Smyrna Vinings Black Friday 2014

November 28, 2014

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.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the Smyrna Vinings Black Friday deals in the real estate market, be sure to contact us for your complimentary buyer consultation.

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2014 Vinings Business of the Year Finalists Named

December 2, 2014
11:30 amto1:00 pm



The Vinings Business Association (VBA) has announced five finalists for their “2014 Vinings Business of the Year” award.

The 5 finalists (in no particular order) are:

  • Tommy Clyatt Insurance
  • The Meyring Law Firm
  • Social Vinings Restaurant
  • PrintWave
  • Vinings Village Civic Club

In making the announcement 2014 VBA President Todd Ash, said, “We are happy to recognize five Vinings area organizations for their commitment to the Vinings community and for their continued participation.  They have contributed to the overall definition of our community and we congratulate them on their achievements.”

You are invited to the Vinings Business Association Monthly Luncheon on December 2nd from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings.

Each of the five 5 finalists for 2014 Vinings Business Association Business of the Year are invited to speak at the event.

The 2014 Vinings Business of the Year will be announced at the January 6, 2015 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, the 2011 winner was Vinings Jubilee and the 2012 winner was Vinings Historic Preservation Society and the winner in 2013 was The BrightSide News.

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 will guarantee you a seat and lunch.

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Meet Santa at Aunt Fanny’s Cabin

December 5, 2014 6:00 pmtoDecember 7, 2014 8:00 pm
December 12, 2014 6:00 pmtoDecember 14, 2014 8:00 pm
December 19, 2014 6:00 pmtoDecember 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Santa House in Smyrna

Make sure to get your wish list ready because Santa’s coming to town!

Young Children and the young at heart may hand deliver Christmas Wish Lists to Aunt Fanny’s Cabin (located on Atlanta Road across the street from the Market Village) and have a private conversation with the jolly old elf himself. Santa will be available each weekend in December before Christmas. This event is co-sponsored by the Smyrna Optimist Club and the City of Smyrna.

The Santa House will be held in the Smyrna Welcome Center– (Aunt Fanny’s Cabin) 2861 Atlanta Road– Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning December 6th from 6 – 8 p.m.

Here is Santa’s schedule:

Friday, December 5, 12, & 19 – 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 6, 13 & 20 – 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 7, 14 & 21 – 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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2014 Smyrna Holiday Celebration & Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2, 2014
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Join Santa and all of your neighbors on Tuesday, December 2nd on the Smyrna Village Green from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for “Coming Home for the Holidays.” Watch Santa light the big Christmas Tree in the middle of the Village Green at 7:00 p.m. and transform downtown Smyrna with brilliant lights.

Enjoy holiday festivities, musical performances by local church and school choral groups, activities for the kids, parade and a visit with Santa at the Smyrna Community Center.

Highlights also include a live performance by Atlanta Vocal Project on the Village Green at 7:00 p.m. and two live puppet shows (6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) by Piccadilly Puppets inside the small gym. This annual event marks the beginning of the season of lights in our downtown.

This annual event marks the beginning of the season of lights in our downtown. Each evening through the holidays, enjoy the lights downtown.

Admission is free. Smyrna Community Center – 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, 30080.

Bring the entire family for all of it and ring in the season downtown.

For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 770-431-2842.

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Is a Smyrna Vinings Condo on your Christmas List?

The holiday shopping season is heating up for Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome buyers. In October, the Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market sales remained strong. 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 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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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