Vinings, GA Real Estate News

By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Week in Review: Happy New Year! Home mortgage interest rates moved higher at the end of last week when the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting was released. The minutes revealed that most members of the Fed felt the mortgage-bond buying program (quantitative easing) would likely end in 2013. Rates moved up about .125% on the news.. What to Expect: It will be an interesting year. In addition to U.S. economic conditions, Europe’s debt crisis and resolutions on spending cut and debt ceiling issues will play a role this year. We avoided the fiscal cliff but Congress still has plenty of work to do. The Fed has indicated they will keep short-term rates low so expect the Prime Rate to remain unchanged. However, expect upward pressure on long-term rates such as home mortgage interest rates i...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
It’s time to recap Vinings short sales for November and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. In November, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 1 pending homes 1 closed homes 7 active condos and townhomes 11 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)
Nothing captures the spirit of Christmas better than singing carols, sipping on hot chocolate and nibbling on some red and green sprinkled cookies while adorning a beautifully decorated tree. The Embassy Suites Atlanta – Galleria is celebrating their third annual Cobb Galleria Festival of Trees event which will showcase more than 30 Christmas trees that have been decorated in a contest for charities. The third annual Cobb Galleria Festival of Trees is an excellent opportunity for the Atlanta community to make a difference in the lives of others by embodying the meaning of Christmas through fund raising for many worthy local charitable organizations. Admirers will be able to “vote” for their favorite tree or charity by donating money in envelopes designated at each tree. The tree with t...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings community is home to several Nail Salons, but which one is the best?Vote now!From the list below, please select your favorite Smyrna Vinings Nail Salons Ivy Nails Nails Spa Salon Nail Tek Nail Stop and Spa Salon D’chel Spa Nails & Tan Polished Beauty Lounge Nail Fervour The Posh Spot Alpha Nails Salon Orchid Nails and Spa Pro Nails Vote for your favorite Smyrna Vinings Nail Salons.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
  The Smyrna Vinings community is home to several great Thai restaurants, but which one is the best?Vote now! Voting ends Wednesday night, December 12th at midnight. From the list below, please select your favorite Thai restaurant in Smyrna Vinings Top Spice Siam Square Thai Cuisine Baan Thai Cuisine Curry Curry L'Thai Thai Diner at Vinings Click here to vote for your favorite Smyrna Vinings Thai restaurants.
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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 13, 2012 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. Mark Sillay, a woodturning artist, will be returning to Deck the Halls. He will demonstrate the age-old art of woodturning by handcrafting wooden ornaments using his lathe. The children will choose an ornament to paint and turn it into a keepsake. Mark’s website is www.marksillay.com. So as you can see, you won’t want to miss this event. All children of VHPS members are admitted free. $5 for non-members. Space is limited to 30 children and reservations are REQUIRED. Reservations for members are available now. All non-members may make reserva...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings community is home to several great Steakhouse restaurants, but which one is the best?Vote now!From the list below, please select your favorite Steakhouse in Smyrna Vinings Garrison's Broiler & Tap Longhorn Steakhouse Ted’s Montana Grill Blackstone Sal Grosso Stoney River Legendary Steaks Click here to vote for your favorite Smyrna Vinings Steakhouse restaurants.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings community is home to several great Special Occasion restaurants, but which one is the best?Vote now!From the list below, please select your favorite Special Occasion restaurant in Smyrna Vinings Ray’s on the River Canoe C & S Seafood & Oyster Bar Blackstone Social Vinings South City Kitchen Vinings Garrison’s Broiler & Tap Stoney River Legendary Steaks Old Vinings Inn SoHo Click here to vote for your favorite Smyrna Vinings Special Occasion restaurants.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings community is home to several Mexican restaurants, but which one is the best?Vote now!From the list below, please select your favorite Mexican restaurant in Smyrna Vinings Monterrey Mexican Restaurant Mexico Lindo Restaurant Border Mexican Restaurant La Paz Cinco Noche Twisted Taco Moe’s Don Pablo’s Village Taqueria and Tequila Bar Pappasito’s Cantina Willy’s Mexican Restaurant Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant El Sol Mexican Bar & Grill The Corner Taqueria Dos Amigos Click here to vote for your favorite Smyrna Vinings Mexican restaurant.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings community is home to several Italian restaurants, but which one is the best?Vote now!From the list below, please select your favorite Italian restaurant in Smyrna Vinings Taverna Fiorentina Bella’s Pizzeria Maggiano’s Little Italy Zucca Bar & Pizzeria Carrabba’s Italian Grill Figo Scalini’s Italian Restaurant Little Azio Place your vote now for the best Smyrna Vinings Italian restaurant.