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Timeless Southern Porches

 

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There are few things that say “Southern charm” like a comfortable, shady porch. There is something really special about enjoying an iced tea or a glass of wine, having a relaxed weekend meal, or relaxing with a book outdoors on the porch. They say “welcome to my home” and create a timeless first impression.

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A twilight welcome at 2741 Vinings Orchard Circle

Although our summers can be hot, living in Atlanta means we get at least three seasons of use out of our porches.

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As a realtor, I’m seeing the screened in porch as a big draw for potential buyers as well. Not only does a porch keep some of the harsh sunlight and heat out of your home, but a screened porch adds a lot of usable indoor/outdoor living space for a fraction of the cost of a home addition.

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Southern porches can be as simple as a covered patio on the front of the house to a screened room with luxurious furnishings and a fireplace, surround sound, and entertainment center.

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Fantastic vaulted porch with fireplace at 2727 Lansdowne Lane

Furnishings are usually casual with comfort in mind. Rocking chairs are always welcome and it’s hard to go wrong with a porch swing.

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Senoia, Ga Idea House front porch swing// photo credit: southernliving.com

 

Adding a ceiling fan can really enhance the comfort level and screening in a porch keeps out pests and makes outdoor dining a breeze. What could be better than summer entertaining with an outdoor kitchen and dining area on a porch?

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My listing at 2741 Vinings Orchard Circle has incredible porches on every level of the home

There is a style of porch for every architectural style too, from rustic to neoclassical, low country to modern. Even pool houses and walk-out basement entrances are getting the screened porch treatment.

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Adding shutters is a classic touch that also creates more privacy on a porch (and is a great place for kids to camp out during sleepovers).

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Architectural and style trends may come and go, but a classic southern element like a great porch is timeless.

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Sold: 3429 Habersham Road NW

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3429 Habersham Road NW  Atlanta, GA 30305

Overview: 7,814 sq. ft.; 6 bedroom; 6 bathroom; 3 car garage; .73 acre lot

Schools: Jackson – Atlanta; Sutton; North Atlanta

List Price: $1,895,000

This gorgeous Tuxedo Park home located on one of the most prestigious streets in Atlanta was a great find for one of my clients! This 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom home with luxury finishes is on a large lot with an indoor/outdoor flow perfect for entertaining.

I knew that they were in the market for a really exceptional property and when I discovered that that this home would be available for sale, I wanted to get them in to see it as soon as possible. We were thrilled to be able to see this one just before it hit the market and my client was quick enough to snag it right away.

This is a great example of why working with an experienced realtor can really make a difference;  you may be able to find your dream home even if it hasn’t hit the market yet!

As always, feel free to reach out to me to set up a time to talk about the kind of home you are looking for. The Atlanta market has really been heating up lately and I’d love to help you find exactly what you want in a home. And please let me know if you’re even thinking about buying or selling your Atlanta area home! While you hear me talking about Buckhead and Vinings real estate all the time, I have lots of experience throughout metro Atlanta including Smyrna, “Smynings”, Mableton, Sandy Springs,  Ansley Park, Midtown and now even Towne Lake!.

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New Listing: 2741 Vinings Orchard Circle SE

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Old-world details and timeless finishes provide an atmosphere of rustic elegance in this custom architect designed home. Beautiful stonework and a cool veranda make a gracious first impression.5681811-09-altArched doorways, beamed ceilings, and rich hardwoods continue the look of casual elegance into the open kitchen and living areas. The fireplace in the family room is framed by french doors leading to one of the home’s outdoor living areas.5681811-12-alt

No detail was overlooked in this airy eat-in kitchen complete with two-tone custom cabinetry, light stone countertops, a generous center island, and top of the line appliances. 5681811-08-altStep out into one of the home’s outdoor living areas to the beautifully landscaped pool and backyard, with a full outdoor kitchen and fireplace and two generous covered porches. fit=350-1

The easy flow outdoor from the home’s living areas and kitchen makes this work for a summer afternoon with the kids but transitions beautifully to an elegant evening setting for parties and entertaining. The beautiful landscaping provides privacy and creates a soothing outdoor oasis.5681811-22-alt

More intimate living areas center around the home’s second fireplace, creating a cosy spot to read or enjoy a quiet conversation. Crown moulding and millwork details continue throughout all of the living areas.5681811-06-alt

The master suite features 10 foot ceilings, thermal windows, and hardwood floors. His and hers bathrooms and huge closets complete the tranquil space.5681811-16-alt5681811-17-alt5681811-01-alt

Although this home is conveniently located in Vinings, it has the feel of a mountain retreat, your perfect getaway in the city.

