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WHEN ZERO… IS A GOOD THING

Did you know, as a Keller Williams Agent, we can now help you save more money when looking to purchase a home? Yes, it’s true!  Keller Williams Realty has come out with a Lender partner, Keller Mortgage.  Keller Mortgage can save you thousands in lender fees when purchasing your next home.  One program they offer is a ZeroPlus Loan.

 

The ZeroPlus Loan.

  • Zero Origination Fee
  • Zero Processing Fee
  • Zero Underwriting Fee
  • Low Rates
  • $1000 closing credit toward 3rd party Costs
  • (Loan amount must be at least $150,000)
  • Exclusive to Keller Williams Transactions

Download our FREE APP today for more information Keller Mortgage and see if you qualify.

Call us at (702) 434- HOME

 

Opening Day!

We’re Talking Baseball……

Click below to hear this classic baseball tune.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETGHslCMByI

 

Opening Day for Major League Baseball is March 28th.

What does that mean? It means that SPRING is here. The season has changed. Temperatures will be rising and Saturdays in the park will become a bigger part of our routine.

Baseball is America’s pastime and this time of the year is exciting on many levels. School will be out in a couple of months and flowers are starting to bloom. And Baseball is back! Spring training is over and the CRACK of the bat can be heard around major league ballparks throughout the country. A cold beer and a bag of peanuts. A large coke with a hot dog and a box of Cracker Jacks make us think of the 7th inning stretch and singing “Take me out to the ball game”

Don’t forget that we have our own professional baseball team here in the Las Vegas Valley. The Las Vegas Aviators will start play at the brand new Las Vegas Ballpark on April 9th as they welcome the Sacramento River Cats.

This is an exciting time for Las Vegas and The Aviators.

Check out the Las Vegas Aviators web site for more information.  https://www.milb.com/las-vegas

 

See you at the Ballpark!

The 5th Season…Tax Season

We all know Spring, Autumn, Fall and Winter but let us not forget Tax Season.   The season that comes in the spring and for some leaves in the fall.  See photo for filing changes this year.

April 17th is the due date for returns or filing an extension.

Don’t forget we have specialist for buying real estate, selling real estate and investing in real estate.  We also have McKenna Property Management for managing your real estate portfolio.

Call us for all your Real Estate needs 702-434-HOME (4663).

Henderson is creating JOBS!

Located in Henderson since the 80’s The McKenna Team has been around to see the growth of the city of Henderson.  Debra March, the mayor of Henderson, mentioned this week, on national news, that there are jobs being created in Henderson bringing opportunity to the city and bringing people from other parts of the country to Henderson, in a rapid pace.  Google is putting $600 million into Henderson over the next 20 years, Lhoist Automation is opening a factory in Henderson with 2,500 new job opportunities.  The Raiders are building a practice field and Headquarters in Henderson.  All bringing jobs for the construction and many other jobs after they are opened.  With the cost for an 1800 sq. ft. single family home averaging $336,000 in Henderson compared to $786,000 in LA and $1.7 million in San Francisco, no wonder Henderson is a top pick to move to and purchase a home.

Don’t forget all the parks and walking trails that are located throughout the city.  Not to mention, NO state income tax!  All of which make Henderson a great place to call home.

Carolyn or Max would love to help you find your Henderson Dream Home.  Call The McKenna Team today 702-434-HOME (4663)

SMART Goals

Happy New Year!!

The new year is starting to settle in and as I get back to work after the Holidays, I usually find my good intentions for the new year going out the window.  Well not this year! So far, I have been able to stay

on track for the resolutions I have set.  I made them easier to manage this year by cutting them down

into smaller goals and utilizing the entire year to accomplish them.  I have set SMART Goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based.  Example – I want to organize and declutter my entire house by the end of 2019.  I cut it down to one shelf/drawer a day in a specific room a month.  This makes it more manageable and when I finish one drawer/shelf, I can stop without feeling guilty or overwhelmed that the entire room isn’t taken care of.  It’s also making it easier for me to start as it doesn’t seem like a huge, unmanageable task.  I also have another goal of reading instead of watching TV.  I cut it down to just 30 mins a night.  Again, manageable for me and once I start, I usually read longer and don’t turn on the TV.  Same with exercising and eating right.  Just adding one small change a day/week I have seen a larger change come from it.  Last thing I found to help keep me on track is an app  called HabitShare.  You can add your goal and track each day you accomplish your smaller goals to get you to the larger one.  You can set reminders for them as well.  A few times already it has gotten me out of bed to do my small exercise routine and has remined me to drink more water.

Let us know what helps keep you on track with your goals.

If your goal is to work with the best Real Estate Team in Las Vegas, Call us!

The McKenna Team is here to help 702-434-HOME.

Coyote Safety

Coyotes are being seen around the valley in the early morning and evenings. I have see them on my morning runs near the Pittman Wash and in Anthem. Now I hear them at night and have heard they have been seen in the Northwest valley. There are a few things you can do to keep you and your pets safe:

  • Don’t let your pets run free outdoors without a leash or supervision.
  • Never feed a coyote.
  • Turn on lights before going out in a yard at night.
  • If you encounter a coyote, make a lot of noise and wave your hands to make yourself look larger.

