Smyrna, GA Real Estate News

By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
  The annual Arthur Bacon / City of Smyrna golf tournament with the Mayor is a great way to mix business and fun. .   The two-day event will be held at Legacy Golf Links (1825 Windy Hill Rd.) on Saturday, May 3rd and Fox Creek Golf Club (1501 Windy Hill Rd.) on Sunday, May 4th.   There will be a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start each day. Groups will be paired with preferred partner requests. Individual handicaps will not be considered when scoring. Partners and assigned holes will remain the same on Saturday and Sunday. The lowest total two-day gross score for each flight (determined by the Saturday round at Legacy) will be declared the winner. Additional, prizes are awarded in each flight.   A continental breakfast, on-course lunch, and refreshments after the round will be provided on Saturday...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
  The 2014 Smyrna Wine Stroll will feature more wine, food, music and fun than ever! With more than 60 different wines from around the world, along with food samples provided by our local restaurants and sponsors, the price is an absolute bargain.This is the 8th annual event, designed for a fun and educational wine experience. Enjoy live music, wine and fabulous food samples, while giving something back to the local community… And all for one great price! Saturday, May 17th, 2014 2:00pm – 5:00pm $35 per person through April 30th ($45 starting May 1st) The Smyrna Wine Stroll is a fun event designed to allow patrons to stroll through our beautiful village while sampling a variety of wonderful wines and shopping with our local merchants. Sample wines and food at local retailers in the Smy...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market has taken off on a strong note in 2014, much like the Smyrna Vinings single family home market. Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome sales continued to be spurred by low interest rates. Sales are now higher than 2007 levels, which is a huge shift and double the sales from just a couple years ago. As you can see, we’ve been tracking the market for quite some time. We sell a lot of Smyrna Vinings homes, condos and townhomes and one of the major reasons is that we specialize in the area, we know the inventory of homes for sale and understand the trends, statistics and all the local pertinent information necessary for you to make an informed decision. The green bar is 2007 and we were selling a lot of condos and townhomes back then. Sales dropped co...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
  Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays at Taylor-Brawner Park (3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna Ga 30080) will be kicking off on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5pm. Smyrna Food Truck Tuesday runs from 5pm to 9pm. The final Smyrna Food Truck Tuesday will be held on September 30th. The City of Smyrna, Georgia Power and Cobb Travel & Tourism (Atlanta’s Sweet Spot) have “powered” up to bring you Food Truck Tuesday along with lots of entertainment and fun.   Locally residents have been eagerly awaiting the return of the food trucks to the Taylor-Brawner Park. As was the case last season, parking around Taylor-Brawner Park does fill up early and they ask that everyone pay careful attention to how and where they park. At/after 5:00 you can park in the Community Bank of the South parking lot and take the multi-use tr...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Mark your calendars for Smyrna Business Association’s May luncheon, which will be held at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyna, GA 30080 (directions). The luncheon is from 11:30 to 1:00pm on Thursday, May 1st. Cost is $12 for members who RSVP and $20 for non-members. Member pricing at the monthly luncheon will close by noon on the Tuesday prior to the luncheon. Non-Member pricing will be in effect for RSVP’s received after registration has closed or walk-ups at the luncheon. Register here Come network with local business leaders and enjoy the topical presentation.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Emory-Adventist Hospital’s 22nd annual “Swing into Spring” Golf Tournament will take place Monday, May 5, 2014 at Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth. Registration and range opens at 8:00 a.m. All participant registration includes greens fee, scramble format golf, shared golf cart, range balls, a sleeve of golf balls, a Foundation gift bag, one fantasy golf card, one door prize ticket, and entry into other course contests. Breakfast will be provided for each participant along with food and beverages at the awards reception. Brookstone Golf & Country Club’s 6,815-yard, par-72 championship layout was designed by Larry Nelson to take full advantage of the landscape’s natural contours and breathtaking beauty. With large mature trees, this course has moderately tight fairways with lar...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Smyrna Fresh Produce Market Stock up on all your fresh fruits and veggies every Saturday at the Smyrna Fresh Produce Market. The market kicks off it’s sixth year on Saturday, May 3rd at 8am in the First Baptist Church parking lot adjacent to the Smyrna Market Village. Actual address is 1275 Church Street SE Smyrna, GA 30080-3595. Here’s a great market in your backyard! Smyrna’s Fresh Produce Market runs until noon and is expected to continue until the September 27th. The market was quite popular last year and expected to be bigger and better than ever. And if you have more cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, blueberries or other homegrown produce or dry goods than you know what to do with, consider becoming a vendor at the market. The city is currently accepting applications for the season,...
