W. WINDSOR – 3/2/2 with formal din- 35 OAK FORREST CR. – 5/3.5/3 Great faming. New carpet and vinyl throughout. MLS# ily Forrestridge home w/beautiful details, large kitchen, lots of living areas, lovely yard 11526424. $125,000 w/pool. MLS# 11470773. $320,000

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2917 STOCKTON ST. – 4/2/2 like new 3 year old Robbie Hale Home... ready for immediate possession. MLS# 11600336. $142,500

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Tuscan Hills

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Luxury Mediterranean Villas

Homes from the low $300’s. Situated on rolling hills overlooking scenic Unicorn Lake in south Denton lies the private gated community of Tuscan Hills. Tuscan Hills offers incredible amenities including a community center, pool and fitness center. Enjoy convenient access to I-35, Dallas and Ft. Worth employment, and Market Square at Unicorn Lake featuring fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Tuscan Hills is located in the highly-rated Denton Independent School District.

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3671 Tuscan Hills Circle, Denton, TX 76210 Directions to Tuscan Hills: From I-35: Go west on State School, then right into Unicorn Lakes. Community will be on your left - follow road around the traffic circle into the guard gate.

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