500 Wichita Avenue McAllen, TX 78501
Literally located near shopping, restaurants, medical centers and the airport. this condominium is situated in a secure, gated subdivision across the street from the McAllen Country Club. This picturesque neighborhood has mature trees and flowering landscaping along with the main boulevard. Step into the freshly painted foyer and feel the spaciousness. There are formal living and dining areas plus a cozy paneled den. The galley kitchen has been updated with granite counter-tops and all appliances. There is a rear entry two car garage and a small patio for summer barbecues. The two large bedrooms are upstairs each with private bathroom and oversized walk-in closets. To enjoy this maintenance-free lifestyle, call Mary for your private tour 956-802-7958.
1102 Orange McAllen, TX 78504
Step back into the 1940’s in this centrally located McAllen home; you will enjoy the polished hardwood floors; the spacious living room has a mock fireplace with logs. The chandelier in the formal dining room twinkles at night. There is a corner built-in hutch; a rounded wall is the accent of one bedroom; the second bedroom has ample shelves to display the family trophies. The master bedroom has a private bathroom and walk-in closet. The back porch was enclosed with tile floors for the family room. There is an eat-in kitchen with tile counter-tops. Enjoy the fenced yard and the mature trees. See this charming home soon.
132 Cynthia Circle, McAllen, TX
On the corner with HUGE large oak trees, brick three bedroom and two bathroom home for sale. Off of Fern Avenue, between McColl Road and 2ne Street, perfect location for McAllen, TX. Foyer with a coat-closet beside the large sun-den living room with ceiling fans, beamed ceiling, and bay window. Neutralcolor Kitchen with eat-in bar, stove and dishwasher, and lots of cabinets. Nice dining room with chandelier and large window. Master bedroom has a ceiling fan, mirrors-doors on closet, and sliding door for the backyard. Garage has A/C, ceramic tile, and bar with lights, used as a Game-room!!! ALL ceramic tile! Newer roof (with the Hail Storm) and 2017 new A/C. Storage Shed and two patio slab in the backyard surrounded by a wood fence. McAllen ISD: Jackson Elementary, Cathey Middle School, & Memorial High School. Lot Size is 65 x 115 in Windfern Subdivision in McAllen, TX. See the Video Tour, YOUTUBE: 132 Cynthia Circle, McAllen, TX.
WOW! Nothing was left out of this custom built home on 1/2 acre in a prestigious North McAllen subdivision. Step into the light and bright living areas with tall ceilings, formal dining room and built-in entertainment center. Look up and you will see the bolt overlooking the living room. It makes a great study or library with the built-in bookcase and desk or a second living area. The kitchen was recently remodeled with granite counter-tops and stainless steal appliances. Any cook can become a chef with the abundance of counters and cabinets including two pantries. The master bedroom is tucked into the back corner of the house for privacy. The master bath has his/hers vanities and walk-in closets. There is a jetted tub and separate shower with seat. There is a door from the master to the back yard to allow you to take a midnight swim or a soaking in the hot tub or just listen to the relaxing sand of the stone waterfall. The other three bedrooms have ample room and closets. The garage is oversized for 2 cars plus a golf-cart or workshop area. You can BBQ outside on the gazebo by the pool or play ball with the kids. There is plenty of room. This home also has a detached game room with built-in bar plus a half bath and large walk-in closet. It could easily be used as an art studio, workshop or mother-in-law guest quarters. Come tour this home and see the many other amenities. Call Mary for your personal tour.
Craig’s list hijackers are out there my friends.
