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By Mary Preheim | Agent in Las Vegas, NV
  • Pet moving checklist

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Las Vegas, Moving in Las Vegas  |  June 21, 2013 9:37 AM  |  654 views  |  No comments

    Getting my pet ready to move!

    June 21, 2013 will forever be known as Take Your Dog to work day! Ok, maybe not nationally but in our office, today will be either full of peace and quiet or a total crazy, insane and loud day. I am leaning towards the insane and loud day more than having peace and quiet. With upwards of 15 dogs in an office, it’s going to be crazy. As us pet owners all know, getting your cat or dog into a vehicle is sometimes a challenge but what about if we have to move them? Take them out of environment and place them into the new home we just purchased. Tell them “Fido, this is your new place to go potty”.

    How do you prepare for mans best friend to make that move is important. Moving may be hard for your dog or cat, because you can’t talk to pets about moving the way your parents talked to you. Here are some things to do to help your pet:

     If you are taking your pet in the car

    • Plan to stop from time to time to give them a chance to get some exercise.
    • Don’t forget a bowl for food and water.
    • Even if you don’t use one at home, a lease can come in handy for pets when out of the car in a strange place.

      If your pet is going to be flown to your new hometown

    • Call ahead to reserve space on the airplane.
    • Be sure you have a sturdy crate or carrier with a leak-proof bottom, large enough for your pet to stand, lie down and turn around.
    • Print your name and address on the carrier, mark it “LIVE ANIMAL” and show with arrows which end is up.
    • Make sure you have a collar on your dog with a cell phone number that is available.
    • Feed them a light meal six hours prior to shipping.
    • Make sure they use the restroom before getting on the plane.

    These steps may all seem generic and rather easy to do, but you might be surprised how many people forget the simple steps. Moving is already a stressful enough time on you and your family so using a checklist and taking a few steps prior might make a world of difference to you and your pet.



  • Visiting Las Vegas!

    Posted Under: General Area in Las Vegas, Entertainment & Nightlife in Las Vegas, In My Neighborhood in Las Vegas  |  June 5, 2013 11:27 AM  |  440 views  |  No comments


    Want to visit Las Vegas? I bet you're not alone!

    Why would you visit Las Vegas? Who is really coming here? Where does Las Vegas rank upon other cities in the U.S. as a travelers destination? According to TripAdvisor, Las Vegas is the No. 4 destination in the United States.


    The TripAdvisor gave out their 2013 awards on Tuesday. They covered the top travel spots worldwide and were based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers.


    Las Vegas ranked behind New York City, San Francisco and Chicago as the top U.S. destinations. Rankings and winners are based on their popularity of destinations, taking into account travelers’ favorites and most highly rated places.



    So, ask yourself, why wouldn't you want to live in a place that everyone loves to visit

  • Why are people unemployed in Las Vegas?

    Posted Under: General Area in Las Vegas, Market Conditions in Las Vegas, In My Neighborhood in Las Vegas  |  June 4, 2013 1:20 PM  |  419 views  |  1 comment



    Las Vegas unemployment numbers fall, again!


    Jobs in Las Vegas finally seem to be on the upswing! But the question is, for how long can this last? According to economists, as job markets improve, the trickle of people back into the labor pool could turn it into a flood, and that could keep state jobless rates above national averages all the way into 2015.


    But, we can rest assured that for the month of April 2013, Nevada unemployment was down! From March to April, the Las Vegas labor pool grew by 1,200 people to 993,600 workers, this according to the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation in its Thursday jobs report. It was the fourth straight month-to-month gain, and a huge change from April 2011 when 14,000 people fled to the local labor market. Nevada wide, 1,800 people found a job in April, for a total of 1.38 million people with jobs in Nevada.


    "It might be a positive signal that job seekers are becoming a bit more confident about their prospects" is what Bill Anderson, Chief Economist with the Employment Department said.


    What exactly does this mean?

