Smyrna Vinings Condo Market Solid September

In September, the Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market sales improved again. 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.

Smyrna Vinings Condos Sales September 2014

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 continuously in 2008, while 2009 stabilized and picked up in the fourth quarter largely due to the first-time home buyer tax credit. 2010 saw the market peak in the late Spring and Summer. Smyrna Vinings condo saw slow and steady improvement in 2012 and took off in 2013. So much so, that we are now at all-time highs. Buyers are finding it harder to resist today’s low interest rates and the attractive prices. It really is the perfect opportunity for a home buyer.

Smyrna Vinings Condos for Sale September 2014

The Active Listings chart depicts Smyrna Vinings condos and townhomes currently for sale. You’ll note that total active listings peaked in 2008, which can be explained based upon sales dropping significantly in 2008, which resulted in Smyrna Vinings townhomes and condos sitting on the market longer. In 2009, we saw the active listings drop significantly and this can be tied to the economic uncertainty, which resulted in a lot less development of new condos and townhomes for sale in the Smyrna Vinings market.

This trend has continued. Inventory has dropped for the fourth month in a row and with sales increasing, it means there isn’t much to choose from for Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome buyers. One interesting point about this is you have less competition if you want to sell in today’s market. If you’ve thought about selling and just aren’t sure, be sure to contact us or find out how much your home is worth. And if you’re looking to buy, inventory is thin and you’ll be fighting over the best properties with other buyers.

Smyrna Vinings Condos Months Inventory September 2014

One other important statistic that we like to track is how we gauge the health of the Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market. Months of inventory is a calculation that takes the current amount of homes for sale and divides that by the number of homes that have sold in the last 12 months. What the result means is if no more homes were listed, how many months would it take, based upon the past 12 months activity, to sell all the homes currently for sale. A result of 6 months is considered a healthy market, less than 6 months a seller’s market and more than 6 months, a buyer’s market.

The highest amount of bloat and most severe buyer’s market was in January of 2009 with significant improvement coming at the end of 2009 and throughout 2010. What you can see in the chart above is that months of inventory dropped significantly over the last couple years, with the beginning of 2014 hitting new lows. With the big jump in sales over the past year, inventory hasn’t been keeping up. 2014 has been a year of extremely low inventory.

That’s your Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome activity recap for September 2014.

Hope that was helpful and don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help you sell your Smyrna Vinings condo or townhome or find your new Smyrna Vinings townhome or condo. And don’t forget that we offer the most extensive Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome search in the area.

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2014 October Haunt After Hours

October 19, 2014
7:00 pm

October Haunt After Hours 2014

Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations are presenting the fourth annual Private Party entitled “October Haunt After Hours” at Six Flags Over Georgia. The business event will be held on October 21, 2014 from 4:30 to 8pm.

  • Endorsed by 15 Local Business Organizations!
  • Select Rides Opened by Six Flags Over Georgia Park President!
  • Come Make New Business Contacts, Enjoy Professional Entertainment,
  • Costume Contest (costumes not required), and Great Fun & Games!

Any Questions, please contact 770-944-7433 or info@cobbafterhours.com.

Come experience Great Networking, Professional Entertainment, American Festival Games, Costume Competition (costumes not required) and Just Plain Fun with your business associates!

Admission is $15 per person and includes food and drinks.

Business-After-Hours events provide great opportunities to network one-on-one in a casual environment with other Chamber members.

The following business associations will also be in attendance:

  • Acworth Business Association
  • Austell Business Association
  • Cobb Chamber
  • Douglas County Chamber
  • East Cobb Business Association
  • Kennesaw Business Association
  • Marietta Business Association
  • South Cobb Business Association
  • Northeast Cobb Business Association
  • Paulding Business Association
  • Smyrna Business Association
  • Vinings Business Association
  • West Cobb Business Association

This is a professional networking event and is not appropriate for children. Special food catering plus beer and wine included in admission.

You can pay for tickets in advance at www.cobbafterhours.com until October 19th at midnight. Tickets at the gate will be $30 on the 21st.

Penthouse Condo in West Village for Sale

Smyrna Vinings Featured Home

West Village is a popular place to call home and why not. Conveniently located on Atlanta Road by I-285, it offers a very convenient locale. Then when you consider that there is so much to offer within the village. Some great local restaurants and shops. No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll probably find it there, from McCray’s Tavern, Joses Not Here, Blue Moon Pizza, Five Guys Burgers and don’t forget about having your own personal Waffle House and Starbucks to choose from for breakfast or just a quick cup of coffee.

The reason I’m pointing this out is we have a fabulous 2BR/2BA penthouse condo in West Village that just hit the market. Originally sold for $239,100 in 2007.

It’s priced at $175,000. That’s a $64,100 reduction from the original sales price in 2007 or a 27% discount. Seller has priced it to move quickly. This is a short sale deal and there aren’t many of these left anymore. Close without the hassle and get a wonderful home. In today’s market, this will go quickly so contact us today.

You’ll love the Kitchen with cherry cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, undermount sink and gas stove. The home features a gas fireplace that you’ll enjoy in the comfort of your Family Room. The Master Bath has been upgraded to include a jacuzzi tub, double vanities, separate shower, granite counters and a walk-in closet.

