Advice from a Texas Woman’s University graduate – Rent a House!!!!!

My name is Ashely.  I recently graduated from Texas Woman’s University.  For the first couple of years of my time in Denton, Texas, I had to live in the dorms on campus.  The University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas make you live in the dorms as freshman.  I can honestly say, it was awful.  The dorms were loud, they smelled bad, were old, outdated, small and ridiculously expensive.  Living in a dorm at TWU in Denton, Texas made it almost impossible to get homework done to say nothing of just trying to sleep.  So, when I became a junior and was able to live off campus, I bolted.

I did not want to live in apartments in Denton, Texas because that would be almost like living in a dorm.  I remembered what it was like living in my parent’s house growing up.  SO, I decided that that is what I wanted to do.  I wanted to live in a house in Denton, Texas.  I went online and researched a lot of rental homes in Denton, Texas.  There was quite a selection.  I did find some good options but I happened to stumble on a home rented by Redden Properties.  They had a GREAT rental house in a quiet neighborhood, east Denton.  The great thing was it was so close to Texas Woman’s University, I could have ridden my bike to class if I wanted to.  The house was located in a quiet neighborhood and gave me all of the space and privacy I could have asked for in a rental home in Denton, Texas.

The amazing thing was, my rent was so low, I could have afforded the rental home all by myself if I wanted to, but I figured it was such a big house, I could bring in a roommate and still would have all of the privacy and room that I wanted; while saving money on rent.

To all of those Texas Woman’s University and University of North Texas student, LISTEN TO ME!!!!!  When you can get out of the dorms, DO NOT rent an apartment.  Rent a beautiful and very affordable rental home from Redden Properties.  It’s the way to go in Denton, Texas.

The Rent House at 2110 Oak Tree in Denton, Texas

We are excited to announce our newest rental home in Denton, Texas.  This jewel is located just off of Audra Blvd. in Denton, Texas near two of Texas’ most prestigious universities; Texas Woman’s University and The University of North Texas.

Our new rental home in Denton, Texas as 2110 Oak Tree Drive sits in a VERY quiet neighborhood, populated by families.  This neighborhood represents the best of middle America.  Quiet streets, trees, great people and a location that is second to none.

The rental home at 2110 Oak Tree is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home built in 1997.  It has a brick, a huge 2 car garage and a big lot in the front and back yard.  If you go to our website, www.greatrenthouse.com, you will be able to see a ton of pictures that really detail just how beautiful this home is.  The Oak Tree rental home has a great, tile entry way and a large, central living room.  The kitchen has been updated with tile and stainless steel appliances.  There is also a breakfast nook just off the kitchen that looks into the back yard.  Renting a house in Denton, Texas, just does not get better than this.

The master bedroom is huge with a Victorian ceiling and the master bathroom not only has a huge bathtub but it also has an enclosed, stand up shower.  This rental house also has 2 other big bedrooms that are great for kids, roommates, relatives or just as a guest room.

Renting a house in Denton, Texas is a great value proposition anyway.  However, renting this home at 2110 Oak Tree from Redden Properties, takes comfortable living to a new level.  I can honestly say this is one of the best rental homes I have found in Denton, Texas.  I was lucky to get it!!!

Straight Talk: Don’t Rent an Apartment in Denton, Texas, Rent a House!!!!!!

I have lived in Dallas and Denton, Texas for over 20 years.  In that time, I have rented 14 different apartments.  One bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, nice apartment complexes, bad apartment complexes and more.  I can honestly say there was not one apartment that I truly enjoyed living in.  They were loud, no privacy, no space, cramped, crowded and just not taken care of.  When I moved to Denton, Texas a few years ago, I made a change.  I decided to rent a house in Denton, Texas.  What a difference renting a house in Denton, Texas made in my life.

Renting a house in Denton, gave me so many of the things that I had missed since I grew up in my parent’s house.  When I moved to Denton, I got lucky and rented a house from Redden Properties.  The rent house was very well taken care of.  It was a newer home with a deck in a big back yard.  There was new carpet, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and I loved the floorplan.  The neighborhood in Denton, Texas was also very quiet and very close to Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas.  The unbelievable thing was the price.  OMG – I was paying less for everything I got living in a Redden Properties rent house than I ever got in an apartment, when I paid so much more.

You just cannot go wrong renting a house in Denton, Texas.  There are a lot of rental homes to choose from but I would always recommend living in rent houses by Redden Properties.  They are just great!!!!!!

Confessions Of A University of North Texas Dorm Resident

I admit it.  When I found out I would be attending the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, I was very excited.  My first thought was “where would I live?”.   I was not sure if it would be better to live in the dorms at the University of North Texas or should I live in a rental home in Denton.  A friend of mine was also attending the University of North Texas and decided to live in the dorm.  SO, I figured he and I could room at the dorms.  What a mistake that was.