    It means that there is hope. Employers are expanding their job bases by 2.2% from year to year in April, about half a percent higher than the national average! This appears to mean more employers are trusting that their employees will succeed in their positions. Nevada added 22,700 jobs from April 2012 to April 2013 with 5,600 of those coming in the time frame of March to April 2013!


    More people are getting jobs.

    Nevada's rate slid to 9.6% in the month of April 2013, down from 9.7% in March and down from a whopping 11.5% in April 2012. In all, 132,400 Nevada residents were out of work, including 94,900 of those from Las Vegas in April 2013. This figure is down 27,000 people from April 2012. That means in one year, Nevada has placed 27,000 people back into the work force!


    Where did the jobs come from?

    It appears that jobs are popping up all over the state due to the improved consumer spending! Leisure and hospitality saw the biggest growth, with about 9,000 new employees being hired. Trade, transportation, and utilities added more then 5,000 positions. That figure includes those in the retail market. Construction seems to be slowly picking up as well with an added 3,000 positions.


    When will it be back to normal?

    I am not sure that Nevada will ever "be back to normal" but I can tell you that Nevada has restored 24% of the jobs it lost in the recession  This is nearly half of the 54.9% across the Mountain region that has been restored. One thing to remember though is that before the recession hit, Nevada employed alot of construction workers and they dropped almost 100,000 workers from 2006 until today. An estimated 150,000 construction workers were employed in 2006 and only 50,000 of those positions exist today. That is a huge reason why the figures are so low for Las Vegas!


    What does this mean for Nevada's job market in the future?

    The Silver State will face plenty of obstacles on the road to recovery, including a nation-leading ratio of underwater homes, this according to a job report from CoreLogic. More than half of Nevadans still owe more money than what their home is worth.


    Jobs for 2013 and beyond!

    The employment department says that there will be 2.1% growth of jobs for 2013 or 23,000 new jobs. Experts also predict that the job rate should continue to grow, upwards of 30,000 or more for years to come. That means unemployment could be down to 8% by early 2015! After 2015, experts say don't expect the jobs to keep booming. Look for Nevada to add jobs more quickly than the rest of the country though!


    Nationally the rate is 7.5% in April, once again keeping Nevada at the top of the charts for jobless people in the Nation. Let's make a change and get the job market on the rise again!






  • Vegas Top Ten: Southern Nevada Golf Courses

    Posted Under: General Area in Las Vegas, Shopping & Local Amenities in Las Vegas, In My Neighborhood in Las Vegas  |  May 24, 2013 12:57 PM  |  369 views  |  1 comment
    Southern Nevada golf course
    Have you ever wanted to golf with your buddies? Wanted to take a client to the best golf course in Southern Nevada? Below you will find the Top Ten Highest Rated Southern Nevada Golf Courses.

    Boulder Creek Golf Club75.927              $85.00
    The Chase at Coyote Springs75.818              $129.00
    Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort75.654              $99.00
    Wolf Creek Golf Club75.418              $125.00
    Rio Secco Golf Club7518              $129.00
    Conestoga Golf Course74.918              $65.00
    Las Vegas Country Club74.718              $65.00
    Legacy Golf Club Las Vegas74.5 18              $135.00
    Southern Highlands Golf Club74.418              PRIVATE
    Primm Valley Golf Club74.2 18              $99.00

    Source: USGA.org and Mary Preheim Group research. It is not the intent of this list to endorse the participants or influence any decisions. This is simply informational. Rates may vary based upon the time of the year and time of reservation.

    *Ranked by championship rating
    ** Rate is based off weekday, non member and a morning team time
  • Las Vegas Top Ten: Largest Hotel

    Posted Under: General Area in Las Vegas, Entertainment & Nightlife in Las Vegas, In My Neighborhood in Las Vegas  |  May 14, 2013 3:04 PM  |  328 views  |  No comments

    Come for a visit and end up staying a resident!