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By Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent
Looking for a great way for your family to enjoy the lovely spring weather in metro Atlanta? How about an Easter egg hunt at NIGHT with a movie? That’s right, come out to the Tolleson Park in Smyrna, GA.   Join The City of Smyrna  at Tolleson Park for the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt  and Movie Night followed by the Disney movie FROZEN on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  Children up to the age of 10 are welcome to participate. The cost of the event is: $5 if you register in advance and$10 at the gate. Make sure to bring your own flashlight AND Easter basket to the hunt. Children will be divided into groups (5 years and younger begin at 7:30pm) AND (6 years to 10 years begin at 8:00pm) followed by the movie.   Tolleson Park 3515 McClauley Road Smyrna, GA 30080 (770)431-2844...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The City of Smyrna welcomes all on the weekend of April 26 & 27. The 2014 Spring Jonquil Festival is right around the corner and will be held on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna, Georgia next to the fabulous Smyrna Market Village. The festival is on Saturday, April 26th from 10a.m.-6p.m. and on Sunday, April 27th from 12 p.m. – 5p.m.The festival has a history of over 25 years and will feature over 175 hand-made arts & crafts booths, local non-profits, sponsors, puppet shows, live music, plenty of festival foods, and all types of children’s activities. We will also have local entertainment on the stage in front of the library. Friends of the Smyrna Library will have their book sale during the Spring Jonquil festival, so plan to get some phenomenal deals on all types of book...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
2014 is off to a good start in the  Smyrna Vinings real estate market. With US home loan rates remaining low, we expect demand to remain strong and we expect to see a lot of move-up homebuyers taking advantage of the opportunities that 2014 will offer. We’re certainly off to a good start. This chart shows you the past 12 months of home sales at any given point. As you’ll notice, the green bar is 2007 and we were selling a fair amount more homes in 2007. Sales dropped significantly in 2008, with the drop becoming more pronounced toward the last quarter of 2008. That would be the beginning of the financial meltdown. 2009 home sales started off about 32% off the level just two years previously in January 2007. We saw Smyrna Vinings home sales continue to drop in 2009, but then leveling off...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Jonquil City Jog 2014 At the Jonquil City Jog 5K participants run (or walk) for fun, education, and PIE at this annual race for education held in downtown Smyrna. Proceeds benefit the Campbell High School Educational Foundation, Inc. – a non-profit organization that provides financial and community support to Campbell High School students. Campbell High School is a recipient of a Georgia School of Excellence award and has an outstanding International Baccalaureate program. DateSaturday, April 26, 2014 – 8:00 AM Address Smyrna City Hall – 2800 King Street Times 7:00am – Registration & Packet Pick-up 8:00am – 5K Run/Walk 9:00am – Fun Run & Fitness Walk 9:15am – Tot Trot Fees 5K Timed Run – $28.00 5K – Untimed Walk / Run – $23.00 1K Fun Run – $15.00 – (no official results) Tot Trot – Kids...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Calling all Smyrna families. Join us for a new twist to a beloved holiday tradition.…hunting Easter Eggs… in the dark! Children up to age 10 years are encouraged to bring a flashlight and Easter basket to the hunt. Children will be divided into age groups. Youngest age group (children 5 years and younger) begins their hunt at 7:30 p.m. Children age 6 to 10 years begin their hunt at approximately 8:00 p.m. The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt and Movie Night will be held on April 12, 2014 beginning at 7pm at Tolleson Park, which is located at 3515 McCauley Road, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. Immediately following the hunt everyone is invited to stay and watch the Disney full length feature film “Frozen”. Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Let’s recap Smyrna short sales for March 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. It’s important to understand the influence that short sales have on today’s market and to keep an eye on the market. Also, keep in mind that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has not been extended. This really shouldn’t have any impact on short sales and foreclosures, but could create a political firestorm as forgiven debt is now taxable again. In March, Smyrna short sales activity was: 8 active homes 21 pending homes 1 closed homes 12 active condos and townhomes 10 pending condos and townhomes 1 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for a Smyrna short sale, whether a single family home, condo or townhome, we’re here to help. Our team is led by a Certified Distressed Property Exper...