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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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

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

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!)

An easy way to understand property tax exemptions is to think of them as “property tax discounts.” Continue reading

Jacksonville, Texas Country Livin’ Dream Home: SOLD!

Now that is some FINE Country Livin'!

Now that is some FINE Country Livin’!

My heartfelt Congrats to David on your new home!   I know you’ll create some great memories there, starting with your wedding! Welcome to Texas, we are happy to have you! Congratulations! It has been a pleasure working with you!

Lisa E. Priest is an East Texas Area 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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Gorgeous Lake House – SOLD!

Views to LOVE forever!

Views to LOVE forever!

My heartfelt Congrats to Greg & Julie on your new lake house! ❤ Now it’s time to make it your own!  It has been a pleasure working with you!

Lisa E. Priest is an East Texas Area 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

www.RentPalestine.comwww.BuyPalestine.com

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