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  • A Publication of the Granbury Association of REALTORS OCTOBER 2012

    GranburyRealtors.com

    C O M P L I M E N T A R Y

  • www.LakeGranburyRealEstate.com

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    Adorable home, gated golf community, new carpet, paint & fixtures, 2 living areas & more.

    Offered at $149,900

    Professionally updated, BRAND NEW kitch-en, new flooring & paint thru out, large yard.

    Offered at $169,000

    35+ acre hilltop property, panoramic views, soaring ceilings, stunning design & more.

    Offered at $585,000

    Adorable country home on 4+ acres, rustic style, beautiful trees, with space to build!

    Offered at $129,000

    Lakefront ambiance with tons of potential! Wall of windows, wood beamed ceilings.

    Offered at $233,000

    Great floor plan, high ceilings, wood & tile flooring, natural stone FP, oversized patio.

    Offered at $195,000

    Incredible countryside estate, 54+acres, 7933 sqft, pool, barn, workshop & guest house.

    Offered at $1,900,000

    Beautiful decks overlooking lake, open kitch-en/living area, w/ fishing dock.

    Offered at $119,000

    Excellent opportunity to build! 2.23 acres, high on a hill, mature Oaks, on the water.

    Offered at $35,000

    Beautiful setting, 3/3/2, high ceilings, open atmosphere, custom cabinets, fenced yard.

    Offered at $239,900

    300 acre ranch enjoys premier location, roll-ing terrain & lake view, 5200+ sqft + pool.

    Offered at $2,195,000

    Riverfront home, spacious living, built-ins, tons of windows, mature landscaping & trees.

    Offered at $239,000

    Luxurious custom home, mainbody lake, very well appointed, open design, pool, large dock.

    Offered at $870,000

    One of a kind lake home, very private, exten-sive decking & landscaping, spacious & open.

    Offered at $449,000

    R E A L E S T A T E

    . . . and THE Authority on Real Estate.

    Pam Knieper owner/broKer

    The Waterfront Experts

    817.219.0456

    Exceptional updates! NEW paint, flooring, solar shades, water heater & more + dbl dock.

    Offered at $229,000

    419-WATERFRONT HOME, WATERS EDGE! Recently updated, wood floors, granite kitchen tops, new paint. Great floorplan, 2 living areas, beautiful master suite, sun room, great view of lake. Boat dock, well landscaped lawn. $309,500 MLS# 11829067

    277-NEW LISTING, PECAN PLANTATION! Custom home, built 2006, over 2800 sq.ft. 2 spa-cious living areas, 3 bedrooms, study, 3 & half baths. New wood floors, stone fireplace, fantastic kitchen with granite. Large well landscaped yard, pecan trees, incredible outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. $339,500 MLS# 11825895

    818-COUNTRY LIVING! Tolar schools, 11.9 acres rolling coastal, large oak trees, san-dy soil. Custom brick home 4bd/2ba, 4 car garage. 36x48 metal horse barn, 24x48 extra garage/shop with roughed in apartment. Fantastic kitchen with granite. Great floor plan. Very private. $339,500 MLS# 11826899

    823-BRING YOUR HORSES! Just under 5 acres, great loca-tion close to town. 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home, with 2 living areas, recently updated, rustic decor perfect for country living. 36x36 metal work shop or large garage, extra covered area, 2 stall horse barn. $274,900 MLS# 11805088

    204-PECAN PLANTATION - 2+ ACRES! Bring your horse or just enjoy the privacy of this equestrian lot. Custom home, just under 3000 sq.ft., 3 bd., 3 bath, study, plus exercise room & 3 full car garage. Large covered patio, well landscaped yard, beautiful trees. Quality through-out! $349,900 MLS# 11796390

    258-HARBOR LAKES! Custom built, 3bd/3ba/3 car garage, large open living area, beautiful master suite with double fireplace. Spa-cious kitchen, granite coun-ter tops, island and breakfast bar. Large outdoor living space overlooking pool, and fantastic view of water and golf course. $349,900 MLS# 11756584

    214-ABSOLUTELY DARLING RESTORED HOME close to high school and square! 2/1 (could be 3!) with beautiful wood and tile floors. Granite counters and built-ins in kitchen. Updated bath and walk-in shower. Large front porch. Covered patio & huge lot. 2 stor-age buildings and carport. GREAT INVESTMENT OR STARTER!! $69,900 MLS # 11830882

    404-SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT IN UPSCALE COMMUNITY! 3/2/4, study, 2 living areas, gourmet kitchen with granite counters & island. Cus-tom built with over-the-top finishes. Beautiful wood floors. Floor to ceiling windows for unbelievable views! Huge lot, covered patio, gorgeous landscaping, RV/Boat parking. Re-taining walls, boat dock + jet ski lifts & more! $597,500 MLS# 11810798

    205-STUNNING HILL COUN-TRY BEAUTY! Rustic 3bd/3ba with 3 car carport. Lake view from wrap around porch. Soaring ceiling in living, dining, kitchen with bar and rustic laminate floors. 2 masters! Gorgeous pool all on 1/2 acre with huge oak trees. $215,000 MLS# 11824268

    293-ABSOLUTELY BEATIFUL CUSTOM HOME IN FOREST OAKS!! Over the top custom features including granite, wood floors, designer cabinets/wood-work & more. 3/2/2 + formal dining & study. 1/2 acre lot, large covered patio. Separate bldg with office, cedar room, storage room. $264,500 MLS# 11825030

    267-PRISTINE HOME IN WILLOW RIDGE! 4/2/2 with gran-ite countertops, open floor plan, stainless appliances, WBFP, split bedrooms, covered patio & pri-vacy fenced backyard! $189,500 w/$2,000 buyers allowance. MLS# 11753059

    1002-UNBELIEVABLE heavily treed acreage on Brazos River. Tons of wildlife. Approximately 349 of riverfront. **Has 3 bedroom mobile, septic, wells, no value given, seller does not warranty** Beautiful building sites. No minerals convey. $349,500 MLS# 11823323

    REALTOR Associate

    Cell: 817-219-5774 Broker Associate

    Cell: 817-929-3905RE/MAX Lake Granbury

    817-579-15044810 Hwy. 377 E. Granbury, Texas 76049

    Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

    LINDABLANKENSHIP

    26 Years Experience Multi Million Dollar Producer

    Steve Cook32 Years Experience

    Multi Million Dollar Producer

  • 419-WATERFRONT HOME, WATERS EDGE! Recently updated, wood floors, granite kitchen tops, new paint. Great floorplan, 2 living areas, beautiful master suite, sun room, great view of lake. Boat dock, well landscaped lawn. $309,500 MLS# 11829067

    277-NEW LISTING, PECAN PLANTATION! Custom home, built 2006, over 2800 sq.ft. 2 spa-cious living areas, 3 bedrooms, study, 3 & half baths. New wood floors, stone fireplace, fantastic kitchen with granite. Large well landscaped yard, pecan trees, incredible outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. $339,500 MLS# 11825895

    818-COUNTRY LIVING! Tolar schools, 11.9 acres rolling coastal, large oak trees, san-dy soil. Custom brick home 4bd/2ba, 4 car garage. 36x48 metal horse barn, 24x48 extra garage/shop with roughed in apartment. Fantastic kitchen with granite. Great floor plan. Very private. $339,500 MLS# 11826899

    823-BRING YOUR HORSES! Just under 5 acres, great loca-tion close to town. 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home, with 2 living areas, recently updated, rustic decor perfect for country living. 36x36 metal work shop or large garage, extra covered area, 2 stall horse barn. $274,900 MLS# 11805088

    204-PECAN PLANTATION - 2+ ACRES! Bring your horse or just enjoy the privacy of this equestrian lot. Custom home, just under 3000 sq.ft., 3 bd., 3 bath, study, plus exercise room & 3 full car garage. Large covered patio, well landscaped yard, beautiful trees. Quality through-out! $349,900 MLS# 11796390

