"Bringing people and dreams together one home at a time."


"I thank Susie for her persistence and skill in completing a sale that was more complex than usual under market conditions that were not ideal.  The sale of my home was completed without a hitch even though I was a thousand miles away throughout the transaction."   
~Richard Schultz, MD


Living in Hot Springs Village, we feel so privileged and thankful for our wonderful community.  We have so many beautiful views of lakes, mountains and golf courses to tickle everyone's fancy. Not to mention the host of great amenities that are second to none.  This month we want to remember and celebrate those who have fought for our freedom to allow us to enjoy this way of life.  

This month's newsletter showcases two beautiful homes on Lake Balboa.  Both offer beautiful views and great entertaining spaces.  We hope you'll take a look at the virtual tours and enjoy the views these properties have to offer.

Have a great Memorial Day!


Susie and Nichola 

 One-Level Lake Balboa Home
42 Sanchez Way
4 Bed / 3 Bath
3523 Approx. Sq. Ft.
Built 1997
MLS# 18008884

Virtual Tour
Rarely do you find a home of this size that is one level on Lake Balboa with a 3 car h/c garage on a beautifully landscaped level lot. Large bright kitchen to delight the chef in the family. Choose between the oversized vaulted sunroom, vaulted living/dining room or cozy up to fire in the hearth room. Walls of windows will draw you to the lake where you can enjoy sitting on the large open or covered deck. Impeccably cared for both inside and outside. Lake living at its finest!

~Custom Built Lake Balboa Home~
62 Salvatierra Way
4 bed / 3.5 bath
4062 SF
Built 1997
MLS# 18011070

Executive Lake Balboa home custom built by Giompoletti with Bennet Bros. landscaping. Open the door and you are greeted with volume ceilings that draw you to the panoramic views of the water. Expansive chefs kitchen with eating area open to the sunroom which overlooks the lake. Master suite on main level with sitting area and "Juliet Balcony" made for dreaming the day away. Lakeside stone patio with water fall and pond entertainment area with 136' sea wall, two covered boat docks w/lifts.

How to prepare a home for sale

Spring is the busiest and best season to sell a home.  Before you do so, however, you need to make sure you have prepared your home after the long winter season.  The following tips can help homeowners during the pre-selling preparation process.

Address the exterior of the home.
Winter can be hard on a home's exterior, so now is a good time to address anything that might affect the home's curb appeal.  For instance, the exterior may need power washed and the yard will most likely need some sprucing.

Conquer interior clutter.
Clutter has a way of accumulating over the winter months, when people tend to spend more time indoors than they do throughout the rest of the year. 

The Appraisal Institute suggests that homeowners clear clutter out of their homes before appraisers or potential buyers visit, because a home full of clutter might give the impression, true or not, that the home is not well maintained.  Just as buyers are impressed by curb appeal, they are turned off by clutter.
Eliminate odors
A home's inhabitants grow accustomed to any odors that might be circulating throughout the house.  A thorough cleaning of the house, including having carpets cleaned, can help to freshen the home.  You might also open windows when the weather allows to clear the air.

~Courtesy of Brandpoint

Create the Perfect Deck for an Outdoor Escape

A deck is no longer simply a rectangle attached to the back of your home.  The modern deck is a creative extension of the home ideal for families to relax and de-stress.  The ideas below will allow you to use the workability of modern decking to achieve an outdoor living space that's the perfect "deck escape". 
Show off some curves.
Now you can build decks in virtually any shape with the use of high-performance composite decking, which can be bent and shaped with simple heating.  The lack of sharp edges gives a more casual feel that is perfect for relaxation.
Just add water.
Whether it's a bird bath or an elaborate fountain, adding a water feature to your deck is an ideal way to add a soothing effect to your deck.
Landscape for the perfect escape.
This could be as simple as adding a few planters filled with fragrant flowers, or as comprehensive as turning your deck into an extension of your garden by working your deck design around your trees and shrubs.
Raise the curtain on elegant design.
Suspending fabric over your deck is a simple, low-cost way to create an inviting retreat space.  It can be hung in a strait line or draped from an overhead loop, pergola or trellis to create a private canopy.  It can add some elegance and some welcomed shade.
Achieve off-the-wall creativity.
A fun and unusual way to create an open-air retreat is a wall of plants.  Choose leafy plants such as ferns for a relaxing green backdrop, or add flowers for a pop of your favorite colors.  You could also plant herbs for a tasty addition to your grilling recipes.  
Get on board with a boardwalk.
For the ultimate escape from the everyday routine, build a low-lying boardwalk that leads from your deck to a secret retreat, such as a small platform with a comfortable chair or hammock.  Composite decking is perfect for this, since it can be installed with ground and water contact.  Composites won't crack or fail, even when fully submerged.  Some are even made of 95% recycled material.

                                         ~Courtesy of House o House, ARA                                        

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 First Market Day 
Grove Park -1105 DeSoto Boulevard
Thursday, May 3, 2018  - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.  Stop by and welcome back our farmers and artisans from 2017 and meet some new vendors as well.   Click here to see Green Market flyer.

DeSoto Marina is now open for boat rentals and gasoline sales from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

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. 

HSV Escape Room - "Murder in the Village"
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
March 16 - May, 2018
For more information, click here.  Or call 501-922-5050 to reserve your time!

