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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 (0 comments)
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 (1 comments)
Sandy Springs Short Sale Opportunity - 03/29/12 06:26 AM
Don’t miss out on this great Sandy Springs short sale opportunity in Carroll Manor on a private, wooded lake view lot. The townhome features a large Family Room with upgraded fireplace granite surround. The whole main level has been updated with hardwood floors. The Kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a great view of the backyard. You’ll also love the separate Dining with the picture windows overlooking the lake. Upstairs you’ll find the Master suite as well and two ample-sized bedrooms.The Master Bathroom has been upgraded to include new tile shower with a seamless glass shower surround and a (0 comments)
Annual Sandy Springs Egg Hunt - 03/29/12 06:22 AM
Time to dig out those Easter baskets. On March 31, 2012, the City of Sandy Springs will need the help of children to locate eggs during the Annual Sandy Springs Egg Hunt. Children participating in the event will also have the opportunity to explore a fire truck and have their faces painted. What you need to know: Date: March 31, 2012 (If it rains, the event will be moved to April 7) Time: The event is from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Hunts will take place as follows: Ages 1-3: 10:30 a.m. Ages 4-6: 11:00 a.m. Ages 7-9: 11:30 a.m. Cost: FREE Location: (1 comments)
Smyrna Vinings Featured Home Don’t miss out on this wonderful traditional Mableton home for sale situated on a private wooded lot in Vinings Cove. The home features hardwood floors on main and a large Family Room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace. The Kitchen is open to the Family Room, offers stainless steel appliances and a great view of the backyard. You’ll also love the separate Dining and Living Rooms on the main floor. Upstairs you’ll find the Master suite with a vaulted ceiling as well and two ample-sized bedrooms. Also, be sure to check out the huge brick patio and (0 comments)
Time to hop around and find some eggs in Smyrna. Calling all Smyrna families. It’s time for a new twist to a beloved holiday tradition…hunting Easter Eggs… in the dark! Children up to age 10 years are asked to bring a flashlight and Easter basket. Children are divided into age groups with the youngest beginning their hunt at dusk. The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt gets started at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 31st. The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt and Movie Night will be held at Tolleson Park, which is located at 3515 McCauley Road, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. Following the hunt, all (0 comments)
Smyrna homeowners facing foreclosure? Most of us grew up thinking that if we planned well and played by the rules, we’d never have to stand by as our financial lives unraveled.
But upheaval on Wall Street, unacceptable rates of unemployment and plummeting real estate values have taken their toll. Since 2007, 7.9 million homeowners have lost their homes to foreclosure. Current estimates are that one in four homeowners owe more on their mortgages than they could get from the sale of their home. Millions more homes will be lost to foreclosure before this real estate crisis runs its course. (1 comments)
Vinings Historic Egg Hunt - 03/22/12 08:16 AM
Join the Vinings Historic Preservation Society for the annual Vinings Historic Egg Hunt and storytelling by Atlanta’s famous story teller Betty Ann Wylie a.k.a Aunt Betty Bunny. The Historic Egg Hunt will be on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:00pm at the Historic Pace House and Old Pavilion on 3057 Paces Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30339. Reservations required – Space is limited Registration is open to VHPS members only through March 19. Non members may register after March 20. Free admission to all VHPS members. $5 per child for non-members. Email or call our office to register your child. (0 comments)
The Week in Review: What a difference a week can make! Mortgage interest rates moved higher after last week’s Fed statement that the economy is improving and there is reason to believe inflation could pick up. Home loan interest rates increased by approximately .25% – the biggest weekly increase in a long time. What to Expect Where are we in the economic cycle? Economic reports have shown improvement since the 3rd quarter of 2011, the labor market is slowly getting back on track and it sure seems hard to find a parking spot at the mall. I feel we are (1 comments)
The Vinings Business Association will hold its 3rd annual Business EXPO, Tuesday March 29, 2012, at the Marriott Courtyard Vinings, 2857 Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA 30339, from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm. The event is Free to the public. There will be over 30 booths with information on Vinings area businesses and upcoming events, with drawings, door prizes, food and more. Over 1,000 people attended the Vinings Business Expo last year. The Vinings Business Association (VBA), a non-profit corporation, consists of business owners, executives, employees, residents and interested citizens that are committed to enhancing the economic, business and residential (0 comments)
Smyrna Vinings Condo and Townhome February Recap - 03/19/12 09:34 PM
The Smyrna Vinings townhome and condo market is seeing improvement much like the Smyrna Vinings home market. We’ve actually seen a spike in sales in February 2012, which could be positioning to be a strong year in the Smyrna Vinings condo and townhome market.
