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6608 Aster Court, Denton * Gorgeous 4141+ sf estate * Brick with stone arched entry * 4 bdrms * 4 baths * Great rm * Gourmet kit—brkfast bar, granite cntrs * Formal dining * Master retreat overlooking backyard with patio * 5 living areas incl media & game room * Onsite exemplary schools * .34 Acs * Cul-de-sac * Largest lot, largest sf, best price in Preserve @ Pecan Creek * MLS # 12009364 * VIRGINIA, 940-391-2379

817 Gentle Wind Drive, Keller * Gorgeous 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2-story. New paint and carpet inside. Upgrades throughout including wood floors, study, stone fireplace, stainless steel appliances, 2 living & 2 dining areas, media room, and covered patio. Sideentry garage, sprinkler and zoned HVAC. This one will not last long. * $510,000 * MLS #11962649... MACE, 940-391-2286

FM 3002 & Union Grove Rd., Valley View, TX * Been in same family for decades * Truly heaven in a pastoral setting inspired by nature * Incredible lake views & across from Johnson Branch State Park * Corner of FM 3002 (Lone Oak Rd) & Union Grove * Road frontage * Enjoy life surrounded by 200+ century-old oak trees, water, rolling sandy loam pastures, 3 ponds * 120.03+ Acs, with 2,349+ sf house, well, storm cellar, lake * Can be subdivided * SANDY STALEY 214-384-4222 Cell or 214-802-3909

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Can subdivide into 2 Ac tracts * W-cover for wildlife, this acreage is the perfect place for wonderful homesites * Commercial, business, warehouses, industrial, warehouse park, or the ultimate dream Horse Ranch Estate * Sandy soil * Seller said sell * Bring all offers * $199,000 * JIM, 940-594-4000

115 Tower Road, Valley View * The perfect destination for luxury equestrian living * Lake Ray Roberts * 15 Acs * Main hse—3,390+ sf * Blt 2000 * 3-2-2 * Great rm, stone fp * Study * Media rm * Wood flrs * Sunrm overlooks pool/spa * Guest hse, 800+ sf * 1,368+ sf 3-stall horse barn w-bath, tack, round pen * Awesome sandy loam * Cross fenced * $400s * Make offer * MLS #11975730... * SONYA, 940-366-0315

1415 Avenue C, Denton * Curb appeal and charm abound in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,970-sq.-ft. home with true definition of “Pride of Ownership” nestled in popular subdivision on magnificent lot with towering trees. Walking distance to UNT! Priced to sell quickly at only $152,900. Best buy in UNT area at only $77 per sq. ft. * BRENT CHOW, 940-453-5159




1916 Whitehall Drive, Denton * Elegant custom ENTERTAINMENT HAVEN with many exquisite details * 4,057+ sf, 4 bdrms, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage * Island kitchen w-granite, tile * 3 living areas: Formal-Study; Great Rm w-fp; Up-GameRm-Media w-balcony * .321Ac grounds adjoining Lake Lewisville Corp property * $35,000+ brand new upgrades * $370s * Owner relo; make offer * VIRGINIA, 940-391-2379

15 Carl Drive, Tioga * 11.284 acres with pipe fencing. 2 lots, 14 and 15. Water meter already in place * Water spouts for watering your horses throughout property * Asphalt driveway * Slab already poured! Backs up to Corp property on Lake Ray Roberts. Beautiful pond! * Bring offers * EDDIE, 940-368-2043

1010 W. Hickory St., Denton * “NESTLED IN DENTON’S HISTORICAL DISTRICT”... Be mesmerized by its charm and character of yesterday * 2,332+ sf * 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths * FP * Original hardwood floors * Classic period fixtures, staircase * Sleeping porches/verandas * New roof, 2011 * .20-Ac grounds * $239,900 * Bring offers * MLS #11963723... BRENT, 940-453-5159 ID

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04 What every homeowner should know before buying a front door Real Estate

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our home’s entryway is the first thing that greets visitors and it’s where your home truly begins. And yet many homeowners don’t put much thought into their door selection, making quick decisions based solely on appearance. There’s a lot more to a door than meets the eye.

