Hot Springs, AR Real Estate News

By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
The National Geographic Adventure magazine has chosen Hot Springs as one its 50 Best Adventure Towns in the United States for 2007.  Hot Springs will be featured in the upcoming September issue that hits newsstands on this Tuesday, according to Ethan Fried of the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C."Choosing one town per state for the cover story feature - 50 Top Adventure Towns - National Geographic Adventure breaks the top adventure towns where you can live the adventure dream daily into five categories:  Wilderness, Small Town, Mountain, Waterfront, and City and also highlights a few select Hot Spots", Fried said."With an ideal mix of terrain, activity, and opportunity, Hot Springs is a place where you can live the adventure dream daily."  -- article published by the Senti...
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
Hot Springs has been experiencing some really unusual weather for this time of year.  Up until a few weeks ago, we were enjoying a really mild summer with plenty of rain and moderate temperatures around 70 - 90 degrees.  Last week, the temperature rose to around 106, and the weather forecast shows that the we can expect those temperatures again this week with no rain.  This is extremely unusual for our area!  It seems that Al Gore may be right about all this talk on "Global Warming", huh?!
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
Hot Springs was filled with tons of visitors last weekend with almost every hotel room booked up.  The largest fishing tournament in Arkansas' history was held last weekend on Lake Ouachita.  There were 61,976 fans who attended the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup.  Scott Suggs of Bryant, Arkansas became an instant millionaire as the bass fishing tournament winner.  Be sure to watch "FLW Outdoors" on FSN September 23 and September 30 at 10:00 a.m. to relive the excitement!
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By Drew Riley
(Spa Realty, Inc Team Riley)
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By Team Riley
(Spa Realty, Inc)
Whether you are Buying or Selling a home, especially in today's market, it is vital that you choose the right agent.  Our philosophy is simple, to extend service beyond excellence to all clientele....big or small.  By treating our clients interest as the most crucial, we get results.  Plain and simple, no fancy backtalk or talking around the question...just honest, direct accountable answers.  We don't take seriously overpriced listings...we value everyone's time and by overpricing a home you basically shoot yourself in the foot before you start.  WE do want to get you the most for your home...no qualls about it.  But by competitive market pricing, being ahead of the market, and aggressive direct marketing we work to get the most value for your home in the fairest time frame to suit you...
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By Drew Riley
(Spa Realty, Inc Team Riley)
So Hot Springs is still plugging along.We don't really listen to the national market, and thats fine with me.  I do follow the trends, and know that we have seen some "slow-down," but really there are still buyers and sellers who want and or need to do Real Estate.  Although this looks to be short-term, having some good marketing tools in place should alleviate any drop off in business.  In my opinion there is an abundance of agents in the local area and maybe a downturn in the market will shake things up in that department.  Land sales are still strong, commercial development is still moving very well, as several major companies are opening stores in the area, and local commercial business is still strong.  Residential sales are off slightly compared to this time last year, but overall...
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By Drew Riley
(Spa Realty, Inc Team Riley)
So, I've grown up in real estate, and watched our local market flounder and flourish.  I've watched interest rates rise and fall, lake home prices skyrocket, condos galore spring up all around, commercial building everywhere you look, just overall growth in every aspect of our local market.  It's truly amazing to see just how much this town has changed in the last 10 years alone!  This sleeply little town in on the verge of exploding.  The future of Hot Springs is bright...there are things in the works here that we can't mention just yet, but watch out!  It's going to get exciting around here!Yet country wide this "scare" of the bottom falling out and new construction going flat...hasn't really affected our market.  People still buy and sell real estate.  It's just like the stock market...
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By Spa Realty
(Spa Realty, Inc.)
JULY 2007 Thru Sep 9, 2007 "BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head" Location: Mid America Science Museum Call for Information: 501-767-3461, or on the web at www.midamericamuseum.org Description: What is more important than your brain? Now you can take an in-depth look inside this human computer that is responsible for every thought, motion and response your body makes. The newest traveling exhibit at Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs -- "BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head," employs innovative special effects, 3-D reproductions, virtual reality simulations, hands-on learning activities and interactive technology to allow visitors to delve deeply into the inner workings of the brain, including its processes, potentials and mysteries. Upon entering the exhibit through a shimmering tunne...