    258-HARBOR LAKES! Custom built, 3bd/3ba/3 car garage, large open living area, beautiful master suite with double fireplace. Spa-cious kitchen, granite coun-ter tops, island and breakfast bar. Large outdoor living space overlooking pool, and fantastic view of water and golf course. $349,900 MLS# 11756584

    214-ABSOLUTELY DARLING RESTORED HOME close to high school and square! 2/1 (could be 3!) with beautiful wood and tile floors. Granite counters and built-ins in kitchen. Updated bath and walk-in shower. Large front porch. Covered patio & huge lot. 2 stor-age buildings and carport. GREAT INVESTMENT OR STARTER!! $69,900 MLS # 11830882

    404-SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT IN UPSCALE COMMUNITY! 3/2/4, study, 2 living areas, gourmet kitchen with granite counters & island. Cus-tom built with over-the-top finishes. Beautiful wood floors. Floor to ceiling windows for unbelievable views! Huge lot, covered patio, gorgeous landscaping, RV/Boat parking. Re-taining walls, boat dock + jet ski lifts & more! $597,500 MLS# 11810798

    205-STUNNING HILL COUN-TRY BEAUTY! Rustic 3bd/3ba with 3 car carport. Lake view from wrap around porch. Soaring ceiling in living, dining, kitchen with bar and rustic laminate floors. 2 masters! Gorgeous pool all on 1/2 acre with huge oak trees. $215,000 MLS# 11824268

    293-ABSOLUTELY BEATIFUL CUSTOM HOME IN FOREST OAKS!! Over the top custom features including granite, wood floors, designer cabinets/wood-work & more. 3/2/2 + formal dining & study. 1/2 acre lot, large covered patio. Separate bldg with office, cedar room, storage room. $264,500 MLS# 11825030

    267-PRISTINE HOME IN WILLOW RIDGE! 4/2/2 with gran-ite countertops, open floor plan, stainless appliances, WBFP, split bedrooms, covered patio & pri-vacy fenced backyard! $189,500 w/$2,000 buyers allowance. MLS# 11753059

    1002-UNBELIEVABLE heavily treed acreage on Brazos River. Tons of wildlife. Approximately 349 of riverfront. **Has 3 bedroom mobile, septic, wells, no value given, seller does not warranty** Beautiful building sites. No minerals convey. $349,500 MLS# 11823323

    REALTOR Associate

    Cell: 817-219-5774 Broker Associate

    Cell: 817-929-3905RE/MAX Lake Granbury

    817-579-15044810 Hwy. 377 E. Granbury, Texas 76049

    Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

    LINDABLANKENSHIP

    26 Years Experience Multi Million Dollar Producer

    Steve Cook32 Years Experience

    Multi Million Dollar Producer

  • ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE :ADVERTISING & STORY SUBMISSION Emily [email protected]

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT :Pat Angeley [email protected]

    All real estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This publication will not knowingly accept any listing or advertising for rental or sell of real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this publication are available on an equal opportunity basis. The Homes Guide is published by GAR, 2504 James RD, Granbury, Texas 76049 * (817) 326-2530. All information in this publication is be-lieved to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. All information should be independently veri-fied by the customer. GAR assumes no liability for any advertisement in this magazine. GAR reserves the right to refuse advertising space to anyone for any reason. Any reproduction, in whole or in part, or any commercial attempt to cover or alter the appearance of this publica-tion without the written permission of GAR is expressly forbidden. All rights reserved.

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    2012 COMMITTEE CHAIRSBYLAWS : Pamela Z. Miller FINANCE : Debbie Van DykeGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS : Steve FosterMEMBERSHIP : Scott BradleyMULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE : Debbie Van DykePROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT : Felicia PetersPROFESSIONAL STANDARDS : Judy HallowellPUBLIC RELATIONS : Charlie Parrish/ Andrea Smith SPECIAL EVENTS : Carol Seitz TREPAC : Leigh York

    2504 James Road, Granbury, TX 76049 PHONE: 817-326-2530 FACSIMILE: 817-326-2545 WWW.GRANBURYREALTORS.COM

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    Misunderstood 3.8% Tax Hits Few Sellers Next Year

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    How to Mulch Leaves: Cheap Mulch for Your Landscaping

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    5 Great Home Projects for Fall Page 24

    Time to Gear Up Your Fall Veggie Garden

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    Fall Lawn Care: 4 Ways to Say GNight For The Winter

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    Lawn Aeration: Give Your Grass a Breath of Fresh Air

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  • Protecting home ownership,now and for future generations.

    A child doesnt know that owning a home helps build communities. That home ownership contributes to higher self-esteem and better test scores. They just know that home is where they belong. Its where they play, grow and learn.

    The National Association of REALTORS will always stand up for home ownership and strive to protect it. Because home ownership matters to our families, our neighborhoods and our country.

    HouseLogic.com/homeownership

    2012 REALTORS are members of the National Association of REALTORS

    Granbury Association of REALTORSGranbury, TX817-326-2530www.granburyrealtors.com

    2504 James Road, Granbury, TX 76049 PHONE: 817-326-2530 FACSIMILE: 817-326-2545 WWW.GRANBURYREALTORS.COM

  • Article From HouseLogic.com

    By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Dont toss out those fallen leaves youve spent weekends raking and blowing. Autumn leaves make low-cost mulch and fertilizer to protect and feed your landscaping all winter. Now that your trees are bare, make the most of those fallen leaves. Here are a few ways to recycle leaves to protect and feed your landscaping all winter.

    Mulch

    Mulching plants and shrubs is not just a spring chore. Your landscaping needs winter protection, too.

    Autumn leaves are a low-cost mulch that insulate roots from frigid temperatures and hold moisture in the ground, which is vital to plant health in winter.

    After youve removed dead blooms or rotting vegetables, rake or blow leaves into garden beds, and mound them around the base of shrubs and trees. To quicken decomposition and feed plants all winter, run leaves through a shredder or run over them with a mower.

    Composting leaves

    Rotting leaves and pine needles make great compost. Just throw them onto your compost pile , and douse them with water before you drain your outdoor spigot for the winter.

    Or, bag up the leaves and throw them into a corner of your yard. If you have a mild winter, dark plastic will catch the rays and cook the leaves, speeding up decomposition. Come spring, dump the rotting leaves on your compost pile, and save the bags for next falls cleanup.

    Leaves as fertilizerInstead of raking or blowing leaves, run your mower over them a couple of times, and let them decompose and nourish your lawn.

    What do you think of using leaves as mulch?

    Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Reprinted from HouseLogic with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

    How to Mulch Leaves: Cheap Mulch for Your Landscaping

    Lee Overstreet, GRI 817-219-5246

    REALTOR 115 W. Pearl St. Granbury, TX 76048

    MLS #11780507 Custom 3/2.5/2+ brick home with up-grades & extras. Two living/2 dining areas. Granite counter-tops, gas fireplace; ceramic tile, carpeting & wood flooring. Separate study, walk-in closets, many built-ins. Private, fenced yard with covered patios, terrac-ing, & landscaping. $260,000

    MLS #11811551 The per-fect lake getaway. 2 BR, 2 bath with attached, over-size 2 car garage. Upgraded cabinets & wood flooring in kitchen, outdoor cooking area on a very large covered deck. Boat dock with lift. Must see to appreciate. $130,000

    MLS #11782399 Scenic acre-age tract overlooking Historic Comanche Peak. 84 acres of land with extensive frontage on the Glen Rose Hwy (FM 144). Elevated views; Par-tially wooded; Great Devel-opment Potential. $999,000

    MLS #11729594 Commercial Office/Warehouse facility on Fall Creek Hwy. Large office building; separate modular office building; 3,500+ sq.ft. shop/warehouse bldg; metal storage shed. Paved parking, security fencing. Great loca-tion, easy access, high visibil-ity. Possible owner financing. Price Reduced. $299,500

