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New listing: 2945 Paces Lake Drive SE

Don’t miss this one on the lake in Vinings!

My followers are the first to know of a new listing coming to market in the next week in the heart of Vinings on Paces Lake.

This high quality custom home was built in 1998 and is one of the best lots on the street. This lot allows the home to have 3 sides of water views with privacy. Custom finishes thru out include: shake shingle roof, copper gutters, solid wood doors, heart of pine floors and pine cabinetry, to mention a few.

The main level is perfect for entertaining with a 4 seasons sun room that has walls of windows overlooking the lake on all sides. The doors from the sun room lead to a blue stone patio with outdoor fireplace overlooking the lake as well. Its an easy stroll down the steps to your private boat dock and lift.

This Design Galleria kitchen features professional appliances and granite countertops and is open to a cozy fireside keeping room. The formal dining room is massive and easily seats 12. There is a large living room or family room on this level as well, all in all it has 3 sitting/living rooms on the main which allows for entertaining large groups.

All bedrooms are ensuite and all bathroom fixtures are imported from England and are a classic white and the tiles have black traditional accents. The ceilings are 10 ft. and the mouldings are intricate and detailed.

The master is on the main which is a favorite here in Vinings and the teen suites are huge upstairs with extra sinks in the closets for visiting teens or art projects – 3 teen suites in all. The closets in the teen suites are rooms unto themselves! The basement is a perfect hang out place with a media room, sports storage space, billiard or shuffle board room and fitness room or nanny suite. There is room for a pool if you’d like. Plus I need to mention a 3 car garage where even the flooring is blue stone! We are getting this ready for market and it will be listed next week at $2,495,000. Walk to private schools. Call me if you’d like to see it then and you can be my neighbor!

2945 Paces Lake Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339

Property overview: 5 bedrooms ; 7 bathrooms ; 4,874 sq. ft. ; classic brick custom lakefront home ; master on main ; walkable to Vinings Village ; 3 car garage ; full walk-out basement ; Cochise Club eligible

Schools: Teasely / Campbell / Campbell

Offered at $2,495,000

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New Listing: 4181 Brookview Drive


Cute ranch home on a 125 ft wide perfect lot in Vinings.

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Solid, spacious, ranch style home is in great shape and shows beautifully with fresh paint and hardwoods in most of the house. With a deck and sunroom for the warmer months and a fireplace for the winter, it could be updated to be a really attractive, comfortable family home.



Four bedrooms mean there is space for the whole family and the unfinished full basement could almost double the square footage.




While this house has a lot of potential as a fixer or investment property, let me tell you, the real value is in the lot! This is exactly what everyone is looking for but is so hard to find in Atlanta these days: large, gently sloping, without obstructions or backing up to utility lines, busy roads, or railroad tracks. It’s private and in a neighborhood with mature trees, with a mixture of older homes and high end new homes.


This location is unbeatable and the site would make the perfect setting for your custom dream home. The property is priced at the lot’s value.

I just closed on another property on this street which you can look at for comps.


Call me to set up a viewing (and bring your builder!) or to get more details on this property with so much potential. I’d love to help you dream BIG at this exceptional location in Vinings.

4251 Brookview Drive SE, Atlanta GA 30339

Property overview: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,633 square feet, 4 side brick ranch, daylight basement, 2 car garage.

Schools: Teasley/ Campbell/ Campbell

Listing price: $675,000


Tina Hunsicker



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New Listing: 4251 Brookview Dr SE


This classic split level ranch in Vinings is such a charmer. Four side brick construction, this is a well-maintained family home on a huge level lot in a great location. It’s really going to steal your heart!

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Formal living and dining areas as you enter the home are light-filled and spacious. This layout works so well for you if you want to have a dinner party without feeling like the kitchen mess is in full view; but if you’re an open floor plan person, there is a lot of potential to easily open the space to the family room beyond.




The home’s large eat-in kitchen just off the dining room is perfectly functional but could be updated to be really special. Easy updates would be opening the kitchen to the adjacent light filled-family for an open plan flow.


The kitchen and the family room (with a great painted brick fireplace!) open to the huge screened porch and large level yard, giving you the indoor/outdoor living areas everyone is looking for.


The home has 5 bedrooms, so there is plenty of room for the kids AND the home office, craft room, or yoga room. Warm, refinished hardwoods throughout the home emphasize the home’s size – it’s bigger than tax assessment records show! The flooring would also allow opening up the some of the rooms for a more open floor plan without having to re-do all the floors.


There is a master suite on the lower split level with a sitting area that opens through french doors to a patio in the back yard. Light, neutral colors keep it feeling bright and open.


