Palestine’s Plumbing Hookup

PALESTINE'S PLUMBING HOOKUP

This is going to be a quickie post, but I did want to do a post on it, because many people in Palestine don’t know that we have a professional plumbing supply house!  Ferguson Enterprises is for both commercial and residential projects and you do not have to be a plumber or contract to shop here.  They have everything from hot water heaters to disposals (side note: the disposals are cheaper and higher quality than Lowe’s!) to pipes/fittings and hardware..seriously, anything you need they will have it, and if they don’t, they will order it and it will be in the same week. Continue reading

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2014 Hot Pepper Fest: Picture Recap

hOT pEPPER 2014 REVIEW PALESTINE TX

The Palestine Hot Pepper festival is almost like a local holiday–everyone goes to the festival! (and for good reason! It’s a blast!) The weather was great–a fabulous mixture of a nice breeze hitting your slightly sweaty skin–what more can you ask for for Hot Pepper Festival day!  We hit the highlights–the food alley (corny dogs are my favorite festival guilty pleasure and a definite must for me) and checked out the kid’s zone and the parade.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get to make it to the live music on Saturday night, but I heard it was GREAT! (There’s always next year!) It was another great festival in a great town! Now for a few thousand pics from the festival: (Just kidding, I tried to keep it under 20 pics! haha)

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This Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of October 27th, 2014

Palestine, TX house for rentThis Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of October 27th, 2014

click the links below to view more information & photos.

Two Bedrooms

2 Bedroom / 1 Bath – $795/month

Three Bedrooms

3 bedroom / 1 Bath – $725/month

**RENTALS COMING SOON**

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Buyer Boo-Ware: “Haunted” Real Estate

Image Credit: Karen via Flickr

Image Credit: Karen via Flickr

It’s that time of year where ghosts, goblins and witches are everywhere.  The tombstones are in the yards and they might even have a pile of bones sticking out for dramatic effect.  It’s a fun and escapist time of year and one of my favorites, for sure.  Everyone loves a haunted house at Halloween, but what if it is a real-life “haunted” house?   What does it mean when you want to sell your “haunted” house? Does a ghost add $5,000 to the asking price? Does the ghost need to pay rent?
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This Week’s Palestine Rentals- October 17th, 2014

Palestine, TX Houses for Rent

This Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of October 17th, 2014

click the links below to view more information & photos.

Two Bedrooms

2 Bedroom / 1 Bath – $795/month

Three Bedrooms

3 bedroom / 1 Bath – $595/month

3 bedroom / 1 Bath – $725/month

Commercial / Office Space For Rent

 5000 Sq Ft  Commercial / Retail Space For Rent

For more information on property management services or to fill out an application to rent, please visit www.RentPalestine.com

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Lisa E. Priest is a Full Time Property Manager & Palestine, Texas REALTOR® / Real Estate Agent with Picket Fence Realty, Inc.

You can call her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or email Lisa@rentpalestine.com

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The Nitty Gritty on Texas Homestead Property Tax Exemptions

Image: Philip Taylor via Flickr

Image: Philip Taylor via Flickr

Questions on property taxes and property tax exemptions are some that I get asked by clients regularly. How much will my taxes be? What discounts am I eligible for? Why should I file for an exemption? All are excellent questions and well worth asking!

Generally speaking, property taxes are determined and collected on the local level. In Palestine, property taxes are managed by the Anderson County Appraisal District (ACAD). I won’t get into how property taxes are determined for the purposes of this post, but just know that ACAD is the one that determine your property’s appraisal value (another important note: YOUR PROPERTY TAX APPRAISAL IS NOT FAIR MARKET VALUE!!—but that’s another convo for another day…haha!)

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HOT, HOT, HOT! Palestine Hot Pepper Festival is October 25th!

Hot Pepper Festival - Palestine TX2014This year’s theme is “Peppers and Patriots,” giving a big shout out to our veterans! What a fantastic theme! The Hot Pepper Fest is one of the “hottest events in Palestine, Texas” on October 25th from 10am-11pm! Come out and enjoy the fun as downtown Palestine turns into the annual festival! This event is a HUGE event in Palestine. It is estimated there will be about 10,000 visitors downtown this year! Bring the whole family!

Festival highlights include:

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Pumpernickel, Brats & Beer: Oktoberfest Chamber Banquet is this Saturday!

This year's theme logo!

This year’s theme logo! Photo Courtesy of the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce

Oktoberfest Chamber Banquet is this Saturday! 

Join the Palestine Chamber of Commerce as the year’s events are highlighted, along with a fine sampling of german culture, cuisine and, of course, German beer!  There will be a DJ, live entertainment, a large silent auction and great networking opportunities!  I will be there working the event in my official Chamber Ambassador duties. Come see me and have some great food and fun!

Event Information:

October 18: Chamber Annual Banquet – Oktoberfest: A Journey through German Culture, 6pm – 10pm, Ben E. Keith Beverages.  Tables available for $650. Tickets: $45 per person/ $85 per couple. Contact the Chamber to purchase tickets or for more information (903) 729-6066 or email info@palestinechamber.org . Hope to see you there!!

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A Texan Goes to Ohio (Photo Book)

A Texas REALTOR goes to Ohio

I just got back from a long weekend trip to Ohio. My husband, my son and I went up to go to my Sister-in-Law’s wedding.  We had some hectic travel plans.  Our first flight from Tyler got cancelled and we ended up having to drive to DFW to catch a flight out to make it to the wedding in time. It was a crazy wild race against the clock with a 1 year old in tow! But, we made it! Whoo!! 😉 Continue reading