    MLS #11731540 Commer-cial office building located on the main traffic area in Acton. Cut stone exterior, open lobby area, 2 restrooms, multiple of-fices, 2 large file storage areas. Paved parking; Located on a large corner tract with high vis-ibility & easy access. $250,000

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    MLS #11825195 Very unique lake property. Peaceful & pri-vate location on the northern end of Lake Granbury. Two BR, 2 bath, 2 story home on 5 wooded lots. Extensive wood decks & walkways, 2 storage bldgs, balconies off the Mas-ter bedroom & bath. Great place for a weekend retreat or full time living. $179,000

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  • Jerry WilliamsonLicensed Texas Broker 817-706-6582

    141 - RECENTLY REMODELED AND UPDATED IN INDIAN HARBOR New windows, tile, carpet, granite, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, circle driveway, covered RV parking, hillside view of Brazos lowlands. Open and bright. $146,900 MLS# 11772072

    138 INDIAN HARBOR WATERFRONT nice boat dock on wide canal. Ranch style, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, vaulted ceilings, massive floor-to ceiling fireplace, ceramic tile throughout, fenced yard. $219,000 MLS# 11754116

    150 UPSTAIRS BONUS/MEDIA ROOM Large open lot, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1800+ sf, brick fireplace, covered patio with hot tub, on the west edge of Granbury. $176,640 MLS# 11808876

    140 6+ ACRES OF COUNTRY LIVING in gated upscale Lantana between Granbury and Weatherford. 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 2 living, 3 dining, 5,000+ sf of living area. Gunite pool, guest house, outdoor kitchen. $575,000 MLS# 11762518

    153 REO ON FORT WORTH SIDE OF GRANBURY - 3 bed, 2 bath, 1900+ sf, stone fireplace, beautiful tile flooring, open concept. Close to country club golf course. With a little TLC this will be a great home. $159,900 MLS# 11826202

    www.ComanchePeakRealty.com

    NEW LOCATION!The First National Bank Mortgage Group has a

    We will be moving into our new location at 4062 E. Highway 377 on Monday, August 13th.

    First National's group of dedicated mortgage lenders and support staff, can find the right solution for nearly every buyer's situation and help match you with a mortgage you can live with. Along with skills and experience, they have the Home Team advantage - loan decisions are made locally, so

    you get fast loan approval. Come see us today at our NEW location!

    mgfnb.com

  • 914 Thelma. Spectacular New Walk Out Waterfront. Large boat dock. Ft Worth side. 2 Living, 3 Bedroom, 3 Baths & Oversize Double Garage. Outdoor kitchen, hot tub, gas

    firepit. $559,900

    8700 Ravenswood Pecan Plantation River House designed & built by Brian Gaffin Liv Din Master & Study with River views. Lots of trees, screen porch & stone patio. Kitchen has newer appliances & granite countertops. 3/2/2 + golf cart garage. This home is a charmer! $289,900

    1001 Summerlin Dr Family Style Home with Four/Five Bed & Three Full Baths. Over one acre with Open Patio and Fenced Back Yard. Near Baccus Elementary. Home is ready for you

    before the holiday season. $199,900

    1009 Hayden Court Well Cared for Home in Heather Place. 2/2/2 + Small Study. Living Space has cherry wood floors. Move In

    Condition $147,900

  • 914 Thelma. Spectacular New Walk Out Waterfront. Large boat dock. Ft Worth side. 2 Living, 3 Bedroom, 3 Baths & Oversize Double Garage. Outdoor kitchen, hot tub, gas

    firepit. $559,900

    8700 Ravenswood Pecan Plantation River House designed & built by Brian Gaffin Liv Din Master & Study with River views. Lots of trees, screen porch & stone patio. Kitchen has newer appliances & granite countertops. 3/2/2 + golf cart garage. This home is a charmer! $289,900

    1001 Summerlin Dr Family Style Home with Four/Five Bed & Three Full Baths. Over one acre with Open Patio and Fenced Back Yard. Near Baccus Elementary. Home is ready for you

    before the holiday season. $199,900

    1009 Hayden Court Well Cared for Home in Heather Place. 2/2/2 + Small Study. Living Space has cherry wood floors. Move In

    Condition $147,900

    America needs jobs.Housing creates them.

    For every two homes sold, one job is created.1

    HouseLogic.com/jobs

    Every time a house is built, bought, or sold, American jobs are created. In fact, for every two homes sold, one job is created.1 Thats 2.5 million jobs, created or maintained, in average year of homes sales.2 Strong federal government support for home ownership equals strong support for American jobs. The National Association of REALTORS supports responsible housing finance reform and we believe that home ownership must play a pivotal role in growing our economy. Learn more today at HouseLogic.com/jobs.

    2012 National Association of REALTORS. 1Based on estimation. Jobs Impact of an Existing Home Purchase 2010, National Association of REALTORS. 2Homes sales estimate is 5.36 million homes as of January 2011. U.S. Annual Existing Home Sales, National Association of REALTORS.

    Granbury Association of REALTORSGranbury, TX817-326-2530www.granburyrealtors.com

  • ENJOY THIS LOVELYMAINBODY WATERFRONT

    VIEW EVERYDAY PRIME COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT WILL SUBDIVIDE 5.29 acres/surveySherri Reynolds - Broker/REALTOR 817-578-1559 - Granbury Realty

    [email protected]

    Porter Title Company is a title and escrow company that has been serving Hood County real estate needs since 1937.

    www.portertitle.com

    Porter Title CompanyThree Locations

    To Serve You!

    Main Phone: 817-579-3100Metro: 817-578-2000

    Fax: 817-573-5467

    377 Office4425 Hwy. 377 E.

    Suite 101Granbury, Texas 76049

    Waters Edge Office1099 Waters Edge Dr.

    Suite 200Granbury, TX 76048

    Plant Office1924 Acton Hwy

    Granbury , TX 76049

  • ENJOY THIS LOVELYMAINBODY WATERFRONT

    VIEW EVERYDAY PRIME COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT WILL SUBDIVIDE 5.29 acres/surveySherri Reynolds - Broker/REALTOR 817-578-1559 - Granbury Realty

    [email protected]

    Porter Title Company is a title and escrow company that has been serving Hood County real estate needs since 1937.

    www.portertitle.com

    Porter Title CompanyThree Locations

    To Serve You!

    Main Phone: 817-579-3100Metro: 817-578-2000

    Fax: 817-573-5467

    377 Office4425 Hwy. 377 E.

    Suite 101Granbury, Texas 76049

    Waters Edge Office1099 Waters Edge Dr.

    Suite 200Granbury, TX 76048

    Plant Office1924 Acton Hwy

    Granbury , TX 76049

    REALTOR Associate

    817-219-1969CALL ANYTIME

    [email protected]

    www.granburycoldwellbanker.com

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    #31043 EXTRAS! RV Barn, Efficiency Guest Quarters, Work Shop, Extra Detached Garage. On 1.9 Acres with Trees. Brick 3/2/2 Home with Fireplace, Formal Dining, Granite Countertops & New Appliances. Chaparral Estates, near Hunter Park on the Lake. $269,000 FIRM

    #77183 Shade & Privacy Provided By The Many Trees to Enjoy the Enormous Deck Overlooking the Brazos River. One Owner Custom Home 2922 sq.ft., built by Brian Gaf-fin. Beautiful Woodwork Throughout. Huge Kitchen has an Abundance of Cabinets & Counterspace. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths. Sunroom with heat and A/C. $279,000

    #74093 Pecan Tree Shaded 1.639 ac. corner lot. One Owner Custom 2971 sq.ft. Formal Home. Open Living & Dining with Fireplace. Large Den/Study. Big master suite + 2 guest bedrooms. 2 Utility areas. Covered Patio, Beautiful Landscaping. Circle Drive at front. 2-Car Garage + Storage/Golf Cart Bldg. $379,000

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    #60153 Private setting with large front lawn and Pe-can Trees. Spacious Palm Harbor DW with 3/2 Screened Porch & Covered Deck. 30x30 Shop Building w/elec. $112,900

    #57033 10 Acres with Trees, South of Granbury. No Subdivision. Well, septic, and electric on property. Has 26 x 100 Shed/Carport/Storage Bldg. + 12 x 22 Work-shop. Older farmhouse and mobile on property need TLC. $139,000

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  • By:Lisa Kaplan GordonPublished: August 15, 2012

    Fall is a great time to grow veggies that thrive in cooler weather, like broccoli, turnips, and radishes. Heres how to get your fall vegetable garden growing. Summer is ending, but your vegetable garden doesnt have to. Fall vegetable gardens can produce through-out autumn and, in some areas, well into winter. Heres how to extend the life of your garden and produce greens long after you thought possible.

