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"The Deal is Right" - 06/26/07 09:44 PM
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 (0 comments)
Creedance Clearwater is Also Coming to Town - 06/25/07 10:02 PM
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." (1 comments)
Blues Traveler Coming to Hot Springs - 06/25/07 09:58 PM
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! (0 comments)
Don't Miss the Fireworks Shows in Hot Springs - 06/25/07 09:52 PM
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. (1 comments)
Buyer's Market for Homes on Lake Hamilton - 06/25/07 09:45 PM
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. (1 comments)
Allen F. Hainge's CyberStars - 06/25/07 09:30 AM
Just wanted to give thanks to Allen Hainge, the founder of the CyberStars group! Allen is such a talented & wonderful man, and a pleasure to know! He spends so much of his time giving back to others, and helping so many people in the real estate business. We first met Allen in Fayetteville, Arkansas while we were attending one of his CRS classes on Technology. During that time, we learned about the wonderful group of CyberStars. Since he was such a dynamic teacher & a wonderful person, and seemed to have it all going on -- we knew then, that (0 comments)
The Gallery Walk in Downtown Hot Springs - 06/24/07 09:40 PM
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 (0 comments)
Tracy Lawrence is coming to Hot Springs - 06/24/07 09:35 PM
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! (0 comments)
The Manhattans Are Coming to Hot Springs - 06/24/07 06:47 PM
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! (0 comments)
The Legends at Hot Springs - 06/24/07 06:37 PM
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 (0 comments)
Miss Arkansas Pageant held in Hot Springs - 06/24/07 06:33 PM
The Miss Arkansas Pageant was held Saturday night at the Summit Arena in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Katie Bailey of Conway captured the crown of Miss Arkansas 2007. Our Miss Hot Springs, Lauren English, grand-daughter of our friends from Magnolia, Arkansas (Jack and Olga English) did a wonderful job in the competition and was named in the top 10 of the pageant. Congrats to all!
Trademark Real Estate, Inc. Ranked #10 in Arkansas - 06/23/07 05:00 PM
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! (0 comments)
Luxury Home Marketing - 06/23/07 04:55 PM
The Luxury Home Marketing class was offered in Houston, Texas this week for Realtors. We were able to attend & had a wonderful time networking with some of the Texas agents, and also enjoyed meeting Laurie Moore-Moore (the instructor of the course). The Institute is a membership organization for real estate sales agents (Realtors® and representatives of NAHB members only) who work in the upper-tier residential market around the world (for our purposes, upper tier is the top ten percent of market sales as defined by price range or $500,000, whichever is higher). The Institute offers training in luxury home marketing and (0 comments)
While the entire country is feeling the effects of a housing recession, home values in Hot Springs are actually moving in another direction...up. Hot Springs is one of the Top 25 projected markets in the country for the highest real estate appreciation in 2007. In December of 2006, Kiplinger's Newsletter identified Hot Springs as one of three markets across the country that they predicted would actually buck the national trend and continue to see home values climbed in 2007. Now the Housing Predictor - independent real estate market forecasters - has issued a report predicting that home values in (0 comments)
Magic Springs makes headlines worldwide - 06/13/07 09:14 PM
Having a power outage at one of the Hot Springs' top attractions make headlines across the world, not to mention being the topic of David Letterman's Top Ten list. "You'd rather the incident didn't happen, but it did. But it had a happy ending so, all in all, how can you not be thankful?", said Steve Arrison, executive director of the Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. "I think that this story became a story because of the photograph. I think everybody could relate to that photograph." The photograph in question, of X-Coaster riders hanging upside down 150 feet above the ground on (0 comments)
Hot Springs made HGTV's National Open House Show this week - 06/13/07 09:04 PM
Hot Springs received national attention this week! The crew from HGTV recently came to Hot Springs, and filmed highlights of the city along with four homes in our lovely spa city. We were excited to see that the home priced in the $600,000 was one of our waterfront home listings, owned by a really nice couple from California. This home is located in an exclusive neighborhood called Driftwood Point, and is absolutely gorgeous! We recently sold the home for about $600,000 and the couple then returned home to California. (0 comments)
Hot Springs Celebrates Annual Music Festival - 06/07/07 11:37 AM
The tranquility and natural beauty of the great outdoors and national parks are the inspirations for "public Domain," which is the theme of the Hot Springs Music Festival that kicked off Sunday, and will continue through Saturday, June 16th. Richard Rosenberg, the festival's artistic director, said he designed the programming for this year's entertainment with nature in mind. "We were greatly honored to be selected by Hot Springs National Park as one of its partner organizations for the park's 175th anniversary celebration," he said. The Hot Springs Music Festival's format centers on live music performed in a casual atmosphere in nontraditional concert (0 comments)
Annual H.O.G. Motorcycle Rally Returns to Hot Springs - 06/07/07 11:36 AM
Thousands of roaring Harley-Davidson motorcycles will soon roll into Hot Springs for the 15th Annual Arkansas State Harley-Davidson Owners Group Rally, which returns this year after a brief hiatus. "When the rally has been in Hot Springs, people that have come from surrounding states and across the country have found that there is great hospitality in Hot Springs. The city really rolls out the red carpet to the Harley riders" said Brian Phelps, customer service manager for Jones Harley-Davidson. The Arkansas State H.O.G. Rally got its start when a group of people approached the regional manager of H.O.G. and made a proposal to (0 comments)