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, know the inventory of homes for sale and understand the trends, statistics and all the local pertinent information necessary (1 comments)
The Junior League of Atlanta’s 15th Annual Tour of Kitchens will be held on March 24th and 25th (rain or shine). The tour includes a two day sneak peek into 14 of the most spectacular kitchens (7 each day) created by Atlanta’s top designers. Also included in the tour are special events such as chef demonstrations, mixing & mingling with Atlanta’s hippest designers and exclusive tours of Atlanta’s trendiest homes! The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.’s annual Tour of Kitchens features Atlanta’s finest residential kitchens created by the city’s most celebrated kitchen designers. This self-guided tour features 14 homes in (1 comments)
Commission Chairman Tim Lee will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, March 21st at 7 p.m. at the Smyrna Community Center. The community center is located at 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna GA 30080. Town halls are designed to inform residents about progress being made in Cobb County and provide an easy forum for two-way communication with elected officials. For more information, call 770-528-3300 or visit cobbcounty.org/lee. Visit us for all the latest Smyrna Vinings news and events. (0 comments)
Congratulations to the Whitefield Academy basketball team for winning the state championship on Saturday. University of Georgia-bound Kenneth Gaines led Whitefield Academy to its third Class A boys championship with 24 points as the No. 2-ranked Whitefield Academy Wolfpack beat No. 7 Athens Christian 73-50 in the Class A championship game. Whitefield finished the season with a 22-game winning streak and a 29-3 record overall. Coach Tyrone Johnson steered Whitefield Academy to championships in the 2002-03 and 2008-09 seasons. Whitefield Academy also got 18 points from sophomore Eric Lockett, nine points each from Jordan Coar and Khalen Pinkett, as well (0 comments)
Smyrna Vinings Housing Market doing well - 03/13/12 03:26 PM
Time to update you on the Smyrna Vinings home market, which covers February home sales and our current Smyrna Vinings real estate market. Most pressing point to understand is that the Smyrna Vinings area is doing pretty well. Do we have room for improvement, sure. But it is getting harder to find those great deals for our clients as inventory continues to shrink. So let’s get to it and see what’s going on in the only market that matters most to you, your local Smyrna Vinings home market.
This chart shows you the past 12 months of home sales at (0 comments)
The Vinings Business Association will be holding their March After Hours business networking event at Garrison’s in Vinings. The Vinings After Hours Event will be on Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30-7:00pm. Since 1998, Garrison’s Broiler & Tap has been a neighborhood destination known for high-quality food, generous portions and a comfortable atmosphere. Our personable staff is passionate about hospitality, great wine and providing an outstanding value to our guests. 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 (0 comments)
Looking for a great St. Patrick’s Day Festival next Saturday? No excuses on why we shouldn’t see you at the Smyrna Market Village this year. So get out of the house, put on a little green and come celebrate. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival is Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 2-11pm. Don’t miss out on one of Atlanta’s biggest and growing St. Patrick’s Day festivals. The festival is a celebration of Irish heritage enjoyed by over 2,000 people in previous years. Atkins Park Tavern and Zucca Pizzeria are the hosts for this great Smyrna Market Village event and is always (2 comments)
The big event of the week will be Friday’s Jobs Report. Employment numbers have been showing improvement for several months in a row. Will the trend continue? If so, home loan interest rates could move upward.
European economic concerns continue to be headline news at the beginning of this week. The 17 nation European economy shrank in the 4th quarter of 2011 and China just revised its future growth estimates lower. While Greece appears to have captured its debt bailout, many are stating that the Country will (0 comments)
Be sure to check out the Smyrna Business Association's next Alive After Five networking event. This will be held at South City Kitchen Vinings in Ivy Walk. This networking event will be held on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 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. Location: South City Kitchen, 1675 Cumberland Parkway (Ivy Walk Place, Smyrna, GA 30080. Their phone number is 770-435-0070. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards. (0 comments)
Looking for a deal on a Sandy Springs home? In a recent article by Business Insider titled, 10 Cities Where Homebuyers Can Get Steals On Short Sales, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metro area made the top 10 list. So let’s recap Sandy Springs short sales for January and it’s impact on the current market. With 41% of all homes sold in Q4 2011 in metro Atlanta being distressed properties, it’s important to understand the influence that short sales have on today’s market and to keep an eye on the market. In January, Sandy Springs short sales activity was: 25 active homes (0 comments)
Looking for a deal in Mableton. You might want to consider a short sale. Let's recap Mableton short sales for January and it’s impact on the current market. With 41% of all homes sold in Q4 2011 in metro Atlanta being distressed properties, it’s important to understand the influence that short sales have on today’s market and to keep an eye on the market. In January, Mableton short sales activity was: 39 active homes 15 pending homes 0 closed homes 5 active condos and townhomes 9 pending condos and townhomes 1 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for (0 comments)
Wanting to know more about Marietta short sales. Let's do a quick recap of Marietta short sales for January and it’s impact on the current market. With 41% of all homes sold in Q4 2011 in metro Atlanta being distressed properties, it’s important to understand the influence that short sales have on today’s market and to keep an eye on the market. In January, Marietta short sales activity was: 101 active homes 100 pending homes 27 closed homes 28 active condos and townhomes 21 pending condos and townhomes 1 closed condos and townhomes If you’re in the market for a (0 comments)
The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County will be holding a presentation on Hypertufa. Hyper what? Come to this Gardeners Night out and find out. Fred Wilhelm will be the presenter and this informative seminar will be free and open to the public. The gardening event will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and will be held at West Cobb Regional Library, 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw, GA 30152. Phone is 770-528-4699. And if you need a space to garden, the City of Smyrna and Keep Smyrna Beautiful have created a wonderful community garden. The Community Garden, (0 comments)
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