    Fix the soil Before planting a second crop, turn and loosen soil to about 6 inches down, and remove all weeds.

    If youve fertilized your garden all along, your soil is ready for a fall crop. If not, add a gen-erous helping of com-post from your pile , or sprinkle roughly 1 to 2 pounds of all-purpose fertilizer for each 100 sq. ft. of growing space (check label for exact amount).

    Choose seeds over seedlings

    In late summer, its better to sow seeds rather than plant seedlings. Seeds will take a week or two to ger-minate and are less likely to bake in the sun. However, you must keep them moist, so plan to water daily until they sprout.

    If youre planting after Labor Day, you can take a chance on seedlings, although most nurseries gear down in fall and have a limited supply of cold-crop seedlings. Time and temperature

    To time your fall garden:

    1. Understand how many days it takes for seeds to mature (days to harvest on the seed packet).

    2. Then find the average date of your areas first frost. The Farmers Almanacs Average Frost Date Map shows you when to expect your first fall frost.

    3. Subtract the harvest days from the frost date and youll know the last time you can plant to expect a rea-sonable harvest. For exam-ple: Turnips need 55 days to harvest, and Charlottesville, Va.s, first fall frost is around Oct. 31. So the last safe time to plant will be Sept. 7, give or take a week.

    Take your plants tempera-ture

    Of course, not all plants die with the first frost. Some can even live under snow. So, mix tender and hardy vegetable varieties in your

    fall garden to ensure produce until spring.

    Tender veggies that die in a light frost include: Cucumbers

    Eggplant Kale Lettuce Peppers

    Tomatoes

    Semi-hardy vegetables can live through several hard frosts and include: Beets

    Time to Gear Up Your Fall Veggie Garden

  • Collards Green onions Potatoes Radishes Spinach

    Hardy vegetables can live until temperatures drop below 20 degrees F and include: Broccoli

    Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Turnips

    Ways to protect your veggies

    You can goose Mother Natures growing season by covering or shielding fall vegetables when temperatures begin to drop. Cover individual plants with plastic water or pop bottles with the spouts removed. Be prepared to remove them during a hot spell or your plants will cook.

    Make a cold frame - a slanted wood box cov-ered with glass or plastic - that will protect fall plants from wind and cold.

    Cover young plants with 1 or 2 inches of organic garden mulch to shield roots and protect slender stems.

    Bonus: Organic mulch will degrade during the fall and winter and add soil nutrients that will give your spring garden a good start.

    3405 E. Hwy 377, Suite BGranbury, TX 76049

    Albert Land,Owner Broker817-279-2676

    817-573-7564Visit us on the web - www.albertland.com email: [email protected]

    # 115 NICE UPDATES IN THIS 3-2-2 BRICK HOME just a few blocks away from community pool, tennis & basketball courts, park area, boat ramp, and fishing pier; large fence back yard with lots of patio space for outdoor entertain-ment; recently updated flooring, baths, and granite kitchen; close to schools, shopping, and the Historic Granbury Square; but no City Taxes. Asking $119,900

    # 110 SPACIOUS 3-2-2 BRICK ON GREAT PRIVACY FENCED CORNER LOT; only a few blocks from hospital, schools, & shopping; Oak tree shaded privacy fenced rear yard with a large patio; Spacious living room, separate office space off kitchen, large spare bedrooms, recently upgraded energy ef-ficient low-E tilt-n-sash windows. Priced @ $119,000 offers welcome.

    BUILDING LOTS AVAILABLE

    # 140 GREAT STARTER HOME / INVESTOR POTENTIAL: 3-2-1 Brick on large lot with fenced yard; offers fresh in-terior paint, just updated ceramic flooring and carpet; great location on Fort Worth side of Granbury; a great value @ $95,000.

    # 125 SECLUDED 3-2-2 BRICK COUNTRY HOME on 17.3 ACRES; large pecan and oak trees; beautiful country style home; lots of covered porch with view of pond & creek; spacious island kitchen; landscaped yard area w/sprin-kler; coastal pasture; nice barn w/pens & hay storage. Asking $269,000

    # 210 A WALL OF WINDOWS VIEWS LAKE GRANBURY beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 story home in Gated Golf Course Community: home offers 2 master suites; recently completed remodel shows off an elegant home loaded with amenities : Granite kitchen tops, stain-less whirlpool gold series appliance pkg., lots of ceramic flooring, custom lighting & faucets, zoned A/C Heat system and more; a 2 year old covered dock offers boat lift and double jet ski lift. $355,000

    # 145 BEAUTIFUL HILLTOP 9.9 ACRE WOOD TRACT with this spacious 3 BR, 3 BATH, 2 CCP manufactured home offering a shop building, 34 X 40 livestock barn, and a very secluded setting; open concept split bedroom floor plan with 2 living areas and a large island kitchen; lots of large oak trees provide ample shade and covered front and rear decking to view wildlife and scenery; enjoy the outdoors. ASKING $ 150,000

  • Granbury Association of REALTORS Page 14

    Misunderstood 3.8% Tax Hits Few Sellers Next Year

    By: Julian Block

    Published: August 9, 2012

    As of 2013, a new tax on home owners takes effect, but dont worry its not likely to affect you. Heres why.

    What the tax is: A 3.8% tax on invest-ment income from some sources, such as dividends, interest payments, and capital gains; and a last-minute addition to healthcare legislation, enacted in 2010, to help shore up Medicare. It af-fects a limited group of high-income people.

    Specifically, the 3.8% tax applies only to joint fil-ers with an adjusted-gross income (AGI) above $250,000 ($125,000 for married couples filing sepa-rate returns) and single filers with an AGI of more than $200,000.

    Another limitation is that its imposed on the smaller of:

    1. A persons investment income, or2. The amount by which AGI exceeds the threshold amounts of $250,000/$125,000 or $200,000.

    What the tax isnt: The health care legislation didnt change the existing capital gains exclusions for profits on the sale of personal residences. If you sell your home, youre married, and you file jointly, you can still exclude up to $500,000 in profit; if youre single or married and file separately, you can ex-clude up to $250,000.

    You just have to own and live in the property as a principal residence for at least two years out of the five-year period that ends with the date you sell the home.

    So when does the 3.8% tax kick in?

    It only applies to home sale profits:

    If the profit exceeds the $500,000/$250,000 exclusion.

    When the portion of the profit above $500,000/$250,000 causes the sellers AGI to exceed the threshold amounts.

    Lets say a couple has an AGI of $325,000 and sells their home at a $525,000 profit (not sale proceeds, but profit). $500,000 of that gain is excluded;

    the $25,000 isnt, and raises their AGI to $350,000.

    The couples revised AGI exceeds the $250,000 threshold for joint filers by $100,000. Thats more than the amount of their taxable gain ($25,000). So the 3.8% is applied to the smaller of these two amounts. They owe a surtax of $950 ($25,000 x 3.8%).

    Of course, other tax issues could come into play in your own situation, so consult a tax attorney.

    And if youre subject to this tax, gather documents that will help you lower your capital gains hit over the years for instance, documents noting settle-ment or closing costs, such as title insurance and legal fees; and improvements, such as adding a room or paving a driveway. Routine repairs or main-tenance, such as painting or papering a room or re-placing a broken window pane, dont count because they dont add to the homes value.

    The surtax, included in the law to offset the costs of healthcare reform, is expected to generate $325 billion over eight years.

