Vinings, GA Real Estate News

By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Historic Vinings Village has long exuded the charm and integrity of foregone years. Helping to ensure that charm remained was an Atlanta developer named Felix Cochran. His passion to create a gathering place or “town center” that would keep the look and feel of Vinings’ past was intense.   After the long and arduous process to devise the best plan that fit with the historic feel o f Vinings, Vinings Jubilee came to be. The Vinings Jubilee, acknowledged by residents as “downtown Vinings” with shopping and dining opportunities housed in a grouping of multiple buildings, each featuring an architectural element from the Victorian period. Dedicated in October, 1986, Vinings Jubilee opened, complete with its street lanterns and a large clock tower as a beacon for the newcomer.   Choose from ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for July and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an oppoartunity for the savvy buyer. In July, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 2 pending homes 0 closed homes 2 active condos and townhomes 16 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 nuances faced when purchasing short sales. Protect yourself and work with the Vinings short sale experts. Contact us today to get started.
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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 3rd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker for the luncheon will be Dale Cardwell with “TRUSTDale”.  Dale Cardwell is a six-time, Emmy award-winning investigative reporter based in Atlanta, Georgia. Dale has spent nearly 30 years successfully exposing business scams, political corruption, and educating consumers to become their own best advocate. With a desire to directly empower consumers with solutions, in 2009, Dale launched his unique, consumer education and advocacy company, TrustDale.com. This successful enterprise has now grown to encompass a multi-media platform including online, TV, and radio in the metropolitan markets o...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market continued its upward push in July much like the Smyrna Vinings single family home market. Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome sales have really taken off since March of this year, which is evident in the buyer activity that we’ve seen in 2013. Sales have just hit 2008 levels at this point and likely to pass next month. 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 cond...
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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 Fifth Third Bank. The July After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:30-7:00pm. Fifth Third Bank is located at 2810 Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339 in the Vinings. Fifth Third Bank will also be holding a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, August 17th from 9am-2pm. There will be Free Family Fun Friendly Activities, Celebration Specials and Sweepstakes at the grand opening. 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)
Vinings Business Association Luncheon You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, August 6th from 11:30am - 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker for the luncheon will be John Delves. John Delves is President/ CEO of Southeastern Training and Development Website.He provides practical training for manufacturing, utility and the service industries from ground floor upward through supervision, management and executive responsibilities. Regularly conducts training sessions and consulting roles for small and large organizations as well as Key Note Speaker for Associations in Local, national and International arena. Vinings Business Association Luncheon is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch is $15.00 for Members and $20....
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Historic Preservation Society cordially invites you to an upcoming archeology lecture. Local Archaeologist, Garrett Silliman, of Terminus Archaeological Research, will present a public lecture regarding his archaeological investigation of The Pace House on Thursday, August 8th. On April 26, 2013, The Georgia Trust presented the Vinings Historic Preservation Society (VHPS) with an award for demonstrating excellence in ensuring the preservation of a historic property. The award, presented at the 2013 Georgia Statewide Preservation Conference in Milledgeville, Ga., recognized an archaeological investigation and historical research commissioned by VHPS at The Pace House property. Between fall 2011 and fall 2012, VHPS worked with Terminus Archaeological Research (TAR) with the i...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Week in Review: Smyrna Vinings mortgage interest rates began the climb upward once again last week. Rates ended close to .125% higher after moving downward for a couple of weeks. What to Expect: This is a monster week with two market-moving events on the agenda. First, the monthly Fed meeting and interest rate decision could set the tone for near-term interest rate movement. Second, and equally important, is Friday’s Jobs Report where we obtain a reading on the state of employment. The Fed made employment one of their main factors in determining when to scale back QE initiatives. There is no rational reason to float rates into these events. Lock in when you can. For transactions closing in: Next 15 Days: Lock Next 30+ Days: Lock Courtesy of: Bob Bregitzer Southeast Mortgage Click h...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The 2013 Vinings Downhill 5k  will be held on Saturday August 17, 2013 . The Vinings Downhill 5K will begin promptly at 8:00 am. The 2nd wave will begin at 8:05 am. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 9:00 am at Vinings Jubilee. Your race number can be picked up Thursday or Friday at BTB Fitness (see Race Details) or 5K Race numbers can be picked up race morning at 7:00am in front of the Printpack Building. 1K Race numbers may be picked up at Vinings Jubilee at 8:15A.M. Registration is $30 until the earlier of our sell-out date or August 15th. Regardless of whether they sell out, they will have race day registration. To discourage race day registration for this charity event, we will be charging $40 on race day. Participants should arrive at 7:00A.M. to ensure a prompt start.. This fast 5K co...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for June and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an oppoartunity for the savvy buyer. In June, Vinings short sales activity was: 1 active homes 1 pending homes 0 closed homes 2 active condos and townhomes 18 pending condos and townhomes 2 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 faced when purchasing short sales. Protect yourself and work with the Vinings short sale experts. Contact us today to get started.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Don't miss out on the Vinings Ice Cream Social this Sunday. Vinings Historic Preservation Society (VHPS) will be saluting “National Ice Cream Day” on Sunday, July 21st, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Old Pavilion on Paces Mill Road. What started out nine years ago as a fun idea, is now one of their most popular Vinings events. Coldstone Creamery in Vinings will continue their tradition of sponsoring the event with their donation of ice cream and toppings. St. Angelo’s Pizza will contribute to the afternoon’s events with an appearance by their renowned face painter who will put smiles and decorations on the faces of the little ones. The firemen from Vinings Fire Station Number Five will also be on hand with their fire engine, so bring your cameras! The Vinings Rotary will serve up freshly popped...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Business Association will be holding their July After Hours business networking event at SOHO in Vinings. The July After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, July 16th 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 the t...
