Vinings, GA Real Estate News

By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Don't miss out on tonight's Vinings Book Signing. Vinings is a very old community with a unique history.  Called Crossroads at first, Vinings is where Hardy Pace operated a ferry that allowed people to cross the Chattahoochee River and where the Western & Atlantic Railroad headed north on its way to Chattanooga. Susan Kendall, the author, is the manager of the Vinings Library.  She has been in Vinings for over 20 years and used her reference skills and acquaintances with the people in the community to compile a book on Vinings for Arcadia Press’ Images of America series. The Vinings Historic Preservation Society will host a book signing with Susan Kendall on Thursday, May 16th from 6-8pm, at The Old Pavilion on Paces Mill Road. Come and meet Susan and take home your own autographed cop...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Historic Preservation Society is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Vinings Golf Classic. This year’s tournament will be played Tuesday, May 21st at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, GA. Pinetree Country Club has hosted the Georgia State Amateur Championship three times and will be hosting this prestigious event again in 2013. The SOHO Pairings Party will be held Sunday evening, May 19th, 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. We will also have a live and a silent auction. You or your business can be a part of the auction by donating an i...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Business Association‘s next After Hours event will be a motor coach trip to the Braves game on May 21st as the Minnesota Twins come to town. Coach leaves from Marriott Courtyard Vinings, 2857 Paces Ferry Rd , Atlanta 30339. Coach leaves approximately 6pm and returns to Marriott after game, approximately 10:30 pm Parking is available at the Marriott Courtyard. Tickets are selling fast so Purchase Tickets to Braves Game Online Here, Cost is $35 per person and includes Ticket, Transportation and Some Food and Drinks. This link will remain as long as there are tickets available. Also includes a special rebate at the game that night only. For more information, call 678-725-0099  or email glenn@viningsbusiness.com. Guests Welcome, You Do Not Have to Be a Member to Attend
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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, May 7th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker for the luncheon will be Terry Arrington, who is the president of Contacts-R-Gold. She is a speaker, trainer and consultant. Terry understands that the value of a working contacts database means increased revenue. She often says, “Our prospects and customers buy when they’re ready to buy not when we’re ready to sell!” She works with business executives, their administrative support staff and sales professionals on the proper follow-up techniques to nurture the relationships until the close and beyond. She is passionate about imparting that being “others focused” is the way to win in the marketp...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Week in Review: Home mortgage interest rates remained unchanged last week. We did get some good news that housing starts are on the rise indicating continued strength in the housing market. What to Expect: This week we will get a number of economic reports including Gross Domestic Product for the first quarter. 170 of the companies that comprise the S&P 500 will be reporting earnings. If earnings are strong and stock move higher, home loan rates could move higher. Mortgage rates are moving higher in the longer term. After rising most of 2013, rates have quickly moved back down to the same levels in mid-January. In my opinion, it’s a great time to take advantage of it. For transactions closing in: Next 15 Days: Lock Next 30+ Days: Neutral; Prefer locking Courtesy of: Bob Bregitzer S...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for March and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. In March, Vinings short sales activity was: 1 active homes 0 pending homes 1 closed homes 4 active condos and townhomes 14 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)
Wondering what a Dishcrawl is? Think of it like a progressive dinner, but with restaurants. And as an added twist, it’s a surprise which restaurants you’ll be enjoying on that given night. As luck would have it, you can experience your first Dishcrawl right here in Vinings. “It’s like a pubcrawl, but with food, so we call them “Dishcrawls,” and what we do is visit 4 restaurants in one evening, taste a trio of their specialties, meet their owners and chefs and enjoy a night out on your beautiful town! We keep the restaurants a secret until the night of the event so it’s an adventure for all”, according to Ellen Hensley, Atlanta Dishcrawl Ambassador. Mark your calendar for Wednesday April 24th and let your tastebuds run wild! It’s a guessing game! They’re keeping the names of the restaur...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Are you looking forward to National Park Week 2013? The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, invite people everywhere to enjoy, explore, learn, share, and give back to America’s 401 national parks during National Park Week 2013. National Park Week will run from Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th. Throughout the country, visitors can enjoy the beauty and wonder of 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic places and cultural treasures for FREE! The Smyrna Vinings area offers multiple park units in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. These include Paces Mill, Whitewater Creek, Indian Trail and Akers Mill in the Palisades section, as well as, Interstate North and Powers I...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Business Association will be holding their April After Hours business networking event at the Vinings Historic Preservation Society. The April After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, April 16th from 5:30-7:00pm. Vinings Historic Preservation Society is located 3010 Paces Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339 (Park in Fidelity Bank lot). Their mission is to preserve the historic spirit and structures of Vinings, educate the public about local history, engage in community preservation activities, and forge long-lasting relationships with the local residents and stakeholders toward its endeavors. 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 o...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Third Annual Sweep the Hooch cleanup day will be held on April 13, 2013 1 Day, 21 Projects and A Lot of Trash! They are gearing up for another BIG cleanup on April 13th!!! While it’s obvious to most that river cleanups improve the quality of our water, they’ve discovered that they do much more than that. Cleanups are also a great way to develop a sense of “river community” — this is your chance to volunteer and be part of this community. Trout Unlimited, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and National Park Service have joined together to organize this multi-site cleanup within the 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. They will be tackling 11 Park Units and paddling 8 river segments. Each site has a capacity and will close once we reach that capacity – so register ea...