Other upgrades include crown molding, hardwood floors. Best of all you get lots of natural light from being a penthouse unit and taller ceilings. And don’t forget to take advantage of the community clubhouse, fitness center and swimming pool.

To learn more about this Smyrna Vinings condo for sale, click on the Virtual Tour above, check out the property flyer or contact us directly.

This 2BR/2BA condo home is located at 4805 West Village Way, #1407, Smyrna, GA 30080 and is offered at $175,000 and is a must-see. FMLS #5355585.

Exclusively marketed by:

Aaron Hofmann

Atlanta Communities

770-653-9601

aaron@SmyrnaVinings.com

SmyrnaVinings.com

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Fourth Annual Hogtoberfest and Patio Pig Roast

October 23, 2014toNovember 1, 2014

fourth annual hogtoberfestHogtoberfest at South City Kitchen Vinings

It’s time to pig out at South City Kitchen Vinings’ fourth annual Hogtoberfest celebration October 23rd through November 1st. Executive Chef Chip Ulbrich and his culinary team have created a delicious pork-centric menu that features a variety of dishes from nose to tail. The following special items will be available in addition to most of the regular dinner menu:

  • Hoppin’ John with pepper jowl bacon, toasted cornbread, fried egg, watercress 10
  • Crispy Pig Ear Salad with frisee, fresh pomegranate, butternut squash, mustard vinaigrette 9
  • Edwards Surryano Ham with house country pate, pickled mustard seeds, bacon fat aioli, apple butter, toasted levain 14
  • Sapelo Island Clams with tomato broth, Fregola pasta, country ham, fresh herb-tarragon salad 12
  • Crispy Calamari with chorizo sausage, Brussels sprout slaw, malt vinegar aioli, honey roasted peanuts 11.50
  • Edwards Dan Doodle Sausage Sliders with green tomato chow chow, watercress 9
  • Scotch Egg with Sweet Grass Dairy Thomasville Tomme, pickled onions, preserved apricots 10
  • Pork Belly Crepinette with radicchio and nectarine salad, basil-mint vinaigrette 9
  • “Hogtober” Caesar Salad with baby romaine, spicy Caesar dressing, Grana Padano, pork rind croutons 10
  • Baby Back Ribs with root beer BBQ sauce and chili cheese dusted fries 24
  • Pork Tenderloin with parsnip puree, grilled radicchio, bourbon raisins, persillade 23
  • Grilled Pork Chop with NOLA red beans and Carolina Gold rice, Creole mustard glaze 26
  • Pan-Seared Cobia with butternut squash puree, seared local apple-cabbage slaw, crisp pancetta 28
  • Pork Osso Bucco with green tomato-lemon risotto, dried green tomato gremolata 27

In anticipation of the Hogtoberfest menu, South City Kitchen Vinings will host a patio pig roast on Wednesday, October 22nd at 5:30. Executive Chef Chip Ulbrich and his culinary team will roast a whole pig from Beeler’s Pure Pork along with a mess of delicious sides including:

  • grilled radiccio with toasted cornbread, nectarine salad and warm bacon vinaigrette
  • crushed potato salad with herb dressing
  • grilled carrots with smoked peanuts, pickled onions, and preserved lemon
  • ”pork and beans” with tomato, house-cured ham hock, and Navy beans
  • BBQ coleslaw
  • chili-dusted pork rinds

The cost of the pig roast is only $35 (including tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 770.435.0700 today!

South City Kitchen Vinings is located at 1675 Cumberland Parkway in the Ivy Walk development at N. Atlanta Road.

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Preparatory School moving to Vinings

Benjamin Prep School 10-14-2014

Preparatory School Brings Distinctive Academic and Performing Arts Curriculum to Vinings

The Benjamin Preparatory School of Academics and Performing Arts will be opening its doors on October 27, 2014, at 2445 Church Road, Atlanta, GA, in the Vinings Community. The school, previously located in Smyrna, is the only educational institution of its kind in Georgia. The Benjamin Preparatory School is not the typical childcare facility. Students who attend the school receive more than just the minimal blueprint for early childhood education. The daily schedule exposes students to an innovative and a well-rounded curriculum that serves to identify and develop each child’s talent in a creative and nurturing environment. This approach has enabled our children to excel in the classroom and on the world’s stage.

The Benjamin Preparatory School of Academics and Performing Arts caters to children six weeks to 7 years old. It boasts a professional and caring staff that enhances students’ abilities in the areas of academics, dance, theater, instruments and sports. The arts-based curriculum is supported by research that advocates learning through age-appropriate mind and body stimulation.

The rich curriculum of the Benjamin Preparatory School of Academics and Performing Arts was founded on four distinct principles:

  • identifying a child’s natural interests and talents
  • exposing children to a variety of research-driven activities that have been proven to jump start brain development
  • selecting nurturing, enthusiastic and degreed staff members who make children their No. 1 one priority from the beginning of the school day until it’s end
  • making regular documentation and presentation of newly-acquired skills for confidence building and parent appreciation

The Benjamin Preparatory School is currently accepting applications for registration. For more information about upcoming events, including the grand opening, please visit www.benjaminprep.com or contact Executive Director Nadia Galloway at (770) 436-5200.