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"Appreciation and thanks to Susie Burns and her team!  I have been on a watch list through her website for the past few years as part of a casual search for a home in Hot Springs Village.   With my obtuse wish list and 'I'll know it when I see it' approach, Susie's patience and amazing ability to find attractive properties produced a winner for me.  As a long distance buyer, her team offered a complete, turnkey transaction from contract to closing in record time.  I'm very excited to be part of her network."   
~Stacey Martin


Many times we don't use the space in our home to our best advantage.  There are many things you can do to create the feeling of more space and to give your home a more airy feeling.  Of course, remodeling is an option, but there are also some more conservative ideas, like new lighting and paint.
It also could be that you just need to take a look around and declutter.  A new barn door in the place of regular or French doors, can save square footage.  Some pieces of furniture may be too large for a space.  You might even consider adopting a minimalist style, which means you don't have the need to decorate every part of a room.  You might also look for pieces that double as storage.  When decorating the home, more and bigger are not always better.  


Susie and Nichola 



~Magellan Golf Course Home~
15 Navegar Circle 
3 Bed / 2.5 Bath
2548 Approx. Sq. Ft.
Built 2004
MLS# 18004017

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Fabulous location of this Magellan Golf Course home will allow you to drive your golf cart to four Village courses or easily walk to the Balboa trail.  Enjoy watching the action of the golfers on whole #4 from the wonderful vaulted 276 sq ft glass porch that is included in the square footage.  Added bonus room/office/sitting area, half bath and third stall garage great for work shop or storing that fishing boat.  Low maintenance yard allows you to enjoy Village amenities.  Don't miss seeing this one!

~Meticulously Remodeled Home~

15 Valencia Lne
3 bed /2 bath
1535 SF
Built 1991
MLS #18004233

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Fall in love the moment you drive up to this adorable home that has been meticulously remodeled. Enjoy cooking in this updated kitchen that has been transformed with a gas range to delight any chef. Granite counters in kitchen & baths with vessel sinks. Conveniently located by West gate close to shopping & amenities yet has the privacy you desire. No popcorn or wallpaper. HP inside & outside replaced 2014, water heater 2015. Bonus craft area or workshop area off the garage & storage slab in crawl space.

Tips to Create More Space In Your Home

If you are thinking about making changes in your home, you might want to assess ways you can create or manage space more efficiently.  Here are five great ways to create or optimize space in your existing home.
Finish an unfinished basement.
A basement can hold limitless potential and increase resale value of your home.  Think of the possibilities:  a home theatre, office, spare bedroom or recreation room.  Choosing the right insulation is critical.  Look for products that are vapor permeable, dimensionally stable and mold/moisture resistant.  For interior walls and ceilings, Safe 'n' Sound insulation is ideal because of its ability to absorb noise and indoor traffic sounds, ensuring the space is a peaceful one.

Create a more open-concept feel with light and color.
If your home wasn't blessed with towering windows, installing French doors and pot lights can encourage light to travel more freely, creating the illusion of space.  Likewise, choosing a paint color for walls, trim and moldings that is lighter and cooler in tone will help to reflect light and give the room a more open feel.

Remove non-load-bearing walls.
Removing structurally unnecessary walls can make your whole home feel larger, improve flow, lighting and the function of your home.

Convert your garage into usable living or work space.
For many, the garage becomes an overflow room for storage - and often a headache.  Think about converting your garage, or a portion of it, into another living space.  Install carpet and quality thermal insulation such as Roxul Comfort batt to block outdoor noise and keep in warmth.

Adopt a Minimalist's Style.  Choose furniture and accessories carefully.
Begin looking around your home for furniture or accessories that overwhelm the space.  Interior designers recommend choosing low-profile or small-scale furniture for rooms with less square footage.  Dual purpose items, such as ottomans with storage inside, are a great way to save space and keep you organized.  This also helps when trying to sell the home, by not giving potential buyers too much to look at, taking away from the home itself.

