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

Water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters your home can face. It isn't always the result of dramatic events like hurricanes and floods. Homes are often ruined by holes in pipes, major appliance leaks, etc. Left unchecked, even small leaks can cause huge problems, such as black mold and weak joists and beams. Stopping leaks before they start is the best way to ensure your home stays safe from a water disaster. In this month's newsletter, we offer you some of the best ways you can protect your most important asset, your home.


Susie and Nichola
"After looking at six different communities, we settled on HSV. Susie spent half a day showing us homes even though we were six months away from our planned move. As she got a feel for what our needs and desires were, the perfect home for us popped up a few weeks later. Susie arranged a video tour and in 24 hours we had a contract. She walked us through every phase of the closing, and we are now delighted owners of a home in HSV! Susie did a super job!"

~Wesley and Norma Ooms
This Month's Featured Listing
11 Alhaja Way

"Resort Life Living on Diamante Golf Course"
MLS# 20031297
5455 Sq. Ft.
Built 2005
Welcome to Resort Life living conveniently in your own home! Exceptional property on #17 green & #18 tee box of Diamante Golf Course. Fantastic view of the pond and fountain. This one is a must see if you are one who appreciates the finer things! You have so many choices of how you want to relax and enjoy your life in this immaculately maintained home. Be sure to click on the virtual tour tab for a VIRTUAL WALK THRU featuring all the details of the magnificent property. Gold status in Diamante Country Club.

Building new homes.  
Priced $229,500 to $239,500
For floor plans or more information, email me at susieburns@remax.net.

It is important to maintain and understand your plumbing systems. Here are some helpful tips to always keep in mind.

  1. Know the location of the main water shut off valve in your home.
  2. Do a yearly inspection of your appliance hoses and faucets.
  3. Inspect showers and tubs.
  4. Check heating and plumbing pipes.
  5. When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine.
  6. Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system.

Smart Surveillance - Assemble your team of watchers

While a lot of technology is nice, such as smart TVs and phones, the kinds of gadgets that alert you to a small problem before it becomes a big one are money well spent. These three sensors have your back 24/7.

Look Out For Leaks
Installed at the water main by a plumber, Phyn Plus monitors water use, so you now how many gallons each fixture uses. If it detects a leak - from a burst pipe or a washing machine hose - it shuts off the water main and sends you a text, so you can prevent flooding. $699; phyn.com

Find Power Vampires
Once hooked up to your breaker box by an electrician, Sense gets to work learning and naming everything that draws power. The app gives you a bird's-eye view of your electrical consumption by device, helping you identify vampire electricity use you might have missed, turning kilowatt-hours into dollars and cents. $299; sense.com

Prevent Frozen Pipes
Mount the Water Leak and Freeze Detector in the basement near pipes that might freeze, and the wireless thermometer will send you temperature notifications. To alert you before a leak becomes a flood, place its 4-foot-long sensor under a water heater or in the kitchen sink base cabinet. $80; honeywellhome.com

~Courtesy of This Old House
Sweet Chili Chicken Lettuce Wraps
1/2 c. sweet chili sauce
1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce
Juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for serving
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. Sriracha
2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
12 leaves romaine or butterhead lettuce, for cups
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, shredded
1 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro

1.) In a large bowl, combine chili sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, oil, Sriracha, ginger, and garlic. Whisk to combine. Add chicken breasts to bowl and toss with marinade.

2.) Heat a large grill pan over medium heat. Add chicken breasts and cook until golden with grill marks and no pink remaining, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate to let rest, then thinly slice.

3.) Build your lettuce cups: Fill lettuce cups with chicken and garnish with onion, carrot, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

~Courtesy of Delish

Click on the picture above for current golf events and information.

For information on all types of events happening in HSV, click on the picture above.

The above link has information on shows, plays, concerts, etc. at the Woodlands.
**For winter dining information click here.**
Try DeSoto Club's Sunday brunch with $5 drink specials. Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Screwdriver, Irish Cream and coffee, Amaretto and coffee.

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Hot Springs Village POA Website
Click on the link below for the HSV POA webpage. Under Golf/Recreation, you can find out more on golf, trails, racquet sports, outdoor adventures, our workout facility and more.

Under the Lifestyle tab, you can find out more about HSV's many clubs and organizations, arts and entertainment.