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Peggy Hill The Hill Group assaults, prostitution, break-ins, carjackings — you name it,” he says. “We catch them but they keep wind- ing up back out here within a couple weeks and sometimes before we even fill out the paperwork.” One afternoon, it’s hot and hushed as he patrols areas filled with apart- ment complexes. “This is one of the worst com- 8809 Vista Oaks Circle $595,000 WOW!Wonderfully updated TownCreek home! Arched doorways! Hardwood flrs! Great open flowing floor plan. 4/3/4LA/Pool Peggy Hill The Hill Group 214.632.6630 Peggy Hill The Hill Group plexes right here,” he says, turning into the Bent Creek Apartments on Forest Lane. In Five Points, he says the same about the Casa Verde Apartments, one of the most run-down and crime-ridden of the bunch, where paint is peeling and porches are piled high with trash and junk. Apartment managers have a huge responsibility when it comes to keeping apartments and surround- ing neighborhoods safe, Glenn says. “A goodmanager canmake a signif- 9601 Trail Hill $575,000 Custom built home with many updates over the years. Dream study w/library shelves. Huge private master suite down. 5/4/2LA. Peggy Hill The Hill Group 214.632.6630 Debbie Werner icant difference — they can enforce the code and kick out the tenants who don’t follow the rules, but a lot of them are more concerned with keep- ing the occupancy rate up.” Shape up or get out Neighborhood real estate broker and former city councilman Bill Blaydes has been crusading to take down the shabbiest of the city’s apartment complexes, including Bent Tree and two others owned by Amarillo-based American Housing Foundation, whose founder and CEO committed suicide as his affordable- housing empire crumbled under debt and questionable business practic- es. A Southlake-based company pur- chased the properties following American Housing’s bankruptcy, but Blaydes says he hopes to find a buyer and developer willing to raze the property and rebuild. But Lake Highlands has many multi-family complexes with a share of bad seeds scattered throughout, and expecting them all to be torn down doesn’t seem realistic. Blaydes understands this and agrees with Glenn’s assessment — good managers can save an apart- ment community along with the surrounding neighborhoods. As an August MLS home sale statistics*, plus annual totals 9426 Hilldale Drive $377,500 Classic Tudor tastefully updated yet comfortable family living. Master down, 2 bdrms up.Walls of windows w/ view to patio&yard. 5/3.1/2LA Debbie Werner 972.733.8921 Rucker Hill The Hill Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7307 Hundley $369,500 Custom built in 1985 by John Hardy. Wonderful traditional with great finishes and fantastic pool area. 4/3/2/LD/DR/Study/Pool. Rucker Hill The Hill Group 214.763.7395 Wendy Lucas 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 AVG REAL ESTATE REPORT area home values Sold AUG 09 1 1 1 9 5 2 2 0 5 1 2 1 5 0 2 6 2.69 Sponsored by: Forest 1 9024 Clearhurst Dr. $287,500 Exquisite home in White Rock Elem on quiet street! Fantastic high ceilings&tons of natural light. Saltwater play pool! 4/2.1/1LA/Pool Wendy Lucas 214.384.2050 Virginia Cook, Realtors www.virginiacook.com 10 EDWINA DYE 214-674-3937 *Statistics are compiled by Ebby Halliday Realtors, and are derived from Dallas Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Numbers are believed to be reliable, but are not guaranteed. The Advocate and Ebby Halliday Realtors are not responsible for the accuracy of the information. r o 16 12 2 3 Whitehurst Royal 6 7 Church 8 Walnut Hill 11 13 14 15 9 4 5 Sold AUG 08 2 1 2 2 3 3 4 1 5 5 3 1 8 3 9 6 3.63 Year-To-Date Sales -’09 25 8 7 33 29 16 28 7 37 13 11 8 54 18 35 50 23.6875 Year-To-Date Sales -’08 17 17 14 35 37 25 31 9 55 14 12 7 63 34 63 71 31.50 Average Days on Market YTD 72 33 83 108 64 76 83 92 63 67 50 55 55 51 60 85 68.5625 Walnut Avg. Sales Price YTD ‘09 $146,216.00 $272,889.00 $274,143.00 $207,186.00 $150,896.00 $314,601.00 $327,514.00 $341,611.00 $246,745.00 $392,119.00 $327,000.00 $315,438.00 $276,861.00 $263,185.00 $214,766.00 $233,773.00 $269,058.94 Avg. Sale Price ’08 $286,637.00 $233,636.00 $182,401.00 $182,401.00 $166,084.00 $286,824.00 $310,833.00 $338,921.00 $234,346.00 $361,964.00 $347,783.00 $306,286.00 $288,677.00 $260,051.00 $198,652.00 $243,135.00 $264,289.44 PENDING N t h w Park e s t H w y 635 - LBJ Audelia Ferndale Plano Rd Jupiter Abrams WestFork aJ Fair Oaks 75 - Central Expressway c k sonBranch Greenville Skillman

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