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This is a really unique and lovely property in a quiet walkable neighborhood. Please see the full listing here for more details and photos. And as always, please contact me with any questions about this great home or to set up a time to view it. Open House Sunday 5/1 from 2-4 pm.

2741 Vinings Orchard Circle SE Atlanta, GA 30339
Overview: 4914 sq.ft.; 5 bedrooms; 5 bathrooms; 2 half bathrooms; 2 car garage; pool
Schools: Nickajack/Campbell/Campbell
Listing Price:$1,100,000

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices April Real Estate Video Update for Vinings

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has released its video market update for Vinings real estate in April.

What I notice most is that things that have been sitting on the market are finally moving as prices have dropped to accommodate what buyers are willing to pay.  New listings coming on the market (if priced correctly) are selling immediately. Buyers that have been sitting out there waiting for something to come on the market this spring, are finally buying.   I think you’ll see a big uptick in these numbers come May for closings.  The dramatic drops you’re seeing are due to lack of new inventory entering the market.

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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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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.

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Tina Hunsicker
tinahunsicker.com
(404) 931-3944

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April 2014 Real Estate Market Update

Here is the real estate market update for April. These stats are very general by area. Various price points are moving much faster than others. In Vinings, the over $2M price point had about a 4 year inventory in January, and while it is finally moving, it’s still at about a 2 year inventory level. Because of this, I see those prices continuing to drop, while the lower price points are holding steadier now.

 

April 2014 Market Update

This link will take you to the Vinings Market Update, but you can browse areas throughout Atlanta and the state of Georgia here. As always, if you have any questions about this update or anything real estate related, please contact me.

 

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February 2014 Market Update

Click the video below for the latest real estate market upate for the Vinings area. You may also view additional video reports for many of our local markets. I’ve included links directly to the Buckhead update as well as the Smyrna update.

 

Feb 2014 Market Update - Vinings

Please contact me with any questions regarding your real estate needs. As part of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, I have access to proprietary information resources that are not available to the public and can help you understand the real facts in your area.

Better information leads to better decisions!

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October Market Update

Here are the Prudential Market Updates for Buckhead and Vinings in the month of October:

Sales in Buckhead have dropped month over month and year over year. I believe this is primarily due to decreased inventory, but it is also a seasonal adjustment. As a result with 6 years of inventory available, sales are slowing and inventory is climbing in the the over $2M market.

October Market Update - Buckhead

October Market Update – Buckhead

Vinings remained steady with a much higher increase in sales price.  I believe that is primarily due to the higher end homes (at and over $1M) moving again at a great pace.  Many of those homes had been on the market for quite a while, but with no new inventory coming on the market, I believe buyers finally picked from what existed versus continuing to wait and hope for what they wanted to come on the market.  We had a great flurry of the newer high end homes sell this spring and finally this fall the remodeled high end homes have gone under contract.  That could partially be due to the sellers compromising further in price as well.

October Market Update - Vinings

October Market Update – Vinings

I’m including more specific Vinings data from another source as well that I find to be interesting.

Under $800k

Location:   ZIP 30339
Price Range:   $0 – $799,999
SQFT Range:   0 – No Limit
Property Types:   Residential Detached – All Properties – All Properties
Bedrooms:   0 – No Limit
Full Baths:   0 – No Limit
Half Baths:   0 – No Limit
Year Built:   0 – No Limit

Under $800k

Look at the balancing of inventory to demand that has taken place over the past year in Vinings under $800,000. Inventory has steadily declined and transactions have increased.  This is great news as well. It shows us that homes in 30339 that are priced right will sell.

$800k and Up

Location:   ZIP 30339
Price Range:   $800,000 – No Limit
SQFT Range:   0 – No Limit
Property Types:   Residential Detached – All Properties – All Properties
Bedrooms:   0 – No Limit
Full Baths:   0 – No Limit
Half Baths:   0 – No Limit

Notice the volume of sales in April (which were newer construction over $1M) and then last month.  I’ve pulled this over the past 2 years to show you the significance in the volume change.  There has been pent up demand for the higher end homes, but the remodels weren’t selling this spring and then, as of last month, they are moving.  This definitely sends us a message that buyers want Vinings enough to compromise or set their expectations a bit higher on price points. This is great news for us and also indicates a need for high end homes on the market in Vinings again.

As always, let me know if you might be interested in selling as I have buyers that are still looking!

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