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Short List

Do you have a bucket list?  (Visit the Eiffel Tower. Walk on the Great Wall of China. Go on an African Safari.  Take a trip around the world.  Run a 100-mile marathon.  Write a mystery novel.)

Whether you have a neatly organized written list, or just some vague goals in your head – most of us have something they would like to do “someday”.

While you’re building that list of things to do in the unknown future, take time to make a “short-list” and actively work to accomplish something on it every day.

Do you have some trails up at Red Rock or Mt Charleston that have been calling your name, and you keep meaning to go one of these mornings?

Do you have a special dessert, main dish, salad, soup or appetizer your hidden culinary self has been aching to try?

What about that visit to the MOB Museum or Ethel M Gardens or the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay you have been meaning to take?

Have you seen some interesting clothes on people you passed by and wondered how they would look on you?  Take 30 minutes out of your lunch break and go try them on!  There is a chance you will hate how some of it looks and feels but you may also find some fun additions to your wardrobe.

You know you can complete your short-list of “must do” items for your daily job.  Now work on your personal short-list and see how much fun and satisfaction you can add to your life way before you ever complete your bucket list!

Our (Golden) Knights in Shining Armor!

A national team in Las Vegas? Ice hockey in the desert?? Say What? Some of us thought the same when hearing that we would now have a local team. But over the past 6 months the Las Vegas Valley has been obsessed with Hockey!! The Vegas Golden Knights proved that teamwork, passion and new beginnings can lead to prosperity and success. Out of 32 NFL teams, 30 NBA teams, 31 NHL teams (and so on), Never has a professional team accomplished what the Golden Knights have accomplished. This year they made history and played like warriors!! They didn’t receive the win we all wanted, but they proved that doubt can translate into HOPE. The City of Las Vegas had a tough year, but with the Golden Knights we know now that the impossible is possible and giving up is never an option (even when you’re expected to fail)!! Vegas is considered the city of sin but next year will be the city of WINS. Thank you Golden Knights for an amazing season! The Mckenna Team and McKenna Property Management have learned and conquered like the Golden Knights as a company. We have always strived for greatness as a team. We can relate and understand how different a community can be, but together we can be winners for our past, current and future clients. We will forever yell “Go Knights Go”! It’s all about the spirit of Vegas! ps: we hear that the HOAs are ok with Golden Knights flags in the front lawn for now… but you didn’t hear that from us! 🤫😉 #vegasstrong #goknightsgo #grateful

Come Fly with Me!

 

Summer is upon us. School is out. Temperatures are heating up and the beach and mountains are calling. Time to plan your next weekend getaway or family trip. Once you have picked the

destination it will be time to book a flight. Today’s BLOG will be about Flying in and out of Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, or for all of you savvy travelers out there, LAS.

All of the major US carriers fly in to Las Vegas. United, Delta and American etc.…

There is also a long list of International carriers that fly directly in to McCarran. Virgin Atlantic has direct flights to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London. Swissair flies directly to Zurich.  You can get direct flights to Mexico and South America. There are also direct flights to Asia from Las Vegas.

There are some airlines that don’t show up when searching flights in 3rd party web sites like Travelocity and Hotwire. Make sure you don’t limit yourself to only the results that show up on those websites.

Every airline has it’s own website so make sure and investigate prices there as well. And, when planning travel to and from Las Vegas make sure you check out Southwest Airlines at southwest.com

Southwest flies practically everywhere in the country and even has flights to Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. On Southwest, your first two checked bags are free, unlike most airlines, and they have daily flights to and from more locations than any other airline flying in to Las Vegas.

Bottom line, take some time to book your flights and look at all of your options.

Have a safe trip and enjoy!

 

Temperatures Are On The Rise – Stay Hydrated!

The temperatures are on the RISE!!

With summer fast approaching I know we are all concerned about how to stay hydrated.  I have found a few tricks that make getting my water intake easy and keep me going back for more.

  1. I use a water bottle with a straw. I find with having the straw over just a normal bottle I drink more water and go back for more water more often.
  2. Add some fun fruit to flavor the water. I like to have the fruit to help break up boredom of drinking just plain water all day.
  3. Eat my water. I bring watermelon celery, grapes, strawberries, grapefruit, tomatoes, just to name a few, to work to help add to my water intake while satisfying my appetite.

Remember to stay hydrated through the summer months.  If you need a break from the heat feel free to stop by the McKenna Office and we can talk about the HOT real estate market and the RISING prices!

 

Life Is Beautiful

 

EDC just came to town and brought in people from around the world to see all the amazing artists. It may not be the most convenient thing for locals like ourselves, but it sure brings in great business for our city. And EDC is just the beginning.

In September, Vegas is also going to host their annual Life is Beautiful three-day music festival. It is filled with food, artists, musicians, and vendors. This year, the single-day general admission ticket is priced at $135 and a three-day general admission sits at $295.

Some artists that are scheduled to appear are:

  • The Weekend
  • Bastille
  • AJR
  • Tyler the Creator
  • And, of course, multiple others

If you are someone that wants to check a bomb music festival off your list this must be the one you go to. All ages are encouraged to attend and there is so much space and so many stages it will be like you died and went to music Heaven.

