Making Moving To Denton, TX Easier…..

Moving can be stressful and cumbersome. Staying organized during your move can help you retain your sanity and avoid loss or damage of your personal items and furniture.  At Redden Properties, we are all too familiar with this. We have seen many people move to the Denton, Texas area for a variety of reasons.  They come to Denton, Texas to attend The University of North Texas or Texas Woman’s University.  They also come to Denton, Texas to take advantage of the job market in Denton, as well as in Dallas.  In addition, rent houses and rental homes in Denton, Texas offer some of the best value around.  Renting houses in Denton, Texas are a great option.  In order to help make your move to Denton, Texas smoother we have provided a list below, covering some of the most important components of your move, including packing, transportation, moving companies and a few sources on where to get your supplies.

We also love hearing your suggestions, so feel free to leave a comment and let us know your suggestions. As time progresses, we’ll update this article with more tips and resources to make moving to your new home easier than before.

Packing:

  • Label boxes indicating what they contain and in which room they should be placed.
  • Pack important records in an easily accessible place. Include medical, dental, school, insurance, credit card and tax records. Remember that in Texas, automobile insurance must be carried in the vehicle at all times.
  • Use plenty of cushioning such as shredded or crumpled paper to protect belongings in boxes.
  • Pack tightly to avoid shuffling.
  • Fragile items, like china, should be packed in reinforced boxes or special boxes with compartments.
  • Individually wrap and cushion electrical appliances.
  • Make sure liquids and food are placed carefully in sealed containers.
  • Wrap and pack kitchenware tightly to prevent damage.
  • Protect all finished surfaces from scratching by wrapping them with paper.
  • Unusually shaped or valuable items should be crated.
  • Do not pack lamp shades in newspaper as the ink will rub off and stain them.
  • Easily crushed items should be individually boxed and cushioned.
  • Let the moving company pack furniture, mirrors and artwork to prevent damage.

Transportation

  • Drain gas and oil from power tools so they will not leak; dispose of all volatile or corrosive chemicals.
  • After cleaning out the refrigerator or freezer, place pieces of charcoal in them to prevent mildew.
  • Use strong, clear containers with lids secured with twine or tape.
  • Put no more than 50 pounds in each container.
  • Place heavy items toward the bottom of containers; lighter items on top.
  • Chests and dressers should not be overloaded since glued furniture joints could collapse.

Moving Companies

Always have the company’s contact information and invoice handy.  Some moving companies have started up-charging after they’ve packed your stuff.  With invoice and contract in hand, you’ll be able to prevent these kinds of situations from getting out of hand.  Remember: The company is moving your personal property, so in case they threaten to hold your items until you pay up, you have the right to call the police to get your property back.

Attend, but don’t supervise. Moving company employees spend all week moving heavy items and all too often an impatient tenant will barrage them with commands and wishes. Let them do their job, but also be observant of their work to ensure that your stuff doesn’t get dropped on the floor or mishandled on purpose. When you see them mishandling your property, ask them to stop and get on the phone with the moving company immediately to either request a different crew or for a manager to come out and supervise the move. Trying to supervise the situation yourself can only cause unnecessary tension.

Follow behind the truck, if possible, to your new home. You’ve ensured that your stuff was packed well and moved professionally, but you also want to make sure that the driver of the truck doesn’t play chicken with pot holes or drives erratically or too fast.

Moving Supplies

As you get ready for your next move, having the right moving supplies like boxes, tape, paper and bubble wrap is crucial, but can also be expensive if you don’t have a lot of left overs from your last move. One of the best places to get great moving supplies at a great price is U-Line. They’re an industrial supply company, but they also sell to the public. Service is fast and friendly and you can order over the phone, give them your payment information and pick up will be a snap. They also carry a great deal of storage options, so if cardboard boxes aren’t your preference, they have a large variety of tough plastic containers. Visit them at www.uline.com.

Another great source for supplies can be the shipping department of your work, grocery stores, or even Sam’s Club (they offer empty boxes to their customers for free since they don’t have grocery bags)

So, good luck on your move to Denton, Texas.  We hope to be able to provide you the best rent houses and rental homes in the city.

Denton Independent School District

The Denton Independent School District has been in existence since 1882. The Denton Independent School District is located about 25 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth.  The Denton Independent School District is very large, encompassing 180 square miles.  The Denton ISD also contains all or parts of 16 cities, communities or major developments.

As the county seat for Denton County, the city and school district have a rich history. In 1882, a $15,000 bond election was passed to finance the construction of Denton’s first public school. The structure was three stories and made of red brick. The district has continued to grow – and currently is one of fastest-growing school districts in North Texas.

