Denton, TX Real Estate News

  Just when you think you've read it all... A man was knocked unconscious and a ketchup bottle poured over his head on Sunday close to the 1200 block of South Loop 288 in Denton Texas. The man was found by a store employee the next morning as the employee was watering plants in a shed near the store. The store employee thought the man was covered in blood and called the police. The police responded and the victim told the officer that he had purchased some items from the store and walked into a shed. Someone hit him in the back of the head and he lost consciousness.  He awoke with a lump on the back of his head, scrapes on his knees and his pants pulled down to his ankles. He was covered in ketchup, he said.  Upon investigating the scene, the officer found a pool of ketchup and a note r...
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If you've not experienced the fun and evens at The North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, then you've missed out! 9 Days of Music, Fun and Rodeo. Click the links below to find out more information: NTSF Awarded ‘Best Overall’ Third Year in a Row!!!! Free music concerts and rodeo events Daily Schedule for the North Texas State Fair See our commercials
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Frenchy’s Lawn and Tree Service plans Mow-a-Thon   The first Frenchy’s Lawn and Tree Service/United Way of Denton of County Mow-a-Thon is planned on Thursday August 18th.  On that day only, all proceeds from new customers of Frenchy’s Lawn and Tree Service will go to the United Way of Denton County. Frenchy’s will accept checks made out directly to the United Way of Denton County for the cost of the services as well as any tax-deductable donations customers wish to make, according to a news release from Shannon Goleman, a spokeswoman for United Way of Denton County.   “I’ve been a big supporter of United Way of Denton County for years and years, and I just thought this was a good way to give back by doing something we specialize in,” Andre J. “Frenchy” Rheault stated in the release. “We...
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  Texas Woman’s University, in Denton, Texas, students are working with the Denton County Friends of the Family Thrift Store to host “Let’s Give to Make a Difference,” a donation drive and community event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. (July 23rd). Ashfanelia Pope, a senior social work major, said the event will be at the store, 1614 W. University Drive in Denton. The community project will include food, raffle prizes and other activities, she added. Pope said she and five other TWU students have been working on the event as a class project. “We’re all really excited about the event,” she said. Denton County Friends of the Family serves victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and profits from the thrift store benefit the program’s shelter for battered women and children. Area re...
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Today I'd like to introduce another historical property.  This property is located on 1018 W. Oak, Denton, Texas. The property was built in 1939 and designated as historical in December, 1994.  This residential home is built in the Bungalow/Craftsman style of architecture.   Typical of the "Bungalow - Craftsman" style, this property has low-pitched, gabled roof, wide overhang of eaves, exposed rafters (rafter tails) under eaves, decorative brackets (knee braces or corbels); incised porch (beneath main roof); tapered or square columns supporting roof or porch; 4-over-1 or 6-over-1 sash windows, often with Frank Lloyd Wright design motifs; hand-crafted stone or woodwork, often mixed materials throughout structure. Bungalows can either be front-gabled, side-gabled, or cross-gabled. The ter...
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According to the Lewisville Leader local newspaper, Dr. Georgia Caraway is retiring today after 15 years as the Executive Director of the Denton County Museums. Dr. Caraway has been dedicated to antiques, art, and museum history for a long time. I actually took some classes from her about 13 years ago before she took this position.  A lovely lady and a jewel in Denton County, her knowledge is astounding. During her time in this position, Dr. Caraway helped establish Denton County ownership of the Courthouse-on-the-Square and was very instrumental in developing the Historical Park of Denton County. The Historical Park includes the Bayless-Selby House Museum and the Denton County African American Museum.  I've written blogs about both of these historical places.  Dr. Caraway has also been...
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It's that time again to show you another historic property in Denton County, Texas! Today's blog focus is on a property located at 818 W. Oak, in the heart of Denton Texas - the Oak-Hickory Historic District.  The property was designated as a historic property in 1981. This home was build in 1923 in the Bungalow (Airplane) style of architecture. This style dates from the early 20th century and grew out of the Arts and Crafts Movement.  The bungalow style prevailed in the US from about 1910-1930s and came to be associated with the middle classes and suburban domestic architecture. Most are 1 1/2 story homes with 5-7 rooms.  The roof pitch varies from moderate to slight with some sort of veranda or porch in the front. Eaves are characteristically wide and bays are kept to a minimum. Just ...