Staying in the dorms at the University of North Texas may be for some people but not me.  I like my privacy, quiet and plenty of space.  I also have a dog so I always wanted a yard.  When I stayed in a dorm at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, I did not get any of the things I wanted.  Also, the dorm was loud and going to the community bathroom was awful.

So, the first thing I did when I could, was go look for a rent house (rental home) in Denton, Texas.  I figured if I could get a rental home in Denton, Texas, I could get all of the amenities I wanted.  I would also be able to bring my dog to Denton, Texas as well.  Renting a house in Denton, Texas, proved to be the right thing to do.  I ended up renting a house from Redden properties and loved it.  They had a great rent house in Denton, Texas that was big, had a great yard, was clean and well taken care of.   Also, if I ever needed anything fixed or addressed, my landlord came right over to take care of it.

For all students planning on attending the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas; I would highly recommend you rent a rental home from Redden Properties in Denton, Texas.  They will take care of you.

Quality Living in Denton, Texas

Denton, Texas is the county seat of Denton County. As of the 2010 United States Census, Denton’s population was 113,383,making Denton the 27th most populous city in Texas and the 11th-largest city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.  For those people living in Denton, Texas, they get the best of both worlds.  Denton is still relatively small, compared to the rest of the Dallas metroplex. Because Denton is smaller than many of Dallas/Fort Worth’s suburbs, Denton still gives you a “small town” feel.  The good news is, Denton is located just to the north of the city of Dallas on Interstate 35.

There are also two major colleges located in Denton, Texas.  Families and Students have the opportunity, to attend these two world class universities.  Those colleges are named Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas.  Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas are responsible for setting thousands of students a year into their own, great career path.  Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas are both recognized educational institutions in the state of Texas.

Denton is also known for its active music life; the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo and the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival attract over 300,000 people to the city each year. The city experiences hot, humid summers and relatively few extreme weather events. Its diverse citizenry is represented by a nonpartisan city council, and numerous county and state departments have offices in the city. With over 45,000 students enrolled at the two universities located within its city limits, Denton is often characterized as a college town. As a result of the universities’ growth, educational services play a large role in the city’s economy. Residents are served by the Denton County Transportation Authority, which provides commuter rail and bus service to the area.

University of North Texas

The University of North Texas is  a great Texas college, located in Denton, Texas.  Denton, Texas is a centrally located suburb situated just North of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.  The University of North Texas has just over 36,000 students currently attending.  The University of North Texas accepts students as Freshman, all the way to graduate level students.  The University also has a wide variety of majors to choose from.  This extremely diverse course curriculum, is enough to prepare anyone for a successful career, in a variety of different fields.

There is also not a shortage of activities and things to do on the University of North Texas campus.  Of course, there are the athletic events and major sports venues to keep you busy.  However, the University of North Texas also has a lively arts and musical scene, that attracts thousands of students a year to it’s venues.  There are three art galleries alone on the UNT campus.  If you are into art, you can go to the UNT Art Gallery, the Cora Stafford Art Gallery, the University Union Gallery as well as “Fashion on Main”.  The University of North Texas even contains a world class planetarium called the Rafes Urban Astronomy Center.

The University of North Texas is located in Denton, Texas, just off of I35.  In a short 30 minutes, you can be in the heart of downtown Dallas, experiencing all that Dallas has to offer.

Another good reason to attend The University of North Texas, is there are plenty of Rental Homes and Rent Houses that are centrally located around UNT.  A student 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 UNT is almost assured to have a great living experience, on top of a great education.

Texas Woman’s University

Texas Woman’s University is another great academic institution, located in Denton, Texas.  Texas Woman’s University is no longer just for women.  These days, both men and women enjoy all of the academic choices and activities that TWU has to offer.  Not only does Texas Woman’s University offer a wide array of courses and degree plans, it also has a variety of sports and athletic teams that students can take advantage of.  Texas Woman’s University is also recognized as one of the most affordable universities in the State of Texas.

Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas offers a large array of courses.  Students at Texas Woman’s University can choose between classes like Administration, Marketing, Management, Business, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Sciences, Communication, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Family Studies, Fashion Merchandising and many, many more.

Texas Woman’s University is located in Denton, Texas, just off of highway 380.  In a short 30 minutes, you can be in the heart of downtown Dallas, experiencing all that Dallas has to offer.

Another good reason to attend TWU, is there are plenty of Rental Homes and Rent Houses that are centrally located around Texas Woman’s University.  A student 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 TWU is almost assured to have a great living experience, on top of a great educational experience.

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.

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