foreclosures: Smith County Tax Sale - September - 08/31/15 10:24 AM
The 1st Tuesday of the month is here and that translates to tax & trustee sales on the courthouse steps.  
There are a total of 7 properties scheduled to be sold in Smith County (in Tyler, TX) for September 2o15.  Some, all or none could be sold.  The most current list can be found here.
Interested bidders must do their homework prior to bidding as well as educate themselves on Texas law and homestead rules.  You must have cash on hand because financing is NOT an option.
If properties fail to sale at the courthouse steps, they can be added to a "strikeoff" … (0 comments)

foreclosures: Why I love Selling Real Estate in Tyler, TX - 11/20/14 08:00 PM
This is one of many reasons why I love to sell real estate in Tyler, TX:
We are surrounded by 25 prime sporting lakes offering wonderful opportunities for fishing and boating. Golf enthusiasts will find eight clubs in the immediate area, providing a delightful mix of private and public courses. City of Tyler also offers 25 city parks, with playgrounds, athletic fields, walking and bicycle trails, and many more perks. Tyler State Park offers families 985 acres of woods around a beautiful spring-fed lake. You can boat, swim, picnic, or pitch a tent. … (0 comments)

foreclosures: How to Make Symbols with Keyboard - 04/27/13 11:54 PM
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In real estate, Time is of the Essence!  So, here's  a few keyboard shortcuts that can save you time & simplify your life.  
1. Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert Copy the highlighted text or selected item.
2. Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert Paste the text or object that's in the clipboard.
3. Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y Undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this will undo it. This can also often be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl + Y would redo the undo.
 4. Ctrl + F Open the Find in … (3 comments)

foreclosures: REL Life Skills Annual Plant Sale - 02/24/13 08:33 PM
Life Skills is having their annual plant sale March 1, 2013 at the Robert E. Lee High School Greenhouse.  Life skills students have worked hard throughout the year planting seeds and growing plants.
The greenhouse is located off of Donnybrook near the soccer field.  Please come by and support the program that teaches students with special needs job skills, work ethics and importance of nature.  Both annuals are perennials are available to beautify your spring garden.
For more information, contact Susan Stubblefield at


foreclosures: 224 Half St Lindale, TX 75771 - NEW HUD Listing - 01/11/13 01:44 PM
Hard to find brick home in Lindale ISD for under $85,000.  Enjoy three bedrooms, 2 baths and a 1 car garage and 1189 sq ft of living space in this government-owned home that was built in 2001.  Asking $81,000.  Time sensitive.  Must have pre-qual letter to place a bid.


foreclosures: New Bike Trail at Lindsey Park - 01/06/13 10:57 PM
Grab your helmet & your bike because Tyler now has a new mountain bike trail at Lindsey Park.The trail was broken in Saturday morning when cyclists met for a four hour endurance race.
The trail winds 10 miles through the 130 acres of Lindsey Park on Spur 346 west of town. The entrance and exit can be found across the park road from the parking lot for the lower softball fields.
Tyler is one of the only communities in America with four completely different cycling/running/hiking venues for people of all ages and abilities.
This completes the last of the "Four Pedals … (2 comments)

foreclosures: Last chance to submit application for Independent Foreclosure Review - 12/30/12 01:25 PM
***Last chance to submit an application - DECEMBER 31, 2012.***
If your primary residence was involved in a foreclosure process between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010, you may qualify for a free Independent Foreclosure Review.
Click link to check eligibility & submit a request for review form online.  All requests for review forms must be completed online or postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2012.



foreclosures: TIPSY TOW SERVICE FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE - 12/30/12 01:10 AM
AAA Texas is offering its free Tipsy Tow service during the New Year’s Eve holiday from 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, to help remove drinking drivers from the road.
Motorists, bartenders, restaurant managers, party hosts or passengers of a drinking driver may call 1-800-AAA-HELP or 1-800-222-4357 for a free tow home of up to 10 miles.
Callers simply tell AAA Texas operators, “I need a Tipsy Tow,” to receive the free tow and ride home. A regular AAA Texas-contracted roadside service truck will be dispatched.
This free service is unique in that it … (0 comments)

foreclosures: Most Expensive Home in Smith County - 12/29/12 09:54 AM
Interested in knowing what is the most expensive home for sale in our MLS?  
Me too.  
So I searched and found a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bedroom home on 187 acres with a asking price of $3,890,000.  According to MLS, it has 6200 sq ft of living space and was built in 1972.  Other noteworthy amenitites include an ingound pool and pool house.  This estate is situated on popular and heavily traveled Hwy 69 S.
If you're interesed in a personal showing, I will be happy to set it up and write your contract!!

foreclosures: Cheapest HUD Home in Smith County - 12/29/12 01:33 AM
As of today, 10707 Littlefield Dr is the cheapest HUD Home available for bidding in Smith County with an asking price of $37,000.
It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2081 sq ft of living space (per FHA appraisal) and it is a manufactured home in Story Place Estates.  Winona ISD
Available to owner occupants and investors.  Must have pre-qualification letter or proof of funds to place a bid. For more details on placing a bid, contact Broker.


