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New Listing: 5617 Vinings Place Trail

With its great indoor/outdoor spaces, this home is an entertainer’s dream. Located in a great swim and tennis community with a large landscaped yard, you’ll be ready for summer BBQs and cool fall evenings around the fire pit.

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5617 Vinings Place Trail, Mableton

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The living areas are bright and spacious with a great flow for entertaining. The breakfast and great rooms have windows on three sides and flow into the huge living room.

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A warm kitchen with hardwood floors also opens onto the sunny breakfast area and the vaulted great room with its stacked stone fireplace and views of the back yard.5638309-10-alt

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The large main-floor master suite has coffered ceiling details and one of the home’s three fireplaces which is double sided and opens into the master bath. Fresh, neutral paint and carpet make it ready for you to personalize.

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Three upstairs bedrooms are generously sized, including a mini-master and a huge bonus room which could also function as a second floor lounge, media, or hobby room.

The basement “man-cave” even has a batting cage!5638309-20-alt

The decks and back yard face the back of the neighborhood with a tranquil green space – no neighbors overlooking.

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Can’t you just see yourself making s’mores around the backyard fire pit? And the covered seating area under the deck is a great spot for your grill.

This home is packed with great features and is completely move-in ready. Check out the full listing here with even more photos and details. And as always, please contact me with any questions about this great home or to set up a time to view it.

 

Overview: 4.051 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms/4.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, pool

Schools: Harmony-Leland/ Lindley/ Pebblebrook

Listing price: $389,000

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Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle 2015 Gold Agent

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties is pleased  to announce that Tina Hunsicker has been named as one of the Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle Gold Agents as a result of nearly $13 million in real estate sales for 2015!

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November Real Estate Update for Vinings and Buckhead

October real estate transaction volume is down in Vinings and Bulkhead, but not as severely as it was in September and August which was dramatically down month over month and year over year.

Vinings numbers are somewhat misleading as the transaction volume has been so low that percentages don’t seem relevant.  The most notable thing to me was that the average sales price was under $800k, which says the main things selling are pretty close to lot prices, not so much resales.

In Buckhead, sales were down 14% year over year and 8% month over month.  Buckhead is a much bigger market, so its most likely a seasonal dip in sales and a lack of inventory in the year over year sales.

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New Listing: 4100 Paces Walk SE

This  bright condo is freshly painted and ready to be your new home! Top floor unit means high ceilings and wooded views; an elevator next to two dedicated parking spots means easy in-and-out with groceries. Lots of windows and an open floor plan make the kitchen and living areas feel spacious, while a gas fireplace creates a cozy ambiance. This community is close to all the shopping and dining in Vinings but with a peaceful atmosphere at home, a great place to relax at the end of the day.

Take a look at the full listing for a complete list of features and community amenities.

Overview: 1250 sq. ft.,  2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms

Schools: Teasley/ Campbell/  Campbell

List price: $210,000

4100 Paces Walk SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

4100 Paces Walk SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

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As always, please contact me if you have any questions about this home or to set up a time to view it.

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October Real Estate Update for Buckhead

Here is a video from Berkshire Hathaway with some interesting stats about the current real estate market in Buckhead. The market is down again this past month more than it was the previous month.  I’m not sure if this is seasonal or just a mismatch of inventory to buyers.  If you’ll notice, the average sales price is around $600k and the average listing price is $1.2M.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re about to enter the whirlwind of the holiday season – in fact, it has already felt like Christmas time in Atlanta this week – Brrrrrr! I’m so glad that  Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season because it gives me a chance to pause and reflect on all of the things that I am deeply grateful for before all of the exciting business of the season begins. Here are a few of the things I’m thankful for:

IMG_0683Its Fall and we’re heading into Thanksgiving week, so I only thought it appropriate that I post what  I’m Thankful For:

1. Our health – after losing a few young friends this year to terrible diseases, I am ever so mindful that we need to be thankful for our health.

2. My son’s education – every time I am at my son’s school I am reminded how lucky and blessed I am that he is able to get the quality education that he receives and it reminds that I want to help those that aren’t as fortunate to allow their children to prosper.

3. Continued good business.  After so many terrible years in real estate, 2013 and 2014 have been a blessing and one I hope continues for not only my benefit but my clients who are able to make transitions in housing without a financial hardship.