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By Tricia Hoffmann
(Your Home Free)
I got a phone call this afternoon from an out of state area code.  I never know what to do with these.  I take great pride in being accessible and answer my phone as much as possible.  However, I hate being burdened with phone calls from sales people who are trying to get me to advertise or buy something I can't live without. I answered this particular call and had a production coordinator from HGTV's "My First Sale" on the other end.  She said they have a seller on the show who needs to go tour some homes that are decorated well and show the way a home is supposed to show.  I told her I didn't see any problems with this but would rather have a contract...can they bring a buyer through?  How about "House Hunters" instead!? This is a beautiful home in a neighborhood with a lot of homes f...
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The University of Texas are not just known as the "Mean Green", they will also be known for saving bees.  Bees?  That's right, bees! A huge colony of bees were discovered on the campus in Denton, Texas, living in the walls a the school's Radio, TV and Film building. The university had been willing to leave the bees there until the bees showed aggressiveness. Just one of the many colonies had been living within those walls for 18 years! Originally, the bees (numbered in the millions) were scheduled to be exterminated but once the workers sawed into the wall, the bees, their hives, and even parts of hte the wall were coming out. UNT decided to save the bees.  "They investigated and realized there was damage to the building, so they had to remove them, and remove them safely," a UNT offici...
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With so much talk about the  Royal family...Today's focus of historical properties in Denton County, Texas is a beautiful home on 812 W. Oak St.  This house is located in the Oak-Hickory Historica District in Denton Texas.  The house was built in 1936 and designated as historic in January, 1981. Built in the Tudor style of architecture, this home has many of the the defining characteristics such as half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, and facades that are dominated by one or more steeply pitched cross gables. Patterned brick or stone walls are common, as are rounded doorways, multi-paned casement windows, and large stone chimneys.  Next time you have a Sunday afternoon, take a look at some of the beautiful historic properties in Denton County Texas!
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Your local postal carrier will pick up and delivery more than mail on May 14th, if you live in Denton, Texas. As part of the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, homeowners can leave nonperishable food items in paper or plastic bags near their mailboxes on Saturday, May 14th and the food will be donated to the Denton Community Food Center.   According to the Denton Record Chronicle, volunteers in 2010 collected and distributed almost 21,000 pounds of food.  This year, the National Assn. of Letter Carriers, volunteers and the United Way of Denton County Texas want to beat the 2010 record of food collection. To volunteer to help with the event, contact Brooke Moore at the United Way at 940-566-5851, ext. 111, orbrooke@unitedwaydenton.org. To donate directly to Denton Commu...
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Today's focus is on a property located in Denton, Texas.  This beautiful Victorian home is located at 723 W. Oak, Denton, Texas.  Located in the Oak-Hickory Historic District, this property was built in 1898 and designated as historic in January, 1981.  Although this home has some aspects of Gothic architecture, this property is primarily built in Victorian style architecture. Typical of Victorian architecture, this home incorporates decorative details seen in the brackets, spindles porch posts and gables. This home's exterior is highly ornamental with plenty of pattern-work.  Can't you just picture the homeowners in the Victorial era, sitting in the rocking chairs on the ample front porch one calm evening?
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Historical Properties of Denton County, Texas, Issue 4 Today my focus is on a historical home in Denton, Texas (Denton County) that is built in the Prairie architectural style.  Personally, I just love the covered porche.  This particular property is located at 1003 W. Oak and was designated as historical in 1981. This particular home is one of many on historical Oak Street and located in the heart of Denton, very close to University of North Texas. Frank Lloyd Wright is the most famouse architect of the Prairie style, although wasn't Wright's only styles. The Prairie style has a predominately horizontal appearance with a broad gabled roof and widely overhanging eaves.  Most of these homes are built with two stories.  Variations of exterior finishes include colored brick, stucco, and wo...