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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, July 2nd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker for the luncheon will be Gene Hammett with “Core Elevation”. Their aim is to work with small business owners, primarily web designers and digital agencies, that are ready to grow their company. They use a combination of services to meet their clients where they are with their business. Their primary work is business coaching. Coaching is a very powerful way to make shifts in your current thinking. It is personalized and unique to you and your business. 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-Member...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Week in Review: Home mortgage rates ended the week a bit lower than they started off. This is good news for prospective home buyers… but will it be a temporary improvement in a rising interest rate environment? What to Expect: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FED! There are a number of important economic reports set to be released this week; however, there is really no need to mention them. The Fed’s FOMC meeting and policy statement on Wednesday is the all-important event of the week. Will the Fed begin to taper the stimulus program? Political and economic pundits are all over the news this week with widely varying projections. This is one of the most anticipated meetings in some time. If the Fed announces a reduction in asset purchases, expect rates to move higher (and I mean the potential for...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for May and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an oppoartunity for the savvy buyer. In May, Vinings short sales activity was: 1 active homes 0 pending homes 0 closed homes 5 active condos and townhomes 17 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 faced when purchasing short sales. Protect yourself and work with the Vinings short sale experts. Contact us today to get started.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Business Association will be holding their June After Hours business networking event at  The District at Vinings community. The April After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, June 18th from 5:30-7:00pm. The District at Vinings apartments offers nine different 1, 2, and 3 bedroom spacious floor plans to choose from, including garden style apartments or townhomes. Each apartment home features a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, ceiling fans, patio/balcony, washer and dryer connections, and walk in closets. The District at Vinings is located at 2800 Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339. 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 t...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Week in Review: Thankfully, June is here. The month of May was not kind to mortgage interest rates. Overall, home loan rates moved up around .50%. What to Expect: With the rapid run-up in mortgage rates, will they come back down? The answer: It is possible. The underlying bond market needs a catalyst to end the current month run upward. Could Friday’s employment report provide the fuel needed to turn the market around? Maybe. The markets never go straight up or straight down. Many bond traders are expecting a reversal at these levels; however, the overall big picture for interest rates to move higher the next couple of years. Take advantage of this environment while it is here. For transactions closing in: Next 15 Days: Lock Next 30+ Days: Rates have a chance to drop, but have to a...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for April and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. In April, Vinings short sales activity was: 1 active homes 0 pending homes 0 closed homes 4 active condos and townhomes 15 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 nuances faced when purchasing short sales. Protect yourself and work with the Vinings short sale experts. Contact us today to get started.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Week in Review: The month of May has not been kind to Vinings mortgage interest rates. Although economic news was mixed last week, the upward trend that started at the beginning of the month remains intact. Interest rates moved higher by approximately .125% on the week. What to Expect: There are several economic releases at the end of the week; However, Bernanke’s testimony on the state of the economy to the Joint Economic Committee this Wednesday has the most potential to influence the markets. The big question: When will the Fed stop supporting the bond and mortgage markets? Currently, three Fed Presidents favor a phasing out of the bond purchase program. Will additional Fed Presidents follow suit? Stay tuned… For transactions closing in: Next 15 Days: Lock Next 30+ Days: Lock Co...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market has seen a very healthy jump in sales in the past couple months. Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome sales continue at a higher rate than the same time last year, which is evident in the buyer activity that we’ve seen recently. 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. Sales dropped continuously in 2008, while 2009 stabilized and picke...
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