4.  A supportive broker – this business can be tough and as an independent business person I’ve never realized the benefit of a great broker until this year.  For the first time since I’ve been in real estate I feel like I have a partner versus someone who just cares about taking a chunk of my money.  It is truly a win-win relationship.

5.  My friends, family, and neighbors – as a single mom I hear others talk about how hard it is when their husband works late hours or is on a business trip, but many of them don’t work.  I get by daily as the sole provider for my family with the help of my friends and neighbors. Even though I don’t have family nearby I have their support just a phone call away. I have friends and neighbors that are happy to swing by and pick up my child with just a text or phone call and a resilient son who doesn’t worry if Mom is later than planned, he knows she’s probably with a client.

6. My village – this is part of the friends and neighbors, but even more its familiarity and tradition.  I realize as the Holidays approach and my son is now 10 years old that the things we have done for years in Vinings such as the Halloween party, Vinings Tree Lighting etc are becoming part of his “story” and life and it brings him comfort and a sense of home.  Even though I am occasionally tempted by a great deal on a house somewhere else it comes down to whats best for my son and the comfort of the known outweighs the perks of another house or location.

7.  Flexible time – one of the reasons I went into real estate was to allow myself to have a “life”.  Little did I realize that life would require working every single day with no real time off EVER!  But the benefit of that is I can schedule around things at my son’s school and can participate in things that most Moms who don’t work can do and then I just end up on my computer til midnight making up for it, but I can do it all that way. Plus this career has allowed me to have flexibility and be the best Mom I can be for my sweet little boy.

8.  My dogs – as my parents lost their much-loved Boston Terrier  – Suzy this year I am reminded how much unconditional love comes from my 2 fellas.  The help me appreciate nature as they like to take walks and sniff everywhere they go.  My littlest one is truly my shadow and they are both at my feet while I work from home on many days.

9. Reliable service providers – this may not make sense to many, but I do feel blessed to have people who I can trust to help me with maintaining and enhancing my house.  My gardener, handyman, painters etc.  I own a rental property and have my house and without them I would be overwhelmed with tasks that could be difficult to manage.  I feel comfortable leaving them a key and I know the work will get done.  I haven’t always had this comfort, I am grateful to have it now.

10. Technology – again this may seem like an odd thing to be thankful for, but technology truly allows me to communicate with many more people than I could in years past.  Prior to the advent of everyone on email we’d have to spend hours a day calling people to arrange for appointments, follow up on showings etc.  Today things are pretty instantaneous and I can see when someone is entering a listing or text an agent to get feedback or email a client about a showing, allowing me to be much more productive than in years past.

 

And the most important of all, I am thankful for my son,  this coming week reminds me of my journey to Russia 9 years ago to bring him home.  Each day of the Thanksgiving week brings a different memory and I reflect on it each year.  My Mom travelled with me on both trips and she remembers each day as if it was yesterday as well.  We boarded the flight to Kemerovo on Sunday and arrived on Monday and by the following Saturday after Thanksgiving we were back in Atlanta with a new baby boy!  I know many agents remember that time as well as I think everyone in Buckhead and Vinings was following my journey.  We didn’t have WordPress back then, but I did an early version of a Blog on Google 360.  I’ll have to see if I can still find it, it was sporatic as it wasn’t always easy to find internet access back then in Siberia, but it still captured a lot of what was happening to us daily.  So reflect on what you’re Thankful for this Thanksgiving and I hope it will be a wonderful one for you and your family as well.

 

As a little Thanksgiving bonus I thought I’d add that I’m grateful for this season of hospitality too, a time to reconnect with friends and family over a special holiday meal. Here’s a recipe for a traditional Southern party favorite, cheese straws. These are great for guests to nibble with a glass of wine and they would also be a great way to show your gratitude to your holiday hosts!

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Southern Cheese Straws
Makes about 4 dozen pieces
Ingredients
  • 1 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2. Sift together the flour, salt, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper. Put the butter and grated cheese in a mixing bowl, and mix for several minutes, until thoroughly blended. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter and cheese, and mix until completely incorporated. Add the water, and mix for one minute longer.
3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead five or six times. Roll the dough out 1/4 inch thick, and cut into strips 1/4 inch wide and 4-6 inches in length. Place the strips on ungreased cookie sheets 1/2 inch apart, and bake in the preheated oven for 12-16 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Cool completely, and store in airtight containers.