foreclosures: New Year's Eve Happenings in Tyler, TX - 12/29/12 12:26 AM
How are you bringing in the 2013? Many restaurants in Tyler are offering NYE packages.
Lago del Pino - $75 Per person and VIP package available
Admission  Music by L.C. Rocks  Party Favors  Light Appetizers  Midnight Champagne Toast  Late Night Breakfast Buffet  Firework Show! Cork Food & Drink - $57 per person (extra for wine pairing) Click here for Four course meal choices
The Cascades of Tyler - $40 Members; $50 Non-members
DJ, Dancing & Party Favors  Heavy Hors d'ouevres & cash bar Midnight buffet & champagne toast Whatever you decide to do, do so responsibily!!  Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! … (0 comments)

foreclosures: TX State Railroad presents The Polar Express 2012 - 12/17/12 09:18 PM
The Polar Express is back!
Grab the kiddos all clad in their PJs & read along on the train on your way to the North Pole.  Greet Santa, sing some carols and enjoy hot cocoa.
Children tickets start at $20 so don't miss the train.  Dec. 7-23 & 26-29.


foreclosures: Google Maps is Back as an iPhone App - YAY! - 12/17/12 08:59 PM
5 days ago, I became a happier REO agent because Google Maps is back!!
As a busy REO agent, I relied heavily on my Google Map app to get me to my hard to find destinations when my navigation system seemed to fail until Apple deleted the wonderful app and replaced it with their knockoff version.
It seems that I am not the only one that is happy about the relaunch.  Within 48 hours of being released, Google Maps was downloaded 100 million times per a Google + post from Jeff Huber, SVP of GEO & commerce at Google.
I highly … (2 comments)

foreclosures: Tyler Area Senior Citizens Association (TASCA) Open House - 12/17/12 10:30 AM
Looking for food, fun, or fellowship during the holidays? You're invited to attend an Open House at(TASCA) from 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, December 21.
Tyler Area Senior Citizens Association (TASCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to meeting the social and personal needs of the growing population of senior citizens in the Tyler area and surrounding communities. Currently 390 members strong and growing at the rate of 10-15 new members per month!
Location: Tyler Area Senior Citizens Center 10495 CR 2167 Whitehouse TX 75791 US
Phone: (903) 871-3217

foreclosures: 8375 N FM 607, Brownsboro, TX for sale - 12/16/12 09:28 AM
Enjoy living in the country and peaceful sunsets on the front porch of this 5 bedroom home (one bedroom is currently used as an office) situated on 1.305 acres in Brownsboro ISD. This custom built home offers a WBFP with blowers, stained concrete floors in living area, a large walk-in pantry and plenty of storage throughout.  Asking $183,000.  Reduced!


foreclosures: 'Twas the Lights Before Christmas - 12/10/12 11:31 AM
This coming weekend is the last weekend to enjoy 'Twas the Lights Before Christmas, a holiday walk-thru light extravaganza at the East Texas State Fairgrounds.
East Texas State Fairground will be transformed into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas Friday through Sunday from 5:30 - 10 pm.
General admission for 'Twas the Lights Before Christmas is $5.00 for all ages.  Visit for more information or call (903) 597-2501.


foreclosures: Holiday Activities in Downtown Tyler - 12/10/12 10:55 AM
Looking for Holiday Events to crash??
Downtown Tyler Museum Alliance is hosting their 5th Annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 14, 2012 from 4-8 pm.
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand Museum Cotton Belt Depot Smith County Historical Society Museum Gallery Main Street McClendon House All 5 museums are festively decorated and will offer refreshments, music and more.  The best part is that the event is FREE!!!   Hope to see you there.      

foreclosures: Am I the only one happy that elections are over?? - 11/26/12 11:01 AM
Gone are the political posts drowning my FB page and email.  Now, I think we will see a positive impact on our real estate market and the economy.  
I have seen an increase of foreclosures on the market since the elections are over.  It is believed that there will be a flood of foreclosures on the market now.  I don't see the market rebounding to the way it was back in 2007 but I am hopeful.
What are your predictions for the upcoming 2013 real estate market?


foreclosures: Spring Happenings in Tyler, TX - 12/29/11 12:07 AM
Tyler’s charming brick streets lead visitors to an array of family attractions, quaint antique shops and unique specialty stores. Outdoor buffs enjoy crystal-clear lakes, challenging golf courses and scenic campgrounds that offer fishing, picnicking, paddle-boating and hike and bike trails.
For those who prefer refined culture, Tyler’s exciting Broadway and ballet performances, symphony concerts, world-class art museums and wonderful cuisine are sure to please any palate!

Children of all ages love Caldwell Zoo, Discovery Science Place and Hudnall Planetarium. Special events throughout the year include the Texas Rose Festival, Azalea & Spring Flower Trail, Festival on the Square and Movies Under the Stars in Bergfeld Park. We invite … (0 comments)