Who doesn’t like a good deal? No one! That is why this scam on Criag’s list is so effective. As Realtors we all try to get our properties out and in front of as many buyers, sellers and renters as possible. We use many internet portals to make that work for us and our customers. Unfortunately ,what has happen to most of us in real estate and civilians too is that “Somalian Pirates” have started hijacking our listings. I use those terms loosely but that is the gist of what has been happening. I have seen it so many times. I am not shocked anymore when I get the phone call from a prospective renter telling me they have rented a home I have listed for sale. One gentleman wanted to pick up a key because they had sent the money to a guy who said he was a Missionary in Africa. Really! Please, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Pirates steal the pictures of listed homes and put the rent at half of what it should be. Also, they only communicate by email. I emailed one (Pirate) that had my property listed on Craig’s list for rent. I acted like a renter and he told me just to ignore the real estate sign and walk around the house and look in the windows to see what it looks like. Apparently several other people emailed them and got he same advise. Guess what, my seller was terrified by people walking around her house. I’m glad she didn’t call the police or worse. Be careful out there. Use your head and call a local Realtor if you are looking to rent a property. Our local MLS has up to date information and you get it from our web site. www.TrendsettersRE.com
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This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, and 2 car garage home is the perfect place to call your own! The Vizcaya Estates community is nestled between Jackson & Moore Roads. You’ll immediately fall in love with this quaint home… It is 5 minutes away from the hospital, shopping centers, and restaurants. Step inside and be immersed by the large open floor plan of the living room accented by beautiful crown molding and tall decorated ceilings. The spacious kitchen includes tile counter-tops, abundant cabinet storage and an eat-in bar. The split bedroom layout allows for more privacy in the Master bedroom whose features include a double vanity, shower, and walk-in closet with makeup vanity. All rooms include tall decorated ceilings and ceiling fans. Some more amazing feature items this home includes are plantation shutters, 8 foot doors, a roman tub, and built in shelves. This lovely home is well-kept, beautiful both inside and outside, and move in ready. A stucco exterior embellishes this home along with tile roofing. As part of the Vizcaya Estates Community you have access the fenced community pool and the security of a gated community. This is a great home, definitely opportunity that you shouldn’t let slip by!
McAllen, Texas is full of experiences and offers plenty to do in the colder winter months. From concerts to shopping and dining, there is no shortage of adventurous and fulfilling things to do in McAllen. Whether you are a full time McAllen resident or a “Winter Texan,” you won’t be disappointed with the fun things to do in this amazing city. Here are 8 fun winter activities in McAllen, TX.
Catch a Concert
The Rio Grande Valley has some of the best entertainment and nightlife spots in South Texas. Entertainers like Selena Gomez, Willie Nelson, Ricky Martin and Janet Jackson have added McAllen to their tours and perform at the McAllen Convention Center. The historic Cine El Rey also hosts plenty of live bands, famous comedians and plays in the heart of the 17th street entertainment district, where you can also catch up with the local nightlife, eat out at the many restaurants, watch your favorite team play or go out for a night of dancing.
McAllen has plenty of plazas, malls, specialty boutiques and retailers that will adhere to any budget. In north McAllen, there are plazas such as Trenton Crossing and Northcross Shopping Center, which are popular destinations for shoppers looking for anything from pet supplies to clothing. In the historic downtown business district, you’ll find vintage clothing, specialty boutiques and home furniture stores. In South McAllen there are malls such as Las Tiendas, La Plaza Mall, and Palms Crossing where you can spend a day shopping and eating at the many restaurants.
McAllen has a wide array of different eateries to enjoy on a brisk winter day. Local American restaurants range from trendy pubs to indulgent cuisine. You can experience plenty of flavorful dishes in the steakhouses in the area with extensive menus for fine dining. Here is a list of the best American restaurants in McAllen:
- Republic of the Rio Grande
- Santa Fe Steak House & Cantina
- Patio on Guerra
- House. Wine. & Bistro.
- Le Peep
- The Office Bar and Grill
- Pepper’s at Uptown
- Alberico Fine Wine
- Salt New American Table
- Pj Pies
- El Divino
Dive Into the Arts
The art scene in McAllen is very important to the city’s overall vibe. It is a large effort by the community as a whole to bring theater, art and music to the city. There are events held by the Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Broadway McAllen, UTRGB Theatre, IMAS and the Museum of South Texas History. A great way to spend a cold day in McAllen is to dive deep into the history and arts that make McAllen the amazing city it is.
Attend the McAllen Holiday Parade
Attend the McAllen Holiday Parade, the largest illuminated holiday and helium balloon parade in Texas. The parade has over 50 lighted floats, 36 large inflatable character balloons, 13 bands and plenty of celebrities. Don’t miss out on one of the biggest winter events in McAllen that truly brings everyone in the community together. Whether you are just visiting or you’re a McAllen resident, the McAllen Holiday Parade is a seasonal tradition that you and your family will love.
Visit the Rink Family Fun Center
The Rink Family Fun Center is a rolling skating rink that has a live DJ, great light effects, a novelty gift shop, an arcade and a snack bar. This is a great place to escape the cold with the entire family for some good ole fashioned fun.
