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.

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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1015 N. Fowler – Palestine TX – SOLD

This lovely 2 bedroom 1 bath Historic Tudor Cottage is now SOLD and with it’s new owners. Congratulations to both my clients on the sale & purchase of this great home in Palestine, Texas!

1015 N. Fowler Palestine TX 2 bedroom house is now SOLD!

1015 N. Fowler is now SOLD!

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Historic Districts in Palestine, Texas: A Quick Guide (with MAPS!)

I love the smell of history in the morning. Don’t you? 😉

DID YOU KNOW? The number of historic structures in the Palestine’s City National Register Historic Districts is on of the largest concentrations of historic structures in the State of Texas!

Palestine, Texas was established in 1846 and features over 1800 historic sites, including homes, businesses, churches, monuments, cemeteries and museums.  We are very lucky to be surrounded by a rich historical heritage in Palestine!  I get asked often by folks about historic districts and whether or not their home is in a historic district.  However, even if your home is not within one of the registered districts, you can still apply your property to be a Palestine Designated Historic Landmark.  (To qualify, property must be 50+ years old and “have a historical value due to association with important events, people, trends, or are representative of historic architectural style and/or building methods.”

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Before & After: A Historic Tudor Cottage Transformation!

I don’t do this often, but I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight one of my listings.  The sellers have recently taken out the carpet to expose the hardwood floors, and the results are just amazing!  The changes have brought new life into this darling cottage to expose the historic character that this gem has to offer!

1015 N Fowler Palestine TX house for sale

BEFORE: carpets were clean, but outdated at 1015 N. Fowler in Palestine.  AKA “I’m too sexy for this carpet!” hehe

orgeous hardwood floors at this historic home at 1015 N. Fowler in Palestine. House home for sale in Palestine Texas by Lisa Priest Real Estate Agent with Picket Fence Realty.

AFTER: HELLO GORGEOUS HARDWOODS, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! 😉

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Old House Love: 6 Cool Features of Historic Properties

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Palestine has the second highest number of Victorian and historic homes in Texas (Galveston wins 1st prize). With so many historic properties, I am lucky to get to see many of these spectacular treasures! Of course, I have an extreme obsession  fondness for historic properties.  One of these days, I will make a post on the restoration of our office, an 1895 Victorian home that had suffered from decades of 1970s-era decorating..but that is a post for another day 😜 Historic homes have their own set of hurdles and owning/restoring one is definitely a labor of love, but daaaannnng the fruits of your labor are well worth it in the end!

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