Vinings, GA Real Estate News

By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, November 6th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker at the luncheon will be Demming Bass, COO Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Cobb’s Competitive EDGE, an initiative of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and its community-wide partners, is Cobb County’s first holistic, transformational economic development strategy and implementation plan designed to aggressively generate high-wage job growth, strengthen our quality of life, education and infrastructure assets, and market Cobb County to the world. At the end of the process, the Cobb Chamber and its community partners will have a strategy focused on the community’s most pressing needs and opportunities, and the action steps, guidelines, and r...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Vinings Historic Preservation Society would like to invite you to Pumpkins at the Pavilion to be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 4 – 5 p.m. The Music Studio at Vinings is sponsoring this event! They will provide baby pumpkins for the children to decorate, a face painter with Halloween designs, and a  Halloween inspired interactive music session with instruments for the children. You won’t want to miss this event!!! Registration is open to VHPS members through October 15th. Non-members may register beginning October 16th. Wear your Halloween colors and come prepared to have a good time. VHPS will provide cookies and juice. Space is limited and reservations are REQUIRED.   Call or email VHPS right away to enroll your child! All children of VHPS members are admitted free. $5 for n...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
For those buyers focusing on the 30339 zip code, which encompasses the Vinings, Cumberland and Wildwood area, you get to enjoy having an Atlanta address without Atlanta taxes since this is part of unincorporated Cobb County. Buyers are generally drawn to the area not just for the tax savings, but also do to the proximity to the highway, providing easy access to the rest of Atlanta, while also enjoying the high percentage of shops and restaurants as well as the Chattahoochee River National Recreation parks. Here are the hottest selling Wildwood, Cumberland and Vinings condo and townhomes so far in 2012. The Battery on Paces Ferry Chattahoochee Bluffs Vinings Chase Essex House One Vinings Mountain The Aberdeen Paces View Vinings Vineyard Parkwood Place Chattahoochee Chase Riverstone at W...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Mark your calendars for the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, October 2nd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker at the luncheon will be David Connell, Cobb Chamber of Commerce  and  Cobb/Vinings area Public Safety Recognition. The VBA will be recognizing Vinings area, Police, Fire and EMS during the luncheon. David Connell joined the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in November 2010. The Cobb Chamber is one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia, the 7th largest Chamber in the Southeastern United States (5400 members, 2500 businesses) and one of only two 5 Star Accredited chambers in Georgia, a designation of distinction (top one percent) by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. David’s focus is to strengthen the economy ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Three more nights left to enjoy Vinings Restaurant Week. The Vinings Village is hosting the first annual Vinings Restaurant Week from September 23rd to the 29th. There are sixteen Vinings restaurants that are participating, with meals at three different price points – $15, $25 and $30. The participating restaurants include: Blackstone Restaurant Cafe Vena at Vinings Canoe C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar Garrison’s Broiler & Tap Hoki Japanese Restaurant La Paz Marlow’s Tavern Meehan’s Public House Mellow Mushroom Noche Tequila & Tapas Bar Olive Bistro Orient Express Social Vinings SOHO South City Kitchen Vinings Taverna Fiorentina The Vinings Fish Company Enjoy special prix-fixe dinners at participating Vinings restaurants. Prices are per person and do not include beverage, tax or gratuity. B...
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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 July 17th as they take on the San Francisco Giants. Coach leaves from Marriott Courtyard Vinings, 2857 Paces Ferry Rd , Atlanta 30339. There will be a reception at 5:30 pm, with some food and drinks. Coach leaves approximately 6:10 pm and returns to Marriott after game, approximately 10:30 pm Parking is available at Marriott Tickets are limited 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 Welco...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Vinings Ice Cream Social Vinings Historic Preservation Society (VHPS) will be saluting “National Ice Cream Day” on Sunday, July 15th, 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 popcorn and Fidelity Bank will con...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Smyrna Soccer Club The Smyrna Soccer Club is excited to announce that Open Registration for the 2012 Smyrna Soccer Fall Season is open and will close on July 30th. You can register online and there will also be a walk-in registration on Saturday, July 28th at Cumberland Community Church. Walk-in registration will be from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. for children 3 years through 19 years old. Click here to register online via the Smyrna Soccer Club registration page or learn more about the Smyrna Soccer Club by checking out www.SmyrnaSoccerClub.com. Registration Fees: • The cost for registration is $125 for all recreational players. • The cost includes: $100 registration fee and $25 uniform fee. • A sibling discount of $5 applies for each additional player registered residing in the same ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Vinings Business Association Members Spotlight You are invited to the Vinings Business Association Monthly Luncheon on July 3rd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings All attending members get an extended self-introduction! Now is the time to join.  If you are a member by July 3, you get full member benefits. 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 register at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee your lunch. You can now pay online and avoid the line! You mus...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Week in Review: Mortgage interest rates were sitting at low-time lows this week. European debt woes have continued to control the economic spotlight and have prompted money from all over the globe to flow into the safety of the US bond market. Home loan rates decreased slightly during the week. What to Expect: Greece and company will continue to keep home loan rates low in the near term. However, we have seen rates move quickly up from these levels repeatedly before. The economic calendar is light this week ahead of a holiday weekend. Our advice is to take advantage of the market. If you are considering purchasing or refinancing, don’t try to time the market. Take advantage of the opportunity while it is here. Remember: Some mortgage loans are assumable. You better believe that you...