Experts say that your pocketbook, comfort and safety can all be at risk with the wrong door. “It’s more than the face of the door. It’s the hinges, the weatherstrip, the bottom sweep and sill,” says Mark Clement, a professional contractor and host of the MyFixItUpLife home improvement radio show. “By

taking all these components into account as a unit, you’ll see a big difference in performance.” For optimum energy efficiency and functionality, Clement recommends making sure that the door system you purchase was created from just one manufacturer that engineers every part of the door to work together.

When shopping, here are some of the things to consider: I Energy Efficiency: In any region or climate, energy efficiency is key. When all the parts of your door are engineered to work together, the components form a tight seal around the entire door to resist leaks and drafts that can lead to reduced energy

efficiency. An ENERGY STAR qualified and National Fenestration Rating Council certified door can further help you save money on energy costs. For his home, Clement decided on a Therma-Tru door meeting all these qualifications that helps reduce his monthly energy bills. I Durability: A door that lets in air and water can lead to costly damage and deterioration. Look for a door system that works together at critical points to weather storms and daily wear and tear. The door should be equipped with well-fitting weatherstripping to keep air and water from getting in between the door and its frame, and a multi-point locking system that helps keep the door aligned. I Quality: Many consumers may not know that often doors are made with parts from a variety of manufacturers. The best way to assure you get a high performance door is to select a door where the parts come from one manufacturer, like Therma-Tru. These components are designed and engineered to work together and include the sill, the door bottom, weather stripping, hinges and a multipoint locking system. And there’s an added logistical benefit -when everything is under a single lifetime warranty, maintenance and upkeep are simple. I Curb appeal: An attractive and highly-functional front entrance can add to your home’s curb appeal and help boost its market value. At a time when homeowners are looking to get the most out of every dollar they invest in their home, installing an attractive new front entry is a cost-effective investment that can have a big impact. More information about the benefits of installing energy-efficient door systems can be found at -StatePoint

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aving trouble keeping your home comfortable year-round? You’re not alone. The average mid-size U.S. home has a staggering half mile of gaps and cracks that outside air, including dust and allergens, can infiltrate and that inside, conditioned air can leak out of, according to the Air Barrier Association of America. Just as you wouldn’t want to leave a window open in winter or summer, you don’t want to let gaps and small

holes around windows, doors, plumbing penetrations and electrical outlets go unaddressed. By doing some straightforward air sealing and insulating projects around the home, homeowners can typically save up to 30 percent on home energy costs, according to the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Even if you’re not that handy, you’re in luck. Sealing your home is as simple as knowing your 1,2,3’s and ABC’s.

All you need to get started is: I One sealant: An inexpensive product can do the trick. Opt for a versatile sealant, such as Great Stuff Insulating Foam Sealant, to tackle a series of sealing projects around the home. I Two Hours: It only takes a couple of hours to seal all those gaps and cracks that cause drafts in your home. Doing so will permanently increase the comfort, performance and energy-effi-

ciency of your house. For a complete home sealing project checklist, visit fs/checklist.pdf. I Three Locations: Three key locations will be impacted the most by air sealing projects -- the attic, basement and central living space. So where should you start looking? An easy trick to remember is the ABC’s of air sealing: I A is for Attic: The attic is one of the main places in the home you’re likely to lose

heat. So in addition to adding insulation, seal around the attic door to help keep air from escaping. You’ll keep heat inside your living space and make your family comfortable yearround by sealing the attic tightly to prevent drafts. I B is for Basement: It’s damp, dark and cold, and often one of the largest air leakage culprits in the home. It’s also the most accessible, making it an excellent place to start sealing to prevent cooler air from seeping into the rest of your house. I C is for Central Living Areas: Don’t neglect the most trafficked areas of your house where you eat, sleep, watch TV and hang out. Fill the gaps and cracks in your living spaces -- including around electrical outlets and plumbing penetrations -- to prevent drafts throughout the year that directly impact the comfort of the home. By sealing plumbing penetrations with sealants like Great Stuff Insulating Foam Sealants, homeowners can begin to see financial returns after less than half a month, saving $45 annually, according to a recent study conducted by Dow Building Solutions and DR Nelson & Associates. By following easy steps to seal your home, you can put a little extra spending money in your pocket and increase the overall comfort, performance and energy efficiency of your home.

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Does your house have what homebuyers are looking for?

