July 24, 2014
palestine texas historic real estate

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

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."
July 21, 2014

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 […]
July 19, 2014

The “S” Word

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the "S" word...I know what word comes to mind for you...SECURITY DEPOSITS, right? too! ;)
July 16, 2014

So Fresh n’ So Clean: The Magic of Paint

Can paint be SEXY? I say, YES!
July 3, 2014
4th of July Pet Safety

4th of July Pet Safety

4th of July Pet Safety 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 […]
July 1, 2014
Old House Love: 6 Cool Features of Historic Properties

Old House Love: 6 Cool Features of Historic Properties

Old House Love: 6 Cool Features of Historic Properties 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 […]
June 25, 2014

7 Things You Should Paint Instead of Replace to Save Money

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon  Published: June 18, 2014   You know a fresh coat of paint can give any room a quick and inexpensive facelift. But did you know that a little paint can also perk up carpets, appliances, and […]
June 25, 2014

You Can’t Do Everything in Your Underwear (but you can do some!)

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 […]