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Crawfish season is here and South City Kitchen Vinings is preparing to celebrate! South City Kitchen Vinings (SCKV) is excited to bring back a patio crawfish boil on Thursday, April 10th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for $30 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Feast on fresh Louisiana crawfish with the usual fixings from executive chef Chip Ulbrich: red potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and Andouille sausage. SCKV will also offer cocktail and beer specials to wash it all down including $3 Abita drafts and $5 Hurricanes. Stick around for dinner afterward, and SCKV will give you 15 percent off your check. South City Kitchen Vinings is located at 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna, GA 30080 in the popular One Ivy Walk center. Click here if you’d like to buy tickets to South City Kitchen’s Crawfish Boil.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market has taken off on a strong note in 2014, much like the Smyrna Vinings single family home market. Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome sales continued to be spurred by low interest rates. Sales are now higher than 2007 levels, which is a huge shift and double the sales from just a couple years ago. As you can see, we’ve been tracking the market for quite some time. We sell a lot of Smyrna Vinings homes, condos and townhomes and one of the major reasons is that we specialize in the area, we know the inventory of homes for sale and understand the trends, statistics and all the local pertinent information necessary for you to make an informed decision. As you’ll notice, the green bar is 2007 and we were selling a lot more condos and townhomes in 2007...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Mark your calendars for Smyrna Business Association’s April luncheon, which will be held at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyna, GA 30080 (directions). The luncheon is from 11:30 to 1:00pm on Thursday, April 3rd. Cost is $12 for members who RSVP and $20 for non-members. Member pricing at the monthly luncheon will close by noon on the Tuesday prior to the luncheon. Non-Member pricing will be in effect for RSVP’s received after registration has closed or walk-ups at the luncheon. Mike Plant, executive vice president of business operations for the Atlanta Braves, will present highlights of the team’s process that selected Cobb County as the new home of The Braves beginning in 2017, plus plans for development around the new stadium. Register here Come network with ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Taylor-Brawner House Foundation and the City of Smyrna are excited to announce the first annual Fine Art Exhibit, to be held at Smyrna’s historic Taylor-Brawner House from April 4th through April 13th. Join them for the opening day reception Friday April 4th between 6:00 and 9:00 pm. The house will also be open daily from April 5th to April 13th, 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm. This complimentary exhibit will feature the work of 14 of the region’s most talented artists, and nearly all of the paintings on display will be one-of-a-kind originals. This group of award-winning artists have hand selected some of their best work, and every creation will be available for purchase or admire. Featured artists include Claire Colquitt Curtis, Dick Yarbrough, Barbara Kincaid, Marsha Savage, Sarah Monsou...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
After a stellar year in the  Smyrna Vinings real estate market, what will 2014 hold for us. With US home loan rates remaining low, we expect demand to remain strong and we expect to see a lot of move-up homebuyers taking advantage of the opportunities that 2014 will offer. We’re certainly off to a good start. This chart shows you the past 12 months of home sales at any given point. As you’ll notice, the green bar is 2007 and we were selling a fair amount more homes in 2007. Sales dropped significantly in 2008, with the drop becoming more pronounced toward the last quarter of 2008. That would be the beginning of the financial meltdown. 2009 home sales started off about 32% off the level just two years previously in January 2007. We saw Smyrna Vinings home sales continue to drop in 2009, ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Let’s recap Smyrna short sales for February 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. It’s important to understand the influence that short sales have on today’s market and to keep an eye on the market. Also, keep in mind that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has not been extended. This really shouldn’t have any impact on short sales and foreclosures, but could create a political firestorm as forgiven debt is now taxable again. In February, Smyrna short sales activity was: 7 active homes 22 pending homes 3 closed homes 9 active condos and townhomes 14 pending condos and townhomes 4 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for a Smyrna short sale, whether a single family home, condo or townhome, we’re here to help. Our team is led by a Certified Distressed Property ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Upward Girls Softball and Boys Baseball It’s that time of year again! Spring is almost here, and we are anxious to get outdoors! The Upward Sports Ministry of First Baptist Church Smyrna is pleased to announce their 2014 Girls Softball and Boys baseball season. They are extremely excited about another fun and exciting sports league, and they would love to have your family participate. • Softball is offered for K4-8th grade girls. • Tee-ball is offered for k4-1st grade boys. • Coach Pitch baseball is offered for 1st-2nd grade boys. In Upward Sports, Every Child Is a Winner. Their goal is to use the medium of sports to assist parents in the training and nurturing of our children. Rather than focusing on wins and losses, they focus on best effort, best sportsmanship, best skills (offense ...
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