Vinings Business Association After Hours at SOHO

August 19, 2014
5:30 pmto7:00 pm


The Vinings Business Association will be holding their August After Hours business networking event at SOHO in Vinings.

The August After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, August 19th 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 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 Beverages Included.

No Cost for Members or Guests

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Smyrna Vinings Home Market Continues Improvement

Smyrna Vinings home sales continued to improve in July. The Smyrna Vinings real estate market has been on quite a resurgence for the past couple years.  With US home loan rates remaining low, we expect demand to remain strong and we expect to see a lot of move-up homebuyers taking advantage of the opportunities that 2014 will continue to offer. We’re certainly off to a good start.

Smyrna Vinings Home Sales July 2014

This chart shows you the past 12 months of home sales at any given point. As you’ll notice, the green bar is 2007 and we were selling a fair amount more homes in 2007. Sales dropped significantly in 2008, with the drop becoming more pronounced toward the last quarter of 2008. That would be the beginning of the financial meltdown. 2009 home sales started off about 32% off the level just two years previously in January 2007. We saw Smyrna Vinings home sales continue to drop in 2009, but then leveling off in late summer and actually seeing sales pick up toward the end of the year. Typically, you expect sales to be higher in the late Spring and early Summer, but that hasn’t been the case in 2007-2010.

2014 Smyrna Vinings home sales popped in July as buyers jumped on the opportunities. A lot of what that tells us is that supply is modulating actual sales as the demand is certainly there. While nationally there has been some concern about a housing slowdown, we’re definitely not seeing it in the Smyrna Vinings real estate market.

Smyrna Vinings Homes for Sale July 2014

The Active Listings chart depicts Smyrna Vinings homes currently for sale. As a general rule, we’ve seen inventory increase in the April to June range and then see the amount of Smyrna Vinings homes for sale reduce towards the end of the year. While sales and months of inventory numbers vary drastically from previous years, the one thing you can count on is that inventory decreases in the last quarter of the year, as indicated above. The big difference of course is that the overall number of homes on the market is just much less than in years past due to homes selling so quickly.

We’ve seen a slight increase in the number of homes for sale in each month in 2014 until July, when we saw a small decrease. Sellers are starting to understand that now is a great time to sell and take advantage of the current market.

As sales are improving, we’re also seeing prices increasing as well. We’re going to continue to see more equity sellers in the market and fewer distressed properties as we move forward over the next couple years. This will result in continued low inventory levels as the number of equity sellers that can afford to sell will be outnumbered by buyers eager to take advantage of prices that are still depressed and interest rates that are phenomenal. 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. Less competition is a good thing if you’re ready to sell.

Smyrna Vinings Homes Months Inventory July 2014

One other important statistic that we like to track is the overall health of the Smyrna Vinings home 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. What we can see from the chart above is that we have lower inventory levels right now than at any point in the past five years. Compare that with the highest amount of bloat and most severe buyer’s market in July of 2009 with significant improvement starting in mid-2010 and continuing through today.

In July, inventory levels have increased slightly from the end of 2013, but are tracking very closely with last year. As prices have increased this year, we have seen a big pickup in new construction and an increase in resale activity as more home owners can afford to sell. Technically, we continue to work in a seller’s market based on current inventory levels. What this means as you will continue to see prices slowly rise from here as demand outpaces supply.

That is your Smyrna Vinings homes sales activity recap for July 2014. Hope that was helpful and don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help you sell your Smyrna Vinings home or find your new Smyrna Vinings home.

Click here if you’d like to know what your Smyrna Vinings homes is worth.

Click here to start your Smyrna Vinings home search.

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Atlanta Young Singers 2014 Auditions

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ATLANTA YOUNG SINGERS is looking for the best young voices in Smyrna!

Since 1975, AYS has been at the forefront of choral art in metro Atlanta and the U.S., thrilling audiences all over the world with innovative programming, professional performance, and exciting commissions. AYS nurtures the incredible artistic abilities of children, offering excellent choral and musical training in a challenging learning environment for boys and girls in grades 2-12 and currently serves over 200 Singers all over metro Atlanta.

