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I have moved my blog to my main website, at www.BuyPalestine.com  (or click here!)

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Lots of great new articles and local info! Thank you for reading!

Lisa Priest


Picket Fence Realty Inc

Cell: 903.948.3343

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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4th of July Pet Safety

It’s that time of year again…burgers on the grill, beers on ice and fireworks in the back of the truck.  But don’t forget about your furry little friends during the festivities!


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Old House Love: 6 Cool Features of Historic Properties

Old House Love - cool features of historic property palestine tx

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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If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

By: Dona DeZube


Knowing what appeals to today’s homebuyers, and considering those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your home.

Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same.
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