~Courtesy of House to House, ARA

Trending:  Sliding barn doors deliver style, efficiency for home.

 Good reasons to use barn doors....
  • Many homeowners hear the term "barn door" and think of reclaimed rustic wood, but contemporary barn doors offer many more aesthetic choices than their traditional image suggests.  There has been a trend toward solid, fine-milled hardwoods like walnut and cherry for sliding doors, which not only gives them some heft but also brings warmth and character into your home. 

  • While pocket doors have similar space-saving benefits, installing them requires wall reconstruction, which can be messy and expensive.  Because barn doors slide on hardware that's installed outside the doorframe, they don't need any real preparatory construction, saving time and money.

  • Barn doors maximize small spaces.  A sliding barn door takes up a sliver of space, where a traditional door can use up to 9 square feet of space.  You just need enough adjacent wall footage to slide the door over.   

  • There is a great selection of barn-door hardware that can elevate the look of your doors.  You can use sleek, high-tech tracks in satin-finish stainless steel for a modern vibe, or for a more rustic or industrial statement, think blackened iron or raw steel.  There are so many possibilities, so let your imagination and style show.

                                         ~Courtesy of Brandpoint                                          

Free Upcoming HSV Events                   Click HERE for tickets.

*If you would like to stay up-to-date on Village news and happenings, click HERE  to sign up on the Property Owners Association website.*

Green Market, Arts and Crafts:
The farmer's market is now closed until the first Thursday of May 2018. Thanks to everyone who shopped and sold produce this season!  

Waypoint and the Desoto Marina Have New Hours!
Desoto Marina & Waypoint - 120 Marina Road
Fall/Winter Hours: The Waypoint is now open seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., with grill items available from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hot dogs and chicken salad may be purchased until 4 p.m. Watercraft may be rented at the marina until 2 p.m. so that rental items may be used and returned by 4 p.m. 

Lake DeSoto Sunset Cruises:  DeSoto Marina now offers Sunset Cruises on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning at approximately 30 minutes before sunset. There is a four guest minimum and eight guest maximum per cruise. Exact start times vary depending on the time of sunset on a given day. The cost is $10 per person. To arrange a cruise or to inquire about times, please call DeSoto Marina at 501-922-5511. 

Upcoming Library Events
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
March 7, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Garland County Library will be at the Coronado Community Center to sign patrons up for library cards and ebook accounts.  Bring your driver's license to sign-up for a library card and the device used for ebooks. 

Coronado Center Library Presents Movies at the Library
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane (Auditorium)
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. - "Going in Style"
For information, contact the Library at 501-922-3555.  Admission is free!

The next FOCCL (Friends of the Coronado Community Center Library) Trivia Night will be held on March 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the Coronado Community Center.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Sign-up forms are available at the Coronado Community Center Library.

Martial Arts Fitness
Coronado Fitness Center - 160 Ponderosa Way
Monday Evenings (on-going) - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
First month 50% off.  $50 per month after initial month,  Contact Victor Rodriguez at 501-240-5179 or vicrod34@gmail.com.  Click here to view flyer.

Boating Education Class
Lake Ouachita State Park (Visitor Center) - 5451 Mountain Pine Road
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The course is FREE! Anyone wanting to obtain more information about the course should contact James Wilborn at (501) 293-3373 or click here.

Upcoming Recreation Department Open Houses
Monday, March 5, 2018
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Way
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Come try your hand at table tennis, badminton and basketball or simply tour the facility and enjoy some refreshments.  We will also be showing the movie "Dunkirk".  For more information, please call 501-922-5050.
Coronado Fitness Center - 160 Ponderosa Lane
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Stop by to see the facility's amenities to include the weight room, pool, and group exercise classes.

Basecamp Dam Mountain Trail Hike
Lake Catherine State Park - 1200 Catherine Park Rd
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
Come along with Basecamp on our pre-spring hiking excursion at beautiful Lake Catherine State Park. Tickets are free, but registration is required. We need a minimum of 10 participants. Click here for more information.

