How to Shop for Affordable Real Estate

If you’re shopping for a home for sale in Hot Springs Village, location, features, and size can all impact the price. But you can still find affordable real estate. The key is to carefully consider your approach to ensure you get the best value for your money.

If affordability is a factor for you, here are five ways to save on your next home.

Dig Deeper

It’s hard not to notice all the extras that make a house look beautiful, like window treatments, furnishings, and extensive landscaping. But it’s important not to let these items influence your buying decisions since they can often add significant costs to a listing price. Instead, look at the bones of a house, the layout, its location, and what options the property affords you for the long term.

Set a Budget

Before you start looking for a home, spend the time to develop a realistic budget for your purchase based on your income, debt, expenses, and potential changes that could impact your spending, like a costly medical procedure. And once you create a budget, stick to it. That means shopping within a reasonable price range so you don’t fall in love with a “must-have” property and splurge on a home that’s out of reach.

Skip the Amenities

Let’s face it: Pools, tennis courts, and hot tubs can all be great additions to a home. But they can drive up asking prices as well as maintenance expenses during your ownership of the property. While these amenities may be nice to have, if you’re looking for an affordable property, pass on properties that include them.

Identify Up-and-Coming Locations

If a particular neighborhood is your dream location but the home prices there are too high, consider neighboring areas. Often when one place becomes popular, adjacent areas become more desirable as well. That means you can get more home for your dollar while benefiting from many of the same attributes now, and realize growth in your home’s value down the road.

Look for Move-In Ready Properties

While you might think it’s wiser and cheaper to buy a fixer-upper, upgrades and improvements to your home can be pricier than you expect. Instead of blowing your house budget on renovation projects, look for properties that are move-in ready for more predictable and manageable spending.

For affordable real estate in Hot Springs, AR, call RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village.

Check out the Lake Maria Neighborhood of HSV – Call RE/MAX for All of Your Real Estate Needs

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Call RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village for All of Your Real Estate Needs: 501-922-3777! www.GoHotSpringsVillage.com

Hot Springs Village offers a large selection of real estate spread across 26,000+ acres of Ouachita Mountains.

The breathtaking vistas, blossoming forests and gleaming lakes, combined with its mild climate, reasonable property taxes and low cost of living makes HSV the perfect place to call home. Real estate spans from very affordable to affluent, with homes priced from $100,000 to over $1 million. The variety of homes ranges from golf-front, lake-front to mountain-view or wooded.

Magellan Neighborhood – Affordable Real Estate is Available in Hot Springs Village

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Home to nine world-renown golf courses, over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails, 11 lakes, tennis, beaches, performing arts, fitness center, dog park, over 20 restaurants, two school districts & community activities for all ages, plus pickleball, bocce, softball and lawn bowling, Hot Springs Village offers something for everyone.

RE/MAX offers long-term rental homes as well as quality property lots for sale, commercial real estate, new construction, and, golf-front, lake-front, mountain-view & wooded single-family homes and condos too.
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Check out the Lake Estrella Neighborhood of HSV

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Call RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village for All of Your Real Estate Needs: 501-922-3777! www.GoHotSpringsVillage.com

Hot Springs Village offers a large selection of real estate spread across 26,000+ acres of Ouachita Mountains.

The breathtaking vistas, blossoming forests and gleaming lakes, combined with its mild climate, reasonable property taxes and low cost of living makes HSV the perfect place to call home. Real estate spans from very affordable to affluent, with homes priced from $100,000 to over $1 million. The variety of homes ranges from golf-front, lake-front to mountain-view or wooded.

Discover Hot Springs Village

Discover Hot Springs Village – the largest gated community in North America. It’s a great place for active living. Established in 1970, the Village is one of the top recreation and retirement communities in the nation.

More than 13,000 residents call HSV home and approximately 35,000 people have vacation homes or property here. Spread out across 26,000 acres, the Village has plenty of room to explore, relax, work and play.

Located in west central Arkansas, Hot Springs Village is just minutes from historic Hot Springs and less than an hour from Little Rock. Inside the gated community, you’ll find amenities like nine golf courses, 11 lakes, 30 plus miles of natural trails, a fitness center, tennis center, dog park, three beaches a performing arts center and much more.

Dreaming of lake front living? We’ve got you covered. Prefer a mountain top view? We’ve got that too. From affordable to affluent and everything in between, Hot Springs Village has the home you’ve been looking for – you can even build your dream home on a quality property lot. Discover Hot Springs Village real estate.

Visit Hot Springs Village today and you might just find a place to call home for a lifetime!

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Looking for a place to call home? Consider RE/MAX for Hot Springs Village real estate and Hot Springs Village long-term rentals. Give us a call today: 501-922-3777 or 800-364-9007 or go to www.HotSpringsVillageHouses.com to learn more.

Check out the Guadalajara Neighborhood of HSV

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Call RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village for All of Your Real Estate Needs: 501-922-3777!
www.GoHotSpringsVillage.com 

Hot Springs Village offers a large selection of real estate spread across 26,000+ acres of Ouachita Mountains.

The breathtaking vistas, blossoming forests and gleaming lakes, combined with its mild climate, reasonable property taxes and low cost of living makes HSV the perfect place to call home. Real estate spans from very affordable to affluent, with homes priced from $100,000 to over $1 million. The variety of homes ranges from golf-front, lake-front to mountain-view or wooded.

