What Not To Do When Selling Your Home: 5 Buyer Turnoffs

What Not To Do When Selling Your Home

What Not To Do When Selling Your Home: 5 Buyer Turnoffs

Selling your home is a stressful time. No home is flawless, but there are several things you can easily do to help it sell. You want to be the house the buyers can’t stop thinking about, not the house the buyers can’t stop laughing about.

Help make it a faster sale by avoiding these 5 buyer turnoffs: Continue reading

This Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of January 7, 2015

Palestine texas homes for rent

This Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of January 7, 2015

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Two Bedrooms For Rent in Palestine, TX

2 bedroom / 1 bath duplex – $795 – No pets

**PREVIEW OF RENTALS COMING SOON**

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It’s 2015, Ya’ll!: 7 January Home Maintenance Tips For Your East Texas Home

January Home Maintenance Tips

It’s 2015, Ya’ll!: 7 January Home Maintenance Tips For Your East Texas Home

 Happy New Year everyone! Now that the champagne has bubbled and 2015 has begun, it’s a great time to get a few home maintenance items checked off that “to do” list!

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New Listing ~ 301 N. Perry in Palestine, TX

There's a New House for Sale in Palestine, Texas - Real Estate

*Property Information for 301 N. Perry St in Palestine, Texas*

1890 Victorian home on a corner lot within walking distance from courthouse. Unique property that can be residential or commercial! (This is a rare opportunity with dual zoning!) So many fantastic historic details remain-lovely gingerbread woodwork, some hardwood floors, tall ceilings, carriage-size garage/parking under house, large rooms & charming covered porch with climbing ivy. Enjoy coffee in the sun room and take a hot bath in the cast iron tub. The house was previously a flower shop and is currently residential, but would make a great office, restaurant, salon or retail space too! All plumbing & electrical replaced in 2012, house has a metal roof. All electric, but gas could be reconnected by buyer if desired. Some updates are needed, but great bones and ready for your vision! Call or Text 903-948-3343 to schedule your showing!

Click Here to Visit the Property’s Website for full information, photos & pricing

Lisa E. Priest loves historic homes and is an East Texas Area REALTOR® with Picket Fence Realty, Inc. You can reach her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or email Lisa@rentpalestine.com or at BuyPalestine.com.

There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays: 8 December Home Maintenance Tips

December Maintenance Tips for your East Texas Home by Lisa Priest Real EState Agent in Palestine TX

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There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays: 8 December Home Maintenance Tips

Tis the season…for home maintenance?! Okay, okay…that’s definitely not the highlight of the season. However, Texas winters are definitely hard on your home and a bit of prevention goes a long way this time of year. Cold weather is here and you’ll probably be at home more often to avoid Mr. Winter, so it’s a great chance to get a leg up (err…catch up) on some home maintenance before temperatures drop to downright unfriendly levels. Continue reading

7 Real Estate Superstitions: Good & Bad “Luck” in Real Estate

REAL ESTATE SUPERSTITIONS

There are superstitions EVERYWHERE.  Lucky numbers, unlucky numbers, salt over your shoulder, black cats…there are so many superstitions, I am sure I don’t even know most of them.  I am not one to believe in most superstitions, but at the same time, I don’t purposefully go around breaking mirrors and running under ladders, either! (Hey, better safe than sorry, right!?)  Believe it or not, there are also many superstitions in Real Estate!  Some Real Estate superstitions are localized and some are more wide-spread.

These are the Top 7 Real Estate Superstitions for East Texas: Continue reading

This Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of November 19, 2014

Palestine TX House for rent

This Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of November 19, 2014

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Three Bedrooms For Rent in Palestine, TX

3 bedroom / 2 bath – $895

**PREVIEW OF RENTALS COMING SOON**

2 bed/1 bath duplex in PISD – Will be ready in next 2 weeks – $750/mo

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Building Wealth with Real Estate Part I: Flip Houses

BUILDING WEALTH with real estate

Building Wealth with Real Estate Part I: Flip Houses

 (By: Lisa Priest, REALTOR — This article was also published in the November 15, 2014 edition of the Palestine Herald Press)

It’s not a secret by any means–to build wealth, acquire real estate. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as easy money and real estate is not a get rich quick scheme. Real estate is a time-tested method of building wealth. As with any investment, there is risk. However, smart real estate investing is one of the least risky investments you can make, and it can pay off big time. Continue reading

Houses For Rent this Week in Palestine, TX

Palestine TX House for rentThis Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of November 4, 2014

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Two Bedrooms For Rent in Palestine, TX

2 Bedroom / 1 Bath – $795/month

**PREVIEW OF RENTALS COMING SOON**

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It’s November, Ya’ll!: 8 Home Maintenance Tips For Your East Texas Home

November home maintenance tips from your realtor Lisa

All I can say is WOW…it’s November?! I’m pretty sure we just did the New Year’s countdown last week, right!? Time is a fickle mistress. Yet alas, here we are—November! Cold weather is coming and it’s a great chance to get a jump (err…catch up) on some home maintenance before the busy insanity of the holidays hits with full force!

So, without further ado, check out these 8 Tips for November Home Maintenance in your East Texas home: Continue reading