Zentangle Art Party: Art Class for the Beginning Artist
Ponce de Leon Center - 1101 Desoto Boulevard (Ouachita Room A)
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful designs from structured patterns. Registration for this class is $30 plus $2 for materials and is limited to 25 students.

"How to Successfully Recover from Knee Replacement Surgery" 
(Hosted by Lee Sowerbutts, PT, Village Golf & Physical Therapy)
Coronado Fitness Center - 160 Ponderosa Lane
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
Free workshop. Class is
limited to 30 people.
Click HERE
for more information or call

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Coronado Fitness Center - 160 Ponderosa Lane
Monday - Friday, March 12 - 16, 2018 - 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
To sign up or get more information, contact Deb Johnson at 501-922-1230 or debjohnson@hsvpoa.org,  This class is open to anyone 15 years of age and older - cost $150.

Murder at the Midnight Hour
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
Calling all Hippies and Socialites!  The HSV CPAAA is hosting "Murder at the Midnight Hour", an interactive mystery dinner fundraiser, to be performed at the Coronado Community Center on Monday, March 12, 2018.  Enjoy a wedding in your most groovy hippie outfit or classy duds.  You can join in the action or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the evening's sinister events.  Please arrive promptly at 5:00 p.m. so you don't miss any clues.  $25 per person or a table of 8 for $200.  Call Melanie for questions - 608-692-0458.

HSV Escape Room - Island Excursion Gone Bad!
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
January - March 15, 2018
You left your cruise ship to go on a one-day excursion on an island beach;  swimming and snorkeling - having fun.  Now it's one hour before you need to return to the cruise ship and board. So, you get out of the water only to find your beach bag is missing- no wallet and no passport.  Good luck finding your beach bag within the hour!  Call 501-922-5050 to book your excursion.

Village Card Club
Casa de Carta  - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
The Village Card Club has expanded to more than just bridge games!  Click here for details on games and upcoming events. 

2018 Bird ID Workshop Announcement
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
A four-session birding workshop sponsored by the Village Audubon Society and led by Vic Prislipsky.  $25 for HSV Audubon members and $30 for nonmembers. Enroll by going to hsvbirds.org where you can pay by credit card. To learn about other enrollment and payment options, or if you have questions, text or leave a message for Vic 501-209-9314.  Click here to see event flyer.

Clash of Cultures: The United States vs. the American Indian
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Tuesdays, March 6, and March 13, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.
An in-depth look at the conflict between white pioneers, settlers, soldiers and Native Americans focusing on key battles, and characters involved. Registration $39.00.  Seating is limited.
Merry Mixers - Village Big Band - Blue Velvet
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. 
Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m.; Dance lesson at 7:00 p.m.; Band takes stage at 7:30 p.m.  Call 501-915-8111 for more information.

OSS: "Positive Solutions to Problems"
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
The Ouachita Speaker Series welcomes Arvind Singhal, Professor of Communications at the University of Texas, El Paso, who will speak on "positive deviance"- solving social problems by locating people or organizations who have found ways to avoid the problems. As a young boy in India, Professor Singhal's outlook on life was deeply affected by a lengthy correspondence with Mother Teresa, who encouraged him to look for the positive rather than the negative in life. Part of the Spring Ouachita Speaker Series. General Admission Tickets $12.  Also available as a series of three events for $30. 

Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Presented by the POA Recreation Department and led by Michael Flatley's former Lord of the Dance lead dancer Justin Boros, the cast of Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular features twenty of the world's most skilled Irish dancers and musicians who bring to life the inspiring story of a fallen hero and his rise to redemption. Set against a backdrop of ancient ruins, this story of love and salvation transports the audience to another time and place with lightning fast hard shoe rhythms and graceful soft shoe jigs in an explosive display of dance and music. Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular celebrates the age-old art form of Irish dance for all to enjoy! Click on the following link for a peek at what the evening holds for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q75qt97kLeo
Reserved seating tickets are $25, $27.50, and $30.00. 