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hether your home is on the market, or you plan to sell one day, knowing homebuyers’ preferences can help you make smart upgrades that will increase your home’s value and offer a great return on investment. Luckily, a 2012 survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is giving savvy homeowners a clear look at what potential buyers are looking for. Here are a few insights: Windows When it comes to windows, energy efficiency is the prime consideration for consumers. ENERGY STAR rated windows, triple-pane insulating glass windows, and Low-E insulating glass windows are the three top “must haves” and “desirable” types of windows among new and potential homebuyers, according to the NAHB survey. With that in mind, when replacing your home’s windows, you’d be wise to look for those from an ENERGY STAR partner that’s committed to meeting the strict criteria of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For example, Simonton Windows has developed glass packages for each cli-

mate zone -- Northern, North Central, SouthCentral and Southern -- which utilize insulating glass units to drastically reduce the transfer of heat and cold, as well as block ultraviolet rays. As far as materials are concerned, opting for lower maintenance vinyl frames is a good bet, as survey results from the study also show that vinyl framed windows are the leading preference for homebuyers for their low-maintenance features, durability and great insulating factors. More information about ENERGY STAR qualified vinyl windows can be found at Storage Homebuyers want great storage features, like laundry rooms, linen closets, garage storage and walk-in pantries, says the NAHB survey. If you don’t have these features or the budget to knock down walls or build additions, you can at least make the most of the storage you do have. Get organized and use easy-to-install closet systems that fit into your existing closets. Doing so will put your home in the best light possible. Entry Doors

Homebuyers want quality and beauty in their doors and entryways, according to the NAHB study, and fiberglass doors are gaining popularity. It’s no wonder, since the door is the first thing anyone sees when entering a home and fiberglass doors are durable as well as aesthetically pleasing. With quality in mind, consider selecting a door with a complete system of components engineered to work together and sourced from the same manufacturer. A door system designed to work together for lasting performance, security and energy efficiency, such as Therma-Tru fiberglass doors, can withstand severe weather conditions along with day-today family activity. They also provide the home with strong protection from air and water infiltration. Don’t forget to add some beauty and detail to your entry door. Request decorative, clear or privacy doorlites and sidelites to reflect the personality and style of your home. More information about updating your entry doors can be found at Don’t make home upgrades blindly. By taking the pulse of homebuyers, you can ensure you get a great return on your investments.


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One-story home offers 2 master suites & backs to greenbelt. Open layout, wood floors, arched doorways, plantation shutters & crown molding. Spacious family rm & custom built-in. Kitchen with island, granite countertops, 3 ovens & SS appliances. First master with sitting area & bath with garden tub. Second master with nursery or office, bay window, bath with walk-thru shower. Backyard with covered patio & extended patio, plenty of grassy area. CODE: 3404FUR






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Beautifully maintained and ready to move into. 3 bedrooms and study, kitchen opens to family with fireplace, very nice formal dining room. Spacious master suite features a walk-in shower which is handicap accessible. Sprinkler system and alarm. Refrigerator, washer, dryer, and small freezer included with acceptable offer. Fenced backyard, nicely landscaped. CODE: 2308LOO


Very open floor plan with huge living area. The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and has great walk-in pantry. Home also boasts an oversized garage with workbench and lots of storage. Master is also quite large. CODE: 2809THU




Clean and neat with updated light fixtures, ceiling fans and carpet. Great floorplan open to formal dining and kitchen. Gas/woodburning fireplace with brick raised hearth. Full-size utility room. Skylight in master bath. Large closets. Gas hot water heater, furnace and stove. Programmable thermostat. Oversized patio with decorative side pavestones. Shade tree in front. Wood fence in good condition with metal posts. CODE: 1445SAI

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Grand home sits on over 12 acres! Is cross-fenced and has 2 barns, a fort for the kids and a cabana for the adults. The home has been remodeled and updated with a fantastic master bath and top-notch stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The office could be another living area or media room. This home is accented by custom features throughout. Additions to the home are endless. Come see for yourself! CODE: 14405WFM





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Meticulous care shows throughout. A grand front porch, stunning elevation & custom landscaping welcomes you home. Inside are upgrades galore including designer paint colors. chef’s dream kitchen with stainless appliances, butlers pantry & large island. Wood floors in formal living, dining & study. Grand staircase with rod iron banisters takes you upstairs to 4 large bedrooms, gameroom multilevel media room. Backyard includes a large covered porch. CODE: 7700SWE