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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, April 2nd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker for the luncheon will be Glenn Carver, who is a speaker, author, entrepreneur, statewide television host, proud papa and student of life. He knew from a very early age that he wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. 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. 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 ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for February and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. In February, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 1 pending homes 0 closed homes 2 active condos and townhomes 14 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 hold its 4th annual Business EXPO, Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Marriott Courtyard Vinings, 2857 Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339, from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm. The event is free to the public. The theme of the event is: “Do Business in Vinings.” Those attending the event are eligible for door prizes, drawings, discount offers and complimentary food samples. 30 + Exhibits will highlight Vinings-area businesses and restaurants. The Vinings Business Association (VBA), a non-profit corporation, consists of business owners, executives, employees, residents and interested citizens that are committed to enhancing the economic, business and residential vibrancy of Vinings and to promote the physical and financial health of the community through networking, s...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
For most Americans, daylight saving time begins in 2013 at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, when most states spring forward and daylight saving time resumes. The federal government doesn’t require U.S. states or territories to observe daylight saving time, which is why residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands won’t need to turn back their clocks this weekend. One of the biggest reasons we change our clocks to Daylight Saving Time (DST) is that it reportedly saves electricity. Time zones were first used by the railroads in 1883 to standardize their schedules.
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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, March 5th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker for the luncheon will be Oliver Yarbrough, who is Managing Partner at Rainmaker Growth Partners. Today, Oliver is fulfilling his passion for helping businesses of all sizes and professionals increase revenue and brand recognition by building relationships both online and offline. His diverse experience and entrepreneurial drive give him the unique ability to take complex business concepts and simplify them into understandable terms. 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...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for January and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. In January, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 1 pending homes 0 closed homes 5 active condos and townhomes 13 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, February 5th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker for the luncheon will be Doug Grady, who is President of High Achievers. Doug has been studying and teaching the pathways to personal potential for over 20 years. Exciting, entertaining and enlightening are words invariably used to describe his unique seminars and workshops. Doug is also a musician and the author of the book, The Ripple Effect. 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. Lunch will be held at Social Vinin...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Historic Preservation Society has been named 2012 Vinings Business of the Year by the Vinings Business Association (VBA) during their January 8th luncheon held at Social Vinings restaurant. The award is presented to the business they believe made a large impact on the community as well as their involvement in the Vinings Business Association and other community events and organizations. Gillian Greer, Executive Director of the Vinings Historic Preservation Society, accepted the 2012 Vinings Business of the Year award along with other board members. Their mission mission is to preserve the historic spirit and structures of Vinings, educate the public about local history, engage in community preservation activities, and forge long-lasting relationships with the local resident...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for December and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. In December, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 1 pending homes 0 closed homes 6 active condos and townhomes 13 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 first After Hours business networking event of 2013 at South City Kitchen Vinings. The January After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, January 15th from 5:30-7:00pm. South City Kitchen is located in the One Ivy Walk retail center at the corner of Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway. 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 third Tuesday of every month. Enjoy an evening of networking with industry professionals in a comfortable, upscale and entertaining atmosphere. Food and Limit...
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