Sanchez Neighborhood – Affordable Real Estate is Available in Hot Springs Village

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Hot Springs Village real estate in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas spans from very affordable to affluent, with homes priced from $100,000 to over $1 million. The variety of homes available across the 26,000-private community range from golf-front to lake-front, mountain-view or wooded.

RE/MAX offers long-term rental homes as well as an assortment of quality property lots for sale, commercial real estate, new construction, and, golf-front, lake-front, mountain-view and wooded single-family homes and condos too.
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Check out the Coronado Neighborhood of HSV

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Call RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village for All of Your Real Estate Needs: 501-922-3777! www.GoHotSpringsVillage.com

Hot Springs Village offers a large selection of real estate spread across 26,000+ acres of Ouachita Mountains.

The breathtaking vistas, blossoming forests and gleaming lakes, combined with its mild climate, reasonable property taxes and low cost of living makes HSV the perfect place to call home. Real estate spans from very affordable to affluent, with homes priced from $100,000 to over $1 million. The variety of homes ranges from golf-front, lake-front to mountain-view or wooded.

Paddle Village Lakes

Paddle your way to adventure on one of 11 recreational lakes in Hot Springs Village. Witness autumn’s beauty while you spend the day water skiing, kayaking or fishing. The temperate climate means you’ll have plenty of days to explore the great outdoors. You can even grill up your dinner at one of the lakeside pavilions and purchase bait, tackle, snacks and more at two-full service marinas.

Launch your fishing kayak from the Coronado, DeSoto, Cortez or Balboa boat ramps to reel in a big one.

Whether you want solitude or a great time with friends and family, you will find what you are searching for on a Hot Springs Village lake. Be sure to check out Hot Springs Village real estate.

Lake Balboa: Coming in at 944 acres, Lake Balboa is the largest lake in Hot Springs Village. It’s a haven for fishing, swimming and water sports of all kinds. Kick back and relax on the sandy beach, cook dinner on a nearby grill and get ready for a great time. Lake Balboa’s boat ramp is located off Ponce de Leon Drive.

Conveniently located on the shores of the lake, Balboa Marina offers a one-stop shop for your water sporting needs. Rent boats, kayaks, paddleboards and more. The marina offers  both covered and non-covered slip rentals on a permanent or part-time basis as well as bait and tackle supplies. Be sure to ask about their sunset tours. And stop back in for some refreshments at the Tiki bar.

Lake Coronado: Located just off Murillo Way in Hot Springs Village, Lake Coronado’s  Anglers Island, near the boat ramp, provides a quiet spot for fishing or relaxing. A trailhead to Lake Coronado Boat Ramp Trail includes a paved path to the island. Kick back at one of the picnic tables on Lake Coronado’s beach and grill up your catch. Swimming and other lake water sports are popular and boat slips are available.

Lake Cortez: Soak up the sun on Lake Cortez. With Hot Springs Village’s mild climate, you’ll have plenty of time to relax beachside. Fishing, swimming and other water sports are also popular on this lake. Gather at the picnic area, pavilion or gazebo. The boat ramp is located off Carmona Road.

Lake DeSoto: Cast your line in the waters of Lake DeSoto and you may reel in the ”big one.” Hot Springs Village lakes are full of bass, crappie and other sport fish. Put your feet up and relax at Lake DeSoto’s beach area. Go for a stroll on one of the nearby trails. The lake’s boat ramp is located on Marina Drive off DeSoto Blvd. Boat slip rentals are available at Waypoint Marina along with boat, canoe and paddle boat rentals.

Smaller HSV Lakes: Relax on one of several smaller lakes. Anglers and boaters alike enjoy fishing, kayaking or canoeing in peace. Towing sports are not permitted on these lakes.

Lake Estrella, 21 acres, boat ramp off Panorama Drive.

Lake Granada, 54 acres, boat ramp off Gusta Lane.

Lake Isabella, 25 acres, boat ramp off Pillar Lane.

Lake Maria, 27 acres, boat ramp off  Linares Lane.

Lake Pineda, 62 acres, boat ramp off Camino Road.

Lake Segovia, 11 acres, no boat ramp.

Lake Sophia. 36 acres, boat ramp off El Cano Drive.

Read more: www.escapemagazinear.com.

Looking for a place to call home? Consider RE/MAX for Hot Springs Village real estate and Hot Springs Village long-term rentals. Give us a call today: 501-922-3777 or 800-364-9007 or go to www.HotSpringsVillageHouses.com to learn more.

Check out the Lake Pineda Neighborhood of HSV

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Call RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village for All of Your Real Estate Needs: 501-922-3777!
www.GoHotSpringsVillage.com 

Hot Springs Village offers a large selection of real estate spread across 26,000+ acres of Ouachita Mountains.

The breathtaking vistas, blossoming forests and gleaming lakes, combined with its mild climate, reasonable property taxes and low cost of living makes HSV the perfect place to call home. Real estate spans from very affordable to affluent, with homes priced from $100,000 to over $1 million. The variety of homes ranges from golf-front, lake-front to mountain-view or wooded.