Charming one-story in the heart of Frisco Lakes community. Walking distance to the luxurious amenities center, golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, billiards, library, and much more. Bayberry floorplan with 3 full-size bedrooms, 9-ft. ceilings, and many upgrades. Plenty of space! CODE: 994BUR



Three bedroom, 2 bath brick home on interior corner lot in well-maintained Fairview West. Just blocks from Lake Dallas High School! Easy access to FM 2181, FM 2499, I-35, and DCTA rail line for commuters. Versatile plan with large breakfast bar. Study could easily convert to 4th bedroom. Fence stained in 2011. Reverse osmosis water system which operates with salt granules provides tasty water with fewer minerals. Fridge will convey with property. CODE: 2707WHE

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413 Ridge Point Dr.

2025 Bowling Green


3021 S. Branch


Call Laura Brewer at 940-367-0329

Call Jeanne Jacobs 940-230-5643

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425 Fox Creek Ct.


Wonderful home on 10 acres in the KRUM ISD! Versatile floorplan that could be a 3 or 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths! Crown molding, stone fireplace, built-ins, high ceilings, and glass display cabinets. Outside you will find 10 acres to roam, workshop, carport, covered patio, fenced and cross-fenced, shed rows, water to pastures, and the list goes on! Sunsets off the backporch Texas style!

3 bedroom, 2 bath home with open floor plan in kitchen/den area. Lots of windows face the huge backyard with a patio. Close to all the great shopping at Rayzor Ranch as well as UNT and TWU! Established quiet neighborhood just down the street from Bowling Green Park and North Lakes Park.

Pristine condition granite in kitchen and baths, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, open floor plan with big, bright rooms! Guest room down w/full bath. Huge master suite, easy access to Hwys 121, 35E, George Bush, DFW Airport, Vista Ridge Mall area shopping & dining.


3906 FM 2071


Located on a lovely private cul-de-sac near 288 and min. from downtown! Versatile floorplan with open kitchen and living. Large master, 2011 AC unit and solar screens. Fantastic kitchen with composite sink, great backyard and kitchen, French doors lead into dining.

11884 E. Highway 82



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.

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 Patrice Easley at 817-797-1449

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1758 W. Jeter Rd.



329 Whispering Trails



502 N. Broad

Stately 4 bedroom, 3 bath with magnificent drive-up presence w/dormer windows and red brick walkway. Elegant entryway, lots of windows, gleaming wood floors, fabulous master bath with unique copper tub, handsome office/library with French doors, very special home.

Fabulous acreage with trees, ponds, coastal Bermuda, two barns, a shed row—PLUS a 3,000+ sq ft home! Close to the DFW area, Liberty Christian, and Denton. Home has great bones and could be made into a wonderful home with some updating. Open concept floorplan with high beamed ceilings, split bedroom floorplan, and a wall of windows that look out over your land!

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728 Eagle Lake Ct.


Move-in ready custom-built home. Amenities include granite counters, updated fixtures, paint, ceramic woodlook floors in laundry & baths, landscaped backyard w/10-ft. privacy fence, heated pool, spa and rock waterfall w/remote, large patio area with kitchen. Huge gameroom up.

Call Tammy Huddleston at 940-382-4503

REDUCED! $99,550

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 Shelby Bell 940-768-9296

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2156 Crockett Drive


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.

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

2869 Cooper Creek


Come build your dream home! 40 acres in agexemp with well, electric, and sewer. Property is fenced and cross-fenced, 2 ponds, barn, covered RV parking structure, and 2 storage buildings. Property sits outside city limits in Denton ETJ near Loop 288 and Hwy 380.

