Sizzlin’ Hot 2015 Home Trends {pic heavy}

2015 Hot Home Trends in Palestine TX

It’s a new year and that means new trends! Styles always shift and it’s hard to stay on top of what is “hot” and what is “not,” but have no fear, I’m here to help!  I love watching how the home design trends are going, especially seeing what is going on in pinterest/internet land vs. what people are REALLY doing in their homes.  It’s an interesting mix, for sure.

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Discount Remodeling: Big Discounts with Warehouse Prices

Discount remodeling resource palestine tx

If you are working on home projects or plan to in the future, keep this place in mind–Surplus Warehouse in Tyler, TX.  They’ve got everything from doors, toilets, cabinets, flooring, windows and much more! The downside is that you’ll have to haul it back to Palestine, but if you’re doing a bigger project, the savings can be BIG!  Continue reading

An Unsolicited Opinion on Boxwoods: A Shrub Rant

Palestine Realtor Opinion on Boxwoods

Boxwoods are a common landscaping shrub and can be found in almost every neighborhood (and probably every street) in Palestine. You may not know what a boxwood is off the top of your head, but you’ll recognize it in the pics, I promise!

Image: ian munroe via Flickr

These low-cut boxwoods are typical of the landscaping style in Palestine, Texas.  I bet you recognize them now!      😉         Image: ian munroe via Flickr

Oh…boxwoods…I have a love-hate relationship with them.  Don’t get me wrong…I am not a complete boxwood hater. Well, maybe I am. The photo above is a great use of boxwoods–they are clean and crisply manicured and they definitely add interest to the landscaping.  I like boxwoods when they are not the ONLY landscaping in a yard and when they are mixed in with other (preferably blooming) shrubs.  However, boxwoods can also date a house, especially when it is the only shrubbery in sight.  This is a prime example of the dating effect that boxwoods can have (the green shutters don’t help either, but that’s another post 😉 ): 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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This Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of October 27th, 2014

Palestine, TX house for rentThis Week’s Palestine Rentals – My Openings as of October 27th, 2014

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Two Bedrooms

2 Bedroom / 1 Bath – $795/month

Three Bedrooms

3 bedroom / 1 Bath – $725/month

**RENTALS COMING SOON**

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A Texan Goes to Ohio (Photo Book)

A Texas REALTOR goes to Ohio

I just got back from a long weekend trip to Ohio. My husband, my son and I went up to go to my Sister-in-Law’s wedding.  We had some hectic travel plans.  Our first flight from Tyler got cancelled and we ended up having to drive to DFW to catch a flight out to make it to the wedding in time. It was a crazy wild race against the clock with a 1 year old in tow! But, we made it! Whoo!! 😉 Continue reading

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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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

LISTED BY LISA: SOLD BY LIST

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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BIY: The DIY for the anti-DIYer

BIY: The DIY for the anti-DIYer

Save 20% When You BIY Instead of DIY??  surpriseThat’s some serious Cash-ola!! surprise

You are probably asking yourself: What the heck is “BIY???”

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