East Texas Real Estate

August 6, 2014
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You’re Not Fooling Anyone: the dangers of overpricing your home

What do you think is the #1 thing that is prohibiting your home from selling?  The answer may or may not surprise you….more than likely, it is the price of your home.  There is no marketing budget on earth that […]
July 29, 2014

Whose Water Is It Anyway? (Texas Real Estate & The “Water Crisis”)

Water is an increasingly valuable commodity in Texas and is gaining prominence in real estate transactions. The ownership and use of water depends on location. Most surface water is owned by the state, while most underground water is privately owned and can be conveyed or reserved.
July 24, 2014
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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 16, 2014

So Fresh n’ So Clean: The Magic of Paint

Can paint be SEXY? I say, YES!
July 1, 2014
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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 these spectacular treasures! Of course, I have an extreme obsession  fondness […]
June 25, 2014
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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. […]
June 25, 2014

BIY: The DIY for the anti-DIYer

BIY: The DIY for the anti-DIYer Save 20% When You BIY Instead of DIY??  That’s some serious Cash-ola!! You are probably asking yourself: What the heck is “BIY???”
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 […]