Check out the International Museum of Art & Science
There are always new exhibits popping up at the International Museum of Art & Science, which offers art and science features for both adults and children. There are also films and stations to create art for kids. The International Museum of Art & Science is a Smithsonian affiliate.
Frio Grande Valley Ice Center
This is the only ice skating rink in the Rio Grande Valley and a fun place to getaway with the family. The rink accommodates public skating, professional hockey, professional ice-skating and other ice sports. The Frio Grande Valley Ice Center also has an arcade, concession stand and a laser light show.
Which of these activities are you interested in? We know you’ll love McAllen just as much as we do – search our site and call Trendsetters Realty today to discuss all of your real estate needs!
620 LAKE VIEW DR, MISSION TX 78572
Enter the retirement community of Meadow Creek and note the activity going on all around. Beautiful golf course and new infrastructure. Buzzing community that enjoys our South Texas weather. Benson State park is just down the road as is Mission Hospital and many shopping and entertainment venues. 602 Lake View drive is in a great location and has a golf course view. The natural wood and light tile floors make this home easy to make your own. Large open windows on the back side that bring in light and view. The bedrooms are split with the master looking over a nice patio that faces West. The living and dining area are open to the kitchen and give the home a comfortable homey feel. An extra-large pantry and 1/2 bath are a bonus. The SQFT is 1765 and is well used. Garage is 657. This home is easy to see, but is occupied. Just give me a call Lillian Renner 956-330-1112
Buying a home is scary and exciting at the same time, especially for first-time homebuyers in Texas. The housing market is on fire in the Lone Star state making the competition for homes stiff. To prevent ending up with financial remorse, here are seven mistakes first-time homebuyers in Texas should avoid.
Working with the Seller’s Agent
The seller’s agent is looking out for the best deal for the seller. First-time buyers should choose an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. These agents understand the special needs first-time homebuyers need and have expert knowledge and experience that can ensure a good first-time home buying experience. Working with the seller’s agent can be a recipe for disaster and can lead to an unfair deal for you as the buyer.
Choosing the Most Expensive Home
Do not purchase the most expensive home you qualify for. The lender you use doesn’t know how much you should be spending on a home purchase, just how much you qualify for the bank to lend you. Many first-time homebuyers max out their budget, leaving them with little or no savings. In Texas, home prices aren’t as high as in other states, meaning you can get more bang for your buck. If you are looking for a larger home, try looking at older homes that have been updated.
Not Having the Right Information
Another big issue first-time buyers have is not taking the time to look around and choosing a home too quickly just because it’s available. You do have to act quickly to secure the home you want in some areas, but that doesn’t mean you should purchase the first home you see. Make sure you understand all of the expenses that come with owning a home and be well versed about the market and the competition in the area to make sure you win if you end up in a bidding war.
Purchasing a Home Without Mapping Out Finances
Not having your finances in line can severely affect the purchasing of a home. You first need to determine what you can afford and then seek pre-approval for a mortgage. Work with a professional lender that provides programs for first-time homebuyers. Don’t make costly mistakes by purchasing a home when your finances are not in order.
Not Visiting the Home Often Enough
Keep in mind that you cannot change the location of the home, so before you make an offer and seal the deal, make sure the area is where you want to be. Visit the home at night and during the day to get an idea of what the neighborhood is like. You don’t want to end up purchasing a property that is right next to a loud train track and regret your decision every half hour the train zooms by.
Many first-time homebuyers have a fear of missing out and constantly want to continue looking at properties to ensure that they don’t find the perfect home after they’ve already purchased one. First-time homebuyers always believe that there is something better, even if their gut is telling them it’s the right home for them. Shopping around and looking at different options is a smart move to ensure you get what you want, but indecisiveness can cost you your dream home if you wait too long to make a move. If you make a bid on a home and it is accepted, backing out can be very costly.
Purchasing a Fixer Upper
Maybe you consider yourself pretty handy, but as a first-time homebuyer, purchasing a true fixer upper can be more responsibility than you are ready for. Before making an offer, you need to budget for all of the repairs you intent to make to make sure you have the budget to afford the renovation. The worst thing you can do is purchase a home and find out that there are issues such as water damage, plumbing issues or even cracks in the walls from foundation shifts. If you have the money to put into fixing the home, go for it, but be prepared for the amount of work it takes to transform a fixer upper.
Ready to make McAllen your new home? Contact one of our experienced real estate agents at Trendsetters Real Estate to get started on finding you the right neighborhood with the perfect house close to all the amenities you want and need.