In the last two years alone, their Singers performed in Carnegie Hall, were awarded two Gold Diplomas at the 2012 World Choir Games, sang for President Jimmy Carter. In the last month, over 60 of their Singers went on tour to LATVIA, GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC, LITHUANIA, POLAND and SWEDEN! ATLANTA YOUNG SINGERS, now celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season, is proud to announce the honors of a gold and silver medal, as well as two gold diplomas from the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, LATVIA (featuring over 470 choirs, 27,000 Singers from 60 countries).

AYS helps begin an arts adventure that will last a lifetime. Individual Appointments will be held through August for each of seven AYS Choirs – including Training Choirs rehearsing close by at Mableton’s Mable House Arts Center. Meet new friends, travel the world, perform live, learn important music skills, and sing the future now with AYS.

Call AYS at 404.873.3365 or email to make your appointment today.

Auditions are being scheduled NOW through August, Monday through Thursday from 2PM – 5:30PM at the AYS offices for rehearsals in nearby Mableton’s Mable House Arts Center.

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2014 Vinings Downhill 5K

August 16, 2014
8:00 amto11:00 am

The Vinings Downhill 5k will be held on Saturday August 16, 2014.

The Vinings Downhill 5K will begin promptly at 8:00 am. This fast 5K course begins at the top of Mt. Wilkerson in Vinings, winds around the Cumberland Mall area, and ends at the Lovett School (280-foot net drop).

The 1K begins at 9am and starts and finishes at the Vinings Jubilee.

After the 5K you may ride the bus from the Finish Line to Vinings Jubilee for the post race party or you may choose to walk. After the awards ceremony you may ride the bus back to your car or you may walk the 1/2 mile trip. This year at 8:05a.m., two school buses will transport guest of 5k runners from the start line to Vinings Jubilee or the finish line.

Number & T-Shirt Pickup

There are three ways to pick up your number.

Friday before race, Number & T-shirt pickup: From 10 AM to 6 PM, Friday before the race runners can pick up their t-shirts at West Stride running store (Houston’s shopping center) 3517 Northside parkway, Atlanta GA 30327 404-467-1010. You can pick up a friends number and T-shirt or hat with a copy of their driver’s license. A cell phone photo of the license is acceptable. A driver’s license is not required when picking up a number for a family members with same last names.

Race day number pick-up: Race numbers can also be picked up race day at the Printpack building. The Printpack building is at the start line. After parking volunteers will direct you to the starting line. At race day pick-up you will only receive your number. You will receive your T-shirt after you run the race at the Vinings Jubilee.

Post race T-shirt pick-up: If can’t make the race and you registered you can pick up your T-shirt or hat on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at the Vinings Fidelity Bank. If it is after Wednesday and you have not picked up your shirt you forfeit your shirt. You can pick up a friends number and T-shirt or hat with a copy of their drivers license.

Registration is $30 until the earlier of our sell-out date or August 12th. 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..

Race party and awards ceremony will be held at Vinings Jubilee – Awards for the M/F Overall, Masters, Grandmasters and the Top 3 place awards in 14 age groups from 10yrs & younger to 70yrs & over. Runners will be electronically timed. Awards will be based on a gun time.

For more information visit

To register online, visit The field is limited to 1,500 runners.

The race is hosted by The Rotary Club of Vinings, the Vinings Club and Vinings Jubilee.

The run supports Calvary Children’s Home, The Good Samaritan Health Center, Break Through Atlanta, The Vinings Rotary Charity Fund, Inc.

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Smyrna Business Association Luncheon August 7th

August 7, 2014
11:30 amto1:00 pm


Mark your calendars for Smyrna Business Association’s August luncheon, which will be held at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyna, GA 30080 (directions). The luncheon is from 11:30 to 1:00pm on Thursday, August 7th.

Holly Bass, CEO of Cobb Travel and Tourism will be the speaker. Lunch is $12 for members and $20 for non-members if registered by the Tuesday prior to the lunch.

Come network with local business leaders and enjoy the topical presentation.

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