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Well-built & ideally appointed on a level home site, conveniently located in the midst of amenities, Lake Balboa & beach, golf courses,...
Step inside and bask in the beauty and uniqueness of this lovely custom built home with a view of Lake Coronado across the street. Carpet free!...
Beautiful 1-level brick home in a friendly Lake Balboa neighborhood in the midst of golf courses, lakes & amenities. This spacious home updated w...
Beautiful Lot location on the largest Lake. Home is being sold as is. Home has great potential. Covered boat dock. Large open kitchen with center...
Beauty, Quality & Location. Well appointed overlooking #5 tee-box yet privately nestled in a peaceful cul-de-sac. A tastefully landscaped yard w/...
Beautiful custom built w/mountain view in a secluded cul-de-sac. 4 Bedrooms & all living areas on one-level features split BR floorplan, screen...

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Things to Remember Before Buying your First Home

Buying your first house can be a daunting task. Making sure that you take in all factors before deciding to buy is important. Here are a couple things to consider before you take the leap into home ownership.

SIX of the Most Important Components to Amazing Landscaping

One of the most important investments you can make is in your home's landscaping. Beautiful landscaping not only adds value to your property, but also makes it stand out to potential buyers by boosting its curb appeal. In fact, good landscaping can raise the value of a house by 28%, and upgrading existing landscaping from good to excellent can reap rewards of 6-7%.
 
Here are SIX of the most important components to amazing landscaping!

Purchasing a Home with Adverse Features

It's not your real estate agent's job to pick the house you will buy; however, it is prudent for your agent to point out any unchangeable adverse features the home may have.  These are features that may cause it to appeal to less buyers resulting in the home taking longer than average to sell, and conditions that will cause the home to sell for less than similar properties.
 
If the home has any adverse conditions that you can't change, and you still want to buy the home, then your agent should caution you about the effect they may have when it's time for you to sell.  That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy the home.  If you love it, then buy it.  Your goal should be to buy it at below market value, knowing that you will be selling it at below market when that time comes.
 
When our past clients call and ask us to sell the house we helped them buy, we don’t want them to be surprised by the fact that their home has an adverse condition that will cause it to sell for less money and take more time.  We want them to be fully informed.
 
So what are some of the possible 'adverse conditions' we're referring to? 

Hot Springs Village Resort

Hot Springs Village, a recreational resort community in Arkansas' Ouachita Mountains, near Lake Ouachita National Park, is the largest gated community in the U.S. encompassing 40.7 square miles.

Hot Springs Village offers year-around golfing at 9 professionally designed golf courses, 15 professionally surfaced tennis courts, fishing, boating, water-skiing, and swimming in 11 pristine recreational lakes, over 20 miles of walking trails, 200+ clubs and fraternal organizations, and many more activities for all ages.

The Hot Springs Village lifestyle has attracted people from all 50 states and numerous countries around the world. Homes in Hot Springs Village vary from very affordable townhomes to affluent waterfront retreats, with an average sale price of approximately $180,000.

When compared to other full-service resort communities, Hot Springs Village fares as one of the most affordable places to live in the country!  Come vacation in Hot Springs Village . . . you just may decide to stay for a lifetime!