The Village Card Club -- More than Just Bridge!
Casa de Carta - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Ongoing...We have cribbage, pinochle, rubber bridge, and more!  Click here for information on upcoming game schedules and upcoming special games. 

What is Cribbage?

Casa de Carta - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Wednesdays (Ongoing) - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cribbage lessons are offered each Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm at the Village Card Club.  Bring $3 to cover the cost of material and room rental. For more information, please contact Julie Hardardt at (501) 915-9136.  Click here for more details.

Outdoor Recreation Open House
Desoto Marina - 120 Marina Road
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join Basecamp and Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters for a Welcome to Spring Saturday afternoon!  We will have a kayak fishing tournament with fishing kayaks and rigs on display; a Fly Fishing Seminar; Kayak, Pedal Boat and Standup Paddle Board demo's; plus, $5 Pontoon boat rides.  Click here for more details.
Rotary Club Mother's Day Celebration
Coronado Community Center - 150 Ponderosa Lane
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 12:30 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village hosts the 4th Annual Champagne and Roses Mother's Day Celebration on Sunday, May 13 at the Coronado Community Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane at 12:30 p.m.  A gourmet meal prepared by Chef Johnna Westerman will be served, and each lady shall receive a rose and a professional photo.  Tickets are $28 each and seating is limited.

OSS: "Looking for Ghosts, Aliens and Bigfoot"
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
The Ouachita Speaker Series welcomes Christopher Bader, Professor of Sociology and Business at Chapman University in Orange, CA, who will speak of his observational research into paranormal beliefs and experiences. His studies have included people searching for Bigfoot, those who report being abducted by aliens, and other phenomena outside the realm of "normal" life. Part of the Spring Ouachita Speaker Series. General Admission Tickets $12.

The Kruger Brothers
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Kruger Brothers, presented by Phil Dickson, will bring their world renowned acoustic music once again to the Woodlands Auditorium.  Their 2017 show brought down the house as the brothers wove their musical magic for the appreciative Hot Springs Village audience. If you were there, you'll want to come relive that wonderful evening; if you missed their inaugural show, you'll certainly want to come hear and see what all the talk is about!  Combining elements of folk, bluegrass, and symphonic arrangements, the Kruger Brothers travel the world sharing their unique brand of New American Music. Demand will be high for this encore performance, so get your tickets early!  CLICK 
here  for a brief look at the Kruger Brothers musical journey.   Reserved seating tickets are $29. 

Moonshine Festival - Three-day event during Memorial Day
Balboa Beach - 476 Ponce de Leon Drive 
Firewater Feast , Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
The Firewater Feast includes moonshine tastings, cocktails, a delicious dinner catered by Granada Grill, a complimentary commemorative cup, live music -- all during sunset on beautiful Balboa Beach.
Enjoy a plated meal to include Sweet Tea Marinated Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Apple Fig Moonshine Compote.  Tickets are $75 each plus tax.

Bootlegger 5K/Half Pint Run, Saturday, May 26, 2018 -  7:00 p.m. 
The Bootlegger 5K and Half Pint Run includes registration and commemorative T-Shirt.  Registration is $20 and $15 respectively (plus tax).  After the run, stay for the Bootleg Bash, featuring a Jug Band and Bonfire beginning at 8:00 pm and a Lighted Boat Parade by the Balboa Yacht Club at 9:00 pm.  
Full Moon Paddle , Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
The Full Moon Paddle includes registration, commemorative T-Shirt, and Moonlight Munchies.
Registration is $20 each (plus tax) when you bring your own equipment. A limited number of rental kayaks, paddle boards, and canoe are also available for rent.

Don't miss this full moon kick off to summer!  In fact, make a weekend out of it with our Firewater Feast on Friday, Bootleg Bash on Saturday and Full Moon Paddle on Sunday!
"A Memorial Day Salute"
Woodlands Auditorium - 1101 Desoto Boulevard
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 7:30 p.m. 
Our soldiers signed the blank check, "... I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same..."  Memorial Day weekend we salute those fallen heroes with a special show honoring their sacrifice and celebrating our freedom.  Ken Goodman Entertainment presents the fabulous Victory Belles (WW2 Museum, New Orleans) and other very special guests in "A Memorial Day Salute" on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 7:30 pm at Woodlands Auditorium.  (Click here to preview the Victory Belles.)  General Admission tickets are $25.  Photo ops are available following the show.
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! 

Crustless Mexican Quiche

10 eggs, slightly beaten 
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Dash of salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (8oz) can diced green chilles
1 pint cottage cheese
1 lb Monterey Jack Cheese, grated

*Beat first 4 ingredients until smooth with a whisk.  Stir in melted butter.  Then, mix in remaining ingredients.
*Pour into a lightly greased 9x13 dish.   
*Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. 
*Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for additional 35 minutes, or until middle is set.
 ~Courtesy of Cooks.com
~ FYI ~
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Twilight Golf:   Twilight golf 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.


Onsite Golf Cart Service:  Jerry Pate Company will offer specialized preventative maintenance service for members with private golf carts at Magellan Golf Course, Wednesday May 2, by appointment only.  Click here to review services and prices.  Email hsv@jerrypate.com to pre-register.


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.