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
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!)
An easy way to understand property tax exemptions is to think of them as “property tax discounts.” Continue reading
TIPS FOR BUYING IN A SELLER’S MARKET
It’s true–it’s a seller’s market in Palestine, Texas! Homes are selling FAST and often with multiple offers. So, what is a home buyer to do?! While the market is tougher as a buyer right now, it is still not impossible! Follow these tips to buy successfully in this market!
DO IT IN YOUR UNDERWEAR: GET PRE-APPROVED FOR A MORTGAGE Continue reading