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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 6 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 short sale experts. Contact us today to get started.
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 2012 Business-to-Business Expo on Thursday, May 17th from 3-7pm. Known as the premier Chamber sponsored business to business exposition in the area, this annual event is held for the promotion of local businesses and corporate networking. More than 150 companies showcase their products and services to over 1,500 attendees. Open to the public, this event keeps participants on the competitive edge with networking, idea sharing, product introduction and service solutions attracting executives at every level. The EXPO is FREE to attend. For more information on the Business Expo or sponsorship information, contact Stephanie Cox at 770-859-2320 or scox@cobbchamber.org. The EXPO will be held at Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atla...
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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 15th as they take on the Cincinnati Reds. Coach leaves from Marriott Courtyard Vinings, 2857 Paces Ferry Rd , Atlanta 30339 There will be a reception at 5:30 pm, with some food and drinks, outside at the Marriott Coach leaves approximately 6:10 pm and returns to Marriott after game, approximately 10:30 pm Parking is available at Marriott Tickets are limited 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. NOTE: The system may ask you for the names of the attendees in your party, the real names are not important, you may enter any name...
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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 Monthly Luncheon on May 1st from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker at the luncheon will be Paul Ossmann,”Emmy Award” Winner meteorologist. 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 register at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee your lunch. You can now pay online and avoid the line! You must register online even if you are paying at the door. This w...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The Vinings Historic Preservation Society is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Vinings Golf Classic. This year’s tournament will be played Monday, May 7th at Bradshaw Farm Golf Club, located less than an hour north of Atlanta in beautiful Woodstock, GA. Set against the backdrop of the North Georgia Mountains, this unique 27-hole layout, built on historic farm property, was rated in the “Top 10 New Public Courses in Georgia” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. With a rating of 72.7 and a slope of 138, Bradshaw Farm is one of the most challenging courses in the area. It features dramatic elevation changes, including a 100-foot drop off on the first and tenth tees. Along with the exceptional barn-style clubhouse, reminiscent of the great history attached to the course, Bradshaw Farm is ...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
The April After Hours business networking event for the Vinings Business Association will be held at Sip @ Riverside restaurant off of Northside Parkway. The Vinings After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, April 17th from 5:30-7:00pm. Sip @ Riverside is located at 4403 Northside Pkwy, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30327   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 Limited After Hour Beverage...
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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: 2 active homes 1 pending homes 0 closed homes 6 active condos and townhomes 8 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 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 Don't miss the Vinings Business Association Monthly Luncheon on April 3rd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings! The featured speaker at the luncheon will be Donna Lang, Smart Tools Coaching. Before launching Smart Tools Coaching in 2004, Donna enjoyed a 15 year Career in Sales as a top producer providing internet based services, career services and market research programs to clients ranging from Fortune 1000 Companies to small business owners and entrepreneurs. 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 Dri...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
8th Vinings Wine Crawl The 8th Vinings Wine Crawl will be held on Saturday, April 7th  (Tour 1PM – 7PM), with registration from 1PM – 6PM @ Noche, which is located at 2850 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339. This is the 8th Wine strolling event in the Vinings Village that features great wine and food specials, a raffle and entertainment. Wines from different countries & regions will be featured at each participating restaurant along with other drink & food specials. Participants will enjoy a nice Spring stroll around Vinings visiting 4 restaurants along the way. Free raffle for all registered crawlers. Last Spring this event was big hit with over 600 attendees so we are bringing it back again for your enjoyment. Portion of proceeds will be donated to Hosea Feed the Hungry. Participat...
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By Aaron Hofmann, aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings
(Atlanta Communities)
Enjoy, explore, learn, share, and give back to America’s nearly 400 national parks during National Park Week 2012. The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, invites people everywhere to come enjoy the parks during this annual event. Celebrating the theme, “Picture Yourself in a National Park,” National Park Week will run from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29. 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 t...
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