The yard here is exactly what everyone is looking for: large, level, without obstructions or backing up to utility lines or railroad tracks. It’s private and surrounded by mature trees and would make a great place for kids to play safely. Overlooked by a large screened porch, a little landscaping could make this a perfect little oasis.


This yard is that rare Atlanta gem that is so hard to find – spacious and level, with privacy!


The home’s location in an established Vinings neighborhood make this a must-see. It’s convenient to all of Vining’s amenities and is in a great school district. I’d love to show you this home!

As always, feel free to call me with any questions or to set up an appointment to view. And take a look at the full listing on my website for all the details.


4251 Brookview Drive SE, Atlanta GA 30339

Property Overview: 5 bedrooms/3 bathrooms; 4 side brick ranch style; large level lot; hardwoods throughout; master on main. Square footage n/a

Schools: Teasley/Campbell/ Campbell

Listing Price: $675,000


Tina Hunsicker

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices April Real Estate Video Update for Vinings


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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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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New Listing: 1908 New Haven Court SE


1908 New Haven Court SE, Smyrna

If you’re looking for million dollar  finishes in your home, 1908 New Haven Court may be just the place for you. The vaulted ceiling and soaring windows in the great room, light-filled and elegant open floor plan, graciously sized bedrooms and living spaces create a stunning first impression but the beauty of this home is really in the details.


The home has been completely remodeled this year with all new bathrooms, a family-friendly eat-in kitchen, new cabinetry and appliances, new hardwood floors, new roof and windows. The home has gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the living spaces and bedrooms, no carpet anywhere. With fresh paint and designer wall coverings thru-out, all new light fixtures and built ins in study, you’ll a find a beautifully appointed home that is absolutely move-in ready.

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Trim has been added everywhere with coffered ceiling, wainscoting, built ins in the study, and all new light fixtures. The elegant master bedroom on the main floor has beautiful woodwork highlighting the high ceilings; the master bath has heated Carrara marble floors a claw-foot soaker tub and separate glass spa shower.

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The main living area flows out to a private landscaped backyard with a deck and pool, perfect for entertaining or just hanging out.


This home really has too many upgrades to list- you really need to see it to appreciate what a great opportunity this is! Check out the full listing here; please contact me if you have any questions about this beautiful home or to set up a time to view it.

Overview: 3,475 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, pool

Schools: Teasley/ Campbell/ Campbell

Listing price: $525,000

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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.

Continue reading…

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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Upcoming Vinings Restaurant Week!

Come one, come all to the Second Annual Vinings Restaurant Week from Oct 5th-13th.

ImageIf you already call Vinings home, live just across the river in Buckhead or over the RR tracks in Smyrna, you are probably looking forward to another great restaurant week. Besides the fact that these are all great restaurants (we’ve tried all of them!), eating locally gives us a chance to run into friends and neighbors while we are out. We will make it a point to visit as many of these restaurants as we can.

Each place will offer fixed price menus – $15, $25 and $30.


These are just a few of the eighteen neighborhood restaurants participating in Restaurant Week! With so many great places to choose from, you’ll find something to suit anyone’s taste including dessert and breakfast/brunch/lunch for you early birds.

If you’ve found this link because you are searching for a Vinings home, this is a perfect opportunity to see what the area has to offer. Grab a friend or come out and make a friend. We looking forward to seeing you there!

For you locals – which of these restaurants is a must-visit? If these places are new to you, which one are you most looking forward to trying?

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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.


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

(404) 931 – 3944

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Vinings, Buckhead and Smyrna Real Estate Markets for 2013

It’s already January 8th and I’m finding a moment to reflect on what trends I saw in the Atlanta real estate market last year and what (in my humble personal opinion) will be happening in 2013 with our housing industry and more specifically in my market areas of expertise – Vinings, Buckhead and Smyrna.

As each area of Atlanta seems to have a different feel and velocity, I’ll approach the areas separately. I’ll provide the statistics to back up my opinions on another date as I post them frequently and they only tell one part of the story. I like to say what I see from a grass roots perspective. I know real estate management and even many other bloggers like to paint a rosy picture to get people to “buy” houses, I tend to be much more pragmatic and look at things with an analytical eye, as a homeowner and a mother as to what my clients are feeling and needing.


I’ve said this all year, but I believe even more so now. Inventory is low and if you want to sell it is a good time.

Almost new with master on the main - so close to Lovett and Westminster. This Vinings home is located at 930 Randall Farm Road. Listed by Tina Hunsicker of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty. Please click here to see more information and additional photos.

Almost new with master on the main – so close to Lovett and Westminster. This Vinings home is located at 930 Randall Farm Road. Listed by Tina Hunsicker.

