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"Second house we have bought through Susie and both transactions have been flawless!  Susie is super to work with and she is always on top of all the details.  We couldn't be more pleased - Susie is the best!"
~Pat and Sheri Steele


John Cooper Sr. had a vision and it was a grand one.  In 1970, he started one of the first gated communities in the country, not to mention the largest.  Situated on 26,000 acres of the Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs Village offers amazing beauty and amenities.  John Sr.'s master plan was executed perfectly.  He planned where to put the golf courses, home sites, commercial areas, lakes and even where and how to maintain a green belt in order to preserve the natural beauty of the area.  He had it all figured out and we are still enjoying his brilliant vision today!


I hope you will view the virtual tours of my featured listings this month.  One is a beautifully remodeled home with amazing mountain views.  The other is a lovely custom-built home with great spaces for entertaining family and friends. 


We hope you enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!



Susie and Nichola

Mountain and Vista Views!
21 Ponferrada Way
1856 Approx. Sq. Ft.
Built 1987
MLS# 17026512

Virtual Tour

Expect to be amazed with the transformation of this home! Walk in and begin enjoying the view that allows you to see for miles. Notice the trim crown molding and many finishes as if you were in a new home. Barn door to the kitchen that has updated cabinets, back splash, appliances, granite counter and lighting. Bathrooms with custom tile showers, new toilets, vanities. New flooring, all new decks, garage door and roof 2017. Master main level, two bedrooms and bonus room lower level. Great storage.

Beautiful Custom Built Home!
33 Fonsagrada Circle
3182 Approx. Sq. Ft.
Built 2007
MLS# 17008188

Virtual Tour

Stunning curb appeal welcomes you to this custom Sarver built home with circular drive. Enjoy entertaining guests in this open plan that flows easily from the kitchen, bedroom area, dining room and great room. Kitchen cabinets with built in spice rack, wine storage, pull outs and lazy susan. Walk in pantry. Private patios off master & guest bedroom. Large master bedroom, bath and double master closet. Bonus room above garage study/sitting room. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the screened porch. 3rd stall can be workshop.




Honesty Is Always Best Policy When Selling Home

Say your roof leaks when it rains, but you don't want to spend the $4,000 or so that it would cost to fix it.  Can you avoid your state's real-estate disclosure laws if you market the property on an "as-is" basis? 
Many sellers think they can skirt their state's defect-disclosure laws by offering their home as-is, but they're sadly mistaken.

When a property is marketed as-is, it simply means that the seller will not pay for any needed repairs that are discovered while the sale is being finalized or after the transaction has closed.  Real estate laws in nearly every state now require sellers to disclose any problems that they already know about, whether they're willing to pay for the work or not.

This allows the buyer to adjust their offering price accordingly, even if the buyer wisely chooses to have an inspection.  Either fix the leaky roof now so you can market for a better price, or let the buyers know about the problem in order to reduce the chance that you'll get sued later.

If you don't have the cash to make repairs now, be willing to except a slightly lower offering price, or offer to give the buyers a credit from the sale proceeds to do the work themselves after closing.

~Courtesy of David W. Myers, Cowles Syndicate Inc.

Potential Indicators of Roof Trouble
Few homeowners give the roofs of their homes much thought until a problem arises.  But learning to recognize potential indicators of roof trouble can help homeowners prevent potentially drastic situations down the road. 
  • Light:  Inspect the ceilings inside the attic for signs of holes or leaks.  Light coming through the top of the house indicates a hole or leak.
  • Worn shingles:  Shingles should lie flat against the roof, so if any are buckling or turning up, they are damaged an in need of repair.  Another indicator of shingle problems can be found when cleaning gutters and downspouts.  If they contain lots of shingle granules, the roof may soon need to be replaced.
  • Moss:  A mossy rooftop may give a home character, but that added character is costly.  Shady areas of a roof can be susceptible to the growth of moss and fungi, which can trap moisture and be very harmful.  If possible, remove moss and fungi from a roof with a stiff brush, or hire a pro to do the job. 
  • Age:  Asphalt shingle roofs typically last between 20 to 25 years, while roofs installed over existing layers of shingles my need to be replaced after 20 years.
~Courtesy of Metro Creative

Free Upcoming HSV Events                   Click HERE for tickets.