    This article provides general information about tax laws and consequences, but shouldnt be relied on as tax or legal advice applicable to particular trans-actions or circumstances. Consult a tax professional for such advice.

  • Top 10 Things

    You Need To Know

    About The 3.8%

    Tax

    2. The 3.8% tax will never be collected as a transfer tax on

    real estate of any type, so youll never pay this tax at the time that

    you purchase a home or other investment property.

    1. When you add up all of your income

    from every possible source, and that total is less than $200,000

    ($250,000 on a joint tax return), you will not be

    subject to this tax.

    3. Youll never pay this tax at settlement when you sell your

    home or investment property. Any capital gain you realize at settle-

    ment is just one component of that years gross income.

    4. If you sell your principal resi-dence, you will still receive the full

    benefit of the $250,000 (single tax return)/$500,000 (married filing joint tax return) exclusion

    on the sale of that home. If your capital gain is greater than these amounts, then you will include any gain above these amounts as income on your Form 1040

    tax return. Even then, if your total income (including this taxable por-tion of gain on your residence) is less than the $200,000/$250,000

    amounts, you will not pay this tax. If your total income is more than these amounts, a formula

    will protect some portion of your investment.

    5. The tax applies to other types of investment in-

    come, not just real estate. If your income is more than the

    $200,000/$250,000 amount, then the tax formula will be applied

    to capital gains, interest income, dividend income and net rents

    (i.e., rents after expenses).

    6. The tax goes into effect in 2013. If you have investment

    income in 2013, you wont pay the 3.8% tax until you file your 2013 Form 1040 tax return in

    2014. The 3.8% tax for any later year will be paid in the follow-

    ing calendar year when the tax returns are filed.

    7. In any particular year, if you have no income from capital

    gains, rents, interest or dividends, youll never pay this tax, even

    if you have millions of dollars of other types of income.

    8. The formula that determines the amount of 3.8% tax due will always protect $200,000 ($250,000 on a

    joint return) of your income from any burden of the 3.8% tax. For example, if you are single and have a total of

    $201,000 income, the 3.8% tax would never be imposed on more than

    $1,000.

    9. Its true that investment income from rents on an invest-ment property could be subject to the 3.8% tax. But: The only rental income that would be

    included in your gross income and therefore possibly subject to the tax is net rental income: gross rents minus expenses like depreciation, interest,

    property tax, maintenance and utilities.

    10. The tax was enacted along with the health care legislation in 2010. It was added to the package just hours before the final vote and without review. NAR

    strongly opposed the tax at the time, and remains hopeful

    that it will not go into effect. The tax will no doubt be

    debated during the upcoming tax reform debates in 2013.

    Source: National Association of REALTORS http://www.realtor.org/topics/health-care-reform/top-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-38-tax

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    817-579-1504 or 800-749-8199 Outside of Granbury

    402-NEW WATERFRONT LISTING! Great location east side of Granbury. Good water, stone landing, double boat dock, 2 well landscaped lots, with trees. Immaculate 3/2/2 brick, extra garage for work shop, new AC and appliances. $229,500 MLS# 11684562

    206-TOWERING TREES AND A GREAT LOCATION go with this nice 4 Bedroom, 1 bath home with 2 living areas. Theres lots of concrete parking, walkways, porches and gazebo. Community features clubhouse, pool, playground and boat ramp. Hurry only $64,500! MLS# 11822551

    213-PROPERTY LOCATED IN PEACEFUL RURAL SETTING ON OVER 3 ACRES OF LAND. This 4/2/2 has open concept, tons of storage, separate dining room. Lots of room to roam for kids. Hurry on this one. $90,000 MLS# 11813870

    238-INVITING POOL, COUNTRY LIVING, and a wonderful family home with 3 BR, 2 BA, Spacious Den, Upstairs Bonus Room, Shop with heating/cooling, Tall Trees and Covered Porches to enjoy the breezes. **Walk to All Schools** $149,900 MLS# 11824093

    236-BEAUTIFUL TREED GOLF COURSE SETTING IN DCBE. Wrought iron fenced back yard with covered porch and huge deck overlooking 10th green. New paint and trim, granite countertops in master bath suite. $269,000 MLS# 11767795

    257-WELCOME TO PARADISE! Upscale 3bd/2ba home on beautiful cul-de-sac. Open floorplan, split bedrooms, formal dining with French door to screened area. Huge kitchen with upgraded cabinets & counters Jetted tub & separate shower. Gorgeous pool, spa & landscaping. Surround sound inside & out. $259,000 MLS# 11800722

    811-WELL MAINTAINED HOME ON 4 ACRES - Bring your horses 25X30 workshop, two roll up doors + 2 other outbuildings. Ready to move in! $188,900 MLS# 11831659

    280-GORGEOUS HOME IN BENTWATER. 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with an open kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large outdoor living area with fireplace, pool, large second garage for RV/boat. Comes with deeded boat slip. $359,000 MLS# 11825728

    217-YOULL LOVE THE LOCATION Just blocks from Historic Granbury Square, the Beach, Park and other Shopping. Brick home with nice floor plan has 3 BR, 1 BA, 2 car carport and storage buildings. $69,900 MLS# 11829563

    425-350 SPARKLING BRAZOS RIVER FRONTAGE with 22+ acres. One of a kind 3360+ sq.ft. ranch house with beautiful views. Completely fenced/cross fenced, stock tanks, 30X60 shop/barn, apartment, tractor barn, 60X80 barn, sheds. $599,500 MLS# 11670240

    299-PANORAMIC VIEWS FROM THIS LIKE NEW 2bd/1ba in gated subdivision with lake access! Newly renovated inside & out. Balcony off 2nd level. Open concept, carport, private location. Great for weekends or full time! $59,900 MLS# 11824951

    246-BACK YARD OVERLOOKS HARBOR LAKES GOLF COURSE. Beautiful newer home has a very open floor plan (over 2000 sq.ft.), spacious living area, 2 dining areas and bonus room. Master has en-suite bath with 3 walk-in closets. New roof and hot water heater installed in past year. $164,900 MLS# 11776102

    807-MOUNTAIN LAKES! Peaceful setting on 2 acres, nice trees, large deck, above ground pool & workshop. Spacious 3/2/2, large open living room, 2nd living area could be formal dining. Great kitchen with granite, screened in porch. Access to private lakes, pool, club house. $214,900 MLS# 11794234

    202-DECORDOVA RANCH! Builders personal home with all the extras. Stained concrete floors, stone fireplace, fantastic floor plan, 2 full & 2 half baths, 3 spacious bedrooms & study. 3 car garage, well landscaped yard, very private. High energy efficiency. $374,500 MLS# 11753261

    1002-UNBELIEVABLE heavily treed acreage on Brazos River. Tons of wildlife. Approximately 349 of riverfront. **Has 3 bedroom mobile, septic, wells, no value given, seller does not warranty** Beautiful building sites. No minerals convey. $349,500 MLS# 11823323

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    817-243-9089

    4810 E. Hwy. 377 Granbury, Texas Each office is independently Owned and Operated

    Gloria MackCRS, GRI, ABR817-279-3380

    SallyMoore

    817-219-0896

    MarthaDugan

    817-219-2517

    267-PRISTINE HOME IN WILLOW RIDGE! 4/2/2 with granite countertops, open floor plan, stainless appliances, WBFP, split bedrooms, covered patio & privacy fenced backyard! $189,500 w/$2,000 buyers allowance. MLS# 11753059

    222-SPACIOUS 4 BEDROOM 2 BATHS IN SOUTH GROVE. Close to shopping and dining. Nice floor plan, large living with beamed ceilings, wall of windows, brick fireplace & wet bar. Country kitchen with breakfast bar. Large fenced back yard. Price reduced to $153,000 MLS# 11767005

    268-PECAN PLANTATION! Immaculate 3/2/2 brick home, fresh paint, flooring & new appliances. Large front porch & patio, great floor plan, divided bedrooms, large open living area. Large fenced yard, backs up to the orchard. Very private. $162,500! MLS# 11773821

