5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Exterior this Summer

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We have five great ideas for you today in order to improve your outdoor living spaces and make this the best summer ever.

1. Buy some plants you won’t kill. Plants add a ton of beauty to your yard. Make sure to plant some that will do well in your environment and care. There are plenty of plants you can buy that require little to no maintenance.

2. Check your grill and outdoor furniture. Summertime is when everyone heads out to the grill. Before heading to the store, do a thorough check of your grill. Check your patio furniture too, as it may need a scrub as well.

3. Outdoor lighting. Look around your living space and determine if there is enough light. You may want to add some string lights or lights on your trees. Try some citronella to keep the bugs away.

4. Service your yard tools. Do regular maintenance on these so they are running smooth all season. If you have larger products in mind, you can rent tools from the local hardware store.

5. Keep up on your pool maintenance. In the summer heat, everyone is going to want to jump in the pool. It’s best to keep your pool maintained on a regular basis either on your own or by hiring a company to do it.

We hope these tips are useful to you as you get your summer started. Don’t forget if you are looking to buy or sell in the McAllen area, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to help you out.

How Will You Spend Your Summer in McAllen?

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We know the real estate process is stressful. We know kids will be home for summer vacation as well. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of fun events happening in our area for you.

  1. Fun in the water: Heat is rolling in and there are plenty of water-based activities. Pay a visit to the municipal pool. This month, the Boys & Girls Club will offer water aerobics for $1. If you’re uneasy about swimming, the pool offers lessons for all ages.

  1. Explore nature: If you don’t want to be in the water, there’s plenty to do at the McAllen Nature Center. You can explore walking trails or take a nighttime hike on Fridays. Bring a flashlight, bug spray, and closed-toe shoes. You can always get your hands dirty by volunteering to weed, prune, rake, and more.

  1. Library activities: Perhaps, it’s raining and you’re looking for something quieter to do. The McAllen Public Library offers events all season long from storytime to craft times to dance parties to Lego club. You can always unwind and relax with a book while the kids attend these programs.

    Watch your favorite flicks
    on a giant movie screen!

  1. Movies in the park: Watch your favorite big-screen flicks on a giant movie screen. Every Saturday this summer, the McAllen Parks and Recreation Association will host a Movies in the Park event for the surrounding community. Bring the whole family along with a picnic blanket and basket!

For more things to do, you can always check out the event calendars posted online for each of our gated communities. As always, if you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call or send us an email. We’re happy to answer any of your real estate questions!