Green Market, Arts and Crafts:
Green Market, the weekly farmers' market / arts & crafts, will be held on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon through the end of October at Grove Park.
Grove Park is located just off DeSoto Boulevard near the Woodlands Auditorium. Carved out of the forest, the park features spaces for vendors, picnic tables and an entertainment area in a woodland setting. Both the Green Market and Artisan Market are open to any Arkansas vendor. All arts and crafts must be juried into the market. You can request an application by email vmettler@hsvpoa.org.

Balboa Club - 111 Balboa Way, Michael Bearden, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.
DeSoto Club - 100 Clubhouse Drive - No Refund Band, Saturday, September 9, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane - Open Mic Night, Monday, September 18, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

HSV Escape Rooms -  "Mother-in-Law Mania!"  and  "Escape Meeting Mania."  Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Click here for more information.

Waypoint and the Desoto Marina Have New Hours!
Desoto Marina & Waypoint - 120 Marina Road
Effective Monday, August 28, 2017, new hours for the restaurant, Waypoint at Desoto Marina, will be seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for coffee, smoothies, soda, beer, and packaged snacks.  The grill at Waypoint will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for food preparation service.  The marina hours of operation will be seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for bait sales, boat and kayak rentals, and marina slip rentals.

Village Variety Dance
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors and Bar open at 6:30 p.m.; dance begins at 7:00 p.m. This month's theme is 50's, so get your poodle shirts and jeans out, and come expecting a great time!! (50's attire is not required.)  $10.00.

HSVCA - Tapestry: The Carole King Song Book
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Wednesday - Friday, September 6-8, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.  "Tapestry: the Carole King Songbook" is the premier musical tribute to Carole King. Suzanne Davis's heart-felt performance will take you on a journey back to Carole King's great recordings during the 70s & 80s.  Presented by the Hot Springs Village Concerts Association, general admission tickets are $30.

LLI Partners with Hot Springs Film Festival to show "Bright Lights" 
Coronado Community Ctr. - 150 Ponderosa Ln.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
The Lifelong Learning Institute and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival are partnering to bring one of the films that was highlighted in their 25th Anniversary Film Festival last year.  "Bright Lights", produced by Todd Fisher, is the story of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. who passed away within days of one another after this film was made. After viewing this film, you will feel like you know these wonderful and interesting personalities personally.  There will be an introduction of the film from Mary Zunick and a drawing for free film passes. Hope to see you at the movies!

The Muses Present, "The Merry Widow"
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Muses Project will present the delightful, three act operetta, "The Merry Widow", Friday, September 15, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (brief intermissions between acts) at the Woodlands Auditorium.  Featuring the dynamic Muses performance troupe of local and nationally touring professional singers, dancers, and instrumentalists, this show is a "can't miss"! Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow" depicts an elegant turn of the century world of romantic intrigue and complications, timeless comedic silliness, and exquisite tuneful abundance! Tickets are $35. Please join the Muses for its production of the "The Merry Widow", a classic work that captures the carefree spirit of Viennese operetta; where affairs of state double as love affairs! Call 501.609.9811 for more information.

Hot Springs Nine & Dine Scramble:   This event will be held on Wednesday, September 20,
starting at 4 p.m. at Granada Golf Course. The entry fee is $26 per couple and includes dinner and prizes. Greens and cart fees will be paid on the day of play. Entries are limited to the first 30 teams, so sign up early! Entry forms are available at all Pro Shops and must be returned with cash or check to Granada Golf Shop. 