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By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
I see some of the cool nature scenes upcoming around the country like the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. and think to myself what does our prairie like landscaping with many former cotton fields which are FLAT have to offer for a visitor to North Texas? Well in addition to our roadside blue Bluebonnets that are soon to be sprouting up everywhere (the State flower) along with other wildflowers, one tree that SCREAMS spring is here for at least a few weeks is the            REDBUD. It has brilliant red or pink buds prior to the leaves turning green and if you think nature doesn't have its cycle even around here you are not opening your eyes. The tulips and the daffodils sprout up around here too almost like clockwork in the gardens! Anyway on the calendar planning for April in the ci...
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Every year for the past three years, the Denton County Health Department along with several sponsors have promoted a 5K/1M fun run (or walk) for the purpose of bringing awareness to the impact of cardiovascular disease in Denton County, Texas. This year will be the 4th annual event.  Click here for a full flyer showing all details! Here are the details: Location: South Lake Eureka Park @ 556 Hobson Lane, Denton, TX Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m. Contact: 940 349 2587 You can give me a call on how to pick up a packet (April 6 & 7th) or register online! Free T-Shirt when you register (might run out, so hurry)  and Take the First Step!   As always, if you are looking for lakefront or lake view property in Denton County, let me know.   Diana Manzato, Broker Associate Coldwell...
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Today, I'm highlighting another historical building in Denton County, TX.  This house is located in the Oak-Hickory Historic District, just a few blocks away from the historic courthouse on 811 E. Oak, Denton, Texas.  There are many styles of architecture in this area. The Oak-Hickory Historic District was established in 1986 and houses the largest concentration of Historic Landmark Designations in Denton, Texas and was built in the Georgian Revival style.  The original Georgian style was named after the four kings named George who reigned successively during this period. Rooted in the classical design principals of ancient Rome, this English style came to America by way of British pattern books and an ever-swelling wave of masons, carpenters, and joiners who emigrated from England. Geo...
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By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Denton, Texas, about 40 miles north of Dallas, has long been considered the king of jazz music education.  The University of North Texas is there, and it's the daddy of the famous One O'clock Lab Band that has played for kings, queens, presidents, and for regular people like you and me. Chick Corea ===>> I suppose because of the Lab Band's more than 70 years of influence on the city, the citizens of Denton themselves are rabid jazz aficionados.  And UNT treasures its jazz programs and bands probably more than other colleges and universities treasure their school's athletic prowess. In fact, the UNT Jazz Music Department greatly influenced my personal piano playing style, the result of its most famous jazz professor, Dr. Leon Breeden. The annual Denton Jazz Festival, which is held in Qua...
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This blog continues my exploration of historical homes and properties in Denton County, Texas.  Check back weekly for more information about these properties. Today, my focus is on an actual exhibit in Denton, Texas.  This exhibit highlighte Historic African American Families in Denton and can bee viewed by the public (no admission) in the Denton County (historical) Courthouse on-the-Square. The Historical Park Foundation of Denton County, Inc. acquired this orignal Quakertown house. Now a museum, the house & contents are located at 317 West Hickory in Denton, TX, in the historical park.  The exhibit shows the history of African American families and community from 1875 through 1920.  The information is given through a ton of photographs and pieces of information. The first settle of Af...
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By Leeza Morris,, Realtor® Denton TX (940)391-5080
(Cloud Realty)
      Leeza Morris, KW,  Receives New “Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®)” Designation Professional negotiation skills are a must for all real estate agents helping home buyers and sellers, especially in the current market Leeza has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®) designation by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI).  The CNE® is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation training from.  Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1% of all agents nationally.  With professional negotiation skills, agents are able to help clients obtain better results in the sale or purchase of their home.  CNE® agents have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to 1) communicate effectively to uncover more info...
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By R. Bruce Lynn, Broker Associate and Your Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty-DFW Preferred)
Want to buy a Denton foreclosure? You've come to the right place. We specialize in helping buyers find great deals on foreclosure, bank owned, REOs, and short sales. We can help you buy at auction or what is currently on the market. If you don't find exactly what you want, we have lots of other great deals available.  Give me a call at 214-675-6992 or email me at  rb @@@@teamlynn.com  
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