Call Holly Tillison 940-367-6703 | 940-891-3229 | Laura Brewer, Manager If you would like to schedule a confidential interview to join our team of Sales Professionals, call Laura Brewer at 940-367-0329

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3529 Crisoforo Drive ~ Denton

1905 Breaker Ln. ~ Flower Mound

2305 Del Mar Ct. ~ Denton

305 Meadow ~ Denton

3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an open kitchen and 2 living areas. Kitchen is tiled, has a breakfast bar, a nice pantry, black appliances, and a skylight. The home has a large dining area and a brick fireplace with a hearth. Spacious master with vaulted ceiling. Master bath has separate tub and shower, private toilet, and huge walk-in closet. Energy efficient. Near UNTs Discovery Park and UNT Shuttle service. Near UNT, TWU and downtown. $159,500. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

Lovely home on 1.62 acres in desired subdivision off Lake Grapevine. Lots of windows, 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, lake access, beautiful neighborhood fountains. $660,000. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

4 bedroom home in Lexington Park! Beautifully landscaped. Bright and open living room with fireplace. Kitchen has lots of cabinets with deep drawers and a pantry closet, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and a large island. Separate utility room with built-in cabinets and drip-dry area. Spacious master suite with vaulted ceiling, double vanity, separate shower, garden tub, and huge closet! $179,500. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Coopers Crossing. This home has been remodeled and modernized with updated cabinets, fixtures, appliances, and paint throughout. Kitchen is open to the living and dining areas. Convenient access to the University of North Texas,TWU, Loop 288, and downtown. $123,500. Call Marla 940395-0414

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722 Lakey ~ Denton

3220 Brooke ~ Denton

COMMERCIAL: $950,000

COMMERCIAL: $1,190,000

Half an acre lot in a country setting ready to build Cute cottage-like 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Priced right 3/2/2. Great home close to Evers Elementary. on! Drive down the tree-lined road and turn in the at $68,000. Excellent rental property. Call Josh White $129,000. Please call Josh White 940-390-9518 for more information. gravel drive into beautiful country living with mature 940-390-9518 trees and convenient access to 35, Denton, Corinth, and Lewisville. $58,500. Call Marla 940-395-0414.


3525 Valley View ~ North Denton Charming 3/2/2 on north side of Denton. All new flooring! Kitchen has a nice-sized pantry, black appl. including fridge, gas stove, dishwasher. Hallway linen closet w/lots of storage, lrg fenced yard. Ginnings Elementary, exemplary school! $104,500. Call Marla 940-395-0414

Or For Lease: $12,999 ($6,499.50 per side) Annual Cost Per Sq. Ft. nnn $11.48

LAND: Lot 6 FM 261 ~ Valley View 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.

2.6 Acres, $32,000. Call Josh White 940-390-9518

NEW LISTING: 2204 Crestmeadow 5/2/1, $169,000. Call Josh White 940-390-9518 3408 Cooper Branch ~ Denton 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage brick home. $172,000. Call Josh White 940-390-9518 for info.

2532 Louise Street ~ Denton

2609 Scripture ~ Denton

Golden opportunity. Spacious convenience store with full kitchen and furnished dining area. There is also an upstairs efficiency living space. This store is ripe for a conversion to student-centered convenience store and eatery. Owner also does a brisk business with money transfers and check cashing in addition to the store sales. Call Marla 940-395-0414.

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. ID

14 Why teaching kids about the environment matters Real Estate

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earning about saving energy and the environment will do more than just help kids save money as adults -- it can help them develop math and science skills, and foster a sense of responsibility. From which appliance to buy to save the most energy, to what temperature to set the thermostat, we are faced with choices that can impact us individually and have global ramifications. Experts say that it’s vital to provide the next generation with real world learning opportunities about how their individual and collective choices affect their lives and the whole planet. “Environmental education is an excellent and practical way to teach critical thinking and problem solving,” says Kathy McGlauflin, Director of Project Learning Tree (PLT), an environmental education program. “It helps young people apply

science and math skills in meaningful ways, and introduces them to careers in the growing green jobs industry.” More importantly, she said, giving kids the knowledge they need to protect the environment will have a positive impact on the world for decades to come. McGlauflin says that a good place to start is to get kids to consider energy use. Encourage kids to investigate how much energy their family and school uses, the main sources of that energy and ways to implement energy-saving strategies. Set a goal and get kids to calculate the savings from one month’s utility bill to the next, or over a period of time. Here are some ideas to get started: I Work together to switch old lighting with newer energy efficient bulbs. Ask kids to do a little arithmetic to determine how much longer your new

fluorescent or CFL bulbs will last. Take advantage of natural lighting whenever possible. I Spend a day in the yard planting trees that provide strategic shade. Doing so can help reduce your energy consumption. I Dress for the weather, so you can adjust your heating or air conditioning thermostat for reduced energy use. I Encourage kids to turn off their electronics and get outside. I Turn off lights and appliances, such as computers when