Note where you are when you encounter a coyote. See if there is anything around the area that brought the coyote there such as open trash cans, fallen fruit or other wild life.
Be safe and enjoy the cooler weather. If you do go out carry a whistle for coyote safety and personal safety.
As always, The McKenna Team is here for all your real estate questions. 702-434-HOME.

 

Be Kind!

In my 52 years on this beautiful earth I have seen a lot of things, met a lot people and had many amazing experiences. I have traveled the world and seen extraordinary cultures and felt the love and kindness of a wide array of people. Of course I have also had the opportunity to meet some people that are not so kind and not so pleasant. I cannot deny that there are some people who are just angry and bitter all the time and pass those negative emotions on to those they come in contact with, or at least they try to.

That leads me to the main point of my blog today. BE KIND-ALWAYS-NO MATTER WHAT-BE KIND-EVERYDAY-IN EVERY WAY.

There is no substitution for kindness. When someone is being unpleasant, ornery, bitter, angry or mean, do what my Grandmother and my Mother always taught me, kill them with kindness. Kindness always wins. No matter what. Take a moment during this holiday season to go out of your way to be kind to someone. It can be someone you know or even a stranger. Buy them a Starbucks, give them a hug, offer to assist them in some small way. Even a quick smile can be a big enough gesture of kindness to lift someone out of bad mood.

Be Kind! Always!

Max Zurflueh

Human Being

Home for the Holidays

With the Holidays upon us you can expect friends to drop by surprising you with special treats or gifts.  If you’re like me, you will want your home to be in the best light.  Here are a few tips you can do daily to help it shine.

Wipe down the sinks and faucets after each use.  This will help with water spots and will keep the sinks sparkling.

Wipe down tables and counters each night before bed.  This will help with relocating clutter to the correct spot each day and prevent it from piling up.

Unload the dishwasher every morning. Starting with an empty dishwasher each day gives you a place to put the dishes from the day and keeps the sink clear.

Go through your mail over the shredder or trash can.  That way it’s thrown out immediately and won’t pile up on your counters/desk.

If you’re not using it, donate it!  It’s a perfect time to donate anything you haven’t used/worn over the year giving you space for the new items.

Vacuum/Sweep every other day. Keeping up with the floors will help keep the glitter and needles from the Holiday decorations under control.

Use a wax warmer or burn some season scented candles.  A home that smells good is an inviting home.

Give yourself the best present possible and work with The McKenna Team when buying or selling real estate! 702-434- HOME

 

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!

People are so fast to skip fall and go straight into winter with Christmas decorations out in the stores before Halloween is even in sight.  They seem to skip a few holidays these days and for us who love the brief calm before the crazy storm of Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping and visiting family, it can be frustrating.  The only thing that gets me through seeing Santa in the stores in September are all the new pumpkin treats from “Pop Tarts” to ice cream it seems pumpkin is everywhere and can be added to anything.  One of my favorite pumpkin treats are “Thomas Pumpkin Spice English Muffins” toasted with butter.  If I want a pumpkin overload I will use “Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese” as the spread.  I do enjoy everything pumpkin but would still enjoy getting through October before Santa is out in the stores.

Let’s slow down and enjoy the pumpkin spice and save Santa for December.

As always, we are here sipping our Grande Pumpkin Spice lattes if you are looking for real estate advise please call 702-434-HOME (4663)

Remember Boulder City!

Have you been to Boulder City lately? Boulder City, that cute little city to the southeast of Las Vegas, the gateway to Lake Mead with a main street, small town America feel.

Yes, Boulder City, which was established in 1931 to house all of the workers who were busy building Hoover Dam.

Today it remains a quiet escape from the big city, a great place to go for a quaint meal and a lazy stroll around the town.

The historic Boulder Dam Hotel offers a step back in history and the local parks are terrific for a picnic or just to lay around on a cool spring day.

In the past, if you were driving from Las Vegas to Phoenix or other areas in Arizona, you would drive right through Boulder City, you might even gas, grab a soda or maybe even stop for a meal.

Times they are a changing. Well, they have changed to be more exact.

I-11 Boulder City bypass is now complete. There is no longer a need to drive through Boulder City when travelling south. This wonderful bypass cuts off about 20 minutes from your drive to Arizona. Terrific!!

Or is it? Is Boulder City going to become like Radiator Springs in the Cars movies? Will the local businesses suffer due to lack of traffic and be forced to decrease their work force and eventually close down?

Will Boulder City lose it’s luster? What will become of Boulder City?

Much of that depends on all of us here in Southern Nevada. Let’s all get out to Boulder City. Drive out for breakfast at The World Famous Coffee Cup Cafe. Do some antiquing on Main street. Stay the night at The Boulder Dam Hotel and eat dinner at one of the amazing restaurants in Boulder City. This wonderful locale is a National Treasure. Let’s make sure it stays that way.

For more information on Boulder City, give The McKenna Team a call at 702-434-4663. We would love to discuss it with you.