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Lights, Camera, Action, Y’all!

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Swan House photo credit: AtlantaHistoryCenter.tumblr.com

Atlanta’s booming film industry has brought a flurry of A-list stars to Buckhead recently. Ryan Gosling, who is filming the ‘70’s noir “The Nice Guys” with Russell Crowe was spotted out enjoying dinner at the Buckhead Diner last weekend. They have been filming all over town including the retro fabulous Sandy Springs home of Dallas Austin (where Justin Beiber stayed while he worked on a recording project earlier this year).

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Dallas Austin’s retro fabulous home photo credit: inquisitr.com

 

Marvel is filming “Ant-man” downtown in mid-November, superhero fans! The film is starring Paul Rudd as a man who can change sizes and communicate with insects. And speaking of superheroes, former superheroine and Cartersville native Chloe Moretz (who was Hit Girl in the film “Kick Ass”) is filming “The Fifth Wave” on location in Ansley Park.

 

And for fans of ‘80’s comedy, Ed Helms of “The Office” is back in his hometown of Atlanta doing a sequel to the Griswald’s “Vacation” to Wally World. He’s playing the role of a grown-up Rusty Griswald with Christina Applegate cast as his wife. I hear that while their roles will be small, both Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo will be making an appearance. They’ve been filming around Midtown and in Charlotte NC.

 

It sounds like there will be more of this in our area as Tyler Perry Studios expands with its purchase of property in the decommissioned Ft MacPherson and Jim Jacoby builds the huge Atlanta Media Campus and Studios in Gwinnett, slated to be the largest movie complex outside of California.

 

If you’re looking for a little of the “lights, camera, action” yourself, here’s a casting call I recently heard about: Looking for wealthy philanthropists, business owners and CEOs for an inspirational, uplifting primetime hour-long series for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The ideal families should live in the Atlanta area, have at least one 7-12-year-old child and would be able to assist another family in need. If you have everything in life money can buy and feel like giving back to a hard working family who had their run of bad luck, please apply here:  http://www.nbc.com/casting#htohl

 

Break a leg, y’all!

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Chastain Park Home: 11 Laurel Drive NE

Walk to Chastain Park’s concerts, tennis, swimming, the horse park and much more from this beautiful 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom family home. The home has been completely remodeled and has an elevator to the upper level. The main level is completely open to suit today’s lifestyle and each bedroom upstairs has a large full bath.  The master bedroom has a fireplace and luxurious bath as well as two walk-in closets. There is also a teen suite with a huge en suite bath and walk in closet as well. For those of you who love outdoor entertaining, this home has a huge deck – part of which is screened in for when you need to escape from the bugs. The deck is also perfect for watching the kids play in the beautiful backyard. The terrace level has a large rec room, guest suite and large laundry room.

If you’re unfamiliar with all that Chastain Park has to offer, check out the Chastain Park Conservancy. Georgia’s PATH Foundation also has a trail at Chastain Park. “One of PATH’s more social trails, the double-loop trail around North Fulton Golf Course and Chastain Park, is frequented by groups walking dogs, running laps, and pushing baby strollers. The trail is marked as two 5K courses and a separate 3K course. There are lights along the loop around North Fulton Golf Course to facilitate predawn and evening use. This trail is available for all user groups but primarily functions as a pedestrian venue.” You are also right across the park from The Galloway School.

With this location and the recent price reduction, this home won’t last!

Overview: 2,457 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 4 full/1 half bathrooms

Schools: Warren T. Jackson/ Sutton/ North Atlanta

List Price: $749,900

 

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Tina Hunsicker tinahunsicker.com (404) 931-3944

Tina Hunsicker
tinahunsicker.com
(404) 931-3944

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Dan Forsman Voted Most Admired CEO in Real Estate

Dan Forsman Most Admired CEO in Real Estate

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June 2014 Market Update

Whether you are actively buying or selling or you are just curious what the market is doing, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Market Updates are full of interesting and useful information. View the June update for Buckhead here:

June 2014 Buckhead Market Update

June 2014 Buckhead Market Update

Click here to view additional market update videos.

Please contact me if you have any questions about any aspect of the real estate market. I would love to discuss it with you.

Tina Hunsicker tinahunsicker.com (404) 931-3944

Tina Hunsicker
tinahunsicker.com
(404) 931-3944

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