Ouachita Speaker Series Fall 2017 Package
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Join us for the Fall 2017 Ouachita Speaker Series on the following dates:
Wednesday, September 20 -- James M. Scott, the author of "Target Tokyo", a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist. 
Wednesday, October 18 -- Vallie Collins, passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in New York's Hudson River.
Wednesday, November 15 -- NFL Player Scott Shanle, "How a kid playing 8-man football in high school started on a winning football team".
All events will be held in the Woodlands Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Series package price $30. Or, see each event to purchase individual tickets, $12 each.

Farm to Table Fine Dining
Coronado Community Ctr - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Thursday September 21, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Lifelong Learning Institute and the Coronado Community Center invite you to attend our Farm to Table evening of Arkansas farms fine dining. This evening of exquisite dining will be served on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Coronado Center Patio. (We will serve in the Grand Room at the Coronado Center should there be inclement weather.)  Chefs for the evening will Chef Johnna from the DeSoto Club, Chef Paul from Froggy's, and Chef Elaine Nesmith from Itz Gud Fud. All foods served during this event will be native and grown in Arkansas. Featured farmers are: Anderson Farms, JV Farms, Charlie Joe Farmstead, Ouachita Mountain Valley Farms, Chang farms, Heirloom Acres, and Petti Jean Farms.  This event will include selected wines paired with the meal.  Come and enjoy the exquisite foods of Arkansas prepared by three superior chefs. It will be a delightful evening of fine food and listening pleasures by the Village Strings. The cost of the event is $75.00 per person.  Go to www.hsvticketsales.com to see the menu and to purchase tickets.

Puttin' on the Dog and Cat
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.
Please join us for an evening of food and fun. The Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League Presents Puttin' on the Dog and Cat! This is our biggest fundraiser to support our work on behalf of animals. Tickets are $25.00 per person.

Hot Springs Events Calendar

There are many fun events coming soon to Hot Springs Proper.  In September there is the 21st Annual Hot Springs Blues Festival, the 26th Annual Jazzfest, and the 12th Annual Motorcyle Rally, just to name a few.  You can also see fireworks over Lake Hamilton to celebrate your Labor Day.  Click on the link below for more information.





~You must try this easy, yet delicious way to make a reuben sandwich.  The ingredients melt together to make their own sauce!



Reuben Casserole


1.5 lb Corned Beef, sliced in 1/4 inch strips

1 (14.5oz) Can Sour Kraut, drained

1 (4.25oz) Can Chopped Black Olives

10 oz Mayo

8 oz Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1pkg. Sliced Swiss Cheese


Stir together sour kraut, black olives, mayo and cheddar cheese. 


Stir corned beef into mixture.


Layer half of the mixture into a 9x13 dish.  Cover with a layer of sliced swiss cheese.


Repeat with another layer of mixture and sliced swiss.


Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until bubbling around the edges.


Serve with Rye Bread.



~ FYI ~
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On Site Golf Cart Service September 6th:  Jerry Pate Company will offer specialized preventative maintenance service, for members who have private golf carts, at Magellan Golf Club from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Click here to review services and costs that will be available. Stop in or preregister by email to hsv@jerrypate.com .

Big Cup Weekends at Coronado Golf Club:
Come out and enjoy 18 holes of Golf at Coronado Golf Club with " Big Cups".  Big Cups will be on every hole on weekends beginning April 22nd.    

Twilight Times:
Member twilight times will be offered at 3 p.m. at Ponce de Leon, Cortez, Coronado and DeSoto golf clubs. The Twilight rate will be offered to members, their families, and accompanied guests. Twilight tee times at Isabella Golf Club will be offered on a space availability basis after the triple tee starts. 

HSV State Weeks:
Invite your friends and family to play and save in Hot Springs Village! Guests who play during their designated state's week play at member rates. This includes golf fees, fitness center day passes and tennis court reservations. The 2016 HSV State Weeks calendar is available online. 
Click Here to view the calendar and learn more about the program.