    Have you ever wondered how many rooms are in each hotel? Ever asked yourself when a certain hotel was built and who is in charge of that certain hotel? Below you will find the Top Ten Hotels, by amount of rooms and the year they were established and well as who is in charge of their day to day operations.



    Year established


    Top Executive, Title





    Scott Sibella, President





    Renee West, Chief Operating Officer





    Rob Goldstein, President





    Bill McBeath, President and Chief Operating Officer





    Renee West, President and Chief Operating Officer





    Randy Morton, President and Chief Operating Officer





    Gary Selesner, President





    Don Thrasher, President and Chief Operating Officer





    Rick Mazer, President and General Manager





    Chuck Bowling, President and Chief Operating Officer

    Top Ten Hotels

    ** Information gathered using our own research at Mary Preheim Group, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and VEGAS INC. It is not our intent to endorse any of the properties used on this list. This is simply brought to you as an informational blog.

  • Las Vegas Top Ten: Largest Covention Space

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Las Vegas, In My Neighborhood in Las Vegas, How To... in Las Vegas  |  May 14, 2013 3:03 PM  |  403 views  |  No comments
    Host your meeting here!
    Why bring your meeting to Las Vegas? Las Vegas really is more than the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip. It's the entertainment capital of the world and home to some 6,000,000 convention attendees yearly! That means 6 million people chose to come to Las Vegas to attend, host or just be around a convention. Las Vegas is host to three of the top ten largest convention centers in the world and is quickly becoming known as one of the world's top destinations for meetings and conventions. The following is the Top Ten largest meeting spaces Las Vegas has to offer:

    RankHotelYear EstablishedConvention Space (sq. ft)
    1Las Vegas Convention Center19592,182,167
    2Mandalay Bay19991,663,697
    3Sands Expo and Convention Center19901,200,000
    4MGM Grand1993602,000
    7Caesars Palace1966300,000
    9LVH-Las Vegas Hotel1969200,000
    10Wynn Las Vegas2005200,000

    ** Information gathered using our own research at Mary Preheim Group, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and VEGAS INC. It is not our intent to endorse any of the properties used on this list. This is simply brought to you as an informational blog.
  • Henderson, NV

    Best little city in the world!

    Henderson, NV is a well known community with small town values and big city efficiencies. The city of Henderson is the largest full-service city in the state of Nevada, providing residents with all of the essential services that they need. Henderson has its own Police Department, Fire Department and Sanitation facility to provide accurate services to all of its residents.  Known throughout the nation for its premier master-planned communities, outstanding parks and recreation facilities,  Henderson offers an enhanced quality of life for those who choose to live, work and play here!

    Henderson FD

    Throughout its history, the city of Henderson has distinguished itself for its unique innovations and progressive planning to provide citizens with some of the most unique services and amenities in Nevada.

    • Lowest employee to resident ratio in the Vegas Valley
    • Home to the ONLY Veterans Memorial Wall in southern Nevada honoring our World War II born heritage
    • First to partner with developers to provide no cost land for schools, parks, fire and police stations

    Discover how the second largest city in Nevada and home to more than 260,000 residents has become a premier residential community where family is valued and quality public services are provided.

    What a beautiful city!

    The city of  Henderson, NV is just a few minutes from the World famous Las Vegas Strip and not far from the serenity of Mount Charleston.   Often referred to as the "other side" of southern Nevada, the city of Henderson is in the middle of three man-made attractions – the beautiful lights of downtown Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and the largest reservoir in the United States, Lake Mead.

    Henderson offers a wide variety of restaurants and shopping.  Whether it is watching a movie while sitting in a recliner at the Luxury plush movie theater, or enjoying a play or concert at the Henderson Pavilion, Henderson has it all. If shopping is more down your alley, take a trip down to the Galleria at Sunset and shop with others in the largest commercial corridor in the state of Nevada.

    From luxurious resorts, championship golf courses and master planned housing developments, Henderson draws visitors from around the world. Please come and visit  Henderson, you might just end up staying longer than you planned!

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