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!

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Is A Fixer-Upper In Your Future?

toolsBuying a fixer-upper might be a dream for you at this point in your life, but it is always to have your feet firmly based in reality. Nothing is as easy as they make it out to be on television or on the internet. Homes are a complex endeavor that often like to hide issues and add money to the project at just a moment's notice. Did you tear out a shower and discover black mold? Or maybe you find that the hardwood floors beneath the carpet are more damaged than you first thought. These costs can all add up and wreak havoc on anyone’s budget. Here are a few things you might want to think about before making a leap to buying a fixer-upper. 

Buying a Home? Factor in These Forgotten Costs

All serious home buyers should already know about closing costs, the cash needed to finalize a home purchase. Usually totaling between 2% and 5% of the purchase price, this money covers a variety of expenses, including the title, lender, and appraisal fees, that are required to sell a home. As part of your financial preparation for buying a home, you probably budgeted for these official closing costs; however, there are several additional expenditures which are commonly overlooked by otherwise well-prepared home buyers. Keep reading to learn about these forgotten costs so that they don't end up busting your budget!

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?