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Hot Springs Village 3-Year Real Estate Market Trends

Sales in Hot Springs Village from 2011 through 2013 show the following trends:

  • For Jesseville School District, the number of sales increased by 15.5%, and the sale prices and average days on market did not show a significant change.
  • Fountain Lake School District, had a whopping 32% increase in the number of sales, no measurable change in sale prices, and a decrease in average days on market of 22%.

Click on 'Read More' to see the actual sales statistics for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Weaker Economic Data Pushes Mortgage Rates Lower

Freddie Mac reports 30-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 4.41% last week.

Weaker Economic Data Pushes Mortgage Rates Lower -

The average for fixed-rate mortgages fell this week on signs of a softening economy, Freddie Mac reports. 

[NAR Daily News Magazine]

Fall Home Maintenance Tip: Caulking & Sealing

This is a good time, while the weather is still relatively nice, to walk around the exterior of your home with some color-matched exterior caulk.

Check around all the areas between the trim and siding, around window and door frames, and where pipes and wires enter your house.  Any places you find where the caulking has broken down or looks like it's going to break down, remove it and replace it with fresh sealant.  Follow the manufacturer's directions for the specific product you are using.

Preventing moisture from getting inside your walls is one of the most important of the fall maintenance jobs . . . not to mention the potential air leaks that may create winter drafts and waste precious energy.  

Don't know much about caulking?  Here is a helpful video from Gimme-Shelter.