    406-WATERFRONT HOME with spectacular views of water and trees. 3BR/3 BATH, open living, dining and kitchen. Glassed sunroom with mini kitchen. Inground heated, pool and spa. $320,000 MLS# 11779825

    415-AWESOME MAIN BODY WALKOUT with panoramic views! 2922 sq.ft. home, 184 feet waterfront. Lovely classic, custom-built home has great architectural lines. 2 rock fireplaces - one in the master bedroom. $349,900 Call Evelyn today! MLS# 11775492

    228-100% FINANCING AVAILABLE on this home. Check out the virtual tour! This is a fantastic buy on this darling 3bd/2ba on large lot with big fenced backyard. Hurry! Waterfront community has its own boat launch, pool etc. $98,500 MLS# 11688853

    208-GREAT 4 BEDROOM NEW CONSTRUCTION! Open concept, custom kitchen-granite, stainless steel. Split bedrooms. Separate shower & tub in master. Numerous upgrades! Brick/stone exterior. On Fort Worth side of Granbury. $169,900 MLS# 11813740

    816-SCENIC HILLTOP SETTING ON 5 ACRES IN MOUNTAIN LAKES. Energy efficient 2392 sq.ft. home. Open concept. 2 living areas. 38X15 screened porch. Huge 70X30 metal shop with full living quarters. $335,000 MLS# 11777074

    829-RANCH STYLE STONE HOME on over 2 acres. Great floor plan. 3 bedroom. 3 bath, large living area, rock fireplace, fantastic kitchen with granite, 2nd living area or study. Great location, easy access to Fort Worth, nice trees, seasonal creek. 2nd living area could be formal dining. $234,900 MLS# 11749576

    271-WESTERN HILLS - CLOSE TO BOAT RAMP! Immaculate A-frame, updated with new carpet & paint. 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. Big master suite. Convenient to lake & shopping. Sprinkler system, affordable! $49,900 MLS# 11758178

    210-NICE 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH home in Heritage Heights. Great starter home with fireplace, large lot, new paint and nice landscaping. Close to town and shopping. $99,900 MLS# 11760766

    224-BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE HOME, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Open floor plan close to clubhouses. Elegant granite counter tops, split bedrooms, walk-in closets, gas logs, sprinkler system. Plenty of trees. What a view! $162,000 MLS# 11798835

    223-DCBE REDUCED - Immaculate & charming one-owner custom. Nestled among tall trees, this lovely home contains over 1900 sq.ft. High ceilings throughout. Fireplaces in living, dining & master bedroom. 2 car garage plus golf cart area. Sprinklers. $149,900 MLS# 11685887

    278-TOTALLY REMODELED 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH, spent around $95,000 remodeling this property. Great neighborhood, close to schools. Great property in the middle of Granbury! $99,900 MLS# 11718795

    400-HUGELY LOVED, LIGHTLY LIVED IN, immaculate 3bd/2ba modular. Main body walk-out water on Lake Granbury only $225,000. Newer boat dock, new covered patio, both with composition decking. Call Evelyn at 817-243-9089 MLS# 11820642

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    Joy Paris, CRS, ABRBroker/Owner

    817-579-1504

    Jeff Alexander

    817-219-2939

    LindaBlankenship817-219-5774

    SteveConley

    254-205-2733

    SteveCook

    817-929-3905

    PatCorrell

    817-776-0323

    817-579-1504 or 800-749-8199 Outside of Granbury

    402-NEW WATERFRONT LISTING! Great location east side of Granbury. Good water, stone landing, double boat dock, 2 well landscaped lots, with trees. Immaculate 3/2/2 brick, extra garage for work shop, new AC and appliances. $229,500 MLS# 11684562

    206-TOWERING TREES AND A GREAT LOCATION go with this nice 4 Bedroom, 1 bath home with 2 living areas. Theres lots of concrete parking, walkways, porches and gazebo. Community features clubhouse, pool, playground and boat ramp. Hurry only $64,500! MLS# 11822551

    213-PROPERTY LOCATED IN PEACEFUL RURAL SETTING ON OVER 3 ACRES OF LAND. This 4/2/2 has open concept, tons of storage, separate dining room. Lots of room to roam for kids. Hurry on this one. $90,000 MLS# 11813870

    238-INVITING POOL, COUNTRY LIVING, and a wonderful family home with 3 BR, 2 BA, Spacious Den, Upstairs Bonus Room, Shop with heating/cooling, Tall Trees and Covered Porches to enjoy the breezes. **Walk to All Schools** $149,900 MLS# 11824093

    236-BEAUTIFUL TREED GOLF COURSE SETTING IN DCBE. Wrought iron fenced back yard with covered porch and huge deck overlooking 10th green. New paint and trim, granite countertops in master bath suite. $269,000 MLS# 11767795

    257-WELCOME TO PARADISE! Upscale 3bd/2ba home on beautiful cul-de-sac. Open floorplan, split bedrooms, formal dining with French door to screened area. Huge kitchen with upgraded cabinets & counters Jetted tub & separate shower. Gorgeous pool, spa & landscaping. Surround sound inside & out. $259,000 MLS# 11800722

    811-WELL MAINTAINED HOME ON 4 ACRES - Bring your horses 25X30 workshop, two roll up doors + 2 other outbuildings. Ready to move in! $188,900 MLS# 11831659

    280-GORGEOUS HOME IN BENTWATER. 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with an open kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large outdoor living area with fireplace, pool, large second garage for RV/boat. Comes with deeded boat slip. $359,000 MLS# 11825728

    217-YOULL LOVE THE LOCATION Just blocks from Historic Granbury Square, the Beach, Park and other Shopping. Brick home with nice floor plan has 3 BR, 1 BA, 2 car carport and storage buildings. $69,900 MLS# 11829563

    425-350 SPARKLING BRAZOS RIVER FRONTAGE with 22+ acres. One of a kind 3360+ sq.ft. ranch house with beautiful views. Completely fenced/cross fenced, stock tanks, 30X60 shop/barn, apartment, tractor barn, 60X80 barn, sheds. $599,500 MLS# 11670240

    299-PANORAMIC VIEWS FROM THIS LIKE NEW 2bd/1ba in gated subdivision with lake access! Newly renovated inside & out. Balcony off 2nd level. Open concept, carport, private location. Great for weekends or full time! $59,900 MLS# 11824951

    246-BACK YARD OVERLOOKS HARBOR LAKES GOLF COURSE. Beautiful newer home has a very open floor plan (over 2000 sq.ft.), spacious living area, 2 dining areas and bonus room. Master has en-suite bath with 3 walk-in closets. New roof and hot water heater installed in past year. $164,900 MLS# 11776102

    807-MOUNTAIN LAKES! Peaceful setting on 2 acres, nice trees, large deck, above ground pool & workshop. Spacious 3/2/2, large open living room, 2nd living area could be formal dining. Great kitchen with granite, screened in porch. Access to private lakes, pool, club house. $214,900 MLS# 11794234

    202-DECORDOVA RANCH! Builders personal home with all the extras. Stained concrete floors, stone fireplace, fantastic floor plan, 2 full & 2 half baths, 3 spacious bedrooms & study. 3 car garage, well landscaped yard, very private. High energy efficiency. $374,500 MLS# 11753261

    1002-UNBELIEVABLE heavily treed acreage on Brazos River. Tons of wildlife. Approximately 349 of riverfront. **Has 3 bedroom mobile, septic, wells, no value given, seller does not warranty** Beautiful building sites. No minerals convey. $349,500 MLS# 11823323

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    RodDavis

    817-578-0660

    LynnDirks

    817-578-4841

    EvelynJoseph

    817-243-9089

    4810 E. Hwy. 377 Granbury, Texas Each office is independently Owned and Operated

    Gloria MackCRS, GRI, ABR817-279-3380

    SallyMoore

    817-219-0896

    MarthaDugan

    817-219-2517

    267-PRISTINE HOME IN WILLOW RIDGE! 4/2/2 with granite countertops, open floor plan, stainless appliances, WBFP, split bedrooms, covered patio & privacy fenced backyard! $189,500 w/$2,000 buyers allowance. MLS# 11753059

