Vinings, GA Real Estate News

By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for November 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. 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 November, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 0 pending homes 0 closed homes 1 active condos and townhomes 4 pending condos and townhomes 0 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for a Vinings short sale, whether a single family home, condo or townhome, we’re here to help. Our team is led by a Certified Distressed Property Expert and experienced in the nuan...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Business Association will be holding their December After Hours business networking event at Fifth Third Bank Vinings. The December After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, December 16th from 5:30-7:00pm. Fifth Third Bank Vinings is located at 2810 Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339. Help make a difference for the children at Calvary Children’s Home this holiday season. All Attendees: Please bring and donate 1 new unwrapped toy as you attend the VBA afterhours on December 17th (Or, see our “Secret Santa” at the Door as You Enter). The event is for Vinings Business Association members and guests. Click here if you are interested in becoming a Vinings Business Association member. Members enjoy the opportunity to meet monthly on the first Tuesday of every month for lunch from 11:3...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
  The Vinings Historic Preservation Society invites the children of Vinings to “DECK THE HALLS” on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Old Pavilion on Paces Mill Road. Be sure to park at Vinings United Methodist Church two doors down.   Join VHPS for some good old-fashioned holiday fun! The children will make a holiday craft to take home!   Cookies and Juice will be served.   So as you can see, you won’t want to miss this event. All children of VHPS members are admitted free. $3 for non-VHPS members.   Space is limited and reservations are REQUIRED. Reservations for members are available now.   All non-members may make reservations starting December 7th. Call or email VHPS to make your reservations. R.S.V.P. to 770-432-3343 or vhps1874@bellsouth.net. Please include you...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
  The Vinings Business Association (VBA) has announced five finalists for their “2014 Vinings Business of the Year” award. The 5 finalists (in no particular order) are: Tommy Clyatt Insurance The Meyring Law Firm Social Vinings Restaurant PrintWave Vinings Village Civic Club In making the announcement 2014 VBA President Todd Ash, said, “We are happy to recognize five Vinings area organizations for their commitment to the Vinings community and for their continued participation.  They have contributed to the overall definition of our community and we congratulate them on their achievements.” You are invited to the Vinings Business Association Monthly Luncheon on December 2nd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings. Each of the five 5 finalists for 2014 Vinings Business Association Busine...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for October 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. 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 October, Vinings short sales activity was: 1 active homes 0 pending homes 0 closed homes 2 active condos and townhomes 4 pending condos and townhomes 0 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for a Vinings short sale, whether a single family home, condo or townhome, we’re here to help. Our team is led by a Certified Distressed Property Expert and experienced in the nuance...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Vinings Village Christmas Tree Lighting Gather your family, friends and neighbors for an evening of holiday fun during the 44th Annual Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting. Join us on Thursday, December 4th from 6-8 pm in front of the Clock Tower for holiday music, delicious treats,  Vinings Express train rides, face painting, balloon twisting, and (of course) Santa Claus! Santa Claus is coming back to town for the 2013 Christmas Tree Lighting at Vinings Jubilee. Bring your family, friends and neighbors for some holiday fun. This will be Vinings’ 43rd Annual Christmas Tree lighting so you won’t want to miss out. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting is a Vinings tradition. Every year the people of Vinings gather at the clock tower in Vinings Jubilee and celebrate the lighting of a Chri...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 29th. This is one of my wife’s favorite days. She always likes to go shopping and tell me how much she’s saved. With Small Business Saturday, it’s just a little easier for her. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there’s the 5th annual Small Business Saturday, the day people support small businesses. American Express is partnering with lots of local businesses. This year, American Express is offering Card Members the opportunity to get a $10 statement credit when they enroll their eligible American Express® Card and then ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Vinings Business Association Luncheon You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, November 4th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! Speaker Chad Massaker will discuss “How to ‘Get Stuff Done’ with Technology… and Without It”. Vinings Business Association Luncheon is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch is $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members. Lunch Program is from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Guests are always welcome. Buffet lunch will be held at Social Vinings Restaurant at 3621 Vinings Slope Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339 (next to QuikTrip gas station). If attending lunch, you must register at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee your lunch. You can now pay online and avoid the line! You must register online at least 24 ho...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for September 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. 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 September, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 0 pending homes 0 closed homes 2 active condos and townhomes 4 pending condos and townhomes 1 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for a Vinings short sale, whether a single family home, condo or townhome, we’re here to help. Our team is led by a Certified Distressed Property Expert and experienced in the nu...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Vinings Business Association Luncheon You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, October 7th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! Join us as the VBA pays tribute and recognition to all Cobb Public Safety. Vinings Business Association Luncheon is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch is $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members. Lunch Program is from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Guests are always welcome. Buffet lunch will be held at Social Vinings Restaurant at 3621 Vinings Slope Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339 (next to QuikTrip gas station). If attending lunch, you must register at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee your lunch. You can now pay online and avoid the line! You must register online at least 24 hours in advance even ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