Another Large Diamond found in Nearby Diamond State Park - 06/07/07 11:35 AM
A young girl finds a tea-colored 2.93-carat stone at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas this week. So far this year, visitors to the park have found 332 diamonds. Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world's only diamond-producing site open to the public, and visitors are allowed to keep the gems they find. On average, two diamonds are found each day at the park. The largest of the 25,000 diamonds found since the state park was established in 1972 was the 16.37-carat Amarillo Starlight, a white diamond found by a visitor from Texas in 1975. - article reported by (0 comments)
Gas Prices Continue to Slide Downward in Arkansas - 06/03/07 09:15 AM
The average price of gasoline in Arkansas continued its downward slide June 1, 2007, while a gallon of unleaded gas remained below the $3 mark in the Texarkana area. The average price of unleaded gas in the state was $3.08 a gallon, down a penny from the day before and down 10 cents from the record high set on May 22, 2007. The national average also dropped a cent on June 1, 2007 to $3.18 per gallon, according to the AAA, formerly the American Automobile Association. The state's priciest gas was in northwest Arkansas, where a gallon of unleaded cost $3.19 in Fayetteville, (0 comments)
New Trail in the Historical Downtown Hot Springs - 06/03/07 09:06 AM
Hot Springs Creek Greenway is progressing toward its final destination on the shores of Lake Hamilton slowly but surely. The newest section, a one-fifth mile long asphalt trail, was dedicated in a ceremony June 1, 2007. This section of trail is the first of two sections that will be known as Hollywood Trail, which begins at the Rotary Centennial Trailhead across from Hollywood Park. When complete it will end at Chelsea Street and have two neighborhood connections at Euclid and Bellview streets. The new trail covers a little more than one quarter of a mile and provides a scenic overlook of (0 comments)
Lake Greeson is known for Big Sripers . . . - 06/02/07 04:02 PM
Lake Greeson is known for Big Sripers . . .Located between the cities of Glenwood and Murfreesboro, Lake Greeson has a deserved reputation for producing big striped bass. Some even claim that this 7,300-acre Corps of Engineers impoundment contains more stripers per acre than any other lake in Arkansas. At Self Creek, the Self Creek Lodge and Marina offers a full-service marina, new two- and three-bedroom cottages, slips and boat rentals that include ski, party barge and fishing. Veteran fishing guides are available as well to "take you to the BIG stripers". (0 comments)
Lake DeGray is home to DeGray Lake Resort . . . - 06/02/07 04:01 PM
Lake DeGray is home to DeGray Lake Resort . . .Arkansas' resort state park is on the north shore of DeGray Lake, a 13,800-acre fishing and water sports playground in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Here you can enjoy resort amenities combined with plenty of fun in the great out-of-doors. Lake DeGray offers a 96-room lodge and a convention center, camping, swimming, tennis, golf, hiking, bicycling and guided horseback trail rides. The full-service marina offers all you need for fishing and fun, including a variety of boat rentals. DeGray's lodge and convention center offers sweeping views of the lake from (0 comments)
Lake Catherine hosts a popular State Park . . . - 06/02/07 04:00 PM
Lake Catherine hosts a popular State Park . . .Nestled on the shore of the 1,940-acre lake, Lake Catherine State Park features rustic-style facilities of native stone and wood. The lake is 12 miles long and has 80 miles of shoreline. Along the lake shore are fully equipped cabins with kitchens and 70 campsites. The park's marina, open in summer, sells bait and fuel. Rental boats are available all year. Guided horseback trail rides are available at the park during the summer. Interpreters offer guided hikes, boat tours, and programs during summer and by advance request in other seasons. Lake Catherine also offers the (0 comments)
Lake Ouachita - Arkansas' Ocean . . . - 06/02/07 03:59 PM
Lake Ouachita - Arkansas' Ocean . . . Surrounded by the Oauchita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clarity of its waters. The 49,000-acre lake is one of the cleanest lakes in the United States. It's a water sports mecca, drawing thousands of visitors to its swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating, fishing and camping. Angling for largemouth bass, striped bass, bream, crappie and catfish is popular in the open waters or quiet coves along the lake's 975 miles of shoreline. Lake Oauchita is one of the best striped bass lakes in Arkansas and has (0 comments)
Five Diamond Lakes near Hot Springs - 06/02/07 03:58 PM
The Hot Springs area is surrounded by lakes and rivers that are sure to please anglers and fun-seekers alike, offering thousands of acres of recreational waters and countless miles of shoreline fun. You have plenty of elbow room to fish, ski, swim, float, sail, rent a houseboat, cruise a party barge, spread a picnic, camp out, go canoeing, para sailing or just kick back and catch some sun. The trio lakes - Ouachita, Hamilton, and Catherine all share the same water, but separated by dams. Lake Oauchita was formed by Blakely Mountain Dam in 1956 and a project of the U.S. (0 comments)
Half-cent Sales Tax Ends Today in Hot Springs - 06/01/07 09:24 AM
Hot Springs shoppers will pay less at the cash register today. The half-cent, citywide sales tax that Hot Springs voters approved 12 years ago - initially to fund construction of the Hot Springs Convention Center, then Summit Arena - has ended. The city asked the state to stop collection of the tax in April, when it had sufficient funds on hand to pay off the bonds. Because of the 60-day lag time inherent in the notification process, the tax did not expire until May 31, 2007. Voters initially approved the half-cent tax in March 1995, to expand and remodel Hot Springs Convention Auditorium. (0 comments)
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