Denton ISD includes three comprehensive high schools, six middle schools, 21 elementary schools, two early childhood centers, an alternative high school, an advanced technology complex and other specialized schools and centers. Bettye Myers Middle School is scheduled to open for the 2013-14 school year as the district’s seventh middle school.

In the past 10 years, the district has passed three bond packages – totaling more than $627 million. The support of the community in which the district serves is evident in the passage of these bond packages. They have averaged passing with a 60 to 80 percent passage rate.

Not only does the school district community support outstanding school facilities, it demands excellence in its educational programs. It is truly an educational community where citizens are highly engaged in education – especially with two major universities and a community college within its boundaries.

The higher Education facilities include:

  • University of North Texas
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • North Central Texas College

The presence of three institutions of higher learning within the district sets a professional learning climate that engages everyone in the community. For example, with UNT boasting one of the best music programs in the nation, the district is one of only 10 percent of school districts nationwide that offers orchestra at the elementary level.

With its huge geographical area of 180 square miles, the Board and district staff work together as a cohesive team to help bridge the gap between these numerous cities, towns, communities and major developments.

Those areas include:

  • Argyle
  • Bartonville
  • Copper Canyon
  • Corinth
  • Cross Oak Ranch
  • Cross Roads
  • Denton
  • Double Oak
  • Lantana
  • Oak Point
  • Paloma Creek
  • Pecan Creek
  • Providence
  • Robson Ranch
  • Savannah
  • Shady Shores

Although it covers a large area, Denton ISD’s unique “small town community” environment separates it from the growing, larger suburban school districts within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Denton ISD is able to offer all the programs available from larger school districts, but maintains “a small community climate.”

A great reason to live in Denton, Texas and attend any of the schools in the Denton Independent School district is there are plenty of Rental Homes and Rent Houses that are centrally located around the schools and campuses of the Denton Independent School district.  By living in a rental home or rent house in Denton, Texas, a student and their family can get the privacy and amenities of living in a rent house without all of the responsibility of actually owning a home.  Rent Houses in Denton, Texas offer a few advantages to other living options.

1) You typically get more square feet for your dollar in a house

2) Most houses have backyards which makes owning pets and entertaining a breeze

3) The landlord is still responsible for maintaining the property and fixing anything that breaks

4) Rental homes afford you MUCH more privacy and QUIET than an apartment

5) Location, location, location.  There are so many rental homes out there, you can live anywhere

In short, a new student attending The University of North Texas is almost assured to have a great living experience, on top of a great

Considering Electric Bills in North Texas

When you are looking for rent house in Denton, Texas be sure to remember the utilities.  As a rule of thumb, utilities(including cable) will be approximately 25% of your rent amount in the Denton, Texas area.  You should always be an informed renter and know which utilities you’ll be responsible for and approximately how much you’ll be spending each month. This will help you manage your bills and keep extra dollars in your pocket.

Comparing Electricity Prices & Plans

In 2002, Texas deregulated the electric companies. As a result, you have an unlimited number of electric companies from which to choose. Whether we’re all receiving a better rate now is open to debate. Some of the larger local providers include Reliant Energy and TXU Energy. The prices and plans vary widely depending on your personal usage(the plans tend to reward more usage), so trying to calculate your monthly electric bill will be difficult.

Remember, especially if you’re new to the Denton, Texas area, that summers are hot and your air conditioner will be running constantly.  Your rental homes’ hot water heater and main heater, may also be electric.  A little homework researching electricity plans now will save you a lot of money down the road.

Credit Problems and the Utilities

Credit problems with the utility companies have become an enormous problem for many people in the past few years. Most credit issues with utilities can be overcome with a large deposit, a co-signer or guarantor to the providing company.  If you do find yourself with past utility credit issues and want to solve these problems once and for all, then don’t hesitate to visit Pegasus Credit Repair. They help solve credit reporting problems and will get your credit score headed in the right direction.

For a more comprehensive, educational approach, sign up for Credit Peace University’s official newsletter. It’s  packed with great information about personal finance, credit reports and repairing credit. It’s a valuable resource and has helped many of our clients put their negative credit scores behind them.

Rent Houses in Denton, Texas

If you are living in Denton, Texas and if you cannot afford to, or just do not want to, buy a home, there is really no better option than to lease a rental home or rent house.  There are so many rental house options out there, just waiting to be lived in.  It is so easy to think, if you are renting, that apartments are the only choice.  Far from it.

Rent houses in Denton, Texas are also among some of the most affordable homes per square foot to lease, anywhere in the state.  This is a good thing because the affordability allows people to get really good deals on rent homes in Denton.  The rental homes in Denton, Texas are close to the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University.  In Denton, it is also very easy to rent houses/homes that are close to a variety of main thoroughfares that run through the city.  If you rent a home or house in Denton, Texas, you are just minutes away for I35 Stemmons Freeway, Highway 380, Main Street, Highway 277 and more!!! Denton, Texas is just minutes north of Dallas, Texas which allows you to be close to all of the things Dallas has to offer, but still live in the small suburb of Denton.

