2014 Spooktacular Chase

October 18, 2014
7:00 amto10:00 am


The Chase Is On!!!!

Join Us For Vision Rehabilitation Services Fundraising Run

Come FLY with us – The 6th annual Spooktacular Chase is open for registration! Join Seemore the Spooktacular Owl and Chasers from all across metro Atlanta as they conquer the Haunting Hills of Smyrna! This unique chip timed, Halloween themed 5K/1K, takes racers through the historic neighborhoods of Smyrna. New this year – Spooktacular Chase Short sleeve race shirts that can be worn year round! Chase course is a Peachtree qualifier.

Awards to the fastest Chaser in age group Special awards to largest teams! Run in your most “Spooktacular” costume for this fun family event. Don’t want to do 5K? Then enjoy our 1K Fun Run / Walk!The Spooktacular Chase is an annual 5k/1K to benefit those who are blind or visually impaired through the services of Vision Rehabilitation Services of GA (VRS). For 30 years, VRS is dedicated to assisting individuals, of all ages, who are blind or visually impaired so they may function independently in all of their environments.

When: Saturday October 18, 2014 7:00 am

Where: Cobb Park (across from Campbell HS) 2776 Sanford Road Smyrna GA

How: Register @ active.com. Registration closes Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10 AM.

Ways to help: Form a team (only 10 or more members), become a sponsor or volunteer

Teams Now FormingGot Friends? Got Co-workers? Forming a team is easy and a great way to build exposure for your company or organization. Teams consist of 10 or more runners (ghost runners, too).

Sponsorships and Volunteer Opportunities Available- We can’t do this without you! A special thanks to our generous sponsors and a warm welcome to our new supporters. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. Through the sponsorship of Spooktacular Chase, sponsors not only support a great family event, they’re contributing to programs that promote training, education and their commitment to safe independent living for those who are blind or visually impaired.

About Vision Rehabilitation Services (VRS)-

Founded in 1983, VRS is a fully accredited 501©(3) organization that serves individuals who are blind and visually impaired throughout a 31-county area of Northwest Georgia. Services provided include: comprehensive low vision evaluations, orientation and mobility training, independent living skills and computer access technology training.

For more information (and a lot of inspiration), please visit www.vrsga.org or call 770-432-7280

Smyrna Alive After Five at Jose’s Not Here

October 16, 2014
5:30 pmto7:30 pm



The Smyrna Business Association is excited to announce their Alive After Five networking event for October . This will be held at Jose’s Not Here

This networking event will be held on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Enjoy an evening of networking with industry professionals in a comfortable, upscale and entertaining atmosphere.

Appetizers + Drinks + Door Prizes

Don’t miss out on this fun event!

Admission is free. Registration is requested.


Jose’s Not Here is located at 4600 West Village Place, Smyrna GA 30080 in the popular West Village.

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards.

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Smyrna Vinings Homes Sales Jump

Smyrna Vinings home sales jumped in September. Is this the typical early Fall jump before the holidays or a sign of continued growth? 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.

Smyrna Vinings Home Sales September 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 increased in September as buyers continue to jump 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 September 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 the last three months, 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 September 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 September, inventory levels decreased further, 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 September 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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2014 Pumpkins at the Pavilion

October 23, 2014
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

The Vinings Historic Preservation Society would like to invite you to Pumpkins at the Pavilion to be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 4 – 5 p.m.

The Art Room at The Music Studio at Vinings is sponsoring this year’s “Paint Your Pumpkin” event! The Art Room will provide baby pumpkins for the kids to paint and decorate!

Paces and Vine will provide fresh baked cookies! Paces and Vine will open soon in Vinings Jubilee and they are anxious to get to know their Vinings neighbors!

You won’t want to miss this event!!!

Registration is open to VHPS members through October 16th. Non-members may register beginning October 17th.

Wear your Halloween colors and come prepared to have a good time. 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. $4 for non-members. R.S.V.P. to 770-432-3343 or vhps1874@bellsouth.net

Pumpkins at the Pavilion will be held at the Old Pavilion on Paces Mill Road. ** Please park at Vinings United Methodist Church two doors down **

The Music Studio at Vinings offers music lessons in most all instruments seven days a week – piano, voice, guitar, violin, drums, brass and woodwinds. They also offer great morning, after school and weekend classes such as “Music Together” Infant to PreK Program, Art Classes in The Art Room, Kids and Family Yoga, Chess, Etiquette, Audition Mastery and more. They even have a recording studio that is open to students and the public. And top it off, they have a Kids’ Open Mic Night at St. Angelo’s Pizza every other month!

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2014-2015 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading:

Upward Sports Basketball for girls and boys and Cheerleading offers an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed for K-4 through 10th grade. Upward Sports focuses on character growth and athletic skills which enhances the competition, and makes this a fun experience for everyone. We want to build winners at life, not just sports!

Teams practice one night a week for one hour. Games are played on Saturday for one hour and concessions are offered all day.

Early registration cost is $110.00. After November 16th, the cost is $120.00. Please register online or you may download the registration form and take it with payment to the church office between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

League Schedule

Evaluations: Everyone MUST attend one evaluation for uniform sizing or sign-up.

Evaluations will be held at Campbell Middle School (Lower) Gym, 3295 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna, GA 30080.

  • Evaluation #1: Saturday, November 8th, 9am-3pm (all ages).
  • Evaluation #2: Saturday, November 15th, 9am – 3pm (all ages).
  • Practices Begin – Week of Monday, December 1, 2014.
  • First Game – Saturday, January 10, 2015.
  • Last Game – Saturday, February 28, 2015.
  • Awards Celebration – Sunday, February 22, 2015.

For more information, please call the church office at 770-435-3231.

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