Christian Comedy Club at the Coronado Center
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
David Ferrell's high energy performance features audience interaction along with spot on impressions of your favorite Christian Recording artists such as Third Day, Michael W. Smith, The David Crowder Band and more. David's comedy ministry delivers plenty of laughs.  Dinner tickets are $35.00 per person plus tax. (Dinner will begin serving at 6:00 p.m.)  Show only tickets are also available for $18.00 per person plus tax. (Show only ticket holders should arrive for seating at 6:30 p.m.)   Come make it a wonderful evening of laughs and fellowship, enjoy the comedy of David Ferrell, and wrap up the evening with dancing. 

"Write Family History" - 4 interactive Workshops
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
Join the HSV Writer's Club & Genealogical Society for all-day fun in the HSV Coronado Center Auditorium.  Speaker Marilyn Collins will share tips for writing stories to share with family & community.  Tickets $40 (includes box lunch) or $30 (no lunch).

Tennis Free for All
Coronado Tennis Center - 151 Ponderosa Lane
Monday - Thursday, March 26 - April 5, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  
Come learn, or relearn, to play tennis at the Hot Spring Village Tennis Center in our "Free for All" lesson program. It is for all adults in the Hot Springs Village area interested in learning to play tennis, and those returning to tennis. The two-week program is designed to take participants from beginner to the joy of playing with friends. It will be held Monday through Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. March 26th through April 5th. Lessons are directed by USPTA Elite Tennis Professional Bob Wagstaff and sponsored by the HSVTA. Sign up by calling the Tennis Center at 501-922-5054 or send an email to bwagstaff@hsvpoa.org

2018 Senior Softball League First Practice
Boys/Girls Club Field on Hwy 7 Near Home Plate
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.  See HSVPOA.ORG/Recreation/Softball page for link to the waiver file.  Contact John Herring 501-984-1016 or Dennis Wild 715-891-2200 for more information.

iPhone Basics (3-week class)
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Wednesdays, March 28, April 4 and April 11, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with National Park College, this class is designed for the beginner iPhone user. Registration cost is $49.00 and seating is limited.
Bebopper Dance
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cash bar...bring food...period dress optional.  $5 at the door. 
Events Around Arkansas

Looking for something fun to do? Click here to search the events shared online by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism, using a handy search feature that allows you to customize the dates, city/region, distance, and category of events you're looking for. It's a great way to find a reason to get out and explore our beautiful state! 

Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup buttermilk

*Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
*In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine.  Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg. 
*Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly.  Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet. 
*In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk;  brush loaf with this mixture.  Use a sharp knife to cut an "X" into the top of the loaf.
*Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.  Check for doneness after 30 minutes.  You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.
 ~Courtesy of MP Welty, allrecipes
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Golf Course Maintenance: As the temperatures drop, it signals the beginning of the season where frost delays may occur. Frost is frozen dew that has formed on the grass, making it hard and brittle. When frost is present, Golf Course Superintendents delay play until the frost has melted. This is done to prevent damage that affects the quality of the playing surface and could potentially be very expensive to repair.

Shotgun Season: This will begin on Wednesday, December 1. Balboa, Granada, and Magellan golf courses will start at 11 a.m. each day. Please see member portal for instructions on lottery requests during shotgun season. 

Twilight Golf:   Twilight golf now begins at 1:00 for members and 2:00 for the public.   The Twilight rate will be offered to members, their families, and accompanied guests.

Medical Flags: To save property owners money, Medical Flags will no longer be needed. After discussions with members, Director of Agronomy Gary Myers, the Golf Committee and the Golf Department, we will give golfers more opportunities to ride on the golf courses, weather permitting. The discontinuation of the Medical Flag program is not the removal of a benefit, but rather represents a choice not to charge anyone for a flag that does not provide an added value as a return on the expense. 

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 2017 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.