Life is Beautiful starts on Friday, September 21st and ends Sunday September 23rd. Buy your tickets now before they sell out, and never forget that Life Truly is Beautiful when you work with The McKenna Team.

For more info, go to: https://lifeisbeautiful.com/ 

Take A Hike!!

I believe May is the best month of the year, and not just because it is my birth month. It is because it’s the perfect temperature, the flowers are blooming, the parks are full, and school is out. So, before it does get too hot and all we can do outside is swim, take some time to become one with the outdoors.

Everybody thinks that the only good thing about Vegas is the casinos but if you are willing to take a quick 45-minute drive, you will be at some of the most beautiful hiking trails Nevada has to offer. Mt. Charleston is one of my personal favorites. There are multiple trails offered starting at beginner one milers all the way to advanced six milers.

If you want to start out small do the Echo/ Little Falls or the Sawmil

l Loop. If you want to do something more intense you have Bristlecone and Mummy Springs. And for all you advanced hikers give Trail Canyon or South Loop a go.

My advice is that if you are one of the unlucky ones and your A/C goes out this summer, take some time while The McKenna Team is getting it fixed, and enjoy the fresh air before you are back in your fixed, air-conditioned filled rental.

For more information about the intensity and distance of the hikes, check out this site:

https://www.mtcharlestonresort.com/mount-charleston-nevada/mt-charleston-hike-ski-weather/hikes-in-las-vegas.php

-Irelynn Z. / The McKenna Team

Fall in love with your home again.

Make small changes that can make your home feel new to you again.

Replace the front door.  A new door not only creates a new focal point, it allows you to really get personal. Add a fun colorful wreath if replacing is not an option.

Choose a paint scheme with more than two colors. That’s not to say that you should go wild and paint your house in every color of the rainbow, but by using at least three colors, you can draw attention to the neat little details instead of letting them get lost in a monotone trim color.

Add shutters and window boxes.  You can keep them seriously low-maintenance by selecting vinyl shutters in the color you’re after. Low maintenance boxes with colorful flowers can help perk up plain windows.

Relight the night.  Get rid of those generic carriage lights and clunky motion detecting flood lights and install some impressive lighting on the outside of your home.

Raise some flower beds.  Choose a location that makes sense, like along a walkway or up against the porch so visitors are greeted with your cheery plants.

It doesn’t take a huge budget to make changes to the outward appearance of your home. Planning colors and accessories strategically makes all the difference, especially when you’re on a limited budget.

If you need more room or extra garage space, call The McKenna Team to get a search started for your new home. 702-434-HOME (4663)

 

Best Mother’s Day Idea!

We all love our moms and want the chance to show them love, but after the seventh bouquet and 12th chocolate covered strawberry you start to wonder…How can I

give my mom something unique this year, something she can hold onto forever? The answer is Pinot’s Palette.

Pinots Palette is a company that hires professional artists to walk you through painting an entire canvas in about 2-3 hours. I myself have been there three times and without a doubt

can say it is an amazing experience. They have a liquor license, so you can enjoy a wonderful glass of wine or your favorite pleasure. The advice everyone gives is that the more you drink the prettier your pictures look.

You can pay online to guarantee a spot and although no drinks are allowed you can bring in as much food as you want. It ranges from 30-50 dollars a head but that includes the lesson, the paints, and the take home canvas you get.

There are three locations in Nevada. One at The District, one at Town Square, and one at Boca Park. If you go onto their website, https://www.pinotspalette.com/, you can look at the specific picture you would paint the night you are interested.

Treat your mom to a place that comes highly recommended by the office. Being a family owned business, we hope everyone can take the time to show love an appreciation to the people that truly matter.

 

Thoughts from a Realtor®

What makes a good Realtor®? That is one of the many questions we would love to have the answer to.

What are the qualities you want to see in a real estate agent? Trustworthy? Hard-Working? Aggressive? Maybe a little compassion?

Do you want your agent  or broker to be a tough negotiator? Would you prefer a newer agent or someone who has been around the block?

Is it important that your agent keep you up to date at all times?

Do you want them to communicate with you regularly or just call you when something is going wrong?

How do you want them to communicate with you? Text, email, phone, Facebook PM?

What is your reaction when a real estate agent posts pictures and information about their listing (s) on Facebook or Instagram? Do you find it annoying or interesting?

How did you pick your real estate agent? Did a friend or family member refer an agent to you? Do you have a friend or family member who is a real estate agent and if so, would you use them to represent you in buying or selling a house?

Does the agent who sold you your current home stay in touch with you?

We would love to hear your answers to these questions.

Give us a call at the office 702-434-4663. Ask for Jenni, Carolyn or Max. Let’s chat.

Here We Grow Again!

StoryBook Homes broke ground in March on a new Boulder City community.  Our favorite neighbor southeast of Henderson, is getting the largest new home development it has seen in almost 30 years.

Boulder Hills Estates, will include 127 homes, single story and 2 story homes with three to seven bedrooms. Pricing starts in the low $400,000’s.

You can see the 30-acre single-family detached housing development driving into the city from the 93. Cross streets are near the intersection of Bristlecone Drive and Adams Boulevard.

Boulder Hills Estates models are set to finish in the fall with the first closings to follow close behind.

Call The McKenna Team today, to set up your reservation to view the models homes.

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