I do feel pricing in the Vinings real estate market is still above what many are expecting and I think quite a bit of the inventory will continue to sit unless its adjusted back to about 2000 levels. We were at 1998 levels, so this is good news.

Unfortunately, we still have many people pricing at 2005-2007 levels and it just isn’t going to work. Yes, Vinings has great county services, much lower tax levels, it’s a charming Village to live in etc., but pricing can’t be higher than its neighbor across the river in zip code 30327.

For the Vinings area, I have investors and builders engaged again.  And although they don’t have spec home interest, there is a pent-up demand for new homes specifically for empty nesters wanting to get rid of the Buckhead taxes and their $3M and up homes. Families come to Vinings once they are in private school, but since private schools are eating up alot of their incomes, they tend to look for the more reasonably priced homes, or by Vinings standards, almost starter homes in the $500,000 and $600,000 ranges.

Back in the peak, many families with children in Atlanta’s private schools were buying the newer construction homes for $1.5M, but I’ve seen several families that were over extended go into foreclosure and I think recent purchasers have been much more prudent. (I have clients still waiting for the newer construction foreclosures, but I think that bus left the station.)

There will continue to be deals like in any market, but very rare and far between – and we are are seeing those get bid up when they come on low priced. I just recently found a fabulous deal and it never hit the market, and that’s what I predict will continue to happen with deals as they become increasingly rare.


I represented the buyers in the sale of this Buckhead home in the past year - listed at over $1M, home sales like this are indicators of the higher tier market in Buckhead making a comeback.

I represented the buyers in the sale of this Buckhead home in the past year – listed at over $1M, home sales like this are indicators of the higher tier market in Buckhead making a comeback.

I’m thrilled to say that the higher tier is finally coming back. I believe this demand is fueled primarily by bargain hunters and we won’t see the volume of $3M and up transactions that we used to.

There is definitely a building trend going on in Buckhead as older homes are not moving. People that are willing to spend the mulitple millions of dollars want something with high ceilings, open floor plan, basements for kids or storing stuff.   I’d say almost 90% of the high end transactions are homes that show like “new” even if they aren’t new.  They have to be in A+ condition to command the big bucks.

The properties with land, meaning over 2 acres, are tough to find as well. There is definitely a group of people in the under $2M category that are looking for something with land and will pay the higher taxes to have that lifestyle….but there just isn’t any inventory.

One of the ways I gage “demand” is the number of emails that circulate around my firm for people with buyers who can’t find anything that’s in the system.  It used to be about once every couple of weeks we’d get a “buyer needs” email stating they’d looked at everything on the market and if you have anything that you haven’t listed yet to let them know.   Now it seems like we receive one of these emails daily.

I also gauge the views online on my listings to see what to expect in showings and there was a sharp spike at the beginning of the year, so I know what’s coming around the corner – showings. Which leads to sales.


Located near restaurants and shopping in Vinings, this one at 2714 Vinings Oak Drive was sold in 2012 for a list price of $370,000 by Tina Hunsicker of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty.

Located near restaurants and shopping in Vinings, this one at 2714 Vinings Oak Drive was sold in 2012 for a list price of $370,000 by Tina Hunsicker.

The price point that’s hot for Smyrna is lower than it historically was. Builders bought foreclosed lots at a deep discount and are putting up new homes in the $300,000 price point, so selling things over $500,000 is tough. When people start getting to the half million dollar price point they seem to have graduated to inside the perimeter. The exception to that rule are those that need more space or really want newer homes with higher ceilings. They’ll still pay over $500,000 to live in 30080.

I wish I could convince more empty nesters to consider the small step to OTP. They are very particular and choosy in their neighborhoods as they are afraid their Buckhead friends won’t visit them. So only a few neighborhoods remain acceptable to them.

I think we need more upscale neighborhoods just outside of the Perimeter and I propose it goes in the Vinings Heights neighborhood where all the ranches are as its SO close and there is still land there. Unfortunately, those ranches keep getting fluffed up and are becoming too expensive to tear down. Time will tell there as that neighborhood is such a great location to stay as depressed as its been. I think more young people would do well to tear those down, or continue to “fluff” to get the great lots just on the perimeter.


I see the lower inventory levels bringing prices up slightly, but I don’t think buyers will jump up in their price point as much as sellers are thinking. If you want to sell it will be easy if priced correctly.  If you want to buy, you may have to pay a little more than people did a year ago, but we are still at good low levels.  Interest rates are still so incredibly low you have to take advantage of them if you’ve been sitting on the sidelines.

Let me know if I can help! Things are hopping in Atlanta and I’m so glad to be busy, and you never know, I may have a buyer in my back pocket just waiting for your house!

Tina Hunsicker

Prudential Georgia – Buckhead Office


Phone/Text: 404.931.3944

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