they’re not in use. I Wash only full loads, and open the door of your dishwasher after the final rinse cycle to allow air drying. I If possible, walk or bike to school. I Kids can make changes outside the home too. Get your child’s school to go green by incorporating environmental education activities into school curricula. New programming, such as PLT’s GreenSchools!, provides students, teachers and school staff members with tools, training and resources --

such as an Energy and Society kit, that fosters critical thinking and creates healthier schools. More tips for helping kids, their homes and their schools go green can be found at Reducing energy use saves natural resources and can lead to significant financial savings. Do your pocketbook and the planet a favor, teach your kids to save energy and be part of the next generation of environmental stewardship. - StatePoint


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Serving Denton Over 40 Years 1800 N. Carroll Blvd., Ste. F, Denton, TX 76201 940-566-1515 HURRY! Take a look at this well-maintained 3/2/2 home in NE Denton. The open floorplan features a large living room with fireplace and gas starter, and nice kitchen, breakfast area and utility room. The bedroom wing offers a large master bedroom and bath and two additional bedrooms. The living area opens onto a patio and fenced backyard with extra concrete for an RV, boat, etc. With new carpet and a new roof, this property is priced right at $125,900.

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. $199,000. Call today to see.

RESIDENTIAL LOT Take a look at this beautiful residential lot located on Cove Drive in Shady Shores. This lot has nice trees, 11000+ sq. ft., and is lakefront accessible. Survey available. $30,000.

631 ACME Need acreage? Be sure to consider this 1.04-acre tract, currently zoned Residential. $175,000.

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“Delivering Dreams” Marianne & Gavin

940.591.0616 W NE


7956 Country View



Beautiful custom home with country flair! Over 3.5 acres with divided pastureland, loafing shed, round pin, tree-lined view, and well house with chicken coop. You will fall in love once you walk thru the front door! Custom décor thruout this home w/tons of upgrades. Crown molding, tile floors in all the wet areas, 3 bdrms plus a study with large walk-in that can double as 4th bdrm plus 3 full baths! Open floor plan concept with split bdrm arrangement. Great kitchen w/custom cabinets, breakfast bar, all open to breakfast area, great home for entertaining! Master bdrm has outside entry, pan ceiling, and large master bath with walk-in closet, double sinks, a garden jet tub and sep. shower. This is a true country oasis. Home will not disappoint! The property, front sidewalk and the deck are surrounded with an invisible fence line. New owners can utilize this if they have dogs. Sellers can provide the contact where you can get the collars & training.


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1312 Lynhurst Lane



Beautiful custom home in the prestigious Southridge neighborhood. This home has tons of upgraded features including wood floors, crown molding, gas log fireplace, radiant barrier in the attic, and two separate floored attic storage areas. Entry has brick floors that open to the formal living and formal dining. Large eat-in kitchen with ample cabinets and counter space, double ovens, built-in microwave, electric cooktop, walk-in pantry, and breakfast bar. Great utility room with built-in cabinets, freezer space, built-in iron cabinet, and outside entry to side patio and yard. Master bedroom suite that has an outside entry to the covered back patio also features a great oversized master bathroom with two large vanities, garden jet tub, separate walk-in shower, built-in linen cabinet, and 2 large walk-in closets. Upstairs you will find three oversized bedrooms, all with ceiling fans and walk-in closets, plus a fullsize hall bathroom with tiled shower/tub combo. Mature trees in the backyard with a covered patio and an open patio area as well. This is a great house!


309-313 Benjamin Street


This unit is being sold as one full duplex 309-313 Benjamin Street with multi-parcel id#R82434 and R82433. Both units are 2 bdrms, 2 full baths, w/half bath down. Both bdrms have large walk-in closets. Each unit leases for $875 per month and most all the tenants would like to renew the lease after exp.