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
The celebration for 4th of July started early in Hot Springs.  Lots of tourists started rolling in last weekend, and they are still coming.  With all of the fireworks shows, the fun on the lakes, and plenty of other activities to do . . . Hot Springs is a great place to be!  Today's weather forecast calls for a few more scattered showers this afternoon with the temperature up to 87 degrees. 
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
Looking for some bargains on dining and events in Hot Springs?  Then you'll have to watch "The Deal is Right" on our local TV station - Channel 5 -- at 7:00pm.  This local 30 minute show runs seven days a week, and announces all the bargains for dining and events going on in Hot Springs.  Or if you miss the show, you can check it out at:  http://www.paradiseinhotsprings.com/Deal_Is_Right/page_1862621.html
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By Drew Riley
(Spa Realty, Inc Team Riley)
Sellers Tips on OverPricing Home Sellers' Tip: The Pitfalls of Over Pricing! Studies show that the longer a property stays on the market, the less the seller will net upon the sale. It is very important to price your property at a competitive market value at the signing of your listing contract.An Overpriced Home:· Minimizes offers· Lowers agents response· Limits qualified buyers· Lowers showings· Lowers prospects· Limits financing· Wastes advertising dollars· Nets less for the seller 
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
And you really don't want to miss these class rock superstars!  Creedance Clearwater will be performing in Hot Springs at the Magic Springs Timberwood Amphitheater on July 21, 2007.   The Classic rock superstars will reprise hits from one of the best-known repertoires in music history, including "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Born on the Bayou." 
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
The "Blues Traveler", a Blues Rock Star will be performing in Hot Springs on July 14, 2007 at the Magic Springs Timberwood Amphitheater.  The Blues Rock Star is popular for hits such as "Run-Around" and "Hook".   Hot Springs is becoming more & more popular for many tourists, with all the activities and events going on.  It's a happening place! 
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
Hot Springs is filled with fun for tourists for Fourth of July Celebrations.  There will be plenty of spectacular fireworks shows throughout the week, with the first show starting on July 1st at Oaklawn Racetrack and then again on Lake Hamilton on July 3rd & 4th.  Come join the fun, but make sure you get there early to find a parking place.
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
It looks like it's a great time to buy a home on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs now!  For the past several years, we have watched the prices continously go up for a home on Lake Hamilton, and buyers that "remember when" have been in sticker shot for quite some time.  Then developers began to buy up any large piece of property on the lake that they could find available to build lakefront homes and condominiums.  Now, it seems that prices are starting to level out due to the overabundance of lakefront homes available. 
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
July 6, 2007Gallery WalkTime: 5-9 pmDowntown Hot SpringsGallery Walk gives an opportunity to stroll beautiful downtown Hot Springs and enjoy some of the finest contemporary art in America. The art galleries that sparkle like a fine necklace are located in the heart of the Victorian downtown district. They stay open until 9 p.m., often with music and complimentary refreshments. The artists whose works are on display also turn out to chat with visitors to the galleries. Don't miss this monthly opportunity to enjoy the arts that earned Hot Springs the No. 4 ranking in the Top 100 Small Art Towns in America.
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
Tracy Lawrence, the Arkansas-reared country legend famed worldwide for such hits as "Sticks and Stones," Alibis" and "If the Good Die Young" is coming to Hot Springs on July 7, 2007.  Tracy will perform at the Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs.  Stay tuned for more great legends coming to Hot Springs.  Hot Springs is where all the action is!
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
Don't miss it!  "The Manhattans", legendary R&B stars famous for such classic hits as "Kiss and Say Goodbye" and "Shining Star" are coming to Hot Springs on June 30, 2007.  They will be performing at the Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs.  Stay tuned for further events, as there is always something going on in Hot Springs! 
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
Our newest development for Fifty-five and Beyond is moving right along, and attracting lots of attention from the local area, as well as from Retirees across the country.  The Legends at Hot Springs is a beautiful gated community located in the popular "7 South" area, and offers first-class amenities.  Some of the first homes in this lovely community is almost ready.  For more information, please visit www.TheLegendsatHotSprings.com
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By Jeff Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
The Arkansas Business Journal just released the statistics for the Real Estate Firms in Arkansas, and ranked them by volume of sales.  Trademark Real Estate, Inc. ranked No. Ten in the State of Arkansas with the total sales volume at $182 million in 2006 with only 35 Agents.  We feel very priviledged to be a part of the Trademark firm!
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