Rental homes in Denton give you several important advantages to renting apartments or even buying homes.

  1. You typically get more square feet for your dollar in a house
  2. Most houses have backyards which makes owning pets and entertaining a breeze
  3. The landlord is still responsible for maintaining the property and fixing anything that breaks
  4. Rental homes afford you MUCH more privacy and QUIET than an apartment
  5. Location, location, location.  There are so many rental homes out there, you can live anywhere

So, the next time you decide to rent, make sure you give rental homes a try.  They give you the best of both worlds.  Just because you rent, does not mean you do not deserve a HOME!!!!

University of North Texas (UNT) And Texas Women’s University (TWU) Denton, Tx Dorm Living

When most students start their freshmen year at the University of North Texas or Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas, their first living experience is in one of the many dorms on campus.  Dorms can be a lot of fun.  They are a great way for you to meet a ton of people, make new friends and are typically very convenient to the campus.  They can also be VERY cramped, loud and in many cases; unsanitary.

When we are younger, these types of conditions might be OK or adventurous to us.  However, as we get a little older in college, classes get harder and students begin to work more, most people want to get out of the dorms.  For most college students at the University of North Texas or Texas Women’s University, buying a home is not an option.  However, renting is the best option.  Most students find that renting is much cheaper than living in the dorms and it gives them much more flexibility, privacy and comfort.

Most students at the University of North Texas or Texas Women’s University will rent apartments because “all of my friends rent apartments”.  However, if they only knew that there were many, many GREAT rental homes to choose from.  Living in a rent house gives students the life of a home owner but the convenience of renting.  Renting a house can save you a ton of money can give you amenities you just cannot get anywhere else.  Some of these are listed below.

1) You typically get more square feet for your dollar in a house

2) Most houses have backyards which makes owning pets and entertaining a breeze

3) The landlord is still responsible for maintaining the property and fixing anything that breaks

4) Rental homes afford you MUCH more privacy and QUIET than an apartment

5) Location, location, location.  There are so many rental homes out there, you can live anywhere

So, the next time you decide to rent, make sure you give rental homes a try.  They give you the best of both worlds.  Just because you rent, does not mean you do not deserve a HOME!!!!

Rental Homes vs Apartments In North Texas

Many people these days choose to rent versus actually buying a home. There are so many positives to renting versus owning. Even though renting can be much easier than owning a home, everyone wants to live in a place that feels like a home. Most people look to apartments first. When you drive around town, the mega apartment complexes are all over the place which seems to make them the most obvious places to live. However, many folks do not even consider another GREAT option. RENTAL HOUSES!!!

Most people do not know that rent houses can give people the best of both worlds. They can have all of the amenities and space of a house while maintaining the convenience of apartment living. Rent houses have many advantages. They are listed below.

1) You typically get more square feet for your dollar in a house
2) Most houses have backyards which makes owning pets and entertaining a breeze
3) The landlord is still responsible for maintaining the property and fixing anything that breaks
4) Rental homes afford you MUCH more privacy and QUIET than an apartment
5) Location, location, location. There are so many rental homes out there, you can live anywhere.

Rent houses are great for people in all types of situations. If you are newly married, rental homes can be right for you. Rental homes/rent houses are also great for retirees who are wanting to downsize in order to stretch out their retirement savings. In Denton, Texas, many students attending either the University of North Texas or Texas Women’s University choose to rent houses versus apartments. It is just a great option for a variety of people.

So, the next time you decide to rent, make sure you give rental homes a try. They give you the best of both worlds. Just because you rent, does not mean you do not deserve a HOME!!!!

Oak Tree Home For Rent

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Click to View More Details on this beautiful Rental Home in Denton, Texas

This is your new home!!!  This beautiful 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house is located in a quiet neighborhood, just minutes from Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas.  This fine house features brand new carpet, stainless steel appliances, updated light fixtures and ceiling fans, a huge master bedroom and master bathroom and a great backyard; with a huge deck.  If you are looking for your new rental home, see this one today!!!

Cruise Home #1 For Rent

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Front Yard

Another great home from Redden Properties!!!  This huge 4 bedroom/2 bathroom house is located in a very nice, new neighborhood in North Denton.  As with all of our homes, it is just minutes from Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas.  This great house features hard wood floors, tiled bathrooms, an oversized kitchen and living room.  The master bedroom in this home is HUGE…This great home features beautiful ceiling fans and light fixtures throughout as well as a large, two car garage.  This home also has a monster backyard.   The “Cruise Home” will not last long…..Call us now to see it!!!