Contracts Pending: 4024 Lone Star - $192,500 - 4/2/3 - Lexington Park 5402 New Hope - $404,000 - 4/4.5/3 - 7 Acres in Aubrey 1715 Pine Hills - $196,900 - 3/2/2 - Oakmont 141 Pintail Lane - $135,000 - 3/2.5/2 - Sanger 1112 Autumn Oak - $74,900 - 3/2/2 - North Denton 3215 Friesian Court - $159,500 - Wheeler Ridge 1706 Santa Fe Trail - $145,000 - 3/2.5/2 - Krum

2144 Woodbrook


Southridge w/a pool! Large open family room w/built-ins and floor-to-ceiling brick woodburning fireplace. Kitchen updated w/granite countertops and tile backsplash. Ample custom cabinets in kitchen plus smooth cooktop and built-in microwave. Formal living and formal dining are a great open space; breakfast area has built-in china cabinets. Split bedrooms w/ master off family room. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and walk-in closets. Diving pool! Covered back patio with trees for added privacy. Master bathroom w/separate tiled shower and separate tub. 3 living areas that include a game room or can be 5th bedroom. 2-car oversized garage with insulated door and opener. Long driveway that has space for RV or boat parking.



7-Acre LOT with tons of trees! Come BUILD your DREAM home nestled among 7 Acres in a quiet location! BRING YOUR HORSES! Zoned residential! Great location close to I-35 for quick travel to the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. Close proximity to Lake Lewisville!


3008 Mistywood


Huge backyard with a large covered patio! Home has a nice open floorplan with the living area open to a separate dining area. The eat-in kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space, tile floors, solid surface Corian-like countertops. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, full bath, and an open game room area.

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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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928 Sierra Dr. – Denton – $109,900

208 W. Lake Vista – Highland Village – $169,900

Absolutely amazing 4 bedroom 2 bath home on a large treed corner lot. The light & open floorplan is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen overlooks the dining & family room. Large family room with fireplace and tons of windows. The kitchen has tons of storage and a large island/breakfast bar. Beautiful master bedroom & bathroom both have skylights. Master bedroom has 2 closets. Master bath has separate tub & shower. 22x16 screened porch, 23x15 workshop, solar screens. Great location close to schools, parks & shopping.

1316 Cordell St. – Denton – $52,900

3/2/2 located on a park-like setting one block to the lake. Heavily wooded lot, very secluded and quiet. Meticulously maintained and updated with paint inside and out, new cpt, updated bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, new hvac condenser. Relax in the 18x12 screened-in porch or on the 13x12 wood deck. This house is amazing!

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.



310 & 310B E. McCart – Krum – $139,900 Excellent investment opportunity with endless potential. 2 homes on 2 lots over 1/2 acre of prime property. Live in one house and rent out the other? Rent both homes? How about a commercial property? Don’t wait too long to take advantage of this great opportunity.


723 Rolling Ridge Ln. – Duncanville – $89,900 Fantastic 4 bedroom, 1 bath, 1386 sq. ft. home with ALL NEW: interior & exterior paint, windows, central heat & air, carpet, vinyl & tile, granite countertops, tumbled marble backsplash, dishwasher, stove, sink, faucet, marble shower, pedestal sink, ceiling fans and more! Great location, huge backyard, storage building.


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.








15021 Scenic Rd. – Pilot Point – $465,000 Bank-owned foreclosure ready for your horses, cars, boats, RV and more. This amazing property has had extensive updating inside & out. With just a few more of your own touches this will be a showplace. Wait until you see the 3600 sq. ft. shop that has 5 garage spaces, 2 large overhead side doors to accommodate any large vehicle/RV, electric, plumbing, setups for offices. The interior of the home has extensive woodwork, built-ins, new paint, new cpt, new tile, new appliances, upgraded windows and the list just keeps going. Wtih just a little cleanup the pool & spa will be your own backyard oasis. Wraparound porch, stone & wood elevation, extra parking, 3.27 acres... what else could you ask for? The home will be sold as is.



New Construction Homes from the $120’s

6400 Pine Hills Lane – Denton – $199,900

Audra Oaks Subdivision Bellaire Crossing Subdivision

Incredible one-owner home on a large corner lot with beautiful landscaping, sprinklers, extended patio, 3-car garage & electric shades on the windows. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath, w/study is 2,236 sq. ft. and has a light & open floor plan perfect for any family. Formal dining, split bedrooms, huge living area, master bath w/his & her sinks, Jacuzzi tub & separate shower, large walk-in closet, and a gorgeous entry are just a few more of the highlights.