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Sometimes I wonder which one is actually bigger. It’s that time of year when we get to spend time with friends and family and give thanks. This is also the time of year for those die-hard shoppers to prepare to assault the stores on what has become known as Black Friday. Now while you may be looking to take advantage of the latest deals, keep in mind that not all deals are found in the stores. Another option is in the Smyrna Vinings real estate market. Home prices have been reduced and interest rates are phenomenal. These kind of deals are going to be hard to beat in the stores or even online. To make your Black Friday shopping spree, easier, we’ve compiled up-to-date lists of Smyrna Vinings short sales as well as foreclosures in Smyrna Vinings. Smyrna For...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Vinings Village Christmas Tree Lighting Santa Claus is coming back to town for the 2012 Christmas Tree Lighting at Vinings Jubilee. Bring your family, friends and neighbors for some holiday fun. This will be Vinings’ 42nd 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 Christmas tree that stands as a holiday centerpiece to the Vinings community. Holiday music, pony rides, the Vinings Express, face painting, balloon twisting and of course….Santa Claus! This year attendees will once again enjoy holiday music, pony and train rides, face painting and balloon twisting and will have a chance to get their photo t...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
  You are invited to the Vinings Business Association Monthly Luncheon on December 4th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker at the luncheon will be the 5 finalists for 2012 Vinings Business Association Business of the Year. The 5 finalists (in no particular order) are: Vinings Historic Preservation Society (VHPS) LGE Credit Union Marriott Courtyard Vinings Hotel Social Vinings restaurant Brightside News The 2012 Vinings Business of the Year will be announced at the January 8, 2013 luncheon and will be selected by the VBA Board of Directors. The 2009 winner was SOHO restaurant, the 2010 winner was the Courtyard by Marriott Vinings and the 2011 winner was Vinings Jubilee. Vinings Business Association Luncheon is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Lu...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
inShare   The Smyrna Vinings community is home to several contemporary restaurants, but which one is the best?Vote now!From the list below, please select your favorite Contemporary restaurant in Smyrna Vinings The Big Chow Grill Soho Social Vinings   Vote now for the best Smyrna Vinings contemporary restaurant.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings community is home to several Chinese restaurants, but which one is the best? You decide.Vote now!From the list below, please select your favorite Chinese restaurant in Smyrna Vinings Orient Express Orient at Vinings P.F. Chang’s House of Chan Chopsticks Chin Chin Place your vote now for the best Smyrna Vinings Chinese restaurant.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Smyrna Vinings community is home to several bakeries, but which one is the best?Place your vote now!From the list below, please select your favorite Bakery in Smyrna Vinings Kheesekakes by Kelli Panera Bernhardts CamiCakes McEntyre's Bakery Place your vote now for the best Smyrna Vinings Bakery.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Let's recap Vinings short sales for September and it’s impact on the current market. Vinings short sales definitely provide an opportunity for the savvy buyer. In September, Vinings short sales activity was: 0 active homes 2 pending homes 0 closed homes 9 active condos and townhomes 7 pending condos and townhomes 3 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 11th Annual Spring Hill Vinings Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 31st, 2011 at 5:45 p.m. in the Spring Hill at Vinings subdivision cul-de-sac. A Cobb County Fire Engine will be there for the kids. They’ll parade up Spring Hill Court, down Spring Hill Road, and into the Vinings Gate subdivision. All ages invited to participate, or just come out and watch! Dress in your Halloween costume! They’ll have decorations for wagons and strollers! Come and join the fun! For more information, call Shawn at 770-335-0093. Visit us for all the latest Smyrna Vinings news and events.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Week in Review: We have several bits of good news items hit the wires last week putting pressure on Smyrna home mortgage interest rates. The unemployment rate surprisingly dropped and foreclosure activity declined to a five year low. What to Expect: It’s a big week for economic news. One of the most watched items will be Thursday’s announcement of Initial Jobless Claims data. If the new shows lower initial claims, it will support last week’s unemployment rate drop. We expect rates to move slightly higher in the short-term. For transactions closing in: Next 7 to 15 Days: Lock-in now. Inter-day volatility is too high Next 30 + Days: Rates have a chance to move lower with Fed buying mortgage-backed securities; However, the smart move is to lock these historic rates. Courtesy of: Bob Br...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Don't miss out on the Vinings Jubilee Fall Festival being held tomorrow, Saturday, October 20th from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tower Stage. You will enjoy fun festival activities including Hay rides Face painting Petting zoo Irish dance performance Pumpkin decorating Live music and more. Proceeds from the Vinings Jubilee Fall Festival will benefit the American Cancer Society. Be sure to visit us for all the latest Vinings events and news.
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