In August, the Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market sales slipped just a touch. Much like the Smyrna Vinings single family home market, Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome sales continue 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 cont...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for August 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. 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 August, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 0 pending homes 0 closed homes 0 active condos and townhomes 5 pending condos and townhomes 0 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for a Vinings short sale, whether a single family home, condo or townhome, we’re here to help. Our team is led by a Certified Distressed Property Expert and experienced in the nuances ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Historic Preservation Society is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Vinings Golf Classic. This year’s tournament will be played Monday, September 8th at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia. Winding through and around picturesque rolling hills, the course is one of the state’s most exciting and challenging layouts. Pinetree Country Club has hosted the Georgia State Amateur Championship four times. The SOHO Pairings Party will be held Sunday evening, September 7th, at SOHO, the Zagat award-winning restaurant located in historic Vinings. Serving contemporary food in a lively environment, SOHO is a longtime neighborhood favorite and annual sponsor of the Vinings Golf Classic. Entertainment, food and libations are included with your ticket.  They will also have a live and...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Vinings Business Association Luncheon You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, September 2nd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker for the luncheon will Rick Wemmers. Mr. Wemmers has in-depth experience in: strategic planning, market research, new product development/launches, marketing communications and market share building programs. Rick’s years of varied and expansive field experience, enables him to give an unusually wide perspective to his discussions on how any business can grow its’ revenues 20% or more in less than 12 months. Very “bottom-line driven”, Rick strives to give ideas that can be used profitably. Vinings Business Association Luncheon is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch is $1...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for July 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. 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 July, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 0 pending homes 0 closed homes 1 active condos and townhomes 5 pending condos and townhomes 0 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for a Vinings short sale, whether a single family home, condo or townhome, we’re here to help. Our team is led by a Certified Distressed Property Expert and experienced in the nuances face...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
In July, the Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market continues to reach new highs. Much like the Smyrna Vinings single family home market, Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome sales continue 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 cont...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Business Association will be holding their August After Hours business networking event at SOHO in Vinings. The August After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, August 19th from 5:30-7:00pm. Located in historic Vinings, SOHO serves an all-American menu bursting with delectable flavors inspired by many cuisines and offers a progressive wine list, creative cocktails and new wine and tapas pairings each week. SOHO is located at 4300 Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339 in the Vinings Jubilee. The event is for Vinings Business Association members and guests. Click here if you are interested in becoming a Vinings Business Association member. Members enjoy the opportunity to meet monthly on the first Tuesday of every month for lunch from 11:30 to 1:30 and a monthly After Hours social on...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Downhill 5k will be held on Saturday August 16, 2014. The Vinings Downhill 5K will begin promptly at 8:00 am. This fast 5K course begins at the top of Mt. Wilkerson in Vinings, winds around the Cumberland Mall area, and ends at the Lovett School (280-foot net drop). The 1K begins at 9am and starts and finishes at the Vinings Jubilee. After the 5K you may ride the bus from the Finish Line to Vinings Jubilee for the post race party or you may choose to walk. After the awards ceremony you may ride the bus back to your car or you may walk the 1/2 mile trip. This year at 8:05a.m., two school buses will transport guest of 5k runners from the start line to Vinings Jubilee or the finish line. Number & T-Shirt Pickup There are three ways to pick up your number. Friday before race, N...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Vinings Business Association Luncheon You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, August 5th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker for the luncheon will Oliver Yarbrough. Oliver Yarbrough is Managing Partner and Chief Rainmaker at Rainmaker Growth Partners. He is an entrepreneur and advisor highly adept at guiding high-performing professionals and organizations to become better. Areas of focus include building strategic relationships, PMP Exam Prep, and developing optimal marketing/sales strategy. As a speaker, trainer, and coach, Mr. Yarbrough offers fresh insights and encourages his audiences and clients to take action with a captivating, entertaining, and down-to-earth style. He shares with them his hands-on experien...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for June 2014 and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. 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 June, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 0 pending homes 0 closed homes 3 active condos and townhomes 3 pending condos and townhomes 0 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for a Vinings short sale, whether a single family home, condo or townhome, we’re here to help. Our team is led by a Certified Distressed Property Expert and experienced in the nuances face...
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