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Gordonville ~ Location, Location, Location! Beautiful home close to lake. Bring your boat and fishing poles! 2 living areas, fireplace with island kitchen... Large deck to relax on and enjoy fresh air. New carpet and paint throughout. $75,000 Call Brent Nelms 214-616-7092

The Colony ~ Charming Drive-Up!

Beautiful townhome w/pristine design and beautiful finishes make this one a perfect choice. Low-maintenance living within minutes of two championship golf courses, Stonebriar Mall, Rough Riders Ballpark and an abundance of entertainment, culinary and recreational activities in Frisco. Neighborhood amenities include pool with pool house and greenbelt areas. $144,500 Call Dan Staples 972-317-9437

Corinth ~ Welcome Home! 3 bed, 2 bath home completely renovated and sits on a huge lot. Enter into a large family room with vaulted ceilings, excellent natural lighting. Great area, great home, great price! $139,900 Call Roxa 214734- 2011

Corinth ~ Updates Galore!

Shows great and ready for a new buyer. 4/2.5/2, neutral carpet and ceramic tile just installed, fresh interior paint, cheerful kitchen with granite countertops, tile backsplash, stainless appliances including refrigerator. All baths have granite vanities, spacious master, wonderful 25x12 covered patio to sit and enjoy the huge backyard. Recent wood fence. $174,900 Call Cammy 214-724-0331

Lewisville ~ Corner Lot!

Denton ~ Must See Plantation 5 Bedroom Home!

Private backyard with two storage spaces that backs to open property. Extended covered patio, wood floors and granite countertops throughout. Master down, clean and totally updated. Easy access anywhere: grocery, schools, shopping & airports. $186,000 Call Tracey Clifton 469-358-3008

Large front covered porch, 3 living areas, 2 dining rooms & breakfast bar. Corian counters, gas cooktop, window seats throughout, hardwoods in entry & formals, gas logs in fireplace. 3 bdrms up, full bath, game room or 3rd living. $208,900 Call Cindy Haddock 972-317-9464



Denton ~ Spacious and Functional Floorplan!

Corinth ~ Largest Lot in the Neighborhood!

5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, master down. Office-study, media room AND game room! Large kitchen opens to family room with floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace. Mature trees in landscaped yard w-koi pond on covered back porch. $259,900 Call Shelley Aleksic 214-598-7726

Beautiful 5 bedroom with office, game room and 3-car garage. Open, split floorplan with neutral colors. Upgrades galore! Exterior features 100% Austin stone and brick, saltwater pool with attached spa and water features, solar screens and radiant barrier foil, 25x20 concrete pad. $299,000 Call Robin St. John 972-317-9461

Flower Mound ~ Lots of Extras!

Lots of extras come with this 4 bedroom home with open flowing floorplan. Enjoy the rest of the summer heat in the pool that is secluded behind a privacy stained fence with electric gate. Large master down with sitting area. Family room is open to the living area, breakfast bar, island and all appliances replaced with stainless steel. Whole house exterior surveillance system with 6 cameras. $297,000 Call Ben deAnda 972-342-5029 direct

Highland Village ~ Huge Lot Covered in Trees!

Valley View ~ Space for Everyone!

Highland Village ~ Private Backyard Oasis!

Custom 4-4-3 complete with 4 living areas! Grand entry, soaring ceilings, walls of windows, crown molding, built-ins, 3 fireplaces, island kitchen, breakfast bar, double oven, built-in frig, ss appl, dumbwaiter! Swimming pool, patio. $425,000 Call Charlotte 214-808- 8612

Classic 3/2.1/4 home w/oversize porches combine with the outdoor kitchen and entertaining area with the 2 bedroom guest house with 1200 sq ft and the additional RV barn with its full 1 bedroom, 2 living area home and there’s space for everyone. Corps property on 2 sides, huge trees & pond. $579,900 Call Sherry Griffin 214-794-6045

Stately 4/4.1/3 hillside custom home with pool that has diamond bright finish, spa, covered patio and huge decked pergola. Master and 1 bedroom down, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths up with game room and bonus room for a media room! $675,000 Call Ron Morris 972-317-9400 ID

September Real Estate Showcase 2013  

The monthly real estate magazine of the Denton Record-Chronicle.

September Real Estate Showcase 2013  

The monthly real estate magazine of the Denton Record-Chronicle.