    222-SPACIOUS 4 BEDROOM 2 BATHS IN SOUTH GROVE. Close to shopping and dining. Nice floor plan, large living with beamed ceilings, wall of windows, brick fireplace & wet bar. Country kitchen with breakfast bar. Large fenced back yard. Price reduced to $153,000 MLS# 11767005

    268-PECAN PLANTATION! Immaculate 3/2/2 brick home, fresh paint, flooring & new appliances. Large front porch & patio, great floor plan, divided bedrooms, large open living area. Large fenced yard, backs up to the orchard. Very private. $162,500! MLS# 11773821

    406-WATERFRONT HOME with spectacular views of water and trees. 3BR/3 BATH, open living, dining and kitchen. Glassed sunroom with mini kitchen. Inground heated, pool and spa. $320,000 MLS# 11779825

    415-AWESOME MAIN BODY WALKOUT with panoramic views! 2922 sq.ft. home, 184 feet waterfront. Lovely classic, custom-built home has great architectural lines. 2 rock fireplaces - one in the master bedroom. $349,900 Call Evelyn today! MLS# 11775492

    228-100% FINANCING AVAILABLE on this home. Check out the virtual tour! This is a fantastic buy on this darling 3bd/2ba on large lot with big fenced backyard. Hurry! Waterfront community has its own boat launch, pool etc. $98,500 MLS# 11688853

    208-GREAT 4 BEDROOM NEW CONSTRUCTION! Open concept, custom kitchen-granite, stainless steel. Split bedrooms. Separate shower & tub in master. Numerous upgrades! Brick/stone exterior. On Fort Worth side of Granbury. $169,900 MLS# 11813740

    816-SCENIC HILLTOP SETTING ON 5 ACRES IN MOUNTAIN LAKES. Energy efficient 2392 sq.ft. home. Open concept. 2 living areas. 38X15 screened porch. Huge 70X30 metal shop with full living quarters. $335,000 MLS# 11777074

    829-RANCH STYLE STONE HOME on over 2 acres. Great floor plan. 3 bedroom. 3 bath, large living area, rock fireplace, fantastic kitchen with granite, 2nd living area or study. Great location, easy access to Fort Worth, nice trees, seasonal creek. 2nd living area could be formal dining. $234,900 MLS# 11749576

    271-WESTERN HILLS - CLOSE TO BOAT RAMP! Immaculate A-frame, updated with new carpet & paint. 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. Big master suite. Convenient to lake & shopping. Sprinkler system, affordable! $49,900 MLS# 11758178

    210-NICE 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH home in Heritage Heights. Great starter home with fireplace, large lot, new paint and nice landscaping. Close to town and shopping. $99,900 MLS# 11760766

    224-BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE HOME, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Open floor plan close to clubhouses. Elegant granite counter tops, split bedrooms, walk-in closets, gas logs, sprinkler system. Plenty of trees. What a view! $162,000 MLS# 11798835

    223-DCBE REDUCED - Immaculate & charming one-owner custom. Nestled among tall trees, this lovely home contains over 1900 sq.ft. High ceilings throughout. Fireplaces in living, dining & master bedroom. 2 car garage plus golf cart area. Sprinklers. $149,900 MLS# 11685887

    278-TOTALLY REMODELED 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH, spent around $95,000 remodeling this property. Great neighborhood, close to schools. Great property in the middle of Granbury! $99,900 MLS# 11718795

    400-HUGELY LOVED, LIGHTLY LIVED IN, immaculate 3bd/2ba modular. Main body walk-out water on Lake Granbury only $225,000. Newer boat dock, new covered patio, both with composition decking. Call Evelyn at 817-243-9089 MLS# 11820642

  • Granbury Association of REALTORS page 18

    Fall Lawn Care: 4 Ways to Say GNight For The Winter

    By: Lisa Kaplan GordonPublished: September 16, 2011

    Labor Day through Halloween is your window for preparing lawns for a lush spring. Although spring lawn care gets all the attention, fall lawn care is the make-it or break-it season for grass.

    Im already thinking about next year, says John Dillon, who takes care of New York Citys Central Park, which features 200 acres of lawn in the middle of Manhattan. The grass I grow this fall is what will be there next spring. Fall lawn care is no walk in the park. Its hard work, and Dillon guides you through the four basic steps. 1. AerationAeration gives your lawn a breather in autumn and provides room for new grass to spread without competition from spring weeds. Aeration tools pull up plugs of grass and soil, breaking up compact-ed turf. That allows water, oxygen, and nutrients to reach roots, and gives seeds room to sprout.

    If kids frequently play on your lawn, plan to aerate twice a year - fall and spring. If your lawn is just for show, then aerate once a year - and maybe even once every other year.

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    that theres someone you can count on to be honest and maintain high

    standards of practice. Visit realtor.org/codeofethics to learn exactly

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    A hand-aerating tool ($20), which looks like a pitchfork with hollow tines, is labor-intensive and meant for unplugging small sections of grass. Gas-powered aerating machines (rental, $20/hour) are about the size of a big lawn mower, and are good for working entire lawns. Bring some muscle when you pick up your rental: Aerating machines are heavy and can be hard to lift into your truck or SUV.

    Depending on the size of your property, professional aeration costs about $150.

    2. Seeding

    Fall, when the soil temperature is about 55 degrees, is the best time to seed your lawn because turf roots grow vigor-ously in fall and winter. If you want a lush lawn, dont cheap out on the seed.

    Bags of inexpensive seed ($35 for 15 pounds) often contain hollow husks, weed seed, and annual rye grass seed, which grows until the first frost then drops dead. Splurge on the good stuff ($55 for 15 pounds of Kentucky Bluegrass seed), which resists drought, disease, and insects.

    Water your new seed every day for 10 to 20 days until it germinates.

    3. Fertilizing

    A late fall fertilization - before the first frost - helps your grass survive a harsh winter and encourages it to grow green and lush in spring. Make your last fertilization of the year count by choosing a product high (10% to 15%) in phosphorous, which is critical for root growth, Dillon says.

    Note: Some states are banning phosphorous-rich fertilizers, which are harmful to the watershed. In those places, look for nitrogen-rich fertilizers, which promote shoot and root growth. Check with your local extension service to see what regula-tions apply in your area.

    4. MulchingInstead of raking leaves, run over them a couple of times with your mower to grind them into mulch. The shredded leaves protect grass from winter wind and desiccation. An added bo-nus - shredded leaves decompose into yummy organic matter to feed grass roots.

    A mulching blade ($10) that attaches to your mower will grind the leaves even finer.

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  • By: Lisa Kaplan GordonPublished: October 04, 2011 Fall landscaping preparations ready your yard for a long winter and glorious spring. Fall landscaping chores are your last chance to prepare your property for winter, and to protect that curb appeal youve worked so hard to create. So pull on some gloves, grab your tools, and get ready to mulch, prune, and plant before snow and frozen ground turn the lights out on your landscaping.

    Spread mulch

    Fall mulching is better for the plants than spring mulching, says Dan Taft, owner of The Cutting Edge in Chantilly, Va. It helps protect roots from frost and helps retain moisture during a cold and dry winter.

    Spread 2 to 3 inches of fresh mulch around shrubs and trees. Taft warns home owners to avoid using free mulch from municipal piles, which often contain disease spores; instead, buy hardwood shredded mulch from home and garden centers, he says.

    Cheap, dump mulch mainly is made from trees that have died from disease, Taft says. Many diseases will linger in the mulch, like leaf spot and pine bark borers. You dont want ground-up dis-eased plants around your landscaping.

    Remove the dead and dying

    Fall isnt the time to prune, because that encour-ages growth when healthy plants should remain dormant. But dont shelve your shears and loppers yet. Fall is the time to neaten your landscaping before putting it to bed for the winter.

