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Happy New Year!

Whew! December was quite a busy month! For some reason, December has always been a good month work-wise, and this year was no exception. Of course, with a young child, there is a lot to do to prepare for Christmas. And if both of those things weren’t enough, on the 10th we converted from Prudential to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services!

Here is a nice article about the conversion from the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

Prudential set to become Berkshire Hathaway

by Douglas Sams
Commercial Real Estate Editor- Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta’s largest residential real estate company plans to make a bold move into the ultra-competitive luxury home market.

The push comes almost eight months after Prudential Georgia Realty, probably known best for new home sales in suburban Atlanta markets, was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A, BRK-B) affiliate HomeServices of America Inc.

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Now we’re on to 2014 and have new listings that will be popping up soon. I’ll be posting some in the days to come, but for now, we are hoping your year is off to a great start and you are staying warm!

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New mobile app for local real estate

Prudential Georgia Realty has introduce a new mobile app for Android and iPhone! For instructions on downloading it, text TinaH to 404-620-2300. Even if you aren’t shopping, it’s fun to keep up with everything that’s going on in the market. Here are a few of the great features available:

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  • Best Local Real Estate App for Greater Metro Atlanta
  • Listings from all MLS’s
  • Sold Properties from MLS
  • Recently Rented from MLS
  • New Home Properties
  • Short Sales/Foreclosures
  • Property Scan/Augmented Reality

 

Download it and let me know what you think of it!

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SOLD: 1956 West Wesley

I’m so happy for my clients who are moving to 1956 West Wesley. We just closed last Friday!

As many of you know, Paces Neighborhood has large lots, estate style homes and is my dream location.  Earlier this year, I had moved another family to 3111 Ridgewood just around the corner.  Although different in style, both of these homes have over one acre lots, pools and fabulous kid friendly terrace levels.  We are going to plan something soon so both of these families can meet other friends in the neighborhood. Fortunately, they are both still close to Vinings and I still consider them neighbors!

1956 West Wesley

1956 West Wesley

3111 Ridgewood

3111 Ridgewood

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Don’t forget – Time change on November 3!

Turn your clock back and get an extra hour of sleep!

Yes, it is that time of year again. Daylight Saving Time ends so we turn our clocks back one hour at 2am Sunday morning, November 3rd. Most people will change their clocks before they go to bed Saturday night.  This change puts us back on Standard Time.  The good news is that everyone can get an extra hour of sleep!

History of Daylight Savings Time: People often ask – what is Daylight Saving Time and why do we have it?  Daylight Saving Time (or summer time as it is called in many countries) is a way of getting more light out of the day by advancing clocks by one hour during the summer. During Daylight Saving Time, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the morning, when people are usually asleep anyway, and sets one hour later in the evening, seeming to stretch the day longer.

The reason many countries implement DST is to make better use of the daylight in the evenings.  Some believe that it could be linked to reducing the amount of road accidents and injuries. The extra hour of daylight in the evening is said to give children more social time with friends and family and can even boost the tourism industry because it increases the amount of outdoor activities. DST is also considered a means to save energy due to less artificial light needed during the evening hours.  Clocks are set one hour ahead during the spring, and one hour back to standard time in the autumn.

Benjamin Franklin first suggested Daylight Saving Time in 1784, but modern DST was not formally proposed until 1895 when an entomologist from New Zealand, George Vernon Hudson, presented a proposal for a two-hour daylight saving shift to the Wellington Philosophical Society.  It wasn’t until World War I, in 1916, that DST was adopted and implemented by several countries in Europe and the United States.  The United States, Canada and some other countries extended DST in 2007. The new start date is the second Sunday in March (previously the first Sunday in April) through to the first Sunday in November (previously the last Sunday in October).

If you would like to set your clock to the correct time, please click this link.

Now that you have an extra hour, what will you do with it?

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Gray: The New Neutral

Everything old becomes new again!  I’m old enough to remember the early 80’s when gray was the neutral. It looks like it is making a strong comeback. Clients are calling it Greige and in this article they are calling it Dune. It’s basically a warm-toned grey.

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Regardless of what you call it, I like it and already have a room this color. I find it goes well with stone or brick (the mortar in brick can be the same tones.) In surveying my house, I find that it is all solids – not patterns – which makes changing a color pretty easy. Someone once told me when selecting colors for your home to look at your wardrobe as it contains color you tend to like. I can’t say the color scheme applies to me – I have a pretty bright summer wardrobe and fairly dark winter one – but the lack of patterns certainly holds true.

Beyond White: Hot Color Trends for the Kitchen and Bath
RISMEDIA, Thursday, October 17, 2013— (BPT) – So many of us love the rich colors featured in kitchen and bath magazines, but when it comes to selecting colors for our own homes, we tend to play it safe. It’s time to be bold and get out of the color comfort zone. Whether it’s a vibrant backsplash, playful shade on the wall, or a new sink color that pops with personality, today’s hot color trends are anything but boring.Consider these top five color trends for kitchen and bath spaces:

1. Gray reigns king
The 2013 NKBA Trends Report names gray the coveted color of the year. According to the report, use of gray color schemes in both kitchens and baths has dramatically increased since 2010, particularly over the past year. The hue is currently used in 55 percent of kitchens and 56 percent of bathrooms.

“I regularly work gray into my projects because it instantly elevates the design and adds depth to the palette,” says senior interior designer Travis Rotelli, who works at the Kohler Design Center in Kohler, Wis.

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Another old style that is making a comeback is brass. So often, I hear clients say that they don’t like all the brass in a particular house.  The solution for that now is to simply take the good quality Baldwin brass and have it dipped to remove the clear coat. This will reveal the natural brass. This natural aged brass is beautiful and the new style again. I have Baldwin Brass in my home and may try it in a few rooms to see how it goes before I do the whole thing. If I do, I’ll be sure to take before and after pictures. I like the warmth of brass, and while hardware styles and choices change so frequently, high quality fixtures should be able to pass the test of time.

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What do you think of both of these comeback styles? Have you or would you use either of these in your own home?

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Tina’s Exciting New Affiliation with Prudential Georgia Realty

By the end of the year, metro Atlanta will be seeing the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sign - with my name on it!

By the end of the year, metro Atlanta will be seeing the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sign – with my name on it!

I’m pleased to announce my new affiliation with Prudential Georgia Realty.  As of this Monday I’ve made the transition and am working at getting new listings converted as I post this.

There is something exciting going on at Prudential!   On December 10th we will become Berkshire Hathaway Georgia Properties.  Below is a video to give you an idea of why the conversion and the new signage.

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I’m thrilled to be entering the largest network of agents in the state of Georgia and bring this fabulous brand to Buckhead, Vinings and Smyrna.  You will see my signs converting to Prudential this week and in December the Cabernet signs will appear.  More to come of this fabulous affiliation but I’m still learning them as well.

Check out this video!

Click here to get to know Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - there's a  brief video and more information describing the company coming to Atlanta in December 2013!

Click here to get to know Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – there’s a brief video and more information describing the company coming to Atlanta in December 2013!

Here’s my contact info (email and phone number are still the same!):

Tina Hunsicker, Vinings Realtor with Prudential Georgia - Buckhead Office

Tina Hunsicker

Tina Hunsicker

Prudential Georgia Realty – Buckhead Office

http://tinahunsicker.com

(404) 931 – 3944

tinahunsicker@hotmail.com

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