Nine Hole Reservations:
Golfers may now book 9-hole tee times in advance of the day of play beginning at Noon (12:00 p.m.) the day Prior to The Day of Play. For reservations you may call Central Tee Times at 501-922-2858 or the Pro Shops. The fees will be 9-hole green fees and 9-hole cart fees

A Troon Golf Destination
Hot Springs Village has always been a golfer's destination, and now to keep its golf program at the top of its game, HSV recently teamed with Troon Golf, the industry's leader in upscale golf courses. As one of the newest additions to the Troon family of golf destination, Hot Springs Village delivers an exceptional golf experience! Plus, Village members can take advantage of the  Troon Member Advantage Program and have access to upscale courses around the world.

Troon apps are available for seven of our nine courses. The apps have many benefits and extras: Scorecards, Facebook link, GPS caddie and pro tips, range finder, swing tips, weather, Troon special offers and the ability to book tee times through the PlayOST app! For Apple smart phones and tablets, search by the Golf Course Name for the free app in the Apple Store and then download. For Android smart phones and tablets, search and download from the Play Store. Or access them easily via key links on each individual golf course page.

Ouachita Sports Trail
Eight of the nine golf courses in Hot Springs Village are part of the Ouachita Sports Trail, spotlighting the best outdoor recreation in the area. Swing through as many as 207 holes of golf at some of the best courses in the state: Two in Hot Springs, one in Glenwood and eight in Hot Springs Village. Book your tee times online at great rates and sign up for exclusive golf specials.

Hot Springs Village Visitor App:
HSVPOA announces our "new" HSV Visitor App. Benefits of the free apps include: 
  • Community event calendar and tickets.
  • Book tee times or link to our golf course apps featuring scorecards, pro golf tips and more.
  • Explore local attractions.
  • Real-time social media interaction.
  • Village map, attraction directions and GPS-based car locator feature.
  • HSV photo gallery.
  • Rate your stay survey.
  • Weather checker.
Download our new HSV Visitor App today. Search 
"Hot Springs Village" for the free App in the Apple Store then download.

HSV Golf Apps:
Bring your game to a new level. Download Free HSV Golf Apps courtesy of Troon Golf. For Apple smart phones and tablets, search by the golf course name for the App in the Apple Store then download. For Android smart phones and tablets, search and download from the Play Store.The App features and benefits include: Scorecards, Facebook link, Book Tee Times through the app via PlayOST, GPS, Caddie and Pro Tips, Range Finder, Swing Tips, Weather and Troon special offers. Apps are available for all HSV courses, except Coronado. 
For information on the many other recreational activities, such as the Dog Park, fitness center, beaches, lakes, fishing, tennis, pickleball, and many more, click Here.

Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with my monthly Newsletter. I look forward to answering any questions you may have and the opportunity to be your REALTORĀ®.

I Love Referrals!
Please contact me if your friends or family members would appreciate my services or would like to join my emailing list. I know the HSV market well and I can show and sell any home here.

Susie Burns, GRI

Office: 501-922-3777
Fax: 501-922-4066
Toll Free: 888-828-9478
Cell (direct): 501-922-8989

Visit My Website for information, photos, and links to the Village and surrounding area as well as listings in the MLS and a link to my past newsletters.
 " The Susie Burns Team"
Susie & Nichola 

Links and Information

A look at the POA, Fitness Center, Golf, Woodlands Auditorium & Coronado Community Center events.
Recreation fees for property owners and guests.

Pickle Ball   
HSV outdoor enthusiasts who want to play and explore, providing exciting outdoor opportunities for residents and sponsored guest.

Order tickets online and have them emailed directly to you.

For any and all HSV golf information.

State Weeks 
Info on golf in the Village for non-property owners!!

The latest issue of RE/MAX Homes for sale in the Village. I can show and sell anything in this issue as well as all property listed for sale in the Village.
Videos of Village residents from around the country.

View the masterplan and other Village information.
The day-to-day running of the POA is handled by an average of 500 employees assigned to one of six departments: Administration, Golf, Planning & Inspections, Public Safety, Public Works and Recreation & Club Services. POA job openings here.