    If you remove dead landscaping in fall, you dont have to look at it all winter, Taft says.

    Remove dead annuals.

    Deadhead spent blooms, and cut back dead and desiccated ornamental grasses and pe-rennials.

    Lightly prune dead and dying branches from shrubs and trees. Carefully remove dried blossoms from hydrangea, but dont remove dead-looking stalks, where new buds will form in spring.

    After the first frost, cut back tea roses to about a third of their height.

    Wrap delicate shrubs

    Heavy snow, ice, and high winds can dry and split your delicate and pricey shrubs. To protect your landscaping from the winter elements:

    Hide small plants under overturned plastic pots or buckets.

    Wrap shrubs, such as boxwoods, in burlap.

    Surround vulnerable trees with shredded leaves.

    Take advantage of fall sales

    Early fall until the ground freezes is a good time to plant trees and shrubs. Not only do cooler weather and autumn rain put less stress on young land-scaping plants, nurseries often have sales to empty their shelves before winter.

    They need to sell every plant by Dec. 1, Taft says. Nurseries generally pay a third of the price that youre paying. So dont be afraid to offer less than the asking price. If youre buying several things, the manager may give you a break.

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  • 5 Great Home Projects for Fall

  • By: Patricia Orsini

    Published: September 11, 2012

    Crisp fall weather puts home owners in the mood to tackle some DIY projects.

    No one likes to do that kind of work in hot weather, said Cribben. She and her boyfriend, Jesse, are lucky enough to have parents willing to help them get their Minneapolis fixer-upper into shape.

    There was some sifting through dirt, because there was a lot of rock, she said, and bringing in con-crete. Its pretty labor intensive.

    With the humidity and hot weather this summer, it would have been too much. With our parents help-ing us, I thought, for health reasons, we should wait until fall.

    Saving those heavy lifting jobs for fall makes a lot of sense, said Spike Carlsen, former executive editor of Family Handyman magazine and the author of Readers Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual and, most recently, A Splintered History of Wood.

    If you have the time to wait until fall to do them, it will be less strenuous and more enjoyable, Carlsen says. Heres what else he suggests tackling this fall:

    1. Insulate the attic

    Going up into the attic on a hot day isnt something I would choose to do, he says. But there is another reason to wait until fall to do any projects that have to do with insulating your home. You can feel a draft when the weather starts to cool down, he said. Thats an easy way to tell where you need to improve your insulation.

    2. Become energy efficient

    Caulking around windows, doors, and siding is a simple, inexpensive way to save some

    money, said Carlsen. Unless you keep warm air in and cold air out, money is going out the smoke-stack, he says. A trick he uses to test where you need to caulk is to walk around the interior of your home with a lighted incense stick. If the smoke starts blowing, that tells the story pretty quickly, he says.

    Carlsen recommends using silicone caulk because its flexible, waterproof, and crackproof. You do it on the outside of your home, so make sure you do it before it gets too cold. If the temperature drops below 40, you shouldnt caulk, because the caulk wont take as well, he warns.

    3. Clean the gutters

    Moisture is the No. 1 problem in maintaining a home, says Carlsen. Getting moisture away from the foundation is key. And the way the do it is to clean your gutters and check your downspouts to make sure water is being funneled away from the house. Clogged gutters in the winter mean ice can build up and cause damage. In the spring, you want them running free and clear, so do it as soon as all the leaves are off the trees.

    Another place where moisture can build up is be-tween the slats of a wood deck. Carlsen offers a simple way to clean them out. Take a dull handsaw and run it between each board and push the crud

    out. If you dont, moisture can build up, and you get mold. This will help the wood to breathe, and it will look better, too.

    4. Plant a tree

    Because trees are dor-mant in the fall (as they are in the spring), its easier on the root sys-tem, says Carlson. Think about where you plant it so that it can help with saving energy, he ad-vises. Cotinued on p.27

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    200-COZY AND WELL MAINTAINED one-story 3 bedroom home with two living areas on quiet street in DCBE. Nice-size kitchen with breakfast bar opens to family room with wood-burning fireplace. Large back yard. $142,500 MLS# 11678828

    248-PERFECT-SIZED RETIREMENT HOME ON GOLF COURSE with $25K workshop. On quiet cul-de-sac, this home features open floor plan with island kitchen. Split bedrooms Wide handicap doorways, plantations, fenced yard, golf cart garage. $259,000 MLS# 11794118

    272-WOW! Youll think youre in a new home. New paint & carpet, c-tile floors. Granite c-tops & mosaic backsplash in kitchen. New appliances. Refinished cabinets & doors, new lighting fixtures & c-fans. New wood deck. $229,000 MLS# 11787190

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    If you get it in the right position, it will be a wind-break in the winter, and provide shade in the sum-mer. Plus, he says, Its a fun project.

    5. Organize the garage

    Right now, youve probably got bicycles, lawn tools and the beach umbrella taking up the space your car could occupy, if only you could get ev-erything back where it belongs. A lot of people never get their car inside the garage in the winter because the garage is overflowing with stuff, said Carlsen. There are so many great organizing systems -- shelving, hooks that allow you to hang bikes from the ceiling -- that you can get everything into a place and find room for your car. And its easier to get junk to the dump on a nice fall weekend than a cold, wet, winter day.

    And while you are in the garage, advised Carlsen, check the snowblower, shovels, and snow brush-es to make sure everything is in working order. Its easier to buy replacements in the fall, before the first snow sends everyone to the hardware store.

    One other benefit to cleaning the garage: It al-lows you to be outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

    That is what Hyedi Cribben and her boyfriend intend to do, after all the hard work theyve put in earlier this fall on their patio. Cleaning that site, putting up a fence, and laying stone and sod have taken up all their free time since the weeks after Labor Day. And now, two weeks into October, its nearing completion. Said Cribben, We might even have a week or two to enjoy it before it gets too cold here. Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Reprinted from HouseLogic with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

    Fall Projects from p. 25

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  • Lawn Aeration: Give Your Grass a Breath of Fresh Air

    Granbury Association of REALTORS page 29

    By: Lisa Kaplan GordonPublished: October 05, 2011

    Lawn aeration ensures lush, healthy grass year-round. Lawn aeration brings oxygen, water, and nutrients directly to grass roots, which helps make your lawn green and lush. Its a critical part of spring and fall lawn care and gives roots the vital boost they need. Heres how:

    Lawn aeration basicsLawn aeration pulls 2- to 8-inch soil plugs out of the ground, leaving holes that allow water, air, and nutri-ents to reach grass roots, and lets new seed germi-nate in a cool, moist envi-ronment. Hard clay soils need to be aerated more often than sandy soil. A soil test will tell you what type of soil you have.

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    Relieving compaction by allowing established grass and seed to spread into plug holes

    Controlling thatch buildup

    Reducing water runoff

    Aeration tools

    You can aerate by hand with an aerating tool ($20), which looks like a pitchfork with two hollow tines. Step on the tools bridge and drive the hollow tines into the earth. Its slow-going, but good for spot aerating small patches of lawn.

    You also can buy an aeration attachment for your garden tiller, but the tool slices the lawn and doesnt

    actually remove plugs. ($60)

    Most lawn aeration is done with a self-propelled machine known as a core aerator. About the size of a large lawn mower, a core aerator has hollow tines or spoons that ro-tate on a drum, removing soil plugs as you guide it from behind. This tool is available at most garden or rental centers for $15-$25 per hour. Plan 2 to 4 hours to aerate an aver-age quarter-acre suburban lot.

    Timing is everything

    Aerate after the first frost has killed weeds, but before the ground has become too hard. Its a good idea to spread grass seed after you aerate,

    so make sure youre still able to water your lawn for two weeks after you aerate, which will help the seed to germinate.

    Adria Bordas, a Fairfax County Virginia extension agent, says lawns with a lot of foot traffic should be aerated twice a year - March through April, and mid-August through October.

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